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Thai Back Massage. Thank you Shama
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July 30, 2013 - 4:46 am
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New Journey with you Shama. Excited to be back.

 

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And I am excited to see you back here in the forum! Smile Looking forward to your feedback.

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Thai Back Massage

module 1

Love it! listening to module 1. Its a wonderful recap from previous trainings in other certifications. This course is going to be great (as all the others have been) It brings not only to mind movements for Thai Massage but teaching others to move with out pain..

We almost always give a postural analysis here. I have gotten a way from that. its a wonderful reminder for me.

 

Your courses make me a better practitioner even outside of Thai Massage. My mind is racing with all the exercises to help with these issues.  

Wonderful!

Lordosis

Kyphosis

Scoliosis. (I did not even think about raising the hip to stretch the side that’s tight) Such genius as well as common sense. Could kick myself.

I see so many clients with this issue. I usually roll them over on what I call there “sunken side” with a pillow between the lowest rib and the hip.

I am wondering if a very small pillow for the low back would be good for Lordosis? Sometimes I put small pillows under each shoulder blade for Kyphosis. Sorry if I am getting ahead.  I am relearning all this again.  

 

Very Excited about Module 2 also, on your approach to Sciatica. 

 

 

  

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Thai Back Massage course manual

 

Always impressed with you Shama! But,you really have out done yourself. I read over the manual and will watch the video later in the morning. I sent you some of my blog post. I hope you don’t mind. It was just comforting to hear you say some of the same things I had written about. I am assured I am on the right track in every course.

I will be creating a written assessment sheet based on your questions to client

 

 

  • Is the client pregnant?
  • How long has the client had the back pain?

• When does it occur, always, sometimes?

• What kind of pain is it, a dull ache or a sharp pain?

• Is it something chronic or temporary?

• Did the client do some physical exertion like heavy lifting or sports that might have caused it?

• How much time does the client spend sitting every day?

• Does the client do any exercise?

• Did the client have any back injury or operation or any other trauma?

 

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I am so happy to see your excitement about my new Thai Back Massage course. I consider it the most in depth and best laid out course I have ever done since it contains material in the first few videos which I had never included in any of my other courses. It represents a new standard for my work.

By the way, although I mention sciatica in this course, I don’t address it much in terms of what to do about it. However I already filmed an entire course which is 100% about sciatica. I still have to put it together, edit it etc. I will release it within a few weeks. That will be another really good one!

I am glad that the Thai Back Massage course material is useful for your work. You will see that there is lots more great information coming up. Smile

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Thai Back Massage course manual

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Great! Love this. Its a wonderful standard you set. I don’t know that many could do it better. You have set the bar high Wink

I already have great pride in taking these courses. I am so glad to of found you  

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Thanks, I will keep raising the bar. Your comments always inspire me! Smile

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Thai Back Massage course

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I will be watching this video , The goal in this video is to understand “why, when, where, and how to apply techniques. Here we go! I will place notes here shortly.

 

This is Wonderful as usual. I love this as this my specialty (Therapeutic Exercises not Thai Massage)

Ergonomics are best on the floor. I found this incredibly useful /Large pillow under upper chest and small pillow under head for comfort, bolster or pillow under ankles for inflexible people.

Its best to use your hands as little as possible and use upper body parts to save your hands and thumbs. ( especially on bigger people) Always remember to warm the back up before stretching techniques.

 

Little things like wallet in back of pants. WinkGot to be a little like private investigators.

   

If the pectorals are tight as they are for most of us who work at computers then the rhomboids  and neck muscles are likely over stretched, (Kyphosis-the upper back extensors are weak as they are over stretched and cervical spine is most often collapsed or straight with no cervical curve or even possibly a forward head syndrome. The pectorals are also weak as they are to tight and need to be opened, fuller range of motion creates a balanced and more powerful muscle)

Gentle extension and traction is more than likely helpful unless there is injury.

Sometimes this is not the case; for example I have seen those who exercise there chest and do not balance there back muscles. They could be doing to much push exercises and not enough pulling exercises. there are many reasons this can happen

I am listing the 3 most common reasons I see.

Another factor is as we age most of us round our shoulder due to gravity and or osteoporsis. Even in standing as in Thai massage the center ( hara) comes from the base of the pelvic floor , low abs as well as the transvers abdomunus– This muscle acts as a girdle and helps us to stand upright in conjunction with the multifidus- Muscle closest to the erector spinae that allows the seven movements of the spine .

 

 

 

 

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Thai Back Massage course

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This is review and I am excited to watch, as There is so much information one can easily learn and relearn something.

 

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Well, you are the anatomy expert, Don. Maybe I should have you contribute to the anatomy section for my next course. I am not even kidding. Seems to be your specialty.

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Wow! An expert huh? What a huge complement coming from you? I would love to help. I think that would be a wonderful learning opportunity for me.

