Mission Statement

This Institute intends to:

  • Provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge in the basic and advanced principles of traditional Thai massage, while preserving the traditions upon which it is based.

  • Promote current educational developments and advances within the massage schools of Thailand itself, including basic training in anatomy, physiology and pathology.

  • Further extend such developments through optional detailed Western studies of body systems including biomechanics, postural analysis, and common principles of massage, energetic and manipulation therapies.

  • Develop and offer continuing education programs.

  • Maintain both traditional Thai and US massage industry Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Integration with Public Health Care
  • Educate the general public on the nature and benefits of Thai therapies.

  • Train and certify qualified and competent practitioners of both traditional and integrated Thai massage therapies.

  • Promote Thai massage programs that lead to massage therapist licensure, thereby enabling practitioners to work within medical settings and/or provide services covered by insurance in the United States.

  • Continue research in the practical application of Thai massage through parallel study and comparison with the approaches of other modalities.

  • Support research into the historical body of knowledge yet to be fully understood, both within its own frame of reference and through reverse study with similar approaches.