In Western countries, Table Thai Massage has become quite a big Thai bodywork modality. Notably in the United States it’s become very popular. Of course, Table Thai massage makes sense in the West where massage traditionally is/was done on the table. Incorporating and integrating Thai Massage techniques during table massage treatments was only the logical next step.
Sure, Thai Table Massage is always a hot issue—for some in the community it’s not considered Thai Massage any longer. Others, on the other hand, claim that it’s basically the same as Thai Massage on the floor, yet the practitioner needs to adjust his or her way of working. If you like to know more about this topic, we invite you to read our article Is Table Thai Massage still Thai Massage?
For what things are, training in Table Thai massage flourishes. In the West. However, it’s rather interesting to observe that in Thailand only a handful of schools offer Thai Table Massage courses or workshops. In a way, the Thai teachers keep to the tradition—Thai Massage is done on a mat, on the floor. Full stop! Final!
But let’s take a look at the schools in Thailand we’ve found that offer Table Thai massage courses. It’s really not that much. In fact, only 6 schools, and all those located in Chiang Mai. Nevertheless, some of the most popular and best known Thai Massage schools are among them.
Thai Massage Schools offering Thai Table Massage training in alphabetical order:
Jindamee offers a course named Thai Stretch Massage on Table. A 2-day course.
Ong’s Thai Massage School
Ong’s school offers two courses: Stretch Table Massage (1 day) and Thai Table Massage (3 days). One can also apply for the Teacher Training course for these two modalities.
Sabai De Ka Massage School
The school offers a course with a duration of 3 days (15 hours).
ITM Chiang Mai
ITM Chiang Mai (International Training Massage School) offers a 2-day course of 15 hours total. One can also learn to become a teacher of Thai Table Massage.
The School of Massage for Health
This school in Chiang Mai offers 18 hours of training in 3 days total.
The Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai (TMC)
The Table Thai course TMC offers comprises of 2 days (12 hours). Instructor training is also offered.
Did we skip a school in Thailand also offering Thai Table Massage training? Feel free to let us know!