Prenatal Thai Massage

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Prenatal Thai Massage is a healing system that nourishes moms-to-be as their bodies prepare for childbirth.

The rhythmic movements help to decrease physical and emotional stress. Recipients of often state improved mobility, as well as a more restful night’s sleep.
In my Prenatal Thai Massage courses and book, healing arts practitioners will learn to use their hands, feet, and knees to safely apply various techniques. The sessions are performed fully clothed on a mat on the floor.

Current Offerings:

Prenatal Thai Massage Courses

Massage therapists have the opportunity to earn CE Hours through the NCBTMB upon successful completion of the course(s). Check with your state’s licensing board to ensure eligibility.

Material is specifically intended for:

  • Yoga instructors, who want to offer bodywork to their students. Many of the techniques can be used as assists, or hands-on nurturing support, during yoga classes.
  • Thai bodyworkers who aim to keep the continuity of care when working with their regular clients. Learning Prenatal Thai Massage is a great way to support long-time clients through this important period in their lives.
  • Massage therapists who are ready to expand their prenatal massage knowledge base. While the routine in this book is performed on a mat, many of the techniques can be used on a massage table or chair. This allows more creativity and versatility in your practice.

Students will learn:

1: 60-Minute Prenatal Thai Massage Sequence
      Seated, Semi-Reclined, and Side-Lying Positions
2: Safety Precautions and Contraindications
3: Benefits of Prenatal Thai Massage
4: Sample Intake Questions
5: Bolstering and Prop Usage
6: Common Pregnancy-related Conditions

Check Out the Book Reviews

Prenatal Thai Massage: For Relaxation and Pain Relief is THE BEST Prenatal Bodywork book I have had. As Licensed Massage Therapist that specializes in Prenatal Massage for ten years and counting this book took my skills to the next level. I now consider myself a level III Prenatal Massage Therapist. I am so excited to add Prenatal Thai Massage to my toolbox of massage therapy skills to my practice as an option for my pregnant mommy clients. My moms-to-be love the yoga-like stretching with compression of the muscles and energy lines with hands and foot, forearm rolling, thumb pressure and joint movement. I am extremely excited that I invested in Vanessa’s book she shows that she is a very skilled and knowledgeable in Thai Massage and Prenatal Thai.
Ellie Dukes, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist, Trinity Health & Wellness | Pennsylvania

What a wonderfully descriptive book! I almost felt like I was taking a class. I have had prenatal training but am pretty new to Thai Massage, so I appreciate the intro to Thai Massage in the beginning. Vanessa’s skilled methods for the mom to be truly exceeded my traditional prenatal massage training. These unique techniques stretch, massage, and restore the expecting mother. They prepare her not only for the big day but the journey along the way! I am excited to incorporate Prenatal Thai Massage into my practice!
Nichole Lucier, B.S., LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist, Recoup Massage | Virginia

Very well-thought out and informed book on thai massage. As someone with very little knowledge on thai massage, I felt that I could keep up with the information. Also, as a Doula, I will be using many of the techniques and positioning with my clients and their partners for stretching and relieving pain.
Iresha Picot-Wagner, M.Ed.

Social Worker and Doula, 52nd Street Doula | Pennsylvania

Rhonnie Hughes

Thai Bodyworker, New Zealand

Thai Massage, (also known as Nuad Borarn, Thai Yoga Massage, and Thai Bodywork), seamlessly blends massage therapy, energy work, and assisted yoga stretches. The practitioner rhythmically uses their hands, feet, forearms, and knees to apply the therapeutic techniques. The sessions are performed fully clothed on a mat on the floor. Sessions can also be adapted for the massage table, as well as seated in a massage chair or wheelchair. This ancient bodywork is believed to have its origins in Ayurveda, Theraveda Buddhism, and shares similarities with Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is one of the branches of Traditional Thai Medicine.
Thai Massage Helps You to:


  • Improve range of motion
  • Decrease aches and pains
  • Prepare for labor and delivery
  • Improve muscle pliability
  • Overall relaxation
  • Prepare and recover from sporting events
  • Manage chronic pain


I have attended yoga classes for most of my adult life. Six years ago I sustained a spinal cord injury, leaving me a quadriplegic. Recently, I started yoga classes with Vanessa Hazzard. I have been amazed at her creativity. In spite of my physical limitations we have been able to perform a modified Sun Salutation, and achieve many other positions. Her therapeutic hands have allowed me to recover from many previous injuries. Meeting with her is one of the high points of my week.

