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 ten 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. Most recently, Thomas studied Lomi Lomi under the guidance of Kumu Karen Leialoha Carroll in Kailua, Hawaii where he was given his Hawaiian name Palani (Pa-touch, Lani-of Heaven).

Thai Massage - Aloha Style

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 Personís 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. This 2-slot class will include instruction in Lomi Lomi, a traditional healing art originally performed by Hawaiians. Thomas will give an introduction to Opu Huli, an abdominal massage to assist with digestion and various aspects of health. You are welcome to bring massage oil to assist in this technique.

















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