Healing Therapies at The Tea Temple
The Sanctuary has been a meeting place for intuitive natural healers and skilled body workers for over 20 years. Continuing this tradition, our experienced and talented healing team at the Tea Temple create a comfortable, relaxed and safe space for you to discover your own health and well-being. Each healer specialises in different natural therapies, including various forms of massage, bodywork, energy work, psychotherapy, guidance and consultations. They will assist you to discover your own innate healing abilities at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
If you are cleansing or fasting at the Wellness Centre, these therapies will compliment and enhance the process of detoxification. They can also deepen your yoga and pilates practices. Private sessions with our healers is included within our Weight Loss and Yoga Holiday Programs.
Our tranquil healing spaces are located in the tropical garden behind the Tea Temple. You are welcome to visit the Tea Temple on arrival at The Sanctuary for the latest information and to book a private healing session. We also have a weekly schedule of various group workshops that is posted at the Tea Temple, the Wellness Centre and at reception.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like further information before arrival.
Typical prices for healing sessions are 1,500 baht for 50 minutes or 1,800 baht for 1 hours and 20 minutes. Group workshops are generally 400 baht for two-hours.
The Gathering – 3pm every Sunday
Join us at the Tea Temple every Sunday at 3pm for the opportunity to meet our healers, learn about the therapies, ask questions and participate in demonstrations. It is also a chance to meet other guests and find out about all upcoming workshops, events and classes!
Rolfing Method of Structural Integration
Rolfing Structural Integration uses deep and specific massage techniques and exercises to release tension that is held in the muscle fascia that may have built up over years of unnatural posture, injuries and the holding of emotions.
Rolfing has the ability to dramatically alter a person’s posture and structure and resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain. It aims to restore flexibility, revitalise your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
The genius of the work rests on Dr. Rolf’s insight that the body is more at ease and functions most effectively when its structure is balanced in gravity. Research has demonstrated that Rolfing creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement.
Rolfing can be used to work with particular injuries or for restoration of body in general. Booking the full course of ten sessions is recommended to address the entire body however single or multiple sessions alone are beneficial also.
Taoist Abdominal Massage – Chi Nei Tsang
The abdomen, our soft underbelly, is the centre for feeling and emotion. In Ancient Chinese Taoism, it is understood that when we have an emotional blockage, we create a blockage in the belly. It is also the centre for assimilation, digestion and letting go – of food and of emotions.
The abdominal massage holds space for unreleased emotions to be felt, expressed and released. It also works on the physical level, clearing blockages, easing tensions, moving the blood and lymph fluid and promoting bowel clearance. This is a great way for fasters to release even more during the cleansing process.
Thai Vedic Bodywork
Thai Vedic Bodywork is an intelligent synergy of healing modalities, integrated by Ayurvedic principles and Thai Buddhist therapy. Using the 5 elements as a map to understand individuality, Vipassana (awareness) and Metta (loving kindness), Thai Vedic Bodywork is a moving meditation that focuses on connection, communication and a therapeutic exchange between giver and receiver to understand the dynamics of this dance of energy in its polarized form. To the receiver it can feel like a unique style of massage and meditation based on trust and intuition that opens you physically and emotionally and yet feels completely relaxing.
Clear Your Mind
Clear Your Mind is a unique style of holistic counseling and mixed art therapy. Holidays are the perfect time to de-clutter your thoughts, reflect, and re-discover your sense of connectedness whilst away from the daily grind of home life. You don’t need a life crisis to seek emotional assistance, guidance or life coaching. ‘Clear your Mind’ is the natural, simple and effective lifestyle maintenance.
The unique combination of counseling and hand writing assist those having trouble finding expression for their emotions, wants and needs. Writing and discussion together can help you find direction and clarity. It teaches mindfulness and expression in a forward thinking way. Writing creates focus; focus of thoughts and choice of words, to discover your true inner self and what you want from life. Together we can remove obstacles and map out a clear path to your beautiful and fulfilling future. Writing also means you can take the lessons learned back in to your lifestyle when you go back home.
Detox your mind
Detox is a ‘whole of being’ experience. It is important to clear your mind whilst clearing your body. Detoxing can often bring up thoughts, emotions and lifestyle patterns that you knew, or even didn’t realise, you had. It is a good idea to identify their roots.
The healer’s unique style of counseling combines open discussion with creative writing to help you pinpoint what is behind the highs and lows of your personal journey. It is fun, creative and forward thinking. Writing also means you can take the lessons learned back in to your lifestyle when you go back home. You can also learn journaling so you can better monitor your emotions, discover your patterns, and learn from them.
