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Unless otherwise specified, continuing education classes take place at Learn Reiki Philadelphia 251 N. 2nd. Street in the Olde City section of Philadelphia, PA. It’s easy to get to via I95, as well as public transportation. Affordable garage parking is available at Parkominium, which is a few doors down from us. Free street parking on Sundays! Planning an overnight stay in Philly is a breeze! There are plenty of hotels, motels, and, of course, Air BnB.
Vanessa also conducts semi-private classes for wellness centers large and small. To inquire about onsite trainings at your facility or retreat, click here .
Starting May 16th you will be able to select your workshops. Schedule early so you don’t get closed out!
Half day passes and single class registration will be available in the fall depending on availbility. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
Thai Yoga Massage (also called Thai Massage, Nuad Boran, and Thai Bodywork) is a combination of energy work, compression, stretching, and joint manipulation. The application of Thai massage is rhythmic and meditative, and your partners may feel both relaxed and rejuvenated! Thai Yoga Massage is applied fully clothed on a mat. In this course, you will learn synchronized movements that will deepen your connection with yourself, as well as your partner.
Each workshop begins with a brief lecture on the philosophy and tradition of Traditional Thai Medicine. We’ll also learn proper alignment and body mechanics to safely deliver the techniques. Then, we’ll recite the mantra to Shivago Komarpaj (Wai Khru), warm up with a brief partner yoga sequence, and dive into a Thai Yoga Massage routine you can easily practice with friends, family, and students!
Come in comfy clothes and bring your yoga mats. This workshop is friendly for all levels. No previous yoga or massage experience is necessary! Come by yourself or with a friend!
All Levels/Appropriate for Beginners
Step Up Your Massage Therapy Practice With A New Modality!
Gain new clients and your needed CE hours with internationally trained Thai Yoga Massage Instructor Vanessa Hazzard, BASc, LMT
This class is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for 16 CE hours.
Vanessa Hazzard is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. # 451899-12.
About Thai Massage for the Table
This 16-hour course teaches a 90-minute Thai massage routine adapted for a massage table. A brief history, philosophy and traditions will be included in the course. Participants will learn proper alignment and good body mechanics as well as how to safely deliver the stretches and postures. Students will be able to practice on each other in a supportive environment.
Performing treatments on a massage table is great for those:
- That cannot be on the floor due to injuries or extremely limited mobility
- Ideal for wellness centers with electronic lift tables
Please bring a pillow, pillow case, and flat sheet.
This class is ideal for those massage therapists, yoga practitioners, energy workers, or those with a background in anatomy. A manual is included in the cost.
This class is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for 16 CE hours. Approved Provider # 451899-12.
Available Online Courses
Anatomy : Coming Soon
For Massage Therapists, Yoga Teachers and Movement professionals. Live class available. Online class to follow by 10/2019
About Vanessa Hazzard, BASc, LMT
Owner/Teacher of Science & Soul Education For Massage and Movement Professionals
Vanessa is an author, educator, and massage therapist with 14 years of experience in the massage therapy field. She practices massage and bodywork in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. As a practitioner, Vanessa is experienced and skilled at non-pharmaceutical pain relief. As a continuing education provider, she is thorough and leads fun hands-on classes. She is author of Prenatal Thai Massage: for Relaxation & Pain Relief. Her volunteerism and commitment to mental health and trauma-awareness in yoga and bodywork has landed her features on NPR, Philly.com, and speaking engagements at Drexel University and non-profit organizations. She has also been featured in Massage Today.
Vanessa has shared her expertise as an advisory board member for massage therapy schools, as well as Belmont Behavioral Health’s mood disorder program. Over the past decade, she has taught hundreds of massage therapy professionals at spas, wellness centers, conferences, and retreats. Vanessa has studied various Thai Massage traditions with insightful and inspiring teachers including Ana Figueiredo, Ajahn Sinchai Sukparset, Thanachai Chaimongkon, and International Training Massage (ITM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She has earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Massage Therapy at Siena Heights University and is currently earning her Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education from Rutgers University.
Her continuing education classes for massage therapists and wellness professionals will increase your knowledge base and affirm your love for healing arts! Each class blends the science and soul of massage therapy! This means that you will be getting an ample amount of anatomy, while also embracing the healing connection between client and therapist.
PA Massage License MSG000869 | NCBTMB Approved Provider 451899-12