What is this eBook about?
This eBook 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.
Table of Contents
~ 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? 18
~ Thai Massage Training Benchmarks 21
~ Spiritual Aspects of Thai Massage Training in Thailand 25
~ When Can You Start Teaching Thai Massage? 27
~ Independent, Freelancer, or Employee? 31
~ The Nomadic Thai Massage Teacher 34
~ Promoting Yourself and Your Courses 36
~ Legal Aspects of Teaching 37
~ Accreditation of Your Courses 39
~ Where to Teach Your Classes? 41
~ Your Thai Massage Style and Lineage 45
~ Physical Requirements and Strains 47
~ Managing the Thai Massage Classroom 52
~ Avoiding a Teacher Burnout 55
~ Why Do People Study Thai Massage? 61
~ Cultural Differences between Students 65
~ Cultural Differences with Experiencing Pain 67
~ Behavioral Aspects in the Classroom 70
~ The Physical Fitness of the Students 72
~ The Emotional State of the Students 74
~ The Practitioner Code of Ethics 76
~ Intimacy and Intimate Aspects 80
~ Spirituality and Teaching Thai Massage 83
~ Mystification and Spiritualization of Thai Massage 85
~ Teaching Materials, Books and Tools 86
~ Thai Massage Mats and Mattresses 88
~ The Structure of a Thai Massage Class 92
~ Setting Up a Thai Massage Foundation Course 93
~ Setting Up an Advanced Thai Massage Course 95
~ Thai Massage Hybrids and Integrations 96
~ Teaching Methods and Techniques 99
~ Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Complementary Bodywork 101
~ Teaching Anatomy to Your Students 102
~ Do You Need to Teach the Sip Sen Energy Lines? 105
~ Teaching the Sen Energy Lines 107
~ Group versus Private Teaching 110
~ Teaching Thai Massage Online 112
~ Tuition Fees and Payment Structure 115
~ Handing Out Course Certificates 117
~ Continuing Education and Thai Massage 119
~ Thai Massage, Courses and Licensing in the USA 121
~ The Spirit of Giving Thai Massage 124
~ Metta Meditation and Thai Massage 126
~ The Wai Khru Ceremony 127
~ The Four Attitudes | Karuna, Metta, Mudita, Upekkha 131
~ Buddhist Ethics and Thai Massage 133
~ Practicing Dhammanamai 134
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