Our History

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Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai
Thai Massage School of Thailand


Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai, founded in 2001, inaugurated by Mr.Udom Puasakul, Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai Province at that time, (2012: Director General, Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning), highest honored by Dr. Chao Duangduan na Chiang Mai, Lanna Pricess (the president of Chiang Mai Culture Office who is the most prominent and respected figure of northern Thailand) presided over the opening of the school. Thai Massage School Thailand was later founded in 2002 with extensive courses.

Both schools are operated with strong determination by Jan Chaithavuthi and Kanchanoo Muangsiri to aim for high standard of Thai massage teaching. The purpose is to preserve the ancient art of teaching and promote integrity of Thai massage. Two schools are located near each other on the bank of Mae Khao Canal, a short distance outskirt of the busy city life.

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Opening
TMC School
TMC School
TMC School
TMC School
School and Canal
School and Canal
School and Canal
School and Canal

Our Philosophy

Knowledge is sacred-the seeker is a noble one.

Thus, the giver must be totally sincere and honest.

We strive to give the highest quality education.






Honorable Teachers, Advisors,

Professors, Teachers and TMC Team

TMC school is blessed with noble people from the inception and continue to the present day. We believe in doing good deed for people. For eleven years, the school has been honored by people with the same belief to preserve and support TMC teaching with high value of education, radiance and pure – sincere - dedication and compassion for students seeking true Thai massage knowledge.

We believe if a student wants to learn Thai massage in order to help other, that desire comes from a good heart and he/she should receive the highest quality of education in return.

That is our philosophy—mission—goal and the total action is to give the highest quality education of Thai massage to our students.


Honorable Teachers/Advisors

Phrakru Uppakarn PhatanakitPhrakru Uppakarn Phatanakit The abbot of Wat Nong Yanang, Uthaitani province.
TMC honorable monk teacher and respected venerated advisor.
He is a renowned monk in traditional Thai medicine and Thai massage. His temple has been a place to help and heal people from all walks of life around Thailand for post-hospital care from stroke or paralysis and other illnesses both Thais and some foreigners.

In Thai massage field: He was the top advisor during Thai Massage Revival Project in 1985-1987.
He continues to be the advisor of the Health & Development Foundation to further improves knowledge in Thai massage and traditional medicine. Phrakru Uppakarn Phatanakit is the advisor for several universities in developing curriculum major in traditional Thai medicine throughout the country. With Phrakru Uppakarn Phatanakit’s blessing, Arjan Tuan Ruangyoo, his top disciple, has taught TMC teachers on therapeutic lessons. TMC teachers continue to receive training under the venerated monk’s guidance and instruction.
Phrakru Uppakarn Phatanakit is TMC venerated teacher and the chief advisor in Thai massage and Thai Traditional Medicine
Arjan Tuan RuangyooArjan Tuan Ruangyoo Top disciple of our monk teacher. Arjan Tuan learned the ancient art in traditional Thai massage and traditional Thai medicine at the temple from Phrakru Uppakarn Phatanakit for 30 years. He and his wife live and work at the temple to offer their services to the monks and the people who come for help for over 20 years. He is responsible for training Thai therapeutic massage to therapists, treating and preparing herbal medicines for those who are in need at the temple.

