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Thursday 05 February 2009

Sussex Thai Massage School Celebrates Tenth Anniversary Of Introductory & Accredited Practitioner Diploma Courses

Traditional Thai Massage is often referred to as Thai Massage, Thai Bodywork, Thai Yoga Massage or applied yoga for lazy people.
Traditional Thai Massage At Work

A Thai Massage session has more ingredients than a yoga workout.

This clothed bodywork has a blend and fusion of exquisite Asian techniques including thumb pressure similar to Chinese acupressure which works along energy lines similar to meridians or nadis.

Thai massage reflects the four divine states of mind of Buddhist teaching.

A lovely description of Thai Massage is "the physical application of loving kindness."

Buddhist monks traditionally performed Thai Massage in temples as a means of invigorating the mind, body and spirit.

Christine Townley is the founder and director of the Sussex Thai Massage School, in Brighton.

Trained to Advanced and Teacher Training level she is one of the first to introduce Thai Massage to the UK in 1992.

With over 15 years experience as a practitioner and also a qualified teacher she has taught professionally to Practitioner level for over 10 years.

Also qualified in Holistic Massage, Anatomy Physiology and Reflexology but her real passion lies with Thai Massage.

The style of teaching is relaxed with a sensitive approach to students learning.

Sussex Thai Massage School has produced the course on DVD.

Enjoy learning the art of Traditional Thai Massage giving and receiving the benefits including improving your own flexibility and balance.


Courses 2009 in Brighton seafront venue -

Introductory Courses on 15 March or 7 November:

You will learn how to massage the feet, legs and back with various techniques including gentle muscle stretching similar to yoga, thumb pressure similar to acupressure and rythmic palm pressure for relaxation.

These practical hands on courses are designed to give you a comprehensive flavour of Thai Massage.

They are suitable for a beginner or qualified practitioner wishing to add to their present skills.

You will practice and receive a short massage routine to practise on friends and family.


Practitioner Diploma Course commence in April.

For further information please visit Sussex Thai Massage School or E-mail christine@thaimassageuk.com - Tel: Christine 01273 562202.


by: Andy Lucas




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