Where can I study a serious spa course?

I’d like to do a spa and massage course leading to a recognised qualification. Is it possible to do this in Phuket? I’m looking for something serious.

  • Asked on Friday, November 12, 2004 | 09:27 AM
    Peter Pan, Phuket.

The school must be certified to run spa courses by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Health.

Alternatively, in November, the PSBC, in conjunction with Prince of Songkla University, is launching the “Center of Phuket Spa Management”, which will concentrate on training, consultancy and recruitment for spas.

Anyone wanting more information should call Tel: 076-202556.

  • Answered on Friday, November 12, 2004 | 09:27 AM
    Pakin Raktae-Ngam, Chairman of the Phuket Spa Business Club (PSBC).

We have been operating our spa training course, in cooperation with Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Medicine, for 10 months. It is certified by the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Education.

We offer courses as follows:

Spa treatment, 320 hours, for 50,000 baht; spa management, 60 hours. 30,000 baht; Thai massage, 80 hours, 15,000 baht; Aromotherapy, 60 hours, 15,000 baht.

Other courses, such as reflexology, body treatment, facial treatment, spa communication, hydrotherapy, body massage and aqua exercise are also available.

Anyone looking for more information should contact the academy at 22/1 Boat Lagoon Resort, Thepkeasattri Rd, Muang, Phuket 83000, Tel: 076-273394 email: [email protected]

  • Answered on Friday, November 12, 2004 | 09:27 AM
    Rachawutt Phacharoen, Manager of the Phuket Spa Academy.

Our school has already been certified by both ministries, so students can be sure they will be getting serious training from us.

Our office is at 47 Nimit Soi 1, Chana Charoen Rd, Muang, Phuket 83000. [Near Buddy Café.]

Our main course is a massage entrepreneurs course, which provides a total of 375 hours of tuition and costs 19,000 baht. This course is in three parts: Beginners, 90 hours, 5,000 baht; Intermediate, 144 hours, 7,000 baht; Advanced, 141 hours, 7,000 baht.

We also do a supplementary course, for people already experienced in Thai massage, which lasts 60 hours and costs 4,000 baht, and a 60-hour foot massage course, for 3,000 baht.

For more information call us at Tel: 076-211456.

  • Answered on Friday, November 12, 2004 | 09:27 AM
    Pinit Soysuwan, teacher at Phuket Traditional Thai Massage School.
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