The Art of Massage - Ways of Touching
by David Lauterstein
3 CE hours - $40*
About the Workshop:
It is commonly said that massage therapy is an art and a science. However, the art of massage is not often talked about or explored. Science depends on facts and techniques. Art depends as well on inspiration. The purpose of "The Art of Massage” course then is to inspire you with new perspectives. Each section can help you refine how you affect the whole person through non-verbal, hands-on touch, imagination, deepened observation and listening skills. The “Art of Massage” course provides an abundance of writings to stimulate the imagination of the therapist as well as to help connect anatomical and physiological facts with the relaxation response.
Although the entire content can be read in as little as two hours, it is recommended that the student read one or more sections daily, taking time to reflect, savoring the ideas and allowing some time to digest them on your own and see what inspirations come up for you.
Instructions for Workshop Credit:
The Art of Massage is a course meant to stimulate your imagination and inspire you and your massage/bodywork. We recommend not reading it straight through but rather reading just one or more sections each day and thinking about them. Let them resonate and affect your understanding and intuition.
After you have done all the reading, to receive the certificate for completing the 3 hours of continuing education – do the exam, choosing the best answer for each question.
There is also a required minimum 250-word essay, to help you integrate your own insights and excitements reflecting on what you have read, thought and felt. Both will be graded and require a score of 70% or more. Each essay will be individually graded and commented on by David Lauterstein.
We hope that this process will enrich your work and life.
About the Instructor:
David Lauterstein, LMT, MTI, Cert. ZB, TLC School Co-Director, has been in massage and bodywork practice since 1977 and has become one of the most highly respected international educators in the massage therapy realm – inducted in 2011 into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, honored as the 2012 recipient of AMTA’s Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2013 by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education as “Educator of the Year.” David regularly teaches in Costa Rica, England and throughout the U.S since 1982. He is the author of the books, Putting the Soul Back in the Body: A Manual of Imaginative Anatomy for Massage Therapists and The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork, and Life in the Bones: A Biography of Dr. Fritz Smith and Zero Balancing. He is certified in Structural Bodywork and Zero Balancing and is a faculty member of the Zero Balancing Health Association. His background prior to massage therapy was in philosophy and music composition (BA, U of Illinois, 1972). Click hereto learn more about David, his books, and classes.