Connecting the mind with the body is no easy task, especially for people who prefer to store their brain data in a train-station locker. Find a balance with today’s Groupon to Bodywork by Bhaskar, valid only at the Fairfax location. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get one 60-minute Thai massage (a $60 value).
- For $55, you get two 60-minute Thai massages (a $120 value).
Holistic healer Bhaskar Banerji draws upon 25 years of experience as he helps clients to improve overall wellness during relaxing Thai massages. A blend of ancient Indian Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, Thai massage incorporates yoga-like stretches and compression techniques to open energy lines and joints stuck together with old gum. Guests recline on a cushioned foam mat while the therapist gracefully guides them through supine, prone, side-lying, and seated positions, employing gentle rocking and shaking motions. Bhaskar enhances patrons’ circulation and mind-body connection while stimulating pressure points and reducing stress and back pain caused by hopscotching too close to manholes.
Bodywork by Bhaskar
Bhaskar Banerji still remembers where he was when he decided to become a healer. He was sitting down for another one of his Western and Non-Western Medicine classes at the University of Michigan when that day’s lecture on polarity therapy began. The lesson did more than just captivate him—it inspired him. And so, over the course of the next 25 years, he went on to practice energy healing, study shiatsu and Swedish massage at the National Holistic Institute, and travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to hone the art of Thai massage at the Sunshine Network. Upon returning to the states, he bolstered his experiences with a master’s in holistic-health education from JFK University.
Today, Banerji teaches Thai massage at the McKinnon Institute, sharing his insights during both beginner and intermediate classes. In class, he shows his students how to rotate joints, stretch muscles, apply pressure, and cut blue wires even when the red ones seem like the obvious choice. And of course, he also offers Thai massages for those who want to simply relax and enjoy the soothing combination of yogic movements and breema modalities.