Institute of Thai Massage and Traditional Bodywork

Our Courses

At Lotus Palm we offer Thai Yoga Massage classes in different formats to accommodate everyone:

Thai Yoga Massage

 

Lotus Palm
37.5 Hours
Price: $615

Thai Yoga Massage 1

Prerequisite – Open to All

This Level 1 course teaches you a complete 90-minute massage.

Course content and outline:
  • The four foundations of Thai Yoga Massage (awareness, body mechanics, movement, and massage techniques using hands, knees, feet, and elbows)
  • Effortless transitions between postures
  • An introduction to contraindications and safety
  • Care for the client and therapist before, during, and after the massage
  • Massage for shoulders, head, back, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and feet

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Thai Yoga Massage 2

Prerequisite – Thai Yoga Massage 1

You will have a complete review of all techniques taught in Level I.

Course content and outline:
  • 90 additional minutes of massage techniques, including side-lying postures
  • Expanded Thai energy lines
  • How to customize massages to accommodate common ailments
  • How to adapt the massage for people of different sizes and flexibilities

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Thai Yoga Massage 3

Prerequisite – Thai Yoga Massage 1 and 2

This course introduces you to the fundamentals of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system. This course bridges Thai Yoga Massage with its historical roots in Ayurveda and students learn practical methods of applying Ayurvedic knowledge to deepen the therapeutic quality of their practice.

This course teaches you a new 60 minute Thai Yoga Massage and how to customize according to a person's body-type (vata, pitta, or kapha).

Course content and outline:
  • To determine an individual's Ayurvedic constitution
  • How to bring energy movement with vayus into Thai Yoga Massage
  • How to create a customized 2-session Thai Yoga Massage wellness program according to a person's body-type
  • The fundamental concepts of Ayurveda history, philosophy and healing
  • To incorporate use of knees as a massage technique

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Thai Yoga Massage 4

Prerequisite – Thai Yoga Massage 1, 2 and 3

You will have a complete review of theory and techniques learned in Level 3.

Course content and outline:
  • How to perform a 90 minute Thai Yoga Massage according to a person's body-type
  • How to identify and massage 18 marma points (vital energy points) & their healing properties
  • Prevention and therapeutic relief for common ailments for each dosha
  • Adding essential oils to your massage
  • How to create a 4-session Thai Yoga Massage wellness program that takes into account nutritional, lifestyle and yoga recommendations according to a person's body-type

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Thai Yoga Massage 5

Prerequisite – Thai Yoga Massage 1, 2, 3, and 4

This course teaches you all 10 energy lines (the sip sen) and how to incorporate them into a powerful Thai Yoga Massage. The energy lines are the traditional theory of the massage. You will learn the detailed running of the lines, their properties and how to use them in the massage.

Course content and outline:
  • Understand and apply treatments with sen lines
  • Incorporate 30 new postures to your practice
  • Expand the side-lying massage
  • Customize massages for harder to treat clients, including:
    • Clients who require more pressure
    • Clients who are more flexible
    • Clients who can only receive massage in side-lying position
  • How to massage using your feet

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Thai Yoga Massage 6

Prerequisite – Thai Yoga Massage 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

This course binds together all you have learned in Levels 1 through 5 in order to create effective Thai yoga therapy. You will use ayurvedic principles, marma points, sen lines and your own intuition to explore case studies, develop work plans and harness the great potential of this incredible restorative practice.

Course content and outline:
  • Create a flow with intuition
  • 30 new techniques
  • How to carry out Thai Yoga Massage pathology sessions for:
    • Back pain
    • Chronic shoulder pain and neck stiffness
    • Stress relief
    • Tired arms and hands

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 1

Prerequisite – Open to All

Ayurvedic Thai Therapy Level 1 bridges Thai Yoga Massage with its historical roots in Ayurveda and its profound philosophy. As students learn the fundamental of Ayurvedic philosophy and the 3 mind-body constitutions (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), they will be able to apply these concepts in the context of a new 60-minute massage flow.