He was one of the twelve great teachers during the Thai Massage Revival Project in 1985-1987. Arjan Tuan continues to be an active advisor of the Healing Center Project at the hospital until now. He is honored, among the top traditional medicine teachers as a traditional medicine practitioner licensed by the National, Traditional Thai Medicine Institute under the Ministry of Public Health. He is an appointed Thai massage teacher for the Skill Development Department in the lower northern part of Thailand, training Thai massage therapists in the areas. He has trained over a thousand of students until the present time. TMC team is proud and honored to be his life time students and will follow his teaching to further benefit mankind.
Arjan Tuan Ruangyoo is TMC venerated teacher and the advisor in Thai massage and Thai Traditional Medicine
Dr. Chao Duangduan na Chiang Mai
Dr. Chao Duangduan na Chiang Mai
The revered Lanna Princess is the president of Cultural Department of Chiang Mai among honorary leading status of other organizations. Dr. Chao Duangduan blessed TMC at the opening ceremony along with Chiang Mai deputy governor in 2001. She has been TMC’s major advisor for quality education in terms of Thai culture regarding Thai massage practice for all these years. TMC is gratefully for the honor received from Dr. Chao Duangduan in her advice and caring to our school, the teachers, staff and students. She regularly visits the school to monitor the quality and receives massage from the teachers at TMC. 
Dr. Chao Duangduan na Chiang Mai is TMC honorary cultural advisor.

University Professors/Advisors

Dr. Sudhee is TMC honorary academic advisorDr. Sudhee is TMC honorary academic advisor.
Associate Professor Dr. Sudhee Sudasna, M.D.  The renowned orthopedic surgeon of Thailand. Formally associate professor Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University for 28 years. Four years of residency training in several universities in USA and earned Diploma, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1972. Dr. Sudhee presently holds private practice and consultant for private hospitals in Chiang Mai.

We are highly honored and most gratitude to Dr. Sudhee to grant TMC his valuable time to formulate a relevant subject based on his fascinated experience, the subject titled "Applied Anatomy & Common Pathologic Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System Related to Thai Massag" is a life time opportunity for TMC students taking the course on Teacher Training GCT Program.
Assistant Professor Yingpan Anusri
Assistant Professor Yingpan Anusri, M.S.  Assistant professor Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University with MS Science in Anatomy degree from Chiang Mai University.
TMC is highly honored to have Asst. Prof. Yingpan to present her lecture in “Applied Anatomy in Thai Massage - Anatomy Cadaver Lab” at the Cadaver Lab, Anatomy Department, Chiang Mai University, Medical TMC Teacher Training  GCT students.
Arjan Araya YankaiAssistant Professor Dr. Vipavadee Chaisuksunt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Dr. Vipavadee Chaisuksunt, Ph.D. Graduated from University College of London Ph.D. in Neuroscience and post at Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University

TMC is highly honored to have Dr. Vipavadee to present her lecture in “Applied Anatomyin Thai Massage - Anatomy Cadaver Lab” at the Cadaver Lab, Anatomy Department, Chiang Mai University Medical Center together to TMC Teacher Training GCT students.

Both professors are kind and understanding, they simplify the difficult anatomy using terms and relevant to Thai massage practice. Students are prepared by TMC prior to attending the class. TMC prepares manual for study before going to Anatomy Lab class, this way, students are able to ask questions in class making the most precious time in class.

Arjan Araya YankaiDr. Aatit is TMC honorary academic advisor.
Assistant Professor Dr. Aatit Puangmali, Ph.D. in Physiotherapy from University of Queensland, Australia, Dr. Aatit holds the post of Assistant Professor at Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University.

TMC is privileged and honored for an exchange education privilege with the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. Dr. Aatit presents his lecture to 5 week and 10 week program at TMC. “Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage”  student taking the course on Professional Intensive Thai Massage 150 Hour and “Applied Anatomy, Physical Examination for Thai Massage” to Teacher Training GCT Programs students.
Arjan Araya YankaiArjan Araya Yankai

Arjan Araya Yankai, M.S. in Physical Therapy from University of South Australia. Arjan Araya holds a senior lecturer position at Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University from 1995 until present and a former Head of Neurological Physical Therapy Branch/Field from 2005-2010.
Arjan Araya has extensive background in physical therapy as a research assistant at University of Sydney and Physiotherapy Assistant at Multiple Sclerosis Center, Australia during 2001, 2003-2004 and with teaching and practice in physical therapy at CMU until the present time. She has interest in improving lives for the elderly.  She authors and co-authors several presentations and researches in the area of biomechanics and ergonomics. TMC is honored to have Arjrn  Araya to join TMC adjunct professors and to lecture alternately with Dr. Aatit Paungmali on the subject of "Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage" to our students of Professional Intensive Thai Massage -5 week and Teacher Training GCT 10 week programs.

