THAI MASSAGE TRAINING
Thai massage is an ancient healing practice developed over 2,500 years ago by Dr. Jivaka Komarabhācca, personal physician to the Buddha. The practice manifests as a fluid dance that synthesizes the knowledge and technique of several elements from yoga, Ayurveda, meditation and martial arts. The bodywork received revitalizes the body, balances the doshas and leads to a meditative state for both receiver and practitioner.
The foundational philosophies of this art are of sharing deep compassion for all sentient beings through the use of therapeutic touch as it expresses itself in the fluid posture sequences of the practice. Students will learn to offer a very effective massage technique, which is potentiated when practiced with the proper awareness.
These workshops are designed for massage therapists, yoga instructors and practitioners, therapists, psychologists, and anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge of therapeutic techniques in holistic healing
- Learn the positions and sequences to give a full body massage.
- Explore the use of the body (hands, forearms, elbows, knees and feet) as an integral tool during the massage.
- Understand concepts of Ayurveda and Buddhism as relevant for Thai massage and other types of massage.
- Create awareness of bodywork as a therapeutic space for the communion with self and others.
In the first level of Thai Massage, you will learn how to give a full session in the supine and prone positions. You will also gain an understanding of the energy system of Thai massage (Sen lines) and basics of Ayurveda which are useful in any kind of therapy, especially related to the understanding of doshas (Ayurvedic constitutions).
The second level offers complementary postures to the basic prone and supine postures and focuses mainly on sitting and sideline postures. This sequence can be used as a standalone therapy as well as a variation from the classic face-up/face-down paradigm. The theory of this class focuses on understanding and developing the Pāramitā (virtues in Buddhist philosophy) as vehicles for self-evolution and understanding energetic flows of the body according to the dosha of the recipient.
The postures shared in the third level are entirely sideline for anyone who has a difficulty lying on the belly or back for long periods of time. We will deepen on the understanding of Ayurvedic and Buddhist principles as relevant to the practice of massage.
Students will receive training manuals for each one of the weekend courses they attend.
Please attend the workshop in comfortable clothes and bring vegetarian food to share for lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Each workshop grants 16 CEU hours, carried out over a full weekend (9 hours per day including lunchtime).
LOCATION OF CLASSES:
Sat Nam Wellness Center
207 O’Brien Rd
Casselberry, FL 32730
DATES AND TIMES FOR 2017:
- I: February 10-11
- II: March 10-11
- III: April 14-15
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$300.00 each individual level
$550.00 for 2 weekend workshops
$800.00 if registers for all 3 levels at once