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.
This 40-hour course is the first required for the 80-Hour Basic Certification. Part Two is the 40-hour Body Mechanics & Refinement. You may take these courses separately, or enroll in the Basic Thai Certification with both courses back-to-back.
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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.
- Brief Introductions to Thai healing philosophy and history of Thai massage.
|Intro to Thai Healing Philosophy, Feet & Ankles, Leg Energy Lines
|Legs, Hips & Back Stretching 1 (Lying Face Up)
|Hands & Arms, Arm Energy Lines, Chest & Abdomen, Yoga 1 (Face Up)
|Legs, Hips & Yoga 2 (Face Down), Back, Back Energy Lines, Neck & Head
|Practice! Students are guided through the entire flow with the instructor.
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:
- Thai Massage I: Basics (40 Hrs, This Course)
- An Introduction to Thai Massage (16 Hrs)
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 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.