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Traditional Thai Massage Training

Learn Thai Massage - 364 Continuing Education Hours_Thai Certification Program in Miami, Florida

Sacred Bodywork School of Thai Massage

Continuing Education Workshops, Spa Trainings and International Retreats

Sacred Bodywork NCBTMB Provider # 450670-08; Florida State CE Provider # 50-9043; Louisiana State CE Provider # LAP0155

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 Sen 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 multidimentional effects.

Our Sacred Bodywork Traditional Thai Massage Certification Program consists of 364 total CE Hours and is divided between six portions: The Basic Practitioner Program, Thai Massage Advanced Level, Thai Ayurvedic Massage, Thai Massage on the Table, Thai Spa Protocols and Discovering the Chakra Series.


Thai Massage Certification Program


Thai Basic Practitioner Program - 364 CE Hours:

1. Thai Level I (92 CE hours) explores the history, development and foundations of Thai Massage as a healing art and provides students with the training and foundations to perform a Traditional Thai Massage in the Front, Sitting, Side-Lying and Back positions.

2. Thai Level II (92 CE hours)

Thai Ayurvedic Massage (48 CE Hours)

A set of three Thai traditional treatments for balancing 3 bio-humors, 5 elements, 5 Vajus. Thai Herbal medicinal oils and specific Thai therapeutic techniques are used to balance, restore and rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.

Thai Spa Protocols - (132 CE Hours)

These classes can be taken together or separately and provide more detailed and specialized techniques to further enhance your work. Any of the Thai Spa Protocols can be taken in any order with no pre-requisites. Each of these Spa Protocols is as much an art form as a healing modalities and can be incorporated into any modality you already practice:

A certification as a Traditional Thai Massage Practitioner is earned by completing all 364 CE hours of coursework, 80 hours of hands-on clinics and a final written and practical exam.

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 Thai 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.

We also offer the option of 'One on One'-private training in Traditional Thai Massage

One on One Training program

Sacred Bodywork Individual One on One Training

We offer individual training either on site (Miami; Homestead, FL) or anywhere in the world.

If you would want individualized instruction, please Contact us for information and reservations. Instructors: Dennis Stovall & Jairo Cardona, LMTs, NCBTMB.


"If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything"
Thich Nhat Hanh


Continuing Education Thai Massage & Thai Bodywork Training in the USA, Europe, Thailand

Sacred Bodywork offers a variety of choices for your continuing education and the dates below are grouped in sequence for our certification programs so you can choose the classes that work best for you. Explore a new option for your bodywork or dive deeper into something you really like. Either way, make the most of your continuing education experience. 

Thai Massage Course of the Month:

Thai on the Table Class

Thai on the Table at Maui Spa in Boca Raton, Florida

Thai Massage on the Table

Thai Massage on the Table- Spa Flow Series

This invigorating and yet relaxing Thai table massage will suit your active, healthy clients who have highly physical or stressful lifestyles. This type of bodywork is an increasingly popular and requested modality for the work place, corporate and/or industrial settings, health/yoga retreats, health spas, gyms, sports events, and clinical settings. It also complements and can be used in conjunction with a variety of other bodywork modalities.


Participants will learn a relaxing and balancing Thai Foot Massage treatment, including the use of Thai wooden sticks. This unique reflexology massage routine will add an Eastern flavor to your regular massage, and will increase your repertoire of techniques to offer your clients.

Thai Facial Massage Class

Thai Facial Massage

Participants will learn how to integrate three Thai Facial Massage Protocols into their existing massage practice, rhythmic and acupressure techniques on the face, neck and upper shoulders and how to apply cool stones, hot towels and herbal compress to their clients.



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Thai Massage Program

Sacred Bodywork Thai Massage Certification Program:

Traditional Thai Massage Certification Program 2018 in Miami, Florida.

Study the ancient healing Art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage in our intensive program: 364 NCBTMB, Florida and Louisiana States Massage Continuing Education Hours total. Our program consists of two main components--the Basic Practitioner Program and the Thai Spa Protocols. Some of the courses can be taken individually with no pre-requisites. Those who wish to complete the certification program must complete all courses.

Refine your skills, learn a new modality, earn CE hours and stay connected with our community of Thai bodyworkers. 80 hours of hands-on clinic is required of all Thai certification program participants.

Thai Massage Basic Practitioner Program - Upcoming Courses in Miami, Florida:

Our Thai Basic Practitioner Program consists of four classes taught on the mat. Participants will learn traditional Thai techniques in all four positions--Front, Sitting, Side-lying and Back, including advanced variations and complete the program with Thai Pain Management, where they learn to synthesize the techniques into a customized massage protocol based on the recipient's situation. This program covers the history, spiritual foundation of Thai massage, theory, Thai anatomy and physiology, Thai herbology, foundation of Thai bodywork, body mechanics and complete step-by-step guidance on Thai massage techniques on the mat, and on the table.


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Thai Course Dates - Homestead-Miami, Florida


Thai Foot Massage


Thai Massage Spa Protocols Program - 132 CE Hours:

The Thai Spa Protocols Program is designed to enhance any technique to help create a unique bodywork experience for each client. Each of the Thai bodywork courses can be taken individually with no pre-requisites. Together, they allow the practitioner to explore the richness of the Thai spiritual traditions and their holistic healing benefits.

The courses which make up our Thai Certification Program are generally offered over a two-year cycle.

Our Thai Cooking Class - 4 CE Hours, is offered once per year.

Thai Cooking Class

'One on One'-'private training in Traditional Thai Massage'.


We offer 'One on One' specific individual Thai Massage training classes:

Introduction to Thai Massage, Thai Massage level I-IV, Thai Yoga Massage on the table, Thai Herbal Compress Massage, Thai Detox Massage, Thai Facial Massage, Thai Abdominal Massage, Thai Reflexology, Tok Sen, Discovering the Chakra Series.

Some of these courses can be taken individually with no pre-requisites. Those who wish to complete the Thai certification program must complete all courses.

Thai Basic Flow - 40 CE Hours

Explores the history, development and foundations of Thai Massage as a healing art and provides students with the training and foundations to perform a 90-minute Traditional Thai Massage in the Front, Sitting, Side-Lying and Back positions. Emphasis throughout the course is placed on proper body mechanics, clear explanations and demonstrations of every step and the healing benefits, indications and contraindications associated with the different positions.

Thai Basic Practitioner Program


To reserve your place in the next scheduled Thai massage class, or join any our 2016 Thailand Retreat, please REGISTER EARLY

Please contact us to register or for any questions: Dennis Stovall at 786.261.6170


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Thank you for becoming part of our mission. Namaste!


Jairo Cardona and Dennis Stovall, LMTs, NCBTMB

  Sacred Bodywork Founders/ Directors


NCBTMB LogoSacred Bodywork, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. NCBTMB Provider # 450670-08, and by the States of Florida and Louisiana Boards of Massage Therapy, Florida CE Provider # 50-9043 and Louisiana CE Provider #LAO0155.


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