As we continue to grow our community of healers, we are always looking for new opportunities to expand the education of our students. One of the ways we accomplish this is by adding new courses for our students to take. The wide variety of classes we offer gives students the chance to specialize in the bodywork styles and modalities that best fit their interests.
One of the newest courses we are offering at Healing Hands is Yoga Massage. This type of massage therapy is a combination of yoga and Thai massage. The Yoga Massage course applies guided breathing, stretches, and postures of yoga along with the rhythmic compressions, pulls, and stretches of Thai Massage.
Understanding Yoga Massage
Thai Massage techniques enhance flexibility, energy, posture, and well-being. Yoga postures condition the body and concentrate awareness through muscular contractions and breathing. Yoga usually pits one group of muscles against the other, exerting many times the force of gravity. By combining these two modalities, the massage therapist is able to heal clients through physical touch and mental focus.
In this form of eastern therapy, the massage therapist becomes pure, gentle energy. They are the facilitator of a soft stretch, movement through breathing and the pressure of gravity. Students will learn to combine massage and yoga techniques with gentle joint mobilization as an integrated, adaptive and assisted flow.
Yoga Massage As A Therapist
On completion of the course, students should be able to incorporate, adapt and apply different massage techniques with Yoga. The course includes some massage fundamentals such as draping as well.
The Yoga Massage course teaches students how to be a guide. By assisting through stretches, postures and focused breathing, the massage therapist helps the client move towards a unique state of physical and inner balance attaining whole body awareness.
While there are plenty of massage therapy techniques to be used, Yoga Massage is quite unique. The massage therapist moves with the client to mobilize joints, reduces muscle stiffness, balance hormones, and much more.
Interested in signing up for this class? Our Escondido location will be teaching this course starting December 15th!
Our classes for the Fall are filling up, be sure to sign up quickly. Check here to see what courses are available for registration.