Courses & Workshops 2019
Winter warmer Yoga & Thai Massage retreat on Dartmoor – Balabrook
We are delighted to offer a weekend retreat at the beautiful Balabrook retreat centre near Avon Dam, Dartmoor. This retreat will be a chance to turn inward, restore and re-energise our body and soul with Yoga, meditation, walking & Thai Massage.
Thai Massage Level 2 Training weekends 2019
April 13th /14th – The 5 Layer System
This 2 day workshop will introduce working using the five-layer technique; the 5 layers are: Skin, tissue, Sen, Bone, Organs. We will learn sequences in Sitting and Supine position focusing on shoulders, neck, arms and chest. Over the weekend we will also look at how to use Thai medicinal theory to treat more specific conditions introducing oils and balms into our practice.
May 11th / 12th – Deep compression & working with elbows and feet
This 2 day weekend workshop focuses on the use of compression and its effectiveness within the practice of Thai massage. We will look at the body mechanics of the practitioner exploring how it can be achieved in the most efficient and economic way for our own bodies, using feet, elbows and knees. How can we affect the soft tissues, fascia and blood flow and effectively release toxins and tension held in the body? We will learn sequences in prone position, reviewing the sen on the back, practice deep compression techniques for lower back pain, tight glutes, hamstrings and the shoulders and upper back.
July 5th/6th/7th July- (Residential) – Yoga and Dynamic Thai Massage mini summer retreat- Eastdown Retreat Centre
A dynamic and playful residential weekend of training incorporating Yoga and thai massage located on the edge of the beautiful Dartmoor national park. We will go deeply into the practice of Dynamic thai massage which combines harmonic repetitive movement with advanced fascial and connective tissue stretching. We will explore some Osteothai techniques and sequencing for specific conditions and injuries.
Daily Yoga and meditation class.
For further info or to book a place on the above courses & workshops, please email
Thai Massage Practitioner Course – Spring 2020.
Dates to follow
A fresh and insightful, 10 day TTM Practitioner course, encompassing the ancient healing art of Thai massage, in theory and in practice.
Over the 10 days we will learn a full body Thai Massage sequence looking at techniques in the 4 main positions; prone, supine, side and sitting.
Thai massage helps to balance and align the body to encourage space and mobility in the bones & joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments and improve the function in the internal organs. It is highly effective at addressing and releasing pain and injury, bad postural patterns and physical and emotional blockages.
Special care and attention will be taken in teaching healthy and effective use of the body whilst giving massage, to ensure correct and sustainable postural patterns, we will also learn a daily self-care exercise and maintenance sequence.
Next course dates to be confirmed and published here soon.
The trainings are based at The Estuary Clinic in Topsham.
A lovely intimate Yoga studio in the small estuary town of Topsham.
Emma has trained comprehensively in Thailand and Europe and has many years of experience giving Thai massage in the South West. Emma’s in-depth and expansive knowledge gives her courses an informed and insightful foundation, whilst being supportive, dynamic and fun. She practices massage at The Practice Rooms in Exeter and teaches Thai Massage introductory and Practitioner courses in Devon & Europe.