Thomas Drury

Thomas Drury is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist who received his instructor level certification for Thai Massage at the Institute of Thai Massage, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Over the last eight years, Thomas has taught Thai massage in a variety of class environments for practitioners as well as the general public- including a course at Trocaire College in Buffalo, NY. During his latest trip to Asia Jan-March 2006, Thomas explored many varieties of S. Asian massage including the Khmer massage of Cambodia.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage is performed on a mat with the client and therapist wearing loose fitting clothing (In this class clothes are optional!). Sometimes referred to as "Lazy Person's Yoga", Thai massage incorporates facilitated stretching and energy work similar to Shiatsu with various massage techniques to give a truly thorough full body massage experience. During the class students will learn basic techniques to relieve headaches, backaches, tight hamstrings and possibly get some individual solutions to their own unique health concerns. Participants should bring a padded mat (yoga mat, sleeping bag, etc.) and clothing that will allow a full range of motion and comfort. The class is outdoors so sunscreen and other environment considerations may apply.

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