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THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need experience in massage to learn Thai Yoga Massage?
    No you don't. You need to be able to physically perform body manipulation and work on the floor, often bending your back and squatting. It can be strenuous at the time but when done well with good posture and form it becomes easier on the body. In the TYM course we'll practice these things and regular breathing to apply pressure effectively.
  • Do I get any book or a manual?
    Yes, you will be given a workbook with an image of the positions and technics you have learned in the course.
  • Do I get a certificate for a TYM Practitionare Course?
    Yes. The course is recognised by the Hang Dong Thai Massage School and certified by the Institute of Thai Massage. You will receive a certificate on completion of the course.
  • Do I get a certificate of participation for a short workshop?
    Yes. You will receive a certificate showing the amount of hours you have undertaken during the workshop.
  • I am not flexible and don't know Yoga much can I still learn TYM?
    You don't need to have ever done yoga in order to do this course. TYM uses body mechanics to effectively apply pressure using different parts of your body such as elbow, forearms, knees and feet maximising pressure without compromising your body.
  • Is there any training available in Thailand?
    Yes. There will be a course in Chiang Mai in November 2024. Visit this page for more information or contact us.
  • Are the workshop/course hours recognised as Continues Professional Development Hours (CPD) ?
    Yes. Most associations accept these hours as CPD. It is important you to demonstrate the learinig outcome which may be unique for any training. Example: Thai Yoga Massage Beginners Workshop The learning outcome for the Thai Yoga Massage Beginners Workshop in is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to deliver a balanced Thai Yoga Massage. This includes understanding and applying TYM sequences using yoga postures, passive stretching, acupressure, energy work, massage, and meditation. Attendees will also learn about body mechanics, transitions between postures, and the application of treatments through Thai Sen lines to enhance flexibility, relaxation, and overall well-being. Total hours 12 hours. Practical 9 hours and Teorical 3 hours.
  • Can anyone receive and do TYM?
    No. TYM like other any other massage has it's contraindications and should be avoid when there is a medical condition that may have aggravate. Here is some common contraindications for a Massage: *Elevated body temperature, above 38 degrees Celsius *Considerable weakness (e.g. after an illness or a very intense effort) *Considerable inflammatory condition (e.g. of veins, joints, tendons, intestines, kidneys, meninx, etc.) *Contagious and viral diseases *Skin diseases (e.g. mycosis or psoriasis) and any purulent lesions *Fresh wounds or scars *Diseases of heart and cardiovascular system (e.g. diastolic blood pressure above 110, first two weeks after an infarction, advanced atherosclerosis, aneurysms, fresh haematoma, etc.) *First days of post-traumatic condition (e.g. twist, bruise, strained muscles or tendons) Fractures and fresh adhesions (minimum 4 months of the injury): strict prohibition of massage of the fracture dressed with metal plates or screws *Gastrointestinal ulcers, coeliac disease, hernia, parasitic diseases *Tumours, whether malignant or not, and after removal of a tumour the place of the tumour and its area is not to be massaged – a matter to be agreed with a physician individually *Nervous system diseases (e.g. epilepsy, stroke, haemorrhage, sciatica, etc.) *Bone diseases (e.g. advanced osteoporosis) *Menstruation, particularly the first day or when it is particularly intense and painful *Pregnancy: the massage type may be adjusted to the stage of pregnancy. To be avoided on the first trimester. *Condition after consumption of alcohol or use of drugs
  • Do I need a partner to attend a course?
    No. You can bring one or you will be partnered in the beginning of the practice. Very often you are encouraged to change partners to try working with a different body type. You can also stick with the sane partner through the course if you want.
  • What do I need to bring to the course?
    Bring a large Yoga Matt if you want. Some venues offer the course free use of yoga mats. Flexible clothing and a water bottle. Also bring your smile.
  • How do I register for the next course?
    To register your details go to the course page of your choice and submit your details. Payment to be done electronic making a deposit to the bank account details available in the end of registration.
  • How can I pay for the course?
    To pay make an electronic deposit to the account bank details given in the end of the registration process. You can secure placement with a $100 deposit and pay the rest before the course date. Payments plans also available. Ask if needed.