Management and Teaching Team

Jan is the CEO and curriculum director
Jan is the CEO and curriculum director
Jan Chaithavuthi, RN,B.S., MPA  in nursing and an master degree in Health Management from Golden Gate University, USA. She worked as a nurse specialist in the USA for twenty years. Jan has a strong interest in promoting safe, effective and pure Thai massage for the wellness of individuals and the community. She is the prime co-founder of both TMC schools.  Jan is the founder and the president of the Special People Foundation (SPF), Thailand whose aim is to give disadvantaged children a chance to let their potential shine.
Jan is a prime co-author of in depth-extensive research for 3 books, the 3rd edition Thai massage books "Ancient Thai Massage Healing with Life Force". The book is sold internationally and is used as text book by TMC students. Jan has been invited to lecture about Thai massage and healing for disabled adults and children in the Australia, Canada, Thailand, USA and lead TMC training classes in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan with TMC teachers in Thailand, Jan has established center and trained special people to heal and help themselves under SPF program.
Kanchanoo is School Director/ Head Principal and lecturer of TMC.
Kanchanoo is School Director/ Head Principal and lecturer of TMC.






Kanchanoo Muangsiri, B.A., LMT in Mass Communication with vast experience in teaching and training to the Thai community and to refugees.  Kanchanoo (Noo) worked in the Consortium Program, refugees camp for 3 years to prepare refugees from neighboring countries to be able to live in the new western world countries.
Her other challenged work was under the Thai German Highland Development for, the joint venture program with the Narcotics Control Board of Thailand, funded by the GTZ, Republic of Germany government.  Noo worked as the secretary to the director of the training program and oversee the planning, training and the outcome of the project. Noo worked at the American Consulate in Chiang Mai as Commissary Manager for 5 years while operating her own business in Dental lab among the teaching Thai language for diplomats and trained Thai teachers to set classes in English language.
In the field of Thai Traditional Medicine, Kanchanoo is knowledgeable in Thai plants and herbs.  She is a certified Thai massage practitioner and holds a post in the National Committee for Skills and Testing Standard in Thai Massage of the Labor and Development Department. She is a co-founder of TMC and co-author of the Thai Massage book with Jan.  She is a vice president of Special People Foundation, Thailand. Kanchanoo has been invited to lecture and host training in Thai massage in several countries: Australia, Egypt, Malaysia and Thailand.
Arjan Narumon is TMC Education Manager.Arjan Narumon is TMC Education Director.
Narumon Kumkronglek B.A. Education Management. Formally government official for 35 years in the most important field of education. Arjan Narumon worked as education specialist officer with Ministry of Education Department in Bangkok and then Chiang Mai for 30 years. Then was transferred to the new department named Cultural Department of Chiang Mai as the senior specialist officer for 5 years.
Arjan Narumon is well respected in the education field of Chiang Mai. She carries with her the educational knowledge and experience of her entire life work! She is the main advisor for education improvement and quality control for TMC for many years. TMC owes our success in high quality and well structured education.
It is our heartfelt appreciation that Arjan Narumon decided to leave the government post in 2012 to lead TMC in education endeavor in order to reach the excellence. We look ahead for more growth in education at TMC.
Natthasasi NaiNatthasasi "Nai"
School Manager
Natthasasi "Nai"  B.A. in English from Payap University and vast training in public relation. "Nai" has strong skill in management and organization with excellent hands-on experience in developing and operating an organization. An assertive supervisor with outstanding interpersonal, communications, negotiation and people management skills. Thrive in both independent and collaborative work environments enjoy working with students to reach objective in learning.
Futoshi TsuyukuboFutoshi Tsuyukubo
Training Manager
Certified Teacher






Futoshi Tsuyukubo B.A. in Finance from Japan, Teaching Credential of GCT 600 Hour Program from TMC, and a license judo-seifukusi or Judo therapist "Bone setter". (A person with the National license to treat damage of bones, joint, muscle and soft tissues by The conservative therapy (without operation) base on Japanese traditional medicine or Judo therapy skills and western medicinal knowledge.

