A typical Thai yoga bodywork session begins with centering oneself, calming the mind, and getting comfortable on the Thai mat. Using hands, elbows, knees and feet, and combining stretching, rhythmic massage, acupressure, assisted yoga poses and energy balancing, your practitioner works your energy lines throughout the body, leaving 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.

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Thai yoga bodywork offers the following potential benefits:

  • Relieves pain, soreness, stress, and tension
  • Promotes disease prevention, increased flexibility, and general well-being
  • Reduces physical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fatigue, headaches and migraines, insomnia, PMS, restless leg syndrome, and other muscle or joint conditions
  • Improves mental health by reducing anxiety and depression

For many people, Thai yoga bodywork is a fun, enlightening, powerfully effective addition to their existing self-care practices.

Synchrony L.L.C.’s Thai yoga bodywork practitioner is

 Michelle Aalbers
Registered Thai Therapist (RTT)
Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT)
500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
Reiki Master

Michelle Aalbers RTT

My life is based around promoting relaxation, self-care, and mind/body wellness. For me, the ‘mind’ portion comes most freely when I am tangling. It is the best time for me to be fully present, to allow my mind to move where it needs to, and for my hands to create beautiful art that I never thought possible. My Thai clients often say “Oh, I could never to that; I’m not flexible!” , just as many first-time Zentangle students may say ” Oh, I could never do that; I’m not artistic.” My role in both traditions is to show others that they are not limited by these stories they tell themselves. Great freedom is found in achieving things we once thought impossible.


I began studying Thai yoga bodywork in 2011 with Jenn Posterick of Intent Bodywork. I study mainly with Tanya Boigenzahn of Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness, and regularly travel to Thailand to study with Master Pichest Boonthumme and others of Chiang Mai.

My philosophy regarding Thai yoga bodywork is simple: “TYB listens to YOUR body and what it can do. Each session is different based on what the body tells us. I’d love to have you join me to feel the powerful healing that can come from a session!” For me, the addition of the Zentangle Method into my practice completes the mind/body wellness connection.

Relax. Stretch. Breathe. Treat your body. Treat your brain.