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 in 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). More information may be found at

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 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. Students will learn basic techniques to relieve headaches, backaches, tight hamstrings and get individual solutions to their 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. This class will include instruction in Lomi Lomi, a traditional healing art originally performed by Hawaiians, and Opu Huli, an abdominal massage to assist with digestion and various aspects of health. You are welcome to bring massage oil.

















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