08/24-26/2018, King of Prussia - Traditional Thai Massage
Robert van Overdijk
Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called Sen, and assisted yoga postures. Treatment effects are enhanced when the recipient is fully relaxed and breathing deeply. This traditional healing practice, called nuad or nuad boran in the Thai language, stands in sharp contrast to western massage therapy.
The recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension.
The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced.
The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental wellbeing. Based on healing principles similar to those of other Eastern healing arts, the Thai system focuses on circulation of vital energy in major pathways called Sen. Energy lines are manipulated, and important pressure points along these pathways are stimulated to help break down blockages, stimulate energy flow and restore balance and harmony.
Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 24-26, 2018
Times: Friday 4 pm to 9:30 pm;
Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Cortiva Institute - King of Prussia Campus
211 South Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
CE Credits: 25
NCBTMB Provider # 450197-06
Instructor: Robert van Overdijk
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