THAI PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION

FAQ

 

What is the Thai Practitioner Certification?

The Thai Practitioner Certification program is an opportunity for one to immerse themselves in the art, dance, and communion of Thai massage, history, and principles. 

Is there a particular order to begin the program?

No. You can begin the program at any time. Look through the schedule and select the best time for you to begin.  You have 18 months to complete all 6 modules.

How do I pay for the Certification program?

Pay as you go. This is a self-paced program.  You register & pay for the course you are planning to attend. 

What courses do I take for the Certification program? 

The "Introduction to Thai Massage" is a course criterion, then select 5 other courses from the menu. 

Do I need to be a massage therapist for the TPC program?

This program is open to everyone who desires to deepen their understanding of the human condition, self-discovery, and add meaning and purpose to one's life.

Do you offer online study for the TPC program? Yes, 3 out of the 6 courses may be for your online study.

How do I get started for the TPC?

Email Kelly for your TPC packet and the name of the course you wish to begin with.

Kelly@glowingbody.net

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WHAT IS IT?

Practitioner Certification is professional development. It is an advanced study and application of Thai Yoga Massage modality and an opportunity to delve deeper into the art form and culture of Thai Yoga Massage. You can gain experience in a unique modality that adds tools and resources to your practice and opens doors of possibilities for creativity and fluidity of bodywork.

 

A practitioner must demonstrate mastery of core skills and knowledge related to the profession. This program is over 180 hours of training and mentoring that involves a comprehensive study of the course objectives. You will receive a Certificate of Completion upon satisfactory completion of requirements.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Observe Theory and History of Thai Massage

  • Learn a Full Body Thai Yoga Sequence

  • Sample of Meditation

  • Introduction to Energy Lines (Sen)

  • Yoga Elements

  • Proper Body Mechanics

  • Acupressure

  • Techniques Utilizing Knees and Feet

  • Techniques Utilizing Motion, Momentum and Rhythm

  • Learn Safe Stretching Techniques

  • Learn Support Poses for Your Clients

  • Self-Care Program

  • Life Transformation

  • Building a strong community of healers

Course includes live demonstration and hands on instruction as well as a printed instruction guide and manual. You will receive a Certification of Completion with 100% participation of each module.

The Thai Certification is an immersion in the art form of Thai history, principals and bodywork.

The program is a comprehensive, insightful study, and application of a specialized, historic and spiritual approach to bodywork. 

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CURRICULUM

  • Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage

  • Side-Lying, Herbal Compression Technique

  • Abdominal Massage, Thai Techniques, Level 1

  • Thai Massage for Low Back Pain

  • Thai Massage for Head, Neck and Shoulders

  • Thai Massage – Using Your Feet

  • Thai Yoga on the Table

  • Thai Herbal Compression

  • Traditional Thai Stretching

Online Courses:

  • Thai Massage for Low Back Pain

  • Thai Massage for Head, Neck & Shoulder Pain

  • Side-Lying & Herbal Compression

REQUIREMENTS

  • required reading material - history and theory of  Thai Yoga Massage

  • 20 hrs minimum - basic knowledge in anatomy   and physiology

  • 90 hrs - (completion of 6 courses: Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage + 5 other courses from curriculum list)

  • 90 min - Thai session from Kelly

  • 15 documented practice sessions per module with feedback forms

  • 90 min - Thai session demonstration to Kelly

  • maintain a journal throughout the training process

  • develop self-care program

3 of the 6 courses are accepted for online study

I firmly believe in communion and interaction as part of the learning journey and self-discovery, as this program has other elements than just techniques.  Being in the presence of one's teacher and having hands-on experience and interaction with them, has become very valuable to me as a student. And preserving these values is important in my teaching platform. 

open to everyone

no prior yoga or massage experience is necessary
but you must be comfortable working on the floor on a mat