August 22, 2021
Hello... I'm Bill Jacques and I'm excited to be part of this learning experience. Never been involve in a forum before so any help is appreciated.
Own a wellness center in Venice FL that focuses on Myofascial Release Therapy. Decided to learn Thai massage to get a broader understanding of how the Eastern arts compare with our traditional approach in the US. I've been involved with the energy flow of the body for 25+ years , because I have also worked with bioenergetic screening and the use of herbals and homeopathy. Helping people get out of chronic pain and teaching them how to use natural approaches to get their health back in balance has always been my goal.
I love the Myofascial Release because it's a whole body holistic approach. It's an art to open and release the locked down fascial planes. Each persons energy flow, blood flow, nerve flow and lymphatic flow is totally different depending upon their restrictions in their connective tissue.
I'm starting out with the Complete Thai Massage program and the Sciatica program.
My question is: Are the other programs like the Heavenly Head massage covered in detail in the complete course?
My current facility is not large enough to work on the floor because of my hydraulic table... I have many seniors who need this kind of work but find it difficult to get down and back up off the floor. Also I'm an old guy and sitting on my feet like you demonstrate is a real challenge. Any other tips?
Hi Bill, welcome to our forum. You seem to be doing alright with it!
All our courses are stand-alone courses. The Complete Thai Massage course is not a compilation of all our courses. The Heavenly Head Massage course is something totally different and unique. You might want to watch the video on top of this page which explains this in more detail:
Working on the floor gives you more options and better leverage, but a lot of Thai Massage can be adapted to the table with a little creativity. Many of our students have done that quite successfully.
The Heavenly Head Massage course can be very easily done on a table in its entirety with the exception of just one single technique which cannot be done on the table.
I don't know how old you are, but we have quite a few students in their 60s and some in their 70s. Thai Massage can be very beneficial for the therapist as well since it can help you to become more flexible and develop better balance and body control. This mainly applies to floor work.
Some of our students have started out on a table, and later, when they managed to find space for a floor mat, added this to their repertoire. Some exclusively work on a table, and some exclusively on a floor mat. So it is a flexible situation.
When going through the Complete Thai Massage program, you will find several videos that are specifically designed to help your body to adjust to Thai Massage floor work, if and when you decide to do that.