Thai Foot Reflexology
June 2017

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Thai Foot Reflexology

June 18, 2017 – June 23, 2017
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM17-2205-958
Teacher:
Shai Plonski
Tuition:
$425
Materials Fee:
$30
Plus accommodations
SM17-2205-958Shai Plonski,
Description

Do you love a good foot massage? In this workshop for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, we learn to give a complete 60-minute session in Thai Foot massage as part of a 90-minute Thai massage that will pamper, renew, and restore the feet and the whole body.

Through hands-on practice, we explore the style and method derived from Shivaga Komarpaj of the Chiang Mai school of Thai Massage. This is a powerful healing tool that can be implemented on its own, or as an addition to the full body massage. It’s also an invaluable service to offer to existing clients, as well as an effective way to attract and retain new clients.

We discuss protocols for preparing the feet for massage, discover reflexology techniques that utilize massage with and without oil, and gain skills with the Thai foot stick, which is used to glide the lines and press the points with greater accuracy and precision than the hands alone.

No prior massage or reflexology experience is necessary to be educated in this methodology, and couples are welcome to attend.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and list:
    • the 4 foundations that are the building blocks of putting together a Thai Yoga Massage: Mindful breathing, Stances (ex: diamond, open diamond, kneeling diamond, warrior), Rythmic Rocking (forward rock, bamboo rock, whirlpool rock), a variety of touch techniques (palm chasing palm, thumb chasing thumb)
  • Describe:
    • Thai Yoga Massage to different potential clients including clients with and without any yoga background
    • any contraindications for giving a Thai Massage and Thai Foot Reflexology Massage
  • Describe and demonstrate how to:
    • care for a client before, during and after the massage
    • clean and prepare the feet for a Thai Foot Reflexology Massage
    • apply shea butter to a client’s feet and legs
    • use a Thai Massage Reflexology Stick
  • Perform:
    • 7 stretches for the feet with the recipient in a supine position
    • 4 massage technique using thumbs for the plantar side of the foot that massage the fascia and tendons of the feet
    • 2 massage techniques using the reflexology stick to massage the sides of the feet
    • 1 massage technique using the reflexology stick to massage the toes
    • 5 massage techniques using the reflexology stick to massage the plantar side of the foot
    • 14 massage techniques using the hands and thumbs to massage the dorsal side of the foot
    • a Thai Reflexology massage that uses the massage stick to massage 26 points on the plantar side of the foot
    • 4 stretches and massage techniques for the single leg with the recipient in a supine position
    • massage techniques for the energy lines (meridians) of the legs with the recipient in a supine position
    • a maneuver to roll the recipient from supine into a prone position
    • a series of massage techniques for the back using palms and thumbs with the recipient in a prone position
    • an abdominal massage and chest opening exercises using a mix of palming and thumbing techniques
    • a massage for the arms and hands
    • a massage for the neck, shoulders and head with the recipient in a supine position
    • 2 stretches and massage techniques for the back and hips with the recipient seated on the mat
    • 4 stretches and massage techniques for the feet, legs and glutes with the recipient in a prone position
    • 5 stretches and massage techniques for both legs simultaneously with the recipient in a supine position
Continuing Education
  • NCBTMB - Bodyworkers and Massage Therapists (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) +$50
More Information

$30 materials fee for Thai Foot Reflexology manual and massage stick; include when you register. Once class has begun, if you choose to transfer out of this workshop, the $30 materials fee is nonrefundable.

Schedule
SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Teachers

Shai Plonski, cofounder of Still Light Centre in Toronto, Canada, has authored or co-authored 14 manuals and books on the practice of Thai massage, and has trained more than 2,500 practitioners and 100 teachers worldwide in this healing art. A teacher of Thai massage since 2003, he has dedicated his life to creating trainings that highlight the universal qualities of Thai massage. stillightcentre.com