Baan Hom Samunphrai A Herbal Health Centre & School

 Chiangmai, Thailand

 
 
 


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Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

       053-124-164

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com
website:
 www.homprang.com

 


  

 

Homepage

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials

Calendar & Events

 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

       053-124-164

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com
website:
 www.homprang.com

Calendar & Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE

 

 

The strong, sensitive hands are those of a European studying Massage
at Baan Hom --the beautiful brown foot that of her Thai teacher!

Traditional Thai Massage or 'Nuad Boran'  needs no introduction. If you are interested in Baan Hom Samunphrai and have arrived at this point in our website, you certainly won't need to be persuaded of its value. Instead we have chosen a few images taken very recently of Maw Hom and her assistants at work in Chiang Mai, both at her own School and at 'The Association of Licensed Thai Traditional Healers' where she teaches the growing number of Thai Maw Nuads (Traditional Medicine Therapists) preparing for the new Ministry of Public Health exams. These happy therapists learned to do massage in the family when they were children, but still they have to study hard to get their government licenses.

Maw Hom teaching Thai therapists at the Mothers and Children hospital in Chiang Mai. No oil, no special attire, no equipment, no music, not even cotton sheets on the thin mats on this Clinic floor. What's special. on the other hand, is the ease and sense of well-being so obvious in these professional healers  preparing for the new Thai Ministry of Public Health  exams.

At Baan Hom Samunphrai, Thai Traditional Massage is at its purest and most authentic. We offer three forms: the technically rigorous 'Foot Massage' which takes about an hour, the 'Full Set' which takes about two hours, and the Full Therapeutic Massage which is open-ended and may last anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours or more depending on your needs, your flexibility, and the stage of your injury or problem -- Maw Hom offers diagnostic sessions for those with special health problems. Manipulation of the so-called 'acupressure points' and 'energy lines,' for example, is not part of the ordinary Thai Massage, and many foreigners will not have experienced this kind of massage before.

   
The atmosphere is more serious in our massage sala, needless to say, yet there is still that ease and intimacy that makes Thai massage such a profound experience. Baan Hom Samunphrai is very small, just four therapists all from the same family, and that is very much part of our special quality too. Thai massage has always been a  family art practiced by  people you know and trust.

   
There are many schools of Traditional Thai Massage in Thailand, and of course developments are coming back to Thailand from abroad all the time as well. On the left, Maw Hom is working with real Thai patients at a busy local clinic in town -- no spa trappings here, and at a negligible price -- but the very same art. The partner on the right is a yoga teacher and therapist from Paris who teaches at a well-known Massage School for foreigners. Indeed, Nuad Boran has become global, and Maw Hom is a touchstone for people from all over the world who want to learn more about it at its source. Because Thai Massage remains an essential peoples' way of healing in Thailand even as it becomes a more and more important 'Alternative' practice in the West.


THAI TRADITIONAL FOOT REFLEXOLOGY

         

Foot Massage is an elaborate ritual as well as a profound healing strategy--it is particularly poignant in those hot places in the  world where shoes are left outside the door (look on the left  and you'll see!). Here the massage therapist is 'Bang,' Maw Hom's  sister-in-law -- her two little children, Up and  Pop, spice up any activity at Baan Hom Samunphrai! 

On the right Acharn Bang (in green) is teaching Foot Reflexology in a 5 day workshop in  her studio beside our pond. The work requires great concentration, and you obviously must be able to see what she's doing, so her classes are restricted to a maximum of 6. Ajarn Bang has designed our Reflexology Notebook with its 243 photos taken by her husband, Vichian Chaleekanha, and has also made a 40 minute Demonstration DVD -- she has been showing it to these students on the iMac just behind her.
 

 2017  TREATMENT COSTS

   Thai Traditional Massage
         Full Set (c. 2 hrs)
         Full Set + Steambath + Pool (c.3 hrs)


Bt   800
Bt 1000

   Herbal Steam Bath, Pool & Tea  (c. 1 hour)

Bt   200

   Foot Massage (c. 1 hour)

Bt   400

   Therapeutic Massage (no time limit)

Bt 1300

   Therapeutic Massage + Steambath (no time limit)

Bt 1500

   Therapeutic Massage + Herbal Compresses (no time limit)

Bt 1600

   Womblifting (no time limit)

Bt 1600

Even with our January 1st, 2017 fee increases our charges remain low, and we do hope our clients will understand just how important it is to tip our therapists. If a massage is supposed to take about 2 hours and your therapist works on you for 3 or more, which frequently happens here, you ought to think of giving a very good tip directly to the therapist. (If you can't afford more, no one will criticize you, and a heart-felt wai is very good too. On the other hand, if you can afford it,  don't stint.)
 

 

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