MASSAGE FOR COUPLES

Massage for Couples-This class is a brief introduction to massage therapy. Tuition of $399 is for 2 students. Due to the intimate nature of massage therapy, students must know each other before the class. Students can be friends, spouses, family, etc. Students will be practicing massage therapy techniques on their companion only. Draping, modesty and respect will be always required during class. The classroom is equipped with curtains for privacy. The maximum class size is 5 couples. The class will be taught from 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. at the South Dakota School of Massage Therapy, 100 N. Krohn Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57103. All materials needed for this class are provided-One booklet with space for notes for each student and professional massage cream to take home. Taught by Heather Herrick. This class is NOT for CEU credit for Licensed Massage Therapists. This class in no way qualifies a student to perform professional massage therapy.

Class Outline-

9:00am-Introductions, class etiquette, definitions, 4 pillars of massage therapy

10:00am-Sanitation, supplies for massage, positioning, ergonomics, topicals, environment, endangerment sites, resources

11:00am-Techniques-Effluerage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, vibration, trigger points

12:00pm-Lunch

1:00pm-Finish slide deck, class demo

2:00pm-6:00pm-Students trade massages with intermittent demos