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In this 10-CE online course, you’ll discover:
- History and Medical Theory of Thai Massage
- How Yoga adaptations to all bodywork enhances the experience for givers AND receivers
- Hours of simple, easy, and fun ways to stretch, mobilize, and massage client’s with minimal effort and maximum positive effect
Therapeutic Benefits Table Thai Yoga Massage
- Releases local and systemic musculoskeletal aches and tension
- Relieves most all joint discomfort like that found in the low back, neck, shoulder, hips, knees, feet, hands, elbows, and wrists
- Reorganizes fascia (see Facilitating Fascial Flow below for more)
- Stimulates cardiovascular, lymphatic (immune system) and synovial fluid (joint lubrication) circulation (of blood, lymph, and synovial fluid)
- Improves range of motion, flexibility, and functional movement
- Reestablishes circadian rhythm, body clock, and homeostasis
- Boosts energy, mood, and enhances “lom” along the “sen”
- Decreases stress and reduces anxiety
- Relieves headaches
- and so much more!
- Learn more than two hours of Thai Thai Yoga Massage stretching approaches and therapeutic techniques.
- Enjoy body mechanic modifications that avoid over-efforting, muscling, and repetitive stress injuries in favor of working smarter, not harder.
- Discover how reorganizing fascia has both therapeutic physical and psychological benefits.
- Upon successful completion of this course and final exam, you will receive a certificate of completion with 10CEUs (10 continuing education hours) accepted by most massage state licensing boards, the NCBTMB, ABMP, and AMTA.
A Note on How Table Thai Yoga Massage Uniquely Facilitates Fascial Flow
One of the main features of therapeutic bodywork is utilizing approaches to realign disorganized fascia. Disorganized fascia (once referred to by the inaccurate and anachronistic term “scar tissue”), refers to misaligned, ischemic (lack of blood), or asymmetrical orientation of soft and hard tissues (muscles, joints, bones, etc.) that lead to and perpetuate pain and suboptimal mobility. Pressure alone can assist in fascial reorganization, however, to exponentiate therapeutic resets, it’s recommended to add movement in addition to pressure. Stretching combined with massage therapy strokes revolutionizes the typical 2D approach of bodywork to transform it into the arena of 3D, accessing more planes of motion, greater proprioceptive engagement (sensory neurons in our joints), and lead to more thorough and long lasting benefits. Explore how blending massage, ROM and stretching amplifies the positive results of all your therapeutic sessions.
Heath and Nicole Reed, leaders in massage, movement therapy, and in relationship coaching, have studied at the feet of some of the greatest masters of healing, yoga, meditation, transformation, and qigong in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. They chose to visit Thailand for the first time on their honeymoon in 2001, where they fell in love with everything Thai: Thai Massage, Thai people, Thai customs, Thai food, and so much more! They regularly return to Thailand to study with different Thai Massage and qigong teachers, as well as host mindful CE travel adventures to bring like minded groups to enjoy the exquisite magic, beauty, and healing that only Thailand offers.
Lineage is highly regarded in the Easy and Heath and Nicole would like to appreciate their following teachers. They originally studied Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand with Ajahn (“teacher”) C.Wasan and Ajahn C. Sutat at the Shivagakomarpaj Institute of Traditional Medicine Hospital, and credit tirhe lineages with school’s northern Thai influence. They also had the opportunity to advance their studies with Kam Thye Chow, of Lotus Palm, who was one of the first to attempt to chart the elusive sen energy lines with Asokananda (Asokananda was the first to write an instructional resource on Thai Massage in a Western language in 1990). Following Asokananda’s death, they studied with his senior teachers, Andrea Baglioni and Laurino Bertelli who provided direct instruction regarding the location and therapeutic implications for the sen (Thai meridians). Heath and Nicole owe much gratitude to Ajahn Picchet Boonthume whose teachings deepened and elevated their personal and professional healing practices. We are also thankful to Dr. Pierce Salguero and David Roylance of the Thai Institute of Healing Arts for establishing and holding the North American seat of lineage of Shivagakomarpaj Institute of Traditional Medicine Hospital and helping disseminate and honor the rich culture and medicine of Thailand. Each Thai Massage teacher has a different emphasis, and some lessons may even appear to contradict one another. However, when seen through the Thai cultural perspective, they are revealed to be “same-same, but different”.
Heath and Nicole crafted this online course with the intention of blending their uniquely modern application of ancient practices in ways that will activate therapists’ potential for loving kindness. To them, embodying loving kindness or what the Thais call “metta” is at the heart of Table Thai Yoga Massage. Embodying loving kindness is achieved when “it feels good to give and it feels good to receive”. As one of their ajahns (teachers), Pichet admonishes, “How can you feed someone else if you’re hungry?” Feed your body and feed your soul with Heath and Nicole’s approach to bodywork that allows you to feel more energize, alive, and positive as your day goes on!
Heath and Nicole literally wrote the book on Table Thai Yoga Massage and recorded their first Table Thai Yoga Massage DVD in 2011, followed by another Table Thai Yoga Massage: Side Lying and Seated DVD in 2014. They continue to author new articles as the Savvy Self Care columnists for Massage and Bodywork Magazine, as well as a host one-on-one, small and large group, live and remote classes throughout the country and overseas.