True Calling - Healing Arts Mentor

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Thai Elements: Supine and Prone Table Techniques
One Day - 7 Hour - NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Course

Thai Massage is the modality that originally brought me to massage therapy as a career. I have been studying with several teachers since 2006. I am excited to share what I have learned with you.

In this one day course students will learn basic Thai massage techniques and Thai energy line technology that can easily be incorporated into a traditional Swedish or therapeutic table massage.

Thai massage techniques give massage therapists access to another way of working with the body, incorporating stretching and moving the joints, opening up energy pathways, and releasing long held tension patterns.

For the client Thai massage helps cultivate mind/body connection, deep relaxation, and pathways for the body to heal itself.

For the therapist, Thai massage can help lighten the burden on overused hand and arm muscles, broaden the variety of techniques in one's toolbox for each client, and give therapists a new marketable skill.

Stephanie Ellis is an Approved Provider #1014.

How I became a massage therapist...


Honoring my lineage...


2018 Course Dates:

June 24, 2018
11:00am - 7:00pm
at Terra Sol Sanctuary
507 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC

Early registration by June 10th, 2018, $108.
Regular registration $120.

August 5, 2018
9:30am - 5:30pm
at All About Skincare
5725 Oleander Drive
Suite E-3
Wilmington, NC

Early registration by July 22, 2018, $108.
Regular registration $120

September 9, 2018
9:30am - 5:30pm
at North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork
820 Tyvola Road, Suite 203
Charlotte, NC

Early registration by August 26th, 2018, $108.
Regular registration $120.

If you discover you are not able to attend and notify me in writing, a full refund will be issued up until one week before the date of the class.
50% refund will be issued if you cancel less than 7 days before the class.
No refunds will be issued on or after the day off the class.

This course is also offered in the Custom By Request format:

Request this course at your location. Additional fees may apply for distance traveled. Minimum number of students required may vary depending on location. I have offered my courses at spas, wellness centers, massage offices, and homes. Let me know your questions and we can set up a custom course just for you and your guests. Typically the host will take the course free of charge in exchange for hosting and coordinating.  At lease one month lead time is required when scheduling your On Demand Course.

What is Thai Massage?

Thai Yoga Bodywork or Thai Massage, also known as Nuat Boran (the ancient traditional massage of Thailand), is a powerful method of healing that combines acupressure, deep compressions, and passive yoga stretching to restore total balance for body and mind.

The slow stretching movements are similar to Yoga and are known in the west as "passive yoga".

The application of rhythmic compressions and stretches along some of the most important energy lines and yoga-like positioning of the body:

~ deeply opens joints and increases flexibility
~ facilitates the release of long held tensions in the muscles
~ helps the body’s natural energy to flow more freely
~ brings a feeling of peace and relaxation.

Thai Bodywork is wonderful for yoga practitioners or athletes, and also helps alleviate problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle so common in our society.

Treatments can vary in length from 60-120 minutes or longer and are traditionally fully clothed, non-oil massages on a floor mat. Thai massage techniques can be adapted from the mat to the table and can also be incorporated into a therapeutic or Swedish massage with oil or lotion, unclothed with draping.