Traditional Thai massage course


Course: Traditional Thai massage (18h)

Modality: Online course AVAILABLE IN 2018

Price: To be confirmed

Credits: CE credits to be confirmed

Downloadable Materials & Certification:  Course hand-outs & Certificate of completion

One of the oldest massage techniques in history, Traditional Thai Massage is unique in that it combines muscle stretches, pressure on the Sen energy lines, and meditation in a logical and simple manner. It benefits the receiver on both a physical, mental and energy level by increasing muscle strenght, stabilizing emotions and increasing energy flow. With the help of this course you will learn to apply the Traditional Thai Massage and comprehend the energy theory behind it, all this comfortably from your home!


THEORY: The focus in the first part of the course is on the historical background and theroretical notions that Traditional Thai massage is based on. In the first chapters you will learn about the origin and evolution of Traditional Thai massage as well as basic concepts of Traditional Thai Medicine such as the energy theory, the principal Sen lines and the Four Divine States. Next we will go through important aspects related to the massage session itself such as the postures of the therapist, the massage strokes applied, the duration of the session, the benefits and effects of Traditional Thai massage, as well as how to prepare for a massage session on different levels.

PRACTICE: Once you have embraced the underlying theoretical concepts and the different aspects of the massage session, you are ready for some hands-on practice. You will learn to perform the Traditional Thai massage through step-by-step videos, illustrations and detailed written explanations about each stroke (direction, pressure, benefits, etc.). You will be able to repeat each sequence and step of the massage as many times as you need in order to learn it thoroughly.

VIDEO LECTURES & INTERVIEWS: The Traditional Thai massage course also contains a lot of interesting interviews and video lectures from renown therapists, experts and doctors in the field of Traditional Thai Medicine and Thai massage. This together with the theoretical and practical knowledge described above will give you comprehensive knowledge of the massage technique.


  1. Understand the connection between Traditional Thai Medicine and Traditional Thai massage.
  2. Learn and comprehend the underlying foundations such as the energy theory, the main Sen lines and the Four Divine States.
  3. Be familiar with the different aspects of the massage session such as the application of the massage strokes, the postures of the therapist during the massage session, how to prepare yourself both physically and spiritually for the massage and how to prepare the treatment room.
  4. Mastering the effects, indications and counter-indications of Traditional Thai massage.
  5. Being able to perform the entire massage in a correct manner.

The aim of this course is to enable you to apply Traditional Thai massage in a professional manner as well as give you an overview of Traditional Thai Medicine and its perception of the human being.

Please remember, before practicing any new modalities or techniques check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority, to ensure that these are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.





  1. Introduction
  1. History of Traditional Thai Massage
  • Origin: Thailand
  • Influences: India and China
  • Evolution: the wats and the schools
  1. Foundations of Traditional Thai Massage
  • Origin of the technique
  • The energy theory and the Sen lines
  • The Four Divine States
  1. General considerations
  • Posture of the therapist
  • Massage strokes
  • Duration of the massage session
  • Benefits of the massage
  • The condition of the therapist
  1. Recommendations for the therapist
  • Physical preparation: warming up
  • Spiritual preparation: Puja
  1. Before starting
  • Preparation of the treatmen room
  • Receiving the client
  1. Sequences of Traditional Thai Massage
  • Step 1: Supine position
  • Step 2: Lateral position
  • Step 3: Prone position
  • Step 4: Supine position (transition)
  • Step 5: Sitting position