My core philosophy has always been to support the serious students path of learning and becoming comfortable with performing Traditional Thai Massage. If you have explored Thai Massage at all, you realize that it is an indepth, comprehensive form of bodywork; if you look again, it quickly becomes clear that one does not attend a weekend workshop, or even a 10-day certification class, then go out and market themselves as a Thai Massage Practitioner. There is alot of practice and development required to get to the place of "flowing" with the work.
In our classes, we believe that through seeing the work demonstrated, hearing the technique described, feeling the work, practicing in a supervised setting, receiving constructive feedback, logging hours of home practice with practice partners, and receiving direct guidance and consultation with qualified instructors, the student begins to refine their skills and understanding while developing and honing the sensitivity and intuition required to perform this unique form of bodywork.
Thai Massage Level One Comprehensive:
This 32-hour class was designed with the serious student in mind. The program is essentially the "Level One Intensive" curriculum, presented in a slower format with more focus on body mechanics and understanding of the technique and routine. Log hours and personal consultation with the Instructor are required in order to satisfactorily complete the course.
Thai Massage Level Two:
A 16-hour intensive on Side Lying Position and Abdominal Massage.
Practical Applications Courses:
These courses are presented in a 5-hour stand alone format where specific areas of concern are the focus. Causes, effects, symptoms, and treatment protocols are covered in the classes. Some examples of the Practical Applications Courses are:
- Thai Massage for Chronic Low Back Pain
- Thai Massage for the Table
Supervised Practice Series:
An exchange group that meets roughly once a month to refine skills, ask questions, practice technique and routine, and be supported by other Thai Massage Pracititioners and Students.
The bodymind center is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork as a Continuing Education Approved Provider.