Words on Wellness
Dr Blake Martin PhD : Thai Massage & Parkinson’s, Stroke & Alzeihmer’s
Dr Blake Martin was a Thai Yoga Massage teacher first and then went on to complete a PhD in a Kinesiology. In this video he shares some of his personal experience for how Thai Yoga Massage helped his Parkinson’s clients and what the research points to between movement therapies and people living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and after a stroke.
Blake also shares advice for what to tell clients after a Thai massage in order to further the benefits of a treatment.
Blake originally decided to pursue a Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience after witnessing some of the incredible results his Parkinson’s patients were having with Thai Yoga Massage. He not only saw improvements in their body, but also in how they were able to think.
That thirst for understanding how mind and body work together and the hands on experience of body centered practices that Blake has been engaged in for over 30 years as a dancer, massage therapist and massage teacher help to formulate his unique gifts. But it’s his love of life and all things that move that really bring him to another level as a teacher of anatomy, science and massage.
He’s is incredibly talented at bringing science to life and helping students apply this knowledge into their practice. When Dr. Blake talks people listen 🙂 🙂
This is the second part in a series of applied teachings with Blake. Check back for future episodes!
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To learn more about Dr. Blake’s teachings please visit http://doctorblake.ca/
Blake teaches regularly for Still Light Centre including A Pain in the Butt: How to Treat Hip, Thigh & Lower Back Pain’ in Hamilton Ontario Nov. 17-18, 2018.
Click here to register and to see when Blake teaches: https://www.stillightcentre.com/category/courses-calendar/
Here is part one of our talk:
This interview is part of a series of getting to know Thai Yoga Massage students and teachers to dive deeper into the heart of the practice and see how it’s helping people all around the world.
Click here for the full playlist:
Shai’s book Compassionate Touch which dives deep into the benefits of giving massage can be purchased here:
Study with Shai and his team of teachers in person: https://www.stillightcentre.com/category/courses-calendar/