Thai yoga massage diploma (FHT accredited qualification)
Would you like to become professionally qualified to give relaxing yet deep body work in the traditional style of northern Thailand?
Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland offers a unique opportunity to train for a diploma in authentic Thai Yoga Massage in Glasgow, taught by uniquely trained teachers, with a curriculum designed by practitioners who apprenticed with masters from the temples of Northern Thailand.
Whether you are looking for a change of career, flexible working hours, or another string to your bow, then this course is for you. Perhaps you are already a massage therapist looking to enhance your existing career, or perhaps a yoga teacher looking to offer a more comprehensive service to your students, this can be a compliment to your existing business, or it can be a fresh start. Thai Massage is in demand, a growing field in the therapy industry, and we will bring you to a high standard in a short period of time, and we will support you with skilled individual attention along the way.
This course is the most comprehensive available in the country, taught by teachers with unique and extensive experience of Thai bodywork, who are also skilled in various other disciplines such as acroyoga, Qi Gong, dance therapy, yoga teaching, Shiatsu and mindfulness.
In simple stages, you will be shown how to apply a wide repertoire of techniques, ranging from gentle palm and thumb pressure using your body weight effectively, to applying passive stretches and yoga poses to your client confidently. You will have plenty of supervised practise time and will learn about the theory of this ancient healing art; the Sen energy lines, breathing and meditation techniques, and the historical context of the therapy.
The course is accredited as a qualification by FHT and, upon successful completion, you will be competent to give professional level Thai Yoga Massage, and become registered and insured to practise professionally.
Course dates and details
Practical training sessions run across five weekends from 10am - 5:30pm on Saturday and Sunday on the following dates:
- 2022 - level one: 29th and 30th October, 26th and 27th November.
- 2023 - level two: 7th and 8th January, 4th and 5th February, practical assessment on Saturday 11th March - no class on Sunday 12th March.
Mindfulness training sessions are included in the course curriculum. The nine weeks of training run online on Tuesdays 9:30am - 11:30am or Thursdays, 6:45pm - 8:45pm. Please scroll down for full information about mindfulness training below.
An online course of 30 hours of theory and contextual studies study is required for professional certification. For students at beginner level who are not already qualified to level 3, Anatomy and Physiology, and Health and Safety study is required (also included in the full course cost).
Two hours per week of home practice is necessary. You’ll need willing friends or family to practise on so that you can perfect the techniques between the training weekends.
Optional practise classes are included in the cost: 1pm - 4pm on Saturdays:
- 12th November 2022
- 10th December 2022
- 21st January 2023
- 25th February 2023
Accessibility: if any aspect of the course is inaccessible to you for any reason (such as disability or diverse learning style), please enquire about accessibility options.
Lucy Trend, director and principal teacher at STMTS, will be delivering this course. Lucy is a shiatsu therapist, specialist in pregnancy and fertility. She is a doula and a trained well mother teacher, also offering post graduate training courses for complementary therapists, midwives, doulas and OBGs, in massage, shiatsu and moxibustion.