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janethern
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February 28, 2014 - 4:28 pm
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MODULE # 1

This module was a good reminder to focus on paying attention to my clients. The observation skills you have taught in this module will enable me to determine my clients needs. I found your presentation of kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis and spinal rotation,  easy to understand.

Thank you for the reminder to work with my clients to improve their posture.

 

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Wow Janet, I read your bio – amazing! What a perfect background you have. There are quite a few personal trainers who have taken my courses. Both personal training and yoga teaching are ideal combinations with Thai Massage. 

I totally understand what you are talking about when you mentioned a happy client’s reaction. Luckily I have had this reaction from clients (…best massage in my life…) many times. It is definitely wonderful to hear.

I have thought many times if, at the end of my life, I would go over my contributions to others to see if my life had been of value to others, my Thai Massage profession would rank at the top of that list. It is very gratifying to know that we are really making a difference in the lives of others, and Thai Massage is a very powerful tool to accomplish this.

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Shama, I have to tell you I absolutely love your courses.  I have never heard any one describe things as well as you. I’m so happy that I found you. Your contribution to others will be huge. Not only are you helping the people you massage, but also all the clients of the Thai Massage therapists doing your training. I know what I will learn from your courses will give me the ability to help many people. I am certain that the other students training with your instruction will help many people also.

Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledgeSmile

Janet

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Thanks so much for your kind words! I am definitely trying to the best of my ability to make a significant contribution to the world of Thai Massage.

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Module 2 & 3 discussed

–          How to interview my clients to find out about possible causes for their back pain.

–          Causes of disorders with the curvature of the spine

–          How to identify curvature problems in my clients while they are standing and lying down

–          Problems caused by back disorders

–          Things I can do to improve back problems

–          Contraindications to back work

–          The Western and eastern approach

–          The anatomy of the back

–          Causes sciatic nerve problems

–          The importance of our clients taking responsibility in their healing .. ie exercise and good nutrition, altering lifestyle habits …

–          The use of props ( I love the face down one with pillows under the forehead and chest)

–          How to work to on a client with little stress on the therapist

 

My back has been bothering me a lot lately. I don’t know if my posture while doing massages is the problem, but it gets aggravated while I’m working. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I wish I was in Thailand.. I would have you work on my back.

I was reminded that I have limitations on what I can do for my clients and not to feel like a failure if I cannot improve my client’s condition.  It is in my nature to do so.  I realize I need to make my clients aware that I cannot perform miracles.

 

Thank you for the transcript for this module 2. It will come in handy.

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