Stephen Nock - Massage Therapist & Massage Teacher
I first got interested in massage in 1999 when I undertook a Shiatsu massage practitioner’s course at the Ki Kai School of Shiatsu. At the time I was not yet ready to set up business as a massage practitioner, however I spent much of my spare time during the Noughties giving massages to friends and colleagues at London Cycling Campaign, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), (where I worked, latterly as a Research and Advocacy Adviser on Teachers and Health workers issues for 12 years) and at VSO Rwanda where I undertook and published some research into gender inequality in education.
In 2011 I had the opportunity to visit Thailand and enrolled on the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai‘s Comprehensive Thai Massage Diploma course. Later that year I decided to deepen my knowledge of Thai massage and enrolled at the Mudita School of Thai Massage in London, where I completed their Advanced Diploma Course.
Since establishing Thai-vedic massage in 2013, I have trained in Ayurvedic massage therapies at Ayurveda Pura and Tri- Dosha in London; in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and Ayurvedic Deep Tissue Massage at Rasovai in Goa, and in Ayurvedic Baby Massage and Chavitti Uzhichil at the School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in Kerala
In 2016 I continued my Thai massage journey by training in Thai Reflexology Foot Massage at the Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj & Old Medicine Hospital and in Dancing Thai Massage, with the inspiring and joyful teacher Kam Thye Chow ((who sadly died in 2018)) and in Advanced Stretches annd Techniques with the amazing Suriyan Punyafoo at the Sunshine School of Traditional Thai Massage, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
In 2018 I undertook the Massage Teacher Training course with Rasovai in Goa and developed 2 new training courses: Ayurvedic Deep Tissue Massage and Thai Yoga Massage. Both courses are registered with the Complementary Medical Association.