I am excited to embark on a massage course that recognize the body as a energetic system. And that is also the basis for the magical touch of the Massage Practitioner. I a few times experience a massage from a practitioner with "dead hands".
Definitely, need to get a carpet/mat that I can use for Thai Massage, it is clear that a table is very limiting.
The explanation of techniques and tools was very insightful and I like the idea that you thumbs and fingers are not the only tools, which typically suffer during the Western Massage styles. It also looks like it will be less strenuous on your lower back. Although, the body posture on your knees will need exercise to develop comfort.
As a massage practitioner I become the conduit of healing energy, and in my mind the mindful breathing strengthens the flow of energy.
Hi Willem, welcome to our community and to the Complete Thai Massage certification program. Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with our certification checklist to make sure that it is all correctly organized:
You instantly picked out some of the reasons that make this training unique - and even different from many other Thai Massage training programs which focus more on mechanical sequences of techniques.
There are several videos in this course which will help you to get used to the Thai Massage positions - like the kneeling, for example. That will work itself out soon.
It sounds like this course is a good fit for you, and I am looking forward to working with you here in the forum and following your progress.