oh boy do I need the shoulder stretches in a badd way.. Us massage therapists are internally rotated for 6-7 hrs a day. How can you do this to yourself..I will have to teach one of my clients to do this move on me.
I love the grace and flow of thai yoga massage, I need to slow my roll down as I do deep tissue work..I have been implementing the rocking of the hips and spine and it has given me more ROM than deep work .. exicted
Shoulder work is very important for us massage therapists. We are internally rotated at the shoulder and it affects our lung function as our chest becomes collapsed. Not to mention the effects on thoracic spine which becomes flattened no longer curved. there are a number of problems assoiciated with that area of the spine, adreanal glands, heart, kidney etc.
Keeping the shoulders from becoming internally rotated is very important and the Thai Yoga Massage techinques are very helpful to regain lost posture
Aww Hand massage, My clients love receiving hand work. It is very relaxing and much needed in todays hand held device society. I have found a New pathology its called TEXTITIS from texting to much. The wrists and thenor and hyperthenor are very sore.
your Thai massage technigues it seems Ive been incorporating them and didn't even know it was
Keeping the Flow of Thai yoga massage takes some real practice.. especially to a newbie.
I am rather small and shorter compared to my clients that are much bigger than I. It is difficult to position yourself in a graceful manner and keep the flow annoyimous so that the client doesn't know what you are doing.
I have only practiced my new moves on a massage table versus on the floor with a mat. Can this be done on a massage table effectively?
Prone position is quite comfortable if you prop your client up just right . adding a small pillow under the chest and a folded up towel under the forehead can really make for a nice session.
I volunteer at sporting events and very good at cramp relief of over tired muscles.. the prone position has an effect on the calf muscles. If the client is lying for to long in a straight legged postion with foot straight out it shortens the calf muscle causing cramps. so I always flex the foot out and turn lower leg slighty outward to lengthen the muscles…
It band and hip flexors are always a sore spot on my athelets. I really liked your moves on the IT band. so far there is no real comfortable way ive learned to address them until now. but im skeptical on how well the release from vastus ..
some of the techinques are sort of hard for a short therapist and large client.. practice makes perfect though..
the back is a great area of concern for most of my cleints. I started using your rocking moves to loosen up the spine some time ago… and ALl clients love it.. as well as I because I don't have to work as hard or use great force..
I had movement of the lumbar and sacrel vertebrae with these techniques. I absolutely love them my clients seem more relaxed as if they were an infant again in an infant swing, the constant movement is soothing and relaxing
I know its out of order but I lost this video in my email spam folder and I had to have it sent to me.. but I continued to watch other videos to keep my progress going
I really need to see the whole leg hip shoulder and spinal flow. It went very well and I really gained some helpful insight on my movement around the body.
Shelly, did you notice that you made two sets of posts for module 16 and 17? And that you posted module 20 and 21 in your own thread and in Bethany's Thai Back Massage thread? I deleted the ones in the other thread.
Regarding the prone position in module 20, please watch this video since it will give you additional information:
leg and hip stretches are wonderful for getting someone in a tight restricted mode.
the rocking techniques really helps loosen things up tremendously. addressing the hip flexors takes some skill to recognize tightness and determination to keep working on them until you get desired ROM..
tight hamstrings quads and glutes are all the culprit in lower back pain.. besides the obvious IT band
I love working with the sacrum. I started using the rocking techniques from Module 2 in all my clients and by doing so I can achieve with most all clients an "adjustment" in Lumbar area.. Which prior to rocking moves it was very tiresome to get enough muscles to relax to allow such adjustments..
I really like the knee to the glutes and rocking .. cant wait to try this out..
BTW... I have been pracisicing on my yoga instructor and she is complementing me and feels very loose...Thank you Shama.. you've been an inspiration
this is a vey interesting video on how to work on the ones back.
I currently use elbows along the spine but I nevered would have thought to use my knee.. but I do have very big clients that would benefit.. It will take some practice to learn compression depth and amount of pressure..
It seems it would be hard to follow the spine wit knee but it will get easier
I have noticed that giving thai yoga sessions by body in really getting a workout.. Im not using force or strength just constant movement and I break a sweat.. I don't normally sweat when im giving deep tissue massage but I do during thai massage
prone position is the best as far as im concerned, there are so many variations and techinwues in which to use diffent tools.... forearms, elbows, knees.. my wrist have really been hurting lately.. I will not overuse them as you have stated the 90 degree angle when using down pressure..
I think this has been the best video so far... I was waiting for the cobra stretch.. I think this is an awesome stretch and great for getting someone more flexible....
being a massage therapist already there are so many things I am already doing that is very similar to
Thai yoga massage. I incorporate strches but your stretches are bigger and more targeted