Words on Wellness
What is Thai 301 all about and why take it?
The first course in our Advanced Certification program is Thai 301 which focuses on Side Lying Postures and some Therapeutic applications in Thai Massage specifically addressed through these postures.
Of all the 8 courses that comprise our Advanced Certification, this is the one that probably provides the most tangible and immediate benefits and will help you to expand your clientele and how you can help them.
My feeling and experience with Side Postures is that it is the easiest and safest way to work with harder to treat clients, whether that is because of their issues relating to anything happening with their back, neck or shoulders, or because of one’s size relationship. Whenever I poll my students in class about how they most often sleep, at least 60% of all the students will say on their side, and often that number is 80% or 90%. What that helps to reinforce is that it is easiest to help a client enter into a more relaxed state with side postures. It is what they are already used to every time they go to sleep as they enter the most relaxed time of their day.
The reason is clear: when properly supported under the head and legs, then the most strain is taken off the most utilized parts of our body; namely our back, neck and shoulders.
Another great aspect of working on the side is that you can put your client into a whole variety of stretches and you’ll be able to work on their energy (sen) lines without the same kind of heavy lifting that comes with some of the single leg exercises. That’s makes it a great way to massage your heavier and bulkier clients.
And in this class you learn how to give an entire treatment using Side
Postures. You’ll learn a 60-75 minute flow that includes a range of stretches for more and less flexible clients. You’ll learn new
ways to massage the energy lines and of course a whole host of techniques for targeting the neck, shoulders and back.
So many delicious things to learn! All in all this is a course that is indespensible- not to be missed!
Click here to register or let me know if I can help with any questions.