Join us in Kocoon spa's intimate setting, for a Thai yoga massage class with Kocoon spa's co-founder Maika Endo. Learn Thai massage movements to relax your loved ones and release tension immediately.
- 21/01 : 6:45pm-8:15pm
- 25/01: 10:30am-12pm
200 RMB | person. Space is limited to 7.
- What is a Thai Yoga Massage, the do's and don'ts
- Body warm up and relaxation
- Thai Yoga Massage focused on the back and shoulders
What participants have to say....
“Maika is an excellent teacher, her class involves an overall feeling of harmony and relaxation whilst is clear and comprehensive. Maika makes sure that the student not only understands the masseur perspective of the process but the patient's as well. I would definitely recommend her class to anyone I know no matter their background, I would say they could enjoy in many ways.” -Sara Chung
"Extremely relaxing and fun course! Definitely will join again!"- Jet
"I highly recommend this class . As an excellent teacher Maika combine many approaches in order to teach you Thai massage.., I always meet such a wonderful people there~ relaxed atmosphere while you are discovering something new for treating others and yourself.. . beautiful environment at Kocoon spa..many reasons not to miss this class!!" -Ana Zikic
"Maïka has an extensive knowledge on yoga and meditation that she blends perfectly in her teaching turning each session into a inspirational learning experience. Her serenity is contagious and she listens to your issues and takes the time to answer your questions or repeat an exercise until it is assimilated. I found her supportive and very kind with every student.. Kocoon’s atmosphere is nice and relaxing and even after the first class I was able to feel the benefits of my brand new practice." Marie, France
Caution & Disclaimer
* The massage does not cover the full Thai Yoga Massage sequence (at least 2 hours), but rather focused on the most commonly tensed areas. The class and sequence has been adapted to beginners, and for people who are not ready to commit for an intensive course but curious to learn more about it, and have a general understanding of the Thai Yoga Massage. It is not intended to make you a professional massage therapist or practice in a professional environment.
This type of massage is more technical than a standard oil massage.
One must be comfortable with working on the floor mat and being on the knees.
Kocoon spa does not deliver education certificates.
What is Thai Yoga Massage?
"Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. Identifying features of traditional Thai massage are integrated yoga postures which are performed on the recipient. Through assisted yoga, the body is stretched in ways that are difficult to attain through individual exercise and yoga practice." Thai Healing Alliance International. [br]
Passionate about wellness from a young age, Maika was initially trained in Shiatsu massage by the Kimura Shiatsu Institute in Tokyo in 2006. Shiatsu is characterized by finger and palm pressure, stretching, and other massage techniques along the body's meridians. In 2013, she traveled to a small village outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand for a course in NUAD BO RARN, Northern Thai Yoga Massage, a similar discipline to Shiatsu. Maika was certified as a Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Therapist at Baan Hom Samunphrai, which was accredited by the Thai Ministry of Education and the Thai Ministry of Health. She recently supplemented her studies with an advanced course at Loikroh Traditional Thai Massage & Yoga School in Chiang Mai in October 2014.