Courses/Classes – in person and online

All courses are resumed with in-person attendance. Book with confidence! If you need to self isolate you can still attend the course with live interactive streaming.

Courses Offered at Thai Massage & Shiatsu Training Scotland:

We offer a variety of courses in traditional eastern therapies and Well Mother pregnancy specialisations. Please select from the following list for further information and please click here to register for the newsletter & be kept up to date on upcoming courses.  

Mindfulness Based Living Course

Thai Yoga Massage Diploma Training

Mini Thai Workshops for everyone

Thai Foot Massage Certificate Course

On-site Seated Acupressure Massage Diploma Course

Well Mother Massage for Pregnancy Diploma

Well Mother Shiatsu for Birth Professionals

Be at One – Mini Mindfulness session for your Wednesday lunchtimes

About Our Teachers

Lucy Trend: Director and Principle teacher click here for more info about Lucy

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Lesley Lewis

Lesley Lewis is owner/therapist at Heart + Hara Massage and teaches on the Thai Foot Massage course and the Thai Yoga Massage Course. Having held a long-term interest in massage and complementary therapies Lesley’s Thai Massage journey began in June 2015 when she attended the a Beginners Weekend Course with Lucy. Lesley then went on to fulfil her ambition to become a professional therapist in 2016, gaining her Diploma in Thai Yoga Massage from Thai Massage Training Scotland. Lesley is an experienced Trainer and Assessor having delivered training in both public and private sectors over many years. She has a passion for all things Thai, practices Iyengar yoga and is a busy mum of two. Lesley is committed to continuing personal development and completed the Well Mother Diploma, again with Thai Massage Training Scotland, during 2017. 

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Julie and Lesley demonstrating ‘Spanish Dancer’ move in class

Julie Kane teaches on the Thai Foot Massage course and the Thai Yoga Massage Course. By day she is a teacher at a secondary school in Glasgow. She first fell in love with Thai Yoga Massage on her travels to Thailand and South East Asia 15 years ago. While on holiday in Ko Samui in 2014 she investigated training in the U.K. and signed up for the Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage with Lucy Trend a few months later. Since then Julie has completed the Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Foot Massage and Advanced Thai courses and was an assistant to Lucy on the diploma course in 2016/17. Lucy ignited Julie’s interest in learning TYM  and continues to inspire her to develop her practice.

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Lucy and John warming up!

John Caughey is a Level 3 Personal Trainer, with further teaching qualifications in Pilates and Yoga.  In the main he works in the area of movement, mobility and flexibility. His introduction to Thai Massage was during a holiday in Thailand and having very much enjoyed the experience, he decided to would like to acquire this skill and discovered Thai Massage Training Scotland.   He went on to complete the Advanced Diploma in Thai Massage and further training in advanced techniques, and currently has a study and varied client base.

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Spring News 2022

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.

Dylan Thomas

On first glance this poem speaks of youth, hope and strength, a force for growth, like the arrival of spring, energising nature to re-emerge after winter. The poem expresses how this insistence toward growth may sometimes be matched with a resistance, or a sense of being stuck. When this arises, gently orienting towards yielding and flexibility allows the path toward growth to unfold and be revealed in it’s own time.

Springtime energy needs to flow, to get moving after the winter of stillness, and this may cause us to feel stiffness or tension in our bodies more keenly. Or, we may be inspired to take positive, renewing action in our life, but feel blocked, uncertain how to follow through. We can then experience frustration or fatigue in the face of these difficulties that seem to hold back progress.

This is the energy of the liver and gall bladder meridians in Shiatsu. Spring is the time to promote the smooth flowing of these powerfully creative and decisive energies. Gentle stretching, flexibility of mind, and opening of the heart can help. Eastern bodywork such as Shiatsu and Thai Massage include stretches and acupressure, which help to promote ease and flow, and bring us back to our natural inclination to growth and renewal in this season.

Lucy Trend 08/03/22

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