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 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

Classes are offered year-round. New students are enrolled three times per year, depending upon class size. The 500-hour Traditional Thai Massage Program requires a full-time commitment. The program meets 5 days a week for 6 to 8 hours each day from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (1 hour lunch break) and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Some classes will meet for up to eight hours in a day and will end at approximately 6:30 pm.

Next 500-hour program start March 26, 2019

Please click here to see next class calendar,*Green color class* in March 26th

Click here to register or obtain more information.

Class size is limited register now! call or Text: 415-944-5232

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.