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2014-01-18 Thai massage school

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Learning Thai leg massage

January 14th

 

Hello everybody! Today has been our first full day in Chiang Mai and we are all having a blast! There is a much calmer feel to this city and it is much cooler. Today we went to Thai massage school! Thai individuals believe that massage helps stimulate blood circulation, the respiratory system, nervous system, digestion, immunity, and helps to relax the mind. During this school day we had two instructors with us who would teach us how to massage each body part in steps. After each demonstration we split off into pairs and practiced what they had taught. We began by learning different sitting positions and hand positions, followed by the head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, and even foot massages! After all of this we had a graduation ceremony! We are now all Thai massage certified! When we get back you all will have to ask us to practice on you! 

 

That is all for now! 

 

-Paige

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