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In-Person Course Catalog

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 Practitioner Levels. We offer students various financial arrangements to help make their training more 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.

Please use the following button or use the Chat box in the lower right to contact our admissions staff and get your questions answered about Coaching the Body 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

A basic introduction to clinically oriented Thai Bodywork, this intensive 2.5 day training is suitable for new students, or practitioners seeking an alternative modality. You will learn a valuable 1-hour professional sequence that you can immediately put to use with clients, friends and family. ...
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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. Students are taught to 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 av...
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AP1

Functional Anatomy for Thai Massage and Yoga

 HOURS: 24
CE HOURS: 21
TUITION: $690
Prerequisites: Functional Anatomy Online Course (included in purchase)
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 Coaching the Body and trigger point therapy. Instead of the usual dry, memorization-oriented Anatomy/Physiology, this class strives to be as interactive...
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CTBFundamentals

Coaching The Body Fundamentals

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

This 20-hour course introduces the techniques and principals of Coaching The Body (CTB), a modality developed by Chuck Duff that blends the techniques of Thai yoga massage with the insights of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, acupoint work and a structural analysis of body function. 

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RepUpper

Repertoire for the Upper Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1 and Hands Free 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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RepLower

Repertoire for the Lower Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1 and Hands Free 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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CoreUpper

Clinical Core for Upper Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1, Functional Anatomy (or CTB Membership Shoulder Module) 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 (or CTB Membership Hip/Sciatica Module), CTB Fundamentals, Hands Free 1 and Repertoire for the Lower Body
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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TBPIntegration

Integrating the Practice of Therapeutic Thai Bodywork

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: All other CTBP 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


Rehab

Self-Care, Corrections & Rehab

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1 and CTB Fundamentals. For CTBP Certification students, prerequisites are all other 100-300 Level courses.
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This course covers tools and techniques to support the client in achieving and maintaining full recovery from their pain condition. CTB analyzes not only the muscular relationships that cause pain, but also the functional patterns and perpetuating factors that will make the pain come back unless...
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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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