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Thai massage course

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1. Posted by liz123 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

I'm thinking about doing a massage course while in Thailand(10 day one) has anyone else done one and if so was it necessary to speak the language or can you get by without.

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 9y

almost all massage therapy clinics in touristy areas will teach thai massage on an individual, one to one basis.

It's 30 h spread over as little as 5 days, about 4 500 Bt.

There are as well thai massage schools - with groups of 10 - 20 students per group and at least the same money.

If you are in Bangkok around Khaosan Rd I do recommend my thai massage teacher - Mrs Kanya Krongboon -snip-

If you are already in Thailand I can give you her phone number.

Please, no e-mail addresses in posts.

[ Edit: Removed e-mail address ]

3. Posted by nashie (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

I hope this reply isn't too late!! Its been ages since I've been on this forum.

Anyway, when I was in Thailand back In March I spent a month in Chiang Mai and enroled on a 10 day Thai massage course at the Old Medicine Hospital :
78/1 Soi Moh Shivagah Komarapaj, Wualai Road,Chiang Mai
Tel. (053) 275085

Very well recommended. Its the 2nd most recognised course in Thailand next to the famous one in Bangkok, which I forget the name. This teaches you northern Thai massage which concentrates on the energy lines and pressure points. Southern Thai massage is a lot quicker and more painful!
Its 2 hours theory in the morning, 2hours watching the instructors and taking notes then 2 hours practice. You sit a 2 hour exam at the end and get assessed on skills on one of the instructors.

I made some quality friends, had a good laugh, just a pity I've not had enough practice as its so easy to forget, but you get a proper certificate from the Thai education dept and a card.
There was a group af about 25 people in the class, all different nationalities and ages. It was one of my best experiences so far and I've been away since January. Spent 4 months in thailand altogether, so I hope this is useful for a few budding masseurs/masseuses!!!

that is all.;)
Si

4. Posted by nashie (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Oh, it cost about $7500 baht definitly worth it!