Foundation of Thai Massage
Begins June 3
This course will introduce participants to the key concepts and techniques used in Traditional Northern Style Nuad Bo-Rarn (Thai Massage). From learning to sense and adjust the movement of energy in patients to pressure points and stretches, participants will be able to perform a sequence of techniques employing 63 manipulations covering the anterior surface of the body providing 60 - 90 minutes of treatment.
Northern Style Thai Massage emphasizes the use of passive stretching during treatment. Joint mobilizations and dynamic techniques effectively increase function while balancing and aligning structure. The result is a harmonious treatment that leaves clients both relaxed and energized. Thai Massage is a hybrid of intercultural medicine. It demonstrates a synthesis of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine by drawing on principles of yoga and acupressure. The manipulations integrate well with other forms of massage to enhance healing potential.
Intermediate and Advanced courses further explore Sen lines and Internal medicine while learning to treat patients in prone, lateral recumbent and seated postions.
Schedule:Mondays from June 3 - July 29 (8 classes)
(no class on July 1, 2019)
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $250 + HST
455 Spadina Ave, Suite 300, Toronto ON, M5S 2G8
Requirements: This course is open to everyone!Registration
Please call 416-323-1818 ex. 200 to register or visit aim-academy.ca .
Cancellations made by the student on or before two weeks prior to the course start date will result in a $35 + HST cancellation fee. Student cancellations made after that date will not receive a refund.
Instructor: Dave Surman
Dave Surman is a Registered TCMP, Shiatsu Therapist, Thai Massage Therapist and T’ai Chi/Qigong instructor who has been dedicated to the development and practice of eastern styles of hands-on healing for over 30 years. His training arose from an interest in Qigong and martial arts that lead to training in External Qi Healing, Shiatsu Therapy, Acupressure Therapy, Herbal medicine, Acupuncture, Tuina and Thai Massage.
During a 4 year post-graduate residency in Asia, Dave had the opportunity to study Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand under the tutelage of Nuad Bo-Rarn master Chongkol Setthakorn, leading to teaching certification in the art.
Dave continues to practice, teach, and integrate eastern healing systems in Toronto.