Before choosing an online massage school you have to determine if online massage education suits your situation and your learning style. I have covered this in detail in another article.
Once you decide that online training is a good choice for you, the next step is to find out which school offers the best programs. There are plenty of online massage courses available, but there are important differences which you need to know in order to make an informed decision.
Online massage school author credentials
First of all, is the author of a particular course a hobby therapist, a school, an amateur, or a professional? How do you know? Here are some indicators:
- Google the author’s name. Look for social media profiles on google, facebook, linkedin etc. Look for reviews and comments. This will give you a good understanding of who the author is.
- Look for other courses and publications of the author. This might tell you if the course which you are considering is part of an established training system.
- Look at the author’s website. Does it look appealing, professional, informative?
- Find out the age of the author’s website at http://www.seomastering.com/domain-age-checker.php
- Is it brand new or well established?
None of these indicators are fool proof, but they will give you an idea about the author.
Online massage school company credentials
Here are some additional methods to evaluate an online massage school:
- Check on customer service. Send the author an email with a question and see if you get a response. Was the information good, the response timely?
- Is there a satisfaction guarantee for the online massage courses?
- Are there free video training samples where you can observe the teaching style?
- Can you contact the author for support?
- Is the online massage education just a sideline to support live training courses, or are the courses designed to actually teach on a stand-alone basis?
- Are the courses complete or do you have to purchase an entire series of different levels in order to get the full training?
- Does the author offer certification? If you are a US based therapist, does the course qualify for continuing education credits?
These tools will enable you to sift through the many offerings for online massage courses on the internet. Still there is no guarantee that the course is right for you. Therefore a satisfaction guarantee with a refund period is one of the most important elements of an online purchase.
Online massage education is not for everyone. But it does offer convenience, a much lower price point than live training, and the ability to learn massage from anywhere in the world.
Especially if you already have massage experience, online training might be the ideal, most cost effective way for you to add to your skills.
Thai Healing Massage Academy credentials
Thai Healing Massage Academy is an established company which specializes in high quality online massage education. We offer a wide range of video training courses for Thai Massage, Thai Rocking Massage, Heavenly Head Massage, Abdominal Massage, Shoulder Massage and many others.
All our courses come with full instructor support via email, skype or forum and carry an unconditional satisfaction guarantee. We offer a free introductory Thai Massage video course so that students can evaluate our training material and style.
We offer an international certificate for qualifying students. US therapists can receive NCBTMB continuing education credits for all our courses.
Our support is excellent and we are constantly expanding our online massage education courses. We have trained hundreds of students through our courses, and many have recorded their experiences in our forum.
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Thai Healing Massage Academy has been providing Thai Massage training since 2001.
The director and principal teacher is Shama Kern. He has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for 16 years and he is the creator of 20 Thai Massage online video training courses.