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Thai Massage for the Table – Supine

Thai Massage for the Table – Supine

NCBTMB-ApprovedPresenter:  Patrick Ingrassia, Nayada Institute

Hours:  16 Approved for PA License Renewal & NCBTMB Approved
Early Registration Fee: $275*
         (if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $299* 
     (*plus $19.95 workbook fee paid to instructor first day of class)   
$100 deposit required to register.
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday 1/7-8/2017

Thai Massage for the Table creates a partnership between you, your client, and the movements of this flowing modality. This course offers a unique fusion of Eastern techniques presented in a format that is friendly to the Western practitioner. Thousands of years of Asian tradition meet modern ergonomics and body mechanics to give you techniques that are creative, versatile, and powerful. With Thai Massage for the Table, you’ll learn a modality that’s safe, effective, fun to perform, and in demand!

Nayada’s BodySaver Method™ enhances the traditional Thai massage, allowing you to perform the authentic techniques of this modality with less strain and a reduced risk of injury. With Thai Massage for the Table, you won’t need to climb onto the table or floor to offer traditional techniques. You’ll use a natural rocking motion to avoid the stretch reflex, allowing your clients to relax and move with you, while leveraging your body weight and momentum to power the massage without strain.

Traditional Thai massage involves an enormous amount of thumb and palm pressing, but the Nayada Institute has applied the BodySaver Method™ and the “rule of non-thumb” to eliminate these common areas of repetitive injury. You’ll instead employ Power Tools such as the knuckles, fists, forearms, and knees to deliver a safe and effective massage.

Thai Massage offers a host of benefits for your clients. It includes range of motion techniques that increase flexibility and reduce joint pain, making it a great option for athletes and the aging. You can expand your clientele by adding a no oil, fully clothed option to your offerings. In addition, Thai Massage for the Table can be combined with your other modalities to offer the ultimate in therapeutic massage.

To watch a short demonstration video of this technique click here.

To return to our LMT CEU schedule click here.

Presenter: Patrick Lee Ingrassia, LMT, is a world-renowned massage therapist, teacher, and innovator, as well as the founder of the Nayada Institute of Massage. Patrick graduated from the Florida School of Massage, and went on to earn his Thai Massage Teacher Certification from the Institute of Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand, after studying extensively with Master Chongkol Setthakorn. He has been teaching massage in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico for over 15 years.

Patrick invented the BodySaver Method, a unique modality that allows massage therapists to extend their careers and protect their bodies while delivering effective massage at any pressure. Patrick also invented the hot stone Accu  roller and stick and Stone Massage modality. He is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, Kripalu Certified Bodyworker, Certified Personal Trainer, and Yoga teacher. Emphasizing experiential training, Patrick teaches creative, practical methods that students can put to use immediately to enhance their massage careers.

Patrick L. Ingrassia is recognized by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider and is also sponsored by the NCBTMB to teach New York LMTs continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal.

Feedback from the May 2016 class:
Camille F. said “Love Patrick, he brings respect for the work, joy and healing to the entire learning experience and to the “ideal concept” of the work. He embodies Thai Massage.”

To register for this workshop call 800-860-1114 and place your deposit on a charge card or mail a check for the required deposit to:
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
3600 Laketon Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15235

Include check made payable to “Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy”, your name, address, email address, phone, name of the workshop and workshop dates. We will send you a confirmation in the mail.  If you are traveling by plane, please confirm the workshop with the school before buying your ticket.  Occasionally we do have to cancel workshops due to low enrollment.  If a workshop is cancelled for any reason our liability is limited to a return of the deposit paid.  If you cancel your participation in a workshop within 21 days of the workshop, there will be no refund if the deposit paid.  Cancellation earlier than 21 days before the workshop will incur a $25 processing fee.  The balance of your deposit will be refunded.