Thai Yoga Massage

Massage + Movement = a Happy Pain-Free YOU!

Thai Yoga Massage relieves pain and promotes relaxation in unique and powerful ways.

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New Massage Therapists

Learning Thai Yoga Massage provides you with a new modality to offer your clients and separate yourself from the pack!

Experienced MT's

Feeling burnt out? Renew your love of massage and bodywork by learning new ways to address your clients’ needs and prevent fatigue to your own body.  

Movement Professionals

Fitness instructors and personal trainers will get a lot out of Thai Yoga Massage courses. Learn to apply an array of techniques that will enhance your client’s ability to recover from workouts. 

Yoga Teachers

Thai Yoga Massage will enhance your knowledge of the body and human movement. Many students state that after learning Thai Yoga Massage, their hands-on adjustments and anatomical knowledge improved their teaching and deepened their spiritual connection.

Learn new techniques by attending the classes below!

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Unless otherwise specified, continuing education classes take place at Learn Reiki Philadelphia 251 N. 2nd. Street in the Olde City section of Philadelphia, PA. It’s easy to get to via I95, as well as public transportation. Affordable garage parking is available at Parkominium, which is a few doors down from us. Free street parking on Sundays! Planning an overnight stay in Philly is a breeze! There are plenty of hotels, motels, and, of course, Air BnB.

Vanessa also conducts semi-private classes for wellness centers large and small. To inquire about onsite trainings at your facility or retreat, click here .


Thai Yoga Massage Basics at Namas Day Yoga Celebration @ WHYY Building
Oct 26 all-day

Starting May 16th you will be able to select your workshops.  Schedule early so you don’t get closed out!
Half day passes and single class registration will be available in the fall depending on availbility.  Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

Thai Yoga Massage (also called Thai Massage, Nuad Boran, and Thai Bodywork) is a combination of energy work, compression, stretching, and joint manipulation. The application of Thai massage is rhythmic and meditative, and your partners may feel both relaxed and rejuvenated!  Thai Yoga Massage is applied fully clothed on a mat. In this course, you will learn synchronized movements that will deepen your connection with yourself, as well as your partner.

Each workshop begins with a brief lecture on the philosophy and tradition of Traditional Thai Medicine. We’ll also learn proper alignment and body mechanics to safely deliver the techniques. Then, we’ll recite the mantra to Shivago Komarpaj (Wai Khru), warm up with a brief partner yoga sequence, and dive into a Thai Yoga Massage routine you can easily practice with friends, family, and students!

Come in comfy clothes and bring your yoga mats. This workshop is friendly for all levels. No previous yoga or massage experience is necessary! Come by yourself or with a friend!

All Levels/Appropriate for Beginners

Thai Massage for the Table: 16 CE Hours @ Learn Reiki Philadelphia
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day
Thai Massage for the Table: 16 CE Hours @ Learn Reiki Philadelphia

Step Up Your Massage Therapy Practice With A New Modality!

Gain new clients and your needed CE hours with internationally trained Thai Yoga Massage Instructor Vanessa Hazzard, BASc, LMT

This class is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for 16 CE hours.

Vanessa Hazzard is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. # 451899-12.

About Thai Massage for the Table

This 16-hour course teaches a 90-minute Thai massage routine adapted for a massage table. A brief history, philosophy and traditions will be included in the course. Participants will learn proper alignment and good body mechanics as well as how to safely deliver the stretches and postures. Students will be able to practice on each other in a supportive environment.
Performing treatments on a massage table is great for those:

  • That cannot be on the floor due to injuries or extremely limited mobility
  • Ideal for wellness centers with electronic lift tables

Please bring a pillow, pillow case, and flat sheet.
This class is ideal for those massage therapists, yoga practitioners, energy workers, or those with a background in anatomy. A manual is included in the cost.
This class is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for 16 CE hours. Approved Provider # 451899-12.

Available Online Courses

Prenatal Thai Massage

For MT’s, Doulas, Yoga Teachers, and birthing partners.

