Thai massage, Yoga and Awareness

Landon Sykes and I spend lots of time hanging out and discussing the nuances of Thai massage. As males in a female dominated field we share a rapport that often finds us trading bodywork then having beers afterwards. I decided to record one of our conversations so you get an idea of what we’re doing with amazing bodywork in Austin, Texas.

Landon has been a massage therapist slightly longer than I have but we both focus on Thai massage. When we discuss yoga and Thai massage and the effects we’ve seen in clients it’s from observation over the years. Putting your hands on that many bodies over 10 or more years gives you a solid idea about muscle tightness, rigid inflexible joints and what happens when you don’t get work regularly.

You can schedule a session with Landon by calling 512-318-4387


Well it’s bound to happen sooner or later. I caught a cold or virus that threw me for a loop this past week. My wife Andrea went to a fiber festival and picked up a bug that was like the 12 monkeys, ebola pox, andromeda strain. She does great fiber work and both of us were stuck around the house and unable to even enjoy each others company. Nothing like smooching on someone who’s all congested.

Wife’s fiber site

In the midst of my sickness I sat on the couch, watched lots of horrible tv and played poker till I became a statistical analysis machine. I made huge leaps in my poker theory and practice but my body is very sluggish at the moment. I believe my lymph is used to being moved around due to activity and in a week, I don’t think I did a headstand. That’s a big change for someone who does them multiple times a day. I even cancelled a few clients, something that nearly never happens.

I remind myself regularly that it’s ok to blunder, ok to get sick and even more ok to communicate I’m not at my best and I’ll see you later for your yoga class or Thai massage session. I work hard, very hard. This includes some manual labor. All that wonderful pressure you enjoy, my joints supply that. My muscles do the work, it’s not digging a ditch but it is manual labor. Those great alignment tips I give, that takes mental focus and close attention to detail. My work is good, I love what I do but when sick, take a break.

I’ll rest when I need and I suggest you do the same. We’ll leave sluggish to the slugs.