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A PRACTICAL FLOOR-BASED WORKSHOP.

19th May, 10.00 – 11.15am
FHT Annual Training Congress @ NEC, Birmingham 

Dinah Pickering has worked in the spa and beauty industry for 20 years, many of which were spent in Asia as a Spa Director for the well known St Gregory Marine Spa, moving on to become a Consultant, developing the design and operations for 5-star hotels. Clients include Raffles of Singapore and The Regent Chiang Mai Thailand and India. Dinah also works with VTCT to develop new qualifications and offers training to therapists and lecturers across the UK.

In this workshop, you will learn the history and culture behind this rhythmic Eastern therapy, with a practical floor-based introduction to using Thai massage techniques.

Thai massage is an effective and therapeutic therapy traditionally done on the floor. The therapist works in a slow rhythmic dance-like pace, resembling bamboo in the wind or a rocking swaying motion. Each movement places the client in yoga correlation positions, releasing pressure on joints and allowing the muscles to naturally stretch. For the client, a ‘release’ and state of relaxation occurs. For the therapist, appreciation from the Thai Buddha allows for inner peace and healing to occur. The Thai people are humble, non-confrontational and work this way in all aspects of their life, so a traditional Thai massage follows the same principles. Knowledge of the Thai people is important to respect the quality techniques needed to offer such treatments. An East meets West approach.

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THIS WORKSHOP = 1 CPD POINT

THE FHT ANNUAL TRAINING CONGRESS:

  • Over 20 lecture-demonstrations and workshops (1 CPD per hour)
  • A wide range of topics
  • Private training rooms
  • Easy access to venue.

BOOK NOW AT www.fht.org.uk/2013

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