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I am delighted to take this course to enhance my Thai Massage skills.  I have so many clients with hip issues that I am hoping to be better at assessing and treating.  This first module was so helpful in learning how to assess hip issues more appropriately.  I have already used it and feel more confident with this information in helping my client understand their hip issues, as well as my own.  So looking forward to using the enhance techniques with them.

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Hi Cindy, welcome back to another one of your extensive list of Thai Massage courses!

In order to keep the forum organized, at the beginning of all certification threads I always post  a link to our certification check list as a reference:

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I am looking forward to reading how you apply the hip therapy system. Smile

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The techniques demonstrated in this module were wonderful to apply and were received with great feedback.  I have integrated so much rocking into all my massages so really like using both the circling and the integration of circling and rocking.  Although I know that forearms, feet, and knees are used in Thai I have not really utilized knees much but really found them to be very effective.  Excited for more!

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I enjoyed this module going from rocking to deeper pressure and understanding the benefits of both.  Once again the techniques well received by a friend experiencing hip pain.  He noticed an improvement after receiving techniques from modules 2 &3.  I particularly found both the knee and elbow techniques on the side of hip and down side of leg to be most effective and very energetic to use.  Both the straight down pressure techniques and rolling of forearm were also received with positive feedback and enhance my comfort level in working in this area of the body.

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I am glad to hear that you have integrated so much rocking into your work. This is what has always worked extremely well for me compared to the more linear direct pressure approach of traditional Thai Massage.

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This module definitely takes The Hip Pie to a deeper level and understanding than the original course.  I particularly like the traction rocking technique (need to find someone to do this to me!!).  I appreciate the variations of how to do the stretches for different types of people using hands, rocking, and forearms to change the depth of the stretch. The 90 degree angle using both hands was received with great praise and he commented on how great it felt to have the pulling up done with the left hand, stated it really helped him relax and go with the flow.

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Just loved the lean and roll using hands and forearms.  I am definitely getting more accustomed to changing positions and being more mindful of my body mechanics.  Love the flow of energy that I feel when using this technique.  Using my knee was a great experience and found I was still able to sense the pressure.  I definitely need some practice on the rolling the knee!  I did like the blood stopping and it was received well.  This module made me more comfortable with the technique.  The circling technique is also wonderful for working stiff muscles and I use this often with clients, the refresher was appreciated.

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Module 6

I found the scooping and circling techniques in the groin very helpful and received well.  I use the 1-10 scale often and appreciated the 5-8 range as a good guideline for pressure being used.  I loved the reminder to rock first instead of going right into the stretch.  Also like the 1-2-3-2-1 method on hamstring while going in and out of the stretch.  The deeper stretch using the forearm on hamstring and shoulder into the knee will take a bit of practice but my client enjoyed the stretch.  The standing pose that uses my leg and body to get a deeper stretch was enjoyable to use and really did deepen the stretch and I loved how just moving your knee could change direction of stretch.  I love the 2 legged stretch with the circling to address pie slice 5 & 6.

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Sounds like you are well on your way to be an excellent hip therapist! Smile

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