an alternative massage
TWO BIRDS THAI BODYWORKS
sowing the seeds of well-being
We are nomadic providers, traveling between the Arizona desert and Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior, instructing interactive group and private classes in the Thai healing arts and providing personalized free-style Thai bodywork sessions with an intuitive focus. June - October, in-studio and cabin call bodywork sessions available in the Grand Marais, MN area. Continuing education courses held in Arizona, January - March and held in Minnesota, June - October. Connect with us through social media to find out where we are and what we're doing there!
Two Birds' aim is to integrate eastern concepts of bodywork and healing with western students and clientele to help unlock their intuitive healing potential through bodywork. We take a unique approach by explaining and moving beyond cultural interpretations and misunderstandings about Thai and other eastern healing practices. Through years of experience we have learned, a relaxed mental state is essential to truly give or receive a beneficial massage. This state allows the body's natural healing processes to work. We have worked with thousands of diverse people over the years and noticed a majority that may have trouble understanding the foundation of these concepts. We encourage you to play an active part in the process of receiving bodywork. We coach our students and clients to recognize the concepts of "letting go" and "listening" and what that may feel like within themselves in order to deepen the understanding of what they mean and how this can benefit quality of life. As providers, we too need to be freed of the burdens of chronic imbalance in order to be most effective in what we do. It is essential for us to maintain a healthy daily ritual of self-care and encourage our students and clients to do the same. Studies with our beloved Ajahn Pichest Boonthumme in Northern Thailand have given us this unique approach to teaching and practicing. This almost effortless style of Thai bodywork is the most therapeutic massage you can find today. Not only does it increase health and vitality for clients, but if done correctly, for the provider as well.
Two Birds Thai Bodyworks LLC was founded by Peter Bird and Melanie Eldridge. We met at Miraval in Tucson, Arizona, practicing Thai energy/bodywork. There, we co-created treatments, trained therapists and created and developed Take Home Thai and Naga Thai massage. We are still involved there, consulting and training Thai massage and Naga Thai massage. We have studied with eastern and western teachers over the world. With backgrounds not limited to shiatsu, ayurveda, reiki, western massage, meditation and yoga, we have close to 40 years combined experience in the field of bodywork, energy work and massage therapy. Summer/autumn are spent on the north shore of the majestic Lake Superior where we have a private bodywork practice and spend the rest of the year traveling, helping out at our friend’s organic farm and teaching workshops.