Hawaii Massage School: Traditional Thai Massage
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Traditional Thai Massage developed out of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Yoga, and Buddhist Philosophies of Mindfulness and Loving Kindness and is said to be over 2,500 years old.
Through a combination of acupressure and passive stretching the circulation of the client's life force energy is freed, creating health and vitality. Thai Massage is a dynamic therapy in which the therapist’s and client’s whole bodies are engaged.
In this course, you will learn a thorough full body sequence based on the Northern Thai style. We will focus on using proper body mechanics and creating smooth transitions from technique to technique. Upon completion, you will know a sequence well enough to begin to practice it and make it your own.
Class times will be from 9 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 4:45 pm. Classes will meet Saturdays and Mondays, April 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30. On May 5th the class will run from 9 am - 12 pm only.
Required text: Course manual will be available for purchase on the first day of class for $15.
Tuition-only price: $560
Course tuition includes lunch on class days.
50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.
Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.
For information on accommodations and meals, contact Kalani Guest Services:
Phone: (800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Email: [email protected]
Michael Ceraso began his journey as a bodyworker through receiving a wide range of excellent bodywork. After receiving reiki attunements and practicing for a year, he traveled to Thailand where he studied Reflexology at Wat Po in Bangkok and Traditional Thai Massage at ITM in Chiang Mai.
Upon returning to Hawaii he continued to explore healing work through intensive studies of Cranial-Sacral Therapy and Polarity. These studies laid the foundation upon which he has added Swedish Massage and Barefoot Shiatsu. In 2006, he spent another two months in Thailand where he studied with 3 different teachers, learning new techniques and deepening his practice. He has a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine, specializing in Japanese Acupuncture Techniques.
Michael has been the Wellness Director at Kalani since 2004 and orchestrated the Kalani Bodywork Training Intensive for the last 12 years, as well as teaching its Traditional Thai Massage course.