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Thai Massage

THAI MASSAGE – level 1

This 3 day course provides participants with the knowledge and skill required to provide a 90 minute Thai Massage. Participants will gain insight into the history of the art form, technique, self care, and business practices. It also provides participants with a sequence that integrates all the essential techniques that make Thai Massage a unique art form. This adaptable sequence will provide the ability to create specific individual experiences whether you will use these skills to incorporate into yoga teachings, to provide one-on-one treatments and more.

In order to complete the certification, participants must take part in a practicum that requires them to provide 5  free massages to people in their community. After each session, participants journal about their experience, challenges, and observations and submit this journal to Francisco for review and guidance. During the practicum, participants have direct contact with Francisco in order to continue to progress from one session to the next.

Once the practicum has concluded, participants receive their certificate and can then move on into their practice as Thai Bodyworkers in their community.

  • an overview of the history of Thai massage including
    a review of ancient documents and drawings by monks who
    created the system
  • accessing “sen” or energy lines
  • massage techniques & assisted stretches
  • an overview of the history of Thai massage including
    a review of ancient documents and drawings by monks who
    created the system
  • trainees will receive a training manual that contains the sequences and and overview of the history and methodology
  • breath work and meditation for sustainability and endurance while facilitating massage
  • Each attendee will receive a manual and access to video content.

LEVEL 2 

Bodyworkers who have been certified in Thai Massage Level 1 with the Synergy Yoga School are eligible to participate in the Level 2 course. The Level 2 course gives participants further insight into the practice, and assists them to expand the creativity of their sequencing. Level 2 introduces the participants to Ayurveda in order to understand the various constitutions or types of bodies that are referred to as “doshas”. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to alleviate pain and move the energy through the Sen lines to provide clients with more energy and deeper healing. 

This course is led over three full days and is a continuation of the  Level 1 course. Bodyworkers who have concluded Level 1 and have maintained a continuous practice over the course of a year are eligible for the Level 2 program. 

Ayurveda Portion of Level 2 Certification

Intro to Ayurveda Lecture:

A 2 hour interactive lecture on what exactly Ayurveda is, the history of Ayurveda and how Ayurveda, yoga and Thai massage are interrelated.

This lecture will give a brief intro into:

  1. History
  2. Ayurvedic principles: Sankyha Philosophy, the definition of disease
  3. Doshas: How the doshas correlate not only to humans but to seasons, time of day, time of life, etc.
  4. Diet: The Ayurvedic way to approach food
  5. How to bring balance into one’s life using Ayurveda: Morning routine, self care, eating, Pranayama, etc.
  6. How to take this base information and apply it to giving a Thai massage:
    1. How to properly observe a client:
      • Client body scan assessment
      • Speech assessment
    2. Example intake form with questions that will help dictate the nature of the massage

Pranayama work to begin session with. What pranayama is good for what dosha imbalance, etc.

  1. Thai massage yoga posture review: what postures benefit what doshic imbalance
  2. What is Marma therapy?
  3. What is the difference between Marma therapy and acupressure?
  4. Review of key marma points and demonstration of a marma sequence one can take their clients through at the conclusion of the session

 A 2 hour session to review questions and the marma sequence. More in depth information regarding the designated points and techniques to use.

Upcoming Events


Thai Massage Level 1 Certification- Princeton, NJ

  • Location: Breathing Dragon Yoga – Princeton, NJ
  • Date: February 21-22-23, 2020

Description: An energizing and meditative form of massage therapy, rooted in rhythmic acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga-style stretching. This 3 day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to give a 90 minute Thai Yoga Bodywork session. You will learn about the history of this healing art form, the energy lines that were studied by monks and communicated through ancient drawings, and the various techniques and assisted stretches that also make this a unique healing art form.

  • Lead Instructor: Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Thai Massage Level 1 Certification- Princeton, NJ

  • Location: Alumbra, Tulum Mexico
  • Date: April 25-26-27

This 3 day course provides participants with the knowledge and skill required to provide a 90 minute Thai Massage. Participants will gain insight into the history of the art form, technique, self care, and business practices. It also provides participants with a sequence that integrates all the essential techniques that make Thai Massage a unique art form. This adaptable sequence will provide the ability to create specific individual experiences whether you will use these skills to incorporate into yoga teachings, to provide one-on-one treatments and more.

In order to complete the certification, participants must take part in a practicum that requires them to provide 5  free massages to people in their community. After each session, participants journal about their experience, challenges, and observations and submit this journal to Francisco for review and guidance. During the practicum, participants have direct contact with Francisco in order to continue to progress from one session to the next.Once the practicum has concluded, participants receive their certificate and can then move on into their practice as Thai Bodyworkers in their community.Topics covered include:* massage techniques & assisted stretches
* accessing “sen” or energy lines
* an overview of the history of Thai massage including
a review of ancient documents and drawings by monks who
created the system
* trainees will receive a training manual that contains the
sequences and and overview of the history and methodology
* breath work and meditation for sustainability and endurance while facilitating massage
Each attendee will receive a manual and access to video content.The course will also include a daily lunch provided by Origen

  • Lead Instructor: Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Thai Massage Level 1 Certification- Seattle, WA

  • Location: Breathe Hot Yoga – Belltown, Seattle, WA
  • Date: June 26-27-28, 2020

Description: An energizing and meditative form of massage therapy, rooted in rhythmic acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga-style stretching. This 3 day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to give a 90 minute Thai Yoga Bodywork session. You will learn about the history of this healing art form, the energy lines that were studied by monks and communicated through ancient drawings, and the various techniques and assisted stretches that also make this a unique healing art form.

  • Lead Instructor: Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Thai Massage Level 1 Certification, Hilo, Hawai’i

  • Location: Hot Yoga Hilo – Hilo, Hawai’i
  • September 11-12-13, 2020

Description: An energizing and meditative form of massage therapy, rooted in rhythmic acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga-style stretching. This 3 day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to give a 90 minute Thai Yoga Bodywork session. You will learn about the history of this healing art form, the energy lines that were studied by monks and communicated through ancient drawings, and the various techniques and assisted stretches that also make this a unique healing art form.

  • Lead Instructor: Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Thai Massage Level 2 Certification, Hilo, Hawai’i

  • Location: Hot Yoga Hilo – Hilo, Hawai’i
  • September 18-19-20, 2020

Description: Bodyworkers who have been certified in Thai Massage Level 1 with the Synergy Yoga School are eligible to participate in the Level 2 course. The Level 2 course gives participants further insight into the practice, and assists them to expand the creativity of their sequencing. Level 2 introduces the participants to Ayurveda in order to understand the various constitutions or types of bodies that are referred to as “doshas”. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to alleviate pain and move the energy through the Sen lines to provide clients with more energy and deeper healing.This course is led over three full days and is a continuation of the  Level 1 course. Bodyworkers who have concluded Level 1 and have maintained a continuous practice over the course of a year are eligible for the Level 2 program.

  • Lead Instructors: Francisco Morales-Bermudez & Nicole Fitzwater
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