Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is the largest country in the world (as for geographical size) with a population of about 145 million people. It’s located partly in Europe and partly in Asia. The capital is Moscow. Other important cities are Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod.
After the fall of communism in the beginning of the 1990s and the following disintegration of the former Soviet Union, the country went through many reforms including privatization and market and trade liberalization. The results were devastating: a major economic crisis, lower industrial output, the collapse of social services, decrease of the birth rate and rise of the death rate, enormous poverty, corruption and lawlessness.
After 2000, Russia climbed out of the chaos and the situation of its people improved significantly. As from then we also see Russians citizens increasingly visiting other countries for holidays notably in Europe and in Asia, as well as in Thailand (with about 1.5 million visitors yearly in Thailand – statistics 2018).
The rise of Russian tourists in Thailand was very well noticeable. Especially after 2010, we see many restaurant menus, flyers, folders, and the like enriched with a translation in Russian, apart from English. Today, Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket island are clearly the most important hubs for both Russian tourists and Russian expats.
Additionally, Traditional Thai Massage certainly didn’t go unnoticed. A number of Russians started studying Thai Massage in Thailand opening schools and training centers in Russia afterwards. Below we list a selection of Thai Massage schools and trainers we’ve found in the country.
COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Moscow Abinav is a certified instructor of traditional massage Nuad Bo-Rarn from the ITM Chiang Mai School in Thailand. He also offers treatments of Thai Massage, Chi Nei Tsang and Karsai, amo [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Moscow The Elixir Center in Moscow, Russia, offers a variety of both Western and Oriental massage training courses, including Thai Massage. [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Moscow Prem Svaraj (Valery Guk) runs the Energetic Thai Yoga Massage school based in Moscow, but offers trainings in a variety of countries around the world. [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Moscow The First Professional Institute of Aesthetics in Moscow offers a variety of trainings in Beauty, Cosmetology and Massage, including Thai Massage training. [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Moscow The Health Center from Anatoly Kushnir offers a variety of massage treatments and massage training courses including Thai Massage. Anatoly is a certified Thai Massage instructor from th [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Moscow Metta School is a TMC Chiang Mai associated Thai Massage school in Moscow running seminars and training for traditional Thai yoga massage in Russia and abroad. [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Moscow The Moscow Institute of Reconstructive Medicine (MIVM) is an educational institution providing advanced training services to medical staff, as well as the largest center for teaching co [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Moscow The Osho School in Moscow promotes the work of the late Guru Osho (Rajneesh, Bhagwan), but also offers Thai Vipassana and Thai Massage trainings. [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Novosibirsk The Professional Massage School SIAM in Novosibirsk is an Ong's Thai Massage school and ITM Ciang Mai associated Thai Massage school offering a wide range of Thai healing Arts trai [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Siberia, Tyumen The Sanook School of Thai Massage is located in Tyumen, Siberia, and offers a variety of Thai Massage training courses such as Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Oil Massage, Thai Foot Mass [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Moscow Anastasia Kotlyarova is a TMC Chiang Mai affiliated Thai Massage teacher from Moscow. She runs Table Thai, Thai Foot Massage and Thai Massage training courses. [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Krasnodar The Thai Massage Development School Krasnodar in Russia offers a variety of Thai Massage training courses such as Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Thai Oil Massage & Aro [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Astrahan, Kislovodsk, Lipesk, Perm, Rostov-na-Donu, Saratov, Ufa, Kazan, Moscow, Volgograd Yury Ulyanov runs a Thai Massage School based in Volgograd, Russia. The school is certified by Loi Kroh Chiang Mai Thai Massage (Thailand). [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES St. Petersburg Thai Way offers spa treatment services and has a Spa academy attached to it. The academy, which is an ITM affiliated Thai Massage educator, offers a variety of traditional Thai Massage [ ... ] COUNTRIES Russia, USA (United States)PLACES Dallas, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Key West, Miami, Moscow, Pensacola, Texas The Vedic Conservatory is an association founded by Michael Buck (Mukti), teaches Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork and is dedicated to promoting Vedic and Thai physical and spiritual healing ar [ ... ] COUNTRIES RussiaPLACES Moscow Yoga108 is a Yoga center in Moscow that also offers basic Thai Massage training workshops. Yoga108 is a TMC Affiliated Thai Massage training provider. [ ... ]