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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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






 

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"

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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,  Thai Therapeutic Massage,  Womblifting,  Post-Partum Care,  Food as Medicine and Related Herbal Therapies -- our classes are for 10 to 25 days with a maximum of 12 students from novice to professional. But what's really unique about us as a 'live-in' school is our extra-curricular guests and non-studying partners, some of whom come 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.


SOME GOOD NEWS!
January 16th, 2022

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    There will be no January 15th  cut-off  for Test & Go.
 
The Thai Government has just announced that foreigners  who already have a Thailand Pass Arrival Date can continue to enter the country after January 15th. You can use your 'Test & Go QR Code' to stay for one night while you wait for the test results. If negative you will then be free to travel.

For those who have not applied for the Thailand Pass, no new registrations  are being processed for the moment. Foreign visitors can only enter through the PHUKET SANDBOX PROGRAM or  agree to QUARANTINE ON ARRIVAL -- 7 days for the vaccinated, 10 days for the non vaccinated.

We  will continue to post further announcements about entry regulations right here on www.homprang.com.       

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NEW CALENDAR PAGE
(click to see the whole of it)
to
JANUARY 2023
(or click on the red date to see the new courses quickly directly)
 

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OUR POST-COVID RULES

    1.) Everybody must be vaccinated;

    2.) Everybody must live here with us  -- for the moment we don't accept Non-live-in students;

    3.) The school will provide regular temperature-taking plus swab tests;

    4.) Trips into town only for good reasons -- and with great care & consideration for others.
 


OUR THREE COURSE-SERIES, 2022-23

A number of students have expressed the desire to study with Homprang for 2 or 3 months in a row, and we understand that as everyone in the world is so longing to get away and do something at last. The individual may take as many or few of each Series as he or she wishes, and there is substantial free time for R&R in each series. (Do ask us if you have questions.)

SERIES ONE (Xmas & New Years  2021-22)
Dec. 22nd to 31st, 2021 - completed with 4 students
60hr WOMBLIFTING & POSTPARTUM CARE  

Jan. 3rd to 27th, 2022 - in progress with 2 students
150hr SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE COURSE

February 3rd to the 12th, 2022
HERBAL THERAPIES w/ FOOD AS MEDICINE 

February 17th to 26th, 2022
 60hr WOMBLIFTING, POSTPARTUM CARE  


SERIES TWO (Songkran & Easter) 2022)
March 4th to 17th, 2022
80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE
  

March 21st to 30th, 2022
60hr WOMBLIFTING, POSTPARTUM CARE

April 18th to May 12th, 2022
150hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE

May 17th to 28th, 2022
HERBAL THERAPIES w/ FOOD AS MEDICINE 

SERIES THREE (Loi Krathong & Xmas) 2022-2023)
September  29th to October 11th, 2022
80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE
  

October 15th to 24th, 2022
HERBAL THERAPIES w/ FOOD AS MEDICINE 

November  15th to December  9th, 2022
150hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE

December 13th to 22nd, 2022
60hr WOMBLIFTING, POSTPARTUM CARE

December 26th to 30th, 2022
30hr FOOT REFLEXOLOGY

January. 3rd to 27th, 2023
150hr SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE COURSE

You can  visit our CALENDAR PAGE for a full description of each course.
 

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 ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Updated as of January 14th, 2022

GUARANTEE: All our courses will take place regardless of the number of students who get here.

The new 7-10 day Quarantine Regulation is scheduled to be reviewed on January 22nd.
The Omicron threat  in Thailand appears to be less serious than expected. Indeed, there is a good possibility that Thailand will revert to the 1 day RT-PCR Test in mid-January, or even the quick NTK (anti-gen) test.  If it does do that, you will have plenty of time to submit a new Thailand Pass Application for our course offerings in February and March. So do be smart,  hopeful -- and well-prepared!

As things stand, if you're in Thailand already you should arrive at Baanhom at least the day before any course as the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) will be at 7am on the first morning,  i.e. you should arrive at Baanhom on January 2nd, February 2nd, February 16th -- or whenever).

If you are arriving on a Domestic Flight from Phuket or Bangkok or anywhere else in Thailand we will meet you at the airport if you give us your time and flight details – Homprang's brother, Saman, or nephew, Up. will hold up a sign with your name on it. If you don't see one of them immediately stay where you are by the Baggage Room exit and they will come and find you. Do not budge from there or they won't!)

If you arrive on an International Flight and have to undergo the 1 day waiting period or, as it is at the moment,  the 7 day Quarantine in Bangkok, we will meet you when you arrive at the Chiang Mai Airport as you will already have been tested and released and can move about freely.

If you arrive directly at the  Chiang Mai Airport from abroad and have to quarantine in Chiang Mai for 1 day or for 7 (as is the current "temporary" regulation), we will not be allowed to meet you on arrival. You should instead follow the instructions on our Calendar Page for coming out to us after you finish.

And needless to say, students who have Deposits and/or Credits with us are welcome to use them to pay their bills after they get here. And needless to say as well to all of you who have been so patient and generous -- THANKS!

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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.

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A Zoom Presentation:
"HERB'S FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH"

   

CLICK HERE for Part 1 (15 minutes) of the Zoom Presentation, "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.

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

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 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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