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July 16, 2014 - 3:13 am
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Introduction day to start thai massage course: today will mark my first step into the world of thai massage. I will hope to do well, enjoy my experience. And be a great thai therapist. The journey begins here. 

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July 16, 2014 - 9:42 pm
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Hi Larice, welcome to our forum. I am looking forward to seeing you progress with this course.

Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with the following check list for the certification program:
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July 17, 2014 - 7:11 pm
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Module 1: My first module opened me up to the terminologies required for the thai massage program. This is a good way to avoid starting to learn the technique and struggling with the disciptions of the modality.I took my first five questions and got a feel for what to expect a I progress.

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module 2: I was watching jmy second module today and came to realize for the first time i am learning something without stress or pressure. At first I feared that I would lose interest as i did with a similar learning thai dvd I had purchased before I came across this site. I look forward to trying the chi machine on my sister tomorrow when I see her. I often lay my pinky in between a clients toes and waddle my hand in a steady vibration. I hold the ankle so as not to interrupt the motion. This is similar in theory. People often say that when I do this, they feel as if all the muscles of their feet relax all at once. The only thing that I am having trouble with is accessing my test questions. I am going to the library tomorrow for assistance. Thank you and good night

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July 21, 2014 - 10:13 pm
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The bite sized gradual delivery of the course material definitely helps to keep students motivated and prevents overwhelm which cannot be said about DVDs. Smile

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Module 3: I put what I have learned visually to my first true practice. My friend was gracious enough to lay there as I fumbled around, navigating the foot and ankle with such an unsure confidence. My feed back was well deserved. That I lacked the fluency required to go from on position and transitions smoothly into another. My big concern is that when working on a person as long and strong as my friend, That my small light weighted body doesn’t have what it takes to make the impact when pressing with my 100 ponds of body weight. He say it was to light and he didn’t really feel anything at times I was like a butterfly then a presence.i am aware of weight and balance in order to use leverage to help me be a strong massage therapist, however I am not so sure how I will get around this as a thai therapist. I was also to short for his long legs when it came to sliding my leg under his.I was faced with the awkward feeling of not being able to reach the foot without compromising one of our comforts.

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Module 4: I wont be able to practice on anyone tonight for it is too late, I watched the video when I returned from my late night at work. as wed is my usual late night. Tomorrow is a busy work day and the evening will offer more time for me to explore my new learnings, which is fine because I feel that I need to watch the video a few more times before I attempt this on someone again

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July 24, 2014 - 11:32 pm
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I can assure you that if thousands of small Thai women who weigh around 100 pounds can do Thai Massage, so can you. However you will need to modify some techniques. For example you will need to work more with your forearms, elbows and feet in order to get better leverage and power. All these will be covered in detail later on in this course.

There will be some techniques that are harder to do for a small person working on a much larger person. However you will see that there will be many alternatives covered in this course. You are still in the very beginning of this training, so just work your way through the material and do what you can do and don’t worry about what you cannot do.

There are literally hundreds of techniques in Thai Massage, and you will never be able to use them all in one session. All you need to do is to use those that will work on a particular client. This is a skill that does not develop overnight. Once you get past the half way mark of the course, you will have many more options.

Naturally you will not have much fluency when you are working on the first few modules of the course. That’s not to be expected and it will come with more practice. Also I strongly suggest that you not only work on one practice partner, especially when he is much taller and heavier than you.

This will make a lot of your practice appear to be a struggle. However if you work on a person closer to your size, you will see that those same techniques are suddenly much easier. So you should not limit yourself to only one practice partner since that will not give you an accurate picture of the degree of difficulty of the techniques.

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Module 5: I laughed in spite of myself because in my prior forum. I had expressed to you some concerns that i was having. In a funny turn around, Your next video module (5),You seemed to be answering my concerns, It was just as though you were talking directly to me to answer my concerns. I know these are prerecorded so this was funny that you seemed to know what the student needs to know.I imagined this was what went through all your students mind. That said… I am having a difficult time finding a study partner.

I want to practice on many but it always comes down to my one lengthly strong friend. i will try to get a variety of people so I can practice more on different sized people.

The important pat right now is to understand the concepts you are teaching and get a feel for what is my style.

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Good to hear that I “was talking directly to you” in this video! Smile

I like to think that I have a pretty good grasp on what students need to know – I just can’t answer it all in the first few videos. Laugh

Once you get to video #35, you won’t have many questions left which haven’t been answered somewhere in this course.

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Module 6: Hello again,

You are right about there being so many ways to perform Thai massage.( I know that you know that you are right, haha) I want to explain that I realized something… I feel it is like other kinds of  massage. First, I was taught the basic ways to massage, It was only when I became a professional therapist and worked on many new people with different bodies and different ranges of motion, that I took what I had to offer and what they needed and created what works for that person. I get it.

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Module 7: I am aware that the many different moves are going to take me longer than 39 modules to be come the thai therapist I want to be. I am trying to create a note book for reference. I am going to be having surgery on the 15th of August , This puts me in bed for 10 days. I will be taking that time to review all the modules and catch all the key notes. I am hoping that illustrating the steps as I did this the same way as when I was learning Reflexology. It made it easier to learn, remember , and have a quick reference in the future.

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Regarding your observation for module 6 – you definitely “got it”. 

Regarding your comments for module 7 – it will definitely take more than just going through the 39 modules. To become an excellent Thai Massage therapist takes years of experience and practice. But after going through this course you will have a very solid foundation to build on.

I hope your surgery will go well.

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Module 8: I had to watch 8 two times. I haven’t had my practice partner available to me lately What I do is if I want to practice a move or two, I incorporate the thai moves in my massage sessions. I am getting pretty good feed back. I know it is o way to practice but it is helpful to practice on different people

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August 24, 2014 - 11:56 pm
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I agree that it is essential to practice on different people. Incorporating the Thai Massage moves into your other sessions is very possible, and many of our students are doing just that. It does not have to be used as a stand alone modality.

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Module 9: I am sure that I am right when I say there isn’t any way I am going to be able to perform a complete thai massage session even when all the modules are complete. There is so much information to digest . I am still feeling I am forgetting or fumbling the moves. I know eventually it will all come together. I am patient person and fully aware this is  not going to come easy but be earned with practice.I still can not do this without watching the video as I do it.I don’t want to come off as if I am stressed or worried, I just know what it takes to be good at what I do.

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Module 10: I am so excited to see module 11 because you are going to demonstrate the flow of the massage , I almost cheated and watched the next module before completing 10, I am just being funny…. Module 10 is like all the others before…all interesting and going to be watched several times, Funny how as I watch the video over again, I say hey I didn’t catch that the first time, I suggest everyone watch the modules aver and over. sometimes I play them as I am moving about in my room so that I can listen more to the words.

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September 9, 2014 - 11:20 am
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This is a very common experience among the course students, that they catch things they had missed the first time when they re-watch the videos. Actually there is no way to really learn all the material without watching all the videos several times. Smile

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I am so happy to have found someone that lives close by that has agreed to be my student partner. I will be seeing him on Sunday. This is very good for me. I hope he has the patience that I told him is required for this kind of practice.

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Good for you! Maybe he will enjoy it so much that he won’t need so much patience! Smile

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