Lotus Palm February Newsletter:
Chinese New Year
& Book Signing Celebration!

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Lotus Palm Newsletter

Upcoming Courses Montreal

Intro to Thai Yoga Massage
(February 7)

Thai Style Head Massage
(February 13-14)

Couples Thai Yoga Massage
(February 14)

TYM & Myo-Fascial Release 1
(February 17-21)

Thai Reflexology 2
(February 20-21)

Guided Review: TYM 1

(February 25, 5-8pm)

Thai Yoga Massage 3
(March 2-6)

Introduction to Essential Oils
(March 5-6)

Ashiatsu Mat
(March 7-9)

Thai Yoga Massage 4
(March 9-13)

Thai Yoga Massage 1
(March 16-20)

Herbal Compress Massage 1
(March 18-20)

Anatomy & Physiology 2
(April 18-22)

Toronto

Couples Thai Yoga Massage
(February 14)

Intro to Thai Yoga Massage
(February 23)

Thai Yoga Massage 2
(February 24-28)

Table Thai 1
(March 11-13)

Intro to Thai Yoga Massage
(March 29)

TYM & Myo-Fascial Release 1
(April 4-8)

On-The-Road

Thai Reflexology
Kripalu (February 19-21)

Thai Yoga Massage 1
Kripalu (February 21-26)

Thai Yoga Massage 2
IYI (March 16-20)

Thai Yoga Massage
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

with Retreat Life
(Apr 22 - May 1)


Couples Thai Massage

60 min. for $120 / couple
90 min. for $170 / couple

Share a moment of pure bliss with a Thai Massage Massage with your partner, friend or family member at this special price in February!

Call 514.270.5713 to book your appointment.

This special applies for Thai Massage for two people only. It is not transferable and cannot be combined with any other discount, promotion or special price.

Valid until February 29th, 2016 in our Montreal center only.

More information about our massages on our website.


New Requirements in Toronto

Student Clinic 2016 Calendar

As of January 2016 our Lotus Palm Toronto Practitioner's Certification Requirements have changed.

To better support our Thai Practitioners in Toronto, we have added Student Clinics and modified our Documented Massages! To fulfill the certification requirements, students in Montreal and Toronto must complete fifteen hours of supervised student clinic to give them hands-on experience with clients.


See the 2016 Student Clinic Schedule on our website.


Show off your massage skills!

March 31st to April 3 in Toronto

We'd love to bring the Lotus Palm Family together for the weekend to show off your massage skills and promote your business! Last year we could barely keep up with the massage demand and our therapists not only made some serious cash, but they also picked up new clients.

Learn how you can spend the weekend with us at the Yoga Conference! This is a fantastic opportunity to get your name out! Space is limited so act now to get in on the action!

For more details and to book your spot today, call Mercedes at 647-352-7256 or by email: infotoronto@lotuspalm.com

More info on our website.


Éléonore's Ayurvedic Tip

Gift ideas for Valentine's Day

Ayurveda teaches us that gratitude and small gestures can make a big difference in our daily lives and also for our health. Do some good around you, acknowledge what you have and celebrate any occasion!

This Valentine's Day, why not expand the offering of a gift to all those who make a difference in your life; the people that support and help you everyday?

Read Éléonore's Ayurvedic gift ideas for any budget on our blog.


Lotus Palm in Nicaragua

April 22nd to May 1st, 2016

Connect with others as you get to know yourself by integrating the healing art of Thai Massage. Come and learn with Sukha Wong under the palapa of the Casa Bahia hotel, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Retreat Life, in collaboration with Lotus Palm Institute of Thai Yoga Massage & Traditional Bodywork, will be presenting an intensive 6-day certified Thai Yoga Massage training in beautiful San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua!

A retreat that you surely do not want to miss!

More information on Retreat Life's website.


Practical Uses For:

Rosewood Essential Oil

Rosewood essential oil has many virtues, but it is especially indicated for skin care. Its tolerance makes it a very important essential oil, used pure or diluted on the skin. Moreover, it is safe for children older than three months and women pregnant over three months.



Use it diluted to 2% in an oil (Argan) or base cream organic and unscented in preventing wrinkles or stretch marks. Applied topically for minor burns, skin diseases and as revitalizing skin!

Learn more about essential oils and their many uses with our Introduction to Essential Oils course on March 5-6 in Montreal.

Register online!


Montreal
5244 Saint Urbain
Montreal, QC
H2T 2W9 Canada
Tel: (514) 270-5713
Toll Free: 1-855-888-5713
Fax: (514) 270-8620
info@lotuspalm.com

Toronto
517 Parliament Unit #2
Toronto, ON
M4X 1P3 Canada
Tel: (647) 352-7256
infotoronto@lotuspalm.com


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Chinese New Year & Book Signing Celebration!

Thursday, February 11th - 5pm to 7pm in Montreal

With a collaboration from the heart, meet and greet the authors of "THAI-ing it all Up!" SHARING REMEDIES FOR HOLISTIC HEALING & NOURISHMENT.

