Learn the ancient art of Thai Massage to help you, your clients, family and friends improve their general health and well-being. This will prove to be a fun and practical workshop open to all levels of interested learners. Practiced for over 2500 years, you can now learn the basic techniques of Thai massage by using acupressure, trigger point therapy, reflexology, compressions and gentle yoga-like stretching along the body’s energy lines. Slow, flowing and rhythmic, you can discover how Thai massage is both relaxing and therapeutic, making it feel like the very life of the body and soul is being positively stirred and invigorated.
This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning the basics of Thai Massage. It is also suitable for massage therapists, physiotherapists, yoga instructors and enthusiasts, fitness instructors, and personal trainers who would like to gain more knowledge and understanding and to add a new modality to their current practice. It is also suitable for individuals and couples of all ages who would like to offer massages to their family and friends.
For Health Practitioners (Massage Therapists, Fitness Instructors, Yogis, etc):
For Individuals and Couples:
No previous experience in massage or yoga is necessary to take this workshop. Suitable for all ages and body types. No previous experience in massage or yoga is necessary to take this workshop. Suitable for all ages and body types.
The workshop will be a combination of theory and active participation, and will prepare students to perform a full 90 – 120 minute Thai Massage. More specifically, participants will learn about:
Students will gain a strong foundation for Thai Yoga Massage and learn 80+ techniques in sitting, supine, and prone positions during the three day training. (Thai Massage Level 1B covers additional positions such as side-lying, prone plus much more. For more details, please click here.)
The teacher will give clear detailed step-by-step instructions on how to find the energy lines and techniques to use to massage the head, neck, shoulder, face, arms, back, hips, and legs, with passive Thai yoga assisted-like stretching as well. Students will also be able to follow a detailed step-by-step picture manual.
The use of acupressure, trigger point therapy, reflexology, and compressions will be applied on the “Sen” (Energy) Lines in initiating “energy” movement in the body. The Sen lines are much the same concept as meridian lines in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Focus will also be given to proper body mechanics, to apply and leverage on techniques of body part usage and body weight, flowing naturally from one sequence to the next, choosing the correct massage techniques for the client, using uniform pressure and speed, developing awareness of energy, and working in a caring, compassionate and focused state to allow students to effectively and efficiently practice Thai massage.
The teacher will demonstrate and the students will have hands-on practice with each other, taking turns at being both the Giver and the Receiver. The teacher will also provide instructions, supervision, and feedback during practice times.
This is an important module in a series of workshops designed to provide a basic knowledge of Thai massage in all four positions. If you have already studied Thai massage, you will learn new techniques, and refine and deepen your existing knowledge. If you are a beginner student of Thai massage, this is a key workshop to provide you with a solid foundation for learning and understanding. Please note: This workshop is the same as the one you would take in Thailand at the renowned TMC Thai Massage School of Chiangmai (aka TMC). The massage curriculum and methodology is exactly the same. Vivian Pan is an affiliate teacher of TMC and is authorized by TMC to teach its program. Students who take Level 1A and Level 1B with Bodhi Thai Massage and who successfully completes the workshops are given a certificate with which they may use to move on to Level 2 with TMC in Thailand.
Participants will have received a detailed illustrated manual and will have the tools to give a basic 90 – 120 minute Thai massage. A certificate of attendance from Bodhi Thai Massage will be given. For the more serious learners, upon completion of both Level 1A and Level 1B, participants can receive the Foundation of Thai Massage Level 1 Certificate from the TMC Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai, Thailand, which is recognized and approved by the Thailand government, as well as by many of the massage associations in Quebec. Please read Cancellation Policy also.
768 Avenue Atwater,
(Btw Rue St Jacques & St Antoine)
Montreal, QC., H4C 2G9
Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 9 pm
Near Metro Lionel-Groulx
Suite 7 - 5729 West Boulevard
(Cross West 41st Avenue)
Vancouver, BC., V6M 3W8
Monday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 7 pm