Lotus Palm September Newsletter:
Educating Ourselves and Others

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Lotus Palm Newsletter

Practical Uses For:

Niaouli Essential Oil

With Autumn just around the corner, the temperature changes and the little ones going back to school can often lead to catching those viruses going around and getting a bit sick.

Purify your home environment by diffusing Niaouli essential oil, it is a powerful antibacterial with a scent similar to that of eucalyptus. Combine its aroma with sweet orange, lemon or clove in the air diffuser.

Upcoming Courses Montreal

3-11 | Thai Yoga Massage 1 (wknds)
7-11 | Thai Yoga Massage 1
16-Oct 2 | Anatomy & Physiology 1 23-25 | Lomilomi 1
23-25 | Guided Review: TYM 1
24-25 | Thai Reflexology 1
24- Oct 23 | Helping Relationships
24 - Oct 2 | 5-day Assisted Yoga with Adjustments

5-7 | Table Thai 1
12-16 | TYM & Myo-Fascial Release 1

14-16 | Ashiatsu 1


20 | Intro to Thai Yoga Massage
28 - Oct 2 | Thai Yoga Massage 2

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


8 | Intro to Thai Yoga Massage
IYI, New York City

14-18 | Thai Yoga Massage 1
IYI, New York City

16-18 | Thai Style Head Massage
Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA

18-23 | Thai Yoga Massage 1
Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA

Thai Style Head Massage
in Chiang Mai, Thailand

January 7-8, 2017
with Sukha Wong

Don't miss this unique opportunity to take Thai Style Head Massage with Sukha Wong! Start 2017 with this wonderful workshop in in beautiful Chiang Mai!

In Ayurveda, we consider that even the smallest changes or adjustments can have a big impact on our health.

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.

More information and registration on the Sunshine Massage School's website

Cabbagetown Festival

September 10 & 11, 2016
Parliament St (From Wellesley South to Gerrard)

This is a great opportunity for you to check out what the local businesses in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood have to offer and finish up with a relaxing Thai Yoga Massage with us! We will also have information about our school, our courses and services. We look forward to seeing you there!

Come see us!
Saturday, between 11am & 7pm
Sunday, between 11am & 5pm

Recipe of the Month

Blueberry Pudding

It's blueberry season and they are abundant at the farmer's markets!

It's the perfect time to give this traditional recipe a try, just like grandma used to make it!

See the recipe on our blog

Side Mats Special 2 for $50

Regular Price: $90 CAD

Do you need extra side mats for your practice? Build an even more comfortable atmosphere in your practice space with additional side mats.

Increase your clients comfort level or provide your knees with some extra protection.

* Special valid for a limited time.

Available online and in our Montreal and Toronto stores.

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


Educating Ourselves and Others

Our mandate, our hard work, and my vision of taking Thai Massage to another level has resulted in a successful 400-hour Therapist Diploma Program.

It is up to all of us, Thai Massage Therapists, to keep pushing and educating the public, the health sector and associations about what this all-encompassing Thai Therapy can do.

As a Massage Therapist who has over the years attended numerous Eastern and Western massage workshops, I can truly say how proud I am of my Thai Massage background. The links to yoga, sports massage, fascia therapy, reflexology, acupressure, ayurveda, and energy work are undeniable.

Thanks to you, we are no longer seen as just a feel-good and fun massage to try., From an athlete to an office worker, from the young to the elderly, Thai Therapy can benefit everyone.

Embark on a journey to change the idea of what Massage Therapy is. Lets open the mind, lift the soul and balance the body by Thai-ing it all together!

-Sukha Wong
Director of Lotus Palm

Common Core Courses

Starting this September in Montreal

We are now offering Common Core Courses as part of our new 400-hour Therapist Diploma Program!

These courses are open to everyone, and a discount will be available for those who wish to take all the intensive Common Core Courses during the 2016-2017 schedule. Students can also take classes at their leisure by making their own schedule and taking these courses à la carte.

• Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga, Thai and Bodywork Practitioners 1
• Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga, Thai and Bodywork Practitioners 2
• Interview Techniques
• Helping Relationships
• Professional Ethics
• Sexuality and Professional Practice

Register online or by phone: 514.270.5713, or contact us for more information about requirements and the 2016-2017 bundle discount.

Read the reminder: Members of the RMQ are required to successfully complete all these courses by March 2021 to keep their active status.

Places are limited. Completing your registration in advance is required to guarantee your place for these courses.

Thai Fun Fact: Olympic Gold

Since its first participation in 1952, Thailand has won 9 Olympic gold medals. Five in weightlifting (including two at this year’s Summer Games in Rio) and four in Boxing. Muay Thai boxing is the national sport. It is known as “the art of eight limbs” as it uses punches, kicks, elbows and knees.

Canadian Massage Conference

September 29th to October 2nd, Burlington, ON

Join Lotus Palm at the Canadian Massage Conference! There will be a booth to answer to your questions about training, classes and careers.

Don't miss these three workshops with Sukha Wong:

Thai Style Foot Reflexology & Massage
   Thursday, September 29th - 9am-5pm

Introduction to Thai Massage
  Friday, September 30th - 10:30am- 11:30am

Thai Style Head Massage
  Saturday, October 1st - 1:30pm-4:30pm

More information on our website

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 Level 3 for students who are taking this workshop as part of the Lotus Palm Intermediate Certification.

At the Heart of Lotus Palm

Cristy Cameron

"I became interested in Thai Yoga Massage after a long struggle of searching who I was, what my beliefs were and a career path that suited me. Nothing seemed to suit my personality, which frustrated me for a long time."

Read her story on our blog.

NHPC Workshop: Lomilomi 1 with Sukha!

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

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