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Jenna Brown's Completed Thai Course Adventure & Art of Thai Experience
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May 2, 2015 - 10:50 am
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Good that you figured it out! Many times it just takes a tiny adjustment, and suddenly a technique just works.

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Module 18

Wow! Transistions are a good challenge and a good goal! 

In the last twist and the alternating shoulder rotations, a good many adjusting bones could be heard and felt in the Practise Person. He said they felt great, but giving the alternating shoulders did not feel great to me, but no worries, it will come with time. This module very much highlighted the lack of flexibility in some of my joints because instead of gliding over, my movements felt blocky....so we are excited to be observing my progression in those areas too. I can see how my blockages would interfere with my clients experience ūüôā Jenna

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Well, by learning Thai Massage you help other people become more flexible, and you benefit from it as well by learning how to move your body more smoothly. The transitions are a great way to learn that. Smile

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Module 19

Hello! Appreciated the rocking variation of the shoulder elephant walk. I notice with some clients that after opening up the shoulder, when the client starts thinking, their shoulder tightens back up off the table into protraction again, but rocking the shoulder seems to turn this habit off.

Really like Quantum Technique to reinforce hara. I will try using that with household chores and gardening also! ¬†ūüôā jenna

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It just shows that we are working not just on people's bodies, but also on their minds since this is what often causes the contraction. I often make my clients aware of that when I notice that their mental patterns (i.e. their thinking) causes or contributes to their problem. In pretty much every single case the client had no idea that this was happening. 

I build this into my therapy that I help clients disconnect their thinking from their bodies, i.e. help them to not contract their body when they are thinking. That's something that can be learned.

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Module 20

Elbow pressure on feet works nice. Client reports that it does not hurt.

We like the head pillowed at 45 degrees with a small bean-bag tube-shaped pillow.  at the same time, i also tried one under the anterior shoulder line that the face is turned towards.

See you at Module 21!

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Module 21

This is my second favourite module LOL!

The softening and leaning was a good reminder, and i am more successful with this when my eyes are closed!

The knee presses on his lateral shin soft area went smoother on his left than his right, partly due to the bottom of my right feeling tighter while pressing on his right shin...and also the second time I more leaned side to side like I think you suggested.

See you in Module 22, Jenna

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Actually doing some work with eyes closed can be quite useful - you often feel more that way than with your eyes open. I often do parts of a session with my eyes closed during certain moves.

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Module 22

Hello!  How are you?

My client felt the best stretches with me cross body, kneel-leaning across, cradling above knee and anchoring glut for hip flexor stretch, plus the very last technique with the gluts.

I appreciated all the variations with the knee flexion stretches.

Take Care!  Jenna

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Good to see you back Jenna! I had thought that you had dropped off the face of the earth! Laugh

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Module 23

WOW.

You are so right by saying the sacrum is greatly neglected in medical massage.  This module gives such valuable skills.  It was fabulous!  The percussion was really nice.

In response to your transcript questionnaire, I agree transcribing all the words is way too much work, as some people do not learn from that style.  I wonder if transcribing just an outline would be effective, for example, I have difficulty referring to one of your stretch or position or technique.  I try to describe-name it. Yoga has names for positions, but if we were on the "same page" somewhat naming a technique, when i quickly review a general outline, it would tweak my memory: "as yes, that one".  then i can add the notes that work for my brain on your outline?

its nice to be back learning.  i did fall off the earth a little, as a friend had a sudden cancer diagnosis and passed away in the space of about a month.  i am happy to be back learning such a comforting form of massage.  see you tomorrow, jenna

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The thing is that I can outsource a complete transcription to anyone who can type and listen. To come up with an outline is another story since nobody else except myself can do that since you have to understand Thai Massage in order to do that - and not just Thai Massage, but my style of it.

