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Online Training Choices

When learning Thai Massage, you might have several choices of teachers and schools. However, few people realize that there is another option that can be perfect for some – learning Thai Massage online

You can learn almost anything online nowadays – playing the guitar, yoga, building a house, law, and a myriad of other things. So why not study Thai Massage online as well?

Factors that determine your success with an online course

Who is the teacher?
How is the training environment set up?
How good is the support during and after the training?
Does this course really meet your needs?
Are there certification options?
Is there a guarantee?

Not all online training provides the same value. Let’s compare online settings which make learning difficult with scenarios that make learning easier and more fun. How do you know the difference? Let’s take a look at these questions in more detail.

Which scenario would best help you succeed?

Low chance of success:

If you purchase a Thai Massage DVD with lots of techniques demonstrated, but there is NO support, NO training structure, NO student community, NOBODY to ask any questions, and NO follow-up, then your chances of a successful learning experience are pretty low.

High chance of success:

Now imagine another scenario: If you enroll in an online program that is set up like a real school, your chances of a successful completion would be significantly higher:

Structured, gradual, step-by-step learning with no overwhelm
Helpful instructor support during AND after the training
A thriving and inspiring student community
A training system that makes you accountable
Detailed, easy-to-follow training

Evaluating a high-quality online Thai Massage school

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At Thai Healing Massage Academy we have lots of experience with providing a supportive and productive learning experience.

We pioneered Thai Massage online training over a decade ago and are the oldest and original online institute with structured training and full teacher support.

You need to know whom you are dealing with. So here is our story, our background, and a close look at what we are offering.

Below you will find 21 reasons why learning Thai Massage through our online training might be a good choice for you and improve your chances of success.

How established are we and how solid is our training?

1. Thai Healing Massage Academy was founded in 2001. That’s a solid long-term track record.

2. We have trained thousands of students since then, ranging from our free introductory Thai Massage training to multi-month online training programs.

3. Our website was first created in September of 2003 – a solid 21-year online track record. You can depend on us for excellent training and reliable support.

4. Our website is the largest Thai Massage online training website on the internet, and we are a leading publisher of free and paid Thai Massage education.

Supporting Media

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5. We have a forum with over 23,000 posts (as of May 2023). The forum was established in November 2010. The instructor, Shama Kern, wrote more than 9000 of these posts, all in support of our online students.
Resource: Thai Healing Massage Academy Forum

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6. We have an active Facebook group with thousands of posts and comments which was established in September of 2015.
There are over 2000 members in the group – it’s a great source for interesting education and discussions.
Resource: Thai Healing Massage Academy Facebook Group


7. We have created 20 Thai Massage online training courses with over 100 hours of training videos which are constantly improved and upgraded:

Certification and CEUs

8. We are an official continuing education provider via the National Certification Board of the US. Licensed US therapists can get CE certificates from our larger courses.
Resource: Our NCBTMB CE provider number: 451985-12

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9. Regardless of your location or experience, you can earn a Certificate Of Achievement that certifies that you have completed the training program successfully.
Resource: Click here to see one of our certificates

Learning environment, structure, and support

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10. Our training is gradual and structured, just like in any real Thai Massage school.
There is no overwhelm and no pressure. You can conveniently learn at your own pace, right from your home.

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11. We truly care! We provide the best and friendliest and most personal support anywhere.
This support does not come from an impersonal agent in a boiler room somewhere in the world, but from the instructor himself who can communicate in English, German, and Spanish. 

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12. The instructor, Shama Kern, and his Thai wife, also a qualified Thai Massage therapist and teacher, founded Thai Healing Massage Academy.

They spent two decades living in Thailand, the homeland of this healing art, so you can be sure that you receive authentic Thai Massage training with its true spirit.

13. Some of our larger Thai Massage courses use multi-media formats: video, audio, and text. You can watch the videos, and listen to the audio on the go. You don’t need to take notes since you have the written material.

Price and value

14. You receive excellent, high-quality Thai Massage training for a fraction of the high price tag of live courses.

You don’t have to pay for level one, then level two, then level three training. We don’t keep charging you for more levels. It is all included.

In our Complete Thai Massage training course, you will learn everything you need to become a competent therapist.
Resource: Complete Thai Massage Online Training Course

15. All support is free. Access to the teacher is free. Our international certification program is free (there is a qualification process).

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16. All our courses are backed by an unconditional satisfaction guarantee. This makes your investment totally risk-free.

You don’t have to worry if you are making the right decision. If it’s not right for you, you get all your money back.


17. You are not alone. We have a large, friendly, inspiring student community in our forum and Facebook group.

So if you need company, inspiration, advice, want to network, or have questions – there is easy access to all of this at no extra cost.


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18. You get to keep all training material permanently. If you forget how something works, you can go back to the lesson and review it.

You have unlimited access to the training, and you have unlimited access to the instructor. This is a big advantage over live training where you lose access when the course ends.

A large online training library for all your training needs

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19. You can learn the entire system of Thai Massage through our main training program – The Complete Thai Massage online course.

This course alone will take you to the level of a well-rounded and competent practitioner.

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20. You can keep on growing with our school. Once you have learned the entire system of Thai Massage, you can take it to an even higher level by studying specialized advanced therapy training courses for various parts of the body or conditions like shoulders, back, knees, sacrum, legs, or sciatica.

21. You can also learn similar related massage styles like the advanced “Thai Foot Massage” system, or our unique “Heavenly Head Massage” program.
We also provide a “Thai Massage For Friends And Family” course for those who don’t want to go the professional route.

Who can benefit from our online Thai Massage training?

Who is the training for?
  • Massage therapists who want to add an exciting modality to their repertoire
  • Thai Massage therapists who want to expand their skills
  • Yoga teachers who want to add a new element to their training or add a new service and income source to their practice
  • Chiropractors who want to blend a very compatible bodywork style with their work
  • Physical therapists who want to expand their repertoire
  • Anyone who is looking for a therapist-friendly massage system that can make your career easier and more sustainable
  • Anyone who prefers the convenience and the freedom of self-paced learning without having to leave home
  • Anyone who is looking for a cost-effective alternative to expensive live training

When might this not be for you?

  • You don’t have the self-discipline to follow through with the training on your own
  • You have good Thai Massage training facilities near you and can easily afford the cost
  • You have no previous experience with healing arts or yoga and prefer some live training to get started.

    However, we do have a course that is specifically designed for people with zero experience or healing arts background – Thai Massage For Friends And Family.

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Now you have a good overview of Thai Healing Massage Academy, our history, our training, and our services.

Hopefully you have found that some of the reasons for learning Thai Massage from us are just right for you. And now, let our students have the last word:

I found the Complete Thai Massage course to be an amazing investment. I am absolutely amazed at how well the course is delivered, and the fact that after only 4 months and with no previous massage training I have the confidence and knowledge to do Thai Massage. My friends, family, and co-workers thank you.
Kyle Glassford

Your Complete Thai Massage course was amazing! More than I could have hoped for. I am thrilled with the Thai techniques and even more so with the teaching on being in tune with body mechanics, breathing and all that you have integrated into your course.
I have come away with so much from this course and from you! Thank you, and I will be back for more!
Nina Beal, massage therapist

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Shama Kern, founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy

The author, Shama Kern, is the founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy. He has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for over two decades, and he is the author of 20 online Thai Massage training courses.

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