Curriculum Structure of our Primary massage course

Energy Lines Chart

Daily description of the Beginner’s Course


Day 1

General background, 

history and theory of traditional Thai massage (Nuad Boran); foot massage and loosening exercises; application of pressure points; ankle stretches.


Day 2

Feet & single leg stretches. 

Application of yoga based stretches on one leg at a time; blood stops to the legs (aiding in circulation and blood cleansing); practice.


Day 3

Double leg stretches. 

Simultaneous stretches on both legs, and practice of what has been learned.


Day 4

Stomach, Chest and Arms.

Traditional Thai techniques for these parts of the body, including points on the abdomen and chest, and a blood stop to the arms; practice.


Day 5

Side Position.

Working on the 3rd outside energy line of the legs; kidney toning stretches, and two types of spinal twist; practice.


Day 6

Back of Body, lying on stomach.

Traditional techniques for the back; walking on the feet; pressure points along the two main energy lines of the back; more leg stretches and cobra stretch; practice.


Day 7

Sitting Position.

Traditional techniques and stretches for the shoulders and neck, and another spinal twist; practice.


Day 8

Face and head.

Traditional techniques for the face, including some basic therapeutic pressure points to treat various problems; practice.


Day 9

An opportunity to practice a whole massage under supervision.

Following the massage the student will receive detailed feedback from the course teacher with advice, precautions and recommendations for future practice.


Day 10

Theory day. Review of the 10 main energy lines (sen lines)

their names, locations and therapeutic qualities. Comparison of Thai massage with Chinese concepts of acupressure, shiatsu and the philosophy of the Indian prana system. A sequence of techniques and therapeutic pressure points to treat and relieve headache, knee pain and lower back pain will be taught.

______
Note :
For all classes the teaching language is English. The course material can also be in French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Japanese 

_____