Bodywisdom School was co-founded by directors, tutors and sisters Nicola and Fiona Smith. We offer various Traditional Thai Massage trainings from one-day workshops to advanced courses.
This on-line tutorial will take you step-by-step through a full body massage and is primarily an aide for teaching purposes. It is also an opportunity to observe the flow of a genuine massage experience. The video has been separated into different chapters, so that each part of the body can be viewed independently.
Our course book Thai Massage Step-by-Step ( Nicky Smith, Southwaterbooks ) is used as a guide for the following teaching material but is not strictly adhered to. As practitioners it is important that we learn a sequence but that we are also then able to adapt what we do to the needs of the individual client.
It is worth noting that Nicola was over 4 months pregnant during the filming of this footage, so there are certain techniques it felt inappropriate to perform, namely the lifting poses of the double-leg sequence - 'Standing Forward Bend' & 'Bridge' pose.
As a practitioner you will, over time, develop your own unique way of approaching, sensing and dancing this ancient art of Thai massage and we hope you enjoy using this as a guide to help you develop confidence in exploring your own practice.