Thai Yoga Massage Professional Diploma

Professional Thai Yoga Massage Diploma 

Thai Yoga Massage techniques

Would you like to become professionally qualified to give relaxing yet deep body work in the traditional style of northern Thailand?

Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland offers a unique opportunity to train for a diploma in authentic Thai Yoga Massage in Glasgow, taught by uniquely trained teachers, with a curriculum designed by practitioners who apprenticed with masters from the temples of Northern Thailand.

Whether you are looking for a change of career, flexible working hours, or another string to your bow, then this course is for you. Perhaps you are already a massage therapist looking to enhance your existing career, or perhaps a yoga teacher looking to offer a more comprehensive service to your students, this can be a compliment to your existing business, or it can be a fresh start. Thai Massage is in demand, a growing field in the therapy industry, and we will bring you to a high standard in a short period of time, and we will support you with skilled individual attention along the way.

This course is the most comprehensive available in the country, taught by teachers with unique and extensive experience of Thai bodywork, who are also skilled in various other disciplines such as acroyoga, Qi Gong, dance therapy, yoga teaching, Shiatsu and mindfulness.

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In simple stages you will be shown how to apply a wide repertoire of techniques, ranging from gentle palm and thumb pressure using your body weight effectively, to applying passive stretches and yoga poses to your client confidently. You will have plenty of supervised practice time and will learn about the theory of this ancient healing art; the Sen energy lines, breathing and meditation techniques, and the historical context of the therapy. 

The course is accredited as a qualification by FHT and upon successful completion you will be competent to give professional level Thai Yoga Massage, and become registered and insured to practise professionally.

Venue: Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training,
Fifth floor, Standard Buildings, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6PH in Glasgow City Centre beside Glasgow Central Station. (or online if we are in level 4 lockdown)

Course Dates and details: 

  • Practical training sessions run across 5 weekends from 10:00-17:30 on Saturday & Sunday on the following dates:
  • 2022 Level One: 29 & 30 October, 26 & 27 November
  • 2023 Level Two: 7 & 8 January, 4 & 5 Feb,11th March (practical assessment on Saturday 11th – no class on the Sunday 12th March)
  • Mindfulness training sessions are included in the course curriculum and run online on Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am or Thursdays, 6.45 – 8.45pm. Please scroll down for full information about MIndfulness below
  • An online course of contextual study, including Anatomy and Physiology training and Health and Safety study is required (included in the full course cost)
  • 2 hours per week home practise is necessary. You’ll need willing friends or family to practise on so that you can perfect the techniques between the training weekends
  • Optional practise classes are included in the cost: 1pm-4pm on Saturdays: 12 Nov ’22, 10 Dec ’22, 21 Jan ’23 and 25 Feb ’23
  • Accessibility: if any aspect of the course is inaccessible to you for any reason such as disability or diverse learning style please enquire about accessibility options.

Interested in applying for this course? Please e-mail to request an application form and full information sheet:

  • Full course cost including assessment and certification: £1750
  • Level One only: £750 (Practical training only. Does not include certification)

Covid Update – All courses are conducted with in-person attendance up to and including level 3 restrictions. Book with confidence guarantee: If you unexpectly need to self isolate, or if Glasgow, or your home area is subject to level 4 restrictions, then you can still attend the course with our digital resources.

Traditional Thai Yoga massage is a dynamic healing art involving massage techniques, gentle palm and thumb pressure, and passive applied stretches that resemble the poses of yoga. The receiver wears loose clothing. Originally it was practised by monks at the temple, and is a spiritual practice which stems back to the times of Buddha and before. The massage techniques are applied as a moving meditation of Metta (loving kindness). It is a truly rewarding experience which leaves both giver and receiver more stretched, relaxed & in balance. Course teachersLucy Trend and Lesley Lewis

Mindfulness Based Living Course: As an integral part of the TYM Dip course we have mindfulness and compassion training, which follows the curriculum of the Mindfulness Association’s 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC). Completion of this aspect of the course will qualify you to attend training as a Mindfulness teacher with Mindfulness Association. The MBLC is recognised as an eight week course in the UK Good Practice Guidelines and those trained to teach it are eligible to join the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers. The course runs on Zoom from 20th October – 8th December 2022 6.45-8.45pm. Tuesday morning class dates will run 9.30-11.30am beginning January 2023 (Exact dates will be updated here in due course). For full information see