Yoga Bodywork integrates traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical, spiritual and psychological knowledge. It is a spiritual discipline that incorporates the Buddhist principles of mindfulness, Vipasana, and loving kindness, Metta. Through postures, alignment, powerful yogic stretches, breath work and guided meditations the individual sessions are tailored to the specific needs of the person. Yoga therapy aims at a holistic treatment of various kinds of psychological or somatic dysfunctions ranging from back problems to emotional distress. Both approaches share an understanding of the human being as an integrated body-mind-soul system, which can function optimally only when there is a state of harmony and balance. The result of a full-body session is often an exciting and powerful mind/body experience, bringing both the recipient and the practitioner to greater states of physical and mental wellbeing.
Regression therapy is a powerful technique for self-discovery and healing. It can also be defined as a spiritual psychology practice. Through meditation you are guided into a state of hypnosis; a state which makes it possible to access all life memories through the subconscious and unconscious mind. Every negative emotion, if not resolved within a reasonable period of time can damage the physical systems that relates to that connecting emotion.
The body stores memories at a cellular level and they can manifest as fear, sadness, resentment, grief, anxiety, frustration, confusion or stress. Exploring different aspects of the mind and different states of consciousness we can go back as far as we need to find the origin of pain, fear or trauma. Once the root of the pain and suffering has been identified, we can work from different healing modalities such as breath work, gestalt, color therapy, aurosoma, catharsis, reiki and meditation or a combination. This will help release emotional, physical and mental baggage that may be limiting us to live our full potential, to live our dreams and be healthy, happy, relaxed and content with who we are and how we relate to others.
Past Life Channeling
Past lives can affect our current life in every imaginable manner, from the physical to emotional and behavioural. Regression into past memory opens the curtain on specific important scenes and events that we have lived in different times and places, providing an opportunity to unlock emotions, thoughts and energetic blocks. Uncovering the details of past lives allows the possibility to discover unhealthy patterns and roles we are playing in this life. It can also give us profound insights about life and death that allow us to live our full human potential and to discover the multidimensional quality of our true nature. This allows our body, mind and spirit to be in harmony and function from a lighter, more elevated perspective. Past life channelling or regression therapy restores our physical well-being, emotional health, relationship understanding and spiritual understanding.
Trauma/Tension Release Exercises (TRE)
TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. It safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance. It can release emotions ranging from mild upset to severe anxiety whether caused by work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses or traumas from accidents. It is designed to be a self-help tool that once learned, can be used as needed, throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wholeness.
TRE® is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being.
Zen thaishiatsu is a deeply healing form of structural energetic bodywork. This form draws on the wisdom traditions of shiatsu, osteopathy, thai massage and chinese wu tai making for a rich and well rounded form. Energetically it frees up subtle rivers of energy within to give rise to a deep sense of peacefulness, creativity, energy, clarity of mind and connection to the spirit.
Jade Egg Practice
Jade, once revered and considered more precious than gold, is believed to promote tranquility, longevity, balance energy and aid fertility. Using a Jade Egg to strengthen the pelvic floor is an ancient Taoist practice that evolved in China. The women of the Royal Palace kept this secret for centuries.
When a woman develops a Jade Egg practice she deepens the connection to her sexual energy which can be a very liberating and empowering experience. Jade Egg practice will improve strength of the vaginal muscles; increase orgasmic pleasure and your overall health and wellbeing. Regular use prevents prolapse of the womb as well as stimulates reflex points that connect to the major internal organs of the body and can restore elasticity of the vagina after childbirth.
Jade Egg Initiation Journeys are conducted in a private and relaxed space to facilitate the discovery and development of your personal practice. In one session you will learn how to correctly use the Jade Egg and how to integrate the practice into your daily life.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
The lymph system is an essential body cleansing system that has the busy job of flushing toxins away and keeping you healthy. Whether consciously or not, we add toxins into our body every day, most commonly by eating too much sugar and fatty foods, living in polluted cities and drinking excess alcohol.
This system can be stimulated to increase the waste removal quickly by Manual Lymphatic Drainage – a specialised technique which offers worthwhile health benefits to all, particularly those fasting and detoxifying. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is also used to break down adipose tissue (fat) and encourages this to leave the body quickly.
This is a deeply relaxing therapeutic massage which helps your body get rid of toxins, reduce water retention, improve skin texture and boost your immune system. It is also used for the treatment of lymphoedema that can occur after surgery (radiation or lymph node removal) following cancer. Scar tissue can be improved and water retention reduced.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for thousands of years. This massage releases the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.
This ancient Indian traditional massage improves the blood flow to the head and neck increasing the distribution of oxygen and nutrients to nourish the tissues. It relieves mental tension, sinus congestion, promotes relaxation and contributes to improved concentration and productivity.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming works directly with the sub-conscious mind to unlock an individual’s full potential. It doesn’t dwell on the story of the past, instead it focuses on moving the client into the change they want to see. Human Beings are very conscious creatures, we live very conscious lives, always planning, thinking and analysing. The research shows us that the conscious mind is only capable of doing 5 to 7 things at any one time, whereas the sub-conscious mind is processing over 2 million pieces of information every second.
