Thai Massage Therapeutics (5-Day course with Chris Ray)

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KneesNovember 1 st – 5th

Wednesday – Friday

9 AM – 5 PM

7CEU’s for each day

Each is 1-day classes. $150 each day or $600 for all five days

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Thai Massage Therapeutics: Feet & Calves; Nov 1st, 7CEU’s

Feet

Our feet, ankles, and lower legs tend to be our silent laborers. We have 66 joints in our feet, and congestion in the feet and lower legs affects movement throughout the entire body. Yet, very little time is given to massaging feet. No one complains about painful calves until you touch them. Considerable emotional residue hides in the calves. Learn effective ways to clear deep and chronic limitations in the lower legs & feet. Help people rediscover lightness in their movement. These techniques are useful for practitioners working on either the table or the floor.

Topics covered:

  • The body mechanics of massaging feet. Feet can be awkward to massage because of the way they move or don’t move.
  • Using your elbows, knees, feet, and props to maximize effect and minimize effort.
  • The hidden ‘corners’ of the lower leg. How to clear layers of congestion.
  • The use of sustained compressions & the breath.
  • Therapist’s body positioning. There are many ways to accomplish the same goal; we will help you find the most comfortable way that most suits your body. Comfort and ease are critical for maintaining the longevity of a bodyworker’s career.
  • Self-care techniques to inspire your clients to take care of their bodies.

Pre-requisite:
Minimum 1-yr massage experience and an understanding of the regional anatomy.

Thai Massage Therapeutics: Knees; Nov 2nd, 7CEU’s

Knees

Learn how to confidently and effectively approach painful, swollen, stiff, or post-op knees. Help clients avoid surgery by helping the body heal itself. In addition to working the knee directly, relieving knee issues involves working with tissues above and below the knee.

Topics covered:

  • Specific techniques for working directly with the tendons and ligaments of the knee.
  • Explore the areas above and below the knee that affect knee pain and mobility.
  • The use of sustained compressions & the breath.
  • Therapist’s body positioning. There are many ways to accomplish the same goal; we will help you find the most comfortable way that most suits your body. Comfort and ease are critical for maintaining the longevity of a bodyworker’s career.
  • Self-care techniques to inspire your clients to take care of their bodies.

Pre-requisite:
Minimum 1-yr massage experience and an understanding of the regional anatomy.

Thai Massage Therapeutics: Hips & Low Back; Nov 3rd, 7CEU’s

HipsOur hips can take on a lot of strain as they support and carry us through this life. There are many misunderstood pains and restrictions that either stem from or end up in our hips. Liberating congestion in the low back and/or pelvic regions is a great way to assist clients in reclaiming their bodies. The hip area is a beautifully complex network of ligaments, tendons and muscles. Thus, therapeutic bodywork in this area can be specific and precise. We’ll spend the day exploring the intricacies of opening up the hips with lots of hands-on practice.

This class is intended for massage therapists (table or Thai) who would like to offer deep, permanent healing for chronic ailments. All practice will take place on the floor, and the approach is based on Thai bodywork theory, but these techniques can easily be applied to the table.

Topics covered:

  • Precise points and techniques to use for the hips, low back, and upper legs.
  • The use of long compressions and the breath.
  • Therapist’s body positioning. There are many ways to accomplish the same goal; we will help you find the most comfortable way that most suits your body. Comfort and ease are critical for maintaining the longevity of a bodyworker’s career.
  • Self-care techniques to inspire your clients to take care of their bodies.

Pre-requisite:
Minimum 1-yr massage experience and an understanding of the regional anatomy.

Thai Massage Therapeutics: Shoulders & Arms; Nov 4th, 7CEU’s

Shoulders

Ever wonder how best to approach a frozen shoulder, injured shoulders, upper back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis/golfer’s elbow, chronic migraines, or texting syndrome? This therapy-focused class is intended for massage therapists (table or Thai) who would like to offer deep, permanent healing for chronic ailments. All practice will take place on the floor, and the approach is based on Thai bodywork theory, but these techniques can easily be applied to the table.

Topics covered:

  • Precise points and techniques to use for the shoulders and arms in all positions (supine, prone, side, sitting).
  • Sen and Meridian lines that pass through the arms and shoulders. Learn how they affect or are affected by other parts of the body.
  • The use and art of long compressions and the breath.
  • Identifying the source of the pain or limitation and following congestion along fascial lines.
  • Therapist’s body positioning. There are many ways to accomplish the same goal; we will help you find the most comfortable way that most suits your body. Comfort and ease are critical for maintaining the longevity of a bodyworker’s career.
  • Shoulder and arm self-care to inspire your clients to maintain the health of their bodies.

Pre-requisite:
Minimum 1-yr massage experience and an understanding of the regional anatomy.

Thai Massage Therapeutics: Neck; Nov 5th, 7CEU’s

Neck

The neck is an incredibly common area where people experience pain and is one of the trickiest places to receive (and give) bodywork. Working the neck requires grace, patience, and presence. The results are well worth the effort. Help your client see better, think more clearly, decrease jaw tension, gain range of motion, and sleep better at night. All practice will take place on the floor, but these techniques can easily be applied to the table.

Topics covered:

  • Recognize the fascial lines affecting the neck. Learn upper back, shoulder, and arm points that will clear neck congestion and pain.
  • The use of elbows, knees, and feet on the neck. Minimize muscular effort and save your thumbs.
  • Neck techniques in supine, prone, side, and seated positions. There are many ways to accomplish the same goal, so we will help you find the positioning that is most comfortable for both you and your client.
  • The use of long compressions, breath, and grace.
  • Self-care neck and shoulder techniques.

Pre-requisite:
Minimum 1-yr massage experience and an understanding of the regional anatomy.