June 5, 2012
Since two days I am watching and working on the " 7 ways to move the spine" video lesson. I just knew 3 of the techniques but on the video I got to see them in a different way. They are all explained very well and I do appreciate Shama's recommendations about size measures even if I do have a little bit of a hard time accepting the facts that some of the techniques don't work for me because I am not tall, I don't weigh a lot. Still I consider myself to be a strong woman, that's why am always tempted to try all of those techniques even with people who are taller than me (which is not very difficult, because I am 1.62).
So yesterday I practiced with 3 friends of mine, especially concentrating on this beautiful back bend stretch (2nd technique on the video) . Two of them are way much taller than I am. I was surprised about the fact that the lifting up story was harder for my thighs than for my back. On my back I didn't feel anything but my thighs did get a good workout.
So I am going to keep on practicing that with friends of mine as long as I feel safe with it. Let's see if I'll manage to put them into my programs.
I know that there are a lot of other opportunities of working even when you are small. I just would love to manage those specific techniques as well because I know how they feel and I would love to give those distributions as well to my clients. Lot's of them are doing yoga so they are really flexible and I am sure they would appreciate that a lot.
I am already exited about practicing again.
See U soon!, love& light Taisha
Let me tell you something interesting, Taisha. Here in Thailand most female therapists are very light and small. But they can often manage to do amazing moves because they know how to use their body weight and their leverage correctly. When you get better at this, you will figure out how to do some of those techniques even on people who are taller and heavier than you.
I have done that many times. I don't mean to say that you should do that all day long on everybody, but these moves are really good for figuring out how to use your body to its best advantage. And they are very good for learning about size differences and what works on whom.
Over time you will come up with adaptations that work for your body, your size and weight. They might be slightly different from the way how I do it because my size and weight are very different from yours. But this is a really fun thing in Thai Massage, to play with such moves and figure out what is the best way for you to do them, and also to figure out when you have to back off and just not do it on certain people. Thai Massage is really fun since there are so many different ways of doing something, it is very creative.
June 5, 2012
Thank you Shama, this is really motivating. It's happening with many skills that they don't depend on someone's weight or size as long as there is the right technique behind it. I am having lots of fun experimenting to find proper ways which fit me.
Because I am living with a small community of people right now, it's very easy to practice. I put my mat already outside in the garden and all the time someone is crossing my way he or she becomes a "victim" . I already repeated the second move from your video about 20 times and it already has become easy to do. I am glad that I didn't give up.
Now I am very exited about starting to practise Thai rocking Massage.
We'll stay in touch!
love &light Taisha
Looks like you are on the right track - you are getting creative and you are experimenting. This particular video course is perfect for that. It's a little bit similar to partner yoga. And also, it's good to have some fun with massage, it doesn't have to be some deadly serious thing. I am sure your "victims" enjoyed it:)