Thai Massage Workshops and trainings
For those who wish to learn the art of Thai Massage, we offer several courses for both beginners and advanced students alike, listed below. All courses are approved for Continuing Education Credit under the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.
Introduction to Thai Massage: A two-day intensive
In this two-day intensive, we learn the foundations of Thai Yoga Massage, the ancient form of therapeutic bodywork that integrates elements of massage, yoga, Ayurveda, and martial arts into a beautiful dance between giver and receiver. We cover all the basics of Thai Massage, including assisted stretches, body mechanics, philosophy, and theory. By the end of the workshop, we are equipped with the tools to offer an hour-long Thai Massage session, along with the hands-on skills to enable yoga instructors and massage therapists to provide therapeutic touch and assisted stretches to their students and clients.
The workshop format focuses on Thai Massage as an assisted yoga practice with manual techniques for recipients in the supine, prone, and seated positions. Anyone with an interest in providing therapeutic touch and deepening their understanding of the body and its anatomy/movement is welcome to participate. No prior experience necessary.
CEUs for Florida Licensed Massage Therapists available.
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.
POLARI-THAI: POLARITY THERAPY & THAI MASSAGE TRAINING
18 Florida CEUS for Licensed Massage Therapists.
16 National CEUS for Licensed Massage Therapists.
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.