Thai Yoga Massage Basic Course
Thai Massage is an ancient healing art involving intensive work on the body’s meridians utilizing assisted stretching, deep compression, channelization of breath and rhythmic movement. Traditionally performed on a fully dressed recipient lying on a thin floor mat without the use of oils or creams.
This Thai Massage training will set the foundation for an enduring practice as a Thai Therapist. By keeping class sizes small, we ensure that every student gets a hand-on learning experience guided by the instructor, making the learning accurate and experiential. It covers about 70 massage techniques with the client lying in a supine position (lying on their back).
The course is most beneficial for Massage Therapists, Body-Workers, Yoga practitioners and people interested in alternative healing. Upon completion students will have a substantial foundation in the major positions of Thai Yoga Massage and can expect to perform a comprehensive 1 ½ hour Thai Massage therapy session for family and friends.
If you plan to use Thai Massage in a professional context then we strongly recommend that you also take the Thai Massage Intermediate Training.
One-on-one instructions with an interactive student/teacher demonstrations of each move.
Full-Color workbook with pictures of movements, anatomy charts of SEN lines, and muscle target for each move.
FREE retraining wherever we hold a course in the US or India or anywhere other location. (Accommodation charges if any are not included)
Must speak and understand English or Kannada or Hindi
Able to do basic movements and will require sitting on the floor in Japanese sitting for extended durations.
Thai massage history followed by benefits, safety, and contra-indications. (One hour)
Theory of Thai SEN (Energy Lines) from the anatomical perspective. The course will delve into parallels between Thai Massage and other more modern healing modalities. (30 Minutes)
How to use various tools like palms, fingers, and thumbs with gravity, rhythm, and breath to achieve the maximum effect with minimum efforts. (30 minutes)
Techniques to work on the feet including the elements of Foot Reflexology. (2 hours)
Principles of Thai SEN (Meridians) and mapping them over the legs followed by practical techniques for working with them. (2 hours)
Single Leg Exercises. (6 hours)
Inversion exercises. (2 hours)
Working on the abdominal and chest areas. (1 hour)
Arms. (2 hours)
Neck and shoulders. ( 1 hour)
Face and head. (2 hours)
Practice. ( 4 hours Day Four II half)
Practice and examination. (Day Five 6 hours)