Instructor: Erica Boulangee
April 12-16 2017
40 CEU’s from the NCBTMB
This course draws upon the deep roots of Asian medicine from Thailand to Japan, China and India. Integrating these regions philosophy will shed light to the medicinal approach to this work while learning to perform a Thai Massage. Encouraging Qi to flow harmoniously in the body is the bridge that unites them all. Unique to this course are in depth conversations on each of the 12 main organ philosophies from an eastern perspective. More than just a physical organ we can begin to understand balance and imbalance of each system based on subtle palpations and observations which we will cover in this workshop. This course will send you away with well beyond a basic Thai massage, you will have time to contemplate, rejuvenate and participate in mindful movement/ breathing and meditation.
Thai Massage is becoming increasingly popular in the west especially to the athletic health conscious individual. It is among the fastest growing massage modalities in the U.S. which is why I have chosen this form to express a combined approach to healing the body, mind and spirit. A full session includes yoga-like stretching, acupressure, compression, energy meridian work and joint mobilization. Beneficial for those who find themselves stiff, sore, and tired from over-exertion in work or sports.
Thai Massage enhances strength and flexibility, relaxes sore or tense muscles, and can help to recapture lost range of motion. By encouraging lymphatic function, this traditional massage can also detoxify the body, heighten the immune system, and prevent disease and/or injury by promoting flexibility. Thai Massage is sometimes referred to as Oriental Sports massage or “Yoga for Lazy People”.
I often describe my sessions comparable to a time-released vitamin as your client continues to unwind days after a session. Clients continually report back to me how much it improved their spirit, their sport and their range of motion. Asian medicine sees each individual as unique, thereby creating tailored sessions for each client.
Enrolling in this course will encourage you to embark on a new paradigm of seeing and treating the body. Using your WHOLE body you create a rhythmic meditation between you and your client. Strangely enough after doing several sessions of Thai Massage in a row you will feel energized and clients will feel revitalized. You both benefit when you do Thai Massage.
In this intensive you will learn to perform a full two-hour Thai Massage which will include the supine, side-lying, prone and sitting portion of the routine.
Thai Massage is performed on cotton mats on the floor; participants wear loose comfortable clothing, and should have the ability to move around on their hands and knees.
We will begin everyday with mindful movement and meditation. This workshop is open to everyone, not just massage therapists. The environment is both meditative and playful.
A comprehensive manual is provided filled with detailed photographs on performing this work in addition to Chinese Medicine inserts and information you will most likely be referencing long after this course is over.
Erica’s Thai Massage Seminar is by far the best seminar I have ever attended. She presented the essentials of Thai Massage and 5-Element Theory in away that was both educational and transformational. Immersed in the beauty of the Maroon Bells and nurtured by nutritious delicious meals. Erica and her staff opened our minds and spirits with yoga and Thai Massage. Thank you Erica for a truly magic learning experience.
Dr. Rubel, Aspen Chiropractic and Holistic Health
Get ready for bliss beyond belief, this workshop provided a quality education designed for deep integration of knowledge and skill. We received incredible bodywork day in and day out finely articulated with correct technique supported by Erica and her staff. The classroom venue at the T Lazy 7 ranch will recharge your brain and reset your spirit.
Autumn Miller, Owner Autumn in Aspen-Nature Spa
Erica is an incredible instructor with an obvious passion for teaching what she loves and believes in. I felt at ease the moment I walked in. It was a very comfortable environment to learn in. The course seemed easy to follow and had a natural flow. I would highly recommend this course.
Becky McIntyre, Carbondale, CO
A wonderful physical & spiritual environment in which to learn, share, care, engage, receive and trust in. The food was so healthy, fresh and delicious.
Annabel Golden, Aspen, CO
I feel as though Erica has reconnected me with a piece of myself of my heart and especially my sense of touch. What a beautiful way to heal and connect to others and what a gift of knowledge and beyond-Thank you.
Besha Lu Deane, Aspen, CO
I can’t believe how much I learned, you are intuitive, present and pass on your knowledge with great articulation. Thank you
Laura Gorka, Woody Creek, CO
Victor Madrigal, Aspen, CO
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the most amazing workshop I have ever taken!
Christine Morris, Snowmass, CO