Your sub-conscious mind is an amazingly powerful tool, but it’s also the place where beliefs about ourselves reside, and this is where most of our work in NLP focuses. To identify and change limiting beliefs that may be holding us back from fully participating in life. These Limiting Beliefs operate completely unconsciously, so when you consider that 95% of all our behaviors are entirely unconscious, then NLP becomes something really worthy of consideration. Through NLP you can change any patterns in your thinking, behaviour or approach to life that are not fully serving you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.
Maybe you need a new inspiration? Maybe you want a new edge? Has your life plateaued? Want to explore a new direction? Do you have unmet needs or unlived dreams? Or perhaps you have a dream and a business and you are struggling to put the pieces together. This is when our life coach can help you uncover ‘the disconnect’ and gain a whole new momentum.
Learn how to maximize your potential and learn the tools for a passionate, happier, and purpose driven version of you. Connect to your inner strength, gain clarity and lower your stress level. Deepen your personal and professional experiences. Learn how to navigate the emotional landscape of change to find stillness in discomfort and inspiration in uncertainty. Working with a life coach is a physical, emotional and mental work out. They walk you through the process of creating a life you really love.
Chinese cupping massage is one of the oldest methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which cups are applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced (by means of heat) so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn up into and held in the cup. This stimulates blood flow to the organs increasing organ functionality. It also stimulates and aids the digestive system, removes built up toxins, relieves back pain, joint pain, stiffness and spasms.
Tarot Card Reading
Tarot cards are really useful for holding up a great big mirror and reflecting you back to yourself, both the parts that you are aware of and will know consciously as well as the parts that you are not consciously aware of, but will recognise nonetheless. People love to consult the cards and when they do they always get a heads up on energies coming into their lives. This is the perfect use of the cards, as a personal development tool. It all starts with ‘a question’, the more precise the question we put to the cards, the more thorough their answer will be.
There are many decks and spreads to chose from. Our reader at the Sanctuary uses The Rider Waite deck, a traditional deck over 120 years old and a spread called an extended Celtic Cross spread, which is a spread that allows a very detailed look into the heart of your question. You will be surprised just how many specific pieces of advice come back to you from the cards as a result of your particular question.
Holistic Intuitive Massage
Each holistic intuitive massage is as different as individuals are. In general there will be a fusion of Reiki energy healing, working with energy lines, acupressure points and more conventional massage technique. It is guided by the healer’s intuition with the trust that the healer’s hands be drawn to the source of the problem that may be presenting in a different place altogether.
Sometimes it seems deep tissue massage techniques are needed to release muscle tension before the really deep work begins, which is incredibly light in touch. This lightness of touch concentrates into a ‘beam’ of concentrated energy and is very specific. This is a holistic treatment, linking mind, body and spirit. It is constantly evolving and draws together various modalities and intuition. It is deeply rewarding both for the client and the healer.
This treatment helps with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual such as: depression, anxiety, soul retrieval, feeling lost, finding ones soul purpose, release of old patterns and conditioning, detoxification, shadow work, spirit release and conditions slow to heal. Everything that shows up in your life is there because you are a vibrational match to it. When you take responsibility for it and recognise the cause of a condition or scenario from within, you are in a powerful position to transform it. This session will travel to the core of what is presenting itself to you and release old, misunderstood energy, allowing space for pure potential to emerge.
Magnetic Re-balancing Therapy
When the body is out of balance it becomes sick. Illness is the result of pathogens in the body which thrive when the PH us out of balance. Pathogens consist of virus, fungus (acidic) and bacteria, parasites (alkaline). They alter the PH of the body so they can survive and thrive. When the PH of the body is in balance, they cannot survive and die. The body is tested through Kinesiology and magnets are placed on specific areas of the body correcting its PH. This is unique modern energy medicine which involves no drugs or medication and has no side effects. It is also excellent when fasting or detoxing. Some of the conditions that can be cleared include: dengue fever, parasites/amoebas, tropical diseases, bites/stings, viruses, candida, aches and pains, Lymes disease, depression, cancers, fatigue, respiratory disorders, toxicity, digestive disorders, eye problems and blood disorders.
Shamanic Plant Essences of Ancient Mexico
Plant essences are subtle vibrational medicine used to address emotional and spiritual issues, well-being, soul development and mind-body health. These powerful shamanic remedies carry the wisdom of the ages and gift us with their unique healing abilities resulting in a closer harmony with our own soul. They support us with the next step in life, to break through limitations and actualize undeveloped potential and as a result physical healing often occurs. Using kinesiology, the most supportive formula for your healing journey will be determined and then formulated for use over the following 30 days. These essences are highly beneficial during a detoxification program, yoga teacher training and in conjunction with other healing modalities. They are suitable for adults, children and pets.