Frequently Asked Questions by Students

  1. What do I need in order to practice Thai Massage? (show answer ↓)

  2. I am a yoga teacher/pilates instructor/personal trainer. After the Thai Massage training, how should I refer to my work? Should I say I am a Thai Yoga Bodyworker or Thai Bodyworker or Thai Massage therapist? (show answer ↓)

  3. Many places offer Thai massage workshops called Levels 1, 2, 3, etc. Do you offer levels? If not, what are your courses equal to? (show answer ↓)

  4. What is the difference between Thai Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Nuad Boran, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Thai Bodywork, etc? (show answer ↓)

  5. What does LMT stand for?

    LMT stands for licensed massage therapist.

  6. What does RYT stand for?                                                               

    RYT stands for registered yoga teacher.

  7. What are CEs? (show answer ↓)

  8. I am not yet a licensed massage therapist nor yoga teacher. Can I use the CEs from your courses retroactively after I get my massage license or yoga certification? (show answer ↓)

  9. Do I need NCBTMB CEs or NYS NCBTMB CEs or YA CEs?                                                       

    NYS LMTs need NYS NCBTMB CEs. Out of state LMTs just need NCBTMB CEs. RYT just need CEs.

  10. How many CEs do I need to keep my massage license in NY state? (show answer ↓)

  11. What does NCBTMB stand for?

    It stands for National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

  12. Is the NCBTMB recognized as a Continuing Education Sponsor in NY state?

    Yes, New York has approved of NCBTMB as a Continuing Education Sponsor. NCBTMB has approved all of  Thai Massage Sacred Bodywork’s workshops as CE courses.

  13. Are the CEs for Thai Massage Sacred Bodywork training authorized by NCBTMB? by NY state?

    Yes, the CEs for Thai Massage Sacred Bodywrok are authorized by NCBTMB and by NY State.

  14. Is Ananda Apfelbaum an Approved Provider for Massage CEs? (show answer ↓)

  15. Is Ananda Apfelbaum an Approved Provider for Yoga CEs?  (show answer ↓)

Frequently Asked Questions by Clients

  1. What is Thai Massage good for? (show answer ↓)

    Thai Massage is good for deep relaxation, for stretching tight areas of the body and increasing range of motion. It improves circulation. It energizes and harmonizes the whole system. Thai massage also speeds up the recovery time from jet lag. It helps one get in touch with deeply held emotional and/or physical traumas.

  • How often should I have a Thai Massage? (show answer ↓)

  • How long a session should I schedule? (show answer ↓)

  • What contraindications are there for Thai Massage? (show answer ↓)

  • How is Thai Massage different from Swedish massage? (show answer ↓)

  • What should I wear for a Thai Massage?

    Please bring comfortable clothes that you can move in such as yoga pants, sweats, t-shirts, etc.

  • How can I prepare for a Thai Massage?

    It’s best to not eat a heavy meal for at least an hour before your Thai massage.

  • What should I do after a Thai Massage? (show answer ↓)

  • Do you accept insurance?

    No, I am not able to accept any insurance.