Course content and outline:
  • How to determine an individual's Ayurvedic constitution
  • How to bring energy movement with vayus into Thai Yoga Massage
  • How to create a customized 2-session Thai Yoga Massage wellness program according to a person's body-type
  • The fundamental concepts of Ayurveda history, philosophy and healing
  • How to incorporate use of knees as a massage technique

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 2

Prerequisite – Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 1

This workshop begins with a complete review of theory and techniques learned in Ayurvedic Thai Therapy Level 1. This course further deepens the study of Ayurvedic philosophy which includes learning of the marma points (the pressure points of healing), Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle.

Course content and outline:
  • How to perform a 90 minute Thai Yoga Massage according to a person's body-type
  • How to identify and massage 18 marma points (vital energy points) & their healing properties
  • Prevention and therapeutic relief for common ailments for each dosha
  • Adding essential oils to your massage
  • How to create a 4-session Thai Yoga Massage wellness program that takes into account nutritional, lifestyle and yoga recommendations according to a person's body-type

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Lotus Palm
3 Hours
Price: $70

Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage

Prerequisite – None

In this 3 hour workshop, students are introduced to the practice of Thai Yoga Massage. Through demonstration and hands-on practice one learns a fundamental 30-minute form and gains first-hand experience in both giving and receiving a Thai Yoga Massage.

This is an invaluable introduction for those wishing to learn more or begin studying with Lotus Palm.

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Lotus Palm
15 hours
Price: $245

2-day Thai Yoga Massage Foundation

Prerequisite – None

Thai Massage is for everyone!

When you give a great massage, you feel more alive, aware, and joyous. The well-being of your family, friends, and community can be permanently uplifted by your choice to share compassionate touch.

Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor through comfortable loose clothing. It is an accessible form of massage, combining meditation, stretches, acupressure/compressions, reflexology and energy. You don’t have to be an expert to produce outstanding results. The Lotus Palm system makes learning easy, and this workshop shows you how to tap into your own innate abilities to give a sensational massage. Learn how to deliver a complete 60-minute massage, focusing on:

Course content and outline:
  • Safe and effective massage techniques that anyone can master
  • Practice principles of body alignment
  • Integrate Metta (loving kindness) and meditation into your massage
  • Massage for shoulders, head, back, hands, legs, abdomen, and feet

Perfect for people without any bodywork experience, this training is also invaluable as continuing education for massage practitioners. The gift of compassionate touch is empowering and available to everyone ready to discover it.

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Lotus Palm
1 Day: Free

Info Session

Are you interested in taking some classes? Do you want to know more about having a career in massage therapy?

Description:
  • Learn more about having a career in Thai Yoga Massage
  • Understand why you should choose Lotus Palm as your place of study
  • Receive more information about courses, training and promotions

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Common Core Courses
(part of the 400-hour Therapist Diploma Program)


Our students/RMQ members affected by the grandfather clause who are interested in taking all Common Core Courses in fall/winter 2016 could benefit from a special bundle price. To get more information and to register, please call us at 514.270.5713, toll-free: 1.855.888.5713 or email info@lotuspalm.com to  speak to the student counselor.

 

Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Anatomy & Physiology
for Yoga, Thai and Bodywork Practitioners 1

Prerequisite – Thai Yoga Massage 1 or Yoga Teacher Training

Learn basic anatomy, physiology, injury assessment, and massage application in a hands-on way that is directed towards Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage. This course helps you to practice safely and addresses common physical discomforts as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage.

Course content and outline:
  • Body Mechanics and movement
  • Contraindications
  • Common pathologies
  • Physiological Systems
  • The skeleton, articulations and muscles of the body as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage
  • Muscle and muscle group with its functions as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage postures

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Anatomy & Physiology
for Yoga, Thai and Bodywork Practitioners 2

Prerequisite – Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga, Thai and Bodywork Practitioners 1

This advance course will allow you to dive deeper into anatomy, physiology, injury assessment, and massage application in a hands-on way that is directed towards Yoga or Thai Yoga Massage. This course helps you to practice safely and addresses common physical discomforts as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage.

