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 either of few Thai Yoga Massage techniques, or Thai Facial techniques, or some Hot herbal compress skills. You can use these skills to benefit your family and friends, or for professionals to include in your massage routines. 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:

Make your own Thai Hot Herbal Compress Mini courseSun 23rd January 2022 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 23rd January 2022 2pm-5pm 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. Contact the organiser if you don’t already have these.

MINI THAI MASSAGE WORKSHOP FOR BELOVED FRIENDS.  Saturday 19th February 2022 2pm-5pm Held 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

MINI THAI WORKSHOP -Thai Massage Skills for Everyone (including some Thai Yoga moves!) Next Spring, Date and time TBC  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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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
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