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Thai Massage Interview With Shama Kern And Gabriel Azoulay

Thai Massage is not just another massage technique. It’s a fascinating healing art which is steeped in Thai culture and is deeply integrated into daily life in Thailand.

To understand Thai Massage, it helps to actually spend time in Thailand. However most therapists are not able or willing to do that. The next best thing is to listen to experienced Thai Massage practitioners who have spent a lot of time in Thailand and have a good understanding of Thai culture.

That’s what this video is about. Shama Kern, founder and director of Thai Healing Massage Academy, and Gabriel Azoulay, yoga and Thai Massage teacher, share fascinating thoughts and stories about Thai Massage and it’s connection with the culture of Thailand.

You will gain insights that are rarely understood or known in the western world, and you will see Thai Massage from a unique cultural perspective that brings it alive and reveals its spirit.

If you liked this video, you might also like the interview with Deon DeWet, another Thai Massage teacher. 

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author's pictureThe author, Shama Kern, is the founder and director of Thai Healing Massage Academy and the creator of 20 Thai Massage online training courses. You can reach him at shama@thaihealingmassage.com

2 thoughts on “Thai Massage Interview With Shama Kern And Gabriel Azoulay”

  1. Thank you for this video! This is just what I needed to hear. One of my hesitations about learning Thai massage is that I mistakenly assumed that it is just a sequence of maneuvers. I work very intuitively and I use a lot of energy work in my practice, so I am very pleased to learn that Thai is very energetic and intuitive, and can be personalized by the therapist for each individual client and situation! I loved hearing about the Thai families and children practicing on their parents at home. That is how I got started in massage! Of course I worked on the floor in those days and I even used my feet back then! I’ve been stuck in a massage table rut for the last 20 years since going to western massage school. I think it’s time to get back to my roots! I’m getting very excited about moving in this direction. I think Thai massage is just what I need to revitalize my practice and my passion for bodywork!

    • You were not so wrong, Dianne. Thai Massage is often taught as nothing more than a sequence of techniques, and many therapists are practicing it just like that. However there is another way of practicing it, and that’s what we focus on here at Thai Healing Massage Academy. That’s the intuitive, energy-based, creative and flexible approach. It’s a big step up from the mostly mechanical approach of the fixed sequence.
      Our programs are designed to train healing artists, not ‘massage mechanics’.

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