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Frances Meeks
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Module 1

How refreshing! Honestly, I can't wait to get started with the other modules. To be able to use my body with "minimal" effort and to sync my breathe with the moves will be much needed. I will definitely have to get use to being on the ground and so close with another person, but I guess I can grow my confidence with my female clients first. So I will start practicing the seated/kneeling positions to loosen up my knees and toes, perhaps I will just do a short yoga session before a session.

When I do table massage, I don't focus on inputing numerous techniques into it, my style is slow/detailed. It's more listening to the body, muscles, the tightness, etc. So I am glad I can relate to the "quality of touch" and "graceful, balanced energetic flow" type of session. I'm looking forward to the next modules!

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Hi Frances, welcome to the Complete Thai Massage certification program. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our Certification Checklist to make sure that it is all correctly organized:

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I already corrected a couple of things, like adding your full name as your display name and in your topic title so that you can be found.

It sounds like you relate well to the foundational principles of Thai Massage which are explained in module one! Smile

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Funny little coincidence! I received a massage awhile ago and the person lifted my ankles and wiggled me around. I don't remember how it made me feel in that moment, but I did like it a lot that I incorporated it into my routine. Not for every service though, I used it whenever I felt it was necessary. Little did I know it was similar or is the "Chi" technique. However, I only do it for a quick 3 seconds. 

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You mean you do the Chi Machine for 3 seconds only? If that's what you mean, the client will not get the intended effect at all. Anything less than half a minute will not generate the tingling/energy flow sensation that makes the Chi Machine so pleasant.

Or were you referring to the way you did it before you learned about the Chi Machine?

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To clarify, before I learned that it was the "Chi Machine", I was including it in my massage but only for a few seconds. (No knowledge, it just felt nice when I received it) Now that I learned more about it from here, I will definitely do it for longer and adjust my position as well. Smile

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Aha, good, thanks for the clarification! Smile

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When getting massaged, I look most forward to the foot work. For me, the foot is one of the most used and abused muscles and giving attention to them feels oh so good. Starting the session with the feet is new to me. However, when practicing the sequence it flows so smoothly and feels right. I've also been implementing the stretching and basically all the techniques into my own own services (Not called Thai Massage btw) and the feedback is positive. Such as ," not knowing how stiff their foot was or how tight the muscles were when stretching it". I am so looking forward to the upcoming modules!

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"When getting massaged, I look most forward to the foot work."  -  I can totally relate to that. For 20 years in Thailand I got a lot more pure foot massage sessions (like one a week) than Thai Massage sessions. I love both, but you are right, the feet need it so much. You can do a lot of self-exercise for most of your body, but not really for the feet. For that, nothing beats a good foot massage.

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Absolutely! I am moving to the Philippines soon and I plan on getting a massage multiple times throughout the week. W/o trying to go broke that is:)

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Slowly but steadily watching and rewatching these modules for a full understanding. Finishing up the foot work modules and feel completely confident in the techniques. The feedback is positive and I have taught my husband to do this on me to calm my plantar fasciitis. 

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You are moving to the Philippines soon - interesting - how did you decide on that? And where are you going to live there?

"I have taught my husband to do this on me to calm my plantar fasciitis."  -  In this case it would really benefit you to take our Thai Foot Massage course at some time in the future. This addresses all kinds of foot conditions including plantar fasciites. I have cured myself from Morton's neuroma, a very painful nerve condition in the feet, using the techniques in this course. 

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My husband took me to the Philippines to meet his family and I absolutely fell in love with Cebu and the islands we visited. We have a house there already but we are looking to move to another island that isn't so "touristy". 

 

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One thing about the technique that I find a little challenging is the "breathe in, breathe out". I tend to hold my breath unknowingly, I will have to be more mindful when it comes to that. However when I do notice that I'm holding my breath, I inhale and let it go quietly. When I do that, my client actually takes a deep breath, so it's a reminder for us both. 

Are the Thai energy lines in relation/similar to Chinese Meridian's?

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