We aim to demystify eastern concepts of bodywork, energy work, and natural healing with western students and clientele. Helping people to discover intuitive healing potential through bodywork and self-care while learning how to integrate these practices into their lives is our goal. We are privileged to share and provide intuitive Thai bodywork and massage sessions and instruct hands-on continuing education courses in the Thai healing arts and community classes in self-care.
We strive to help our students and clients feel and experience, rather than conceptualize, aspects of healing art therapies such as, the art of receiving, the value and power of intention, creating safe spaces for healing, stillness in movement, and recognizing what "letting go", "feeling", and "listening" feels like within the body which can deepen the mind-body connection. Self-care is a cornerstone of health and wellness. As providers, we need to be free of the burdens of chronic imbalance to be most effective in what we do. Maintaining a healthy, daily ritual of self-care, for us, is essential and we 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 our practice. We are most grateful for his wisdom and teachings. Our almost effortless style of Thai bodywork is not the most flashy version of Thai massage you'll find, but it is the most therapeutic. Not only will it increase health and vitality for clients, but if done correctly and with the right intention, for the provider as well.
We are Peter Bird and Melanie Eldridge. We co-instruct every course and have over 40 years of combined experience practicing and teaching in the field of bodywork, 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 include but are not limited to Shiatsu, Ayurveda, Reiki, Western-style massage, myofascial massage, Chi Nei Tsang, vibrational sound healing, meditation, and yoga. We met at Miraval Arizona practicing Thai energy/bodywork. There, we co-created treatments, trained therapists, and developed Naga Thai massage, which focuses on a holistic approach to bodywork using Thai deep compression therapy. We currently train Miraval therapists for their growing number of world-renowned resort spas. We live on the north shore of majestic Lake Superior where we opened Two Birds Healing Arts Center in Grand Marais, MN, and travel to instruct continuing education workshops and spa training.
Two Birds Healing Arts Center in Grand Marais, MN offers Thai bodywork and massage, far infrared sauna, hermit yoga, sound bowl therapies, community and continuing education classes in the healing arts, as well as organic muscle and skin balms made by us. You can find us peddling balms at the Cook County Market every Saturday, June - October. We are humbled and grateful to our family, friends, and the local community of massage, bodywork, and energy healers, and all that have welcomed and helped support our growing business over the last few years. Thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve and be a part of the north shore community.
Doing our part to humbly spread knowledge of the compassion, versatility, and therapeutic merit of Thai style bodywork .