Yoga Vallarta is hosting a Valentines Thai Massage, chocolate and wine workshop for partners, friends, and individuals on Friday, February 13th, 6:30-9:30pm.
Elyse Briggs, Thai therapist and certified massage therapist as well as bodywork teacher will guide participants through the massage techniques as they lovingly try them out on each other. Massage will be complimented with Valentine Treats and wine provided by La Bodega de Nina and appetizers from Fresca 418 restaurant.
Advanced registration is recommended. The fee is 500 pesos.
The class will be in English and Spanish. During Elyse’s Vallarta visit, she will also be offering massage sessions on an appointment basis.
Elyse is a regular guest instructor at Yoga Vallarta. She brings a sense of play and love to her teaching. She lives in Los Angeles where she owns and runs Yoga at Village studio. She is on the faculty of the Massage School of Santa Monica. Elyse is a Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist, a Registered Thai Therapist, Professional member of the AMTA and Bodywork teacher with a private practice in Glendale, CA. She works in close association with gifted Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and Homeopaths.
She practices many bodywork modalities including Pre and Post Natal massage, Thai Massage, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release.
The traditional massage of Thailand is an ancient form of therapeutic bodywork first practiced over 2500 years ago. It combines acupressure, yoga, compression and deep stretching techniques utilizing the practitioner’s palms, thumbs, elbows, soles of feet and knees to release muscles and free joints. Performed on a floor mat, both practitioner and client move through four positions (front, back, side and seated). Thai massage oxygenates the blood, improves circulation, increases joint flexibility, massages internal organs, reduces stress, increases energy and facilitates mind/body spirit balance. It is often referred to as ‘yoga for lazy people.’