In addition to the professional competence Petra demonstrated, she also gave the group a feeling of comfort and security. As a layman, I felt taken seriously. The group was well-instructed. The additional philosophical and spiritual background aspects rounded off the course for me. Thank you very much!

Sybille Gunter, Essen


With the “basic course” for Traditional Thai Massage that I learned with Ms. Schwier, I am going to expand my offered services in my physiotherapeutic practice. The course truly inspired me! We intensively learned a great deal and yet there was always time for fun in-between. Ms. Schwier is so lively and friendly that the group was relaxed and cheerful from the beginning on.

Werner G., Physiotherapist, Berlin


With her excellent, professional competence and pedagogical ability, Ms. Schwier gave our group very good training in Traditional Thai Massage (“Advanced Course”). We had plenty of time to intensely practice and as “guinea pigs”, had the chance to relax wonderfully. With calm, balance and ease, she answered all of our questions thoroughly. The course atmosphere was very pleasant, the room well-decorated in harmony – you just felt good in there.

P.S. Physician, Freudenstadt


Receiving a massage from Petra is like being on vacation. You can relax, let yourself go, you feel totally refreshed afterwards. Petra removes tension and opens you. She can make you laugh, and cry, a nice release for the soul. Petra’s massages do me a world of good. Thank you for your skill! The introductory course I participated in was very interesting. For me, it was an exciting weekend over the course of which I learned a lot about myself. Petra is excellent at conveying her knowledge and massage techniques. She convinces with what she does and it’s obvious that she truly enjoys teaching and sharing her life experiences.

Carolin Seile, PTA, Konstanz


My regular massages from Ms. Schwier give me the energy to overcome personal and job-related crises. They also give me vitality, emotional stability and a sense of well-being. The joy of physical movement has been reawakened for me.

R. G., Physician, Konstanz


I’ve been going to Ms. Schwier for massage treatments for years and every time I go I feel so wonderful afterwards: full of energy, relaxed and balanced. Thanks so much!

L. R., Retired, Zürich


Thai Massage Treatment:
Stress and other physical symptoms disappear; relaxation and energy return. Petra is great at targeting your specific need. Wellness at its best. Thai Massage Introductory Course: Great way to become acquainted with the world of Thai Massage. It’s incredible how much is learned, enough to be able to carry out the first baby steps of Thai Massage on your own. Petra creates a wonderful atmosphere.

M.Poguntke, Engineer, Konstanz


Ms. Schwier, You have healing hands.

Guest at the Steigenberger Inselhotel, China


My “tennis arm” is gone. I haven’t had any back pain for months – and every visit is so relaxing.

K. B., Lawyer, Konstanz


While searching for a birthday present for married friends of ours, we found the flyer for the Thai Massage School. We decided to buy a gift certificate and spontaneously signed up for the introductory course too. It was an amazing weekend. We laughed so much. There was a great atmosphere, lots of fun. Thank you very much. After the introductory course, I was so enthused about Thai Massage that, half a year later, I took part in the basic course. Since then, my life has changed. I sense a whole new self-confidence, inner balance and satisfaction as a practicing Sen masseuse. I have my insecurities under control. With Petra, I feel like I’m in good hands, both as a client and as a student. I really can’t thank her enough. But here’s a try!!!

Your friend, Marion (and Siggi Bertel), Konstanz


Dear Ms. Schwier,

For the past two years, I’ve been coming to you for massages. And they are so good!!!!!! To express my thanks, I would like to share the effect that I experience: first of all, there’s the big appetite after every massage, I can always eat a horse! You’ve noticed that when you “tickle” the right nerve, my stomach already growls. I always have a big feast after every visit, and I enjoy this little tradition. I’d miss not having the appetizer. As you know, I am an avid concert- and opera-goer. I used to feel muscle tension after hour-long performances, depending on my seat location. Today, I sit totally relaxed and without tension, even if I have side seat. After a six-hour Richard Wagner evening, all I’m left with is the positive stimulation from the music, and not muscle tension and fatigue. Your massages are particularly valuable to me for my everyday business work. As you know, I have a strenuous job – a job with which many become easily stressed, just as I used to myself. Now I’m able to handle this stress, and even when the work is piled on, I am able to just “get it done”. In the evenings, I feel good. I used to feel exhausted. As a result, I’ve become a musical person again, living out my creativity in the evenings. Even those life crises that come up every now and then are now much easier to handle with a good physical and mental condition. I would just like you to know all this.

