July 24, 2020
Hello guys! I'm Lennie Diaz originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. I live in New York City and I am excited to learn about Thai Massage. Looking forward to share my experience with you all.
MODULE 1 was very helpful. Having a background on western massage practices… it has been helpful to understand the differences between western massage practices and eastern massage practices. Also to understand that Thai massage is primarily based on the concept of energy flow and the importance of breathing and synchronizing with your partner. it is beautiful to feel this new approach in Thai massage, where both the giver and receiver are part of like a dance. Some of the things from the video I was familiar, like using body weight etc. I am excited to keep learning more about the techniques 🙂
Hi Lennie, welcome to our forum community. One question: Your post looks like a certification post, is this correct? If so, we did not receive a certification registration form from you. If you are posting here to get a certificate, please fill out the certification registration form and send it in. We need that for our records and to know what kind of certificate you want.
You can find the certification registration form by clicking on the CERTIFICATION INFORMATION tab in the sidebar of your membership portal. That brings you to the certification tutorial page. If you scroll down, you will find a section where you can access the link to the form.
However if you are just posting to share and not to get a certificate, then you don't need to do anything.
July 24, 2020
Hi Shama! Thanks for the heads up. I just filled the certification registration form. Looking forward to getting feedback from you.
I still have to get used to my position on the floor. My ankles still hurt a little. Also because I am not very flexible. I’m looking forward to develop that flexibility. In this module I learned the Chi Machine. At the beginning I was having a little trouble moving the whole body. Only the legs were moving. But after a few practices I started to get the hang of it. I still have ways to go for it to be more natural and smooth but I’ll get there. My family is extremely happy that I’m studying Thai massage as they are getting to be my guinea pigs 🙂
That's perfectly normal that you experience some discomfort in your toes, ankles, or knees in the beginning. That's why we have included several videos in the course which show you how to get over that quickly. Pretty much everyone develops more flexibility with Thai Massage practice and in this way helps themselves as well as the clients.
I am glad to hear that you have good support in your family with your new venture. That's so helpful.
July 24, 2020
I’m excited to have finished Module three. I learned many techniques in this module. I just did my first practice with my sister and it was a little rusty. I just need to feel more comfortable with all the movements. My movements weren’t very smooth yet and the positions of my hands felt very mechanical. I’m being very self conscious on where exactly I put my thumb when pressing the feet and switching the positions within the foot. My sister, however, mentioned that she enjoyed it. I know that once I practice more and more it will be smoother and more connected. Off to module 4!
Don't expect perfection from yourself in the beginning. Of course it will feel a little rusty or clunky or mechanical in the beginning. But this will all change in the next few months, and towards the end of the course it will all flow and you won't even be able to imagine how mechanical it felt in the beginning.