I usually always start some of my DTM with warming techniques over the spine to introduce to my touch and also it is really good according client's feedback.
These techniques using the knee on the lower back are really good for the erectors muscles group and LBP.
When I first practiced these techniques it was a bit hard to control but now I am doing better. I do put a bit of my body weight with big male clients.
Love this back techniques for the Lower and upper body. They are great addition to my routine. I usually in my Thai Massage compress the upper arm and scapula, but now I can start incoporating my forearm/elbow from the hip or lower back of the client for a more complete experience. I am doing it now with success. Thanks again.
The pectorals stretch the way you teach us is an another great addition to my pectorals stretch. With this new technique I do already 3 ways of pectorals stretch. I usually so cobra version 3 on clients I feel from the beginning they are yoga style clients. They really enjoy that stretch.
I definitely feel complete on my routine for the back on prone position thanks to your new techniques. This new techniques again I feel they are a great complement to my Thai Massage. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks.
Love this new additions to my routine. I have timed myself to do this as I have to make sure I do what is necessary on the time the buy. I do as you suggested work on some technique that according the client 's need and goals I will just use. I can say confident that may full routine is fluent and transitions are getting better.
This is really a enjoyable massage to give and not to mentions the receives are always happy. Thanks again.
wow some thing new I always learn here. Sitting on the lateral side of the inner leg of the client it have been a bit challenging for me but no so much now. I feel I am too heavy but the feedback says the contrary. I guess it is my perception. a warm sensation was felt as you mentioned in the video.
Working on the side of the hip on clients with hypertonic muscles it feels too much for them. I tell you this because I have a particular client that she has a sacroiliac joint dysfunction and sometimes she get very tight glute and hamstrings. I have to go so light because any technique around the hip and glute to her feels like a lot of pression, when she gets this flares up, and has lymphatic fluid around.
The back work I like a lot, specially the pull and push.the feedback for this movement is great.
I do the Psoas release stretch as you do, but with exception I was not using my knee to place it in the client's glute. I have tried and the feedback obtained is that it feels deeper stretch. You are very right in always asking clients about how are they feeling the stretch. That is a rule for me to ask to avoid major issues. Thanks.
This module that focuses on shoulder work I can say I am very familiar with most of the techniques with exception of the circling the shoulder , that is new for me. I will be incorporating when I am more fluent on it.
I had to be very careful doing the circling technique on the shoulders in side position on my husband as his feedback was for him too much of the stretch, but as you Know I always have mentioned before that he is a bit stiff so this is something I was expecting to be. nevertheless, as you mentioned we need to be careful with that particular technique because really give a strong stretch.
With a bit of more fluency on this new technique and when I fell ready I will add it. I will keep practicing.
I have been working on a client that is coming regular . He has very tight scapula or shoulder blade. The shoulder work technique is great and is exactly what I do in side position for scapulae release and loosening it. I have been working on these techniques presented in this module for quite a bit already and I can tell the difference once I start working on it. Usually the his right scapula is glue tighten, but after I rotate the scapula work on the muscles and stretch the them the shoulder blade since to relax and the I can access with my fingers much easier.
Now, I will be incorporating the traction of arm and the MFR of the latissimus diary and serratus anterior muscles area and the sandwich rocking on shoulder, that per feedback feels so good. Thanks
I find that finishing in the sitting position helps the clients to wakeup. I strongly agree with you that the downside as you mentioned after a wonderful relaxing massage session they end a bit uncomfortable in that position. It is good to know that I do not necessarily need to end my sessions in a sitting position. I used to ended like that so I will try to let it be more relaxing. Thanks for that advice.
I love the rocking on the trapezius, this is a new technic for me. For the backbend and shoulder stretch which I know as "Paddleboat" most of the flexible clients like it. I always check on them if this is ok.
The spinal twist I do in two different levels but stronger way than this presented in this module. I love the gentle technique you shared in the video as I feel that is better for my husband and any other client with less range of motion. Thanks, I feel I have good options from stronger to gentle spinal twists.
The traction you showed that you mentioned it might a bit intamate for some, is new technique for. I practiced on my husband and it feels ok although lifting a man is a little bit hard, but I found practical at the same time.
The way I have been trained to do is like the second technique you showed stretching the back by placing the knees on their back several positioons and leaning back. Your techniques is slightly gentle which I like a lot. What I do sometimes is I put a pillow on the client's back for their comfort, anyway the knees in the right place of the back dont hurt.
I love the forearm work therapy on the neck and trapezius. I do something similar, but I learnt a bit more with you. I really appreciate the advice you give us about we don't have to finish in sitting possition. I used to finish like that, but for a relaxing session is better as you suggest to let them relax with a head/face massage towards the end of the session. Thanks a lot.
I try to communicate everything the client needs to know about Thai Massage. In my case I live in USA, we make them sign a consent form where they review and check that there is no contraindication to the therapy. In the consultation, I explain the word "Sebai- Sebai" so they know what I meant if I find a part of their body not relaxed. Also, I do a bit of rocking technique as you showed us to manage a very stiff area.
When I do stretches and if they are too relaxed enjoying the treatment I have told them previously in the consultation they can give me thumb up for ok or thumb down for too much without talking as they relax.
I usually encourage them to breathe deeply throughout the session, especially breathing into any areas of soreness or tightness. By focusing their breath into that area they simply relax, and let go.
I think the success to a good treatment is the level of communication between client and therapist. it is very importanrt.Not to let them suffer in silent or be disappointed of no too deep stretch.
I totally agree with your observations. The only thing I would not do personally is to encourage clients to breathe deeply throughout the session. This can be like work for them and can make it harder to drift off into this blissful trance state.
I only ask them to breathe into an area of their body when I am working on this area and I notice that they just cannot relax it. Then I enlist their cooperation with the breathing. But outside of this scenario I don't ask them to do anything that takes an effort. That's just my way of doing things. Yours may be different.
I will send out your certificate tomorrow. By the way. in your certification registration you said that you wanted both the International and the CE certificate. So far I can issue you the international certificate. If you also want the CE certificate, you would need to do the CE test questions which are required by the NCBTMB. This is explained in our certification tutorial which you can access by clicking on the 'certification information' banner in the sidebar of your membership portal.