Second, and surprisingly to me, the videos - although they came closer - still lacked the comprehensive nature needed to actually empower the viewer into a level of
proficiency. They tended to be disorganized and disjointed, frequently
overpriced, with minimal entertainment value (they were so damned "serious" and precious at times), sometimes a bit too new-agey, with little or no contextual
I had little interest in writing a book, mainly because it wouldn't get read, but the idea of creating a video literally popped into my head while on a run one summer
afternoon. OK, I thought, here's a way to package not just some history and theory alongside the practical aspects of massage, but I can also demonstrate without words the pacing and rhythms, the depths of pressure, body mechanics, the lack of "efforting," as well as the importance of making smooth transitions from one position to the next. The remaining question was how to combine all these elements into one swell foop, one seamless flow, keep it under two hours, and not put people to sleep.