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, can I say I am a Thai Yoga Bodyworker or Thai Bodyworker and practice Thai Massage that way? (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 CEs or NYS CEs?                                                       

    NYS LMTs need NYS CEs. Out of state LMTs just need CEs. RYT just need CEs, even if they practice in NYS.

  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 the Thai Massage Sacred Bodywork 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 CEs? (show answer ↓)

Frequently Asked Questions by Clients

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. Do you have gift certificates?

    Yes, gift certificates are available on the Sessions page.

  10. Do you accept insurance?

    No, I am not able to accept any insurance.