Workshop

Thai Foot Reflexology

Jun 18 - Jun 23 2017 Rhinebeck, NY

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Learn to give a complete, restorative 60-minute Thai Foot massage in this workshop with Shai Plonski.

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

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.

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Tuition & Fees

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Title Price

Thai Foot Reflexology

$ 425.00

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1175.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1345.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 950.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1040.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1135.00

B Single Cabin Room - Twin [not in use]

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Limited availability.

$ 0.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 840.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 740.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 715.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 725.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 565.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 470.00

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 50.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00

NCBTMB - Bodyworkers and Massage Therapists (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) $ 50