Course content and outline:
  • Revision of Level 1 Anatomy Structures in order to understand deeper structures
  • Advanced Body Mechanics and movement of deeper articulations and muscles
  • Contraindications
  • Common pathologies
  • Physiological Systems
  • Deeper muscles and muscle groups with its functions as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage postures

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Lotus Palm
15 Hours
Price: $195

Interview Techniques

Prerequisite – Open to All

In the Interview Techniques class, students will learn how to structure and conduct an effective interview. The class will focus on developing clear and positive communication as well as client centric listening skills which are free of judgment or bias.

Course objectives:
  • Learn how to better relate to your customer
  • Outline the goals and responsibilities
  • Learn how to structure an interview using various techniques (reflection and re-wording questions)
  • Learn how to determine your professional limits and how to uphold them

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Lotus Palm
30 Hours
Price: $390

Helping Relationships

Prerequisite – Open to All

In this course, students will learn how to better understand themselves and their emotions which in turn will help them gain a better understanding of their clients. Through-out this course, students will develop their potential. The continued support and evaluation will help the students grow and become more autonomous by the end of the course. This course requires regular participation and a greater personal involvement from the part of the students.

Course objectives:
  • Practice the basic techniques of counseling
  • Develop a helping and respectful attitude
  • Keep control of personal emotions to better accommodate the client
  • Be aware of how personal background could influence the client

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Lotus Palm
30 Hours
Price: $390

Professional Ethics

Prerequisite – Open to All

This Professional Ethics course prepares massage therapy students for the realities of professional practice. This course will involve the acquisition of knowledge (know) the development of intervention skills (know how) and the development of relational skills (knowing how to be). This course requires regular participation and a greater personal involvement from the part of the students.

Course objectives:
  • Address the ethical concepts within the framework of legal parameters
  • Become familiar with the code of ethics, regulations and disciplinary process
  • Define the limits of those working in the field of massage therapy as well as others in field of health industry

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Lotus Palm
45 Hours
Price: $585

Sexuality and Professional Practice

Prerequisite – Open to All

This course is open to everyone but is primarily directed at massage therapists, students and health professionals who wish to learn more about the important role of sexuality as it relates to their practice and accept their professional responsibility.

This course is based on open discussions, theoretical presentations, role playing and teamwork and works to increase the level of consciousness for concepts dealing with ethics and sexuality.

This course requires regular participation and a greater personal involvement from the part of the students.

Course objectives:
  • Learn the basic concepts of sexuality
  • Acquire and use a sexological terminology
  • Make personal and analytical assessment of their own values and prejudices concerning sexuality
  • Self- evaluate their own level of sexual and emotional health as well as their own theoretical knowledge about sexuality and professional ethics
  • Explore the various sexual situations likely to occur in practice
  • Acknowledge professional responsibility and recognize limitations
  • Define the limits of the massage therapist in the sexology field

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Specialized Courses

Not sure what you are interested in?

Interested in Specialized Training? Want to learn a new technique? Well, we have workshops for you! Our Specialized Workshops are for those who want to add to their repertoire of massage modalities (CEUs offered) to enhance their skills but also for novices who are interested in doing something fun!

We offer a multitude of Specialized Workshops catered to every interest! No need to be a massage therapist. Whether you bring a friend or come alone, our introduction workshops, 2-day, and 3-day trainings will surely leave you wanting more!

 

Lotus Palm
30 hours
Price: $450

Traditional Thai Aroma Oil Massage

Prerequisite – None

Whether you are already a therapist, or simply want to learn a new skill for fun, this course is for you! Learn traditional Thai oil techniques straight from Thailand! In this 4 day workshop you'll learn how to prepare oils traditionally used to calm, cool, or invigorate the body.

Thai aroma oil massage is a rhythmic transitional flow of movements working sen lines (energy lines), marma points (acupressure points), and various techniques to balance the body. This 90 minute Thai oil session will leave your recipient blissfully relaxed!

