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Firesprite
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Hi there/ Sawadee Ka!
Can anyone help me at all. I studied 75hours of Thai Massage through the TMC in Chiang Mai last year. I love it! I also done a further 15hours with a woman who was certificated to teach through the Old Medicine School, Wat Pao, Bangkok.
My question is this, none of this seems to be recognised in this country. I cannot afford the cost of the Thai Massage courses here to get the 'recognised' qualification & therefore insurance.
SO....is there anyway around this? Could I start practising & get insured if I offered it as Thai Style Massage?! Should I just speak to insurers?
I feel really deflated that I have this skill I cannot use & that I spent alot of energies in learning this because I am passionate about it yet cannot use it here.
The TMC certificates are recognised in the USA & OZ...
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
FIRESPRITE x

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DazSnake
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RE: Thai Massage- Insurance??

Hiyas Firesprite, if you re-check your previous post, on Authentic Thai Massage Courses[link= http://www.healthypages.net/forum/tm.asp?m=460362#461078]http://www.healthypages.net/forum/tm.asp?m=460362#461078[/link]there has been some follow-up posts Re: Insurance.

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steverobbo
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RE: Thai Massage- Insurance??

hi firesprite,

I know an insurance comp that might accept your qualifications - Pm me and i'll give you their details.

Best wishes

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Firesprite
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RE: Thai Massage- Insurance??

Thank you! I hadn't realised anyone had responded to my bit!! 😀
love & hugs x

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Reiki Pixie
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RE: Thai Massage- Insurance??

Hi ya/Sawadee Krap

I think one of the problems of studying Thai massage in Thailand is that they don't (depending on the school) teach Anatomy & Physiology, and that's what the insurance companies are often looking for. May be you need to study for an A&P qualification. I did my initial Thai training in the UK (Bodyharmonics Centre) and then studied in Thailand (Lek Chiaya Nerve Touch School), so I'm covered (I insure via CThA/Embody). A friend of mine studied at the TMC up to level 3 and had no problem with insurance (FHT) as she was already A&P and classical massage qualified.

I have studied short coursesat the TMC school and know that they teach to a good safe standard. So don't give up!!

Best Wishes

Dave the Reiki Pixie

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Jotravels
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Hi,

I am planning on doing a Thai Massage course,probably in the UK due to time so I can do at weekends. What qualification do I need to look out for in order to be able to get insurance anywhere and practice? I plan to do an online A&P, is that enough?

Thanks!

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lstm
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Hi Jo,
There is now a VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Thai Massage, which includes A&P, as well as Health & Safety, and client care and communication, plus of course... Thai massage.
There are no pre-requisites, so now you won't have to study another form of massage in order to learn and practice Thai Massage.
I teach Thai Massage at The London School of Thai Massage, and have done for 10 years at least?! We now offer the VTCT course as it will become a necessity for insurance now that it is available

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Jotravels
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Hi Jo,
There is now a VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Thai Massage, which includes A&P, as well as Health & Safety, and client care and communication, plus of course... Thai massage.
There are no pre-requisites, so now you won't have to study another form of massage in order to learn and practice Thai Massage.
I teach Thai Massage at The London School of Thai Massage, and have done for 10 years at least?! We now offer the VTCT course as it will become a necessity for insurance now that it is available

Thank you so much for your information! So I can do the course and nothing else in order to get insured and practice any where? Great news. Do you do part time/weekend courses and where is the school based?

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spathai-training
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Hi there/ Sawadee Ka!
Can anyone help me at all. I studied 75hours of Thai Massage through the TMC in Chiang Mai last year. I love it! I also done a further 15hours with a woman who was certificated to teach through the Old Medicine School, Wat Pao, Bangkok.
My question is this, none of this seems to be recognised in this country. I cannot afford the cost of the Thai Massage courses here to get the 'recognised' qualification & therefore insurance.
SO....is there anyway around this? Could I start practising & get insured if I offered it as Thai Style Massage?! Should I just speak to insurers?
I feel really deflated that I have this skill I cannot use & that I spent alot of energies in learning this because I am passionate about it yet cannot use it here.
The TMC certificates are recognised in the USA & OZ...
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
FIRESPRITE x

Hi, My name is Dinah and I am the Author of the VTCT level 3 certificate in Thai Massage. If you still need to convert your present Thai qualifications to be covered in the UK then I can help you.

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massatab
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I also tried to study Thai massage few years ago. Actually I can open center at anywhere in my country to practise it without insurance. Why do we have to get insurance to practise massage ?
Just join the good courses and then go for work.

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Reiki Pixie
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So what is your country massatab?

Why do we have to get insurance to practice massage?

Well here in the UK, life is very much modelled on America where people sue. Life has become a certificate bureaucracy.

If a client gets harmed by a massage and Thai massage is generally a stronger of treatment, how are they going to fed the kids, pay the bills and the rent/mortgage?

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