Intensive Professional Thai Massage 150 Hour Curriculum (i5)

Duration: 150 hours (25 days) Mon – Fri 09.00-16.00
Course Date: Open Monday: See Schedule below
Prerequisite:     None
Offer with No Extra Charge:
  • Receive text book for Level 1 "Ancient Thai Massage Healing with Prana:
    Fourth Edition" value 890 Baht.
  • An Earth Bag hand painted by special children.
  • Level 2 workbook with systematic sequences of 160 positions learned from Level 1; additional 19 lessons manual; 12 variation techniques manual; complete 17 postures of Yogi Stretching Exercise.
  • Level 3 detailed workbook 191 pages of 22 healing lessons proven to be effective by the Thai Massage Revival Project including full detail in the making of Herbal Ball and the application to Thai massage healing, additional variation technique manual. TOK SEN Therapeutic Nuad Thai to enhance healing in combination of all 3 levels.
  • Three herbal balls -1 fresh- 2 dried.
  • Tok Sen tool-wooden hammer and stick.
  • Continue from Level 1-2-3, receive handouts on lectures and workshop by the TMC Teaching Team:
  • Lecture and workshop on "Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage".  To be able to apply basic screening to evaluate receiver's condition for massage planning and safety.
  • Lecture and workshop on "Theory of Thai Massage". To be able to provide safe, polite and effective massage.
  • Thai Foot Reflexology workbook with chart and tool. During week End with additional certificate for the course.
  • DVD digital Thai Foot Reflexology for Health
  • Herbal tea, practice clothes, transportation in pickup zone.
  • Digital file for Memory of Your Time at TMC.
Translated Workbook: Some levels are in some languages such as Russian, German, Vietnamese, Romanian, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, French, and Japanese.
Available at the production cost for student in class who need the language.

Please write for update details.

Course Fee:     

43,300 Baht (38,970 Baht with 10+10% discount)
Receive 20% discount when apply for all 5 Levels at the same time. Discount is given at the school on the first day.

Take 5 weeks: Check course date below.

 

The most comprehensive—intensive curriculum for learners seeking to become professional in the field of Thai massage: The 5 weeks—150 hour training is complete with theory in Thai massage, anatomy, pathology, physiology, kinesiology, bio-body mechanism, contraindications and understanding of quality Thai massage and able to perform with confident and poise.

TMC made available reference books in anatomy-pathology and related references to massage for students to review and check out for home study.

This curriculum is the first half of the GCT Teacher Training Curriculum of 300 hour and 600 hour. Thus it is the crucial curriculum of all. The curriculum is suitable for learners who want to practice in massage field as Thai massage therapist. The curriculum is ideal for learners who seek more in their education to return to continue for GCT curriculum later on. They can find out what they want more in life—if teaching the art of Thai massage is their passion, they can return to complete their dream.

Thai Step-On Massage using a cane is a part of i5 learning. This unique modality - TMC teachers learned from the temple- is to help ease the burden on thumbs and hand and increase more pressure for therapeutic result.

I5 is a fun class while it is intense – that is what most students tell us at their last week!The students learn intensively on Level 1-2 and 3. Though they are the same courses in the short courses, but the teachers will expect more from the i5 students. They will be in the class for i5 and GCT (a few occasions there may be 1 or 2 students from the short program join in due to class arrangement) and the teachers will be more strict and more discipline in learning and practicing from them. However, there are times to enjoy and relax – yes when you receive!

Students get to go on field training to visit and perform massage for elderly people at the senior center who long to your visit.  Then the most heartfelt massage is giving to special children at the children center. You take from them more than giving that is the life experience of giving.

Tok Sen: Tok Sen is an art of massage that part of the ancient art using wooden pads and apply on Sen (massage line) along the body following Sen Sib. This ancient technique is very helpful when apply with Thai massage to reduce tension on large muscle and lessen the strenuous on the therapist thumbs. TMC follow this ancient teaching and apply with Thai massage modality to solve conditions. Students will learn this art in a full day class and will be able to apply with Thai massage technique effectively. The wooden tool set will be given to student at no charge.

"Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage" to evaluate the recipient’s condition and to ensure safety. This class is taught by Asst. Professor Aatit Pongmali, Ph.D. or Arjan Araya Yankai professors from Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University.

Students participate in group discussion and role play to develop quality Thai massage with the understanding of wholeness. Quality Thai massage is more than just knowing how to give massage but include keys knowledge.” Theory in Thai Massage” lecture by Kanchanoo Muangsiri, TMC School Director

The graduates of i5 will be proudand confident of their knowledge and ability to perform massage professionally. They will be valuable member of massage and healthcare field.

I5 is the first 5 weeks of Teacher Training GCT Curriculum

The i5 program will enable students to perform Thai massage safely and effectively. Thus the graduates will be able to offer Thai massage service to the public. The curriculum is approved by the Thai Ministry of Education for Intensive Professional Thai Massage 150 hour program.
For a Thai citizen this program will qualify the graduate to apply for skill testing with the Labor Department for the certificate of Thai massage therapist and able to apply to work aboard.

