Mini Thai Workshops for everyone

If Covid restrictions prevent in person teaching our courses are available on Zoom!

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Mini Thai massage course – sitting position

Mini Thai Workshops – Thai Massage for everyone

Here’s a wonderful opportunity for a taster training of this very special dynamic healing art from Thailand.

Come along and learn how to give relaxing Thai massage techniques to bring ease to the mind and body, both for the giver and the receiver! We begin with a short yoga and meditation warm up to get us in the mindset for relaxing touch. Then you’ll be ready to learn the wonderful techniques of Thai therapy. You can use these skills to benefit your family and friends, or if you are a bodywork professional you can include them in your existing therapy routines. You can select workshops in a variety of traditional Thai skills. We hold mini workshops in Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Facial techniques, Hot herbal compress skills, Thai Sitting position, Thai Foot Massage or Thai Abdominal massage. You can read more about them by checking the availability dates below. The half day workshops are fun and accessible, fully clothed, no previous experience necessary, and you don’t need to be super fit, many techniques can be integrated into a table massage, or for Thai Yoga massage you need to be just agile enough to kneel on at floor level. Come with a friend or on your own, relax and enjoy!

These workshops are also ideal as a taster session for anyone considering our professional level diploma course.

Self-isolating? Need to do this online? Here’s how – Grab a member of your household or bubble, grab a device to stream a ZOOM and learn without the risk but with all the fun! You can take turns and you swap places so that you can both practise the techniques AND receive them (please register both people) or it can just you learn by yourself and your friend benefits from having you practise all those wonderful techniques on them (in this case no need for them to register – just you).

Upcoming Courses:

MINI THAI WORKSHOP -Stretch into Spring with Thai Massage Skills We’ll get warmed up with some pairs yoga before learning about how to stretch the body with the unique Thai style of embodied, mindful touch. Essentially, we’ll learn to press, push, pull and stretch the body all over to promote well-being and release of tension, leading to improved flexibility. In this class we’ll emphasise hams, hips, back and shoulders. And we’ll find out how to apply Thai Yoga with surprisingly little strength. We use out own bodies to lever into a wonderful a back stretch and an impressive lifted back bend. You do not need to be a super-yogi, it is for ordinary folk, suitable for all ages and abilities, you just need to be able to kneel at floor level, and remember not to let go! Saturday 14th May 2022 10:00-13:00  Led by Lucy Trend with Ria Nisar, in person course (Zoom unavailable die to space restriction) held at Hut Yoga, Chapelhall. ML6 8GP, (Motherwell) Cost £45 per person. Come with a friend or on your own, relax and enjoy! £45. This course is booked via Hut Yoga on 07702196688 or at this link: https://www.momoyoga.com/hut-yoga/login/13212337.

MINI THAI WORKSHOP -Thai Massage Skills for Everyone Are you curious about this unique therapy and want to learn how to perform simple techniques that will benefit family and friends with no fuss, no table, no oil and no nudity required? Or maybe you want to find out what’s involved, and whether signing up for our full Thai Massage Diploma is for you. Come along for a relaxing and fun evening learning wonderful techniques of Thai Massage including some Thai Yoga moves! You do not need to be a super-yogi, it is for ordinary folk, suitable for all ages and abilities, you just need to be able to kneel at floor level, and remember not to let go! Evening Course on Weds 31st Aug 2022 18:30-21:30  Held in person at Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training, Standard Buildings, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6PH Cost £45 per person. Come with a friend or on your own, relax and enjoy! £45

Watch this space – more Mini Thai courses to be scheduled for Summer and Autumn at guest Yoga Studios.

Make your own Thai Hot Herbal Compress Mini courseSun 22nd January 2023 10.30am-1pm at Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6PH. Lead by Lucy Trend. Cost £45 per person including all you need to make your own compress. Book this course

How to make your own Thai Hot Herbal Compress course is suitable for beginners and professionals alike. Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage (Luk Pra Kob) is a wonderfully warming treatment, perfect for this time of year. Unlike some of the commercial training courses which use manufactured compresses, we will be making our own from selected herbs and roots (supplied). You’ll learn about the properties of the herbs so that you can tailor the contents to the needs of the individual, and you’ll learn how to wrap them into a compress. This mini course teaches you a skill that will make your friends or clients very happy this winter! Entry Requirements: No previous qualification is required.

More about Compresses: Hand made herbal compresses are steam heated to release the aroma and properties of the herbs, such as Eucalyptus and lime leaf, frankincense resin and borneo camphor. Then they are patted, pressed, pounded and pummelled on the body. A very tonifying and restoring treatment, adaptable for everyone, relieves muscular tension, deep bruising or torn muscles, good for respiratory ailments, water retention, fatigue, fertility, post natal, you name it! 

Using the Thai Hot Herbal Compress MINI COURSE Sun 22nd January 2023 2pm-4.30pm Lead by Lucy Trend. Cost £45 per person. Book this course

Suitable for beginners and professionals alike, this mini course teaches you a skill that will make your friends or clients very happy this winter! Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage (Luk Pra Kob) is a wonderfully warming treatment, perfect for this time of year.

Either as a standalone workshop, or following on from “Make your own Thai Herbal Compress” course, we will now learn techniques to use these delightful hot balls which are patted, pressed, pounded and pummelled on the body. Steam heating releases the aroma and properties of the herbs, such as Eucalyptus and lime leaf, frankincense resin and borneo camphor. This is a very tonifying and restoring treatment, adaptable for everyone, it relieves winter chills and respiratory ailments, muscular tension, deep bruising or torn muscles, water retention, fatigue, fertility, post natal, you name it! Just close your eyes, relax, and melt into a warming Thai reverie.

You will need two Thai herbal Compress Balls. If you didn’t attend the previous workshop and if you don’t already have two compresses please contact the organiser.

MINI THAI MASSAGE WORKSHOP FOR BELOVED FRIENDS.  Saturday 18th February 2023 2pm-5pm Held in person or online and hosted by Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland. Lead by Lucy Trend. Cost £45 per person. We’ll have a new selection of Thai Yoga Massage techniques for you and your beloved friend to learn and practise together. We’ll warm up with paired ‘yoga for two’, and then learn some great Thai massage techniques for the shoulders and upper back, including some Thai Yoga moves. This 3 hour workshop is fun and accessible, fully clothed, with no previous experience necessary. You don’t need to be super fit or a Yogi, just agile enough to kneel at floor level. Bring a friend(s) or loved one, or just come on your own to relax and enjoy! We’ll always have a spare friend available in the case of odd numbers in the class. Also ideal for those considering attending a longer training such as the TYM Diploma course starting in October 2022. Book this course

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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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