Learn it the Thai way!

The Bodhi Panya Institute is the Bay Area’s only massage school focused on traditional Thai massage. Our intensive curriculum and hands-on approach is a full-time & Part-Time flexible schedule 500-hour program with highest quality training at an affordable price. Upon completion, students have the education and skills to pursue a career as a professional traditional Thai massage therapist.

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Applicants must have a High-School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)
Applicants must be fluent in English
Applicants must be 18 years old, or older


500-hour Traditional Thai Massage Program

Intensive Tracks~Full-Time or Part-Time

Full-Time 5 days Track: 6 hours each day Class Time: 9:00 am -12:00 pm (break) 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Class Days: Mon to Fri. Some classes will meet for up to 8 hours in a day and will end at approximately 6:15 pm.

Part-Time 3 days Track: 8 hours each day Class Time: 9 am-12 pm (break) 1 pm – 4 pm and 4:15 – 6:15 pm Class Days: Mon, Wed, and Fri (6 weeks) *then you can choose: Mon, Tues, Wed or Mon, Thurs, Fri

Total tuition and fees: $7,500 ($7,250 tuition + $250 registration fee), which includes textbooks, class materials and ABMP student insurance. A 10% discount of tuition ($725) is offered for payment in full  of tuition ($6,775) by the first day of the class.  Students can also pay tuition on a payment plan (five  payments of $1,450 each, on the 1st of the month).

Flexible Schedule~Pay as you go!

Students can take individual classes in the 500-hour program (i.e. Traditional Thai Massage (42-hours), Thai Aroma Massage (30-hours), Swedish Massage (30-hours), etc.) and pay for each class separately. Pay for individual classes as you go at $16.00 for each class hour, payable on or prior to the first day of class. *Students must complete the entire 500-hour program within one year of initial enrollment.

Total Tuition Fee: $8,250 ($8,000 tuition plus $250 one -time registration fee).*Text books, class materials, ABMP Interactive learning web based tools and student insurance are included

Workshops~Continuing Education

You may enroll in an individual class in the 500-hour Traditional Thai Massage Program as a workshop for continuing education purposes.  Workshops are designed for people who desire additional training in a specific area of massage without enrolling in the 500-hour program. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of a workshop.

Workshop fee: $18.00 for each class hour (plus $10.00 registration fees for each class), payable on or prior to the first day of class.

Hourly Attendance~Get additional hours to comply with the CAMTC education requirement

If you have already attended a CAMTC – approved school and need additional hours from BPI to meet the 500-hour requirement to become a California CMT you can register with BPI to attend certain classes. It is the sole responsibility of the student to check with the California Massage Therapy Council or other licensing agency to determine if the class hours and courses completed by the student at another school of massage combined with the class hours and courses completed at Bodhi Panya Institute are sufficient to satisfy the education requirements of the California Massage Therapy Council or other licensing agency. Students are required to complete the number of class hours they have registered for within one year of initial enrollment.

Tuition: $18.00 for each class hour (plus $250 one -time registration fees), payable on or prior to the first day of class.

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Become a Massage Therapist
Bodhi Panya Institute guides students to become a certified massage therapist issued by the (CAMTC), as well as certifications by the National Certification Board and the SF City/County massage license.

California Approval
Bodhi Panya Institute is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Education Code and 5, CCR. Bodhi Panya Institute is an approved school with the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC).

Bodhi Panya Institute does not offer a job placement services but does keep track of employment opportunities by networking with businesses and professional organizations in California and the Bay Area.

At Bodhi Panya Institute, our mission is to provide affordable quality education in traditional Thai massage – as practiced in Thailand. If you have a high-school diploma or G.E.D. and an interest in learning Thai Massage, we welcome you to register for classes.  After completing our program, you will  be able to effectively perform Thai massage 60, 90 and 120 minute sequences and, upon graduation, will have the skills to obtain licensing as a massage therapist and seek employment in the field of massage.

Prepare For A New Career As A Certified Massage Therapist!

Benefits of Enrollment:

  • Upon completion of our 500-Hour Thai Massage Program, you’ll be prepared for a career as a Certified Massage Therapist.
  • You’ll receive the skills necessary to teach, work for a massage business, or run your own business.
  • You’ll learn massage, anatomy, body mechanics, ethics, and practical business skills.