Thai Massage is a combination of many healing modalities such as Yoga, Ayurveda, Acupressure, Chiropractic, Energy Healing, Physical therapy and massage.
The goal of any Thai Massage is to restore balance to the body, mind and spirit. By working through all 10 SEN lines (similar to Nadis in Yoga and Merdian lines in Chinese medicine) we are able to bring peace, clarity and rejuvenation to the client.
Thai Massage is referred to as “lazy man’s yoga” which makes it a complimentary service to offer for Yoga Teachers who want to develop more awareness of the physical and energetic bodies, more confidence and comfortability with touch and to be able to increase the services they can offer to their students giving them more ability to create a sustainable life as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and healer. You will learn: - Thai Massage Theory - Foot Reflexology - Leg Lines - Single Legs - Side Position - Arm Lines - Hands - Prone (on the belly) Position - Seated Position - Face
Advanced Techniques: - Client Observation and Communication - Dynamic Stretching - Trigger Point - Therapeutic Technique - Abdominal Massage and Digestion - Sequencing
Differences between Thai Massage vs Table Massage: - More sustainable for the practitioner - Clothes on - No oils - Done on the floor - Works on energy lines - Unique approach - Spiritual Practice - Beneficial for both client and practitioner - Change the position of the client - Stretch the client
At the end of the this course you will have about 3 hours of Thai Massage content and tools for how to sequence with a therapeutic understanding of how to treat a client based on their individual's needs.
HISTORY Traditional Thai Massage has its roots in the Indian systems of Yoga and Ayurveda. It is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Baccha, the legendary founder of Thai massage. He was a physician to the Sangha, the order of Buddhist monks and nuns, at the time of the Buddha. They call him Doctor Shivago and to this day honor him as “The Father of Medicine”.
Around 2000 years ago, Thai Massage was brought from India to Thailand along with Buddhism. Since then it has been practiced, developed and handed down through the generations. It was never seen solely as massage but as a spiritual practice, and until fairly recently was mostly practiced in the Thai Buddhist temples. THEORY Thai Yoga Massage is a very holistic therapy where the human being is seen and treated as an ever-changing network of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects that all influence each other. Its primary aim is to restore and balance the body’s energy system which comprises of 10 energy lines that run through the body called Sen Lines, similar to Meridian Lines. These energy lines cannot be seen, but are felt and are a part of many Eastern healing traditions. The vital life force that is called Prana in Sanskrit, Chi in Chinese and Ki in Japanese, travels through these meridians, supplying the body with the energy that is necessary for its survival and healthy functioning.
Due to physical or emotional trauma, bad posture, injuries or limiting belief systems this energy can get trapped or blocked, causing physical and emotional dis-ease. Thai Yoga Massage with its amazing multitude of techniques and adjustments can release these blockages and bring the body back to its natural equilibrium where perfect balance and well being are present.
*** Randi offers this Thai Massage Course once a year in Guatemala but also will come to a studio or home near you. Please Inquire within for more details and possibilities ***