Classes and Workshops
(Made available in private or groups settings)
Nothing could be more natural than for couples to express their care and concern for each through healthy touch. I have taught several couples classes and enjoy sharing with others the benefits of therapeutic massage in the home.
Workshops can include simple ten-minute head, neck and shoulder routines, as well as 15 minute low back routines, or one hour full body.
Infant Massage Classes
Teaching parents the value of massaging their children is both an honor and a privilege.
In a world where touch has been reduced to exploitive or destructive behavior, infant massage is the perfect way to reintroduce loving, caring, nurturing touch.
Following the example of Indian and Oriental cultures, I like to encourage parents to massage their offspring on a regular basis through classes designed to teach the philosphy and the mechanics of healthy touch.
Self Massage in the Corporate Setting
Many job-related injuries occur not only on construction sites and machine shops, but in the safety and comfort of the cubicle.
Injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tension headaches, low back pain, and head-forward posture are just a few of the chronic disease states suffered by corporate America.
By praticing simple and effective self-massage techniques, many of these ailments can be managed, if not eliminated altogether.
Workshops can be taught over lunch and coffee breaks, or during special in-service days.
Qi Gong Classes
I began studying Tai Chi (pronounced tie-chee) in 2001. Although initially skeptical, Tai Chi quickly proved itself to me.
Having used the principles of Tai Chi to help my father learn to walk again after his stroke, I became convinced of its therapeutic benefit.
Since then, I began studying Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong), which is closely related to the art of Tai Chi, the difference being that Tai Chi was developed as a martial art, and Qi Gong was developed as an exercise to regulate Qi within the body.
Applying my knowledge of anatomy and physiology to Tai Chi and Qi Gong, I've been able to 'demystify' this ancient discipline by explaining energy and force (Qi) in practical terms.
Recently, I (along with my colleague, Gina Loree' Marks) have developed a ten week introductory course to Qi Gong (called 'Posturing for Health') where we use power-point, handouts, a guide book and hands-on instruction to teach both the theory and the practice of one of the most popular forms of Qi Gong (i.e. The Eight Pieces of Brocade).
The more I practice and teach Qi Gong, the more convinced I am of its therapeutic value. They don't call it 'Medical Qi Gong' for nothing!
For more information concerning session times and locations, or to inquire about hosting our class, please conatct me (484-798-8029) or Gina (610-304-5120) and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have!