Traditional Thai Massage I
$700 + HST
Traditional Thai Massage is a Buddhist form of physiotherapy originally created by the Doctor to the Buddha 2000-2500 years. It was passed down from generation to generation by the monastic monks through oral tradition and primarily used to soothe sore muscles after intense meditation. In practice, it combines passive stretch, compressions and acupressure, in a rhythmic and systematic routine resembling yoga-like postures and thus commonly referred to as Thai Yoga in the west.
In this course, you will learn the lineage that is said to directly trace back to the physician of the Buddha know as the “Father Doctor” Shivago.
Learn how to give a 90 minute full body Thai Massage with the client in the supine and seated position
Learn the sen (energy) lines in the inner and outer legs, arms and back
Learn how to transition the client through 100+ positions and postures seamlessly
Learn to effectively apply techniques with the hands, thumbs, knees and feet
Learn Thai massage techniques including rhythmic stretching, acupressure, sen (energy) line massage
Learn how to massage the Hara (abdominal organs) using Thai massage techniques
Upon successful completion of the full 4 day training you will be eligible to participate in the practical evaluation to obtain your certification.
In-class (4 days)
Day 1 - Introduction to Thai Massage
Module 1: Thai Foot Reflexology
Module 2: Warming the legs and stimulating the energy lines
Day 2: Lower Body Treatment
Module 3: Passive Stretch to the lower limbs & hips
Day 3: Upper Body Treatment
Module 4: Massaging the Hara (abdominal organs)
Module 5: Warming the arms & stimulating the energy lines
Module 6: Thai Hand Reflexology
Day 4: Upper Body and Torso
Module 7: Chest, Neck, Shoulders and Scalp massage
Module 8: Massage the Shoulders and Back Seated
Andre has been an RMT since 2004. He credits the biggest leap in his career to learning Thai Massage. Similar to most therapists in their early years Andre suffered from regular discomfort performing Swedish massage and knew he would have to learn different methods of providing therapy in order to ensure his longevity in the field he loved. After studying numerous courses, a trip to Thailand to learn Thai Massage was what successful allowed him to change the way he practiced and taught him how to give effective treatments without having to stress his own body. Three trips to Thailand and numerous courses from different schools, masters and teachers have allowed him to refine his skills in Thai Massage. When not treating clients, Andre spends his time training other therapists is ancient forms of massage that not only help to preserve the health of clients, but practitioners as well.
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