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VIDEO BLOG: Using the Foot for Acupressure on the Outside Leg

Watch this short video, showcasing one of the signature deonThai METHOD moves derived from the Northern/Villager style of Traditional Thai Massage. It shows a wonderful alternative to using the hands for acupressure on the outside of the legs, and is taught in the Essentials and Eight Limbs Courses.     The sequence also appears in…
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Philosophy of Thai Massage: “Four Divine Attitudes”

In this introductory video (Part 1 of 5), I talk about the “Four Ways of Being” that I have found to be such an important component of this Thai Style of Yogic Bodywork that we do. Good physical technique is obviously vital, but in order to be a true “artist” in the field of healing…
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Absorbing ‘Bad’ Energy

Here are some thoughts about how the therapist can be effective without their own energy getting “sapped” by the client. During the course of a Thai Massage Training Class, I’m often asked: “How do I avoid taking on the client’s bad energy?” Many practitioners worry that they will absorb the negative energy of others. They…
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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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