Thai Massage Workshops
Intro to Thai Massage
This 2 hour workshop is a partner class. It is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with a friend or with your partner, learning something new
This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about massage and providing healing touch to their loved ones.
We will explore different compression techniques, learn how to use your body weight to create pressure and begin to develop a deeper awareness and sensation through the hands.
You will leave knowing simple techniques to massage and stretch the feet, low back and the neck/shoulder areas, as those can be some of the most common aggravating areas.
Thai Massage: Beyond the Basics
This 2 hour workshop is a partner class. It is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with a friend or with your partner, learning something new and showing each other some love.
This workshop is for anyone who has completed the intro workshop and would like to learn more. It is geared more toward people practicing yoga or dance who would like to find ways to increase their mobility and ranges of motion.
In this workshop we will go over more advanced stretching techniques as well as the basics of how fascia works, how to work with it, and how to encourage it to release. You will learn how to determine if restrictions are from fascial tightness or muscular imbalances, and methods of responding to those assessments.
ITM Thai Massage Certificate
As a Graduate of the Certified Advanced Practitioner Training at ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I have the authority to train students for levels one and two using their curriculum, and to award certificates.
ITM is one of the larger and well known massage schools in Chiang Mai. It is recognized by NCBTMB, and by many states requiring CEUs.
Level 1 covers the front (supine) positions
Level 2 covers the back, side and sitting positions
Level 1 is great for therapists who still wish to use the western massage table. Many of these positions would easily translate to a table massage session.
After completing level 2 you will have learned enough material to perform a 90 minute Thai massage session.
I would recommend this for anyone who is considering traveling to Thailand to learn massage, unless you have months to spend there learning. If you go in knowing the basics of the technique you can spend your time learning levels 3/4 at ITM, or you could train with a Thai massage master outside of the city. You could go deeper into learning assessment of the body from a Thai perspective, which I believe is very valuable information to know and I believe is of greater value when it is taken in directly from the source, the masters themselves.
Please send me an email through the contact page if you are interested