During the past weeks, Ambassador Arunrung Phothong Humphreys, together with embassy officials, visited 4 Thai massage salons in Stockholm to ask about their well-being and informed them of the project that the Embassy, in cooperation with ThaiWISE, will launch in Stockholm.
The certification project for ethical Nuad Thai businesses: Malmö model was initiated by the Thai Women in Sweden Empowerment Project (ThaiWISE) and supported by the Embassy, Malmö Municipality and other stakeholders. Participating Thai massage salons in Malmö were provided with knowledge and skills about Nuad Thai and how to legally start and run a Thai massage business in Sweden. Its success leads to the expansion of the Malmö model in other cities including now in Stockholm.
“Nuad Thai” (traditional Thai Massage) has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2019. The following 4 Thai massage salons expressed their interest in joining the project in Stockholm. A number of other Thai massage salons have also shown interest in the project. Ambassador Arunrung also sought cooperation from Stockholm City in undertaking this project in her discussion with Mr. Olle Burell, President of the City Council of Stockholm in March 2023.
1. Salong Sivali Address: Upplandsgatan 6A, 111 23 Stockholm
2. Swethai Massage Address: Kostervagen 3, Lindingo
3. Sakura Thaimassage Address: Sollentunavagen 141, 191 44 Sollentuna
4. Orchide MassageAddress: Radmansgatan 37, Stockholm