How to become a Thai Bodywork Professional

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The Thai Bodywork Diploma is a professional, certified qualification recognised by FHT and other bodies, including THAI (international).  This diploma and the A & P qualification (see below for more details) enable you to charge for treatments and work professionally.

For those who want to gain the Thai Bodywork Diploma you can either undertake the training on a component basis (this is detailed below) or you can apply for our 300 hour training option:

1) Take module 1, Thai Massage Essentials – Layers & Lines training course.

2) Take module 2, Deep Thai Massage and Stretch training course.

3) Complete 35 case studies, write a written project (1-3,000 words) and case study summary.

4) Take a practical and multiple choice exam and hand in written work (within one year of the course, dates set by LITYM, exam fee is £85). On passing, Students receive Thai Bodywork Diploma – level 1 & 2.

Alongside this, you need to make sure you have completed 55 hours Anatomy & Physiology to ITEC standard or VCTC level 3 diploma. Please note that this is not a prerequisite for commencing our training courses but does need to be completed prior to being able to work professionally. There are a number of A & P courses available, including online ones and we can help find a suitable option.

We also recommend you complete a one-day First- Aid course and one-day dissection course.

Read some recent case studies from our students here and here.

Continuing Professional Development

We encourage you to continue your studies and deepen you practice.  We offer 2 further modules of training for this (module 3, Thai Bodywork Tools Adaptations for Common Ailments and module 4, Advanced Thai Bodywork Core, Release and Movement Techniques for the Advanced Practitioner).  Additionally there are focused one and 2 day workshops.

Also don’t forget our intern programmeWe support our students in a very generous and unusual way via our intern programme.   We really want to get the best out of you and so we actively encourage you to repeat the training.  Students can apply to take an internship with us which allows those who have completed module 1 or 2 training with us to repeat the training as many times as wanted for free (as long as it is the same content and there are spaces available). We carefully consider applicants as we want students who are serious about their massage practice to be able to deepen their knowledge and continue their studies. This is our way of supporting an on-going commitment to a developing massage practice.