Professional Therapeutic Thai Massage Certificate
Fast Track Program | Professional Therapeutic Thai Massage Certificate 42 hrs. | 3 weekends
Therapeutic Thai massage; widely practiced in central Thailand, focuses on healing and therapeutic benefits. This technique based on techniques that are taught at Wat Po Traditional Thai Massage School in Bangkok, Thailand.
Schedule: Please pick your own schedule. Suggested enrolling weekends and all day class, 7 hrs./day/6 days total. Please let me know at least 30 days prior your chosen class schedule. If you prefer taking the class on weekdays, please let me know at least 60 days prior your chosen class schedule.
Location: Healing Massage, LLC studio 1070 Hwy 3 S Northfield, MN 55057
• All participants wishing to earn a ‘Professional Therapeutic Thai Massage Certificate | 42 hrs. Program’ must take Therapeutic Thai Massage Part 1-6
• This course does not offer CEs credits or any other credits.
• Participants will receive a certificate of completion from Healing Massage, LLC at the end of the class if participants fulfill all the class goals and requirements.
• No need to be a massage therapist. No prior yoga or massage experience is necessary – just bring your passion and good intention to help others to class.
Unfortunately, instructor is not qualified to offer Therapeutic Thai Massage class to people with disabilities.
Part 1: Foundation of Thai Massage. Participants will learn brief history of Thailand, background, and development of Thai massage. They will additionally learn about the Sen Pratan Sib and the four elements theory, which are principles of Thai massage. Furthermore, they will be trained to practice giving safe and effective therapeutic Thai massage techniques.
Part 2: Supine: Participants will practice using thumbs, palms, and foot to apply pressure on deep muscle tissues, and practice applying stretching to increase mobility in knee and ankle joints.
This course also trains you to give therapeutic Thai massage to face, head, neck, shoulders, and abdominal massage.
Part 3: Prone: Participants will practice giving therapeutic Thai massage to the feet, legs, hips, back, muscles around scapular, shoulders, and neck while the receiver is lying prone position. This is a great position to massage people who are able to lay down on their abdomen, and people are experiencing stiffness and pain in their lower back, hamstrings, hips, and calf muscles.
Participants will practice using fingers, thumbs, palms, elbows, and forearms to apply pressure on large muscle groups, and practice applying stretching techniques to stretch tightness muscles and other soft tissues in lower back and quadriceps.
Participants will practice technique that safe your thumbs by using elbow and forearm to apply pressure on large muscles groups.
Part 4: Side Lying: Participants will practice giving therapeutic Thai massage to the feet, legs, hips, arms, neck, shoulders, and head while receiver is in side lying position. This is a great position for people who cannot lay down on their abdomen such as people who recently received surgery in their chest or internal organs, breathing disorders, people with phobias - panic attacks, some elderlies, and pregnant woman.
New technique such as knee press will be introduced in this course. Stretching to relax large tight muscles in lower back, quadriceps, and triceps also include in this course.
Part 5:Seated: Participants will practice giving therapeutic Thai massage to the head, neck, shoulders, muscles along scapular, and back while receiver is in seated position. This is a great position to massage people who are experiencing tightness, pain, or discomfort in the neck, shoulders, and muscles along scapular.
Participants will practice using thumbs and palms to apply pressure on these most complain areas. Participants will also practice applying stretching techniques to stretch the side of the neck muscles, shoulders, lower back, and the entire back parts of the legs.
Participants will practice ending the session technique, provide the most comfortable and greatest experience to the receiver.
Part 6: Therapeutic Thai Massage Routine: Last day of the course, participants will practice giving the classic routine of therapeutic Thai massage sessions as well as learning how to select effective techniques to fit a chosen time frame for a person session (30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes).
Participants will become familiar with person’s specific conditions, limitations, and needs such as elderly, pregnant women, children, those with injuries, history of trauma, and disabled clients. They will be able to determine and perform appropriate therapeutic Thai massage techniques to provide maximum benefits to a person within one’s scope of practice.
By the end of this course, participants should be confident and ready to start practicing hands-on therapeutic Thai massage. Participants should now become one of the best Thai massage therapists that specializes in therapeutic Thai massage.