Baan Hom Samunphrai A  Herbal Health Centre & School

 Chiangmai, Thailand

  






















 

    
     
 
      Under the control of
the
 Thai Ministry of Education
     Chor Mor 04-004/2554










 

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Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com
 


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE







 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com






 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai
93/2a Moo 12
Tawangtan, Saraphi,
Chiang Mai 50140,
THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362
tel.  081.885.1429
          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai
93/2a Moo 12
Tawangtan, Saraphi,
Chiang Mai 50140,
THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362
tel.  081.885.1429
          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com






 

      
 Under the control of the Thai
        Ministry of Education:
      Chor Mor 04-004/2554

"The House of Sweet Smelling Herbs"

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GENERAL INTRODUCTION. You can click on what interests you below.

We're a Traditional Thai Massage School and Herbal Medicine Centre as well as a sort of Thai village inn with  Live-in Accommodations for both students and guests. Licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education, we offer courses in  Traditional Thai Massage,  Thai Therapeutic Massage,  Womblifting,  Post-Partum Care,  Food as Medicine and Related Herbal Therapies -- our classes are for 10 to 25 days with a maximum of 12 students from novice to professional. But what's really unique about us as a 'live-in' school is our extra-curricular guests and non-studying partners, some of whom come even with children. Indeed, everybody is welcome here, and anybody can sit around our big table or in a chair on the screened porch upstairs in one of our old wooden farmhouses.

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Our Director, the well-known teacher, Homprang Chaleekanha, is licensed as a Traditional Doctor, Herbal Pharmacologist, and Midwife by the Thai Ministry of Public Health, and our Certificates recognized  by The Thai Ministry of Education. In addition, we host Groups, Conferences and Seminars (up to 20 participants) for those who want to come here with their own teachers and/or special interests. And this is also the home of the poet, Christopher Woodman, and we welcome writers, artists, musicians, actors, philosophers, circus performers and indeed anyone who is troubled by whatever you call that thing buzzing around  in your bonnet.


 

UPDATE
November 29th, 2021


 

BREAKING NEWS:

There have been a few worrying Covid outbreaks in some parts of Thailand, and as a result the government has just announced that it will not accept new THAILAND PASS applications for arrival dates before  December 15th.  https://tp.consular.go.th

But all is not lost. If you have already started your THAILAND PASS application you can continue on with the date-of-arrival in your original application.

In view of this slow-down, we have moved the dates of the December 19th  WOMBLIFTING COURSE to December 22nd to the 31st, 2021 , which gives you a few more days latitude. There are 4 students signed up for that course who are already here in Thailand, so the class will happen for sure. But there are others still trying -- how we hope they'll succeed!

If any students find themselves arriving in Thailand earlier than the day before their course, they would be welcome to stay here with us. Everybody must be vaccinated and tested, of course, and after your arrival at Baan Hom Samunphrai we will continue the testing with regular swabs. 

All our staff will observe the same Covid protocols, needless to say, and only designated members of our community will go out to purchase fresh supplies at the open-air 'earth markets.' Bulk supplies have already been stockpiled including hundred-weight bags of rice, burlap sacks full of charcoal, festoons of garlic and onions, and enough chillies to blow the whole place up!
 

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NEW CALENDAR 2021-2022
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PROVISIONAL OPENING DATES

As most of you will know by now, there were a number of glitches in the new THAILAND PASS system, and we had to cancel the November 17th to 26th Herbal Therapies Workshop as nobody managed to get here. But the application problems have been largely remedied now, and we are still hoping to welcome students at some point in December.

     1.)  December 7th to the 19th, 2021: 80hr Thai Massage (PROVISIONAL)

     2.)  December 22nd to the 31st, 2021: 60hr Womblifting with Postpartum
            Care
(NEW DATES)

In addition,  Homprang is pleased to announce that she will offer the Herbal Therapies with Food as Medicine Workshop  from February 3rd to the 12th, 2022, so that course can still be part of Series One for anyone who wishes to take it as well.

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RE. VISASThe idea of the new Visa system is to by-pass the old COE (Certificate of Entry) process and its personal application through a local Royal Thai Embassy. The THAILAND PASS, in contrast, is designed to process all your information on-line, and then to issue you a QR Code which you can present on arrival in Thailand. You will be granted an automatic Visa Exemption for 60 days. This Visa is then renewable for an additional 30 days, and there is a longer option as well. That should be plenty for either Series, and we will be pleased to help you with the extensions -- we've done that many times before.

Please get in touch with us by e-mail immediately if you are trying to join any of our classes -- we need to know even if you are uncertain. Our address is as always baanhom@homprang.com, and we're always there! And our telephone number is always 081.886.1429

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OUR POST-COVID RULES

    1.) Everybody must be vaccinated;

    2.) Everybody must live here with us  -- for the moment we don't accept Non-live-in students;

    3.) The school will provide regular temperature-taking plus swab tests;

    4.) Trips into town only for good reasons -- and with great care & consideration for others.
 

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OUR TWO COURSE-SERIES

A number of students have expressed the desire to study with Homprang for 2 or 3 months in a row, and we understand that as everyone in the world is so longing to get away and do something at last. So we are offering the following Course Series, one beginning in December 2021 and the other in March 2022.

The individual may, of course, take as many or few of each Series as he or she wishes.
 

