an alternative massage
TWO BIRDS THAI BODYWORKS
January 21 - 23, 2019
early registration $395
March 13 - 15, 2019
Tucson, AZ Thai Massage Basics 21 CEs
February 20 - 22, 2019
Learn the basics of Thai bodywork in our 3-day course. This introduction will teach you the fundamental techniques of Thai massage along with some history, cultural aspects and self-care. By the end of the course you will be able to perform a unique 1 hour+ Thai massage session using safe body mechanics for you and your client. We'll practice several techniques using hands, fingers, thumbs, forearms, elbows, knees, feet, toes, heels and occasionally your entire body to apply pressure in supine, prone, seated and side-lying positions with a focus on safe body mechanics to ensure a sustainable practice. Along with these, we’ll practice reusi dat ton (Thai yoga) for self-care, verbal and non-verbal communicating, making smooth transitions, and using intention and intuition in this hands-on, relaxed learning experience. We'll introduce the Thai energetic system, the importance of self-care ritual, wind gates, common acupressure points and abdominal massage. Each participant will receive a handbook including 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!
All techniques will be practiced in the traditional style, fully clothed, on a mat on the floor. Wear comfy workout or yoga attire you can move and stretch in. Bring a couple of pillows, sheets and plenty of drinking water. Contact us if you have your own Thai mat or futon to bring. We keep our classes small for your benefit. Space is limited to 12. Reserve your spot today!
Peter Bird and Melanie Eldridge have combined 40 years of experience practicing and instructing in the healing arts and bring metta, patience and compassion, which is at the heart of Thai bodywork, to each class. Our style of practice and instruction is reflective of our time spent with beloved Master Ajahn Pichest Boonthumme in Hang Dong, Thailand.