1. Continue to adapt TM techniques to the table. You have enough material to fill a one hour session. If you are planning to move to working on the floor, it will be much easier if you start with the Table as the moves and routine are similar. In Thai Massage there are endless moves, routines, and styles. I am showing you a Northern Thai technique that I use as an assessment during a first session. I vary this from client to client depending on what I find in the first session.
2. Incorporate Spring Testing to your routine. There's no other way to get good at this than by doing it. You may feel unsure and lack confidence at first. The only way to gain competence is practice. Your first client that is relieved of pain with this simple method will be your reward! Once you learn to do this, your ability to help people will be a huge satisfaction to you and a godsend to them.
3. Add a superfood to your diet. Our diets (even healthy ones) in North America are generally deficient in trace minerals due to the destruction of topsoil during the dust bowl. Add to this the destructive modern farming practices and you have soil and hence vegetables that have diminished nutrient content compared to their European counterparts. Superfoods can help to compensate for these deficiencies. This can be a sea vegetable, or something like GreensPlus that you can add to your juice or smoothie. In a northern climate during the winter, a Vitamin D supplement is recommended. If you are concerned about your bone health, make sure your Vit D has K2 in it. Always choose tinctures and whole ground herbs in capsules over compressed pills with synthetic ingredients and glues.
Thai Massage Prone Overview
Thai Massage Supine Overview
Side Glide Dysfunction
Side Glide Dysfunction can give you a misleading reading of the pelvis. It must be identified and treated and the pelvis retested afterwards.
Treating Side Glide Dysfunction can cause jamming and pain in the SI joint(s) if a sacral rotation is present. The client must report back to you about any discomfort or outright pain after the adjustment.
In such a case the client would stop self-treating and book another session in order to treat the sacral rotation, before continuing to treat the Side Glide Dysfunction.