I tried the move again for my friends. . . I’ll keep working at it. She really liked the shoulder moves from this module. Especially the circling on top of the traps. The stretches worked very well for getting some of those deeper knots out of her back. After the massage she noted how there was a particular point behind her heart that has always bothered her. She shared a very intimate pain that she associated with this area and I think that the massage helped her to let this feeling go.
I practiced the new shoulder stretches on my cousin this morning. I asked him for feed back and he said that they all felt really good. We were both impressed at how unique some of the traction moves were. I have always tried to pulling on the arm above the head to achieve the same result, but these techniques are more efficient and effective. When he got up he said, “I feel like my arms are longer . . . Yeah, my arms are definitely longer.”
There wasn’t much new material in the seated position for me. However, the skills that you applied take the techniques that I already knew to the next level. I like how you used your knee is several ways to give the back support. I rarely ever support the back in these ways and I think it makes my massage less relaxing. By giving the client more support, you can tell that they can keep relaxing, the same as when they are laying down.
The twist was the most important technique that you covered for me. I normally place my knee or foot on the clients thigh and guide them into a twist. The client is doing most of the work when I do this stretch. The way you teach the twist is more relaxing. I like how you move the client and guild their arms all the way down and slide back up to keep in touch. These skills are going to be a great addition to my practice.
Sometimes it's not about new techniques, but about doing the ones that we know already better, gentler, or in a more supportive way. Unsupported back work does not feel relaxing at all. It is often done in this unsupported way in Thailand, and I never liked the feeling. That's why I put so much emphasis in this course on supporting the back.
There’s been a couple time this has happened during the course. . . You teach a new move that pays for the entire course. That’s what I was thinking when I saw you traction the back from seated. The shoulder compression was just icing on the cake. I practiced both of these this morning. I didn’t feel uncomfortable doing either move, despite being in an “intimate” situation. My client loved resting her head on my thigh and was eager to do the other side. I am really a whole knew masseur after taking these last 34 modules. I could hardly keep up because things got busy, but I will be continuing my erudition with the back massage and knee therapy courses.
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This video was full of helpful reminders. My client today needed to hear some of the thinks you mentioned. We spoke about cell memory and how emotions can cause obstructions in the body.
I am trying to use your 1 to 10 feedback with my clients. I feel like I will have to adapt this from a quantitative to a qualitative scale. That will allow me to blend the psychology with my communication style.
so I hear this is the last module for certification in this course? Is there anything I need to do for the international certification? I will probably continue using this forum to keep myself accountable.