Thai Massage Online Training

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Hands Free Thai Massage

Online Training Course

Learn massage skills that make your work easier while protecting your hands, health, and your massage career 

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Massage therapy is a wonderful and transformational profession. Therapists enjoy their jobs much more than most professions, and they literally contribute to the well-being of the world. is a fact:

Massage is a career with a high drop-out rate. Why? One reason is that it can be hard on your hands and your body, especially for small therapists working on large clients.

What can cause problems with your body?

Here are a few possible causes:

  • Overworking your hands
  • Stressing your back and shoulders
  • Injuring your thumbs
  • Wearing out your wrists (Carpal tunnel)
  • Standing for many hours a day
  • Bending over a table all the time 
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Some therapists never develop serious problems, some face health issues soon, and for some it's an ongoing low-level concern. The question is this: What can be done about it?

Most massage therapists have to confront this issue sooner or later.
Our hands are our main tools. Here is the balancing act:

  • How much work can you get out of your hands without risking the health of them?
  • How strongly can you work to satisfy your client without endangering your hands?
  • How long will you last in your chosen profession if your hands start to tire and wear out?

However you DO NOT have to make such choices.
There is a better way!

The Thai Massage advantage

5 reasons why Thai Massage can help with the therapist's health and well-being

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  • In Thai Massage you depend a lot less on your hands. They can be replaced  with other body parts in many cases
  • In Thai Massage you can work on a floor mat which is a huge advantage for your body mechanics
  • In Thai Massage you can work almost exclusively with your body weight without having to use muscle power
  • In Thai Massage there are many techniques which are easy on your hands like stretching and rocking
  • Thai Massage uses more body parts than any other massage style

Thai Massage can be like a 'massage therapist's career saver insurance policy'.

My personal story

Shama Kern, founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy

Shama Kern, founder of
Thai Healing Massage Academy

Over two decades ago, when I first started my Thai Massage career, I had a big problem which later turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

In Thai Massage schools you are typically taught to do a lot of strong thumb pressing along the energy lines on the legs, arms, and back.

I worked based on these teachings, and within one year I developed a painful thumb joint inflammation which made it impossible to do all this thumbing work.

Can you imagine - a massage therapist who has limited use of his hands! I had two choices: Either give up on my new career (which I totally loved), or come up with a better way.

Fortunately Thai Massage offers plenty of options for using many other body parts besides your hands. But they are rarely taught in an organized way, just in bits and pieces, and not in an in-depth  way.

So I made it my mission to organize and refine and improve all these health-preserving and career-saving techniques.

The result was a unique online course which has helped hundreds of therapists to continue what they loved to do - but in a better, healthier, and more therapist-friendly way.

The Hands Free Thai Massage
online training course

Benefits of Hands Free Thai Massage

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This course is like an insurance policy for your hands

A normal insurance policy pays after the damage has been already done. However the Hands Free Massage 'policy' makes sure that you won't develop problems in the first place. It’s a prevention policy.

What is this course and what is it not?

This Hands Free Thai Massage course is not meant to be a stand-alone massage system. It complements your massage by giving you better tools and more options. Those techniques do not just preserve your health, but they add an entire new skill set to your massage.

Specifically - what this course will do for you

  • You learn to work safely without risking the health of your hands
  • You will be able to work effectively on larger clients who need strong work, even as a small therapist
  • Gain more power while expending less energy when massaging
  • You will possess a preventative ‘insurance policy’ for your career
  • You will have a much larger selection of powerful techniques
  • You will free yourself from the ONE issue that can put your career and livelyhood at risk
  • You will develop sensitivity in your forearms, elbows, knees and feet
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Questions and answers about Hands Free Thai Massage

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Question:  Does the hands free training material only work for Thai Massage?

Question:  I don't have problems with my hands. Does this course still benefit me?

Question:  Do the hands free techniques only work on the floor or also on a table?

Question:  Who is this course for?  How do I know if it is right for me?

Question:  What makes this course unique?

Question:  How are the techniques demonstrated?

What about certification and CEUs?


We offer two types of certificates:

1.  International Certificate Of Achievement. (available for all students worldwide) *

2.  CE certificate with 8 NCBTMB approved CEUs. *
This is only useful for licensed US therapists who need to renew their license. 

* Both certificates require enrollment and qualifying.

What's your career worth? 

  • Did you ever avoid working on a client because of size and weight?
  • Did you ever turn down an appointment because your hands were not feeling right?
  • Did you ever limit your schedule because your wrists felt stressed?
  • Did you ever avoid taking on a client who needed strong therapeutic work?

All this will not be an issue anymore once you
become a hands-free massage therapy expert.

Student testimonials:

“The course far exceeded my expectations in every way. Fantastic value for money, brilliant teaching, very good quality videos that are easy to access and second to none service in terms of tutor-student interaction. 
You get so much more than you think you are paying for. I really think Shama’s work has revolutionized distance learning and proved that  it can be a very effective way of learning when combined with such personal attention and care.

