December 30, 2018
Hi community, peers and Shama.
I am quite new to giving massages in a professional way. But I received already quite a lot of them from professionals around the planet. I had some in Krung Thep, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Sylt, Kopenhagen, New York, Potsdam, London and so on. They were all unique, from different schools and styles. I will not forget how it felt to lie on a hot stone and have a 130kg turkish man bouncing his full weight on my back. Or how the chinese woman in London gave me a great tuina massage that adjusted my hip for roughly one year. I loved the hours of massages in the busy streets of Krung Thep that made me forget the troubles of life and loosend all my stress. And I enjoyed particularly those foot massages after hours of walking on the markets.
When I was a child I was regularly asked by my father and my uncles to walk on their backs. All male family members suffered somehow from backpain. They had all disc surgeries at some point in their lifes. Some of them even three times. I can not imagine to walk on a person today. Actually, I do not weigh more today then when I was twelve years old. Which I find amusing today.
I love to work with individuals. The teachings of Taijiquan helped me to be supportive for some individuals. An older stroke patient had lost her balance ability. A simple movement extractet from the form and thaught to her reestablished her self-confidence in her body awareness. Thus improved her balance in consequence.
I wish to be more helpful to more people.
Best regards Ali
Welcome to our community and our forum, Ali. It seems you have been around the world quite a bit with lots of interesting experiences. I am not so sure if the 130 kg Turkish massage therapist bouncing his full weight on your back qualifies as a good experience! In my training we never walk on people's backs. Too dangerous, and generally not pleasant either.
I also had some pretty weird experiences with massages around the world. You can read about them in this article: