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Thai Yoga Massage

12 CE Hours - E1029

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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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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

Featured Reviews

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!

- Eva Wheeler-Sagiao, 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!!!

- Brooke Liddell, LMT

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.

- Eileen Ann Absenger, 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.

- Nancy Eliason, LMT, NCTMB

I was looking for something I could actually use to enhance my current practice. I will start practicing on my family and friends and then offer it to my clients. I really enjoyed the book! The illustrations really helped me understand how to do it.

- Christine Alvarez, LMT, BCTMB

I absolutely loved this course. It held my interest and feels like something that I could easily incorporate into my massage therapy practice.

- Christine D Proctor, LMBT

I have been taking courses from you for many years and continue to learn new ways to enhance the experience of my clients. The Thai Yoga Massage course was full of great techniques that were clearly explained in the book and had excellent photos.

- Sierra Patterson, LMT

This is a course to enjoy and practice well beyond taking the test. At first implicating some moves into regular routine then expanding. Practicing on people and getting a floor mat. Really energized me.

- Pamela Tangen, LMT, BCTMB

The DVD was very valuable to translate what I was reading into seeing it in practice. I was able to practice on a person while watching the DVD and felt I learned more than just reading the text. Thank you! Printing out the test ahead of time allowed me to focus on the important answers, was able later to take test online without going back to it. Helped me retain the concepts better, thinking thru it as I took the online test.

- Patricia Batie, LMT, BCTMB

Loved this course! Great materials, excellent topic. Good pick!Your Website is a wonderful service to busy Ontario massage therapists!

- Denise Harrison, RMT

I personally loved this Institute for the simple fact that I am a busy mom and full time worker and this was just so easy to do in my spare time so i GREATLY appreciate that!!

- Vanessa Rogers, LMT

I enjoyed the blend of energetic principles with practical physical applications and attention to a practitioners body mechanics that this course had to offer. The course book is descriptive and well presented.

- Lindsay Heck, LMT, BCTMB

Great explanation and materials.

- Vianet Reyes-Garcia, LMT

Great materials, clear and easy to understand and put into practice. I very much enjoy each lesson and use elements of each course in my practice.

- Hannah Davey, LMT

So glad I gained the knowledge of this beginner's Thai Yoga Massage course. It was straight to the point, the textbook matched with the video and it was easy to follow along with. Learning TYM will now be substituted into both my massage and yoga practices.

- Toren Hemphill

This was my favorite CE course so far over the last 15 years. A high quality course. Very practical and concise explanations and well demonstrated in the pictures. I can't wait to put this to use and to learn even more about Thai massage!

- Keturah M. Gorospe, BCTMB

I found this course interesting. There are some techniques that I would like to implement and adapt into practice while still using a table. There are also some techniques that I will use in perhaps only very specific situations because we seem to be living in an aggressively sensitive societal structure these days. I appreciate the introduction to this modality and I am highly considering the continuation of the technique at the school in Montreal.

- Laura Van Roosmalen, RMT

Overall high quality of course material and presentation. Feel blessed to have Kam Thye Chow as the presenter of this course. He made the stances and movements easy to understand and follow. I'll take more of his courses. Thank you to the Institute for providing this high quality, valuable course. Namaskar!

- Nancy Charbonneau Geertz, LMT

Loved how this course delved into the history of Thai Yoga Massage and how it is connected to Ayurveda. The presenter was very thorough, yet explained the sequences in an easy to follow format, even explaining transitional flows. The course also explains benefits, contraindications, and practical applications for working with specific tridoshas. This course is full of practical information that is easy to add into your practice and expand upon.

- Sharon Leake

The materials for this course were well put together. I really like having a DVD for this one, since this type of massage is new to me. It is very easy to follow.

- Kristen Looney, LMT

Been looking for a course on this level and traditional and this has exceeded my expectations for a home study. I just wish that as a Chinese trained practitioner the similarities would be expressed as in, marmas and meridians, that threw me a touch. Otherwise love that I have the info to review in my practice, thank you for this. It could not be much better.

- Michael Cameron, LMT

I loved this course. I enjoyed that it was shown in photos the movements. Excellent course!!!!