So far I had several course modules transcribed. But it still takes me easily 3 to 4 hours per video to edit it, cut out stuff that only makes sense when you see the video at the same time, come up with the pictures and format the whole thing so that it looks nice.

It's a huge amount of work, I am realizing. I will gradually come up with more text material, but it will take me quite a bit of time to do this.

I think nobody would believe how much time and effort it took me to come up with this course. There are many hundreds of hours of recording time, video editing, several complete revisions and re-edits over the years, additions of bonus material, and what to speak of all the time I spend here in the forum.

The good thing is that I had no idea initially how much work it would be. If I would have known, I would probably never have started it. Laugh

So it is more of a labor of love than a business for me. And I guess this transcription issue is another thing that doesn't make so much business sense, but falls in the labor of love category.

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Its funny how many things in life we get involved with, not knowing ahead all the true labours of love involved! Laugh We appreciate all the work.

I just realized the "outline" for each module is already contained in the blue boxes that pop up in the videos, so all I have to do is write those down! There we go!  No trranscription or outlines needed!  So my vote is that your work on the fundamentals course is complete enough!  Smile 

That's horrible you got Dengue Fever (just read so now)!  Thats really serious!  My friend caught that when she was in Costa Rica.  No fun whatsoever!  Even though you feel better and feel like you should be back to normal living, previous activity levels, are you still rebuilding your reserves?  We humans often underestimate that, and I personally add more goals, pressures, things I simply must do, to try to "motivate" myself faster past the real but subtler need to keep taking more rest to recover beyond the obvious illness.  Just a thought, not everyone is like that! Wink

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Module 24

I think I finally understood the rocking rhythm concept, but i cannot put it correctly in words. Not stretching the skin, but applying a moving rocking anchor with small occillations through the erectors, that translate through the body to larger oscillations out laterally.  the waves move outward, not my hands so much.  i am looking forward to experiencing it on me! haha

see ya tomorrow!  jenna

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Thanks for your concern. I think I have completely recovered from the Dengue fever now. I have been in Thailand for 16 years, and most of my friends and acquaintances caught Dengue fever at one time. I always thought that I was kind of immune to it, but I guess the mosquitos did not agree. Laugh

You are right, the blue boxes are a kind of outline. That was my idea when I put them in there. When I re-edited and upgraded the Complete Thai Massage course last November, I added a lot more of those blue boxes for better reference.

You know, the truth is that I have never experienced all my rocking techniques on myself since I created this system. I always got lots of great feedback from clients and students, but receiving it myself is another story! 

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Module 25

I can start to feel the difference in the postural strength of my body as I kneel and apply techniques to the person I am working on!  My feet and knees are letting me sustain these positions comfortably!

The upper trap pressure at an angle gives a good stretch, and the person felt a solid but not painful pressure when I did the third variation of the knee pressure on erectors (with my other leg straightening out). This is a good thing about broad full pressure as opposed to forcing pointy local techniques!

See you tomorrow!  Jenna

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Module 26

A question: the second sen line at the erectors: is that just lateral to the transverse processes, or further out off the erector group laterally? or is it still in the groove but on the lateral lip, medial to the transverse processes?  i will do a search for the sen line to try find out.

My practise person had tight QL's so the forearm technique was nice, to get in there better I picked up and placed both legs up and over to the opposite side of the body a little bit, and laid them down to "Open" up the space to get every inch of that lateral edge of the QL.  

Thank you! See you! Jenna

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The first line runs in the groove, and the second line runs parallel and lateral to the erector muscles. So you are not on the erectors anymore, but maybe an inch or so away from them.

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Thank you for the clarification from Module 26!

Module 27

Well, turns out Cobra 1 is advanced for us! Wink The percussion at the end was a great relief to my practise person (who didn't have back pain, just not all that flexible, and I am not entirely fluid).  

See you tomorrow, jenna

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That's the case for many people. The cobra is definitely an optional technique, not a mandatory one. You can do a perfectly good back massage without it. Smile

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