It has been a crazy past few days…
Yesterday morning we studied I Ching (I learned a lot of course, in spite of having been studying this divinatory tool for more than 10 years), Feng Shui, and further Hydrotherapy techniques. That was an awesome morning.
Then in the afternoon, I tried to check out on Integrated Massage. The director discovered that I was not remembering Shiatsu that well, so it was included in my treatment. Meaning I made a couple of little mistakes and did not pass. I took that poorly and had a rough few hours.
Fortunately today I did pass! Today was Marathon day – where we treated four clients in 5 and a half hours. Good practice in case we work in a spa one day.
It was so nice to be let off the leash as it were (weird metaphor there). We have previously been forced to use the same Kata or pattern for doing each modality and today we were given freedom to mix it up. It was awesome!
One of my clients received 4 modalities from me as that was her request. Passive stretching, acupressure, Craniosacral and Swedish Massage. She said her neck had been hurting her for months – I did about 15 minutes of Cranio on her and she said her neck felt great! Yay! We know a lot of modalities and I am so grateful to be able to do this beautiful bodywork.
It has only sunk in now that we are leaving tomorrow… over the weekend I kept saying to myself, “we have 3 days left of school…” and only now is the sadness / excitement / giddiness / curiosity / sense-of-adventure starting to well up. I am going to miss these incredible teachers, our wonderful group and these epics mountains – and not to mention Crestone’s powerful spiritual / transformational energy (it is legit).
And I need some people to practice on when I get back 🙂 I figure 5 of each modality for donation, then another 5 for a suggested donation and then I will be ready to go! It will probably take 2 – 3 months to get my license and pass the national exam. So it will work out well!
I’m very excited for what the next few months hold!
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