specialized thai massage courses
Along with our comprehensive Thai Massage training program, we also offer specialized trainings in advanced Thai Massage techiniques. Listed below is an overview of our advanced courses offered.
Thai massage: Using OUR Feet
Thai Massage // Using Our Feet // Level One
with Nina Lombardo
18 CEUs for Florida Licensed Massage Therapists
This two-day workshop is devoted to cultivating our ability to use our feet within a Thai Massage session. The techniques taught in this course focus on gaining more control and awareness of our feet so we can comfortably use them as therapeutic Thai massage tools in place of, or in addition to, our hands. By the end of the workshop you will have the tools to give an entire session with just the feet.
There are innumerable benefits to using our feet within a Thai Massage session:
• Give deeper pressure to your clients without compromising your hands and wrists
• Conserve your energy
• Feel relaxed while still working efficiently and effectively
• Maintain healthy posture and body mechanics as you work
• Give longer and deeper holds
• Deepen your body awareness
• Improve your balance
• Have fun and get CREATIVE!
Through the process of bringing more awareness to our feet and channeling our energies downward, we may notice a deep sense of GROUNDING occurring within our bodies. This is by far one of the greatest benefits of this work - not only does it feel grounding and relaxing for the client, but it feels grounding for the practitioner as well.
This is the first class of a two-part series. We will mostly be working in the prone and supine positions. Level two will integrate more sideline techniques and advanced postures.
Polarity Therapy, developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, is a comprehensive system of bodywork that focuses on restoring and maintaining energetic flow and balance within the body. Both Polarity Therapy and Thai Massage have their roots in the Ayurvedic teachings of India, thus share many of the same basic principles and concepts.
For this series of workshops, we have developed a style of bodywork that integrates Polarity Therapy energy-work and theory with the assisted stretches and practical applications of Thai Massage. We have developed five unique bodywork sequences, each one corresponding to one of the five elements that are a central focus within Polarity Therapy theory:
Each session is designed to bring balance to the associated element present within the body. We will be exploring these elements using the Polarity triad relationships, while incorporating Ayurvedic marma point techniques and an understanding of the Ayurvedic doshic constitutions.