Using your feet
This course explores the many ways to creatively and effectively use your feet as you work in traditional Thai massage. The class is open to all levels of students, but will most benefit those who work in Thai massage, or in other floor-based modalities.
This 3-day course explores the many ways to creatively and effectively use your feet as you work in traditional Thai massage. The class is open to all levels of students with previous experience in Thai massage. We study and refine several critical techniques for working lateral and posterior leg lines, the hips and the upper and lower back. We focus on ways to utilize sensing with our feet to detect energy blocks and pockets of tension, and ways to ground ourselves while using feet in a standing position. We also practice ways to use the feet for gentle balancing and suspension poses that encourage tension and stress to leave our clients.
Working with your feet helps to create more grounded and balanced sessions for clients. It also allows the therapist to work in a more relaxed state, and reduces stress and muscle tension. When the therapist is relaxed and is working from the core, the client responds more positively, and the process of self healing is encouraged.
This an extremely popular workshop which can easily change the way you approach your work on the mat. Join us for a unique and fun workshop. Stop palming so much, and save your wrists. Use your feet more often!
Dutch article about Thai massage with the feet in the magazine MassageZaken:
P.19 Thai Dee.pdf
Bob Haddad RTT, is one of our main guest teachers. Bob has studied traditional Thai massage since 1999, mostly in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has learned from many teachers, but Asokananda and Pichest Boonthumme are his true mentors. He is the founder of Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) and author of the book "The healing art of Thai massage". His specialized and advanced workshops offer fresh insights into the energy healing and spiritual aspects of traditional Thai massage.