Thai Bodywork and Clinical Thai Bodywork
with Brent Doornbos
Student practitioner sessions with Nancy Wagner are now available!!*
Thai massage is designed to be beneficial for both the giver and the receiver. Thai Bodywork works with the whole body, incorporating principles of martial arts, yoga and excellent body mechanics.
Traditional Thai Massage, evolving from the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda, yoga and Thai Buddhism, employs hands, feet, arms and legs to guide the recipient through a series of yoga postures with fluid movements, gentle pressure and stretching.
About Trigger Points and Referred Pain
Its probably not an injury, but it hurts like one!
Trigger points are microscopic areas of stagnation in muscle fibers. They are very common, cause a mysterious and extensive array of pain and other symptoms, and are a mystery to most practitioners. Even though myofascial trigger points have been researched and documented by physicians since the 1940s, they still have not achieved wide acceptance or understanding in the health community. Unfortunately, they are also responsible for the vast majority of pain complaints that people experience.
While CTB uses techniques from traditional Thai massage, CTB is not Thai massage. There are many important differences. Click here for an in depth discussion.
*Student practitioner sessions consist of working on clients and getting feedback from clients and instructors. They are typically 60 or 90-minute sessions with students who are completing the basic Thai bodywork certification program (TBP). These sessions offer quality Thai massage with students who have many hours of training, and are sometimes experienced bodyworkers in other modalities. Student sessions are not intended to target specific pain conditions.