Thai Massage Techniques for Table Massage
Thai massage uses rhythmic acupressure and yoga stretching movements to improve energy flow, release tension and promote wellbeing. The hallmarks of Thai massage, including table Thai massage, include: the use of momentum and gravity rather than muscular strength; working along energy lines called sen lines; rocking; and range-of-motion assisted stretching.
Traditional Thai Massage is usually carried out on the floor with the client fully clothed, and without the use of carrier oils. Thai Table Massage is an adaptation of this treatment that can be carried out on a normal portable massage table, using Thai techniques alongside your oil massage movements.
Benefits of Thai Table Massage for your Clients
Greater mobility, flexibility and range of motion equal greater freedom of movement and reduced pain for your clients. All this can be achieved via Table Thai massage.
Benefits of Thai Table Massage for you as a Therapist
There is a significant difference in the quality of touch when you use gravity, body weight and momentum as opposed to muscular strength from a static position. Thai Table massage allows therapists of any size to perform effective, deep-tissue massage without the risk of injury or exhaustion. Thai massage is effective because it uses leverage, momentum and gravity.
Thai Table Massage is one of the best ways to bring balance, fresh technique and perspective to your career while taking care of your well-being.
The course will cover the theory and history of Thai massage, the various techniques used to stimulate pressure points and energy lines, key stretches to relieve muscular tension / improve flexibility and how to position yourself and your client for maximum effect. There will be an afternoon practical session where the theory is put into practice, learning how to incorporate these techniques into an existing routine.
During the workshop we will cover the following:
- The theory and history of Thai massage
- Setting up for a treatment
- How to use equipment
- How to position the client
- How to use your own posture for the Thai massage techniques
- Explanation and demonstration of acupressure and yoga stretches
- Benefits and reasons for choosing these techniques
- Safety considerations
You will leave confident in incorporating commonly used Thai techniques into your existing treatments, thus enhancing your practice.
Who Can Attend?
Open to qualified Massage Therapists who are interested in incorporating Thai massage techniques into their existing practice.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens
The workshop will be largely practical in content and as a result, you will need appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. This is very much a hands-on day therefore allowing sufficient time to practice and perform the techniques under the guidance of the tutor. During the course, you will partner up with another therapist and will get the chance to perform the techniques taught as well as being the recipient. This is because understanding what the technique should feel like is an invaluable tool for you as a therapist.
Duration: 1 day – 10am-5pm
Tutor: Lisa Gwilliam – see our MSCM Tutor Page
Course fees include the following:
- All class tuition
- A comprehensive course manual
- An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
- 5 cpd points
You may also find the following workshop very beneficial:Hands Free Massage
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September 2022 - Saturday 24th September - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £97.50 (+VAT)