Thai Bodywork Course Catalog

Thai Bodywork’s classes are structured as individual workshops. Students can take the individual workshops at their own pace. We offer two levels of certification, TBP and CTBP, which combine coursework with other requirements. Our Certified Thai Bodywork Practitioner (TBP) certification is recognized by ABMP and the State of Illinois as an approved Asian Bodywork program. We offer students various financial arrangements to make their training financially affordable. Chuck Duff’s Coaching The Body approach is a totally unique merger of traditional Thai massage techniques with trigger point therapy. Most traditional bodywork education involves mimicry of techniques without knowledge of muscular effects. We are experts at the functional effects of movement on muscles, and our students get a deep grounding in what is happening as well as why. We get a lot of students from cities other than Chicago at our school since our offerings are so unique. Online training is also becoming an increasingly important part of our curriculum. Our online training courses allow our students to review material at their own leisure and practice along with a video reference. TBP and CTBP, which combine coursework with other requirements. Please use the following button to contact our admissions staff and get your questions answered about the Thai Bodywork certification programs. CONTACT ADMISSIONS  

COURSES REQUIRED FOR TBP CERTIFICATION

To enroll, click on COURSE DETAILS and then find a suitable date in the list below the description.


Level+1

Level 1: Thai Bodywork Fundamentals

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

An in-depth certification training that covers the essentials of clinically oriented Thai Bodywork for practitioners and those new to the field. Upon successful completion, you will receive a 20-hour certificate (NCBTMB approved for continuing education). Potential students may arrange to observ...
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AP1

Functional Anatomy for Thai Massage and Yoga

 HOURS: 24
CE HOURS: 21
TUITION: $690
Prerequisites: Functional Anatomy Online Course
COURSE DETAILS

This popular in-person and online course teaches anatomy and physiology in a way that is interesting, practical and relevant to the practice of Thai massage and yoga. Instead of the usual dry, memorization-oriented A&P, this class strives to be as interactive and hands-on as possible to inc...
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HandsFreeL1

HandsFree Thai Massage - Level 1

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

This weekend course provides an introduction to the powerful HandsFree techniques of Chuck Duff's Coaching The Body method. Work from a place of meditative ease using leverage and body weight, a practice that cultivates maximum sensitivity to your client's body cues and avoids injury from overus...
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CTBFundamentals1Day

Clinical Thai Bodywork Fundamentals

 HOURS: 4
CE HOURS: 4
TUITION: $149
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

CTB Fundamentals is a required online course in our TBP certification program. The course covers the principles of trigger points and pain referral, use of adjunct techniques such as heat, cold distraction, and post-isometric relaxation, assessment, perpetuating factors and how to employ referen...
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TherapeuticLower

Therapeutic Thai Bodywork for the Lower Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: Level 1, CTB Fundamentals Online and Functional Anatomy
COURSE DETAILS

This course establishes the core principles of working therapeutically in the Clinical Thai Bodywork method. We establish the foundation sequence for working with lower body issues with a treatment protocol that structures the optimal order of events for the muscles in this area. This protocol f...
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TherapeuticUpper

Therapeutic Thai Bodywork for the Upper Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: Therapeutic Thai Bodywork for the Lower Body, Level 1, CTB Fundamentals Online and Functional Anatomy.
COURSE DETAILS

This course establishes the core therapeutic sequence for treating upper body symptoms using the Clinical Thai Bodywork method. This sequence in turn forms the basis for the CTB body area protocols dealing with the upper body.

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RepLower

Repertoire for the Lower Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: Level 1.
COURSE DETAILS

This class builds the student's repertoire of techniques from traditional Thai massage and other bodywork modalities. We teach the traditional techniques as a means to achieving specific therapeutic effects, with a depth of information about neuromuscular effects for each technique that is unmat...
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RepUpper

Repertoire for the Upper Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: Level 1
COURSE DETAILS

This class builds the student's repertoire of techniques from traditional Thai massage and other bodywork modalities. We teach the traditional techniques as a means to achieving specific therapeutic effects, with a depth of information about neuromuscular effects for each technique that is unmat...
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Tools

Thai Herbal Compress and Other Therapeutic Tools

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: Level 1.
COURSE DETAILS

This 20-hour course covers detailed usage and therapeutic applications of the Thai herbal compress, point stimulator, infrared heat and other important adjunct modalities for trigger point therapy and CTB. We cover a wide range of techniques and describe muscular effects of each position.

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TBPIntegration

Integrating the Practice of Therapeutic Thai Bodywork

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: All other TBP courses unless otherwise negotiated.
COURSE DETAILS

We cover the various aspects required to integrate your Thai bodywork knowledge into a successful practice. Topics include treatment design, refinement of techniques, assessment, palpation, client interaction, body mechanics and self-care, and more.

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CTB AND OTHER COURSES


APOnline

Functional Anatomy Online

 HOURS: 10
CE HOURS: 10
TUITION: $499
Prerequisites: None
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YogaAnatomy1

Neuromuscular Yoga Anatomy Level 1

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 0
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

Muscles are a key area of knowledge for the yoga teacher or serious yoga student. Trigger points (tiny areas of stagnated metabolism) in muscles and soft tissue are responsible for the vast majority of pain and dysfunction that leads people to pain clinics, yoga classes and bodyworkers.

