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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Christopher Woodman

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Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362tel.  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.  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.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

 

 

      
 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.

 

GOOD NEWS!!!

OUR NEW 'PROVISIONAL CALENDAR' IS UP AT LAST --

YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO SEE IT.

SEPTEMBER 2021 TO JUNE 2022.

If you know there is a course or series of courses you would like to take in person here at Baan Hom Samunphrai, please let us know and we will be pleased to pencil you in. We will commit ourselves to the Calendar by the end of June, and at that point you should go ahead and  book your flights -- for travel advice and visa information  you can go to the bottom of our TRAINING PAGE.

We close our courses at 12, and if a course has 8 or more applicants we will ask you to make a definite commitment. If by the end of September flights to Thailand are back to normal, we may ask for deposits again to be sure that each course is as full as possible -- a full course is to everybody's advantage!

 

AND SOME VERY GOOD LOCAL NEWS TOO.

INTRODUCING THE NEW CHALEEKANHA.COM
 ZOOM TEAM.

Dear Friends, Guests and Students,

    I'm very proud to introduce the new Chaleekanha.com Team that has been working on Zoom-type presentations of my herbal work at The Baan Hom Samunphrai School.

      That's my niece Ann Chaleekanha (25) on the left with my nephew Man Chaleekanha (23) at the controls -- they're both Thai Massage Therapists who are now developing IT skills as well, and Ann with her degree in Hotel Management has become our Business Manager.

     In the background you can see me preparing a Zoom Presentation called 'Herbs for Women's Health' which I gave at the 2021 Annual Thai Medicine & Massage Gathering organized by Rose Griscom's Institute of Thai Massage in New Jersey along with  Nephyr Jacobsen's Naga Center in Oregon. And the Chaleekanha.com team did all the production for that presentation  for the very first time. (You can see it just below.)

    Not visible is my youngest sister, Giab (Sasiwimol) Chaleekanha (43)the Chaleekanha.com Tech Director -- she's taking the photo. Giab has an M.A. in IT from The King Mongkut Institute of Technology (Lad Krabang) and is also studying Thai Traditional Medicine. And that's my niece Pop Chaleekanha (18) just behind Man in the photo -- she's part of the team but wants to study, yes, Modern Medicine as well. ("Holistic Health Care" is about caring for the whole person, and the world  needs M.D.'s with Holistic knowledge too!). (That's Pop and Anne at the controls just to  the right.)

     The new team is calling itself by our family name, 'Chaleekanha,' and will be opening a new website to be called Chaleekanha.com. They hope to continue to do Zoom presentations on Herbal Medicine even after the school opens again in September 2021.

    With love and best wishes to everybody reading this -- wish you were here! And speaking of here, do sign up for some of those new courses on our 2021-2022 Baan Hom Samunphrai Calendar.

                                                                                       Homprang Chaleekanha

                                  LIVE!

   

CLICK HERE for Part 1 (15 minutes) of the Zoom Presentation being prepared in the photo just above. Entitled "Plai (Zingerber) and other Herbs for Women's Health," Homprang delivered it live at the  Annual Thai Massage and Medicine Gathering organized by Rose J. Grsicom of the Institute of Thai Massage in New Jersey and Nephyr Jacobsen of The Naga Center School of Traditional Thai Medicine in Oregon, USA. This was the Chaleekanha.com Team's first production. Congratulations!

To view the whole 46 Minute Zoom Presentation you can go to the HERBAL  THERAPIES & WOMBLIFTING section of our TRAINING PAGE.

THIS PAGE IS IN PROGRESS: the Videos will be operational very soon!

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HOMPRANG CHALEEKANHA

 (Click on the Photo to see other things she does.)

Baan Hom Samunphrai is the home of Maw Samunphrai ("Herbal Medicine Doctor") Homprang Chaleekanha, 62, a specialist in Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Boran) and Thai Yoga (Rasidaton) who also practices Thai Therapeutic Massage, Midwifery and Herbal Medicine. In the photo above  she is making a compress with fresh herbs, one of the favourite activities of her students from all over the world. (If you click on the Photo you can see some of the other beautiful and mysterious things she does with her students.)

'Maw Hom' 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.

Homprang 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 very rare facility among genuine traditional healers. And finally, Homprang has for years been very active in the local Thai community, and has volunteered her time and expertise to Thai patients as well as to the growing number of Thai students who are rediscovering their roots.

    

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.

 

 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.
 

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