Accreditation and Recognition
Our instructor, Grant Martens, is accredited by Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI).
Our founder and certified instructor, Grant Martens, has over 800 hours of training in the most prestigious schools in Thailand. He is accredited by the Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) as a Registered Instructor and an Advanced Registered Thai Therapist. Grant is licensed by the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) as a Thai Massage Practitioner. And Grant is a Certified Teacher for the International Training Massage School (ITM).
Grant received his first Thai massage in 2016 at the Gellert Bath and Spa in Budapest while travelling across Europe with his family and was utterly amazed by the experience. Grant then travelled to Thailand and first trained at the Thai Massage School of Thailand in Chiang Mai in 2018. During this time, Grant also had private sessions with Mr. Nat at the Suppatra Blind Massage clinic.
In June 2018, Grant opened Sirius Health Thai Massage Clinic in The Banks, a modern condo and townhouse development in the River Landing district of Saskatoon. In December 2019, Grant opened Sirius Health Thai Massage School in a second space within the same development.
Grant returned to Chiang Mai in 2021 and completed the Certified Advanced Practitioner and Teacher Training Program at the International Training Massage School (ITM). During this visit, he also took numerous short courses at Ong’s Thai Massage School.
Grant is the author of a modern curriculum of Northern-style ancient Thai massage. He incorporates movements and breathing techniques from Qigong and Reusi Dat Ton, creating a unique healing art.
Visual-Auditory-Kinaesthetic (VAK) Instruction
Our courses intentionally accommodate visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners.
The VAK learning model divides people into three categories of learners: visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. People often incorporate elements of the other two styles but will benefit most from learning by focusing on their primary style.
Our courses incorporate activities that facilitate all three learning styles to help our students learn more effectively and with greater enjoyment.
Visual learners absorb information primarily by seeing it or by visualizing it mentally
Auditory learners absorb information primarily by the spoken word or by sounds and noises
Kinaesthetic learners absorb information primarily through movement in a physical way
We include mobility training to help students perform Thai Massage safely and effectively.
Thai massage is demanding and requires mobility and strength. We begin daily with mobility training combining Thai Yoga (Reusi Dat Ton), Qigong and callisthenic exercises.
Mobility training includes a range of exercises designed to increase your range of motion, control muscles surrounding each joint, and help you move more actively. These exercises include flexibility but also pliability and strength.
Many Thai massage techniques involve deep stretches and low squats, so mobility training is a must. Incorporating mobility and flexibility is vital to gain peak fitness and functioning.
Mobility training helps prevent muscles from becoming tight, immobile, and suffering from an overall lack of movement. This training will help students perform Thai Massage healthily and effectively.
Location and Facilities
Our state-of-the-art school is situated in the heart of Saskatoon in the River Landing.
Our state-of-the-art school and Thai massage clinic are located in a fantastic location, situated in the heart of Saskatoon in the River Landing, the premier destination centre in the bridge city!
Making extensive use of technology and with a dedicated teaching facility, Sirius Health Thai Massage School provides an inspiring learning environment, fully equipped for students to put theory into practice.
We are close to accommodations to suit every budget and a variety of food vendors and restaurants. Plus, we are a stone’s throw from the Meewasin Valley with kilometres of beautiful riverfront park, pathways, amenities, farmers’ market, restaurants, and special events that are all waiting for you to enjoy.