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July 18, 2015 - 3:45 am
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My second course with Shama Kern ,such a great teacher. Looking forward to this as well.

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July 18, 2015 - 10:57 pm
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Thanks for the kudos Kathy!Smile

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July 21, 2015 - 7:01 am
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Module #1 Wow so much good info. What the Sciatica nerve is and what it does,,What causes it to wack on you.So many different things. I knew about the truckers wallet in the back pocket, but I didnt know about the fetal sleeping postion so now i for one will prop a pillow between my legs.I can see this is not always going to be an easy one to figure out . I think I will enjoy the challenge.

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July 21, 2015 - 7:14 am
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Module #2 Getting feed back diagnostics will be a good start for this.I have some of these pains periodically,never have been diagnosed with sciatica.I really didnt care what it was I just wanted it gone.I rolled on a tennis ball to release the muscle in my butt and it did help alot.Now I will have a better idea of how to diagnose and Microcosm the area in a theraputic way for others.

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July 21, 2015 - 3:41 pm
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Not only that, you will become a sciatica specialist which is quite rare among massage therapists. It’s definitely a useful skill to have. With our unhealthy modern lifestyle habits, the world will never run out of people with such issues. Most people with sciatica just suffer through it or pop pills, but Thai Massage can really help!

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July 25, 2015 - 8:10 pm
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Module#3

Learning more more about the sacrum s1,s2,s3 that are fused and lumbar L4,L5 in movement. Where The sciatica nerve is.  Loosening up the area with rocking and sacrum work.Using the heel of your feet to release the tension.

 

Module #4 Using the finger tips for L3 L4 L5 wiggling and circling felt great even if they didnt have scatica problems.Along with the percussion just lulls them.

I do have some one that I work on that has mentioned thier sciatica. Now I am ready for them,when they visit next time.

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July 25, 2015 - 10:26 pm
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From now on you will probably encounter more sciatica clients. You will attract them. It’s like if you become interested in a new car, you suddenly see it everywhere even if you had never noticed it before. We attract what we put our attention on.

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August 1, 2015 - 8:30 pm
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Just returned from vacation at the beach,so will be playing catch-up on mail and video modules.

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Module #5

The sacram rocking is very soothing to clients. Remembering to lean in and not push down.Using the forearm and knee techniques is a plus for getting deeper  on to the pirfimoris muscle to relax.I work on mostly smaller women so far so I am using the thumbs to their satisfaction.

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Positoning the client with the pillows for a face cradle is a great idea.An additonal way to work the hamstrings to squeeze and roll,nice.Throw in another rocking the hips ,they love this.

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Seems to work well for you. Lucky you that you work mostly on smaller women. That’s so much easier than those clients who are in 200 pounds plus range.

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Module#7

Rocking seems to always be a good segway into further stretching so I use it a lot.Workd great in this spinal twist.Circling leg and bending towards opposite shoulder we learnd in the thai massage modules but it works great again for those with tight hips .Letting the knee drop out is a good indicator of how far we are and far we need to go.lol.Holding the knee out thendoing the circles will be new to certain clients ,looking forward to trying it out on others additonally.

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Module#8

I always have a little talk session with my clients before  we proceed so I have a better idea of their expectations and why they are here for the session.I like the idea of giving them a little take home advice as well.They can do some standing sitting and lying down.They can pick and choose.

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August 5, 2015 - 7:56 pm
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If you go to a physiotherapist you will often get some homework exercises as well. No reason why massage therapists can’t do the same, provided we have the knowledge.

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August 10, 2015 - 6:25 pm
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I forgot to mention that your cross over excercise reminds of Donna Edens cross crawl, very good idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iveP_cEKmWA

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August 11, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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I watched the video. True, many healing arts modalities use similar concepts. 

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August 27, 2015 - 4:22 am
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Shama: Is there a certificate for this course?

I think my next one will be the heavenly head massage,once summer is over and I am not so busy. lol

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Yes Kathy, there is. I have to admit, it slipped through the cracks. All the courses are sent out via an automated system, but the certification work is something I do manually, which means it is possible for me to miss something. Thanks for reminding me. I will send out your certificate right away.

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