Course content and outline:
  • Learn the history of Oil Massage
  • Learn about various oils traditionally used in Thailand and aroma oil blends
  • Learn proper Thai protocol, draping techniques, and contraindications
  • Perform a 90 min. holistic massage using specific essential oil blends to catered to any body type
  • Learn to flow from one technique to another effortlessly
  • Learn to embody the practice of metta (loving compassion)

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Lotus Palm
19.5 hours
Price: $450

Herbal Compress Massage 1

Prerequisite – None

Thai people have been using dried herbs to treat many different ailments in the body for hundreds of years. Typically, Thai herbal compresses are steamed and either applied through clothing or directly on the skin. Hot herbal compress massage (Luk Pra Kob) is deeply comforting and warm. It promotes relaxation while soothing aching or tired muscles and stiff joints and helps to increase the flow of energy in the body.

By using techniques of patting, gliding, rolling and pounding, essential oils are released from the heated compresses penetrating and absorbing deeply to relax and detoxify the body. This can benefit those with conditions such as inflamed joints, arthritis, fibromyalgia, soft tissue injuries, and has profound effects on the body.

After this hands-on 3-day intensive workshop, students will leave with a comprehensive knowledge of Thai herbal compress bundle making and take home their personalized herbal compresses.

Course content and outline:
  • Introduction to the benefits of hot and cold Thai herbal compresses and alternative ways of application
  • History of Thai Herbal Compress Massage
  • The properties of herbs and spices used in the compress and safe use of equipment
  • How to make your own herbal compresses recipes
  • Working with Sen Lines, Marma Points and Oils
  • Benefits and Contra-indications, Safety of body mechanics, as well as touch and pressure techniques
  • Personalize a 60 to 90-minute Thai herbal compress massage flow directly on skin or through clothing

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Thai Yoga Massage & Myo-Fascial Release 1

Prerequisite – Thai Yoga Massage 1

This course will allow you to deepen your knowledge and practice in Thai massage postures. We will explore the underlining connective tissues (fascia) that may be creating restrictions movement, within the joints, tendons and muscles.

By understanding the fascinating world of 3-dimensional fascial chains throughout the body, you can find ways to release restrictions more effectively in your Thai yoga practice and excel your sensitivity of touch. Great for dealing with injuries and postural issues.

Course content and outline:
  • Learn the anatomy and functionality of fascia (connective tissue).
  • Breakdown and analyze Thai yoga postures from a fascia point of view to maximize the range of motion and flexibility.
  • Learn NEW hands-on fascial techniques blended with Thai Yoga Massage postures to release tissue restrictions and adhesions.
  • Learn self-help techniques to realign your own posture and reduce fascial restrictions.

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Thai Yoga Massage & Myo-Fascial Release 2

Prerequisite – Thai Yoga Massage & Myo-Fascial Release 1

This advanced course will give you a deeper understanding of fascia by experiencing deeper structures, restrictions and posture.

Already understanding the fascinating world of 3-dimensional fascial chains throughout the body. We will explore more complex conditions and structures that can be treated by Thai Yoga Massage and Myo-Fascial Release techniques.

Course content and outline:
  • Analyze posture imbalances caused by fascial restrictions and learn how to bring the body back to alignment.
  • Learn the body’s natural law of compensation to solve the primary problem source.
  • Dive into deeper layers of fascia, joints, muscles, tendons.
  • Apply advance treatment techniques concentrating on anterior, posterior and lateral chains to mold the body back to balance by blending Thai Yoga Massage Myo Fascial Release Techniques.
  • Learn how to treat fascia restrictions around nerve paths that may be the primary cause of sciatic nerve and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Learn how to treat directly on deep scar tissues and how it affects the body as a whole.
  • Learn the art of Multi-Therapist treatments.

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Lotus Palm
22.5 hours
Price: $335

Table Thai Yoga Massage Level 1

Prerequisite – None

Table Thai Yoga Massage brings the incredible benefits of Thai Yoga Massage to the comforts of a massage table. This type of massage will allows you to reach out to a mainstream audience and clients with restrictions to receiving a massage on a mat; including athletes, elderly and people who prefer massage on a table.

