Traditional Thai Massage Certification Program
220 NCBTMB and Florida State Continuing Education hours
Traditional Thai Massage,
also known as Thai Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Ancient Massage, Ayurvedic Bodywork, Nuad Bo-Rarn
Thai Massage or Nuad Phaen Boran, as is it called in Thailand, is a
beautifully structured ancient form of massage, which uses a combination of
Pranayama breathing techniques, Thai Yoga-stretches and passive mobilization to achieve a unique and
comprehensive holistic bodywork.
Traditional Thai Massage is one of the world's oldest healing modalities. The foundations of this unique therapy can be traced to India during the Buddha's lifetime, over 2500 years ago. The "Father Doctor Shivago Komarpahj" is credited with creating the basis for what evolved into Thai massage. He was a contemporary of the Buddha, and is often referred to as the personal physician for both the Buddha and the King of India. As Buddhism spread out from India, this healing medicine spread with it. Early in its development it found its way to Southeast Asia where, for centuries, it was performed by monks as one element of indigenous Thai medicine. The Thai people, like may others in the Orient, saw illness as an imbalance in the body/mind/spirit and they would seek help at the local temple.
Traditional Thai bodywork consists of slow rhythmic compressions on the muscles, gentle rocking, deep flowing stretches (similar to assisted yogic asanas) and thumb presses on specific energetic pathways. The basic theory of this Thai bodywork is to open and create space within the body, balancing it and allowing it the freedom to move and work harmoniously.
There are four positions in Thai Massage. The "front" or supine position, "side" position, "back" or prone, and "seated" position. The massage consists of pressure applied along the sen energy lines to activate them and prepare your muscles for deeper work, followed by yoga-like stretches and postures. Thai Massage is often referred to as having yoga done to you and uses physical routines to activate and balance the energy systems of the body, similar to the intent of Chinese acupuncture and Shiatsu. Along with influencing your energetic side, Thai Massage works deep on your physical body. Starting at your feet and progressing up to your head, you will be moved, loosened and stretched. Thai Massage combines many bodywork techniques usually found isolated in the west, including Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release Techniques, Manual Therapy, Reflexology, Sports Massage and others. This combination of energetic and physical bodywork makes Thai Massage unique, and so are its effects.
Our basic SACRED BODYWORK TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM - 212 NCBTMB and Florida State Continuing Education hours. Hands on practice course is taught in five segments:
1. The first segment- Level I (24 CE hours) explores the history, development and foundations of Thai Massage as a healing art and provides students with the training to perform a Traditional Thai Massage in the front position.
2. The second part of the course- Level II (24 CE hours) teaches students the foundations of performing Traditional Thai Massage in the Sitting, Side-Lying and Back positions.
3. The third segment- Level III (32 CE hours) reviews and expands on the material from the first two segments, fine tuning the students' knowledge, hands-on experience, quality of touch and transitions, along with introducing advanced techniques and variations not previously covered.
4. The fourth segment- Level IV (24 CE hours) Thai Pain Management Protocols teaches participants to design a customized Thai treatment to address common chronic pain conditions.
5. Level V (132 total CE hours) is comprised of Thai Spa Protocols. These classes can be taken together or separately and provide more detailed and specialized techniques to further enhance your work: Healing with Thai Herbal Bundles (32 CE hours), Thai Facial Massage (16 CE hours), Thai Detox Massage (12 CE hours), Thai Reflexology (24 CE hours) and Thai on the Table (32 hours). And of the Level V classes can be taken in any order with no pre-requisites.
A certification as a Traditional Thai Massage Practitioner is given at the completion of the program.
Emphasis throughout the courses is placed on proper body mechanics, clear explanations and demonstrations of every step and the healing benefits, indications and contraindications associated with the different yoga positions. Course massage workbooks are provided to all students and include explanations, step-by-step instructions and ample photos to present the material clearly.
Besides the complete TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM we offer specific individual Thai Massage Classes: Introduction to Thai Massage, Thai Yoga massage on the table, Thai Herbal Compress Massage, Thai Detox Massage, Thai Facial Massage and Thai Reflexology. Every year in November we take our students to Chiang Mai, Thailand for a spiritual retreat, students will learn Levels I-II & III. Each of these Traditional Massages is as much an art form as a healing modalities and can be incorporated into any modality you already practice.
TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE INTENSIVE COURSE
NCBTMB and Florida State Continuing Education hours -
Traditional Thai Massage - Front Position - 24 NCBTMB and Florida CE hours
Traditional Thai Massage - Level II - 24 NCBTMB and Florida CE hours
Traditional Thai Massage - Advanced Positions - 32 NCBTMB and Florida CE hours
Traditional Thai Massage - Pain Management Protocols - 24 NCBTMB and Florida CE hours
Thai Massage Introduction- 12 NCBTMB and Florida State CE hours
Sacred Bodywork LLC
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2012 THAI-YOGA BODYWORK COURSES
6-Month Thai Massage Certification Course in Miami, Florida
Instructors: Dennis Stovall & Jairo Cardona, LMTs, NCBTMB
Traditional Thai-Yoga Bodywork on the Mat and on the Table
Our Thai massage program covers the history, spiritual foundation of Thai massage, theory, complete step-to-step guide on Thai massage techniques,
Thai Herbal Compress Massage, Thai Spa Protocols, Pain Management Protocols, indications, contraindications, caution and safety information, Sen Energy work, hands –on practice and supervised Thai massage clinics.
In the full 6 month course you will take ten Thai Bodywork intensive levels, from the introductory Thai Yoga level to the basic and more advanced levels to gradually accumulate over 220 hours of study and practice of the ancient art of Thai Massage.
Our Thai Bodywork courses are NCBTMB, Florida and Louisiana State approved massage continuing education and Thai bodywork certification training in the USA and Thailand.
* No Prior Training Required
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