Thai Massage by Kimaya (6 CE’s)
December 5, 2015
Thai Massage is an ancient healing modality that combines accupressure, yoga stretches and relexology to create balance and harmony in the body. The practice traces its roots to India, so Thai massage differs from Shiatsu; although, there re some similarities. Traditionally practiced on the mat on the floor, the receiver is fully clothed as the therapist traces sen sib (energy channels) using palms, thumbs, and fingers to press deeply. Along with the acupressure, therapist assisted stretches are used to stimulate the sen sib. Some people describe Thai masasge as “lazy man’s yoga.” In the 6 hour class, students will trace energy lines on the leg and will learn a foot and leg routine, which can be incorporated into their massage practice.
Some benefits of Thai massage are:
- Improve digestion and relieve constipation
- Increase circulation, lower blood pressure
- Improve flexibility and range of motion
- Release stagnant energy
- Improve breathing
- Boost immune system
- Calms, relaxes and balances (mind/body/heart)
- Reduce stres and anxiety
- Increase mind/body awareness
- Slows aging process, increase energy
- Improve sleep, reduce restlessness
- Improve posture and balance, bring body into alignment
We will provide mats for students to use during class*. These high quality mats can be purchased after class for $140.00. We recommend reserving a mat if you intend to buy one. All students who attend will receive an additional $125.00 off any CE class through Beauty Secrets. To receive discount, students must register 30 days before the class. If registered less than 30 days, students will receive a $25.00 discount.
Please visit www.BeautySecretsUS.com to see the class schedule.
About the Presenter:
Kimaya Metcalfe has been practicing massage therapy since 1998 when she started her career as Lead Bodywork Therapist at a resort in Colorado. After leaving Colorado and moving back to New Jersey, she continued her education at the Institute for Therapeutic Massage (ITM), graduating with honors in 2000. Through the years, she has continued her education with countless CE classes and traveled throughout the world to participate in workshops such as Thai Massage and Hawaiian Lomi.
Her training in Thai Massage took place a the Nerve Touch Institute, International Training Massage School and the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai. She lived in Thailand for two months while receiving over 120 hours of training in Thai massage techniques. On top of this, she also trains yearly with, and is a National Spa Educator for Beauty Secrets, a company that promotes spa products, including Thai Massage and Thai Poultice Massage.
On top of teaching at the Institute for Therapeutic Massage, where she has taught for 15 years, Kim is a massage therapist for Rutgers University Sports Teams, maintains a small private practice, and works at Tao, a spa which recently opened in Asbury Park, NJ. Techniques she offers are: Ashiatsu Bar Therapy, Active Isolated Stretching, Thai Poultice, Thai Massage, Hawaiian Lomi massage, Deep Tissue Sports Therapy.
*Click here to get information on reserving or purchasing a Thai Massage Mat for the event. (Massage tables are welcome).
AMTA Members: $99
Potential Members: $120
Saturday, Decemer 5, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Class
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (on your own – a list of restaurants will be provided to attendees)
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Class
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Holiday Membership Meeting (w/prizes – must be present to win)
11 Amboy Road
Bordentown, NJ 08505
* Tickets are 100% refundable up until November 21, 2015.
* Tickets are NOT refundable AFTER November 21, 2015.
* AMTA-NJ Chapter is an approved CE provider of the New Jersey Board of Massage Bodywork and Therapy.