Stretch And Herbal Press Massage Course



Stretch and herbal press massage is a combination of traditional Thai stretching therapy and herbal compression, a massage with comprehensive techniques to strengthen overall well-being.

Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched.  The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Essentially, stretching should be done gently and slowly at all times while observing the reaction by body tension, facial expression and resistance. Do not stretch beyond the client’s level of tolerance. Stretching would gradually trigger relaxation in the muscle and release spams area as well as increase blood circulation

Herbal compresses contain a blend of aromatic and therapeutic herbs (turmeric, lemongrass, kaffir lime peel, tamarind leaves, som poi, borneol, camphor, salt) wrapped in a ball of cotton muslin, steamed to release the potent qualities of the herbs and then compressed over the body before or after massage. Herbal Compress uses heat modality to apply slightly to pain and stiffness areas. The benefits of the herbal compress can help people to relieve muscle tension and reduce inflammation, lemongrass can make a good scent, reduce contusion and decrease anxiety. Also, the heat modality is the application of therapeutic heat treatment to conduct thermal energy to superficial tissues with maximum depth of penetration at 1 cm or less.


The Stretch and Herbal Press Massage Course is designed to equip you with both theoretical and practical skills enabling you to work as a professional therapist in massage therapy. The course is approved by Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and recognised by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), of which Le Spa Massage Academy is a Platinum Training Provider. Once you have graduated with your Professional Certificate in Stretch and Herbal Press Massage, you are eligible to join IICT and gain professional membership which offers members with various advantages. The completion of this course also allows you to gain Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points towards your HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.


The Course:

The training is based on giving students the best of practical skills and a deep level of understanding in all the aspects. This improves confidence level, competency and experience for massage therapists hence enhancing comfort level for clients in actual service.


Classes are limited to a small group (maximum of 12 students per course) to ensure every trainee receives focused training and attention.


  • Provide students with the fundamental knowledge of Stretch and Herbal Press Massage and relevant techniques to this type of massage.
  • Enable students to perform Stretch and Herbal Press Massage in confident, safe and effective manner.
  • To support massage therapists to further develop techniques and skills.


No previous training or experience necessary


The course is composed of both theoretical and practical lessons which deliver:

  • Historical Roots of Stretch and Herbal Press Massage
  • Introduction to Stretch and Herbal Press Massage
  • Basics of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Benefits and contradictions
  • Stretch and Herbal Press Massage techniques
  • Sen sip or 10 lines
  • Positioning of Client
  • The posture of Massage Therapist
  • Stretch and Herbal Press Massage Sequence

Special attention including the use of touch, deep breathing techniques, singing bowl, aromatherapy sprays, and mood music.


Le Spa Massage Academy will conduct assessments towards the end of the course. Trainees are to receive professional certificates in Stretch and Herbal Press Massage once competently pass the assessments.


2-day course: $560


  • 2 large-sized towels and 2 small-sized towels
  • Your lunch
  • Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the course


Comfy outfits (no jean, no dress or skirt) and short nails


08/31 Black Street, Milton, Queensland, 4064

Call now: 044 893 2465

Email: info

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The Le Spa Massage Academy was founded by Kim Le Roberston, an Australian migrant, with the goal of connecting other migrants to the country to raise their employability. Thus, LSMA helps to guide its students into employability and self-sufficiency. With the aid of these affordable and concise training courses, LSMA students can be on the path to lucrative employment in just a few short weeks. Kim started her journey in the massage therapy industry as an intern, and she was able to grasp the important fundamentals of massage therapy as well as the basics of top-notch customer service. This early foundation in the industry led to various other positions in a more upscale market including employment at the Six Senses Spa in the Evason Ana Mandara, a 5-star resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam. She was also able to ply her skills at the Six Senses Spa in the Puntacana Resort and Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. At this location, she was employed as both a spa therapist and as the delegated spa trainer. Her profession also took her to the Airways Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea where she worked as the spa director, and then back to her hometown of Nha Trang, Vietnam where she launched the full-service spa in the Novotel Hotel. In her nearly 20 years of working in the massage industry, Kim was able to build a lustrous reputation which led to many amazing opportunities. For example, she was invited to become the spa consultant and manager at the Grand Mercure Resort in Danang, Vietnam. At this posting, she was responsible for the creation of a new and modern-day spa facility where she recruited, hired, and trained the entire spa staff. Many of those employed at little or no prior experience in the field. Kim moved to Australia in 2014, and she brought with her a bachelor’s in business administration, her qualifications in Vietnamese massage, and her Sodashi therapy diploma. She also has qualifications in Thai massage and a certificate in Spa Management and Development from Thailand. Since living in Australia, she has added to her already impressive list of certifications and qualifications by adding the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage at Q Academy – Brisbane, a certificate in Anesi Skincare, and a dual diploma in Business Management & Marketing. She has also obtained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from TAFE Queensland. While she was gaining all of these additional certifications and qualifications, she was also maintaining her practical skills by working as a massage therapist in various spas around the country. Kim decided to create the Le Spa Massage Academy so that she could share her vast wealth of knowledge with others in the community. Through LSMA, she aims to support immigrants and other Australians wishing to broaden their career horizons. She looks forward to passing on her passion for massage to the country’s future therapists.


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