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Mat Method

Thai Yoga Massage
Online Training

 

Learn Thai Yoga Massage and elevate your bodywork career without leaving the comfort of your home. A step-by-step certificate program for bodywork practitioners and massage therapists.

Approved by CCOMTA, MTAA, CRMTA, and THAI

Upgrade your practice with Thai Yoga Massage

Whether you’re a newbie massage therapist or a seasoned professional, learn the secrets to give deeper, lasting healing to your clients with traditional, northern-style Thai Yoga Massage…

With this step-by-step course, you’ll discover over 100 positions on the mat covering the northern energy (sen) lines on the body. And techniques that result in holistic, long-term well-being for yourself and the client.

Our Classes

Here’s what’s included in the course

Four Weeks

4 weeks of comprehensive training

PDF

A Handy 18-Page Thumbnail Massage Manual PDF

Meetups

Live Q&A Virtual Meetups

Training App

Access to all training resources via mobile app

If this is you…Thai Yoga Massage can be a game-changer for your career.

Advance Your Career

Let’s face it; you’ve been working hard to advance your career as a massage therapist…

Consistent Results

But no matter how much you try, you find it impossible to produce consistent healing for your clients…

Same Stubborn Pain Patterns

And they keep coming back with the same stubborn pain patterns…

Exhausted And Depleted

You work harder and harder, and at the end of the day, it leaves you exhausted and depleted

Something Is Missing

Despite using each tool, technique, and modality at your disposal, you feel something is missing…

A Distant Dream

And your goal to grow your therapy business this year remains a distant dream…

Your in the right place.

Though you’d want to learn and add Thai Massage to your portfolio of services, your schedule won’t allow joining a full-time training?

Hi I'm Shawne Klassen

I’m an expert Thai Yoga Massage instructor, and I’ve devoted over 20 years to teaching this ancient Asian practice to 150+ students.
My career as a Registered Massage Therapist spans 26 years. I’ve healed hundreds of clients with Thai massage ‘master’ techniques that I’ve learned during my training in Thailand and perfected them over the years.

With this course, I’ll teach you full northern-style Thai Yoga Massage in 4 weeks without making you leave your full-time practice and the safety of your home.

Yet, help you grow your list of healed, satisfied, and ‘blissful’ clients.

Here’s how this course will benefit you

Thai Yoga Massage is a healing process that provides tremendous, powerful benefits to both the receiver and the practitioner.
When administering Thai massage, both you and your client will experience a free flow of energy, relaxation, and an overall sense of well-being.
This course encompasses traditional Thai therapy’s spiritual integrity while nurturing the practitioner’s technical and creative side. It includes a combination of technical expertise, theory, and practical hands-on experience.

With this course, you will:

✔​ Learn to deliver a world-class Thai Yoga Massage

✔​ Master combinations of over 100 techniques on the mat that covers the northern ‘sen’ lines

✔​ Understand Indications and contraindications for treatment

✔​ Enjoy the benefits of yoga and stretching as a massage giver

✔​ Become the go-to massage therapist by retaining clients and turning them into your ambassadors

What People Are Saying

But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what some of my 150+ previous students say about their learning experience.

I found the course provided some really powerful & excellent techniques. The positions were explained very well, and I can’t wait to take this knowledge back to work with my clients. The presentation flowed really nicely; Shawne was always keeping his eye on us, working on perfecting the postures. This truly is the best workshop I have ever done.

Colleen S

Massage Therapist

Wonderful classroom, excellent binder. I felt the pictures and videos really helped me remember the positions. I really enjoyed that I was able to write in my keywords.I felt the instructor had a good knowledge base and an excellent open format. A really nice flow to the class.

Sarah B

Massage Therapist

Shawne’s Thai Mat course was amazing and in depth, as an instructor myself I can imagine how great being in a classroom with him would be. The course material was in depth, easy to understand and Shawne was available at all times to answer any question or assist with deeper understanding of the course content. Five Stars, I will be back for table thai!

Sara J

Massage Therapist

Course Overview

This unique course has been derived from ‘powerful’ techniques handed down by massage masters throughout Thailand and Asia.

It covers the historical roots, practices, benefits, and constraints of Thai Yoga Massage’s northern style in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step curriculum.

You’ll explore the ‘northern energy model’ focusing on effective delivery of massage, based on good body mechanics.

You’ll also learn how to achieve deeper releases with bodywork.

 

The course consists of 4 DOJOs (Modules) that covers:

✔ Indications and contraindications

✔ Body mechanics

✔ 100 Thai massage positions

✔ Transitions: supine, prone, side, and sitting

✔ Listening to the body

✔ Breath coaching

✔Origins and traditional methods

✔ Northern energy model

With each Dojo

You’ll gradually build your understanding of the principles and philosophy of Thai therapy. And acquire the practical skills needed to administer a northern-style Thai Yoga Massage successfully.

Take a deeper look into how the course progresses through the DOJOs:

I’ll also work to help you develop your creative side and your personal treatment style.

