Thai Massage on the Table with Herbal Bundles
Aug 13 to 15, 2019
24 NCBTMB and Florida CE Hours
Thai Massage is traditionally done on a mat on the floor, but much of the work can easily be adapted to the table. In this class, you will learn a little about the foundations of Traditional Thai Massage and how to incorporate Thai techniques into your existing bodywork/massage practice.
This class is organized around short protocols that can be used individually to treat common chronic pain conditions or combined into a complete session. At the end of the course, you will be able to perform a 60-90 minute Thai Massage on the Table or to incorporate individual Thai techniques with other modalities to create your own unique session. To further enhance your sessions, we will also teach you how to incorporate traditional Thai herbal bundles into your work.
Thais have used these steamed herbal bundles, called luk pra kob, as a multi-faceted and multi-purpose healing treatment for centuries. The Thai Herbal Compress Massage uses heated herbal aromatic bundles containing a blend of 16-20 traditional Thai herbs: Aromatic Salisb, Derris Scandens Benth, Zingiber cassumunar, Cassumunar, Camphor, Borneo camphor, Cinnamon, Citronella, Cryptolepis buchannai roem, Curcuma aromatica salisb, Galangal, Lemon Grass, Kaffir lime, Leech lime, Wild Lime, Menthol, Patchouli, Prai Ginger, Tamarind leaves, Turmeric oil and many more.
These bundles are steamed and then applied directly to the skin or through the client's clothing during the Thai massage session. The therapeutic value of this moist heat aromatherapy treatment combined with Thai energy line work and Thai yoga stretches has innumerable holistic healing benefits, simultaneously achieving a relaxing and invigorating effect on the mind and body. This herbal compress massage increases circulation and energy flow, relaxes, warms, releases tension, relieves stiff muscles and joints, eases chronic pain and improves the skin condition while stimulating the senses to reduce mental fatigue and stress.
In our dynamic and practical five-day course, we’ll give you an insight into Thai medicine and culture, as well as a thorough practical training into the safe and effective treatment of the art of Thai herbal compress massage.
Participants will learn:
Introduction to the origins of Eastern herbal medical treatments, including benefits, properties and healing effects of herbs and contra-indications
Practical, flowing, traditional Thai herb compress treatments that will add to your current range of treatments and will have your regular massage clients coming back for more
The safe use of equipment, bundles, herbs needed and other hydrotherapy-related health and safety considerations
How to adapt your body mechanics, quality of touch, pressure and personalize your Thai herbal treatments while maintaining the purity and integrity of this sacred bodywork.
Thai herbs properties, and how to make your own herbal compresses recipes
Thai herbal compress massage techniques - Hands on Demonstration and Practice
This Class is useful for:
Massage therapists/ Bodyworkers who are interested in learning a new Thai technique
Great complement to any Spa menu of services. See our Spa Staff training program
Thai Herbal Compress Massage combines well with a variety of techniques to create a unique healing session
Participants at all levels are welcome in this class
Sacred Bodywork, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider--Provider # 450670-08, by the State of Florida Board of Massage Therapy CE Provider # 50-9043.