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Applied YOGA Massage Course

Compression stretching to improve hip range of motion
Compression stretching to improve hip range of motion

Applied YOGA Massage Techniques for Pain Relief and Postural Realignment 

The yoga massage therapy taught at RSM focuses on a series of effective yoga postures designed to enhance flexibility, specifically targeting core muscles, hips, shoulders, and the spine.

The therapist chooses from techniques such as myofascial release, deep tissue massage, or trigger point therapy, based on the end-feel experienced at the limit of each joint's range of motion. This approach allows therapists to provide the most suitable massage for clients, which in turn improves joint mobility, particularly in the spine, elevating yoga practice.

In addition to the functional anatomy taught at RSM, a yoga-specific functional anatomy course offers a set of massages tailored to improving yoga postures.

Yoga Teacher learns advanced Compression stretching to improve range of motion at hip joint
Yoga Teacher learns advanced Compression stretching to improve range of motion at hip joint

YOGA Specific Stretching 

In the yoga massage training course, you will learn a series of forms centered around yoga-specific stretches. This course teaches you techniques to expand joint range of motion based on your client's needs. These include gentle stretches that don't strain the joints, stretches focused on myofascial release, and stretches targeting specific muscle areas.

This course is designed as a series of routines that concentrate on strengthening yoga postures. By consistently delivering these routines to clients, you can help them significantly improve their yoga postures in just a few months.

Participants receive a certificate in testament to the yoga massage techniques they have learned
Participants receive a certificate in testament to the yoga massage techniques they have learned

Certification and Career Opportunity for the Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist

Course participants receive a certificate from RSM, which serves as a testament to their proficiency in Yoga massage techniques.

This certification not only enhances your professional credibility but also expands your career opportunities within the yoga and wellness industries.

Private Yoga Massage Course Fee

THB 6,900
(approx. EUR 190/ USD 200 / JPY 28,000)

You can choose 3 weekdays for 3-2 hours/day between 16:00 and 20:00

Usual Total Duration: 8 hours (3h+3h+2h=3days)
Including Sports Gym Entrance Fee

Due to the advanced nature of this private course, it is intended for those with the right level of massage skills and experience only.

Eligibility for this Course 

This course is only for those who have attended any of the trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage and assisted stretching and myofascial relase courses offered by RSM. This is a comprehensive course that includes further advanced massage techniques, postural analysis and training instructions for your clients.

Yoga practitioners use stretching to refine their postural alignment
Yoga practitioners use stretching to refine their postural alignment

Course Overview

Step into the world of therapeutic touch and yoga with RSM's Applied YOGA Massage Course. This holistic program is a perfected blend of age-old yoga traditions and advanced therapeutic practices. Our curriculum is meticulously designed to offer expertise in the following key areas:

1. Yoga-Centric Massage Training

Trainees learn techniques like myofascial release, deep tissue massage, and trigger point therapy, all harmoniously aligned with yoga postures to maximize flexibility. Special emphasis is placed on core muscles, hips, shoulders, and the spine, enhancing overall body mobility.

2. Precision in Functional Yoga Anatomy

Beyond foundational functional anatomy, RSM offers an exclusive course tailored to the nuances of yoga-specific functional anatomy. This deep dive empowers therapists to create massage routines that further refine and strengthen yoga postures.

3. Dynamic Range of Motion Enhancement

With an emphasis on end-feel evaluations at the peak of joint movements, therapists learn to gauge and apply the most apt massage techniques. This fine-tuned approach, particularly for the spine, ensures an elevated and enriched yoga experience for clients.

4. Yoga-Specific Stretching Protocols

At the core of our training are yoga-centric stretches. Trainees master a wide array of stretches, from gentle articulations safeguarding joint health to targeted myofascial releases, catering to diverse client needs.

5. Empowered Yoga Posture Strengthening

Our course is structured around learning routines carefully designed to support yoga postures. By routinely applying these techniques, therapists can assist clients in achieving significant improvements in their yoga practice in a remarkably short time.

RSM's Applied YOGA Massage Course is emblematic of our dedication to holistic wellness. We envision therapists who seamlessly combine the therapeutic and yogic realms, delivering unparalleled benefits to those seeking both physical flexibility and inner peace.

Understanding RSM's Yoga Massage Training

The Yoga Massage Course is a system for combining massage techniques with yoga practice. It offers a profound understanding of body mechanics, joint mobility, and pain relief strategies. By the end of this course, participants will be well-equipped with the skills to improve their own practice or to assist others in achieving a more harmonious and pain-free relationship with their bodies. The course is not just an educational experience; it's a journey towards mastering the art of movement and flexibility, pivotal for anyone serious about enhancing their physical capabilities and overall wellbeing.

Enhancing Joint Mobility through Advanced Techniques

In the dynamic interplay of yoga and massage, the enhancement of joint range of motion stands paramount. 

Our Yoga Massage Course delves into sophisticated methodologies designed to augment joint capsule structures and alleviate tension, ultimately leading to dramatically improved joint mobility and fluid movement. This course, enriched by over 25 years of professional experience, offers invaluable insights and techniques, particularly beneficial for yoga practitioners, dancers, athletes, and anyone seeking to enhance bodily movement and reduce pain.

Understanding Joint Capsule Flexibility and Its Impact

At the core of this course is the emphasis on joint capsule flexibility. The joint capsule is a critical structure surrounding the joints, providing support and limiting excessive movement. By applying specialized techniques to enhance the flexibility of these capsules, we can significantly improve joint play – the subtle movements within the joint itself. This improvement is crucial for achieving smoother and more fluid movements in yoga and other physical activities.

Addressing Nerve and Joint Compression

One of the critical aspects of the course is understanding and addressing nerve and joint compression. Each movement we make has the potential to compress nerves or joints, particularly when there is existing tension or misalignment. This course teaches how to identify and alleviate such compressions, enhancing movement quality and reducing the risk of injury.

Techniques to Release Adhesions and Tension

Adhesions – bands of rigid tissue – often form as a result of injury or chronic muscle tension, leading to pain and restricted movement. Our Yoga Massage course offers deep insights into identifying and working on these adhesions, especially in relation to the unique demands of yoga practice. The focus is on releasing tension and improving flexibility, thereby facilitating more effortless and pain-free movements.

Trigger Point Therapy for Enhanced Movement

The Yoga Massage Course incorporates trigger point therapy – a technique to relieve pain through the manipulation of points in the muscles that are particularly sensitive. By focusing on these trigger points, the course teaches how to release deep-seated tensions, contributing to more fluid and graceful movements, essential for practices like yoga and dance.

Benefiting a Diverse Group of Individuals

The methodologies and techniques covered in this course are not just beneficial for yoga practitioners but also offer significant advantages to dancers, athletes, and individuals suffering from joint stiffness or pain. The course's approach is holistic, focusing on improving overall joint mobility and aiding in the achievement of pain-free movement.

Customized Approach for Yoga Practitioners

The Yoga Massage Course is its tailored towards an understanding of the specific demands and movement patterns of yoga. We focus on enhancing the range of motion in joints critical for various yoga poses, helping yoga practitioners to achieve deeper poses without forcing their bodies, thereby reducing the risk of injury, and enhancing the overall yoga experience.

Course Structure and Professional Expertise

Structured to offer in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience, the course is a blend of theoretical understanding and practical application. Under the guidance of Hironori Ikeda, who has over 25 years of experience in sports medicine and massage therapy, participants are equipped with the skills to apply these techniques effectively.

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