Anyone can learn to massage and everyone should! With the world moving toward a technology based communication system, touch is getting lost. Touch is how we know the difference between where you begin and other start. It is essential in keeping in touch with yourself and with others. These classes will teach you how to massage someone in a therapeutic way and help them with their unique stress points.
Now you can learn how to give a massage to your partner, your kids or to yourselves. At TBTMI, we are committed to continuous education for personal enhancement. Register now for any of our fun workshops:
Cupping Massage for fun
Cupping Therapy: What It Is, Uses & Benefits
Cupping therapy recipients rave about the health benefits while others in the medical community write them off. But what’s the truth? Is cupping therapy something you should consider trying? Here’s what you need to know.
Cupping is suctioning small cups to the skin, and is actually considered a form of acupuncture.
Cupping is actually considered a form of acupuncture. It’s even used in Chinese hospitals as standard treatment for a variety of health conditions. In ancient Chinese medicine, cupping was thought to mobilize energy and blood flow throughout the body.
Most cupping sessions use around three to five cups, though a first-time recipient might start with only one or two. For the purpose of this class, we will use only two silicon body cups, which will be available purchase. You will be taught how to use these cups in massage procedure called a cupping massage, supposedly creating a deep-tissue massage effect.
The suction process itself is thought to create the health benefits. By pulling the skin upward, the cups are said to increase blood flow – reducing pain and stimulating an immune system response.
Couples Massage Workshop
This couples massage class is based on simple, easy-to-learn Swedish, sports and cupping massage techniques and is designed to help you and your partner share the nurturing, relaxing, therapeutic benefits of massage with each other.
It is a three hour class where the two people (couples, friends, family members) will be taught how to do a basic back or neck or specific area like foot or hands or whatever is most important for that person, and then finish off with a full body. It begins with your doing a thorough intake and assessment of each person’s health and condition of their muscles. You will then be instructed in very basic anatomy and learn which areas to avoid and learn the very basics of massage. I keep lecture to a minimum and emphasize the massage techniques and communication skills that will let you use your new skills right away. I limit class size to no more than eight couples to ensure that each couple/pair gets personal attention. Each basic class costs $250 per couple/pair.
This class is intended for those who are not looking to become Licensed Massage Therapists, but do want to learn how to give a great massage as a personal skill to their friends, family and/or other loved ones, but other pairs of friends are also welcome.
Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing for the class. You will be fully clothed for most of the class, and I have good privacy- and modesty-protecting practices for the brief sections of the classes which require some disrobing.
Upon completion, couples will have the skills to give each other a basic massage. The instructor will teach professional techniques that cater to each individual’s body type, conditions, and lifestyle.
You will get:
- oil/lotion sample
- essential oil sample
- Guide sheets for home studies
- Anatomy Chart
If you prefer, you can bring your own oils or cream.