I5 Curriculum Content

See detailed content on Level 1-2 and 3 click here

Content of the program containing the following courses but may not occur in this order.  (Note : 1 day = 6 in-class hours)
5 Days: Foundation of Thai Massage: Level I
5 Days: Thai Massage Enhancement: Level II
5 Days: Therapeutic Thai Massage: Level III
81/2  Days: Thai Massage practice internships includes:

  • 4 days Thai Massage training combine all knowledge from Level 1-2-3 and additional training on Thai Massage variation techniques, healing massage, massage for senior and special children, and massage planning, review massage with teacher.
  • 1 day Thai Massage for senior persons at the senior center.
  • 1 day Thai massage for special children at the children center.
  • 1 day Thai Traditional Medicine local wisdom massage modality of Tok Sen at TMC.
  • 1/2 day: Thai Step-On Massage (Applied feet in Thai massage)
  • 1/2 day of Tom Tam Healing System : Relieving blockages
  • 1/2 day of practical examination exchange massage with student/ and written test

1/2 Day: Lecture on Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage
1/2 Day: Combined lectures and workshops in-class on contraindications and anatomy
1/2 Day: Lecture on Theory of Thai Massage, preparation of a good Thai massage,
and Professional Ethics.

Note: Some activity may change subject to the available contact but all the hours will
be fulfill.

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You school makes alive it slogan "safe, polite and effective" thanks to its great staff, secretaries and teachers. Only after a few weeks, I feel already confident in giving safe and effective Thai massage. Thanks to daily advices, corrections, help, and good materials.”
Botan Group: 5 week program Evaluation, Dec 13

 

Level 4 - 5: Intensive Professional Thai Massage 150 Hour Curriculum

Duration: 60 hours (10 days) Mon – Fri 09.00-16.00
Course Date: Open Monday: See Schedule below
Prerequisite: Comprehensive 90 Hour or Level 1-2-3
Offer with No   Extra Charge: ·        Continue from Level 1-2-3, receive handouts on each half day lecture by the following professors and lecturers:

·        "Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage"
By  Assistant Professor Dr. Aatit Paungmali or Arjarn Araya Yankai from
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences,
Chiang Mai University.

·        "Theory of Thai Massage" by Arjan Kanchanoo Muangsiri, TMC school Principal/Director. Activity; role play massage session steps. -Herbal tea, practice clothes, transportation in pickup zone.

·        Receive 1 TMC top for field training.

·        Picture files of Your Time at TMC.

Course Fee: 17,800 Baht
Take 5 weeks: Check course date below.

 

Memory of Your Time at TMC School

TMC is aware that you may wish to share the moment of your study and activity while learning at TMC and during field training with people in the community. The school will take photos for you in some moments during your various activities except graduation and will upload them to you via Google Drive after your graduation. Students are not allowed to bring any form of camera in the classroom or during field training. This is to avoid distraction of your learning and others also to protect other’s right that we do not have and unable to control from each student camera.
So, leave the taking photos to us and BRING CAMERA DURING YOUR GRADUATION!

It’s a celebration time…

GCT: Teacher Training 300 and 600 hr Curriculum

Duration: 300 hours  Phase I (50 days) Mon – Fri 09.00-16.00
Course Date: Open Monday: See Schedule below
Prerequisite:     None
Offer with No   Extra Charge:
  • Receive text book for Level 1 "Ancient Thai Massage Healing with Prana: Fourth Edition" value 890 Baht.
  • An Earth Bag hand painted by special children.
  • Level 2 workbook with systematic sequences of 160 positions learned from Level 1; additional 19 lessons manual; 12 variation techniques manual; complete 17 postures of Yogi Stretching Exercise.
  • Level 3 detailed workbook 191 pages of 22 healing lessons proven to be effective by the Thai Massage Revival Project including full detail in the making of Herbal Ball and the application to Thai massage healing, additional variation technique manual. TOK SEN Therapeutic Nuad Thai to enhance healing in combination of all 3 levels.
  • Three herbal balls -1 fresh- 2 dried.
  • Tok Sen tool-hardwood hammer and stick.
  • Continue from Level 1-2-3, receive handouts on each half day lecture by the following professor and lecturers:
  • Lecture and workshop on "Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage" by TMC Teaching Team. To understand anatomy and physiology and conditions in relation to Nuad Thai and able to apply basic screening to evaluate receiver's condition for massage planning and safety Nuad Thai.
  • Lecture and workshop on "Theory of Thai Massage" by TMC Teaching Team. To be able to provide safe, polite and effective massage.
  • Thai Foot Reflexology workbook with chart and tool. During week End with additional certificate for the course.
  • DVD digital Thai Foot Reflexology for Health
  • Continue from 5 week study; receive workbooks for Thai Table Massage; Foundation of Thai Massage Applied on Table: Level I Plus.
  • Handouts on each lecture and workshop:
  • Lecture and workshop on "Fundamental Principle of Physical Examination for Thai Massage" by TMC Teaching Team. This subject will enhance knowledge and awareness to the therapists in physical examination necessity to make effective massage planning and successful therapeutic massage for the receiver.
  • Lecture and workshop "Anatomy & Pathology Conditions and Treatment with Advanced Thai Massage and Physiology Technique" by Assistant Professor Dr.Aatit Puangmali _Vice Dean from Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. This subject will provide therapists with knowledge of anatomy and pathology of the conditions in relation to Nuad Thai. How to evaluate and plan for effective treatment and how to improve wellness for the clients.
  • Lecture and workshop on "Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain: Pain Relief and Management" By Assistant Professor Dr. Aatit Puangmali – Vice Dean from Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. This highly in demand subject with crucial knowledge in the massage field. This important class will take the therapist to the more in depth of the pain management and able to help the clients with combination techniques and tools in Nuad Thai.
  • "Discussion of massage career and Teaching Business in Thai Massage" by TMC Teaching Team. Sharing knowledge and real life experience in the field and discussion in future planning in the class.  Explain TMC full support in teaching career.
  • Teaching training Thai Foot Reflexology by TMC teaching team.
  • Teaching training Nuad Thai by TMC teaching team.
  • Herbal tea, practice clothes, transportation in pickup zone.
  • Digital file Memory of Your Time at TMC.
Translated Workbook: Some levels are in some languages such as Russian, German, Vietnamese, Romanian, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, French, and Japanese.
Available at the production cost for student in class who need the language.

