Thursday, 4 February 2016

What does a dynamic form of Thai massage look like?

I love watching Thierry Bienfaisant in the flow. His style is a great example of dynamic Thai massage and you can just feel the benefits on the receivers body by watching. Thierry and many other practitioners today have been influenced by Chaiyuth Priyasith a very special man from a family of Thai massage therapists.



I write this early February post with grateful reverence to Chaiyuth Priyasith, a Thai massage master from Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. I feel more and more how his energy is influencing me in my own practice. 

Chaiyuth is sadly no longer with us (he died while dancing in 2005). He touched many of us with his smile, small massage room, whirring fan to keep off mosquitos and post massage coffee and optional cigarette.




Sunday, 16 August 2015

Camden Triyoga - Rachel's availability for Thai massage sessions in August and September 2015


reception area - cafe - shop



healthy teas and snacks available
Rachel will be available for Thai massage sessions at Triyoga Camden in August and September while she covers for therapists who are away.



Camden Triyoga which was once in the heart of Primrose Hill has shifted and is now located at 57 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7DB.




Rachel will be offering Thai massage sessions of 60/90/120 minutes on the following days at the following times:

Wednesday 19th August - 8am to 12pm
Friday 21st August    - 5pm to 9pm
Wednesday 26th August - 8am to 12pm
Friday 28th August    - 5pm to 9pm
Friday 4th September  - 5pm to 9pm

Looking forward to seeing you there! Any questions contact Rachel on 07946 547 259. 
For bookings contact Triyoga Camden directly here: www.triyoga.co.uk/camden 
call 020 7483 3344  

sauna for yoga students and massage clients

Friday, 16 January 2015

Traditional Thai Massage in London Fields: Winter 2015 update


Traditional Thai Massage sessions available in London Fields E8 

Tuesdays 2pm to 6pm

Fridays 4pm to 9pm 

Saturdays 10am to 6pm

Call or text Rachel 07946 547 259 for more details.























Images by Gavin Freeborn 

Friday, 26 April 2013

"OPEN YOUR WINGS" with Yoga and Thai Massage


Rachel and Angelika will be offering two more Yoga and Thai Massage workshops this spring and early summer once again in the beautiful spacious London Fields Yoga studio.


We are delighted to be offering more workshops together as we love the combination of yoga flow with the meditative and nurturing partner work of Thai Massage.

The afternoon will be open to beginners and those with some previous experience. Yoga and meditation will open and warm our bodies and hearts to be more ready to give. A guided sequence of Thai Massage will help open our shoulders and our capacity to spread our wings and fly! You will learn simple techniques for stretching the body and opening up our energy lines with acupressure.

We look forward very much to seeing you there. We will cover different techniques in each workshop so encourage you to attend both if possible (£5 reduction on each workshop if you book both in advance). No need to come with a partner but partners are also very welcome. It will help if you have some basic body flexibility as the Thai Massage involves floor work.


DATES: Saturdays 18 May & 22 June 2013 2-6pm

LOCATION: London Fields Yoga, Arthaus, 195-205 Richmond Road, London E8 3NJ

COST: £35 per workshop or £30 each if you book and attend both workshops


Please book in advance with Elizabeth at London Fields Yoga. 

Phone/Text her on 07403 423 187 or email elizabethyoga@live.com

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

THERE IS TREASURE IN YOUR HEART

Every midwife knows that not until a mother's womb softens from the pain of labour will a way unfold and the infant find that opening to be born. 
Oh friend!
There is treasure in your heart, it is heavy with child. 
Listen.
All the awakened ones, like trusted midwives are saying; "welcome this pain." 
It opens the dark passage of Grace.

Rumi


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

LONDON FIELDS YOGA: Yoga and Thai Massage "Spring Release" Saturday 9th March 2:30-6pm


STUDIO
LONDON FIELDS YOGA:
I took some photos recently at the new London Fields Yoga studio located conveniently around the corner from my home. 

There is an atmosphere of calm and warmth to the space which I can feel developing day by day week by week as the energy of the space begins to grow.  

VIEW
It's a delight to treat massage clients in the therapy space which is incorporated into the studio. This evening's client described it as an unexpected cubby hole hidden away alongside the main studio. She loved the high ceilings, the candle light, the simplicity of white walls and the long soft white curtains at the entrance. We heard the instructions of the yoga teacher in the background which filtered through like a soft lullaby and offered a sense of rhythm helping the practitioner and client drift off into a healing space.

ANGELIKA & RACHEL
YOGA AND THAI MASSAGE:
Angelika and I will be joining forces once again this Saturday 9th March with a brand new Yoga and Thai Massage workshop entitled "SPRING RELEASE". 

After months of cold and grey weather we are looking forward to brightening up your day and introducing you to some lovely heart opening techniques. Our focus this time will be on the practice of loving kindness through touch, rocking to relax mind and body with particular focus on the spine and joints which tend to become more rigid during the cold months. Come and join us and shake some energy back into LIFE!

GLIMPSES OF SPRING IN LONDON FIELDS

HEATING

LIGHTING

SAUNA

STREET SIGN 

Monday, 3 December 2012

FLOATING LOTUSES - SOFTENING HEARTS



It's been a beautiful week or two. I can't explain exactly why or specifically what has happened but it feels there's a sense of hope in the air. 



For the last 3 years I have attended the Loy Krathong festival at the Buddhapadipa Thai temple in south west London. I always loved this festival in Thailand ever since my landlord and his daughter introduced me to it in Chiang Mai 20 years ago. The artistic aspect and the community atmosphere have always touched my heart. I remember the cool November evenings, the full moon, the candles by the side of the road and the lightness, grace and love in the air.

Lighting the candle and incense, making a wish and intention for forgiveness and release and freedom from fear; then gently placing my Krathong on the water and letting it go and be with the other Krathongs and all the wishes and hopes of the others around. In that moment we are brought together by this simple act. The feeling of delight watching the Krathongs bobbing along on the water; some staying still, others serenely floating away. 

This image of floating has stayed with me the last two weeks and at the same time a sense of internal release and softening. Almost as if the intention of release has been heard by the deepest cells of my body. This is what I might call the miracle of life.