I watched the first video yesterday and was able to practice on my husband. He gave great feedback on pressure. It will take a little adjusting to get the feel right at work since my clients are on a table (and I need it higher than my knees for everything else I do). But I should be able to figure it out so it works. I teach a private yoga lesson so I'll practice on her as well. I think a few minutes of this kind of work before savasana will be good for her.
I love how you talk about the energy of the session and not just technique. This is how I always work and so your style will fit perfectly with everything I do.
I thought you had a great tip on using foam for a pillow. I already have towels that I'll use if the client's head needs supported, but I'll keep that foam trick in mind if I ever need it. Very smart...
Thanks so much... Look forward to the next video!
Hi Keri, I am glad to hear that we are on the same wave length with our work regarding incorporating energy!
Here is a question for you: Your posting looks like you are doing it to get a certificate. However I did not receive a certification registration from you. So now I am not sure if you are posting just to share, or if you want a certificate, and if so, what kind.
Please clarify this. If you want a certificate, please fill out the certification registration. We need that for our records. The link to this form is in your course manual in the certification section.
If you are just posting to share, then you don't need to do anything. Please let me know.
I'm sorry, I somehow missed that step. I have plenty of ceu's this year so my plan was to get the international certificate... But I suppose I don't need that either. I'm just exploring this technique and how your courses work. From now on I'll stick with only watching the videos for this class. I'm really interested in your Thai massage too, so I'm sure you'll hear from me in the future.
Thank you so much! I'm really enjoying your lessons so far.
I'm super impressed with your lessons and am wanting to sign up for a Thai massage class. I was hoping you could advise me on what class would be best. I'm a yoga instructor and have been a massage therapist for 14 years. I do many modalities including energy work and feel very comfortable working on clients. I have a private yin yoga student who I think would benefit if I incorporated some Thai massage. I'm wanting to start small and just see how it flows... So I was thinking about starting with the rocking Thai massage course. Given this information, do you think I'd be ok starting there? Or would you suggest beginning with the complete Thai massage course? I'd really appreciate your thoughts...
Thanks so much!
There are lots and lots of yoga teachers in our community who have incorporated Thai Massage into their classes or who offer it as a full session to their students. The Thai Rocking Massage course will give you many very useful techniques which you can incorporate into the various styles of massage which you practice.
However it won't teach you the entire Thai Massage system. It is an enhancement or refinement of Thai Massage. If you want to offer or incorporate Thai Massage, then the Complete Thai Massage course (Platinum version) is definitely the way to go. If you just want to learn some unique, useful and effective techniques, then the Thai Rocking Massage course will give you that.
It sounds to me like you really want to do Thai Massage as a complete system. Thai Rocking Massage is a little like learning the sun salutation but not the entire yoga system.
That being said, we have many students who have only learned the Thai Rocking Massage system, and they are very happy with it. However my personal recommendation would be to go all the way and learn the entire system. Then you can say that you are really doing Thai Massage. You can't really say that if you only know the Thai Rocking Massage system.
The best way in my opinion would be to go through the entire Complete Thai Massage system, and then follow up with the Thai Rocking Massage course. These two programs, along with the Heavenly Head Massage course, would give you the best possible foundation for being a really excellent Thai Massage therapist with skills that very few Thai Massage therapists possess.