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Current Courses on Offer in Vancouver and Surrounding Areas:

Foundation of Thai Massage Level 1 30 hours

(TMC affiliated curriculum)

- no pre-requisite

Foundation of Thai Table Massage 30 hours

(TMC affiliated curriculum)

- no pre-requisite

Basic Thai Massage 18 hours

(TMC affiliated curriculum)

- no pre-requisite

 

Basic Thai Table Massage 18 hours

(TMC affiliated curriculum)

- no pre-requisite

Thai Foot Reflexology 12 hours

(TMC affiliated curriculum)

- no pre-requisite

 

Thai Massage: More Stretches and Variations

- Foundation of Thai Massage Level 1 or previous experience in Thai massage

 

 

 


Heartspace Institute of Massage and Healing Arts offers some Thai massage courses that are TMC affiliated. TMC is an internationally recognized and Thai government accredited Thai Massage school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Their teachings of this traditional healing art form are professional, clear and concise. This means that taking TMC affiliated courses under Heartspace Institute would be credited towards further education at TMC in Thailand. Both Heartspace and TMC courses can be taken for continuing credential credits towards NHPC (Natural Health Practitioner of Canada). You may also request an extra TMC certificate to be sent from Thailand in addition to certification from Heartspace Institute.

If you are new to massage and would like to purchase insurance for your practice in Canada, you may do so through Preventative Health Insurance with a 30 hour certification from Heartspace Institute.

Foundation of Thai Massage Level 1 (TMC Affiliated Curriculum)

Duration: 30 hours (5 x 6 hour days)

Pre-requisite: none

  • You should be physically fit enough to be kneeling and sitting on your heels. Otherwise, Table Thai massage could be an alternative class to take.

  • It is recommended to receive a treatment from the instructor outside of class time to get a feel for a proper treatment.

In this 30 hour Thai Massage Level 1 course, you would learn to perform a 2 hour full body Thai Massage routine consisting of 160 positions. 

 

Traditionally, this healing modality is performed on a floor mat with clothing on. The giver would use different parts of own body to rhythmically compress and press along the energy lines, while stretching the receiver into different yogic-like positions. 

This is a great course for you to begin a new career, earn extra income, add onto your existing health care practice, connect with others or learn the skill to take care of your friends and family. Excellent for yoga teachers who can have another income stream as well as a different complimentary skill to offer their yoga students. It is also suitable for Thai therapists who want to learn another routine to get a better understanding and review the basics, or Massage Therapists/ Bodyworkers to add to their practices.

You would have a strong foundation in basic Thai Massage with the understanding of the advantages, benefits, contraindications and cautionary areas. A detailed handbook with photos and reference would be included.

You would receive a certificate from Heartspace Institute which would be credited towards any further training with TMC in Thailand, also as continuing credential credits towards NHPC membership.

Course content:​

  • Practice prayer, yogi exercise and meditation in the beginning of each day during course

  • Lecture on general knowledge of Thai Massage

  • Introduction: Hand and sitting position in Thai Massage

  • Lesson 1: Head massage 

  • Lesson 2: Neck massage 

  • Lesson 3: Shoulder massage 

  • Lesson 4: Face massage 

  • Lesson 5: Back massage on side lying position 

  • Lesson 6: Back massage face down position 

  • Lesson 7: Arm massage 

  • Lesson 8: Abdominal massage 

  • Lesson 9: Leg massage 

  • Lesson 10: Body stretching 

  • Lesson 11: Conclusion 

  • Whole body demonstration by teacher

  • Students perform whole body Thai massage on last day

  • A short quiz is given during the week

  • Spot check and pressure check to improve technique
                                                        

Foundation of Table Thai Massage (TMC affiliated curriculum)

Duration: 30 hours (5 x 6 hour days)

Pre-requisite: none

  • It is recommended to receive a treatment from the instructor outside of class time to get a feel for a proper treatment.

In this 30 hour Thai Massage Level 1 course, you would learn to perform a 2 hour full body Thai Massage routine consisting of 160 positions on a massage table. 

