What is Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage blends a variety of global influences into a deeply therapeutic modality. With its popularity growing outside of Thailand, it is becoming more accessible in the United States.

Anyone can learn Thai Yoga Massage! We offer classes for laypeople and professionals alike. Wellness professionals (Yoga Teachers, Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Fitness Instructors) can take 2-day and 4-day classes that will provide them necessary skills to relieve their client’s discomfort. Shorter workshops are available for people seeking ways to help their friends and family sooth aches and pains.

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Thai Yoga Massage, (also known as Nuad Borarn, Thai Massage, Thai Yoga Therapy and Thai Bodywork), has origins in Ayurveda, Theraveda Buddhism, Chinese medicine, Tantra-Yoga, Tai medicine, Islamic magic, and Western/global biomedical practices.

The practitioner rhythmically uses their hands, feet, forearms, and knees to apply massage and acupressure techniques, energy work, and joint manipulations often derived from hatha yoga. The sessions are performed fully clothed on a mat on the floor. They can also be adapted for the massage table, as well as seated in a massage chair or wheelchair.

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 painClick here to learn mre about Thai Yoga massage

Testimonials

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. 

Thai Massage Courses

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All Thai Yoga Massage offerings are available to the right, however we have plenty of other offerings too. I have written several books and offer some online classes which can be purchased directly via the link below. 

Thai Massage Level One

16 hours | Price: $300

This 16-hour course introduces teaches Thai massage and teaches a 90- minute routine primarily based in the Northern Thailand style. 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.

More About Thai Massage Level 1

This 16-hour course introduces teaches Thai massage and teaches a 90- minute routine primarily based in the Northern Thailand style. 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.
Course content and outline:
Give a 90-minute massage
Practice principles of body alignment

Adapt for different body types

Learn Thai massage in supine and prone positions
Integrate Metta (loving kindness) and meditation into your massage

Thai Massage Intensive

32 hours | Price: $450

This course includes the level one material and expands to include seated and side-lying positions. 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.

More About Thai Massage Intensive

This course includes the level one material and expands to include seated and side-lying positions. 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.

Course content and outline:
Perform a 90-minute massage
Practice principles of body alignment

Adapt for different body types

Learn supine, prone, seated, and side-lying positions
Integrate Metta (loving kindness) and meditation into your massage

Thai Massage for the Table

16 hours | Price: $299

Thai Massage brings the incredible benefits of Thai Massage to the comforts of a massage table. This type of massage will allows you to adjust your session to clients with restrictions to receiving a massage on a mat; including athletes, and elderly clients.

More About Table Thai Massage 1

Thai Massage brings the incredible benefits of Thai Massage to the comforts of a massage table. This type of massage will allows you to adjust your session to clients with restrictions to receiving a massage on a mat; including athletes, and elderly clients. 
Massage therapists used to traditional table massage will learn techniques for reducing injuries to hands and wrists by learning to use elbows, forearms, feet and other parts of their body. 
Course content and outline:
Give a 60-minute massage
Practice principles of body alignment specifically adapted for massaging on and around the massage table
Integrate Metta (loving kindness) and meditation into your massage

Prenatal Thai Massage

20 Hours | Price: $450 | Available live and online

Thai Massage is especially well suited for women seeking relief from the natural stresses of adapting physically, mentally and emotionally to pregnancy. Designed with the goal of relieving stress and promoting wellness and balance, this program addresses many common needs affecting pregnant women, including relief from the discomforts of pregnancy with a focus on trimester changes.

More About Prenatal Thai Massage

Thai Massage is especially well suited for women seeking relief from the natural stresses of adapting physically, mentally and emotionally to pregnancy. Designed with the goal of relieving stress and promoting wellness and balance, this program addresses many common needs affecting pregnant women, including relief from the discomforts of pregnancy with a focus on trimester changes.

As we all age movement becomes ever so important. Thai Massage helps to keep our bodies healthy, balanced, and free from physical pain while promoting mental and emotional well-being. This 3-day program will prepare you to confidently provide a caring, safe, relaxing and nurturing session for both pregnant women and for the elderly.

Course content and outline:
Perform a 60-minute Prenatal Thai Massage session
Understand the unique needs of pregnancy
Discuss contraindications 
Address common ailments and discomforts
Using props and tools to customize to your clients' needs

Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga, Thai and Bodywork Practitioners 1

16 hours |  Price: $300

Coming in 2020!

Prerequisite – Thai Massage 1 or Yoga Teacher Training
Learn basic anatomy, physiology, and intro to injury assessment in a hands-on way that is directed towards Yoga and Thai Massage practitioners. This course helps you to practice safely and addresses common physical discomforts as related to Yoga and Thai Massage.

More About Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga, Thai & Bodywork Practitioners 1

Prerequisite – Thai Massage 1 or Yoga Teacher Training
Learn basic anatomy, physiology, and intro to injury assessment in a hands-on way that is directed towards yoga and Thai Massage practitioners. This course helps you to practice safely and addresses common physical discomforts as related to yoga and Thai Massage.

Course content and outline:
Body Mechanics and movement
Contraindications
Common pathologies
Physiological Systems
The skeleton, articulations and muscles of the body as related to yoga and Thai Massage
Muscle and muscle group with its functions as related to yoga and Thai Massage postures

Chair Thai Massage

8 Hours | Price: $180

Coming in 2020

Chair Thai Massage is a unique twist to chair massage. You will learn to incorporate stretches and adapt Thai massage postures targeting key tension areas: head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and legs in a 60-minute flow to enrich your massage practice.

More About Chair Thai Massage

Chair Thai Massage is a unique twist to chair massage. You will learn to incorporate stretches and adapt Thai postures targeting key tension areas: head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and legs in a 60-minute flow to enrich your massage practice.
Course content and outline:
Perform a 60-minute Chair Thai Massage routine
Alleviate muscular tension and reduce stress
Use proper body alignment to reduce stress on your body

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