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Sometimes you run into this ticklish issue. Children typically are a lot more ticklish than adults. In such cases you just have to adapt, modify, or skip techniques.

It is very useful to practice on short and tall clients, light and heavy ones, and stiff and flexible ones. They all feel different, and working on them will teach you a lot.

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Module 22

She really liked the prone hip stretches. She felt that her hips opened up more while face down. We debated if that was due to her anterior hip tilt and whether the opposite would be true for a posterior hip tilt. She especially enjoyed the stretch with the knee in the glutes and pulling up on the hip.  She did notice a more intense stretch when I moved higher up the glutes on the psoas stretch. We also added pillows for bolstering and she said it was surprisingly comfortable and she was glad we did because she was face down longer.

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There are several ways to make Thai Massage positions more comfortable with pillows. There is an entire module about this in one of the bonus courses.

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Module 23

My client this time had an issue with the face pillow but didn't tell me until I was done so I'll have to work on more effective communication. She worried that the knees in the glutes would be too much for some people but said it was good for her. I assured her that I can modify based on the client. She really liked the percussion and said it was relaxing. 

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There is an entire module about client communication coming up in the course (module #35). You will find lots of useful tips in there about informing clients what to expect and what to do.

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That will be very useful for me. I've always struggled with communicating with clients due to being shy and anxious.

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My client was more comfortable with the pillow bolstering this time. She wasn't sure about the circling but she really enjoyed the up and down along the spine and the alternating hand movements. She seemed to prefer the hip work so far. I'll have to work on my transitions so it flows better as I move along the spine.

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The secret for the circling is to get it to flow (transitions), otherwise it feels kind of choppy or even irritating. And the second thing is the variable pressure. If this is not done, the constant equal pressure will feel oppressive.

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Module 25

My client had trouble getting comfortable lying on her stomach.  She said the pressure was good but she prefers being in her stomach on a table because she can breathe easier and is not as difficult to find a relatively comfortable position. She really liked the slow press along the erectors and the knee presses.

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For such clients you might want to use the side position more. This is coming up soon in the course.

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I'm excited for the side lying work! I feel like it will be easier to transition on the floor to side- lying than on a table.

Module 26

My client really enjoyed the shoulder work with the leg holding it up. She said it "didn't squish the boobies" which she was very happy about. She also really liked the galloping motion on the single side but didn't have a preference in rhythm when it was on both sides. Overall she was very pleased with the new material. 

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I thought I had posted about this previously but apparently I forgot.

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My client really enjoyed upper back and shoulder work. She was able to lay without pillows by turning her head often. She really like the lifting of the scapula. She especially loved the full stretch cobra. She said her head lifted more naturally and comfortably with her arms back instead of just pulling on her shoulders.  

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True, on a floor mat you can turn clients from supine into side-lying position yourself whereas on a table you have to ask them to do it on their own.

I am glad to hear that your clients are enjoying the material. So are you building the material right into your actual sessions?

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I've added some things into my regular table sessions and sometimes I practice little pieces on people. I'm hoping to work full floor thai massage into my summer job and open up my own thai studio by the end of the summer.

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That sounds great! I wish you all success with this. Smile

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Thank you! Smile

Module 29

My client really enjoyed the side-lying work. She felt a rush in her leg with the sitting technique and said it felt really good. She liked the angle and how it really got into the adductors in a way that prone or supine can't quite do. She also liked the leg stretch and said it was an angle she didn't think you could achieve any other way.

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Module 30

My client liked the side-lying overall so far. She wasn't sure about the push in towards the spine at first but after I got used to it she thought it was a new technique and really liked it. Little movements matter. She wasn't sure about the first spinal twist but she enjoyed the push-pull technique quite a bit.

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Sidelying work can be very useful for those who can't get comfortable in supine or prone positions, and it is especially great for shoulder therapy work. You can do more of that in the side position than in any other position.

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Module 31

My client really enjoyed the shoulder work! Pretty sure she fell asleep. She definitely went into a deeply trance-like state. The more advanced opposing movements will take more practice to get comfortable with but I feel like I have a decent grasp of them so far. I like the increased range of motion ability that is harder to achieve in any other position.

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Module 32

My client really enjoyed the shoulder stretches. There was a catch in her shoulder with some rotations that she wasn't sure about but after awhile it started to loosen up. The work under the scapula with thumbs and fingers is really hard on my hands. I usually prefer to use the blade of my hand or forearm when I can. I probably won't use the fingers on larger or very stiff clients. She thought the shaking on the shoulder at the end was strange but said it felt really good. 

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You can use the edge/blade of your hand, especially on large or quite stiff clients. You can reserve the thumbs for smaller clients or clients with shoulder blades that are not glued on with superglue.

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