Fundamentals of Thai Massage
What is Traditional Thai Massage?
Traditional Thai Massage may be the most effective therapeutic bodywork that you will ever experience. It is a modern expression of a 2500+-year-old tradition of Oriental bodywork. Thai massage uses the whole body to treat the whole body. It is more energizing and can be more rigorous than classic forms of massage, but at the same time, the treatment can be quite meditative. The therapist will learn to use their hands, knees, legs and feet to move the client into a series of yoga-like stretches. Thai Massage can be varied to suit a wide range of physical needs and is often uses a form of physical therapy to help increase range of motion and muscular strength. Thai Massage works with the body's movement potential and energy system and is practiced dynamically on a comfortable mat on the floor, allowing for movements that are not as effective or even possible on today's massage table.
What will you learn in Fundamentals of Thai Massage?
In this fun 12-hour introductory level class, you will learn a full body 50-60 minute Thai yoga massage routine that you can immediately put into practice. You will learn basic Thai massage protocols that will keep your clients coming back for more. You will learn about styles of Thai Yoga massage, various stances and techniques that can be mixed and matched to make a shorter or longer session. You will learn some of the fundamentals of why you are performing certain moves and how the client will be positively affected. You will learn how to use different parts of your body (including your hands, feet, arms, legs and knees) as tools to apply compression along energy lines. You will learn to do yoga-like stretches to assist in increasing your client's range of motion and flexibility. This is a routine that feels great to give and receive.
If you want to increase your potential client base by thousands, it is simple. Learn a massage technique that does not involve your clients taking their clothes off, which is a common objection to receiving a massage. Thai massage is performed with the client fully-clothed which is an option that is an absolute must on your treatment menu. Otherwise, you are excluding literally thousands of people from your practice. This is the reason Thai Massage is included on the treatment menu of virtually every major spa in America. It is on yours?
Another plus is that you do not have to carry around a table. This super relaxing technique is performed on a mat or even on cushions on the floor. Your clients may even have mats available, eliminating the need for your to lug around your heavy massage table.
NOTE: This service is taught on a mat on the floor. The therapist should expect to spend several hours on the floor during the course of the class. Please feel free to bring a cushioned exercise mat, knee pads, pillows or other props to make yourself more comfortable while learning this routine. If you are unable to get down onto the floor, accommodations can be made to provide aspects of this treatment on a table, however, this is not specifically a Thai on the Table class. If necessary, please be sure to bring your own massage table.
How many continuing education hours are offered for this class?
This class is offered as a part of our Florida Renewal Year special as a 12-hour hands-on class that can be completed in a single day. The class starts at 8 am.
This class is also offered on our Seminars at Sea.
Therapists from the State of Georgia: please check with your board to be sure that CE classes fall within the scope and practice of a massage therapist in the State of Georgia.
Florida therapists who take this class will receive an additional 12 hours in online home study hours including all of the Required Classes for no extra charge!
Please enroll early to ensure your place in class.
These classes have been selling out quickly!
Jacksonville, FL - February 12, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Sunday starting at 8am. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to login to your student portal at the time of class. Credentials will be provided one week before class. Location: Holiday Inn Express South, 4675 Salisbury Road South, Jacksonville, FL 32256, #904-332-9500.