May 27, 2017
Module 1 - Introduction
Nice introduction, You are a great teacher. From what you say, I get to know that You really love what you do, and you are very responsible for your students' progress.
I am very thankful for your motivation and hospitality when we discuss through Facebook messages.
In terms of Module 1, I get to know many body positions which are unthinkable before. It really helps me with my small posture and It enhances my knowledge.
I would be focus to practice my breath which I ignore when I practice massaging.
I have to tell you beforehand that my grammar is not really good since my native language is not English
Thank You so much Shama..
Hi Irianto, welcome to our forum community and to the Thai Massage Mastery program. Don't even worry for a second about your grammar. It is more than good enough. We have had people from all over the world post in here whose first language is not English. It's not about perfection in English, but about learning Thai Massage.
By the way, did you know that my native language is not English as well?
Your small posture is of course the same as that of the Thai people who are small as well. So that will not be a problem. There are many techniques in this course where I specifically offer alternatives for small therapists who are working on larger clients. You will see!
May 27, 2017
Thanks for reminding me to keep my mind calm during my practice.
As you said, I sometimes become hesitant while working on bigger person and it always affects my mind during the massage session, compared to my conditions while I work on smaller person.
Since yesterday, I practice with my 2 friends. It is a pleasure to try a good position and to practice Chi Machine to both of them, though it is still difficult to move the hips of bigger person.
When my friends apply the chi machine to me, finally I could feel the sensation of chi flowing through my body.
Can chi machine be applied to pregnant women?
Thank You Shama
I know plenty of small therapists here in Thailand who weigh around 50 kg who do excellent and effective work on all those much larger westerners. I totally understand that in the beginning you feel a little unsure of yourself, but the confidence will develop over time as your skills grow.
I have often seen comments here in the forum that new course students feel overwhelmed and insecure in the beginning. This is a perfectly normal reaction. However it is just as normal that a few months later those same people feel totally comfortable with Thai Massage, they feel in "flow", and they are really enjoying their work with it.
I would not do the Chi Machine on pregnant women. The idea is to avoid lots of movement in the midsection where the baby is. Not that this is necessarily dangerous, but it is better to err on the safe side. For example women in their first trimester are most likely to miscarry. So you don't want to shake up the abdominal area since you don't know what kind of reaction this might trigger.
It is best and safest to work on areas which do not affect the abdomen, like feet, legs, arms, hands, neck head, and also the back (in the side lying position). We are a little too early in the course to look at this more closely, but later on you will have lots of skills which work great on pregnant women.
May 27, 2017
I've been practiced modul 3 since the day I got it. On the 1st day, I practiced with my 2 friends. For the first technique, I dont feel very difficult because I often practiced reflection massage, so It's easy to follow the order of fingers positions
On the 2nd day, I only practiced with a friend. The 2nd technic is very challenging and I have to watch it over and over again, then I practice as the order you suggest. Till today I still practice to make the comfortable body position to make more flexible movement when I turn my body.
Yesterday I also practiced the next technique. For the third one, it's very exciting, though it was very difficult in the beginning. Then I succeeded to arrage the body position naturally and bend my friend's feet softly.
Thanks for reminding to use body than muscle power for techinuque 4-5.
The 6th technique made my friend really enjoyed my massage session.
I will practice more diligently. Thanks for the lesson
May 27, 2017
This very enjoyable session, I was so motivated to learn the technique although I have to understand the basic concept of movement to work in the foot.
I'm still a little difficult with the technique of twisted the foot to the left and right at step 5 and 6, hopefully later I can be more relaxed and more gentle.
My friend loved the new technique that I learned, because usually I have long to do reflexology in the foot. I am also very helpful with the line drawing technique on the top of the foot, I can do with a relax, although I have to keep practicing with thumbs and fingers.
I want to ask if the main difference when we doing Chi machine with foot lifting technique by pressing both thumbs and shake the legs of clients?
I really agree with what you say when the first touch should be an impression, thank you
Not sure if I understand your question correctly. Are you asking what the difference is in the Chi Machine technique if you lift the feet compared to letting them rest on your thighs? If that is what you mean, the difference is only that if you lift the legs, you can get a stronger swing, but it also takes more effort. So in most cases it is easier and better to let your hands along with the feet of your client rest on your thighs.
If that's not what you meant, please clarify.