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Dean Samuels Heavenly Head Massage Certification Notes
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Dean Samuels
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June 10, 2021 - 9:10 pm
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Module #1

    Hi Shama, 

            Glad to be back. I will be doing my Heavenly Head Massages on the table, in which I'm doing all of my Thai from the table.

From watching and practicing the tech. in module 1 by using the table will be very comfortable for me and my clients. You mentioned using some sort of blanket, yes I will need to do so for my massage room is very cool from the AC. Also on my table I have a table warmer under them which my clients love, that helps once they there body temperature slows down once into the massage. 

  Using my inhale/exhale breathing tech. as I rock forward and lean into them and rocking back is a very good way get a nice rhythm going in this module. My client finds it a nice relaxing motion. And moving the hands into the 2 different 45' angle helps my wrists a lot.

Again I'm glad  to be back looking forward to having conversation with you.

P.S. let me know if I need to update anything on my profile to get my certification in this course.

Dean Samuels LMT Cool

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Welcome back, Dean. Just make sure to fill out the certification registration form for our records. You can find it by clicking on the 'Certification Information' banner in the sidebar of your membership portal. That will take you to our Certification Tutorial page. If you scroll down a bit there, you will see the 'certification registration' link.

The Heavenly Head Massage material works great on a table with the exception of one technique which you can simply skip. Just sit on a chair behind the head of your client, and put the table down low just above knee height. For some techniques you need to stand up which will be pretty obvious, especially for the chest work.

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Module #2 chest-1

Sternum Techniques:  Working from my table yes I do have to stand up some, not much to get a 90' angle to the sternum. Finding the correct place to place my thumbs took some work but once I found her ribs it kind of feel into place. My client said it felt very nice when i gently leaned in and once I got my breathing in sink with hers she said it felt much better.

Question: Since this is a very sensitive area to be working is there time frame you should stay in this area? I don't want to make them sore since this area is not worked on much.  She also loved the lightly side of the hand thumping and palm rocking.

Thank you so much.

Dean Samuels LMT

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When I did sessions, I generally spent about 15 minutes on each section - chest, neck, head, and face. But there is no hard and fast rule. You can modify this. The main thing is to do the chest work gently (you seem to be doing that). Too much thumb pressure in between the ribs feels pokey.

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Module #3 Chest-2

Working with thumbs on the pectoralis muscles will that some practice. My client said it was okay once I got the pressure going, and backed off me leaning in and rolling of the thumbs. I'm sure this will very from client to client as this area can be very sensitive. 

Push - Pull of Pectoralis Major was very successful. she love how I rolled my wrists as i did this.Smile

Double Hand circle above the breast nice massage and easy tech. The Elephant walk on shoulders for women and men since I'm doing this from a lowered massage table I have to stand up from my stool to get my right angle down but very affect.

Upper Body Twist: still working on that one from the table to make it more affective. Stand flat footed on floor over them on table not able to over there body as efficient as if on a floor mat.  Will work on that.

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Module 4 Neck-1

I notice in this module no head pillow.  As you mention The Wave is very hard to do on table and I am on a table. 

To the Warming Tech: Rolling, Circling, Circling RT. & LT, and Pulling RT.&LT. You showed a very up close shot of those Tech. without pillow, I place a flat pillow just under her head left a space for my fingers to slide in the open space worked very will. I'm with a pillow there is still as effective?

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The upper body twist is easier on the floor, but it can be done on a table. I have done it many times. However it will only work if the table is low enough, otherwise you cannot get on top of the client and you lose your leverage.

The other issue is if the table is narrow and the client has wide shoulders, the tendency is that you could roll the client's shoulder off the table.

You can forget about the 'wave' on the table. I have one student who told me that she figured out a way to do it on the table, but I have no idea how, and I have never tried it. You don't have to do every single technique in every session. There are plenty of neck techniques in this course that CAN be done on a table.

I don't see why you would not be able to do the neck techniques with a small pillow. However personally I prefer a larger surface when doing the neck techniques. When I have to elevate a client's head for comfort, I like to use a wide and flat cushion so that I can easily manipulate the head. That makes it easier. Even folded towels can work well for this purpose.

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