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Massage Therapy CEs | Massage Concepts and Techniques

Thai Yoga Massage

Massage Therapy continuing education CEs awarded: 16

Course classification: Kinesthetic (course materials teach specific techniques to use on clients during a massage therapy session.)

Approved by: Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by Florida (#MCE-326), and New York (#0019). Our courses are also valid for AMTA, ABMP, and most individual states. Some states limit how many hours can be done online or by home study. Please refer to our State Guidelines section for specific information about your state. Laws can and do change, and your state will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.

Attention Florida & Georgia massage therapy licensees:  Institute of Somatic Therapy will automatically report your hours to CE Broker ONLY IF you have provided your license number in your online account with us. You can verify your license information by logging on to our website, and reviewing your account information that appears on the left side of the page. If your license is not shown there, please select “edit” to include it.

Tuition:To receive the course materials by mail and take the test online, the tuition is $189 plus shipping. Please allow up to ten business days for delivery. If you have the textbook, you can enroll for the test only for $149. Nothing will be mailed to you with the test only.

Testing: You can complete your test online, and immediately upon passing, print your certificate.

Course Materials: Thai Yoga Massage, book and DVD, by Kam Thye Chow

Course Description: If traditional Oriental bodywork is your style, you will love Thai Yoga Massage by Kam Thye Chow. It is a comprehensive system of bodywork based on yoga, ayervedic medicine, and the martial arts. When you take this home study massage therapy continuing education course, you will learn to take your client through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body's energy lines and pressure points. The course consists of the textbook with DVD. While it is designed for floor work, we suspect that before long, some of what you learn will creep into your table work as well. Your clients will love you for it.

Publisher's Description of Textbook: An authentic guide to Thai yoga massage, a unique therapy that combines stretching, breath work, assisted yoga postures, and pressure point therapy.

• Includes more than 80 illustrations, 30 charts, and a complete series of postures for a two-hour full-body massage.

• Author Kam Thye Chow has taught massage in Thailand and throughout Europe and North America.

Until recently Thai yoga massage was virtually unknown in the West. It has its roots in both the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda and Thai Buddhism. In this unique practice, the therapist gives a full-body massage that combines palming and thumbing along the Thai energy lines and pressure points with gentle stretching, movement, and breath work reminiscent of tai chi. Using his or her own hands, feet, arms, and legs, the practitioner gently guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures, creating a harmonious and therapeutic "dance" that leads to greater physical awareness, grace, and spiritual energy.

In this comprehensive guide for practitioners, Kam Thye Chow leads readers through every aspect of this dance--from its history and philosophy to a detailed presentation of a complete Thai yoga massage session. This important reference includes more than 80 illustrated postures, 30 charts and drawings, and a complete series of postures for a two-hour full-body massage that focuses attention on both the upper and lower body, which receive equal stress in the Western lifestyle. Information on contraindications, anatomy, and physiology integrates Western medical knowledge and theory with this ancient tradition. Massage therapists, physical therapists, nurses, and other medical professionals will find Thai Yoga Massage an important and innovative complement to their practice.

About the Author of Thai Yoga Massage:  Kam Thye Chow, originally from Malaysia, has published works on both tai chi chuan and Thai massage and has taught Thai massage in Thailand and throughout Europe and North America. Currently based in Montreal, he founded the first school of Thai massage to be accredited by the Quebec Massage Federation.

Praise for Thai Yoga Massage:

"Only a true master of Thai massage could present this profound healing art with such clarity and precision, and make it so accessible. The spirit of loving-kindness that pervades Kam Thye's method is essential for healing our world." Swami Ramananda, President of the Integral Yoga Institute of New York

"A well-done book, one I would recommend you add to your collection if you are interested in the art of Thai massage."
Massage, January/February 2003

"With Thai Yoga Massage Kam Thye Chow establishes himself as one of the leading voices in the development and transmission of this ancient practice. A supremely accessible teacher, Kam Thye is masterful with detail and nuance. This book will open up the healing world of Thai massage to thousands of eager students." Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

"A complete manual of instruction, Thai Yoga Massage is necessary reading for anyone interested in this indigenous healing art and its contemporary practice. Kam Thye Chow is a sensei of the art and spirit of his work." Robert Noah Calvert, Founder of Massage Magazine and author of The History of Massage

"I highly recommend this text for practicioners who are flexible and love floor work." Massage Today, November 2003, Vol.3 No.11


Will your online tests work on my phone, tablet, or other device? Since technology continues its rapid pace forward, it is impossible for us to provide a current and complete list of all devices on which our courses will work. We invite you to take our free sample course so that you can personally test if the online content and streaming video work on your device.

Can I print the online test to work on it at my convenience? When you receive your course materials by mail, you will receive a study guide that matches the online test. You can use it as you study, then when you are finished, log in to input your answers into the online test.

What happens if I fail the test? Do I have to pay again? No. If you happen to fail our test, you can continue to retest until you do pass at no additional charge. With most of our courses, as noted above, the test will be different each time you take it. You can print out your test results to use as a reference for studying before taking the test again.

Is online testing the only testing option you have available? If you enroll online, you will automatically be set up to take the online exam. If you prefer to send in the study guide as a paper test we are happy to accommodate that. There is a $20 fee for processing paper testing, which includes the premium, gold-embossed sealed certificate (online testers also have the option to purchase a premium certificate for $15).

What is the difference between cognitive and kinesthetic courses? Cognitive courses are those that teach concepts related to massage therapy, but do not teach specific hands-on techniques. Courses such as ethics, pathology, anatomy, and research are classified as cognitive. Kinesthetic courses are those that teach specific hands-on techniques that you can use on clients during a massage therapy session. Some states limit how many kinesthetic courses can be completed in an online or home study setting. Refer to our state guidelines page for specifics about your state.

Do you report our course completions to the NCBTMB, ABMP, AMTA, or any other agencies? None of these agencies have a method for us to report to them on your behalf. They prefer that you provide the evidence of CEs that their renewal process details.


If you are interested in this massage therapy CEU course, other courses that might be of interest to you are: Thai on the Table, Thai Four Attitudes, Stretching Anatomy, Facilitated PNF Stretching, Myofascial Release

To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, please go to the "contact" link above. Thank you.