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.

Recent Posts

Emerging into Spring

At last spring has come and across all our different cultures and traditions similar themes arise as it brings hope. We celebrate renewal of the green, and re-emergence of all creatures great and small after the winter of lockdown and hibernation. From worms and frogs to caterpillars and……massage therapists!

In Impossible Darkness

Do you know how the caterpillar turns?

Do you remember what happens inside a cocoon?

You liquefy.

There in the thick black of your self-spun womb, void as the moon before waxing, you melt (as Christ did for three days in the tomb) conceiving in impossible darkness the sheer inevitability of wings

by Kim Rosen

We have plenty of reason to celebrate spring here at Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland (STMTS). Firstly, we therapists sharing the space are able to return to close contact services and THE DIARY IS OPEN! Also Ruth, Lesley and I are pleased to welcome our colleague Freya of Rowan Therapies to the team of therapists in residence, she will be working on Thursdays.

Secondly – just like schools throughout the world, STMTS has adapted to change and our students have responded with incredible resilience. This year’s TYM Diploma cohort had only two weekends in person training before transferring to Zoom but all through

the winter they have hung on with open hearts and determination, and with the generosity of their family members giving themselves up for endless massages (!) the students have made it through! I am so delighted and amazed at their professionalism. Watch this space there is a group of amazing therapists just about to hit the market!

…even our school mascot Frankie was on duty for the observed assessments! Along with tutors Lesley and me, and our dedicated assistant who has nipped out for a second….

FHT Accreditation

Last year we gave ourselves a big pat on the back for becoming an accredited training provider with Federation of Holistic Therapists. This year I am pleased to be invited to represent STMTS and Well Mother with a specialist Pregnancy Massage workshop at the Virtual Congress. I had a blast making the video during lockdown and my past history as a performer and digital film maker came in handy! You can see the end product (edited in iMovie with great sophistication) in June at FHT Virtual Congress

And finally, we have something to ask from you…. Thanks to you all for your support and interest, we celebrated reaching 100 subscribers on Youtube thanks to you! Marketing is an ever-changing landscape and now we are turning our attention to other Social Media. Could you help us by kindly take a moment to subscribe to us on Facebook and perhaps even leave a review? If you are interested you will then more easily see our regular updates, so please, click on!
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Here’s wishing you renewed strength and vitality this spring season, and asking for two more things from you, if you are able:
1. Be kind to each other
2. Be part of the Solution.

Lucy Trend 05/04/21

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