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My Practice Diary - Foot Massage
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jurasan
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December 27, 2012 - 12:01 am
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Foot Massage 1.

Started foot Massage course. This module mostly discussed thumb pressure technique on the sole of foot. Very easy and non straining.

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January 22, 2013 - 10:45 pm
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Foot Massage 2.

Working on lines of the sole of the foot. 

1. With thumbs(wrapping with fingers and palm.

2. With knuckles. 

3. With forearm. Very easy to do and strong at the same time. 

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January 24, 2013 - 11:47 am
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I am glad you are finding the techniques easy. Many students have to get used to the squatting position in the beginning of the first video.

I am trying to only use techniques which are not straining to the therapist, and which provide alternatives to thumb use.

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January 25, 2013 - 4:31 pm
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Foot Massage 3.

1. Working with thumbs on sole of the foot with circular movement- the same as in the basic course, so already practiced and didn't have any problem with it.

2. Circling and sliding on top and side of the foot.

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January 25, 2013 - 11:58 pm
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There are a few techniques that overlap with the big Thai Massage course, but most of it will be new material, especially the Thai reflexology section.

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January 27, 2013 - 4:03 pm
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Foot Massage 4. 

1. Elbow techniques on the sole of the foot in side and prone positions.

2. Gastroc. and Soleus stretch in prone position. 

3. Working with knees on the soles of the feet.

4. Standing pressing with toes and heels.

5. Working with fists.

 

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January 29, 2013 - 3:46 am
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How is the practice going Juri? Any feedback from your partners?

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Good so far. However I almost don't do foot massage separately. Mostly I just practice in the beginning the new moves and then do general massage or whatever client asks. So foot massage is like an introduction. 

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Foot Massage 5.

Mobilizing movements 

1. Bending out

2. Bending in

3. Bending down

4. Bending up

5 Twisting out

6 Twisting in

Small hints were very useful, because hip and ankle mobility is drastically different between clients, so have to adjust techniques all the time.

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Modules 1-6 are meant to be used as an introduction to a session anyway. From module 7 on it is a different story. That's meant to be a stand-alone session. Let's see how you will relate to those modules:)

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Foot Massage 6.

1. Wiggling ankle joint loosening

2. Circling foot pressing with finger or thumb in opposite direction. This one usually gets very positive feedback.

3. Pushing/pulling foot with rotation

4. Toe stretching

5. Foot relaxing - Pushing heel up/down, shaking the foot. Nice techniques to finish, but I also use it frequently between other techniques.

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I have had really good success with the "Circling foot pressing with finger or thumb in opposite direction" for people with ankle issues.

You can always restart foot techniques when you change a client into a different position, i.e from supine to side or prone. Good foot techniques are always a winner in a Thai massage session.

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Foot Massage 7

1. Long strokes with the knuckles down the whole foot

2. Short strokes with knuckles in the center of the foot down/across/down and out(J). More specific pressure.

3. Short strokes right above the heel.

4. Short strokes right below the toes

5. Strokes on the tips of the toes

6. Circles on the inside of the ankle

7. Stroking with the hand on the top of the foot

8. Strokes on the top of the foot with thumbs along and across

9. Sliding up the top of the foot with hooked fingers between toes

10. Circling with the hand on the top of the foot

11. Strokes with knuckles along the toes

12. Massaging hollow spot above the ankle joint

13. Pressing with the fingers on the top and with thumbs pressing and sliding on the sole.

 

Not exactly specific reflexology techniques, just working them all out. 

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February 22, 2013 - 2:08 pm
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Like I explained in the course, this Thai foot massage is not a 'purist' western style reflexology. It is a combination between reflexology and foot massage, both therapeutic and enjoyable. Besides watching the video, did you get a chance to actually practice it on someone?

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Foot massage 8. 

Discussing doing foot massage on the floor and also techniques to use legs to aid hands.

Actually I don't have a suitable chair, so I did all my practice before on the mat using similar setting. 

I added to this also massage of the calf and got very good feedback. Had one client with painful legs after long trekking, and relief was great.

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You can do most of the Thai Reflexology techniques without the chair, as I demonstrate in the beginning of this module. Doing it with the chair is just a bit more comfortable. But I realize that not everyone will have such a recliner chair. However it would work fine with the client sitting on any large, comfortable chair or sofa, or even on some kind of beach chair.

I am glad to hear that you are getting good feedback from your work.

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Foot massage 9.

1) Sliding with the knuckle on the bottom of toes

2) Sliding with two fingers around toes

3) Sliding with fingers in the groove between toes.

4) Sliding with fingers on top of the toes

5) Sliding with side of knuckles on top of the toes

6) Rubbing with one finger between toes

7) Sliding with thumbs on top of the foot from toes to ankle

8) The same as 7. but alternating thumbs

9) Sliding with fingers or knuckles on the hole in front of ankle

10) Extending sliding/circling with fingers and knuckles movements up the leg

11) Sliding on the foot with on hand and on the leg with the other at the same time

12) Stroking with knuckles along the sole of the foot

13) Squeezing the leg and doing upstroke until the knee

14) The same, but rotate hand while moving up and down. 

15) Sliding with the thumb crossfiber on the leg

16) Sliding with knuckles up the leg

17) Squeeze above the knee with fingers and thumbs and lift the muscle with circular movement.

 

--- flexed knee position (place knee under client's foot to fix it at place)

 

1) Sliding with fingers down the gastroc. muscles alternating hands

2) Sliding with fingers down the gastroc using circular motion on both sides of the leg

3) squeezing with index f. and thumb in the groov below the knee and slide in the groove across the leg.

4) Sliding up and down with both hands

 

 

I tried techniques from those video and for most they very surprisingly painful even with light pressure. 

And how would you deal with the person to whom it tickles very much ?

 

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Hey Juri, you don't have to list the content of the entire video module in detail. I am much more interested in hearing how it is going for you, how you get to use it, what kind of feedback you are getting, etc.

Maybe I should use your posts for a more detailed index in my course manual. Laugh

What happens typically is that when you start out with the foot massage (I am only referring to the Thai Reflexology now), you have to go light, since in the first few minutes it will be quite sensitive and easily painful even with moderate pressure. But after working on the foot for a few minutes, the painful sensation normally goes away and it starts feeling good. The same thing happens to me every time when I get a foot massage.

At least in my experience it is quite rare for someone to feel ticklish if you really work the foot seriously. If it happens anyway, try to use different techniques and see how they respond to that. Normally people are not ticklish everywhere on their feet. Just experiment with different kinds of techniques on a ticklish person and see what works best. That's of course only if they enjoy or appreciate the foot massage in the first place.

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June 27, 2013 - 4:51 am
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Foot massage 10.

Last times I did foot massage in the end, so ending with massage moves with towel was really a good ending.

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Glad you liked this technique.

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