  • Do I need experience in massage to learn Thai Yoga Massage?
    No you don't. You need to be able to physically perform body manipulation and work on the floor, often bending your back and squatting. It can be strenuous at the time but when done well with good posture and form it becomes easier on the body. In the TYM course we'll practice these things and regular breathing to apply pressure effectively.
  • Do I get any book or a manual?
    Yes, you will be given a workbook with an image of the positions and technics you have learned in the course.
  • Do I get a certificate for a TYM Practitionare Course?
    Yes. The course is recognised by the Hang Dong Thai Massage School and certified by the Institute of Thai Massage. You will receive a certificate on completion of the course.
  • Do I get a certificate of participation for a short workshop?
    Yes. You will receive a certificate showing the amount of hours you have undertaken during the workshop.
  • I am not flexible and don't know Yoga much can I still learn TYM?
    You don't need to have ever done yoga in order to do this course. TYM uses body mechanics to effectively apply pressure using different parts of your body such as elbow, forearms, knees and feet maximising pressure without compromising your body.
  • Is there any training available in Thailand?
    Yes. There will be a course in Chiang Mai in November 2024. Visit this page for more information or contact us.
  • Are the workshop/course hours recognised as Continues Professional Development Hours (CPD) ?
    Yes. Most associations accept these hours as CPD. It is important you to demonstrate the learinig outcome which may be unique for any training. Example: Thai Yoga Massage Beginners Workshop The learning outcome for the Thai Yoga Massage Beginners Workshop in is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to deliver a balanced Thai Yoga Massage. This includes understanding and applying TYM sequences using yoga postures, passive stretching, acupressure, energy work, massage, and meditation. Attendees will also learn about body mechanics, transitions between postures, and the application of treatments through Thai Sen lines to enhance flexibility, relaxation, and overall well-being. Total hours 12 hours. Practical 9 hours and Teorical 3 hours.
  • Can anyone receive and do TYM?
    No. TYM like other any other massage has it's contraindications and should be avoid when there is a medical condition that may have aggravate. Here is some common contraindications for a Massage: *Elevated body temperature, above 38 degrees Celsius *Considerable weakness (e.g. after an illness or a very intense effort) *Considerable inflammatory condition (e.g. of veins, joints, tendons, intestines, kidneys, meninx, etc.) *Contagious and viral diseases *Skin diseases (e.g. mycosis or psoriasis) and any purulent lesions *Fresh wounds or scars *Diseases of heart and cardiovascular system (e.g. diastolic blood pressure above 110, first two weeks after an infarction, advanced atherosclerosis, aneurysms, fresh haematoma, etc.) *First days of post-traumatic condition (e.g. twist, bruise, strained muscles or tendons) Fractures and fresh adhesions (minimum 4 months of the injury): strict prohibition of massage of the fracture dressed with metal plates or screws *Gastrointestinal ulcers, coeliac disease, hernia, parasitic diseases *Tumours, whether malignant or not, and after removal of a tumour the place of the tumour and its area is not to be massaged – a matter to be agreed with a physician individually *Nervous system diseases (e.g. epilepsy, stroke, haemorrhage, sciatica, etc.) *Bone diseases (e.g. advanced osteoporosis) *Menstruation, particularly the first day or when it is particularly intense and painful *Pregnancy: the massage type may be adjusted to the stage of pregnancy. To be avoided on the first trimester. *Condition after consumption of alcohol or use of drugs
  • Do I need a partner to attend a course?
    No. You can bring one or you will be partnered in the beginning of the practice. Very often you are encouraged to change partners to try working with a different body type. You can also stick with the sane partner through the course if you want.
  • What do I need to bring to the course?
    Bring a large Yoga Matt if you want. Some venues offer the course free use of yoga mats. Flexible clothing and a water bottle. Also bring your smile.
  • How do I register for the next course?
    To register your details go to the course page of your choice and submit your details. Payment to be done electronic making a deposit to the bank account details available in the end of registration.
  • How can I pay for the course?
    To pay make an electronic deposit to the account bank details given in the end of the registration process. You can secure placement with a $100 deposit and pay the rest before the course date. Payments plans also available. Ask if needed.
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