Thai HanD 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 19th, 2019 from 10AM - 6PM (7 Hours Primary Category A)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Following the curriculum as set by Teacher/Founder Chongkol Settakhorn of ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand, this 7.0 hour course introduces the student to the spirit, history and philosophy of this ancient form of Massage that incorporates the use of Reflexology for the Hand & massage that is based on Thai Medicine and ‘Sen Energy’ healing.
Hand Reflexology is an exceptionally relaxing treatment to receive and provides the recipient with the chance to unwind fully. The wonderful thing about giving a Hand Reflexology treatment, is that the Practitioner can treat someone virtually anywhere, from an airplane, train or car to an office, shop, clinic or home. It is a safe, natural healing art that the Practitioner can use on themselves, wherever or whenever they wish. It can easily be integrated in the Practitioner’s regular massage routine.
Hand Reflexology is empowering because, whether someone suffers from irritable bowel syndrome, sinusitis, headache, or needs relief from stress, it can help. It can be used as an alternative to Foot Reflexology; for example if someone has a foot injury, a leg and/or foot in a cast, ticklish feet, or if they don’t want their feet worked on for personal reasons. It makes a good alternative for clients suffering from infections such as Athlete’s Foot.
In this course, students will be introduced to:
- The Benefits of Hand Reflexology & Massage
- 9 Situations where Hand Reflexology is preferable to working on the feet
- Review of the Bones of the Hand
- Review of the Aspects and Landmarks of the Hand
- Students will learn 30 Steps of work for Hand Massage that also target the Reflex points of the Hands
- Students will learn 15 Reflexology Points that are located on the Palmar Surface of the Left and Right Hands that are directly linked to the body’s internal organs and systems.
- Students will learn how to use a Wooden Reflexology Stick to apply intermittent pressure over ‘Reflex Zones’ to stimulate organs and systems. By using the wooden tool, the Practitioner is spared the extra wear and tear on their thumb joints.
- Students will learn how Reflexology is a non-invasive health technique that recognizes that parts of the body such as the hand reflect the whole body.
- Students will be introduced to the ‘Sen Kalathari’ Energy Line of Thai Medicine: Benefits, how to locate it, how work it.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Student will learn a comprehensive Hand Massage sequence that will address mobilization of the wrist joint, entire hand and fingers, in addition to the massage for the hands and the forearms. It will provide them with an understanding of how many simple techniques using thumb & finger slides, thumb circles or 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. The student will also be able to do this technique on themselves.
Upon completion of this workshop, the therapist will be able to add Thai Hand Reflexology Techniques to their regular massage practice that will benefit the recipient in many ways.