Futoshi represents "quality Thai Massage Teacher" that TMC is very proud of. Futoshi's ability in teaching Thai massage is equal to all TMC teachers! That is our goal for TMC teacher training GCT graduates. That is to be able to turn a student to be able to perform like the teacher. Futoshi is knowledgeable in Thai massage, Bone problems and human body. His expertise is in therapeutic massage. Futoshi explore all he could in Thai massage field from north to south of Thailand from various teachers for his love of learning.

Futoshi is the Training Manager at TMC with his education knowledge and experience in various field of healing he offers the high quality of training to students. He joins TMC teaching team to all community training when available. He is the coordinator between TMC and Japanese students. When return to visit Japan, he works as the bone doctor at his father's bone clinic and occasionally conducts Thai massage training at the requests of some Physical Therapy Colleges.
Duangduen ChomdetDuangduen Chomdet "Duen" is a Certified Teacher at TMC.
Duangduen Chomdet Teaching Credential of GCT 600 Hour Program. Duangduen or "Duen" has extensive training in Thai massage and teaching for over ten years. Graduated from TMC GCT 600 Hour Program and additional training in house.
Duangduen  has been in Thai massage field 15 years. She earned government certified Thai massage teacher and has been providing Thai massage course training for several communities in northern Thailand. Duangduen is an international instructor. She has represented TMC to teach Thai massage courses in Hong Kong and in several communities in Thailand..
She has been training parents and staff for disabled children and adult to apply Thai massage for better health. Duen hold the post of a government certified Thai massage teacher at TMC. Her core responsibilities are in course planning and staff training. She is the instructor at the school. She was as part of the teaching team in presenting a Thai massage workshop at the Chiang Mai International Health Promotion Meeting 3rd 2010.
Jansuai PhosriJansuai Phosri "Dao" is a Certified Teacher at TMC.
Jansuai Phosri Teaching Credential of GCT 600 Hour Program. Jansuai or "Dao" has extensive training in Thai massage and teaching for over ten years. Graduated from TMC GCT 600 Hour Program and additional training in house.

Jansuai  has been in Thai massage field 20 years. She is a  certified Thai massage teacher and has been providing Thai massage course training for several communities in northern Thailand. Dao is an international instructor. She has represented TMC to teach Thai massage courses in Hong Kong and in several communities in Thailand..
She has been training parents and staff for disabled children and adult to apply Thai massage for better health. Her core responsibilities are in staff training to perfection of massage. She is the instructor at the school. She was as part of the teaching team in presenting a Thai massage workshop at the Chiang Mai International Health Promotion Meeting 3rd 2010.

Jarm JongjingSupatra Thamratnaporn "Pui" is a Certified Teacher at TMC.
Supatra Thamratnaporn or "Pui" graduated Bachelor degree in Mass Communication from Chiang Mai Rajabhat University. She received further training in Teaching Credential of GCT 600 Hour Program from TMC and a government certified Thai Massage teacher.

She is well-trained in massage skill and teaching experience, she fulfills her intention to assist students to complete competency and performance in the classroom. She has a great mind of volunteer for training Therapeutic Thai Massage for local community to disabled children and senior people. Moreover, she was a part of teaching team representing "Thai Massage Teacher" in a workshop of 6th International Health Promotion Meeting 2013.
Jarm JongjingPimpilai Silangen "Pop" is a Certified Teacher at TMC.
Pimpilai Silangen or "Pop" graduated Bachelor degree in Applied Thai Traditional Medicine from Naresuan University. This specialized branch of medicine established particularly by the government to promote health and wellbeing integrating traditional Thai medicine and modern health care to the people. Pop dedicated herself to serve community by providing Thai traditional medicine and therapeutic massage to patients in remote area based in Northern region.

