The Baan Hom Samunphrai School 

                                                                                Chiangmai, Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
 
      Under the control of
the
 Thai Ministry of Education
     Chor Mor 04-004/2554

 

 

 

 

 


Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com
 

 

 


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

 

 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

 


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

 

 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai
93/2a Moo 12
Tawangtan, Saraphi,
Chiang Mai 50140,
THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

)e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

 


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai
93/2a Moo 12
Tawangtan, Saraphi,
Chiang Mai 50140,
THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

 

      
 Under the control of the Thai
        Ministry of Education:
      Chor Mor 04-004/2554

"The House of Sweet Smelling Herbs"

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GENERAL INTRODUCTION.  

A Thai Massage School & Herbal Health Centre.

We are a Thai Ministry of Education school offering courses in the following (you can click on what interests you).

Traditional Thai Massage;

Thai Therapeutic Massage;

Womblifting & Post-Partum Care;

Food as Medicine;

Traditional Herbal Compresses & Health Care.

All our classes are taught in English by our director, Homprang Chaleekanha. They last from 10 to 25 days with a maximum of  12 students in each class.

We are a  Live-in School, and a private room with 3 meals a day (Full Pension) is included in our Course Fees.  In addition we welcome non-studying partners, and a few students even come with children.

There is one hour of Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) at 7am every morning followed by breakfast at 8am. Classes are from 9am to 4pm.

Herbal Steam Baths are available to students free of charge everyday at 5.30pm. Dinner is at 7pm.

Everybody is welcome at Baan Hom, and anybody can sit around our big table or in a chair on the screened porch upstairs in one of our old wooden farmhouses.

 

Our Director,  Maw Homprang,  is licensed as a 'Thai Traditional-Medicine Doctor' ('Maw' means 'doctor' in Thai). She is also a 'Herbal Pharmacologist,' a 'Traditional Midwife' and, of course, a 'Traditional Thai Massage' Teacher -- our 'Thai Massage' Certificates are all recognized  by the Thai Ministry of Education.

From time to time we  host small Groups, Conferences and Seminars (maximum 15 participants) for those who want to come here with their own teachers, languages and special interests -- in addition to English we've had groups in French, Dutch, German, Chinese and Japanese.

And finally,  this is the home of Homprang's whole family, including her husband, the poet Christopher Woodman -- he has been assisting Homprang in this work for over twenty years.

 

For regular updates on POST-COVID ENTRY REGULATIONS  and  FLIGHTS,  please scroll down to the bottom of the Page.

 

HOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US.

You can go to our Training Page for more Information on what it is like to study and live at our school.

Our Calendar Page lists all our courses.

You should also have  a look at our Credentials page. We are a Ministry of Education School and award official MOE Certificates.
 

Are you already in Chiang Mai and looking for an authentic Traditional Thai Massage School and/or Thai Herbal Medicine classes? If so, please come and visit us before you decide on where to study. Takes just 20 minutes to get here...

Or you can phone us at 081.885.1429.


HOW TO GET HERE from CHIANG MAI CITY:

You can click on our Map in Thai and English to see where we are. It takes 15-20 minutes from the Chiang Mai city centre in a tuk tuk, song taew or blue & yellow taxi -- they all cost about 300 baht. Our phone numbers are all there so when the driver gets lost he can phone us.

There are more maps and information on our Where We Are page.

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OUR NEXT COURSE OFFERINGS.

 June 2nd to 11th, 2022 -- CURRENT COURSE -- (click to see Video)
 60hr WOMBLIFTING & POSTPARTUM CARE

June 16th  to 28th, 2022 (open)
 80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE
  

Sept. 1st to 10th, 2022 (open)
 60hr HERBAL WORKSHOP with FOOD AS MEDICINE  

Sept. 1st to 10th, 2022 (open)
 60hr WOMBLIFTING & POSTPARTUM CARE  

Sept. 29th to Oct 11th, 2022 (open)
 80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE 

You can CLICK on the  Course Titles  above for a description of each course.

You can visit our Calendar Page to see all our courses to March 2023.

For more information on Fees & Course Registration, go to our FAQS  Page.
 

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HOMPRANG CHALEEKANHA

 (Click on the Photo to see what else she does.)

Baan Hom Samunphrai is the home of Maw Samunphrai ("Herbal Medicine Doctor") Homprang Chaleekanha, 62, a specialist in Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Boran) and Thai Yoga (Rasidaton) who also practices Thai Therapeutic Massage, Midwifery and Herbal Medicine. In the photo above  she is making a compress with fresh herbs, one of the favourite activities of her students from all over the world. (If you click on the Photo you can see some of the other beautiful and mysterious things she does with her students.)

'Maw Hom' grew up in a small village on the Burmese border with no road or electricity, the only 'doctor' being her rice-farming grandmother who doubled as the local mid­wife and herbalist -- there's more about her grandmother here.

