Have a Compassionate & Merry Christmas

We have so much to be grateful for here in San Diego this Christmas.

The most important lesson Thai Massage has to offer is that it is universally desirable to make a sincere attempt to live honestly, humbly, and compassionately. Any spiritual practice that emphasizes these virtues will benefit the practice of healing by decreasing the self-centeredness of the practitioner and increasing his/her attention to and compassion for clients.

A reminder from Salguero, David Roylance C. Pierce (2011-12-01). Encyclopedia of Thai Massage: A Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure (p. 29). Independent Publishers Group.

Thai Massage In San Diego – Different styles

There’s lots of great massage schools here in San Diego, and I’ve worked with some really dedicated teachers over the years.  Thai Massage is a very special focus, that is not as well represented in the schools.  Most people don’t know about the different styles of Thai massage, so I will be writing more about my studies there.  For example:.

“Even with the existence of formal structures such as lineages and schools, Thai Massage is still a very diverse art form in the country of its origin. Westerners typically speak of there being two distinct styles of Thai Massage, one predominating in the North of the country and one in the South. Indeed, there are some readily observable differences between the more laid-back and gentle massage of the Shivaga-komarpaj Lineage style that predominates in Chiang Mai (called by many Westerners the “Northern Style”), and faster and more intense styles found elsewhere (called by Westerners the “Southern Style”).

Salguero, David Roylance C. Pierce (2011-12-01). Encyclopedia of Thai Massage: A Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure (Kindle Locations 396-400). Independent Publishers Group. Kindle Edition.

Here’s a list of some of the local massage schools here in San Diego.  If you are interested in learning massage, there are many opportunities to start practicing.

International Professional School of Bodywork  www.ipsb.edu/‎
©2013 IPSB College | 9025 balboa avenue, suite 130 | san diego, ca 92116 | phone (800) 748-6497 | fax (858) 565-4118

‎Academic resources – ‎Academic programs – ‎Massage therapy program – ‎Ipsb history

Body Mind College: Massage School San Diego, Massage Therapy  www.bodymindcollege.com/‎

Our Massage School has been recognized as one of the best Massage Schools in the country for many years. Body Mind College – Massage School.
Mueller College – San Diego
Mueller College is a vocational school that offers massage therapist, personal trainer and alcohol and drug counselor certificate programs.
Holistic Practitioner/Massage Therapy School – San Diego
Mueller College’s Holistic Practitioner/Massage Therapist program builds on the foundation of the Massage Therapy program. Become certified in massage …
San Diego Massage School is an online directory of Massage Schools, Massage Therapy Schools, Bodywork Schools, Holistic Schools and Alternative Health …
Schools – California Massage Therapy Council
For massage therapy schools, California state-recognized certification …. Linda Beauty School; San Diego Beauty College; Sunset College of Healing Arts; UBC …
Healing Hands: School of Holistic Health | Escondido 760/746-9364 …
Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH) offers California Certified, Nationally Accredited training programs for Massage Therapists and Holistic Health …


How a Thai Yoga Massage Will Help With Exercise

Exercising is a crucial factor of life. Many incorporate it into their daily lives. Some choose to wake in the early hours of the morning and jog or hike through the neighborhood or a favorite trail, like doing the 5 mile loop at Mira Mar Lake, or climbing up Mt Woodson from Lake Poway. Others may choose to kayak at Mission Bay. Nevertheless, there are plenty of places to exercise throughout San Diego. However, days and weeks and months of this repeated routine can be- although vital for your health- destructive if pushed too far.

Research has proven that massage helps reduce exhaustion of an exerciser. It also improves mitochondria production, allowing higher more energy levels. In addition, it lowers the amount of arginine-vasopressin, a hormone linked to aggressive tendencies as well as stress.

Just one massage can make a difference, no matter how small or big. Before long, you’ll be able to hit the track again and again without any aches and pains screaming at you to stop.

Reducing Allergic Reactions With a Thai Massage

Many people fall prey to allergies, some more so than others. Whether the certain allergy happens to be bees, peanuts, or anything else, it can become irritating, and in some severe cases, harmful. Generally, one would go to a place such as Scripps Clinic San Diego to reduce the symptoms. However, it has been proven that a massage can weaken inflammations and allergic reactions as well.

During the massage, cytokine proteins are reduced. Cytokine proteins have long been linked to inflammations and allergic reactions. Although a massage is no cure for your allergies, it can weaken the symptoms. A massage may not be a cure for your allergies, but it certainly can and will help you feel far better than you did before you walked through the door.

Working at Restaurants


Restaurants in downtown San Diego, such as the Fish Market, are almost constantly full to the brim with customers. To please them, waiters hurry from table to table taking orders and bringing trays of food. In the rush, they have few chances to sit down. With few opportunities to sit down and relax their muscles, waiters begin to feel sore around their feet and legs.

Massage therapy will help them loosen all those sore muscles. A hard night’s work at the restaurant won’t seem so difficult anymore!

Massages for College Students

Now that school is knocking on our doors, returning college students might want to consider getting a Thai yoga massage! Whether you’re attending SDSU or UCSD, long lectures and piles of homework will confine you to a chair for hours at a time. While you get busy finishing countless essays, your muscles aren’t being stretched. Day by day, they become increasingly stiff.

However, when you have the time, book a Thai massage! When you return to class feeling refreshed and flexible, you won’t regret it!

Day At The Beach? Top it off with your massage!

What better way to spend a warm, summer day in San Diego than at the beach? Whether it is South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad, La Jolla Shores, or any others in the area, there are numerous activities to enjoy: surfing, boogie boarding, or beach tennis. Of course, riding the waves all day can be tiring- especially if they’re constantly crashing down on you. Several days of this can lead to you feeling sore and weary.

The perfect solution to this is to get a traditional Thai massage. Charunee, a professionally trained masseuse, will leave you feeling re-energized by the time the hour (or two) is over. Her careful stretches target any pained areas of your body, and soon, you’ll be able to jump into the ocean once more, completely free of any stiffness you might have.