I am posting this in hopes that it helps others with Shamas Courses or on there journey into this beautiful art form. Thank you Mark Wisdom for your guidance. Thank you Shama for this wonderful material.
Just became a member of Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) : http://www.thaihealingalliance.....p-info.php
Select your Membership Level
Basic Member: Become a Basic Member now for free. As a Basic Member, your name is listed in the member area of the THAI web site, and you have complete access to the THAI archives for study, research, and networking. Membership is free, but if you can, please make an optional donation to support the non-profit organization.
There are PayPal Donation links ranging from $15 to $100 however. It is free.
I donated $15 and intend to possibly donate more when I am really sure about what they do.
Member benefits are:
When you join THAI, you become part of a professional organization that acknowledges serious students, practitioners and teachers of traditional Thai massage and Thai healing arts throughout the world.
Member benefits include the title of RTT (Registered Thai Therapist), use of the THAI client referral service and web link exchange program to grow your practice.
In addition, all members have special access to the Members Area of the website which contains:
- A directory and background/study information of all members
- Information about study and travel in Thailand
- Access to the THAI Archives, the largest online library of information, historical information and current research on traditional Thai massage and Thai healing traditions.
- Tools for the therapist, including intake forms, client logs and THAI logos for your professional use
November 23, 2011
When I finish my back program, I will have enough hours to apply for the RTT status through Thai Healing Alliance. It gives us a credential that helps with professional acceptance by those organizations that don't understand completely what we do. It just shows you have met some sort of standard minimum requirements. You still need experience. I have done nearly 600 hours of client sessions and still don't feel anywhere near a master at this. The Thai Alliance will also connect you up with other people doing this. As Don said, it is free for students learning or basic members, it is a one time $175 fee for 200 hr RTT registration. That requires 200 education hours and a minimum of 50 recorded sessions. On another interesting note, those of you that are also yoga teachers, thai hours count with Yoga Alliance for your ERYT or as continuing education hours.