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Thai Massage Tips And Tricks Part 6

Using tools in Thai Massage

Every massage therapist knows that massage can be hard on your hands. We all had the experience that a large, heavy, stiff client requests some serious therapeutic work.

In some cases it can leave us wondering how we can handle this person’s request without stressing our hands too much. Small therapists might even have to avoid or decline such work.

This is where Thai Massage therapy can be ideal. It is a wonderful modality for deep, intense and highly effective therapy work.

One of it’s greatest advantages is that therapists can use many body parts like knees, elbows and feet to relieve stress on the hands and to increase their power. However on top of these advantages, there is another useful option.

In this 6th episode of the Thai Massage Tips And Tricks series you will find out about one massage tool which is practically never used in Thai Massage. However I have used it very successfully on some of my larger clients.

It adds some substantial benefits to your work, it is good for the client and good for the therapist. While it does not replace your hands, it can be a valuable supplement to your Thai Massage work.

Thai Massage Tips And Tricks # 6 - Massage Tools

If you would like to watch more Thai Massage Tips And Tricks videos, you can find them here:
Thai Massage Tips And Tricks Video Series

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

8 thoughts on “Thai Massage Tips And Tricks Part 6”

  1. Wow, what a surprise, never seen a machine like this one before and is a great idea for larger clients who need the work most but it is sometimes difficult to reach deep enough.
    Loving this interplay, so happy to be learning with you Shama. Generous teacher, heartfelt lessons, thanks again.
    Will research and see what is available in Australia.

    • I figured that not too many people would know about this device, especially how to use it in the context of Thai Massage. That’s why I put it in my “Tips And Tricks” series:)

      Thanks for all your appreciation which you express so generously in your many posts. It is food for my soul! I put a lot of energy into my work, supporting my students, providing free training, writing informative articles. It is great to see that it is received well and that it helps others in their massage career.

  2. What a wonderfully informative video. Thanks so much for showing us some tools that are helpful for self care, large clients and our regular clients. It looks like a good way to save our hands and serve our clients.

  3. Thank you Shama, I really appreciate the information I got from the video. Being a small therapist I do need additional means to save not only my hands, but my arms working with large clients. Thank you again for a very useful piece of advice

  4. Thank you Shama for your innovative approach to this ancient art of bodywork. I have been using a professional vibration tool called GX99 for 15 years in my massage practice, which has been primarily bodywork on the massage table. I love the benefits for the client and my own hands, and the versatility this machine gives me. Your idea of using these hand held tools in Thai Massage is truly an eye opener for me and the heat is definitely a plus. Love it.


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