Therapeutic Chair Massage w/Tori Shepherd

6 CE Hours
MONDAY, November 1, 2021 – 9:00-4:00
6 CE Hours – $120.00
Early Registration Special is $120.00
After October 25th – Registration rate is $130.00

Instructor:  Tori Shepherd, LMBT 10973

This interactive one day workshop, utilizing Ralph Stephens textbook Therapeutic Chair Massage, focuses on our natural and instinctive urge to rub a person’s shoulders while he or she is sitting in a chair.

From its roots in Japanese amma, seated massage has evolved to become a vital specialty area in the field of America massage therapy. It allows the massage therapist and bodyworker to reach out to the community with greater accessibility and affordability.

Seated therapy can be performed on-site at the client’s location or the therapist’s office. Seated therapeutic massage sessions are shorter and treatment is through the clothes of the client without oil. Highly effective in promoting the therapist’s private practice, it can also be developed as a complete practice itself. The chair massage has brought therapeutic massage out into the open for the general public to access as easily as a haircut..

The participants will demonstrate proper body mechanics for chair massage and identify proper ways to sanitize and maintain their equipment and themselves. Participants will list absolute and partial contraindications and endangerment points.

The instructor will demonstrate and the participants will imitate three routines:
1: Relaxation Routine
2: Therapeutic Back and Neck Routine
3: Therapeutic Routine for Shoulder.

The participants will identify their target market and list several promotional strategies for reaching that market. Describe key considerations to take into account when setting rate and establishing contracts with clients and independent contractors. Participants will also list some strategies for creating, maintaining and retaining clients.

If you could bring your chair for seated chair massage – Great! If you don’t have one, don’t worry about it – we have them.

Testimonials from Tori Shepherd’s previous classes:

“Tori is professional, prepared, and respectful. She clearly enjoys the profession and inspires others!”
“Tori was very knowledgeable and was upbeat and very interesting!”
“Tori went above and beyond to make sure everyone understood the subject.”
“Tori is very knowledgeable and has a very nice way of teaching and explaining techniques!”
“Tori has great energy! I enjoyed her teaching style very much!”
“Tori is enthusiastic, well spoken and extremely helpful!”

NCBTMB Continuing Education Approved Provider #450558-07


NC Massage School offers individualized training in the art and science of therapeutic massage for an advanced-level professional career, continuing education and personal growth. We believe in a holistic approach that encourages students to explore personal development of mind, body and spirit in a small, supportive environment.


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