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November 2017

90minute Spa Routine, 28hrs

November 3 - December 2 | $550
ITM-USA, PO Box 246
Marmora, NJ 08223 United States

Level I:Front Position focus. There are 2 openings in a semi-private class taught by the owner and lead instructor Rose in Ocean City, NJ. Class will consist of a 28-hour training done over 6 days, focusing on the Front Position, learning an hour routine with the client clothed working on a floor mat, addressing the body from the feet to the head in a supine position. Material includes wai khru, warm-ups, basic techniques, abdominal massage, sen lines, history, philosophy, benefits, cautions, and performing a variety of thai massage compression and passive stretching for a comprehensive therapeutic session. Work the feet, legs, hips, back, belly, rib cage, arms, hands, neck, and face, including some wonderful stretches clients love.
Meeting dates are mandatory and are as follows: three weeks of Fridays from 9am-2pm and Saturdays from 1pm-6pm, held on Nov 3 & 4, Nov 17 & 18, and Dec 1 & 2, 2017, in Ocean City, NJ at the instructor’s home office, with 1 or 2 other students.
You will benefit immensely from the personal attention, small class, and casual setting just a few blocks from the beach. Cost is $550 pp, deposit due by Oct 13th

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Number of Hours
28
Instructor
Rose J. Griscom
Instructor Bio
see ITM-USA info

CONTACT: Rose J. Griscom

PHONE: 6098397880

EMAIL: rose@thai-massage.org

WEBSITE: https://www.thai-massage.org/store/privatefrontpositiontraining

Integrated Thai Table Massage

November 4 - November 5 | 320
Soaring Crane Massage, Seattle, WA USA

In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn to use their hands, forearms, elbows, and feet to open and gently release blockages that inhibit the flow of energy, or Qi.

While traditional Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat, this class has been adapted to those who work on a massage table. It is suited for clients who are unable to receive bodywork on a mat and is a great way to introduce clients to Thai Yoga Massage.

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 of poses, which comprise a 60-90 minute full-body Thai Yoga Massage session.

Participants will practice draping techniques and learn when to integrate a variety of bodywork techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Reflexology into this routine. Class will begin each day with a one-hour yoga warm-up. The course will have lecture, demonstration, and hands-on components.

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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 Massage Therapeutics; Shoulders & Arms

November 4 | 150
Chicago Oneness Center, Chicago, IL United States

Ever wonder how best to approach a frozen shoulder, injured shoulders, upper back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis/golfer’s elbow, chronic migraines, or texting syndrome? This therapy-focused class is intended for massage therapists (table or Thai) who would like 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).
Sen and Meridian lines that pass through the arms and shoulders. Learn how they affect or are affected by other parts of the body.
The use and art of long compressions and the breath.
Identifying the source of the pain or limitation 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.
Shoulder and arm self-care to inspire your clients to maintain the health of their bodies.

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Number of Hours
7
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-massage-therapeutics/

Thai Massage Therapeutics; Neck

November 5 | 150
Chicago Oneness Center, Chicago, IL United States

The neck is an incredibly common area where people experience pain and is one of the trickiest places to receive (and give) bodywork. Working the neck requires grace, patience, and presence. The results are well worth the effort. Help your client see better, think more clearly, decrease jaw tension, gain range of motion, and sleep better at night.
Topics covered:

Recognize the fascial lines affecting the neck. Learn upper back, shoulder, and arm points that will clear neck congestion and pain.
The use of elbows, knees, and feet on the neck. Minimize muscular effort and save your thumbs.
Neck techniques in supine, prone, side, and seated positions. There are many ways to accomplish the same goal, so we will help you find the positioning that is most comfortable for both you and your client.
The use of long compressions, breath, and grace.
Self-care neck and shoulder techniques.

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Number of Hours
7
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-massage-therapeutics/

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/