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The Thai Massage Therapist’s Success Manual

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How to achieve success in Thai Massage therapy and how to deal with ‘failure’

Attending classes in a Thai Massage school or course may build you a good foundation. However not all of them will take you beyond the technical aspects and show you the more subtle elements of Thai Massage training – but these will determine your success.

First of all, as someone who has spent 20 years teaching Thai Massage therapy, I am writing this for those who want to learn Thai Massage or are practicing it already. However most of the principles apply to any kind of massage.

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Self-Care For Thai Massage Therapists

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How do you learn Thai Massage in such a way that it helps you to preserve your health, prolong your career, and be inspired in your profession?

Thai Massage is a helping profession. Its purpose is that the Thai Massage therapist helps clients to improve their health.

It’s also a very rewarding and inspiring profession. Besides helping clients, it can also help the therapist in several ways. But this does not happen automatically.

Why do Thai Massage therapists need self care?

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An Expanded Definition Of Professional Thai Massage Therapy

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I am a fully licensed professional Thai Massage therapist” – this sounds pretty impressive, doesn’t it? Especially in the United States the “professional” title is taken very seriously, and it can be easily defined.

The definition generally means this:

  • You have taken your 500 hours of training or whatever your state requires
  • You have passed your state’s massage board licensing exam

That’s an easy definition – and now you are a real professional.

Are you really sure about that?

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Thai Massage Can Save Your Hands And Prolong Your Career

How Thai Massage can save your hands

The Thai Massage advantage

Thai Massage has some unique advantages over other massage styles. One of them is that it is very therapist friendly. Why is that?

Look at a western massage style like Swedish massage. The therapist is constantly using the hands to stroke, knead, or squeeze. This can get very tiring for the hands, and can even lead to injury which is one of the reasons why many massage therapists don’t last very long.

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Characteristics Of Good Thai Massage Therapists

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Do Thai Massage therapists benefit from their work?

Everyone knows that clients can benefit greatly from a good massage session. But what’s in it for the therapists? Why do they do it? What do they get out of it?

The answer which comes to mind most easily is “money” – massage therapists can charge $60.-, $70.- or even more more per hour, at least in most western countries. But…

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