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.
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 in the treatment menu of virtually every major spa in America. It is on yours?
In this class, you will learn a 90-minute full-body massage that does not utilize cream or oil. You will learn methods of compressing, rocking, stretching, pulling, pushing and vibrating the body that will keep your clients coming back for more. This is also a clothing-on protocol. Many objections that people have to Swedish style massage can be overcome with this type of service. This service is a must-have on any spa menu and can be quite useful as a treatment method in medical-related settings.
Massage Education Vacation opportunities:
- Our 30-hour Thai Yoga Massage program (Level I and Level II) is offered exclusively at the Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica. Join us at one of the leading yoga retreats on earth to thoroughly learn this ancient art. This is the perfect location to learn this technique. Thai Level II is only part of an all-inclusive education vacation program and must be enrolled through the package.
- You may take an abbreviated Fundamentals of Thai Massage (a 12-contact hour program) on some of our Seminars at Seas programs and as part of our One Day Wonder program.
- Our 16-hour Thai Yoga Level I is scheduled to take place at Las Vegas Success School and at locations across the U.S.
Therapists from the State of Georgia: please check with your board's current rules to be sure that CE classes fall within the scope and practice of a massage therapist in the State of Georgia.