Phuket Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. If you are on the island or planning to go there for holidays, you may want to learn something more about the Thai arts and culture.
It’s true that the Thai have an incredibly rich tradition and culture, and many interesting arts, but there’s most likely nothing more “Thai” than Thai Massage. Of course, the super hot-spot to learn Thai Massage is definitely Chiang Mai up north in Thailand, or Bangkok ranking second, but Phuket certainly has some good training alternatives to offer.
Below you find a selection of the best known Thai Yoga Massage schools and training courses on Phuket.
Massage School Phuket
The Massage School Phuket states that its main focus is on training students to become teachers and open their own schools in their country. Having said that, I like their website: it’s simple and clean. The school, by the way, offers some serious in-depth Thai Massage (therapy) programs with a choice of 60, 150 or 372 hours of studies.
Natural Thai Spa
In fact, I’m not sure if Natural Thai Spa is still very active, but they offer a wealth of Thai Massage and spa training options. I’ve tried to double-check this on Facebook, but couldn’t find them. So… benefit of the doubt.
Phuket Traditional Thai Massage School
The Phuket Traditional Thai Massage School offers training for foreigners and Thai people. On the site you will find a section for foreigners. Apart from short-term courses, the school also offers long-term accredited Traditional Thai Medicine medical practice courses.
Shino Spa has several locations in Phuket and offers both Thai bodywork treatments and courses. Also offers Western style bodywork and massage courses, such as Sport Massage, Swedish massage, and the like.
Suai Thai Massage School
Formerly located in Bangkok (Khao San Road area), the Suai Thai Massage School has relocated its institute to Phuket in 2012. The school offers a broad range of Thai massage training, Foot Massage, Oil Massage and also Rue-Si Dat Ton classes. Well established school, Japanese owned, but open also for Thai and English speaking foreigners. Additionally, they founded a sister school on Phuket, the Suai Spa School, which focuses more on training in Thai Spa and Western Spa course modalities.