The 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, there are not so much Thai Massage schools on Koh Phangan. Although— some of the spa retreats and learning centers do regularly offer Thai Massage training events. Those trainings are generally given by invited or visiting teachers, taking place in the tourist high season mostly, say November up to February.
The bigger part of the visiting Thai Massage teachers originate from Europe, Australia, Canada and the United states and Thai teachers are the exception. Nonetheless, there are some local Thai Massage schools and teachers that offer Thai Bodywork courses and workshops.
Sure, 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.
Okay then… let’s go take a look at what we’ve found!
Below a concise review (in alphabetical order) of the local Thai Massage schools and some retreats centers.
Intensive Bodywork Trainings offering a unique from of massage & healing. A mixture of methods and techniques including Thai Yoga Massage. [Read More...]
Athicha offers straightforward Thai Massage, Thai Foot Massage and Thai Oil Massage training courses on Koh Phangan. [Read More...]
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 resorted to givi [Read More...]
This Thai culture center on Koh Phangan (also called the Koh Phangan Vocational School) has embarked on offering everything “Thai,” that is—language, cuisine, special Thai style mass [Read More...]
The Community was created in 2015 and serves as a gathering place for healing and well-being initiatives. [Read More...]
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 also offers Thai M [Read More...]
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 the Traditiona [Read More...]
Based in Budapest (Hungary), but regularly organizes Thai Massage courses on Ko Phangan also. [Read More...]
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...]
The place offers a variety of courses like Thai Massage, Acupressure Therapy, Reiki, and Crystal Healing. [Read More...]
Kimmana Nichols is a health advisor and educator. He mostly works in Thailand and Indonesia. As for Thai Massage he practices ThaiVedic Yoga, a system of holistic healing which combines Ayurveda, Yoga [Read More...]
The PANVIMAN Spa Academy is part of the Panviman Group of Resorts. The group represents a “Boutique Group of Resorts” with International Hospitality Standards. The academy offers education in both [Read More...]
Samma Karuna is an international school of self-realization and spiritual awakening. Regular programs include Thai Massage workshops, Social, Active & Still Meditations, Yoga Classes, expressive [Read More...]
Serenity Residence Yoga on Koh Phangan island is a residential estate for hosting Yoga Retreats, Workshops and related group activities. [Read More...]
The Siam Healing Centre offers Thai Massage courses and treatments, regular Yoga classes and accommodation. [Read More...]
ThaiVedic is founded and run by Kimmana Nichols, Sebastian Bruno, and Barbra Noh. Thaivedic Yoga offers a system of holistic healing which combines Ayurveda, Yoga, Thai Massage, and contemporary medic [Read More...]
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 courses. [Read More...]