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Module 1 (introduction)

As I practiced by compressing thigh and applying breathing techniques, my model told me that my movement was too fast which I just followed my normal breathing (not good as per my model feedback). I tried also to breath slow and do the movement again and model feel great.  Please advise if I will follow the normal breathing or i need to slow down.

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July 31, 2014 - 12:18 am
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Hi Ruth, welcome to our forum and the Complete Thai Massage course. Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with the certification guidelines in the following checklist:
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You cannot use your normal breathing patterns for Thai Massage. You need to breathe more deeply and slowly so that you can synchronize your breathing with your movements easily. The general rule for Thai Massage is that working slower is almost always better than working at a quick pace, with the exception of rocking movements which you will get to later in the course. Smile

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July 31, 2014 - 1:07 pm
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second video – Chi Machine

I tried chi machine movement to my model and he felt all his body moved and his felt relaxed. I am happy because I’m sure I did it correctly because I followed the techniques showed on the video (even he is heavy). Thank you so much.

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The Chi Machine is not the easiest technique to learn. So if you got that one right already, you are off to a good start! Smile

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Module 3

I practiced foot massage 1 from yesterday to familiarise the moves but I’m not contented with my performance because my back was aching and I felt tired easily that’s why I know I am not doing it right even my model told me that he felt good. 

Today I watched again the video carefully and practice again and again to master the correct moves. I felt that I am doing the right moves and my model feedback was good, movement and pressure was great and he felt sleepy after the foot massage. 

I will continue to practice while v waiting for the next video. 

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Just make sure to focus on your own body being relaxed, not working only with muscle power and using your body weight as much as possible even for small moves. That should prevent back ache and tiredness.

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Module 4

I continued practising foot massage almost everyday from that time I received videos. In  the beginning of my practice tiredness, thumb and body pain can’t be prevented. As I go along I’ve noticed I already used my body weight while doing foot massage and I felt my movement is easy for me, little by little I started noticing  my model body needs so I become more observant while doing massage. My model was satisfied and happy. Thank you so much.

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I am happy to hear that you are getting good feedback! Smile Your hands will get accustomed to work in this way and you will build up more strength in them after a while. 

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Module 5

Legs warm up little hard for me because I tried working to my model on thigh area using butterfly movement, he told me that it’s pain in the bone area at the center of the leg so I lean only light to avoid so that he will not feel the pain. In 90 degree position I used thumb rolling on the side of the muscle my model told me was pain but for the lower muscle he didn’t felt pain. Still 90 degree position but I was using the heel of my palm at the lower muscle to lean and roll however my hand always slide I think I am not doing right move. 

On the 2nd day of practice with the different model the same warm up movement on the legs she felt great of my massage using most of the techniques from foot to legs. So I’m wondering why first model felt lots of pain and my second model slept during the session.  Please advise. Thanks a lot.

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That is not an unusual experience. First muscles are really tight, and when they let go a bit, it becomes easier and pain diminishes. However in such cases you can start out with more rocking movements which are less intense since there is no linear pressure. Or you can use the palms of your hands for circling over a tight area. This is another way of avoiding linear pressure on sensitive clients.

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Thank you so much for the advice, I did nice massage last night using the above advice and it was great performance and we are both happy for the outcome. 

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I am happy to hear that! Smile

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Module 6

Leg warm up using forearm was nice because my model feedback using my forearm was great however I need to practice the on changing my position slowly and on a right way without disturbing my model deep sleep. On squeezing outside muscle I had difficulty if model have big thigh because it touching my breast area so I avoided that movement maybe I can use that on smaller client.

On 45 degree body position movement which is calf  massage my model feedback was good but I’m not comfortable with that position however i always practice to be use to it because client/model had a nice feeling massaging their calf. 

At this time i will always practice to change my position slowly and on a right way to be perfect without disturbing client deep relaxation. 

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It’s is nice that you don’t want to disturb your client’s relaxation, but there will be some stretches where you just cannot avoid waking them up. Smile

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Module 7

Leg stretch 1, after checking model foot position then start leg warm up and leg stretch follow. On her right thigh during foot walking she told me that it is nice so I am happy  that I did I correct technique because she felt great but when I started her left leg same foot walking movement she felt the pain near or below hip area so I stopped I do another thigh stretch.  

When I watched again the video then realised not to do the walking near or below hip area. I did the same stretch movement again on her left thigh and she didn’t felt pain. I find leg stretch 1 good because I learned quickly and my model was satisfied. 

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August 18, 2014 - 7:25 pm
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Great! As you found out already, watching the videos more than once is essential. Smile

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Module 8

Leg stretch 2, for leg warm up on calf area was good performance but I find hard on stretching.  I performed stretching to my  model which her thigh towards her shoulder, when I put her foot to my groin then position my hands and start pushing however my body was not stable (so weak and I felt her leg was to heavy and she didn’t felt anything).

On the next day I tried another technique on her by putting my forearm above her thigh (back) and under her calf then I start pushing with the help of my shoulder and body and I felt i am doing the correct movement for her and my model was really stretched. Now I learned to identify what technique is applicable in every client it depends on their conditions and body size. Thank you.

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As you are finding out, the art is to know which technique works on what type of client. This is not a one-size-fits-all system. You will find that with several stretches – they don’t work on everyone. That’s something you learn with practice, how to determine the best way to work on certain types of bodies.

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Module 9

Leg stretch continuation,  I just do throwing of her leg up, rocking movement with my hand below her spinal and circling because my model was not flexible enough to do other stretching movement (stiff muscle). At least I applied to her based on my observations to her capability,  using the correct breathing, I noticed I used my full body in moving with my body weight (automatic). My position was correct because of constant practice. 

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Module 10

Still on leg stretch,  I find easy on the movements and my model feedback was great specially the stretching of her leg side way and followed by pressing the pressure on the thigh to slow down the blood flow. She really felt the blood rushed which she liked most. Still I continued practising my body position to familiarise the correct posture on doing each techniques which is applicable to each client. 

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