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Dancing Hands Abdominal Massage

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 over a decade in Thailand, I cannot help but notice that almost no therapist ever touches the abdomen.

This can be attributed to the fact 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 majority of therapists.

Effective and enjoyable abdominal techniques

At Thai Healing Massage Academy, rather than 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. This area is the seat of your life force, the “hara”, and it is the starting point of all energy lines in Asian bodywork.  It also contains the largest concentration of organs, and energetically it can affect the entire body.

Our “Dancing Hands” abdominal massage system incorporates elements from Zen Shiatsu, Chi Nei Tsang and rocking techniques.

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.

They are such a natural movement – why do mothers always rock their babies when they cry? These 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 good modalities, but they incorporate a lot of theory, they take quite some time to learn and the courses are very expensive.

When we created our “Dancing Hands” Abdominal Massage system, we focused on making it practical and simple enough to learn it easily. It can be used with Thai Massage or with other massage modalities. It is highly effective and very pleasant to receive.

For easy and affordable access to this system, “Dancing Hands” Abdominal Massage is available as an online training course which you can study at your convenience right from your home. You can get the details here:


The video below shows you some of the techniques in action.

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author's pictureThe author, Shama Kern, has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for 18 years. He is the founder and director of Thai Healing Massage Academy and the creator of 20 online Thai Massage video training courses.

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