Thai Yoga Massage Professional Diploma

Professional Thai Yoga Massage Diploma 

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

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. Upon successful completion of the course you will be competent to give professional level Thai yoga massage and you will be able to secure professional insurance to practise.

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. 

This course with Lucy Trend is held on 6 Weekends, one per month from 10th October 2020 – 7th March 2021

Venue: Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training,
Fifth floor, Standard Buildings, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6PH in Glasgow City Centre beside Glasgow Central Station

Course Dates: 

  • Classes run from 10.00-17.00 on Saturday & Sunday 
  • 2020: 10th & 11th October, 7th & 8th November, 5th & 6th December
  • 2021: 9th & 10th January, 6th & 7th February, 6th and 7th March
  • Monthly practise classes are held on a Saturday  (£15 per class, attendance not compulsory) 
  • 2020: 25th January 10:30-12:30, 22nd Feb 10:30-12:30, 24th October 13:30-15:30, 21st November 13:30-15:30
  • 2021: 23rd January 13:30-15:30 & 20th Feb 13:30-15:30

Cost: £1495 To book a place or request further information please call Lucy: 07989 478320 or e-mail info@stmts.co.uk

Update – All courses are resumed with in-person attendance. Book with confidence guarantee: If you need to self isolate you can still attend the course with live interactive 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 teachers: Lucy Trend and Lesley Lewis

Mindfulness Based Living Course: On Saturday mornings as an integral part of the TYM Dip course we have mindfulness and compassion training, which follows the curriculum of the Introduction to, and first 4 weeks of the Mindfulness Association’s 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course. If you wish to complete the MBLC course in your own time and achieve the certificate of completion you may attend 4 further sessions after the TYM Dip course finishes. There is an additional fee of £25 per session for each of these dates. You may also wish to reserve 24th April for a “Day of Mindfulness” which is recommended as part of the MBLC. This would then 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.” Katie 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

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Touching the Earth

‘The harvest moon has come,
Booming softly through heaven, like a bassoon.
And the earth replies all night, like a deep drum…’ 
~ Ted Hughes, ‘Harvest Moon’


In the Chinese five element theory late summer is the season of Earth element, which represents ‘manifestation’. In the turning of the seasons plants grow from seed in winter, to sprout in spring, to flower in summer and finally in late summer growth comes to fruition and we have our harvest, both of crops and of fruits & nuts of the tress and hedgerow.

Likewise with our day to day lives, the completion of the process of creativity is the manifestation of the final product. And within ourselves; the mind, emotions and spirit exist because they are manifest in the living, physical body.

I teach my students how to touch without causing pain or flinching, by first exploring how to crawl softly on the floor, leaning bodyweight on the Earth, discovering how it is that gravity keeps us connected to the Earth. We transfer this understanding to our technique; leaning on our client, their body becomes our Earth, our support and we relax into this. This is the mechanism by which Shiatsu and Thai Massage allows both giver and receiver to feel more deeply in touch with the body and the Earth, to feel more grounded and supported, to feel more ourselves and how we are manifest.
by Lucy Trend. 10th September 2020.

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