Thai foot massage course

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Course: Thai foot massage (12h)

Modality: Online Course available in 2018

Price: To be confirmed

Credits: CE credits to be confirmed

Downloadable Materials & Certification:  Course hand-outs & Certificate of completion

Thai foot massage is a highly effective and easy-to-apply massage that has its roots in Thailand and influences from India and especially China. It combines massage strokes using the hands and the stick, with foot reflexology and aromatherapy, in a simple and logical manner. This course will teach you to perform all the steps of the Thai foot massage as well as comprehend the concepts relevant to its practice such as  foot reflexology, the Thai energy theory, etc.

LEARNING METHOD

THEORY: The emphasis of the first part of the course is on the historical background and theroretical concepts that the Thai foot massage is based on. Here you will learn about the origin and evolution of Thai foot massage as well as basic concepts of Traditional Thai Medicine such as the energy theory, the principal Sen lines and the Four Divine States. You will also get a description of foot reflexology and how it is connected to the massage. Moreover we will go through important aspects related to the massage session itself such as the posture of the therapist, the massage strokes applied, the duration of the session, the benefits and effects of Thai foot massage, as well as how to prepare for a massage session on different levels.

PRACTICE: Once you have got your head around the underlying theoretical concepts and the different aspects of the massage session, you are ready for some hands-on practice. You will learn to perform the Thai foot massage through step-by-step videos, images and detailed descriptions about each stroke (direction, pressure, benefits, etc.). You will be able to repeat each sequence and step of the massage as many times as you need in order to learn it thoroughly.

VIDEO LECTURES & INTERVIEWS: The Thai foot massage course also contains a lot of interesting interviews and video lectures from eminent therapists, experts and doctors in the field of Traditional Thai Medicine and Thai massage. This together with the theoretical and practical knowledge described above will give you comprehensive knowledge of the massage technique.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Understand the connection between Traditional Thai Medicine, Thai foot massage and foot reflexology.
  2. Learn and comprehend the underlying foundations such as the energy theory, the main Sen lines and foot reflexology.
  3. Be familiar with the different aspects of the massage session such as the application of the massage strokes, the posture of the therapist, how to prepare yourself both physically and spiritually for the massage and how to prepare the treatment room.
  4. Mastering the effects, indications and counter-indications of Thai foot massage.
  5. Being able to perform the entire massage in a correct manner.

The key objective is to provide you with the skill set to perform the Thai foot massage in a professional manner as well as to give you an insight into Traditional Thai Medicine and foot reflexology.

Please remember, before practicing any new modalities or techniques check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority, to ensure that these are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.

 

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  1. Introduction
  1. History of Thai foot massage
  • Origin: Thailand
  • Influences: India and China
  • Evolution: the wats and the schools
  1. Foundations of Thai foot massage
  • Origin of the technique
  • The energy theory and the Sen lines
  • The Four Divine States
  1. Foundations of foot reflexology
  • Reflex areas
  • Physiology
  • Classification of the reflex areas
  • Reflex points of the feet
  • Crossed reflexes
  • Indications and counter-indications
  1. General considerations
  • Posture of the therapist
  • Massage strokes
  • Duration of the massage session
  • Benefits of the massage
  • The condition of the therapist
  1. Recommendations for the therapist
  • Physical preparation: warming up
  • Spiritual preparation: Puja
  1. Before starting
  • Massage oils
  • Preparation of the treatment room
  • Receiving the client
  1. Sequences of Thai foot massage
  • Step 1: Left foot
  • Step 2: Left foot with stick
  • Step 3: Left foot and leg
  • Step 4: Left foot and leg covered

 

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