136 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON
M5C 1K9
 416-594-3406


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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.

Request an Appointment through our Online Concierge Service, call 416-594-3406, or send us an email.

RMTs

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!

 

Massage has been a hobby of mine since childhood. As a kid, I enjoyed massaging family members to help ease their stress and pain. I found it very satisfying to be able to provide that happiness to others, and I became an RMT in 2012 to pursue that feeling in a more professional capacity.

As a massage therapist, I try to make my sessions relaxing while providing as much therapeutic benefit as I can. I do my best to incorporate all my western anatomical knowledge into my Thai massage practice - combining moderate to deep pressure and stretching to manipulate the body’s fascia (connective tissues).

My first experience with Thai massage actually came through Bahn Thai Spa. I was a student in the first ever class held by the Spa back in 2014 before it opened. In my time since joining the Bahn Thai Spa community, I've had the opportunity to travel to Thailand and take more courses, learning from some very talented individuals in Chiang Mai.
Being a part of this community also allows me to learn from many talented practitioners here in Toronto.

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I have always been a hands on person so for me it seemed natural being in an environment where I can help others heal themselves and maintain a level of calm I never could in previous occupations.

During my RMT training I was introduced to Thai massage and I fell in love. I knew my path would eventually lead back to it. I'm happy to be able to incorporate a variety of styles into my treatments and to help others with their health and wellbeing goals. Some of the modalities I like to incorporate are deep tissue and sports massage.

Thai Massage allows me to treat areas, especially lower body, better than some other types of massage.  I look forward to meeting you!

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I received my RMT certification from Kikkawa College in 2008. My training included Swedish massage with specialty in Sports and Deep Tissue massage treatment. Besides massage therapy, I am passionate about exercise and had been a personal trainer and aerobics instructor for several years.
 
I provide my clients with remedial exercises as well as to improve strength, posture and as a precaution against injury. My main goal is to focus on client satisfaction and putting maximum effort into treatment regimen.
 
I love to employ all the modalities I have learned and the art of Thai Massage has brought a whole new dimension to all of my techniques.


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I have worked as an RMT since the year 2000. I have a strong interest and extensive experience in energy work and spiritual healing along with a background in competitive sports and physical rehabilitation. I draw on my knowledge to maintain optimal tissue health and help to aid the body's natural healing ability to balance, heal and contribute to the prevention of illness and injury. Additional training includes Advanced Thai Massage, Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Trigenics, Infant Massage, Pregnancy, Labour Delivery and Doula Support (Women’s College Hospital and North York General Hospital).

My years of experience owning and working in multidisciplinary clinics and in hospitals with pre/post natal care, motor vehicle accident victims, workplace injuries, athletes and sports injuries and physical rehabilitation have helped me to practice with a comfortable and knowledgeable approach to my client's care. 
 
I believe in treating the body as a whole – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually – not only in treating symptoms but also working with my clients to determine the cause of the symptoms and to achieve resolution and restore balance.  


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Originally from Thailand with a medical background, I found that Traditional Thai massage to be very effective for stress reduction and relaxation, reducing muscle tension, getting rid of muscle knots, gaining more range of movement, managing the discomforts caused by prolonged sitting and alleviating aches and pains. In the past I noticed that my shoulders and neck held a lot of tension due to working for long hours, Thai massage really helped me reduce pain and tension in those regions without the use of pain killers. Receiving several Thai massages and seeing how effective it was led me to take the Traditional Thai massage course of Wat Po traditional medical school in Thailand. I’ve been practicing Thai massage in Toronto since 2010.
Thai massage offers a drug-free and personal approach to wellness based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The ability to adapt my skills allows me to provide the most suitable techniques and pressure for each individual client and I believe everyone can benefit from receiving Thai massage.
 
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Licensed Holistic Practitioners (City of Toronto)


 

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.

Senior Practitioners

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.

I am a certified traditional thai massage therapist who grew up in a very small town in Thailand where my family do farming for a living. I started giving thai massage to my parents and grandparents when I was 7 years old. I have learned Thai massage in the old way, including back walking, and you can always request this during your massage. Every time I perform thai massage to clients it allows me to pass on all those meaningful aspects of my life: loving-kindness touch, transmission, and observing the present moment.
 
I believe Thai Massage is a deep and meaningful philosophy that washes away the stresses and strains of everyday living. and I am overjoyed to share this ancient healing art with you.

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I was intuitively drawn to Thai massage through an influential yoga teacher, who was also a Thai massage practitioner. When my yoga studio hosted a Thai Massage course I felt the need to learn this skill, knowing it would also enhance my personal training practice.

My personal training clients are primarily dancers, who need their bodies to perform at a high level, but are often plagued by chronic injury. Thai massage has helped my dance training practice grow in ways it wouldn't have otherwise. The ability to use my hands on my clients, to feel how they move, hold tension, and sometimes experience pain adds a new dimension to my abilities to help them reach their goals of improved fitness, performance, and pain-free movement.

