Traditional Thai Massage 1

Class details

  • Class Hours: 50
  • Instructor: Bhaskar Banerji
  • Prerequisites: None
  •  Class Materials: Bring a variety of pillows to act as bolsters and wear loose clothing to class
  • Checkin at Harbin front gate as early as 12pm Sunday.
    You may enter the classroom building at 6pm to bring in your bedding and food if you'd like. Class orientation begins promptly at 6:30 pm for a 7pm class start time.

Traditional Thai Massage is an act of meditation for both giver and receiver. Thai Massage incorporates the best stretches from traditional Hatha Yoga, the depth of Ayurvedic Medicine, and Chinese Acu-point theory. It is rooted in and practiced with a sense of Buddhist spiritual serenity. It is luxurious, challenging, intimate, and deeply therapeutic.

You will learn the form of Nuad Bo – Rarn, as it has been practiced in the Wats (temples) for almost 2500 years. The first half of the training will focus on history, theory, technique and form. Treatment sequences in supine, prone, side-lying, and sitting positions will be taught and practiced. Emphasis will be placed on learning safe and effective therapist body mechanics. Specialized segments will be taught for each major joint as well as visceral organ massage. This beautiful and ancient bodywork form is becoming internationally popular. After completing Thai Massage 1, the student will be able to give a two hour Thai massage session.