Prerequisite: Level 4: Therapeutic Nuad Boran
Duration: 60 Hours Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The primary focus of this course is to give students practical experience in a variety of environments using the advanced techniques and specialized modalities they learned from the previous levels.
The instructor, Grant Martens, is the owner and founder of Sirius Health and is recognized as a Registered Instructor and an Advanced Registered Thai Therapist by the Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI). Grant is also a Certified Instructor for the International Training Massage School (ITM) of Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is licensed by the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) as a Thai Massage Practitioner.
Course content on day one will introduce students to Dynamic Thai massage techniques. This course will begin with a half-hour of Wai Kru and Reusi Dat Ton each day. The first four days of each week will then follow with a short lecture. We then continue with our examination of Traditional Thai Medicine on day two. We will look at ways to create a meditative state for both the client and the practitioner on day three. And on day four, we will study how the four Bramaviharas inform the actions of practitioners in Thailand.
Course content during the second week will start with an introduction to abdominal massage on day six. We will conclude our studies of Traditional Thai medicine on day seven. We will look at the art of sensing and intuition in Thai massage on day eight. And we will conclude our studies on ethics with the Noble Eightfold paths and Five Precepts on day nine. There will be a short quiz for each section that the instructor will review the next day before the subsequent lecture.
Students will spend most of their day practising Thai massage techniques for various clientele. They will spend one day learning a specific application of Thai massage and the next day visiting locations including a senior's home, school, street market and two professional sports clubs. Students will also receive private hands-on tutoring from the instructor for more accurate movements and techniques.
The final day will have two periods of practical examination; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Students can choose any of the massage sequences they have done over the past two weeks. In the morning, Group A will do their practical exam using Group B as clients, and in the afternoon, Group B will do their exam using Group A as clients. The week will end with a short closing program during which students will receive their certificates.
Level 1+2+3+4+5: $3500 (Save $820)
NHPC: 15 CECs CMMOTA: 24 CECs
Included: Handbook, Online Course Access, Certificate