Massage & Bodywork Trainings with Lyrea Crawford

Lyrea Crawford is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. She is also recognized as an instructor by the Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI), and the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500).

WI LMT #2584-146; NCBTMB Approved Provider #450824-08.  

Lyrea's Thai background includes in-depth studies in both Thailand and North America. She has also focused strongly on Upledger's Craniosacral Therapy, Barral Institute's curriculum in Visceral & Neural Manipulation and Manual Articulation, and Chikly's Lymph Drainage and Brain Therapy. Lyrea completed Scott Anderson's 500 hour Alignment Yoga program and continued with him for additional alignment studies.

In addition to Massage & Bodywork Trainings, Lyrea offers instruction in Aligned for Vitality Yoga, Wu Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Usui Reiki and Coherency Training (a method of meditation).

Class offerings include:

Class offerings include:
Traditional Thai Massage Levels 1 & 2
Course Description: Traditional Thai Massage is a beautiful and elegant therapeutic healing modality. It dates back 2,500 years and is said to embody the practice of "loving-kindness." The work consists of slow rhythmic compressions on the muscles, gentle rocking, deep flowing stretches (similar to assisted yogic asanas) and thumb presses on specific energetic pathways. The basic theory of the work is to open and create Thai Massage stretchspace within the body, balancing it and allowing it the freedom to move and work harmoniously. Traditional Thai Massage is performed in a quiet meditative atmosphere on a mat on the floor. This enables the practitioner to use graceful whole body movements and even pressure. The client is dressed in loose comfortable clothing. The client and practitioner work together with conscious awareness of the breath. During the course of a treatment, practitioners utilize their thumbs, fingers, hands, elbows, knees and feet to manipulate and stimulate the body. The major emphasis of the Level 1 class is to provide step by step demonstrations of the supine and sitting positions along with ample supervised hands-on practice to gain proficiency. You will receive instruction in proper body mechanics, practitioner preparation and self-care through yoga. We will also look at the history, philosophy, benefits and contraindications of Traditional Thai. By the end of Level 1, you will be able to give a complete Thai session, adapting it to the needs of your client.
Traditional Thai 2 training amplifies the solid foundation that students received during their Level 1 studies. Course work continues with step by step demonstrations of the lateral recumbent and prone positions along with ample supervised hands-on practice to gain proficiency. A greater depth of information is provided about indications and contraindications. Approaches to different working situations such as the massage table are demonstrated, and students go through an exercise of treating a client seated on a chair. With a large repertoire of techniques now available, emphasis is placed on choosing the most appropriate techniques for each client’s situation, and adapting the techniques as needed. Students receive further instruction in proper body mechanics, and practitioner self-care. By the end of Thai 2, students have a working familiarity with a diverse range of Thai techniques and are able to give sessions that are tailored even more specifically to each client.

Level 1 Dates
Please check back or inquire for the next scheduling of this class.

Level 2 Dates (Please note that Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2.)
Thursday - Sunday, September 29-October 2, 2016

Class Location: Hillsboro, WI, in the "Vitality Center" on Lyrea's rural home property in southwest Wisconsin. Please contact Lyrea for info on lodging, etc.
Class hours: (Please note that these are different hours than usual.)10 AM to 7 PM on Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM on Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, and 8 AM to 4 PM on Sunday with a one hour lunch each day.
CE hours: 32 THAI and NCBTMB CE hours per class.
Fees: $495 per class

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Space in classes is limited. Registrations are accepted in the order they are received. Pay in advance via Paypal (includes credit or debit card options), or mail a minimum $250 deposit and your contact information at least 10 days in advance to: Lyrea Crawford, 18918 County Highway D, Hillsboro, WI 54634. If a class is already filled or cancelled, your deposit may be applied to another class or refunded according to your preference. Otherwise deposits are not refundable.

 

Aligned for Vitality for Massage Therapists
Learn to see the body differently! This experiential class is designed to help massage therapists identify less than efficient alignment patterns in the body. By the end of this class, you will have a solid understanding of the muscular and fascial anatomy that creates these patterns. This information can be utilized in establishing effective massage protocols for your clients, and for your own self-care. This class will include:
• Structural, functional and anatomical studies
• Exploration of the myofascial meridian model known as "Anatomy Trains" by Thomas W. Myers
• Increased awareness of fascial connections in the body, especially where restrictions contribute to problems in other areas
• Practice in "seeing" habitual/inefficient/compensatory patterns
• Techniques to improve alignment and muscle recruitment patterns.
• Ways to waken and strengthen core muscles of postural support
• Increased awareness of the breath, grounding, and feet/pelvic floor connections
• A focus on self-acceptance and compassion
• Tips on structuring a home yoga practice
This class is open to Massage Therapists, and anyone interested in deepening their awareness of body alignment.
Dates: Friday - Sunday, April 15-17, 2016
Class Location: Hillsboro, WI, in the "Vitality Center" on Lyrea's rural home property in southwest Wisconsin. Please contact Lyrea for info on lodging, etc.
Class hours:
9 AM to 6 PM on Friday;  9 AM to 6 PM on Saturday; and 8 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, with a 1 hour lunch each day.
CE hours:
23 NCBTMB CE hours. 23 Yoga Alliance CE hours
Fee: $395
Registration:

Space in classes is limited. Registrations are accepted in the order they are received. Pay in advance via Paypal (includes credit or debit card options), or mail a minimum $200 deposit and your contact information at least 10 days in advance to: Lyrea Crawford, 18918 County Highway D, Hillsboro, WI 54634. If a class is already filled or cancelled, your deposit may be applied to another class or refunded according to your preference. Otherwise deposits are not refundable.

Sensing Hands

What are your hands contacting when you touch a body? What information is that body conveying to you? During this hands-on class you’ll refine your palpation skills and learn to distinguish subtle tensions in muscle, fascia, nerves, blood vessels, organs and bone. You’ll learn soft-touch assessment and treatment techniques that will radically transform the way you approach a therapeutic session.
You'll learn to delve deeper into the body in a very gentle way. This course is designed for Massage Therapists and other professionals, but there will be no specific prerequisites to meet.

Dates: Please check back or contact Lyrea regarding the next scheduling of this class.
Class Location: Hillsboro, WI, in the "Vitality Center" on Lyrea's rural home property in southwest Wisconsin. Please contact Lyrea for info on lodging, etc.
Class hours:
9 AM to 6 PM on Friday;  9 AM to 6 PM on Saturday; and 8 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, with a 1 hour lunch each day.
CE hours:
23 NCBTMB CE hours.
Fee: $395
Registration:

Space in classes is limited. Registrations are accepted in the order they are received. Pay in advance via Paypal (includes credit or debit card options), or mail a minimum $200 deposit and your contact information at least 10 days in advance to: Lyrea Crawford, 18918 County Highway D, Hillsboro, WI 54634. If a class is already filled or cancelled, your deposit may be applied to another class or refunded according to your preference. Otherwise deposits are not refundable.

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