Come support and join us for a meaningful night of celebrations, Chinese New Year bites, wonderful vegan snacks, tea and discussion!

Meet & Greet: 5:00 pm
A few words from the authors: 5:30 pm
Chanting lead by Sukha Wong: 6:00 pm
Meditation lead by Tony Eng: 6:30 pm

RSVP on the Facebook event page

Free and open to everyone! Please share & invite your friends!

More information on our website

-Sukha Wong
Director of Lotus Palm


About the authors of THAI-ing it all Up!:

- Sukha Wong: Owner & Director of Lotus Palm Institute of Thai Massage and Traditional Bodywork, and certified massage therapist, leads a blooming community of Thai massage lovers, and is perpetually fashioning innovative body therapies

- Tony Eng: Certified massage and bodywork therapist specializing in an osteopathic approach, teaches all about trauma in the tissues and the nervous system

- Gisele Seto: Certified ANQ naturotherapist and RMQ massotherapist, offers holistic health coaching, therapeutic yoga, Thai massage and myo-fascial bodywork solutions

- Maya Furuta: Mind Body Chef, will cater vegan snacks covered in the book, which are inspired from her culinary travels and research

- Kam Thye Chow: Founder of Lotus Palm and North America's pioneer in teaching Thai Yoga Massage. Author of several internationally distributed books will be there in spirit (thinking of us all the way from Thailand)!


Thinking About Becoming A Massage Therapist?

Well, we have the perfect program for you! With the collaboration of RMQ (Regroupement des Massothérapeutes du Québec) and MonRéseauPlus we are proud to bring you a complete 400-hour Thai Therapist Program that will start a rewarding career or bring your Thai practice to another professional level.

Starting this year, our Thai Therapist Diploma Program will be recognized across the board as a curriculum of its own. We have worked hard to offer a solid program that includes Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Helping Relationships, Sexuality in the Professional Practice, Professional Ethics, and Interview Techniques. With Quebec's regulations to increase the numbers of hours in Massage Therapy in the near future, we offer for those who are already Thai Therapists with RMQ, a 5-year grandfather clause to update their practice. A notice will be sent out shortly by RMQ. Stay tuned!

For detailed information visit our website.


Couples Thai Yoga Massage


February 14th, 1-5pm in Montreal and Toronto

In this 4-hour workshop you will learn new ways to give nurturing intentional touch to your partner through Thai Yoga Massage. This is a fun and engaging activity to share with your partner on Valentine's Day!

Register before February 12th for only $140!
(Regular Price: $160)

Course content:
• 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

.Register as a couple in Montreal or Toronto.


Thai Yoga Massage & Myo-Fascial Release 1

April 4th to the 8th in Toronto

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.

More information about this course

Register online: April 4-8 in Toronto with Tony Eng

Testimonials from our TYM & Myo-Fascial Release 1 students:

“The Thai Yoga Massage & Myo-Fascial Release course was a very enriching and humbling experience. Now I truly know how to listen to the body. The course was put into words and techniques that make such sense. We also tapped into the emotional aspects that go along with fascia releasing, and experienced first hand how powerful it is. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn to truly listen to the body and take their practice to this next level. Thank you with all my heart.”

- Jasmine de Jager

“The Thai Yoga Massage & Myo-Fascial Release course was full of useful and practical information that brings thai yoga massage to a new level. The techniques were simple yet the results were immediate and eye opening. Tony Eng’s explanations of the material and demonstrations of the new techniques were clear and concise. This amazing course is a great investment and will be very helpful to anyone who wish to deepen their Thai Yoga Massage practice.”

- Robert Tam


Herbal Compress Massage 1

NEW DATE: March 18th to the 20th, in Montreal

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.

More information and online registration on our website.


Yoga Conference & Show


March 31st to April 3, 2016
at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Do you want to know more about a career in Thai Yoga Massage Therapy? For everyone curious about the Lotus Palm School, we will be at Booths: 1314, 1316 & 1318 to answer to your questions about training, courses and careers. Get a Thai Yoga Massage and experience the benefits first hand! We will also have some exclusive specials on courses you won't want to miss!

More information on our website.


At the Heart of Lotus Palm


Valérie Marquis

"Sometimes a spontaneous and natural pause in life happens to help us reconnect and realize the path we are on and the path we are meant to be on."

Read her story on our blog.


Introduction to Essential Oils

March 5-6 in Montreal

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

Students that wish to review their technique, perfect their postures and practice their flow can retake our courses for a fraction of the price.

More information and online registration for Introduction to Essential Oils - March 5-6 in Montreal.


Recipe of the Month

Chocolate Lava Cake

For Valentine’s Day, spoil your sweetheart and yourself with this Chocolate Lava Cake! This classic dessert will make you feel, just like its center, warm and gooey inside!

See the recipe on our blog.

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