Entries by Robert Gardner

What Kind Of Massage Do You Do?

I’ve got lots of folks asking me questions these days and I’ve been formulating an elevator speech. My work has diversified because I’m not just seeing clients, I’m educating and leading the forefront on CEU classes for massage therapists. Currently I’m getting ready to unleash the following: A regular pain clinic where clients can receive […]

Pain Clinic

My whole practice has been helping people understand what I do. At its core I practice Nuad Boran. My practice is a mix of Thai massage, yoga, yoga therapy and 13 years of practice on myself and others. I can usually help other pain sufferers because I’ve worked through those same issues in my body […]

Table Thai Massage 5/7

We show a reclined tree pose and how it opens the adductors of the hip. Table Thai Massage is extremely effective and simple to use and add into your massage routines. I cannot stress enough how much this will save your hands from excessive work. Download a copy of the Table Thai Workbook and get […]

Table Thai Massage 1/7

Table Thai massage helps therapists use new tools. I tell students in class that much like a mechanic I want them to have a wall full of tools at their disposal and when someone comes in they use the ones most appropriate for the work they’re doing. This simple jostling shown is deceptively effective. Table […]

Keep Going

I spent 6 years in central Texas without ever receiving another Thai massage from a practitioner. I decided to teach because the work wasn’t available anywhere and the community desperately needed it. Along the way things have grown and changed, developed in ways that even I couldn’t have foreseen. Class this weekend in Houston will […]

Don’t Teach Thai Massage

Those are the famous words of an MBA student when I spoke with him years ago. As a struggling upstart that consists of a staff of one, I needed business help. A client referred me to someone who said they could chat with me about business to help me figure out how to improve things. When […]

Would You Give A Man A Foot Massage?

I use lots of facebook groups like MassageNerd group to gather information and insight on my profession. Over time it gives me a chance to see various themes and perspectives on the massage industry. Here are some of the topics that massage brings up again and again: sexuality, intimacy, communication, hygiene and homophobia. The following […]

Want To Get Better?

As I’m finishing writing the Table Thai workbook I’m amazed at all that’s going on. Classes in different cities, community classes at Blue Honey Yoga, private practice is booming and all the while I feel less like a massage therapist every day. I suppose these changes are normal growth, small turbulence in an active practice. […]

Spine Care and Disc Herniations

Disc bulges and herniations are horrible to deal with. Having worked with clients with chronic back pain I feel the utmost compassion for those in pain. Typically there are soft tissue components to disc herniations and those are the ones I help with as a bodyworker. By stretching and helping align the soft tissues we […]

Migraines and Chronic Headaches

I’ve worked for 13 years and butted my head up against many an issue in an attempt to try to help people. One of the things I’ve seen over the years that I’ve had almost no success with have been migraines. Chronic headaches I’d get some improvement from neck muscle work but migraines are the […]