Who doesn’t love a good foot massage? In this workshop students will learn to give an hour-long session on the feet alone that will pamper, renew and restore the feet and the whole body. This course introduces techniques that utilize both dry and wet massage (with and without oil), as well as a Thai foot stick to glide the lines and press the points with greater accuracy and precision than the hands alone could provide. The style we will be exploring is a method derived from Shivaga Komarpaj of the Chiang Mai School of Thai Massage. This is a powerful healing tool that can be a stand-alone offered to clients, or as an addition to the full body massage. Experience with graduating students has shown that this is an invaluable service to offer to existing clients to keep them coming back for more and as a means of finding and retaining new clients. In this course students will learn: -A complete 60 minute Thai Foot massage -An additional 15 minute Thai Massage for the rest of the body -Protocols for preparing the feet for massage -How to apply oils to the feet -How to use a Thai reflexology stick What to Bring • Bolsters and pillows • Shea butter • Comfortable clothing • Thai reflexology sticks (available for purchase from instructor) • Lunch/Snacks/Water About the Instructor Shai first discovered Thai Massage in 1999 while traveling in Thailand. Upon returning to his native Quebec, Shai was delighted to find that Kam Thye Chow, one of the original North American teachers, lived less than two blocks from his home in Montreal. From that point on, Shai worked hand-in-hand with Kam Thye, learning the practice, teaching, acting as manager of Lotus Palm, and eventually developing curriculum and helping to write many of the books currently in use, including the Teacher Training program and advanced training courses. Shai is blessed to have taught on four different continents and at some of the largest yoga centers in the world, including as a regular at the Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. Currently he is the co-founder of Toronto’s Still Light Centre, which teaches one of the most comprehensive Thai Yoga Massage programs in North America.
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Unit #2, 1040 Champlain Street,
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