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Study Thai Massage

At the Toronto School of Thai Massage, we offer Foundation classes for the beginner as well as classes to learn more advanced techniques.

 

Our classes will inspire you whether you're looking for a career change, to add a new modality to your current practice, or to just to expand your knowledge of holistic healing techniques.

 

Completion of each course earns you a seperate certificate with the number of hours worked.

 

After completing Foundation classes, you can continue your study to become recognized by the Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) as a Registered Thai Therapist (RTT) or RTT Advanced.

 

What Makes Our Classes Different?

  • Small class sizes: Our beginner foundation classes do not exceed 6 students. This allows the instructor to give each student individualized guidance.
  • Teaching with Metta: Our instructors incorporate Buddhist ethics into our practice and we attract students who share these values.
  • Guest instructors: Every year, instructors who teach in Thailand come to teach at TSTM, providing the authentic Thai experience.
  • Please note: Although some classes are preparatory they are not essential and can be taken in any order.
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    One Day Workshop

    Please call 647-522-8424 for current course offerings

    If you have been curious about Thai Massage and want to experience it without making a commitment, then this one-day class is for you!


    What is Thai Massage?

    Thai bodywork is an ancient healing art practiced on a floor mat, fully clothed with no oil. It incorporates basic movement, stretching and compression techniques. Originally called Nuad Boran in Thailand which means ancient massage, it is also known as Traditional Thai massage and Thai Yoga massage. In this workshop you will learn: simple Thai-style stretching techniques, how to use your hands, feet, and knees to create relaxed pressure, a simple sequence of poses to practice on your friends and family and most importantly the ability to use touch to relax and heal.


    That’s not all! This fun, playful and well-rounded class incorporates touch, meditation and more. When you finish you will be able to do at least a 30-minute treatment that will please your friends and family.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  $159
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    Foundations of Traditional Thai Massage(Supine and Prone)

    Accredited or Recognized by NHPC, CMTO, NCBTMB, THAI, CEBHCP

    Please call 647-522-8424 for current course offerings
    In this course, you will learn a classic Thai massage routine and over 60 postures in supine and prone that address Thai energy lines (Sen), myofascial meridians and joint mobilizations. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to complete a 60-90 minute Thai massage session.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  $650
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    Foundations of Traditional Thai Massage(Sitting and Side)

    Please call 647-522-8424 for current course offerings
    This course teaches students massage routines in sitting and side positions. 70 new positions are added to the healer’s toolbox and a focus will be put on breath work. Upon completion, students will be able to complete a 2-hour traditional Thai massage.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  $650
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    Each Foundation Course Includes:

  • 72 hours of instruction.
  • One-on-one guided practice sessions.
  • Documented home practice of 36 hours (approx. 18-20 massages).
  • One day Supervised Clinic, earning the student 8 hours.
  • Documented meditation of 8 hours.
  • A Thai massage manual.

  • Semi-private classes($750+)and individual instruction is also offered. Please contact us for more information or to make arrangements.


    Total hours will be adjusted based on the number of students participating.


    All prices include tax except for *Special Price does not include tax. Additional charges for Certifcates may apply.


    Thai Hot Herbal (Luk Pra Kob)

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    Thai herbs and roots are wrapped into compresses called luk pra kob which are steamed and applied to the body to relieve stress, tension and create deep relaxation. Students will learn the lineage of Luk Pra Kob or Hot Herbal Ball Therapy and their medical actions. As well as the history, rhizomes and herbs commonly used and how to prepare a Luk Pra Kob. Students will also learn a full 60-90 minute Thai Hot Herbal routine.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  $599
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    Join Our Herbal Compress Collective

    An ongoing connection for students and interested lay people. Please call 647-522-8424 for more information
    Can’t find herbal Compresses to purchase? Meet up at the collective to spend the day learning about herbs and making compresses. You pay for the materials to make compress balls which you can then use in your practice. Make Extra Herbal Compresses - Get a credit and take home your own compress! Prerequisite: Lok Pro Kob Class
    Cost:  Additional $79 membership provides access to ongoing classes, products, new herbal and rhizome finds, and meet up dates to build herbal balls. * * small charge for herbs or herbal ball products.
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    Using the Feet, Knees and Straps in Thai Massage

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    The entire body can be worked with the feet and knees, which can result in a more grounded experience for client and practitioner. Adding the use of straps allows for precise control. Overall, the work is centered and often results in a deeper relaxation and letting go for the client. This course will teach you how to use your feet to exert more even pressure and enjoy a break for your hands, arms, shoulders and upper body. Students will transfer the sensitivity from their hands to the feet and knees. They will also develop the foot as a tool using the arch, heel and ball to create different pressures. We will introduce practitioners to the use of straps that can easily be adapted for any studio. These straps will allow you to apply precise pressure while aiding your balance. Learn numerous positions and techniques that will help you create an entire hands free routine in Supine, Prone and Side.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  $799
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    Sen Theory and Therapy

