Duration: 18 Hours Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The primary focus of this course is to teach you how to perform a Herbal Compress Thai massage. We will introduce you to the different Thai herbs used to make Herbal compresses and show you how to make your own.
The instructor, Grant Martens, is the owner and founder of Sirius Health and is recognized as a Registered Instructor and an Advanced Registered Thai Therapist by the Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI). Grant is also a Certified Instructor for the International Training Massage School (ITM) of Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is licensed by the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) as a Thai Massage Practitioner.
This course will begin with a half-hour of Wai Kru and Reusi Dat Ton each day. Each day will then follow with a short lecture. Course content on day one will be a full introduction to Luk Pra Kob massage. We will look at the characteristics and properties of Thai herbs on the second day. And we will talk about the contraindications and cautionary sites associated with Luk Pra Kob on the third day. There will be a short quiz for each section that the instructor will review the next day before the subsequent lecture.
Students will spend the majority of their day learning Luk Pra Kob massage techniques. There will be two students per Thai massage mat. The instructor will first demonstrate a set of techniques to the students. The first group of students will then practise these techniques on their partner by following the instructor through the sequence, and then the student will switch places, and the second group of students will practice on the first group.
There will be an hour at the end of each day for students to stay and practice if they wish. The instructor will be available to help during this extra time.
The final day will have two periods of demonstrations in the morning and two periods of practical examination in the afternoon. The week will end with a short closing program during which students will receive their certificates.
By the end of this course, students will be able to perform a complete 60-minute Luk Pra Kob massage.
NHPC: 15 CECs CMMOTA: 20 CECs
Included: Handbook, Online Course Access, Certificate