Please write for update details.

Course Fee:     

92,800 Baht (74,240 Baht with 10+10% discount)
Receive 20% discount when apply for all 10 weeks at the same time. Discount is given at the school on the first day.

Take 10 weeks: Check course date below.

Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai and Thai Massage School of Thailand earn the trust and acknowledgement from Ministry of Education of Thailand to teach the most comprehensive and prestigious curriculum of Government Certified Thai Massage Professional and Teacher Training International 300 and 600 hour Curriculum (GCT—Government Certified Teacher).
TMC is the sole Thai massage school in Thailand to receive authorization by the government to teach professional and teacher training with teaching credential international curriculum of GCT 300 hour and 600 hour program.

Ministry of Education by Chiang Mai Governor Office approved the Government Certified Thai Massage Professional and Teacher Training International Curriculum (GCT) to TMC following the final inspection and approval of the Education Department, Public Health Department and the advice of specialist scholar of Thai massage field that TMC possess complete essential teaching curriculum content for all required standard in theory, practice, education training, teaching apprentice, teaching aids and facility to support the education, and qualified instructors both in theory and training, accompany with strict discipline and high standard of school operation

TMC offer the curriculum with the highest standard in teaching training. The Chiang Mai Chief of Education Department had issued a certified letter to ensure the authorization of the curriculum and the high standard performance of the school for both curriculums.

The Graduation Award Government Certified Teacher class: The Chiang Mai Chief of Education Department presided and award the diploma and teaching credential to the graduated teachers at the GCT graduation ceremony in April 2004.

Government Certified Teacher students are the most prestigious and honorable learners. To become a Thai massage teacher, one must process complete qualification which includes solid foundation in Thai massage techniques, knowledge in anatomy, pathology, physiology, kinesiology, body movement, contraindications, basic physical examination and evaluation for safe practice, theory in Thai massage and most importantly the education knowledge in teaching.  All these knowledge and more are needed for the teacher to obtain, retain and continue to grow. In teaching, there is also learning.

"Fundamental Principle of Physical Examination for Thai Massage" And "Anatomy & Pathology condition and treatment with Advanced Thai Massage and Physiology Technique." 
By Assistant Professor Dr. Aatit Paungmali from Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University.

This important course is for massage therapist and teacher to understand and be able to perform physical examination to evaluate the condition of the client in term of performing massage safely. Dr. Aatit will go in real action of how you can check the client’s body to find out if it is nerve related condition or muscle tension. The professor also teach the stretching exercise to help the client and for the therapist to teach the client for self-exercise.

GCT teacher training students are trained under the goal to become Thai massage teachers from day one. They start attend levels of Level 1-2-3 but under more discipline training from the teachers. These 3 courses are the foundation of all Thai massage is about. GCT students are taught to learn each class while observing how teacher demonstrate.

Healing Massage Services to Senior and Special Children: Teacher training students attend more formal education training, lecture and workshop in-depth and in boarder understanding than other programs. Students perform Thai massage in advance level for community of senior at the senior center and special children at the center. They apply knowledge they learned for the special people under the teacher’s guidance and supervision.

 "Anatomy and Pathology in Relation to Thai Massage Study on Human Body  at the Cadaver Lab" at Chiang Mai University Medical Center by Dr. Vipavadee Chaisuksunt, Ph.D. Neurology and Assistant Professor Yingpan Anusri from Chiang Mai University Faculty of Medicine.
Professor Yingpan and Dr. Vipavadee will go in-depth with students on how the muscles, tendon, blood vessels, nerve and lymph look underneath our skin!
The professors will explain how the muscle and organs function and show the cautionary areas to Thai massage also the contraindication in relation to the human body. You will have a life time experience and some even get to the pint of understanding the true meaning of life!
Students will receive class preparation from TMC school and a lab manual prior to attend the class at the university. Students will receive the certificate of attendance from Chiang Mai University Medical Center for the class.

Intensive Professional 150 Hour (i5) & Government Certified Teacher (GCT) Program

“Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage”
to evaluate the recipient’s condition and to ensure safety. This class is taught by Asst. Professor Aatit Pongmali, Ph.D. or Arjan Araya Yankai professors from Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University.

The professor will teach how massage therapists can identify and locate the part of the body in relation to Thai massage to provide effective result and avoid damage to the body. Students will learn about kinesiology and  the body movement in Thai massage. This is the must attend class for all massage therapists!

Teaching Education and Teaching Preparation: GCT teacher training students undergo formal and effective foundation to become a teacher by learning: Teaching Education; Teaching Planning; Preparation to Teaching;  Business talk; Teaching Demonstration; Actual teaching with community students:  Method of how to conduct classes in actual setting.

