October 2, 2015
Hi my name is Jodi and I live in Toronto, Canada. I have been a certified massage practioner for several years. I am currently studying Holistic Nutrition and have been inspired by the experience of learning to seek more learning. I have recently become more active in my massage practice and have just completed the first video tutorial in the certificate course here at the Thai Massage Academy. I am enjoying the platform and find the video and captions to be excellent in explaining the basics in this healing modality. I am looking forward to connecting with other healers and sharing knowledge.
I have some clients and family members with limited mobility who can not get on the floor and I would like to ask anyone out there if they have experienced practicing Thai massage methods using a massage chair / table or a bed. Any tips on how to effectively apply Thai massage techniques in these circumstances would be greatly appreciated.
Happy to be here and well wishes to all.
Hi Jodi, welcome to our forum. Many of our students apply the Thai Massage techniques to their table work. It is quite easy to do with a little creativity. However some techniques are difficult or cannot be done on a table. Still, you can use at least two thirds of the program for table work which is plenty enough for a good session.
Floor work is easier and more effective since you can use your body in more advantageous ways. And it's the way how it is traditionally done in Thailand. That's why I demonstrate everything on a floor mat. But I know for a fact that many students use it on a table, so feel free to experiment with this.
Since you mentioned "certificate course" in your post, I imagine that you will register for our certification program. Just look for the registration link in your course manual to get started.