Thai Massage is performed with the client clothed and relaxed on a mat on the floor. The practitioner uses hands, feet, elbows, thumbs, knees, along with gravity, body mechanics, breath, and mindfulness to rhythmically move, press, compress, twist, lengthen, and stretch the clients body, from the toes to the earlobes.
This one day, hands-on intensive class provides a good introduction to traditional Thai Massage. We will demonstrate and practice a series of sequences in the supine, prone, side-lying, and seated postures, and give an overview of the history and philosophy behind this work.
Please note that this class is presented on mats on the floor. If you suffer from chronic low back or knee problems, you may find this work challenging for you.
Dates: Sunday, October 15th, 2023
Time: 9am to 6pm
Cortiva Institute – Cromwell campus
45 Shunpike Road, Suite 10
Cromwell, Connecticut 06416
CE Credits: 8
Instructor: Rick Haesche
Instructor Bio: Rick Haesche is a Connecticut State Licensed Massage Therapist and an Approved Continuing Education Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. He was first introduced to Thai Massage at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in his last term of study in June 1994. He began formal study in 1995 with Maxine Shapiro, then traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand in 1997 to study with Chongkol Settakorn at ITM. Over the decades Rick has had the great fortune of studying and practicing with many masters and teachers of Thai Massage from all over the world.
Rick’s classes are rich with technique and tradition, and provide a hands-on intensive, fun and informative experience
Rick Haesche is Director of the bodymind center for thai massage in Newington, Connecticut, where he offers private Thai Massage sessions and professional continuing education classes. For more information, please go to www.bodymindthai.com.