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Trevor Harris
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July 19, 2019 - 10:01 am
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Module 1

Went through module 1 today and it was very interesting and informative, found myself assessing my practice partner's hip balance when I started her foot massage.

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You are really getting into the Thai Massage with your second course already. Smile

I won't post the certification checklist link in here since I just did that for your Complete Thai Massage course.

There is just one thing. I have not seen a certification registration form from you.  Could you please send one in for each course so that we are sure that we have the correct data from you. The link to the registration form is in the certification tutorial which you can access from the sidebar banner in your membership portal.

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Rocking.....fantastic my clients love it. The rocking serves to relax my clients from the word go, I have experimented with hand, arm and foot rocking all very successful the knee however is not for me. Rocking with the knee didn't have the fluidity and was not a comfortable technique for me. The circular palm rocking creates a wonderful motion. The pelvis rocking has proved to be another favourite with my clients, I have not needed to use the one sided technique but expect it will prove useful on a very large client.

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My own comfort when massaging is very important and translates through to my clients comfort. I  have a preference to use your cross-thigh technique which flows really well and suits my body's rhythm and movement. Using my heel when power is required is also an easy technique to perform, direct pressure with my knee works well however too strong for my clients to date.   

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Fluid knee rocking is definitely something you have to get used to. It is not something that feels natural in the beginning since we have never used the knee in this way before. It is not an absolutely essential skill to have, but for large muscular clients it can be very handy. For smaller clients it is not so useful.

I used to work on a huge muscular male client for a couple of years, and on him I used the knee rocking quite a bit on his arms and hamstrings.

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The hip-pie is a wonderful way to visualise the range of movement in the hip. My preference for slice 1 is to rotationally traction and compress as demonstrated in the Complete Thai Massage course. I have only had one client, to date, who was able to handle the power version ( butterfly ) of slice 2. It was interesting when you spoke about clients holding tension....on many occasions I find myself telling my clients to breath deeply into their hip as they are holding tension.

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Palm rolling over the abductor is a widely appreciated technique, it seems to be gentle but effective. If I have time I will do the "blood stop" before I start the hip stretches...reactions of some is quite humorous Smile I am a big fan of the rocking techniques and generally rock before all of the hip stretches, it seems to help clients to "let go". Circling into slice 4 is also a nice pre-stretch technique.

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I haven't had to many opportunities to use the power techniques for slice 5 but I must say that it took me a while to get comfortable when sandwiching my forearm between the leg....once you get your ergonomics right is a nice flowing move. Slice 5 going into 6 using both legs is a technique I really like, it frees up the hip through the circling and gives a little lower back stretch as well.

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So right, I am yet to work on anyone who has the flexibility to handle a direct stretch to slice 6, my clients seem to prefer circling over the side to side rock which many also find a bit too intense. I stick to the more gentle rocking when addressing slice 7....trying to overdo the stretch on my clients tends to undo at lot of good relaxing work previously done. Slice 8 forearm rolling I haven't mastered yet...getting a chance to work on it during lockdownSmile As I mentioned before I use the circling on all my clients, creating a fluid movement seems to allow a greater range of movement.

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You can do slices 1-4 on pretty much everyone. Slices 5-7 won't work on everyone - at least not the direct version. Often you will only be able to do a rocking version, and that's fine. Luckily there is a rocking option for so many stretches!

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From what I have experienced the outside of the hip tends to be one of the most sensitive areas and similar to the calf needs to be warmed up gently. I like to start by circling with my palm, palm rocking and then straight linear pressure. You can put in quite a bit of linear pressure if you increase it gradually. I'm not a fan of using my knuckles on this area as I have little sense of feeling and connection whereas with the thumbs you can feel everything.

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Raising the hip is a fantastic position for doing great work with the forearm but getting into the position takes quite a bit of practice and most importantly.... communication with your client. With my first attempts the client didn't understand what I was trying to do with them and they tendered to resist Confused the results were at times very funny and awkward, now I tell my client exactly what I'm going to do and the position they'll end up in and things go a lot more smoothly.

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The circular hip rotation features in just about every massage I give, not sure if there is a better way to loosen up hip....rocking, range of motion and traction. In my case I have a quite pronounced and "sharp" shin bone so I have a little pad that I place between my shin and my clients so there is no discomfort. Heel to buttocks I find you can ease into better than with the prone leg lift, this is probably due to the range of movement which in the case of the prone leg lift is very little. When doing the angled leg hip stretch I tend to introduce a rocking move especially when my client is very tight and the hip comes up a lot.

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Module 11

One of the things I value with your courses is being able to revisit them at any time and particularly when a client has presented me with problems. Heavily muscled, extremely large and "super-glued" clients each require more specific techniques, having the extensive range explained and demonstrated throughout the course means that I can always find a suitable technique. Once again, thank you Shama for an excellent course. 

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You really powered through the certification posts in warp speed. You must have practiced it all long before you posted it all. Congratulations for completing another course. I enjoyed following your progress and assisting wherever necessary.

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