Flowers, towels and a balanced stack of massaging stones

Thai 1: Introduction to Thai Massage

October 01 - 02, 2022

$285.00

Thai Massage is one of the oldest forms of bodywork available today: it is an ancient and sacred system combining rhythmic massage, acupressure, passive stretching, energy work, and meditation. Thai massage restores balance to the whole person – mind, body, and spirit, and can do the same for the therapist. Thai Massage is a beautiful art form that creates a space for both therapist and client to reciprocally be affected by the rhythm of the work, and to experience the deep meditative space that is created. The synchronistic manner of Thai Massage creates inner peace for the therapist as well as the client. While Thai Massage can be a deeply felt experience it also can be quite playful, filled with joy; listening to one’s intuition and open-hearted child-like experience, clients and therapists alike have often described the feeling of being “naturally high” after a session.  Along with the calming benefits, both therapist and receiver become more flexible, agile, and joyful.

While there are guidelines and techniques taught throughout the weekend, there is also a strong emphasis on listening to one’s intuition and own sense of ease, being mindful of breath and body. It is in giving that one receives and in receiving that one gives. Come away from the weekend with a feeling of lightness and joy that can continue into your work as a Thai Massage therapist.

In this two-weekend certification program, you will develop the hands-on and deep listening skills that will enable you to provide clients with a complete Thai Massage, practiced on a mat in the traditional style.
Thai 1: Introduction to Thai Massage, Supine and Seated Positions
Thai 2: Side-Lying and Prone Positions, Final Review and Integration
It is required that the two weekend seminars, Thai 1 and Thai 2, be taken in order to receive certification. They may, however, be taken individually without receiving certification.
There is also a required hands-on session, one-on-one, to be scheduled with Joni outside of class time, to evaluate the skill level of the participant. This is the final requirement for certification and no certification will be issued without this session. Mats and cushions will be provided at the seminars.


Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can move in.


Class is held from 9:00am-6:00p.m. both days - NCBTMB approved course. 

Why wait until 2023 to obtain CEU’s for licensure? This weekend is designed to help restore your inner balance and promote self-care. Special price for 2022 is $285.00 (reduced from $325.00), extended as a gift from Joni who says, “Thai Massage is my dharma…my practice is to give the gift to others so they too may experience a deep seated peaceful joyful heart”

Limit of 6 students.

Reduced registration is $250 for current SSMT students and those who have graduated within 1 year. Please call the Front Desk at 941-957-0577 to register for this discount.

Available Florida CEUs: 16

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Joni Masse, RN, MA, LMT

Joni, a 1990 SSMT graduate, also graduated in 2009 with an MA degree in body psychotherapy from Naropa University, a Buddhist-inspired college in Boulder, CO. After intensive study in Thailand, she now specializes in trauma recovery and Thai massage.

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