Do I need to be a licensed massage therapist to take your Thai massage training?
Not exactly…Our Thai Massage Training program is primarily geared towards licensed massage therapists. We occasionally accept non- massage therapists under certain conditions. You can take our Thai Massage training if you have another license to touch such as physical therapists or occupational therapists. You can also take our trainings if you only plan to practice on family and friends and not accept any compensation for the Thai Massages you perform. In order to accept any form of compensation you must have a license to practice massage in your state. The onus is on the individual to know and adhere to the laws in which they reside.
I am a yoga instructor. Can I perform Thai massage after I take your Thai massage training?
In most states, NO. In our base state of North Carolina, the law is clear, yoga teachers can not practice Thai Massage. You need a valid massage license to practice Thai Massage.
Do I need to be physically fit, young, or flexible to attend your Thai massage training?
Not at all. We offer modifications for most physical limitations. Practiced properly (which we will teach you) Thai massage is very easy on the practitioner. We have loads of examples of our students that entered our Thai massage training program with an issue (bad knees, thumbs, wrist issues, and more) and improved these issues by practicing Thai massage. It is one of our biggest “whys” for teaching Thai massage. You can actually improve your physical health by practicing Thai massage!
Read this article that we were featured in that discusses this topic: Massage Therapy Journal Summer 2014
Do I need to have a Thai massage mat or Shiatsu mat to attend your Thai massage training?
No, we provide Thai massage mats to use at our trainings in you can not bring one. We also have our own line of premium Thai massage mats for sale at a discount during classes. If you can’t get a Thai massage mat right away we recommend starting with the Thai massage 3 day intensive course as about 75% of what we do in that class can be adapted for a massage table.