Thai Fire Therapy Courses in Thailand | Yam Khang

Published: Aug 17, 2018 | Updated: Jul 20, 2021


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Thai Fire Therapy Courses in Thailand | Yam Khang

Thai Traditional Fire Therapy or Yam Khang is an ancient Northern style Lanna Thai healing practice that uses heat (fire), oils, and only the feet to massage and treat the body of the patient.

The aim of the treatment is to help relieve muscle, tendon, joint and bone pain, as well as to relieve numbness and paralysis, while working the Sen Energy lines (Sib Sen).

It’s in fact quite hard to find schools or trainers in Thailand that offer Yam Khang Fire therapy courses. Most probably one of the main reasons is the fact that according to the Thai tradition not everyone can or is allowed to do a Yam Khang treatment. It’s still very much considered a sacred art and from the practitioners is required to have gained spiritual maturity and a high ethical standing.

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Demonstrations however and treatments are given now and again in the Chiang Mai region. Notably at the TMC Thai Massage school receiving a Yam Khang treatment is part of the GCT teacher training curriculum. Likewise, the ITM Chiang Mai school presents Yam Khang in their Workshop on the Ancient Healing Arts of Northern Thailand which is part of the ITM CAPT teacher training program.

Another interesting place to experience a Yam Khang treatment is in the Ban Rai Kong Khing community in the Chiang Mai region (Hang Dong district). The village got in the news because of a Tourism Award given by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for being an outstanding place to experience Thai Lanna culture.

Anyway, below we give you an overview of the Thai Massage schools and trainers we’ve found in Thailand that offer Yam Khang Fire therapy courses. Most of the training centers are to be found in Chiang Mai.

Baan Tasala Chiangmai

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Baan Tasala Chiangmai offers a variety of Thai Massage and other Thai bodywork courses, notably so-called Thai Fire Therapy (Yam Khang). The school additionally offers Spa Swedish and H [ Read more ... ]

Hangdong Thai Massage School

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The Hang Dong Thai Massage School in Hang dong (Chiang Mai area) specializes in Lanna Thai healing methods such as Tok Sen and Thai Fire Therapy (Yam Khang). Students are welcome to lea [ Read more ... ]

IDI Thaimassage School

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IDI Thai Massage (Intellectual Development Institute), established in 2004 by Mr. Sombat Traisrisilp, is a Thai medical clinic and school in Chiang Mai that offers Thai Massage courses [ Read more ... ]

Jongrak Massage School

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At Jongrak's, specialized in Lanna Folk Healing, private Thai Massage study is possible, and groups don't exceed 4 students. The school also offers in-depth Thai Traditional M [ Read more ... ]

The School of Massage for Health | SMH

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The School of Massage for Health in Chiang Mai provides a vast array of Thai Massage courses and other Thai bodywork programs. Also offers teacher training programs. [ Read more ... ]

Udon Thani Thai Traditional Massage & Health

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The Udon Thani Thai Traditional Massage & Health school is a Thai massage and health academy in Thailand, Udon Thani. The school offers a broad variety of traditional Thai bodywork [ Read more ... ]

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