Manual Yoga Therapy; Shiatsu and Thai Yoga Massage: IHYT Presents New Twist on Classic Program

For the many struggling to fit new challenges and career development into busy lives, this fall, Integrated Health Yoga Therapy will be making its Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage, and Therapeutic Bodywork workshop available in a 4-Weekend format.

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Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork with Karen Claffey

Integrated Health Yoga Therapy’s Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage, and Therapeutic Bodywork workshop provides beginners the knowledge and skills to practice with confidence, and new skills for experienced manual therapy practitioners.

(PRWEB) August 25, 2014

For the many struggling to fit new challenges and career development into busy lives, this fall, in a practical new twist on a long-standing program, Integrated Health Yoga Therapy (http://www.ihyt.org/) will be making its Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage, and Therapeutic Bodywork workshop (Modules 1 and 2 of its 180 Hrs Integrated Health Manual Therapist Certification) available in a 4-Weekend format in addition to its traditional 2-Module Friday-Tuesday format, both located at its Hamilton Ontario location.

It should be emphasized that there is no experience required. The techniques covered within this certification form a stand-alone massage practice, and even massage beginners will exit with the confidence, knowledge, and skills to provide effective hands-on therapy. For those who already have some background in massage, the program provides a wonderful complement, fresh outlook, and useful skills expansion for various body workers and manual therapists including registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors. IHYT’s passion for practical integration make it a great fit for students looking to integrate new skills into their existing practices.

In line with IHYT’s philosophy, its180 Hrs Integrated Health Manual Therapist Certification (http://www.ihyt.org/#!integrated-health-manual-thera/ch8u ) offers a unique, innovative, and highly effective integration of manual therapies including shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage and principles of Structural Alignment and yoga therapeutics. Within the coursework there is ample opportunity and requirement for hands-on application and practice of each therapy as well as guidance regarding their integration and cooperative application.

Coursework for Modules 1 and 2, Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage, and Therapeutic Bodywork (http://media.wix.com/ugd/605d37_100b4beed18b4218bb3a1326b6b87924.pdf), includes a solid grounding in massage fundamentals, including relevant human physiology, common ailments, and the dos and do-nots of careful, knowledgeable, safe manual therapy. It also explores the included therapies with a balanced integration of historical and modern viewpoint. The sacred and ancient traditions of each are honoured but constantly applied with an eye toward evidence-based, scientifically sound knowledge and practice.

Other features of Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage, and Therapeutic Bodywork include Oriental philosophy as a foundation for holistic bodywork, Shiatsu massage sequences and techniques, Thai Yoga massage sequences and techniques, principles and techniques for the integration of Shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage practices, meridian pathways, sequences for pregnancy, the use of props for patients where modifications are necessary, and experience working on volunteer clients with the teacher’s guidance.

Both formats of IHYT’s 180 Hrs Integrated Health Manual Therapist Certification will take place at its secluded yet easily accessible Hamilton Ontario location, located within convenient drive times of airports in Hamilton, Toronto, and Buffalo. Amenities on site include a spacious yoga room with radiant-heated floors, availability of optional accommodations, meals and laundry facilities, a student’s kitchen, an outdoor hot tub, WIFI, a large deck for outdoor meals (weather permitting), and filtered water. For more information on IHYT’s Hamilton location check out http://www.ihyt.org/#!logistics-hamilton-ontario/cb4a.

The new 4-weekend format will begin with Module 1 on the weekends of November 1-2 and 15-16, 2014 and conclude with Module 2 on the weekends of January 10-11 and 24-25, 2015. Meanwhile the traditional 2-Module format will begin with Module 1 Friday to Tuesday November 7-11, 2014 and conclude with Module 2 Friday to Tuesday February 6-10, 2015. It should be noted that there is no change in course material from the 2-Module to the 4-Weekend format, only the timetable has been altered.

For beginners looking for the knowledge and skills to practice with confidence, and for experienced manual therapy practitioners looking to integrate new skills into their practice, Integrated Health Yoga Therapy’s Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage, and Therapeutic Bodywork workshop provides an outstanding option. Now available in a convenient 4-Weekend format, its unique, innovative, and highly effective integration of manual therapies ensure a captivating and challenging first 2 modules of IHYT’s 180 Hrs Integrated Health Manual Therapist Certification.

About Integrated Health Yoga Therapy
IHYT is a yoga therapy school for a wide range of health professionals whose practices might benefit from the skill-sets and philosophy underlying therapeutic yoga. Yoga therapy is becoming more and more recognized and utilized by the medical-scientific community as a safe and effective complementary therapy and treatment in a wide range of conditions. IHYT offers a carefully selected curriculum of evidence-based educational programs taught by faculty who are leaders in their respective fields, as outlined on our website at http://www.ihyt.org/