Thai Massage Side & Prone Positions; Techniques & Concepts - A two-day, 13 hour workshop.
From: 9 am until 5 pm
At: Institute for Healthy Living, Longview, Texas, USA
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Traditional Thai Massage combines Eastern acupressure techniques, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental stability. Through assisted yoga, the body can be stretched in ways that are difficult through normal exercise and yoga practice. Thai Yoga Therapy is also a spiritual discipline in that it incorporates the Buddhist practices of Mindfulness (breath awareness) and Loving Kindness (focused compassion).
This workshop is unique in that it focuses exclusively on techniques and postures in side-lying and prone (face down) positions. Previous experience in Thai therapy is not required, but a background in yoga, massage or body movement is helpful. If you have already studied some Thai massage, then this workshop will add many new techniques to your repertoire, and a fresh perspective on traditional Thai massage.
Side position is extremely comfortable for the receiver, and is an excellent position from which to stretch your client and to treat a variety of back problems. It is especially suited for large or inflexible people and is also the only safe way to work with pregnant women. Prone position allows the therapist to treat the posterior aspect of the body, especially feet, legs, lower back and shoulders. Each participant learns traditional Thai techniques, assisted yoga postures and acupressure therapies, and a period of silent, focused practice takes place at the end of each day. Many of the techniques may be integrated into table massage, partner yoga, shiatsu, physical therapy, and other forms of healing. The class is open to students of all levels.
Two days, 13 hours CEU NCBTMB and THAI. Certificates awarded upon completion.