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Nandita R. Mhapadi
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July 19, 2016 - 7:43 pm
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Module 1

Hi, I am Nandita, Spa and Massage Trainer from India. First of all I must Thank Shama for introducing this Complete Thai Massage Course. Many times we Indians have problem with the western accents. But anyone from the world can understand Shama’s accents. Shama’s teaching style is really excellent. There is a lot of demand for thai massage training in India.

There is a misconception in India among some people that thai massage is a very complicated massage and as a therapist we need a lot of strength. But  from the first module only I came to know, that to do proper thai massage one must be dedicated and must be technically perfect in using body weight. After studying this module I have tried giving deep tissue massage on floor and its really amazing. Because on bed there is a limitation for putting body weight.

All positions mentioned in module 1 are very comfortable for me except Japanese Style sitting. It hurt my ankles. Then I used a cushion support. But still it is hurting slightly. I think, I have to practice it well.

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Hi Nandita, welcome to the Complete Thai Massage course and our community forum. You are only the second person who lives in India to take this course. 

It is funny to hear that people think that Thai Massage takes a lot of strength. Here in Thailand it is mostly practiced by Thai women who are smaller than Indian women and often only weigh around 50 kg or even less. And they often work on much larger western people, and they can make them cry. Laugh

Thai Massage doesn’t take strength, it takes knowing how to work with your body and it’s natural weight in the most advantageous way.

The Japanese style sitting always gives people trouble initially if they are not used to it. But with a little practice this will become easy.

By the way, I assume you are posting in order to get a certificate – is this correct? However I don’t recall seeing a certification registration for our records. Could you please send one in – the link to it is in your course manual in the certification section.

Also here is a quick guide for your reference:
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July 23, 2016 - 3:20 pm
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Yes Shama, I need a International certificate. I registered for certification today. Please check it and inform me whether it is correctly done.

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July 23, 2016 - 8:28 pm
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Yes, everything is fine now. Smile

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I never paid attention on good ergonomics before but now I understood how important it is.

When I started applying Chi machine technique on my partner. He was telling my fingers pressure is more. Then I just hold his leg without giving any pressure and started. Now everything was alright. Entire body was moving in a rhythm. But he was not comfortable. He told he has a feeling of giddiness. I stopped for 10-15 minutes and started again. Same problem. Then I changed the partner and tried this technique. It was a wonderful experience for him and for me also. I was very comfortable while doing it. What could be the reason of giddiness with my first partner. Whether my technique is wrong or there is a problem with him of motion sickness or something.

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This shows you one thing: Not every technique works for everyone. In the end the art is to figure out what works for whom and then create the best possible individualized sessions for your clients.

It is possible that someone has an issue with motion sickness. It is also possible that you applied the technique a little too strongly. If you make the movement smaller and more subtle, that might help. It’s worth a try.

Most people really enjoy the feeling of the Chi Machine. However there are a few people who get dizzy from repetitive motion movements, like rocking movements, or the Chi Machine. They tend to be a small minority, but I have had a few of them in my career.

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Module 3

I studied and also enjoyed this module. Still enjoying.  I just want to confirm whether we are giving pressure with thumb also along with our body weight or just pressing. I also tried circular foot bending and twisting by sitting inside of the partner’s leg. But I found sitting outside is better. I think rhythm in body is must to do circular movements. Without Rhythm these circular movements are mechanical. Position, Circular,  bending movements was not a issue for me. But to be very frank, I spent a lot of time on getting rhythm, nearly two days.  These steps really loosens the hip joints. I think this can be beneficial for someone who has sciatica problem as it gives traction to hip joint, hamstring and  also calf. When we are doing practical well, then I think there is no need to mug up the steps. Smile 

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Back from Dengue land! Are you totally back to normal again?

You always want to work with body weight and with your whole body as much as possible, even for thumbing work.

Yes, the rhythm, the flow, that takes some time to develop, and this is where Thai Massage becomes an art versus just a mechanical sequence of moves. It doesn’t matter if it takes a while. You are not expected to get it all perfectly right in the beginning.  Smile

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Yes Shama. Thanks.

When I watched this module, I thought, so simple these techniques are. But no, it is not so simple. I think body alignment with partner is very important. Now I Got the exact idea about the sequence and flow from this module. I found it very easy to remember. Audio-visual effects really works. I tried all these techniques on two different persons. Feedback from both of them is different. It is easy to work on flexible body. But another person who has stiff body received more stretch on his calf and Hamstring. Both of them enjoyed  kneading the soles by rolling up the thumb technique.

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You know, many times I have thought that Thai Massage is so easy, but then when I teach it, my students don’t find it that easy at all. When you are good at something, you make it look easy. But that easy look only comes after a lot of practice! Smile

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Module 5

It is true. I hope I will also feel the same as you feel that Thai Massage is easySmile.

Really good warm up techniques. I personally like warm up. Even before starting Swedish or any oil massage I used  to give at least 5 minutes for  warm up. Of course these techniques are different. I always use butterfly technique on back but not on quadriceps or hamstring, because clients are not enjoying that. But now I understood, where I was wrong. There was a problem of alignment. When muscles are properly aligned technique works better.

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Ha! revelations! Laugh Many course students wrote that their partners really like the thigh butterfly. I am sure that you will get the same results if you do it as I show in the course.

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Module 6

Working with sen lines is a nice experience. Good feedback from partner. I am finding difficulty in remembering the sitting positions. I have to work on it. Little difficult to work on lower edge of adductor. Can we use forearm techniques on underdeveloped muscles?

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You can use forearms in a very gentle way, no problem. You will see a lot of that later on in the course.

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Module 7

Very short and sweet techniques. I really enjoyed applying these techniques. Without using hands, I am more comfortable as my legs are bigger than my upper body.

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Module 8

Pie technique is really easy to remember, but Locking partner’s legs for different stretches is difficult to remember. Along with quadriceps and hamstring each and every muscle is getting stretched with pie technique. My partner also enjoyed rubbing around the knee technique. I have also included this warm up technique in my course.

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The pie techniques are really a total hip workout. Nobody can remain locked up in the hips after getting this treatment! Smile

Of course you will have difficulties remembering it all initially, but towards the end of the course it will all be second nature, as long as you keep practicing regularly. 

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Module 9

Your teaching technique are really excellent Shama. Each and every time you remind us about breathing technique, use of body weight, good ergonomics.

Earlier my partner was little stiff, so while working on Sen 2 he felt little discomfort.  But he enjoyed Rocking of 135 degree hip pie and spinal twist. Hip Rotation really helps to loosen the stiff muscles.  I practiced all these techniques continuously for 6 days and to my and his surprise, 80% stiffness of his muscles has gone. Result is seen in very short period.

Combining power and softness is difficult to learn. But I think I will be able to do this very soon.

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Great result, Nandita!. Chances are good that you will have many more of such surprising results. Smile

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Module 10

Different variations of the spinal twist are really helpful. I tried it on my sister who is having pain in lumber region and of course feedback from her was wonderful. It really helping my sister for reducing her lumber pain.

Adductor stretch technique was new for me. I never tried it before. Most people lack mobility due to sedentary lifestyle and this stretch I think will be helpful for those.

I have one query. Unknowingly if we extended blood stop technique more than 20 seconds then what will happen?

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