Rachel has been studying and exploring the art of Thai massage since 2002.
Her original inspiration for learning Thai massage came from a deep connection with Thailand beginning in the 90s when she worked with a Burmese women’s refugee project in Chiang Mai.
There is a strong connection between Thai massage and the Buddhist practice of loving-kindness. This practice inspires Rachel’s massage style, which focuses on grounding the overactive mind, daily processing our busy city life. Rachel offers a gentle, patient, but also enthusiastic presence and is very excited to be able to share the simple beauty of northern Thailand and its culture with others.
Thai massage is a form of mindfulness for both practitioner and client. It enables the flow of energy through the body with pressure from hands, thumbs, elbows, knees and feet of the practitioner in combination with gentle rocking and deep stretches.