I am amazed at how many clients report that in all the massages they received they never had a therapist work on their abdomen! I think this work is so important and learned much from this module to validate it. Although I realized how important it was I never thought to tell a client that so many of their organs were located in this area. This will most likely validate it more than it is their energy center. Again, I like how you break up the work in sections. I rarely work on the rib area as I felt it would be painful but now look forward to incorporating the techniques on my clients.
Even here in Thailand hardly any therapist ever touches the abdomen, and if they do, they use really strong and painful techniques which I would never use. That's why I have developed my own system for the abdomen which is not only painless, but can put a client into a trance if done right. I even created an entire course just for abdominal massage which goes much deeper still.
I do many of the shoulder moves on the table and client's love the stretch. The pull/push of the shoulders is one that I am looking forward to integrating into my sessions as well. I love that you continue to focus on using energy as I am a Reiki Master and love energy work. I find that when I work from energy my client's appear to be more relaxed and well regardless of the pressure and techniques used.
The whole arm sequence is lovely and love that it can be a stand-alone practice. I appreciate having more techniques to add to my table routine as well. Forearm work is not often done by therapists apparently since when I do it for a client they are amazed at how good it feels and is needed.
The beginning techniques for prone foot and leg work are wonderful. I have been wanting techniques to use in this position for the legs since I work for a chiropractor and most of the work is done with client in prone position. I also appreciate the warm-up techniques as this works well on many of my clients who are not flexible at all or are large.
I like the continued reminder to use softness while working and that it should be relaxing for the therapist as well. Knowing the right positions for the feet when doing prone leg work was great to learn. It is wonderful how many sections of the hamstrings and hips can be worked on.
The leg stretches are a great tool to use on the table or mat. I like that you provide many stretches to choose from. It is helpful to understand that all stretches can be modified to individual clients and their flexibility. I also like the use of the knees as tools.
I love glut work as it is often not included in many massages so appreciate the techniques learned.
I absolutely love the sacrum work as I have only typically done the circling technique. Can't wait to use the others on my clients.
I also find that my clients love the rocking as much as I enjoy using it.
This was one of my favorite modules so far!
I so appreciate your offering techniques that are meant to save the therapists thumbs, hands, and wrists!! These back techniques include the rocking technique I have come to love yet still seems to maintain good pressure for clients. I like that you refer to this as a dance while integrating the breath and movement together.
More great back work. I was also waiting for suggestions on making the head and neck comfortable for clients who have difficulty lying with their head turned to the side. Really like the scapula and trap techniques using the forearm taught in this module. I can't wait to try the thumb erector work as this technique definitely seems like it would be less damaging to the thumbs. I am adding new techniques to my table work all the time : ) thank you!
Did you ever see this video about making the client comfortable in the prone position?