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The Art of Thai Stretching Massage, Table Method


Jidapha Wilkinson

European Massage Championship 2023
12 May 2023 09:30
to 12 May 2023 12:30
90 €

Limited places

Information about
The Art of Thai Stretching Massage, Table Method


Beginner and up

What you will learn

Please come and join me for an insight into Thai Stretching Massage applied on a table.

The practice of Thai Massage is said to be thousands of years old but it is still part of Thailand’s medical system due to its perceived healing properties at both emotional and physical level.

There are differences in certain practices associated with the massage when performed in the Western and Thai contexts.

The hallmarks of Thai massage, including Table Thai stretching massage, include: the use of momentum and gravity rather than muscular strength; work along energy lines called sen lines; rocking; and range-of-motion assisted stretching. The techniques used in a Thai massage are also quite different. The compressions are performed very slowly and cover the entire body from the feet all the way up to the head and face. It is a combination of massage and also passive stretching – this means that the massage therapist will stretch your body for you.

There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.

Thai massage therapists use many parts of their body – their thumbs, palms, elbows, and even feet and knees – to pull, press, and stretch the body. This is done to loosen the joints and relax the body. Also, it is said to unblock energy along the sen pathways, the removal of blockages in energy lines help to promote an increase in energy levels, Relaxation and removal of stress from body and mind. Acupressure and stretching techniques to bring about pain relief relief of muscular tension and an increase of flexibility and range of motion in muscles and limbs, Aids harmonisation of imbalances in the nervous system and improves blood and lymph flow, improvement in posture.

Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions though this has been adapted to suit the clients needs during the massage, The recipient can remain clothed or unclothed during a treatment, tho its important to protect their modesty during the treatment.

The concept of metta (loving kindness), based on Bhuddist teachings, is an integral part of this practice. Well known practitioners also emphasize meditation and devotion on part of the practitioner as integral to the effectiveness of this practice.

We hope you will enjoy our workshop and walk away with new ideas, techniques and new friendships


From: 12 May 2023 09:30
To: 12 May 2023 12:30


A combination of massage techniques

Table applied methods of stretching

Posture and body movement

Equipment you must bring

Please wear loose clothing or sports attire
Some oils may be used during the workshop
Towel to cover if clothing is removed


European Massage Championship 2023
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More about the teacher

For over ten years now I have been learning massage in my homeland of Thailand and in the UK, I h ...
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European Massage Championship 2020 | Categories

All categories can have chair

The INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY is obligatory for participants who:
Do not live in Europe and are not European
All others choose among the other categories

 - When you register you will choose 2 categories. They can be the same or different.
- All massages can be on table, futon or chair

Facial Massage (NEW)

All facial treatments (including Kobido)

Asian Inspired

  • Ayurveda
  • MTC
  • Thai
  • Shiatsu
  • Tui-na
  • Anma
  • Chinese
  • Yumeiho
  • Cupping with or without tools
  • Asian Freestyle (Asian technique as main influence mixed with other categories)

Western Inspired

  • Californian
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Swedish
  • Connective Tissue
  • Aromatherapy
  • Cupping
  • Bodywork and Freestyle
  • Myofascial
  • Deep Tissue
  • Neuromuscular
  • Western freestyle (Western technique as main influence mixed with other categories)


  • Spa Treatments
  • Maderotherapy – Bamboo Massage
  • Hot-stone
  • Aesthetic
  • Lymphatic Draining
  • Wellness freestyle (Wellness technique as main influence mixed with other categories)


  • Athlete/bodybuilder/marathon runner etc. 
  • Pre-training or post-training massage therapies
  • Sports-specific maintenance massage for amateur or professional athletes

International Participants

🌍 There is no more separate International Category
International participants will be in the same categories with all other participants.
For the medals: the top 3 international participants – from all categories – will get 1 trophy and 3 medals.
For the final: the gold will participate for demonstration purposes, but cannot win the overall title.

Who is international participant? 

For the European Massage Championship: If you are from outside of Europe, and you do not work in Europe

For the Campeonato Ibérico: If you are from outside of Spain or Portugal, and you do not work in Spain or Portugal