Sujatha Menon

Ayurvedic yoga therapist

“I have taken many different massage courses over the past 12 years, including medical massage courses.

But none of the other instructors focused on the importance of the quality of touch. Thank you so much Shama for the awesome job you do with your courses!”

Lucia Byrne
massage therapist

"My favorite part was using my knee. I’ve been a massage therapist for 14 years and it’s such a relief to have another body part to work with…Give that upper body a break!!
I especially loved the hip stretch while my knee was pressing on the glutes. That was really creative, easy to do and according to my husband, felt amazing."

Keri Perry

massage therapist

"Thank you for including so many therapist-friendly methods in your teaching.
I used to have to do a lot of self-work on my hands and arms because of the stress of using my thumbs so much. Developing these new habits will be of huge benefit to me."

Pleiades Moonstar
massage therapist

"I am excited about this course. I am ready to incorporate techniques that give my thumbs and wrists some rest…. Hands free massage is a brilliant way to get maximum results with a small amount of effort.
Thank you so much!"

Sandhya DeVries

massage therapist

What is included in the Hands Free Thai Massage course?

  • 8 video modules with over 4 hours of unique hands free Thai Massage training (plus a bonus course)
  • Dozens of hands free techniques for feet, legs, hips, arms, hands and back
  • Convenient and professional presentation in your own membership portal
  • Permanent access to course materials
  • Course manual
  • Detailed, clear, and easy to follow instructions
  • Access to our private facebook group
  • Free access to top-rated personalized support by a live, caring instructor
  • Free course upgrades for life

Free Bonus Course

In addition to the main hands-free training, you also receive an ideal companion course:

Thai Massage Technique Genius

This course will teach you more ways to use your hands, forearms, elbows, knees and feet for massage than you ever knew existed! Did you know that there are:

  • 20 ways how you can use your hands in massage therapy?
  • How about 7 ways to use your forearms?
  • Or 7 ways to use your knees?
  • And many more ways to your your elbows and feet...

Thai Massage Technique Genius retails on our website for $37, but you get it free with your purchase of the Hands Free Thai Massage course.

How do I get access to the course?

You access the course materials from your own membership portal. The modules are released gradually. You will get access to a new training module every 2 days. Your access does not expire.

Is there a guarantee for this course?

Of course. We want you to be totally satisfied and enroll on a risk-free basis. You have 14 days to evaluate the course.

If you feel that this is not right for you for any reason, you have a 100 percent unconditional satisfaction guarantee

This means you can get all your money back within 14 days - no questions asked!

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Can I really learn this online?

If you have some experience with massage or yoga teaching, you can definitely learn this material online. However this question is best answered by our students themselves:

You explain the techniques so that they are understood so easily. It’s a great pleasure to watch these videos now.

Compared to reading books or being in a class, I can honestly say I've learned more from your style of teaching.

It's more like having someone in the living room with you in person! It’s a journey that I am really enjoying. I'm so pleased!

Brenda Cockburn

massage therapist

I have to admit that I would never have believed I could receive such a good training online.

I have always been one of those folks who prefer to go to trainings or immersions. Yet here I am, learning, practicing and engaging.

I LOVE the pacing of your courses, and the fact that I can go back and look at something again and again, often in a slightly different way. 

Kavita Richardson

physical therapist

What if I need assistance with the online training material?

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With all our online training courses you have direct access to the instructor for personalized support and assistance via email, chat, forum, or our facebook group.

You will always be able to get your questions answered. There is no expiration for this support feature.

Enroll in Hands Free Thai Massage on a 100% risk-free basis. It WILL work for you or you get your money back. 

Your investment is a one-time payment of

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Student Feedback

“ Shama you are amazing! You have such a commitment and compassion for what you do!! I have enjoyed your videos immensely.

I am a visual learner so your videos are the perfect way for me to learn. I look forward to continuing with your online courses."

Pamela James
Massage therapist and reflexologist

“ I have been busy with clients and feeling a bit more confident with my new techniques. Definitely have a long way to go, but I have been getting some awesome feedback.


Can't wait for the next module! I love the fact that I can go back and watch previous modules whenever I want. The course is worth every penny, and I let everyone know how great it is!"

Laura Paradise
Massage therapist

“ Thai Massage feels good to me because I am using my body weight and fluid movements instead of muscles. After learning western deep massage I really appreciate this. I enjoyed learning another way to warm up the legs besides using my hands. 

My hands have gotten really tired lately. I am glad I now know how to use my forearms because my thumbs have gotten sore from western massage. I am working on using my body more effectively to have power instead of over-stressing my hands, especially my thumbs."

Leslie Weissglass
Massage therapist
Shama Kern, founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy
Shama Kern

Founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy

About the Instructor

The instructor is the founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy and the creator of 20 Thai Massage online training courses.

He has been living in Thailand, the homeland of Thai Massage, for two decades, has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for 20 years, and has trained thousands of students in the art of Thai Massage, both in live classes and online.


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