December 19, 2017
Hello, My name is Estell Myers.
I am a practicing licensed massage therapist since 2014. I also am a cosmetologist practicing Skin Care, licensed for over 20 years. I have dabbled in Thai Massge for a couple of years, adding some stretching and compression in some of my sessions.I am 50 and my body is telling me I can not keep doing so much deep pressure massage that most clients seem to like and want. Ugg. I need something different to keep my massage career alive for the long haul.
I am hoping it will make a big impact in my current massage portion of my business. I may want to switch to and all Thai and possibly Shiatu/TuiNa. I will need to figure out how to find clients that are interested in such modalities, and how to practice, as I have a heavy electric table which is nice to adjust for my many services, but can not be moved for floor work.
I am excited to have such a comprehensive class ahead of me, hopefully I can keep up, as I always seem to have so much going on with a busy work schedule and personal life.
I currently work in Reno Nevada.
Hi Estell, welcome to our forum. I know you are already part of our facebook group - great!
Thai Massage will definitely help you to work with better ergonomics, i.e. accomplish more with less effort, and it will save your hands since you can work with so many other body parts.
For Thai Massage, 50 is nothing. We have many members in our community who are in their 60s and even 70s. I just turned 63, and that doesn't hold me back at all. We have several members who started their Thai Massage training when they were close to 70!! But you are totally correct that at age 50, or any age really, you need to watch out that you do not overwork your hands, and Thai Massage shines in this department!
And by the way, you don't have to keep up with the course delivery. You can totally work at your own pace. Very few course students manage to keep up with the course delivery. It's ironic, in the beginning many students think that one module every three days is way too slow, but in the end they all are glad that they have those intervals. Anyway, don't worry about how long it takes. You own the course for life, and you work at your own pace.