Ayurveda 101 for Massage Therapist
Ayurveda 101 for Massage Therapist
HS007 Earn 50 CE credits (40 theory credits + 10 hands-on credits). Approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #155301-00). Approved in most states, including NY & Florida! Click here to discover your state regulations regarding massage therapy and continuing education (CBTMB) requirements. A passing score of 75% minimum will enable your transcripts and certificates. Earn NCBTMB, State, & Ayurvedic PACE credits.
Transcripts and certificate will be ready for download upon a passing score of at least 75% for the NCBTMB, & PACE credits. You will receive an automated email with login credentials within 48 hours of purchasing this course.
Ancient Healing Arts for Modern Times
Ayurveda is considered one of the top 3 medical systems in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Ayurvedic massage is becoming a standard on some of the most elite spa menus and is taught in some of the most progressive massage schools across the country. Over one quarter of the questions on the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork are on based ayurvedic principles. It is now becoming mandatory to know about the science of Ayurveda in order to be a nationally certified massage therapist. There are many forms of Ayurvedic bodywork and this course covers quite a few of them as an overview. There are numerous ways to give an ayurvedic massage and so many authorities claim theirs is the authentic way. No one really knows the “authentic” way to give an ayurvedic massage, so I have combined what I learned from Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Maribali Naina, Robert Sachs, Dr. Mishra, Kripalu and Dr. John Doulliard. You can say you are an ayurvedic-minded Therapist or that you offer ayurvedic therapies once you graduate from this course.
Ayurveda is the science of long life; of daily living; of digestion. Ayur: “life” Veda: “knowledge”. Based on Sankhaya’s philosophy, Ayurveda is ancient medical science that can help individuals make wise, conscious choices about daily living and staying healthy. It is a comprehensive medical system that includes, yoga, diet, bodywork, psychology, surgery, consciousness, herbs, gynecology, pediatrics, astrology and much more.
This course will teach massage therapists how to integrate aspects of Ayurveda into their massage practice. The student will learn step-by-step practical Ayurvedic techniques, moves and applications. This information can easily integrate into western massage therapies. Ayurveda is the science of life and is imprinted within our very DNA and in our askashic records. This course will serve as a portal to bring this information into your consciousness. Graduation from this home-study course with a grade of 75% or higher through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork signifies that you have professional training in Ayurvedic Bodywork. To qualify as a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, you must follow the protocols of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
This online course is designed to be completed on your computer or you can choose to have a printed version sent to your home. Choose the version you want on our drop down menu.
When you enroll in our eHome Study courses, you will receive an email with directions to gain access to our student learning area, Student Central. Student Central offers our students a centralized location for their course materials, including PDF manuals, eDVDs, multiple choice exams (open-book), course forms, and instant NCBTMB transcripts and certificates. Student Central allows our students to get their courses completed easier and faster than ever!
This course allows students to download the eDVD(s) and PDF manual(s) to their computer, for viewing at any time and as often as they wish. Once you download your course materials, they are yours forever. Students will also have access to their course files via our Student Central web area.
This Course Includes:
- Student Central enrollment
- One PDF (digital) training manual (print or read online)
- Course forms, exams, transcripts (via Student Central)
- Tandem Abhyanga Massage Therapy eDVD
- Sacred Stone Therapy: Concepts & Theory eDVD
- Shirodhara Therapy DVD
- Swedhana-Garshana-Detox-Ayurvedic Treatment eDVD
Home Study Requirements
- Write two (2) paragraphs on how you think you can improve as a therapist and what steps you will take to achieve improvement
- Write a two (2) paragraph summary of your favorite parts of this course and explain why they are your favorite
- Include five (5) practice session testimonials
- Achieve a passing grade of at least 75% on the multiple choice exam
- Students have 1 year to complete, self-paced. We always allow extensions for extenuating circumstances.
There is no equipment mandatory to take this course since it is designed as an OVERVIEW of all the modalities ayurveda offers. If you plan on practicing shirohdara or swedhana (steam tent) therapy, you will need this equipment. If you plan to just practice the abhyanga therapy, all you will need is some oil and massage table.
- Shirodhara Equipment
- Steam Cabinet
- Massage Table
- Garshana Gloves
- Nasya Oil
- Neem Oil