SURYA THAI BODYWORK
Traditional Thai Massage Training
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"Surya Thai Bodywork-Level 1"introduces participants to the foundational theory and cultural background behind Thai Massage, and to a traditional Thai Massage sequence.
By the end of the Level 1, participants will be able to:
• Perform a basic 60-minute Thai Massage sequence.
• Learn safe body mechanics for practicing on the mat.
• Practice smooth transitions between techniques.
• Learn Thai Massage techniques in the Supine, Prone, Side-lying, and Seated positions.
"Surya Thai Bodywork - Level 2" builds on Level 1 and prepares practitioners for a professional Thai Massage practice. The principles of Thai medicine are discussed, including the Sen Sip, therapeutic points, meridians, and relationship to other point and line systems.
By the end of the Level 2, participants will be able to:
• Perform a 90-minute Thai Massage sequence.
• Practice safe body mechanics for working on the mat.
• Work along the energy lines, Sen Sip.
• Practice intermediate Thai Massage techniques in the Supine, Prone, Side-lying, and Seated positions.
"Surya Thai Bodywork-Level 3" builds on the previous two levels and introduces participants to the Advanced Thai Massage techniques and positions, including seated twists, side-lying backbends, and abdominal work.
By the end of the Level 3, participants will be able to:
• Perform a 2-hour Thai Massage sequence.
• Address specific body areas and specific health concern depending on client's needs.
• Personalize each session based on their client's needs
• Practice advanced Thai Massage techniques in the Supine, Prone, Side-lying, and Seated positions.
Practitioners who have completed all 3 Levels of Surya Thai Massage Training will have the opportunity to study the 4 subsequent modules of Thai Muscular Therapy.
Thai Muscular Therapy
Thai Muscular Therapy (Thai MT) is clinical Thai bodywork. Thai MT is based on traditional Thai massage and Neuromuscular Therapy.
Thai Muscular Therapy - Shoulder Girdle
Neuro-Muscular Therapy techniques are adjusted for mat work and used to treat arm, shoulder, and upper back pain and dysfunction. Specific anatomy and physiology of the shoulder girdle will be discussed. Techniques such as trigger point deactivation, cross-fiber friction, and myo-fascial release will be taught and applied.
Thai MT - Lower Girdle and the Pelvis
Neuro-Muscular Therapy techniques are adjusted for mat work and used to lower and upper leg, hip, pelvic, gluteal, and sacral pain and dysfunction. Specific anatomy and physiology of the lower girdle will be discussed. Techniques such as trigger point deactivation, cross-fiber friction, and myo-fascial release will be taught and applied.
Thai MT - Spine and Abdomen
Neuro-Muscular Therapy techniques are adjusted for mat work and used to treat spinal (lumbar and thoracic) and abdominal pain and dysfunction including the Ilio-Psoas release work.
Instructor: Slava Kolpakov, LMT, has studied and practiced Thai Massage in the United States and Thailand since 2004. He studied privately with several renowned Thai Massage teachers for 5 months in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2006, and combined these different styles. Slava developed Surya Thai Bodywork and Thai Muscular Therapy to address the specific needs and health concerns of clients and to ensure safe and comfortable body mechanics for therapists.
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What Previous Participants Say
|"I loved this workshop. It gave me exactly what I expected - a lot of body technique. Very well-organized and presented."|
|"This entire experience was wonderful and totally transformed the way I think about bodywork."|
|"I found that this workshop gave me the understanding of Thai Massage sequencing and also provided me with a more advanced knowledge of Thai bodywork."|
|"Slava is a great teacher. I am looking forward to the next level."|
|"It was a great training. Slava is very knowledgeable and also entertaining. It's important to laugh. :)"|
|"The course was exactly what I had expected. We had ample time to review and practice during the final class. Very informative instruction and I am excited to implement this modality in my practice. Slava was very interested in everyone understanding the material, techniques, and mechanics."|
|"I like that we did so much hands-on learning. It really made learning more fun."|
|"The workshop was great! I've been waiting to do this for a long time. My clients are already excited! Slava has a lot of knowledge to share and I look forward to learning more."|
|"I loved this course. It's easy to use in a massage or yoga setting. It was a lot of content but it's good to have options when putting together a sequence."|
|"The instruction was very clear and easy to follow."|
|"Slava has great energy, calm demeanor, and is very knowledgeable."|
|"Thai Level 1 workshop was thorough and provided a good base to start from, leaving room for creativity and innovation. I appreciated the emphasis on body mechanics."|