Thai Yoga Massage

For Well-Being

Certificate Training –

Thai Yoga Massage for Well-Being concentrates on the fundamentals of this form of bodywork – ease of movement, the philospohy of Metta (Loving Kindness) and Sen Kalathari – the energy line that governs our most basic functions. Through movement, stretching, intention and direct pressure, the student learns to manipulate the muscles, energies and joints improving physical, mental and emotional function throughout the entire being, both in others and themselves. A great beginner course, this is also a perfect refresher for the seasoned practitioner and includes a yogic base for exploring aspects of giving and receiving each posture in this 1.5 hour Thai Yoga Massage sequence. 35 NCBTMB CEUs*, 23 YA CEUs**, and a certificate in Thai Yoga Massage.

*Massage Therapists – Give your hands a break as you learn to use more of your body more effectively when giving Thai Yoga Massage or even the fabulous techniques you already offer. In this course, you will full sequence that you will be able to build on and specialize to build your clientele in new directions. Best of all, the movement and muscle memory built through regular sessions will have both you and your clients stronger, more flexible, and more comfortable in your own bodies. Includes 27 hours Technique, Training, & Practice; 2 hours Anatomy & Physiology; 2 hours Philosophy; 1 hour Ethics.   

**Yoga Teachers – This course will help you bring better body mechanics to your classes and your mat, expand your offerings in private sessions, enhance your understanding of anatomy and kinesiology, deepen your meditation practice, and fill your toolbox with fabulous hands-on assists, partner poses, and sequencing inspiration. 7.5 hours TTP, 7.5 hours TM, 6.5 hours A&P, 1.5 hours YPLE.

Physical Therapists, Nurses, Caregivers, and movement lovers of all sorts are welcome in this class, as well.


Here’s a little of what we cover in this training…

Course Materials:

This manual is all you will need to bring to class for this training. Mats and props will be provided.

Required Reading:

Thai Yoga Massage for Well-Being Training Manual by Marisa Wolfe

Thai Yoga Massage for Well-Being

If you love doing Thai Yoga Massage, you will enjoy spending time with Thai Yoga Massage for Well-Being. Marisa has created an easy to follow guide that is chock full of detailed information.  Though I have been practicing for years, I find many tips, variations, and nuances that expand my understanding of postures.  Her love of the form is evident. Beautifully staged photos illustrate every step of the way. Even a beginner could begin to practice with her clear instruction.
Valerie Summer

LMT, Canton, NY

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Thai Resources:

Interested in learning more about Thai Yoga Massage?  Here are some places to look…

  • On my blog – I am growing an inventory of visual and written instructions on the poses I use most often.
  • Register for our mailer –  receive emails that include instructionals, upcoming workshops, behind-the-scenes stories of a therapist yogi and more.
  • Workshop Host – if your local studio is interested in hosting a workshop with me, let me know, I’d love to meet your community!  Take a look at my upcoming schedule
  • Here is a list of some of my favorite books about Thai Yoga Massage…

Thai Yoga Massage by Kam Thye Chow – by my first and primary teacher, this is an excellent breakdown of poses and philosophy.

Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Type: An Ayurvedic Tradition – also by Kam Thye Chow, this is an excellent integration for yogis with some Thai Yoga Massage experience highlighting the why and the transformation of both Thai and Yoga poses.

Thai Step-By-Step Massage by Nicky Smith – basic Thai Massage book with EXCELLENT explanation of hand, head, and foot work.

The Art of Thai Foot Massage by Simon Piers Gall – a comprehensive guide to working with the feet, this book has well over 3 hours of incredible foot work that will change affect the entire body.

Traditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism and Ayurveda by C. Pierce Salguero – an academic history of the practice and philosophy of Thai Massage

A Thai Herbal by C. Pierce Salguero – Nice introduction to the medical model and inclusion of herbs in Thai Yoga Massage beyond just our time on the mat.  Basic recipes and more.