She wishes to share her knowledge in this sacred field to all learners. Pop received further training in Teaching Credential of GCT 600 Hour Program from TMC. She brings in her strong education background and field experience to apply with TMC curriculum in classroom training. Pop is a government certified Thai massage teacher by the Ministry of Education.
Jarm JongjingSaranya Kaewboonruang "Ranya" is a Certified Teacher at TMC.
Saranya Kaewboonruang "Ranya" graduated Bachelor degree in Management from Chiang Mai Rajabhat University. Ranya started in administration career before she discovered herself to have passion in Thai Massage. She received training and certified in Thai massage practice by Department of Skill Development of Thailand. Ranya operated Thai Massage Business for 3 years with her family. She received further training in Teaching Credential of GCT 600 Hour Program from TMC. She brings in her strong education background and field experience to apply with TMC curriculum in classroom training. Ranya is a government certified Thai massage teacher by the Ministry of Education.
Jarm JongjingJarm Jongjing "Na" is a Certified Teacher at TMC.
Jarm Jongjing Teaching Credential of GCT 600 Hour Program. Jarm or "Na" has extensive training in Thai massage and teaching for over ten years. Graduated from TMC GCT 600 Hour Program and additional training in house.
Jarm has been in Thai massage field over 10 years. She is a certified Thai massage teacher and has been providing Thai massage course training for several communities in northern Thailand.
She has been training parents and staff for disabled children and adult to apply Thai massage for better health. Her core responsibilities are in training preparation and to support student practice. She is the instructor at the school. She was as part of the teaching team in presenting a Thai massage workshop at the Chiang Mai International Health Promotion Meeting 3rd 2010.

TEACHING TEAM

TMC Team All teachers have extensive Thai massage experiences in their communities. Their real life background have provided them with diverse opportunities to learn directly from old and wise massage teachers, many of whom were their great grandparents or the elders in the villages. The teachers have also received formal Thai massage training from government supported schools and further completed training of formal teacher training program at TMC for more uniform Thai massage practice, following TMC curriculum. Teachers at TMC perform the same teaching techniques to all students for better learning result and to avoid confusion. However, during their massage services to students, the techniques may be varied. Many teachers are continuing learning at various places.

At TMC, the teaching team will undergo on-going training to strengthen and/or improve their knowledge at all time.

TMC is a place where many organizations, both private and government sectors, come to learn special courses in Thai massage throughout the years.

TMC teachers have been invited to teach TMC curriculum to different parts of Thailand and around the world on request from public. Some government supported schools have requested the use of TMC workbook for their courses.

With TMC intensive curriculum and the teaching team of solid knowledge, students are able to learn the ancient art of Thai massage from the teachers at TMC effectively with compassion and peace.

A (big) note on our supporting staff, housekeepers, drivers etc. they offer their services to the students from their hearts. Students can feel from practice clothes and sense from all the surrounding while being at TMC, and feel safe while students are on the road with them.


We welcome all sincere learners to join us at TMC.













In the field of education, accreditation is an important factor for the institution and the students.  TMC are granted with following accreditations from governmental departments, prestigious organizations and institutions as follows:




Both TMC schools are accredited and approved by the Thai Ministry of education with school permits to offer approved curriculum to the general public according to the department guideline and requirements.



Dr. Sudhee is TMC honorary academic advisor
The King Royal Award 2005 Best Thai Massage Vocational School 15(2) category
The highest Achievement Certification Given by the Ministry of Education



The first Royal awarded school from His Majesty the King; Thai Massage school in Thailand. TMC follows vast qualified indications strictly according to the award. TMC achieved the highest dream for any school to wish for pioneering in the project





The highest Achievement Certification Given by the Ministry of Education






TMC curriculum meets requirement from Thai Ministry of Public Health regarding professional therapists. Thai students who attend TMC courses and complete required hours may perform Thai massage as massage therapists.


