Upcoming Classes

Regional Anatomy
Apr 25

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Mid-Back, Chest & Abdominal Pain
Apr 26

Treatment Skills
Apr 28

Level 1: Thai Massage Fundamentals
May 2

Regional Anatomy
May 9

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Shoulder, Upper Back & Arm Pain
May 10

Treatment Skills
May 12

Level 1: Thai Massage Fundamentals
May 30

Functional Anatomy for Thai Massage and Yoga
Jun 6

Regional Anatomy
Jun 13

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Hand, Elbow & Forearm Pain
Jun 14

Treatment Skills
Jun 16

HandsFree Thai Massage - Level 1
Jun 20

Level 1: Thai Massage Fundamentals
Jul 6

Regional Anatomy
Jul 11

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Hip, Thigh, Knee & Groin Pain
Jul 12

Treatment Skills
Jul 14

Level 1: Thai Massage Fundamentals
Aug 1

Level 2: Therapeutic Thai Massage Fundamentals
Aug 6

Level 3: Northern Style Thai Massage
Aug 15

Level 1: Thai Massage Fundamentals
Sep 5

HandsFree Thai Massage - Level 1

Hours: 20
CE Hours: 17

Tuition: $450 (50 percent deposit required at registration)

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Learn to work on large or heavily muscled clients in a way that is highly beneficial for you the practitioner as well as for the client. Asana variations using feet, legs and knees allow the therapist to provide broad, deep pressure without endangering the hands, wrists or shoulders.

In this class, we learn a 2-hour treatment sequence that employs all treatment attitudes. This is an excellent way for the practitioner to safely work with athletes and other clients who require deeper pressure without putting stress on themselves.

As in all of our courses, we maintain a strong therapeutic focus in our teaching, guiding the student in how to work with specific issues of pain or dysfunction. We employ the principles of Clinical Thai Bodywork to teach the student patterns of pain and its origins while using HandsFree or Commoner style techniques.

This course provides an introduction to the techniques of HandsFree Thai(tm), which allow the practitioner to work on large or heavily muscled clients in a way that is highly beneficial for the client and the practitioner. Commoner or rural style (Nuad Chaleisak) techniques, originating in the northern, hill tribe regions of Thailand, allow the therapist to provide broad, deep pressure without stress on the hands or shoulders. Asana variations using feet. legs and knees are taught, comprising a 1-hour treatment sequence employing all treatment attitudes.

Thai massage has a long tradition of walking techniques, as do many other cultures. These techniques can be practiced without elaborate equipment such as ropes, bars or specially made treatment rooms. If the practitioner is developing balance, a simple object like a chair is sufficient to help maintain safe balance while on the client. We teach the student to be able to do this work with as little mechanical assistance as possible.

HandsFree Thai(tm) is an excellent way for the practitioner to safely work with athletes and other clients who require deeper pressure without endangering the hands, wrists and shoulders. As in all of our courses, we maintain a strong therapeutic focus in our teaching, guiding the student in how to work with specific issues of pain or dysfunction. We employ the principles of Clinical Thai Bodywork to teach the student patterns of pain and its origins while using walking techniques.

Prerequisite: Thai Massage Level 1 or equivalent studies.

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Upcoming Date Options: (each date is a stand alone class)

Dates: Jun 20 - Jun 22 (1 weekend)
Teachers: Chuck Duff & Jennifer Wright
Schedule: Fri 6:30-9:30 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-6 PM
Location: 537 Custer Ave. Suite 5, Evanston, IL 60202

Dates: Oct 4 - Oct 5 (1 weekend)
Teachers: Chuck Duff & Jennifer Wright
Schedule: Sat-Sun 9 AM-6:30 PM
Location: Globe University, Moorhead, MN

Dates: Oct 24 - Oct 26 (1 weekend)
Teachers: Chuck Duff & Jennifer Wright
Schedule: Fri 6:30-9:30 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-6 PM
Location: 537 Custer Ave. Suite 5, Evanston, IL 60202

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