“Before mastering fluidity,
one must learn techniques.
I will give you all the steps and teachings to
flow through the moves, like in a dance.”

Thai Massage Practitioner Training Course

3-week Intensive – 5 days per week – 8hrs per day – 120 hrs – Click for Price options

This unique, accredited Thai Massage training course is one of a kind.
It incorporates the 10-day Traditional Thai Massage sequence (Level I-II) taught in Northern Thailand, with the extensive knowledge Valentina acquired from Chiang Mai’s Meridians Master Itthidet Manarat Ongdam (Master Poo):

  • Bidirectional stretches with isolation

  • use of body weight through rocking or oscillation

  • energy line work with specific direction of pressure

…plus all the personal experience gathered over her 16 years of practice as a Thai Massage therapist, a Contact Impro dancer, a mover and a Yogi, on:

  • correct postural alignment

  • body mechanics

  • practices to avoid injuries

To succeed in passing on all this extra knowledge, a 3rd practice week was added to the Practitioner Training Course to allow the time to digest, practice and consolidate all the extra information, creating a one of a kind short Professional Certification Course, recognised by the Massage Association of Australia (MAA) for Insurance purposes.

With Small Massage Classes of maximum 8 people we offer full personal attention to everyone.

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At the end of the 3-week Thai Massage Practitioner training, students receive a CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION.

This certificate is recognised by the Massage Association of Australia Inc. (MMA)
massage association of australia logoGraduates can gain Public Liability Insurance by becoming a member of MMA or other insurance companies that recognise Thai Massage therapy.
The certificate of completion from Byron Thai Massage School is required to gain membership with MMA, and this is awarded only on completion of Level I-II-III (120 hrs).

Australian Association of Massage TherapyByron Thai Massage School is also recognised for Continuing Professional Education points (CPE) by:
Massage & Myotherapy Australia

 

None of our courses are recognised by private health funds.
The Practitioner Training Course will give you all the practical knowledge you need to start practicing Thai Massage. How long it will take you before you feel ready to start charging clients is up to you. Each person’s ability to retain information and then apply it is unique.

  • You will need comfy, soft, lightweight clothing such as t-shirts with no buttons and leggings or loose fitting pants with no pockets or side zips. Yoga clothing, Thai fisherman pants and simple t-shirts work well.
  • Please bring to class both a singlet (for when you are working) and a t-shirt or long sleeve top (for when you are receiving).
  • If you own a yoga mat, please bring your own.
  • Sequence manual, workbook, notes and charts will be provided.
  • A DVD of the whole sequence will be provided, so having a laptop with a DVD drive will allow you to watch it during the course.
  • You will need a note pad, colored pens, pencils and highlighters.
  • Bring your own water bottle. Filtered water is supplied.
  • Be aware of what type of jewellery might be appropriate or not and please cut your nails short before the course.
YEARLY SCHEDULE : Monday to Friday,  9am to 6pm.
(First Monday of the course starts at 10 am)
  • 9 – 10.30 am Yoga Class
  • 10.30 – 11 am Tea/Breakfast break
  • 11 am – 1 pm Demonstration
  • 1 – 2 pm Lunch break
  • 2 – 6 pm Practice in pairs

Byron Bay, the most easterly point of Australia’s coast is a wonderful destination for both Australians and tourists from all over the world.
The subtropical climate and the surf make Byron’s beaches wonderful all year around and the famous alternative culture adds character to the town center.

This course takes place 4 mins drive out of the town center, in Sunrise Beach, right beside the arts and Industry Estate. There you can find an IGA supermarket, Santos health food store, a French bakery, juice bars and cafes.

The earlier you book your place in the course, the easier it will be to find accommodation in Byron Bay.

If budget is important to you, accommodation is available from local households in Sunrise Beach, for very little money and walking distance to the course. Here is where the community helps each other!
When you register for the course, just ask me about it via email.

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Accreditation

At the end of the 3-week Thai Massage Practitioner training, students receive a CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION.

This certificate is recognised by the Massage Association of Australia Inc. (MMA)
massage association of australia logoGraduates can gain Public Liability Insurance by becoming a member of MMA or other insurance companies that recognise Thai Massage therapy.
The certificate of completion from Byron Thai Massage School is required to gain membership with MMA, and this is awarded only on completion of Level I-II-III (120 hrs).

Australian Association of Massage TherapyByron Thai Massage School is also recognised for Continuing Professional Education points (CPE) by:
Massage & Myotherapy Australia

 

None of our courses are recognised by private health funds.
The Practitioner Training Course will give you all the practical knowledge you need to start practicing Thai Massage. How long it will take you before you feel ready to start charging clients is up to you. Each person’s ability to retain information and then apply it is unique.

