Lotus Palm October Newsletter:
Moving Forward and Forging Ahead

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Lotus Palm Newsletter

Practical Uses For:

Tsuga Essential Oil

Do you want to incorporate into your daily life more products from Quebec?

Try Tsuga essential oil, as Tsuga canadensis is mainly cultivated here!

It is a nice essential oil to accompany the transition into fall: it helps balance the nervous system and one of ts virtues is that it helps us let go!

It is also a perfect respiratory decongestant to incorporate into our daily lives, whether inhaled, diffused or diluted in vegetable oil for a massage.

Upcoming Courses Montreal

5-7 | Table Thai 1
14-16 | Ashiatsu 1
15 - Dec 4 | Sexuality & Professional Practice
19-23 | Thai Yoga Massage 1
26-30 | Thai Yoga Massage 2
27-29 | Lomilomi 2
30 | Intro to Thai Massage

5-13 | Thai Yoga Massage 2 (wknds)
17 | Info Session


12-16 | Thai Yoga Massage 3
12-16 | Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 1
12-13 | Thai Style Head Massage
14-16 | Lomilomi 1
18 | Intro to Thai Yoga Massage

2-6 | Thai Yoga Massage 4
2-6 | Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 2
7-8 | Thai Reflexology 2


22-24 | Lomilomi 1
NHPC Workshop: Winnipeg, MB

Éléonore's Ayurvedic Tip

Traveling Tips

While travelling, do you ever feel more tired than usual? Do you suffer from insomnia, have dry skin or is your digestion not as good as usually? You may think it's just due to being away from home, but this is not the only reason.

Ayurveda looks at travel in a really specific way. If you love travelling or have to for work, this article will give you tips to help you regain your balance as soon as possible when you are away.

Read Éléonore's Ayurvedic tips to properly enjoy your travels on our blog.

Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 2

December 7-11 in New York City

Beginning with a complete review of the theory and techniques learned in Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 1, you will learn how to perform an additional 60-minute Thai Yoga Massage according to a person’s body type; identify and massage 18 marma (vital energy) points and understand their healing properties; employ preventive measures and therapeutic relief for common ailments for each dosha; add essential oils to your massage; and create a four-session Thai Yoga Massage wellness program that takes into account nutritional, lifestyle, and Yoga recommendations according to a person’s body type.

Note: This program counts as Thai Yoga Massage Level 4 for students who are taking this workshop as part of the Lotus Palm Intermediate Certification.

More information and registration on the IYI's website

Recipe of the Month


Have you been wondering what you could do with those abundant fresh herbs you see in all the farmer's markets at this time of the season? Easy! Try chimichurri!

This herb and hot pepper mixture, originally from Argentina, is wonderfully aromatic and flavourful, great to accompany many dishes, vegetarian or not!

See the recipe on our blog

Lotus Palm Apparel

Available Online

T-shirts, hoodies and tote bags with the lotus flower logo, a symbol of the timeless and continual process of birth and rebirth, or an original drawing of the yin yang, a unique interpretation of two fish joined together in a symbol of universal harmony.

Available at our Montreal and Toronto centres and online.

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

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


Moving Forward and Forging Ahead

With the change of seasons I am looking forward to continually forging ahead to new and exciting collaborations and developments in the near future.

Being the leaders in the industry we must keep reinventing ourselves and take the risk to do something different all while offering the same quality trainings and adjusting to challenge ourselves to always do better and be better.

With your help we are building a stronger community to bring Thai Massage to another level. Together we can do anything!

-Sukha Wong
Director of Lotus Palm

Lotus Palm is coming to Winnipeg!

October 22nd to 24th 2016 in Winnipeg, MB

We are bringing Lomilomi to Winnipeg with this NHPC Educational Workshop! Don't miss this chance to take this level 1 course with Sukha Wong.

The Hawaiians believe that Lomilomi helps release the blockages in the body giving energy new direction and looking at all things in terms of energy flow. Lomilomi 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 Lomilomi massage.

Schedule: October 22nd to 24th 2016
Saturday to Monday from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Location: Hampton Inn Winnipeg Airport
730 Berry Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0S6

More information and registration on the NHPC's website

Ashiatsu level 1 with Sukha

October 14-16 in Montreal

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.

Register online: Ashiatsu 1 in Montreal from October 14th to the 16th or by phone 514.270.5713.

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If you have already taken this course and would like to review, you can join us again for only 50% of the regular price! Places are limited. Register by phone: 514.270.5713.

Thai Fun Fact: Monkey Buffet Festival

One of the country’s most unusual festivals is the annual Monkey Buffet, held in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi province. More than 600 monkeys are invited to feast on over two tonnes of grilled sausage, fresh fruit, ice cream and other treats. The locals see it as a thank you to the monkeys which inhabit the village and bring thousands of tourists there each year.

Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 1

October 12-16 in Toronto

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

Register online: Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 1 in Toronto or by phone 647.352.7256.

Note: This program counts as Thai Yoga Massage 3 for students who are taking this workshop as part of the Lotus Palm Intermediate Certification.

At the Heart of Lotus Palm

Geneviève Gignac

"It is through yoga that Thai Massage was introduced into my life little by little. It was during a long stay in the Caribbean with a fabulous teacher and therapist that had introduced me to therapeutic acroyoga, incorporating several Thai Massage techniques..."

Read her story on our blog.

Student Clinics and Guided Reviews

2017 Schedules are now available on our website

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

* It is mandatory to register at least 48 hours in advance. Call us and provide the name your guest(s) and the time they will be coming for their massage.

• Montreal: 514.270.5713 or toll-free 1.855.888.5713
• Toronto: 647.352.7256

See the 2017 Student Clinic schedule on our website.

Guided Reviews have a new date and time! These reviews are designed for students who wish to go over an entire Thai Massage flow of a specific level 1 through 6. An instructor will guide an entire flow twice. Students will partner up with each other both giving and receiving that will take 90 minutes each.

* Places are limited. Students must reserve by calling the Lotus Palm center in Montreal at least one week before the scheduled date.

See the 2017 Guided Review Calendar on our website.

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