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CTBFundamentals

Intro to Clinical Thai Bodywork

 HOURS: 3
CE HOURS: 3
TUITION: $50
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

This course introduces Clinical Thai Bodywork, a modality developed by Chuck Duff that blends the techniques of Thai yoga massage with acupoint and trigger point systems and a structural analysis of body function.

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Intro2

Introduction to Thai Bodywork

 HOURS: 0
CE HOURS: 0
TUITION: $15
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

Learn more about Thai massage and the Thai Bodywork School at this 2-hour intro workshop. Learn some Thai massage techniques, meet Thai Bodywork faculty, staff and students. All are welcome.

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HandsFreeL2

HandsFree Thai Massage - Level 2

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: HandsFree Level 1.
COURSE DETAILS

This course provides in-depth study of the techniques of HandsFree Thai, which allow the practitioner to work on large or heavily muscled clients in a way that is highly beneficial for the client and safe for the practitioner. Many asana variations using feet and knees, providing over 2 hours of...
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CTBHead

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Head, Neck & Facial Pain

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $715
Prerequisites: CTB Head, Neck & Facial Pain Online Course & Exam, Level 1 or equivalent Thai training and CTB Fundamentals required; Anatomy and additional technique classes are strongly recommended.
COURSE DETAILS

This course focuses on headache, neck and facial pain applications of Clinical Thai Bodywork, a modality developed by Chuck Duff that blends the techniques of Thai yoga massage with acupoint and trigger point systems and a structural analysis of body function.

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CTBShoulder

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Shoulder, Upper Back & Arm Pain

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $715
Prerequisites: CTB Shoulder, Upper Back & Arm Pain Online Course & Exam, Level 1 or equivalent Thai training and CTB Fundamentals required; Anatomy and additional technique classes are strongly recommended.
COURSE DETAILS

This course covers Clinical Thai Bodywork for shoulder, upper back and arm pain. CTB is a modality developed by Chuck Duff that blends the techniques of Thai yoga massage with acupoint and trigger point systems and a structural analysis of body function. A detailed treatment is presented for th...
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CTBHand+Arm

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Hand, Elbow & Forearm Pain

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $715
Prerequisites: CTB Hand, Elbow & Forearm Pain Online Course & Exam, Level 1 or equivalent training and CTB Fundamentals are required. Functional Anatomy is strongly recommended.
COURSE DETAILS

This course covers specific, detailed Clinical Thai Bodywork treatments for elbow, forearm, wrist and hand pain. We cover pain conditions that receive diagnoses such as tennis and golf elbow, lateral epicondylitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical radiculopathy, thoracic outlet syndr...
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CTBBack+Abdominal

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Mid-Back, Chest & Abdominal Pain

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $715
Prerequisites: CTB Mid-Back, Chest & Abdominal Pain Online Course & Exam, Level 1 or equivalent Thai training and CTB Fundamentals required; Anatomy is strongly recommended.
COURSE DETAILS

These in-person and online courses focus on back, chest and abdominal pain applications of Clinical Thai Bodywork, a modality developed by Chuck Duff that blends the techniques of Thai yoga massage with acupoint and trigger point systems and a structural analysis of body function.

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CTBLumbar

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Low Back, Sacral, Gluteal & Pelvic Pain

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $715
Prerequisites: CTB Low Back, Sacral, Gluteal & Pelvic Pain Online Course & Exam, Level 1 or equivalent Thai training and CTB Fundamentals required; Anatomy and additional technique classes are strongly recommended.
COURSE DETAILS

This course focuses on lumbar, sacral, gluteal and hip pain applications of Clinical Thai Bodywork, a modality developed by Chuck Duff that blends the techniques of Thai yoga massage with acupoint and trigger point systems and a structural analysis of body function.

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CTBHip+Knee

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Hip, Thigh, Knee & Groin Pain

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $715
Prerequisites: CTB Hip, Thigh, Knee & Groin Pain Online Course & Exam, Level 1 or equivalent Thai training and CTB Fundamentals required; Anatomy and additional technique classes are strongly recommended.
COURSE DETAILS

This course covers specific Clinical Thai Bodywork treatments for hip, thigh, knee and groin pain. Pain that appears to involve major joints causes clients great concern, and is often misdiagnosed as joint damage or dysfunction. Myofascial trigger points may easily generate pain patterns that ca...
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CTBFoot+Leg

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Pain

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $715
Prerequisites: CTB Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Pain Online Course & Exam, Level 1 or equivalent Thai training and CTB Fundamentals required; Anatomy and additional technique classes are strongly recommended.
COURSE DETAILS

Foot and lower leg pain can be debilitating and severe, and cause other problems up the kinetic chain due to disturbed gait. This area is also one in which Clinical Thai Bodywork techniques can have some of the most profound benefits. You will learn to address pain following breaks and sprains, ...
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