Workshops by Sunshine Massage School

Our Teachers & Facilitators

Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha Founder of Thai massage
Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha Founder of Thai massage

Teachers and facilitators of Sunshine Massage School Workshops. 

We are proud of our teachers and their accomplishments. Even though they are teachers they never stop learning and strive to gain more knowledge that they can pass on to their students. Each of our teachers is highly trained and experienced not only in the art of traditional Thai massage but also in the art of teaching. They know how to create a friendly and comfortable atmosphere in the class room so that students are given the best environment in which to learn and develop their own skills and practice. 

Doris Kolling

Doris first came to Chiang Mai 1997 and started her study of Thai massage. She stayed on at the Old Medicine Hospital for 6 months to assist in teaching and then moved to ITM for the next five years, first to study and then help teach and give treatments (afternoons only) until she felt ready to work for herself.

 She started studying Chi Nei Tsang after receiving a few treatments at Tao Garden and she really likes the way it supports the healing process. She has been facilitating the Chi Nei Tsang course at Sunshine Massage School since 2006 and has added a second level to the course after repeated requests from her students.

Today Doris feels she has moved from Thai massage to doing structural therapy integrating Chi Nei Tsang and she has seen very positive results based on this integration. Doris currently lives in Dharamsala, India for 8 months of the year studying Buddhist philosophy and practising meditation on a daily basis as well as doing a yearly retreat on her own. Doris feels blessed to help the local community by giving treatments to dharma friends, some political Tibetan ex-prisoners and some of her teachers as well....

Mike Tan

Mike began learning and practicing Thai Massage in 2003 with Thai Yoga Therapy based on Asokananda’s Teachings. Mike continued by teaching and giving Therapeutic Massage for pain & injuries in 2009 until today and now teaches self-care exercises for Self-Myofascial Release (SMFR), stretching and strengthening for injury rehabilitation.

Mike’s style of Massage Therapy is called Structural Energy Awakening (SEA). It is based on the Ancient Asian Energy Lines first taught to him by Ajarn Poo in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 2005 - 2008. These ancient Energy Channels provide the energy meridian map to open & balance muscles, joints and specific nerves in the body.

SEA Therapy can help resolve pain or problems with:

• Feet, ankles, shins, calves, knees, quadriceps and hamstrings

• Sciatica, Scoliosis, lower back pain, sacrum, hips, abductors, Quadratus

Lumborum (QL), groin, adductors and Iliopsoas

• Hand, wrist (CTS, RSI), arm, elbow and shoulder (rotator cuff)

• Upper back, chest and neck (thoracic, cervical and scapula), Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and other nerve pain/dysfunction


Noam Tyroler

n 1989, Noam took his first Thai massage course in the school of the Old Traditional Hospital in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. After several years of training, including five additional courses in Thailand, he became a Thai massage practitioner in 1992. Three years later, he opened the Thai massage department at the Reidman international college. This is the largest college for holistic medicine in Israel and one of the largest in the world.  

Patrick Tanner

Patrick hat sein Wissen in Körperarbeit in fünfzehn Jahren durch Studium und Praxis in Europa, Asien und zuletzt in Australien kontinuierlich vertieft. Dieses intensive Studium spiegelt sich in seiner Hingabe und Verpflichtung in seiner Arbeit wider: Einflüsse verschiedener Richtungen prägen Patricks eigenen Stil. 

Roni Gilboa

I am a Shiatsu and Thai Massage therapist by training. Through the years I have incorporated other techniques such as OsteoThai and Fascia work into my toolbox.

Between 2007 and 2016 I was involved with The Yuri Shtern Holistic Care Center for People Dealing with Cancer in Jerusalem, as a therapist and as the managing director of the charity.

During that time I developed the Center's training program for therapists who practice various disciplines and have been teaching Thai Massage and touch therapy techniques for more than eight years.

I am also a sailor, I love exploring, hiking, I enjoy music and watching Roger Federer play Tennis.


Sylvain Broucke

Sylvain Broucke Sylvain has been learning and practicing Thai Massage since 2008. He has also studied extensively Osteothai massage with David Lutt. He recently finished a 2200h program and is now also formed at one of the highest standards of western massage therapy in Canada. He was first introduced to body rolling from one of his main massage teachers Mike Tan and has since extended and refined his practice and understanding of it. Sylvain has taught this modality in Hong Kong, New Caledonia, Australia, France, Canada, and Thailand since 2011. He regularly prescribes body rolling to his clients to improve their recovery and help them take control of their health. He also uses body rolling to maintain his body for the practice of Capoeira, and other physical activities.


Thierry Bienfaisant

Thierry is a passionate teacher and practitioner, with over 15 years experience. Originally from Belgium - his on-going journey for Alternative Therapies bridging western and eastern knowledge led him in 2002 to Thai Massage. His training includes Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Massage Therapy, and highly inspired by OsteoThai since 2009.