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No Thumbs Deep Tissue Techniques

A powerful combination of deep tissue techniques, body mechanics, and self-care.

This workshop is a powerful combination of deep tissue techniques, body mechanics, and self-care. With current research showing over 40% of therapists leaving the profession within the first two years, we focus on career extending strategies throughout this workshop. The intention of this workshop is to teach therapists how to provide Deep Tissue Massage which will not harm the client or the therapist.

This includes a thorough exploration of how to apply touch which is received by the client in a therapeutic manner as well as improve the quality of touch the client is experiencing during a service to ensure it is within their boundaries for applied pressure. An in-depth exploration of optimal body mechanics to prevent injury and burnout will be presented in a standing as well as a seated position. We will introduce the harmful effects of forward head posture and overuse of thumbs when therapists deliver massage, all reinforced with research.

Cost: $249
CE Hours: 14
Instructor: Eric Stephenson

Eric Stephenson
Eric creates continuing education focused on career longevity for massage schools, spas and professional organizations specializing in Deep Tissue Massage that doesn’t harm the therapist or the client. All of his workshops focus on saving your hands with his “No Thumbs!” approach & Core Body Mechanics that help prolong your career. Eric has been teaching workshops for over 15 years and has worked with the most respected names in the industry; Sandals, Elements Massage, Wynn/Encore and Kamalaya in Thailand. Eric serves as Chief Wellness Officer for Elements Massage, one of the largest massage providers in the country. In addition, he is a member of the International Spa Association (ISPA) Board of Directors in Lexington, KY.

We need a minimum of 6 people enrolled one week prior to the start of class. Max of 20 people.

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Lexington Healing Arts Academy
272 Southland Drive
Lexington, KY 40503

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