Sunshine Massage School

Sunshine Massage School


Questions about Thailand, Visa, Accommodation, ...

Can I travel to Thailand?

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; depending on your country, the rules could have changed yesterday.

What kind of visa do I need?

In normal times, the 3 main types of visa suitable to learn Thai massage are:
- Visa on Arrival,
- Tourist Visa,
- Education 

Please contact your Thai Embassy for more precise information.

How long can I stay in Thailand?

In normal times, the tourist visa is good for 60 days and can be easily extended for another 30 days at the local Immigration office. Besides that, there is a list of 40 countries. Their citizens do not have to apply for a visa before travelling, but get a so-called visa-on-arrival which is good for 30 days.

But, things are different right now because of Covid-19. Please contact your Thai Embassy for country-specific information.

Can I get an Education Visa?

It is up to your Thai Embassy to decide what kind of visa they will give you. Our school is recognized by the Thai Ministry of Education and the Thai Ministry of Health and we happily issue supporting documents for your Thailand visa application.

Does the school help with a Thai visa?

Yes, we happily issue supporting documents for your Thailand visa application; your Thai Embassy will tell you what documents are required.

Is accommodation included?

No, our school does not offer food and accommodation, but Chiang Mai has a wide range of accommodation, from cheap backpacker hostels to expensive 5-star hotels. The following pages might be of interest to you:


Chiang Mai is not a big city and we recommend that you find a hotel / guesthouse meeting your requirements, rather than one next to the school, simply because you will need transportation anyway: Either to and from the school or in the evening when going out for dinner or to the Night Bazaar. Many of our students rent a bicycle or motorbike, but Tuk-Tuks, Songtheaws, and taxis are also an option.


There are many small restaurants and food-stalls within walking distance of the school, where most of our students go for lunch.

Traditional Thai Massage Beginner's Course

The Beginner's course

This 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 a strong and rich foundation on which further study can be built. 

If you have studied Thai massage with another school or with another teacher,

You are most welcome. We recommend that you take the course described this page before considering one of our Advanced courses.