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Comforting cancer patients: Applied massage techniques in the context of palliative care.

Warm hands on an aching body, with Roni.

This is a course about Applied Massage Techniques for Oncology, Trauma, Stress, side effects of modern-day illness, Chronic anxiety, Chronic pain and more.

The Facilitator

Roni Gilboa is sharing her experience based on more than 10 years of treating cancer patients and their caregivers and also teaching massage therapists in the oncology environment.

The Course

This 2-week course is dedicated to understanding and practicing integrated palliative massage. While the massage techniques I practice and teach are deeply rooted in Traditional Thai Massage and Thai Acupressure, in this course we will explore the fascinating and intriguing opportunities that present themselves when these traditional techniques interact with other approaches like Shiatsu and Fascia Manipulation.

We will talk honestly, openly and without fear about dealing with a life-threatening illness or long-term trauma, we will learn the implications on a patient’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual environment.

We will explore the standard and innovative courses of treatment in conventional, western medicine and their short and long-term side effects. We will delve into issues such as - what is palliative care; what is our therapeutic stance; how we process loss, grief, how we recycle and redistribute the energy of trauma, how do we deal with recovery and healing.

This course is about hands-on practice of touch therapy techniques that I developed to address the needs of my oncology patients

These techniques also apply to trauma, chronic pain, various geriatric ailments, treating side effects of western medication protocols, pain management, lack of sleep, neuropathy, etc. 

We will practice “listening with our hands”, opening our hearts, protecting our body and adjusting our therapeutic tools.

We will explore attentive presence, therapeutic intent and flexibility, we will navigate through the integrative approach, we will dance, meditate, exercise Qi Gong and delve deeper into our own therapeutic stance, we will practice the joy of Thai massage and combine the forefront of western understanding of muscles, movement and fascia with traditions of Sen lines and movement of energy.

Next scheduled course:

9 to 20 December 2019

10 days / 60 CE hours,  Baht 22,000.- 

appr. $710 - €650 )

Everyone with a background in Thai massage is welcome.

Contact and Reservation

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• First, contact us to check the availability of your preferred course dates.

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If you are contacting us by email or fax, please wait for the confirmation of your requested dates. We answer all requests within 48 hours.


• Once your place is confirmed,
we will hold your space for 10 days, during which time we require a deposit of 50% of the total course price in order to hold your spot. Payments can be made through our secure online credit card system.

We are always happy to assist you. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us. If you are in town, you can call us or drop into the school so we can show you around and you can get a feel of what we have to offer.

Upcoming workshops in Chiang Mai

Here is the list of the Workshops and advanced Thai Massage course organized by the Sunshine massage school in Chiang Mai.

You can click on the title of the courses below to see its detailed description:

28 September 2019

Herbal Treatment & Steambath

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,000.-


28 September 2019

Therapeutic Body Rolling

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,500.-


30 September to 4 October 2019

Thai Massage in the Side Position

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


7 to 11 October 2019

Advanced & Stretches

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


14 to 18 October 2019

Fieldwork: Applied Thai Massage

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 10,000.-


12 October 2019

Herbal Treatment & Steambath

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,000.-


14 to 18 October 2019

Fieldwork (applied Thai massage)

