Thai massage is an ancient healing practice used to release energetic blocks and bring balance to the body and mind. Rooted in yoga and Buddhism, it combines passive stretching and deep compression, supported by presence and intention. It is a magical journey of transformation for both the receiver and the giver.
In these intensives, we will joyfully explore the powers of touch and connection while practicing a simple routine that covers the body from feet to head. It is an introduction to the main principles of this modality, along with it’s essential tools of compassionate touch and intuitive listening, from where we must begin our Thai massage journey!
No previous experience is required. Great for anyone already working with the body-based modalities (yoga, dance, massage, etc.) or anyone with an interest in finding deeper connections to themselves and others. We will joyfully explore, touch, play and practice while completing a simple routine that covers the body from feet to head while introducing different elements of Thai yoga massage along with an understanding of its roots and principles.
*At the completion of the course, students will receive a printed certificate of attendance. Full “certification” is given only after Level 1 and 2 are completed, along with some other requirements. To be legally entitled to label yourself or practice this art professionally, please consult your national country’s laws and regulations, or insurance policy.*
One Day Introduction Workshops
In our single day workshops, we will speak about the history and introduce the main principles of Thai massage. Often people are unaware of the spiritual aspects of this practice, that involve Vipassana meditation, presence and intuitive listening. We will explore qualities of touch while learning a short massage sequence to explore the practice, and hopefully get you excited for more!
Weekend Introduction Courses (2 – 3 Days)
For the weekend introduction courses, you will receive the tools to share a 45 minute to one hour safe massage practice on (healthy) friends and family as well as a print manual to continue your practice. This is an introduction to this modality and a deeper experience of it’s main principles, from where we must begin our Thai massage journey. That is, experiencing and understanding the quality of metta (loving-kindness) in everyday touch and approach to others, sending compassion to ourselves and others and resting in listening presence.
Level 1 and Level 2 Beginner Course (5 – 6 days each)
In the one week intensive course, we will cover the main principles and foundations of Thai massage along with practicing a full body massage sequence from feet to head. By the end of the week, you will have an understanding of how we approach our receiving when giving a massage, the emotional mapping and energetic Sen lines we use to work with the body, and a sequence to give approximately a 1.5 hour massage treatment for generally healthy bodies. We will explore different techniques used in this massage form, following static and dynamic traditions, and understanding different qualities of touch. This course is an experience of Thai massage as a deep, personal journey, where the process of learning how to touch, feel and listen relate just as much to extending that practice to ourselves as it to others. With the use of some self-practices, we will explore this internal spiritual journey with the tool of Thai massage.