Peter Bird and Melanie Eldridge Two Birds Thai Bodywork co-founders

about us

sowing the seeds of well-being

Our aim is to demystify eastern concepts of bodywork and healing with western students and clientele, helping to discover their intuitive healing potential through bodywork and how  to integrate these concepts into their lives. We are nomadic providers of Intuitive Thai Bodywork and  instruct hands-on continuing education and community courses in the Thai healing arts.  Bodywork sessions available June - Oct in Grand Marais, MN.


We help our students and clients to understand concepts such as the lost art of receiving, the value of intention, creating  safe healing spaces, stillness in movement and to recognize "letting go", "feeling", and "listening" and what that may feel like within themselves to deepen their connection to the body. As providers, we need to be free of the burdens of chronic imbalance in order to be most effective in what we do. Self-care is the cornerstone of health and balance so it is essential for us to maintain a healthy daily ritual of self-care and encourage our students and clients to do the same. Studies with our beloved Ajahn Pichest Boonthumme in Northern Thailand have given us a unique approach to teaching and practicing. Our almost effortless style of Thai bodywork is the most therapeutic massage you can find today. Not only does it increase health and vitality for clients, but if done correctly, for the provider as well. 


Two Birds Thai Bodyworks LLC was founded by Peter Bird and Melanie Eldridge. We co-instruct every course and have over 40 years combined experience practicing and teaching in the field of body work, energy work, and massage therapy and specialize in the Thai Healing Arts. We have studied with eastern and western teachers over the world. Our backgrounds also include but are not limited to Shiatsu, Ayurveda, Reiki, Western massage, myofascial massage, chi nei tsang, meditation, and yoga. We met at Miraval  Tucson in Arizona practicing Thai energy/bodywork. There, we co-created treatments, trained therapists, and developed Naga Thai massage, which focuses on Thai deep compression therapy. We currently train Miraval therapists for their growing number of world renowned spas. Summer through autumn we spend in Minnesota on the north shore of majestic Lake Superior where we have a private bodywork practice in Grand Marais and spend the rest of the year traveling  to instruct continuing education workshops and working on our friend’s creek-side farm near Aravaipa Canyon , AZ .

Doing our part to humbly spread knowledge of the compassion, versatility, and therapeutic merit of Thai style bodywork .