Since 2012 David has been studying and practicing bodywork in several traditions and styles
David's primary teacher and the strongest influence on his work is Michael Tan, the founder of Structural Energetic Awakening Therapy (SEA Therapy).
Mike teaches self-care, proper alignment, and bodyrolling techniques to maintain to health, fitness, and alignment of the therapist. This type of self-care is also essential for clients to practice between sessions for best and lasting results.
Mike’s unique style involves opening and realigning the sen, or energetic channels in the body. Each sen has a proper anatomical pathway through the body and Mike teaches us to sense when the energy deviates from these pathways and how to use specific techniques to place the energy back into its natural channel.
Visit www.seatherapy.net for more information.
Traditional Thai Massage
Based on the northern style of traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Boran), Thai Therapeutic Massage is a sacred healing treatment that integrates elements of yoga and Buddhism. Unique from other types of bodywork and massage, Traditional Thai Massage, known in many schools today as “Thai Yoga Bodywork,” combines rhythmic massage, assisted Yoga poses, acupressure along energy meridians (the “Sen”), healing energy work, deep breathing, and meditation.
This clothes-on, one-on-one therapeutic session aims at stimulating the flow of healing energies within the body, unblocking stagnant areas and promoting harmony between body, mind and spirit. Thai Yoga Bodywork will work for you whether or not you practice yoga or consider yourself “flexible.” I am trained to work with conditions including MS, fibromyalgia, neck/back pain, insomnia, and can do pre/postnatal bodyworkas well. My healing sessions are great for people with chronic issues that never seem to heal, as they combine traditional Thai Massage with Energy Work and intuitive healing. This work can help you shed old patterns, improve your flexibility and body control, and deepen your meditation and connection with your divine energy.
Traditional Thai Massage has two main branches: Thai Relaxation Massage and Thai Therapeutic Massage. Both practices involve energy line work, rhythmic massage, and assisted stretching, but there are several distinctions.
In Thai Relaxation Massage, the pressure is lighter, forgoing deep acupressure and with a stronger focus on assisted stretching. Gentle rocking is used to help the client relax. The goal is to gently stimulate the movement of Lom (wind) throughout the body and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. There is minimal deep-tissue work and very little discomfort involved.
In Thai Therapeutic Massage, deep tissue work and acupressure are used to release fascia and facilitate the flow of Lom through chronically stuck areas. This form of release can be painful but clients are coached and given several tools to overcome their discomfort and shift into a better state of health.