What is Thai Massage?
The healing art of Thai massage,
traditionally known as Nuad Boran, evolved over 2,000 years ago in
present day India, but migrated to Thailand with the migration of
Buddhism. It is a system of bodywork combining rhythmic massage,
joint mobilization and stretching techniques throughout the
Traditional Thai massage is rooted in the belief that life is sustained by a vital force carried along pathways (sen) running through the body. It is believed that disease and dysfunction come when blockages occur along these energy pathways. Thai Massage’s intent is to free blocked energy, stimulate the natural flow of life-force, and restore balance throughout.
As a practitioner, performing Thai Massage is a powerful tool for transformation and can be a spiritual practice in and of itself.
Why Learn Thai Massage?
Learn Thai Massage to enrich your massage practice, enhance your yoga teaching, and cultivate new skills to share with friends and family! No experience is necessary, just an open-heart and a curiosity for learning. In addition to learning, you will receive hours of Thai massage from your peers as you practice!
Focus on techniques of the side-lying position. Access the shoulders and hips from this alternate vantage point that is a great position for people that cannot lay down on their backs, including pregnant woman. During Weekend 3 there is time for review and also the opportunity to work on friends and community members.
Meet Your Instructor: Chris Gordon, LMT, RTT, ERYT-500
Chris Gordon is a certified thai
massage therapist, yoga instructor, and mentor that is dedicated to
helping his students develop a more mindful and more powerful path
as a healer.
He has studied with Thai massage masters in Thailand and Laos, as well as the United States. With over 10 years experience teaching the art of Thai massage, his trainings offer clear instruction, intuitive guidance, and hands-on learning.
CEUs available for this coursework.
Sep 15, 2019