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October 30, 2013 - 9:52 am
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Very excited about this course Shama ! Look forward to learning more!Wink

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I am also excited I have to say. I am getting to the point where I have the Complete Thai Massage course for a good all-round Thai Massage education, and then lots of very focused therapy courses where I drill deeper into certain areas of the body for those who want to know how to work very specifically and therapeutically.

You will know some of the techniques already since you own every single one of my courses, but now the focus and the organization and the perspective are all centered around working on the hips exclusively. So instead of having to hunt around in my various courses and looking for what works best for the hips, you get it served on a silver platter and in much greater detail and with many new techniques as well.

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Thai Hip Therapy Course

Module 1

Have done all your courses Shama. What is most impressive is that you spend time to answer every post. I hope you sleep sometimesConfused

 

In this course as in all Shama’s courses : 

  • Course Manual
  • Forum-The forum is interactive-You can advertise Your Workshops and Classes on the Forum.

Remember to watch videos more than once. Great thing is the videos are delivered at just the right pace and they are yours to keep long after course is over.

I have watched most of your videos at least 3 times, and some even 4 or more times and still have “Aha!” moments .

  

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Thai Hip Therapy Course

Module 2

 

Make assessment of hips from the feet to determine some cues on hip alignment. As always, do not use muscle pressure. As the giver of massage watch ergonomics .

 

Rocking is always great for warm up. Start with Rocking before direct pressure

Use gentle body weight for your pressure.   

“Aha!” moment for me. I didn’t catch on the previous hip massage course. 

“Foot doesn’t want to move in you rock on the outside” “Foot doesn’t want to move out you rock on the inside”

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I sure hope there are some things which you didn’t catch on the previous hip course but find in this one, since this new one is four times as large. Laugh

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November 2, 2013 - 10:44 pm
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I know I will. Wink

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Thai Hip Therapy Course

Module 3

 

Greetings Shama,

 

I already have a waiting list of six clients for these modules . I let my clients know I was going to be working specifically on hips and I immediately got request asking  “me me me, please!?

I figured in another week I would have some information and education gathered to really give an enjoyable massage,  not that I haven’t already. Just wanted to take more time and really study on this module as there were so many request.

 

I asked that they wait till next week so that I can take time to gather and watch more of your videos . However, I will go ahead and write out my viewing of the videos. works out fine for me as I always try to watch twice before  client. Since I have got so many of your videos under my belt now, I do not have a hard time finding a partner at allLaugh

As a matter of fact they jokingly fight on who gets to get the first appointment.

Moving on to module 3. The knee techniques are wonderful its very much just like the beginning of module 8 on Thai Back Massage working on glutes.

 Creating angles by elevating the leg and rolling the forearm to get a total different area. I really like how you teach us how to preserve our hands. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That’s so great to hear that your clients are lining up already. I think this course hit its mark. I already received quite a bit of feedback from students that they have plenty of clients who need hip work. I am sure you will do a great job with this!

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Thai Massage Hip Massage

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Wonderful video on “Hip Pie”  I call this “hip clock” in Pilates or Yoga Shama.

Thought it was nice to hear it called another name.

Example:  the tail bone is 6 o’ clock, pelvic tilt up on the sacrum is 12 o’clock . The right hip or PSIS is 3o‘clock and the left PSIS or hip is 9 o’clock. We teach clients to move thru all the numbers of the clock.

I think they will like Hip Pie better, As they will not have to do anything because I will be moving them.

Also ,‘Hip Pie’’ is a great way to introduce muscle memory to ‘Hip clock”.Wink

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“Hip Clock” would have worked just as well for me, but since “Hip Pie” came to mind first and that’s what I call it in many of my courses, I guess “Hip Pie” it is. Maybe subconsciously it has to do with the fact that I love eating pie, but I stopped wearing a wrist watch about 25 years ago and never used one again. Laugh Definitely two interchangeable concepts.

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Thai Hip Therapy

Module 5

 

Love that you revisit breathing on this video. So important and so easy to forget until it becomes a habit. Embarassed

 

I learned “Blood Stop” before by pressing on area of greater trochanter and hip on both sides then brushing hands down. I did the way you demonstrated and client loved it. They usually say “what is that !” It feels so good!”

 

Love that I have now learned “Blood Stop” other ways.

 

 

 

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Yeah, the word sounds so scary, but the technique does feel great. I love receiving it, and I always got positive feedback from my clients. If it wouldn’t sound so cumbersome, it should be renamed something like “circulation reduction and subsequent increase technique”. Laugh

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Lol. maybe they thought of it . Then thought to themselves “that name is too long, lets just call call it blood stop” 

 

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Thai Hip Therapy

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My young gymnast comes for massage has brought his sister. She is a ballerina with the Dallas Metropolitan Company here.

