This month I am participating in The August Break 2012, run by the lovely Susannah Conway. At the end of each week of August I will share seven snaps of life and seven slices of mind.
1 / The three of us feeling under the weather and out of sorts this past week: tired, grumpy, no energy … but there were little pockets of goodness here and there.
2 / Enjoyed a midday nap and cuddle with my little Rainbow Eyes. Naps are so under-rated. I say yes to the napping culture!
3 / Sense of lightness after shamanic healing session (thank you Melanie).
4 / I got an hour to myself to enjoy a tok sen massage within the beautiful grounds of Wat Mahawan. This is one of my favourite types of massage (and one of my favourite locations for a massage too) – quite energising and less intense than the usual Thai massage. Dr. Sompong is the master masseur (and owner), so be sure to ask for him.
“Tok sen massage is an ancient northern Thai practice that involves the use of a special wooden hammer, made from the bark of the tamarind tree, to relax muscles in a rhythmically tapping motion, ‘tok sen’.
Tok means to hammer or hit and sen refers to the pathways in the body. Tok sen therapy helps with physical aches and pains, energy blockages, pure circulation, nerve problems etc .”
5 / Lulled by the nighttime sounds of croaking frogs and watery critters that come with the rainy season. I’m sure this is a common sound out in the boonies, but in our rather urban dwelling it is a welcome and grounding sound.
6 / & 7 / – I’ve run out of steam at five slices of mind … b’sheesh – it truly has been one of those weeks! Ah well.
There is another photo of the massage place here. If you take a peak down that right-side passage way you will find a beautiful, large Buddha housed inside.