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Massage therapy is a wonderful and transformational profession. I should know, I have been practicing and teaching massage therapy for 20 years. I am also married to a massage therapist.

Sometimes she used to come home in the evening complaining that her hands, wrists or thumbs hurt after a long day of doing many massage sessions.

And at other times it was my turn after I had a large stiff massage client who wanted deep therapeutic work, and I could feel it in my hands afterwards.

Most massage therapists have to confront this issue sooner or later.
Our hands are our main tools. It is a 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 many years will you last in your chosen profession if your hands start to tire and wear out?

Studies show that there are plenty of therapists who did not make it over this hurdle and they dropped out of this profession.

This does never have to happen to you!

 There is a solution. It’s like a “massage therapist’s career saver insurance policy“:

Thai Healing Massage Academy’s Hands Free Massage online training course.

Let me tell you my own story how this course came about.

How I Was Forced To Find A Solution

In the beginning of my Thai Massage career I had a big problem which 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 followed these instructions, but within one year I developed a nasty thumb joint infection which made it impossible to do all this thumb pressure work. Can you imagine a massage therapist who cannot use his hands!

How could this have been a blessing? Here’s why:

I had fallen in love with Thai Massage!
I really wanted this career!
It was my passion!

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 here and there, if you can find them at all.

Therefore I made it my main focus to:

  • Modify and improve techniques to make them more hand-friendly
  • Replace hands with other body parts
  • Focus on hands free techniques with high therapeutic value
  • Develop a style of Thai Massage which eliminates any risk for the therapist’s hands – even when doing strong work

Then I collected all this career saving and health preserving information and organized it into an entire hands free library.

I became one of the top experts at hands free massage, and finally I created this unique course.

My hands are fine today, 19 years later. I can still work on large, stiff clients who need intense therapy.
And my thumbs are not complaining because I don’t need to use them much. I have better methods.

It is all because of my knowledge of HANDS FREE MASSAGE work.

This massage “technology” has enabled me to overcome my own thumb challenge in the early days of my career. And it has helped many of my students develop much better work habits, more confidence, and in some cases save their career.

Massage is a helping and caring profession. I cannot imagine a better feeling than to help my students and fellow therapists with their success, their passion and their health.

  This course is like an insurance policy for your hands.

The difference is that normal insurance pays after the damage has been already done. The Hands Free Massage “policy” makes sure that you will never develop a problem in the first place. It’s a prevention policy.

This Hands Free 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.

Here are the main benefits of the Hands Free Massage online training course:

  • You will learn to work safely without risking the health of your hands
  • You will be able to work on larger clients who need intense work
  • You will 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


Question: Does this only work for Thai Massage?
Answer: Although I developed it for Thai Massage, the techniques will work just as well in other massage systems that are done on a floor mat like Shiatsu. Many of the techniques also work on a table.

Question: Since this is an online training program, how can I get help if I have questions? Do you provide any support?
Answer: All Thai Healing Massage Academy online courses include personalized support. You have access to the instructor at any time via email, forum or skype for any questions you have, for as long as you need.

Question: I don’t have problems with my hands. Does this course still benefit me?
Answer: You don’t buy this course once you have problems. You invest in it to make sure that you never develop any problems. But this course is not just for prevention. It will teach you many unique, useful and powerful massage techniques. Even if your hand’s health will never be an issue, you will still get full value from this course.

Question: I live in the US and need continuing education credits. Do you provide this?
Answer: Yes, you can enroll in our certification program for NCBTMB approved CE credits. This course gives you 8 CE hours.

Here is what’s in the Hands Free Massage online training course:

  • 10 video modules (incl. bonus course), 1 module delivered by email every 2 days
  • The course is downloadable to your computer. You own the videos for life and can watch them offline as often as you like.
  • Quick, responsive, personalized support by a live, caring instructor
  • 4 hours of video training
  • Your personal massage career saver system and power therapy skill set
  • Dozens of hands free techniques for feet, legs, hips, arms, hands and back
  • The most effective ways to use your forearms, elbows, knees and feet

Who is this program for?

This is not a beginner’s massage course. You will not learn a specific massage modality from A to Z.
Hands Free Massage is a program for professional therapists who are serious about protecting their career and their health. If you want to learn to use your own body more skillfully than you ever thought possible, or if you want to add powerful therapeutic techniques to your work, this program is for you.

You will get the most out of this course if you work on a floor mat like in Thai Massage or Shiatsu. Then you can use your knees and feet effectively. If you work on a table, you can still use all the elbow and forearm techniques.

What makes this course unique?

Hands Free Massage is not about fancy techniques that look impressive on YouTube videos. You won’t need any gadgets or props like chairs, ropes or bars to hold on to.

This course is based on what actually works in real life professional massage therapy. The Hands Free techniques are not limited to flexible yogi clients. They work for everyone, for all therapists and for all clients. They have been successfully tested in my own professional practice for two decades.

Here’s why this course works so well: The techniques are simple, effective and workable for your everyday normal client, especially for large, heavy and stiff people. They work even if you are half the size of your client! (quite a common scenario here in Thailand)

This course includes many of my own proprietary and highly effective rocking moves.
This is the only training available anywhere which teaches practical hands free massage in combination with motion based rocking techniques!

What students have to say about our courses

“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, massage therapist, Ayurvedic yoga therapist


“The rocking techniques which Shama uses in all his massage work seem to gently work throughout the entire body, lifting the stress and toxins from within the body up and away to be flushed from the system.”  Bruce Herbert


“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 videos!”
Lucia Byrne, massage therapist


“I have the greatest admiration for Shama’s enthusiasm as a first-class educator. He is coming to you with the qualities of a natural educator:  genuineness, warmth, compassion, and integrity. He also brings his enthusiasm for providing ongoing Thai massage educational videos. It is exciting to think of the ways in which he might contribute to your life. Shama Kern is, quite simply, the most remarkable educator I have ever met.”  Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist & Instructor –

“What if I find that this course is not right for me?
We offer a 14 day unconditional satisfaction guarantee.
If you don’t like this course for any reason, just send an email to, and we will refund all your money.
I put my heart and soul into all my courses, and I only want satisfied students who feel they are getting much more value from the course than what they paid for it.

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?


This course would have paid for itself in just one of the examples above!

It saved my career and it grew my business because I was able to work on clients much more effectively without risking my own health. It enabled me to keep clients over long periods of time because I could implement those skills.
You can get the same results, and I will show you how in this course!

How much is your career worth? How much is the health of our hands worth?
How much is just one client worth who needs your effective therapeutic skills?

You can ‘insure’ your career, protect your hand’s health, greatly expand your massage skills, learn to work on clients who are much heavier than you – all for less than the cost of a quality two hour massage.

Free Bonus course

As part of this training you also receive a perfect companion course:
Body Mastery for Massage. 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?

Body Mastery For Massage retails on our website for $37, but you get it free with your purchase of the Hands Free Massage course.

** Did you ever enroll in an online massage training course where you could actually pick up the phone and talk to the instructor personally, get your emails answered within a few hours, and have access to hundreds of other therapists in our private facebook group? This is the level of support that our students receive!

Your investment is $97

To enroll in the Hands Free Massage “career insurance” course
on a risk free, satisfaction guaranteed basis,
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