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November 10, 2015 - 6:46 pm
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I am glad to be taking yet another one of Shama's courses. They are so thorough and complete.The suggestions on how a head massage can be incorporated are noted. At the end, 1hr full session or for neck therapy. Either way it is always positive energy flow. I was already using a similar shoulder press on my clients and this module confirmed my intuitive approach.I can perfect it now .

 

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With the sternum area of the thymus and some lymph nodes in that area.This part is so beneficial in opening up and moving energy very gentley.With the breath as a rythym of complete relaxation.

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Welcome back Kathy - I think this is your fourth course with me now. I am looking forward to reading what your experience with this new material is. Personally I love neck and head massage. I am a very lucky guy because my wife gives me some neck and head massage at least a couple of times a week. She will definitely go to heaven for that! Laugh

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November 13, 2015 - 10:32 pm
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MODULE #1 &#2

Adding both these techniques to session with larger breasts proved challenging at firstbut being she is a friend of mine we practiced until I felt comfortable with it.She absolutely loved the breathing and rythym( we exhaled leaned in breath in leaned out. It worked perfectly and gentley and properly.Some areas where there are lymphs were a little tender to her so i know she needs more work in those areas next time as well.

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November 13, 2015 - 11:11 pm
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I am a little confused Kathy. Your first post was about module 1 and module 2.
Your second post says MODULE #1 &#2 - are you posting again about the same modules or did you get the numbers mixed up?

Also modules are not supposed to be combined in one post to keep things clear and organized. Otherwise it is difficult for me to know what exactly you are talking about. Please check item #5 in our certification check list:

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Heavenly Head Massage is more subtle and takes a little more time to feel just right than regular Thai Massage techniques. Once you 'got it' it feels so connected, synchronized and meditative that both you and the client end up in a meditative state.

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MODULE 3

Working on the sternum with thumb rolls on 2 sets of ribs,I used a light pressure.Then was a t the point to work the pectorals so far so good she found this relaxing.Did the palm over palm circles were good.The hand walks were awkward,but practice will help.The palms on chest elephant walk was good.Thumbs on collar bone working in and out towards neck then down towards back real nice.then back to shoulders lean left and right with breath.ending with the body lift twist.I dont think i will use all of these all the time,but a few each session will be heavenly.

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You probably have heard me say this before - the techniques are options to choose from, not mandatory sequences. Just use what you like best and what works best for you and your clients. Then again, with more practice you may warm up to techniques which didn't work so well for you initially.

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Getting the breath and rythym with the feet lift and finger slide under neck was odd at first but we continued and after a bit we got it.The rolling and pulling and circles was very relaxing for my practice partner.I enjoyed offering this as well.

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Moving the hair up and out of the way was relaxing in of itself.The holding the head up with one hand and wrapping other hand around under the neck with slight squeeze and slide up and repeat on other side . It felt a little wobbley and she liked it. I am sure the balance thing will become stronger after doing this repeatedly.

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That's normal that this feels a bit wobbly in the beginning. Don't worry, it will feel very stable after a while! 

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The neck roll was easier to do and very enjoyable to the person.The index finger on the spine slide while holding with one hand takes some steadiness for sure, they still liked it though.Then the hand wrapped around the neck pulling and sliding back was much more supported..Index fingers in oxiput (not sure about spelling) letting head roll over the fingers felt good to them, heavy to me, but they did not notice my difficulty. All in all of course with continued practice this all will get easier. Thanks again Shama for your detailed instructions.

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November 25, 2015 - 12:17 am
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You are welcome. The Heavenly Head Massage course is my "baby", my creation, and I love teaching it. So I wanted to make it so detailed that it can really be learned from this online training.

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The side roll with360 degree.Was well supported. I felt strong and they just let it roll.Not sure that I did it exactly but they liked it.The chin to chest up on knees arms straight is all you have to remember to do this one comfortably.The next one with their head against your knee  worked out well.Even though I sometimes feel I don't know what I am doing.I am still doing something and they all enjoy it and keep coming back on a regular basis.So my own style thrown in there with Shamas teachings as my foundation and support. 

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November 26, 2015 - 1:56 am
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Of course you won't be an expert at it initially, but if the clients like it, that's all that counts. And no doubt you will refine it and get better at it, and yes, make it your own with your own style and preferences.

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Module #8

Quite a few different moves in this one.Tilting the head back and forth works better at a very slow pace.wiggling the head brings themback out of that waving very nicely.Then with the head on the mat doing the collarbone slide was nice for them and circles on the ridge with slight pull back.I think I forgot to do one ,but will use it next time and practice, practice,.

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Oh boy they really liked the ear work. Said it was very releasing,relaxing and transforming energy work.Guess I must opened something up for them.I used the ear and head work towards the end of their session.I might just call what I do releasing and opening energy work.Nobody is familiar with thai massage in this area and so I am introducing it as thai energy work.People understand energy work here.How it is delivered is different for every practioner i know.Thanks again Shama, my people are loving this.I dont do a big business and that is ok with me.I have a lot going on and offer this as my way of giving to people who hear about me through word of mouth. So even 2 days a week is fine with me.

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I am always happy to hear when your people love it. It feels like I am doing something useful through the extension of you, in this case. Smile

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Module#10

These are distinctive and separate moves that all flow together some how.I really like doing this and my test pilot didnt want me to stop,lol.You could really spend a lot of time on this.

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All of these moves  brought the person back to the here and now,bringing circulation to the top of the head.They did like it though.From the rapid rubbing to the thumbs at the center of the head with slight pressure using my body and breath.

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These thumb moves on the 3rd eye were delightful for them and I .Across the forehead with slow rythymic  moves was very calming again.Using a very light touch and remembering to breath.

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Module#13

More thumb work on the temples and jaw line working circles under chin and back up to head.It all fits together so nicely,keeping the intention of calmness and relaxing.Even if I forget the exact movement I just move with the flow to make it work. very nice.

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