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September 2017

Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage Level 1

September 16 - September 17 | 320
Soaring Crane Massage, Seattle, WA USA

Prerequisites: None. This class is open to everyone.

Thai Yoga Massage is an elegant and interactive form of meditative bodywork that combines assisted yoga stretching, acupressure, gentle rocking, and rhythmic compression along energy lines. In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn to effectively use their hands, forearms, elbows, and feet to open and gently release blockages that inhibit the flow of energy, or Qi. Essential elements of Thai Yoga Massage, its historical context, and fundamental techniques applied in the supine, prone, side-lying, and seated positions will be taught.

Participants will receive a complementary workbook with photographs and detailed descriptions of an introductory sequence, which comprise a 60-90 minute basic full-body Thai Yoga Massage session. The course will have lecture, demonstration, and hands-on components. Class will begin each day with a yoga warm-up routine. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 16 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

Other

Number of Hours
16
Instructor
Eric Spivack
Instructor Bio
Eric Spivack has been teaching Thai Massage workshops for over 21 years. He is also a licensed Acupuncturist and viniyoga instructor. His courses combine humor and playfulness along with detailed instruction of poses. He lives in Seattle, WA, USA.

CONTACT: Eric Spivack

PHONE: 206.726.1785

EMAIL: Eric@SoaringCraneMassage.com

WEBSITE: http://soaringcranemassage.com/classes-1/

Thai Herbal Massage

September 18 | 79
Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage, P. O. Box 2326
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

This one-day class teaches the benefits of using steamed herbal packs and sauna with herbs from Thailand. You will learn the specific properties of each herb and how to apply them during a massage. The heat of the steamed herbal packs deeply penetrates muscles and tendons, facilitating relaxation and therapeutic benefit. Thai herbs will be available for sale in class and afterwards by order.

Other

Number of Hours
6
Instructor
Janice Gagnon
Instructor Bio
Janice Gagnon, founder of Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage has been teaching since 1997 and is recognized as an Advanced Instructor in Northern Style and Jap-Sen "Nerve Touch" Herbal Thai Massage. Spirit Winds School provides a 275 Hour Program.

CONTACT: Janice Gagnon

PHONE: 530-263-3181

EMAIL: janice@spiritwinds.net

WEBSITE: http://www.spiritwinds.net

Therapeutic Thai Massage

September 18 - September 29 | 17,000 Baht
Sunshine Massage School, Kaew Nawarat, soi 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Understanding the benefits and theories of the Sen lines. How to locate the Sen lines. The difference between Sen lines and nerves. Learn intensive bodywork for healing.
Acupressure points according to Royal Thai Massage. Release of tension and pain and use of compression. Learn how to assess each body’s issues. Study common body issues or problems. Recommended movements and contraindications for different kinds of pain in the body: treatments for feet, knees, legs, back, shoulders, arms. Helping to release pain caused by nerves pinched or compressed at joints or by muscles.

Other

Number of Hours
60
Instructor
Yan
Instructor Bio
N/A

CONTACT: Toey

PHONE: 6653262574

EMAIL: info@sunshine-massage-school.com

WEBSITE: http://www.sunshine-advanced-courses.com/therapeutic_thai.html

Thai Massage: Prone and Side Position Techniques

September 22 - September 24 | $450
Body Therapy Institute, 300 S Wind Drive
Siler City, NC United States

This workshop presents special techniques to work the legs, to relieve back pain, mobilize the hips, and work the spine, back, arms and shoulders. Side position is extremely comfortable for the receiver. It is especially suited for large or inflexible people and pregnant women. Prone position allows the therapist to treat the posterior aspect of the body, especially the feet, legs, lower back and shoulder blades. Each participant learns traditional Thai techniques, assisted yoga postures and acupressure protocols, and a period of silent, focused practice takes place at the end of each day.

