puerto escondido

thai yoga massage  course

April 28th & 29th 2023


intro to thai massage course in Puerto Escondido

The power of touch is undeniable. It is a healing art with ancient roots in many cultures around the world, and, like in Thailand, it is even part of their medical system. Massage therapy is a skill that can be taught and learned, but first you must be called to it.

Do you have a calling to help others improve their mental and physical well-being through the art of massage? Are you looking for the first step to begin this journey? Then took no further: the 10 hour Thai Yoga Massage course in Puerto Escondido is the perfect place for you to learn the basics, and practice what you learn in a safe and supportive environment.

This is a small group course will take place at the private Casa de los Sueños in La Punta, Puerto Escondido, Mexico, only a 15 minute walk from the main beach. It’s the perfect place for you to leave your inhibitions behind, and feel confident to learn and explore the art and gift of touch and massage.

“I loved Kanami’s Thai Massage Course! She is very knowledgeable and made the whole weekend fun and engaging.

I learned a lot and am excited to continue practicing the 30 minute sequence we learned. I highly recommend taking this course with Kanami 🙂 “

- Ashley Davis

“I’m pleasantly surprised to have gained a brand new skill in one weekend/10 hours!

Kanami is a wonderful instructor with her soft energy and I truly enjoyed learning from her. You will leave the training feeling fully capable of giving a 30 minute massage sequence!

I’m so excited to incorporate Thai Massage whenever I teach yoga now as it’s the perfect compliment.”

- Katherine Ortiz

“Kanami’s Two-Day Thai Massage Workshop almost instantly became a highlight from my time on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Sure, I expected to learn the history and techniques of the ancient healing art, but what surprised and delighted me was that Kanami did such an extraordinary job of creating a tiny little community.

A gifted teacher, a patient guide, a gracious host… and an absolute sunbeam of a human, Kanami shared her knowledge and passion with an infectious lightness and joy, then gave all the participants ample opportunities to apply our newly-learned skills.

All told, this was one of the most nourishing weekends of my life and I recommend Kanami unreservedly. “

- Roma

“I highly recommend this course! It’s fun, nourishing, and the perfect place to get started on learning how to give massages. Also, receiving massages from the other students while practicing on each other was so nice.

Kanami explains everything very clearly and has such beautiful energy. It was a weekend full of self love, learning, and receiving the magic of massage. I look forward to taking more courses with her in the future 🙏 “

- Sandra Keijzer

“Kanami’s Intro to Thai Yoga Massage Course has been a huge help for my job as a yoga teacher.

After I completed the course I felt I had more skills and tools to share with my students and to build great classes. Thai massage is medicine for my body mind and soul.

Gracias, gracias, gracias!”

- Cristina Millan Gomez

10 hours of YACEP study

Thai massage Course


History of thai massage
Did you know Thai Massage was developped over 2000 years ago, and that the founder was the physican to the Buddha? In this course we will begin with a brief lesson on the History of Thai Massage.
Foot Massage
Learn a 10 min sequence which will include movements/stretches for ankle mobility, pressure points on the sole and top of foot, and massage techniques following the energy lines of the foot.
Face Massage

Second to foot massage, facial massage can be one of the fastest ways to bring someone into a state of ease and relaxation. There are 42 muscles in the human face, and these muscles were developed so humans can communicate feelings without words. 

Depending on the kind of emotions you’ve been experiencing lately, it’s possible to store a lot of tension in the face. Therefore, a face massage can be a great way to relieve pent-up emotions and tension, and to give the gift of a peaceful state of being.

Face massage also increases circulation to the facial tissues, resulting in brighter, more youthful-looking skin, can relieve tension headaches and sinus problems, and stimulates lymphatic drainage from the face, which can help to reduce puffiness or swelling

The Sitting Position
Learn a 10 min sequence you can do from the sitting position. We will study the:

1. Pull-up transition

2. Palm press on shoulders

3. Arm press-roll on shoulders

4. Neck pressure points

5. Front chest and arm stretches

6. Feet press on back and chest open


Studying this position will open up many opportunities and places where you can practice your massage techniques after the course!

Metta Meditation

Each and every massage should start with a meditative prayer. This is meant to help center your mind on the massage and to make it easier to maintain a meditative mood throughout your work. Many Thai masseurs/masseuses remember Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha (legendary founder of Thai massage and personal physician of the Buddha) at this moment. They pray that their effort may help to being freedom from all ailments to their patient. 

In this course you will learn one recommended meditation and mantra you can use before giving a massage.

Postures of the Thai masseur/masseuse

Giving a massage can be very demanding on the body, with a variety of risk factors such as: repetition, force, awkward postures, and mechanical stress. Thinking about the postures and positions of your body, using proper body mechanics, and keeping your core engaged during forceful periods while giving a massage can help to prevent injury.

Body Parts used to give massage

The thumbs, fingers, and wrists are the most delicate body parts used in massage, and are easy to injure. In this course you will learn to use proper techniques and alignment when using your thumbs and fingers. You will also learn to alternate using other body parts to avoid using one part exclusively or repetitively and therfore avoiding future injuries.

*early bird pricing ends on April 20