Basic Thai Massage 40 CE Hours Certification Program
The Basic Certification Course will cover the principles of the art of traditional Thai massage, an ancient form of interactive massage, energy meridian work, and yoga therapy. This will be a professional certification course, recognized nationally by the NCBTMB. All students completing the course will be given a certificate in Basic Thai Massage and will be granted authentic membership in the prestigious Shivago lineage of Northern Thailand. Certified massage therapists will earn 40 NCBTMB Continuing Education Credit Hours for participation.
This course will be led by Sarah Cheiky, LMT, NCTMB , and will promote the understanding of Thai massage in a holistic context of body, mind and energy work. Sarah will incorporate elements of traditional Thai culture, as well as look at the Ayurvedic roots of Thai medicine in the Yogic tradition. The course will also provide information on the practical aspects of professional massage therapy, including insurance regulations, business practices and ethics.
Our coursework will focus on the “Classic Routine" or Massage formalized by Ajahn Sintorn Chaichakan the founder of The Traditional Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang, Mai Thailand; As recorded and published by C. Pierce Salguero & David Roylance, in The Encyclopedia of Thai Massage.
You Can Expect To Learn:
- Basic Principles & Ethics of Thai Massage
- History of Thai Culture and Spirituality
- The 10 Major Sen Lines - Energy Meridian Work
- Massage Techniques
- Over 60 Individual Stretches & Yoga Assists
- Basic Anatomy
- Breathing and Meditation Techniques
Basic Thai Massage - Weekend I – 20 CE Hours
Includes introduction to all subjects with concentration of hands on massage techniques, thumbing the major Sen Lines of the arms and legs with beginning assisted yoga postures.
Basic Thai Massage - Weekend II- 20 CE Hours
introduces larger assisted yoga stretches with shoulder mobilization options, neck, head and face series, Thai culture and ample practice time.