Coaching the Body's classes are structured as individual workshops. Students can take the individual workshops at their own pace. We offer three levels of certification, CTB Practitioner Level, and CTB Advanced and Master Levels, which combine in-person coursework with online study and mentoring. CTBP certification provides a grounding in trigger point concepts and core competency in our unique and effective Coaching The Body™ system, developed by Chuck Duff. Our Coaching the Body Practitioner (CTBP) 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 effectively prepare for class and review material at their own leisure. 

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: $650
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).

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Level+1+JD

Level 1: Thai Bodywork Fundamentals in St. Louis

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $500
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).

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HandsFreeL1

HandsFree Thai Massage - Level 1

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
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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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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CTBFundamentals

Intro to Coaching The Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

This course introduces Coaching the Body, 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.

This 20-hour course focuses on the treatment cycle used in CTB to produce fiber...
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RepA

Repertoire A - Supine & Side

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1, Repertoire A Online
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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RepB

Repertoire B - Prone and Seated

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1, Repertoire B Online
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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CoreUpper

Clinical Core for Upper Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1, Functional Anatomy and CTB Fundamentals
COURSE DETAILS

This course covers the essential clinical topics, assessments and treatment issues for addressing the most common upper body complaints seen in clinical practice. You should have completed Level 1, Functional Anatomy and CTB Fundamentals prior to taking this course, but we do accept students wit...
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CoreLower

Clinical Core for Lower Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1, Functional Anatomy and CTB Fundamentals
COURSE DETAILS

This course covers the essential clinical topics, assessments and treatment issues for addressing the most common lower body complaints seen in clinical practice. You should have completed Level 1, Functional Anatomy and CTB Fundamentals prior to taking this course, but we do accept students wit...
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Tools+%26+Assessments

Tools and Assessments

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1, CTB Fundamentals & Functional Anatomy. Therapeutics for Lower and Upper Body recommended.
COURSE DETAILS

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


TBPIntegration

Integrating the Practice of Therapeutic Thai Bodywork

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
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


CTBShoulder

Coaching The Body: Shoulder, Upper Back & Arm Pain

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $715
Prerequisites: None
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 bodywork with a new concept of trigger point work and a structural analysis of body function. A detailed treatment protocol is presented...
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CTBHip+Knee

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Hip, Thigh, Knee & Groin 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, CTB Fundamentals; Functional Anatomy Online or in-person or equivalent training 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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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, CTB Fundamentals; Functional Anatomy Online or in-person or equivalent training 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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CTBBack+Abdominal

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Mid-Back, Chest & Abdominal 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, CTB Fundamentals; Functional Anatomy Online or in-person or equivalent training 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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CTBHead

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Head, Neck & Facial 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, CTB Fundamentals; Functional Anatomy Online or in-person or equivalent training 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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CTBHand+Arm

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Hand, Elbow & Forearm 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, CTB Fundamentals; Functional Anatomy Online or in-person or equivalent training 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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CTBFoot+Leg

Clinical Thai Bodywork: Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg 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, CTB Fundamentals; Functional Anatomy Online or in-person or equivalent training 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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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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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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