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Practicing Thai Massage: Sequence vs. Intuition

A question that has sparked much debate among practitioners is whether Thai Massage Therapists should follow an ordered sequence of moves or follow their intuition during a client session? Both approaches have some merit. These days, the vast majority of Thai Massage Schools in Thailand and elsewhere have created standardized moves and arranged them in…
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A No-Cost Invitation to Retrain on the New, Enhanced Curriculum

In the spirit of growth, change and learning from experience, the deonThai Yoga Massage Training Program course content has just come through a new phase of evolution with some very significant improvements. The NEW primary deonThai Essentials and Fundamentals Courses now feature many moves from what used to be part of the more advanced “Eight…
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What’s Next: Side-Lying & Seated in Ojai

Coming up April 19-21, we have a Side-Lying & Seated Thai Yoga Massage training scheduled in Ojai, California. This 3-day course makes up one half of the Level 2 Expanded Curriculum and although there are no prerequisites, completion of 3 days of Thai Massage training with any recognized school or teacher is recommended. In this…
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What’s Next: Fundamentals in Santa Monica‏

We have another opportunity coming up real soon, for some more Thai Bodywork Training with Deon de Wet. The Fundamentals of Thai Yoga Massage will be held in Santa Monica, California from March 15-17. This 3-day initial training module lays down a solid groundwork for the effective practice of Thai Yoga Massage in the Northern…
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Thai Yoga Therapy Supported Backbend

One of the most common experiences from Thai Yoga Therapy clients is feeling supported throughout the session. In the video below, Deon demonstrates a Partner-Supported Backbend, in which the giver, or practitioner, uses his body to support his partner.     If you are interested in finding out more about Partner workshops or Thai Yoga…
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What To Expect from Thai Yoga Therapy Training…

If you've ever wondered what to expect from training with Deon in the deonThai METHOD of Thai Yoga Therapy, check out this video to see what a current student has to say.   Learn to offer therapeutic healing techniques based on ancient Thai medicine to help your family, friends, and clients.  Our deonThai METHOD pracitioner…
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Of Donkeys and Thai Massage…

Deon & Luna "giving" and "receiving" some Love in Ojai, California   So what do donkeys and Thai Massage have in common?  In my world: quite a lot, actually.  Let me explain.  Usually you see pictures of me pressing or holding onto a human and I’m sure that most of you can really identify with…
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Change & Growth in the deonThai World of Thai Yoga Massage

It's hard to believe yet another year is coming to an end, and as I know it was for many of you, 2012 was also a year of substantial change and growth for me.   So as I contemplate the past year, I find myself once more, asking these questions:   What am I really…
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Doubling the Effects of Thai Yoga Massage

Like many of us this summer, I was out of my regular rhythm and routine for a while. I am now energized and ready to begin my fall schedule of classes and workshops. I have a renewed focus on what is clearly becoming a larger and more important part of my teaching practice: “Partner Yoga Massage”…
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What is the deonThai METHOD?

With the recent creation of a new format for our monthly newsletter, now might be a good time to pause and ponder some questions:  What is the deonThai METHOD really all about?  And how does it differ from other modes of healing touch, such as conventional massage (Swedish, Sports, etc.) or even Traditional Thai Massage,…
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