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Massage Course Curriculum

A bit of theory on class about trigger points.
A bit of theory on class about trigger points.

Our Traditional Thai Massage Course is open to both beginners and experienced therapists.

The intensive course consists of 3 levels and they are taught in 4 weeks.   

Courses are taught in English, but students do not need to be fluent. There is a lot of hands-on practice and learning through observation. The school is always open for our students to practice, including weekends.

For students to build a solid foundation and take advantage of what Mac has to teach, it is recommended to follow the entire course in the order presented below. 

The class has space for up to 12 students. Please contact us in advance for availability and registration.

Students must submit a 1,000 Thai Baht deposit to secure attendance in a class. Deposit can be sent through PayPal, or electronic bank transfers. Once payment is received, Mac will contact you to confirm attendance. The remaining tuition can be paid upon arrival at school, or through PayPal/electronic bank transfers. Please see the notes section at the bottom of this page for more information.

1st Week

Level 1 - Beginner

5 days course. 6 hours per day + practice after class   

Thai Massage techniques, Sen Energy Lines, treatment on Feet, Legs, Belly, Upper Body, Head and Face.
Textbook included. Our textbook was specially designed for our school.

5,000 THB

2nd Week

Level 2 - Advanced

5 days course - 6 hours per day plus the possibility of practice after class

Treatments on Side, Back and Seated Positions. Enables students to perform 1 and 2 hour massage sessions.Textbook included.
5,000 THB

3rd Week

Supervised practice and feedback

During this week you will develop your skills as Nuad Thai practitioner (Traditional Thai Massage). Supervised practice is essential to clearly understand the ancient technique and realise your own potential. The third week is important for integrating what you have learned and is also compulsory week if you wish to be awarded the diploma.

At the beginning of this week, all students receive sequences to perform 1 hour, 1 hour 30 minutes and 2 hours massages. These sequences were designed by Mac, suitable to administer for 80% of people.

5,000 THB

4th Week

Level 3 - Therapeutic Thai Massage

Accupressure points, Tok Sen and Thai Pa Kao Mah and Herbal Compresses

- 5 days course - 6 hours per day plus the possibility of practice after class


Level 3 is an experiential learning week. We dlve deeper into the Thai Massage tradition. You are invited to engage in an age old lineage and share the secrets of good health and balance through a selection of more specific knowledge.

  • More detailed teaching on techniques and tools learned in Levels 1 and 2
  • Accupressure points and how to incorporate them into the massage
  • Personalised treatments: customizing sessions to target particular ailments such as headache, back pain, knee and shoulder pain
  • Use of additional materials e.g. Tok Sen, Thai Pa Kao Mah, Bamboo stick
  • Traditional folk remedies; how to make a fresh herbal compress and perform a herbal steam massage
Textbook included. 
6,500 THB

Special International Massage Diploma

Diploma accredited by the Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society.

Upon Mac's assessment of your understanding of the 4 week program

Students may receive an international diploma from The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society. We are one of the few schools in Chiang Mai who can award graduates this diploma, issued by the primary health and scholarly institutions of Thailand. 

The diploma is awarded on completion of Thai Massage Level 1, 2, and 3 including a week of supervised massage practice.
(In some circumstances it is possible to schedule the  practice week for later, with Mac's agreement).

Issued in two languages, Thai and English. Administrative fees required (1,000 bahts).  

for the 4 week course + the diploma: 22,500 THB

Teacher Training

- The Traditional Way - 

If you would like to gain a deeper understanding of the art of Traditional Thai Massage, there is the opportunity to extend your stay, or return anytime. Prospective teachers will repeat the entire program with more depth and precision. Thereafter, upon his agreement, practitioners can assist Mac for a further month(s). 3 months seams to be minimum to know if teaching is your path or not.

Traditionally, this is the way to experience Thai Massage, following in the footsteps of well-established practitioners in Thailand today.

You can express your desire to assist before you come to Thailand or after the first month. Feel free to discuss your thoughts with teacher Mac, who will be happy to help provide the best options for you on your journey learning the fine art of Thai Massage.

Mac does not deliver any "teacher diploma", but he will give you his frank and professional opinion about your project.
 
The school on a sunny day
The school on a sunny day

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Notes and conditions

• Tuition fees are due before the start of course.

• Tuition fees can be paid in cash, via PayPal or Transferwise, bank transfer or credit card. Please note that using PayPal you will have to pay up to 10% extra of the total amount to cover PayPal and local Thai bank administrative fees. The cheapest way we know to transfer money to us is transferwise.

We recommend students pay in cash or credit card on arrival. The credit card fee is 3%. There is no extra fee for cash payment.

• Refund Policy for Deposit: The 1,000 THB deposit is not refundable but, if a student is unable to attend classes, and notify Mac one week in advance of course start, the student may use the deposit for up to 1 year as school tuition.

• Students who have completed the 4 week program can return anytime to continue their study for 4,000 Bahts per week.

• Students with experience in Thai Massage are welcome to start learning any Monday during the month. Please contact Mac to discuss options.

• It is possible to study the different levels at different times of the year. For example, people with limited time can complete Level 1 in one particular month and continue Level 2 in another month. You can look at the calendar for starting dates and discuss with Mac.

Feel free to contact Mac for any enquiries.  

To contact Mac about the massage course

Please use the form bellow to send us an email

Or you can call : +66 (0)86 183 78 78

We will be happy to answer your questions about the schedules and the program of our massage school, or the accommodations available for students.

Please note : The school is closed the months of August and September. 
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