Learn Traditional Thai Massage


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Learn Traditional Thai Massage

Whether you want to become a certified traditional Thai massage therapist, or just take a few classes, we offer the most authentic traditional Thai education in San Francisco.  In cooperation with the Bodhi Panya Institute, our students receive specialized education, tools, and skills required to succeed as a professional traditional Thai massage therapist. Our program has been approved by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC)


A 500-hour Traditional Thai Massage program offered year round through the Bodhi Panya Institute. It requires a minimum commitment of 30 hours per week and 4 1/2 months to complete, (or 3 1/2 months with 40 hours per week). This program prepares students to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) test, for a career as a professional massage therapist, either on their own, in a spa, or with their own massage business.


Continuing Education Workshops

Workshops are offered Year-Round. For those who can not commit to a full-time program, individual classes can be taken at at our Embarcadero location at 38 Bryant St, San Francisco. Workshops run Mon-Fri  9:00 am to 4:00 pm (break 12:00-1:00) for a fee of $15 per hour. Class size is limited > Register now!

*You must have High school diploma or its equivalent (G.E.D.) or any higher education.

Course Listing

Introductory CoursesHoursLevelPrerequisite/s
Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology 130 HoursBeginnerNone
Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology 235 HoursBeginnerNone
Pathology and Contraindications24 HoursBeginnerNone
Basic Thai Massage42 HoursBeginnerNone
Thai Foot Reflexology Massage30 HoursBeginnerNone
Basic Swedish Massage18 HoursBeginnerNone
Intro to Deep Tissue Massage18 HoursBeginnerNone
Business & Ethics30 HoursBeginnerNone

Intermediate Advanced CoursesHoursLevelPrerequisite/s
Thai Aroma Massage30 HoursInt/AdvBasic Swedish Massage
Basic Thai Massage
Thai Herbal Massage30 HoursIntermediateBasic Thai Massage
Traditional Thai Massage Advanced Level 142 HoursIntermediateBasic Thai Massage
Traditional Thai Massage Advanced Level 242 HoursAdvancedBasic Thai Massage
Advanced Level 1
Swedish Massage: Introduction to Pregnancy18 HoursInt/AdvBasic Swedish Massage
Advanced Deep Tissue Massage30 HoursIntermediateIntro to Deep Tissue Massage
Common Injury12 HoursAdvancedAdvanced Deep Tissue

Clinic Courses HoursLevelPrerequisite/s
Clinic 1: Prep, Plan, Clinic Guide, Review Evaluation12 HoursBeginnerNone
Clinic: Thai Massage Therapeutic Real World Problem Solving12 Hours
Clinic: Sports Injury and Chronic Pain12 Hours
Clinic 2: Hands-on real world practice under supervision39 Hours


Thai Massage workshop hours are Monday-Friday form  9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with a break between 12:00-1:00. All classes held at at our Embarcadero location at 38 Bryant St, San Francisco. Tuition is $15 per hour. Class size is strictly limited, please enquire early to confirm class availability and scheduling.