The Art of Traditional Thai Massage.
Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 noon and 1-4 p.m.
In Thailand this massage is called "Ancient Massage," as it is rooted in 2,500 years old healing practice, developed in northern India by doctor Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, who was a close friend of Buddha and personal physician to the Magadha King Bimbisara. It is believed that the teachings of Kumar reached what is now Thailand at the same time as Buddhism - as early as the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.
In this workshop we'll look at the body as an energy system, with invisible lines and acupressure points. We'll focus on learning the basic Thai massage, or General massage, where a detailed knowledge of the ten Sen is not necessary, but we'll be developing a feeling for the lines. So, be open and trust your feelings!
We'll have as one of our main goals to instill in our students an appreciation for the sacredness of this work (Kumar regarded it as a spiritual practice!) and its great potential for relieving pain and bringing a sense of holistic well-being.
Thai massage helps to develop great sense of rhythm and nurturing attitude towards every body part, as if it is a baby deserving gentleness and loving attention. However, part of it looks like assisted yoga, with lots of stretches and unusual postures, practicing it develops your body awareness and wakes you up from sensory-motor amnesia, it is like becoming a free moving child again.
Come with your partner, child, parent or alone and celebrate the CONNECTION!!!
Lydia and Ashley Rowan, who studied Traditional Thai massage at WAT PO, Thai Traditional Massage School in Bangkok and at the Thai Traditional Massage Hospital of the "Foundation of Dr. Shivaga Komarpaj" in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Individual: $ 160 (both days, 8 hour total)
Couple: $ 300 Please, make check payable to Lydia Rowan.
Where: read under "the current event" for the info on place of the workshop!
CALL: (206) 935-2909; (509) 962-9656