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July 22, 2014 - 10:26 am
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So, I just finished with module 1 & 2.  The ergonomics/stances may be a little challenging but I’m certain I’ll get use to them.  The chi machine seemed really relaxing and my practice partner said it alone even felt amazing.  She said it totally relaxed her body.  Off to a great start!  

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July 23, 2014 - 1:00 am
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Hi Rhonda, welcome to our forum. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our certification guidelines here:
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I am glad to hear that you are off to a good start! Smile

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Module 3

Session 3 of complete thai massage course is incredible.  I’m getting much better with the therapist seating positions.  Also my daughter/partner for my this training is loving the foot work!  I never realized how much the foot could really be worked.  These are gonna be some amazing techniques to incorporate into my massage paractice.  But, I’ll definitely be or acting a little more before hand .  

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Module 4

Hi again!  Just finished up module 4 and working with my daughter.  The new techniques are an amazing addition to the foot work from module 3.  Can’t wait to start module 5!

Namaste,

Rhonda Young

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August 4, 2014 - 11:40 pm
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On track now with the forum, Rhonda! Cool

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August 17, 2014 - 10:47 am
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Thai massage #5

loving the leg warm-up!  Can’t wait to learn it all….. 

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Thai massage 6

had to go ahead with the leg work, just couldn’t stand to wait.  The push /pull portion of the leg work takes a little practice, but I’ll get it to flow smoothly, eventually.

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Module 5  

After a heartbreaking death in the family, I hooe to be back on track.  I went back from the beginning and rewatched 1-6.  On module 5 my post wasnt sufficient so I wanted ti repost.  In the 5th module we were working on the leg warm up.  Im so glad I reviewed the module, b/c I caught this time around the statement to be flexible and use intuition. My daughter and husband both really enjoyed the calf work, but both stated that the thigh was a little tender.   Also, I am having a little trouble with the step where you lock the foot.  Hopefully with more practice I will catch one and not feel so awkward.   Great class!

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Sorry to hear about the death in your family. 

Re-watching the videos is very important. You will almost certainly catch things which you had missed the first time around. And don’t expect it to feel right in the very beginning. That takes time and experience. In a month from now you will look back and wonder how you ever found it difficult. Smile

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Module 7

Stretches!! I love this portion of the course.  I have practiced these stretches on my regular massage clients and they all love them.  Then postural assessment part at the beginning is a great benefit.  I even borrowed from it to demonstrate to my class.  The statement you made to observe the body for clues, it will tell you what needs work is spot on.  The elephant walk is my daughters favorite one so far.  Also, the hip stretch at the end looks like it would be beneficial for many people.  Everyone is always sitting at a computer with flexed hips so I’m certain this one will be used a lot. Smile

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September 5, 2014 - 7:46 pm
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If you love the stretches, you have a lot to look forward to in this course! Smile

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Module 8

Im truly loving the leg stretches in this series.  I’m finding the more stretches I learn the more possibilities I have to work with my regular massage clients.  I also am truly amazed at the amount of clients that I am realizing that have hip restrictions.  My daughters flexibility has more than doubled already!  I have got to also see an improvement in my husbands ROM.  My oldest daughter and her friend received work this past week and they both loved it.  And I’m only doing the lower body.  

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Wow – that’s truly impressive that your daughter’s flexibility has more than doubled! You must be doing something right here! Smile

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Module 9

In this lesson we covered more leg stretches.  Most of these stretches I can not do on the average client.  However, the ones that are flexible enough to try the more advanced stretches on have absolutely loved it.  It also covered some great techniques that helped some of the clients get a little more movement during the stretches.  The rocking of the leg while at a 90* bend is an awesome technique.  Can’t wait till the next lesson

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Module 10

wow,  these are some amazing yet intense stretches…  I/we love them but they are getting very challenging to perform and to have them performed on.  Most of my practice partners are not capable of this series of stretches. I especially love the technique where the clients foot is placed on my foot and the rocking/ waking of my foot moves upward toward the clients head.  It  finally feels really awesome to so it after several awkward attempts.  :-/.  The adductor stretch ?  was also a great stretch.  However, I am wondering if these stretches have a name to call them?  I feel naming them would make them easier to remember.  Can’t wait till next module to see everything on the lower body put together in a sequence.

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Module 11

Ok, I could not wait.  I had to at lease see the sequence module.  I am very excited to be working on a sequence but at the same time I still feel very uncoordinated.  I haven’t yet mastered my rhythm.  :-(. However, I will continue to practice on anyone who will let me.  Another question though, do u have any specific music you reconmmend?

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Just remember that all the techniques are options to choose from, not mandatory sequences. They won’t all work on everyone, so you will have to choose them according to your abilities and your client’s size and weight.

This means that when you get good at all this you will be able to make up your own custom tailored sequences that are appropriate for a particular client.

Regarding the music, about 15 years ago I created a huge iTunes music library from all my DVDs, and there is lots of mellow massage music on there from many different artists. I have been using this library ever since without updating it to the latest productions.

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Module 13

First off, What PDF info?  I have only received the original one at the beginning…..  Have I missed something?  The therapeutic techniques are awesome.  Also, i love working in the pie sequence.  It makes it so much easier to remember.  The hip stretches are so valuable with so many clients in a forward hip hinge type posture.  My husband and daughter especially like these stretches.  I have had to scales back alot on some of them for my husband and most all males I have worked on, however the females really like them.  I have a friend coming in to town tomorrow so i plan to review the series thus far and try some things out on her as well.  Until next time. :-)

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September 22, 2014 - 9:17 pm
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The pdf reference is to the one you received in the beginning of the course.

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module 12?  Apparently I did not submit my module 12 reply…… Sorry, not sure what happened to it. Embarassed

These stretches will be a great value to many.  I really like the calf/hamstring stretch achieved with this group.  the stretch were the client is balled up and the therapist is pushing inward with body weight feels amazing.  I had to have my daughter try these all on me.  Being someone who has had 2 hip surgeries, I’m hoping the stretching will help to prevent or at least post pone another surgery.  Also, the elephant walk with the clients knees bent and pressing down on them has been a favorite of a few clients that have SI joint problems.  

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