Homprang is now not only licensed by the Thai Ministry of Public Health as a Traditional Doctor but as a Herbal Pharmacologist, a Traditional Midwife, and a Massage Teacher, and her school is approved by the Thai Ministry of Education. She has also travelled widely in Europe and North America, and is fluent in English as well as Thai, a very rare facility among genuine traditional healers. And finally, Homprang has for years been very active in the local Thai community, and has volunteered her time and expertise to Thai patients as well as to the growing number of Thai students who are rediscovering their roots.

    

Maw Hom comparing notes with a Canadian Botanist; enjoying her friends by the pool; working with two professional colleagues, one Thai, one English; leading the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) at 7am.

     

Introducing her western students to Acharn Suwan, a Buddhist philosopher & herbalist, at his simple garden retreat in Chiang Dao; demonstrating 'Womb-lifting' at an International Health Exhibition; with her colleagues at The Association of Thai Traditional Healers -- as a group they are heavily involved with teaching young Thai students old medicine!

     

All the above roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruit have medicinal value, and Maw Hom will show you them if not in her own herb  garden then in her community or earth market. In the final photo, Maw Hom is showing Thai children from an International School how medicines were made when she was a child.  The students all left with a little bottle of Tiger Balm made by themselves. This, she feels, is some of her most influential work.

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A Zoom Presentation:

"HERB'S FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH"

 

You can CLICK HERE for Part 1 (15 minutes) of a Zoom Presentation entitled "Herbs for Women's Health," which Homprang delivered at the  Annual Thai Massage and Medicine Gathering organized by Rose J. Grsicom of the Institute of Thai Massage in New Jersey together with Nephyr Jacobsen of The Naga Center School of Traditional Thai Medicine in Oregon, USA.

To view the whole 46 Minute Zoom Presentation you can go to the Herbal Therapies & Womblifting section of our TRAINING PAGE.

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 An appreciation of us by Brie Jacobs.

"Thailand for me was such a beautiful, eye opening, majestic experience. I took over 4,000 photos in an effort to preserve the impressions as much as possible for when I got back home. Its something I want to relive over and over ."
                                       (May 12th to July 2nd, 2015)

    Click on Brie's Porch for an inspired visual diary.
 

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 GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION

 

THE NEW ENTRY REGULATIONS

May 28th, 2022

The THAILAND PASS is now a great deal simpler and requires just 2 days to obtain.

There is no RT-PCR Test required, and no Quarantine for vaccinated travelers, just the 1 day Test. If 'negative' you will be free to travel anywhere in the country.

The regulations  for non-vaccinated travelers are reduced as well - be sure to ask about this.

Medical Insurance has been reduced to a $10,000.00 policy.

The TOURIST VISA is by far the best option. It's easy, provides you with up to 90 days in Thailand, and can be extended if you need more time. 

We will be glad to provide a CONFIRMATION LETTER to any Baan Hom student who is asked for one in their application -- very few countries ask for this. We just need your name, address, nationality, passport number and expiry date. Takes just 24 hours for us to get it to you.

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ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Updated May 25th, 2022

If possible you should fly directly into the Chiang Mai International Airport instead of into Bangkok. You should look at the big international carriers like American, Delta, United, JAL, Qatar, Emirates, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways. All those airlines connect in Asia to regional airlines like Eva, Ana, Korean, Thai Smile, Thai Air Asia, China Airways, China Southern, Singapore, Viet Jet, Hong Kong Airways, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, Thai Airways, JAL, Cathay Pacific, Qatar, and Emirates which fly directly into Chiang Mai International Airport (the last five may have flights the whole way, and all are truly excellent!).

If possible you should fly directly into the Chiang Mai International Airport instead of into Bangkok. You should look at the big international carriers like American, Delta, United, JAL, Qatar, Emirates, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways. All those airlines connect in Asia to regional airlines like Eva, Ana, Korean, Thai Smile, Thai Air Asia, China Airways, China Southern, Singapore, Viet Jet, Hong Kong Airways, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, Thai Airways, JAL, Cathay Pacific, Qatar, and Emirates which fly directly into Chiang Mai International Airport (the last five may have flights the whole way, and all are truly excellent!).

If you're in Thailand already you should arrive at Baanhom at least the day before any course as the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) will be at 7am on the first morning,

If you are arriving on a Domestic Flight from Phuket or Bangkok or anywhere else in Thailand we will meet you at the airport if you give us your time and flight details –we will have a sign with your name on it. If you don't see us immediately stay where you are by the Baggage Room exit and we will come and find you. Do not budge from there or we won't!)

If you arrive on an International Flight and have to undergo the 1st Day Test in Bangkok, we will meet you when you arrive at the Chiang Mai Airport. Be sure we have the date and flight number.

If you arrive directly at the  Chiang Mai International Airport from abroad and have to stay for the 1st Day Test in Chiang Mai, we will not be allowed to meet you on arrival, and you should take a taxi or song-taew out to us. Takes about 20 minutes and costs about 300 baht.

Phone us if you have a problem: 081.885.1429.

 

 

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