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.