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Basic Thai Massage ( Weekend Part I) at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

June 5, 2015 at 9am to June 7, 2015 at 6pm
Duration: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm or Weekends (40-hours CE) Course Fee: $795 ** Includes FREE Lifetime Learning Internship Prerequisite: None This course thoroughly teaches the principles in the art of traditional Thai massage. This course…See More
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Alec Zoghaib and Thai Institute Coordinator are now friends
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Profile IconAlec Zoghaib, kris moore, Erika Sjöström and 1 more joined Thai Institute of Healing Arts
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Tina K Clarke is now a member of Thai Institute of Healing Arts
May 19
Anne Walters replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"Emilia, Im currently looking to book a guest house in the city . Im not arriving until the 29th but if you want to share a room once I get there I would be happy to. You can message here or if phone is easier text or call 917-653-0200 or email…"
May 16
Claudia Robbins commented on David Roylance's group Connections
"Hi - I am looking for female to share hotel room for the Basic Thai training June 5,6,7 and 13,14. Also, I am driving from Delaware if anyone would like to share ride. Otherwise I will take train."
May 15
Claudia Robbins joined David Roylance's group
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Connections

Place to connect with classmates for shared lodging, transportation, and anything related to getting to and staying around the Thai Institute. Join this group to connect with others for lodging and coordinating travel plans while attending classes…See More
May 15
Mark R. Green replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"No, it's not the treehouse resort, it's a hotel guesthouse. The treehouse was an airbnb option. I'm choosing to become acclimated in Chiangmai."
May 14
Emilia and Anne Walters are now friends
May 13
Emilia replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"Is the cool guest house the treehouse , I didn't understand! But I talked with my teachers here in Co and they think it would be better to stay in Chiangmai for the first couple days and nothing outside! So I would love connect and room with…"
May 13
Mark R. Green replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"Hey everyone, I'm rooming with David at the CoolGuestHouse in Chiang Mai, the 28th - 31st.  It's in the City and beyond reasonable.   The tree houses I saw on Airbnb.   I want to explore the City a bit before the training.…"
May 13
Anne Walters replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"Hi I don't arrive until the 29th but would love to stay close to or in the same accommodations as everyone. Looking forward to meeting you all! Cant wait"
May 12
Joel Sheposh and Csilla Horvath are now friends
May 12
Profile IconIngrid Tsai, Heidi Davis, Dr. Clarke and 1 more joined Thai Institute of Healing Arts
May 11
Jessica Fenouil and darlene abajian are now friends
May 9
Jessica Fenouil is attending Thai Institute Coordinator's event
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Intermediate Thai Massage (Weekend Part II) at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

October 10, 2015 at 9am to October 11, 2015 at 6pm
Duration: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm or Weekends (40-hours CE) Course Fee: $795 ** Includes FREE Lifetime Learning Internship Prerequisite: Basic Thai Massage Course or equivalent 40-hour course at another school. This course focuses on honing your…See More
May 9
Jessica Fenouil is attending Thai Institute Coordinator's event
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Intermediate Thai Massage (Weekend Part I) at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

October 2, 2015 at 9am to October 4, 2015 at 6pm
Duration: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm or Weekends (40-hours CE) Course Fee: $795 ** Includes FREE Lifetime Learning Internship Prerequisite: Basic Thai Massage Course or equivalent 40-hour course at another school. This course focuses on honing your…See More
May 9
Jessica Fenouil is attending Thai Institute Coordinator's event
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Sixth Annual Traditional Thai Massage & Medicine Community Gathering at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

August 14, 2015 at 2pm to August 15, 2015 at 8pm
A detailed schedule of workshops and events for 2015 will be added as this information becomes available.This event is open to the entire Thai massage and Thai medicine community. All students, practitioners, and teachers along with your friends and…See More
May 9
Nakornsri is now a member of Thai Institute of Healing Arts
May 9
Csilla Horvath and Melanie Eldridge are now friends
May 8
 

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This website provides an online community in which to collaborate and share with other students, practitioners, and teachers across the world. Join an interest group or participate in the discussion forum. Not sure where to start? Read through some of the recent and active discussions. Ask a question or contribute a thought. Enjoy learning and poking around, then let us know what you think. See you online!

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What is TTM?

 

Traditional Thai Medicine (TTM) is an officially recognized part of the healthcare system in Thailand today. Every formally trained TTM practitioner is required by the government to study a standardized curriculum, which typically includes one year of classes to become a traditional pharmacist and another two years to become a full physician. The arts of therapeutic massage (nuat phaen boran) or traditional midwifery (pradung kahn) can be taken during a fourth, optional, year. Students graduating from these programs are examined by the Ministry of Public Health, and are licensed and regulated by the national government through a process parallel to that which regulates medical doctors, nurses, and other practitioners of Western medicine.