Dr. Stephen J. Goldstein

Physician, Einstein Hospital

Is A Thai Yoga Massage career right for you?

The most commonly asked questions about taking classes Thai Yoga Massage classes with Science & Soul can be answered to the right. If you have a question that is not listed, please feel free to send me an email and I will respond within 48 hours.

What Is Your Cancellation/Refund Policy?

Minimum of six participants per course. If course does not fill, we will cancel or reschedule the course.

  • If we cancel the course:
    • You will receive a 100% refund.
    • If we need to reschedule the course due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, and you can’t attend the new course dates, you will receive a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel:
    • Ten days before the course: 100% refund
    • Five days before the course: 50% refund
    • Four days before the course: No refund but can transfer registration to another person.
Are you an approved provider in Florida and New York?

New York: YES! The 4-Day Thai Massage Intensive and the Prenatal Thai Massage Certification are both approved by the NCBTMB for continuing education.

Florida: As of right now, no…but we are working on it!

Am I Eligible to Practice Thai Yoga Massage?

Each state regulates massage and bodywork differently. Please check with your state’s massage therapy licensing board to see if Thai Yoga Massage courses are eligible for continuing education hours, and if non-LMTs are eligible to practice without a massage therapy license.

Are all classes held in Philadelpia?

Classes are held in Philadelphia at Learn Reiki Philadelphia in Old City.

Do I need to be a Massage Therapist to attend?

Some classes require prerequisite knowledge of Massage Therapy but most can be taught to Yoga Teachers and Movement Professionals. Classes will be clearly marked if they require a prerequisite. 

Can someone with no yoga or Massage Therapy experience join?

The class that is a best fit for someone with no experience is Intro To Thai Yoga Massage. Most other classes assume some experience with either Yoga or Massage. If you are uncertain please feel free to contact us. 

About Vanessa Hazzard, BASc, LMT

Owner/Teacher of Science & Soul Education For Massage and Movement Professionals

Owner of Science & Soul Education for Massage & Movement Professionals

Vanessa Hazzard, LMT is an author, educator, and massage therapist with 14 years of experience in the massage therapy field. She practices Thai Yoga Massage in Philadelphia, PA. As a practitioner, Vanessa is experienced, and skilled at relieving pain. As a continuing educator, she is thorough and leads fun hands-on classes. She is author of Prenatal Thai Massage: for Relaxation & Pain Relief. Her volunteerism and commitment to mental health and trauma-awareness in yoga and bodywork has landed her features on NPR,, and speaking engagements at Drexel University and non-profit organizations. She has also been featured in Massage Today. Vanessa has shared her expertise as an advisory board member for massage therapy schools, as well as Belmont Behavioral Health’s mood disorder program. Over the past decade, she has taught hundreds of massage therapy professionals at spas, wellness centers, conferences, and retreats. Vanessa has attended International Training Massage (ITM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and has earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Massage Therapy at Siena Heights University. She is currently earning her Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education from Rutgers University.

Her continuing education classes for massage therapists and wellness professionals will increase your knowledge base and affirm your love for healing arts! Each class blends the science and soul of massage therapy! This means that you will be getting an ample amount of anatomy, while also embracing the healing connection between client and therapist. 

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PA Massage License MSG000869 | NCBTMB Approved Provider 451899-12

The Prenatal Thai Massage For Relaxation and Pain Relief  book and online course have been developed by Vanessa after many years of experience in relieving pregnancy pain.

You’ll get information on the history of Thai Yoga Massage along with a book full of visual examples written in a friendly and easy to understand format.
If you need more, you can even learn online by adding on The Prenatal Thai Massage E-Course or attend The Live training in Philadelphia!
The information presented is perfect for Massage Therapists, Yoga Instructors, Pregnant People & Pregnancy caregivers alike.