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Thai Yoga Massage is a form of bodywork done fully-clothed on a mat, rather than a table. Based in the ancient practices of Traditional Thai Medicine with heavy influences from Yoga, Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, this form of massage incorporates focused work on the energy lines of the body (Sen) while the receiver is moved and stretched into a variety of yoga-like positions and compression massage techniques are employed. The body is treated as a whole, safely and slowly pulled, stretched and rocked. The combination of passive movement and assisted stretching opens the joints, releases connective tissues and increases circulation, leaving the recipient moving more easily and feeling both calm and invigorated.
All my Thai Yoga Massage trainings focus on the art of giving and receiving safely. It is my firm belief that you cannot effective give Thai Yoga Massage until you learn how to effectively receive Thai Yoga Massage. Developing this skill in yourself, will help you to develop it in your clients. You will notice a consistent theme of self-care and practice in all my trainings. If we do not first take care of ourselves, we are unable to effectively take care of others; if we are unable to find ease within ourselves, we cannot effectively create space for others; this all takes practice. The more we practice Thai Yoga Massage, the more we are able to cultivate Metta and ease, enjoying our work and our lives.
A workshop, such as my Bliss Out Intro class, gives you a fun foundation and great moves that you can use with friends and family. A training, such as my Well-Being, Balance, and Clarity classes, will prepare you to give a professional-level Thai Yoga Massage. The special focus of each training will help you to deepen your practice, no matter what your practitioner level. While it is recommended that you begin your study with Thai Yoga Massage for Wellness, all trainings are multi-level. That said, I strongly encourage you to have some background in Thai Yoga Massage before enrolling in Thai Yoga Massage for Clarity for your ease of learning.
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Dip your toes in the Bliss of Thai Yoga Massage... Learn to be an exceptional receiver, and a fabulous giver. Either way, you are getting great yoga and relaxation! As the giver stretches and moves their own body into a variety of yoga-like positions, they also move...
Certification Training - Thai Yoga Massage for Balance focuses on improving the function of Sen Ida and Pingala; these unilateral lines each govern one side of the body, much like the Ida and Pingala Nadis in Yoga. By encouraging flow and ease along these lines we...
Certification Training - Thai Yoga Massage for Well-Being concentrates on the fundamentals of this form of bodywork – ease of movement, the philospohy of Metta (Loving Kindness) and Sen Kalathari - the energy line that governs our most basic functions. Through...
Certification Training - Thai Yoga Massage for Clarity works with the deep vision-governing lines Sens Sahatsarngsi and Thawari, using movement, stretching, intention and direct pressure. The divine relaxation we create by working along these lines leads to greater...
Workshop or Training, which is right for you?
If you are casually interested or want a quick introduction to Thai Yoga Massage –> take Bliss Out Intro to Thai Yoga Massage.
If you are looking to use Thai Yoga Massage with your massage or PT clients, yoga students, or in another helping profession –> take a training. Trainings are professional-level certification courses endorsed by YA and NCBTMB. Ideally, my Thai trainings are taken in order (Well-Being –> Balance –> Clarity) to ensure the greatest depth of learning. But, really, each is a stand-alone course and they can be taken in whatever order is most convenient for you.
Interested in learning more about Thai Yoga Massage? Here are some places to look…
- Register for our email list – receive emails that include tutorials, upcoming workshops, discounts and more.
- Subscribe to my Youtube channel – here you will find pose tutorials and more.
- Host me – if your local studio is interested in hosting a workshop with me, let me know, I’d love to meet your community! Contact me for more information or check out my hosting page.
- Ready-made sequences for common client issues by yours truly.
- Check out my trainings manuals – Balance and Well-Being are currently available for sale to the public.
- Here is a list of some of my favorite books about Thai Yoga Massage…
Thai Yoga Massage by Kam Thye Chow – by my first and primary teacher, this is an excellent breakdown of poses and philosophy.
Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Type: An Ayurvedic Tradition – also by Kam Thye Chow, this is an excellent integration for yogis with some Thai Yoga Massage experience highlighting the why and the transformation of both Thai and Yoga poses.
Thai Step-By-Step Massage by Nicky Smith – basic Thai Massage book with EXCELLENT explanation of hand, head, and foot work.
The Art of Thai Foot Massage by Simon Piers Gall – a comprehensive guide to working with the feet, this book has well over 3 hours of incredible foot work that will change affect the entire body.
Traditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism and Ayurveda by C. Pierce Salguero – an academic history of the practice and philosophy of Thai Massage
A Thai Herbal by C. Pierce Salguero – Nice introduction to the medical model and inclusion of herbs in Thai Yoga Massage beyond just our time on the mat. Basic recipes and more.