There were a lot of moves to remember in this series! I really enjoyed the neck and shoulders technique and used it during my regular massage sessions also the low back and sacrum galloping with the thumbs. Those are the ones that stuck with me. I will have to watch this video again to remember the others.
In previous videos you always say to be carful with stretches. I can understand why, it’s hard get the feeling of how strong you are pulling. Also putting it all together the position are very difficult to get into. It will just take a lot more practice. It’s so different from what I’m used to.
The reminder of dance and calm at the end of the video was good. It’s true that when we try to have a calming rhythmic touch it feels wonderful. It’s hard when learning new techniques especially the techniques in this video with sitting on the leg and then pulling the leg up. I didn’t feel very graceful at all. But just need lots of practice.
I liked the side line moves of thumbs leaning into the spinal erectors, and the hip and rectors. I’ll be using that even on the table massage. The spinal twists were fun to do, I wish I had someone to practice on me so I know how it feels. The hip flexor stretch was a difficult position for me I couldn’t get comfortable.
The move where you bring the arm up and over makes me nervous, my shoulder dislocates in the overhead position and someone twisting it around like that would be so scary for me. I did it slowly and awkwardly to my partner and they weren’t bothered by it. These moves definitely take practice. I wish there was a booklet that just listed all the moves so that I could be reminded of them and wouldn’t need to play the videos every time I was to practice.
"I wish there was a booklet that just listed all the moves so that I could be reminded of them and wouldn’t need to play the videos every time I was to practice." - What about the transcripts that come with the modules? They list all the moves for quick reference.
Some of our students download and print all the transcripts and assemble them into a booklet.
A lot of these moves would be great for pregnancy massage. I liked the two traction moves, and pulling back the front of the shoulder as you tried to separate the scapula from the back. The ones with the shoulder stretch overhead and thumbing the scapula definitely needs a lot of fed back, I was too gentile because I was scared to hurt my partner.
This whole video was difficult for me because my partner is much taller than me. Even the kneeling the shoulders and neck I had to stand up a little because i couldn’t reach from the kneeling position. But the neck work in that position is really nice, I will use it on people I know and am comfortable with. I also like your version of the spinal twist. I have gotten Thai massage done in Thailand and it was always a little scary how they swing you about. it did feel good on my back but I could see how it can be dangerous too.
The first traction move my partner really liked. It was a little difficult for me because he’s taller and bigger than me. I liked being able to work on the trapezius with the head resting on the lag it was a very comfortable position. I agree that ending the massage sitting up isn’t as relaxing. I look forward to putting all this together in a full session.
I appreciate the communication module, and how you explained and some of the questions. Communication is so important, I know that’s why I retain my clients, it’s because of communication. I’ve gone to therapist who were great but the didn’t communicate and I didn’t have confidence in them because of the lack of communication not because of the skill. So this is a very important subject.
Now that I completely this part I’m not sure what to do after? Am I to continue watching the other videos and writing about each module on the forum page?