Thai Step-On Massage—The ancient art of healing: GCT will learn modality of Thai Step-On Massage using cane during i5 training. Then further learning to apply with rail to balance the body while using feet to give massage. This is the replica from the temple where TMC teacher trained for the art and received permission from our venerated monk teacher to teach to students. This is the most unique and signature modality of Thai massage since the ancient time that the foreigners are familiar with the quoting from the French Embassador La Lubare “ In Siam, when someone fell ill, the person with massage experience would start to help stretch the body by stepping on the receiver…”

High Risk Stretching Positions for more advanced learning: For the level of training, GCT students are capable to perform more strenuous stretching safely.  The school offer more stretching positions and differentiate them as “High Risk Positions”. The teachers will pay much closed supervision during practice. Some positions are integrated in other classes prior to GCT for massage internship training (MIT).

The teaching training in actual class setting:  The curriculum requires interns to conduct real class according to the course curriculum. The GCT interns will have opportunity to perform two courses teaching training. The teaching may conduct at TMC school setting or at the community center. Real stage community teaching can be one of these samples:

The Young Women Development Center (YDC) at Mae Rim, Chiang Mai. This is the center where girls ages from about 16-20 year old taking vocational 2 year program under YDC administration. The class of approximately 24 girls will get the chance to study Thai massage for career from Foundation of Thai Massage up to professional levels including Thai Foot Reflexology class by GCT teacher training 300 and 600 hour programs and TMC teachers.

Thai massage teacher training program provide the choice and chances to the girls to find and fulfill their dreams. The Public Health Department is working with TMC school being liaison between the graduates and the quality Thai massage business provider. The girls receive free training and complete with workbooks and practice materials.

Teaching Credential

The only way to be a true teacher is the competent knowledge, and the actual experience in quality teaching training, plus the teaching credential authorize by the appropriate authority.

All students graduate from Government Certified Teacher training program at TMC school are the certified teacher authorize to teach Thai massage classes where legal requirement are met.

GCT: Government Certified Teachers represent TMC school to the world and can join with TMC school to offer TMC approved courses to anyone under affiliation program. Their students may continue higher learning at TMC school Thailand.

The authorized courses for GCT 300 Hour Curriculum are:

  • Foundation of Thai Massage (Level 1)
  • Foundation of Thai Massage Applied on Table (Level 1 Plus)
  • Thai Foot Reflexology
  • Thai Table Massage
  • Thai Chair Massage

Note: To provide education in Thailand, the operator must follow the Thai's law in establishing his/her own school. The school must provide its diplomas to their students. The TMC affiliation program does not cover GCT teachers teaching Thai massage in Thailand. Please write to TMC should you have plan to take GCT program in order to provide teaching in Thailand.

GCT 300 Hour Curriculum Content

Should see detailed content on Level 1-2 and 3 click here 

Content of the program containing the following subjects but may not occur in this order.
(Note : 1 day = 6 in-class hours)
5 Days: Foundation of Thai Massage: Level I
5 Days: Thai Massage Enhancement: Level II
5 Days: Therapeutic Thai Massage: Level III
11 ½  Days: Thai Massage practice internships includes:

  • 1 day Thai Massage for senior persons at the senior center.
  • 1 day Thai massage for special children at the children center.
  • 8 ½ days Application and integration skill learned with new techniques, massage student guests, additional variation techniques; healing massage; massage for in-house guest and massage planning.
  • 1 day: practical examination exchange massage with student/review with teacher

1/2 Day: Lecture on Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage
1/2 Day: Lecture on Applied Anatomy and Pathology in relation to Thai Massage
1/2 Day: Lecture on Applied Anatomy Fundamental Physical Examination for Thai Massage
1/2 Day: Anatomy Cadaver Lab at Chiang Mai Medical University
1/2 Day: Combined lectures and workshops in-class on contraindications and anatomy
1/2 Day: Lecture on Theory of Thai Massage, preparation of a good Thai massage,
and Professional Ethics.
1 Day:  Thai Traditional Medicine local wisdom massage modality of Yam Khang and
Tok Sen at TMC.
1 Day: Teaching education: Planning and problem solving
3 Days: Thai Foot Massage
1 Day: Thai Foot Massage teaching training education
2 Days: Thai Foot Massage teaching internship to community group
1 Day: Stretching for healing and therapeutic situations integrated in Thai massage
1 ½ Days: Thai Step-On Massage (Applied foot press in Thai massage)
2 Days: Foundation of Thai Massage (Level I) teaching education
5 Days: Foundation of Thai Massage (Level I) teaching internship to community group
1/2 Day: Written examination and review massage with teacher
2 Days: Foundation of Thai Massage Applied on Table: Level I Plus Teaching Training
1 Day: Thai Chair Massage Teaching Training
1/2 Day: Overview on Teaching career and Massage Business

TOTAL 50 DAYS OR 300 HOURS IN-CLASS CURRICULUM

Note: Some activity may change subject to the available contact but all the hours will
be fulfill.

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Students may enroll for GCT 300 and 600 Phase I and II consecutively with one week break.

Students may also complete GCT 300 and return to continue with GCT 600
Phase II any time in the future when course available. Please contact TMC for Visa information.

Memory of Your Time at TMC School
TMC is aware that you may wish to share the moment of your study and activity while learning at TMC and during field training with people in the community. The school will take photos for you in some moments during your various activities except graduation and will put them in a CD and give to you during your   graduation.
Students are not allowed to bring any form of camera in the classroom or during field training. This is to avoid distraction of your learning and others also to protect other’s right that we do not have and unable to control from each student camera. So, leave the taking photos to us and BRING CAMERA DURING YOUR GRADUATION!
It’s a celebration time…

 

GCT Post Graduate Review

Graduates of Government Certified Thai Massage Professional and Teacher Training (GCT)
300 Hour and 600 Hour Program:

TMC offer the Post Graduate Review  to support the continuing education for our GCT graduates whom we are proud to address as “Thai Massage Teachers Representative of TMC Thailand” — GCT Teachers. Following the GCT program or at the future date, the graduated teachers are able to attend the Post Graduate Review at TMC school for a period of 1 week without additional charge.

