The Thai Massage Institute of Maui, Hawaii


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

Students will learn a classic Northern-style routine of 90-120 minutes, a flowing series of massage, acupressure, energy meridian therapy and "applied yoga" stretching that softens, loosens, unravels & lengthens the whole body!

Principles of proper body mechanics are an important focus throughout the course, ensuring safety for both client and practitioner, while promoting efficient, effective technique. Students will also be introduced to related cultural aspects of Thai history, traditions and healing philosophy.

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?

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

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

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

  •  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)

    Free Internship is Included!


    This Institute allows its students to return to repeat courses for free as interns, as many times as they want, at no extra cost, as long as there is space for interns!

    Internships are considered an invaluable opportunity and part of the learning process, as it allows students to repetitively see, hear and experience the foundational instruction as much as necessary!

    Read more about the Free Internship Program!


    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)


    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

         Class Dates

    Early Bird

    Class Format

    To Be Announced

    To Register, or For More Information, Call

    (888) 842-4627

    Beginning Thai?  There's a few ways to get started!

    Introduction to Thai Massage

    2 Days

    16 Hrs

    175.00 USD*


    Thai Massage I: Basics

    10 Mornings, Sun & Wed
    5-Day Intensive, Mon-Fri

    40 Hrs

    795.00 USD*


    10-Day Basic Certification

    Intensive (Mon-Thurs)

    75 Hrs

    1295.00 USD*


    * regular prices, register early for discounts! *

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are these classes approved for Continuing Education by the NCBTMB?


    The Thai Massage Institute of Maui has been approved as a provider for CEs by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork!

    Approved Provider # 451995-12

    What are the "internship" opportunities?

    These massage classes follow the traditions of its Thai lineage, including allowing students who have completed a course may attend that same course again as many times as they want, at no extra cost, as long as there is space for interns!

    Internships are considered an invaluable opportunity and part of the learning process, as it allows students to see, hear and experience foundational instruction repeatedly to hone their understanding. Ideally, in time this small school, like others, will grow large enough to have a daily clinic of supervised intern students, who perform and observe massage treatments as part of their long-term training!

    Read more about the Free Internship Program.


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