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
curious and excited
Avatar
Shama Kern
Thailand
Admin
Forum Posts: 10010
Member Since:
June 28, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
41
November 26, 2011 - 1:38 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

There are two modules once you get to the side position in this course that deal exclusively with shoulder work. And yes, I just finished a 5 hour "Ultimate Shoulder Massage" course which has the most comprehensive selection of shoulder work that anyone can imagine. I wish I could convey the information on how to work on a frozen shoulder easily here in a forum post, but that's not feasible.

I work on a client with an extremely tight shoulder twice a week. He is a big guy and it took a while, but over time he has improved greatly with the very same techniques that I present in my new course.

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
42
November 26, 2011 - 5:13 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

thanks Shama, looking forward

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
43
December 1, 2011 - 7:54 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 20 prone legs 1

''In Thai Massage there are a lot of movements that in essence are doing the same thing, so you have a lot of choice of which one you can pick. YOU JUST NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE MOVEMENT DOES''.  I totally agree with your statement. Its about following one's inner guidance of what is needed in that particular situation with that particular client.

Avatar
Shama Kern
Thailand
Admin
Forum Posts: 10010
Member Since:
June 28, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
44
December 2, 2011 - 1:46 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Yes, I always emphasize that Thai Massage should not be practiced as a mechanical sequence of moves, but should be understood in a conceptual and intuitive way.

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
45
December 5, 2011 - 7:21 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 21 prone legs 2

Impressive moves here. What will take time for me is finding a comfortable way to sit in the postures you show.  Very worthwhile though. It brings the massage to a much deeper level in working on the upper legs.

Avatar
Shama Kern
Thailand
Admin
Forum Posts: 10010
Member Since:
June 28, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
46
December 5, 2011 - 9:16 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

These leg techniques are very similar to the ones on module 6, just for the opposite side of the thigh. The reason why those moves are really good is because you can easily use your body weight, you have good power, you can work on a large area, and you do not need your hands since it is done with the forearms.

Any time you work on big muscles, like the hamstrings in this case, you want to avoid using your hands as much as possible and use other tools instead in order to preserve your thumbs and wrists. This is especially important when small therapists work on bigger clients.

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
47
December 10, 2011 - 7:46 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 22 prone legs 3

What I liked about this module is that you are showing here different options for adjusting the stretches in case the client is very flexible. Its good to experience the freedom one has to adapt every stretch or movement in the for the client the most beneficial way.

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
48
December 12, 2011 - 9:14 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 23 sacrum

I sooo loved the percussion drumming as you showed in the movie. Had great success with it! Also with the more extensive moves around the sacrum. 

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
49
December 20, 2011 - 11:48 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 24 prone back 1

You are right. It is much more relaxing to do the circular movements then the traditional stretches that have the potential to wear down ones thumbs and wrist joints

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
50
December 21, 2011 - 12:14 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 25 prone back 2

You are mostly showing movements that direct away from the erector.

What I sometimes do as well is gently pushing with the palms of my hand in a rhythmic way the muscle against the spine. I found this often easing the tension in the muscle. 

Avatar
Shama Kern
Thailand
Admin
Forum Posts: 10010
Member Since:
June 28, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
51
December 22, 2011 - 1:17 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

Yes, it is very important to have several ways of doing any particular stretch. One way of doing it does not work for everyone. A light, flexible client needs to be treated quite differently from a heavy and stiff person. That's why I am really big on having modifications for the stretches.

Re: sacrum  -  I found out a long time ago that pretty much everybody loves sacrum work, and few therapists are doing it. I have produced an entire course just about sacrum work.

Re: prone back moves  -  That's the point! Circular and rocking moves are so much easier on the therapist's hands and wrists. Plus they feel better.

Re: module 25  -  Certainly both directions work. I use the direction towards the spine as well in some techniques.

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
52
December 25, 2011 - 9:14 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 26 prone back 3

I loved the galloping movement, it eases out a lot of tension in the muscles.

The table simulation with the big and the small pillow together works great!

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
53
December 25, 2011 - 9:37 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 27 upper back

In loosening up the shoulder blade, I am more used to work on the opposite shoulder, leaning in gently with my fingers under the shoulder blade.

The cobra move is hardly an option with very heavy and stiff customers. It would become more of a body-building workout for the therapist

Avatar
Shama Kern
Thailand
Admin
Forum Posts: 10010
Member Since:
June 28, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
54
December 26, 2011 - 8:25 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

The cobra is one of those moves that you need to have in your repertoire for those yogi types who love a really powerful back stretch, but it is certainly not meant to be part of every session. I don't use it very often.

I remember I once had a client who went by the nickname of "Stretch". He loved to be stretched to the maximum, and he was neither a yogi nor super flexible. But he could take the heaviest stretches and loved them. That was the main reason why he came to me - I could stretch him like nobody else.

You never know what clients you will end up with. It is just useful to have a big repertoire of moves - just in case!

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
55
December 30, 2011 - 6:45 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 28 prone summary

What is nice for me to see in this overview, is that you use more and more rocking techniques, and I must admit, they work great!

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
56
January 7, 2012 - 10:56 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 30 side position 2

I love the spinal twists you are showing in this module, especially the rocking version. Very effective.

Avatar
Shama Kern
Thailand
Admin
Forum Posts: 10010
Member Since:
June 28, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
57
January 7, 2012 - 11:46 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

The rocking versions are almost always more pleasant to experience, safer to execute, and more effective than their more linear traditional stretching counterparts. You are getting towards the end of the course!!

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
58
January 9, 2012 - 12:54 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 31 side position 3 shoulder techniques

I love this module. One of my most favorites so far. The moves you showed here will improve the quality of working on (very) stiff and painful shoulders. Thank you once more!

Avatar
Shama Kern
Thailand
Admin
Forum Posts: 10010
Member Since:
June 28, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
59
January 9, 2012 - 2:46 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

I love shoulder work. As they say, if you do what you love, you get good at it. Glad to see that it is a good match for you!

Avatar
jj
ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 39
Member Since:
September 25, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
60
January 11, 2012 - 4:52 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

module 32 side position 4 shoulder techniques

More and more great shoulder techniques. Very useful! Thank you so much Shama

Forum Timezone: Asia/Tbilisi
Most Users Ever Online: 254
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 14
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
mwisdom: 186
DKThai: 174
Merri Lou Dobler: 169
Karin Secrest: 164
Ernesta Andriunaite: 116
Dean Samuels: 99
Newest Members:
Hazel
Tonya Swenson
Kristin Ingold
Debra McClarnon
Christi Faagau
Mary January
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 5
Topics: 1522
Posts: 24407

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 6
Members: 1175
Moderators: 0
Admins: 1
Administrators: Shama Kern