Traditional medicine in Thailand is split into distinct disciplines, which can generally be grouped into three different approaches:

  • Spiritual practices (including both Buddhism and magical therapies)
  • Traditional Thai Massage and other body therapies
  • Herbal/dietary therapies

 

The Thai Institute of Healing Arts is the only comprehensive Thai Medical education, research, and treatment center outside of Thailand. We teach in the USA and in Thailand. There is a network of affiliate schools available for you to learn. 

Check out our Annual Traditional Thai Massage & Medicine Community Gathering, our yearly celebration and learning opportunity (CEs available) that is FREE for all students, practitioners, teachers, along with their family and friends.

Our School offers courses on Thai herbalism, Thai medical theory, Theravada Buddhism, and many aspects of Thai culture. We have a full Thai massage curriculum up to and including teacher training. We have instructors that have studied up to the doctoral level in traditional Thai massage and Thai medicine on staff, and two separate therapy centers for massage and herbal treatments. And we are closely integrated with the local Thai community and Thai temples in the Washington, DC area in order to provide students with a unique cultural immersion experience. We invite students to Thailand for classes and enriched learning opportunities.

Let us know how we can help you with your journey in the healing arts.

(NOTE: The views and perspectives shared in this online forum do not necessarily represent the views or perspective of the Thai Institute of Healing Arts.)

Forum

We Need A Massage Therapist Saturday May 9

PLEASE HELP!We are a chiropractic office looking for a massage therapist to give mini massages (or mini foot massages) to our female clients from 8am-12pm Saturday May 9.Please call the office directly at 703.319.1212or email at…Continue

Started by Rene Nolasco in General Post May 5.

Massage Therapist

Hi everyone,Little Washington Wellness & Spa in Washington, VA is looking for a certified massage therapist who also does Thai Yoga Massage. Contact BJ at 540-675-1031. ThanksContinue

Started by BJ Knobloch in General Post Apr 27.

Eczema 1 Reply

David,I have had eczema for years and my husband does as well. We have a 5 month old and the poor little guy is also plagued with some pretty bad eczema. I was wondering if you might have any advice on figuring out what causes this for us. Possibly…Continue

Started by Nathalie Drolet in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Mar 9.

Ganglion Cyst and Thai foot Reflexology 1 Reply

 Hello,I have a new client that has been getting chair massage. She would very much like to receive a Thai Foot Reflexology treatment but she has a ganglion cyst on her foot.  Is it okay to work with this cyst being on her foot?  Looking forward to…Continue

Started by Jeannie Dimerling in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Mar 9.

Practitioner in Albuquerque?

Does anyone know of a reputable practitioner in Albuquerque New Mexico? If so, please give me their contact info. Appreciate it!

Started by Erin Marie Porter in General Post Feb 6.

Question on K and Sumana sen and Thai 3 parts of healing 1 Reply

Is opening the K is also opening the heart and mind and opening the Sumana is opening our spirituality?I am wondering whether the custom for Thai Institute giving the clients tea before the massage and following the massage with either tea or water…Continue

Started by Francisca Tielman in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Jan 12.

concept of Sen and Lom

Being in the midst of the Advanced class I am in the process of trying to get my mind think of energy and healing as a Thai would.  What occurred to me is the thought that the sen lines aren't physical structures that run through the body but works…Continue

Started by Francisca Tielman in General Post Jan 12.

An "Informed" Thai Massage Practice 2 Replies

An informed Thai massage practice is understanding what is.....right now - the present.I have noticed over the years that among some Thai massage and Thai medicine practitioners there is a craving almost a yearning for historical information about…Continue

Started by David Roylance in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Jan 12.

Can any locals house me during these times! Ill pay you, clean, ect!

December 15-19 for the Intermediate Thai massageAdvanced January 9,10, 11 and 17th and 18thThen the Reflexology class in February 25-27th.My number is 540-819-5360Thanks so much!!!Continue

Started by Christina Lofaro in General Post Oct 24, 2014.

Edema 3 Replies

A question about Edema.I'm experiencing something I've never seen to this extent and am looking for insights. When I palm this particular clients arms, my full handprint, including all the lines on my hand show up on her arm even when very light…Continue

Started by Jennifer Naples in General Post. Last reply by Debby Hougaard Oct 13, 2014.

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Congratulations to the Basic Class 3/2/14

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Congratulations to the Basic Class 1/24/14

Posted by Steven Brown on January 31, 2014 at 11:00am

Basic Class 12/13/13

Posted by Steven Brown on December 13, 2013 at 9:38pm

traveling to Thailand

Posted by Kandi Austin on November 1, 2013 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

Basic Class 9/27/13

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Basic Class 8/30/13

Posted by Steven Brown on September 2, 2013 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

Intermediate Class July 21st

Posted by Steven Brown on July 28, 2013 at 8:33pm

 
 
 

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