This course is the most practical Thai massage for people who prefer and feel more comfortable to work with massage tables. Great for spa or clinic settings or to apply Thai massage with other table modality. The sequence of this course is the same as Foundation of Thai Massage (Level 1), with revised positions that are appropriate and applicable on massage table while maintain the authenticity of Thai massage formalities. 

This is a great course for you to begin a new career, earn extra income, add onto your existing health care practice, connect with others or learn the skill to take care of your friends and family. It is suitable for beginners, as well as Thai therapists who want to learn how to transfer their skills from the mat to a table, or Massage Therapists/ Bodyworkers to add to their practices.

You would have a strong foundation in basic Thai Massage with the understanding of the advantages, benefits, contraindications and cautionary areas. A detailed handbook with photos and reference would be included.

You would receive a certificate from Heartspace Institute (another one from TMC in Thailand if requested) which would be credited towards any further training with TMC in Thailand, also as continuing credential credits towards NHPC membership. 

Course content:​

  • Practice prayer, yogi exercise and meditation in the beginning of each day during course

  • Lecture on general knowledge of Thai Massage

  • Introduction: Hand and sitting position in Thai Massage

  • Lesson 1: Head massage 

  • Lesson 2: Neck massage 

  • Lesson 3: Shoulder massage 

  • Lesson 4: Face massage 

  • Lesson 5: Back massage on side lying position 

  • Lesson 6: Back massage face down position 

  • Lesson 7: Arm massage 

  • Lesson 8: Abdominal massage 

  • Lesson 9: Leg massage 

  • Lesson 10: Body stretching 

  • Lesson 11: Conclusion 

  • Whole body demonstration by teacher

  • Students perform whole body Thai massage on last day

  • A short quiz is given during the week

  • Spot check and pressure check to improve technique
                                                        

Foundation of Thai Table Massage (TMC Affiliated Curriculum)

Duration: 12 hours (2 days)

Pre-requisite: none

In this 12 hour Table Thai Massage course, you would learn to perform a 2 hour full body Thai Massage treatment on a massage table. 

 

This course is the most practical Thai massage for people who prefer and feel more comfortable to work with massage tables. Great complement to spas or clinics to apply Thai massage with other massage modality. The sequence of this course is based on Foundation of Thai Massage (Level 1), with revised positions that are appropriate and applicable on massage table while maintain the authenticity of Thai massage formalities. 

This is a great course for you to begin a new career, earn extra income, add onto your existing health care practice, connect with others or learn the skill to take care of your friends and family. It is suitable for beginners, as well as Thai therapists who want to learn how to transfer their skills from the mat to a table, or Massage Therapists/ Bodyworkers to add to their practices.

You would have a strong foundation in basic Thai Massage with the understanding of the advantages, benefits, contraindications and cautionary areas. A detailed handbook with photos and reference would be included.

You would receive a certificate from Heartspace Institute which would be credited towards any further training with TMC in Thailand, also as continuing credential credits towards NHPC membership. 

Course content:​

  • Hands and arms exercise 

  • Introduction to Thai Table Massage.

  • Hands and arms exercise 

  • Introduction-Hand position

  • Lesson 1: Head Massage

  • Lesson 2: Facial Massage

  • Lesson 3: Back Massage on Side Position

  • Lesson 4: Back Massage Facing Down

  • Lesson 5: Arm Massage

  • Lesson 6: Abdominal Massage

  • Lesson 7: Leg Massage

  • Practice whole body massage

Thai Massage: More Stretches and Variations

Duration: 6 hours
 

Note:​ This workshop is not affiliated with TMC but credits can go 

Pre-requisite: Thai Massage Level 1 (TMC Affiliated course) or have experience in Thai Massage

In this 6 hour workshop, you would learn more variations and stretches to allow for more creativity, intuition and usage of different parts of own body in your treatments.

 

This is a complimentary course to Thai Massage Level 1 or experienced Thai Therapists who want to get more inspiration and learn how to use own body more efficiently. Class format would be less structured and more experiential compare to Level 1 course so more note taking would be suggested.

You would receive a certificate from Heartspace Institute which are counted as continuing credential credits towards NHPC membership.

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