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The folk philosopher is the person in the local community society who owns the wisdom and brings wisdom to use in life until the success of accumulating experience, and able to transfer knowledge, properly linking the wisdom values of the past and the present in line with the present living. Therefore, this research aims to 1) study the social development role of the folk philosopher in Thai massage form.2) Analyze how to transfer the social development role of the folk philosopher in the Thai massage form for sustainability, and 3) To propose a solution to the social development role of the folk philosopher in the Thai massage form to be sustainable. The key informants were obtained by Purposive Sampling from the population of Ban Non-Than community, Ban Bak subdistrict, Si Somdet District, Roi Et province, number 19 people as follows; (1) 1 village headman, (2) assistant village head 2 People, (3) Village committee of 5 people, (4) 10 general villagers, and (5) 1 folk philosopher. The research instrument was an in-depth interview created by the researcher, and the data were analyzed through a qualitative research methodology. The research results found that; (1) The social development role of the folk philosopher is a development that focuses on management, which is considered to be the creator of knowledge and understanding about the community and society and be able to analyze the problems of the community that are currently facing and to creates a learning process within the community. (2) The social development role of the folk philosopher found that the health promotion of Thai massage is like Ayewattana drug because it increases the flow of blood and lymph throughout the body, resulting in better nutrition and toxin in the tissues of various organs. And (3)the guidelines for the development of social development roles of the folk philosopher, it was found that it should be promoted and supported by the government in the field of Thai massage such a device that can be used in Thai massage to add comfort even more and it is considered that it should be conserved for the offspring to inherit.