Transitions – the overlooked secret in Thai Massage
Thai Massage education is not meant to be a collection of massage techniques that are strung together. It is more like an artistic dance that gracefully weaves together many techniques.
In order to accomplish this, you need to know not just the techniques themselves, but the transitions which connect them.
Both of these elements are essential and inseparable. However, often only the techniques are taught and the transitions are left to the imagination of the massage therapist.
Smooth transitions in Thai Massage are an art
This video bridges this gap by highlighting one of the transitions which is the best way to move from one side of a client to the other without breaking the flow of the session.
This presentation is an extension of the previous episode which talked about maintaining body contact. In this video of the “Tips And Tricks series” you will learn that Thai Massage transitions are an artistic and elegant way to maintain body contact.
Flow in Thai Massage
The best sessions are those where all the techniques are connected in a seamless flow. The clients should not even notice that you are moving around their bodies.
Dancing is a good comparison. The dancing couple moves seamlessly without breaking the flow. Every step connects to the other in a graceful way. That’s how Thai Massage should feel as well.
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Thai Massage Tips And Tricks Video Series
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The author, Shama Kern, has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for over two decades. He is the founder and director of Thai Healing Massage Academy and the creator of 20 Thai Massage online training courses.
10 thoughts on “Tips And Tricks For Learning Thai Massage Part 5”
Loved this, can see how important this flow is for both the client and the therapist. My inner dancer is engaged and can be activated during this type of massage. This is a fundamental concept that is finally sinking in.
“Your inner dancer is engaged” – I love that!
I absolutely agree that the movement is very important in a healthy human being. That is one of the reasons that I love Thai Massage as well.
Thanks for your tips. I follow them and I hope you could do some videos about how to use effectively the Sen Lines, and how important are those in a treatment. Someone has told me that if we could really manage to work with the lines we could even heal long deep emotional scares.
Warm hugs and hoping to hear from you
Good to hear from you! Thai Massage can definitely help with physical and emotional issues in several ways.
Here is an article which I wrote about Sen lines in Thai Massage. It might give you another perspective and help you look at various options which can be very effective in Thai Massage therapy:
Hugs to you as well,
Thank you for these video tips! I will use the transitions shown here and probably develop my own as well. That’s one of my favorite things about Thai massage–playfulness with therapy!
I agree, playfulness with therapy is something you can do very well with Thai Massage. It lends itself to creativity which is what I really like about it.
These transitions are very elegant and flowing. They create a beautiful, flowing symphony. Thanks so much for sharing this tip, Shama.
Thank you Ariana for taking the time to leave so many nice comments!
Really nice videos, thanks very much for sharing! I stumbled on you as I’m looking for a portable massage bed in New Zealand. What a headache! Thanks for the advice, much appreciated!
Hi Jessica, I am glad the videos are helping!