What is different about your sessions?

  • Unique Approach: My Next Level Pain Relief™ sessions are recognized for their maximization of pain relief quickly and transformative potential.
  • Session Details: Each session lasts for an average of 3 hours and currently costs $600.00. Clients should wear yoga clothes or any breathable, easily movable attire. You will not remove clothes and rarely have any oils or creams applied to your skin.
  • Method: Sessions are conducted fully clothed on a mat, resembling a session of relaxed, effortless yoga or Brazilian jiu jitsu depending on needs and depth of pressure. Clients typically leave feeling taller and free from pain.
  • Therapeutic Impact: This bodywork is highly effective, particularly for those suffering from chronic pain, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or sciatica.
  • Not Traditional: This approach goes beyond what is typically thought of as massage, offering a focus on chronic pain management and mobility. Clients have compared traditional deep tissue massage as being merely “petted” for an hour relative to my sessions.
  • Intensity: While the therapy can be soft and gentle, I can also apply up to 200lbs of body weight if necessary. This makes it especially beneficial for those with chronic pain, MMA practitioners, Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioners, martial artists, athletes, yoga instructors, and dancers.
  • Suitable for All: You don’t need to be particularly flexible or “in shape” to benefit from my work. The work is customized to your needs.
  • Benefits: My sessions is a perfect opportunity to escape the strains of modern life via connected touch and correct computer user posture, bringing balance and relief.

How do I schedule a session?

Thank you for your patience. My practice is inordinately busy. I’m training 12+ apprentices online and in person and business continues to grow.  If you’re in dire need of a session for pain relief please email Robert@RobertGardnerWellness.com or text 512 905 2298.

Do you do outcalls?

No. My practice has grown and I don’t travel to do sessions.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, check or credit card are accepted as payment.

What massage classes do you teach?

All current in person and online classes are listed in the store.

Where do I sign up for class?

Sign up for classes here.

I want a Thai massage class in my city and state.

Email me at Robert@RobertGardnerWellness.com with your proposal. I need a facility that will hold a minimum of 10 students. NCBTMB CEP means I can usually give CE in other states.

I want an online class.

We have an ample selection of online classes available both live and prerecorded for NCBTMB homestudy CEs. Make sure that your state accepts NCBTMB approved classes for online CE credit.

What makes your classes different?

I do not teach traditional Thai massage. 

I am a syncretist and iconoclast. I constantly review my teaching, how I approach education and strive to give the highest quality curriculum possible. All classes are a challenge to myself and push my professional and personal boundaries. The skeleton of my work is based off of traditional Thai massage but I have expanded on it, extended it and include other forms of work in my own sessions and classes depending on the needs of my clients and students. At any given time this may include western anatomy, pain science, rehab education, yoga, yoga therapy, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, chi nei tsang, myofascial release and pranayama.

You can study Thai massage with other teachers but you can only study what I do with me.

As an LMT and educator I’m working to change the bodywork industry from the ground up. The things I’ve learned can allow you to work effortlessly and really help symptoms go away for clients with chronic pain and other conditions.

I’m a yoga teacher or I’m not an licensed massage therapist. Can I take your classes?

I allow anyone who has interest to study with me and do not limit information. Sign up for my video vault for $7 a month and your first month is free. You can see almost everything I’ve taught since 2017. Though they are informationally dense I can teach someone off of the street to do sessions for family and friends. If you want to learn, I will teach you.

What is your refund policy?

Currently I require a deposit for classes to hold your space. That deposit is refunded if you cancel within 2 weeks of the start of class. If I cancel class for reasons of my own all fees are refunded asap.

Are you an accredited provider for Continuing Education?

I’m currently approved in full by the following state massage boards and additional entities.

LMT #101765
MTI #2395
CE #1445

CE 2013-032


In addition I’m insured and a member of the following professional organizations. AMBP, AMTA

Can I get certified in Next Level Pain Relief™ through you?

Yes certification will roll out asap. I will post more info here when it is available. I’m still working on standardizing curriculum and making it accessible to students.

Certification with me will include a video test to make sure you understand the basic sequences I lay out for Level 1 certification. I honor your time and energy. If you study with me, we’re not just doing good bodywork, we’re changing the world.

What is Thai massage jam®?

Thai massage jam® is something that fell into my lap and an idea that I’ve fostered for 14 years here in Austin. We meet once a month and you can follow us on facebook via our page.   

Who did you study with? Where did you learn what you do?

I’ve had many teachers over the years and I could speak at length about all the influences I’ve had. In this case I’ll focus on massage and not on yoga or other teachers like spiritual ones. My first teacher no longer teaches Thai massage but is a westerner and amalgamated the Thai massage she picked up from teachers in Thailand. She traveled and to the best of my knowledge she studied with Pichest Boonthumme, Chaiyuth Priyasith and Arno L’hermitte of Osteothai fame. My teacher was a syncretist like myself and her combination of techniques was something I studied for years as her teaching assistant and colleague. I’m forever thankful for the foundation she gave me.

Walt Fritz PT has had a huge influence on how I look at my work and how I practice. Although his work is table based and initially may seem very different it’s amazingly similar. His focus on pain science and modern research that are client focused threw my work into a clear perspective. For years I’d been trying to figure out how to push my work towards scientific research and not rely on very common but outdated theory related to Traditional Thai massage. In short how do we do our best work maintaining good body mechanics and allow it to develop as the research studies question our fundamental assumptions not of what we do but how it actually works to begin with?

Do you have workbooks and videos for sale?

All of my materials are self written and produced. You can purchase them here. This allows me to give you the information you deserve easily and clearly.

Where do you get your mats, computer or other equipment?

I’ve broken my links into 3 sections and blog posts. Here’s a general breakdown of the equipment I use.
Mats & sheets
Computer and tech
Cameras and tripods

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