Massage therapists used to traditional table massage will learn techniques for reducing injuries to hands and wrists by learning to use elbows, forearms, feet and other parts of their body. Those used to Thai Yoga Massage on a mat will save their knees and learn a style of massage developed for greater comfort.

Course content and outline:
  • Give a 60-minute massage
  • Apply Thai Foot Reflexology and techniques to avoid using thumbs
  • Practice principles of body alignment specifically adapted for massaging on and around the massage table
  • Integrate Metta (loving kindness) and meditation into your massage

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Lotus Palm
22.5 Hours
Price: $335

Table Thai Yoga Massage Level 2

Prerequisite – Table Thai Yoga Massage Level 1

In this course you will incorporate dynamic postures to further help you customize your massage flow. Perfect your Table Thai Yoga Massage skills by learning how to read the body through movement.

Course content and outline:
  • Have a complete review of all techniques taught in Level I
  • Incorporate new postures that expand your repertoire to a 2-hour massage
  • Learn Sen lines (Thai Massage energy pathways)
  • Understand how to customize massages to accommodate people of different sizes, flexibilities and abilities

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Lotus Palm
15 Hours
Price: $220

Chair Thai Massage

Prerequisite – None

Chair Thai Massage is a unique twist to chair massage. You will learn to incorporate stretches, compressions, and reflexology and adapt Thai postures targeting key tension areas: head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and legs in a 60-minute flow to enrich your massage practice.

Course content and outline:
  • Learning a 60-minute Chair Thai Massage flow, focusing on key tension points in the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and legs
  • Adapting the massage flow to customize a power relaxation series of a 10 to 30 minutes massage
  • Alleviate general muscular tension and stress
  • Use proper body alignment to optimize your practice to make your work more efficient
  • Integrate Metta (loving kindness) and meditation into your practice

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Lotus Palm
30 Hours
Price: $450

Prenatal and Elderly Thai Yoga Massage

Prerequisite – None

Thai Yoga Massage is especially well suited for women seeking relief from the natural stresses of adapting physically, mentally and emotionally to pregnancy. Designed with the goal of relieving stress and promoting wellness and balance, this program addresses many common needs affecting pregnant women, including relief from the discomforts of pregnancy with a focus on trimester changes.

As we all age movement becomes ever so important. Thai Yoga Massage helps to keep our bodies healthy and balanced not just free from physical pain but also helping our mental and emotional well-being. This 4-day program will prepare you to confidently provide a caring, safe, relaxing and nurturing session for both pregnant women and for the elderly.

Course content and outline:
  • Complete a 60-minute Prenatal and Elderly Thai Yoga Massage Flow
  • Complete an additional adapted 30-minute flow specifically designed for the Elderly
  • Understand the unique needs of childbearing women and the elderly
  • Cover contraindications for massage and for specific postures
  • Address common ailments and discomforts
  • Using props and tools to adapt and customize your massage
  • Incorporate compassion, mindfulness and meditation into your massage

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Lotus Palm
4 Hours
Price: $160 per couple

Couples Thai Yoga Massage

Prerequisite – None
The cost is per couple

In this 4-hour workshop you will learn new ways to give nurturing intentional touch to your partner through Thai Yoga Massage.

Course content and outline:
  • Perform a 30 minute full-body massage
  • Utilize intentional touch and awareness to create a mutually beneficial experience
  • Integrate Metta (loving kindness) and meditation into the massage

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Lotus Palm
15 hours
Price: $220

Thai Style Foot Reflexology Level 1

Prerequisite – Open to All

Reflexology is based on the belief that all parts of the body are reflected in the feet and hands and by applying gentle pressure to these areas can affect the corresponding part of the body and help to restore balance.

Who doesn’t like a good foot rub? In this workshop you will learn how Thai Style Reflexology and Foot Massage can help release those feel-good endorphins helping with stress-relief. It also boosts circulation and aid the lymphatic system, which gets rid of waste products produced around the body.

