Level 1 (16 C.E.)
You will learn a full 1 1/2 hour massage sequence that incorporates all of the essential practices of Table Thai Yoga Massage, including:
- Massage for the shoulders, head, back, arms, hands, legs and feet
- Four Basics of Thai Yoga Massage: awareness, body mechanics, movement, massage techniques
- Effortless transitions between postures.
- How to create a mutually beneficial massage for both giver & receiver.
- Integrating "Metta" (loving kindness) and meditation into your massage.
Level 2 (16 C.E.)
Review the Four Basics of Thai Yoga Massage: awareness, body mechanics, movement, massage techniques
Review with added detail to techniques taught in Level 1 as we add:
- 60 additional minutes of massage techniques, including side-lying postures Expanded Thai energy (sen) lines.
- How to customize massages to accommodate common ailments and people of different sizes and flexibility.
Table Thai Massage 1 or equivalent
Level 3 (16 C.E.)
Additional review of the Four Basics of Thai Yoga Massage: awareness, body mechanics, movement, massage techniques
Review with added detail to techniques taught in Levels 1 & 2 as we add:
- 45 additional minutes of massage techniques
- Expanded Thai energy lines
- Additional training to customize massages to accommodate common ailments and people of different sizes and flexibility.
Table Thai Yoga Massage Level 2 or equivalent.
The importance of levels 2 and 3
In addition to learning new postures and techniques of Thai massage, you have reinforcement of all you learned in level 1. Many postures are further developed and the proper use of body mechanics are reviewed to insure that you are using your legs, back, arms, and especially hands and thumbs properly.
Level 2 also introduces side lying positions for your clients.This is excellent for those not able or comfortable in the prone or supine positions. Level 3 adds to side lying positions. Sen lines are further studied.
Having a tool box full of postures will give you the ability to tailor each massage the individual client’s needs. You’ll be able to do complete 1, 1 1/2 or 2 hour massages following the direction the client’s issues are leading you.
Many of the techniques you learn in any of the levels may be incorporated into any massage technique you use. Thai massage greatly expands the scope of your massage.
Benefits for therapists
Table Thai Yoga Massage enables you to expand your client base to include people who may not be comfortable with removing clothing and those that feel a massage should be performed on a table.
You will directly benefit from the ease of the work you perform. The client may be worked with mild intentions or an intense massage with minimal effort because of the stances and body movement you develop.