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Thai Metta Bodywork Academy

THAI METTA BODYWORK™ 

Thai Metta Bodywork (TMB) is a sacred healing practice rooted in an energy field of loving kindness ("metta"), and is inspired by traditional Thai Massage. In TMB, "metta" is expressed through multidimensional acts of compassionate presence, touch, and intention, creating an environment conducive for relief from pain and suffering.

In general, TMB touch involves rhythmic compression with gentle rocking, deep therapeutic stretching, breath work, acupressure, reciprocal tension, meditation and so much more. This work is known for relaxing tight muscles, improving posture and alignment, promoting circulation, improving mood, and restores balance and harmony to the mind, body, and spirit. Traditionally, the full expression of this care is provided on a mat on the floor; however, there is a version of this work that can be practiced on a massage table.

These hands-one courses explore aspects of Thai history, theory, Metta Meditation, and other elements associated with enhancing the professional applications of the work. We will also observe yoga influences and various fundamentals that are beneficial for body mechanics. 

Trainings includes live demonstration, hands-on instruction, ample practice time, as well as a printed instruction manual. 

This training is open to everyone, and is great for anyone interested in well-being, healing, and bodywork. No prior yoga, massage, TMB experience is necessary.

NOTE: FOUNDATIONAL FLOWS AND THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES DO NOT HAVE TO BE TAKEN IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER. 

 

| FOUNDATIONAL FLOWS |

TMB Foundational Flow: Modules 1 & 2 (Supine & Side-lying)

May 17 - 19

15 CEs | NCBTMB Approved

Investment: $375
Everyone Welcome!​

Schedule: Friday | 4:30 - 7:30 pm .  Saturday | 1 - 7pm  .  Sunday | 1 - 7pm

TMB Foundational Flow: Modules 3 & 4 (Prone & Double Leg Stretches)

July 14 - 15

15 CEs | NCBTMB Approved

Investment: $375

Everyone Welcome!​

Schedule: Sunday | 11am - 5pm . Monday | 6:30 - 9:30pm

TMB Therapeutic Integrations for Common Pain Patterns: Modes 5 & 6

July 19 - 21

12 CEs | NCBTMB Approved

Investment: $335

Everyone Welcome!​

Schedule: Saturday | 1 - 7pm  .  Sunday | 1 - 7pm

Certification Requirements

Module 1: Supine Position 

Module 2: Side-Lying Position

 Module 3: Prone Position 

Module 4: Double Leg Stretches, Abdomen and Energy Work. 

Module 5: Therapeutic Stretches 1— Supine & Side-lying Positions

Module 6: Therapeutic Stretches 2—Prone & Seated Positions

10 Practice Hours with Friends and Family

2-hour Practice Session with Instructor

Final Assessment (with instructor)

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TMB on the Table

Aug 30

12 CEs | NCBTMB Approved

Investment: $335

Everyone Welcome!​

This hands-one course explores a sequence for using Thai Metta Bodywork on a massage table, as well as how to integrated aspects of the work in a regular table massage (Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage). We will also observe various fundamentals that are beneficial for body mechanics and yoga influences. This course will demonstrate a full-body TMB treatment.

Course includes live demonstration, hands-on instruction, ample practice time, as well as a printed instruction manual. You will receive an individual Certification of Completion after completing this module.

This course is open to everyone, and is great for anyone interested in well-being, healing, and bodywork. No prior yoga, massage, TMB experience is necessary.

Schedule: Friday | 10am - 6pm

TMB: 5 Elements Osteo-centric Integrations

August 23 - 25

15 CEs | NCBTMB Approved

Investment: $375

Everyone Welcome!​

This advanced training builds upon the nature of Thai Metta Bodywork explored in the Foundational Flow trainings, and invites the element of Fire and Ether into the practice. We will also observe various fundamentals that are relative to what is commonly referred to as OsteoThai.

After introducing relevant anatomical and biomechanics concepts, we will follow the principles of Osteothai to increase recovery and adaptation of the joints, we will explore simple, safe and effective techniques intended to restore mobility and vitality in the ankles, knees, hips, wrists and shoulders.

Primary Focus
  • The (potential) encounter between Thai Massage and Osteopathy

  • Introduction to the concept of reciprocal tension and slack

  • Homeostasis and self-regulation

  • Presence, intention, attention: the resources for effective and precise treatment

  • GOT for the joints

  • In-depth study of the concept of mobility and vitality

  • Benefits and contraindications for common conditions of the joints

  • Routine and Integration

Course includes live demonstration, hands-on instruction, ample practice time, as well as a printed instruction manual. You will receive an individual Certification of Completion after completing this module.

 

This advanced course is open to those who have completed at least one, and preferrablly two foundational flow/beginner Thai trainings. 

TMB: 5 Elements Dynamic Integrations

September 13 - 15

15 CEs | NCBTMB Approved

Investment: $375

Everyone Welcome!​

This advanced training builds upon the nature of Thai Metta Bodywork explored in the Foundational Flow trainings, and invites the element of Fire and Ether into the practice. We will also observe various fundamentals that are relative to what is commonly referred to as Dynamic Thai.

Course includes live demonstration, hands-on instruction, ample practice time, as well as a printed instruction manual. You will receive an individual Certification of Completion after completing this module.

This advanced course is open to those who have completed at least one, and preferrablly two foundations flow/beginner Thai trainings. 

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A D R I E N A

Adriena )Z( Dame is HighVibe's Thai Metta Bodywork (TMB) instructor. She has been practicing Thai professionally for 9 years, and has been teaching it for 5 years. She has studied in  Thailand, as well as in the company of her state-side mentors and her clients, who continually entrust her with their care. On a mission to awaken individuals, families, and communities to their Superpowers, Adriena approaches teaching with genuine passion for the art, high energy, laughter, multi-sensory teaching tools, and a synergistic blend of creative whimsy and structure.

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