Finally I have begun my practical part of the Complete Thai massage course.... YAY!! (it has been a bit tricky, being a single mum of three and teaching yoga classes too!!, so apologies if I don't get to the forum daily!)
I have completed modules 1- 5 and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I love how Thai massage works on an energetic level, as that is how I massage! I completed a Diploma in Health Science and Massage in 2002 which included Deep tissue, trigger point therapy, remedial and sports massage. But it is so refreshing to revisit massage focusing on the energetic approach.
The 'chi machine' in module 2 feels fantastic when when performed by the therapist. I often use a similar movement in my yoga classes... the 'windscreen wiper' move. So it's wonderful to be able to offer the added moves I've learnt from this video, to my students.
The push-pull combination move in module 3 is taking a bit of practice for me... remembering to use my whole body! lol but i do love the circular foot bending move as this replicates our 'stomach churning' that we do in our yoga classes... great for digestion!!
I have found that my yogic breathing helps immensely with relaxing myself and not becoming too nervous. But my massage clients are not as quiet as yours as I'm always asking "Does that feel ok?" "Do you like this?" "Does this feel weird?" hahahaaaa!!!
It was great to move onto the legs in module 5 but I did feel a bit awkward trying to stabilize the foot by 'hooking my foot over it' so just ended up using my knee.
Looking forward to moving onto the next modules.
Be back soon (hopefully!!) lol
Hi Lisa, welcome to the forum and the Complete Thai Massage course. It's great to have another yoga instructor in here. Thai Massage and yoga are such an excellent fit. I can hear your energy and enthusiasm through your post!
There is just one thing. Since you did register for the certification program, you would need to report on each module individually. Please take a minute and read the guidelines in our certification check list:
Aside from this, I am looking forward to reading about your progress with the course material whenever you get around to it.