Koh Phangan Island (or Ko Pha-Ngan) in the Gulf of Thailand is perhaps best known for its so-called Full Moon Parties at the Haad Rin Beach.
Although tourism is the main industry and still booming, the island fortunately has been able to conserve many unspoiled natural areas. The interior mountains are generally hard to access and more than 50% of the island is a national park with pristine rain-forest.
Koh Phangan has a highly spiritual atmosphere which is a remarkable contrast to its (infamously) wild Full Moon Parties. The island boasts many Buddhist temples and a dynamic spa, retreat, yoga and meditation industry. Thai Boxing Muay Thai camps and Thai Cooking Schools are abundantly present on the island too.
And what about Thai Massage? In fact, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, there are not that many full-fledged Thai Massage schools to be found on Koh Phangan. However — a number of spa retreats, resorts and training hosting centers do regularly offer Thai Massage training events also. Those training courses are generally given by invited or visiting teachers, offered in the tourist high season mostly, say November up to March.
The bigger part of visiting Thai Massage teachers originate from Europe, Australia, Canada and the United states, and Thai teachers are the exception. Nonetheless, there are certainly some local Thai Massage schools and teachers to be found that offer Thai Bodywork courses and workshops.
It’s obviously true that the real Thai Massage adapt would most likely be better off in Bangkok or Chiang Mai when it comes to choice of training, but on the other hand, Koh Phangan has a lot to offer which certainly compensates the lack of Thai Massage course varieties and styles.
Well then… let’s go take a look at what we’ve spotted on Koh Phangan. Below you’ll find a concise overview of the local Thai Massage schools and a choice of retreat centers.
Thai Massage Schools in Koh Phangan
Alchemy of Touch Massage & Bodywork AcademyPLACES IN THAILAND Koh Phangan Intensive Bodywork Trainings offering a unique from of massage & healing. A mixture of methods and techniques including Thai Yoga Massage. [ Read more ... ]
Baan Chay Lay Koh PhanganPLACES IN THAILAND Koh Phangan Near the beach, Baan Chay Lay Koh Phangan offers Thai massage courses and yoga classes on site. Unfortunately we couldn't find neither a website nor a Facebook page entry and we re [ Read more ... ]
C&M Culture CenterPLACES IN THAILAND Koh Phangan This Thai culture center on Koh Phangan (also called the Koh Phangan Vocational School) has embarked on offering everything "Thai," that is---language, cooking, cultural tours [ Read more ... ]
Chakra Natural Therapies for Health by YanPLACES IN THAILAND Koh Phangan Teacher and practitioner Yan Praphas Sangkhawat is specialized in the healing of injuries, muscles and nerves treatments, body realignment, emotional blocks and chronic diseases. He als [ Read more ... ]
Chantima Holistic Massage TrainingPLACES IN THAILAND Koh Phangan Chantima on Koh Phangan island offers various types of holistic massage, specializing in Thai Massage and Aromatherapy Oil Massage. Their Thai Massage Training Courses are accredited by [ Read more ... ]
Cosmic Energy Thai MassagePLACES IN THAILAND Koh Phangan Cosmic Energy Thai Massage on Koh Phangan offers Thai Massage spa services and treatments and additionally runs a Thai traditional massage training center. [ Read more ... ]
Samma KarunaPLACES IN THAILAND Koh Phangan Samma Karuna is an international school of self-realization and spiritual awakening. Regular programs include Thai Massage workshops, Social, Active & Still Meditations, Yoga Classe [ Read more ... ]
The Sanctuary ThailandPLACES IN THAILAND Koh Phangan The Sanctuary Thailand is a resort retreat center with a strong focus on healing and learning. They regularly offer Yoga and Thai Massage events. Check out their schedule for upcoming c [ Read more ... ]
Yang Tai Chi Koh PhanganPLACES IN THAILAND Koh Phangan Yang Tai Chi Koh Phangan teaches Tai Chi, Chi Kung (Qigong) and meditation close to Mae Had beach (northwest coast of Koh Phangan). On request, the school also offers Thai Yoga Massage [ Read more ... ]