THAI FOOT REFLEXOLOGY COURSE


                                                                        INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED:

 I.I.C.T. (INTERNATIONAL), CTha (UK), Thai Alliance (Thai), Lanna Thai Medical Federation (Th), Thai Spa Association (Th),  F.I.T.T.M. (Italy)                                                                                                                    


 

Thai Foot Reflexology is based upon ancient Chinese foot massage that has been used for more than 3000 years. It is believed that certain points along the foot correspond to different organs and systems throughout the body. Thai Foot Massage is an integral part of Traditional Thai Medicine that has developed in Thailand over the last 2000 years.

 

Through foot massage we begin to stimulate these areas improving overall functioning of the internal organs, circulation of the blood and lymph as well as strengthening of the nervous and endocrine systems.

 

Techniques using the hands, thumbs and knuckles will be learned as well as proper use of the wooden reflexology stick for stimulating areas of the foot corresponding to organs in the body. 

 

 It is a massage of the lower legs and feet that stimulates the internal organs of the body via the reflex points of the feet, and also balances and harmonizes the flow of energy around the body via the sen (energy) lines of the feet and lower legs. Thai Foot Massage is very thorough in its techniques and is generally provided as a proactive way of maintaining and improving health.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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For all levels of learners: This hands-on program is an excellent technique to add on to your massage/body work professional career. 

 

Thai Foot Massage can be performed as a stand alone treatment, but equally some of the techniques can be integrated into your existing foot and leg routine, as well as into a reflexology treatment. A comprehensive manual covering the course content will be provided. The Thai stick & chart used during the course will be yours to keep.

 

Thai Foot Massage is a relatively new concept in South Africa, but has been practiced for hundreds of years in various forms, both in Thailand and beyond.

 

The emphasis on this 2 days course will be practical, the aim being to ensure that all trainees feel confident to add this new skill to their repertoire of therapies and are able to professionally offer the treatment to clients.

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

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The History & Development of Thai Foot Massage
Guidelines on Contraindications / Precautions
1 Hour Thai Foot Massage Sequence:
The opening sequence - Warming and massaging the foot
Using the Stick - Stimulating and massaging the reflex points
Working the leg lines - Encouraging the flow of energy
Working the wraps and stretching the feet
The closing sequence - Awakening the feet and legs

Day 1: Introduction to Thai Foot Massage. Learning full sequence in 5 sections.

  • Opening movements and oil massage techniques using your hands
  • Oil massage techniques using wooden stick
  • Dry foot work with wooden stick, covering 23 points on the sole of the foot
  • Oil massage techniques on lower leg and knee. Dry massage techniques on lower legs and feet, through towel
  • Closing movement

Day 2: Full Practical Day

  • AM: Revising sequence and practicing
  • PM: Assessment - giving and receiving a full 1 hour treatment

Included in the course will be:

  • A manual with step by step instructions and photos
  • A chart of the feet, depicting all the reflex zones
  • A wooden Thai foot massage stick

 

 COURSE DATES & FEES: RESERVATION NOW OPEN / CAPE TOWN

 


 

CAPE TOWN - 
  • COST: R 2000
  • DATES: JANUARY/FEBRUARY (2 days - 12 Hours)
  • VENUE: Milnerton, CAPE TOWN
  • TRAINER: Arifa Makda
  • TO BOOK: Zen-Desk@shenmantra.com