“Coocky” Tassanee Boonsom is the owner and founder of Loi Kroh Traditional Thai Massage & Yoga in Chiang Mai. She is one of the most experienced specialists in Traditional Thai Massage, Abdominal Detox Massage (also known as Chi Nei Tsang) and Nuad Karsai (genital detox massage).
Tassanee Boonsom has trained with and learned from many different teachers. She studied nerve touch or jap sen with her first teacher Mama Lek Chaiya on Thapae road in Chiang Mai. Then she searched for more school to study at and completed several more courses with Pichest Boonthumme, Ithidet Manarat “Poo”, at the Old Medicine Hospital, The Health Care Department of Thailand, and Wat Po to name a few. Coocky has also studied several times at Tao Garden: Chi Nei Tsang with Master Mantak Chia and Jutta Kellenberger, Chi Kong and Tai Chi with Master Li Hechun, and Karsai Nei Tsang with Khun Nom and Khun Ni. In the same way Coocky studied self-development with Khun Jasmine at Pothiyalai, Ashtanga Yoga with William at Yogasala and she practiced meditation at Wat Rampoeng. She has been practising Reusi Datton (traditional Thai yoga), for many years and recently she has begun to study Kundalini Yoga with Siri Shabd Singh..
Coocky has traveled overseas since 2003, including to Japan, Switzerland and Italy, to promote and teach Traditional Thai Massage as well as Abdominal Detox Massage. Today she lives mainly in France and works with Xavier Hlavacek at Le Lotus Blanc massage school based in southern Vienne, halfway between Poitiers and Angoulême www.lelotusblanc.com.
Loi Kroh was established in 1998 as a massage salon. A year later, Loi Kroh began teaching private lessons; one-on-one courses taught by Tassanee Boonsom “Coocky” and her friend Keiji Yajima. Loi Kroh works with a wide variety of students who come to us to perfect their skills, even if they have studied elsewhere.
In April 2020, due to the global health crisis related to the Covid-19 epidemic, we were unable to maintain our historic location at Loikroh road Soi 3 and decided to close the school temporarily. Today after a long ban on all international flights, travel to Thailand is allowed again. We are now happy to announce that we will resume training by the end of 2021!
In 2022 our courses are held at the Smile Lanna Hotel in Chiang Mai located at 129/1 Chang Lor road. In this post-pandemic period, unfortunately we are not able to offer you all the usual courses. Therefore, the lessons marked with an asterisk <*> cannot be offered at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Alternatively, if you want to study our northern style traditional Thai massage or any other Loi Kroh’s style massage technique, we strongly recommend you to get in touch with our authorized instructors around the World.