October 21, 2015
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Leg Warmup using Thumbs and Palms
Learning when to warm-up a client more thoroughly or doing stretches is a very good lesson. Of course, it takes practice to know this, but what I got from this Module is to DO warmups first on everybody. I also think warmup is a good way to allow the client to begin to know you, feel comfortable and begin their relaxing time. I am doing an expo this weekend and will be giving 20 minute thai sessions to strangers of all types and this lesson came as an excellent reminder at this time.
Really liked 2 ideas and one technique in particular. The push/pull technique worked well on a large thigh and also was easy on my hands and thumbs. The ideas of locking the foot when doing the butterfly to upper thigh to allow for full upper thigh exposure, and, the light press with knee on the upper calf of client was very useful for leveraging and allowing maximum benefit for the push/pull.
On the other hand, I found it impossible to give the calf squeeze on a large man with my little hands. I won't be doing that and am HAPPY you offer so many other techniques that I can pick and choose. The last 2 modules I reviewed came at a good time for me to use at the expo on Saturday.
(i'll let you know how it goes !!)
October 21, 2015
Marilyn, I've been remiss in thanking you for helping with my certification posts. Yes, it did help and never made that mistake again.
I see you are a licensed therapist in Michigan... very nice. I was wondering if you tell me how that career has been for you, and how if at all, you are using Thai techniques to incorporate them into your work? I only do this part time and have recently been laid-off from working 35 years in the computer profession. I am hoping to work part-time as a thai bodywork therapist. I have doing this for 4 years, have been to Thailand and have a couple steady clients, but not the work needed to support myself or supplement my income.
I'm sure you have many forums to talk massage and wouldn't want to take up much of your time. You seem like a very nice,helpful person and wanted to thank you for your post in November.
Pat ciaramella from Philadelphia