Q: If I travel from out of state, Do I have to quarantine during COVID-19 Pandemic?

Travelling to Massachusetts
Effective August 1,2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders to slow the spread of COVID-19.
All individuals arriving in Massachusetts by any means or mode, including Massachusetts residents who have left the state for anything more than transitory travel, are covered by the Massachusetts travel rule. If you are not coming from a COVID lower-risk state (referred to https://www.covidexitstrategy.org/) and do not fall within certain, limited exemptions, must complete a form upon or prior to entry to the state.
You can download a form here https://www.mass.gov/forms/massachusetts-travel-form
The rule requires that you must quarantine for 14days unless you: 1. are coming from a lower-risk state or 2. can produce, on request, proof of negative test result for COVID-19 from a test administered on a sample taken not longer than 72 hours before your arrival in Massachusetts
You may obtain a test at your own expense after your arrival in Massachusetts, but you must quarantine until you obtain a negative result. Individuals who fail to quarantine are subject to a $500 fine per day.
For more information, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order#lower-risk-states

Q: What is the difference between the intensive course and the others?

  • The intensive course is our fundamental course. You will learn massage techniques of both supine (front) and prone (back) position. It takes 2 days to complete.
  • Level 1 course will expand the knowledge you learned from the intensive course. It will address more advanced theories and techniques of supine (front), which are not covered in the previous course. You will also learn Sen Sib theory, face, and abdominal massage. The course takes 5 days to complete.
  • Level 2 course will focus more on techniques of prone (back) position, side-lying massage positions, and transition to sitting position. It takes another 5 days to complete. Upon completion, you will be able to provide up to 2 hours of Thai massage session.

Q: Do classes at Viyada count for continuing education?

A: Yes, you will earn CE credits from us. We are approved by NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider.

Q: If I took my training in another school, what class should I take at Viyada?

A: We will discuss with you something about the knowledge and evaluate your Thai massage skills. We highly recommend that you get started with our intensive level because it’s the fundamental course of our Viyada signature style.

Q: What is the class size and the teacher ratio to student?

A: The classroom size can accommodate around 10 – 12 students. We keep the student-teacher ratio rate low. A maximum of 6 students per teacher. So, learning is intense and very hands-on.

Q: After graduating from Viyada, can I perform Thai massage in my state or country?

A: Each jurisdiction or country has its own rule and regulation. Please check. The practice of Thai massage is subject to all local laws and ordinances.

Q: What type of clothes should I wear in the class?

A: We provide student uniforms which are loose comfortable clothing.

Q: What should I bring to the class?

A: You should bring student uniforms that will be provided to you at the first day of class, a note book, pen/pencil and your personal medication.

Q: Do you have parking space or parking lot?

A: Unfortunately, we don't have our own parking lot. However, our school is located just a step from the Green line T station (Hynes Convention Center), makes it easy to commute from Boston Metropolitan Area. There is a near by parking lot at Hynes Auditorium Garage (50 Dalton St.) if you decided to bring your vehicle. It only takes 6 minutes to walk to our school.

Q: Do you provide lunch break during training?

A: Yes, there will be an hour lunch break. Though we do not provide the food, we do have a kitchen and fridge for you to utilize. Please feel free to bring your lunch. If you feel like dining out, there are plenty of restaurants surrounded on Newbury St.

Q: What is the meaning of Viyada?

A: Viyada – Derived from a female character in the ancient Thai literature meaning ‘aroma from floral paradise’.