Resources for Students & Practitioners

Click to Order ITM books & DVDs (which supplement levels 1 & 2)


Books about Thai Bodywork & Massage:

Apfelbaum, Ananda. Thai Massage: Sacred Bodywork. New York: Avery, 2004. Print.

Asokananda (Harold Burst). The Art of Traditional Thai Massage. Bangkok: Editions Duang Kamol, 1990. Print.

Asokananda. Thai Traditional Massage for Advanced Practitioners. Bangkok, Thailand: Duang Kamol, 1996. Print.
Asokananda. Thai Traditional Massage in the Side Position. Bangkok, Thailand: Nai Suk’s Editions, 2001. Print.
Chaithavuthi, Jan. Thai Massage the Thai Way: Healing Body and Mind. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Thai Massage Book, 2007. Print.
Evans, Howard. A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage: East Meets West. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2009. Print.

Salguero, C. Pierce. Encyclopedia of Thai Massage: a Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure. Forres: Findhorn, 2004. Print.

Setthakorn, Chongkol & Atchara. “Nuad Bo-rarn,” Ancient Massage of Thailand (Northern Style). Chiang Mai: ITM International Training Massage School, 1992. Print.

Places to Study Thai Massage in Thailand:

Northern Style Schools:

ITM–International Training Massage School (Jenn teaches levels 1 & 2 and studied intensively here) — Chiang Mai

Old Medicine Hospital / Shivagakomarpaj Institute (Chongkol Setthakorn who started ITM, used to be the director, taught & studied here) –Chiang Mai

Lek Chiaya Massage — Chiang Mai

Pichest Boonthumme (also studied & taught at Old Medicine Hospital before teaching on his own) — Chiang Mai

Southern Style Schools:

Wat Po — Bangkok (they also have a school in Chiang Mai)


many more resources (books, DVDs, links….coming soon!)