Many Thai Massage students dream of visiting Thailand and studying Thai Massage there. Many thousands have already done so. But is it for you? Let’s look into the details.
Can you really learn traditional Thai Massage online? The answer is yes – thousands of Thai Healing Massage Academy’s students have been successfully learning Thai Massage – also called Thai Yoga Massage – online since 2009.
Your options for learning Thai Massage
The question is not IF you can learn it online – you can! The question is if it is right for you, your situation and circumstances, or not.
Thai Massage is HOT nowadays. All over the world many massage therapists and yoga teachers are learning it to expand their skill repertoire – and for good reasons. It is an amazing, effective, and inspiring massage system.
So how is it done? What’s the best way to go about learning it?
Here are four options you should consider for learning Thai Massage, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
Online Training Choices
When learning Thai Massage, you might have several choices between teachers and schools. However few people realize that there is another option which can be perfect for some – learning Thai Massage online.
You can learn almost anything online nowadays – playing the guitar, yoga, building a house, law, and a myriad other things. So why not study Thai Massage online as well?
How to increase the therapeutic effects of Thai Massage
What can you accomplish with Thai Massage? What is its purpose, and what are its limits? Is there a way to take it to a higher level?
Thai Massage is a holistic system, meaning it focuses at more than just a symptom. Let’s look at some scenarios.
There are three groups of people for whom Thai Massage is an excellent fit and a valuable addition to their career:
1. Massage Therapists
From a western perspective,Thai Massage is not exactly a massage. It does contain elements of massage, but it also contains elements of yoga, chiropractic, physical therapy, and energy work.
Why learn Thai Massage in Thailand?
Every year thousands of people come to Thailand to study Thai Massage. They have a number of reasons:
- It’s cheaper than in the western world ( for short stays the airfare and accommodation cost will eat up the difference, but for longer study periods this is definitely true)
- There is a large selection of Thai Massage schools (very true)
- The perception is that the training is more authentic or better (not always true)
- The easy and cheap availability of massage treatments (very true and an important factor)
- It’s just more fun being in Thailand (the atmosphere, the people, the smiles, the entertainment, the food)
My wife has regular bouts with sciatica. Sometimes she comes home from work (she is a massage therapist and instructor) complaining about burning pain in her lower back, buttocks and legs, shooting all the way down into her toes. These are classical sciatica symptoms.
Few therapists know exactly what to do about sciatic pain. It is a real specialty which requires a good understanding of the problem and a very specific knowledge of the appropriate techniques to apply.