What does it take to learn Thai Massage online?
How do you succeed with Thai Massage online training? What elements should you be looking for when choosing a Thai Massage school? Which Thai Massage courses are best for you?
Live training might not be available where you live, or the cost might be prohibitive. Therefore an online option might be the right solution for you.
The following is a guide to help you with making the right choice and determining what kind of training might be best for you.
The history of Thai Healing Massage Academy
Here at Thai Healing Massage Academy we have been providing Thai Massage training since 2001. For the first 10 years we only did live training.
Then, in 2010 we introduced online training. After a few years we focused exclusively on the online aspect or our school.
This happened because there was a need for good Thai Massage online training, and the demand was growing. During these years we developed an effective system of presenting online education in a professional way which helps students learn best.
How to choose the right Thai Massage training
When we started with the online Thai Massage school, we were the only ones doing this. We pioneered it.
Nowadays, there are many options to choose from. The question is which online training is best for you and your needs.
I cannot compare our school with other online training options, but I can tell you how our training helps you and what makes Thai Healing Massage Academy unique. Then you can decide if this feels right for you.
1. Who are the teachers and school background
We are a family team. I am married to a Thai woman who is also a Thai Massage teacher. And together we founded Thai Healing Massage Academy in 2001.
For 20 years we have been located in the center of the universe for Thai Massage education in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
So you can be sure that our training is totally authentic and as close to the source as you can get.
2. How easy is it to follow the training?
Our training is very detailed and in depth, but at the same time we avoid complicated language and dry theory with lots of fancy anatomical terms. We made our training as user friendly as possible.
It is an easy to understand, practical, hands-on approach to learning Thai Massage which anyone can follow easily, even if English is not your first language.
3. What’s the focus of the training?
We don’t just teach techniques and sequences, but you will learn a creative, intuitive, and flexible approach to work with your clients in the most effective way.
It’s not just a mechanical system of massage moves, but a holistic body-mind-spirit system. This is not only good for the clients. It is inspiring and fulfilling for you, the therapist, as well.
4. Standard or unique training?
We have actually improved the traditional system which most schools teach. We have developed a refined version with unique techniques which make Thai Massage even better.
For example, we teach gentle and effective rocking techniques, which clients love and which are easy on the practitioner. This is unique to our style. You cannot even learn this in Thai Massage schools in Thailand.
5. How flexible and adaptable is the training?
We don’t just teach you one-size-fits-all techniques that every client gets no matter what. We teach a very flexible and intuitive system that includes many ways to adjust and modify techniques.
This is extremely important so that you can work on many body types and sizes and weights. It also helps small therapists to work on large clients without straining.
6. How therapist-friendly is the training?
Here is a big one. Our training is designed to be as therapist-friendly as possible. You will learn to get maximum results with least effort. This is done by using ideal body mechanics and by working with body weight instead of muscle power.
That makes sure that you will never have any problems with your hands and wrists, and that you work with much less effort than you ever thought possible.
That’s the secret to a long career as a massage therapist right there.
7. Technical Thai Massage training or artistic flow?
Techniques by themselves are not enough. You need to know how to connect them into a beautiful flow. We don’t just teach you techniques, but also the transitions that connect them all together in a flowing and artistic way. This is often neglected in Thai Massage schools.
It’s kind of like music. The individual notes are not music. What makes it into beautiful music is the way how all these individual notes are connected. That’s what turns notes into a song or a symphony.
The same applies to Thai Massage. You can know tons of techniques, but without the skill to connect them together through good transitions, it is not complete, and it doesn’t flow. We teach you how to do that beautifully.
8. Will I learn how to actually help my clients?
We don’t just teach you the techniques of Thai Massage, but you will get an understanding of the therapeutic application of those techniques so that you can really help your clients effectively.
Thai Massage has always been used in Thailand to help people with their aches and pains. It is part of Thailand’s system of natural medicine, and its effectiveness has been proven over hundreds of years.
9. Mechanical versus holistic training
We don’t just teach you a mechanical system of bodywork, but a holistic program with a focus on energy, on the true spirit of Thai Massage, on the artistic expression and a healing intention.
All this will take your Thai Massage skills to a much higher level than just learning the mechanics of bodywork.
10. Will I get support? Is there a community?
This is not just a do-it-yourself online course. We have a large and active student community in our Facebook group with lots of interaction, and we have the best support you can imagine.
Every student has access to the teacher for any questions or whatever help is needed. And this access is not limited to Facebook, but it can be done through email, our membership portal, chat, or even phone.
So you won’t be alone with this course. You can be part of an inspiring community of therapists who help and support each other. It is much more fun that way.
Is there a guarantee?
Hopefully this helps you to make up your mind if Thai Healing Massage Academy’s online training is right for you. There is lots more information on our website at www.thaihealingmassage.com.
That’s also where you can enroll in our training programs. By the way, all our courses are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so there is never any risk for you.
Unlike live courses, you can try our online Thai Massage training courses and see for yourself if it is the right choice for you. If not, you get our money back. That’s something you can’t do with live courses.
Thai Massage training with heart and soul
Thai Massage is not just something that you do. It is something that you are. It becomes part of you. It doesn’t just come from your hands – it comes from your heart.
We teach Thai Massage in a way that is inspiring, fun, interesting, healing, and transforming.
If you want to learn Thai Massage from Thai Healing Massage Academy, you will find not just techniques and courses, but a healing art that touches your soul.
It will transform your massage career, it will inspire you, and it will help you to improve the health and well-being of your clients.
To learn Thai Massage or to improve your existing Thai Massage skills, check out Thai Healing Massage Academy’s extensive online training library:
The author, Shama Kern, is the founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy. He has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for over two decades, and he is the creator of 20 Thai Massage online training courses.