Stretching - Tai Chi - Qigong

Lower Body (8 Hours)

Upper Body (8 Hours)

Divided into Lower & Upper Body, our two Stretching - Tai Chi - Qigong courses can be taken together or as separate stand-along units.

These courses are designed to elevate your massage practice with enhanced body mechanics plus advanced palpation and assessment techniques. The underlying concept is to ease and strengthen your performance, while raising outcome and results for your client.

Therapeutic touch starts with mindful intention supported by strong body mechanics. In traditional Chinese martial arts, our body is our home, with our legs and feet being the foundation of the house. The principles of Yang Tai Chi & Qigong are a perfect match for a better understanding of bodywork, deep breathing, and energetic awareness.

Practitioners will learn base stances, postures, and breath work of Tai Chi & Qigong. These meditative and energetic components translate to great critical thinking skills for advanced manual therapy techniques. Further building on principals of myofascial release, rebalancing & pulsing, and orthopedic & sports massage techniques, practitioners will gain a deeper understanding of the different moving parts that make up the function of the body as a whole. Increasing awareness of your clients’ body during a session builds useful non-verbal communication skills that can lead to deeper energetic healing for clients.

Highlights of this course include:

  • Introduction to the health benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong
  • Enhanced awareness and use of body mechanics
  • Increased awareness of energetic boundaries and freedom of movement
  • Deeper energetic connection to client’s health needs

Course Objectives:

At the completion of the course, students will know and be able to:

  • Energetically and physically center, ground & perform
  • Palpate and address separate muscle group layers of the lower/upper body
  • Identify and appropriately explain changes in tissues to clients

Prerequisites: Therapeutic Massage Level 2 plus Anatomy: Bones & Muscles or Equivalents