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March 4, 2016 - 5:34 pm
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Module 1

I am excited about this course and loved the introduction stating that I would learn not just techniques but so much more about sciatica.  I deal with pain and learned perhaps it is not sciatica after all but will continue to learn.  I feel this is a good course as I have many clients with low back and sciatica pain that I will soon have a specific session to help alleviate pain.

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Loved the diagnosing and testing video.  This truly will add to my knowledge and ability to professional help those with sciatica pain.  I really gained a better understanding of the sciatica nerve, its location, and ways it can be negatively affected.

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I use the rocking move of the lower back and gluts all the time in my massage routine now since taking the full course and my clients seem to love it.  It was a great refresher to be reminded to use the whole body and not just my arms.  It was also good to gain more information on how this can help loosen the muscles that may be causing sciatica pain.

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I like learning new techniques so enjoyed reviewing some ones I learned and felt I have a few new ones to help with lower back issues as well as sciatica.  I now have someone, my daughter, to practice on regularly and on the floor so this has been wonderful.  I have always had to modify for the table and understand that some techniques are more difficult to this.  

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If I understand you correctly - so far you have been doing all the Thai Massage on a table? And now you are starting out with working on the floor? That will be very interesting. Actually once you get used to it, it should be a lot easier and more effective.

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I have done some floor work but most on the table due to my work environments but hoping to change that all soon as I love the mat work.

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I have recently started using sacrum techniques taught in the original course on clients with great feedback.  I can't wait to include the techniques taught in this module.  The glut and sacrum is often neglected during massage but so beneficial to low back, hip and leg pain.  I particularly like the rocking techniques! I now have many volunteers for floor work so excited to practice on them!!

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Not sure what happened as I thought I submitted a reply for this module but it is not showing so here it goes again.  I really liked the various techniques in this module as they incorporated using knees, forearms, elbows, and rocking.  I like the tutorial on using pillows for support to provide comfort for certain clients.  I also like the lower back lift and would love to experience that move for my own sciatica issues! 

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Module 7

I am particularly fond on the stretching techniques, both to give and receive.  The spinal twist is one that seems to brings positive feedback from clients and I just love how you explain how to do it so as to not be uncomfortable to do.  I like the options for the piriformis stretch, either rocking or stretching much like the pigeon pose.  The information about how to determine if hip muscles are tight using the leg was very helpful, thank you.  Equally helpful was the technique to try and release the hip muscles.  

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I am glad to hear that you find the course helpful. This should prove very useful since there just aren't many therapists who know how to treat sciatica. I was  motivated to develop those skills because of my wife's sciatica  issues.

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Module 8

This was a great module and since I am currently dealing with a bad episode of sciatica I love the homework exercises and will be trying myself daily.  These are wonderful and simple exercises to teach clients.  I feel that the information in the module with help me be a more effective therapist. Client definitely appreciate a therapist who is willing include them in their own healing.

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March 15, 2016 - 12:23 am
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Exactly my feelings. Whenever possible I include clients in the healing process. Sure, some of them won't follow through, won't do homework or exercises, but that's not a problem for me. I offer it, and if only one out 10 follows through, then it was all worth it as far as I am concerned.

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Module 9

One thing I love about your courses is that you include energy work into the practice of Thai Massage.  As a counselor I used guided visualizations often with great result so I can imagine that it would work great for pain as well.  I have not tried the herbal balls but it does look interesting so may try soon.  Thank you again for another wonderful course that I am already using on myself and others with success.

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Cindy

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Congratulations for completing another course successfully.

We are definitely on the same wave length with guided visualization. I have often used it successfully in my work.

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