FAQs about Postural Massage Courses
Massage Courses and FAQs
You'll find a comprehensive list of FAQs related to RSM International Academy courses. By exploring these questions, you'll gain a better understanding of what we offer. For detailed insights on each course, please navigate to our individual course pages.
Our curriculum is centred on pain relief and postural massage, prominently featuring three main courses: Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, and Myofascial Release combined with Stretching. Additionally, we provide specialized private courses tailored to all levels. Delve into our offerings and select the best course that aligns with your aspirations. We pride ourselves on providing professionally designed topics and lessons, crafted to meet diverse needs.
How can I apply for the RSM massage courses?
Identify Your Interest:
RSM offers a variety of courses including Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release & Stretching, and Functional Anatomy. Determine which course content most appeals to you.
Check the Schedule:
Our primary courses, namely Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, and Myofascial Release & Stretching, are offered on a weekly rotation. Additionally, every weekend, we provide a Functional Anatomy course designed to assess and analyze human body movement.
Choose Your Start Day:
Depending on your convenience, you can begin your chosen course either on a Saturday or a Monday.
Consider Advanced Courses: If you wish to elevate your skills, consider our advanced semi-private courses. However, to enrol in these, you must first complete at least one primary course to ensure a solid understanding of pain and postural correction, which forms the basis for advanced learning.
Apply: Once you've decided on the course and schedule that best suit your needs, you can proceed to apply.
Contact Us: To initiate your application, click on the WhatsApp or Line button. Then send us your information as shown in the application form.
I have been working as a massage therapist at a spa for a long time, Which course is better to start with?
If you have nearly one year of experience as a professional massage therapist, you have the option to start with any of the three main massage courses at RSM according to your preferences and schedule. As a sports medicine-based massage academy, we prioritize providing hands-on techniques and advanced skills directly in class. With a maximum class size of nine students, you can expect personalized attention and ample opportunities to practice.
To effectively address postural correction, it is crucial to have a solid foundation in functional anatomy. Our courses emphasize the understanding of how muscles affect posture and movement. Throughout the lessons, we utilize anatomy apps and skeletal models to delve deeper into the logical aspects of posture correction. Palpation and functional anatomy are also emphasized, ensuring you gain both theoretical knowledge and practical techniques for your massage career. The courses will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of pain relief and postural correction.
Note: For more specific details on course offerings, scheduling, and enrollment, please visit our website or contact our admissions department directly.
I am a beginner and have limited experience in massage. Which RSM massage course is recommended to start with?
It is highly recommended to start with the Trigger Point Therapy course at RSM.
This course is specifically designed to cultivate palpation skills, which are one of the most important skills for a massage therapist. Palpation involves feeling painful points and muscle tension. Even experienced massage therapists often overlook or lack proficiency in this crucial technique.
In fact, we have had licensed acupuncturists from China, Taiwan, Japan and other countries come to RSM to learn Trigger Point Therapy. Regardless of the massage techniques you choose to specialize in, cultivating palpation skills is essential.
If you are not familiar with functional anatomy, we offer a weekend Functional Anatomy Workshop every weekend. You can start with this workshop and then proceed to the Trigger Point Therapy course. Having a strong foundation in functional anatomy and palpation skills will greatly enhance your massage career.
As a yoga teacher focusing on stretching and posture correction, which course at RSM is recommended to start with?
If you have prior massage experience, such as yoga massage and Thai yoga massage, it is highly recommended to start with the Myofascial Release and Stretching course at RSM.
This course specifically focuses on combining stretching techniques with myofascial release to enhance the range of motion and address posture correction effectively.
However, please note that this course assumes a foundational understanding of functional anatomy. To ensure you have the necessary knowledge, we suggest considering the Functional Anatomy Weekend Workshop, which is held every weekend. Attending this workshop will provide you with the appropriate background and advanced knowledge to excel in the Myofascial Release and Stretching course.
As a sports trainer focused on sports performance enhancement, do RSM's massage courses, have benefits for me to learn?
As a sports trainer with a good understanding of functional anatomy, you can start any of the three main massage courses offered at RSM. These courses can be highly beneficial for enhancing sports performance.
To maintain optimal performance, it is crucial to address pain relief through techniques such as trigger point therapy and deep tissue massage. Compensatory movements can lead to performance decline, and repetitive movements can create tension in specific areas of the body. By understanding the athlete's postural condition and using techniques like deep tissue massage and myofascial release, you can help them avoid compensatory movements and maintain peak performance.
If your athletes require increased flexibility, it is recommended to start with courses like deep tissue massage or myofascial release and stretching. This combination of courses will significantly improve flexibility, help prevent future injuries, and enhance performance. Our stretching techniques are well-organized and based on sports medicine principles, allowing you to incorporate them into daily conditioning checks. By identifying and addressing left-right imbalances and applying deep tissue massage to realign posture, you can effectively prevent future injuries and performance declines.
I provide home care and training for individuals over 65 years old, Which course do you recommend?
We recommend the Trigger Point Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage courses for your profession and to enhance the services you provide to your clients.
Trigger Point Therapy can directly address pain through targeted movements, and gentle yet deep tissue massage can be beneficial for elder persons with anterior/posterior pelvic tilt. In these courses, you will learn how to apply gentle and deep techniques to areas such as the psoas, iliacus, and piriformis, which contribute to pelvic position.
We also emphasize cultivating palpation techniques, allowing you to assess muscle conditions like adhesions and address the root causes of pain, poor posture, and movement issues.
Additionally, we offer appropriate training to improve posture specifically for elder persons. By enhancing your experience and professional skills, you can significantly improve your client's posture and movement, providing them with a higher quality of care and support.
What are the accommodation options when studying at RSM International Academy in Chiang Mai
While RSM International Academy doesn't provide direct accommodation, we're surrounded by a plethora of lodging options, including hotels, apartments, and guest houses that cater to different needs and budgets. Many of our students have enjoyed stays at:
Chiang Mai P Place
Ban Kong Rao Guesthouse
BOOK Hotel by ISTY
Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel
HOP INN Chiang Mai
You can find details about these places on Google Maps or other online platforms. However, please note that choosing and managing accommodation is your responsibility.
RSM is located in a vibrant area with diverse dining choices, from local Thai cuisine to international fare, and amenities including cafes, convenience stores, a large shopping mall, a sports gym, and laundry services within a 10-minute walk.
While your comfortable stay in Chiang Mai is important to us, our primary focus is providing excellent sports medicine education. We believe a pleasant living environment greatly contributes to a fruitful learning experience at RSM International Academy.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.