Feedback from students: 

“The course has been really fantastic for giving me confidence that I didn’t have before, and I really appreciate Lucy being such a great teacher.” Bracken Holroyd, class of 2019

“The relaxed and  friendly learning environment made it a joy to learn, Lucy is an excellent teacher. And I have met a lovely bunch of people and made some lifelong friends” Charlie Prouse, class of 2018

“I enjoyed the structure the course, the material covered, and the teachers and assistants were always there to help. A fantastic experience!” MC, Yoga Teacher, class of 2018

“I have loved the course and can’t believe how much I have learned. Although there has been a lot of work involved it has been well spread out and manageable. Thank you for everything you have put into the course. It’s been a great experience and lovely getting to know everyone.” Laura Hall, occupational therapist. Class of 2016.

“I loved learning a new skill that compliments my yoga teaching” Margaret, yoga teacher

“There’s nothing better than learning a new skill that is of benefit to both giver and receiver. I really enjoyed learning the practical and theory of TYM and look forward to lifelong learning” Julie, secondary school teacher, class of 2016 

“The entire experience has been absolutely fantastic; the relaxed environment and relaxed teaching style, the teacher’s skills and experience, and the individual feedback has always been constructive and in depth.” Stephen Rogan, yoga teacher and massage therapist, class of 2014

See also: Foundation and CPD Courses

Recent Posts

Happy New Year and welcome to the first newsletter of 2022

The Three Friends of Winter

The Three Friends of Winter are the Pine, the Bamboo and the Plum. They do not wither in winter, but endure, to remind us that all is not lost. Bamboo provides shelter, and soothing sounds in the breeze, pine provides welcome fragrance in the cold air, and soon the Plum Blossom joins in, it’s sweetness deepening with the illuminating touch of the winter sun, bringing to the eyes a splash of firey brightness in a sombre landscape.

I hope that deepest darkest winter finds you well now that the festivities have come to a close. My visiting friends have returned to England, having been pleased by the the beauty of the grey winter skies here, sometimes dark and dull, but many times reflective and bright, with endless variation of texture and colour. This is a time of year that always comes as a teacher to me, showing me how to temper my enthusiasm for New Years projects with the need to rest and dream, and allow plans to unfold gently into the growing light. Everything in it’s own time, waiting to bloom or germinate. Lucy Trend 10/01/22

“Wild winds never last all morning
and fierce rains never last all day.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


Join Lucy online for a free taster session with no expectation and no commitment required, just a chance to ‘suck it and see” and hopefully have some fun! And if you like it and the timing is right for you, the 8 weeks MBLC course starts the following week same time. It is both for beginners and for those who have previous experience of mindfulness and want to develop their practice. Learn More / Register Picture credit to @asjaboros

MINI THAI COURSE Sun 23rd Jan ‘22 Make your own Thai Hot Herbal Compress 10am-1pm Using the Compress 2pm-5pm Lead by Lucy Trend.

Aromatic herbs, are steamed to release soothing properties. 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, you name it! With Lucy Trend. See a sneak preview on Youtube

MINI COURSE Sat 19th Feb ‘22 Thai massage for beloved friends Bring a special friend, a loved one, or just a work colleague who shares a passion for massage! You don’t need to be super fit or a Yogi, just agile enough to kneel at floor level. With Lucy Trend and Raheela Nisar
Learn more about our MINI COURSES and register

Staying Safe at STMTS

We are delighted to announce that there still have been no cases of Covid 19 associated with our premises. Ours, and our students and clients’ vigilance has paid off, together we have successfully protected one another from the virus. or to talk about important news. Online courses and consulations are available for those who need to isolate

Upcoming accredited and qualification courses:

Onsite Seated Acupressure Massage Wednesdays 23rd & 30th March 2021 10am-4.45pm

Massage for Pregnancy One Day Course: Thursday 7th April 2022

Massage for Pregnancy Four Day Course: Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th April 2022

Thai Foot Massage Certificate Course: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2022 10:00-16:45 (2 day course )

Thai Yoga Massage Professional Diploma Training next course runs 29th October 2022 to 11th March 2023

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