Thai Seated Massage
Traditional Ancient Thai massage is a unique form of Bodywork that incorporates Hatha Yoga, acupressure and reflexology with origins dating back about 2500 years. In Thailand, there are many agricultural people who do a lot of physical work through the day and their muscles become very tight and sore, so they teach their children massage skills they learned from their parents. In this way Thai massage is passed down as an oral tradition. Massage has a unique style in each area of Thailand. When people would gather together from different regions they would exchange their techniques of massage. In this same way influences came from other countries such as China, India, Burma and Tibet creating its evolution and development. It has a close relationship with Indian Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese Shiatsu. Unlike the techniques used in Western massage or the well known Swedish massage, the Thai method uses point pressure, muscle stretching and compression, done in a rhythmic movement of gentle rocking.
Full practical demonstration and guidance throughout the day on a regular chair or onsite massage chair
Health and Safety at Work Law
Sterilisation and Hygiene in the salon
Anatomy and Physiology relating to the course you are studying
Consultation process and an example of the consultation card.
Contra-indications and how to recognise them
Contra-actions, History of Thai Massage
Licensing requirements if required. Professionalism/ Code of Ethics
Local Bylaws that may affect your business e.g. treating minors.
Where to obtain insurance and details of professional associations.
Entry Requirement & Prerequisites
Assessment and Examination Method
There will be continuous formative assessments takes place during the day while you practise and take information from your tutor. On completion of the training day you will be expected to answer verbal questions and perform a full Thai seated massage with minimal direction from your tutor.
Amount due 2 weeks prior to training: £90
Accredited Practitioner Level Diploma
Once you complete this training you will be entitled to gain insurance. All courses at Inspire Therapy Training are accredited and recognised by industry professionals. See our accreditation page for details. See image below for accrediting bodies we have chosen for this diploma.