Kansas City Massage School Teaches Ancient Thai Massage
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KCFitnessLink School of Massage teaches the art of Traditional Thai massage and Ayurveda. KCFitnessLink is an assigned school with The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NTCMB).
Thai massage yoga therapy is used as a holistic way to restore energy balance in the body. Thai bodywork (aka Traditional Thai massage, nuad boran, lazy man’s yoga) focuses on pressure points situated among ten energy lines across the body. It creates a powerful release of stress and tension, an increase in vitality and well-being and it deepens the connection between mind, body and spirit in both the giver and receiver. Our Thai Massage Certification Training course teaches a classic, Northern-style massage routine, history, and yoga foundations. The principles of alignment, safety and good practitioner body mechanics will be taught. Advanced training includes the use of Thai herbal therapy, Ayurveda, hands-free training, advanced postures and massage table/chair modifications. We follow the Asokananda lineage. Read our overview document with frequently asked questions.
We offer several Thai massage certification training options from basic to professional.
Thai Massage Certification Training Overview
- Take a single 60 Hour level: This gives you a nice introduction to the art of Thai massage. You can immediately begin providing therapy sessions after the level I training. This is the basic introductory to Thai Yoga Massage. No
experience is required. At the end of the course, the student can perform a complete 60-180 minute Thai massage routine, including supine, prone, side lying, and seated positions. A basic certificate of completion is issued. The course is 40 hours of class hours+ 20 hours of practical training.
- Take two levels 120 hours: This gives you an intermediate skill set in Thai massage beyond the basic 60 hours. You’ll be able to apply advanced postures, give Thai herbal steam therapy sessions and marma therapy for 20 vital points.
- Take all three levels for 180 hours: This gives you complete knowledge of a practitioner, table modifications, Thai refleology, herbal and therapeutic applications, as well as additional marma therapy applications.
- Take the full 650 hour course: This provides eligibility for national certification and licensing. In addition to the core massage curriculum, students take anatomy, pathology, Ayurveda, western massage, business and complete a student practicum.
- Take the full 1000 hour combined Thai massage and Shiatsu course: This combination gives student training in two different traditional systems of medicine: Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Students are well versed in techniques from both traditions.
- Graduates from the 650 or 1000 hour program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) or take the MBLEX state licensing exam. The single level courses may also be used as continuing education credit with the Yoga Alliance or NCBTMB.
How to use Your Thai Massage Certification Training:
- Teach Thai yoga or workshops for consumers interested in getting an introduction to the art
- Provide one-one-one therapy sessions in Thai Massage, reflexology and marma therapy
- Yoga teachers can integrate the work into partner yoga and hands on adjustments in traditional yoga classes
- Massage therapists can integrate acupressure and energy work into their western massage modalities for Swe-Thai massage hybrid services.
Thai Massage Certification Training Links:
- Thai Healing Alliance: Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) is a non-partisan network of professionals who study and practice nuad boran.
- Thai Institute of Healing Arts: informational resource center for students, teachers, and practitioners of Thai massage, Thai herbs, and other forms of Traditional Thai Medicine.
- Thai Yoga Massage Training School in Thailand (TTC Spa): Located in Chiang Mai, accredited by the Ministry of Education providing Traditional Thai Massage Certification Training. Accredited by Ministry of Education, Thailand
- Thai Massage School of Thailand: Located in Chiang Mai and winner of the Thailand Royal Award for best vocational school.
- International Training Massage School: Located in Chiang Mai and accredited by the Ministry of Education
- Sunshine Massage School: Located in Chiang Mai and teaches Asokananda’s teachings
- Thai Massage Old Medical Hospital: Founded over 40 years ago, over 7000 have received Thai massage certification training from this school.
- The School of Massage for Health: Located in Chiang Mai, offers Nuad Borad or Thai massage certification training in the Northern lineage.
- Feel First: A Thai massage school offering a 3-week course in traditional Thai massage certification training in Chiang Mai.
- Loi Kroh Massage: Located in Chiang Mai. Specializes in one-on-one student teaching and small classes in Thai massage certificatino training.
- Sunshine Network: Located in the Lahi village in Thailand, promotes the teaching and training of: Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga, Keralite Foot Massage, Thai Chi, and Vipassana Meditation.
- Lek Chaiya Nerve Touch Thai Massage: Traditional Thai massage certification training for over 40 years.
- The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB): an independent, private, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1992 to establish a certification program and uphold a national standard of excellence
- The American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA): a non-profit, professional membership organization representing instructors, practitioners, schools and programs, and students of Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT).
- Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB): ensures that the practice of massage therapy is provided to the public in a safe and effective manner. In carrying out this mission, the Federation ensures the provision of a valid, reliable licensing examination to determine entry-level competence. The examination developed by the FSMTB on behalf of its Member Boards is the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx)