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10-Day Basic Certification (Intensive)


Get all of your classroom hours for Basic Certification in this Intensive!


This contains two 5-Day Basic Courses, for 75 hours total!



#1 - Thai Massage I: Basics

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More information is available on the page for Thai Massage I: Basics.




#2 - Body Mechanics & Refinement

During this 35-Hour basic skills improvement course, students will practice the full basic learning routine each day under guided supervision, focusing on proper form for the practitioner, with refinement and variations for material previously learned in the prerequisite 40-hour basic training, Thai Massage I: Basics.

We will smooth transitions in the choreography, working out the kinks and your hesitation, building confidence throughout the full length of the routine.

You will continue to learn how to use less energy in each movement, with simple adjustments to your shoulders, pelvis and midback. We will build your body awareness and positioning for your long-term comfort, and general viability for years of extended practice.

More information is available on the page for Body Mechanics & Refinement.




Classes limited to 10 new students to ensure enough time for
1-on-1 instruction and practice in a supportive environment.

No experience in massage or yoga is required!

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What will I learn in this course?



 
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  •  How to locate the Thai energy lines used to realign the body

     
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  •  The most common stretches and massage techniques used in daily practice

     
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  •  Proper body mechanics and positioning for safe, efficient and effective technique

     
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  •  Introductions to Thai healing philosophy and a brief history of Thai massage



    Detailed Description



     

    Days 1-5:   Thai Massage I: Basics

    (Mon - Fri)    

     
     

    Day 1:

    Intro to Thai Healing Philosophy, Feet & Ankles, Leg Energy Lines

     

    Day 2:

    Legs, Hips & Back Stretching 1 (Lying Face Up)

     

    Day 3:

    Hands & Arms, Arm Energy Lines, Chest & Abdomen, Yoga 1 (Face Up)

     

    Day 4:

    Legs, Hips & Yoga 2 (Face Down), Back, Back Energy Lines, Neck & Head

     

    Day 5:

    Practice, Practice!! Students are guided through the entire flow with the instructor. Each person will give and receive two full-length massages!

     

    No Class on Saturday, but we will reconvene Sunday morning for Part 2!






     

    Days 6-10:   Body Mechanics & Refinement

    (Sun - Thu)    

     

    This course includes Body Mechanics & Refinement as an intensive 20 hours of guided, real-time practice focusing on form, flow, transitions and basic variations, plus another 15 hours of supervised practice and practical examination!

    After the first 5 days, students will get a full day of rest on Saturday.

    On Sunday, everyone returns for a morning half-day, being led through the full massage routine by the instructor. Each student gives and receives one massage, before breaking at 2:00pm, and taking the rest of the day off. Monday and Tuesday are both intensive 8-hour days, with each student giving and receiving a full-length massage before and after the lunch break.

    The last two days are intended for supervised, unguided practice. While these sessions are supervised, students work in their own time, without constant guidance by the instructor. Students are expected to rely on their memories and workbooks to perform the basic routine, with intervention and adjustments by the instructor in the time of need.

    To be granted Basic Certification, you must safely and satisfactorily perform the routine by memory (within reasonable error, and without use of the workbook), and pass a brief, basic written test on Thai massage history, principles and theory.


    Class ends on Thursday.

    Days are 8-hours each, 9am - 6pm. (Except Sunday, 9am - 2pm)



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    Students who have enrolled in this course may attend any of the following courses for free as an intern, in any format that they are offered in the future:

       
  • 10-Day Basic Certification (75 Hrs)

  • Thai Massage I: Basics (40 Hrs)

  • Body Mechanics & Refinement (35 Hrs)

  • An Introduction to Thai Massage (16 Hrs)

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    Pricing, Details & Registration


    Prerequisites: None
     
     
    Class Times:

    Starts on Monday, ends Thursday the following week.

    Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    No Class on Saturday.

     
     
    Course Fee: $ 1295.00 - Full Course Tuition

    $ 1145.00 - Early Tuition (Register 7 Days in Advance)

    $   300.00 - Registration Deposit to Reserve a Space

    Checks, Money Orders, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Amex accepted.

    Prices do not include HI Tax of 4.166%.
    Processing fee for credit cards of 3.99%.



    Upcoming Courses in 2014

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    Frequently Asked Questions


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