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Thai Abdominal Massage Level 1 with Felicity Joy

14th - 20th June 2017

 Digestion and detoxification


What is Thai Abdominal Massage?
This is a melding of Chi Nei Tsang or Taoist/Chinese, and Thai soft abdomen massage.  These two skills have grown together over years of Traditional Thai massage therapist, questing to heal abdominal issues and finding effective methods in both modalities.
These is so much confusion in the world today about food and health.  We have so many digestive issues that doctors do not know how to deal with, and we have so many emotional issues surrounding the soft abdomen.
As body workers we are a great source of information about how to live, due to the fact that Thai massage at its base, is an act of compassion practiced in an environment of meditative spirituality.  We approach the body not as a machine but as a physical body with an energy system running though it, and an emotional creature whose feelings can change the structure and physiology of the physical body, with subconscious understandings all wrapped up in a spiritual being having a human experience.
Most advanced therapists of Thai massage tell the same story of how my massage practice healed me.  And this is the greatest thing you will gain, to now your body better, and by knowing your self it will become easy to know how to help others.

Course content

On this first level we will be focusing on detoxifying and assisting the digestive process.  If we cannot digest effectively we will have no energy, if we cannot de-toxify we will feel irritable and uncomfortable in the world.
We will start with the top layer of the body, the skin and learn how to detoxify it.  We then work into the facial layer, unblocking adhesions, and facial chains, and releasing scars. We will then work on the main muscles of the abdomen and how to relax them.  Next is the digestive system from the stomach to the rectum, how to recognise manifestation, and shift blockages and softly advise the client.  We start to diagnose from looking at the emotional state to help reveal the root cause of a problem.  Finally we learn the sen lines of the abdomen as these will stimulate the body’s’ natural desire to return to health.

The facilitator

Felicity Joy started here training in the Old Medicine Hospital in 1989 after following the advice of her Jain meditation teacher, in Meharali.  Here was where she first met Asokananda and Prichet.  Finding that this work was exactly what she had been looking for she returned to Thailand each year for months to study with anyone prepared to teach.  She spent many years studying with Chiayuth Prichet and Asokananda  Lek Chiaya in Chiang Mai and Super Lek on Kho Saumi, ‘The Mama’ in Chiang Rai and many other teachers in Bangkok and beyond.  In the late 1990’s she reconnected with Asokananda and became a teacher for his network.  In 2004 Max at Sunshine Massage School Chiang Mai invited her to teach advanced course and so moved to Thailand.  In 2002  Khun Ni asked her to come and study abdominal work with her and a deep friendship ensued.  She has collated much information from many masters, who give out pieces of information about abdominal massage.  This information is difficult to obtain as is considered “secret” or “magical” and spiritual in nature and not to be given to those who will not respect this kind of work.  So a dedicated student must sit for many years with her teacher to make the kind of investment worthy of receiving specialist knowledge.  Felicity Joy is also a naturopath, Iridologist and practices many forms of body work from Sports injury massage to Reiki, cranial sacral to Thai therapeutic massage.  She has lived in Thailand for the past 10 years and travels the world giving treatments  and teaching therapeutic massage.

Daily Schedule (+ 1 day free)

DAY 1 AM: the skin, what it does and how we can diagnose it and how to detoxify it
           PM: the facia, what it is what it does, how to feel it and how to untangle it.
Day 2 AM; Muscle; releasing the diaphragm, and lung to increase Lom
          PM: releasing the abdominus rectus, obliques, psoas, quadratus lamborum, hip flexors and periformus
Day 3 AM: Organs: stimulating the duodenum, small intestine caecum, large intestine and rectum, encouraging movement and increased function
          PM: Organs: detoxifying the liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidneys.  Discussion of the anatomy, physiology and emotions of the organs
Day 4 AM. Energy Lines of the lower belly and what they represent
          PM: Energy lines of the upper belly and what they represent
Day 5 AM belly button diagnosis review of everything, discussion on how to run a clinical session and case studies
           PM Treatment with consultation and diagnosis.

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GENERAL DAILY SCHEDULE 6.00 Wake up gong 6:30-8:30 Morning Prayers,Meditation & Yoga 8:30-9:00 Chai & Fruit 9:00-12:00 Morning Bhakti Session 12:00-14:30 Lunch break 14:30-18:00 Afternoon Bhakti session 18:00-19.30 Dinner 19:30 - 21:00 Evening Kirtan 22:00 Mouna DAY 0 | Jan 13th - Arrival day 16:00 Arrival 18:00 Dinner 20:00 Welcome circle DAY 1 | Jan 14th - Ganesha Day 7:00-8:30 Opening Ganesha Puja - Meaning and Connection to Ganesha 8:30-9:00 Chai & Fruit 9:00-12:00 The Sacred Dance of Thai Yoga Massage 12:00-14:30 Lunch break 14:30-16:00 Stories, Meaning and Connection to Bhakti Yoga 16:30-18:00 Bhakti Flow - Asanas and Pranayam 18:00-19.30 Dinner 19:30-21:00 Evening Kirtan 22:00 Mouna DAY 2 | Jan 15th - Narayan Day 6:30-8:30 Hanuman Chalisa, Atisha Heart meditation & The Narayan Asana Flow 8:30- 9:00 Chai & Fruit 9:00-12:00 AcroYoga 12:00-14:30 Lunch break 14:30-15:30 Hamonium for Kirtan - Basics 17:00-19:00 Sunset Kirtan & Dinner - Beach 20:00-21:00 Bhakti Inspired Stories from Bhagavatam & Divine plays of Lord Sri Krishnavening Kirtan 22:00 Mouna DAY 3 | Jan 16th - Sita & Rama & Hanuman Day 6:30-8:30 Hanuman Chalisa ,Morning Meditation and Rainbow Yoga 8:30- 9:00 Chai & Fruit 9:00-12:00 Gayatri Sadhana 108 Times - Chanting With Homa 12:00-14:30 Lunch break 14:30-16:00 Hanuman Chalisa - The power of Bhakti 16:30-18:00 Bhakti Kundalini Yoga Nidra 18:00-19:30 Dinner 20:00-21:00 Kirtan (Temple) 22:00 Mouna Day 4 | Jan 17th Krishna & Radha Day 6:30-8:30 Hanuman Chalisa, Morning Bhakti Sadhana & Anusara Inspired Yoga 9:00-12:00 Thai Yoga Message 14:30-16:00 Narad Bhakti Sutras 17:00-19:00 Sunset Kirtan & Dinner (Beach) 19:30-21:00 Kirtan (Temple) Day 5 | Jan 18th Shiva Day 6:30-8:30 Hanuman Chalisa, Morning Bhakti Meditation 9:00-12:00 The touch of Love and Kirtan 12:30 Lunch & Closing Circle

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