August 28, 2012
HI, back again. What a time I have had over the last couple of months. Shoulder Massage 1 , loved this, nice movements to loosen up and relax a client in Supine position. Both shoulders at once and working on individual shoulders.
Shoulder Massage 2 was great. Love working with the shoulder supported on my knee. Really enjoyed this module. I love seeing how this all ties in to working on the fascia, the connective tissue. Thai massage is so good for working on this level. Love the arm above shoulder stretching, both versions are really effective. I am also working through the hip module. Only managed Module 1 so far.
Shoulder Massage 3 has arrived, will be looking at that today and looking forward to practicing.
Need to update my First Aid, due for assessment on Friday. Will find it all easier to work through after this. thanks again Shama for more opportunity to experiencing your teaching.
August 28, 2012
I have been totally out of the rhythm of receiving and practicing modules. Now have updated First Aid and been very busy looking for another vehicle. So here I am back to shoulder course.
Module 3. I enjoy traction moves and we revisited a couple of moves but with just the little extra depth that I love. The big stretch with inside edge of foot into the axilla and alternating pushing and traction is a great move. I have used this on a couple of people with shoulder issues and they love it.
The rocking/swinging moves are great and I especially love that throwing move. Fantastic, never seen anything like this before but I know how this is working on deeper levels and it is such a great tool.
I also started the knee massage. off to another forum. I am very behind on shoulder but will catch up eventually. I found it a bit trickier coming in every 2 days during the past couple of weeks. Got used to the three day rhythm last year. Better step it up.
As always, love your work.
Yes, that throwing move can work wonders for certain kinds of clients. I have used it extensively on severely stiff people with an inability to let go. It works!
Regarding the rhythm, I think the 3 day one is really the best, but most of my new students tend to be really impatient and they want the videos NOW! So the two day rhythm is kind of a compromise. Once they work their way through my longer courses, they can see the value of having enough practice time. Sometimes you just can't make it perfect for everyone...
I am glad you love my work and I love reading your comments.