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How To Learn Thai Massage Online-12 Things You Need To Know

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When researching Thai Massage online training options, what makes one course different from another? How do you find one that works best for you?

The Thai Healing Massage Academy Option

At Thai Healing Massage Academy, we have been providing Thai Massage training since 2001. And since 2010 we have focused exclusively on online training.

We originally pioneered Thai Massage online training. We were the first school to offer it, and we have been going strong ever since.

Nowadays, you have many options to choose from. The question is which online training is best for you and your needs?

I can’t compare our school with other online training options, but I can tell you how our training can help you, and what makes Thai Healing Massage Academy unique. I hope this makes it easier for you to decide if our training is right for you.

1. Who are the teachers?

Jang and Shama Kern, Thai Massage teachers

We are a family team. I am married to a Thai woman who is also a Thai Massage teacher. Together we founded Thai Healing Massage Academy in 2001.

For 20 years we have been located in the center of the universe for Thai Massage education in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Therefore you can be sure that our training is totally authentic and as close to the source as you can get.

2. Training style for Thai Massage

Our training is very detailed and in-depth. At the same time, we avoid complicated language and dry theory with lots of fancy anatomical terms.

We made our training as user-friendly as possible. It is an easy-to-understand, practical, hands-on approach to learning Thai Massage. Anyone can follow it easily, even if English is not your first language.

3. Holistic training approach

We don’t just teach techniques and sequences, but you will learn a creative, intuitive, and flexible approach to working with your clients in the most effective way. It’s not just a mechanical system of massage moves, but a holistic body-mind-spirit system.

This results in a much better experience for your clients. It is also inspiring and fulfilling for you, the therapist. Our training will touch your heart and soul. It will bring you enthusiasm and joy.

4. Unique techniques that improve Thai Massage

Over the years we have actually improved the traditional system that most schools teach.

Thai Rocking Massage

We have developed a refined version with unique techniques that make Thai Massage even better and more effective.

For example, we teach gentle and effective rocking techniques that clients love and which are easy on the practitioner. This is unique to our style. You cannot even learn this in the schools in Thailand.

5. Creative, intuitive, flexible training

We don’t just teach you one-size-fits-all techniques that every client gets, no matter what. We teach a very flexible and intuitive system.

This includes many ways to adjust and modify techniques which results in a much better experience for your clients.

This is extremely important so that you can work on many body types, sizes, and weights in the most effective way. It also helps small therapists to work on large clients without straining.

6. Therapist-friendly training

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You need to protect your health, your body, and your career. That’s why we designed our training to be as therapist-friendly as possible.

You will learn to get maximum results with the least effort. This is done by using ideal body mechanics and by working with body weight instead of muscle power. 

This makes sure that you will never have any problems with your hands and wrists,  and that you work with much less effort than you ever thought possible.

That’s the secret to a long career as a massage therapist.

7. Developing a beautiful flow with Thai Massage

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Just learning techniques by themselves is not enough. You need to know how to connect them into a beautiful and harmonious flow.

That’s why we don’t just teach you techniques, but also the transitions that connect them all together in a flowing and artistic way. This is often neglected in Thai Massage schools. 

It’s kind of like music. The individual notes are not the music. What transforms them into beautiful music is the way how all these individual notes are connected. That’s what turns notes into a song or a symphony.

The same applies to Thai Massage. You can know lots of techniques, but without the skill to connect them together through good transitions, it is not complete, and it doesn’t flow. We teach you how to do that elegantly and beautifully.

8. How to actually help your clients with Thai Massage

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We don’t just teach you the techniques of Thai Massage. You will learn the essential art of applying those techniques therapeutically so that you can really help your clients effectively.

We also provide lots of advanced training for many therapeutic applications. Examples are how to work on knee issues, shoulder problems, hip imbalances, neck stiffness, and many more.

9. Thai Massage on a higher level

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We don’t just teach you a mechanical system of bodywork, but a holistic program with a focus on energy, on the true spirit of Thai Massage, on artistic expression, and a healing intention. 

All this will take your skills to a much higher level than just learning the mechanics of bodywork.

Thai Massage combines working on the physical body with working on energy lines. This makes it unique among other bodywork styles.

10. A supportive learning environment

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This is not just a do-it-yourself online course. We have a large and active student community in our Facebook group with lots of interaction, and we have the best support you can imagine.

Every student has access to the teacher for any questions or whatever you might need help with. This access is not limited to Facebook. It can be done through email, chat, or even phone.

You won’t be alone with our training programs. You can be part of an inspiring community of therapists who help and support each other. Learning Thai Massage is much more fun and productive in this way.

11. Satisfaction guarantee and certification

I hope that this helps you to make up your mind if Thai Healing Massage Academy’s online training is right for you. There is a lot more information on our website at That’s also where you can enroll in our training programs.

By the way, all our courses are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so there is never any risk for you. You cannot ‘make a mistake’ by enrolling in our courses. Either it works for you, or you get your money back.

Thai Massage certification

We have a certification program where you can earn a certificate of achievement and CEUs.

The CEUs are for US-based therapists who need continuing education credits to maintain their licenses. The certificate of achievement is for anyone from anywhere in the world.

12. Thai Massage training access

Websites often come and go. Educational programs show up and then disappear after some time.

Thai Healing Massage Academy, however, has been providing Thai Massage training since 2001, and our website has been in existence since 2003. We are here to stay.

Once you enroll in one of our training courses, you have permanent access. It does not expire.

Which one of our 20 courses is right for you?

If you are new to Thai Massage or have limited training, then your best choice would be the Complete Thai Massage online training course.

If you already have a good Thai Massage background and want to add new skills to your repertoire, you have plenty of excellent choices in our training library:

Shama Kern, founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy

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 training courses.

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