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An interview with Natasha de Grunwald

An interview with Natasha de Grunwald

Tell us about how you got into Thai Yoga Massage? I was 18 years old and already a massage therapist but wanted to find an effective therapy with more depth to it, so I travelled to Thailand and traveled the country looking for the school I wanted to train with. Why...

Yoni Smoke

Yoni Smoke

Last summer I did a 'Yoni Smoke'. This was all in the name of research and I was happy to test it out for myself along with many other practices. At the time I was on a trip to Thailand where myself and a group of 5 other women travelled with a translator to the Thai/...

The art of a consultation

The art of a consultation

Sitting with my clients this week I have noticed that in my mind I am unpacking some of the questions I ask them in the consultation. The consultation part of the session is illuminating, especially if the questions are direct, focused and lead to more questioning....

Choosing compassion over anger

Choosing compassion over anger

Aagh! I had a hard one this week. I had to make a clear choice to practice compassion over anger, and it was a challenge I can tell you. I have had an ongoing difficult relationship with the landlord of the flat I moved into 6 weeks ago. I won't bore you with the...

Highlights from my recent Thailand trip

Highlights from my recent Thailand trip

I have just returned from spending a month in Thailand. It was a very different trip to ones I have taken in the past, perhaps this was because I was returning there in my mid 40's, or maybe it was because I was travelling with a group of women who are also passionate...

All pain and no gain!

All pain and no gain!

I recently had a Thai Massage that injured me. I went to a place in Thailand that I know well and that has a good reputation with foreigners. My expectations weren't too high, I hoped for a decent relaxing massage and nothing more. Thai massage, if performed badly can...

The Chemistry of Kindness

The Chemistry of Kindness

Through my work I am privileged to see people with their mask removed and their innermost vulnerabilities revealed. I hear about people's lives in a way that not many people do. This is one of the things I love about my job and why I feel honoured to do the work I do....

Natasha’s quest for knowledge and a course in the making

Natasha’s quest for knowledge and a course in the making

This summer I travel to Thailand with four Thai bodywork practitioners who have a passion for working with pregnant and post-partum women. We are going on an incredible and exciting research trip, organised by my teacher. I feel very strongly about being able to offer...

What is Ya Dom sniff medicine?

What is Ya Dom sniff medicine?

Ya Dom is a gorgeous natural medicine widely used in Thailand to help clear a blocked nose, calm the nervous system and reduce the symptoms associated with sickness and dizziness. Ya Dom is also very energising, so its great for those times of day when you might have...

Use a diagnosis by colouring your attitude positively

Use a diagnosis by colouring your attitude positively

For many years in my clinic I have seen people who come for treatment and talk to me about the diagnoses they have for their condition. I often wonder if having the diagnoses has been beneficial for them. I think this because I see that in some cases, especially when...

The story of preparations for a Thai Herbal Compress Workshop

The story of preparations for a Thai Herbal Compress Workshop

Running an Thai Herbal Compress Workshop is the most labour intensive workshop that Natasha de Grunwald currently offers, but it is also one of her favourites. It is a 2 day workshop where students learn to make and use therapeutic Thai Herbal Compresses. Natasha...