If you are new to Thai massage, this workshop will provide you with a basic knowledge of techniques in prone and side positions. If you have already studied some Thai massage, this workshop will add new techniques to your repertoire, and a give you a fresh perspective on the work. Many of the techniques may be integrated into table massage and other forms of healing. A special segment is dedicated to working with pregnant women in side position.

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Number of Hours
20
Instructor
Bobb Haddad, RTT
Instructor Bio
Bob has been studying Thai massage since 1999, mostly in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He founded Thai Healing Alliance, is the author of "Thai Massage: Practice, Culture & Spirituality", and he teaches workshops internationally. www.thaihealing-arts.com

CONTACT: Body Therapy Institute

PHONE: 919- 663-3111

EMAIL: info@bti.edu

WEBSITE: http://bti.edu/continuing-ed/thai-massage/

Therapeutic Thai Massage; Upper Body

September 23 - September 24 | 350
Perennial Yoga, Madison, WI United States

This class is intended for Thai and table massage therapists who would like to explore the art of deep, therapeutic bodywork, with a special focus on neck, shoulder, chest, upper back, and arms. Are you looking for new ways to approach a frozen shoulder, injured shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis/golfer’s elbow, chronic migraines, or texting syndrome? This therapy-focused class is designed to show you ways to offer deep, permanent healing for chronic ailments.
Topics covered:
Precise points and techniques to use for the shoulders and arms in all positions (supine, prone, side, sitting).
The use and art of sustained compressions and the breath.
Identifying the source of the pain and following congestion along fascial lines.
Therapist’s body positioning. There are many ways to accomplish the same goal; we will help you find the most comfortable way that most suits your body. Comfort and ease are critical for maintaining the longevity of a bodyworker’s career.
Using feet, knees, sitz bones, elbows, and props to minimize muscular effort and accommodate different bodies.
Shoulder and arm self-care.

Other

Number of Hours
14
Instructor
Christopher Ray
Instructor Bio
Christopher has been practicing bodywork since 1995. He has studied with many teachers in Thailand, and has developed a unique style of 3-4-hour sessions using long compressions and the breath. He began teaching Thai Massage 11 years ago.

CONTACT: Christopher Ray

PHONE: 9063626066

EMAIL: chrisray1111@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://thaimassagebodywork.com/course/therapeutic-thai-massage-upper-body/

Thai Abdominal Massage, Level 1

September 25 - September 27 | $450
Perennial Yoga, Madison, WI United States

Abdominal massage is perhaps one of the most profound forms of bodywork. The majority of physical and emotional imbalances and congestion are stored in the abdomen, yet ironically, abdominal massage has become virtually a lost art and science. Almost all energy lines and physical communication systems (blood, lymph, nerves) pass through the abdomen, and this area becomes a ‘dumping ground’ for stagnant energy. In addition to addressing physical ailments associated with all the internal organs, this work is proven to have incredible healing effects throughout the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. Abdominal massage is patient work; truly an art and dance crafted with grace. This class will proceed with careful awareness and attention to anatomy, energy flow, and the breath.
Class includes:
* How to approach and work with the abdomen.
* Warming the belly, detoxing the skin, and opening the wind gates.
* Opening the breath.
* Abdominal anatomy and how to approach each organ.
* A 90 minute sequence.
Pre-requisite: Bodywork experience.

Other

Number of Hours
20
Instructor
Christopher Ray
Instructor Bio
Christopher has been practicing bodywork since 1995. He has studied with many teachers in Thailand, and has developed a unique style of 3-4-hour sessions using long compressions and the breath. He began teaching Thai Massage 11 years ago.

CONTACT: Christopher Ray

PHONE: 9063626066

EMAIL: chrisray1111@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://thaimassagebodywork.com/course/thai-abdominal-massage-chi-nei-tsang-level-1/

Individual Primary Training

September 25 - September 29 | 8,500 Baht
Sunshine Massage School, Kaew Nawarat, soi 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Review all the positions from the beginners course with attention given to your specific body type.Efficient transitioning. Correct body mechanics. Prepare for advanced courses. Practice.