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    The Sen Theory course is for practitioners of Thai Massage with at least 1 year of classes or practice, who would like to understand Sen at a deeper level and increase their effectiveness of the bodywork.
    Many teachers label the lines only by 1, 2, or 3 and give no clear explanation as to what ailments or processes within the body are affected by working these lines. In this course they will become familiar with each line by name, anatomical location and how it can be used to treat imbalance, pain and disease.
    Sen theory is a 4 day intensive class-each day exploring one or more of the Ten Sen.
    Day 1: Sen Sumana, what its qualities are, anatomical location, what organs it manages as well as what it spiritually governs. Kalathari, the emotional and psychic body.
    Day 2: Sen Itha and Pingkhala, which is the yin/yang principle and again where to find it in the body, what organs it relieves.
    Day 3: Sen Thwari and Sahatsarangsi are the detoxification lines of either the physical or memory body. Nakatharat for elimination and Kitchana for reproductive issues.
    Day 4: Sen Ulangka and Lawsang which treat people who are very stuck in their ideas and health. The last day in the afternoon we look at a standard massage.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  $799
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    Thai Therapeutics I: Upper Body

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    This intensive 16-hour course focuses on the hand, arm, shoulders, neck and thorax. Students will learn the Sen (lines) in the arm and their relationship to underlying fascia, as well as Thai acupressure to open blockages. Students will also learn to follow intuitively what your thumb wants to do and how to treat headaches, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder and other ailments. Most importantly students will learn to quiet the mind: feel where your thumb makes the point of contact with the client’s energy state to create an effective treatment.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  $799
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    Thai Therapeutics II: Lower Body

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    This course is intended for Thai Massage therapists who would like to explore the art of deep, therapeutic bodywork. Students will practice identifying congestion in the body, learn advanced techniques for working deeply and therapeutically, and learn ways to incorporate breath-work into the massage. Students will also learn how to effectively use their knees, feet, elbows, and straps with attention to minimizing effort when giving a massage. The class focuses on a therapeutic sequence for the lower body.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  $799
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    Thai Massage For Pregnant Or Elderly Client

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    This course focuses on adapting Thai Massage to the needs of pregnant women and clients, such as the elderly, who can’t lie on their backs comfortably. The Side-lying position is a wonderful alternative for these client groups. It is very comfortable and stable and allows for a complete and intensive workout on all energy lines and parts of the body. In this course you will learn to give a complete 2-hour whole body Thai Massage that delivers most of the massage in Side-lying position. Special emphasis is placed on adapting the work to the needs of pregnant women. The different stages of pregnancy, their indications and contraindications, as well as the use of props, will be discussed. We also introduce the use of “Luk Pra Kob“ in this position as it is used most often in Thailand with the pregnant client. Although this course is designed mainly for practitioners who want to offer Thai Massage to pregnant women, it is also suitable for anybody catering to those who enjoy Side posture in Thai Massage.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  $699
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    Dynamic Thai Massage

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    This course will focus on rocking movements that relax and entrain the client by teaching you new motions that mimic the rhythms of the body. Our goal will be to take these motions to a new level and make them continuous throughout the entire massage. Dynamic Thai Massage can be used on everyone from children to the elderly. It is pleasant and mesmerizing and can be used on every part of the body but the head. It creates ripples of energy that move through the body, stimulating the fascia and opens space in the joints. Special emphasis is placed on developing techniques that connect the body into a unit which follows the natural rhythm of the heart beat, breath, spinal fluid etc. Learn techniques in Supine and prone for delivering a full 60-120 minute massage using continuous rocking movement.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  $799
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    Reiki I / Reiki II / Reiki III

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    Reiki means universal energy and comes from the Japanese Rei, meaning universal and Ki meaning energy. It is not personal energy but we all have access to it. This method teaches us how to reconnect with this energy to channel to ourselves and others. It is easy, and everyone who has a desire can do this—everyone can learn how to plug into the vast source of energy and redirect it.
    Reiki II will enable you to better treat yourself and others using symbols to increase healing power and allow distance healing.

    Completion of this course gives you a certificate with the number of hours worked.

    Cost:  Reiki I: $200   Reiki II: $300   Reiki III:$450
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    "Did not know what to expect, but it had far exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot about basic Thai massage and the course was very hands on. Jaci was an excellent, loving and caring instructor. I would definitely refer others to Toronto School of Thai Massage and I myself would definitely consider taking another Thai Massage course through Toronto School of Thai Massage." 

    Ken Wang

     

     

    "Looking forward to taking additional courses. Great business, great opportunity, great people! Had so much fun!" 

    Erica Gaal

     

     

    "I am so glad to have begun my path of studying Thai Massage with Jaci. Her courses, as well as her treatments, are wonderful because she genuinely loves the art of Thai Healing and this love shines through in her work. Jaci is personally invested in educating her students to become the best they can and incorporates thoroughly science as well as spirituality into her classes. She not only taught me Thai Massage, but taught me to love and respect the art, through an understanding of it's core philosophies. After completing foundations 1 & 2 with Jaci, I am confident in my ability to heal, and am excited to continue studying further as her student." 

    Ali

     

     

    "My training in Thai Massage at the Toronto School of Thai Massage was a very positive experience. Jaci keeps her classes small so that she is able to offer her students the individual attention they need, and she employs a variety of training techniques that are very helpful for learning the techniques well. Jaci is a very kind, generous, encouraging, knowledgable and supportive practitioner, instructor, and mentor of this very effective holistic modality. By the time I had completed my studies and achieved my certification, I felt confident that the expert training I had received would help me to offer a very effective treatment to my clients." 

    Sekoiaa

     

     

    "No one works harder than Jaci to raise the light of the healing art of Thai massage. She puts so much love and passion into it and is truly authentic and sincere in sharing. So know that I always, always endorse her and the school as the best and my first choice in spreading the word too." 

    Mary E.

     

     

    "Thank you for a love of your work that inspires such deep knowledge…and I hope one day to be as passionate about my work as you are." 

    Charlie