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Anindita Ray`s Complete Thai Massage video course
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Anindita Ray
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April 22, 2019 - 12:50 pm
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Module 1 : I find this an interesting introduction about the techniques, position of client versus therapist in the different positions and realizing the potential of the combinations of such. Looking forward to seeing other modules in the course. This will I am hopeful address my physical problem of chronic generalized tightness and stickiness. I intend to learn the course and teach a friend locally who can try Thai massage on me.

My body tightness at the hips, buttocks, pelvis and front of right ankle and right foot toes is challenging when I tried assuming different therapist positions (sitting , half sitting, standing on one leg /balance). I will need to practice it.

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Welcome to our forum, Anindita!  The discomfort in the various positions is fairly typical in the beginning. There are some videos coming up in the "Thai Massage Essentials" section of the course which will help you with those positions. Many course students have this issue in the beginning, and to my knowledge all of them not only overcame it, but they became used to it, and in the process became more flexible.

Thai Massage does not only help the clients, but it also helps the therapists with their flexibility and body control. And yes, it does take some adjustment and patience in the beginning, but 'there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.' Smile

One question: Are you posting in here for the feedback and the interaction, or do you also want a certificate in the end? If the former is the case, then you are fine. If the latter is the case, then please fill out our certification registration form (the link is in the certification section of your course manual) so that we can be sure to have the correct information in our records.

I am looking forward to seeing you progress on your new journey and improve your health in the process!

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April 23, 2019 - 8:44 pm
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Thanks Shama.

I am posting in forum for both feedback and interaction as well as certification. International certificate. I did fill out the registration in the Forum section by the login site at top right corner of forum page earlier. But I will check it out again in the course manual link .

Module 2 video 22-04-2019 :my progress notes: 

I am progressing slowly with the toe, ankle and knee-thigh stiffness, will try the techniques shown on Module 2 essential section.Same problem my friend/partner is facing, who I am teaching using your video simultaneously.

The Chi machine technique is wonderful. Made my friend sleepy.

See you.

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Thanks for filling our the certification registration. 

Take it easy and don't force yourself to endure a position which your body is not used to yet. Use pillow support under your ankles and between buttocks and feet until you won't need it anymore. Also make sure that you work on a surface which is soft enough to reduce the discomfort. If you work on a fairly hard surface, then it will have more of an impact on your ankles.

Your body will adjust soon. In a couple of months, you should notice more agility and flexibility in your own body. Do you ever do any exercises to stay limber? That would be helpful as well in general.

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Hi Shama,

Yes I do some exercises on a daily basis including using 2 wedges (a pelvic wedge and a head wedge which my myofascial therapist had prescribed in the past) to lay on supine for prolonged periods,this helps in fighting the tightness in my spine and back.

Module 3 : April 26, 2019 : 

My friend and I tried the foot massages, feels comfortable. I did feel my left hip and low back and left ankle achilles tendon  stretching during the exercise that involves dorsiflexion and hip traction-compression technique. However will need to practice the techniques more.

Thanks for your patience and help.

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April 28, 2019 - 2:36 pm
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Module 4, April 28,2019 :

Hi Shama,

Thanks for adding the conception part of the foot massage. This makes it easy to do the foot massage instead of memorizing one step after another.

I am slowly getting used to the positioning of my body in the various foot massage techniques, so is my partner.

This does help me getting relaxed.

Looking forward to next module.

Thanks again, Shama.

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I a glad to hear that your body is gradually adjusting - this will only get better. And you will find more of these conceptual ways to remember the Thai Massage system in this course! Smile

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Module 5 : May 10, 2019:

Practised the leg warm up techniques with my partner, both are trying to coordinate the breathe in and out with the body and hand techniques.

With my body tightness in buttocks, back, neck, armpits, wrists and toes, it is a challenge for me.

However my ankle tightness has improved with the sitting position you showed with the use of pillow beneath the ankle, though my right foot toes still feel some tightness. This will improve with little more practice.

Recently I had  been out of town for about 10 days, this had interrupted our sessions, so I am a little behind. But I am not rushing. Taking the lessons at my own pace. 

I am trying the technique on relaxing the wrist you demonstrated. Actually I have had remote fractures on my left wrist after a fall needing operation which had caused a lot of tightness and pain, which had improved with physiotherapy. 

Shama thanks for your help and advice and very clear cut instructions in the videos.

Sincerely,

Anindita.

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I am sure that the Thai Massage will be not only beneficial for who you are working on, but for you as well.

You can totally work at your own pace. That's the benefit of this program - it will always be there for you.

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