Traditional abdominal massage (two day certificate course)
Date & Time:18th February - 4th March 2017, 10.30am - 5.30pm
Location:Thai Massage Training Scotland
within 'In The Moment
72 Berkeley Street
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This course runs over two Sundays.
The course is based on the principles of abdominal massage that reach back to ancient Taoist traditions. Focusing on the abdominal organs it is a deeply relaxing and restoring treatment that can aid the digestive, reproductive and eliminatory systems, as well as promoting a sense of peace, calm and well-being.
During this workshop we will explore the belly and how to treat it safely, gently, but deeply with the due respect deserved by one of our most personal and powerful body areas. We will learn techniques to perform both through the clothing and also directly on skin using oils.
Next Glasgow course Saturday 18th February and Saturday 4th March 2017. This course is a stand alone training, and also a module on the traditional Thai therapies certificate course.
More about Abdominal Massage:
Known also as hara massage, chi nei tsang, and ampuku, there is no clear delineation between the styles in Asia, for example Thai, Chinese, Japanese, or other Asian styles. Each borrows from the other so that it is hard to define which is which!
The belly is a revered centre of personal energy in Buddhist cultures, we only need to see the likenesses of Buddha and his sometimes enormous belly to get an insight into this! Martial artists are familiar with ‘coming from the hara’ – awareness of the ‘dan tien’ or ‘one point’ area. This is what eastern martial disciplines rely upon for effectiveness. It is the centre of our energy from where our instinctive responses stem.
About the host
Lucy Trend MRSS(T) CNHC BA(Hons) is the principle teacher at Thai Massage Training Scotland in Glasgow and teaches at Shiatsu Schools around the UK. She provides massage therapy services, including Shiatsu and Thai Massage. She holds corporate team building and self-development training for private and public sector organisations across Scotland.