THAI YOGA MASSAGE DIPLOMA
LEVEL 1 & 2
LONDON l CAPE TOWN l DURBAN l JOHANNESBURG l BARCELONA
"Thai Massage is like a thousand gentle waves washing over the
Thai massage is like yoga for lazy people. Instead of doing yoga, they do it for you."
Master Chongkol Setthakorn
Ancient Thai Massage is a unique form of Yoga Therapy and bodywork that incorporates Hata Yoga, Reflexology, meridian work and Acupressure.
It starts with a prayer, and ends with a back-bend...
Centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on Yoga and Ayurveda was born in the temples of Thailand. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga bodywork - also called Nuad Boran - and widely known as Traditional Thai Massage, (Nuad Phaen Boran ) - the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of passive Yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the ''Sen Lines'', the body's energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.
The therapeutic basis of Thai Yoga Massage is rooted in the Indian healing tradition of Ayurveda; the word Ayurveda derives from two Sanskrit words: Ayur, meaning "life" and Veda , meaning "knowledge" thus, this science of living functions as a guide to the proper maintenance of life.
A practical and theoretical training in the art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage where you will learn the complete traditional set of Thai Massage in the Front, Side, Back and Sitting positions, following the northern Thailand style of teaching of Chiang Mai Schools as follows:
YOGA - Classes may start with a Yoga session/Meditation, followed by the Tutor practical demonstration and all day practice.
All techniques are on a futon with light-weight clothing required to allow for flexible movement.
The course materials for our Thai Massage Course includes a detailed folder containing a step-by-step guide to all practical techniques and notes for all theory lectures. A bibliography for other recommended reading is discussed in the first class.
THE COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR:
Please note: By the end of the course, all students who will intend to practice professionally, will need to add ‘Anatomy & Physiology’ training and hold a recognized certificate in order to get insurance to practice. If you already are a Yoga Teacher, Physio, Osteopath or other complimentary therapist, your qualification may be enough. In this case you can check with your current insurer if they will be able to add Thai Yoga Massage to your current policy once you qualify. If you are in the U.K. you may check directly with CThA or FHT in order to find out if they will recognize your A&P training as adequate. For the rest of the world, please check with the main Governing Bodies for Holistic & Complementary Therapies.
LENGTH OF COURSE:
U.K. - Thai Yoga Massage Course London.
10 lessons(+ 2 additional re-fresher days to be taken within one year) and equals to 72 hours.
SOUTH AFRICA -Thai Yoga Massage Course Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
10 lessons (+ 2 additional re-fresher days to be taken within one year) and equals to 72 hours.
SPAIN - COMING SOON!
Each lesson begins with a lecture and demonstration, followed by all day supervised practice.
Unlike other courses, we DO NOT divide training in Level 1 and 2 as in order to practice and understand the full sequence the whole training has to be undertaken.
All classes begin at 09.30 am and finish at 4.30 pm. unless otherwise stated. A detailed time-table will be emailed once you will register.
A more flexible time-table is also offered on request for a minimum of 6 students.
Once qualified, students will also benefit from ongoing training days where at no extra cost they will be assisting the Tutor with new classes with the role of Student/Assistant.
PLEASE CLICK on the relevant location for updated course schedules.
We emphasize small class sizes to insure that each student receives the maximum personal attention possible.
Successful completion of this Diploma course will provide you with the professional title of "Thai Yoga Massage Therapist", and the knowledge and techniques needed to give a treatment.
The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest and leading professional association for therapists. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialisms - from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic beauty treatments – the FHT is the association of choice for professional therapists.
We are proud to have been accredited by the FHT.
We are the leading professional organization representing sports, spa and complementary therapists in Europe. Education and training are important to maintaining the standards of Professionals. The Association has brought together a directory of education and training providers and the approved courses they run.
The Italian Federation of Traditional Thai Massage is an international federation and network of Thai massage students, therapists, teachers and schools. FITTM is a non-profit organisation that aims to professionally accredit Thai Massage practitioners.
The FITTM was founded in 2009 and promotes standards of study and practice of traditional Thai Massage (nuad boran) throughout the world, and offers information about Thai Massage members and the general public. Francesca Canzano-Franklin is one of the Founding Members.
Thailand has it's own system of Traditional Medicine, called Thai Traditional Medicine (TTM). The Lanna Thai Medical Federation is the Northern Thailand National Certification Board of The Lanna Thai Medicine and Therapeutic Thai Massage, approved by the Thai Ministry of Education and the Thai Ministry of Public Health. LTM promotes the development and awareness of Thai Medicine, Thai Massage, alternative medicine & folk medicine. Their goal is to raise and monitor the quality of teaching, training and health care services to high standards and is widely recognized by the international community.
We DO NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, but rather welcome everyone that is genuinely interested in learning this beautiful ancient art that Traditional Thai Massage is.