Baan Hom Samunphrai A  Herbal Health Centre & School

 Chiangmai, Thailand

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

    
     
 
      Under the control of
the
 Thai Ministry of Education
     Chor Mor 04-004/2554

 

 

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Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

 


 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

tel.  053-817-362
tel.  053-124-164

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com
 

 


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

 

 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362
tel.  053-124-164

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362
tel.  053-124-164

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

 

tel.  053-817-362
tel.  053-124-164

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

 

 

         MEMBER OF
The  Association of Thai Tradi-
    tional Healers (Chiang Mai)


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 Under the control of the Thai
        Ministry of Education:
      Chor Mor 04-004/2554

"The House of Sweet Smelling Herbs"

GENERAL INTRODUCTION. You can click on what interests you below.

We're a Traditional Thai Massage School and Herbal Medicine Centre as well as a sort of Thai village inn with Live-in Accommodations for both students and guests. Licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education, we offer courses in Traditional Thai Massage,  Womblifting and  Related Herbal Therapies -- our classes are for 10 to 25 days with a maximum of 12 live-in students from novice to professional. But what's really unique about us as a school  is our guests and non-studying partners, some even with children. Indeed, everybody is welcome here, and anybody can sit around our big table or in a chair on the screened porch upstairs in one of our old wooden farmhouses.

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Our Director, the well-known teacher, Homprang Chaleekanha, is licensed as a Traditional Doctor, Herbal Pharmacologist, and Midwife by the Thai Ministry of Public Health, and our Certificates recognized  by The Thai Ministry of Education. In addition, we host Groups, Conferences and Seminars (up to 20 participants) for those who want to come here with their own teachers and/or special interests. And this is also the home of the poet, Christopher Woodman, and we welcome writers, artists, musicians, actors, philosophers, circus performers and indeed anyone who is troubled by whatever you call that thing buzzing around  in your bonnet.

 

HOW TO GET HERE:

You can print out our Map in Thai and English to get here. It takes 15-20 minutes from the Chiang Mai city centre in a tuk tuk (3 wheeler), song taew (red pick-up truck taxi) or blue & yellow passenger-car taxi -- they all cost about the same. Our phone numbers are all there so when the driver gets lost he can phone us.

There are more maps and information on our Where We Are page.

 

NEW COVID COURSE SERIES

1 hour Rasidaton (Thai Yoga),
6 hours Class with private room,
3 meals (all diets) & free herbal steambaths.

With Special 15% Covid Discount Rates:

  60hr Course: 9 Study Days + 1 day  off  @ Bt. 20,900 -15%) =   Bt. 17,765
  80hr Course: 12 Study Days + 1 day  off  @ Bt. 27,500 -15%)Bt. 23,290
150hr Course: 22 Study Days + 3 days off  @ Bt. 51,700 -15%) = Bt. 43,945

Everything is included at Baan Hom Samunphrai, so you don't have to spend a penny anywhere else -- and to be safe in class we don't want everybody in & out of town anyway. And you've got Maw Homprang as your teacher with the  best assistant teachers, most beautiful garden, meditation sala, wifi, bicycles, delicious food, good talk-- and a training for a lifetime! What better way to use this crisis, for you & for us?

And it's such a safe place to be as Thailand has almost no Covid19. In addition our students are regularly tested and, even more importantly, don't move around -- it's an enclosed community!

E-mail us: baanhom@homprang.com
or telephone 081.885.1429 -- Homprang direct.

You can go to our CALENDAR PAGE for more Information.
 

 


2020-2021 COVID19 COURSE SERIES.

The following courses can be taken one by one or in a Series.

The original idea was to meet the needs of foreigners who found themselves trapped in Thailand last March and now, 7 months later, don't want to go home. With help from us some of them have been granted Student Visas to study at Baan Hom Samunphrai, and are with us right now in the 80hr Thai Massage Course below.

But the series is also designed for foreigners abroad who desperately want to get away from home and do something positive with their lives. We are helping a number of them to apply for Student Visas so they can come to  Thailand to study with us for 2 or 3 months. Of course they know they have to do the 14 Day Quarantine first, but we are optimistic that the first batch of these brave students will be arriving soon -- which means our classes will be filling up again!

For the moment we are offering a 15% Covid Discount to help to make this possible.

In addition we are offering a 2nd Course Series from February to April 2021 -- you will find that plus course descriptions on our  CALENDAR PAGE.

 

 

THAI MASSAGE  +  HERBAL WORKSHOP COURSES

1st SERIES -- Oct. 2020 to Jan. 2021.

1.) Oct 19th to 31st,  2020                 80hr THAI MASSAGE                             In Progress

2.)   Nov. 3rd to 12th,  2020 60hr WOMBLIFTING & POSTPARTUM CARE           OPEN

3.)  Nov 16th to 25th, 2020   60hr HERBAL WORKSHOP & FOOD AS MEDICINE   OPEN

4.) Nov 29th to Dec 23rd 2020        150hr THAI MASSAGE                                  OPEN

5.)  Dec 27th to 30th, 2020   30hr FOOT REFLEXOLOGY WORKSHOP                     OPEN

6.) Jan 4th to 28th, 2021       150hr SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE        OPEN

For more details you can go to our CALENDAR PAGE.

