Study Thai Herbal Folk Medicine at Bondi Sangha

Bodhi Sangha and Ariela’s Thai Massage are offering a seven-month course in Thai Herbal Folk Medicine Certification that begins from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 9, and continues one Sunday per month through January 2020. Topics include spa treatment, headache, digestion, hip pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and pregnancy. A shorter, one-week immersion is also available.


Thai Herbal Bundle Therapy is a multi-therapy massage treatment, combining traditional Thai massage, aromatherapy and herbal healing. In Thailand, an herbal compress is called luk pra kob (herbal ball), made by combining a 15 or 20 aromatic and therapeutic traditional Thai herbs, bundled together in a muslin ball with a short handle according to ancient recipes. Originally, this herbal therapy was designed to reduce pain and inflammation, especially for soldiers after battles and for postpartum women suffering the after effects of childbirth. Today, it is used to relieve all types of aches and pains from physical labor, exertion or the stresses and strains of everyday living.


Tuition is $100 per class, including nine CEUs for licensed massage therapists. Location: 7120 NE 19th Ave., Gainesville. For more information, visit

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