August 14, 2015
I watched the first lesson and it's very informative. It gives such a great outline of things that will be happening in the course.
I only have 2 concerns:
*Is there something you can do for people who have a hard time lying on there back for a long period of time throughout the massage due to lower back pain?
*I personally have a difficult time doing yoga because I have shorter arms than normal (lol it's sounds funny but is sooo true). I'm not sure if this is going to affect the way I do thai massage but I figure address it at the beginning so I know what I'm in for?
Jennifer, if someone has trouble lying on their back, then the best way would be to start the session in the prone position and work on the back first.
Also sometimes it can help to put a pillow/roll/bolster under the knees to relieve back strain in the supine position. Of course with a pillow under the knees you cannot effectively do all the techniques, but in such cases you just skip some techniques and do what works.
Sometimes you have to be creative and do what works and skip techniques which don't work for one reason or another. That's a skill that obviously doesn't happen right away. It's something you figure out after lots of practice and experience working on many clients.
Don't worry about the yoga. There are thousands of small and short Thai women who are doing Thai Massage just fine. You might need to adjust some positions and techniques a bit to accommodate your size in relation to a client, and you will learn all that throughout the course.
Also please take a moment and familiarize yourself with our certification check list:
(Hint: step #1 - forum profile, and step #4 - module number)
August 14, 2015
The chi machine was very easy to do and so beneficial that we decided to buy a sun ancon chi machine. We have the whole family using it including my dad (who was a factory worker... big neck issues). The tingling after you stop was hard to get used to but after you do it a while you begin to enjoy that feeling. You really have to let go and enjoy the ride when it comes to the chi machine, some times that can be hard to do but it's worth it. ~ Just relax ~
I have a feeling this is going to be a big favorite for many clients !
P.S. - I think I fixed the forum profile name, but can you remove the tag that says module 1. I put it in the wrong place. Sorry and Thanks
Wow, you are serious about the Chi Machine!
Not sure which tag you are referring to. I added the "module 1" to your first post. The forum profile name is fine now. All that's missing is that you tell a little about yourself in the bio section of the profile, like where in the world you live, what, if any, massage experience you have, or whatever else you might want to share.
I know you put this in your introductory post in another forum, but that will soon disappear underneath a stack of new posts whereas the forum bio is easily accessible just by clicking on your name.
I am glad to hear that you already found a big favorite for your clients in this course! I hope you will find many more.