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 10,000.-


21 to 25 October 2019

Bridging course

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


26 October 2019

Therapeutic Body Rolling

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,500.-


28 Oct. to 1 Nov. 2019

Thai Massage in the Side Position

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


4 to 8 November 2019

Advanced & Stretches

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


6 to 8 November 2019

Foot Massage

3 days / 18 hours, Baht 5,900.-


11 to 15 November 2019

Fieldwork: Applied Thai Massage

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 10,000.-


9 November 2019

Herbal Treatment & Steambath

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,000.-


9 November 2019

Therapeutic Body Rolling

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,500.-


16 November 2019 (Saturday)

Free introduction to Thai Acupressure

09:00 to 12:00 h


18 to 29 November 2019

Thai Acupressure 

10 days / 60 hours, Baht 22,000.-


23 November 2019

Therapeutic Body Rolling

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,500.-


25 to 29 November 2019

Therapeutic Practitioner

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


2 to 6 December 2019

Bridging course

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


2 to 6 December 2019

Structural Energy Lines

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


7 December 2019

Therapeutic Body Rolling

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,500.-


9 to 13 December 2019

Body Assessment, Treatment and Rebalancing

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


9 to 13 December 2019

Thai Massage in the Side Position

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


9 to 20 December 2019

Applied Massage Techniques in the context of integrated palliative care

10 days / 60 hours, Baht 22,000.-


14 December 2019

Herbal Treatment & Steam Bath

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,000.-


16 to 20 December 2019

Advanced & Stretches

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


21 December 2019

Herbal Treatment & Steambath

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,000.-


21 December 2019

Therapeutic Body Rolling

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,500.-


23 to 25 December 2019

Foot Reflexology

3 day / 18 hours, Baht 5,900.-


23 to 27 December 2019

Fieldwork: Applied Thai Massage

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 10,000.-


28 to 29 December 2019

Thai Style Head Massage

2 days / 12 hours, Baht 4,500.-


6 to 10 January 2020

Dynamic Thai Massage

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 13,500.-


13 to 17 January 2020

„The Thorax“ - Therapeutic Thai and Osteo Course

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 13,500.-


20 to 24 January 2020

Thai Massage with the Feet

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 12,500.-


27 to 31 January 2020

Thai Massage and the 5 Bodies

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 12,500.-


3 to 7 February 2020

Bridging class

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


3 to 7 February 2020

Abdominal Chi Massage I

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


10 to 14 February 2020

Abdominal Chi Massage II

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 12,500.-


10 to 14 February 2020

Thai Massage in the Side Position

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


10 to 14 February 2020

AnaThai 1, lower body

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


17 to 21 February 2020

AnaThai 2, upper body

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


17 to 21 February 2020

Advanced & Stretches

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


22 February 2020

Herbal Treatment & Steambath

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,000.-


24 to 28 February 2020

Fieldwork

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 10,000.-


2 to 13 March 2020

Therapeutic Thai Massage

10 days / 60 hours, Baht 17,000.-


9 to 13 March 2020

Bridging class

5 day / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


16 to 20 March 2020

Thai Massage in the Side Position

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


23 to 27 March 2020

Advanced & Stretches

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


28 March 2020

Herbal Treatment & Steambath

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,000.-


30 March to 3 April 2020

Fieldwork

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 10,000.-


25 to 29 May 2020

Bridging class

5 days / 6 hours, Baht 8,500.-


1 to 5 June 2020

Thai Massage in the Side Position

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


8 to 12 June 2020

Advanced & Stretches

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


13 June 2020

Herbal Treatment & Steambath

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,000.-


15 to 19 June 2020

Fieldwork

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 10,000.-


22 to 26 June 2020

Bridging class

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


22 to 26 June 2020

Structural Energy Lines

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


29 June to 3 July 2020

Structural Energy Lines 2

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 12,500.-


29 June to 3 July 2020

Thai Massage in the Side Position

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


6 to 10 July 2020

Advanced & Stretches

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


6 to 10 July 2020

Body Assessment

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


11 July 2020

Herbal Treatment & Steambath

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,000.-


13 to 17 July 2020

Fieldwork

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 10,000.-


20 to 31 July 2020

Therapeutic Thai Massage

10 days / 30 hours, Baht 17,000.-


10 to 14 August 2020

Bridging class

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


17 to 21 August 2020

Thai Massage in the Side Position

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


24 to 28 August 2020

Advanced & Stretches

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


29 August 2020

Herbal Treatment & Steambath

1 day / 6 hours, Baht 2,000.-


31 Aug. to 4 Sept. 2020

Fieldwork

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 10,000.-


7 to 18 September 2020

Therapeutic Thai Massage

10 days / 60 hours, Baht 17,000.-


21 to 25 September 2020

Bridging class

5 day / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


21 to 25 September 2020

Structural Energy Lines

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


28 September to 2 October 2020

Structural Energy Lines 2

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 12,500.-


28 Sept. to 2 Oct. 2020

Thai Massage in the Side Position

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 8,500.-


5 to 9 October 2020

Body Assessment

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


21 to 25 December 2020

Structural Energy Lines

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-


28 December 2020 to 1 January 2021

Structural Energy Lines 2

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 12,500.-


4 to 8 January 2021

Body Assessment

5 days / 30 hours, Baht 11,500.-