3 days, 20 hours - Saturday, May 30 to Monday, June 1, 2020 (9 am to 4:30 pm) - London, UK - £450 (includes all materials)- In this workshop we learn to mix and prepare fresh and dry herbs and rhizomes, and we practice giving and receiving Thai herbal treatments within the context of massage and bodywork sessions.. Each participant returns home with a supply of herbs and compresses for future practice. The workshop is open to massage therapists, bodyworkers, spa therapists, alternative healers, couples and friends. No previous experience in herbalism is required. All materials are included in registration fee.
At: School of Thai Yoga Massage, May 30-June 1, 2020
Address: London, UK
Registration: registration page
NOTE: This course has been cancelled because of corona virus.
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Cost: £450, includes all steamers, plus materials, herbal compresses, teas and balms for take-home use. To reserve a spot, make payment in full, or make a minimum deposit of £250 to hold your place.
Thai Herbal Intensive Workshop
Luk pra kob (Thai herbal compress therapy) is a very important element of the healing traditions of Thailand. Fresh and dry Thai herbs and roots are mixed, wrapped into compresses, steamed, and then applied to the body. Unfortunately, many herbal compress courses are rudimentary, and do not provide adequate training for advanced application techniques and mixing and preparing of herbs. This course is different. We will mix and prepare compresses using Thai medicinal herbs and materials that are available in our region, and we will learn ways to extend herbal benefits to clients after they receive a treatment.
This workshop is for beginners as well as those who have previously studied herbal compresses. The basic schedule is as follows: Day 1: Opening ceremonies; Introduction to basic herbs used in Thai massage; Review of healing properties, preparing, mixing and steaming herbs for compresses; Basic application techniques; How to warm energy lines (sen) and blocked areas before working on them. Day 2: Integrating compresses into Thai massage sessions; Variations in application techniques; Practice giving and receiving. Day 3: Handling the steamer efficiently; Herbal compress recipes; Preparation of herbal bath infusions and herbal teas; One-on-one supervised practice; Closing ceremonies.
This is a unique opportunity to study closely with the teacher, and to work in an intimate setting with a small group of people. Samples of herbs, materials and compresses are distributed to students so they may continue practicing as soon as they return home.
For more information or to reserve your space in this workshop, contact Kira: firstname.lastname@example.org