Thermal-Friction Detox & Steam Therapy (Swedhana/Garshana)

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Thermal-Friction Detox & Steam Therapy (Swedhana/Garshana)

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HS004 Earn 25 CE credits (15 theory credits + 10 hands-on credits). Approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #155301-00). Approved and accepted by most states!  Click here to discover your state regulations regarding massage therapy and continuing education (CBTMB) requirements. A passing score of 75% minimum will enable your transcripts and certificates. Earn NCBTMB, State, & Ayurvedic PACE credits.

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Transcripts and certificate will be ready for download upon a passing score of at least 75% for the NCBTMB, & PACE credits. You will receive an automated email with login credentials within 48 hours of purchasing this course.

Home study package price includes the course, steam tent and raw silk gloves. 

Explore the concepts, theory and history of hydro and thermo- therapy based on the time-proven principles of the ancient science of Ayurveda. Learn why thermo-hydrotherapy is so restorative and beneficial before and after massage, as well as a treatment on it’s own. Learn a step by step sequence as taught by Dr. John Doulliard, called garshana therapy using raw silk gloves for friction massage. Other restorative applications include massage, energy-work and fresh lemon and salt on the feet to encourage systemic detoxification since the feet are the most active terminal exit point for toxins and pain in the body. The other applications may include muds, honey, herbal oils and other materials to aid in removing impurities, stimulates both arterial and lymphatic circulation, and calms the central nervous system, promoting a blissful sensation. Specific marma points are located and activated in this session with light touch, along with components of cryo-therapy as a way to create homeostasis and balance in the body with the steam. The steam is a form of thermo-hydrotherapy that is produced by a steam canopy that fits over the massage table.

Thermotherapy can be defined by inducing perspiration from heating the body’s core temperature. The steam tent is designed to induce perspiration, relaxation and detoxification. The steam will encourage toxins to loosen and soften within the body so that they move more readily into the gastrointestinal tract, supporting elimination. This therapy ignites digestive fire, metabolic fire and the immune system of all the cells within the body. It brings deep relaxation, removes stress and crystallized negative emotions and should be personalized according to the client’s emotional and physical status.

When you enroll in our eHome Study courses, you will receive an email with directions to gain access to our student learning area, Student Central. Student Central offers our students a centralized location for their course materials, including PDF manuals, eDVDs, multiple choice exams (open-book), course forms, and instant NCBTMB transcripts and certificates. Student Central allows our students to get their courses completed easier and faster than ever!

This course allows students to download the eDVD(s) and PDF manual(s) to their computer, for viewing at any time and as often as they wish. Once you download your course materials, they are yours forever. Students will also have access to their course files via our Student Central web area.

Home Study Requirements

  • Write two (2) paragraphs on how you think you can improve as a therapist and what steps you will take to achieve improvement
  • Write a two (2) paragraph summary of your favorite parts of this course and explain why they are your favorite
  • Include five (5) practice session testimonials
  • Achieve a passing grade of at least 75% on the multiple choice exam
  • Students have 1 year to complete, self-paced. We always allow extensions for extenuating circumstances. 

Home study package price includes

  • Steam Tent Canopy
  • Course (Choose printed or E-version different price options)
  • Course forms, PDF, instructional e-dvd, exam, transcripts 
  • If you choose the printed version, we can send all the course material to your home except the dvd. We only have the e-dvd version you can watch on your computer.

Equipment Purchased Separately: (optional)

  • Steam Tent
  • Massage Table
  • Neem Oil
  • Garshana Silk Gloves


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