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.  

Thai Yoga Massage Diploma Training

Mini Thai Workshops for everyone

Thai Foot Massage Certificate Course

On-site Seated Acupressure Massage Diploma Course

Advanced Thai Massage Diploma

Abdominal Massage for Fertility, Detox & Digestion

Well Mother Massage for Pregnancy Diploma

Well Mother Shiatsu for Birth Professionals

Be at One – Mini Mindfulness session for your Wednesday lunchtimes

Mindfulness Based Living Course

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.

Recent Posts

Snowdrop Day

It’s a little late to be posting this really, I saw my first snowdrops 10 days ago, but having spoken to a friend who is sad just now, and patiently but painfully awaiting a little lightness of being, I felt moved to share it here again. It’s timely too, as yesterday was the new moon in Aquarius, heralding the shift from the Age of Pisces, nebulous and mutable, to the presence, grounding and connection of the Age of Aquarius. And if that’s not enough it’s also Chinese New Year! By this model we are beginning the Year of the Ox, symbolic of hardworking attitudes. Tibetan New Year, Losar, is also celebrated on the same day. So here’s to all things new, grounded in the Earth, yielding shoots of renewal ready for the necessary work of our lives ahead.

Snow Drop Day in Glasgow

Lucy Trend 23/1/2015

Today is Snowdrop day. It’s the day when I see my first snowdrops of the year and my heart jumps a little jig of delight at these tiny white drops of hope, announcing the dark days are over, it’s time to think about new beginnings, soon fresh energy will be springing up. It’s a beautiful time of year, a time to rejoice in the miracle of life.

Ancient festivals have stuck fast at this season, evolving through time with changing religions and spiritual beliefs. The festival of St Bride, the patron saint of Midwives, is a combination of the Christian festival of Candlemas, and the fire festival of Imbolc, of the pagan tradition. This celebrates the ewe’s milk coming (‘oimelc’), as early lambs are about to be born into an uncertain future, will they survive if the season is harsh, will they perish in the snow? And Candlemas holds a similarly uncertain future for the lambs, stemming from the Law of Moses, a ritual purification of the new mother at the temple, 40 days after childbirth, offering a sacrifice of a lamb as thanksgiving for new life, or more modestly in the case of Mary and Joseph, a pair of doves.

For some, the returning of the light is not joyful and rebirth is hard to see. As the days become lighter our inner shadows may seem deeper, the darkness within felt more harshly, stubborn and unyielding to external signs of hope. Patience is required; deep, slow nurturing, and drawing on our reserves of faith, that the light within will return. It is important that the beautiful stillness of Winter does not become stagnation, we must try to look to the future, be flexible and open to the shifting energies of nature. Likewise, frail lives, knowing deep down that their reserves are almost empty, have held on through the long winter, and seeing the light returning, find strength to let go of their struggle and slip away. This is the cycle of life. We each have our place on that wheel, the big wheel that keeps on turning.

So, now that the snow has trampled the last surviving undergrowth revealing the bare bones of the landscape, we have an opportunity to see our own lives laid bare, stripped down to the underlying structure. Now is a time tor considering plans for the future. We don’t have long if we want to catch the wave of growing energy that lies ahead! Snowdrops were pushing up under that snow, and now it as melted, there is no longer any doubt. Spring is coming!

Lucy Trend written 23/1/2015 posted here on 12/2/21

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