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Cherie Langley, RTT and Michelle Aalbers, RTT
About your Registered Thai Therapists:
Michelle and Cherie are sisters who were led to Thai yoga bodywork in 2011 by yoga instructor and certiﬁed Thai yoga bodyworker, Jenn Posterick of Intent Bodywork. Michelle and Cherie study mainly with Jenn’s teacher, Tanya Boigenzahn of Devanadi Yoga. The sisters have also travelled to Thailand with Tanya to study with her teacher, Master Pichest Boonthumme of Chiang Mai. Michelle and Cherie have a passion for learning and helping others which has also led them to complementary studies such as Thai herbal compress with Bob Haddad, Reiki with Tanya Boigenzahn and aromatherapy with Jodi Baglien.
Cherie and her family are moving to Raleigh, North Carolina next year. As of December 31, 2014 Cherie will no longer be with Synchrony but she will be starting the process of opening a sister studio in Raleigh once they get settled in after the move. She will be available here in Brooklyn Park on a limited schedule until they officially move out of state.
A Note from Michelle and Cherie:
We are passionate about providing sessions that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our clients. We often hear, “I’m not flexible. I could never do that.” Our response is simple, “That’s the beauty of Thai! We work with YOUR body and what it can do. Every session is different.” Our sessions are a sharing of energies and healing from a loving place with the highest intentions. We believe what transpires on the Thai mat is a small but powerful component of the healing process. True healing must come from within. We believe people have the most success making changes with a strong, supportive, network of friends, family and like-minded people. We are available to guide you on your path to healing and we invite you to include us in your support network. We are always happy to receive a phone call, email, text or visit from our clients. If you plan to visit in person make sure you call first to be sure we aren’t Thai-ed up in a session.
With love and God’s blessings,
Michelle and Cherie
A sign hanging outside of Omsala in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Omsala provides traditional Thai therapy workshops, trainings and treatments.
What is Thai Yoga Bodywork?
Northern-style Thai yoga bodywork (Nuad Boran) is a living tradition that is part of the Thai healing arts. Combining stretching, rhythmic massage, acupressure, assisted yoga poses and energy balancing, Thai yoga bodywork is a broad healing modality that allows the practitioner to address the recipient’s physical and energetic health. Your practitioner will use hands, elbows, knees, and feet to work your energy lines while you relax on the Thai mat. Thai yoga bodywork stimulates the flow of energy to aid in the body’s capability to heal naturally. Focusing on the breath, the rhythmic flow of the session will leave you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and reconnected. Thai yoga bodywork beneﬁts the physical and energy bodies, and helps restore a sense of balance and ease in the recipient, improving overall health and wellbeing.
Statue at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand
Beneﬁts of Thai Yoga Bodywork:
Whether you are someone looking for relaxation and rejuvenation or an individual living with a chronic condition, Thai yoga bodywork can offer you the opportunity to experience relaxation, flexibility and comfort in your body. Blood and lymph circulation are increased and internal organs are stimulated. This helps strengthen the immune system, rebalance the endocrine system, and clear toxins from the body. It deepens the connection between mind, body and spirit that leads to health, happiness, and wellness of being.
- Disease prevention
- Increased flexibility
- General well-being
- Carpal tunnel
- Restless leg syndrome