Thai Herbal Compress Massage
Can anyone recommend a Thai Herbal Compress Massage training course. I am a qualified Holistic Therapist and live in Herefordshire. I am prepared to travel so distance isn't a huge issue but would still be considered.
I am looking for a course that is FHT approved and TIS would insure.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I did my Thai Herbal Compress Massage training at Ellison's acadamy in Coventry just over a year ago now. I thought it was very good, just six of us in the class, excellent facilities and a very knowledgable tutor who had taught me Hot Stone Therapy previously.
I'm with the FHT and the same insurance, the therapy comes under the wing of 'Advanced Massage'.
Good luck with what ever you decide, you will love it - it's a great treatment.
I had emailed Ellisons today asking about FHT accreditation etc. So your reply really helps. I'm really eager to do the Thai Compress & Hot Stones massage. Would you recommend training in one therapy before the other or doesn't it matter. Also did you get your heater and stones/compresses from Ellisons?
also Helen McGuiness at the Holistic Training Centre, Southampton teaches it. Its def FHT approved and they are advertising it in their mag.
Helen writes all the books used for NVQIII courses, and most colleges use her books.
You can also purchase a DVD from her site.
I trained in the compress massage with tri dosha.
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The post is a little old, but as I have just finished the training with Francesca Canzano, I feel like I have to share it with everyone!
One of the best workshops I have ever done, as she combines Thai and Ayurvedic.
I have just done the course at Body Basics College ( ) where Fran runs this great 2 days course where you will learn not just how to use them but also how to make your own ones!
The same teacher I believe runs ongoing training, just check her website
It truly is brilliant! Everyone should train in this type of oriental workshops!
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I have recently done my Compress Training and absolutely love it!
I just can't stop practising it and talking about it; is so fantastic!
The tutor is excellent too! She lives in South East Asia on/off and regularly teaches the workshop and other oriental therapies bringing her worlwide experience into it.
Really glad you loved your Compress training. I did my training not too long after posting so have been working with compresses for a little while now.
It is a lovely treatment, I agree, for client and therapist alike.
Gosh, post#1 was my first ever post on HP and an internet forum for that matter. Boy, how life has changed for me since then.:)
Anyway, all the best and enjoy your compresses!
Any tips on where to get hold of the compresses?
thanks in advance
The teacher I trained with is now providing an online boutique. She imports them directly from Thailand. I just recently got an amazing deal as she offers various wholesale prices and my clients love them!
The treatment has become ever so popular and the compresses are divine 🙂
She has 2 types, facials and body. Check her website and email her. She is very accomodating and helpful.
Hope this helps!
Have a nice w-end
We run ongoing training in Traditional Ayurvedic/Thai HerbalMassage, as well as providing an online herbal boutique.
Check our website for more information and feel free to email us with any questions.
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Thai Herbal Compresses
Can I recommend Arun Thai?
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Based in Thailand, they do very high quality herbal compresses in three sizes: for the body, neck/feet and for the face.
They also have a great plai oil (one of the main ingredients: a kind of Thai ginger that you can't get here) which you can apply before using the herbal balls to get really deep warming. Plai is the basis of the oil massage which you do with your feet and a burning flame (yam khang) and really penetrates the skin, warming the body from deep within, and is one of the main ingredients in Thai balms, herbal steam saunas and herbal compresses.
The compresses are also quite easy to make by yourself if you have the right ingredients: I expect you would have to substitute some of things that are hard to find (kaffir lime leaves for example) with local plants with healing qualities (sage/rosemary/lavender?) I am having success in growing lemongrass, and common ginger is easy to find. Tumeric and Plai may be difficult. Galangal possible if you live close to a China town... but after you buy all these ingredients you might find it was cheaper and easier to just order them from Thailand....