This course provides key conceptual preparation and encouragement to seek additional hands-on training in seated massage, and reviews core elements that will benefit experienced seated massage practitioners.
Through text, photos, case studies and sample forms, explore an expert's recommendations for equipment, communication, documentation and body mechanics. The textbook also provides detailed instructions and photos for numerous seated massage routines.
This home study program is presented by David Palmer, the 'father' of Chair Massage according to Massage Magazine and the developer of the first massage chair. Based on Japanese acupressure techniques, this program presents a complete chair massage sequence for the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, hands, and scalp. This step-by-step presentation teaches practitioners three complete, upper body acupressure sequences.
Expand your knowledge of chair massage by learning practical and useful information to design, implement and maintain a successful chair massage business or to complement an existing practice.
Presented in a format that will educate, inspire and prepare you to integrate seated massage into an existing practice, create a new business exclusively with seated massage or develop classes to educate practitioners in this modality, Mastering Chair Massage begins with simple techniques and progresses to enhanced skills while emphasizing good body mechanics throughout.
In Beyond Religion, the Dalai Lama proposes the development of a secular system of ethics that transcends religion and focuses on our shared humanity and our interdependence as a key part of that humanity. His Holiness discusses the importance of global tolerance and rejection of violence, as well as the need for morality to be included in education.
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Jessica Shenefield, LMBT, NCTMB
I found the demonstration of proper and improper movements/strokes to be extremely helpful! I feel this course was a good review of subject matter already familiar, and added to my knowledge base and practical skills as well. The DVD and texts go hand-in-hand and are beneficial for various learning styles. Thank You for an enjoyable course!
Felicia Wilkes, LMT
This course was very easy to read and understand. The references and pictures provided valuable details to fully understand the content. I can use all the knowledge presented in this course in my massage practice.
This was a WONDERFUL ethics course! Interesting, heart-warming, and full of lots of things to mentally chew on and digest. Would be great in a classroom setting as well. I've learned quite a lot and will be returning to this book over and over again in the future.
Kim Rubey, LMT, BCTMB
Excellent course! The warm up/stretching program included with the kata is invaluable for maintaining healthy joints, strength and balance. David Palmer is a master teacher!!! All body workers need to learn this efficient method of bodywork. A must for maintaining a life time practice of skilled touch. Thank you! Thank you!
Sarah McDermott, LMT
The questions were only for the first 6 chapters of the book. There are 13 chapters. So that was strange. The book is very interesting and easy to read. It is educational even for an experienced LMT, with great tips for protecting my hands during chair massage! Thank you!
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The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.
Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.
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