With warm regards,
Erich Majerle, Lawyer, Schweiz


Ciao Petra,

Let us tell you what effects the Thai Massage we have been receiving for the last year has had:

  • Stabilization and stimulation of the immune system
  • Inner, mental barriers became clear and were opened
  • I have moved from inner tension to inner peace and balance; I feel as though I am in flow
  • The frequency of sexual thoughts has increased and sexual experiences have improved with regard to quality and quantity (increased potency)
  • Concentration has vastly improved
  • There is more calmness during the day, a more even temperament
  • Self-confidence has increased
  • Physical flexibility has increased and muscle structures improved
  • Greater ability to emotionally open and project out
  • Tension in neck has been reduced; blockades in back / spinal discs have been reduced.

Warm regards,
Dietmar & Matthias, Konstanz


Dear Petra,

Thank you for the massage treatment – it’s really so much more than a massage. Thank you for your hands – which also hold and give stability. Thank you for your kind words, which touched my heart. It is difficult to put into words what a Traditional Thai Massage does: Petra, your authenticity and the joy with which you do your work makes it a pleasure. It’s something really special, this openness, this happiness which rubs off on the client and which the client can take with him/her. Petra is like the sun. She not only touches your body, she opens your heart and your soul, and lets it shine.
Thank you for being you. Hug,

Kerstin, PTA, Konstanz


Although I have been interested in Massage for years I didn’t have the intention to study Traditional Thai Yoga Massage when I came to Thailand. But after some time being a tourist I decided to that in Chiang Mai. I luckily met Petra, what opened new gates for me, having the option of a very experienced teacher and a one-on-one-setting. After my two courses learning TTYM and foot reflexology with her I’m pretty confident of becoming a good practitioner. I’m thankful for that interesting time, full of information and practice, what exposed new visions of my self.

From Matthias.


Training and Certification

Wat Pho Traditional Medical School, Bangkok

  • Basic course certificate

Alternative Medical Practitioner, P. Hetzel, Freudenstadt

  • Basic course certificate
  • Therapy 1 Certificate
  • Therapy 2 Certificate
  • Sen Therapy Certificate, with officially recognized registration as a Sen-Therapist in Wat Pho, Bangkok and in Germany with P. Hetzel

The Old Medicine Hospital, Bangkok

  • Intermediate course

Thai Massage School (TTM), Chiang Mai

  • Foot-reflex-zone massage, Certificate for Beginners
  • Foot-reflex-zone massage, Certificate for Advanced Students

Madame Lek Chaiya, Private School / Private Teacher, Chiang Mai

  • Nerve Touch Certificate for Advanced Students

Thai-Massage School Namo, Chiang Mai

  • Foot-reflex-zone massage

Training as Thai Traditional Yoga Massage Teacher, Under The Instruction of Pasqualino Tommasone, Ingersheim

  • Sen-Teacher Certificate

Training as Health Practitioner

  • Training as health practitioner for vitality and relaxation, Berufsverband für Gesundheitspraktikerinnen BfG in Hannover with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Alternative Medizin DGAM (German Association for Alternative Medicine)

Start of Business

  • 2000 Opening of my own massage treatment center and school for Traditional Thai Yoga Massage in Constance, Germany at Lake Constance.

Regular seminars, workshops and training units in Europe, Australia, Thailand, India and Africa.

