Learn Thai massage in Florida Thai Massage School, Thai Massage
Florida State Board of Massage Therapy, ( FSBMT) Certified Program and Program CE Provider #: 50-15942, (2009 to present)
NCBTMB Approved Provider for Massage Therapy Continuing Education
WHAT IS THAI MASSAGE
We offer Traditional Thai Massage/ Thai yoga certifications and Thai Yoga and Thai massage continuing education (CEUs)classes /credits, often blended and called Thai yoga massage in Florida and other states. This combination of skills has become the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification program at the Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida. Our education is geared toward teaching students the proper skills for a long career in healing therapies as well as helping seasoned practitioners by offering both traditional and bio-mechanically correct ways to
do their work.
SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is sophisticated, elegant and at the same time intensive practice,
however the rewards are dramatic and enormous.
Most healing practitioners and massage professionals find this way of working based on a well developed and actually ancient practice to be as healthy for themselves as for their clients.
Student themselves find positive and beneficial changes happening to their own bodies during and after course completion!
It is not unusual for students enrolled to SomaVeda® style traditional thai yoga massage courses to experience increases in range of motion, breakthroughs dealing with emotional issues and weight loss!
The training’s are intense and focused on our primary outcomes which are to prepare you to be able to start or add a productive, profitable practice the next day after you graduate! Unlike other programs which seem to follow the “Tourist” or non-professional model… SomaVeda® Thai Yoga programs are professional and competency based. We take the time necessary to give you the practitioner the concrete foundations necessary to be successful and safe.
If your already a healthcare professional or Massage Therapist for example… you will be amazed at the refinements and grace this work will bring to your practice. Additionally, it will likely reduce any occupational and or repetitive stress type of occupational disorders you may already be experiencing. SomaVeda® system is the modern iteration of several well established original, genuine named Thai Medical Institutions and our school is directed by Dr. Anthony B. James. Dr. James holds more than five doctorates and is an award winning Aachan, Master Thai Medicine Teacher and Professor of Thai Traditional Medicine and Yoga Therapy. One of the several textbooks introduced in the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification program “Ayurveda of Thailand” was voted best Ayurveda textbook of 2017 and received the Veda Vasya Award!
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage and healing arts are classified as “Religious Therapeutics“, a form of Chirothesia Healing and indigenous traditional medicine.
Dress ready to move! Loose fitting comfortable clothing seems best. Many students opt to wear clothes suitable for either a Yoga class or similar.
What else do I need to bring?
Aside from your self of course, bring a notebook and pen. We provide all necessary workbooks, textbooks and materials for you in class.
SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certification programs are unique and offer more opportunities for professional education and growth than any other similar program. The first thing to keep in mind is that we were first! Our program has been teaching and certifying Thai Yoga massage and Traditional Thai Massage professionals full time since 1984. Most Thai Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage and or Thai Massage programs currently in the US were started and or operated by graduates of our original programs! As stated above we offer more than the short TOURIST style (backrubs at the beach) type of training and certification pathway. We offer five different levels of certification and five different College degrees from Associate to Doctorate and Ph.D. based on Thai Yoga Massage as a core modality. No one else offers this.
Thai Yoga Massage: Certification programs:
- SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program (Basic)
- SomaVeda® Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant (Intermediate)
- SomaVeda® Ayurveda Health Counselor (Advanced)
- SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda Therapist (Advanced)
- SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification Program
SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Degree programs:
The college degrees incorporate Thai Yoga Massage and Ayurveda as core curriculum:
- Associates of Sacred Arts Degree- Major: Traditional Natural Health
- The Bachelor of Sacred Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine
- The Bachelor of Applied Sacred Science (BASSc) Degree in Massage Therapy
- The Bachelor Applied Sacred Science Degree Yoga Therapy
- Doctor of Sacred Natural Medicine Ayurveda (DSNM) and /or Doctor of Sacred Traditional Naturopathic Medicine (ND(S)) Diploma Program
- Doctor of Philosophy Sacred Ayurveda Medicine (Ph.D. Ayurveda) Diploma Program
Where is The Thai Yoga Center?
We are located in the beautiful central Sun Coast of florida. Brooksville is centrally located near Springhill, Tampa, Orlando and Ocala.
Classes are held on our beautiful dedicated 5 acre Native Sanctuary and botanical garden. We provide all of our programs in a beautiful, natural environment.
Our happy staff can also provide local listing for reasonably priced hotels within 2 miles of our training facility.
When do Brooksville/ Tampa/ Orlando Thai Massage Training’s happen?
To make it convenient, we host new student start dates five times in 2018 and six times a year starting in 2019.
