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Learn Thai Massage Principles and Techniques

Dec 04, 2016 11:46PM ● By Martin Miron

The Bodhi Sangha Shala School of Thai Massage and Yoga will present a free, two-hour slide presentation, Introduction to Traditional Thai Yoga (Reusi Dat Ton), and one-hour sample class, Self Massage, Joint Mobilization, Basic Exercises for Neck, Shoulders, Back and Hips, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., February 24, prior to the two-day workshop. For yoga students and teachers, massage therapists and anyone wanting to learn about this little-known yoga tradition from Thailand, it is the origin of traditional Thai massage.


Instructor David Wells, E-RYT500, YACEP, works in an integrated pain management clinic helping people reduce their chronic pain naturally. He received Thai massage and Thai yoga certifications from the Wat Pho School of Traditional Thai Medicine, in Bangkok, and the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai, under the authorization of the Thai Ministry of Education. He also studied with the Reusi Tevijjo and the late Ajhan Pisit Benjamongkonwaree, in Thailand.


At the workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., February 25, students will learn how to reduce joint pain and stiffness and muscle aches and pains naturally. These gentle, low-impact techniques will help to improve flexibility and range of motion; reduce neck, shoulder, back, hip, and knee pain; improve circulation; increase energy and vitality; reduce stress; increase mobility and pain-free movement during daily activities; save money with a self-administered full-body Thai-style massage.


The workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., February 26 will teach and practice new techniques including basic breathing exercises and poses and exercises for the whole body; great techniques for the back, hips, shoulders and neck; and the traditional use of meditation straps. Massage therapists can improve their skills by learning techniques which are the origin and foundation of Thai massage and feel the effects of those techniques within themselves.


Early bird pricing in effect to Jan. 1. NCBTMB and Yoga Alliance CEU available. Students can attend one, two or all three parts (discount available). There is lots of practice time and fully illustrated handbooks included. Location: 7120 NE 19th Ave., Gainesville Register at For more information, call 813-417-6745.

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