A Bit of History

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Established in 1997, by Dr. Kirsten Kern, PhD and Dr. Eri Weinstein, PhD, Texas Healing Arts Institute (THAI) opened its doors to teach the art and science of bodywork. A few years later, we created a Day Spa and Health and Wellness Center, where some our best graduates could practice. We are proud of creating and operating a cutting edge, state licensed massage therapy program in Austin, Texas, and we have trained some of the finest massage therapists to be found. In addition to having operated an entry level massage program, THAI developed the first and finest Clinical Massage Program in Texas. After eighteen enjoyable years of teaching and running the entry level program, we have turned our professional focus exclusively to providing advanced hands-on and online continuing education classes.

Founder and owner, Kirsten “Stan” Kern offers clinical massage and bodywork services, as well as The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® for digestive, reproductive and spiritual health. To learn more about these services click on the Massage and Bodywork tab on the menu bar.

Drs. Kern and Weinstein have been fortunate to train and work with gifted therapists and teachers over the years, and we are pleased to be able to support them in their new professional endeavors.  You can find their contact information on the menu bar under Resources.