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Thai Massage Tips And Tricks Part 3


Percussion techniques for Thai Massage

Thai Massage therapists, especially here in Thailand, use a technique which they call ‘chopping’. It consists of placing the palms of both hands together and then using the edges of the hands to ‘chop’ on various muscles. However I never found this technique very effective, and therefore I developed my own.

I call it ‘Percussion for Thai Massage“. After many years of using it, and after getting lots of client feedback, I know that this technique is effective and that massage clients like it. It looks very easy, but like many things in life, it looks easier than it is.

If you do it wrong, the technique will feel terrible, like someone working you over with a jack hammer. If you do it correctly, you can put people into a trance with it.

In this third video of the Thai Massage ‘Tips And Tricks’ series I demonstrate how to use percussion for Thai Massage effectively. (shown in prone position)

If you have not seen the video yet where I show how to make clients comfortable in the prone position, I recommend you watch ‘Thai Massage ‘Tips And Tricks part 1″ where I demonstrate the correct setup.

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profile pix 300X300pxThe author, Shama Kern, is the founder and director of Thai Healing Massage Academy and the author of 20 Thai Massage online video training courses. You can reach him at


8 thoughts on “Thai Massage Tips And Tricks Part 3

  1. i like the information which you provide’s such a wonderful things. those who are not living there can easily understand the thai massage through your have use a very easy language which is easily read and understandable.

  2. Thanks Shama for sharing your knowledge with all of us. I´m a yoga teacher and I find very helpful your videos, I learnt a lot watching them. I will add your site to my contacts to be updating to your news.

  3. Thanks for letting me know Beatriz. I’s a good feeling when I find out to whom my work is useful. It’s my labor of love and I love sharing it.

  4. Just watched 2 and 3 of your Tips and Tricks, again wonderful teaching style, great content. Will catch up with others later today. Enjoying the journey.
    thanks Lynney

  5. This percussion video is very helpful. It is wonderful to have a variety of ways of offering Thai massage to clients. The percussion on the back and on the hips looks very inviting. I can imagine that it would help release tension, tightness and congestion and help the energy flow much more smoothly. Thanks for this tip, Shama.

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