TMC curriculum meets the requirement of the Ministry of Labor Department. Students complete required hour courses may undertake the Skill Test for certificate to apply to work as Thai massage therapists aboard.

TMC has teachers certified and hold the post in the National Committee for Skills and Testing Standard in Thai Massage of the Labor and Development Department    


TMC has educational exchange rapport with Chiang Mai University department of Physical Therapy in exchange of Thai massage education. The department, under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Pienchai Khamwong, Ph.D., P.T. often bring exchange physical therapy students from Australia to take part in Thai massage training at TMC.

 

 




TMC has received education assistant and training from the Department of Physical Therapy to lecture TMC students of professional level and teacher training programs.




The Physical Therapy Department provided physical therapy for disabled children and adults under the support of TMC and Special People Foundation.












TMC teacher training students (GCT) attend Anatomy Cadaver Lab class at Chiang Mai University Faculty of Medicine.













To support our international students for their education in Thai massage and continuing education for the professional in the field to renew their licensing, TMC has pioneered the continuing education by started application for this process for the Thai massage schools in Thailand. Thus, making it possible today for many massage schools to offer continuing education hours to international students from around the world in Thailand.

Dr. Sudhee is TMC honorary academic advisor



Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai is approved by the (USA) National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider. American Massage Therapist Association Members of AMTA may take CE courses at TMC under same guideline as NCBTMB For course list click here




TMC is the first Thai massage school in Thailand to be recognized by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic and Body Work (NCBTMB)
of the USA and received approval for CE Provider # 403533-00 since 2004  and continue until the present time with approval of 24 courses for the NCBTMB members to explore their learning Thai massage field.
      AMTA: Members

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Florida Board of Massage


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California Registered Nurses

TMC is the only Thai massage school authorized by the California State Board of Registered Nursing as approved provider #CEP 15177 to offer courses in Thai Massage  to California registered nurses in Thailand. This is the encouraging steps for Thai massage to be a part of healing for California nurses to apply with their patients who can benefit from this healing art.
This deed is most honored by Jan – the co -founder of TMC from spending over 20 years as a registered nurse in California and finally able to bring the art of Thai massage that she believes in the healing benefits to the hands of California nurses.


Dr. Sudhee is TMC honorary academic advisor

Australia Association of Massage Therapists Ltd. TMC is accredited by Australia Association of Massage Therapists for Professional Massage Education (CEP)
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When AAMT members inquired TMC if we could apply for CEP provider status so the students can earn continuing education credit for their association, we contact the association for this regard. What we received was the notion that after reviewing TMC application and curriculum details, the management team of AAMT would like to visit the school to evaluate prior to making the decision.
In 2005, TMC was the first school Australia Association of Massage Therapists ever awarded CEP status outside Australia and continue to be in good standing.  

 AAMT and TMC also engaged in the exchange of education by setting study group tour for AAMT members along with board of director members to TMC school for Thai massage education.AAMT had invited TMC directors to join AAMT conference and   workshop in Australia with successful result of full - house attendance for the workshop in Thai Seated Massage.          

Both institutions continue strong friendship in building the same goal of high standard education for their members and other learners.









Dr. Sudhee is TMC honorary academic advisor

Natural Health Practitioners of Canada:NHPC

Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai isapproved by the National Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) for Continued Competency Program. For course list click here.

NHPC acknowledge TMC as the Thai massage school for their members since 2004 and with several exchange group study tours for NHPC members to TMC. TMC director was invited to present lecture during NHPC conference in Canmore to present lecture of Thai massage to the NHPC conference in 2008.

TMC was honored by the official visit of NHPC General Manager.

Both TMC and NHPC continue to join efforts to improve the quality of Thai massage for the benefit of the public.









