Thai Bodywork is an ancient energy-based healing system that combines acupressure, reflexology, and assisted yoga postures. Treatment effects are enhanced when the patient is fully relaxed and breathing deeply.
Traditional Thai bodywork uses no oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled,stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.
Identifying features of traditional Thai Bodywork are integrated yoga postures which are performed on the recipient. Through assisted yoga, the body is stretched in ways that are difficult to attain through individual exercise and yoga practice. The result of a full-body Thai treatment is often an exciting and powerful mind/body healing experience, bringing both the recipient and the practitioner to heightened states of physical and spiritual well-being.
Inroduction to Prenatal Massage with Kara McAllister, LMT.
Nov 17th and 18th 10:00am-2:00pm
What to bring: Please wear soft comfortable clothing that is both conservative as well as comfortable to move in. For example, a fitted t-shirt and sweat pants. Also bring a water bottle and a high protein snack to class each day. We have a refrigerator and microwave for your convenience. Lastly please bring a twin sheet set (1 fitted and 1 flat) or two flat twin sheets to use on the table as you will be receiving bodywork during the workshop.