Course content and outline:
  • History and theory of Thai Reflexology and Foot Massage
  • Learn a complete a 60-minute Thai Style Reflexology Flow
  • Using a Thai reflexology stick into your practice
  • Learn about pressure points on the foot
  • Foot structure and function
  • Foot conditions

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Lotus Palm
15 hours
Price: $220

Thai Style Foot Reflexology Level 2

Prerequisite – Thai Style Reflexology Level 1

There are millions of nerve endings in our feet and hands. The idea behind reflexology is that through pressure points, the connections in the nervous system can be used to re-energize, stimulate, disperse, unblock and restore the natural flow of prana/chi (the invisible energy) in your body. This will leave the client feeling totally relaxed.

In this workshop you will further your skills in Thai style foot massage and hand massage incorporating oils and creams into your work.

Course content and outline:
  • Learn how to use oils and creams
  • Learn another 60 minute Thai foot massage flow
  • Deepen your Thai foot massage techniques
  • Learn how to massage the hands

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Anatomy & Physiology
for Yoga, Thai and Bodywork Practitioners 1

Prerequisite – Thai Yoga Massage 1 or Yoga Teacher Training

Learn basic anatomy, physiology, injury assessment, and massage application in a hands-on way that is directed towards Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage. This course helps you to practice safely and addresses common physical discomforts as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage.

Course content and outline:
  • Body Mechanics and movement
  • Contraindications
  • Common pathologies
  • Physiological Systems
  • The skeleton, articulations and muscles of the body as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage
  • Muscle and muscle group with its functions as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage postures

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Anatomy & Physiology
for Yoga, Thai and Bodywork Practitioners 2

Prerequisite – Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga, Thai and Bodywork Practitioners 1

This advance course will allow you to dive deeper into anatomy, physiology, injury assessment, and massage application in a hands-on way that is directed towards Yoga or Thai Yoga Massage. This course helps you to practice safely and addresses common physical discomforts as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage.

Course content and outline:
  • Revision of Level 1 Anatomy Structures in order to understand deeper structures
  • Advanced Body Mechanics and movement of deeper articulations and muscles
  • Contraindications
  • Common pathologies
  • Physiological Systems
  • Deeper muscles and muscle groups with its functions as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage postures

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Lotus Palm
15 hours
Price: $220

Thai Style Head Massage

Prerequisite – Open to All

A lot of people have problems and store a lot of tension in the neck area. Knowing how to massage the head, neck and upper body is beneficial. Thai Head Massage is a popular treatment working on the face, scalp, neck, shoulders and upper back. A variety of massage techniques will be taught in this workshop including Champissage which combines head massage with a more subtle form of energy balancing. Using firm, gentle rhythm to relieve tension and pain, while Aurvedic chakra balancing focuses on the three higher chakras. This will bring the energy of the whole body back into balance creating a deep sense of peace and calm. It can ease a number of discomforts in the face, neck and shoulder areas. This can be a stand alone massage, or you can add elements this into your own Thai Massage. This can be a very beautiful end to any massage.

Thai Head Massage is an uplifting treatment that concentrates on relieving upper body tension. We begin with an invigorating scalp massage and acupressure points that boosts circulation followed by gentle and slower techniques incorporating oils to break down any remaining tension and release toxins leaving the recipient feeling balanced and totally relaxed.

Course content and outline:
  • History of head massage
  • How to give a 45 min. - 60 min. face, head and shoulder massage using various techniques
  • Basic anatomy of the bones and muscles of the face, head and shoulders
  • How to incorporate oils into the scalp massage
  • Compassionate and loving touch

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Lotus Palm
15 hours
Price: $225

Introduction to Essential Oils

Prerequisite – None

This course introduces the multiple applications of essential oils for daily use but also in the context of massage therapy. Students will work with 12 essential oils specially selected for this course and will be able to familiarize themselves with their scents and therapeutic properties.

Course content and outline:
  • Discover aromaterapy’s potential applications and how they can be used benefit both ourselves and those around us.
  • Learn the therapeutic applications of each of the 12 blends, how to use them safely, and where (on the body) the oils can be administered.
  • Discover Ayurveda’s basic principles and understand how these principles apply to the use of essential oils.
  • Practice and learn a sequence for a hand (or extremities) massage that incorporates an essential oil that is suitable for the receiver.