Other

Number of Hours
30
Instructor
N/A
Instructor Bio
N/A

CONTACT: Toey

PHONE: 6653262574

EMAIL: info@sunshine-massage-school.com

WEBSITE: http://www.sunshine-advanced-courses.com/thai_massage_individual_primary_training.html

Basic Traditional Thai Massage level 2

September 27 - September 30 | €600
Le Lotus Blanc, 94 boulevard du Pont Joubert
Poitiers, 86000 France

This complete basic training, divided into 2 levels, enables you to learn more than 6 hours massage through four series: lying on the back, lying on side, lying face down and in sitting position. This course is the same taught in LoiKroh School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
This 2nd level focuses on the series lying on the side and sitting. It is also an opportunity to review and refine improve techniques studied during the first training.
During this complete basic course more than 160 different techniques are imparted. The teaching focuses on controlling the posture and movements on the ground, the right use of body weight, stretching of the muscle groups and working on energy lines.

Other

Number of Hours
24
Instructor
Xavier Hlavacek
Instructor Bio
Xavier Hlavacek has studied and practiced Thai massage since 2004. He founded and runs Le Lotus Blanc in Poitiers, France. For many years he has co-directed Loi Kroh School in Chiang Mai with Coocky and has been living and teaching there since 2009.

CONTACT: Xavier Hlavacek

PHONE: + 33 (0)6 31 21 86 44

EMAIL: xavier@lelotusblanc.com

WEBSITE: http://www.lelotusblanc.com

October 2017

Acupressure Points for Bodyworkers

October 1 | 175
Soaring Crane Massage, Seattle, WA USA

Prerequisites: None. This class is open to ALL bodyworkers.

Acupressure is a major component in Thai Yoga Massage. In this one-day Intensive, you will learn to locate, palpate, and stimulate 65 of the most frequently used acupressure points in the body. You will also learn the theory of Yin-Yang, the indications for each point, and when to easily incorporate them into your sessions, whether you work on a mat or a massage table.

Class begins with yoga/meditation/breath work. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

Other

Number of Hours
8
Instructor
Eric Spivack
Instructor Bio
Eric Spivack has been teaching Thai Massage workshops for over 21 years. He is also a licensed Acupuncturist and viniyoga instructor. His courses combine humor and playfulness along with detailed instruction of poses. He lives in Seattle, WA, USA

CONTACT: Eric Spivack

PHONE: 206.726.1785

EMAIL: Eric@SoaringCraneMassage.com

WEBSITE: http://soaringcranemassage.com/classes-1/

The one-month professional course

October 1 - October 31 | 900 USD
Pondicherry / Auroville, Pondicherry, Pondicherry 605001 India

These classes are intended to provide the complete theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform Ancient Thai Massage and learn many additional moves, postures and techniques. They were created for students who are interested in developing a much deeper understanding of Ancient Thai Massage and in attaining a professional level. It provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of how therapeutic massage techniques and postures heal specific ailments and is therefore especially appealing to those intending to practice massage professionally. The one-month curriculum incorporates a greater emphasis upon developing the skills of the masseur (building bodily and mental health through meditation, yoga and tai chi) and develops a greater understanding of the needs of the receiver’s body, speech and mind. The classes run regularly for four hours a day (three hours if less than four students in the class) generally from Monday to Friday with an additional Energy Balancing workshop on Saturdays. This course has proven popular with students of all levels (complete beginners as well as full-fledged physiotherapists).

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Number of Hours
120
Instructor
Rahul Bharti
Instructor Bio
Born in Varanasi in India, Rahul Bharti had an unusual childhood marked by long periods of nomadic wandering. Learning and living with healers in India, Thailand and Sri Lanka he received transmissions on the arts of healing.

CONTACT: The Healing Hands Center / Rahul Bharti

PHONE: +918220933134

EMAIL: See www.ancientmassage.com for email address

WEBSITE: http://www.ancientmassage.com