Level 1: Thai Massage Foundations

Level 1: Thai Massage Foundations

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Prerequisite: None
Duration: 30 Hours    Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The primary focus of this course will be to teach students Thai massage acupressure points and stretches in the Supine position. They will learn stretches, acupressure points, and proper use of body weight using thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. The course will also teach students efficient transitions between each of these techniques. By the end of this course, students will know a 60- minute Traditional Thai massage routine with the client in the supine position.

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.

This course will begin with a half-hour of Wai Kru and Reusi Dat Ton each day. The first four days will then follow with a short lecture. Course content on day one will be an overview of Thai massage, including the variety of styles, what makes Thai massage unique and the origin of this ancient massage. On day two, we examine the divisions and branches of Traditional Thai Medicine and talk about Western interest's effect in recent decades. We will review the contraindications and cautionary sites associated with Thai massage on day three. And on day four, we will explore the Practitioner Code of Ethics that the Thai Healing Alliance International expects of all Thai massage practitioners. There will be a short quiz for each section that the instructor will review the next day before the subsequent lecture.

On the afternoon of the fourth day, guest volunteers will come to the school act as clients for each student. Students will practice giving and reviewing intake forms with their clients. The instructor will then lead the students through the entire sequence, after which each student will practice a follow-up with their client.

The final day will have two periods of practical examination; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The week will end with a short closing program during which students will receive their certificates.

Level 1+2: $1080 (Save $120)

NHPC: 15 CECs    CMMOTA: 24 CECs
Included: Handbook, Online Course Access, Certificate