August 28, 2012
Loved this module 1. started straight away as it was easier to stay in sync with the new lot than tackle the behind modules on shoulder. I love anatomy and physiology. I struggle to remember it all, but have faith that one day I will get it all. So of course I enjoyed this part of module 1. Not something I have seen in your other courses but great for me.
The warming loosening up effect of the front lower thigh just above the knee are very good, I even practiced this on my legs. Working on top and below is a great move. The movements that gently manipulate and stretch the patella are also all great. I will be see sawing between this course and finishing off the shoulder that I got behind on. Hopefully this will enhance my learning. Hoping to get back into the rhythm of learning again after the disruption of major events earlier this year. almost back to normal.
So glad I signed up for this one, very useful.
till next time, I'll be back
I generally try to avoid using a lot of anatomical language in my courses since I have such a worldwide student base. Quite a few are not native English speakers, so I try to keep it simple enough so that everyone can follow. However this is not the only course with an anatomy intro. For example my sacrum course has a similar introduction with some basic anatomical concepts.
I am very excited about this new Knee therapy course since it can be really useful for therapists and the information is just not widely available, especially for Thai Massage type work.
The "top and below" move (I like to call it "sandwich move") is one of my all time favorites to receive.
August 28, 2012
Love the fascial slides, back and forward, sideways within fascial resistance range of motion.
The leg in triangle position, so much can be done, the pressure points are the same as the knee Marma points in Ayurvedic massage, so loved these moves, especially focusing on flow and energy.
Love the gentle knee lifts with movement from back knee centre to top of calf and below hamstrings. Very effective for loosening right along the length of fascial sheath of whole leg. Re learning the cellular memory to feel pleasant and forgetting the pain is such a profound teaching. Loved this.
I love rocking, the leg rocking here is GREAT. So well explained, such depth. Then back to the knee cap, circular, sideways sliding, just what tight, restricted knees need to loosen and relax Reminder to use 1-10 for feedback from client, so important when dealing with painful knees. Found the knee massage 1,2 & 3 fantastic.