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November 2017

Jap-Sen “Nerve Touch” Herbal Massage Fundamentals

November 6 - November 10 | 595
Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage, P. O. Box 2326
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Jap-Sen style, meaning “to grasp the sen” was founded by Lek Chaiya, Master Teacher. This approach applies deep pressure using knees, elbows, feet, heels and thumbs. It is specific and therapeutic, focusing on joint function, increased flexibility and relieving painful conditions. There is a rolling over and “gentle twanging” of the muscles, nerves and tendons for deep release of tension and structural realignment.
*60 techniques for a full body 1 1/2 hour session specializing in Jap-Sen Herbal Massage
*Medicinal properties, preparation and proper usage of traditional herbs and herbal packs as an integral part of Jap-Sen style Thai Massage
*In-Clinic practice on-site with clients
*Yoga, meditation, and Qi Gong practice every morning

Other

Number of Hours
35
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

Advanced & Stretches

November 6 - November 10 | 8,500 Baht
Sunshine Massage School, Kaew Nawarat, soi 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Solidifying techniques taught in our Primary courses (beginners courses). Expanding techniques to a wide range of body types and health conditions. Focus on correct posture and precise energy line work. Learning more techniques and stretches. Using feet, elbows, knees with precision specific to your body type.

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/advanced_thai_massage_and_streches.html

Advanced Therapeutics: Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders

November 12 | 250
Soaring Crane Massage, Seattle, WA USA

Prerequisites: A minimum of 4 technique classes with Eric.

Based in the Ayurvedic tradition, Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing arts system that combines spiritual practice, acupressure, assisted yoga stretching, compression along energy (Sen) lines, gentle rocking and breathing techniques. This one-day hands-on workshop introduces several routines to address chronic upper back/neck/shoulder pain and headaches. Participants will practice proper body mechanics while learning to use their hands, forearms, elbows and feet to ease tension, bring about relief, calm the mind and balance energy. Class begins with yoga/meditation/breath work.

The course will have demonstration and hands-on components. 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/

Advanced Jap-Sen “Nerve Touch”

November 13 - November 17 | 595
Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage, P. O. Box 2326
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Jap-Sen is founded by Master teacher Lek Chaiya, and Janice carries on this lineage with loving honor.
You will learn advanced Jap-Sen techniques and proper usage of herbal packs for a range of conditions including back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, advanced abdominal work, neck pain, whiplash, paralysis/numbness, migraines, elderly massage and a customized Prenatal Thai massage treatment.

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Each of these treatments will be demonstrated by Janice on a client from the community with that particular condition. Students will participate during that treatment, then practice with each other. Clients will be brought into clinic on the last day and students will provide them with an advanced treatment with supervision.

Other

Number of Hours
35
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

Fieldwork: Applied Thai Massage

November 13 - November 17 | 10,000 Bath
Sunshine Massage School, Kaew Nawarat, soi 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand

This massage course bridges the gap between student and practitioner This course allows the student to start to use his or her acquired skills in a practical environment. The sequence taught in the beginner’s course is effective for working on healthy young people for relaxation, but most clients come for massage because of pain. During this course, you will learn how to make clear judgments of pace, structure, which energy lines to emphasise and which stretches are required. Learn how to alleviate pain during the massage, see how you can change restricted movement of a joint, and assist in lightening emotional issues. Learn to start to diagnose problems by observing body language. You will also learn some protection techniques so that you can maintain your own healthy energy body.

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/fieldwork_applied_thai_massage.html

Using Your Feet in Thai Massage

November 14 - November 15 | 4,500 baht
YMCA Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand

This 2-day course explores the many ways to creatively and effectively use your feet as you work in traditional Thai massage. The class is open to all levels of students with previous experience in Thai massage. We study and refine several critical techniques for working lateral and posterior leg lines, the hips and the upper and lower back. We focus on ways to utilize sensing with our feet to detect energy blocks and pockets of tension, and ways to ground ourselves while using feet in a standing position. We also practice ways to use the feet for gentle balancing and suspension poses that encourage tension and stress to leave our clients.

