This course thoroughly teaches the principles in the art of traditional Thai massage. This course teaches the classic 90-120 minute traditional Thai massage routine taught at the prestigious Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Thai culture, history, philosophy and traditions will help to enrich the course. The principles of alignment, safety and good practitioner body mechanics will be taught. Students will have plenty of time to practice what they have learned 1-on-1 in a supportive environment. This course is designed to prepare students to perform professional level Thai massage. By the end of the course, you will be able to perform the 90- to 120-minute classic routine from memory and have the theoretical knowledge to support your work in the field.
This course can be taken for continuing education credit, to pursue a personal goal/hobby, add a new technique to your existing healing arts practice, and/or as the entry point for our Massage Therapy Program.
No prior massage or yoga therapy experience is necessary. (This one course is equivalent to Level 1 & 2 courses taught at other schools. Also referred to as, Thai Yoga Massage, Nuat Phaen Boran, Nuat Thai, Thai Bodywork, Thai Therapy, Thai Yoga Therapy, etc.)
All of the following dates are available for classes with us. You only need to complete one class, consisting of all 5-days, to complete the course. Weekday and weekend course dates are available. Email or call (703-522-8424) with any questions.
Weekday Dates: (2014: Mar 17-21, May 5-9, Jul 14-18, Aug 25-29, Sep 22-26, Oct 13-17, Dec 8-12)
“My experience with the Basic Thai Massage course that the Thai Institute provides was wonderful. I learned a lot about our bodies. Where the art came from, the meaning, the benefits from giving this massage as well as receiving it. The setting of the class is very comforting. I think David was a wonderful teacher, he was fun and at the same time very specific. He is very patient as well as motivating. I highly encourage anyone who truly wants to help people heal to learn this technique because it is effective and many wonderful benefits will come from it. "
Jen C. (Yoga Instructor: Edison, NJ)
What will I learn in the Basic Thai Massage course?
You will learn 90- to 120-minute Thai massage routine taught in Thailand during our Basic Thai Massage course. We will teach you where and how Thai massage originated, the history of Thai massage, and how it fits into the traditional healing practices of Thailand.
Learn the 10 major Sen Lines massaged during a Thai massage.
Learn proper body mechanics to keep your client and yourself safe during a Thai massage
Get educated on alternate body positioning for various body types
Discover the origins of Thai Massage including what the Thais believe
Learn the different types of Thai massage from the Thai perspective. (Northern vs Southern), (Royal vs. Rural)
Understand the 3 branches of Thai Medicine and how Thai massage fits into this traditional healing model.
Experience immersion into Thai culture through experiential learning.
Gain experience in delivering a safe and therapeutic 90- to 120-minute Thai massage routine from memory.
Learn how to achieve optimal benefit with your Thai massage and create longevity for your career by taking care of yourself.
How is your course structured?
We will accomplish these learning objectives through interactive discussions and bodywork demonstrations.
Our interactive discussions are presented in a relaxing environment to allow each student the opportunity to gain insight into the traditional healing knowledge of Thailand. Our instructors will engage you and your classmates in a dialogue that leads to you having the deepest understanding of the material being presented.
We provide each student with a course workbook that has step-by-step pictures of each technique taught with plenty of white space to take notes. The instructors will demonstrate each position in your workbook describing the position in detail so that you may ask questions and take notes. At the conclusion of the demonstration, you will have the opportunity to safely practice what you have learned with guidance from our instructors. Rest assured, we limit our teacher student ratio to a maximum of 1:12 ensuring maximum interaction between you and the instructors.
A course deposit of $249 will hold your place in a class. 30-days prior to the start of the class you will need to pay the remaining balance to be confirmed in the class. Course fees are non-refundable however can be applied to any future course.
“I loved my Basic Thai Massage Course, not only for the information I gained on this fabulous healing art form, but also because of the true taste of loving kindness (metta) that is at the heart of it all. Many thanks to David and his entire support system for passing this gift on to me and to others."
Hedaya (Massage Therapist: Arizona)
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“I have taken a lot of continuing education courses in my many years as a
massage therapist and I have always considered them a waste of time, energy,
and money. My Basic Thai Massage course with the Thai Institute of Healing
Arts cost less than all those other courses and I gained way more useful
information than all those other courses combined. This course was well
worth my time, effort, and money, I enjoyed the course immensely."
Virginia B. (Massage Therapist: Ely, TX)
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