Europe: 12 years

Australia: 3 years

Thailand: 6 years

India: 1 year

Africa: 1/2 year

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Coaching Program

To promote successful and effective massage treatments or the opening of own businesses, I offer every student individual coaching according to the principles of Traditional Thai Yoga. This coaching is compact, comprehensive and designed to meet the individual needs of the student:

  • Smooth and effective massage treatments
  • Starting your own business
  • Location analysis
  • Interior design of massage rooms
  • Management (advertising, setting up customer files, making appointments, pricing)
  • Client-oriented behavior
  • Supervision

Time:    : 1 hr.

Price: 70,- euros

Individual, to be arranged


Introductory Course

Course content: Various movement sequences are introduced with the aim of familiarizing the participant with TTYM.

Price: Group 160.- euros, individual 180.- euros  

Basic Course

Course content: Targeted streching-, lengthening- and pressure-point techniques are learned, as well as the ten Sen lines (energy lines). A full-body-massage unit of 1.5 to 2 hours is learned. Basic massage positions in supine, prone and seated.

Price per person, single: 1400.- euros
Price per person, group: 1200.- euros

The basic course is set up in such a way that participants are able to independently give TTYM with the therapeutic essentials by the end of it. It is recommended to participants to supplement this with the intermediate course. Here intensive techniques for relieving pain are learned, and TTYM knowledge and skill is deepened and completed.

Intermediate Course 1

Course content: In this course, we learn a special TTYM technique involving the muscoloskeletal system in which there is a targeted mobilization. Based on the client’s individual needs and symptoms we select specific acupressure points (marmas) to work on.

Price per person, single: 1400.- euros
Price per person, group: 1200.- euros

Intermediate Course 2

Course content: Intensified knowledge of acupressure point stimulation learned in Intermediate course 1. Emphasis: We will get to know and locate the marmas in the stomach, pelvic region and in the chest. The course takes organic dysfunctions into consideration. A very intensive way to remove blockades in the Sen (endergy lines).

Price per person, single: 1400.- euros
Price per person, group: 1200.- euros

Advances Course

Course content: Building on what was learned in the basic course, futher techniques for massage, acupressure and streching are learned to complement your daily work as a practioner. Selected illnesses and their treatment are covered.

Price per person, einzeln: 1400.- euros
Price per person, group: 1200.- euro

Original Thai Foot-Reflex-Zone Massage

Course-content: Intensive immersion into the gentle and empathetic foot-reflex-zone systen of TTYM. The integration of foot-relaxation techniques and the loosening of joints is learned. Discover and learn the body’s “map” on the feet. The foot-reflex-zones are located and massaged with a combination of finger techniques and the use of wooden stics. Focus is placed on specific systems, such as the central nervous system, the breathing system, and the digestive-, urogenital- and endocrine system.

How do I integrate a foot-reflex-zone massage into a TTYM-full-body-massage?

Price per person, single: 640.- euros
Price per person, group: 540.- euros

Every foot has 7.200 nerve endings that stand in a relation to the different organs and parts of the body. Foot-reflex-zone massage in a relatively simple yet highly effective way to achieve deep relaxation and maintain health. It strengthens the immune system, mobilizes self-healing processes and has a powerful and positive effect on the nervous system, circulation and overall sense of well being.

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Coaching Program

To provide you with personal or professional support, I offer individual and traditional massage coaching. My aim is to help you become more secure and self-confident in your work as a masseur and/or to help you organize the business side of things.

To promote successfull and effective massage treatments or the opening of own businesses, I offer every student individual coaching according to the principles of Traditional Thai Yoga. This coaching is compact, comprehensive and designed to meet the individual needs of the student:

– Smooth and effective massage treatments
– Starting your own business: Location analysis
– Interior design of massage rooms
– Management (advertising, setting up customer files, making appointments, pricing)
– Client-oriented behavior
– Supervision

Price: 70 euros.

The Medical Basis of TTYM

TTYM is a form of physical therapy comprising reflex-zone stimulation, acupressure, breathing techniques, meditation and elements of Hatha Yoga (gentle stretching and lengthening exercises). Through the holistic effect of the full-body massage – body, soul and mind are brought into harmony.

