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Thai Massage Teacher Training Program

Our extensive Thai Massage Teacher Training Program prepares you to confidently conduct top quality Thai massage training in Basic Thai Massage, Intermediate Thai Massage, Thai Foot Massage, and Thai Herbal Massage classes. This program is designed to prepare you with bodywork training, theoretical knowledge, and the ability to effectively manage a successful classroom environment.

Our unique program is designed to prepare you to become the most thorough and well educated teacher of ancient knowledge passed directly from Thailand. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates can either open their own Thai massage school or seek employment at any massage school teaching traditional Thai massage. You will know that your education is extensive and well developed while your future students, clients and employers will be assured you graduated from a school with a solid reputation.

We are committed to preparing you to be fully knowledgeable in passing on the gift of Traditional Thai massage and the Thai healing arts. We have not changed anything or mixed any of our education with other ideas: you will learn only authentic and pure knowledge directly from the source. Once you decide to enroll into our Thai Massage Teacher Training Program, you will be assigned a mentor to guide you through the entire program. Your mentor will ensure you are registering for the proper classes, guiding your researching, and ensuring you get the most of every learning opportunity.

Thai massage and the Thai healing arts are among the top modalities and healing arts practices in demand today. Thailand itself has been named "The Spa Capital of the East". Many travelers have found their way to Thailand or experienced the Thai healing arts in their community and are now seeking services from qualified practitioners, teachers, and therapists. Employers are seeking well trained and credentialed employees to meet the high demand.

The program is comprised of three major components: Classroom Education, Self Study, and the completion of the Teaching Examination.

Candidates are required to complete the following classroom education with the Thai Institute:

  • Basic Thai Massage (40-hours)*
  • Intermediate Thai Massage (40-hours)*
  • Advanced Therapeutic Thai Massage (40-hours)
  • Thai Foot Reflexology (24-hours)
  • Minimum of two (2) Internships of the (40-hour) courses
  • Assistant teach two (2) of the Basic Thai massage classes (40-hour each)

Total: 304 hours (includes courses, internships, and assistant teaching)

* Coursework from another school can be applied to these requirements upon review by the Director of Education.

Candidates are required to complete all of the above coursework and the below criteria prior to Assistant Teaching:

  • 500 hours of logged bodywork sessions
  • Completion of a Thai medical research & cultural project
  • Successful completion of written examination
  • Successful completion of practical examination (150-min Thai Herbal Massage)



Basic Thai Massage


Intermediate Thai Massage


Advanced Therapeutic Thai Massage


Thai Foot Reflexology


Two (2) Internships of Basic Thai Massage


Thai Massage Client Sessions (500-hours)


Completion of a Thai medical research & cultural project


Written Examination


Practical Examination


Assistant Teaching of Two (2) Basic Thai Massage Classes and Program Mentorship


Total (804-hours)


* Price of program when each course paid separately.
**Price of program when entire program paid in one payment.

Use the navigation menus on the left for individual course descriptions and/or to register for individual courses.

You may also be interested in reviewing information about our Thai Massage Practitioner Program. If you have any questions regarding our program, feel free to contact us at
(720) 335-6053 or by email at denver@thai-institute.com.

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Already studied at another school? Transfer coursework into our program.

What should I look for in a Thai Massage Instructor, Teacher, or School?

The Thai Institute hosts a multitude of learning opportunities that are available to all students at no cost on an optional basis. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities. Seek the advice of an instructor if you would like further guidance on the best way to incorporate these into your learning experience.

The Thai Institute of Healing Arts is the only comprehensive Thai medical education, research, and treatment center outside of Thailand. Our massage therapy school will prepare you to be at the top of the massage therapy field with certification in Thai massage. Each of our programs is specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking distinct qualification and knowledge to build a career in the healing arts.

Contact us at (720) 335-6053 or denver@thai-institute.com with questions regarding our programs, courses or events.

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