Workshops

Learn Massage

Massage 101 Workshop

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Learn the keys to giving a great massage.

While enjoying a glass of wine and some refreshments, we’ll begin discussing massage techniques, how to know what your partner wants, how to keep yourself from tiring too quickly, and how to avoid injury. Please wear comfortable clothing for both giving and receiving. Socks are optional.

From the basics we’ll move into guided hands-on instruction. You and your partner will alternate giving and receiving shoulder, neck and scalp massages, experimenting within the range of discussed techniques.

Next, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own custom essential oil scented massage lotion. Favorites include: lavender, patchouli, mojito (lime-mint), touch of thai (lemongrass-basil-ginger), and sandalwood

Once your lotion is ready, you’ll learn the secrets to a good hand massage and begin practicing on your partner. After you’ve both had a turn, we’ll discuss how those techniques can be used on the feet. I’ll give you a couple more secrets & then you’ll offer each other foot massages.

Currently booking private instruction & private parties

Massage 101



 

Public workshops returning winter 2018

Notes:

Please wear comfortable clothing for both giving and receiving. Socks are optional. Please bring 2 pillows.

Class size is typically limited to 5 couples and may be rescheduled if less than 3. If a desired workshop is full, please e-mail Angelique@TerraFirmaMassage to be placed on the waitlist.

This is an inclusive workshop. Together we will create a welcoming and safe learning environment. Other couples may or may not be similar to you in age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, . . .

Additional Details: Sunday class times are typically 2:00 – 4:30 PM. Evening class times are typically 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Ticket sales close 3 days prior to event or sooner when sold out.

 

New By Special Request

Learn Massage: Ladies (only) workshop

Indulge in an afternoon of pampering. You’ll enjoy a warm scented foot soak while learning some key acupressure points for relaxation & hormone health. Bring a girlfriend or partner with a classmate for guided hands-on instruction in giving and receiving shoulder, neck, scalp, hand and foot massages. We’ll discuss how these techniques may vary when solo, with friends or with partners. You’ll leave relaxed with a self care goodie bag that includes a lotion, custom scented by you with essential oils.

Currently Booking private parties (see Massage 101 above)

The Caretaker, Massage & Aging Parents

As caretakers, it can be hard to find the time or energy to take care of your own needs. Over time this can lead to fatigue, stress, and even burn-out. That is why our class starts with a little self-care & pampering. You’ll enjoy a delicious cup of hot herbal tea and a warm scented foot soak while we discuss self-care & ways to bring more loving, non-medical touch to your aging parent or loved one. You’ll receive guided hands-on instruction in giving and receiving shoulder, neck, scalp, hand and foot massages. We’ll explore how these techniques can can be applied to more delicate skin & diminishing muscles. You’ll leave relaxed with a self care goodie bag that includes a lotion for you, custom scented by you with essential oils & a non-scented lotion to try with your aging loved one.

Massage 201

Take the skills you’ve learned to the next level on the table. Learn how to give great full body massages.
You and your partner will come into my studio for 2 private instructional sessions.

Prerequisite: Learn Massage 101

Massage 201