Course participants and masseurs activate specific nerve endings in the skin and muscles referred to as “receptors”. These send signals via the lower section of the spinal cord to the Thalamus, the “gate of consciousness”. The thalamus is connected to the sensory fields of the cerebral cortex. Here, touch is consciously experienced.

Joining the Thalamus, the Hypothalamus controls the hormone system. Through the vegetative nervous system, it also controls the inner organs. Should their functions be disturbed, the Hypothalamus can bring them back into balance. Strongly tied to this is the limbic system, the “emotional brain”. Depressions originating here can be alleviated through TTYM and balance re-created.

Advantages of Traditional Thai Massage Education

The advantages of TTYM:

As a medical practitioner, the TTYM courses will allow you to offer a supplementary, non-insurance-related service for the benefit of your patients.

TTYM can be your opportunity for a new career start: either in the form of independent self-employment or as a second income to your main one.

With these training courses, you can practice TTYM all over the world, internationally and individually.

TTYM is well-suited as a supplement to other forms of therapy, such as orthopedics, physiotherapy, psychotherapy and yoga.

TTYM training offers physicians, health practitioners, alternative health practitioners, masseurs and other professionals a chance to expand their therapeutic techniques and supplement them with an alternative and future-oriented healing method.

TTYM allows a high degree of mobility. You can visit your clients in their hotels, their private homes or their workplaces. You determine your own working times.


TTYM training is suitable for anyone who enjoys the sense of touch, and warm and loving contact with other human beings. It is also well-suited for all those in helping-/healing careers, such as:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Masseurs
  • Natural health
  • Practitioners
  • Yoga trainers

But also non-professionals will greatly benefit from these courses. No previous medical knowledge is necessary!

Anybody who is in the Medical fields can be benefited in this Thai Massage learning.

Full Body Thai Massage

The full body Thai massage requires friendly, peaceful and soothing atmosphere. The massage room with large and comfortably padded futon will already set  you, your body, and your soul into a state of deepest relaxation and well-being.

This state of relaxation and pleasant surrender is utilized by the masseur for carrying out movements that are targeted and healing, including stretching, deep and empathetic pressing, light tapping, and a warming- and energy-balancing laying of hands. Energy lines and points in all parts of the body are located by touch, explored and therapeutically treated. Muscles and tendons are loosened, gently stretched and made supple. Warm energy flows through the body, refreshing the spirit and relaxing the mind. Through the removal of blockades, energy is released, balanced and stabilized. Every part of the body is relaxed, breathing flows slowly. Among other conditions, TTYM (Traditional Thai Yoga Massage) can relieve headaches, neck aches or tension, backaches, insomnia, migraines, exhaustion or nervous tension.

Therapeutic procedure for the TTY full-body massage

  • Foot-reflex-zone massage opens the circulation of energy
  • Acupressure on the energy lines (Sen lines) of the legs.
  • Yoga positions, stretching and lengthening of the legs.
  • Stretching and lengthening of the arms, the back and the legs in a lateral position.
  • Stretching and lengthening of the arms, the back and the legs in a prone position.
  • Acupressure of the energy lines of the arms and hands, stretching and lengthening of the muscles.
  • Shoulder-, back- and leg massage with stretching while resting on the stomach. In a sitting position, head-, neck-, shoulder- and back massage, and stretching.

The full body Thai massage is completed with a gentle head- and facial massage.

What is Traditional Thai Massage?

Traditional Thai Massage – or, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, as it is officially called – is a therapeutic treatment method widely practiced in Thailand for healing a number of physical ills and symptoms. It is a recognized form of therapeutic treatment that takes an equal place beside conventional medicine. Buddhist monasteries in Thailand, the “Wats”, preserve and pass on 2,500-year-old wisdom and knowledge of Thai Massage. I had the honor of learning this fascinating art form of healing at Wat Pho, the oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as other traditional training centers.

