Learn it the Thai way!

We are pleased to announce the opening of Bodhi Panya Institute, the bay area’s only school focusing exclusively on traditional Thai massage. Our intensive curriculum and hands-on approach is a full-time, 4 1/2 month, 500-hour massage program that provides the highest quality traditional Thai massage training at an affordable price. Upon completion, our students are prepared to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) test and pursue a career as a professional massage therapist after satisfying all applicable licensing requirements. At Bodhi Panya Institute, we ensure our students receive the specialized education, tools, and skills required to succeed as a professional traditional Thai massage therapist.

Our Mission

At Bodhi Panya Institute, our mission is to provide quality training and affordable education in Traditional Thai massage – as practiced today in Thailand. If you have a high-school diploma and an interest in learning Thai Massage, we welcome you to register for classes. As a result of completing our program, you’ll be able to effectively perform Thai massage 60, 90 and 120 minute sequences. Upon graduation, you’ll be a highly trained practitioner in Traditional Thai massage, qualified and well-prepared to gain immediate employment in the field of massage.


Our program has been approved by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC).

500-hour Traditional Thai Massage Program
Our 500-hour professional massage therapist training program exclusively focuses on Traditional Thai Massage. The program meets five days a week for six hours each day. A student will complete our program within 4 1/2 months. Our intensive class meets five days a week for eight hours each day. A student will complete our program within 3 1/2 months.

We offer short-term workshops in several areas of massage.  These workshops focus on a particular massage topic and are suited for massage practitioners who would like to develop their knowledge and skill in a new area of massage or for people who are just interested in massage.  Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of a workshop.


Become a Certified Massage Therapist
Bodhi Panya Institute has created a well-rounded program that directs students along a path to success as practitioners of Traditional Thai Massage.
All of our programs guide students to acquire California State licensure as a Certified Massage Therapist (CAMTC), as well as to sit for these exams and be awarded certifications by National Certification Board and the SF City/County massage license.
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 the Bay Area.

Prepare For A New Career As A Certified Massage Therapist!

Benefits of Enrollment:

  • Upon completion in our comprehensive 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, practical business skills such as marketing, billing, insurance etc.
  • You’ll even learn the exact process for taking and passing the correct exams needed for certification agencies so you can acquire your California State license as a Certified Massage Therapist (CAMTC) as well as be awarded certifications by the Thai Healing Alliance, National Certification Board and a SF City/County massage license.