November 30 – December 1st, 2019 | Sat & Sun 8am-6pm
Thai Massage is an ancient and timeless therapy which combines customized stretching with an extensive range of touch techniques using your whole body to help give. It is amazingly effective in promoting deep relaxation, alleviating a wide number of aches and pain, improving circulation, boosting the immune system, and balancing the body energetically, thus facilitating mind-body integration. TM is an easy form of yoga for the practitioner as well as the recipient, enhancing one’s sense of alignment, vitality and health.
Table Thai massage can considerably expand your clientele, while giving you the tools to take even better care of your body and promote a sustainable massage career. This course brings the incredible benefits of Thai massage to the comforts of a massage table. Performed on a traditional massage table with the recipient fully clothed, this practice attracts a broad cross-section of people, including athletes, the elderly, overweight clients, and those who simply prefer to be massaged on a table. Massage therapists accustomed to traditional table techniques will reduce injuries to hands and wrists by learning to use their elbows, forearms, feet and other parts of their body. Many of these techniques can also be incorporated into a traditional Swedish or deep tissue massage. Those accustomed to practicing Thai massage on a mat will augment their practice with a new and accessible form.
After completing this class students will be able to:
Give a 75-minute flowing Thai massage on a standard size massage table;
Apply Thai foot reflexology techniques without using the thumbs;
Use principles of proper body alignment to massage on and around the table in a way that is deeply efficient and effective.
Resources for this class include:
Table Thai Massage manual by Shai Plonski
Thai reflexology sticks -$10 each (optional. Sticks will be made available for practice during class and can be purchased at the end of class)