Learn Thai Bodywork in this hands-on two day workshop!
Thai Bodywork is an ancient energy-based healing system that combines acupressure, reflexology, and assisted yoga postures. Treatment effects are enhanced when the patient is fully relaxed and breathing deeply.
Traditional Thai bodywork uses no oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled,stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.
For many, traditional Thai Bodywork is also a spiritual discipline in that it incorporates the practices of mindfulness (breath awareness) and loving kindness (focused compassion). These techniques, when shared by practitioner and client, help bring the treatment session to a focused and deep level.
My clients have been enjoying receiving this wonderful bodywork, but now you can learn Thai Bodywork yourself in this 2 day workshop!
The workshop is held at Spirit Wellness Institute in Salem, MA.
Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Please register by using the PayPal link on Spirit Wellness Institute’s website.
Space is limited.
This workshop is appropriate for massage therapists, yoga teachers, people who have received Thai Bodywork, and anyone with interest in connecting to their body.
What to expect: You will be both receiving and practicing Thai Bodywork techniques. This work is done on a floor mat (provided) and you will be using your body to move, stretch, compress your partners body. You will at times be squatting, on your knees, and or lifting. Please make sure you are physically up to the task before enrolling.
What to bring: Please wear soft comfortable clothing that is both conservative as well as comfortable to move in. For example, a fitted t-shirt and sweat pants. Do not wear short shorts, or low cut tank tops. Also bring a water bottle and a high protein snack to class each day. Lastly please bring a twin, full or queen sized FLAT SHEET to lay over your mat while practicing.