May 21, 2019
Module 34 - SITTING POSITION 2
I really like the advanced therapeutic techniques in the sitting position. They look very fancy and I would like to use these techniques before ending a Thai massage session. I did exactly the same practice on my partner and on few colleagues at work. None of them felt any embarrassment or uncomfortable during my practice, in fact it was enjoyable. I had a little doubt on my balance to sit on my toes, but it went very well. I like the way you supported the hand of your model on your thigh to work on her neck and the trapezius area. It looked very comfortable and relaxing.
I think that as I am reaching the end of the Thai massage module, I am feeling more confident and I am able to do my practice more smoothly and even my partner mentioned to me that my techniques are getting better.
I never got the impression that any of my clients ever felt uncomfortable with any techniques. It all comes down to being personable, ethical, and projecting a confident and trustworthy energy. If clients trust you, they don't feel embarrassed by what you do - why would they?! They know that you are trying to help them and get them to feel better.
The final certification module will help with this by doing a deep dive into communication skills.
I am glad to hear that you are more confident and are getting good feedback!
May 21, 2019
Thank you for the comments. I just meant that the first technique where the client has to grasp the neck of the practioner went well for me.
Module 35 - CLIENT COMMUNICATION
Communication is very important to start a business professionally and it brings a lovely approach between therapists and clients. I watched this video a few times and I really like the way you welcome your client.
I would use a client information sheet and ask them to fill out few details about themselves. For example- First name, email address, contact number, if they suffer from anything where massage should be avoided, their ultimate goal as some people get massage for relaxation while others for healing and of course, how they heard about me (recommend from a friend or website). I would also ask for their consent if they would like to receive email or text for promotion.
I used one of my colleagues as model because I haven’t started my practice yet and hoping to do so next year. I did the same as demonstrated in your video to introduce myself and I definitely think it is easier to communicate when the person is recommended by an ex- client. I like hearing the positive feedback. I worked on her shoulder as that was her main issue and I did use the 1-10 techniques to measure the pressure. She got some relief after I have been working on the neck and trapezius. I used the technique I learned from the last module - sitting position 2.
My session last 35 minutes including 10 minutes of communication before starting the treatment. My colleague really enjoyed it and she intends to get another session next week as a follow up.
Thank you very much for everything. You are an amazing coach and I really enjoyed my journey through Thai massage
I am happy to hear that you liked this course.
Regarding the client information sheet, I just want to make one point. Do not ask if they have a condition where massage should be avoided, since they don't know that. Just ask about a number of conditions, and then, if necessary, talk to them about it to see if it really is something where all massage is contraindicated, or if it is something that you can work around. There are two articles about contraindications in this course. I suggest you review them since they explain this subject in detail.