Thai Foot Reflexology & Massage
Instructor: Sharon Brown-Horton
Location: 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3N 1J4
Investment: $ 195.00 plus HST Early Bird - $ 295.00 plus HST (After September 13th)
Time(s): September 20th, 2019 from 10AM - 6PM.
Delivery Method: In class activities – teacher demonstration and student practice
This is an official ‘ITM Thai Massage School” (Chiang Mai, Thailand) course. This course is recognized with the Ministry of Education of Thailand.
Pre-Requisites: Basic knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology. No previous reflexology experience is necessary.
Sharon (Director / Owner)
Banyan Thai Massage
Box 547 Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada, V0N 2E0
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the curriculum as set by Teacher/Founder Chongkol Settakhorn of ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand, this 7.0 hour workshop introduces the student to the spirit, history and philosophy of this ancient form of Chinese Massage that incorporates the use of reflexology & massage. Quick and easy to set up, Thai Foot Reflexology Massage is performed on a mat, chair or massage table with the client fully clothed. Reflexology is a completely safe, non-invasive holistic modality. In Intermittent pressure over ‘Reflex Zones’ to stimulate organs and systems, including that of the skeletal system are addressed in this workshop. In Thai Foot Reflexology, a ‘Massage Stick’ is used to apply this pressure over the zones, instead of using thumb pressure, thus saving potential stress and strain of the joints for the practitioner. Reflexology is a non-invasive health technique that recognizes that parts of the body such as the feet reflect the whole body.
Objectives of this course:
Students will be introduced to the method of ‘Thai Foot Reflexology’:
- Using a step-by-step hands-on approach, students will learn how to perform a 60-minute Thai Foot Reflexology Massage service that incorporates the use of a wooden tool, thumb and flat knuckle sliding techniques to stimulate 61-Reflexology points directly linked to the body’s internal organs and joints. This method is combined with 31 cream-based massage techniques using hands, palms, fingers & thumbs to relax lower leg muscles as well as the foot and to stimulate blood and lymph circulation.
- Students will be introduced to Reflex Zones that are located on the plantar, dorsal, medial and lateral sites of the feet. As each Reflex Zone is introduced, the Organs and Systems will be discussed, as they relate to each Reflex Zone will be discussed.
- Pathology as it relates to each Organ and System will be discussed, as to how performing a Reflexology session may benefit the recipient.
- Students will be introduced to client screening and documentation methods.
- Review of Anatomy of bones and muscles will be discussed with each segment of performing Reflexology and Massage on the Feet and Lower Legs.
- Relative and Absolute Contraindications for the Reflexology Treatment will be discussed
In this 1-Day Workshop, Students will be provided with a Re-usable Wooden Reflexology Stick, Massage Cream and Step-by-Step photo booklet, as used at the ITM School in Chiang Mai.
The Benefits this Workshop holds for the Student:
The Student will learn a comprehensive Massage sequence that will address mobilization of the ankle joint, massage for the feet & lower legs, as well as provide them with an understanding of how many simple techniques using thumb slides, flat knuckle slides and thumb presses (or presses with a wooden massage stick) can stimulate and benefit all organs, systems and joints of the body. Reflexology is a non-invasive and safe technique.
Upon completion of this workshop, the therapist will be able to add Reflexology Techniques to their regular massage practice, that will benefit the recipient in many ways.