UPCOMING CLASSES:

**ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSSES ARE LOCATED HERE:

Alamedas Hot Springs Retreat Classes are held on site in the relaxed, peaceful small town of Hot Springs, MT at Alameda’s, a casual resort setting. This location offers us a a quiet, comfortable setting for training and a time out rest and deeply nurture ourselves. Come prepared to soak in the mineral waters before &/or after class. Most rooms have kitchenettes and mineral water tubs in them. There are trails for hiking nearby, a nice health food store/cafe, grocery store & yummy pub food in town as well. Make your room arrangements online or phone here: (406)741-2283. 10% discount off  accommodations for workshop participants.

Thai Herbal Compresses               

6 ceus Friday January 18 10am-5:30pm

Grab your mortar & pestle and join the fun as we learn how to create a traditional Thai herbal compress and how to use it safely & effectively. The aromatic and herbal effects of the beauties will have your clients swooning, But they’re not just spa props. These are deeply medicinal and therapeutic tools for nourishing, softening, moving stagnation and detoxifying deeper tissues.  A wonderful addition to any bodywork practice. 

  • identify and define properties of commonly used Thai herbs
  • learn about the Thai Taste Systems for herbal classification
  • chop, pound and blend intoxicating Thai herbs
  • build your own Thai Herbal Compress
  • learn & practice how & when to apply herbal compress massage techniques 
  • cover equipment, sourcing & safety precautions

Class will be held at Alameda’s http://www.alamedashotsprings.com use link  to reserve your room. More info top of page. No prerequisites required.

THAI BODYWORK GATHERING

January 18-19, 2019 10am-4pm

Relax and enjoy a retreat style Thai bodywork practice session with us.  Friday 7pm we will meet together for a pot-luck style dinner. Saturday 10-4 (time for 2 x 120 min sessions with 2 hour lunch) give a long session then receive one from other practitioners in our cozy classroom. Time to refresh your skills; practice new moves & remind yourself of old ones, get/give feedback,  receive much needed bodywork and connect with your Montana Thai Bodywork community. Open to experienced practitioners only.

This event is just for fun and mainly free other than sharing cost of classroom rental. Please email thaimassagemt@gmail.com for sign up. Retreat will be held at http://www.alamedashotsprings.com use link  or call 406-741-2283 to reserve your room. More info top of page.

 TABLE THAI!   

12 ceus  April 7 & 8  10am-5:30 pm Hot Springs, MT

It’s commonly believed that the definition of Thai Massage is that it is done clothed, on a mat on the floor with tons of stretches. Actually, what makes massage “Thai” is the application of Thai Medical Theory to one’s bodywork. Thai Massage is preformed frequently on tables throughout Thailand. Many  find injured or elderly clients cannot comfortably work on the floor and some practice settings only allow for table work. In this class we will  review and apply our Thai Theory, learn moves and techniques to bring versatility, depth and a dynamic approach to table work and use efficient body mechanics to work smart not hard.

  • review & apply Thai Medical Theory 
  • learn adaptable full body sequence addressing the 5 layers of the body
  • practice advanced sen spinal treatment
  • employ proper body mechanics
  • daily Thai spiritual practice & self care routine

Class will be held at Alameda’s http://www.alamedashotsprings.com use link  to reserve your room. More info top of page. Register by March 24. Prerequisite: Essentials of Thai Bodywork, Deep Thai Compression & Stretch or instructor approval 

TABLE THAI! $290.00 Sign up here 

Essentials of Thai Bodywork: Layers & Lines

32CEUs   $700 MARCH 4-8  10a-5:30p Alameda’s Retreat Hot Springs, MT

This foundational course from The Naga Center School of Traditional Thai Massage and Medicine is so unique that experienced Thai massage practitioners and instructors along with those that are new to Thai bodywork, will find themselves engaging in an in-depth inspirational learning experience. From an examination of the history of Thai medicine, to a hands on approach to Thai bodywork that is rooted in understanding Thai medical theory. Come with us on a journey of learning that is like no other.

• Instruction in how to give a full body Thai massage
• Understanding of the layers of the physical body through Thai medicine perspective
• Examination of the sen lines, a unique understanding of our connection to movement
• Techniques for supine, prone and seated massage
• History, theory, and spirituality of Thai healing arts
• Daily Reusi Da Ton, Thai self care practices
• Daily traditional Thai healing arts spiritual practice

-This class is affiliated with and a prerequisite to more advanced learning at The Naga Center School of Traditional Thai Massage and Medicine: www.nagacenter.org

$360.00 DEPOSIT

$660.00 EARLY BIRD: ends 2/14/19

$700.00 ESSENTIALS OF THAI BODYWORK

 Class will be held at http://www.alamedashotsprings.com .    Use link to reserve your room. More info top of page.

 DEEP THAI: COMPRESSION & STRETCH 32 CEUs $700 TBD fall 2019

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The focus of this level 2 class is the skillful application of deep tissue techniques that bring true structural change to muscle, fascia and sen, along with targeted luxurious stretches that open and release the body. There are no prerequisites for this class although Thai Essentials is recommended.  Thai Medical Theory, History and Thai Element Theory will be reviewed.

Course provides:
• Ability to give a full body Thai massage
• Deep tissue techniques for structural change, healing, and release
• Techniques for supine, prone, sidelying and seated positions
• Thai and Lanna passive stretch therapies
• Advanced tendon, ligament and nerve treatment techniques
• Daily reusi da ton (Thai self care)
• Daily traditional Thai healing art spiritual practice

-This class is affiliated with and a prerequisite to more advanced learning at The Naga Center School of Traditional Thai Massage and Medicine: www.nagacenter.org

PARTNER THAI MASSAGE WORKSHOP:

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In this workshop we will learn simple, effective techniques that can be easily practiced at home and shared with your friends and family. We will focus on deep tissue compression and passive stretching to free the pathways of movement in the body. Thai massage can range from calming and relaxing to intense deep tissue release. Utilizing elbows, knees, feet, and your own body weight saves your hands from fatigue and creates a fun and playful massage experience to give and receive. You don’t need to bring a partner to participate!

RUESI DAT TON Thai Self Massage & Stretching Class:

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Learn to give yourself a full body Thai Massage with Traditional Thai Self Care Techniques. Participants will be introduced to Ruesi Dat Ton, a complete self care system from Thai Traditional Medicine. Practices will include full body self massage and joint mobilization exercise sequences as well as postures to soften and treat stuck muscle tissue, free up the joints and create new space in the body & mind. As a massage therapist and yoga instructor I can attest to the therapeutic benefit of RDT as unmatched for targeted injury prevention and treatment. More importantly RDT is really fun & feels great!