Massage therapists in Thailand are regulated differently compared to many countries around the world. They are licensed based on the type of massage business they prefer.
Basically, there are two types of licenses a practitioner can choose, a health massage and a health spa. A health massage license allows one to provide a specific massage they can offer but doesn’t permit a practitioner to run a health spa business. A health spa license requires a practitioner to have a spa manager license and should be an operator with licensed massage employees.
In terms of education, students are expected to complete a minimum of 800-hour training created by the Health Service Support of the Public Health Ministry.