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August 26, 2018 - 12:43 am
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Hi Shama,

I’m not exactly new to the course but didn’t join the forum originally. I was so excited about the videos and practicing the techniques I missed this step!

I run a busy practice and have lots of opportunities to practice techniques as I go. I find myself incorporating a piece here and there in my regular massage routines. My clients are begging for more. It’s really time for me to dive in.

Originally, I was a bit frustrated with myself for not having followed the process but I have come to view this as a happy accident. Doing the documentation will be a great mini-review of where I am in the course!

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Module 1

This module was great for connecting the dots with my current practice which is currently table based. I do a lot of energy work with my clients and I can see how thai is going to flow beautifully with my clients. I can’t wait to get them on a mat.

Thank you for sharing your philosophy of Thai Massage. There is a lot of confusion with different names for it here in the states. And yes, we tend to be technique focused and it is clear you are addressing Thai from an energetic space. (which is why I am here!)

Breath work, pause, and positioning are all very important to establish comfort for both the client as well as therapist. This was a great reminder for me because I tend to think more about the clients comfort than my own. I can already see where this is going to create less impact for my body!

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Module 2 (copy from Previous post- should have been marked Mod 2)

This module was great for connecting the dots with my current practice which is currently table based. I do a lot of energy work with my clients and I can see how thai is going to flow beautifully with my clients. I can’t wait to get them on a mat.

Thank you for sharing your philosophy of Thai Massage. There is a lot of confusion with different names for it here in the states. And yes, we tend to be technique focused and it is clear you are addressing Thai from an energetic space. (which is why I am here!)

Breath work, pause, and positioning are all very important to establish comfort for both the client as well as therapist. This was a great reminder for me because I tend to think more about the clients comfort than my own. I can already see where this is going to create less impact for my body!

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Module 2 (extended)

The chi machine is what I now use to open most every massage. This technique changes the energy in the room. My client stops talking and quite literally begins to drop into their body. It’s as if this helps them tune into their own body in a way they are not normally connected.

I have been using this with great consistency for several weeks now on a client with low back pain that has been ever present for YEARS. She has mentioned how different she feels now and she says “it all starts to unwind the second you start that gentle shaking…I am so grateful!”

Clearly this is just the beginning of the journey but this one move has had a great impact already!

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Module 3

This module blew me away. I have done foot reflexology for nearly 20 years and honestly don’t enjoy foot work.

I love how you start off with meeting the body in a gentle way that is easily enjoyable for all. It is going to take some practice because it is a completely different approach than what I have previously done. I find myself counting a lot but I’m sure this will eventually become second nature.

Client feedback has been AMAZING! Lots of ahhh’s and mmmm’s. And this is FAR easier on my body as a practitioner. I love it!

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These are some great posts which I loved reading. You sound so connected and full of appreciation, and clearly you must be very good at what you are doing.

It is also obvious that you have the forum posting process all figured out. But for reference purposes, I always post a link to our certification checklist at the beginning of all threads, so here it is:

Certification Checklist

I am looking forward to your future posts! Smile

Did you ever get the examprofessor registration worked out? I sent you an email with a suggestion of how to go about it.

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Hi Shama,

I did not get the examprofessor to work. I am in the middle of this training so I don’t think it can be reset yet? Please, let me know what the next step is. If it simply needs to wait until I complete this training that is fine.

Thanks!

Jordan

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Module 4

I do remember my first time with the stick shift. I agree this feels a lot like that.

This video was very helpful to see all 8 foot methods and how they easily sequence into the next. During the last video I was more aware of technique and hand placement. This one really helped me to see how your body flows in relation to where you place your hands and use your body to create depth, rotation etc.

I definitely feel more flow with this practice than I did prior to this video. And liking foot work a bit more as well.

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Module 5

This video was about warming up the leg. I have heard of the butterfly technique before but now I see how it really is applied. Straight back and straight arms with a leaning in and back. This is SO much easier on my body because it is so simple and just using my body weight instead of muscle.

Another point that I found surprising was the breathing. Lean in -Breath out/ Lean out-breath in. I was doing this the opposite. This definitely feels different.

Stabilizing the body with my body and Squeeze roll…This will become second nature with time Cool

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Module 6

Leg warm up with forearm. Lean in- Roll…I appreciate how this addresses the entire leg with far less effort (muscularly)This is a lot of info. and is going to take more practice. I am not yet comfortable with my body placement.

I am looking forward to getting good at this as I have several larger clients that I feel need deeper work.

When doing this with my Husband who is quite larger than me and has very tight legs he remarked that this was very relaxing – even though I fumbled a bit. My transitons aren’t exactly flowing at this point.Embarassed

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The examprofessor issue is hard for me to diagnose because I can’t see what you are seeing. However you could write to examprofessor support and ask them what to do. They have a  better insight into this. There is a help icon on the top right of their page where you can write to them.

Waiting until you are done with the Complete Thai Massage test, deleting you and signing up again with examprofessor is an option, but I think you can get it resolved much faster by writing to examprofessor support.

Let me ask you this:  Do you remember signing up for examprofessor and paying the $10? Can you actually login to examprofessor and access the Complete Thai Massage test exam?

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