I feel blessed to have Thai massage as a skill that I am able to use it every day in conjunction with assessment and movement to help dancers prevent and rehabilitate injuries, and to perform and feel their best while creating beautiful art with their bodies.

I am a dancer, strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA), Thai massage practitioner, and NeuroKinetic Therapy™ practitioner. I earned a BFA in dance performance at Ryerson University but after a severe injury forced me to stop dancing, I embarked on a journey in strength and performance training and Thai massage. Through The Dance Training Project, I teach dancers the importance of strength training for career longevity and technical excellence.
 
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From the very first time I went to a martial arts class at University, I recognized that one needs to know how to heal one self, to recover from the strain of the workout or from being injured one way or the other. Later, while working in the Financial Services Industry in Toronto, I noted most of my colleagues were complaining of all sorts of ailments ranging from headache to shoulder problems, stiff neck, back problems and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome etc. I was always there to help if they would allow me as I had already discovered for myself the benefits of massage and acupuncture. I was often told I had “healing hands” and the comment was made "you are so good, why don't you become a healer?”.
 
I happened to be travelling to Ethiopia for a holiday, and since it seemed close at hand at this point, I thought I would fulfill the yearning to visit Thailand. A friend suggested the school SVG(Shivagokarmpaj) Massage in Chiang Mai. That was in 2010 and I have been giving massage to family and friends ever since.
 
My clients tell me I have the ability to heal and that I’m gifted. I don't know about that, but I what I can say is that as a result of practicing a few different styles of Chinese Kung Fu, Korean style Yoga Chi Gong, and now Chen and Wu Style Tai Chi, I have been able to combine all my experience into helping to effectively treat my clients. NAMASTE

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Exploring the body and its exceeding abilities has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.  Training as a Hatha Yoga teacher connected me physically; training in Thai Massage connected me spiritually. 
 
Creating space is what I do best. Using guided breathing throughout the massage session, conscious breath techniques enable my clients to connect and create their own space, finding comfort within discomfort.
 
My practice of this ancient healing tradition began with Nuad Boran Thai Massage in 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand at Baan Hom Samunphrai "The House of Sweet Smelling Herbs". Immersing myself in the complimentary modalities of foot reflexology (Thai style), Thai Abdominal massage and female reproductive health along with Northern style Lanna backwalking has provided me with deeper energetic connections to facilitate healing.
 
I look forward to sharing these gifts with you.
 
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My name is Orachon which means Angel in English.  I was born and raised in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  I always liked to do Thai Massage for my family members when I was young.  It made me feel great to be able to help my parents and relieve their tension after spending a long day working on the farm.  I had a great opportunity to join Bahn Thai Spa to continue my passion doing Thai massage.  I don't just give my clients massage; I pass on my positive energy to them!
 
I am honoured to share this ancient healing art and compassionate touch with you!
 
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Practitioners

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!

I first discovered Thai Massage while travelling in Thailand, on an independent soul-searching trip. Luckily, both were found…Thai massage, and my soul! I am a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor who uses exercise, meditation and Thai massage as a natural form of therapy for the body and mind.
 
I believe that a healthy, stress-free body is the key to warding off disease, maintaining happiness and living a full life. I hope to help all populations find freedom within their bodies through various techniques, to calm their nervous system and find true relaxation.
 
I completed my Thai Massage training through Bahn Thai Spa and I am very grateful to be part of the amazing community here.

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20 years of Administration desk work takes its' toll…sore back and neck, a nagging unhappiness, as well as poor health choices, sore feet, bloating and digestive issues…sound familiar? I always tried to include both yoga and massage into my weekly and monthly routines, but found I was always choosing one or the other. I also needed to resolve my stomach issues, as they were interfering with my life in ways I couldn't manage. After much research, I found the answer to all 3 in 1 amazing lineage of healing arts: Traditional Thai Massage, Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Thai Massage) and Thai Foot Reflexology. It took me quitting my job, traveling to Thailand to study these ancient arts and starting a new career as a therapist, but I want to share a quick tip with you - you do not have to quit your job or travel to South-East Asia to find some resolution to your discomforts. Come and spend 90 minutes with me and I will share what I have learned!
 
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Apprentices

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!

I initially started Yoga to improve flexibility but soon realized that yoga is much more than just a physical exercise. Yoga helped me learn learn how to manage stress and face difficult situations in life.

I had been practicing for over 10 years and am a Registered Hatha Yoga instructor when I came across Bahn Thai Spa and signed up for the Traditional Thai Massage course.

Now I can work directly with others to help them too. At the same time I am able to create a deeper connection and develop a strong inner sense of balance. 

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For the past few years, I have been introduced to a variety of "healing hands" practices. Not only is the power and mystery of the universe so exciting as a way of natural healing but now with my introduction to and subsequent Certification in the ancient healing of Thai Massage, I can say that there are no limits to healing! I am also certified in Mat Pilates and Level 2 Reiki.I have my 2nd Degree Black Belt in Karate.
 
As stated and practised in Buddhist philosophy " May you be happy, may you be healthy and and may you always be peaceful"
 

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Students

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!