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Thai Massage Jam/Gathering

The 4-day attendance is currently FULL, but you can attend for SINGLE DAYS at the link below. 

Special Event! We are excited to again offer this yearly gathering to the growing NJ/PA/mid-Atlantic/east coast thai massage and medicine community.

With new topics, new (as well as familiar) presenters, and a focus on practical hands-on techniques, you are sure to walk away refreshed and renewed with specific skills you can use with your clients. Mark the dates, reserve your spot, and join us.

Join five wonderful teachers (Pierce Salguero, Pamela Herrick, Gregory Oed, Al Turner II, Rose J. Griscom), along with some special guests (including Sudevi Kramer, Phillip Behrns, and Paul Fowler).

This year will be a focus on some of the esoteric aspects of Traditional Thai Medicine that previous participants have asked about. Pierce's presentations on Buddhist Healing will help us understand the history of Thai Medicine, as well as Thai healing magic, rituals of protection, spirit invocation, exorcism, magic charms, amulets, and other aspects of Thai healing culture. An additional topic of discussion includes “wai khru” ceremonies, altars, and other sacred spaces. We will delve into how to practice these aspects of Thai healing, with emphasis on “culturally translating” Thai traditions to fit with participants’ own teaching and practice goals. 

Pamela will do something different this year (instead of her expert help in business-building tools) to guide us into learning hands-on ways to experience the sen as an expression of spirit. By developing our senses beyond traditional palpation, we will find answers to our unanswered questions about the sen. And gain a more complex understanding of clients’ presenting conditions and deepen the therapeutic impact of our work. All in a lighthearted, experimental and playful learning environment. No dogma. Just practice.

Al Turner returns from NYC to share his extensive knowledge and skill in the practical application of thai massage. And Gregory Oed will again lead us in daily reusi dat ton (the thai hermit's yoga) exercises that are directly linked to and will strengthen your thai massage practice.

Sudevi Kramer joins us from the Vedic Conservatory this year to share with you this yoga and ayuervedic inspired style of thai massage, giving you a fresh perspective to use in your practice. Phillip Behrns from VA brings his knowledge of Royal Thai Massage techniques as well as exploring Tok Sen (haven't heard of that yet? You will!). Paul Fowler from Blue Lotus Thai Healing in Chicago, recently back from his latest sojourn to Thailand, will join us and share some practical hands-on techniques.  

-All 4 days are $450 regular price, or $750 for two if you BRING A FRIEND and register together by Feb 15th. You can also attend single days for $150. 

-at the NJ shore in Ocean City, just south of Atlantic City

-interactive lectures on thai medicine and history and healing practices, daily Wai Khru and Reusi Dat Ton, lots of practical bodywork, sharing meals and hanging on the boardwalk together, so that you may come away more deeply connected to each other and your thai massage practice. 

-play/share/trade/connect with other therapists

-teacher-led hands-on demonstrations and practices

-a comfortable space in downtown Ocean City NJ, three blocks from the beautiful beach and boardwalk

-THAI and NCBTMB 28 CEs for attending the full event

-attend 1, 2, 3 or 4 days (the best price is for all 4 days)

-Space is limited! We are keeping it small, no more than 35 people, so register early to hold your spot. The 4-day attendance is currently FULL, but you can attend for SINGLE DAYS at the link below. 

-Overnight housing will be available in town with other attendees in a comfortable fully-equipped condo. $150 for all 3 nights (Fri/Sat/Sun). We added an option for Additional Housing if you want to include Thu & Mon overnights. Reserve your spot early to ensure the rate and availability! See the other links for HOUSING, and write a note on your registration, or contact us.

Preliminary Schedule, April 27 - 30, 2018: FRIDAY 11:00am-6:30pm, SATURDAY 9am-8pm, SUNDAY 9am-9pm, MONDAY 9am-3pm.