Thai Massage for Pregnancy and the Elderly
Dates: November 11-12, 2017, 10am-7pm daily
Teacher: George Justus
Location: Still Light Centre / Bend Yoga, Hamilton Ontario
Prerequisites: Previous training in Thai Massage, Massage, Yoga or other health related modalities. If you fit in the later category please email us to make sure this course is the right fit.
In this class we will cover therapeutic applications for giving highly effective and customized Thai Massages for populations in need. We will look in-depth how to massage for pregnancy as well as for the Elderly and what it means to explore the softer side of Thai Massage.
Thai massage is especially well-suited for women seeking relief from the natural stresses of adapting physically, mentally, and emotionally to pregnancy. Designed with the goal of promoting relaxation and wellness, this course addresses many common concerns of pregnant women, with a focus on the needs and limitations characteristic of each trimester.
Similarly, working with the elderly is one of the most rewarding ways to give Thai massage and the methods taught in this course are equally effective in serving these members of our community who are both underserved and urgently in need of compassionate touch.
For students looking to expand their niche and increase their client base, developing an expertise in pregnancy and elderly massage is a wonderful opportunity to grow ones practice.
What’s more, this sequence provides a great foundation to massage anyone with chronic pain, and a host of therapeutic needs, such as back pain and joint issues.
After completing this course students will be able to:
• Complete up to a 75-minute, full-body Thai massage session for pregnant or elderly clients, as well as those who require a softer touch;
• Understand the unique needs of these populations and important contraindications for specific massage techniques and postures; and
• Address common ailments and discomforts associated with pregnancy and the aging body.