Coming this fall:

Bob Haddad is coming to teach in Indy!

Thai Massage Techniques

for Shoulders, Neck, Head & Face

no pre-requisites, open to all

Get 10% off by registering before July 15th
and using the coupon code "JOINBOB".
$100 deposit required to reserve your spot. 
Sept 24-26, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
3-days, 20 CEU's
$425/person

The techniques and concepts practiced in this course may be used by anyone to help relieve stress and tension in the upper body; the back, shoulder blades, shoulders, neck, head and face.

 

Herbal balms and waters are used for some of the face and neck techniques, and Thai rituals are explained and practiced. Formulas and ways to make herbal balms are discussed, and participants have ample time to give and receive each day. 

Working on floor mats in four body positions, we explore a wide variety of techniques using feet, palms, forearms, elbows, palms, thumbs and fingers to release pockets of tension through stretches, compressions, acupressure, and opening techniques.

We also review and refine upper body sen (energy lines), and traditional Thai techniques for the shoulders, upper back, and neck, many of which can be adapted to table work. Finally, a wide variety of manual techniques and pressure points for the head and face are presented, many of which are not taught in general Thai massage classes.

Many people, especially those who sit for long periods, store tension in their upper bodies. This stress remains with us in the latter part of the day, and often contributes to discomfort, pain, inflexibility, migraines and other conditions. This is always an enjoyable workshop because the mood is meditative, and because everyone loves to receive work on their shoulders, neck, head and face.

Get 10% off by registering before July 15th
and using the coupon code "JOINBOB".
$100 deposit required to reserve your spot. 

Previous experience in Thai massage is helpful, but not necessary. Massage therapists, yoga practitioners, healers, singles, and couples are welcome. Start time each day is 9 a.m. Please join us for this exciting, fun and relaxing workshop!

Bob Haddad headshot

Bob Haddad, RTT, has studied Thai massage for almost 20 years with many teachers in Thailand and elsewhere. Bob teaches courses and workshops in the Americas, Europe and Thailand. He is the founder of Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI), and is the author of Thai Healing Arts: Practice, Culture, Spirituality (Findhorn Press). For more information, or to contact the teacher, visit: www.thaihealing-arts.com

Flyer for Bob Haddad Thai Massage workshop in Indy

Cancelled Due To COVID

Thai Massage Workshop
for Yogis & Bodyworkers

Fully refundable deposit if cancelled due to COVID-19.

Sept 18-20, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
3-days, 18 CEU's
$329/person
This workshop is specially designed for practitioners and teachers of Western massage therapy, yoga, body movement, and physical therapy. Special attention is paid to traditional Thai techniques that can be adapted to other disciplines, including table massage and assisted yoga, and there is plenty of time each day to give and receive. Please join us for a fun and exciting workshop. 

Basic Thai massage techniques can be enjoyed by everyone, and this workshop is specially designed for practitioners and teachers of Western massage therapy, yoga, body movement, and physical therapy. This workshop discusses the origin and evolution of traditional Thai massage, and it focuses on several important energy lines in the Thai healing system. We learn and practice acupressure techniques, proper breathing patterns & body mechanics, assisted Thai yoga postures, and a variety of stretching techniques. Special attention is given to traditional Thai techniques that can be adapted to other disciplines, including table massage and partner yoga, and there is plenty of time each day to give and receive.

Bob Haddad applied thai therapy
Bob Haddad applied thai therapy
Bob Haddad applied thai therapy

Traditional Thai massage, which began to evolve over a thousand years ago, combines assisted yoga postures, stretches, compressions, acupressure techniques, and stimulation of energy lines in the body. Through assisted yoga, the body is stretched in ways that are difficult to attain through normal exercise and personal yoga practice. Correct breathing patterns and body mechanics are essential, and a session is most effective when both parties are fully relaxed and in a meditative state. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, grounding, and physical and mental stability.

This course will familiarize you with basic Thai techniques and concepts that can be practiced with family and friends, and integrated into your own professional, personal and spiritual practices. Please join us for a fun and exciting workshop !

Keep an eye out for our next Bodywork and Dessert Party

Reach out if you want added to the guest list or have any questions. 

This is a safe environment where people get to give and receive bodywork. No experience required. 

photos taken of SomaBolo Bodywork and Dessert Party

Past Events:

Balancing Care Series
Get Back Into Yoga
Playthink Festival Workshops
Thai Yoga Intensive 3 Day Workshop
Integrated Yoga (all levels)
Yin Yang Yoga (all levels)
Yin Thai Yoga (all levels)
Thai and Fly: a Therapeutic Workshop
Learning AcroYoga: A Solar and Lunar Practice
AcroYoga Mini-Series: a Four Week Study

...and many others.