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Knee Therapy
Karin Secrest
Eugene, Oregon
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Set up - more to come...Smile

Karin Secrest
Eugene, Oregon
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Knee Therapy 1

Finally, I got around to write a couple of notes of ow to holistically practice on the knee area. I am glad to be back and looking deeper into specific areas of the body is much what I look forward too.

It is always good to get a little intro into the anatomy of the knee again. Again there was the reminder that energy flow, restriction and blockages can be a cause for trouble and we need to help to open up the areas of distress in order to cteaye positive change.

This course does not have many modules and since I have some clients with knee problems, I want to be able learn how to do other things besides what I did before which was warming up the area with hot rocks, pressure points (which are helpful but can be a bit sharp), stretches and general massage, I will make myself a list with all the techniques to put near my work to look up. Till the flow takes over this may just be what I want to need.

1. Wrapping hands above knee and grip and lift (squeeze) circularly  with variable methods of pressure and then release was felt as very good of course right from the start.

2. Hand under the knee and over the knee, slide up under the knee – then lift pull back and release, right hand left hand method, alternating... was slow on my part to learn as this needs to be practiced some more.

3. Circular movements pushing knee cup out and various spots first with thumb (moving knee cup outward) and then with the fingers pressuring the outer knee cup (moving knee-cup inward).

4. Hollow hand to encompass the knee cup and circle in a rotational fashion moving up and down with variable pressure through leaning in

To create the flow the leaning in was important as this creates a certain flow. I need to keep that in mind as I tend initially to be more technically interested than flow interested but flow always comes in anyway once the reasoning mind is integrated into the flow.

Knee Therapy 2

(I want to remember: almost always use variable pressure as that mostly feels better)

1. Wiggle method: wrap hand around the knee slide fascia up and down parallel to the floor, changing spots with variable increasing and decreasing pressure and speed. This method was not a problem and who would go to the end-feel anyway to overstretch which does not feel good.

2. Circular motion with fingers and thumb, circles variable done, almost naturally, a bit faster than the palm circles which has been don in the previous module.

3. Energy points below and above the knee was easily to be felt and circularly pressured in a variable fashion, means: more pressure moving in and less pressure moving outward… they are fun… 🙂

4. Lift knee under the knee with index finger and lean back, roll down and lighten up and releasel and upper gastrocnemius.

5. Angle changed and we use the middle finger her to do the circular motion, pull up and circle the lower hamstrings (Lift – roll back release).

6. Rocking Movements… they are great to loosen up the structure. Angle needs to be open up a bit. Hold foot with your knees. Middle fingers are the main guide as the others fingers support the work.

The process is: Left hand lift – move over – relax, right hand – move over – relax, first slow and than fast. Change finger positions to move across the popliteal fossa.

This method did not come as easily… my rocking needs to start slowly and gradually but thanks to your precision explanations I can get it and gradually increase speed.

7. Wiggle Methods: moving fascia for and pack with alternating hand, using carious parts of the hand first done vertically parallel and the perhaps circular.

I noticed that I often did not use my body and it was good to get reminded that the entire body can be moved. I know this needs to be repeated as I as a learner keep forgetting as I often process rationally first and then allow the energy of the flow to take over.

Alone thee 2 lessons alone felt so satisfying to be done together that I would think that that alone would loosen up some structures enough to release tightness.

I am glad to be back really… I like to look into the well explained details and appreciate them a lot. The more there is explained the more will stick.

I notice that I need to go slowly through the process as I tend to rush things and forget even were I had difficulties. Hence these posts become long as I try to remember what I did.

Thank you Shama… I am happy to be here. I am glad about your art of precissionwork as you explain the various steps. In this way I notice my shortcomings in the learning process so much better.



Shama Kern
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If these are a 'couple of notes', I want to know how a good size post of yours would look like - like a major essay with 10 pages? Laugh

With you I never have to worry about a lack of detail, and it is super obvious that you are really practicing this material. Smile

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