This class honors the unique approaches of traditional mat-style Thai bodywork and makes it accessible to the Massage Table. You will use hands, elbows, knees, and feet to deliver deeply therapeutic sessions with ease. You will learn how to apply body mechanics, body weight, presence, and the breath to bring the transformative nature of Thai Massage to life!
This two-day, hands-on intensive class provides the basics of Thai Massage that will inform and invigorate your practice for years and set you apart from other bodyworkers. History, Technique, Theory, Body Mechanics, Breathing and Mindfulness are explored. A 90-min “routine” based on the Chiang Mai “classic Routine” in supine, prone and side-lying postures is demonstrated and practiced in class. Participants can work the routine as a stand alone session, or they can take pieces and parts to enhance their clients experience. A complete manual of the routine is included.
Participants are asked to bring: Set of linens, hand towel, water bottle. It is recommended for participants to wear layered, comfortable clothing that allows movement.
Dates: Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2024
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm both days
Cortiva Institute – Cromwell Campus
45 Shunpike Road, Suite 10
Cromwell, Connecticut 06416
CE Credits: 16
About the Instructor: 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