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G2.) Thumbs-Free Massage: Supine (Seattle April 22, 2018)


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Instructor: Kay Rynerson, LMP; NCBTMB 450656-08

Join us in exploring ways to do a supine massage without ever using your thumbs. Not ever. You will learn techniques using your fingers, fists, forearms and elbows and your clients will never know the difference. Holding, rocking, gliding, wringing, using friction and more, you will wonder why you ever used such tiny tools as thumbs for such big jobs as giving a full-body massage.

You will learn to thoroughly address the neck, arms, hands, legs and feet. No part of the body requires thumbs – you will see. We will pay particular attention to learning techniques to release those overworked forearms and hands, working in ways that will not overly stress our own.

Moves from the neck to the tips of the toes include "spooning the neck", the "locomotive" for the head, "bicycle pedaling" the arms, “playing scales” on the foot and much more. Adapted from sports massage, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and more, these moves have been exhaustively road-tested and remain central to most of my work on the massage table in clinical practice. Each successive class gets better with invaluable input from class participants during the "show and tell" segment (participation is optional) as we mine decades of massage experience in the room to improve and improvise our vital work to relax, invigorate and assist the healing process in clients.

You can use this routine hook, line and sinker, or drop appropriate moves into the work you already do as needed.

You will leave with a fully illustrated handout.

What to Bring: Set of sheets, pillow/bolster, face cradle cover; wear loose fitting-clothes

Registration Options: We are offering Kay Rynerson's classes at a discounted group rate if you register for both classes at once, versus taking each individual class. If you would like to register for just this class, continue on, otherwise, please click on the following links to register for the class of your interest. Please note that by registering for both classes, you save $25.

What participants have said about these classes:
  • "I have been using those moves almost exclusively and my thumbs are feeling much better!! I truly was wondering if I was going to have to give up massage, but now I see hope and feel like I have several years left to massage, thanks to your wonderful moves." - Brenda L.
  • "Wonderful moves to add to my repertoire of techniques." - Sara A.
  • "Great class, good environment, great teacher." - Korrin B.
  • "The class follows a plan but allows for a lot of input, extra moves and conversation." - Candace R.
  • "Well-run class. I really enjoyed all aspects. The other participants were a joy to learn from! [What I liked the best:] The instructor's presence and feedback. Always very positive but also corrective of technique and body mechanics." Kara Z.

Class Date: April 22, 2018
Class Times: Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 4 -- Holiday Inn Express (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $160
Cost/Hour: $20/hr
CE Hours: 8

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