Doing our part to humbly spread knowledge of the compassion, versatility, and therapeutic merit of Thai style bodywork .
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 aim to demystify eastern concepts of bodywork, energy work, and natural healing with western students and clientele. Our goal is to help people feel better in their bodies by discovering their intuitive healing potential through bodywork, massage, and self-care while learning how to integrate these beneficial practices into their lives.
We strive to help encourage our students and clients to feel and experience, rather than conceptualize, certain aspects of healing art therapies that can deepen the heart-mind-body connection. Self-care is a cornerstone of health and wellness. As providers, we need to be free from the burdens of chronic imbalance to be most effective in what we do. Maintaining a healthy daily ritual for self-care is essential for us, 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 care, 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.
The Thai Healing Arts are our specialty. We are licensed massage therapists and accredited bodywork and massage instructors Peter Bird and Melanie Eldridge. We co-instruct every course and have over 40 years of combined experience practicing and teaching bodywork, energy work, and massage therapy. We have studied with eastern and western teachers over the world. Our backgrounds include Thai body and energy therapies, Zen shiatsu, Ayurveda and marma therapy, reiki, western-style massage, myofascial massage, chi nei tsang, applied qi gong, vibrational sound healing, herbals and aromatherapy, reusi dat ton, spa therapies, meditation, yoga and more. We met at Miraval Arizona spa while practicing Thai energy/bodywork. We co-created, developed, and trained Naga Thai massage, which focuses on a holistic approach using deep compression therapy. We've also created various spa services and training for Miraval's massage therapists in 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 offers Thai bodywork and massage, far infrared sauna, hermit yoga, sound bowl therapies, and continuing education classes in the healing arts. We also provide local instructors a home to hold community yoga classes and workshops in the healing arts. We make our own organic herbal infused oils, body and room mists, and muscle and skin balms that are used in our services. Every Saturday, you can find Mel's balms and Peter's artwork at the Cook County Market June - October in downtown Grand Marais. We are humbled and grateful to our family, teachers, friends, the community of massage, bodywork, and energy healers, and all that have welcomed and helped support our growing business. Thank you for the opportunity to continue serving our north shore community. ☮