Objective of the program: The GCT teacher will be able to gain from the program as follow:

  • To review the class of Level 1 or 2 or 3 to strengthen the knowledge.
  • To update the techniques and information as TMC constantly improve the curriculum.
  • To experience and observe the teaching of the teacher while in classroom training.
  • To improve performance under guidance of the teacher.
  • To receive credit of the class attended.  (Some may be able to use as continuing education – check with your association on this if you plan to use it.)

Terms of the arrangement of the class review attendance:

  • The post graduation review class is offer as the courtesy to GCT teachers to strengthen the knowledge and to update information and there is no tuition fee charged.
  • GCT 600 earns 2 weeks review period and can be taken 1 week at a time.
  • This offer is good one time only—meaning only 1 week – or 2 weeks for GCT 600 no tuition fee charged. If the GCT teacher wishes to attend more than 1 week offer at anytime the fee will be discounted 50% from the full rate of the course and can request for available class.
  • The class offer with complementary transportation, practice clothes, and tea. The text book and manual will not be given but can offer as a loan during training. The school suggest the attendee to purchase the updated manual – if do not have one – for current teaching tool for your own students.
  • GCT teacher may apply for the class right after the graduation or in the future date.
  • All attendance must request in advance and receive acceptance from the school.
  • Class schedule is subject to the availability and upon the school arrangement.

The class will be joining an on – going classes of Level 1, 2, or 3. In some occasions, there are lecture class going on and space available, the GCT teacher may request to attend with no charge—except Cadaver Lab there will be fee.

  • The GCT teacher may specify the preference of the level wish to attend the school will attempt to assign to the preferred class. However the class assignment are to be in this manner:
  • The school will assign GCT teacher to the class requested if space available.
  • Space available means the on-going classroom is within the maximum limit.

The school will not be able to open another class to accommodate for this arrangement.

  •  The school will assign attendee to the next available class may be not the first choice requested i.e. requested for Level 1, but assigned to Level 2 or 3.
  • The school cannot promise wish Level to attend until the first day of class.
  • If the GCT teacher does not wish to attend the class assigned beside what requested, he/she may cancel this request and return to the future date.
  • Once start the class, this offer is fulfilled though the attendee did not complete the class.

This is the pilot offer program and we hope to be value learning experience to our graduates. However, TMC reserve the right to cancel the review offer any time in the future without advance notice, except with prior accepted graduates, the school will continue as promised.

GCT graduated teachers are the gems of the school and of the world. We are proud of these teachers with the love of Thai massage to heal and to spread the knowledge for others. We offer this review without financial gain to be a part of sharing to the world of Thai massage with all the teachers. We hope that this program will go on and benefit all involve.

TMC cannot be held accountable for any damage or expenses should the class assigned is canceled due to reasons beyond TMC control. However, TMC will attempt to notify the graduate at the earliest possible or attempt to arrange for suitable learning substitute when possible.

 

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The first time I came to TMC, I completed the i5 course, I loved the school and learned a lot, seven years later, I returned to learn more. I was not disappointed. TMC is very organized and structured. They care about their students and desire to give them the best education & experience in Thailand they can provide. They bring in guest speakers from the university & hospital in the area to help us understand the body better. They also take us on fieldtrips to help give us understanding of the body & herbs used in Thai medicine. And they give us the opportunity to give back to the community that has taught us so much by massaging the elderly & disabled children and teaching at a correctional facility. This school, in my opinion is the best in Chiang Mai & one of the best massage schools I have ever attended. Thank you TMC!"
Jennifer Feldmeyes
10 October 2013

