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April 28, 2022 - 3:48 pm
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Module 11

  I appreciate seeing the leg sequence as a whole. I am a very visual learner so to have everything pieced out it hard for me to get a grasp of the big picture. Like timing and the flow. I can remember if I see it being done than if Im just reading it in a book or looking at pictures.

I do like how this class is set up I am able to take my time on each body part and really practice along the way with out feeling rushed or overwhelmed. And the fact that you take the time to answer everyones posts and if there are any questions is amazing. I dont feel the one on one teaching in most in person continuing ed classes. I will definitely take more classes in the future.

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Thanks for your vote of confidence, Shauna! 

And there are a couple more summary sessions coming up that show sequences as a whole flow.

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 I have a couple clients that are dance  and yoga instructors that Im able to do the deeper stretches. But most my clients I definitely have to modify and keep it pretty simple/ lighter.  I do like the sacrum stretch/ work. I always try to work the SI joint in normal work and try to rock/ wiggle to get slightly more movement in the area. Its a tough area on most people to really get in there. The few I am practicing on did like the elephant walk and got a decent stretch with that.

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"But most of my clients I definitely have to modify and keep it pretty simple/ lighter. "  -  That's to be expected. It's all about having all the tools available, not about using them all on everyone.

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 I tend to check in with clients with is that too much. Most my clients are coming to me because there is already some kind of pain or issue. So they already recognize that there is pain, but it is a good pain. It helps to let them decide when it is too much so I back off a little. I school we were taught to always check in with our clients some will just go with the flow and not know how to speak up if there is discomfort.

  Im finding all the hip and low back stretches very beneficial to a wide range of my clients. These are muscles that I already work on a daily basis but using the stretches amplifies the work and healing process. Now I wish I knew someone near me who can do the same so I can get the work done too 🙂

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"Now I wish I knew someone near me who can do the same so I can get the work done too."  -  That's a good wish, and I hope it comes true. Smile

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  I also offer craniosacral massage in my practice so I love working with the natural flow of the body systems and movement of the body as a whole. I feel like incorporate many different modalities in each of my massage sessions depending on the client. I love the rocking of the pelvis for the sacrum stretch. Before while I did a modified version of this with most my clients I never used the rocking to use the movement of the body to assist in the stretch. Rocking I feel like relaxes the client and the nervous system so the client doesnt tense up the area Im working on. Especially true for the pelvis and low back. I have a client that likes iliopsoas work every time is there a module coming up that address abdomen and psoas specifically?

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The very next module gets into abdominal techniques, but for specific psoas work you had to get our more specialized abdominal massage course.

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  Yes, this work is the beginning of the abdominal work I presently do. It is my warm-up for more deep work. I do like the rib and chest work it adds to what I already incorporate in my sessions. I feel for me chest work is generational, my older clients do not like abdominal or chest work. They are more modest in touch but it could be also that I live in a very small conservative town.

My younger clients really benefit from chest work and breathwork including a deeper diaphragm stretch. It does feel awkward/backward to do the chest facing from the stomach I usually do chest work looking down from the head because my clients are on the table.

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May 18, 2022 - 12:52 am
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Yes, chest work on a table is easier from above the head. We actually do teach chest work in this way in our Heavenly Head Massage course which is done entirely from behind the head, whereas for Thai Massage floor work it is easier to do it coming from the other direction.

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