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Fri, Jul 26


Brasstown, North Carolina

Thai Massage CE Retreat

We are excited to welcome you to our fifth annual event in Cherokee /Clay County, NC. Come enjoy the fresh air and mountain view from the training facility while earning 21CE credits in Thai massage.

Thai Massage CE Retreat
Thai Massage CE Retreat

When & Where

Jul 26, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Jul 28, 2024, 6:00 PM EDT

Brasstown, North Carolina, 136 Emily Ln, Brasstown, NC 28902, USA

Details & Registration


Brasstown is a charming, unincorporated community in Western North Carolina and is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. If you are traveling in from out of town then we highly recommend arriving a few days early and/or staying a few days after the retreat to enjoy the natural beauty of this area. Check out this link for more information about things to do in the area and a few options for lodging. Lodging is not included with tuition.

There are also many choices for hotels about 6 miles away in Murphy, NC or you can choose to search AirBnB or your favorite vacation rental site for cabin or guest room rentals. If you are interested in sharing accommodations with other attendees then please let us know and we will make a list and put you in touch with each other. You can also click here to connect with other attendees directly through our FB event.

You'll be able to enjoy nature on the grounds of the training facility too! There are goats, chickens, a garden and plenty of open space to take your shoes off and feel the grass under your feet. 


Contintental breakfast and lunch included. More details coming soon...

For dinner you have the option to dine next door at The Crown, a farm to table, gluten free restaurant OR choose to spend some time on your own. Dinner is not included with tuition.


Thai massage training takes place between 9am - 6pm each day. Allow yourself to be rejuvenated by nature, uplifted by our community and inspired by this wonderful practice.

This is a beginner-friendly, all levels welcome 21CE event for licensed massage therapists. All Thai massage techniques are taught on a cushioned mat on the floor, requiring participants to sit, kneel and move around on the floor to complete the class. 

Course Title : Thai Massage for Side Lying Position (This is a different course than the courses taught in previous years so if you are joining us again this is new material!) You may not believe that we can spend three full days working in the side-lying position but it's true, we do! You'll learn how to apply acupressure, range of motion and stretching techniques using your hands, thumbs, forearms, elbows, feet and knees. Many students tell us that this is the only mat class they have taken in which many of the techniques translate naturally to the table. Not that we intended it that way! We love side lying position as a stand-alone treatment OR worked in to a prone and supine sequence to mix things up. It's great for accessing otherwise hard-to-reach areas of the body, initiating a deep relaxation response from the mind and body and for working with clients who have difficulty lying on their stomach and/or back.

Instructor Charlene Gaffney has been a licensed massage therapist for 21+ years and has over 18 years of teaching experience in both entry-level and continuing education environments. She is a registered instructor with the Thai Healing Alliance International, a Certified Massage and Bodywork Educator with the AFMTE and the founder/curriculum specialist for Elevate Massage Training. She has studied Thai massage and ashiatsu extensively with many reputable teachers in the US and Thailand and has led annual Thailand Study Tours for LMTs since 2016.


Tuition includes :

  • All three days of Thai massage training on the mat, a course manual and use of all necessary supplies for completing the course (prerequisite : Licensed Massage Therapist - you will be asked to provide your license number and state when you register)
  • 21CE credits approved by the NCTMB #451520-10
  • Continental breakfast and lunch every day
  • 10% off dinner (not including alcoholic beverages) at the restaurant next door.

Class size is consciously limited to 12 participants.

Register & Pay

  • Early Bird Full Payment




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