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Massage Courses

Thai Massage is a branch of traditional Thai medicine and there it's widely considered to be a medical discipline

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Thai Massage Course Level 1 Full Body | Accredited Diploma 

Professional one day training course for Thai Massage, one of the branches of Traditional Thai Medicine and in Thailand is widely considered to be a medical discipline used for the treatment of a wide variety of ailments.

This is a very popular course with our students as not many therapists offer this giving you advantages over other therapists in your area to offer something new and in demand.

Thai Massage is also practiced by a number of non-medical massage practitioners in the spa and tourism industries. Since the 1990’s it has become a worldwide therapy and is quickly becoming one of the most popular treatments in Spas and massage clinics.

This one day accredited diploma course for existing therapists only with a level 3 in full body massage.

The Course Content


  •     Origins of oriental medical traditional treatment
  •     How to work safely with good posture
  •     The History & benefits of learning this massage
  •     Discussion of Business Paper Work
  •     Insurance forms given if needed & Medical questionnaire forms
  •     Benefits & Contraindications
  •     All aspects covered, Medical forms given out to take away
  •     Time for questions
  •     Background and Benefits
  •     Related Anatomy & Physiology
  •     Contra-indications
  •     Client consultation & record keeping
  •     Techniques for a full routine you can use with your clients
  •     Health, safety and hygiene


    A full and comprehensive manual is included in your course

    Great tutor after-care


Participants will have a good understanding of
  • Initiating ‘energy’ movement through the body
  • The benefits of Thai Massage
  • The Method of Thai Massage: e.g. working in a meditative state
  • Techniques of Thai Massage: using Palms, thumbs, elbows and stretching
  • Adopting correct working posture for floor work
  • How to develop their palpation skills
  • How to perform a One hour Thai Massage routine incorporating a different style of massage

All course information is easy to find right here

You can find the full course description, times and price on this page - For venues and dates on offer, when ready simply click on the purple view dates or book now button.

This course is for therapists with a level 3 qualification in full body massage only.

Not sure your qualification will be accepted?

Please check that your qualification is accepted before booking - this information can be found here no need to email us. You will find all the information required by clicking on the above Accreditation & Entry Requirements tab.

This is a recognised qualification that you can use professionally - For full course content please scroll down this page

One day insurable accredited course - maximum of 6 in a class, keeping it small ensuring individual attention.

We have many venues and dates on offer in London and all around the UK including Ireland.

This is an insurable course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.

This course was put together by one of our top tutors, making sure you gain the most important techniques on the market today.


After you have completed this course with us you are able to gain unlimited, FREE online access to the course video and will become an invaluable resource for future reference.

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Please watch our short introduction video, showing you what to expect from our massage courses and to learn more.

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Then scroll down this page to view all the course information, content of the course, price, venue and dates available.

Course Times

And also Dates & Venues Information

This information can all be found by going to the very top of this Page - Simply scroll up and then click on information tab link button of choice.

You can find the price, venue options and dates all located at the top of the page next to the 'Course Explained' Link 

Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner 'Best Training School' 5 years in a row.

We Love what we do and have a passion for teaching.

Our Promise to you - Repeat Your Course if Needed

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge within 6 months when spaces are available with the same tutor.

However, due to small classes and the 1-1 attention you receive this is rare but for your peace of mind available if required.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £165.00

What is Thai Massage

Thai Massage is an ancient and unique form of body therapy incorporating deep stretching and rhythmic compression in a ‘dance like’ transmission of energy. It affects the whole body by increasing flexibility, releasing both deep and superficial tension, and helping the body’s natural energy to flow more freely.

The experience of a Thai Massage leaves one feeling both relaxed and energised at the same time.

For those of you who love this course, as it is very popular and often students wish to take the more advanced course to follow, we offer level 2.

About Thai Body Massage

It has been known as passive yoga as the receiver can be put into yoga-like positions during a treatment. It is usually performed on the floor with the client wearing comfortable clothing that allows for movement. The massage practitioner exerts pressure on the body’s energy lines with the palms of the hands, the thumbs, the elbows and even the feet.

This Thai Massage course is for therapists with a full body massage qualification. One day insurable accredited course - maximum of 6 in a class keeping it small ensuring individual attention.

Why Book with us?

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.

Certificate - Insurance - Brands

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!

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.

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Please note this is an advanced massage course. Please Check you have the right qualifications for this Course Before Booking - CLICK HERE

You are required to have previous massage experience.

You must have a level 3 in Full Body Massage or a Level 3 in Sports massage to be accepted which is an ITEC, VTCT, BTEC level 3 or similar qualification.

Please note if your previous training was a weekend massage or 1 - 3 day course, this is not a level 3 that's required (not enough practical hours) and not accepted.

A qualification in reflexology or Indian head massage cannot be accepted as this is not full body massage.

Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

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.

Course Manuals

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.

Our Extra Gifts to You!

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!

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, Guild of Holistic Therapists, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate, Thinktree.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

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

11 CPD course points has been awarded for this course by the beauty guild, 5 points by CTHA - please check with who you registered with for their guidelines on how many points they award for one day courses as they all differ.

For Existing CTHA Members
You can attend this course and gain your CPD points through the CTHA as it is recognised as additional learning and students are able to get insurance cover as this is through Holistic Insurance Services who will add it to the therapists insurance.

Who do we train?

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.


Feedback from our Students

Feedback from Gail Dawe

Tutor was lovely. Very knowledgeable and her methods were easy to follow. The course was great! You were made to feel like you could ask questions and not feel silly, so helpful and extremely encouraging.

I had never done Thai Massage and didn't know what to expect. I was greatly surprised and it's amazing! Have just booked on to level 2.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Did you get confirmation of the course you booked from your tutor by email, within 3 days of booking? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
Gateway have a list of all the courses that I would like to add to my massage skills and one day courses are a lot easier. It's amazing and I will definitely be booking some more!


Feedback from Ryan butterworth

I recently attended the Thai massage level 1 course. The course itself was very interesting and insightful and has given me the confidence to perform this treatment straight away! The information provided was brilliant and has left me inspired to not only proceed to the level 2 course but to expand my massage skills on other massage courses with gateway workshops I look forward to my next training! I will most definitely be back! I decided to book this course with gateway workshops because its affordability and smaller class size enabling me to get the best possible attention.


Feedback from Musarat Kabir

Awesome course. The tutor was well prepared, the course was well structured and the room setting was peaceful. Have already recommended the Thai level 1 course to my friends. Loved the course. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise.


Feedback from Alicja Bodnar

Wonderful venue, Thai Massage level 1 was one of the best courses I attended, exceptional teacher.



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