August 10, 2016
I've been a certified massage therapist for close to 8 years, working at a chiropractor's office and doing some outcalls to people's homes. Much of my work has been deep tissue, but I always try to incorporate stretching, pulling, and rocking into my massages. I've wanted to learn Thai massage since I was in massage school, and I'm finally doing it - Yay! I'm taking this class because I want to add to the massage modalities I use and I believe stretching and yoga are extremely helpful for good health and to prevent injury. Also, I'm a small woman and I'm beginning to feel the effects of doing so much deep tissue work. I love massage and body work and the difference it can make in someone's physical and emotional being, and I don't want to give up doing massage because of my painful hands and arms. I believe this will be helpful in saving my massage career. Thank you, good luck, and God bless each person taking this course and, of course, Shama Kern too.
Hi Valerie, welcome to our forum! All the points which you are making are very valid. Thai Massage takes the pressure off your hands and wrists because you can use so many other body parts. We have several students who have been on the verge of wearing out their hands and who want to practice Thai Massage to get a new lease on life for their career.
Being a small women is no disadvantage in Thai Massage which is obvious when you see all those tiny Thai women doing Thai Massage on often much larger clients. They know how to use their bodies without straining, and that's what we teach here.
Working with a Chiropractor is a perfect setting for using Thai Massage. I blends in perfectly.