Professional one day training course is based on the Traditional Thai foot massage using Thai foot sticks to stimulate reflex points and includes a therapeutic massage to the legs and feet. The Thai foot massage is a popular choice for therapists, reflexologists and complete beginners.
This traditional technique dates back over 2000 years and is still practiced by Buddhist monks today.
Elements of the course include working on ‘Sen’ lines from the Ayurvedic tradition, these reflex points are stimulated using the stick, the course also includes foot wrapping techniques.
No case studies are required - no written exams, certificate given on the day on completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.
We have many venues and dates on offer in London and all around the UK including Ireland.
If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge. However due to small classes this is rare but available if required.
This course holds between 5 - 13 CPD points (all professional bodies are different please check with the one you are registered with for confirmation of points they award for one day courses)
The technique devised by Gateway Tutors is unique to Gateway as we include some methods from the Thai Body Massage.
Gentle stretches and massage to the legs have been added to the treatment, which your client will love, and add to the already tremendous benefits of this therapy.
A practical one-day certificated course, giving you an insight into the origins of Thai foot treatments which were first recorded in the famous ‘Wat Po Temple’ in Bangkok. It is believed that it has been taught here since the reign of King Ram the 3rd in the mid 19th century, so rest assured the treatment you will be learning is steeped in oriental medical tradition and history.
This therapy lasts for 30 – 40 mins and the tutor will advise you about the cost to charge your clients and insurance cover on the day of training.
Our philosophy is to keep classes small in order to give more attention to each student, thus cutting down on class hours. You will learn the same technique offered by other companies; however we pride ourselves on one to one tuition in smaller classes. If the tutor feels a second day is needed this will be offered free of charge.
With all Gateway courses you will receive a full comprehensive manual, which covers the course material and all aspects you have learnt on the day. Additionally we have produced our own DVD’s which cover our courses and these show the techniques step-by-step exactly as you have learnt them; it also covers the contraindications. These DVD’s are available exclusively to our students and cannot be bought without taking a class, as its most important that you’ve both given and received the massage to do it safely and competently.
All the A & P you require will be included in your course manuals.
Q Do I need to hold a massage therapy qualification, which includes anatomy and physiology
A No - There’s No Governing Body for Thai foot Massage, so you do not need A & P for your insurance cover as this is not legally required.
Q Will I get individual attention throughout the training
A Yes, student numbers are kept to no more than six per course to provide the best possible opportunity for tutor attention and learning. As experienced tutors, it is very important to us that students gain a clear understanding of the material taught and walk away excited and passionate about Thai foot massage.
Q Are there case studies to do, exams to pass, or can I leave the course and use hands free massage straight away
A There are no case studies or written exams, as we are confident that we can deliver the material required in a day, due to small group sizes and expert tuition. However, certification will be based on continuing practical assessment throughout the day, as we know you would only want to start using this treatment when you felt fully equipped and competent to do so.
We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.
And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.
When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.
98' to present date
© Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others.
Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Gateway Diploma qualification.
For course times, venue information, what to wear etc please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.
The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.
All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.
You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.
You do NOT have to read this before your course.
You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.
It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.
We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!
Why is our course so popular?
This is because the certification we give you allows a student to work with which ever particular brand they choose to purchase later and use with their clients.
Importantly as we teach effective and safe methods with products our tutors love to use but do not insist on the students who attend to have to continue with any one given brand afterwards to gain insurance and use what they have learned with us professionally.
This then allows students to make their own choice of brand and also means that they are not tied by any particular brand when it comes to their insurance, so should they ever have a problem and if a claim is made and they have changed brand, they would still be covered (please check this with your insurance provider) giving you a lot more flexibility.
This also means you are not tied into buying brands from us which is very restrictive which only makes the school you are buying them from money but does not benefit you. This means the certificate you gain with us gives you the freedom to use what ever brand you wish, the tutors can guide you to good products but ultimately it is your choice!
This is our Thai foot massage course, we have taken a few clips from the DVD to give you an idea what to expect when you book with us.
These are just a few movements from the course and the massage lasts approx 45 - 60 mins once learnt in full. Please remember to have your sound turned on when viewing these dvd clips.
This course is insurable and accredited by the professional bodies, CTHA, Embody, Guild of Holistic Therapists, BABTAC, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate.
For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above
Gateway accredited/recognised diploma
Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.
Specialising in small classes for individual attention
Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications
The qualification gained from the following course will only be accepted for professional practice and insurance if the student holds the pre-requisites of A&P and an accredited body massage qualification level 3.
Please note to be able to join the FHT or CTHA/Embody their requirements for registration is a qualification in full body massage/ A & P level 3.
However if you wish to join a professional body and you do not have this training you can register with The Holistic and Beauty Guild who do not have any requirements for you to join. These details will be given to you on the day of your training, they offer a discount for therapy insurance for all Gateway students.
You are able to obtain their insurance cover without a certificate in massage so if you are a complete beginner they will accept you so you can use this therapy professionally and charge your clients.
Feedback from Lorraine Scatterty
It was excellent. This was my second course with this tutor. So impressed by her knowledge, her friendliness and ease of teaching.
The DVDs are invaluable along with the manuals. If you are unable to undertake the newly acquired skill for a long period of time, it is very easy to forget some parts of the treatment. I refer to both the DVDs and manuals to ensure I am doing my treatments correctly. Also the manuals contain extra very useful and informative information about conducting business. I was recommended to Gateway and having done three courses with Gateway am very happy to have recommended them and one of my friends recently undertook a course with Gateway to her satisfaction also.
Feedback from Sandy cameron
Really friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, very patient and had lots of tips to share re techniques & also discussed how different clients are, what sort of things you can expect. Really lovely teacher. I'm really excited with the new skills I have learned, and have practised at home, & am finding the notes I was given extremely helpful, to jog my memory! This is the first massage/treatment course I have ever done, but I feel confident because I received such close attention & teaching. I am really pleased I chose this course & that I had such a fantastic teacher!
The info was very full and detailed on the website, the dates & locations were varied so I was able to fit it into my regular working week. I liked the fact that Gateway was very clear and transparent with important info such as insurance and course content. I also liked that it was easy to contact them with any queries or concerns before (& after if need to)
Feedback from Paula Lawrence
I would like to say that this is the second gateway course that I have attended and found both to be excellent. The tutors have been extremely helpful and supportive, the venues have been good, in small towns that are easy to find. The rooms used were the right size, they were warm and beverages available all day. The teaching was excellent and the manuals are so helpful. I would recommend Gateway workshops to everyone who wanted to learn a new skill or add to the ones they already have. Thank you.
I was looking for some unusual natural holistic courses to add to what I do and you had them and of course also the reasonable cost of them. Also after doing the first one I liked the style of teaching and was informed that all the courses were taught with this framework.
The tutor was lovely, I think Gateway has a knack for finding special people to teach their courses.