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PhaFan International School for Traditional Thai Medicine

PhaFan International School for Traditional Thai Medicine (or PhaFan TTM School for short) is the first foreign school for Thai massage and TTM (Traditional Thai Medicine) to seek independent and direct approval by the Thai government.

Our longterm goal is to ensure the quality and popularity of TTM by developing and supporting an education system outside of Thailand, in close cooperation with the Thailand Ministry of Public Health, the Thailand Ministry of Education and Thai Embassies in Europe.

The PhaFan TTM Schools founders flanked by the Royal Thai Ambassador and leading representatives of the Thai Ministry of Public Health.

The PhaFan TTM Schools founders flanked by the Royal Thai Ambassador and leading representatives of the Thai Ministry of Public Health.

The Founders

PhaFan TTM School is founded by Chutikarn Eskeland and Kjetil Prestesæter. Both are certified massagists, teachers and clinic owners with more than 30 years of combined experience.

Kjetil is the founder and CEO of Norwegian Massage Association, a member organization that provide help and opportunities, and control the quality within the Norwegian Thai Massage Industry. Chutikarn is chair of the board (COB).

Chutikarn is also the founder of Thai Health Association, engaging thai people in Norway, particularly children and young adults, to take of their health and each other.

Together, they have taken the initiative to establish Thai Massage Council Norway, in cooperation with the Royal Thai Embassy in Oslo and the Thailand Ministry of Public Health, joining the forces of all the member unions for Thai massagists and therapists in Norway.

Their personal goals are to heighten the knowledge and respect for Thai culture and Thai women in Europe, and to help Thai people in Europe integrate and establish a solid work and private life.

PhaFan International School founders with the Royal Thai Ambassador

Founders Kjetil Prestesæter and Chutikarn Eskeland accompanied by the Royal Thai Ambassador.