Sat, Apr 29|
INTRO TO THAI MASSAGE AND THE 5 ELEMENTS with Sebastian Bruno
If you're not quite ready for a full 50 hour intensive but are curious an elemental framework with which to view your clients, and their respective Thai Massage applications waits for you in this three day workshop. Each day can be taken separately, see below for details.DAY 1: 5 ELEMENTS In this
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Philadelphia, 1425 Federal St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA
About the event
In this class we will focus on categorizing Thai Massage techniques according to their elemental qualities.
The Five Elements- A framework for unity and diversity.
Using the 5 Element System as a way of understanding phenomena, individuality, and the interconnectedness of life.
A unifying language system, revealing the interdependent nature of all relationships.
This knowledge can be easily integrated and applied into every aspect of one's life:
- Business planning
- Health and healing
- And more….
Traditional Thai Massage
In this class we will focus on exploring aspects pertaining to the Manual Sciences, such as Thai Massage techniques for lower back, neck and shoulders.
Thai Massage is part of one of the five roots/sciences that make Traditional Thai Medicine. These roots/sciences are:
•Medical Sciences (the making and using of medicine made out of plant, animal and mineral materials)
• Manual Sciences (Reusi Dat Ton, Thai Massage, Acupressure, Tok Sen, Scraping, medicated oils, herbal compresses, balms, liniments….)
•Divinatory Sciences (palmistry, Jyothish astrology, numerology.)
•Magic Sciences (mantras, invocations, incantations, shamanism, Sak Yan, magic….)
• Buddhist Sciences (Buddhist concepts and practices to eradicate suffering)
These sciences are weaved together by Buddhist principles and Element theory creating a unique, comprehensive system of healing wisdom.
As a natural medicine, it uses the Element theory to understand individuality and diagnose imbalances.
As a spiritual practice it incorporates the Buddhist principles of Vipassana (mindfulness) and the Four Brahamaviharas (Divine states of Mind)- Metta, Karuna, Mudita, Uppekha (loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity).
Powerful stretches and deep acupressure are applied carefully along as a fluid meditative dance creating a relaxed supported body work that allows a profound sense of space and relaxation, bringing opposites (yin/yang, solar/lunar , masculine/feminine) into union.
In this class we will focus on Thai Massage as part of Traditional Thai Medicine, and Thai Medicine as Buddhist Medicine.
One of the fundamental Buddhist practices is The Three Fields of Merit:
• Dana- Generosity
• Sila- Conduct ( impeccable action)
• Bhavana- Mental Cultivation
Thai Massage is part of Traditional Thai Medicine and Thai Medicine is Buddhist medicine.
Sabbe sattā sukhi hontu
( May all beings be happy)