Basic Thai Massage Course (30 Hours) | 5 Days | PHUKET, THAILAND


  • Learn the art of traditional Thai Massage on this 30hr course!
  • Practice massage in the nice, local area of Kathu, Phuket.
  • Earn your Thai Massage Basic Course certification.
  • Students can attend lessons in English.
  • Return from your travels with a new skill!
  • *Start dates may vary according to the month.
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Learn Traditional Thai Massage in Phuket!

  • Course type: Basic course
  • Duration: 30 hours across 5 days
  • Massage style: Relaxing (TTMS style)
  • Start Date: Courses will usually begin on a Monday but this may vary according to the month. 

If you are looking to learn how to administer the perfect Thai massage – look no further! Suai Thai Massage Training Centre is based in Phuket and offers courses to locals and travellers looking to embark on a new career path or who want to learn a new skill. Students can attend lessons in English and will learn about the basics of traditional Thai massage. 

What Will I Learn?

During the course you will learn:

  • The fundamental postures required
  • The technique behind the pressing 
  • Simple stretches commonly used 
  • SEN (energy line) for Thai massage
  • How to give massages to people in the following positions:
    • Laying on back
    • Laying on side
    • Laying on stomach
    • Sitting down
  • How to massage legs, arms, waist, back, shoulders, neck and head

Aside from providing students with the practical side of learning Thai massage, this course also covers Thai massage prayer, different hand positions, energy lines in the body and the role of a good Thai masseuse. This basic course which will give you a good grounding in the skills and knowledge needed to train to be a professional Thai masseuse or simply reach a basic level of competency in a new hobby. You will be issued with a certificate upon your competition of the course. 

About Suai Thai Massage Training Centre

Suai Thai Massage Training Centre offers TTMS style massage training by experienced and qualified teachers and masseuses. They have been training students since 2004. They are located in the Kathu area of Phuket, in between Patong Beach and Phuket Town. This small village is not unknown on the traveller scene but rarely visited in comparison to the nearby tourist hotspots. Studying at the school will give travellers a more authentic look at Thai life.  

Suai Thai do not include accommodation in their packages but students looking to stay in the area for longer can ask the staff for recommendations. The most popular area for travellers to stay is in Patong Beach, which is around a 10-minute taxi journey from Suai Thai Massage Training Centre. 


How can I get to Suai Thai Massage Training Center?

The journey from the airport takes around 45 minutes in good traffic. If you are coming from Patong Beach, the journey will take around 5-10 minutes by taxi or motorbike. The bus takes 15 minutes.

Is there a maximum number of students on the course?

The course will have no more than eight students on it at any time.

How many instructors work at the center?

There are currently three instructors at the centre: Master Masayuki, Teacher Rin and Teacher Ju. They all have over ten years experience working in Thai massage.

How demanding is this course?

The course is designed for people looking to seriously study Thai massage. There is sometimes homework given (practising the techniques learnt throughout the day) and at the end of the course, a short test.

What's Included

What’s Included?

  • English speaking instructor
  • 30 hours of teaching at the training center
  • Certificate upon course completion

What’s Not Included?

  • Accommodation
  • Transport to and from the center

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.


Suai Thai Massage Training Center

The South East Asia Backpacker Community have tried and tested adventures across the region and handpicked a selection of only the BEST companies to work with.

Why we chose Suai Thai Massage Training Center?

  • They specialise in wellness training. As well as offering courses in Thai Massage, they also run foot reflexology, oil massage and Rusie Dutton Thai Yoga courses.
  • They offer various course durations, catering to different levels so there is something for everyone – no matter their ability!
  • Sessions are delivered in English by knowledgeable teachers.
  • All of the instructors at the center have over 10 years experience working in Thai massage.


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