Warming up and stretching exercises
Understanding body conditions, history, contraindications and aims of Thai Massage
Pressing and stretching using the thumbs, elbows, palms, feet and knees
Correct use of body-weight and position of the practitioner’s body
Addressing individual needs of clients
Client lying on their back
Client lying on their stomach
Feet: pressure points and stretching ankles
Legs: pressing, stretching and manipulating techniques
Abdomen, chest, arms, palms, shoulders, neck and head
Back sides of the legs, energy lines and deep stretching of the back,
The hip and energy line of the back in the side position
Pressure points and energy line of the shoulders.
Cost: £550 (including deposit of £100)
- Course TM21. Mar Sat 21st, Sat 28th + Apr Sat 4th, Sat 25th + May Sat 2nd, Sat 30th
Prior attendance of a Thai introductory workshop would be beneficial but not essential.
Continuous assessment by means of written homework, assignments and home practice. Home study and practice is over a minimum period of three months following the school attendance days. A final assessment date is arranged after the home study period. A fee of £105.00 is payable for the VTCT assessment and verification.
Membership is available to various professional bodies including the Federation of Holistic Therapists which offers insurance and other benefits for therapists in the UK. Employment is available in clinics, spas, beauty salons and working from home. The Manchester Therapy Centre has part-time work available on an ongoing basis for students in the Manchester area.
Level 3 Certificate in Thai Massage.
Thai massage is a very physical treatment. If you are not comfortable kneeling and working on the floor this course may not be suitable for you. Furthermore, it is not suitable for pregnant women or for those with joint problems.
Course times are from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm depending on the group size.
The venue is at the Manchester School of Massage in South Manchester.
The group size is usually kept at eight or below for more individual attention.