- Pamela Forester, LMT

This course was able to transmit the kindness and energy of a master practitioner through words and pictures in the book. I found many useful techniques and inspiration from this course.

- Dianne Arnold, LMT

I really enjoyed this class. Kam Thye Chow is a wonderful author. I shall continue to research Thai Yoga techniques in the future thanks to his great introduction and clear explanation of this modality.

- Rita McNeil, NCTMB

Each time I have taken courses from Integrative Healthcare, I have learned new material, and have also been challenged on concepts that I previously believed I understood. This is an excellent learning experience.

- Tanisia Smith, LMT, NCTMB

This course provided a welcoming introduction and overview. I will practice techniques with family and co-workers and then introduce to clients. Makes me want to study and practice MORE.

- Pam A. McKenzie, LMT, NCTMB

Very informative.

- Leverna Upton, LMT, NCTMB

I enjoyed thai massage and would love to further my knowlwdge.

- Carrie Ann Fredenburg, LMBT

Great course! Many things I can use in my practice for my clients and my own body mechanics. Thank You!

- Kelly Pettus, LMBT, NCTMB

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and look forward to adding it into my practice.

- Kathy Roberts, LMT

I really enjoyed this course. I really don't know how many hours I spent studying, but I did go over it several times. I learned a lot and am grateful that I took the course.

- Debbie de Montigny, LMT, NCTMB

Loved the course. It is interesting. Now i have a new way to help my clients.

- Jaime Harper, LMT

Awesome, fun, interesting techniques, loved the DVD 45 min session of thai yoga massage that was included. Can't wait to try the new techniques out !

- Chastity Garcia, LMP

Very informative and interesting course.

- Chasity Nwokocha, LMT

I enjoyed this course very much.

- Jim Kalinowski, LMT

Great course. the video was fantastic. This author was very well versed in Thai Massage, presented the material to learn well and provided a thorough way to learn Thai Massage.

- Nicolette Reiser, LMT

Loved it, very interesting and will be using this and practicing this massage.

- Jill Distler, LMT, NCTMB

This was an excellent course!

- Lorena Markezic, LMT, NCTMB

Very clear, informative. Namaste!

- Steve Oldham, CMT

I have always wanted to take a Thai Yoga Course and this one met my expectations..concise..easy..affordable..the text, dvd and certificate package was my first online course experience ..thank you

- Virginia Schneider Overstreet, LMT

Loved it!

- June Eaves, LMT, CMT

Thank you, I will recommend this course and your site to other therapists.

- Tammy Fontaine, LMT, NCTMB

I would love to give my clients this special thai yoga massage soon.

- Helen Leonard, LMT

Great course.I Learned a lot.easy to understand.I'm very happy to begin doing Thai Massage, and living a life of Metta.

- Steve Pearson, LMT, NCTMB

It was really great. I am excited to incorporate this into my practice.

- Roxanne Boucher, LMT

Excellent site! Thai Yoga was awesome I all defiintely use this material in my practice and refer this book to other therapist!

- Dayna Holtom

Great course, will recommend the Institute to others!

- Daniel Svensson, LMT

This is my second program I have taken. They are professionally done.

- George Andrews, LMT

Between the book and dvd no details were left behind

- Gregory Hooker, LMT

I was so engrossed, I would be standing in line to go to Thailand to study further.

- Hajar Young, LMT, NCTMB

An excellent course! Very visual with lots of photos, explanations were to the point and the dvd was wonderful.

- Diane Whiteman, LMT, NCTMB

Great, I enjoyed it! Simple and easy to learn fun new things!

- Amber Seegars, LMBT

I loved this course....Great information!!!

- Gena Ramos, LMBT, NCTMB

I truly enjoyed this material and appreciate the way it was presented.

- David Toscano

Very interesting and thorough - loved the book and DVD.

- Cheryl Matteo-Kerney, M.Ed., C.P.P.

This course is very informative and interesting. I enjoyed every minute of it.

- Carrie L. Clark, LMT, NCTMB, Collierville, TN

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

- Jennifer Carole Smith, Spartanburg, S.C.


  • 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.


Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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