Thai Massage On the Table (two-day Course)
Instructor: Sharon Brown-Horton
Location: 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3N 1J4
Investment: $ 395.00 plus HST Early Bird - $ 495.00 plus HST (After September 13th)
Deposit: $ 100.00 deposit by August 16th to guarantee the reduced rate. Course balance due 10 days prior to start date
Time(s): September 21, 2019 to September 22, 2019 from 10AM - 6PM (14 Primary Category A hours)
Delivery Method: In class activities – teacher demonstration and student practice
This is an official ‘ITM Thai Massage School” (Chiang Mai, Thailand) course. This course is recognized with the Ministry of Education of Thailand.
Pre-Requisites: Basic knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology. Pre-Course Reading Assignment Required (approximately 1 Hour)
Sharon (Director / Owner)
Banyan Thai Massage
Box 547 Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada, V0N 2E0
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Thai Massage on the Table
Course Description & Content
- Traditional Thai Massage is a unique form of body therapy dating back over 2,500 years to ancient times. This form of massage incorporates gentle rocking, deep stretching and rhythmic compression to create a truly unique and therapeutic massage experience for the recipient.
- In this 2-day Thai Massage on the Table course, students are introduced to the Traditional Thai Massage and Yoga-like stretch techniques in the Supine, Prone and Side-Lying positions that can be performed on the Table, without the practitioner having to get up on the table.
- In the first segment of the program, students will review the Benefits Thai Yoga Massage and how it relates to the muscular, lymphatic, cardiovascular and nervous systems of the body.
- Students will practice performing a thorough Health History screening on a partner. Client record keeping and follow up practice will also be discussed, in addition to covering the topics of Relative and Absolute Contraindications.
- Concepts of locating pressure points, and understanding various manifestations of the body’s physical, psychological and spiritual balance are all introduced.
- Upon completion of this course students will be able to perform a 60 – 120 min. Traditional Thai Massage on the Table without having to get up on the table. A total of 70 Steps are introduced and practiced that target the Feet, Legs, Hips, Shoulders, Arms, Hands, Neck, Face and Back.
Why Thai Massage?
- For Transformation, for Health, for Healing. The client remains fully clothed therefore making Thai Massage a service that can be done almost anywhere
- Gentle pressure and compression are used to stimulate internal organs, relax tense muscles, and calm the nervous system
- Passive stretching adjusts the skeletal structure, increases flexibility and restores movement
- Often compared to a dance, it used rocking motions in which the bodies of both practitioner and client merge in continuing movement
- Ideal for those desiring deep relaxation, release from stress, and enhanced flexibility, as well as those seeking to increase their level of health, well-being and vitality
- Thai Massage calms the mind and its therapeutic effects are appropriate for both young and the elderly
- Thai Massage recognizes the unity of the whole being. Treatment is comprehensive and maximizes the body’s potential
- Thai Massage is an ancient art with origins extending over 2,500 years in history
Learning Outcomes for the Student
• In Thai Massage on the Table, the student will be introduced to how Traditional Thai Massage is very accessible to Practitioners from all methods of training – it may be worked into their regular Massage sessions on the Table and covers the benefits to muscular system, connective tissue, the circulatory system, the lymphatic and immune systems, the respiratory system, the nervous system and the digestive system
• Upon completion of Thai Massage on the Table, the student will be able to effectively perform a wide variety of passive stretches on their - and include those for the gastrocnemius, soleus, gluteal muscles, hip flexors, hamstrings, quadriceps, triceps, biceps, latissimus dorsi, pectoralis, trapezius, levator scapulae, adductors, deltoids, rotators of the hips, as well as spinal rotation, extension, flexion R.O.M., ankle rotation, inversion and eversion stretches, wrist R.O.M.
• The student will be introduced to the ancient energy meridians of the body, called ‘Sen’ lines. Acupressure techniques include the use of palms and thumbs - this is applied along the Sen lines to stimulate the internal energy of the flow in the body. This technique may be easily applied in a regular massage session with a client.
• The student will be introduced to the concept of working basic acupressure points on the feet and hands that in turn, stimulate the Reflex Zones of the internal organs in addition to some of the joints of the body, such as those of the spine. This technique assists in returning a healthy balance to organ function.
• The student will be introduced to methods of massage that uses forearms, palm pressure and elbows, thus giving them the opportunity to take work away from using thumb pressure – a joint of the body that many RMTs complain about being overworked.