For many arriving in Thailand by way of Bangkok, or passing through hopping to another region in Thailand, the famous Khao San Road area (Khaosan or Kao San), including the nearby Rambuttri Road, is the place to spend a few days or more, or at the least makes an interesting area to visit.
Khaosan historically is the hotspot for backpackers, offers both budget and up-trend accommodation, and hosts a myriad of travel agencies, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, and a large amount of shopping opportunities.
It’s perhaps not the first place that comes to mind in Thailand to take a Thai Massage course, but for those who have some time to spend in Bangkok and stay in the area, it might be an option to take a training course close by.
For other Traditional Thai Massage training options in Bangkok (or in the rest of Thailand), visit our Thailand Training Page or check out the related articles below this article.
You’ll find Shewa Spa at the corner of a little alley that connects the Rambuttri Road with the Khao San Road. Shewa is a Thai spa service center that offers Thai Massage treatments and Thai Massage courses and workshops, such as Thai Foot Massage, Thai Massage, and Thai Oil Massage.
Pai Spa – Training Academy
Connected to the Pai Spa, located in the Khao San backpacker area, you’ll find the Pai Spa Training Academy at the beginning of the Rambuttri Road. Offers training in Thai Foot Massage & Reflexology, Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage, Thai Massage, and Thai Oil Massage & Aromatherapy.
TTC Spa School
The TTC Spa School is a renowned massage training center in both Thailand and overseas. Offers a variety of short and long duration specialty Thai massage courses, Spa & Wellness course modalities, and Thai therapist training courses. The school has branches in Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and Koh Chang. In Bangkok you’ll find the school at the Rambuttri Village Inn, Soi Rambuttri (Rambuttri Road).
May Kaidee Bangkok
May Kaidee is a chain of vegetarian and vegan restaurants and cooking schools in Bangkok and Chiang Mai (and abroad). The subsidiary in Bangkok offers cooking courses and classes in combination with Thai cultural aspects like Thai classical dancing and Thai Massage. You’ll find the cooking school behind the Burger King at the end of Khao San Road. When facing the Burger King, walk through the alley to the left and look for the green sign immediately to the right.
Pian Massage Training Course
Pian Massage Training Course is located on the Khao San Road and offers Thai Traditional Massage and Thai Foot Massage & Reflexology training courses.
Wat Po Medical Thai Massage School
The Watpo Thai Traditional Medical Massage School is not located directly in the Khao San Road area, but it’s rather easy to reach within fifteen minutes taking a taxi or Tuk-Tuk (around 100 BAHT), or thirty minutes taking the river boats (walk to the end of Rambuttri Road, cross the street, you’ll find a taxi-boat pier—take one of the orange flagged boats to the Watpo Temple pier, a 20 minutes boat ride, and only about 15 BAHT or so).
You could also walk to the school, but that would take you an hour, an hour fifteen minutes stroll along the Chao Phraya river passing the Grand Palace. We mention the Wat Po school because it’s really not so far from Khaosan and it would be an excellent opportunity to take a Thai Massage or Thai Foot Massage training course at the most famous Thai Massage school in the world.
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