Sandy Anderson | 40 Hours | $1,240 tuition + accommodations | May 17th-28th, 2018 | All Day |
Students learn the benefits, indications, contraindications, and assessments for Thai massage. They also learn proper application of palming, finger and thumbing techniques, elbow and forearm techniques, stretching, joint mobilization, and foot techniques with the use of effective and efficient body mechanics.
Warm-up, centering, and focusing methods are emphasized as well as postural awareness. At the completion of the class, students are able to perform 60 minute traditional Thai massage treatments on a mat on the floor.
The addition of these modalities makes practitioners more versatile, enriching the menu of services bodywork practitioners offer their clients. For example, some clients will be drawn to the centering and grounding aspects of Thai massage. Others may prefer how the stretching makes their bodies feel. Yet others may like that no lubricants are used and that they remain fully clothed instead being draped by a sheet. This versatility can help develop a stable client base by giving clients options in addition to Western massage therapy.