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Lotus Palm
22.5 hours
Price: $350

3-day Assisted Yoga with Adjustments

Prerequisite – Open to everyone

The Assisted Yoga with Adjustments course has been specifically designed for yoga teachers, pilates instructors, private coaches, or anyone interested in these practices.

In this workshop, you will learn to adjust yoga postures safely using Thai Yoga Massage touch techniques. With a good understanding of reading body and mechanics, you willl be able to detect misalignments and how to properly correct them. Ancient Thai Yoga Massage techniques, such as counterbalancing and levering the recipient's body with your own, the gradual touch and proper positioning, will allow the practitioner to practice adjustments with confidence, precision and depth. This workshop will also help you bring your private classes to a more therapeutic level.

Course content and outline:
  • Body Reading
  • Yoga Flow with Thai Yoga Massage Adjustment
  • Variations: how to customize your class with a better understanding of body alignment, limitations and injuries of your students
  • Body Mechanics, body reading, gradual approach and different touch techniques

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

5-day Assisted Yoga with Adjustments

Prerequisite – Open to everyone

The Assisted Yoga with Adjustments course has been specifically designed for yoga teachers, pilates instructors, private coaches, or anyone interested in these practices.

In this workshop, you will learn to adjust yoga postures safely using Thai Yoga Massage touch techniques. With a good understanding of reading body and mechanics, you will be able to detect misalignments and how to properly correct them. Ancient Thai Yoga Massage techniques, such as counterbalancing and levering the recipient's body with your own, the gradual touch and proper positioning, will allow the practitioner to practice adjustments with confidence, precision and depth. This workshop will also help you bring your private classes to a more therapeutic level.

Course content and outline:
  • Learn to read body alignment (introduction to anatomical concepts)
  • Learn when and how to make adjustments (positioning, reading of the body, various touch techniques)
  • 28 postures in detail (including sun salutations, standing, sitting, and lying postures and savasana)
  • Variations: how to customize your class with a better understanding of body alignment, limitations and injuries of your students
  • Body Mechanics, body reading, gradual approach and different touch techniques

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Lotus Palm
22.5 hours
Price: $450

Ashiatsu - Gliding Feet Therapy Level 1

Prerequisite – Massage Therapist with knowledge of Anatomy. For any contraindications, please refer to the register page of the workshop.

Learn how to address troublesome tension areas on the body using only your feet! With the aid of stabilizing bars use your body weight to treat clients and avoid repetitive strain injuries to your wrists and arms. Learn to give a deep compression massage effortlessly by controlling your body weight to customize for every shape and size leaving the client feeling completely relaxed and stress free.

Course content and outline:
  • History of Ashiatsu
  • Complete a 60 minute Gliding Feet sequence using oils
  • Using one foot techniques to control pressure
  • How to maneuver around the table effortlessly
  • Contraindications and benefits

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Lotus Palm
22.5 hours
Price: $450

Ashiatsu - Gliding Feet Therapy Level 2

Prerequisite – Ashiatsu Gliding Feet Therapy Level 1. For any contraindications, please refer to the register page of the workshop.

In this workshop you will further your skills in Ashiatsu Gliding Feet Therapy by incorporating Side Lying postures and adding new 2 feet postures to your flow. Learn how to control your weight and customize your massage for an even deeper compression for your client using both feet with the aid of stabilizing bars overhead. By the end of this course you will have acquired 2 hours of Lotus Palm’s Ashiatsu Gliding Feet Therapy sequence.

Course content and outline:
  • Reviewing the Ashiatsu Level 1 sequence
  • How to use double feet in the sequence
  • Learn additional side lying postures into your massage sequence
  • How to maneuver around the table effortlessly
  • Learn another 60 minute Ashiatsu flow

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Lotus Palm
22.5 hours
Price: $450

Ashiatsu Mat – Gliding Feet Therapy Thai Style

Prerequisite – Open to anyone who’s done bodywork

In this workshop you will be learning to glide along the body with your feet using oils on a mat on the floor while stabilizing with the aid of a stool. This is a fantastic additional skill for any Thai Yoga Massage practitioner who normally works on the Mat on the floor. You will explore working with sen lines (energy line) and marma points (acupressure points) as well as incorporating gentle stretches in the flow.