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Thai Back Massage course

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Hello! I have been on vacation in the beautiful Island of Maui with my Parents. I have worked on my mom for modules 5,6 and 7. Lol, She said I could use her for homework anytime.

I do not get to see her often but, she goes to the Chiropractor at least once a month. She actually has to have her hips adjusted regularly.

She has mentioned that sense doing the massage with me her hips and knees no longer hurt. My mother also says “I much rather have a Thai Massage than go to Chiropractor”Wink. I know These are not the same things but, its reassuring that this is gentle enough for my 71 year old mother and I also get to do something nice for her.

I can see how my body is genetically like my moms in the neck shoulders and hips. (Its almost like looking into the future of course she is female and I am male, lol.) I must take very good care of myself and continue to work on my core strength so I can stay pain free as long as possible.

  

I also must mention I noticed a lot more techniques Shama. More Techniques then in the sacrum massage I had done earlier. I need to go back and watch as I was not near as thorough on studying while on vacation. So I must go and review. I also want to tell you thank you for your kind words about being assistance to you in the future. That was a huge complement.    

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How wonderful that your mom likes your work and is getting real results from it. Actually quite a few chiropractors work together with massage therapists. Especially Thai Massage lends itself to work in conjunction with chiropractic.

You noticed correctly, I added more sacrum techniques in this course than in my original sacrum course (which also had been updated from its original version). I keep updating and adding to my courses all the time.

Regarding that helping with the anatomy would be a wonderful learning opportunity for you – it does not appear to me that you need lots of learning in this area. You are quite good at it already from what I have read. Smile

 

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Thank you very much

Thai Back Massage course

module 8

This will come in very useful for my guys who are so much bigger than me. Several wonderful techniques to accommodate a person of any size. I love the rocking knee techniques on the buttocks. Looks like that would feel very good. 

 

Love how there are so many techniques to accommodate so many body types

 

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Thai Back Massage course

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Moving from knee techniques from module 8 to 9 using the fingers hands thumbs as tools as “feelers” . I also love the hands., the hands are wonderful tools to feel where energy is blocked or stagnant. This is another good reason to take care of your hands.

 

Generally problems most common for spine that I see are L 3  thru 5, ( low Back) T 7 ( Bra Strap Area)  C2, C3, C7 ( Neck Vertebrae) Just an observation for myself as I watch your video.

I believe that the Sacral work you have introduced could also be very beneficial for the low back. Every one loves that Sacral work so far. Just one example on this video is the rocking on the sacrum with the 1-2-3 move or variations of 1-2 or 1-1-1 hand up the spine are an excellent example to me. Your even working the hips indirectly while you work the spine.

  

 

 

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“Love how there are so many techniques to accommodate so many body types.” – I think this is what makes my courses unique. I base all my training on what has actually worked for me during many years of working on all kinds of body types. What works well in Thailand where everyone is relatively small does not necessarily work the same way in the US where people are often much larger, so we have to find ways to adjust our work to a wide range of clients.

I love hands too. They are by far the best tool for sensing what’s going on in the body of our clients. This is definitely one main reason why we should not overwork them to preserve their healthy functioning. It sounds like a paradox, but it is true: We love working with the hands, and that’s why we should not use them more than absolutely necessary. In this way we will keep them in good shape for decades in our massage work. Luckily Thai Massage allows us the use of so many non-hand ways to work effectively. 

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Thai Back Massage course

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Sorry I am behind on my post. This is Thai Back Massage course module 10.

I have 11, 12, 13 and 14 to come. Bare with me Embarassed. I will be posting them all as I have been able to actually do them on a real person.

Good news however, is I am now able to download the videoes on my home computerWink

Always remember Thai Yoga Massage is not string of a bunch of movements (think about the client as an individual .) ” Free up energy lines”  Exchanging energy between you and your client.

Favorite part of this lesson is the shoulder work. I have worked with several with shoulders as you described as ” glued together” Can not wait to try this.

Wow! P.S. Shama you are correct. short and sweet post sound and look much better.Cool  

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Better, for sure! Cool

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Was finally able to complete some techniques from  module 10 on the perfect client. Had the client you descried as “shoulder glued together”

The technique I particularly liked was the one where you wiggle your index finger, middle finger and ring fingers down the shoulder blade to warm it up.

My partners neck popped during the session and they let out a sigh of relief.  

 

Thank you Shama.

Off to module 11!

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Thai Back Massage

Module 11

So simple! Knuckles and forearms! this is great. I used to get sore in fingers and wrist from using my fingers.

 

You have added so many new techniques. Also great recap on others.

I have a 12 year old gymnast I work with every Saturday. He loves all the shoulder work.

There is a lot of versatility in module 11. It was a challenge at first working with him. (Sometimes still is at times) He is my smallest client. These techniques worked great with him. Working on this little guy is giving me great lessons in sensitivity.

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