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Hand & Foot Massage - 1 Day Diploma Course £175

Accredited Thai Hand & Foot Massage Diploma Course

Great For Beginners or as a refresher

Accredited for insurance purposes by: Accredited by the GHTAccredited by the BHTAccredited by the IICT

Our Thai Hand & Foot Massage practitioner training course includes everything you need to safely and professionally conduct a Thai hand & foot massage therapy treatment. This course is perfect for complete beginners and really good for you to start with.


This diploma course provides you with 1 full day of practical training where you will be taught a full range of techniques and sequences so that you can offer a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating treatment. We only teach small groups of students at a time, so the quality of tuition is excellent and you will receive lots of one-to-one instruction and guidance from your tutor. You also practice the massage techniques upon fellow students, and they upon you (as it's the best way to learn) so you don't need to bring along a massage model.


Our Thai hand and foot massage practitioner training course includes everything you need to safely and professionally conduct a Thai hand and foot treatment.


This course is ideal for the beginner or experienced therapist. So if you want to learn a new therapy or advance your existing skills then this is the course for you! You do not need to have any other qualifications or experience to participate with this course.

We provide 2 options for training

  • short courses weekends and week days
  • mixed classes

  • All our classes (unless otherwise stated) are mixed: This means that both males and females can attend.
  • massage training qualifications and insurance
  • bespoke training

  • We can arrange bespoke courses for solo or groups of people: friends, family or colleagues at any of our UK venues.
  • Quick Overview

  • Diploma in Thai Hand & Foot Massage.
    Friendly & informal tuition.
    Small class numbers.
    Individual attention from your tutor.
    Easy & fun to learn.
    No previous experience required.

    Solo tuition available at some venues.
  • How It Works

  • The theory test: Study your course manual at home and complete a theory test paper online. You can retake the test as many times as you like until you reach the pass mark and at no extra charge.


    1 day practical: Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm you will be taught all of the practical skills you will need to deliver a Thai hand & foot massage treatment. There is no practical test. Instead we assess your understanding and ability of each treatment technique as it is taught. Students practice upon one another so no need to bring a massage model.


    Our courses are mixed gender which means that both males and females participate.

    Course Modules

    This is the background and theory that you study from home and then complete an online test paper before attending your practical training. It is easily completed with between 6-10 hours of study time. For some people it may take a little longer.

    Module 1
    History of Thai Hand and Foot Massage
    Overview of Thai Hand and Foot Massage

    Module 2
    Effects and benefits overview
    Effects and benefits in detail

    Module 3
    Bones of the hands and feet
    Reflexology of the hands
    Reflexology of the feet
    The lymphatic system

    Module 4
    Client consultation skills
    Consultation environment
    Client education
    Client confidentiality
    Consultation form
    Notes on consultation form

    Module 5
    Correct body mechanics
    Guidelines for therapist
    Guidelines for client

    Module 6
    Preparing oil and cream blends for therapy
    Client preparation
    Therapist preparation
    Basic hygiene (therapist)

    Module 7
    Client lying down throughout therapy
    Client lying down and then sitting up
    Client seated throughout therapy
    Massage demonstrations or 'taster sessions'
    Massage techniques explained

    Module 8
    Working alongside other therapies
    Body Detox & Thai hand and foot massage
    After therapy recommendations
    Information and aftercare advice
    The benefits of drinking water

    Module 9
    Before beginning therapy
    Part one: leg work
    Part two: foot massage
    Part three: hand massage

    Module 10
    Case study guidelines
    Case study examples

    Additional information
    Hints and tips
    Your notes and questions

    Additional documents
    Test paper
    Client form
    Case study form

    Accreditation & Diploma

    Therapy Training School is an approved training provider, and our training courses throughout the UK are recognised and accredited for insurance purposes by UK governing bodies such as: The Guild of Beauty Therapists (GBT), the Guild of Holistic Therapists (GHT) and The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). Insurance can also be obtained for the UK via Towergate Insurance and Westminster Indemnity. You will be able to practice as a self-employed therapist or mobile therapist. Always check with your potential employer (or local council) to ensure that this Diploma will be accepted by them.

    Accredited by the IICT
    Accredited by the GHTAccredited by the BHT

  • More Information

  • Course practical: 1 day
    Test paper: Complete online from your home
    Accreditation: GBT, GHT & IICT
    Membership & Insurance: Available from GBT or IICT
    Insurance: Also available from Westminster Indemnity, or Towergate Insurance
    Suitable for: Private practice, self-employed, mobile therapist and most types of employment
    Previous experience: No previous experience or qualifications are required for you to attend this course


    + Step-By-Step Guide

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    + Working In London

    You can work anywhere in the UK with our Diplomas. However, if you're looking to work in London you need to know which Boroughs accept our Diploma. Read more >

    Solo Tuition Available

    Costs start from £295

    We offer one-to-one training options for those of you who are always mega busy with work and lifestyle activities.


    It's worth keeping in mind that we can deliver bespoke training for you in just ONE DAY in Thai hand and foot massage at some of our venues.

    Read more about solo tuition here >

    Read a step-by-step guide for solo training here >