Dr. Sudhee is TMC honorary academic advisor

College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai is Approved by College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia for Quality Assurance, Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) in B.C. CYCLE 9
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TMC is accredited by College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia: CMTBC for CECs Provider since 2006 to offer to CMTBC members and continue to provide high standard education.



Dr. Sudhee is TMC honorary academic advisor

College of Massage Therapist Ontario Canada (CMTO) Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai is approved by College of Massage Therapists of Ontario for Co
ntinuing Education Units (CEUs)

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TMC is accredited by College of Massage Therapists Ontario Canada: CMTO for CEUs Provider since 2009 with 15 courses to offer to CMTO members and continue to provide high standard education.


Honesty and Credentials Matter

Today, expanding world of massage field being an important healthcare as alternative healing, interested learners are seeking globally in the field of massage knowledge. For people wishing to have quality and genuine education in Thai massage, the task of selecting massage school and college in a faraway places—like Thailand is a major task.

The prudent way is to investigate education places for their standard, integrity, honesty, quality and above all sincerely and trustworthy.

Credentials stand for education.  The school or college must earn approved license from government agency to function and operate as such. This is one part that students need to look for. However, like everything else in the world, sometimes, only stamp of approval may not be sufficient.

What would be the right way to seek the right one then?

What matters more than credentials is honesty. The education providers must be able to perform what they promise to give and stand for the principle of truth and quality education.   Hence, choosing a place for education by looking for having both credentials and honesty is the first step to succeed in one’s learning adventure.


The following organizations, institutes, hospitals, health centers, business places, schools, colleges, temples and centers around the world who recognize TMC schools as the education place that meet their required or expected standard.

In Thailand

  1. Ministry of Public Health: Recognized and approved TMC’s curriculum to qualify Thai students who complete the training to practice Thai massage for health in the massage work place without having to take work permit examination from the department.
  2. Ministry of Labour: Appointed Kanchanoo Muangsiri, TMC school director, to sit on the “National Committee Board of Office of Skill Standards and Testing Development for Thai Massage Practitioners”. Thai massage practitioners must obtain permit to work aboard from the labor department by passing the national testing to ensure high quality.
  3. The Office of the Governor of Chiang Mai
  4. Dr. Chao Duangduan na Chiang Mai the president of Chiang Mai Cultural Office
  5. Chiang Mai University (inviting teachers on special course "Thai Massage for new career" to northern community groups organized by the university under support of TAT)
  6. Anatomy Cadaver Lab Department, Chiang Mai Medical University
  7. Physical Therapy Department, Chiang Mai University in cooperation on development treatment for special children.
  8. Chiang Mai Health Services Promotional Association.
  9. Chiang Mai Thai Massage School Club
  10. Lanna Thai Medical Federation
  11. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Chiang Mai Regional Office
  12. Chiang Mai Cultural Council Department
  13. Special People Foundation in  cooperation with TMC to provide massage service and training for the special people in northern Thailand
  14. Special Children Development Center, Lumpoon District, Thailand
  15. The Foundation for the Welfare of the Mental Retarded of Thailand, Sarapee, Chiang Mai provide on going support to the children. Interns from TMC offer massage services to the special children at this center during their training.
  16. Animal Health Center, Veterinarian Department, Chiang Mai University
  17. Ob Luang national Park, Royal Forest Department for community career training at the national park
  18. Juvenile Detention Facility Training Center, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
    (Implemented on-going basis Thai Massage vocational curriculum to train 150 teenagers per year)
  19. American Consulate, Chiang Mai
  20. Chang Puek Hospital, Chiang Mai
  21. Senior Home (Ban Tammapagorn), Chiang Mai
  22. Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Chiang Mai
  23. Chiang Mai Labour Protection and Welfare Office
  24. Rejoice Urban Development Project (for Children), Chiang Mai
  25. Good Health: community alternative, Chiang Mai
  26. Chiang Mai Buddhakasetra Foundation, Buddist Center
  27. Lampang Elephant School and Hospital Center
  28. Community Development Center, Sunkumpang, Chiang Mai
  29. Municipal Office, Yang Neang, Chiang Mai
  30. Wat Kukam School, Sunpatong, Chiang Mai
  31. Housewife Group, Sanpatong, Chiang Mai
  32. Tom Yum Magazine, Bangkok, Thailand
  33. Wat Nong Ya Nang, Uthaitanee
  34. Community Health and Wellness Center, Tung Hou, Lumpang
  35. Selaphoom Provincial Hospital, Roy-Ed
  36. Dara Ratsami Hospital, Chiang Mai
  37. Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development, Chiang Mai


