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 trained teachers who apprenticed with masters from the temples of Northern Thailand.

This course is the most comprehensive available in the country, taught by teachers with unique and extensive experience. Whether you are looking for a change of career, flexiblity of working hours, or perhaps you are already a massage therapist looking to enhance your existing career, or a yoga teacher looking to offer a more comprehensive service to your students, this course is for you. 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 support you with skilled individual attention along the way.

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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, insurance 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: 

  • Classes run from 10:00-17:00 on Saturday & Sunday on the following dates:
  • 2021: 9th & 10th October, 13th & 14th November, 11th & 12th December
  • 2022: 8th & 9th January, 12th & 13th February, 12th March (practical assessment)
  • MBLC Mindfulness sessions are online on Thursdays, 7 – 9.00pm from 21st October – 9th December 2021
  • Practise classes are held monthly on a Saturday 13:00-16:00, 30th October, 27th November 2021, 22nd January & 26th Feb 2022 £20 per class, attendance not compulsory. Book practise class here: https://BookBodywork.as.me/Practise-Class

Cost: £1495 To book a place click here

or request further information e-mail info@stmts.co.uk

Covid Update – All courses are conducted with in-person attendance up to and including level 3. Book with confidence guarantee: If you need to self isolate, or if we are in level 4, then you can still attend the course with online streaming!

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 continue on to train 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. For full information see https://www.mindfulnessassociation.net/ma-courses/8-week-mblc/

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

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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