Institute of Thai Massage and Traditional Bodywork

Massage Therapy Base Program 425hr

Massage Therapy at its core

USD$3,277.95
  • CAD: CAD$4,500.00

Prerequisites
None. This course is open to anyone who is in good health.

Regular Program Tuition: $6600 à la carte
*Special Bundle Tuition: $4,500*
(payment plans available)

To speak to our Student Advisor for detailed information and course schedule please contact us:
office@lotuspalm.com or 514-270-5713 or toll-free 1-855-888-5713

Deposit : USD$1,638.98 Per item

Curriculum
• Thai Massage Level 1
• Thai Massage Level 2
• Thai Massage Level 3
• Thai Massage Level 4
• Anatomy (The Human Body)
• Physiology / Pathology
• Professional Ethics
• Helping Relationships / Interview Techniques
• Sexuality / Professional Practice

Location
Lotus Palm
5244 St Urbain (corner Fairmount)
Montreal, QC, H2T 2W9
Canada

Languages
English & French

Prerequisites
None. This course is open to anyone who is in good health.

Massage Foundations

Lotus Palm students will master Traditional Thai Massage techniques for a more versatile professional practice. Another way to stand out in the job market!

Emphasis on our internationally-reputed Lotus Palm Thai Massage, our base program covers a unique and ancient healing art which incorporate gentle mobilizations, acupressure, stretching and compressions using the hands, thumbs, forearms, elbows and knees. Learn to effortlessly manipulate the body to provide an effective approach to holistic health and wellness that is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

The Anatomy & Physiology portion of our program is designed with hands-on practice and in depth knowledge specifically for Thai Therapists and Yoga Practitioners. This integral part of training will leave you with a comprehensive understanding of body mechanics and the physiological systems.

Next Program: September 2024 – February 2025
and or January 2025 – June 2025

Description

Traditional Thai massage is performed on a comfortable mat on the floor (can be adapted to a massage table easily) while the recipient remains fully clothed in loose, comfortable attire.

Thai Massage is a meaningful technique that washes away the stress and strains of everyday life. In this unique approach, the practitioner guides the client through joint mobilization and stretching while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy lines (“Sen” lines) and pressure (Marma) points. Together, these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that promotes relaxation, relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, increases the range of motion, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.

Program Objectives

Graduates of our base massage therapy program are well-prepared to embark on a fulfilling career helping others achieve optimal health and wellness. With a strong foundation in both theory and practice, they are poised for success in a variety of massage therapy settings.

 

COURSE CONTENT

THAI MASSAGE TECHNIQUES:

Thai Massage Level 1:
Level 1 course teaches a full body 90-minute Thai Massage flow, in addition to introducing the basic techniques; setting your foundation for a more advanced study.

  • Apply the 4 basics on Thai Massage (meditation, stances, rhythmic rock, and touch techniques using the hands, forearms, elbows and feet).
  • Understand and work the Sen Kalathari (Thai energy line network).
  • Incorporate the spirit of Metta (loving-kindness) and meditation into your practice.
  • Anatomy/Physiology knowledge taught during the training
  • Professional practice in Massage Therapy

 

Thai Massage Level 2:
Level 2 course combines level 1 material to customize a 90-minute massage. This will incorporate Lotus Palm’s 8 elements to consider when customizing your massage according to the clients’ shape, size and flexibility.

  • Perform an additional 90-minute massage sequence.
  • Expand the learning of Thai energy lines.
  • Include a new series of the side lying positions.
  • Group discussion with case studies.

 

Thai Massage Level 3:
Level 3 bridges Thai Massage with its historical roots in Ayurveda. Students will be empowered with this profound philosophy to deepen the therapeutic quality of their practice. As students learn the fundamentals of Ayurvedic philosophy and the 3 mind-body constitutions (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), they will be able to apply these concepts in the context of a new 60-minute massage flow.

  • Perform a new 60-minute Thai Massage technique.
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of Ayurvedic history, philosophy and healing.
  • Determine an individual’s Ayurvedic constitution.
  • Understand and address the body’s subtle energies through Ayurveda.
  • Create a 2 session Thai Massage wellness program that takes into account the massage approach and exercise recommendation.

 

Thai Massage Level 4:
Level 4 begins with a complete review of theory and techniques learned in level 3. Level 4 further deepens the study of Ayurvedic philosophy which includes learning of the Marma points (the pressure points of healing), Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle.

  • Perform a new 60-minute Thai Massage technique.
  • Locate 18 Marma points on the body.
  • Apply therapeutic relief for common ailments characteristic of each Ayurvedic body type.
  • Incorporate essential oils into the massage.
  • Create a 4 session Thai Massage wellness program that takes into account massage approach, exercise, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.

 

COMMON CORE COURSE:
The Human Body:

Anatomy & Physiology for Thai Massage and Yoga Practitioners-Level 1:
Learn basic anatomy and physiology, injury assessment and massage application in a hands-on way that is directed towards Yoga or Thai Massage. This course helps you to practice safely and addresses common physical discomforts as related to Yoga and Thai Massage.

Anatomy & Physiology for Thai Massage and Yoga Practitioners-Level 2:
Dive deeper into anatomy, physiology, injury assessment, and massage application in a hands-on way that is directed towards Yoga or Thai Massage. This course helps you to practice safely and addresses common physical discomforts as related to Yoga and Thai Massage.

 

Client Centered Therapy:

Helping Relationships and Interview Techniques:
In the Helping Relationship part of this course, students will learn how to better understand themselves and their emotions which in turn will help them gain a better understanding of their clients. Throughout this course, students will develop their potential. The continued support and evaluation will help the students grow and become more autonomous by the end of the course. This course requires regular participation and a greater personal involvement from the part of the students. In the Interview Techniques part of the course, students will learn how to structure and conduct an effective interview. The class will focus on developing clear and positive communication as well as client centric listening skills which are free of judgement or bias.

Sexuality and Professional Practice:
This course is open to everyone but is primarily directed at massage therapists, students and health professionals who wish to learn more about the important role of sexuality as it relates to their practice and accept their professional responsibility. This course is based on open discussions, theoretical presentations, role playing and teamwork and works to increase the level of consciousness for concepts dealing with ethics and sexuality. This course requires regular participation and a greater personal involvement from the part of the students.

Professional Ethics:
This Professional Ethics course prepares massage therapy students for the realities of professional practice. This course will involve the acquisition of knowledge (know) the development of intervention skills (know how) and the development of relational skills (knowing how to be). This course requires regular participation and a greater personal involvement from the part of the students.

+ Student Clinics, Reviews, Practices and Exams

Passing Grade: 70%

 

* Books are not included in the course price.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US:
office@lotuspalm.com or 514-270-5713 or toll-free 1-855-888-5713

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