Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Week 3!!!

I'm at week 3 and can now give a "1 Hour" massage in 1 hour and 20 minutes. I can't believe I can do an entire full body massage in that time. It is very hard, too! With the back issues it's been a stretch but I can just do it without falling over dead... barely *grin*.

I've got a pretty terrific class. There are 12 of us, of which 11 are women and 1 man. I'm also not the oldest person in the class, either. That shocked me, too. I thought I'd be surrounded my tall, skinny teenagers, but I got lucky I guess. I'd forgotten how much I actually knew (somewhere in that mushy brain of mine) about anatomy and physiology....or perhaps I should say how much I've forgotten? I dread origins and insertions of muscles - that was always my weak point. I know muscles, bones, and physiology of the human body like now tomorrow, though. Now I must learn mechanics...though that doesn't really come until the 11th week.

The first 10 weeks encompasses a Cert IV in massage, the second 10 weeks will give me a Diploma in Remedial Massage. Basically, I learn Swedish, Deep Tissue, MFR, Sports Massage, NMT, ROM, and assessment of dysfunctions to "fix" the dysfunction within the scope of remedial massage. It's sort of like Physio therapy to an extent, and certainly a lot more than most physical therapists in the US do.

Anyway, I'm wrecked! Long day at school, punctuated by giving and receiving a 1 1/2 hour full body massage. OH! I've also lost a little over 2 kgs, too! Hope I can keep it up...lots of veggies on the plate for dinner, but I love veggies so no problem.

Oh yeah, and we're (the whole class) are going to Blue Smoke for lunch tomorrow...it's 50 cent wings on Wednesdays. I've been dying to go since it's the only (American) Southern BBQ restaurant in Brissy.

Ya'll take care now.

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