February 6, 2021
Hello, my name is Erica Macrum. I live in the US in northern Wisconsin. This is a very beautiful and wintery place. I am a practicing Shiatsu therapist since 2006. This practice is very similar to Thai massage but Japanese in origin. I also practice Qi gong daily and beginning to learn Tao yin ( very similar to yoga) I am excited to learn Thai massage in this course. There are many different ways that Thai massage moves and accesses the energy of the body to help the energy flow smoothly and fluidly. Thank you Shama for making this accessible online. Living in rural Wisconsin it is hard to learn such rich cultural massage techniques.
Welcome to our community, Erica. My daughter used to live in Janesville, and I visited there a couple of times although I was living in Austin, TX, at that time. I also studied Qigong in Minneapolis, MN, not far from there. I also used to have a girlfriend who lived in Wisconsin (quite a long time ago), so I am familiar with the area in general.
Then I moved to Thailand and married a Thai woman. That happened 21 years ago and set me on the path of Thai Massage.