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Therapeutic Thai and Osteo Retreat with Patrick Tanner

26th June - 1st July 2018


 This course is focussing on Thai and Osteo techniques for the ribcage, diaphragm, heart, lungs and circulatory system. We discuss diagnostic tools for trouble areas to improve our treatment-plan.The participants can perfectly integrate the newly learned techniques into their existing routines.

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This course is focussing at the thorax, the diaphragm and circulatory system.

The thorax houses the vital organs – lungs and heart. The heart is the pump of the blood circulation.
The mobility of the thorax is vital to the function of the diaphragm the lungs, the heart and its circulation. Immobility leads to tension of the fascia in the thorax, which affects the mobility of the heart and leads to close the gates where the bloodvessels are passing out of the thorax into the arms, legs and head, which leads to stagnation in the blood flow.
The Blood supply to the organs and cells is very important. In Osteopathy a lot of attention is paid to a free blood supply. If restricted, it can cause many problems and is the cause of many diseases. The sitting lifestyle of our society is creating a lot of restrictions in these areas.

So our aim is to provide good bloodflow throughout body. We mobilise the ribcage, loosen the diaphragm to improve the breathing and free the gates and the blood vessels with techniques from thaimassage and osteopathy. The techniques we learn in this workshop can be well integrated in your existing thaimassage routines.

We also have a look at diagnostic tools and techniques to recognise the problem-causing body-structure, which is helping you to improve your treatment-plan.

Course prerequisites: The course is open for all thaimassage therapists, who finished a 10 day basic course in traditional thaimassage (doesn’t matter which school or teacher)
The course is held in English.


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 The Programme is as follows:

Day one: Anatomy, biomechanics and practical techniques for the thoracical spine and ribs
Day two: Anatomy and practical techniques for the intra-thoracical fascias
Day three: Anatomy, biomechanics and practical techniques for the Shoulder
Day four: Anatomy, biomechanics and practical techniques for the diaphragm and lungs
Day five; Anatomy, biomechanics and practical techniques for the heart and the arm and legs fascias




Daily schedulpat 2e:

06:00 Wake up gong
06:15 – 07:00 Morning meditation
07:00 – 08:30 Yoga/movement
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast (in Summer beach swim sometimes)
10:00 – 13:30 Main class - Session 1
13:30 – 15:30 Lunch & siesta
15:30 – 19:00 Main class - Session 2
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
21:00 – 22:00 Chanting / Dancing / Metta meditation or free time
22:30 Quiet time


The facilitator

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Patrick Tanner lives close to Basel/Switzerland and is Massage-, Shiatsu-, Thaimassage therapist and Osteopath. Since 2000 he is training intensively with this therapies and working in his busy practice in Itingen. He is founder of Thaimassage Vacanza in Switzerland. He is teaching regularly Massage-, Shiatsu and Thai-and-Osteo courses. He is looking forward to sharing his osteopathic knowledge in this course.



Arrival: 26th of June by 18:00 pm
Departure: 1st of July after 15:00 pm

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