Questions about our Thai Massage School and Courses
Is your school open at the moment?
Yes, our school is open and all scheduled classes are available. But we hardly have any students at the moment, simply because Thailand’s borders are still closed to international travellers.
Actually, this statement is not 100% correct, but the requirements for a Thailand visa are so ridiculous that most people are preferring to postpone their trip.
Please contact your Thai Embassy for the most up to date information, it will soon change.
When does the next 10 day massage course start?
How can I make a reservation for a massage course in Chiang Mai?
How much does a massage course in Chiang Mai cost?
Sunshine is famous for its Thai massage beginners course. A new class starts every Monday, for two weeks ( 10 days, 60 hours in total ).
The price is Baht 9,900.- for 2 weeks.
( This is approximatively USD 330 $ or EUR 270 € - you can find a better idea of today's exchange rate here )
Does Sunshine Massage School provide diplomas?
Yes. Our school is recognized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and we issue a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.
Sunshine Massage School is also approved by the US based National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. http://www.ncbtmb.org
Our courses are credentialed by Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). http://www.nhpcanada.org
Our beginners course is accredited by Massage & Myotherapy Australia (formerly AAMT). http://aamt.com.au
Which countries are certificates valid in?
There is no legal international certification for the practice of Thai Massage outside of Thailand. To practice forms of bodywork and massage in Europe, the laws change from country to country. In the USA and Canada, the laws are different in each state and province.
Our school is recognized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and we issue a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.
We are a member of T.H.A.I. (Thai Healing Alliance International), webpage:
T.H.A.I. is the only organization to promote international standards of study and practice in traditional Thai massage.
Sunshine Massage School is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider:
Our courses are credentialed by Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC):
Our beginners course is accredited by Massage & Myotherapy Australia (formerly AAMT):
I am interested in a long Thai Massage program.
We believe that a minimum of 10 days (60 hours) is required to learn the fundamentals of Traditional Thai Massage.
Repeating, at least once, the beginner’s class is necessary to strengthen your Thai massage foundations and better prepare you for the advanced courses.
I have no experience in Thai Massage. How much time do I need to dedicate to become a good professional?
Becoming a Thai massage practitioner is an organic process that CAN NOT be standardised by number of hours studied or number of massages given. Therefore, we do not have a fixed schedule for a long-term class, but rather suggest that our students stay, study and practice until they have reached their goal. Please keep in mind that the learning process never ends.
Our Combo-8 intensive Thai massage training course is a very intensive training and the students reach a high level in relatively short time.
Would you recommend the 10 days beginners class to start with?
Yes. This beginner's course is the foundation upon which all Thai Massage courses are based, and without a strong foundation it is difficult to progress in this healing art.If you have no prior experience of Traditional Thai Massage,
You have found the right place to start along your path.
The beginner's course is also the right introduction to our advanced courses and workshop.