December 29, 2010
Weekends are my favourite for the practice sessions. During the week I mostly concentrate on the newest lesson and then add a few other positions but on the weekends we work from the 1st lesson to the current lesson, sometimes twice a day. I really appreciate the clarity of the lesson instructions. Also, I love combining Thai Massage and Reiki - the intuitive aspect of both go well together. So glad to be taking this course with Shama!
Wendy, that's wonderful! Looks like you found your rhythm with the course. Once that happens, you get in the flow and it becomes a habit. That was my idea when I created this course. I did not want to overwhelm anyone with a huge amount of information all at once, like 100 techniques on a DVD, but instead get people into a positive habit and a structured way of learning.
Gradual learning with plenty of time to practice is very sustainable whereas highly intensive courses often don't really allow enough time for the material to sink in, so you forget the information much more easily.
You wouldn't believe how often I hear the same story here in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where thousands of Westerners come to study Thai Massage. They take a one or two week class in one of the schools here and learn tons of techniques with little practice time.
Then they travel around Thailand a bit or go to the beach, and after a few weeks they look at their class manual and their notes. But by then a lot of all this info has already faded from their memory and their own notes don't even make sense to them anymore. Since they do not have the info on video, it is irretrievably lost for them.
Then there are others who buy a massive Thai Massage DVD which contains every technique under the sun, but they go into overwhelm mode, they don't have a method or routine for learning it, and there is no support structure. So the DVD ends up on the bookshelf gathering dust.
I created this Thai Massage training program with its gradual approach so that no one has any reason to go into overwhelm mode, no information can get lost since it is always on video, and a regular practice routine becomes a habit.
And it is my hope that all my students connect and network here on the forum, share their experiences, and inspire each other. So thanks, Wendy, for your post. I am always looking forward to student feedback, and I am always available for questions.
And yes, Thai Massage and Reiki or any other energy work go great together. I use energy work elements in my sessions and classes all the time.