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Requirements
  • You will need comfy, soft, lightweight clothing such as t-shirts with no buttons and leggings or loose fitting pants with no pockets or side zips. Yoga clothing, Thai fisherman pants and simple t-shirts work well.
  • Please bring to class both a singlet (for when you are working) and a t-shirt or long sleeve top (for when you are receiving).
  • If you own a yoga mat, please bring your own.
  • Sequence manual, workbook, notes and charts will be provided.
  • A DVD of the whole sequence will be provided, so having a laptop with a DVD drive will allow you to watch it during the course.
  • You will need a note pad, colored pens, pencils and highlighters.
  • Bring your own water bottle. Filtered water is supplied.
  • Be aware of what type of jewellery might be appropriate or not and please cut your nails short before the course.
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Schedule
YEARLY SCHEDULE : Monday to Friday,  9am to 6pm.
(First Monday of the course starts at 10 am)
  • 9 – 10.30 am Yoga Class
  • 10.30 – 11 am Tea/Breakfast break
  • 11 am – 1 pm Demonstration
  • 1 – 2 pm Lunch break
  • 2 – 6 pm Practice in pairs
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Accomodation

Byron Bay, the most easterly point of Australia’s coast is a wonderful destination for both Australians and tourists from all over the world.
The subtropical climate and the surf make Byron’s beaches wonderful all year around and the famous alternative culture adds character to the town center.

This course takes place 4 mins drive out of the town center, in Sunrise Beach, right beside the arts and Industry Estate. There you can find an IGA supermarket, Santos health food store, a French bakery, juice bars and cafes.

The earlier you book your place in the course, the easier it will be to find accommodation in Byron Bay.

If budget is important to you, accommodation is available from local households in Sunrise Beach, for very little money and walking distance to the course. Here is where the community helps each other!
When you register for the course, just ask me about it via email.

Are you ready for a career change or new massage skills?

Get yourself Prepared

Thai Massage, and particularly the Practitioner training, is very physically demanding. Many people underestimate the physicality of Thai Massage. Make sure you’re FIT and HEALTHY before you come so you can get the most out of it!

The Thai Sequence

Northern-style Thai Massage uses memorised sequences. The traditional sequence you will learn is akin to what is taught in schools in Thailand. A good memory or the time to study during the course makes an immense difference.

Our Focus

While teaching you the original sequence, our main focus is on body mechanics and postural alignment. Use of body weight, posture, quality of touch, core awareness and engagement are all taught to bring greater depth of presence to your massage practice.

The whole course is designed to give students an intensive learning experience. Practice is supported by clear communication of technique and correct use of the body. This gives you a solid foundation on which to build your future practice.

We ensure this happens by:

  • Getting you prepared

    By sending you some PRE-COURSE READININGS, so you can familiarise yourself with anatomy and the history of Thai Massage.

    While students are encouraged to develop an intuitive sense of the body during the course, a basic knowledge of anatomical terms will make it easier to follow and understand what you are learning.

  • Warming you up with YOGA

    Starting 4 days a week with a 1.5 hour  YOGA CLASS, tailored both on the sequence you will learn that day, and on your personal needs.

    Besides preparing you for the Thai Massage work, Yoga classes work to physically, emotionally and spiritually support each individual throughout the intensity of the training

  • Giving you the tools

    To support your learning you receive a unique and very thorough TRAINING MANUAL.

    Full of precise instructions, detailed drawings and pictures, anatomical and therapeutic charts and references, it is an excellent tool to help you remember the sequence in class and once back home.

  • Visual tools to aid learning

    You receive an unedited DVD of the Level I & II sequence as the visual tool to memorise the sequence during the course and once back home.

  • Lots of practice

    A 3-week course, composed of 8 hour days, with an EXTRA WEEK to consolidate everything, gives you  a lot of time to practice on each other, the teacher and external people.

  • It's ultimately up to you

    The three-week practitioner training provides you with everything you need to become a proficient massage therapist, however it is your OWN PRACTICE that will eventually enable you to give a flowing massage with full presence.

Course Program

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Level I – Basic Thai Massage (40 hrs, 5 days)

• On the 1st day you will get a bit on the philosophy of Thai Massage, the working rules, precautions, techniques (using of palms, thumbs, feet, elbows and knees) and correct practitioner's body positioning.
• During the first week, students will learn how to move and unblock energy in the body through feet work, energy line work (meridians or Sens) of the legs and arms, pressure points and stretches. Special emphasis is on leg work and leg stretches, for the hips and hamstrings and the mobilization of the joints.
• A simple, but deep and powerful technique for the abdominal work, or internal organ massage, is learned to unlock the energy in the core/Hara.
• All students will learn to perform a complete massage on the front part of the body.

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Level II – Nuad Bo-Rarn (40 hrs, 5 days)

• Similar techniques are learnt on different positions to allow massage on pregnant women, injured, or simply to create variations of treatment. Side, back and sitting.

• Special emphasis is on the whole back and shoulders, through meridian work and stretches, spinal twists and many different backbends to improve flexibility of the whole spine. Pelvis mobilization, hip points, safe quads and psoas stretches are all part of this second week. The program closes with the pressure points of the face massage.

• At the end of the second week, students will have all information to perform a full body Thai Yoga massage of up to 3hrs long.

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Level IIII - Supervised practice (40 hrs, 5 days)

3rd week: Supervised practice of levels I and II (40 hrs, 5 days)
• This week focuses on consolidating and integrating what has been taught in Levels I-II. We will revisit all the meridian work in detail;
• You are going to practice the whole sequence once again on each other and troubleshoot the doubts on the teacher.
• You will deepen your experience of how Thai Massage feels to give and receive; learn from feedback; memorize movements, stretches and sequences; focus on your own posture and techniques.

• On the last day you will prepare a 2hr sequence to perform in a final test.

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