 

She was so sweet. She is flexible in hips however, her hamstrings are tight in comparison. We were surprised that even though her hips are so open that these techniques helped her in her hamstring flexibility. The quadriceps and low back were also much more flexible.   I do not know but, believe it is because it is because of the holistic approach of Thai massage.

We of course worked on her hips with your “hip pie” circles.

I have a Ballet Barre in Studio and worked with her on some of her technique afterward.

She was ecstatic! . Asked her to show me some movements she found difficult. She noticed improvement right away.  

  

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I think your clients are lucky to have you! Smile

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November 27, 2013 - 11:58 am
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Your too kind Shama, Thank you

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Thai Hip Therapy

Module 7

I have been away for awhile. Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Was so delighted to hear from you on my FB page.

Gave a massage that I was very proud of today. Honestly, as complimentary as people are, I am not always confident. 

Today was wonderful! I received a call this afternoon for a massage with a new client. I have been meditating a lot as the new year approaches and feel it has helped me a lot. I feel I was able to be even more sensitive to the client while doing Hip Pie”

 

This particular client was flexible on there left and tight on there right..so Hip Pie worked very well.

The right hip opened easily and was flexible so I concentrated more on the opposition (cross stretches) . The other side was exactly the opposite .

 

What I was most excited about was bringing my meditation into my practice. Felt a shift of energy in my practice. (Hope I do not freak you out with my Hippy Yoga Instructor Mantras)

 

I went thru my Chakra’s while concentrating on the client. Concentrating on my Chakra ensured I was using Hara.

I said these simple mantras in my head while giving the massage.

 

Root Chakra- “May all living things feel safe”

Sacral Chakra- “May all living things be happy’

Solar plexus Chakra ” May all living things enjoy the fruits of there labor in abundance and be free”

Heart Chakra- “May all living things have infinite love and gratitude.”

Throat Chakra- “May all living things speak or sing peace unto one another”

Third Eye Chakra ” May all living things be patient and kind to one another”

Crown Chakra ” May all living thing recognize the Divine in themselves and one another”

 

The massage went by so quickly . The client seemed comfortable so after I shared these mantras  with him with singing bowls we have in the studio.  

 

I hope you hade a Merry Christmas Shama as I wish all these things unto you.

May you always feel safe.

May you be happy.

May you enjoy the fruits of your labor

May you always have infinite love and gratitude toward yourself and others

May you have peace.

 

Namaste Shama and a belated Merry Christmas. 

 

 

   

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Thai Hip Therapy

Module 8

Was able work on side of hips today. Client suffered from sciatica and scoliosis. I was able to do almost all the side techniques in this case.

As we were leaving client said all pain from sciatica and scoliosis was gone but feet still hurt.

I did not focus on his feet as much as I should of, my mistake 

I have noticed thru teaching Pilates, many who suffer from sciatica suffer from foot problems or foot pain. (Usually high arches I have noticed often have sciatica, flat feet I noticed back pain low back issues as well as neck and shoulders. There is not spring or buoyancy in the spine with flat back. High arched place a lot of tension on prifimoris. Just an observationWink

 

I need to go back and look at the feet videos. I would recommend that to everyone. Especially those who have pain. It really proves how holistic this is.

 

thank you Shama 

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Thai Hip Therapy

Module 9

This was a great recap from the original hip massage course with added angles of rolling. Much more detail in this course with some added elbow techniques I believe. POWER TOOLS! Cool

 

I really understand now what you mean about developing sensitivity.

Great job Shama! 

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Thai Hip Therapy

Module 10

 

 

Love that you touched base on the Hip flexors in this module. They are so closely connected to the psoas and quadrus labarum. The psoas and quadrus labarum muscles are so often the culprit for pain.

Love love love Prone Opposite Leg lift Stretch!

I explain to my clients that it does not matter how strong your back muscles are, the fact of the matter is that the spine rest on the hips. If the hips or core is weak even with a strong back you will have back pain sooner or later pain. So many great stretches and modifications.

I will be watching this video over and over. 

I never thought I would come to a point where I could give more than a 60 minute massage.

I now have so many tools you have shared Shama, that it is easy is to give a 90 ,120 minute massage.

As a matter of fact, I bet if it was required of me I could even give a 4 hr. massage. Although I do not want to be challenged with that yetConfused but, I if I was I think I could do it.   

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