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Coming this summer 2023:

Bob Haddad is coming to teach in Indy!

Thai Massage Techniques

for Shoulders, Neck, Head & Face

July 28-30, 2023
Indianapolis, IN
3-days, 20 CEU's
$425/person
$395 if paid in full by May 31st, 2023
no pre-requisites,
open to all

Working in all four body positions, we explore a wide variety of techniques using feet, palms, forearms, elbows, thumbs and fingers. Participants explore new and interesting techniques to release stored tension through stretches, compressions, fascia release, and opening techniques. 

Special attention is given to the face and neck, and herbal balms and Thai herbal waters are used for some techniques. The work is slow and spiritual, and each participant has time to give to and receive from various partners each day. This is always an enjoyable workshop because the mood is meditative, and everyone loves to receive work on their shoulders, neck, head and face. Join us !

After working extensively on the lower torso, if energy in the upper body is not released properly, a client may feel unbalanced, incomplete, and even in pain. This workshop explores a wide variety of techniques to address the shoulders, shoulder blades, clavicle, neck, head and face. This workshop is open to all those who have some experience in Thai massage, table massage, and movement therapy. Though we will be working on floor mats, in Thai style, some of the techniques may also be adapted to a massage table.

We review and refine traditional Thai techniques for the shoulders, upper back, and neck, including subtle suspensions and traction techniques to facilitate the release of tension in the neck. We practice important acupressure points on the head and face, many of which are not usually taught in general Thai courses.

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!

July 28-30, 2023
Indianapolis, IN
3-days, 20 CEU's
$425/person
$395 if paid in full by May 31, 2023
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Bob Haddad headshot

Bob Haddad, RTT has studied traditional Thai massage in Thailand and elsewhere since 1999. He is the founder of Thai Healing Alliance; the author of several books on traditional Thai healing arts; and he teaches courses and workshops internationally. This course is valid for 20 hours of continuing education credit. For more information, see www.thaihealing-arts.com

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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. 

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