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June 1, 2015 - 7:50 pm
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Hello Shama! the first technique I saw on the shoulder work video was pushing the shoulder from you standing on top of the client…and I was thinking how can I do this on the table…then the first technique on this video was pushing the shoulder from you behind whitch I can do it on the table! great!

I m gonna enjoy this course as well!SmileSmileSmileSmileCool

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Actually I used to work in a fancy spa doing Heavenly Head Massage sessions exclusively. I did them all on a table since you just can’t sit on the floor in the same position for hours every day unless you are a super yogi. There is really only one technique in this course which definitely cannot be done on a table. Otherwise this course is quite easy to implement on a table.

Just sit behind the head of the client, lower the table to a bit above knee height. For some techniques you have to stand up, but for most of them you can stay seated.

You are doing two courses at the same time now – that’s a good chunk of practice work. There is nothing wrong with doing it a little slower than at the rate the videos arrive. Smile

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yeah!..basically I watched both and ..tomorrow..i m gonna practice on my clients…hihihiWink

but yeah I ll take it easy.

I definally see how these techniques can be done on the table!

did not know to check the 90 degree angle…I just put myself confortable…and let me hands press naturally..Surprised

wondering if you have a nice routing for who suffer from sinus? Smile

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You will see that when you get to the face section of the course. I am also planning to make a video with more therapeutic and intense face work which will be even better for things like sinus problems.

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Sometimes when i cannot follow the breth i ask to my client to take a deep breath sooooo….from there on i can start with syncronize with their breath!!!

definally some people relax already with some chest rocking motions.for the pecs push and pull..some people just close their arms even more…but the circles on the pectoralis is really really pleasent!for big breast it s just hard for me to get the space cause i have to dig on the are but with communication and confidence it s not bad anymore.

on the elephant walking i did not do right the position of my hands…and i saw it s less stressful..now i got it but i still have to adjust the neck or…where i am looking cause some times i look up…and i feel pain on my upper traps.

on the upper body twist i like the hand on the opposit side that push down. Not easy on the floor even moore on the table..but if it s really low it s easier.

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On some people you can’t detect their breathing at all. There are many shallow breathers out there. In such cases either you do what you mentioned – ask them to take a deep breath – or you just don’t worry about their breath since they are breathing in such a shallow way that it doesn’t matter when you lean in and out.

However it definitely feels much better for both you and your client if you can synchronize your moves with their breath. It is kind of like a meditation. Smile

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Definally for they way you describe the posture in front of the computer make my brain remember how i sit when i sit….all-the-time! 

If we can think more what we are doing with our body definally we can avoid better headaches or lover back pain!

the wave seems really cool..are you pressing with the toes?toes pressure point some where or on the upper trap?..does this make your client dizzy?did you create it?cool!

you really explain everything really well!nice routing for the neck with the 4 strokes!

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Yes I did come up with the “wave”. Smile You keep your toes down since otherwise it can feel pokey. You lift with the part of the foot right before the toes. I don’t think I ever had a client who got dizzy from this technique.

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June 15, 2015 - 6:19 pm
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this module it s preatty easy to remember and for who is already a massage therapist..you kind of get thought hair…first or later..so watching this video was less struggling to remember!!!LaughWink

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i wish i can receive the big small neck roll to better understand how it feels the ” lift pull back and down ..”

with the head actually it feels nice just slide or gently touching the hair, it s a little heavy hold the head or at least for me…i feel actually my head be more focused to don t move my client head that my forehead ” burn” kind of too much energy to me that i use it..

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June 17, 2015 - 10:22 pm
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The secret to not feeling the weight of the head so much with this move is to pull back by using your body weight with fairly straight arms. The more bent the arms are and the more you use your arm muscles for this, the harder it feels.

If you have to work with bent arms, try to always find some support for them, like on your thighs if possible.

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cool!i received a couple times but i did not know how to do the support of the head!!!i do it with a towel!what do you think.definally less stressfulLfor the therapist..it s called spinal stretch what i m doin and i think for the client it s a little stronger to receive it

the frontal stretch of the head i was doing in a different way that was unconfortable..but putting the arms straight it s away much easier!..i do also sede to side…i know…a little strong…but i get till i can feel my client can go..sometimes i have to open up the arms of my clients cause you really have the best results.

i like the hand on the face..i was doing 45 degree so ..not right..again..i got it now…

 

also the block on the forehead..i was doing the pull upand let the head keep going foraward..i got that one too!i ll definally put my knee on the table!

great!learn a lot from that!

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June 24, 2015 - 2:02 am
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Actually I just produced a training video which is all about using a towel to manipulate someone’s head and neck. It is almost ready and I am planning to add it to the Heavenly Head Massage course. Smile

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June 26, 2015 - 12:10 am
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omg!great!yeah…i really try to choose effective techniques with less stress on my body,and the towel is great!!

also this module was preatty easy to apply and remember and most of the techniques i was already use in.the figure 8 i was not good at it…before…and maybe neither now…but i ll try again to put in on my routine!

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wow!i did not know i could spend sooo much time in a ear!!!

i was massaging a little bit but not like that!

i applied the scissor right away!also the hand on the ear like a cup it s very nice!

personally i m not gonna spend so much time on ear but i would personally looove to receive it!

not much else to say this time..again easy stuff to remember and to put on my toolbox

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I have heard that many times: “I had no idea that there are so many things you can do with the ears.” Actually there are a lot more. There is an entire science of ear reflexology, but I am not going that far with it.

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wow…did not know the shampoo and i don t think i quit get the light jumping…seems like you pull the scalp and then you put away your hands but i think i find a way that it similar and i think people like it!

and definally got the avoiding pulling hair clients..yeah if you change way your fingers can get stuck and give more pain than relaxation..but how long can hou stongly rub a skull?expecially sideway.

like the crossing fingers..i was just doing compression on the center of the skull!

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The head massage is a very flexible thing. You don’t have to do the EXACT same thing which I show. As long as you implement the spirit of it and use a bunch of different techniques, you will be fine. And you might come up with your own variations as well.

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i have clients hat tells me they go to the hair salon just for the rubbing in their head!

…i like it too!so i totally love the technique..BUT sometimes seems you you have to explain what are you going to do for people that cannot let it go cause some slow head-hair techniques they kind of open their eyes ordering if you are still doing a massage!!!!so i kind i tell the client before what to aspect.

ove the grab hair and move the skin..expecially for headache!!

i really like how you tell what feels nice and what not cause that save me a lot of time figuring out what is right ..what is ow and what is annoying like the thumb on ear!

i knewi t some techniques like thumb pressure in midline ..but i did not know i can have more lines.

i got a massage from a student with alzheimer’s disease one time.it was good till she get to the head and her hands started to shake.

i suggested her to start the massage from the head. so by the time she was getting tired with the hands she was maybe on the back or the legs..NOT the headKiss

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You know there are several countries in the world where head massage is part of a visit to the beauty salon or even a simple barber shop. You find it a lot in India, Thailand, Vietnam and others. 

Regarding the head techniques, I keep them all light enough that the client is in a trance state already and hardly knows what’s going on. So they never ask me anything and I never have to explain anything.

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