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Thai Massage Clinic at CATA
Thai Massage practice sessions at Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts
offer a valuable opportunity for supervised practice with the benefit of also receiving the work, providing a fully proprioceptive understanding of the various techniques.
Each session begins with a chat about specific issues that are affecting the participants who are attending the program. Participants may also choose to share a condition that someone that they want to treat is suffering from rather than bringing in something that is affecting them personally.
The leader decides which participants to pair up with each other based on the conditions involved. The goal is to create a sequence that addresses the health care goals of all of the people who are receiving the work in the first interval.
Everyone who is giving the Thai massage in the first interval watches and listens to the leader and we all do the sequence in unison. The leader narrates while rendering the treatment to one of the participants, explaining the intentions and the objectives involved.
After the first interval is over the participants trade places with their partners and the process is repeated. Doing the session in unison creates an opportunity for the leader to help the participants with body mechanics and posture as well as improving the position of the person they are working on and the way they are oriented in regard to the receiver.
After each interval, time is set aside to give and receive feedback so that there is a more complete understanding of the process. Students are also encouraged to exchange contact information and make plans to meet up in between clinic sessions to practice what they have learned again and again. We believe that this kind of networking is important for support and growth in your Thai Massage practice.
When practitioners master one aspect of their work, they free their minds to think about another aspect.
Supervised hands-on time
Deepen your practice
Learn better ergonomics
Thai Massage is:
Maitrī (Sanskrit; Pali: mettā) means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, amity, goodwill, and active interest in others. It is the first of the four sublime states (Brahmaviharas) and one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravāda school of Buddhism.
“may you be happy”
“may you be free from suffering”
Complete 6 clinic sessions and receive 12 credit hours NCBTMB approved.