GCT: Teacher Training 600 Hour Phase II Curriculum

Duration: 300 hours+  Phase II continue from GCT 300 hours Phase I (50 days) Mon – Fri 09.00-16.00
Course Date: Open Monday: See Schedule below
Prerequisite:     GCT 300 Phase I
Offer with No Extra Charge:
  • Receive text book for Level 1 "Ancient Thai Massage Healing with Prana: Fourth Edition" value 890 Baht.
  • An Earth Bag hand painted by special children.
  • Level 2 workbook with systematic sequences of 160 positions learned from Level 1; additional 19 lessons manual; 12 variation techniques manual; complete 17 postures of Yogi Stretching Exercise.
  • Level 3 detailed workbook 191 pages of 22 healing lessons proven to be effective by the Thai Massage Revival Project including full detail in the making of Herbal Ball and the application to Thai massage healing, additional variation technique manual. TOK SEN Therapeutic Nuad Thai to enhance healing in combination of all 3 levels.
  • Three herbal balls -1 fresh- 2 dried.
  • Tok Sen tool-hardwood hammer and stick.
  • Applied Tok Sen Therapeutic Nuad Thai for teaching training
  • Foundation of Thai Massage Applied on Table (Level 1 Plus) Teaching Training and Thai Facial Massage
  • Receive handouts and review and update knowledge from lecture and workshop by the following professor and lecturers:
  • Lecture and workshop on "Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage" by TMC Teaching Team. To understand anatomy and physiology and conditions in relation to Nuad Thai and able to apply basic screening to evaluate receiver's condition for massage planning and safety Nuad Thai.
  • Handouts on each lecture and workshop:
  • Lecture and workshop on "Fundamental Principle of Physical Examination for Thai Massage" (GCT 300 #1) by TMC Teaching Team. This subject will enhance knowledge and awareness to the therapists in physical examination necessity to make effective massage planning and successful therapeutic massage for the receiver.
  • Lecture and workshop "Anatomy & Pathology Conditions and Treatment with Advanced Thai Massage and Physiology Technique" ZGCT 300 #2) by Assistant Professor Dr.Aatit Puangmali _Vice Dean from Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. This subject will provide therapists with knowledge of anatomy and pathology of the conditions in relation to Nuad Thai. How to evaluate and plan for effective treatment and how to improve wellness for the clients.
  • Lecture and workshop on "Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain: Pain Relief and Management" (GCT 300 #3) By Assistant Professor Dr. Aatit Puangmali – Vice Dean from Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. This highly in demand subject with crucial knowledge in the massage field. This important class will take the therapist to the more in depth of the pain management and able to help the clients with combination techniques and tools in Nuad Thai.
  • Lecture and workshop on "Integrated Manual Therapy for Thai massage: Assessments and Treatments Including Tension Headache & Stroke Patients" (GCT 600) By Assistant Professor Dr. Aatit Puangmali – Vice Dean from Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. This highly specialized class will enable the therapist to be able to assess and plan treatment for stroke or stroke related person and apply therapeutic Nuad Thai effective.
  • "Discussion of massage career and Teaching Business in Thai Massage" by TMC Teaching Team. Sharing knowledge and real life experience in the field and discussion in future planning in the class.  Explain TMC full support in teaching career.
  • Teaching training Nuad Thai for Level 2 and 3 and other short courses by TMC teaching team.
  • Herbal tea, practice clothes, transportation in pickup zone.
  • Digital file Memory of Your Time at TMC.
Translated Workbook: Some levels are in some languages such as Russian, German, Vietnamese, Romanian, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, French, and Japanese.
Available at the production cost for student in class who need the language.

Please write for update details.

Course Fee:     

109,000 Baht (87,200 Baht with 10+10% discount)
Receive 20% discount when apply for all 10 weeks at the same time. Discount is given at the school on the first day.

Take 10 weeks: Check course date below.

The GCT 600 hour teacher training curriculum is the most comprehensive and intensive which require strict discipline and determination to reach the goal. The graduate teacher from this one of the kind curriculum is authorized to conduct classes the same with 7 short courses available at TMC school.

In normal learning environment and set up, to be able to teach total of 7 courses—especially the Therapeutic Thai Massage (Level 3) is the most difficult course to conduct—
would require five years of learning and practicing. The possibility to complete the curriculum in 600 hours – 20 weeks is from the well creation curriculum and the strict discipline TMC apply on itself in following the syllabus. This is the “mother” of all courses there is in Thai massage and TMC school is the only Thai massage school to receive the  approved curriculum.

TMC offer the curriculum with the highest standard in teaching training. The Chiang Mai Chief of Education Department had issued a certified letter to ensure the authorization of the curriculum and the high standard performance of the school for both curriculums.

Now Thai Massage Teacher Training GCT 600 Hour Program from Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai has the opportunity to offer hope, choice and chance to the disadvantage girls up to 24 persons each year toward becoming Thai massage therapist when they complete their high school at the Youth Women Development Center (YDC), Mae Rim, Chiang Mai.

Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai and Thai Massage School of Thailand in cooperation with the YDC to integrate Thai massage profession in their vocation syllabus for the last school years of the girls. Thai massage curriculum at YDC is an on-going program and will enable the teens to complete the curriculum as required by the Ministry of Education and the Public Health Department for the teens to earn their credits and also qualified to work as Thai massage therapists at the Public Health approved providers. This is the pilot year and we both commit for the long term cooperation.

The GCT teachers of 600 Hour can make their students dream come true at Juvenile Detention Facility for teenage boys and girls in Chiang Mai. They can teach all 3 levels of Thai massage from TMC curriculum. This course is the life changing permit for the boys and girls. Once they complete the 90 hour course after their release they can make Thai massage their new career! They would never have this opportunity if the GCT teachers do not offer them this course. TMC is the only school offer and support the massage education to the students there.

The concentration of this GCT Phase II is toward teaching education since there are 2 most important courses to teach—Level 2 and Level 3. TMC teachers work closely to the GCT teachers at all time. The school director and GCT teacher meet several occasions and discuss teaching planning and any related matter. In fact the whole school put their support for the GCT teachers of 600 hour. That is why we only offer this curriculum in the low season period and only one annually.

This curriculum is the highest reward for both the apprentice and the school. We are proud to be able to turn out noble teachers to spread the teaching of the ancient art from our great teachers to the world.