Anatomy : Coming Soon

For Massage Therapists,  Yoga Teachers and Movement professionals. Live class available. Online class to follow by 10/2019

What is Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage Benefits:

  • Improved range of motion
  • Decreases aches and pains
  • Preparation for labor and delivery
  • Improved muscle pliability
  • Overall relaxation
  • Preparation and recovery from sporting events
  • Managing chronic pain

    Click here to learn mre about Thai Yoga massage


I have attended yoga classes for most of my adult life. Six years ago I sustained a spinal cord injury, leaving me a quadriplegic. Recently, I started yoga classes with Vanessa Hazzard. I have been amazed at her creativity. In spite of my physical limitations we have been able to perform a modified Sun Salutation, and achieve many other positions. Her therapeutic hands have allowed me to recover from many previous injuries. Meeting with her is one of the high points of my week.

Dr. Stephen J. Goldstein

Physician, Einstein Hospital

Is A Thai Yoga Massage career right for you?

The most commonly asked questions about taking classes Thai Yoga Massage classes with Science & Soul can be answered to the right. If you have a question that is not listed, please feel free to send me an email and I will respond within 48 hours.

What Is Your Cancellation/Refund Policy?

Minimum of six participants per course. If course does not fill, we will cancel or reschedule the course.

  • If we cancel the course:
    • You will receive a 100% refund.
    • If we need to reschedule the course due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, and you can't attend the new course dates, you will receive a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel:
    • Ten days before the course: 100% refund
    • Five days before the course: 50% refund
    • Four days before the course: No refund but can transfer registration to another person.
Are you an approved provider in Florida and New York?

New York: YES! The 4-Day Thai Massage Intensive and the Prenatal Thai Massage Certification are both approved by the NCBTMB for continuing education.

Florida: As of right now, no...but we are working on it!

Am I Eligible to Practice Thai Yoga Massage?

Each state regulates massage and bodywork differently. Please check with your state’s massage therapy licensing board to see if Thai Yoga Massage courses are eligible for continuing education hours, and if non-LMTs are eligible to practice without a massage therapy license.

Are all classes held in Philadelpia?

Classes are held in Philadelphia at Learn Reiki Philadelphia in Old City.

Do I need to be a Massage Therapist to attend?

Some classes require prerequisite knowledge of Massage Therapy but most can be taught to Yoga Teachers and Movement Professionals. Classes will be clearly marked if they require a prerequisite. 

Can someone with no yoga or Massage Therapy experience join?

The class that is a best fit for someone with no experience is Intro To Thai Yoga Massage. Most other classes assume some experience with either Yoga or Massage. If you are uncertain please feel free to contact us. 

About Vanessa Hazzard, BASc, LMT

Owner/Teacher of Science & Soul Education For Massage and Movement Professionals

Vanessa is an author, educator, and massage therapist with 14 years of experience in the massage therapy field. She practices massage and bodywork in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. As a practitioner, Vanessa is experienced and skilled at non-pharmaceutical pain relief. As a continuing education provider, she is thorough and leads fun hands-on classes. She is author of Prenatal Thai Massage: for Relaxation & Pain Relief. Her volunteerism and commitment to mental health and trauma-awareness in yoga and bodywork has landed her features on NPR,, and speaking engagements at Drexel University and non-profit organizations. She has also been featured in Massage Today.

Vanessa has shared her expertise as an advisory board member for massage therapy schools, as well as Belmont Behavioral Health’s mood disorder program. Over the past decade, she has taught hundreds of massage therapy professionals at spas, wellness centers, conferences, and retreats. Vanessa has studied various Thai Massage traditions with insightful and inspiring teachers including Ana Figueiredo, Ajahn Sinchai Sukparset, Thanachai Chaimongkon, and International Training Massage (ITM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She has earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Massage Therapy at Siena Heights University and is currently earning her Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education from Rutgers University.

Her continuing education classes for massage therapists and wellness professionals will increase your knowledge base and affirm your love for healing arts! Each class blends the science and soul of massage therapy! This means that you will be getting an ample amount of anatomy, while also embracing the healing connection between client and therapist.

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PA Massage License MSG000869 | NCBTMB Approved Provider 451899-12

The Prenatal Thai Massage For Relaxation and Pain Relief  book and online course have been developed by Vanessa after many years of experience in relieving pregnancy pain.

You’ll get information on the history of Thai Yoga Massage along with a book full of visual examples written in a friendly and easy to understand format.
If you need more, you can even learn online by adding on The Prenatal Thai Massage E-Course or attend The Live training in Philadelphia!
The information presented is perfect for Massage Therapists, Yoga Instructors, Pregnant People & Pregnancy caregivers alike.