Introduction to Thai Medicine with Nephyr Jacobsen

Date: Sep 3, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird Ticket $47.00


Early Bird (before August 4th): $47
Regular Price (after August 4th): $58

No CEs

This presentation is an opportunity to further explore the potential within your Thai bodywork practice and reach well beyond the standard Thai massage primarily practiced in the west. Nephyr will lead us on a journey of the history and scope of traditional Thai medicine, illuminating just how vast, rich, and intricate the system is. Together we will create a Thai healing arts altar, gain a deeper understanding of the Thai Wai Khru ceremony, and discuss Thai healing arts in the context of historical and modern practices. This workshop is designed to enrich your current Thai bodywork practice and to inspire Thai massage therapists in all stages of study with an expanded view of the possibilities that exist for practitioners within this ancient medical system. Join us to attain a clearer view of what you are a part of, and where your practice can go. We will wrap up our time together with a question and answer forum before Nephyr runs to catch her flight back to the west coast, but don’t worry, she will be coming back to CATA for two more workshops later this year in November and December.

Nephyr Jacobsen is a student, practitioner, teacher, researcher, and writer on the subject of traditional Thai medicine and is the director and founder (and floor sweeper and sheet washer) of The Naga Center, School of Traditional Thai Massage and Medicine in Portland Oregon. Nephyr has been a massage therapist since she was 21 years old (she was born in ’69, so you can do the maths), and has been traveling to Thailand regularly since 1998 to study Thai bodywork, and the larger umbrella of traditional Thai medicine. She is a research maven, dedicated to understanding how Thai medicine has been historically practiced in Thailand prior to modern adaptations and shares her findings in an effort to assist in the preservation of traditional knowledge. Areas of research are inclusive of but not limited to: Thai medical theory, bodywork, herbal medicine, and prenatal/postpartum practices. Nephyr calls the upper left edge of Oregon home, but she and her family lived in the far north of Thailand for two years while she researched and wrote two books: Seven Peppercorns: Traditional Thai Medical Theory for Bodyworkers and (with co-author Pierce Salguero) Thai Herbal Medicine: Traditional Recipes for Health and Harmony.

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