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whiskers123

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I'm thinking of becoming a student
« on: September 08, 2010, 11:26:38 PM »
Hi Steve,
I am very impressed with your self help programme and much of the information I have found on your website etc. So much so that I am seriously thinking about becoming one of your new recruits. I am based in England and I am currently a practising Sports Massage Therapist.
This statement is not to question your skills but more to question what I have been taught: In one of your online videos I notice that you were treating a patients legs and during the treatment you were working from the hip down. I was always told that you should never work against the venous flow in the legs as it can damage the non return valves in the veins. could you let me know what your thoughts are on this subject.
One other question I have relates to how I would give my clients the full treatment required to fix their pain. Basically, after reading much of your work I realise that in order for clients to be completely pain free with long lasting if not permanent results they need to have a good therapist, a good diet and also follow the yoga DVD. If I became a therapist how would I be able to get them copies of your DVD? would I need to buy them myself in bulk or do I just give them your web site details for them to purchase the DVD themselves. I ask this simply from a logistics point of view and the time it would take them to get hold of a copy.
As I said earlier, I am hoping to take on your training programme very soon. Mainly because although I give my clients a good service and get some excellent results I still feel that something is missing and your methods could well be the skills I'm looking for.

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Re: I'm thinking of becoming a student
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 12:03:25 AM »
Hi 'wiskers'

Yes the working away from the heart question has come up a few times in my classes. All I can say is the style I use has been around for hundreds of years and that is the way it is done, to work with the grain of the muscle. Actually we work in both directions.

Anyway obviously who ever came up with the instruction that it should only be done one way didn't know what they were talking about because it has never been a problem in the 20 years I have been working or the 50 years my teacher worked this way.

There is a lot about the body you don't learn in normal massage courses that you do in my SLM course so if you become a student get ready to change a lot of the beliefs you probably already have :)

With the SLM Yoga, not everyone needs the nutrition work and Yoga as part of their treatment everyone is different. Some people you will fix with just the bodywork. I do sell bulk lots of 5 programs at a wholesale price for therapists who want to hold copies in their clinic or you can send someone to my site and they do get a download copy immediately while they wait for the hard copies to arrive.

I hope you will decide to join the SLM family and offer this great treatment to the many pain sufferers in England that don't have access to it now. I am sure you will find it an incredibly satisfying and rewarding career if you do.

You may not be aware we do have a couple of SLM therapists over there already so if you are in their area you should drop in for some treatment and chat to them about it. They are listed in the directory here:
www.learnmassage.com.au/directory

Regards
Steve

whiskers123

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Re: I'm thinking of becoming a student
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 04:19:01 AM »
Hi Steve,
I agree with what you have said. In fact I did have my doubts about a number of things suggested on my Sports Massage course. One minute I was being told how robust the human body was and how much it can take and then I am led to believe that it must be quite fragile if you could damage the veins on someone just by massaging their leg the wrong way (didn't make a lot of sense to me).
Yes I am aware of the SLM therapists in England and I have already been in contact with them to ask about the course. They rate it very highly, one of them even stated that it was the best investment she had ever made. Your self treatment programme has already reduced my sciatic pain to almost nothing but I am still considering getting in touch with one of the therapists here to get a treatment and pick her brains about the course. Will let you know how it goes.
Many thanks
Chris  :)

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Re: I'm thinking of becoming a student
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 04:53:49 AM »
Sounds like a plan,

Good luck,

Steve

 

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