Around the World

  1. Thai Embassy and Consulate around the world Recognized as accredited vocational Thai Massage school, qualified student to apply for Education Visa and spouse for non immigrant visa.
  2. National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), USA.
  3. American Massage Therapist Association (AMTA), USA Members of AMTA may take CE courses at TMC under same guideline as NCBTMB.
  4. California Board of Registered Nursing, U.S.A.
    Provider approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing,
    Provider # CEP 15177, for 30 Contact Hours (All short courses are eligible.)
  5. Natural Health Practitioner of Canada (NHPC) accredited for credential programs to become members of NHPC.
  6. College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) Qualified for the continuing education unit for the member.
  7. Federation quebecoise des Massotherapeutes, Canada Qualified for member of the federation.
  8. Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT), Australia Approved provider of professional massage education points PME for members.
  9. College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Canada approved for continuing education units (CEUs)
  10. Department of Education and Skills, UK: Recognized and approved TMC for CDL:   Career Development Loans for citizen of UK to study long program at TMC.
  11. The Institute of Natural Therapies (INT), USA: State of Michigan Education Department approved courses of Level I, II and III at TMC.
  12. International Spinal Institute, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  13. Pro Therapist Academy, Singapore: Singapore Education Department approved courses of Level I,II, III, Table Thai Massage and Herbal Ball from TMC for training at PTA.
  14. UTouch Inc., Florida, U.S.A.
  15. Trade and Travel Representative of Thailand in Ukraine.
  16. Lonely Planet guidebook .
  17. Brookfield Massage Therapy, USA .
  18. Grandview Massage Therapy Clinic, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  19. Venus Massage Centre, N.Y., USA.
  20. Jejari Spa and Learning Centre, Malaysia.
  21. Anglee Cosmetic Co., Taiwan.
  22. Bann Sabai Massage Shop, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.
  23. Bann Sabai Massage Shop, Manila, Philippines.
  24. Palm Beach Reflexology Center, Manila, Philippines.
  25. Holistic Academy of Massage Therapy, Ipoh, Malaysia.
  26. Baba Farid Center for Special Children: Punjab, India.
  27. SingTrain Academy, Singapore
  28. Massage-art, Germany
  29. Kinaree Garden Spa, Japan
  30. Athens Massage Academy, Greece
  31. Centre Tawan, Geneva, Switzerland
  32. Seneji Studio, Japan
  33. Relaxation Dee, Japan
  34. Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai, Germany
  35. TME Thai Massage Europe, Spain, Germany
  36. TMC Lotus, Spain
  37. Moving Zen, Peru
  38. Yoga Therapy Marbella, Spain
  39. Praktijk Voor Traditionele Thaise Ontspanningstechnieken,   Netherlands
  40. Masaje Xiao Ying Home, Spain
  41. Yogi Nomad, Worldwide
  42. Thai Massage for All, Italy, Turkey
  43. Yoma, Germany
  44. Igauzu Holistic Massage, Greece
  45. Trunnikov Healing School, Russia
  46. Vo Dung Service Trading Company, Viet Nam
  47. Yoga Massage, Germany
  48. Nuad, Singapore
  49. AIM Spa Academy, India
  50. Sen Sib Thai Massage Traditional Clinic, Portugal

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