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Anna Maryott's Complete Thai Massage Training
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Anna Maryott
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April 5, 2021 - 8:25 am
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Module 33

The sitting work was fun and interesting but I can definitely see how it wouldn't work for many clients. I'm really curious how it feels as the client. My client seemed to think it was interesting but not her favorite. She did prefer me bracing her head lightly so she didn't have to hold it up while I was working on her neck.  She seemed to like the shoulder stretches more than the spinal twisting.

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Module 34

My client really liked the traction and stretches with the sitting work. She said it would be a good way to start sessions for people who could do it. She especially enjoyed the knees in the back and stretching back as she felt it really opened everything up. She also really liked the spinal traction.

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I think that starting with the sitting position techniques would only work for the yogi types. For most regular type clients this would be overkill. This is especially important considering that you cannot first do any warm-up techniques when you start out in the sitting position. Since it is better and safer to warm up the muscles before stretching, it is better to do sitting position more towards the later part of a session.

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Module 35

I communicated with my clients about what has been bothering them and what they'd like worked on and did more focused work on both. One needed shoulder work and I started her prone then on her side then sitting and finished supine. She wasn't very talkative but I watched her body language and when she seemed uncomfortable I mentioned it and we adjusted her position or my pressure according to the issue. My other client has had a hip/knee issue for awhile. She has been working with me for awhile and was more verbally communicative. She would let me know on the 1-10 scale where her pain level was as well as if her position was uncomfortable. In the past she would always keep it to herself because she doesn't like to put people out or make them feel bad but we've been working on helping each other through open communication and we've come a long way together. We were able to gently relax the muscles and get more range of motion in her knee with less pain.

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Good communication can be so helpful in Thai Massage. It seems that you are using it effectively already - even if it is not much verbal but relies more on observing body language.

You made it! I will be sending out your certificate soon. Smile

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