SERIES ONE (Xmas & New Years  2021)

Dec. 7th to  19th, 2021
80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE   PROVISIONAL

Dec 22nd to 31st, 2021
NEW DATES   60hr WOMBLIFTING, POSTPARTUM CARE  NEW DATES    

January 3rd to 27th, 2022
150hr SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE COURSE

February 3rd to the 12th, 2022
NEW DATES   HERBAL THERAPIES w/ FOOD AS MEDICINE  NEW DATES


SERIES TWO (Songkran & Easter) 2022)

 March 4th to 17th, 2022
80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE
  

March 21st to 30th, 2022
60hr WOMBLIFTING, POSTPARTUM CARE

April 18th to May 12th, 2022
150hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE


You can  visit our CALENDAR PAGE for a full description of each course.
 

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           ARRIVAL INFORMATION for DECEMBER
        (or whenever...)

     Updated November 29th, 2021

Those of you who are already here in Thailand should arrive at Baanhom the day before the course as the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) will be at 7am on the first morning, December 7th (or December 22nd, or whenever)You can take a song taew or taxi out to us. Takes about 20 minutes and costs about 300 baht.

Click HERE to download a map for your driver -- just the name, 'Baan Hom Samunphrai,' should be enough as the driver will use his or her smart phone. A mention of 'Baan Koh Klang' ('Baan' = village, 'caw' like a crow, 'klang' like a bell),  our nearby village, or the 'McKean (sounds like 'maa' + 'cane') Hospital' might help -- once you are over the 'rainbow bridge' it's easy, though there are other ways too. And if you or the driver have any problem you can always phone us -- 081.885.1429.

(There is no stress in Thai: Baan + Hom + Sa + mun + phrai -- all equal stress.)

If you arrive by air on an international flight from abroad you may have to arrive in Thailand  2 days earlier (see the Breaking News above). This would allow you the time to be tested and then spend one night at a government approved hotel, hopefully in Chiang Mai. (The quicker ATK (antigen) swab will soon replace the 24hr RT-PCR test so you may be able to move on more quickly, )

Chiang Mai is a fascinating little city of temples, crafts and delicious food, and if you get here a few days before December 7th or 22nd you can have a great time exploring it. It's so small you will never need to get into a taxi or bus!

If you are arriving on a domestic flight from Phuket or Bangkok or anywhere else in Thailand we will meet you at the airport if you give us your time and flight details – Saman or his nephew Up will hold up a sign with your name on it. If you don't see one of them immediately stay where you are by the Baggage Room exit and they will come and find you. Do not budge from there or they won't!)

And needless to say, students who have Deposits and/or Credits with us are welcome to use them to pay their bills after they get here. And needless to say as well to all of you who have been so patient and generous -- THANKS!

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HOMPRANG CHALEEKANHA

 (Click on the Photo to see other things she does.)

Baan Hom Samunphrai is the home of Maw Samunphrai ("Herbal Medicine Doctor") Homprang Chaleekanha, 62, a specialist in Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Boran) and Thai Yoga (Rasidaton) who also practices Thai Therapeutic Massage, Midwifery and Herbal Medicine. In the photo above  she is making a compress with fresh herbs, one of the favourite activities of her students from all over the world. (If you click on the Photo you can see some of the other beautiful and mysterious things she does with her students.)

'Maw Hom' grew up in a small village on the Burmese border with no road or electricity, the only 'doctor' being her rice-farming grandmother who doubled as the local mid­wife and herbalist -- there's more about her grandmother here.

Homprang is now not only licensed by the Thai Ministry of Public Health as a Traditional Doctor but as a Herbal Pharmacologist, a Traditional Midwife, and a Massage Teacher, and her school is approved by the Thai Ministry of Education. She has also travelled widely in Europe and North America, and is fluent in English as well as Thai, a very rare facility among genuine traditional healers. And finally, Homprang has for years been very active in the local Thai community, and has volunteered her time and expertise to Thai patients as well as to the growing number of Thai students who are rediscovering their roots.

    

Maw Hom comparing notes with a Canadian Botanist; enjoying her friends by the pool; working with two professional colleagues, one Thai, one English; leading the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) at 7am.

     

Introducing her western students to Acharn Suwan, a Buddhist philosopher & herbalist, at his simple garden retreat in Chiang Dao; demonstrating 'Womb-lifting' at an International Health Exhibition; with her colleagues at The Association of Thai Traditional Healers -- as a group they are heavily involved with teaching young Thai students old medicine!

     

All the above roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruit have medicinal value, and Maw Hom will show you them if not in her own herb  garden then in her community or earth market. In the final photo, Maw Hom is showing Thai children from an International School how medicines were made when she was a child.  The students all left with a little bottle of Tiger Balm made by themselves. This, she feels, is some of her most influential work.

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CLICK HERE for Part 1 (15 minutes) of the Zoom Presentation being prepared in the photo just above. Entitled "Plai (Zingerber) and other Herbs for Women's Health," Homprang delivered it live at the  Annual Thai Massage and Medicine Gathering organized by Rose J. Grsicom of the Institute of Thai Massage in New Jersey and Nephyr Jacobsen of The Naga Center School of Traditional Thai Medicine in Oregon, USA. This was the Chaleekanha.com Team's first production. Congratulations!

To view the whole 46 Minute Zoom Presentation you can go to the HERBAL  THERAPIES & WOMBLIFTING section of our TRAINING PAGE.

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 An appreciation of us by Brie Jacobs.

"Thailand for me was such a beautiful, eye opening, majestic experience. I took over 4,000 photos in an effort to preserve the impressions as much as possible for when I got back home. Its something I want to relive over and over ."
                                       (May 12th to July 2nd, 2015)

    Click on Brie's Porch for an inspired visual diary.
 

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