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School of Thai Healing Arts
Basic Training Courses BT01 and BT02 Register On Line!
This is the detailed information on the Basic training courses BT01 and BT02. The courses can be taken independently in 2 groups of 5 days or together as a single 10 day course. Each course teaches a 90 minute routine for the whole body: BT01 (prone and Supine), BT02 (Side and seated positions and abdominal thoracic massage) . Included in the BT01 and BT02 courses: Illustrated manual, Interactive DVD, Certificate of Attendance
BT01 and BT02 are part of a range of courses which includes higher level training, INT01 and INT02, advanced training ADV01 and ADV02, Thai Foot Massage, Thai Herbal Massage, Thai Spa Massage, Thai Table Massage and Reusri Dutton (thai yoga). BT01 and BT02 are pre-requisites for learning all the other courses except Thai Foot Massage and Reusri Dutton.
A synopsis of the course follows:
BT01 (Prone and Supine sequence): class attendance time 35 hours
theory: 5 hours
practical: 30 hours
BT02 (Side and Seated sequence): class attendance time 35 hours
theory: 2 hours
practical: 33 hours
DIPLOMA* (Revision and completion ) 20 case studies plus class attendance 15 hours (including practical exam)
Course content in detail:
Level 1 (BT01):
Sequence for the Supine and Prone positions (35 hours)
History of Nuad Thai Bo Ruan
Shivaka komarpaj patron saint of thai medicine
The traditional Prayer
Buddhist principles in Nuad Thai
Code of conduct of practitioners
Nuad thai: oriental massage theory
Nuad thai: occidental massage theory
Nuad thai as holistic massage therapy
Mind, body , breath
The 10 sen (energy channels)
Indications and contraindications
Muscle and fascia, basic considerations
Muscles of the body treated in this sequence, origins and insertions
The techniques of Nuad Thai
Practice: full body sequence
Posterior energy lines and anatomy
Turn body over to supine position.
opening the shoulders
Level 2: Sequence in the side and seated positions (35 hours)
Practice: full body sequence
Turn body to supine position
Massage of the anterior torso (Abdomen, Chest)
Seated position massage
contra-indication of massage
after treatment care and advice
CERTIFICATE: Upon completion of each course the student will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance.
DIPLOMA*: The Diploma in Nuad Thai will be given only after completion of the courses and 20 case studies and passing the practical exam.
Upon completion of both courses and the case studies students who wish to receive the diploma will be eligible attend the Revision and Completion course and take the Diploma exam.
Revision and completion course (20 hours)
Before attending the Revision and Completion course, students will complete 20 recorded treatments and return for a 2 day refresher course followed by a written and practical examination. If successful they will then be awarded the professional training diploma from SOTHA School of Thai Healing Arts
TH01 Thai Herbal masssage using steam heated herbs in a cotton compress
TF01 Thai Foot massage, using herbal balms, oils and wooden stick
INT01 Intermediate level training (15 hours)
This course builds on the foundation course BT01 and BT02 , showing alternative techniques and applications and consolidating the skilll and competence of the student
INT02 Intermediate level training (15 hours)
This course introduces more skillfull techniques and variations, including body lifts and 3 point stretches.
TT01 Thai table Massage (30 hours)
The application of the techniques taught in INT01 and INT02 adapted to use on a massage table. This course is aimed at traditional masseurs who do not wish to work on the floor, or in the spa environment. The techniques are adapted to take into account the different body mechanics involved. the sequence is a 1 hour routine.
TS01 Thai Spa massage (30 hours)
A massage sequence involving the use of oils and herbal compresses. This sequence is performed on the naked body and involves the use of special oils and herbs .