1. what special population do you work with and are you certified in this area?
2. issues you have dealt with + or - related to the population?
3. what additional techniques do you wish you had learned before working with the special population?
4. what positions or techniques do you use?
5. how do you feel they benefit from the massage?
6. how do you benefit from working with them?
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It looks like you've had a few people check out your request, but no takers. I'll give you a short and simple to get the ball rolling, as I am in a bit of a hurry. If you need more details, just PM me and I'll get back to you next week.
I work with people who have specific neck pain and headache issues.Dain1991 wrote: 1. what special population do you work with and are you certified in this area?
I also work with athletes (but will talk about the head/neck for this questionairre).
I do not have certification in either area.
Head neck issues are mainly migraine headache, TMJ pain and neck/shoulder pain due to clients who commute and compute.2. issues you have dealt with + or - related to the population?
Issues that are positive to the population:
- I get to sit for a lot of my work, as I use a rolling stool at the ehad of the table for much of the neck work.
- Especially with migraines, once they start to dissipate it is a joy to see a new person, who begins to live a more full lifestyle.
- People will occasionally come into the office in severe pain. I feel bad for the client when they hurt terribly.
- Sometimes people can be a little "short" when talking to me, if they have never seen me before and don't know if massage may be beneficial or not.
I would have loved to have been able to have taken the Rolfing or Structural Integration coursework at the time. However, looking back on it now, had I been aware of Feldenkrais, it would have probably been a better fit for my long-term practice with these clients.3. what additional techniques do you wish you had learned before working with the special population?
Most all of my neck and head work is performed face up. I use such a blend of work that it is hard to describe. However, this post will help best with that: http://www.bodyworkonline.com/forum/vie ... al#p1860214. what positions or techniques do you use?
I use a blend of deep swedish, deep tissue and movement work as a general rule. Occasionally I will use some skin stretching and manual lymphatic drainage work.
This will be a useful link for you in the future, if you are interested in finding out more about lymphatic work: Chikly Method (LDT) / Vodder Technique (MLD)
Well, most state that they have less headaches, less TMJ issues, and generally feel better after a few sessions.5. how do you feel they benefit from the massage?
I really love my practice. I benefit from the client, by feeling as though I was able to help make a difference in that person's life.6. how do you benefit from working with them?
11/03/13 - typo corrections.
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