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Lessons from Thai Massage: Taking Space


To give, you need to take space, more space than you think you need.

This past weekend I taught a Thai Massage workshop, and I found myself saying things like “move farther away from the person you are working on,” or “take more space than you think you need.”

I am a person who hyper extends – physically, and of course, in my life, my work, everything. I over extend and then I break. Which is what I did this week! I did too much, and I injured myself. And this isn’t the first time it’s happened either.

One of the lessons that Thai massage teaches us through it’s technique is how to take care of ourselves first, how to work with good posture, and awareness of our own physical