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Thai massage school

picture of Thai Massage moves performed at the Bodyharmonics Thai Massage SchoolThe BODYHARMONICS school offers the most comprehensive training course in Thai massage currently on offer in Britain. Maria Mercati has been teaching successful courses since 1995.

The Thai Massage Practitioner course qualifies & insures you to earn a living as a Thai massage practitioner.

It's unique, highly intensive teaching approach covers not only Thai massage for wellbeing but also as treatment for musculo-skeletal problems.

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There are now many Thai massage schools in this country, most of which teach a routine as we do. This will enable you to use it for a tailor made 20 minute treatment or a 2 hour whole body well-being massage depending on the client's needs. 
However, in addition, this course will explain the how, the why, the when and the how much of each technique and which acupoints to be used for specifically treating different conditions.

Bodyharmonics Thai massage coursePeter Packard and Maria will also teach you to give a Thai foot massage, a Thai neck & shoulder on-site massage and a lower back treatment  -  which will prove to be valuable within an income generating context.

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Thai Massage Master Practitioner Diploma Course

Upon successful completion of our Thai Massage course you will receive the following diploma

Our diploma is recognized by Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council as well as by Embody which is affliated to CThA the Complementary Therapists Association. Maria Mercati was elected Chair of The Thai Yoga Massage Association (2006) who helped set the basic standards.
Membership of Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council is the leading organisation for you and your Thai massage

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Thai Massage explained

Thai massage is used to not only maintain good health physically, mentally and emotionally but also as a means of treating a range of pathological conditions such as lower back pain, sciatica, fibrositis, neck & shoulder pain etc. etc.

What is the difference between Thai massage and Tui Na?
Thai massage is performed on the floor on the clothed body with the recipient lying or sitting and requires no special equipment other than a thick blanket. Tui Na is done on a massage couch on the clotherd body or with the patient seated on an ordinary chair
Thai massage is rather like applied yoga with many large-scale joint manipulations that stretch muscles gently and very effectively and like Tui Na releases powerful healing forces that ease pain and stress.  

Tui Na uses a wide variety of soft tissue techniques to deeply stimulate the meridians and acupoints together with powerful joint manipulations.
Thai massage like Tui Na, is concerned with balancing the intrinsic energies of the body, mind and spirit.  Unlike the Chinese system, Thai massage lacks a sophisticated theoretical background - 14 meridians with 365 acu-points and diagnosis.

What is the difference between Thai massage and Western Sports Massage?

Thai massage master practioner level for sports injuryMost sports injuries involve damage to muscle fibres, myofascia or tendons and they are commonly caused by overuse of muscles that are not functionally balanced with other muscles in their group and with their antagonists.

Thai massage enables every individual muscle to assume its normal relaxed length when not contracting.

When injury does occur the controlled stretches and manipulations in Thai massage have an unrivalled ability to speed healing and restore pain-free function compared with Western Sports Massage.

Sports Thai Massage provides maintenance that muscles need, improves performance by reducing the risk of injury for athletes and dancers during their training. This Thai massage course will teach the aspiring practioner everything necessary to become a competent and advanced therapist in the discipline.

Anatomy and physiology course
If you do not have an acceptable Anatomy & Physiology ( A & P ) qualification , we offer a separate anatomy and physiology course. You need to complete this A&P course in order to receive a Thai Massage Master Practitioner Diploma.

Our anatomy & physiology lessons are specifically  structured  to make them highly relevant to the techniques being taught at this Thai Massage School.  This method allows you to tailor your treatment with confidence, sensitivity and effectiveness to the various needs of your clients. The greater the understanding you have of the techniques the more effective your treatments will become. Those seeking to become expert practitioners, able to exploit the healing potential of Thai massage to the full, will require a sound understanding of the musculo-skeletal system and its biodynamics.

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