Expand your massage repertoire with new techniques and knowledge of the human body. We cover the side-lying series which is a powerful and universal tools for all clients, in addition to learning about pregnancy massage. We’ll also take you through our unique approach to Thai Sen lines and the myofascial meridians.
Included in this package:
- 9 nights accommodation at the retreat centre
- Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- 1 x beach day
- 2 x Enhanced Training Modules (3-days in length each):
- – Enhanced: Side Lying Series, Pregnancy Massage & More
- – Enhanced: Energy Lines & the Myofascia
Please note that this package is only available to current students who have participated in a minimum of Module 3.
The retreat centre is located in walking distance to some beautiful waterfalls that are accessible to you at any time during the day (outside of class time). There is also a 2.5hr zipline tour on a neighbouring mountain, however this is an additional cost of $60USD. The beach is located about 20 minutes down the road and a day trip is included in your retreat package.
Side-lying, Pregnancy Massage and More –
Thai massage is an accessible form of bodywork to almost everyone. The side-lying series will show you just how available this practice is to most people. In this class we explore the application of the side-lying series for pregnant women, the elderly and the overweight as well as its benefits for the general population. This series is a powerful set of tools that will allow you to massage groups of people that are often deprived of compassionate touch.
We cover the practical skills needed to approach pregnancy massage and discuss safety considerations, doctor approval and contraindicated techniques and positions. We deliver a full massage treatment having full access to the entire posterior chain of the body in the side-lying position. You’ll see how they can be used in isolation or as additional techniques to previously learned postures.
Energy Lines & the Myofascia –
Traditional Thai massage teachings focus on 10 primary energy lines within the body. We are now beginning to find that indeed these lines correlate highly with physical structures known as myofascial pathways. In this course we spend less time on learning new postures and more time exploring the use of myofascial stretch techniques, mapping the body with Anatomy Trains and learning about Marmani, Trigger Points and Acupoints. This is an innovative and incredibly unique [modern] representation of the energy lines in Thai massage practice.
We explore Sen Kalathari in great detail, along with a series of Marmani. We also discuss Thai acupressure and it’s applications in providing therapeutic relief from discomfort. We also spend significant time understanding lom, prana/Qi; how they correlate, and how they move through the body in characteristic ways.
- Enhanced Intensive in Costa Rica 2019
January 30, 2019 - February 8, 2019
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Venue: Navina Costa Rica