Archive | September, 2015

my incredible Thai Massage teacher Somwang Khaccenniam

14 Sep

my first and primary Thai Massage teacher Somwang Khaccenniam is soon opening a school and massage business in Sendai, Japan. Absolutely worth travelling to this location, all the more so because she is going into business with the authentic Thai restaurant owner who owns the entire building and makes delicious thai food.

If you are sincerely interested in reaching out to Somwang for training or classes then I can put you in touch. Somwang’s English is fluent but direct. She is lovely but will keep your focus tightly on your practice. You would expect nothing less from a person who has worked for the massage school Wat Po for 15 years without taking a holiday! For at least the last 10 years she was the head teacher of the Chiang Mai Chetawan Wat Po school. Under her strong leadership the school flourished into a superior learning environment.

A photograph that I took for my Thai Massage Teacher Somwang Khachenniam who is opening school in Japan! Can you believe how amazing this is for her!!!

A photograph that I took for my Thai Massage Teacher Somwang Khachenniam who is opening school in Japan! Can you believe how amazing this is for her!!! (model: Jason Stropko, who also studied with Somwang)

The current team of teacher as well as the new head teacher (left behind after Somwang’s departure) are fantastic and incredible in their own right. You would be very well advised to entrust yourself into their care.

I am certain to return to Chiang Mai to study with Nuy, who stays on at the Chetawan Chiang Mai Wat Po school, who knows so much about herbal thai medicines, about balm making, about thai element theory (and more), the other senior and supporting teachers are fabulous and some became good friends to me. I will always return to Chiang Mai to spend time with these wonderful teachers.

And simultaneously it is time for me to start saving to visit Somwang Khacceniam in Sendai, Japan and add a new teacher to my list. Nephyr Jacobsen, who runs the Naga Center School for Thai massage in Portland, Oregon. I already had the amazing opportunity to take a 10 week Theory course with her (which I hope to repeat this year, if she has space for me, as it was THAT good) and would love to deepen my practice and learn how she approaches Thai Massage.

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