THAI MASSAGE THAI 1 :: THE ART OF TOUCH
Foundations, Principles and Structure of Thai massage
This rich and colorful course brings us into the Thai massage universe. Thai Massage is about Touch. Often discriminated in our society, touch gives us the possibility to establish a dialogue with the one another. It is an unconditional act of Love, beyond preferences and judgements. Without it, the world would only be solitude and separation. With it, we have an amazing tool to facilitate the process of healing and evolution.
The teaching of this class is based on two main parts :
– the understanding of Thai massage foundations (meditation in movement) and the principles of Touch : how to get softness and power in our hands, how to move in a fluid way on the floor using our whole body.
– the learning of a Thai massage sequence. The sequence taught (massage of approximately 1hr30min) is specifically designed to address the needs of our Western patients through restoring basic flexibility, bringing back body mobility and balancing the flow of energy.
Without pre-requisites, this 5-day class is open to everyone :
– from the complete beginner who has no hands-on experience and wishes simply to be able to give a good massage to family and friends,
– to the health professional (physiotherapist, osteopath, nurse…) who wishes to expand his or her therapeutic techniques.
AIMS OF THAI MASSAGE 1 COURSE :
1. UNDERSTANDING PRINCIPLES OF BEING, TOUCHING AND WORKING ON THE FLOOR
– Principles of Being :
get grounded, let go, get centered;
the four qualities of the divine state according to Buddhism (Metta, Karuna, Mudita, Uppekha).
- Principles of Touch : to touch, yes, but how..?
- Principles of Working on the Floor :
practicing with hands but also with feet, elbows and knees;
learning how to use our body weight;
stretching muscular channels (long leverages techniques related to yoga).
2. LEARNING A COMPLETE THAI MASSAGE SEQUENCE
to be able to give a full body Thai massage in the four traditional positions (prone, supine, side and sitting) and to understand where and when to use them.
3. ENERGY LINES
to learn about and to work on energy lines specific to Eastern philosophies and techniques.