Luk-pra-kob....Learn the healing qualities of herbs used in traditional thai medicine. Smell, see, touch, and prepare fresh and dried herbs into a cloth poultice for steaming. Apply the warm compress during a simple massage. This is a fun popular class, so reserve your spot early. Class includes a comprehensive textbook and one pack you make in class to take home and use again. "This is the best CE massage class I've ever taken!"
$150 Early Bird Discount until Oct 19, $175 after.
Register with Body in Mind Massage Institute in Toms's River, central NJ, 732-608-7781, Body in Mind
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Everyone loves the warmth and aroma of the herbs this time of year! The herb knowledge you'll gain can be applied for your personal use, for family health treatments, in cooking and home herbal remedies, and as a wonderful compliment for massage.
With massage, the herb packs add a unique, therapeutic, relaxing component to your work. The warm herbal compresses induce deep states of relaxation and enhance the therapeutic benefits of any massage. For your home, it gives you complementary tools for health.
The focus on this workshop is having fun while we explore the medicinal qualities of traditional herbs used in compresses as they are made and used in Thailand. Most of the day will involve learning about a variety of dried and fresh herbs as we make up our own compresses. We'll then steam the packs, and toward the end of day, use them on a simple massage, either thai style or western style, on a floor mat or a massage table. The herbs are easy to incorporate into a table massage, especially if you have a hot towel cabinet or small steamer nearby. If you aren't interested in doing the massage portion, don't worry, you can just receive instead, or observe!
WHAT TO BRING:
-for the massage portion, we will work OVER CLOTHING on a massage table (provided) or floor mat (bring one), so please wear (or bring to change into) loose, comfortable, modest clothing that allows freedom of movement;
-sometimes the fresh herb packs leave a light yellowish stain, so bring clothing you don't mind if this happens;
-bring linens, a sheet & pillow - remember it might get slightly stained;
-bring water and a snack for break time, or food to purchase is close by;
-if you grow your own herbs or have access to fresh or dried herbs, please bring some to share! Any medicinal herbs (or flowers) are welcome, although we will focus on traditional herbs from Thailand, such as ginger, eucalyptus, turmeric, lime, lemongrass, cinnamon, camphor, rose, orchid, along with rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, mint, chamomile, laurel and more.