July 28–29, 2012
Thai Massage for the Table creates a partnership between you, your client, and the movements of this flowing modality. This course offers a unique fusion of Eastern techniques presented in a format that is friendly to the Western practitioner. Thousands of years of Asian tradition meet modern ergonomics and body mechanics to give you techniques that are creative, versatile, and powerful. With Thai Massage for the Table, you’ll learn a modality that’s safe, effective, fun to perform, and in demand!
Nayada’s BodySaver Method™ enhances the traditional Thai massage, allowing you to perform the authentic techniques of this modality with less strain and a reduced risk of injury. With Thai Massage for the Table, you won’t need to climb onto the table or floor to offer traditional techniques. You’ll use a natural rocking motion to avoid the stretch reflex, allowing your clients to relax and move with you, while leveraging your body weight and momentum to power the massage without strain.
Traditional Thai massage involves an enormous amount of thumb and palm pressing, but the Nayada Institute has applied the BodySaver Method™ and the “rule of non-thumb” to eliminate these common areas of repetitive injury. You’ll instead employ Power Tools such as the knuckles, fists, forearms, and knees to deliver a safe and effective massage.
Thai Massage offers a host of benefits for your clients. It includes range of motion techniques that increase flexibility and reduce joint pain, making it a great option for athletes and the aging. You can expand your clientele by adding a no oil, fully clothed option to your offerings. In addition, Thai Massage for the Table can be combined with your other modalities to offer the ultimate in therapeutic massage.
Thai Massage for the Table is also a great option for continuing education credits. We offer CEUs with the following organizations:
- Supine: 8 CMTO/16 NCBTMB or FSMTA CEs
- Prone & Side Lying: 8 CMTO/16 NCBTMB or FSMTA CEs
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