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Sun, Mar 05


Gulfport Beach

Thai Massage Training Package

Over 58hrs of live, in person Thai Massage instruction on the MS Gulf Coast and over $500 in savings. Read on for more details...

Thai Massage Training Package
Thai Massage Training Package

When & Where

Mar 05, 2023, 9:00 AM – Nov 26, 2023, 5:00 PM

Gulfport Beach, 4302 W Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501, USA

Details & Registration

Traditional Thai Massage is experiencing a rapid growth in popularity for its benefits of relieving muscle tension, clearing restricted patterns of movement, stimulating energy flow and restoring balance. Thai massage is helpful to clients who

  • desire to increase mobility and move/open their body in new ways
  • are able to lie comfortably on the floor
  • are ready to receive assisted yoga-style stretching
  • experience pain due to chronic muscle tension
  • are recovering from soft-tissue injury (and the past acute healing phase)
  • seek options for injury prevention
  • sit for extended periods
  • participate in athletic activities that create stiff, sore muscles
  • are beginning a new exercise routine or yoga practice
  • want to remain clothed during their massage
  • want to feel energized and open at the end of their massage session

All courses and instructors are MS approved MAP #92

NCTMB #451520-10

To register for all courses and practice sessions together for $1250 before December 31st, 2022 please complete the registration form below and make your first payment of $250. 

You will be sent an electronic invoice for the remaining balance due on the following schedule :

Second payment $250 due April 15th

Third payment of $250 due on May 15th

Fourth payment of $250 due on June 15th

Fifth and final  payment of $250 due on August 15th

At registration you will have the option to save an additional $50 by paying in full!

Package Registration includes attendance to the following classes and events : (Please note : If you are a current Elevate Thai Massage students and need to register for courses invidually please click on the individual course listing below)

  • Intro to Thai Massage Gulfport March 5th, 2022 9am - 2pm (students with some experience can still attend the intro course with the beginners. You will learn a new sequence, tune up your body mechanics and meet the new Thai students who are taking their first Thai massage course. Remember when that was you?) 5CE
  • Thai Massage Clinic : Sequence & Flow Gulfport March 5th, 2022 3pm - 7pm 4CE 
  • Thai Bend & Twist Gulfport April 29 - 20, 2022 9am - 5pm each day 14CE
  • Thai Massage Open & Ground May 20 - 21, 2022 9am - 5pm each day 14CE
  • Thai Massage Practice and Share MS Gulf Coast July 8 - 9, 2022 location and details TBA (no CE credit available)
  • Thai Massage for Sidelying Position Gulfport September 8 - 10, 2022 9am - 5pm each day 21CE
  • Thai Massage Practice and Share MS Gulf Coast Nov 25 - 26, 2022 location and details TBA (no CE credit available)

Lodging for out of town participants is available for $96 per night plus taxes and fees when you call and book under Elevate Massage Training (228) 214-0010

The training facility is located across the street from Gulfport Beach with big windows and a view of the beach from the conference room, with many restaurants and shops nearby.

Registration Policies

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.

 I have trouble sitting and kneeling on the floor. Will this limit my ability to study and practice Thai massage? 

There is quite a bit of sitting and kneeling that takes place while giving a Thai massage. It IS possible to find modifications for many of the positions yet sometimes these modifications compromise the effectiveness of the technique. Practitioners, especially in the beginning stages, must make a commitment to creating and maintaining a body that is capable of kneeling. A daily, personal movement and mobilization routine goes a long way. You may also practice sitting on the floor more often at home to watch a movie or to eat dinner, for example.

All courses are taught on a mat on the floor. This means that you will spend each training day on the floor listening to lectures, participating in discussions and, of course, sharing Thai massage. If you do not sit on the floor often in your daily life then the first few training sessions might challenge you. Bring a pillow or sit up against the wall to compensate and know that it DOES get easier over time. Especially if you start and keep a regular practice from the beginning. Remember that there is a lot of stopping and starting of technique application in class as you learn. An actual session should flow seamlessly from one move to the next - requiring less time in each position than what is typically experienced in class while learning.

 I am not a flexible person and many of my clients aren't either. Is Thai massage a good choice of modality for me to learn? 

It is common to experience mobility restrictions within your own body, with your classmates and with your practice clients. Sometimes students get frustrated with this because they want to master every move right away. This is not the reality of learning Thai massage. We encourage you to remember that not every technique is for every body yet often times those seemingly impossible moves become simple once you learn how to use your body in the correct way. There are also modifications and variations of every technique that you can develop, but these are skills that happen over time with training and practice. Your flexibility and your client's can improve over time with practice and consistency.

Register & Pay

  • Make the First Payment

  • Pay in Full




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