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Yes he very perceptive,  in fact both of my sons are. The one in question is 11. My oldest is 27 and also has asked me the same thing in an earlier module.

 

module 20

It is exciting to be working the back now. I found the warmups to be fairly easy to learn and follow. It was nice to be able to use my elbows instead of

my thumbs for the foot work.

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module 21

I find the first sequence a bit difficult when I was doing to my husband but not so awkward on my son. I find i dont have enough leverage on a bigger person. Do we have to do those warmups?  or can we just use the ones from module 20? 

The sequence using the knee on the calf was not possible with my knee injury but I did try it for a few seconds to get a feel for it.

The stretches are great, can we use a pillow under the hip if they are a bit tighter?

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You never HAVE to do anything. All techniques are options to choose from, not mandatory sequences. The particular sequence in question can be easily replaced by kneeling in a perpendicular position on the outside of the hamstrings and using your forearms or your knees or even your feet (you need to be standing for that one obviously).

When I work on large persons, I use my foot a lot since that gives me the most leverage with least effort. When you get to the end of this course, there will be a whole bunch of ways for working with your feet demonstrated in the Body Mastery For Massage bonus module.

I have never used a pillow for those stretches - I just do them more gently. 

By the way, especially with your knee issue, you should focus on getting good with your feet. They work great for the hamstrings, buttocks and lower back. As I said, later in the course you will find out more about it, but you can experiment with foot leaning, foot rocking, using the flat part of the foot, using the heel, and just try to get a feel for it.

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Module 22

Thanks Shama , I will try using my feet with different techniques. 

I like the various stretches in this module as like you said if you have  short arms (which I do) then the leg is more up around my neck lol. I tried it anyways but it didn't work so we did the others. I did substitute my knees for my hands in the buttock technique, I used the elephant walk without pulling. I will definitely try this again when my knee is better.

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Again you could also just lean into the buttocks with your heel. That's not the same technique, but also very effective.

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module 23

At first I had a bit of trouble finding the groove in the sacrum. it seems narrow compared to the spine but then I realized he had many knots there because it became easier to find as we went along. The rocking was a little off at first but became better as I continued.  

Rocking with the knees was perfect although he found it a bit too much at first but then he loosened up and enjoyed it.  I had more difficulty moving from one side to the other smoothly and keep up the rocking.

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Shama you make it look so easy and smooth lol. It took some practice to find the rhythm but I finally did it. Now just to practice on getting It smoother and ease from one circling technique to the next.

 

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Once you find the rhythm it really is so easy. You will get there with more practice, and then you will wonder how you ever found it challenging. Smile

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Module 25

This was a great lesson, I was able to give a great pain relieving massage without giving pain to myself like i usually do. Using my knees will be of such great benefit and although I  could only use one knee for now  my client who has a very sore back felt great relief from the treatment.  I also appreciate the different modifications on using body weight. 

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Module 26

This session looked so good that I needed a treatment and asked my husband to watch the video and give me a massage. Wow it felt great!

When I gave him the massage he also enjoyed it. 

If we use a pillow under the chest how do we place the knee under the arm or do we just skip that one?

I enjoy doing the elephant walk and he enjoyed the gallop rhythm very much.

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That's wonderful that you can now give a good massage and take care of your body at the same time! That's called success in my book.

When you use a pillow, you can do a few things. If it gets in the way, you can either use the pillow length wise so that it doesn't stick out so much on the side of the body. But that only works on people with a long torso. For shorter people it is better to use a pillow which is not so wide, like a square pillow. I this way you can get your knee under the arm. Or you can adjust the big pillow so that it sticks out more on the other side and is flush on the side you are working on. The disadvantage of this method is that you have to adjust the pillow once you switch to the other side. So it is best to have a couple of different pillow sizes handy to get around this issue.

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My internet has been out for a while and I was not able to download the videos using my phone data so I have to play catch up. 

Module 27

I practiced this on my 12 year old son who is still nice and loose lol. Even though it looked like it would hurt when I did the scapula pull (as my fingers went right under) he said it felt good, I was careful on how much pressure I pulled with. At first when I watched the video I thought some of the techniques would be more of a challenge but once starting them they were not so difficult. I thought putting the arm back on my leg would maybe be uncomfortable but he really enjoyed all of it.

Module 28

I always enjoy the summaries and like to watch them , then play and pause as I follow along to practice my flow at least. I watch the technique then pause and take my time doing the techniques. I notice now the similarities in the moves from the earlier videos,  just a few minor changes. 

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Thai Massage techniques sometimes look much more dramatic than they really are. Smile

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Module 29

Its been a  crazy few months here , we've had a flood in our basement where the internet connection is and so I have not been able to download the the videos until the last week. We had 

to redo our whole basement.

 

Anyway, I found module 29 pretty easy except for the leg lift and hip press. My husband enjoyed the leg sitting technique very much and the elephant walk is always a favorite.

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Module 30

This was a great lesson,  the leaning on the erector muscle using the leg for extra support was easy and comfortable for both me and client.The spinal twist , you are right there moving into it slowly gets you further. He was able to get a good opening of the spine after some nice soft warmup stretches.The push pull was ok not too smooth but enough that I dont think he notced, I am sure that with a few months of  practice it'll be good. The favorite one for my client  was the back an leg stretch , he found that to be the one that got his back loosened up

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Module 31

I find working on shoulders while client is on the side is very comfortable for me. The rocking motion to loosen up shoulder worked really well for client as he has still sore shouldrrs and arms.when doing the arm circles with push pull method he did have very stiff shoulders at the top 180º. Something to be worked on

Trapezius push took some time to get comfortable with but has a wonderful effect.  Still need way more practice on that though to get smooth.

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I can relate to flooding. It is a regular occurrence here in Thailand during the rainy season. Every year large areas become flooded with lots of houses ruined - and not just basements.

You are right, you'll be good with a few months of practice. It just doesn't happen by practicing it only a couple of times. It doesn't matter if it's a long distance or a live course - the only ones who "get it" are the ones who keep practicing regularly.

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I cant imagine dealing with floods on a regular basis,  this has been hard enough to deal with once lol. But at elast we got a whole new recroom out of it and were able to save most of our stuff.

Module 32

You are right my husband didn't like ending a session with the sitting position, however he did enjoy this position as a short treatmnet after work to loosen up.The techniques were pretty easy to folow and I did enjoy doing them. His favorite was the back bend one with the feet.

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Module 33

I am not sure how I feel about doing the traction yet on a client, I will try it and see. I do see the benfits of it and my husband and son enjoyed it.  

The trapezius one was effective and not too difficult, although my husband found the shoulder stretch a bit too much right now but we will work on it , he does have tight shoulders

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Some shoulder stretches can be quite intense if someone has tight shoulders - that will often be men. Just do a bunch of gentle warm up work first, and then ease into the stretching slowly and gently, ideally with some gentle rocking motions.

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