Body Wisdom

Skills For Life

An Introduction to Thai Style Massage


In a total of 25 hours over five five-hour classes this simple effective set of techniques can be prcaticed and learned.
Course resumes in March 2023
  • March 25th
  • April 8th
  • April 22nd
  • May 6th
  • May 20th

Learn a skill to keep for life that will positively benefit  you & friends & family, the healing art of massage, body-work, informed touch, non-verbal communication & receptiveness. This Thai-style combination of various techniques helps to bring balance, calm and energy to both giver and receiver. In a total of 25 hours, over 5 5hr classes, this simple effective set of techniques can be practised and learned. Maybe you are a body or energy worker/therapist already looking for some more tools? It is great for couples, carers, yoga teachers….anyone with the desire to give from the heart.

An insight into the physical and energetic bodies, breathing exercises and a simple comprehensive system of massage techniques and stretches for the whole body, hands, feet and head spanning 25 hrs over 5 days. Working the 2 main energy lines/channels Ida & Pingala intending to bring balance back to the body physically and energetically. It is a meditative process for the practitioner too. These will be applied through the clothes working on a mat on the floor. They can also be applied with oil on a table*.

Tension is present in the body due to our physical and mental activities, too much tension leads to injury and illness long term. The application of massage techniques and a regular breathing pattern can alleviate much of this and help us not to get caught in these unhelpful patterns.

Kirtan London with Šárka Elias at The Study Society

Stephen Swords

Stephen Swords is a wellness therapist and practitioner, specialising in body-work and soft tissue manipulation. Stephen is practised in many traditions including Thai Yoga massage, Remedial massage, Ayurveda, combining them to offer his own intuitive style.

Thai Yoga Massage

  • Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) is an all-encompassing treatment whether for relaxing or therapeutic.
  • Working on a system of energy lines present in and on the body, Thai yoga massage is a mixture of passive and active stretches, acupressure and breathing.
  • It is a combination of massage, yoga, osteopathy, chiropractic, reflexology, acupressure, passive exercise and meditation. It is both a complex theoretical science and an informal art form.