 

 

 

OUR TREATMENTS:     

Among other services, we offer Thai Traditional Massage and Herbal Steam Baths in a small village 9 kms southwest of Chiang Mai. But it's essential to phone ahead as we are very small -- 

  tel. 053.817.362 or 093.827.9466 - Thai speaking staff members.

  tel. 081.885.1429 - English or Thai direct to Homprang (8.00am or after 6.00pm is best for her.)

A Full Massage takes about two hours and costs 800 baht -- a Foot Massage is 400 baht and takes about one hour. Either can be combined with a  Herbal Steam Bath (200 baht) which can take up to an hour and includes dips in our cooling pool along with home-grown herbal tea.

If you think you might benefit from a special Therapeutic Massage (1300 baht), Therapeutic Massage with Herbal Compresses (1600 baht), or Womb-lifting (1600 baht), you can discuss your condition with Homprang. Indeed, you may come just for an informal talk about your condition with her -- there is no charge for that. And we welcome visitors.

 (You can click here  for a list of our Treatments and Charges.)     

                 
                           You will walk by this moss-covered waterpot under our Bo Tree as you enter.

 

OUR ACCOMMODATIONS:  

Beside students and their partners, our guests include individuals of all ages, couples and whole families who come to us for a variety of reasons: the beauty of the place, the good company around our big table, the herbal steam baths, massages and other therapies, and of course the opportunity to relax, catch up, recover, or get on with some personal project. There are no coffee shops, restaurants, bars or even 7/11s around us, so you can't just walk out our door for urban refreshment. On the other hand, we have rice fields, the river, small local temples and earth-markets everywhere, and very likely you will be the only foreigner wherever you go, on foot or by bicycle. It's rough, simple, and there's an awful lot of litter, but it's also somehow more than just there, and much more than beautiful.

You can find out more about what it's like in "Where We Are."

You can go to "Accommodations" for a description of our houses, and  here  for our Rates.

 
Baan Uii Dee with its hand-made green tiles -- always cool and  fresh under bare feet (no shoes are worn on any of our floors). You can see how the floor is used in the various photos of students preparing herbs for herbal compresses and steam baths in the subsequent pages.

 

 HOMPRANG CHALEEKANHA
 (you can click on the photo to see some of the things she does) 

Baan Hom Samunphrai is the home of Maw Samunphrai ("Herbal Medicine Doctor") Homprang Chaleekanha, 61, a specialist in Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Boran) and Thai Yoga (Rasidaton) who also practices Thai Therapeutic Massage, Midwifery and Herbal Medicine. 'Maw Hom,' as she is called, grew up in a small village on the Burmese border with no road or electricity, the only 'doctor' being her rice-farming grandmother who doubled as the local mid­wife and herbalist -- there's more about her grandmother here. Maw Hom is now not only licensed by the Thai Ministry of Public Health as a Traditional Doctor but as a Herbal Pharmacologist, a Traditional Midwife, and a Massage Teacher, and her school is approved by the Thai Ministry of Education. She has also travelled widely in Europe and North America, and is fluent in English as well as Thai, a rare facility among genuine traditional healers. And finally, Homprang is very active in the local Thai community, and volunteers her time and expertise to Thai patients as well as to the growing number of Thai students coming back to their traditional medicine. And she's an inspiring leader.

  

Maw Hom comparing notes with a Canadian Botanist; enjoying her friends by the pool; working with two professional colleagues, one Thai, one English; leading the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) at 7am.

Introducing her western students to Acharn Suwan, a Buddhist philosopher & herbalist, at his simple garden retreat in Chiang Dao; demonstrating 'Womb-lifting' at an International Health Exhibition; with her colleagues at The Association of Thai Traditional Healers -- as a group they are heavily involved with teaching young Thai students old medicine!

   

All the above roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruit have medicinal value, and Maw Hom will show you them if not in her own herb  garden then in her community or earth market. In the final photo, Maw Hom is showing Thai children from an International School how medicines were made when she was a child.  The students all left with a little bottle of Tiger Balm made by themselves. This, she feels, is some of her most influential work.

 

               HOW OTHERS SEE US:

 

 An appreciation of us by Brie Jacobs.

"Thailand for me was such a beautiful, eye opening, majestic experience. I took over 4,000 photos in an effort to preserve the impressions as much as possible for when I got back home. Its something I want to relive over and over ."
                                       (May 12th to July 2nd, 2015)

    Click on Brie's Porch for an inspired visual diary.
 

 

  A glimpse through Bulgarian eyes.

    

                                           from the Blog of ANNIE PECHEVA

 

 HOW HOMPRANG SEES HER STUDENTS & FLOWERS.

Homprang frequently takes photos in class with her smart-phone and posts them on her FACEBOOK PAGE. But she loves her garden as well, and often posts what she finds particularly striking as she moves among her flowers, medicinal plants, shrubs and trees just at daybreak. In actual fact she's attending to her numerous Spirit Houses at that hour, and a very substantial following of people from all over the world accompany her as she goes.

This is the Ganesha shrine under the Bo Tree as you walk in along the wall. He has just been given a glass of clear water, a stalk of sugar cane, and two fresh pineapples, which he loves.

    You can click on the orchids to see Ganesha better.

 

 

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