Thai Yoga Massage


12 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • Text Materials Shipped and Test Online
  • Materials and Test Shipped to You


In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage based on yoga, ayurveda, and the martial arts, the massage therapist guides the client through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body's energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.

The course text leads readers through every aspect of this ancient bodywork therapy using more than 125 detailed, step-by-step photographs. Techniques for performing a one-hour massage are also demonstrated in the accompanying DVD.

Concepts presented include the history, benefits and key elements of the practice, such as anatomy and physiology and contraindications from the Thai viewpoint and tips for integrating Thai concepts with Western health theory.

In this course, you will learn:

  • the definition of Thai Yoga Massage, including how it works and how it may benefit clients
  • sen lines, doshas, marma points and the five elements
  • essential Thai Yoga movements
  • working stances
  • touch techniques
  • correct methods for using forearms, elbows, knees and feet
  • breathing techniques
  • contraindications for Thai Yoga Massage
  • sitting, double and single foot, single-leg, side-lying, back-position, abdomen, chest, arm and hand postures along with benefits precautions and common practice mistakes

Course Reviews

Brooke Liddell, LMT

I really enjoyed learning the material in this book and the DVD for better visual comprehension. I really like the Ayurvedic concepts in the material. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in learning Thai Massage... Thank you for offering this great home course!!!

Eva Wheeler-Sagiao, LMT

I absolutely loved this course, and use the techniques extensively in my practice. I would recommend this course to anyone who may not have a chance to take the in-school module as the dvd is detailed and the book is great reference material. Thank you!

Nancy Eliason, LMT, NCTMB

The book provided was very informational. The video was easy to follow. The test was easy to read and perform. I appreciated being able to have my answers on a printed test and then take the test. Over all this has been a very positive experience.

Eileen Ann Absenger, LMT, NCTMB

The Eastern approach in massage is always a good reminder for those that practice the Western approach in massage. In the moment, intention, breathing, letting go and loving kindness brings one to such a beautiful place when working with client. The application of Thai Yoga massage is a great addition.

Jennifer Carole Smith, Spartanburg, S.C.

I enjoyed this course. I love the relaxation and meditation this course offers

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  • Text - 149 pages
  • DVD - 45 minutes
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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