August 27, 2016
Greetings fellow healers,
My name is Rob Rohlmeier and I've been working as an acupuncturist and massage therapist for just about 30 years (29 and 7 months). I recently gave up my massage clientele do to some wrist and hand soreness and just needing a break from table massage. I've worked in both spa a medical settings and find my overly left brained approach to treatment rather exhausting. Always wondering about mechanisms and nitty gritty tissue changes and how it all works before I can believe healing is happening eventually hurts the brain and takes the fun out of working. SO, my concurrent but real interest which has been more of a hobby is doing energy work! You know therapeutic touch, quantum healing, medical qigong and the like...But alas, that was approached with a left brained pragmatism that made me question if things were really happening... I discovered this site and read some blogs about inner sensitivity development and thought - this could be a great bridge between somatic touch and energy sensing and seems both simple and profound so I would have to overuse my left brain and can develop the intuitive side. I signed up for the thai back massage course because I need to get CEU's before November and this hopefully can be completed in time, but I will probably sign up for the full meal deal later. I have always wanted to incorporate more stretching into my massage routines and also not use my hands so much. Also, I get to stretch myself while working on others with Thai Massage. So off I go... I hope this is as rewarding as I think it will be. I just finished module one about back assessment and it seemed relevant, straightforward and economical to my brain. In other words, easy to work in before treating without a long cumbersome series of orthopedic test to get to what needs help. Thanks for this great work! I promise I won't be this verbose in future posts. Blessings, Rob
Hi Rob, I have been in Coeur d Alene several times. I used to work as a tour guide a long time ago, and this was on one of the tour itineraries.
You joined a growing group of bodyworkers, therapists and healers who are discovering Thai Massage as a way to reduce stress on your body and work in a more right-brained way. Actually I have studied and practiced Quantum Touch and Medical Qigong before I ever got into Thai Massage which certainly influenced my style of Thai Massage.
I always saw this work as something holistic, intuitive, creative, and energetic, along with the technical side of it. If you are good at both of those aspects, then you are in flow and will enjoy Thai Massage tremendously. I am looking forward to hearing more about your progress and your experience with this course.