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Thai 5: Advanced Sideline

  • Florida School of Massage 6421 Southwest 13th Street Gainesville, FL, 32608 United States (map)

Traditionally, in classical Thai Massage, the recipient assumes either a sitting, prone, supine or side line position. Of these postures a strong working knowledge of sideline and its applications can be indispensable, particularly for working with pregnant clients, or those for whom lying on their stomach is uncomfortable or not possible. In this workshop we will modify all the material previously learned to accommodate these needs.

We will also undertake a stronger and more detailed knowledge of the energy lines in the side position and we will learn to apply different stances for different lines, customizing them to the individual needs of the client. In this fifth level training , we will apply knowledge previously gained while learning to trust in our intuition through the application of Ayurvedic principles. In this stage of learning, we will primarily be applying energy through the use of our feet and developing the sensitivity, balance and agility that naturally extends from this technique. With some emphasis being placed on the mutual source they share, we will explore Hatha yoga principals within the context of Thai Massage and utilize this knowledge in the shared benefit of recipient and practitioner alike.

Please bring loose comfortable clothes that you can stretch in. A full size memory foam, thin futon or a padded blanket to be used as a Thai Massage mat. Snacks and Lunch (optional: we often bring food to share and have a picnic together). There will be a corner of the room used as an alter for sacred object to help create beautiful space and to give you something all charged up to take home. (crystals, drums, flutes, art, flowers, cloth….)

Class will begin promptly at 9:00 A.M. both days, please be on time.

Earlier Event: February 12
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Later Event: February 21
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