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Amber Vogelsang's Complete Thai massage course
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October 24, 2018 - 6:56 pm
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Module 14

I really enjoyed practicing the different rocking techniques. I feel it’s wonderful for the body to stay loose and it feels relaxing as well.

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October 24, 2018 - 7:51 pm
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Keep your eyes open for my next email - it will be about rocking! Smile

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Module 14

I really enjoy doing and receiving  the rocking techniques. I find it very relaxing! The people I have practiced this technique on said it was very relaxing and peaceful and I would have to agree. I think it helps to keep the body loose and limber and also great for circulation.

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November 2, 2018 - 5:21 pm
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The abdomen and chest techniques I did okay. I did not feel 100% comfortable with some of the techniques especially working near the women’s chest area but I’m sure as I get more comfortable and know my client then that will come more naturally to me. I do understand the importance of working the abdominal area as it is the control center or the brain of the whole body.

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November 2, 2018 - 5:44 pm
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Good, we have another member of the 'rocking fan club'. Smile

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Module 16

I really enjoyed Practicing the shoulder techniques. The shoulder is a complex area of the body and many people often experience pain in that area. I feel I need more practice with it but I know I will soon feel more comfortable 

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November 12, 2018 - 12:26 am
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...especially since there are two more modules of only shoulder work coming up later in the course.

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The arms and Hand techniques I felt I got fairly easily. I do like how more in depth the techniques are from just a regular massage. One of my favorite techniques so far was the four finger traction. Really feels good especially on people who works with their hands a lot.

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Transitioning from one side to the other with grace will take a bit of practice. I did like the transition and traction technique it gives the client the effects of being weightless. I think a lot of the Thai mx gives me that feeling. The spinal twisting I practiced I did okay will definitely have to work on that some more as well as the figure 8 shoulder move. I can hardly wait for all this to come together!!

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Thank you so much for pulling all that together it really give me an idea of how it looks and flows.

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November 13, 2018 - 11:16 pm
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True, Thai Massage is very detailed and much more in depth compared to other massage styles. There are tons of techniques, and it does take a while to learn them all. But in the end you will have an amazing toolbox for your practice and great therapeutic skills. Smile

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Module 20

As a massage therapist I often use elbows and forearms to save my hands it’s been absolutely essential for the work that I do. The warm ups are a great way to prepare the body for stretches or deep work. I like the ideas you said about have props around like pillows and blankets.

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November 20, 2018 - 12:41 am
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Good, so all those other body parts will not shock you or scare you. Smile

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Module 21

I felt pretty good working the prone position. I enjoyed learning new hip and glute techniques as well it is easier on my body so that is way better! I liked your suggestion on watching my hand for tension and think softness those were both great things to think about. I also like doing the rocking techniques! I find them very relaxing.

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I did not feel very confident performing the stretches. The double leg stretch is definitely a powerful one. I had my husband try these stretches on me so I can feel how they feel to a person. All in all I did good but need more practice for sure.

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I guess not many people (if any) would feel confident when doing all those stretches on the first try. That's quite normal. It takes a while before you can feel the stretches in your body while doing them, i.e. really feel them instead of just doing them.

It definitely helps having them done to you. That makes it much easier to relate to the client's experience. Luckily your husband is doing that, although he probably won't be able to provide you with the experience of a stretch that is done with the power of softness, with sensitivity, perfect ergonomics and hara awareness. That takes time and practice.

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Module 23

I absolutely enjoyed the sacrum/glute work. I myself have had tons of issues in those areas and I find lots of people do. I liked the sacrum techniques. I think that will help a lot of people with restrictions. The glute work came easily for me other than the knee rocking will take some time to  get the Rhythm down. 

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Module 24

The circular and wiggle techniques you showed were great and yes less pressure on the hands, wrists and also my whole upper body. The techniques came fairly easy for me and I enjoyed learning them.

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I really enjoyed learning the knee and elbow techniques on the back. The trapezius stretch was a bit  uncoordinated for me as well as some of the knee techniques. I do like how you always show different techniques to produce more pressure that is very helpful.

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Module 26

 Absolutely loving the back techniques shown in this video. As a massage therapist I’m very use to using my forearms and as you use them more and more you will begin to notice that you can feel things in the muscles almost just as good as your hands. The galloping technique was great and is another technique so the massage doesn’t become the same ol thing.

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