The Fine Art of Thai Massage : The School

The Fine Art of Thai Massage : The School


Massage Course Curriculum

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

Thai Massage technique.
Thai Massage technique.

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 1 up to 10 students. Please contact us in advance for availability and registration.

Students must submit a 2,000 THB (Thai Baht) deposit to secure attendance in a class.

Deposit can be sent through electronic transfer such as Transferwise, or bank transfer. Once payment is received, MAC will contact you to confirm attendance.

The remaining tuition can be paid upon arrival at school, or through electronic transfer (Transferwise , bank transfer)

Please check the “Notes and conditions” section at the bottom of this page for more information regarding payments and fees.


Thai Massage technique in a sitting position.
Thai Massage technique in a sitting position.

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


back stretch with the arm and elbow
back stretch with the arm and elbow

2nd Week

Level 2 - Advanced

5 days course - 6 hours per day + 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


Practice all 1 and 2 ...........
Practice all 1 and 2 ...........

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


Ancient Thai massage techniques
Ancient Thai massage techniques

4th Week

Level 3 - Therapeutic Thai Massage

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

Acupressure points, Tok Sen and Thai Pa Kao Mah and bamboo sticks and Herbal Compresses

Level 3 is an experiential learning week. We delve 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


It's time to share the knowledge we've learned.
It's time to share the knowledge we've learned.

Recognized 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 a 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 THB).  

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 seems 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

Notes and conditions

• Tuition fees are due before the start of course.

• Tuition fees can be paid :

   - cash (in THB)

   - credit card

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.

OR by electronic transfer (Please contact us for bank details)


- via Transferwise 

Cheapest way to transfer money to us as their fee is cheaper than the average international bank transfer fee


   - via bank transfer 

• Refund Policy for Deposit: The 2,000 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.

Feel free to contact MAC  for any enquiries.