What is Thai
Thai massage is an
ancient body therapy and healing art that is a vital part of
traditional medicine in Thailand. Tradition tells us that it was given
to the world by a physician in India who was a contemporary of Buddha.
Quite obviously, monks were the first practitioners of this medicine,
and the temples or wats, were its home. Although ancient in its
practice and history, it is new in the Western World.
How Is It done?
It is performed on a mat
on the floor, and the client remains dressed in loose, comfortable
Client remains clean
and able to resume normal activities. No oils are used.
clothed. No undressing required.
Client is on a mat on
the floor. No setup and teardown of massage table.
Who Needs It?
Thai Massage has been
used for countless generations to promote wellness and to alleviate
distress from illness and aging. It is deeply relaxing and is an
antidote for muscular tension, spasm, and stress. It increases range of
motion and flexibility which facilitates postural integrity. It also
increases energy. Anyone who is faced with the stress and anxiety of
daily life in the world we now live can benefit from Thai Massage.
Thai Massage is a must
for athletes that need flexibility, balance
and timing. From race car drivers and golfers to dancers, Thai Massage
delivers a combination of mind and body therapy. Incorporating Hatha
yoga and and acupressure, joints and muscles can perform at peak
efficiency and through the meditative effect, clarity of the mind is
achieved. Thus creating what some would consider an advantage over the
Because of the fact that
Thai Massage can be performed anywhere, it is perfect for the
entertainment industry. No preparation is required and no oils are used,
therefore no shower is needed afterwards. On the set or in the studio,
it is perfect for the hurry up and wait scenario. Clients can perform at
their best with a clear mind and a totally integrated body.
Instructor background and
John Cox has been
focusing on mind and body medicine for over twenty years. As the son of
a pharmacist he realized the limitations of traditional western approaches
to health and wellness at an early age. Traveling around the world
looking for ways to integrate the mind and body and achieve peak
performance in all areas of life, became his ultimate mission.
John was trained
and certified in Thai Massage at The Institute of Thai Massage & The
Old Medicine Hospital, as well as studying with the masters in Chiang
Mai who use Thai Massage as a healing medium such as the late
Chaiyuth and Khun Poo. John is also licensed and nationally certified as a massage
therapist in the United States.
Up until a few years ago, John
worked spreading his knowledge and ability to
an elite group of clients in the sports and entertainment fields.
Now John resides in Thailand and travels a few times a year to reach out
and share his wisdom and knowledge of both the mind and the body to
raise money to support orphanages in Thailand.
Florida license: MA-0025520
National Certification (NCBTMB) #142562-00 NCBTMB CEU
learn Ancient Thai Massage in exotic Chiang Mai, Thailand!
A portion of the proceeds
supports the orphanages of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Come learn AND help the
Eligibility for Courses.
While it is possible that a background in the realms
of healing via touch may be useful, it is by no means essential . We
start at the beginning and each aspect of the work is covered thoroughly. The courses are therefore open to both beginners and professionals
alike. However, because of the intensity of the courses we would stress
that this is not just a holiday course to collect a piece of paper but a
serious professional training course.
This unique massage uses yoga postures, light palm and thumb presses
along meridian lines, increases flexibility, revitalizes your body's
natural energy flow, induces deep relaxation, stretches the muscles and
opens the joints. For Nuad Bo-Rarn, loose comfortable clothing is
Basic Thai Massage Certification Course
This 7-day basic Thai Massage certification course will cover the basic principles of the
art of traditional Thai massage, an ancient form of interactive massage,
energy meridian work, and yoga therapy. All participants will be able to
perform a basic 1 hour Thai Massage and will receive a Certificate of
Completion after the successful completion of the course. This is a professional
certification course, accredited by the NCBTMB. Certified massage
therapists will earn 4.5 continuing education credits for participation.
Check with your accountant because the whole trip might be tax deductible!
Classes will promote the understanding of Thai massage in a
holistic context of body, mind, and energy work. All courses will be
taught in traditional format. An optional yoga class will be held before
class in order to deepen
understanding of the roots of the Thai system, as well as to provide
balance for the bodywork.
Students will learn the main energy meridians and
acupressure points of Thai massage, as well as the intricate joint
mobilization and stretching technique that gives this bodywork the
nickname "Thai Yoga
Massage." Students will have plenty of time to practice what they
have learned 1-on-1 in a supportive environment. No prior massage
experience is necessary, although all students must have a willingness
to study intensively for the 7-day period.
Our classes are limited to 10 students, in order to provide maximum
You will arrive on a Sunday to get settled in and
registered. Classes will be held from 9:00 am to
12:30 pm and from 6:00pm to 9:00pm Monday through Sunday. Free time
for meals and tours or relaxation are from 12:30pm to 6:00pm
daily. Check out is on the following Monday.
Daily tours available:
- Experience an elephant ride and bamboo river rafting trip
- View the City of Chiang Mai from the majestic mountaintop temple
Wat Doi Suthep
- Relax by a beautiful waterfall and experience the beauty of an
- Explore the underground Chiang Dao shrine cave
- Soak in the healthy mineral rich water of Mae Sa hot springs
These daily tours run approximately $15.00 and are no longer included
in our package so we can bring the costs down for you and so you can
decide where to visit based on your own interests. We will arrange the
tours for you once you arrive.
Classes and accommodations are at the beautiful Lagoon Lodge