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Energy approach

Thai oil massage – Level 1

Also called "Nuad Naman", Thai oil massage is an energetic approach from Thailand. It is in a way the cousin of Thai yoga massage (Nuad Boran) and Ayurvedic massage. The main feature of this technique is the work on the energy lines (sen lines) with oil, combined with pressure on specific points (acupressure points) and the integration of certain mobilizations. This level 1 course is an introduction that allows the student to become familiar with the fundamentals of Thai oil massage, to explore and master different techniques of touch as well as simple, precise, and effective movements which are specific to this type of massage.


  • Montreal
  • French
  • $ 210 + $ 10 for course notes
  • Equivalency of 15 hours


Massage therapy diploma (400 hours minimum) (including an introduction to oil techniques)

Course objectives

  • To adequately perform maneuvers and mobilizations specific to the practice of Thai oil massage (relating to level 1).
  • To use the different possibilities of touch techniques (hands, thumbs, forearms, and elbows). Using the forearms and elbows provides an alternative for students not to overuse the thumbs and hands and thus prevent injury.
  • To receive the maneuvers and type of touch specific to Thai oil massage and understand their effects on oneself, to ensure a better understanding of the concepts learned.
  • To apply the notion of mettā (caring love), which is an important foundation of Thai oil massage and adopt a quality of presence.

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Schedules and registrations Thai oil massage – Level 1