Teaching Credential

GCT teachers (600)  represent TMC school to the world and can join with TMC school to offer TMC courses to anyone under affiliation program. Their students may continue higher learning at TMC school Thailand.
The authorized courses are:
Foundation of Thai Massage (Level 1)
Foundation of Thai Massage Applied on Table (Level 1 Plus)
Thai Massage Enhancement (Level 2)
Therapeutic Thai Massage (Level 3)
Thai Foot Reflexology
Thai Table Massage
Thai Chair Massage
Yogi Stretching Exercise
The Making of Herbal Ball

GCT 600 Hour Phase II Curriculum Content

Should see detailed content on GCT 300 Phase I above:

Content of the program containing the following subjects but may not occur in this order.
(Note : 1 day = 6 in-class hours)

600 hr program may be taken into 2 parts, 150 hrs each part.
PART ONE:

Total of 25 in-class learning days: 150 hours – 6 hours per day
4 days of teacher training demonstrations: Level I
1 day of Perfection Level II
1 day overview for practical examination for Level II
1 day of practical examination on Level I and II per case provided
1 days of Manage Teaching: Level II
2 days of teacher training demonstrations: Level II
1/2 day of Overview all levels techniques on variation and rail Thai massage
2 days of Internship therapeutic Thai massage (combination of all levels) per case provided
2 days of Foundation of Thai Massage Applied on Table: Level 1 Plus Teaching Training
1/2 day of lecture on Integrated Manual Therapy for Thai massage: Assessments and Treatments Including Tension Headache & Stroke Patients (GCT 600) by Dr. Aatit
1/2 day of application and Integration skill learned with new techniques for Stroke Patients
1/2 day of lecture on Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage(With I5)
2 days of teaching preparation for Level II
1 day of therapeutic massage for senior persons at a senior center
5 days of teaching training Level II to community students or in-house set up
1 day of Overview all levels techniques on variation, Step On and Rail Thai Massage
1/2 day of Business meeting career enhancement
Written examination will be in the format of analysis teaching techniques to submit.
NOTE: GCT students complete PART ONE is entitled to teach Level I and II.

PART TWO: 
Total of 25 in-class learning days: 150 hours (6 hours per day)
4 days of review to perfect Level III
1 day of overview for practical examination for Level III
1 day of Review to  Perfect Level III Herbal ball making
1 day of practical examination on Level 1, 2 and 3 per case provided
4 days teacher training demonstrations: Level III
1 day of Apply Thai massage to Infant and pregnancy massage
1 days of Manage Teaching: Level III
1 day of Internship therapeutic Thai massage (combination of all levels) per case provided
1 day of Teaching Training how to manage Mini APT class
1 day of therapeutic massage service to senior persons at the center.
1/2 day of Overview all levels techniques on variation and blockage techniques
2 days of teaching preparation for Level III
5 days of teaching training Level III to community students or in-house set up
1 day of applied Tok Sen, Step On, and Herbal Ball for Thai Massage Healing
1/2 day of Written Examination

REMARK ON PART ONE AND PART TWO:
GCT teachers who have completed PART ONE must return to continue PART TWO with in 2 years in order to earn the Program Diploma and Teaching Credential according to the curriculum requirement. The GCT teachers may apply to continue PART TWO only within the available schedule set by the school. PART TWO will be week 6 of the GCT 600 Hour Program.

NOTE: Returned students from GCT 300 who have not attended Thai Chair Massage, will have the special class offered during the weekend with no extra charge to fulfill the teaching credential requirement to teach the class.

Characteristic of the teaching:

  • Classes in hands-on during internship include discussion with teacher for correction, feedback and improvement support during and at the end of each session.
  • Program of classes may change to facilitate the students’ learning and school’s feasibility.
  • Student is provided with an Anatomy and Physiology book (on loan) for self study. There are more information in books and charts at the library.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 
Teaching training for Level II and III will follow the format under two categories:

Category A: Teaching Training In- House

  1. Interns are trained in each level until being able to perform all positions correctly and be able to retain the memory of all positions.
  2. Interns will be trained to teach on each level by demonstrations within the group.
  3. Interns will be graded on performance during demonstration examinations within the group.

Category B: Teaching Training to Community
Should the school be able to arrange for appropriate community group for Level II and Level III
or only Level II.  The format will be the same as Level I teaching.

  1. Interns are trained in each level until being able to perform all positions correctly and be able to retain the memory of all positions.
  2. Interns will be trained to teach on each level by demonstrations to the community class.
  3. Interns will be graded on performance during demonstration and class performance.

REMARK: 
Program content may change to suite the students’ learning and the school circumstances.  Students will be notified as soon as possible.

OUTLINE OF GCT 600 Hour PROGRAM

  1. TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM:
    Student must achieve the followings:

(1) Written Examination:
Written examination will be in the format of assigned homework to submit.

Subject:
Supervision technique.  Lesson planing and hadling class.
Passing score is 70%

(2) Practical Examination: Per each part.
Perform combination 2 hours of Thai Massage in all levels to meet the assigned conditions and need.
Passing score is 80%

(3) Teaching internship
PART ONE performance for Thai Massage Massage Enhancement (Level II) teaching training.
Passing score is 70%.
PART TWO performance for Therapeutic Thai Massage Massage (Level III) teaching training.
Passing score is 70%.

(4) Attendance and Absence Policy
Student of GCT program requires class attendance at least 90% in order to complete the program. Student must sign for the absence notice form upon return to class.  In the event of advance absence request, student must notify the office as soon as possible for approval.  For absence more than 10% of over all course,  student must apply for approval to attend make up classes and pay make up fee. This is regardless of whatever the cause of the absence is. The make up class will be subject to the school arrangement.

(5) Emergency Leave
Should student require emergency leave of the country prior to completion of the program, student may request for approval from the school to arrange for return schedule to join future GCT group within two years. The school will assign student to appropriate week of the future group to complete the program. Student may have to take extra week(s) to review lesson(s) In order to be able to follow the new class preformanace at no extra charge.

(6) Withdrawal from the Program
with a refund: Student wishes to return to complete the program, with approval from the schoool, must take the entire part and pay the full fee for that part.

