Can I work as a massage therapist after taking your course?

Our courses will provide you a solid foundation in Thai massage, summarizing the teachings acquired during years from renowned teachers and schools from Thailand and all over the world; Presented in a modern and easy to understand way, combining massage, body awareness, Buddhism and mindful living. This will enable you to offer up to 2 hours full body treatments to your family, friends or clients.

If you are looking to start a professional career in Thai Massage, you should foresee a learning process of at least 2 years, taking many other courses, ideally some in Thailand, and to give at least 100 treatments to master your touch during that time before start charging for a massage.

We strongly recommend that after a course you continue your practice and offer treatments to people in your community to integrate your practice before taking any other course.

What do you offer in your retreats?

We are offering you retreats where the completed training hours, levels and stamps are not the only reason to join. You will benefit from the experience that EvaSion, her assistants and the other conscious students coming to the retreat create together, and they are unique every single time.

Be aware that ThaiYoga Massage, just as Yoga, is a way of life, that involves spiritual practices and social and communication skills. We need to dive into meditation to improve our levels of awareness in daily life and quiet our mind when giving a treatment. Becoming conscious that we are dealing with other human beings, working from the heart for the wellbeing of people, with a deep respect for the many situations that as a therapist we will be dealing with. Is during the retreats that we learn and experience these aspects.

What is “Noble Silence” ?

*as seen in our retreat program

Noble Silence or mouna is a meditative practice in which we refrain from speaking, interacting with each other, and avoid any intellectual activity such as reading or watching a video.

Silence helps us to focus our attention inwards; the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and to find our true needs and struggles. It also calms your general mood and leaves you in a state of concentration and attention to attend the lectures in an optimal condition.

Any practice needs to be done with intelligence. Our practice of silence does not need be oppressive. Although we do not speak, we can still acknowledge the presence of others and act mindfully to each other.

What is the difference between Thai Massage and Thai Yoga Massage ?

They are just labels… However the original idea of developing the name “Thai Yoga” was to make a difference to the red light massage that was in the heads of western people. Some people also like to make a difference between massage styles in Thailand : Bangkok or “Wat Po style” and Chiang Mai or “nothern style”. The later incorporates more yoga-like stretches combined with a gentler touch, that´s where the Yoga connection comes from. We need to mention here Asokananda, a german guy who was the first to write a TYM book and started popularizing this term. He was using Yoga, because his understanding of the word was different then what we share today.

For us the main difference is in the touch. We find that the schools that teach “Thai Yoga” focus more on a gentle and caring touch, a deeper connection between the giver and receiver of the treatment.

We like to use the term “Yoga Massage” because for us is a way of life, that involves physical practices to cultivate health, spiritual practices, and social and communication skills, that provide us with a holistic approach to the bodywork. It is the “union” of all the practices that we love and share (by the way, that is what Yoga means)

Is Thai Massage Painful?

No, Thai massage is not painful. However you may feel eventually a little discomfort when your therapist is working on areas that hold tension or have a lack of mobility. Afterwards you will feel more agile, released and relaxed. We recommend that if you feel any discomfort during a treatment tell your therapist so he can adjust, and you can also focus on letting yourself go, use your breath and trust your therapist to do the work.

We sometimes hear stories from people who had a bad experience in a massage shop in Thailand, and it makes us so happy to change their mind after they have received a treatment from us.

Do you give certificates?

Yes! We give you a certificate of attendance with the number of hours done during our different courses or retreats. We get frequent inquiries from students asking if this certificate is recognized in their country towards obtaining a massage license. Unfortunately, we cannot answer this question.

EvaSion ThaiYoga has students in many countries around the world. Laws and regulations are different in all of them, ranging from no rules to very strict rules. In addition, rules can differ within the same country. For example in the US, all 50 states have their own rules. Some countries have different rules for Thai Massage than for other types of massage. It also depends on what exactly you are planning to do with your Massage experience.

Personally, we do not connect with this “certification fever” in a fast learning societywhere you can go from zero to hero in such a short time. In many disciplines like Yoga, Massage or NLP, you can get an official “certificate” in only a few days, stating that you are entitled to charge for a massage or to teach Yoga. You can even get an official certificate as a massage therapist with a one-week online course....amazing, right?

We believe that to master any art you need true passion, dedication, and lots of hours of practice and commitment, and unfortunately, you can't get this with a certificate. As our loved teacher Pichet from Thailand puts it: “Buddha, the greatest Master... but has no certificate!!”