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Thai Elements
with Sebastian Bruno

Thai Massage & Traditional Thai Medicine
7-Day Retreat in Portugal

Sep 5th - 11th, 2022

Learn the foundation of Thai Massage in the context of Thai Healing Arts. Understanding its origins and evolution - this course presents the theory behind the practice.


Join Sebastian Bruno for a 7-Day certified course in Europe. 


Join Sebastian Bruno, Co-Founder of ThaiVedic, to explore the Heart of Thai Massage and Traditional Thai Medicine, conscious touch, non-verbal communication, meditation , prayer, ritual, mantras, Reusi Dat Ton (Thai Yoga) and more.

For the past 17 years Sebastian has been immersed in the learning and practice of Traditional Thai Massage and Thai Medicine; rooted in the Five Element Theory and Buddhist principles of mindfulness, kindness, and compassion; studying with genuine Masters and lineage holders.


Sebastian is the co-founder of ThaiVedic International School of Holistic Healing, drawing wisdom from the traditions of Ayurveda, Traditional Thai Medicine, and Yoga Therapy. Based in Asia for the last 15 years, Sebastian travels around the world sharing his practice through sessions, classes, and workshops.


White Sand and Stone

Thai Elements invokes the wisdom inherent in the natural Elements - Space, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth and Consciousness, as viewed in the Thai Tradition.

As an independent branch of ThaiVedic - an International School of Holistic Medicine - Thai Elements focuses on Thai Healing Arts, presenting aspects of the system of Thai Medicine as close to its original/traditional format as possible.

The aspiration is to present Thai Massage within the context of Traditional Thai Medicine in a way that honors lineage and tradition. Preserving the body of knowledge shared with me by genuine teachers and lineage holders.



Thai Massage has become an increasingly popular healing modality all around the world. Yet, to fully tap into its potential, power and effectiveness one needs to understand and apply it within the context of the medicinal system it came from- Traditional Thai Medicine.

Thai Massage is part of the branches of the Great Tree of Traditional Thai Medicine. This Tree has 5 major roots:

  • Internal Medicine (plant, animal and mineral material) ​

  • External Medicine (Reusi Dat Ton, Thai Massage, Acupressure, Tok Sen, Scraping, medicated oils, herbal compresses, balms, liniments….) 

  • Divinatory Sciences (palmistry, Jyotish astrology, numerology.)

  • Magic Sciences (mantras, invocations, incantations, shamanism, Sak Yam, magic….)

  • Buddhist Medicine.



These roots are weaved together by Buddhist principles and Element theory creating a unique, comprehensive system of healing wisdom.  


As a natural medicine, it uses the Five Element theory to understand individuality and diagnose imbalances. As a spiritual practice it incorporates Buddhist principles and practices such as of Vipassana (insight) and the Four Brahamaviharas (Divine states of Mind)- Metta, Karuna, Mudita, Uppekha (loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity).  ​


Powerful stretches and deep acupressure are applied carefully along as a fluid mindful dance creating a relaxed supported body work that allows a profound sense of space and relaxation, congruence, alignment and therapeutic results.


Intro to Thai Massage & Thai Medicine

- Figureheads of TTM
- Wai Khru
- Roots of Thai Medicine
- 6 Element Model
- 5 Layers of the Body
- Sen
- Bhramaviharas
- Daily cycles
- Causes of Imbalance
- Medicinal tastes
- Bodywork practice
- And more….


Join us in stunning Seixal Portugal

6 nights accomodation plus

daily breakfast & lunch included


A twenty-minute ferry across the river to Lisbon, Seixal is a small, riverside town upon the southern banks of the River Tagus. The town is full of charm and feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon. Seixal has beautiful views across the river towards the city skyline.




Early Bird from 1,500 Euros

Price includes 6 nights dorm accomodation

plus daily breakfast and lunch. 

Room upgrades are available.

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