Week One Dojo

What you’ll learn
⦁ On boarding orientation
⦁ Origins & History
⦁ Theoretical structure
⦁ Self-healing practices
⦁ Meditation
⦁ Energy structure, function, and Nadi system
⦁ Skeletal system

Evaluation
⦁ Thailand and Thai Massage History
⦁ Rules and Methods
⦁ Body systems and Energy structure
⦁ Contraindications
⦁ Self-Healing Practices

 

Week One Dojo

What you’ll learn
⦁ On boarding orientation
⦁ Origins & History
⦁ Theoretical structure
⦁ Self-healing practices
⦁ Meditation
⦁ Energy structure, function, and Nadi system
⦁ Skeletal system

Evaluation
⦁ Thailand and Thai Massage History
⦁ Rules and Methods
⦁ Body systems and Energy structure
⦁ Contraindications
⦁ Self-Healing Practices

 

Week Two Dojo

What you’ll learn
⦁ Body directions
⦁ Energy line locations and palpation
⦁ Single and double leg techniques

Evaluation
⦁ Treatment Journal- Lower Body Treatment

Week Two Dojo

What you’ll learn
⦁ Body directions
⦁ Energy line locations and palpation
⦁ Single and double leg techniques

Evaluation
⦁ Treatment Journal- Lower Body Treatment

Week Three Dojo

What you’ll learn
⦁ Breath-work
⦁ Side-lying massage techniques, stomach, and digestion
⦁ Fascia, joints, chest, back, and neckline locations and palpation

Evaluation
⦁ Joints
⦁ Digestive system and stomach massage
⦁ Treatment Journal- stomach and side-lying massage evaluation

Week Three Dojo

What you’ll learn
⦁ Breath-work
⦁ Side-lying massage techniques, stomach, and digestion
⦁ Fascia, joints, chest, back, and neckline locations and palpation

Evaluation
⦁ Joints
⦁ Digestive system and stomach massage
⦁ Treatment Journal- stomach and side-lying massage evaluation

Week Four Dojo

What you’ll learn

⦁ Prone, Seated, Body twists techniques.
⦁ Arm, Hand and Face techniques
⦁ Neck and Line Locations

Evaluation
⦁ Treatment Journals for a variety of sessions- 60, 90 minutes to 2 hours to a total of 20 hours of practice

Week Four Dojo

What you’ll learn

⦁ Prone, Seated, Body twists techniques.
⦁ Arm, Hand and Face techniques
⦁ Neck and Line Locations

Evaluation
⦁ Treatment Journals for a variety of sessions- 60, 90 minutes to 2 hours to a total of 20 hours of practice

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Shawne Klassen, a registered massage therapist practicing in Alberta, Canada, for 26 years.

My introduction to Thai Yoga Massage was 25 years ago. After a 5 years stint as an RMT, I was dissatisfied and longed to expand my skillset.

My search took me to Thailand, and a life-changing journey started. I arrived in Bangkok and later moved to Chiang Mai in my quest for a guru that would teach me Thai Yoga Massage.

Thailand was full of pleasant and unpleasant surprises. From old men wanting me to marry their daughters to initially being a laughing stock among my colleagues and teachers.

I studied under Thai Massage masters at the Wan Dee School of Ancient Massage, Lek Chaia Massage School, and completed my internship at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai.

I also studied at Wat Pho in Bangkok under Mr. Jan, a renowned and only living master who teaches the healing art of “Burmese style” massage.

I gained immense knowledge and took it back home to Canada. There, I started practicing Thai Yoga Massage and saw a tremendous response from my clients.
A few years later, I decided to spread this wealth of knowledge and started teaching Thai Yoga Massage.

My studies, retreats, and long experience as a practitioner and trainer have made me proficient in the mental and physical techniques of Thai therapy. It also gave me profound understanding of spiritual aspects.

In this course, I share my invaluable knowledge that I gathered over a lifetime. My generous approach to teaching would ensure you get the most out of every lesson.

Looking forward to seeing you inside.

Shawne Klassen RMT RTT

Who the Mat Method course is for…

This course is for wellness professionals and massage therapists who’re looking to grow their skillset- whether you’re a newbie or a professional, or even a massage enthusiast; this training will help you become a go-to healer.

A course for busy wellness professionals

As it is an online course, you can learn at your own pace. And you get an access to all course materials through a smartphone app means you can learn anywhere.

It’s designed in a way that even if you have 20 minutes a day, you can watch a lesson or complete an evaluation and keep up the momentum.

I’ll also work to help you develop your creative side and your personal treatment style.

What you’ll get:

Comprehensive Training Materials

 4-week comprehensive training with  86 Instructional videos & illustrated manuals that teaches you complete Thai Yoga Massage on the mat. They include all the nuances, indications, and contraindications to make your practice safe.

 

Comprehensive Training Materials

4-week comprehensive training with 86 Instructional videos & illustrated manuals that teaches you complete Thai Yoga Massage on the mat. They include all the nuances, indications, and contraindications to make your practice safe.

 

Assessment Tools

10 exams (with multiple-choice questions) that test your newly acquired skill set and help you develop expertise on various techniques.

Assessment Tools

10 exams (with multiple-choice questions) that test your newly acquired skill set and help you develop expertise on various techniques.

Online Community access with like-minded professionals that promotes group discussions and offers networking opportunities.

Online Community access with like-minded professionals that promotes group discussions and offers networking opportunities.

PDF

An 18-Page Thumbnail Massage Manual PDF that comes in handy when you need to quickly lookup a technique or need guidance on the job.

PDF

An 18-Page Thumbnail Massage Manual PDF that comes in handy when you need to quickly lookup a technique or need guidance on the job.

Smartphone App

Smartphone app access that allows you to learn on the go.

Smartphone App

Smartphone app access that allows you to learn on the go.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much time would it take to complete the course?

If you’re consistent, the course will take 4 weeks to finish. The course is easy to follow and requires a minimal time commitment daily.

 

Is this course suitable for a beginner?

Yes, as long as you are interested in learning massage, this course would be beneficial for you.

 

Will I get a certificate?

Yes.

 

How soon can I start implementing the learning from this course to my practice?

It is recommended to complete the course entirely and attend live sessions before implementing the Thai Yoga Massage techniques

What device do I need to do this course?

You need stable wi-fi and any device that can surf the web; a smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc.

Ready to get started?

Think you’re ready to get started? Or you just want to learn a bit more before committing? Click the link below to view our training and sign up!