Massage Schools in Bangkok
In Bangkok the mainstay of traditional Thai massage is the massage school at Wat Po. It is here that the ancient ways and means of thai massage was recorded (in stone) so it would be a testiment to all who would practise it down the ages.
While we at OTRT don't really feel the need for learning the art of thai massage others may. It is also useful to know a bit about Thai massage, especially when you might be receiving a massage and want to know where they originally learnt their skills.
There are a variety of massage types available for learning in Bangkok, these are listed below:
Traditional Thai Massage Schools
While Wat Po, or Temple of the Reclining Buddha may be well-known to the hordes of tourists that visit it each year, it is also a knowledge base and House of Massage.
The ancient methods of Thai massage were recorded here on the orders of the Thai King Rama I. To this day they are kept and used as a means of medicine, health and treatment.
A Sukhumvit-based massage school.
You can find this school in Banglamphu. The emphasis here is on the Chiang Mai / Lanna style of Thai massage.