MINNESOTA

TWO BIRDS​​ THAI BODYWORKS

GRAND MARAIS

Provider # 1450

THAI MASSAGE BASICS: THE FUNDAMENTALS
​1 DAY COURSE  7 CEs

Learn the basic foundations of Thai bodywork with Two Birds. Our 1 day course will provide you with a solid stepping stone into Thai bodywork. This introductory class will teach the fundamental techniques of Thai massage along with some roots, theory, cultural aspects and self care. By the end of this course participants will be able to perform a unique 30 min+ Thai massage for family and friends. We'll practice simple Thai massage techniques using hands, forearms, thumbs, knees and feet working with supine, prone, and seated positions with a strong emphasis on safe body mechanics. Along with Thai bodywork, we will touch on reusi dat ton for self-care, verbal and non-verbal communicating, and using intention and intuition in this hands-on learning experience. This is the perfect class if you've been curious about dipping your toes into the Thai healing arts but aren't quite ready to make a commitment. Our one day course is open to all. No previous massage experience is required. Contact us for info on future workshops.

THAI FOR TWO   
Two Birds believes that anyone can do Thai massage with the right foundation. We’ve created a partnered session that will give you the tools to help treat common muscle aches and pains at home through giving and receiving this compassionate form of ancient healing. We are your guide as you work your way around the body, dissolving tension, pains and relieving everyday stresses for your partner. You'll discover the subtle, non-verbal ways that we can communicate with one another throughout the session. Each Thai for Two is tailored to you and your partners’ needs. We can focus on your specific trouble spots or create a general treatment for full body relaxation. No massage experience required because a certain trust will already be established based on your relationship. Great for couples, family and friends. Please be advised: If you have trouble sitting and rising from the floor, Thai for Two may present a challenge for you. Contact us for questions or concerns. Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can move and stretch. Zero massage experience required for this partnered class. 120 MINUTES

​​LUK PRA KOB MASSAGE
1 DAY COURSE  7 CEs

Luk pra kob massage or herbal compress massage is an age old therapy used in Thai traditional medicine and to enhance the effects of Thai bodywork. The compress is filled with a blend of medicinal herbs and steam-heated then applied to the body to relieve tension, stress and inflammation. The combination of therapeutic heat and healing herbs provide deep relaxation, aromatherapy and restoration of the body and mind. The heat helps to relax the deep layers of tissue and ready the skin pores to receive the healing properties of the herbs. The compress “ball” is used as a massage tool, pressing and kneading tired, achy or sore muscles and joints. Luk pra kob is a holistic therapy that aids in the natural healing processes of the body, mind and spirit.
Enhance your Thai bodywork with luk pra kob. In this one day workshop we start the day with reusi dat ton for self-care. Participants will then learn basic luk pra kob massage techniques and their respective benefits, commonly used herbs and the benefits they provide as well as an overview of the sib sen (10 major energetic pathways in Thai traditional medicine). Learn massage routines with luk pra kob that aid with specific ailments such as headaches, low back pain and more in this hands on workshop. Techniques will be practiced in the traditional style on a mat on the floor but can easily be modified to table work. It is the perfect compliment to Thai massage and can be adapted to fit into any other massage modality. Two Birds will provide the herbal compresses and steamers to use during class. Resource and purchasing information on herbs and steamers will be made available. This one day course is open to all. Previous Thai massage experience is recommended but not required for the Luk Pra Kob Massage workshop.
 Contact us for info on future workshops.

THAI MASSAGE BASICS & LUK PRA KOB
4 DAY COURSE  28 CEs

Learn the basics of Thai bodywork in our 4 day course. This introduction will teach the fundamental techniques of Thai massage along with some roots, theory, cultural aspects and self-care. By the end of the course participants will be able to perform a unique 1 hour+ Thai massage session using safe body mechanics for practitioner and client. We'll practice several Thai massage techniques using hands, forearms, thumbs, knees and feet, working with supine, prone, seated and side-lying positions with a strong emphasis on body mechanics, to ensure a sustainable practice. We'll introduce the Thai energetic system, wind gates, common acupressure points and contraindications. All techniques will be practiced in the traditional style, fully clothed, on a mat on the floor. Along with Thai bodywork, we will practice reusi dat ton for self-care, verbal and non-verbal communicating, making smooth transitions, and using intention and intuition in this hands on learning experience.
The 4th day of the workshop will be focused on luk pra kob massage. Participants will learn basic luk pra kob massage techniques and their respective benefits, commonly used medicinal herbs and the benefits they provide. We'll practice massage routines with luk pra kob that aid with specific ailments such as headaches, low back pain and more. Techniques will be practiced in the traditional style on a mat on the floor but can easily be modified to table work. Luk pra kob is the perfect compliment to your new Thai massage practice and can also be immediately adapted to fit into any other massage modality you may already practice. Two Birds will provide the herbal compresses and steamers to use during class. Resource and purchasing information on herbs and steamers will be made available. Participants will also receive illustrated instructions for the various Thai massage and luk pra kob techniques we practice during the workshop. This course will help to lay a solid foundation from upon which you can build your Thai bodywork skills. There is always so much more to learn! 
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THAI MASSAGE CONTINUING EDUCATION

​​Two Birds' nationwide courses are open to professional bodyworkers, massage therapists and non-professionals alike. No previous experience required unless stated on a workshop advertisment. All Two Birds courses are available for group or private classes.

 NCBTMB Approved Provider #1450 

LUTSEN

THAI MASSAGE BASICS
3 DAY COURSE  21 CEs

​Learn the basics of Thai bodywork in our 3 day course. This introduction will teach the fundamental techniques of Thai massage along with some roots, theory, cultural aspects and self-care. By the end of the course participants will be able to perform a unique 1 hour+ Thai massage session using safe body mechanics for practitioner and client. We'll practice several Thai massage techniques using hands, forearms, thumbs, knees and feet working with supine, prone, seated and side-lying positions with a strong emphasis on body mechanics to ensure a sustainable practice. We'll introduce the Thai energetic system, wind gates and common acupressure points. All techniques will be practiced in the traditional style, fully clothed, on a mat on the floor. Along with Thai bodywork, we will practice reusi dat ton for self-care, verbal and non-verbal communicating, making smooth transitions, and using intention and intuition in this hands-on learning experience. Participants will also receive illustrated instructions for the various Thai massage techniques we practice during the workshop. This course will help to lay a solid foundation from upon which you can build your Thai bodywork skills. There is always so much more to learn!
Contact us for info on future workshops.