Lila Thai Massage has been operating since 2008. However, the problems have not been solved completely .After working closely with the Department of Justice Corrections, Prisons & Parole, we have seen that the main areas of concern (largely forgotten by society) are the single mothers, beaten wives, and the living situations of these women living with convicted husbands in illegal drug trafficking areas in both the city and the countryside. Upon learning these root causes of the problem,
NaowaratThanasrisutharat established the Lila Thai Massage Ex-Inmate Employment and Skill Development Center in 2014 to help and support these women. Here, they receive a massage training course from certified massage instructors (ex-inmates who work for Lila Thai Massage); these programs are endorsed by and meet the requirements of the Chiang Mai Public Health Department. It is our hope that these efforts will continue to reduce the women conviction rates in Chiang Mai and help to solve the societal problems that perpetuate the situation, bringing about our long-cherished dream for a better community.