Working with your feet helps to create more grounded and balanced sessions for clients. It also allows the therapist to work in a more relaxed state, and reduces stress and muscle tension. When the therapist is relaxed and is working from the core, the client responds more positively, and the process of self healing is encouraged.

This an extremely popular workshop which can easily change the way you approach your work on the mat. Stop palming so much. Save your wrists and use your feet!

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Number of Hours
13
Instructor
Bob Haddad, RTT
Instructor Bio
Bob is a guest instructor who has studied traditional Thai massage in Thailand since 1999. He founded Thai Healing Alliance, he is the author of ‘Thai Healing Arts: Practice, Culture & Spirituality’, and he teaches workshops internationally.

CONTACT: Thai Healing Arts / Bob Haddad

PHONE: 919-932-9700

EMAIL: thaimassage@mindspring.com

WEBSITE: http://www.thaihealing-arts.com/event/using-your-feet-in-thai-massage/

Thai Acupressure for orthopedic Disorders

November 20 - December 1 | 22,000 Baht
Sunshine Massage School, Kaew Nawarat, soi 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Basic pressure techniques. The assimilation of a point combination treatment into a Thai massage session. Therapy lines of the leg. Basic abdomen massage techniques for lower back disorders. Point combinations for orthopedic disorders of the foot, ankle, knee, leg, hip and lower back. Diagnosis of lower back conditions. Basic upper back, neck and shoulder blades techniques. Point combinations for headaches and orthopedic disorders of the middle back, neck, face, shoulder, shoulder blade, arm, elbow, wrist and fingers. Diagnosis of neck and shoulder disorders.

Other

Number of Hours
60
Instructor
Noam Tyroler
Instructor Bio
N/A

CONTACT: Toey

PHONE: 6653262574

EMAIL: info@sunshine-massage-school.com

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

Upper Body Advanced Techniques & Concepts

November 27 - December 1 | 9,500 Thai baht
Sunshine Massage School, Kaew Nawarat, soi 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand

One week course, 5 days, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

After working the feet, legs and lower body in Thai massage, it is important to proceed with your work on the upper body in a targeted and holistic way. This workshop raises your awareness of whole-body energy patterns, and helps you connect your upper-body work to the things you do in the first half of your treatments.

In this course you will learn:

+ Specialized techniques to release back tension + Creative ways to work the upper sen lines + Deep and sensitive abdominal work + How to use your feet to sense and release blockages + Lifts, spinal twists and suspensions + How to use breathing for maximum effect + Targeted techniques for shoulders and shoulder blades + How to use your body weight to avoid straining + Assessment of your client?s body language + Advanced stretches for the back, arms and shoulders + Energy release and self-protection techniques + How to refine and correct your body mechanics and much more.

This is an exciting, creative and exploratory course for all those with previous experience in Thai massage. Join us this year in Chiang Mai!

Other

Number of Hours
30
Instructor
Bob Haddad, RTT
Instructor Bio
Bob has been studying Thai massage since 1999, mostly in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is the founder of Thai Healing Alliance, author of Thai Healing Arts: Practice, Culture & Spirituality, and teaches workshops internationally. www.thaihealing-arts.com

CONTACT: Sunshine Massage School

PHONE: (66) 53 262 574

EMAIL: info@sunshine-massage-school.com

WEBSITE: http://www.sunshine-advanced-courses.com/upper-body_2.html

December 2017

The one-month professional course

December 1 - December 29 | 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

Advanced Northern Style Levels 3 and 4

December 2 - December 8 | 1150
Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage, P. O. Box 2326
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Advanced Sen Line Therapies. Thai massage is based on the theory that “lom” wind, our life force energy, flows through a system of channels called sen lines. When chi is blocked tension, dysfunction or disease are created in our bodies. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the acupressure points and learn how to work the points effectively for relieving painful conditions. Using compression combined with active and passive stretching previously learned in the Levels 1 and 2 program, Levels 3 and 4 focus on Advanced Sen line therapies for emotional, spiritual and physical realignment and balance. You will cultivate an intuitive approach to the body and how to apply therapeutic skills in a dynamic flow for transformational healing.

Other

Number of Hours
85
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