Intro to Thai Massage
Traditional Thai Massage may be the most effective therapeutic bodywork that you will ever experience. It is a modern expression of a 2500+ year old tradition of Oriental bodywork. Thai massage uses the whole body to treat the whole body. It is more energizing and can be more rigorous than classic forms of massage, but at the same time the treatment can be quite mediative. The therapist will learn to use their hands, knees, legs and feet to move the client into a series of yoga-like stretches. Thai Massage can be varied to suit a wide range of physical needs and is often uses a form of physical therapy to help increase range of motion and muscular strength. Thai Massage works with the body's movement potential and energy system and is practiced dynamically on a comfortable mat on the floor, allowing for movements that are not as effective or even possible on today's massage table.
If you want to increase your potential client base by thousands, it is simple. Learn a massage technique that does not involve your clients taking their clothes off, which is a common objection to receiving massage. Thai massage is performed with the client fully clothed which is an option that is an absolute must on your treatment menu. Otherwise, you are excluding literally thousands of people from your practice. This is the reason Thai Massage is included on the treatment menu of virtually every major spa in America. It is on yours?
In this fun 12-hour introductory level class, you will learn a full body 50-60 minute thai yoga massage routine that you can immediately put into practice. You will learn basic thai massage protocols that will keep your clients coming back for more. The practitioner will learn about styles of Thai Yoga massage, various stances and techniques that can be mixed and matched to make a shorter or longer session.
NOTE: This service is taught on a mat on the floor. Therapist should expect to spend several hours on the floor during the course of the class. Please feel free to bring a cushioned exercise mat, knee pads, pillows or other props to make yourself more comfortable while learning this routine. If therapist is unable to get down onto the floor, accomodations can be made to provide aspects of this treatment on a table, however this is not specifically a table thai class. If necessary, please be sure to bring your own massage table.
This class takes place from 8am-8pm in a single day.
This class is also offered on our Seminars at Sea. Times may vary.
This course offers 12 live hands-on massage therapy continuing education contact hours.
Please enroll early to ensure your place in class.
These classes have been selling out quickly!