Thai Massage Bend & Twist

Nov 18, 2020

Nov 19, 2020

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

6750 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN, USA



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Event Description

Learn how to safely assist forward and back bending along with a variety of twists and stretches from all positions using your own body, pillows and props. Practice joint mobilization and breathing exercises for yourself and with a partner Identify related cultural practices and learn theoretical concepts that can be used to enhance results. This course offers a variety of assisted stretch techniques that can be incorporated into your current Thai massage practice on the mat. At the end of this class you will be able to demonstrate a logical sequence of warm-up techniques and stretches with client in supine, prone, sidelying and seated positions. With some practice outside of class you will soon be ready to offer this Thai massage treatment on your menu of services. This course is suitable for all levels, including beginners who are interested in the assisted yoga aspect of Thai massage.


Charlene Gaffney

Registration Details

50% deposit due at registration

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Thai Massage

Thai massage works the relaxing effects of massage, the stretching of yoga, and the spiritual wellness of energy work into one session. The modality is more physically dynamic than a typical massage. Sessions are performed on a floor mat with the client fully clothed. The practitioner helps the client through yoga-based, assisted stretches while pressing on energy and pressure points along the body. Because of it’s similarity to yoga, some people refer to Thai massage as “Thai yoga massage” as well.

Along with teaching the modality as a whole, Thai massage training can teach you how to improve your flow with better sequencing, incorporate the classic Thai herbal balls or start using your bare feet as tools. You can also learn how to adapt Thai techniques for table massage or work with special circumstances like pregnancy and disabilities.