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The Ultimate Thai Massage: Mat Techniques (5 CE Hours) M74C


Thai Massage Training Course |Thai Massage Therapy Online

Learn Thai massage, royal Thai massage, Thai foot massage plus more done on a traditional mat with our training online class. Get your continuing education certificate of completion today.

If you want to learn something, learn from the best. If you want to learn authentic Thai massage, hands down the top recognized master outside of Thailand is Dr. Anthony James, CMT, DPM, ND, MDAM, SMOKH. His professional development and certification programs have set the standards in the U.S.

In this comprehensive CE course, Aachan ("Master") James lays the foundation for a clear understanding of Thai massage and the spiritual roots and perspectives that have endured for thousands of years. Dr. James discusses benefits and contraindications, origins of Thai massage, different styles (the Southern Royal Method, Northern Style, and Buddhai Sawan School), Ayurvedic anatomy (the primary Chakras and Sen lines), client assessment, and room set-up. He then walks you step-by-step through the therapeutic techniques comprising a complete mat Thai massage session. Throughout, he addresses balance vs. structural corrections; steps emulating energy flow; 10 key points for balance; working on position, attitude, relationship, and transition; and, breath, emphasis, and pressure. Beginning with Puja (affirmation), Dr. James demonstrates techniques in the traditional Five Attitudes/Postures: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Abdomen and Leg Stretching, and Seated. Techniques include gentle rocking; deep stretching; striking; kneading; pinching and rolling; pulling, rotations, and rhythmic compression with thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet.

In the first Thai massage services demonstration Dr. James demonstrates a complete basic routine on the mat with over 19 basic asanas (or therapeutic postures).

In the second Thai massage services demonstration Aachan James demonstrates a complete advanced routine on the mat with over 50 asanas (or therapeutic postures). 

This course is worth 5 CE Hours

Dr. James, CMT, DPM, ND, MDAM, SMOKH, the only western Master Instructor to be recognized by the Royal Thai government and recipient of the "Friend of Thailand" Award, has taught and certified over 6000 practitioners full time since 1984. He is the founder of the famous SomaVeda™ Institute, a residential training facility in Florida, home to The Thai Yoga Center and the International Thai Therapists Association (ITTA), and host to the NTYMBCB Thai Yoga and Thai Massage National Board Examinations. He has authored various publications, including the first Thai massage book in English.

Course Objective:
After completion of this continuing education course, you will be able to:
•    Demonstrate clients assessments
•    Demonstrate basic versus advanced techniques
•    Illustrate gentle rocking application of acupressure and yoga stretching techniques
•    Identify the five attitudes or postures of the body
•    Explain the steps emulating energy flow
•    Discuss the seven primary chakras
•    Locate the ten major energy meridians or Sen lines of the body
•    Explain breath, emphasis and pressure
•    Explain what Puja is
•    Demonstrate warm-up procedure
•    Demonstrate a complete basic procedure and advanced procedure while working on flow, attitude, relationship and transition from position to position
•    Illustrate the procedures in these positions:
        Abdominal and Leg Stretching
•    List twelve benefits of Thai massage for the mat
•    List three contraindications of Thai massage for the mat
•    Explain the origins and definition of Thai massage
•    Explain the different styles of Thai massage
•    Compare to other modalities
•    Explain where you can have a Thai massage session
•    Explain how to setup a Thai massage room
•    Illustration of Thai Massage on a Table
•    Define 69 terms relevant to Thai massage
•    Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 75% or higher

Customer Reviews
“Great instruction to transitioning the client’s and therapist’s body in preparation for the next manipulation. I also appreciate that the entire session is shown, rather than simply stating “repeat this three times”, etc. We see in these videos the actual progression of the session in its entirety. I like when the technique is demonstrated on the 2nd side (left/right), the explanation continues but we see it more in “real time” so we get a good feel for how the session flows. Very good explanation of why we do the various techniques and of body mechanics for the therapist. Addressing the knee is great since many modalities teach avoiding the knee completely.” H. Bitter



... The videos were outstanding.

~ Sarah S.

I really enjoyed this course, and feel like I learned a lot.

~ Rebecca H.

... I found the course very informative and well outlined.

~ Keith C.