It's not often you get to work at something you love - but our team are living proof you can! Read our personal journeys and see what brought us here and why we can't wait to massage all those aches, pains and troubles away. We have Senior Holistic Practitioners, Practitioners and Apprentices who are licensed by the City of Toronto as well as RMTs (CMTO Registered) who can fulfill your Healthcare requirements. Our Students are trained right here at our school and enjoy the benefits of being mentored by our senior staff. Once they build up confidence, we allow them to perform massages on the public. Some students choose to stay on with us as Apprentices to further their training. Have a browse at their profiles below.
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Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) must complete 2200 hours of study in anatomy, physiology, sports medicine, pregnancy massage along with Swedish and a host of other techniques and hold an active membership with CMTO. As the demand for Traditional Thai massage grows internationally, more and more RMTs are training in this modality to offset table fatigue and enhance the client experience. All massages are covered under your Healthcare benefits. Our highly skilled RMT's look forward to addressing your health concerns and pampering you in the process!
Pressure: Medium to Deep
At Bahn Thai Spa we are equally as passionate about learning as we are about making Thai massage an affordable experience for everyone. We are able to do this through a variety of different prices and services available. Should you not have Healthcare benefits, you can select a service with a Senior Practitioner (our top tier) Practitioner, Apprentice or Student, all with varying levels of practical experience. We continue to provide internal workshops to enhance their skills and move forward. You can read the requirements for each provider category below.
Our Senior Practitioners come from a variety of different schools of Thai massage, both here and in Thailand. They have a minimum of two years consistent practice in this modality and have taken many advanced courses to hone their craft even further. Some have even been at it since they were children, as is customary in Thai households.
Pressure: Moderate to Deep
2016, I trained and became certified in Thai massage through professional school in Toronto. In 2018, I trained in Wat Pho a traditional Thai massage school in Bangkok, Thailand where the authentic traditional and authentic ways were maintained. I believe Thai massage is an important and powerful way to make a step to initiate the self-care that we all deserve and need. Looking forward to seeing you in session.
Practitioners have completed the requirements of Level 1 ITM training at Bahn Thai Spa, attended further internal Workshops or the have equivalent training from other schools. Though not as experienced as our Senior Practitioners, they won't cost as much either! We rate them as "top notch" and hope you will too!
Pressure: Soft to Deep
Our graduates have a lot more training under their belts through some of the stand-alone Workshops we offer, but could still do with more practice, but are ready to give you all they have and from their hearts and it won't hurt your pocketbook either!
We pride ourselves on the quality of training we provide at our school. Once a student has completed the required number of case studies and practice for Level 1, we assess their skills and allow them to provide massage to the public under a City of Toronto Holistic Practitioner License. Help a student on their journey to becoming a permanent member of staff and book with one today. Check back often as we run courses throughout the year! New Students coming soon!
I didn’t come from a background of touch. I came from a highly stressful career in Stock Broking. It was my life’s work to help small companies grow and expand. 7 years ago, after “crashing and burning” from the workload, the stress, a surgery gone horribly wrong, and the aftermath of losing my sister and soulmate to cancer, I knew that I had to find something different, something that came from the heart and ultimately fed my soul.
Years before I found my path, and when my sister was battling for her life, I used to massage her every day with what little I knew. As well as instilling a sense of calm in her, I realized it had an affect on me too. I discovered Thai Massage by chance and was immediately possessed by it, not only because of the impact it had on my clients, but for the impact it continued to have on me. As a meditative practice, it allowed me to be “present”, something I could never achieve on my own before. It catapulted me in a new direction and it is now my intention to share this with others; to make this ancient healing art affordable and accessible to everyone. To that end, I have set out to create an army of practitioners to spread this work far and wide, and to introduce it to hospitals, hospices, cancer care facilities and seniors homes across the country - just as it is in Thailand.
Although my journey started here in Toronto, I knew that in order to be “authentic” in my practice I needed to travel to Thailand and learn from the Masters themselves. There I delved into Traditional Thai massage and it’s incredibly rich history. I trained at a number of schools including ONG’s, finally settling on ITM in Chiang Mai because of their international accreditation and their outstanding teachers. I am a graduate of the Certified Advanced Practitioners Training (CAPT) which allows me to teach here in Toronto. I encourage my students to travel to Thailand to further their education as their are so many wonderful schools to choose from (8 have been already), as well as explore the many private trainings on offer.
In 2014 I founded Bahn Thai Spa and School with the mandate to bring affordable Thai massage to everyone and at the same time give my students the opportunity to grow and learn in a community and ultimately become part of our team as Apprentices. This combination is the first of it's kind in North America.
As a Spa, we offer the authentic Thai experience in a Zen-like setting. I understand the importance of work/life balance and I bring that to my guests, many of whom come from the same stressful background as I did. My Therapists and Practitioners continue to amaze me with their skills and their innate desire to heal.
As a school, mentoring my students is paramount. We are not just selling certificates. It is important that they have the opportunity to continually practice, get sound feedback from their peers, and continue their journey uninterrupted.
"Bahn" means "home" in Thai. We welcome you to our home. We are ecstatic about the community of Therapists, Practitioners, Apprentices and Students that we have built. The small army is growing! We implore you to read the personal stories of all our staff and discover what brought them to this ancient healing art.
Meet our Spa Mascot, Amber!