BLISS THERAPIES PRACTICUM 

A 5 day professional training and workshop retreat

August 7th-11th, 2018, @ SBCAST in Santa Barbara, California

The Bliss Therapies are a selection of hands on treatments that bring about a deep sense of peace, harmony, and yes, bliss.  They are among the most popular therapies offered in spas and holistic clinics today.  

 Learn three individual treatments:

Abhyanga - is the classic Ayurvedic oil massage that uses the skillful application of medicinal oils with specific nurturing strokes. It activates the energetic centers (Marma points), breaks up impurities, and stimulates arterial and lymphatic circulation. Learn how to perform this treatment alone and in synchrony with another technician.

Swedhana - is an herbalized medicinal steam therapy that can be administered locally to specific body parts or for the entire physiology. (Except for the head, which is always kept cool.) It allows oils to penetrate deeply into the tissues and also removes toxins.

Shirodhara - is the pouring of medicinal liquids (oil, buttermilk, ghee) across the forehead. It specifically nurtures the region of the third eye, connected to the master gland of the body, the pituitary and it also creates a profound sense of peace and calm.

In addition to the therapies mentioned above, students will learn the basics of SVA Marma therapy, Indian head massage, Ayurvedic foot treatment, and how to administer herbal compresses.

 Pre-requisite:

1) Some basic background in Ayurveda. (May be satisfied by taking Ayurveda 101)

2) A current massage license 

 $1.125 Includes: 5 day workshop retreat. Class DVD and manual. Certificate of attendance.