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I don’t know whether Shiatsu or Thai massage (or indeed which one) might help my shoulder injury, but I’m keen to give something a try. What would you suggest I book?
This is such a difficult question to answer because the therapies are quite similar in many ways yet each one is unique too. And often it comes down to individual preferences of which one a person enjoys most!
It could be that Thai attracts you because it is a longer session and maybe you have an interest in Yoga, or it could be that Shiatsu attracts you because it is just an hour long, is less dynamic and more Zen in style. But both are great, and shoulder trouble is a very common problem that my clients come with, and frequently I find that after between one to four sessions people see a noticeable improvement.
I’d like to attend a course, do I need to have any prior qualifications? All courses are suitable for complete beginners unless otherwise specified, so come along and give it a try! Some of our courses are accredited with FHT as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for professional therapists but don’t worry about keeping up – many therapists are completely new to the unique way of working in the traditional Eastern style so beginners and professionals tend to keep up on a par with each other.
Our Thai Yoga Massage Diploma course is particualrly popular with complete beginners, professionals who have trained in Western style of massage or beauty therapy, and Yoga or fitness teachers. If you have an existing qualification you may have less homework to do, as there could be some crossover with your existing training, for example, Anatomy and Physiology. We will take a look at your certificates when you register and let you know!