Thai Healing Massage Academy | Thai Massage Online Courses

thai massage back stretch

Learn Thai Massage

ONLINE

Convenient - Effective

Professional Training since 2001

Thai Healing Massage Academy logo
Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Cindy Byer- Thai Massage Notes
Avatar
CindyByer
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 4
Member Since:
April 16, 2021
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
April 16, 2021 - 8:43 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Introduction:  I am not so great at taking online courses; in fact I tend to shy away from them because  I get overwhlemed.  What I really appreciate about the introduction to this course is the way the course material will be 'unlocked' as I move along.  It makes it less daunting.

 

The one area that i noticed with the introduction is how it discussed the certification process.  This was a bit confusing as I could not easily figure out how to "register" for the certification.  I kept looking for a button or something that says "register for certification"  all it said was "take me to the forum."  I am not sure if I am going through the process correctly or not, so if someone can just let me know that would be appreciated.

Basically here is what I figured out... click go to forum.  Register for the wordpress forum; then post an introduction of myself; and create a new topic with my own notes for the training course that i am wanting to get certification in.   

 

Is this correct? 

But what I am also still confused about is how we get the certification at the end, and/or take the CEU quiz. 

 

Can anyone help me understand. I may just be missing what is right in front of my eyes, but any help would be appreciated.  

Avatar
CindyByer
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 4
Member Since:
April 16, 2021
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
April 16, 2021 - 9:50 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Module 1:  Overview of Thai Massage

Key Guiding Principle: "Feel the way around the body instead of analyzing it. To sense and feel what is happening in order to free up the energy lines.

 

~ this is the most profound summary that I have ever heard about the difference between western and eastern massage modalities.  I am personally very heavy in the anatomical/science world but I have always sensed there is a missing link.  I have a very powerful ability to sense/see misalignments in posture and movement, but I have not been able to translate that intuition into touch.  I am excited to open this door to really understand the energy lines to intentionally train and strengthen my intuitive connection with someone's body.  I have it, but it has never been trained.  

 

Module summary: was an overview of

1. Techniques- What

2. Tools- How

3. Breath- Connection

 

Along with a review of position of supine, prone, side-lying, and sitting

Avatar
Shama Kern
Thailand
Admin
Forum Posts: 9468
Member Since:
June 28, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
April 16, 2021 - 10:40 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

Hi Cindy, welcome to the Complete Thai Massage certification program. Regarding your confusion about the certification process, registration, and certificate - I am wondering where you looked so far. If you click on the 'Certification Information' banner in the sidebar of your membership portal, you will arrive on the 'Certification Tutorial' page which explains the entire process step-by-step. About halfway down on that page, there is a big and obvious headline about certification registration.

There are two videos on that page that explain everything in great detail. There is also a section titled 'When and how do you receive your certificate?' which will answer one of your questions.

It seems to me that you have not found this page yet. Here is a screenshot that shows you how to access it:
2021-04-16_21-38-32Image Enlarger

Please make sure to read the entire certification tutorial page and watch both videos. This will answer all your questions. Smile

Avatar
CindyByer
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 4
Member Since:
April 16, 2021
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
April 21, 2021 - 7:40 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Module 2: Ergonomics & Chi Machine!

 

Ergonomics is an area that I am familiar with due to the years of Pilates instruction and self-work.  One of the reasons I am studying Thai Massage is that it is just better for my body to personally give a massage.  Because I have the ability to adjust and adapt my position in a variety of ways and am not limited by a table, I have the flexibility to position myself in the most comfortable and efficient position for me to give a massage.  I am excited to explore the floor more.

 

The Chi Machine: an amazingly relaxing way to start a Thai session.  I practiced it with my 14 year old son right after watching the video... here is what I discovered.  I watched his hips and his whole body was moving, he quickly relaxed into the move and did not want me to stop. It was like rocking a baby.  However, his legs are heavy, and I found my wrists were tired and body was tired after trying to do this position for 1 minute.  I assume my endurance will improve with time.

Avatar
Shama Kern
Thailand
Admin
Forum Posts: 9468
Member Since:
June 28, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
April 22, 2021 - 3:23 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

That was a pretty successful implementation of the Chi Machine for starters! The tiring of the wrist might be due to positioning. The trick is to position your hands a little bit on the inside of your thighs so that they don't slide out. If you constantly have to prevent them from sliding out, this will tire your hands.

You have to find a position for your hands that requires the least amount of effort in keeping them stable. If you have to make an effort with your hands, you will engage more muscles than necessary which again will tire your hands.

Try to experiment with that a little. Try to find the position of your hands on your thighs that requires the least amount of effort, and then try to relax your hands as much as you can.

Initially it is quite normal that you will feel this in your feet, ankles, and knees, especially if you keep at it for a minute or so. There are a few scenarios. One is that you generate the movement too much out of your hands and arms than out of the hip swing. The second is that you have not found your natural rhythm with the hip swing but force it. Both of these scenarios will cause tiring. 

The third scenario is that you are doing everything right, but you just have to get used to the movement and condition your feet, ankles, and knees to get used to it. That will take some time, but will happen.

Forum Timezone: Asia/Tbilisi
Most Users Ever Online: 254
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 11
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
mwisdom: 186
DKThai: 174
Merri Lou Dobler: 168
Karin Secrest: 164
Wendy Choponis: 96
Dean Samuels: 88
Newest Members:
ANNA BENNETT
baubitsa
Heather fixico
Cynthia
shaoyu wan
seville samuel
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 5
Topics: 1448
Posts: 23029

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 6
Members: 1100
Moderators: 0
Admins: 1
Administrators: Shama Kern