January 11, 2011
Just one question about this module Shama. i would obviously not want to use this abdominal technique on someone with a full stomach but you would not want your client to be starving either ! What are the best times to engage a client if you need to be doing abdominal treatments?
Pamela, I can tell you how it generally worked out for me. When I use abdominal work as part of a Thai Massage session, I never worried much about eating. I never do a session which is less than two hours. So by the time I get to the belly area, around one hour has passed and that is enough time for food to have been digested enough for some light abdominal work.
Most people have the common sense to not show up for a massage session after a big heavy meal anyway. Plus the techniques that I show for the abdomen as part of the Thai Massage course are quite gentle and light, they are not a full blown and deep abdominal work. That is beyond the scope of a regular Thai Massage session.
I just completed a more in depth abdominal video course which I will release very soon if you ever want to go more in depth.
Your question really is only an issue if you do an abdominal session only and you start the session right there on the abdomen. For that you would need to know more techniques than are shown in video 15 of the Thai Massage course. In the case of a real abdominal session people definitely should not eat much for a couple of hours before the session at least.