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. Aspects such as the lost art of receiving, the value and power of intention, creating safe spaces for healing, stillness in movement, and to recognize what "letting go", "feeling", and "listening" feels like without thinking, which will deepen their connection to the body. 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 teaching and practicing. 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.
Two Birds Thai Bodyworks LLC was founded by 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 also include but are not limited to Shiatsu, Ayurveda, Reiki, Western-style massage, myofascial massage, Chi Nei Tsang, 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 now live on the north shore of majestic Lake Superior where we have a private bodywork practice in Grand Marais, MN, and travel instructing continuing education workshops and spa training.
July 31, 2020, we will open the Two Birds Healing Arts Center in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Offering Thai bodywork and massage, far infrared sauna, hermit yoga, therapeutic vibrational sound therapies, and community and continuing education classes in the Thai healing arts. We are humbled and grateful to our family, friends, and the local community of massage, bodywork, and energy healers, 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 our beautiful north shore community.
Doing our part to humbly spread knowledge of the compassion, versatility, and therapeutic merit of Thai style bodywork .