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One of Many Spots to get Massage.
At times I can be unconventional in some ways, so on this journey I allowed myself to be open in wanting to experience the work and learn from receiving. There are different styles of Thai massage depending where one studied. Also when you get Thai Massage you should be asked what level of pressure you want but I would say many times they did not. Of course some places I resonated more to than others finding a quality in their work.

I found a wonderful place near where I studied. Some days after class I would go to the Center for the Blind where they gave exceptional bodywork. Some of the best Thai massage that I received while in Thailand. The first time I went in a tiny lady took me to a mat and started the session. It was a 2 hour Thai Massage and was very impressed.
My friend up for the ancient work.


Another quirky place I got massage was at the Chiangmai Women's Prison (read my review). These women are going to be released within 6 months and the money that is earned goes into a saving for them (so they say) for when they leave. There was a lady that worked on me 3 times by the name of Pat, excellent pressure and knowledge. I got a kick out of her singing to the Thai music, I would tell her she was singing to me =)

While hanging with some friends one evening at Sunday Night Market I found myself in a part I had not visited yet in the month I had been in Chiang Mai. Because of my interest in Tok-Sen (traditional) I started a conversation with a Thai man who had a booth and they did more of Ancient type of massage..."Hot Iron" and "Tok-Sen". They had this metal thing where there was hot coal/wood and a massage mat. My friend was curious and tried it out. It was quite interesting to watch.
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One of Many Spots to get Massage.
One of Many Spots to get Massage.
My friend up for the ancient work.
My friend up for the ancient work.
He stuck his foot in the fire then…
He stuck his foot in the fire the…
Applying the heat with pressure to…
Applying the heat with pressure t…
My buddy was impressed.
My buddy was impressed.
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Chiangmai Women's Prison. Worth a…
Center for the Blind. Finally took…
Center for the Blind. Finally too…
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