Our usual calendar offerings are : January, March, June, September and November: Class Calendar
Each of our weekend courses are at least 20 hours of CEU (17
NCBTMB hours), so any of our courses will help a Florida licensed
massage therapist fulfill the “Live” course requirement for
Please follow link to Florida Dept of Health – Board of Massage
Therapy for exact requirements... From their website:
Prior to renewal on August 31, 2009,
every massage therapist will be required to complete:
- One (1) hour of continuing education for each month or
partial month that has elapsed since the issuance of the license
for which renewal is sought, up to a maximum of 24 hours for the
- At least twelve (12) of the hours must be relevant to
and focus on massage therapy techniques, which may include the
history of massage, human anatomy & physiology, kinesiology
and/or pathology. These hours must be completed
via live classroom instruction (including hands-on instruction
or demonstration). 6 of the live hours may be
completed via performance of Pro Bono services pursuant to
- Two (2) hours must
cover instruction in professional ethics. Note – If you are a
new licensee and this is your first renewal, you are not
required to complete this course for renewal.
- Two (2) hours must
cover instruction in the prevention of medical errors.
- Two (2) hours must
cover instruction in Florida Laws and Rules (Chapter 480 and
456, Florida Statutes and Rule Chapter 64B7, F.A.C.). Note – If
you are a new licensee and this is your first renewal, you are
not required to complete this course for renewal.
- In addition to the hours required above, a course in
HIV/AIDS is also required for renewal.
- All courses must be
obtained through a Board of Massage Therapy Approved Provider.
Who is the Staff at The Thai Yoga Center?
Our staff is amazing! Most senior teachers here hold one or more doctorates!
Primary Thai Yoga Center Staff and Faculty:
- Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James
- Dr. Julie James
- Dr. Arianna Coe
Adjunct Staff: Have graduated from the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification program and have been taught personally by Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James. Every adjunct teacher on staff has between one and fifteen years in-class thai yoga teaching experience. We specialize in small class and high teacher ratio’s.
How Thai Massage works
We use both traditional and modern teaching methods.
The most strict traditional Asana (Therapeutic Postures) and Vinyasa (Therapeutic Sequences) are taught. We have a happy balance of didactic, lecture, demonstration and practice to bring you to the award winning competencies and skill levels our graduates are known for.
Dr. Anthony B. James was the first western Thai Yoga Massage teacher to incorporate the concept of FLOW as a practice methodology into his certification programs both in Thailand and US in the 80’s. Of course many try to copy our “flow” concept but after 35 years of practice and refinement we know how to do it properly!
SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy is more than technique!
Every SomaVeda® certification program offers extensive education in Nutrition, BET/ EFT Tapping for Emotional Issues, Specific treatment protocols for major diseases such as Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes among others. We have treatment protocols available for over 100 top health and medical conditions.
Medically Supervised and Directed Thai Yoga Course Instruction.
When we say CLINICAL we mean clinical! All courses are personally medically supervised by Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James. This both for your saftey but also to make sure the bio-mechanics of what your practicing are exact, safe and healing both for you and for your clients.
Unique features of the SomaVeda® program:
- Students may study at their own pace, and only need commit
on a course by course basis as their schedule and finances
- A small deposit can hold the student’s place in class – if requested we have several convenient courtesy payment choices to choose from.
- We have one of the most respected Thai massage programs
anywhere. We have been teaching since 1984 and have taught over
20,000 practitioners. Check our our graduates and student testimonials!
- We currently have over 4,500 hours of Thai massage-specific
coursework available. No matter what your experience is we have something to offer both baby beginners and experts alike.
- Our courses are supported by Dr. Anthony B. James Award winning DVD Series, providing the student a detailed study aid
before and after class. Additionally we offer over 100 education video’s on YouTube. Dr. James is a Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (UTTS) Lifetime Doctor and Professor of Thai Traditional Medicine and Awardee of the UTTS Ganesha Award 2009 for Excellence as well as a Friend of Thailand Award 2002, recipient in category Traditional Thai Medicine. In 2006, Dr. James was granted Aachan/ professor and Master Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Yoga/ Thai Massage Teacher status through the Anantasuk system (Hua Hin Thailand), recognized by the Wat Po Association.
- We place strong emphasis on developing excellent skills and
body mechanics early in the student’s education. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified practitioners are consider the highest trained and qualified in the industry. They are highly sought after.
- Our program emphasizes professional development both personally and as a practice. We include extensive education in ethical, legal and marketing/ practice building in every class.
- SomaVeda® originated the idea of “Hands Free” Thai Yoga in 1984. Every certification program include this and all variations on Massage Table and Portable Massage Chair to give you variety and portability in your work.
- Continue your education and practice development with over 4500 hrs. of course work available!
- An unparalleled list of formal and traditional recognition’s. See the list!
- Our program can offer you a comprehensive legal authority and basis to practice your full scope of practice legally in ALL 50 states! No other Thai Yoga program can make this claim.
We have hundreds of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Massage Video’s!
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(Current scholarship and or reduced tuition offers Now remaining for March, June 2018 only. For start dates after June 2018, please see Late 2018 Scholarship Program Page or call office for details)
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