REMARK:
Failure to meet any passing scores will result to incompletion of the GCT 600 Hour program on each Part if student apply for each Part only.  Student may take make up class (except teaching training) with approval, to achieve passing score.  Make up policy and fee applies.

NOTE: 600 hr program can be divided in 2 parts, part I is 5 weeks and part II is 5 weeks.  Each part require 90% attendance.

  1. Grading and transcript of record:
    The transcript will contain subjects and classes, hour attended and score.  Classes
    without examination will receive CR =Credit for attendance and participation in class;
    NC =No Credit for nonattendance. Grade point average score will have total combination of 100 % from  all categories from GCT 300 Hour Program Phase I.
  2. Incomplete Program:
    Should student fail to complete the GCT 600 Hour Program Phase II, student will not earn diploma and teaching credential pertaining to Phase II. However, student is still honored from the completion of GCT 300 Hour Program.NOTE: In the event student completed GCT 600 Hour Program PART ONE but fail during the study of PART TWO, student is still honored from the completetion of GCT 300 Hour Program and with the authorization from the certificate of PART ONE completetion for 2 years after the completetion of PART ONE.Student should return to complete PART TWO and earn honor of the GCT 600 Hour Program Diploma and Teaching Credential with in the time line. Should there is special circumstances due to time, student may write to the school and request for extension which subject to approval from the school director.
  3. Teaching Credential:
    Teaching credential authorize the graduates to teach TMC school curriculum of Foundation of Thai Massage (Level I), Thai Massage Enhancement (Level II), Therapeutic Thai Massage (Level III), Thai Foot Massage, Thai Table Massage, Thai Chair Massage,The Making of Herbal Ball and Yogi Stretching Exercise.  The credential will be granted to the graduate teacher in addition to the diploma of GCT 600 Hour Program.  In the event that the student is unable to attend the teaching training internship on any level, but fulfill all other graduation requirement, student may graduate with the diploma of the Professional Thai Massage 600 Hour Program,  without the teaching credential on both Level 2 and Level 3.
    Please note:There will be no make up time for teaching training performance, but student may return to complete the training with the future class when available with approval from 
    the school and pay make up fee.
  4. Diploma Granting:
    Diploma and teaching credential will be granted to the student completed the program on the graduation day.6. Transcript and CD Photo:
    Transcript will be prepared and completed within 2 weeks after graduation. The school will scan and send PDF file to each student for record.  However, the PDF is not official.  The official transcript will be mailed by registered air mail.  Mailing fee is 300 Baht.If the student does not pay for mailing, the transcript will be kept on file at the school.
    If student will request transcript in the future, mailing fee can be at higher rate. Student can pick up  transcript at the school with noo mailing fee.
    CD Photos is prepared throughout the program for student’s memory. The CD will be given to student at the graduation time with the diploma. There will be no graduation photos included in the CD. Student should bring own camera that day or ask a friend to take the photos. The school will not email graduation photos to anyone.
  5. 7GCT and Accreditation Process to the World Community:
    GCT program is the program for students to become professional practitioner and teacher in Thai massage.  TMC is an accredited school and GCT Program is officially approved curriculum by the Thai Ministry of Education.  The Thai government only accredited schools in Thailand. Other countries have their own law and regulation according to school accreditation and licensing to a person to become a massage therapist and/or to teach massage in a particular country. Therefore, the student must inquire about the acceptance and licensing to practice massage or to teach from their own local government agency.  This is the general understanding apply to all type of profession.  Please be aware and seek correct information before embark on the massage professional learning.

In addition to NCBTMB, Massage & Myotherapy Australia, NPHC etc., TMC is the Continuing Education Provider, this accreditation is  applied to the GCT graduates only, and is not extended to students who take course with their students. The graduates may apply with such organization to become the providers themselves.

Reminder…
Weekly schedule and class plan may change to suite the students learning and the school circumstances, students will be notified as soon as information is available.  The GCT Phase II program is subject to very flexible schedule for best situation of both sides.  Please be understanding.  We will try our best for your learning benefit.

Please keep in mind that each one of us is unique and hold different background.  Some students may be learning at faster or slower pace than the other.  The teachers will encourage each student to follow the program guideline at similar pace with the class and may provide appropriated support to facilitate learning within the program guideline and schedule to help the student achieve the objective of the program.
Please observe  Thai culture to be courteous and respect to teachers as they also show respect to student.

Compassion and consideration are the keys in learning Thai Massage
and apply to all teachers and learners.

Note: Some activity may change subject to the available contact but all the hours will be fulfill.

Thai Massage Teacher training GCT 600 Hour Program implement the advanced knowledge to the GCT Thai massage teacher with additional learning in physical assessment and physical therapy applied to Thai massage to increase recovery time for chronic illness patients such as stroke or partial paralysis patients.

Lecture and workshop by Chiang Mai University professor for Thai Massage Teacher training GCT 600 Hour Program with subject of "Integrated Manual Therapy for Thai massage: Assessments and Treatments including Stroke Patient"

Government Certified Teacher 600 hour program students expand their knowledge in Thai massage to therapeutic healing for people of common conditions. They receive more training in massage practice and perform community services with more complicated conditions seniors at the senior home and to disabled children.

The knowledge and experience they add on will enhance their profession both as therapists and Thai massage teachers.

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I finally made it back to TMC after 6 years and I'm happy that I got the time and opportunity to do the full GCT600. It was an awesome time at school, learned a lot and I'm ready to spread my willing and start teaching, knowing that the TMC team has my back. Thank you TMC."
Regi Rompies
Netherlands
GCT 600: 9 October 2015