A hands-on exploration of the Thai elements through the senses.
$555 through early 2018
$700 after after early 2018
Reserve your space at the discounted price with a deposit of $250 subject to a cancellation fee of $150.
Using diagnosis based in Thai element theory, explore the principles underlying Thai techniques to allow for more creative, responsive and personalized sessions. Thai massage is so much more than just a sequence of compression and stretches. It is a highly integrated system, and when you understand the theory behind it all, the techniques you use to treat can vary widely. Perhaps hot herbal compress is needed to combat a weakened fire condition such as poor digestion. Or maybe floral oils would be helpful to a person who has agitated mental wind and can’t stop thinking. When you begin to understand how to sense and diagnose based on the elements, a whole world will open up to you and you will have even more success treating a variety of physical, emotional and mental conditions. Randy Cummins, Thai massage and Shiatsu practitioner, will join Paul for two days, adding his insights and wisdom from over three decades of working with bodies.
Paul Fowler has been teaching this course since 2003 and has been practicing Thai bodywork since 1999. Students have the opportunity to hear stories from Paul’s yearly trips to Thailand as he shares a clear understanding of body mechanics and energetic connections. Paul brings a sense of humor to his teachings that keeps the class fun and informative. Light-bulb moments are guaranteed!
Randall Cummins, AOBTA CI, LMT is a certified AOBTA shiatsu instructor. Randy was on the faculty of The Chicago School of Massage Therapy for 20 years and, for the past 15 years, the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX. He is a nationally respected expert practitioner and instructor of many forms of therapy, including deep tissue, shiatsu, and Thai massage. His expertise, humor and perspective have helped thousands of students access the deepest principles of massage therapy.