Course content and outline:
  • History of Ashiatsu
  • Working with Senlines and Marma points
  • Complete a 60 minutes Gliding Feet sequence using oils
  • How to maneuver around the mat effortlessly with the aid of a stool
  • Contraindications and benefits

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Lotus Palm
15 hours
Price: $310

Balancing the Energetic Body with Oils

Prerequisite – Open to All

In this introduction to Balancing the Energetic Body, you will learn how to balance the 7 major chakras using 7 corresponding chakra oil/balms with hands on techniques. Chakra Balancing will give you an understanding of our "energetic" bodies and why it is important to keep the seven main chakras of the body well balanced. This course also teaches you how to recognize where and why a disease has manifested in the physical, emotional, and/or spiritual body.

This workshop is done with the recipient comfortably clothed on a massage table.

Course content and outline:
  • Introduction of the 7 major Chakras in the body
  • Complete a 60 minute Chakra balancing sequence
  • Introduction to 7 Chakra balms/oils
  • Assess which Chakras to work
  • How to incorporate the corresponding Chakra oils
  • How to balance your own Chakras

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Lotus Palm
22.5 hours
Price: $410

Lomi Lomi Level 1 (Temple Style)

Prerequisite – Open to All

The Hawaiians believe that Lomi Lomi helps release the blockages in the body giving energy new direction and looking at all things in terms of energy flow. Lomi Lomi is not just a physical experience; it also facilitates healing on the emotional, mental and spiritual levels as well. Much of this work is done by loving compassion using loving hands and an open heart.

Learn this ancient form of Hawaiian massage that covers broad areas of the body using long continual strokes incorporating prayer, breath, dance and energy into this Lomi Lomi massage.

Course content and outline:
  • History of LomiLomi
  • Understand the Hawaiian philosophy called Huna
  • Complete a 60 minutes Lomi Lomi sequence
  • Learn how to dance or hula around the table to make the massage sequence seem less
  • Contraindications and benefits

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Lotus Palm
22.5 hours
Price: $410

Lomi Lomi Level 2 (Temple Style)

Prerequisite – Lomi Lomi Level 1

Working intuitively, a Lomi Lomi session may be slow and very relaxing or it may be a faster deeper more invigorating massage. In this workshop you will incorporate moving the arms and legs into your flow. The massage can be done by one person, by two or more people working together. Having two or more people massaging helps the recipient surrender the mind to a deeper level of relaxation as the mind cannot focus on four hands or more doing different things at the same time. This leaves the recipient feeling blissfully relaxed.

Course content and outline:
  • Reviewing the Lomi Lomi Level 1 sequence
  • Learn additional techniques into your massage sequence
  • Tucking sheet techniques
  • How to work with 2 or 3 other practitioners

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Lotus Palm
37.5 hours
Price: $615

Senashi

Prerequisite – Thai Yoga Massage 5

Keeping the energy flowing freely in our body helps us stay balanced. It is believed that any blockages in the body can result in physical, mental or emotion distress. This is a intuitional, holistic treatment, designed to balance all the body's systems.

Developed by Sukha for Lotus Palm, in this workshop learn how to perform a Thai sen line massage by palming and thumbing along specific sen lines (energy lines) and marma points (acupressure points) to relieve blockages, revitalize, energize and disperse energy in the body helping prana (energy life force) to flow freely. Hence helping the body return to more of a balance state free of blockages.

This workshop is ideal for those already experienced in Thai Yoga Massage and wants to add another level to their Thai training.

Course content and outline:
  • Theory behind Senashi
  • Reviewing all (10) sip sen lines learnt in Thai Yoga Massage Level 5
  • Complete a 60 minute Senashi sen line massage
  • How to assess and determine which sen lines to work
  • Learning specific marma point sequences along specific sen lines
  • How to customizing your Senashi session for your client

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