I would like to begin by explaining what Thai Massage is not: It is not a massage according to Western understanding in which individual muscles are massaged. Not muscles or muscle groups form the focus, but the person as a whole and his or her well-being in the sense of the Far Eastern concept of free-flowing energy in the Sen (energy lines in the body, comparable to Chinese meridians). Traditional Thai Massage is a therapeutic treatment that extends far beyond the classic massage.

Thai Massage focuses on the following energy lines:

  • Sen Sumana
  • Sen Ittha
  • Sen Pingkhala
  • Sen Kalathari
  • Sen Sahatsarangsi
  • Sen Thawari
  • Sen Lawusang
  • Sen Ulangka
  • Sen Nanthakrawat
  • Sen Khitchana

The massage recipient is clothed – loose, comfortable clothing is recommended – and lies, relaxed, on a mat on the floor. The masseur works with palm- and thumb pressure, the lower arms, elbows, legs and feet, and sometimes “walks” across the back of the recipient. Through light or more powerful pressing, energy points and reflex zones are stimulated. What is so special – and so healing – about Thai Massage are the targeted, sophisticated movements of the masseur with which he or she gently leads the recipient into various yoga positions. The active movements of the masseur harmonize with the passive movements of the recipient in a way that resembles a dance. A master of Thai Massage, Kam Thye Chow, even compares it to a tango and writes: “The guide, the masseur, and the guided, the recipient, are joined together in a graceful dance, taking a number of yoga positions. The masseur leads and guides the massage recipient with the hands, feet, arms and legs into these positions. The more skillful and flowing the movements of the masseur are, the more beautiful and harmonious the dance will be, and thereby more healing and beneficial for the recipient.” Others refer to Thai Massage as “passive-” or “assisted yoga”.

Welcome to Thai Massage Worldwide

Dear visitor to my website,

A personal word to you so that you may learn more about me beyond the facts and figures, certificates and references – and entrust me with your Thai Massage or massage training.

Giving and teaching Traditional Thai Massage is a serious and highly personal experience requiring full and mutual trust between the therapist and the client, the teacher and the student. The chemistry has to be right. If you are open to the journey, I will tell you now about my path and motivation as I left a secured existence as a beautician and traveled to Thailand to discover and learn the fascinating, age-old healing method of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage – a method I teach today.

While working as a self-employed beautician, I realized that it wasn’t enough for me to treat only a part of a person: to make a face beautiful, or a décolleté attractive. The person as a holistic “whole” interested me, including the psychology and philosophy. My search began. In 1997, I received my first Traditional Thai Massage. A true epiphany. I knew right away: this is it! This is the kind of physical therapy I would like to learn. Three weeks after my massage, I was sitting in an airplane to Bangkok on my way to Temple Wat Pho, the oldest temple and largest training center in Thailand for the art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage. Here I studied with Professor Tong Chai, Master of Sen Therapy, one of the greatest masters of Traditional Thai Massage. In the years to follow, I received training from various master teachers, including my wonderful private teacher Madame Lek Chaiya. I immersed myself deeper and deeper into 2,500-year-old knowledge of holistic healing and health, Marmas (pressure points), Prana (life energy), yoga and meditation.

After several years of learning and practicing, I received my certification to teach Traditional Thai Yoga Massage and my dream came true. In the year 2000, I opened my own massage and training center in Constance, Germany.

Since this time, I have been giving and teaching Traditional Thai Massage – always with a deep sense of gratitude and respect for both the wisdom and tradition of this therapeutic treatment and for the masters who kindly made it accessible to me. I would like to keep this invaluable wisdom alive by practicing it and passing it on to my students.

With a look back on my studies, my training sessions and my practical work for Traditional Thai Yoga Massage – I would like to sincerely thank all of my teachers, trainers, students, clients and colleagues for their wonderful support, their patience and their trust.

I embrace you all!

Petra Schwier


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