Written by: Marce Ferreira
First published: September 2020
Last updated: November 2021
Length: 157 pages
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What Is this Book about?
This book is a practical guide and companion to teaching Traditional Thai Massage, based on my personal teaching experiences in various countries across the world.
I take an in-depth look at the different aspects of teaching Thai Massage: the teacher training, the teacher, the students, and the classes.
The book is aimed at Thai Massage students and therapists who want to start teaching Thai Massage, but it also serves as a healthy reflection for already active Thai Massage teachers.
This book is not a training course, it doesn't contain pictures or instructions of techniques, but aims at providing you with a thorough understanding of the topic presented.
Table of Contents
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~ Why Become a Thai Massage Teacher? 7
~ Types of Thai Massage Teacher Training 11
~ Should You Study Thai Massage in Thailand? 14
~ Teacher Training in Thailand | Sense or Nonsense? 19
~ Thai Massage Training Benchmarks 22
~ Spiritual Aspects of Thai Massage Training in Thailand 26
~ When Can You Start Teaching Thai Massage? 29
~ Independent, Freelancer, or Employee? 34
~ The Nomadic Thai Massage Teacher 38
~ Promoting Yourself and Your Courses 41
~ Legal Aspects of Teaching 43
~ Accreditation of Your Courses 45
~ Where to Teach Your Classes? 47
~ Your Thai Massage Style and Lineage 52
~ Physical Requirements and Strains 54
~ Managing the Thai Massage Classroom 60
~ Avoiding a Teacher Burnout 63
~ Why Do People Study Thai Massage? 70
~ Cultural Differences between Students 75
~ Cultural Differences with Experiencing Pain 78
~ Behavioral Aspects in the Classroom 81
~ The Physical Fitness of the Students 84
~ The Emotional State of the Students 86
~ The Practitioner Code of Ethics 88
~ Intimacy and Intimate Aspects 92
~ Spirituality and Teaching Thai Massage 96
~ Mystification and Spiritualization of Thai Massage 98
~ Teaching Materials, Books and Tools 100
~ Thai Massage Mats and Mattresses 102
~ The Structure of a Thai Massage Class 107
~ Setting Up a Thai Massage Foundation Course 108
~ Setting Up an Advanced Thai Massage Course 111
~ Thai Massage Hybrids and Integrations 113
~ Teaching Methods and Techniques 116
~ Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Complementary Bodywork 118
~ Teaching Anatomy to Your Students 119
~ Do You Need to Teach the Sip Sen Energy Lines? 122
~ Teaching the Sen Energy Lines 124
~ Group versus Private Teaching 127
~ Teaching Thai Massage Online 129
~ Tuition Fees and Payment Structure 132
~ Handing Out Course Certificates 134
~ Continuing Education and Thai Massage 137
~ Thai Massage, Courses and Licensing in the USA 139
~ The Spirit of Giving Thai Massage 143
~ Metta Meditation and Thai Massage 146
~ The Wai Khru Ceremony 148
~ The Four Attitudes | Karuna, Metta, Mudita, Upekkha 152
~ Buddhist Ethics and Thai Massage 154
~ Practicing Dhammanamai 155
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