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A Fine Balance
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I am currently a trained Shiatsu therapist who would like to learn the art of Thai yoga massage to complement my skills. I would be travelling to in Chiang Mai Thailand in order to train


Does anyone know what governing body in the UK, I need to contact in order to verify if a particular course in thailand would be recognised in the UK?

What are the regulations in relation to my practicing this therapy in the UK if it isn't an acredited course, but the teacher is highly recommended?

Hope you get my gist here.

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jamesk
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Hi,
I also trained in Shiatsu and also did some Thai yoga training in thailand - i just did it to learn the techniques to add to my skills, not for formal recognition in the UK.

I would though be interested in a thailand school that is "recognized" here, and by who.

Personally I did a separate FHT diploma in Thai Yoga massage for UK recognition. I think that FHT or ITEC qualifications are probably the best for the massage in the UK - which I is why I went for these.

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Essence99
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Hello A fine balance,

I'm not sure who you need to contact in the UK but some of the teachers who teach in Thailand also teach in England. You could ask them who you need to contact. I've not studied Thai Massage but know therapists who have trained with tutors from the sunshine network.

I hope the above info is useful to you.

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A Fine Balance
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Thanks both.

For some reason I feel ITEC may be too commercial and I am rather a purest. i have heard of sunshine network from many people and I understand that there are bridging courses that will validate this in the UK. This would mean trainging with Sunshine Network and I am tempted for the one man band options of some of the individuals who are highly respected in their thai massage.

It all seems that I would be spending alot of money for the validation in the UK and going down the 'add this to my skills' route may be the alternative.

What was your opinion of the ITEC and FHT trainign you received here in comparison to that in Thailand?

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Sunflowerbloom
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The sunshine network are fab and most insurance companies will insure their courses.

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