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  1. To be clear I teach at 2 schools in San Francisco. One of then is a Thai School. We offer a 500 hour course in Traditional Thai Massage. I don't teach Thai massage but I teach the 64 hours of anatomy and 24 hours of pathology that are part of the program. I have been to Ajijic 7 times. I will be volunteering to teach an 8 hr anatomy course to Mexican massage therapists during my next stay. If anyone knows of someone skilled in Traditional Thai massage than I would be interested in a session. -Thanks
  2. I will be visiting Ajijic in June and am looking for someone who does Thai massage. Is there anyone trained in Thai massage in the area?
  3. How much does it cost to rent a taxi/Uber from Ajijic to San Miguel? According to Google Maps it is about a 5 hr trip. Is it better to fly to Leon and go from there?
  4. I am also from CT (now in San Francisco) and also considering moving down to Lakeside in 2 years. You said that the primary reasons to move to MX is that it was less expensive and for a better climate for health and sanity. Having lived in CT for most of my life I can say that the weather in comparison to CT is amazing! Although I can't confirm this I have heard it said that National Geographic said that Lakeside has the 2nd best weather in the world. This is also a primary draw for me to go. I just Googled Tucson weather averages and Ajijic weather averages and I see that averages in 2 months of the year it says 100 degrees and 3 months average in the 90s. I realize that this is dry heat but personally I find this too hot. In comparison Ajijic/Lakeside has 3 months highs in the 80s. To me Lakeside weather is much better. You stated weather for "heath and sanity" so I am guessing that you mean you what to hike and kayak and do outdoor activities. If so, depending on what you find to be ideal weather, I think that Lakeside is a clear winner. Since I work in healthcare and do work similar to a physical therapist I see good PTs charging 30/hr down in Lakeside. This is much cheaper that in the US. I would expect lower prices in MX for healthcare. I find most things are cheaper in MX. Your 2000 rent in CT would likely be half that in Lakeside and maybe less. It would depend on where you wanted to be in Lakeside since Ajijic (my favorite town) prices seem to be much higher. Because the weather is so good you may find yourself outdoors more often and may not require as much space as you would in CT where you spend a large percentage of time indoors. There are many retired folks in Lakeside with a majority in Ajijic. Realize that there are not as many younger folks. That being said the people I have met in my 7 trips to Ajijic I find very interesting. When I go to Lakeside I always walk and use the bus system. I do not plan to have a car when I move to MX. Best of luck!
  5. Is there anyone in town that does website design?
  6. Hello - This will be my 6th trip to Ajijic and I am considering retiring to the area in 3 years. I have a few questions for my trip. 1) Is anyone interested in going for a medium intensity hike up in the hills? I have been up once before on a previous trip. I am thinking 1 or 2 hours in duration. 2) Are there any restaurants open on Easter? My second day in Ajijic is Easter Sunday. 3) Is anyone interested in talking to me about working or volunteering in Ajijic? I do clinical massage and have a grad degree in rehab science. I work with injuries similar to physical therapy. I am curious if there is any opportunity to work or if not than opportunities to volunteer. I am glad to pay for lunch or dinner in return for your help/information.
  7. I am a 52 and currently living in San Francisco. I have been to Ajijic 5 times over the last 2 years and really like it. I could see myself retiring full time to Mexico. I may soon start going to Ajijic one week of each month. I call what I do clinical bodywork. I have a grad degree in rehabilitation science and am a licensed massage therapist. I also teach a neuromuscular technique that was developed in the San Francisco Bay area. My clients come in with all types of pain issues such as back, shoulder, neck, knee, elbow, hand, foot and ankle etc. The techniques I do are very effective for post-surgical rehabilitation. Since I use techniques to work with injuries that very few Mexicans have been trained in would I be able to do this work in Ajijic at some point? I would also be interested in training the Mexican physical therapists and others that would like to learn the techniques I use. I would also consider volunteering at a physical therapy clinic. Does anyone have any advice for me about doing my rehabilitation techniques and/or for volunteering down in Ajijic?
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