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Introduction to Thai Massage with Christine Klim 14 CE Hours Saturday & Sunday 9am - 6pm
Call Stephanie Anderson 715.379.6361 to check class availability and/or register by phone.
About The Instructor: Since graduating from Lakeside School of Massage in 1994, Christine has studied other styles of bodywork, but her passion is for Thai massage in which she has accumulated over 300 hours of class time.
She first attended workshops in the Erawan and Southern Thai forms at Open Secrets in Chicago in 1997. In 1999, Christine traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand where she studied Northern Thai massage for two weeks with Chongkol Settakorn at the Institute of Thai Massage (ITM) and three weeks with Nit Chaimongkon (Mama Nit). She attended two weeklong workshops with Kam Thye Chow in Montreal and received a certification from his Lotus Palm School in 2002. Most recently, she has been studying with Rose Griscom at ITM-USA in New Jersey, taking advanced courses in Sen line therapies and pressure point therapies. As an instructor, Christine strives to impart to her students the grace, strength, loving kindness and compassion that comes to her from the gifted people with whom she studied. These are as much a part of Thai massage as the techniques themselves.
The Introduction to Thai Massage workshop is a beginner’s look at this traditional form of massage that combines gentle rocking, range of motion, acupressure, reflexology and a passive form of yoga. There is a brief discussion of the history of Thai massage, including its cultural and spiritual origins as well as theory. Students will practice the basic techniques such as palm pressing, thumb pressing, finger circles and foot presses. At the end of the two day workshop, participants will be able to perform a short (approximately 45-60 minute) Thai massage routine. For anyone who is already practicing Thai massage, this class is also a good review.
What to Wear, Personal Care: Wear loose fitting clothes made from natural fibers – 100% cotton or cotton blend yoga pants or sweat pants and a cotton T-shirt work well; things like slippery nylon clothing, tight jeans, pants with zippers and buttons, sleeveless shirts and camisoles do not. Layering is a good idea. Fingernails should be trimmed. Some of the work is done with our feet. Now is a good time to indulge in a pedicure. At the very least, trim nails and use a pumice stone to smooth out calluses. If you have any skin conditions, please use bandages to cover them or bring a spare pair of clean cotton socks to wear while working.
Intro to Thai* WI Member/Student: $175.00 $195.00
Intro to Thai* Non- member/other: $250.00 $270.00
*Limit 24 Students: Please bring Traditional Thai Mat or heavy blankets, quilts or padding for lying on the floor.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund minus $30.00 administrative fee. Cancellations less than 72 hours prior to the event receive no refund.