OsteoThai for the Breathing Process with David
Expansion & Retraction motion for a better homeostasis
25th – 30th June 2019
If our patients breathe properly, they live well. Blood and energy move. Health is present! The breathing process is a mechanism bringing together the respiratory, neurological, cardiovascular, visceral, musculoskeletal and psychic systems. It is a link between our physical, emotional and mental states. Using dynamic and static techniques to approach the ribcage, the different diaphragms and the shoulder joint, it is possible to restore vitality and mobility in the chest and thoracic areas, in order to increase the fluids circulation and release tensions and emotions.
In this 5-day course, we will focus on:
– THE RIBCAGE
how to approach the ribcage, the thoracic spine and the sternum with dynamic techniques coming from Thai massage and osteopathy (general treatment, oscillatory techniques, recoil and impulse, advanced stretching…)
– LUNGS AND HEART: THE 3 CYLINDERS
the interdependence between structure and function brings our attention to our 3 inner cylinders: the lungs and the heart. What can we do to increase lungs function?
– OUR HORIZONTAL AXIS: THE DIAPHRAGMS
the diaphragms separate the body into different cavities. Special attention will be brought to them to balance the pressure system and allow a good 3-D expansion-retraction motion within the ribcage.
– THE SHOULDER COMPLEX AND ITS LINK WITH THE NECK
how to free the shoulder complex (glenohumeral joint, scapula, clavicula). This joint is fully integrated into the ribcage and hence linked to the breathing process.
– THE PRIMARY RESPIRATORY MOVEMENT
Let’s discover a new world and restore vitality! A world where we can feel but not see movement! Developing our Being principles and the sensitivity of our hands, we will deepen our touch and knowledge into the fascia and craniosacral system.
David is a licensed osteopath combining his expertise and love of osteopathy, Thai-yoga massage and zen shiatsu. He is the co-founder of Osteothai and initiator of Dynamic Thai Massage. David is also titular of a University degree in “Philosophy
He’s spent 4 years living in Asia (India and Thailand) immersing himself in yoga, shiatsu, Vipassana meditation and traditional Thai massage. In Thailand, he studied mainly under Asokananda and Ajahn Chaiyuth Priyasith, who was and is still his real inspiration.
In France, he always keeps on going with passion on his osteopathic path, inspired by the work of Pierre Tricot, Joerg Schuerpf, Bruno Ducoux and Bernard Darraillans. He runs Thai massage and Osteothai courses all over the world, including Thailand and Japan. And his love for movement, rhythm and fluidity makes him enjoy capoeira, freediving and… football!
Learn more about David here.
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