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Mastering Thai Massage

11 CE Hours - E630

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  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

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Traditional Thai massage techniques date back to the 17th century. Influenced by both yogic and Ayurvedic traditions, Thai massage offers techniques that combine various stretches and presses which address many of the pathologies presented by clients.

The Mastering Thai Massage program gives you a systematic, easy-to-follow guide to traditional Thai massage. By reading the course text and reviewing the DVD, you will be able to follow along with master Richard Gold, PhD, LAc, as he explains and performs a Thai massage session. The course covers:

  • The history and origins of Traditional Thai Massage and situations in which it can be used.
  • Rules, methods and techniques used in traditional Thai Massage.
  • Basic body mechanics and stances as well as the rhythm, flow and patterns used in Thai Massage.
  • Various Thai Massage sequences and stretches for the entire body.
  • Techniques used in 60, 90 and 120 minute Thai Massage sessions.
  • The correlation between Thai Massage procedures and Yoga Asana terms.

The course video Mastering Thai Massage features over 3 hours of instruction covering over 170 detailed techniques. Each technique is clearly demonstrated showing proper alignment, positioning and proper body mechanics so that pressure can be applied effectively and effortlessly.

Covering traditional Thai stretches, work on the Sen energy lines and abdominal massage, Mastering Thai Massage is one of the most comprehensive programs available.

Featured Reviews

The book was very thorough and the video instructor did a great job at coaching through every technique. I look forward to continuing education classes with the institute, with or without courses being required!

- Bria Dailey, LMT

This was a very educational course! I am extremely impressed with the materials that were provided. This is the first home-study course I have taken. I can confidently say that it won't be my last. This course is a MUST HAVE for anyone serious about expanding their knowledge to treat their clients and themselves. Thank you for offering and providing top quality materials!

- C. Reeves, NCTMB

I am thrilled to know about Richard Gold's long desire, drive, and colorful journey to create this program. It is by far the BEST home study material I have ever used! It is so well presented in both videos & the book that I know with some practice my clients will benefit greatly. ...this is something I will refer to again and again.

- K. Crawford, LMT

Thai is my favorite modality, this course was like one stop shopping for a new routine. Thank you

- Carl Pyles, LMT

This course offers a good foundation but it cannot replace the hands-on practice needed to master it.

- Farrah Lachina, LMT

I was very impressed with the quality of the study materials and the way the book was laid out. The photos, the videos, and the test all helped me to gain a better understanding of Thai Massage. I was so glad when I saw a "Mosby's" book in my package, with its own DVD and then another high quality DVD for me to watch over and over. I will definitely be integrating a lot of this information into my practice. Thank you

- Denise Bolanos, LMT

Great course. It was easy to study and had useful information.

- Patricia Moore, LMT, NCTMB

I would recommend this subject of learning to anyone. Very interesting, exciting subject of knowledge for all.

- Deborah Milliner, LMT

Well done course. Very informative and full of techniques to utilize. I enjoyed the DVD's's to help bring the text to a full understanding of performing the techniques.

- Jenna Baker, LMT, BCTMB

Loved this course a lot.

- Donna E. Freedman, LMT

Loved the videos and the way the book was written... Very helpful and very informative.

- Samantha Bayless, LMT

This course was fun and very interesting! The videos are awesome, and I am having so much fun practicing on my fellow Massage Therapists!!

- Lydia Haig, LMT, NCTMB

Wow! Awesome book & DVD! I can't wait to use this in my practice.

- Teri Colvin, LMT

It was my first on-line course and I enjoyed the DVD.

- Dalena Garcia, LMT

Great Course!

- Anne Mason, CMT, NCTMB

I truly enjoyed this course, although the Thai massage I've had in the past wasn't nearly as extensive as this. Can't wait to have this style of Thai massage.

- Cheryl Lewis, CMT, NCTMB

This is a great course, lots of insight gained, highly recommended.

- Martha Rayborn, LMT

I love how I can keep the material to reference back to. Because the test was at your own pace I was able to obtain more information. Doing my CEU's this way has motivated me into furthering my education and has gotten me excited about learning. Thank you!

- Monca St. Onge, LMT

Very useful information for my practice.

- Ann Herrmann, LMBT

It was excellent and very concise.

- Suzella Ahrens, LMT

Very pleased with this course. The additional dvd's were extremely helpful in learning the hands-on application through the home study course.

- Jennifer Rowland, LMBT

I'm thankful I found your sitet; and am looking forward to taking another course through your website!. I loved this course!

- Arielle Leonard, LMT

This course was very informative, more than other courses I have taken with other companies. I am very impressed. I am definitely a future customer. Thanks.

- Marquita Smith, LMT

Very informative on techniques! Learned a lot and ready to incorporate this into my practice! Will recommend this to other LMTs! Thank you!

- Rachael Gilley, LMT

Loved it! Video & instruction VERY helpful! Appendix handy too!

- A. Kneezel, NCTMB

Excellent text, easy to read. both DVD's are great! Easy to follow along. Text also has good pictures.

- L. Slaughter, NCTMB


  • DVD - 197 minutes
  • Text - 224 pages
  • 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.


Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs attended both the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in New York – a state with some of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the U.S. – and also served as an instructor at the Hudson Valley School of Massage.

She is a professional member of the AMTA and the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists. Linda has actively practiced massage therapy in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 2002 with a focus on medical massage and massage for those with special needs, such as developmental and physical disabilities.

Ms. Fehrs has authored such courses as Build Your Massage Practice, Cancer & Massage, Women & Massage as well as Marketing Massage and the Economy.

Sean Riehl, CMT

Sean Riehl, CMT

Sean Riehl has been a bodyworker since 1998 when he completed his training program through the Body Therapy Institute in California and subsequently served as an instructor there. Certified in Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release and Shiatsu, Mr. Riehl established Real Bodywork in 2000 producing high-quality, professional, instructional massage and yoga videos. With over 40 video titles, Real Bodywork is the preeminent producer of videos in the massage training industry.

Mr. Riehl is author, co-creator and instructor on various Institute courses including Neuromuscular Therapy & Advanced Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Myofascial Release, Advanced Anatomy & Pathology, Clinical Massage Therapy, Integrative Massage: Earth, Fire and Spirit, Nerve Mobilization and more.

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