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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.


Thai Massage
Balance of Energy

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Modern lifestyles are becoming more demanding and as our world increases in speed, there is a powerful need to stop and rediscover our natural balance.

In Thailand there is a style of massage that has been handed down over 2000 years from the time of the Buddha. The Art of Nuad Bo-Rarn or Lazy Man's Yoga focuses on the rebalancing of one's internal energies. Stretching the muscles in various yogic postures, it relieves built up tension and toxins that are then processed by the body bringing about a stronger immune system and generalized health.

Thailand is well known for it's massage shops and health spas.  You will be pampered under the skillful guidance of the staff while your body will be coaxed into a state of serene tranquility, enhanced beauty and vigorous health.

Join us in a rejuvenating journey through the art of Thai Massage.

Sirinapha (Wa), Yadarun (A), Peter and Mesa (May) of Natural Energy private spa.
Walking into the soothing atmosphere of Natural Energy Spa is a respite from the outside world.
Wa, A, and May are welcoming and fun-loving.


We were given loose massage wear to put on so that our clothing wouldn't bind us during the massage.
Yadarun, known as A, gently washes Akaisha's feet, removing the dust of the day.


When A settles Akaisha onto the massage mat, she calms her mind from distraction. She then asks the Buddha that she may cause no harm, and only bring healing. She has been taught to direct her focus to assist in releasing any karma trapped in her client's body. She also thanks her teacher for passing down this information to her in training. This mental preparation helps A to concentrate and become in tune or 'aligned' with her client.


After her prayers of thanks are finished, Mesa (known as May) begins by loosening up Billy's feet. There are 6 acupressure points on the foot, and 5 meridian lines both on the top and the bottom. These are pressed to open up the energy lines of the body, creating a balance of Chi or energy flow.


Here, A uses the weight of her body to press down on the two main arteries from Akaisha's pelvis to her legs. She does this several times, shutting the blood flow off then flushing out the legs by way of rushing the blood back through them. This cleanses the lower half of the body and carries toxins out through the blood, to be processed later by the body's internal organs.


Using her full body force to push against the muscles of Akaisha's thigh, simultaneously A pulls on Akaisha's ankles. Our legs carry an immense amount of tension and these strong muscles hold our backs in line. By releasing out-of-balance tightness it helps to relax the whole body and eases back pain if we are out of alignment.


May leans against one of Billy's legs and presses down on the other. Stretching out the pelvis and opening up the hip joints, this is done gently and never more than the client can tolerate. All we have to do is relax and have the therapist do the work! Aaaaahhhhhhh.......


 A is using a technique whereby she presses deeply with her thumbs down onto the energy lines in the leg. There are combinations of acupressure points and meridian lines where she releases blocked Chi and relaxes tight muscles.


May leans on one of Billy's shoulders while pressing down on Billy's leg over the opposite knee opening up the tight muscles of the upper thighs and the buttocks. She uses her foot to anchor Billy's so that there is no sudden sliding out of place to cause harm. This stretch is done slowly bringing no trauma to the client and is done on both sides of the body. Spinal twists are believed to flush out the spleen, pancreas, colon and gall bladder.


Acupressure points and meridian lines are activated down Billy's arm. May uses the combination of her body weight and her thumb strength to perform this part of the massage.


With strong force, May presses down into the 5 energy lines and 6 acupressure points of Billy's hand. This releases built up tension and opens the channels for the Chi to be 'snapped' out of the fingers in the next massage sequence. This close up of May shows the special technique for stretching the hand out to access the acupressure points more directly.


A 'snaps' the energy out of Akaisha's hand following the 5 Chi meridians. As A is doing this technique, she mentally focuses on releasing any sickness, any stress or any negative energies that Akaisha may have. She surrenders herself into a mental position of "how can I help my client?"


Northern Thailand Chiang Mai massage techniques utilize the body and weight of both client and therapist. Here Akaisha's feet are in front of A's knees while A stands full force on Akaisha's thighs. A pushes on Akaisha's back up and down both sides of her spine. This massages internal organs as well.


After utilizing her knees to work the strong and dense buttocks muscles, A once again pulls lightly on Akaisha's upper body. A good naturedly laughs at Akaisha's 'moaning' sounds. These stretching poses are designed to assist the body to digest food and to target the cleansing of various organs that are responsible for filtering the toxins from within our body. Back bends, for instance target the cleansing of the liver, removing the toxins this important organ filters.


May places Billy's arm over her thigh while lifting up on his shoulder. She then reaches in between his shoulder blade and back to get to the tension lodged there. 


May massages Billy's face releasing tension in his sinus passages. A client may request simply a head and shoulder massage for an hour if one is so inclined.


Lots of acupressure points in the ears! This feels lovely! All tensions go out.....


Now opening up the channels down the neck releasing tension and blocks that often bring headaches.


This position stretches Billy's arm as May uses the 'point' of her elbow to get into those closed and tight neck muscles.


Pulling on Billy's arms, May pushes against his back with her feet opening up his chest cavity. Muscles in Billy's shoulders and back are also stimulated.


After all this massage workout, we are given hot tea and moist cold towels to wash our face and hands.
Great service! It is recommended to drink water at this time to utilize your body's increased blood circulation to assist the flushing out of the toxins released during the massage.


Although we did not take advantage of their herbal massage, the staff create herbal packs utilizing 10 different fresh herbs that grow on the hillsides of the Northern regions of Thailand. These herbs are sliced, chopped, shredded and pounded by the massage therapists and then tightly bound into herbal packs. The packs are then heated and are used in combination with an oil massage to bring about healing effects through the skin.


Prices range from 200 Baht for a 1 hour Thai massage to 1300 Baht for a Deluxe Package lasting 3 hours. If you are in the Ancient Walled City of Chiang Mai, treat yourself to set up an appointment for your own spa package.


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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

Retire Early Lifestyle appeals to a different kind of person – the person who prizes their independence, values their time, and who doesn’t want to mindlessly follow the crowd.

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