~ Ryley, AB Canada – Tui Na Massage Workshop (April)
Class presented by Pat McLeod
Date: Sat April 2 and Sun April 3, from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Cost: $300 Cdn (plus $15 GST) cash or cheque only
Location: Ryley, AB, Canada (near Edmonton, AB)
Class size: 8 to 10 students.
Included: Overview manual and certificate of completion.
Registration: Joslien Wannechko – 780.663.3745 (email@example.com)
Registration and deposit of $105 to be received by Joslien Wannechko by Tuesday March 1, 2011.
(Require sufficient registrations by March 1, 2011 in order to confirm that this workshop will proceed)
This is a hands-on workshop – you will receive treatments and be giving treatments for each of the other students.
Tui Na is a Chinese massage therapy. In the Tom Tam Healing system, Tui Na plays an important role in opening up physical blockages in the muscular/skeletal framework of our bodies in order to reduce resistance in the nervous, circulatory, hormone, and lymph systems. As these blockages are opened, then the body can do the healing work it needs to do.
If you know about Tong Ren – you can use these techniques on your family and friends, in addition to Tong Ren treatments, to locate and open up physical blockages.
If you are an massage therapist or holistic body worker – you can incorporate these concepts into your existing practice, providing you with another tool to release problem areas that have not responded to traditional approaches.
By understanding the physical location of Spinal points and Acupoints as listed in the “A Lazy Bum’s Healing – Tong Ren Therapy Cross Reference Manual” – your focus and intention will be much clearer when doing Tong Ren treatments. These points and the anatomy located below them will give you the foundation to really understand the blockages being released by Tui Na and Tong Ren treatments.
This workshop will cover –
– basic review of the Tom Tam Healing system for Tong Ren Healing, Tui Na Massage and the concept of blockages
– location and details of Spinal points and common Acupoints that are used in Tong Ren and Tui Na Massage treatments
– 10 basic Tui Na Massage techniques
– spinal system – cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacrum
– central and peripheral nervous systems, sympathetic nerves and parasympathetic nerves and what they control and details of the Cranial Nerves
– basic anatomy of muscles, bones, circulation and lymph
– when you will use Tong Ren instead of Tui Na Massage to treat someone
– practice the Qigong form “Tai Chi Dao Yin” by Tom Tam as we do warm up exercises once each day.
Saturday starts with the overview of concepts and the rest of the day is spent locating and working on the Neck, Head and Collar Bone spinal and acupoints while the “client” is seated. I also include a group Tong Ren treatment for all of the students.
Sunday is spent locating spinal and acupoints and working on the Back, Sacrum, Hips, and Neck while the “client” is lying on a massage table.
This 2 day workshop is given by Pat McLeod. Pat took her training in this style of Tui Na with Mauro Pontarollo, R.AC, R.TCMP and has been providing Tui Na Massage treatments since 2002. In Dec 2003, Pat took her first Tong Ren Therapy training with Tom Tam and has pursued self directed studies in anatomy and physiology of the human body, continued her training with Tom in Boston and Nanaimo, and treated many clients both in her studio and at a distance over the telephone ever since. In the spirit of the Tong Ren community, Pat has been offering free Tong Ren GP Healing sessions in the Nanaimo area since 2004. Recent Tui Na workshops were held in Edmonton/Two Hills, Alberta in April 2010, Nanaimo, BC in May 2010, Bellevue, WA in August 2010 and Nanaimo, BC in September 2010. Pat has been informally teaching people to do Tong Ren treatments during the nearly 7 years of offering Tong Ren GP Healing sessions and she is now offering workshops to cover the “Tong Ren – Basics for Beginners” material in one weekend. For her workshops, Pat has created two support manuals to provide detailed information for students – “Tui Na Massage” and “Tong Ren Healing – Basics for Beginners” both part of the Tom Tam Healing System.
Please contact Joslien Wannechko – (780) 663-3745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register for the workshop.
Further questions contact Pat McLeod – (250) 756-4721 or email email@example.com.