Whether you are an experienced body worker, a complete novice, or somewhere in between, this workshop offers a joyful and profound immersion experience of traditional Thai massage. Thai Massage’s historical roots are embedded in the meditative Buddhist monastic tradition of Thailand, originally practiced primarily by monks. Fulfilling the Buddhist principle of bringing spiritual philosophy and our highest ideals into everyday life and work, this healing bodywork allows both the practitioner and the recipient the opportunity to experience the Four Divine States of Mind: loving kindness, compassion, mental equanimity, and vicarious joy.
Combining aspects of yoga, acupressure, and assisted stretching, Thai massage is a profoundly healing and deeply relaxing form of bodywork. Students will learn to work with their feet, knees, elbows, and forearms, as well as with their palms and fingers. An extensive curriculum in northern (Chiang Mai) style will be taught and practiced. The recipient remains clothed in loose-fitting clothes, and no lotions or oils are utilized. Each day will begin with the instruction and practice of Six Healing Sounds Chi Kung. These simple yet profound exercises combined with healing sounds help create a grounded focus to the class and enhance the healing potential of our work. This seminar is especially beneficial for anyone in the healing and caring professions.
Recommended reading: Gold, Thai Massage: A Traditional Medical Technique, 2nd edition.
CE credit for nurses;
CE credit for bodyworkers;
CE credit for acupuncturists;