FHT (UK), IICT (International), CTha (UK), Lanna Thai Medical Association (Th), ITTA (USA), FITTM (Italy), Thai Spa association (Th)

Ancient Thai Massage is a unique form of Yoga Therapy and bodywork that incorporates Hata Yoga, Reflexology, meridian work and Acupressure.


It starts with a prayer and ends with a back-bend...


Centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on Yoga and Ayurveda was born in the temples of Thailand. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga bodywork - also called Nuad Boran - and widely known as Traditional Thai Massage, (Nuad Phaen Boran ) - the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of passive Yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the ''Sen Lines'', the body's energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.


The therapeutic basis of Thai Yoga Massage is rooted in the Indian healing tradition of Ayurveda;  the word Ayurveda derives from two Sanskrit words: Ayur, meaning "life" and Veda , meaning "knowledge" thus, this science of living functions as a guide to the proper maintenance of life.





A practical and theoretical training in the art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage where you will learn the complete traditional set of Thai Massage in the Front, Side, Back and Sitting positions, following the northern Thailand style of teaching of Chiang Mai Schools as follows:


  • 134 positions, each one with diagrams, photographs and descriptions
  • Stretching, Mobilizations and Deep pressure techniques to release muscle tension and improve flexibility
  • All relevant muscle and skeletal A&P
  • A background to Chinese Medicine and SEN theory
  • Safe practice techniques
  • Myofascial trigger points for each area of technique
  • Stretching; how to work with key muscle reflexes


YOGA - Classes may start with a Yoga session/Meditation, followed by the Tutor practical demonstration and all day practice.

Aidan, our Cape Town Trainer, is a professional Yoga Teacher. He runs classes from the studio. Contact us if interested.


All techniques are on a futon with light-weight clothing required to allow for flexible movement.


The course materials for our Thai Yoga Massage Course includes a detailed folder containing a step-by-step guide to all practical techniques and notes for all theory lectures. A bibliography for other recommended reading is discussed in the first class.


 The course is suitable for:


  • Complete beginners thinking of starting a career in body work
  • Professional Therapists - Massage, Beauty & Spa Therapists -  already working with alternative therapies who wish to further their studies
  • Yoga teachers, Pilates Instructors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, dancers and sports people, who will find Thai Yoga Massage invaluable for increasing their hands-on skills. Learn Thai Massage!




  • Completion of 5 Case Studies (4 treatments per case study for a total of 20 treatments; up to 2 months after completion of the course is allowed)
  • A practical examination lasting 3 hours


Please note: By the end of the course, all students who will intend to practice professionally, will need to add ‘Anatomy & Physiology’ training and hold a recognized certificate in order to get insurance to practice. If you already are a Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Physio, Osteopath or other complimentary therapist, your qualification may be enough. In this case you can check with your current insurer if they will be able to add Thai Yoga Massage to your current policy. 




South Africa - Thai Yoga Massage Course Cape Town.


10 lessons (+ 2 additional re-fresher days to be taken within one year) and equals to 72 hours.


Each lesson begins with a lecture and demonstration, followed by all day supervised practice.


Unlike other courses, we DO NOT divide training in Level 1 and 2 as in order to practice and understand the full sequence the whole training has to be undertaken.


All classes begin at 09.30 am and finish at 4.30 pm unless otherwise stated. A detailed time-table will be emailed once you will register.


A more flexible time-table is also offered on request for a minimum of 6 students.





Thai Yoga Massage Diploma,

CAPE TOWN South Africa

Course Fee:*

  R 6500


Deposit payable to hold a place:

  R 2000

Balance payment:

Due 1 week prior to commencement of course




Cape Town









PART 1: 


PART 2 FINAL PRACTICAL: Those 2 days will be discussed/booked over part 1.







Shen Mantra Senior Trainer





* PLEASE NOTE, price includes full length of course, both Level 1 & 2.

SOUTH AFRICA: Please be aware of courses that offer unofficial accreditation!


We emphasize small class sizes to insure that each student receives the maximum personal attention possible.


Successful completion of this Diploma course will provide you with the professional title of "Thai Massage Therapist" and the knowledge and techniques needed to give a treatment.