Practitioner Diploma in Thai Yoga Massage

Weekend one: 24th/25th/26th October 2020
Weekend two: 21st/22nd/23rd November 2020
Practice day: January 2021 (date to be agreed with tutor)
Weekend three (including final assessment): February 2021 (date to be agreed with tutor)

Total cost: £1,197


The Practitioner Diploma is our flagship course. It offers non-therapists the opportunity to train from scratch to become a fully qualified and insured Thai Yoga Massage therapist.

What’s covered in the diploma course?

You will learn the full sequence to practitioner level and will be able to give a range of different treatments lasting between 1 hour and 2 hours, as well as “taster” sessions. The full sequence includes Thai massage in all four positions (supine, prone, seated and side-lying), incorporating all the main recognisable Thai stretches, and working the Sen (energy) lines.

Classes are kept small to ensure close supervision (maximum student:teacher ratio of 8:1).

Course Overview

Thai massage is a very different form of bodywork. It takes time and a lot of practice to learn the many different moves and approaches that are required to give a good Thai massage. The structure of this Thai massage course is designed to nurture and develop our students into becoming excellent practitioners. The whole routine is split into sections that can be learnt and developed through home practice. The importance of the practice cannot be overestimated and is an integral part of the course.

Every Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) taught session includes two demonstrations of the sequence; each student gets many opportunities to receive a sequence from the tutor throughout the course. The sequence is then demonstrated in small, “bite-size” segments which the students practise on each other under close supervision.

In addition to the the taught sessions, students will receive written hand-outs including short descriptions and colour photos, as well as supporting videos to aid home-study.

Course structure

The course is structured to provide a comprehensive study of all basic Thai yoga massage techniques. After each section of training, students will be expected to complete home study assignments as well as building their hands-on experience of TYM with logged practice.

The full diploma course also includes a practical “Practice Day” where students get the opportunity to fine-tune their skills under the supervision of an experienced Thai massage practitioner. There are a total of 80 hours of student/teacher contact time (80 GLHs). This is a 220-hour course with 80 GLHs (guided-learning hours) and 140 hours of home-study (including case-studies and research). In addition, we offer a student mentoring scheme as part of the course, where previous graduates of Central School are there to help you.

Course requirements

Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) level 3 or equivalent. This can be studied alongside the Thai yoga massage course if required. There are many online courses available; please contact Kathryn if you’d like more advice in choosing an A&P course.

Students are also advised to have attended an introduction to Thai yoga massage workshop (either with Central School or another comparable organisation) before applying. Alternatively, you can arrange for an interview (by phone or in person). Applicants are expected to have received at least two Thai yoga massages before applying – please book in with one of the many graduates of the school (or Kathryn) if you have yet to experience this amazing form of bodywork.


Diploma in Traditional Thai Yoga Massage

After successfully completing the course, you will be able to get full insurance to practise as a therapist in Traditional Thai Massage.

The cost of the full course is £1197 (including assessments, hand-outs and videos).

Students will also have to successfully complete (or have completed) a level 3 Anatomy & Physiology qualification in order to practise as a fully insured Thai massage practitioner.


Not sure which Thai Yoga Massage course is right for you?

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