CE Classes at Thai Bodywork
NCBTMB Approved Massage Continuing Education in Illinois
Thai massage is experiencing rapidly growing interest as massage continuing education. Only available in the west since the 1980s, Thai massage is in demand with increasing customer awareness. The ISPA in their Consumer Trends white paper singled out Thai massage as one of a few "key trends" for the spa industry in 2005, citing core interest in more active, indigenous and ancient therapies, particularly asian. Increasingly, consumers are seeking Thai bodywork because it is an extension of yoga, is more active, does not require removal of clothing, is consistent with consumer interest in spiritual development and self help, and is more effective at addressing patterns of inflexibility, chronic pain and stagnation.
Many massage therapists attend our school in the Chicago area for continuing education. Massage therapists and physical therapists are attracted to the program at Thai Bodywork because our clinical approach to Thai massage is extremely effective at addressing pain and other dysfunction. Bodywork can be hard on the therapist if body mechanics are not attended to properly. Our innovative approach, which we call Clinical Thai Bodywork, is a sustainable career choice that allows therapists to save their hands and work more therapeutically with their clients.
Approved for Continuing Education in Massage and Physical Therapy
All Thai Bodywork School of Thai Massage courses are approved for continuing education in massage by NCBTMB (provider #450000-05). Level 1 and several of our Clinical Thai Bodywork classes are approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapy continuing education , and we're steadily expanding our approvals to other courses.
The Thai Bodywork Academy, our online learning portal, hosts online versions of many of our classes. We're currently securing remote CE approval from NCBTMB and IPTA for several of our online classes, starting with CTB for Shoulder Pain and CTB for Hand, Forearm and Elbow Pain.
Our Neuromuscular Yoga Anatomy course satisfies the Yoga Alliance requirements for anatomy in their 200 and 300-hour programs, and qualifies as continuing ed contact hours.
Courses Suitable for Massage Continuing Education for New Students
While all of our courses are approved by NCBTMB, some have prerequisites that make them unsuitable as entry-level classes. The best options for new students are Level 1: Thai Massage Fundamentals , Neuromuscular Yoga Anatomy, Functional Anatomy for Thai Massage & Yoga and HandsFree Level 1.
If you have any questions about our continuing education classes in Chicago or online, we would love to talk to you. Please visit our contact page and we will get back to you within 24 hours.