A pleasant and effective abdominal massage system
The “Dancing Hands” Abdominal Massage therapy system is the answer to a missing element in Thai Massage. After spending two decades in Thailand, I cannot help but notice that almost no therapist ever touches the abdomen.
The reason is that traditional Thai Massage does not have very good abdominal techniques.
The techniques that do exist are unpleasant and often painful. Nobody likes them, and the therapists apparently don’t like them either. So abdominal massage in Thailand is generally not done by the vast majority of therapists.
Therapeutic and enjoyable abdominal techniques
At Thai Healing Massage Academy, instead of writing the abdomen off, we decided to create techniques for the abdomen that feel great, are painless, effective, and fun to receive and give.
The fact is that the effects of abdominal massage go way beyond the actual belly. As a matter of fact, this area is the seat of your life force, the “hara”, and it is the starting point of all energy lines in Asian bodywork.
In addition, the abdomen contains the largest concentration of organs, and energetically it can affect the entire body.
Natural, flowing rocking moves for the abdomen
Traditional Thai Massage uses linear pressure techniques for the abdomen which can be quite painful. At Thai Healing Massage Academy, we changed this to much more pleasant round and flowing rocking moves.
These are such natural movements – why do mothers always rock their babies when they cry? Those techniques feel wonderful and are totally painless if used correctly.
When you watch this style of abdominal massage, it looks like the therapist’s hands are dancing on the abdomen. It is flowing and graceful and rhythmic.
A flexible, easy to learn therapy system for the abdomen
Shiatsu and Chi Nei Tsang are excellent modalities, but they incorporate a lot of theory, they take quite some time to learn and the courses can be very expensive.
When creating the ‘Dancing Hands’ Abdominal Massage system, we focused on making it:
This system can be used with Thai Massage or with other massage modalities. It is highly effective and very pleasant to receive.
For convenient and affordable access to this system, ‘Dancing Hands’ Abdominal Thai Massage is available as an online training course which you can study at your own pace right from your home. You can find all the details here:
The video below shows you some of the graceful and flowing techniques in action.
The author, Shama Kern, has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for over two decades. He is the founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy and the creator of 20 online Thai Massage training courses.