Thai Massage Hands-Free

Aug 24, 2024

Aug 25, 2024

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

6750 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN, USA




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Event Description

THAI MASSAGE IMMERSION COURSE Supine & Prone Positions. All levels welcome. Beginner-friendly. Thai Massage is experiencing a rapid growth in popularity for its benefits of relieving muscle tension, clearing restricted patterns of movement, stimulating energy flow and restoring balance. Ok, so you may have to use your hands A LITTLE BIT, mostly for positioning and balance, but not to apply pressure! In this course you’ll learn a new Thai massage sequence using mostly your feet and knees to apply acupressure and passive stretching.

Students must be able to sit, kneel and move around on the floor to complete this class.  As in every immersion course we offer this one will work specifically on :

  • a logical sequence of techniques for the entire body
  • the fundamentals of positioning and transitioning
  • appropriate practitioner body mechanics and
  • general principles for giving a balanced and flowing Thai Massage session with a meditative state of mind


Charlene Gaffney

About the Instructor

Instructor Charlene Gaffney has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001 with much of that time spent in private practice. She has over 20 years of massage teaching experience in both entry-level and continuing education. She is a registered instructor with the Thai Healing Alliance International, a Certified Massage and Bodywork Educator with the AFMTE and the founder/curriculum specialist for Elevate Massage Training. She has studied and practiced Thai massage and ashiatsu since 2008 and leads annual Thailand Study Tours for LMTs since 2016.

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