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COURSE DETAILS

Thai Yoga Massage on the Mat

Program

 

Each module includes a convenient online learning format with limited travel for the busy individual. Full access to videos and coursework to enhance learning and retention.

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Suitable For

Beginners, Wellness Professionals, Massage Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Personal Trainers

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Duration

Lab Days  – Plus Assignments

Certification

Certificates awarded.

Thai Yoga Massage Foundation - Module A

One lab day + online study & practical assignment

The course covers the historical roots, practices, benefits and constraints of Northern style Thai yoga massage. During the course, we explore the ‘northern energy model’ focusing on the effective delivery of massage techniques based on good body mechanics and how to achieve deeper releases with breath work. We will be working from the supine position focusing on the lower body.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Indications and contraindications
  • Body mechanics
  • Transitions: supine – focusing on the lower body
  • Listening to the body
  • Breath coaching
  • Thai massage positions

Thai Yoga Massage Foundation - Module B

One lab day + online study & practical assignment

Building on the skill set out in TYM I, students will continue to complete a full Thai massage protocol with adding positions for the postures side-lying, prone and sitting. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the principles and philosophy of Thai massage
  • Recognize the indications and contraindications for treatment
  • Effectively apply proper body mechanics to each massage position
  • Safely and efficiently transition a client to various body positions
  • Accurately apply pressure on the northern sen lines throughout the body
  • Accurately listen to the body
  • Safely apply various Thai massage techniques and postures to a client
  • Effectively deliver a full Thai massage
  • Effectively incorporate proper ‘breath work’ into the Thai massage practice

Thai Yoga Massage Advanced - Module A

One lab day + online study & practical assignment

This unique course has been derived from powerful techniques handed down by many masters throughout Thailand and Asia. During the course,  will introduce the ‘Burmese energy model’; its structure, function, location and therapeutic effect. Building on the skill set out in TYM Two, students will continue with advanced techniques with adding positions for the postures prone and seated massage.  We will  will work with you, enabling you to develop your creative side and your own personal treatment style.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize advanced contraindications for treatment.
  • Effectively apply proper body mechanics to each massage position.
  • Safely and efficiently transition a client to various body positions.
  • Accurately apply pressure on the Burmese sen lines throughout the body.
  • Safely apply various advanced Thai massage techniques for prone positions.
  • Modify the massage to accommodate the needs of the client.

Thai Yoga Massage Advanced - Module B

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One lab day + online study & practical assignment

Building on the skill set out in TYM III, students will continue to complete a full Thai massage protocol with adding positions for the postures supine core and upper and lower extremity work. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Body mechanics
  • Transitions: prone focusing on the shoulder
  • Listening to the body
  • Breath coaching
  • Recognize advanced contraindications for shoulder treatment.
  • Effectively apply proper body mechanics to each massage position.
  • Safely apply various advanced Thai massage techniques for side-lying positions.
  • Modify the massage to accommodate the needs of the client.

Thai Yoga Massage Advanced - Module C

One lab day + online study & practical assignment

Building on the skill set out in TYM IV, students will continue to complete a full Thai massage protocol side-lying and shoulder work. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Body mechanics
  • Transitions: side-lying focusing on the shoulder
  • Listening to the body
  • Breath coaching
  • Recognize advanced contraindications for shoulder treatment.
  • Effectively apply proper body mechanics to each massage position.
  • Safely apply various advanced Thai massage techniques for side-lying positions.
  • Modify the massage to accommodate the needs of the client.

Orthopedic Assessment & Treatment

30 Hours – 1 lab day and online training with case studies.  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Students perform basic assessment skills, fundamental osteo/ Thai massage techniques and special tests. 
  • Students learn to take a medical history and determine the nature of the patient’s presenting clinical condition.
  • Recognize the role and limitations of Thai yoga massage therapy in preventing injury, enhancing performance, and recovery from exercise and competition. 
  • Recognize the effects of Thai yoga massage therapy can have on athlete’s psychological state/sports performance. 
  • Identify root causes and areas of pain in muscles and connective tissue.
  • Identify when an athlete should be referred to another health care professional.
  • Assess client in order to develop treatment plan that will reduce pain, restore range of movement, and promote good condition.
  • Explain treatment with athlete.
  • Demonstrate exercises and stretches that will benefit athlete ex. pre and post event

Eastern Anatomy and Treatment Methods

Online training – training app and webinar

The basis of this course lies in the ancient medical system of Ayurveda. The Thai translation is slightly different than the modern one that is in use today.  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  •  Locate the 10 energy lines known as Sen on a diagram as well as indications and contraindications for treatment. 
  • Understand the four elements and their influence on the energetic system and indications for treatment. 
  •  Recognize the difference between energy patterns and energy lines and myofascial tracts.  
  • Locate and apply accupressure to various accupressure points within the 10 energy Sen 
  • Compare the Thai energetic structure with Indian and Chinese energetic models.
  •  Describe yoga and briefly describe its history and origin.
  • Explain chakras and locate where they are on the body and how they relate to the 10 Sen and treatment.
  • Location and apply accupressure to various marma’s.
  • Explain what the eight limbs of Yoga are and their importance to the practice of Yoga.
  • Define each of the 7 different types of Yoga practiced in the west, and their basic system of belief.

Shawne Klassen

Instructor

Shawne is a licensed and registered massage therapist practicing in Alberta Canada. He has practiced massage for 25 years and has been teaching Thai Yoga massage for the last 20 years.

Kat Dancer

Instructor

Kat Dancer has been studying and practicing Thai Yoga Massage since 2004. Pursuing a life-long interest in movement, balance, spirit and education, Kat is also a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Amanda Bach

Instructor

 I am a born and raised Calgarian. Studying originally at MRU, I went onward to seek out complementary modalities. I was fortunate to meet  Shawne Klassen early in my career. I have been studying with Shawne for 12 years so far.

Registered Massage Professionals

RECOMMENDED 

If you are a professional massage therapist, Thai Yoga Massage can serve as a complimentary set of tools that help further your practice. Many of our students are registered massage therapists.

Wellness Professionals

RECOMMENDED 

If your career is focussed on wellness, Thai Yoga Massage can provide additional techniques for managing your clients well being. Many of our students are nutritionists, healers, and more.

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