Recently I was lucky enough to travel to northern Thailand to train at the ITM massage school in Chiang Mai. It is a lovely building on the edge of the old city where, in the traditional Thai way, everybody has to wash their feet before entering. I took an intensive five day course in Advanced Sen Energy Lines. These run through the body and are stimulated with acupressure which clears blockages, boosts energy, increases blood flow and cleanses the lymphatic drainage system. The sen lines are similar to the Indian nadhis and Chinese meridians.
Each day began with Tai Chi or yoga, then classes ran until 15.00. There was a freestyle period for the last two hours when the day’s studies were consolidated. The week was intense but fun and at the end it was lovely to meet Chongkol Setthakorn who devised the massage protocol and presented our certificates. I left with lots of inspiration for treatments in the new year.