Thai Massage: Foundations and Basic Principles

$45.00 members / $75.00 nonmembers     3.0 CE credits

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Thai massage

This course provides a historical background for Thai massage. It delineates the benefits for both massage therapist and client while describing the basics of Thai massage. It includes information about complementary techniques.


This course describes Thai massage—its history, techniques, general assumptions and the benefits for both clients and massage therapists. It defines the major energy pathways of Thai massage and what conditions each is associated with. It includes information about complementary techniques. When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the value of Thai massage for both clients and massage therapists.
  • Discuss how Buddhism and Eastern thought shape Thai massage.
  • Describe two major Thai massage styles and how they grew within Thai traditional medicine.
  • Define basic Thai massage principles, techniques, body positions and the general sequence of therapy sessions.
  • Identify major Sen lines and the conditions associated with them.
  • Describe traditional complementary techniques for Thai massage.

About the author(s)

Jill Burynski is a nationally recognized  Thai massage teacher. Since 2008, she has certified massage therapists nationwide and in Thailand. She is a graduate of the Old Medicine Hospital and ITM in Chiang Mai and she owns and operates Town Mountain Massage Therapy in Asheville, North Carolina.

Course expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.

Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.

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This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


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