Massage Courses

Impressive Course Description

for Thai-Issan Massage Academy

Learn the Best From the Best

The Thai-Issan Massage Academy is an accredited educator of massage therapy since 2014, as approved by Board of Massage Therapy, State of Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing Division Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The State of Hawaii Department of Education has approved our extensive curriculum and our teachers have state massage license and certification.



Training in the Most Popular & EffectiveTypes of Massage

We offer a 570-hour program that includes anatomy, physiology, structural kinesiology and theory, along with training in the most popular massage types. We provide demonstration of massage, hands-on training in Western medical massage, Eastern Chinese acupressure, Traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Foot Reflexology, Japanese Shiatsu, and our specialty, Traditional Thai massage. Our program also includes Deep-Tissue Massage and clinical practice. Here at Thai-Issan Massage Academy, we offer community clinical training. Our program is founded on our vision to teach you the best of what massage therapy can offer. We provide this with a “Touch of Thailand” and help you maximize your full potential to live a happy and healthy life.


Classes to Best SuitYour Schedule

Thai-Issan Massage Academy offers morning and evening classes to best suit your schedule. Classes are held Monday to Friday, mornings from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, and evenings from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. If you have any questions related to the class schedule, please call us!


Academic Calendar, 2016 – 2018

Spring II 4/3/2017 – 5/15/2017

No Holidays
Registration Period: 3/22/2017 – 4/2/2017
Deadline to unregister with 100% refund: 4/2/2017

Summer I 6/5/2017 – 7/18/2017

Independence day, 7/4: Off
Registration Period: 5/16/2017 – 6/4/2017
Deadline to unregister with 100% refund: 6/4/2017

Summer II 8/7/2017 – 9/19/2017

Labor Day, 9/4: Off
Registration Period: 7/19/2017 – 8/6/2017
Deadline to unregister with 1100% refund: 8/6/2017

Fall I 10/2/2017 – 11/14/2017

Columbus Day, 10/9: Off
Registration Period: 9/20/2017 – 10/1/2017
Deadline to unregister with 100% refund: 10/1/2016

Fall II 12/4/2017 – 1/18/2018

Christmas Day, 12/25: Off
New Years Eve, 1/1: Off
Martin Luther King, Jr., 1/15: Off
Registration Period: 11/15/2017 – 12/3/2017
Deadline to unregister with 100% refund: 12/3/2017

**Students are off on weekends and Federal/Public Holidays**

Tuition & Program Information You Need to Know

The total cost for tuition for our basic/introductory covering the 150-hour program is $3,500. The program tuition includes: Course Admission, Administration Fee, Student Kit (Books & Supplies included). Students also receive a 50% discount with a one-time payment in full!


Advanced Courses in the program for $350 each are:

These advanced courses may be taken separately. Certification is provided upon completion of all Advanced Courses. We also offer a 5-hour Traditional Thai Massage Course; however, no certificate is awarded after completion.

Certificate/Diploma will be given upon completion of the course

We also offer job placement opportunities for those that qualify

Price includes: Uniform, Textbook, Course Admission &Administration Fee


What are the Admission Requirements?

Here are the admission requirements for entry into the Thai-Issan Massage Academy. We ask that each student evaluate each item personally as you consider your willingness and ability to study and become a certified massage therapist.

  • 17 years of age or older
  • Physically able to perform massage therapy
  • Personal interview

What Do I Learn in the Massage Therapy Program?

You will learn Anatomy, Physiology, Structural Kinesiology, Theory and Demonstration of Massage which includes: The proper procedure in massaging (concerning the protection of both the client and massage therapist for the specific condition; contraindications of massage); hygiene; theory; techniques according to conditions; draping; and assessment of the client’s condition and general technique to be applied. Swedish massage, including trigger points, lymphatic drainage, prenatal massage, deep tissue, range of motion and stretching Seated Chair massages, Medical Massage, Sports massage, pre-event, post-event, rehabilitation and injury prevention, Acupressure. The hours for the general course are basic requirements for the State of Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing Division for Massage Therapy Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

To better meet the needs of our customers demanding schedules, our classes are conveniently held seven days a week. We offer morning, afternoon, and evening classes; all you have to do is sign-up, bring your workout clothes, and get ready to reach your fitness goals today!

Detailed information may be obtained from the course syllabus, available for download.

The owner of Thai-Issan Massage Academy in Honolulu, HI is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association

Owner, Sathiporn Songsorn, is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association
Member ID: 196263