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Rob Rohlmeier
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Module 21

 

Massage Hammer!

 

I have used various percussion and vibrating gadgets before - like one called Thumper which is actually very popular and often requested.  It is rather large covering broad surface areas so it wouldn't get into all the nooks and crannies that the massage hammer would.  I usually will either start or end a treatment with it.  I like the infrared heat feature of the hammer and this would be most welcome this time of year - here in North Idaho USA.  There is an application for trigger point release recommended on the "Science of Massage" website that uses a vibrating/percussion device between the trp and the spinal segment that supposedly makes a big difference in the release.

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Module 22

 

Wholistic bigger picture and progressive treatment techniques!

 

After all these years of practicing wholistic therapies, it is still helpful to hear that you can't fix everything.  I am grateful for you reiterating that our role is one aspect in a bigger picture toward a client's health.  When I ponder on it, I realize the times I'm not really loving my work is when I have taken all the responsibility on for someone else's well being.  It is crazy to think that way!  "If I would have done this or that longer or chosen a different set of points, maybe this person would've gotten better".  I'm finally stepping back and offering what I can and then letting go of the outcome.  You have helped in that!

The progressive treatment recap. was also very helpful.  22 modules later there are many techniques swimming around in my head and seeing the basics reviewed made my realize this isn't rocket science, but a logical progressive way to therapeutically effect tissue, in addition to all the nurturing, soothing benefits that people come to massage therapists for, of course!  Only one more Module and we are doing with this puppy.  I'm certain I will be back for more!Cool

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It really is crazy to take on responsibility for our client's issues, especially considering that most of them are caused by their lifestyles, habits, diets, environment etc. We can do our part and we can do it very well. That's all we can do, and we have to know that and be okay with it.

...I sure hope you will be back for more courses since I have really enjoyed our interaction and your contributions here in the forum. Smile

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Module 23

 

Moving the client and the power of the mind!

That was a great "wrap up" module for this course!  As usual, you made it look easy and graceful the way you move the client around into the various treatment positions.  In my recent, first Thai massage session, I had actively move myself which did disrupt my depth of relaxation.  I think I my have purchased too small of a Thai mat, but if I plan the session right, I could start the client closer to one side of the mat so they'll have room to be flipped.

I'm also a big proponent of the power of intention and visualization and love the work of Dr. Emoto and his water experiments.  

So, your Thai back course was very well organized and contained so many useful elements that can be carried over into any body work practice.  I really appreciate the depth of yourself that you put into this course.  I will be back for more  - certainly before my next round of CEU's are due. 

By the way, what is the next step so I can get my CEU certificate sent to me?  Thanks so much for you awesome course.

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Nothing you need to do - I will send you your certificate right away! Smile

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