I've just purchased the Complete Thai Massage Training and so happy.
I'll be writing here about my lessons.
-I've just have a question. Is it allowed to teach Thai Massage after the training? Or is this an other certificate program?
-For the certificate is it the right forum to post about my training summary? Should I have to complete any more duties?
-Will I have an exam beside the forums? How will you be sure if I practice the technique right? Will there be any video conference you watching me giving a massage? Will you be examining massage technique?
Thanks in advance.
Pinar from ISTANBUL
Hi Pinar, welcome to the Complete Thai Massage course and our wonderful forum which contains hundreds of informative posts.
This is exactly the right place to post about your experience with the course!
If you feel comfortable with what you have learned and you give yourself enough time to practice it, you can certainly teach others. Teaching is just sharing what we know, so there is no reason not to do this. Of course the longer you practice Thai Massage and the more experience you have, the better you will be at teaching it.
I have to say that I have learned a lot by teaching others, and I am sure that most teachers would agree with me that we learn more by teaching something than if we just do it without sharing our knowledge.
There is no other test besides posting here in the forum. As you progress with the training, you can ask me any questions. I have so much experience teaching Thai Massage that I can help you solve many problems without seeing you physically. However you can certainly record yourself doing a session and send me the video so that I can comment on your technique. Other students have done this also.
I am always improving and expanding my courses and my teaching methods. Many of my students have become quite successful with what they have learned from this course. You might want to read Christopher Nunn's forum thread which is quite inspiring.
Thank you for your kind reply. I've read the reference
Today I received my Module 1.
I don't know how to sum you've already put it all to pdf file
I am planning to practice on my husband and he's just so eager to it.
To sum up I was touched by you telling the quality of touch. I knew that touch was a healer. I am a rei-chi practicer. But put it that way was really impressive.
It was also useful for me to understand that thai massage is like a trance and dance that you do together with your client. You have to control and move on your breath. You have to have a rhythm by doing that. And it must be really smooth and effortless. Your body should be comfortable your posture could reflect it.
The interesting part was also to realise that it is sort of energy exchange. You have to be relaxed to make relaxed, you have to be comfortable to make comfortable. And vice versa of course.
I am really looking forward to have the next module.
For me massage is always an energy exchange, just some people are not aware of it. If the therapist does not control or influence what energy is being exchanged, then a good part of the potential of the session is lost. That's what makes the difference between a mechanical massage and a true healing arts massage session.
Since you are an energy work practitioner, this is probably not news to you. The only new thing might be that it can be totally incorporated into the massage work.
You will see throughout this course that I talk about many aspects of massage which are not just techniques. Those are what makes the massage more effective and more profound.
Module 2 & 3
Some strange and nice things happened.
I was waiting for my husband to be ready for our first session. I watched the chi machine and the foot massage modules several times by then.
Then our first session was really a joyful experience.He was really happy and always saying 'that's it, ooh want some more ' I practiced twice then he was really relaxed and I went to balcony to sit. I felt my hands shaking! And some emotion like I just left meditating. Like a nice vibe going on my head.
My hands are little bit tired. I don't know if it's normal.
My arms my stomach is stretching.
He told me that I could be even more hard on him but I didn't know if I would harm him or not.
I think this is something that I have to work on. I have a little hesitation doing a massage, I can not put all my body weight because I think I might harm.
And an other think is I want to know how it feels like. If I knew I would know how to put more or less weight.
I guess I would have to beg him for giving me a massage so that I could see where and how exactly is working while doing what.
I also tried chi machine on my 2and a half year old son. He really enjoyed it.
Can I do him thai massage or is it too early? He seems to enjoy it.
Your first session sounds like a great start. It is perfectly normal that your hands feel a little tired in the beginning. With practice that will go away.
Later on in the course you will learn a method where you can know exactly how far you can go with your partner. It is called the one-to-ten method. There is nothing wrong with being a little careful in the beginning. This is always better than hurting someone. However if your husband clearly tells you that you can go deeper, I would not hesitate doing that. I am sure he will tell you if you go too far.
Regarding emotions or vibes in your head - I have experienced such vibes many times during or after sessions. Sometimes when you are doing a good session, it can produce a "high" in your energy. That's one of the joys in this profession: Your client feels good and you as the therapist feel good as well.
I am not surprised that your little son enjoyed the Chi Machine. After all, babies always enjoy rocking movements. You can certainly massage your 2 1/2 year old son. I wouldn't call it Thai Massage necessarily. It is just a loving touch. Of course you can use some of the gentle techniques of Thai Massage. There is no point in doing stretches on little kids since they don't need it and they are like rubber bands anyway. But there are Thai Massage techniques which work perfectly well on little kids and also on animals by the way.
I wrote an article about working on a dog which you might enjoy reading.