Massage Course Curriculum
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 1 to 14 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.
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.
Level 2 - Advanced
5 days course - 6 hours per day plus the possibility of practice after class
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.
Level 3 - Therapeutic Thai Massage
Accupressure points, Tok Sen and Thai Pa Kao Mah and bamboo sticks and Herbal Compresses
- 5 days course - 6 hours per day plus the possibility of practice after class
- 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
Special International Massage Diploma
Diploma accredited by the Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society.
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).
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.
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, 1,000 baht per day.
• 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.