Dear Massage Therapists & Students of Massage,
You want to give extraordinary massage that feels amazing to receive, massage that helps your recipients move freely and smoothly, massage that relieves pain and helps resolve injuries. You want the loving touch of your hands to allow your recipients to relax deeply and experience the natural goodness of their hearts, a goodness too often buried beneath the stresses and challenges of daily life.
AND, you want to feel good in your own body while giving this amazing massage. You want to enjoy your work. You want to avoid injury to your back, shoulders, wrists and thumbs. You want to avoid burnout. You want to be able to give massage well into your elder years. In short, you want the massage you give to be as good for you as it is for the recipients.
My teaching supports both beginning and experienced massage therapists in developing awareness and presence within their own bodies, minds & spirits. I help you to develop sensitive palpation skills, to discover ways to effectively use body weight, and ways to cultivate self-awareness and self-love.
The massage I practice and teach is grounded in lomi lomi from the Kona district on the Big Island (Hawaii). This massage uses bone deep yet gentle, loving touch and has a strong problem solving, treatment component. This work is highly effective treatment massage that also feels wonderful to receive, making it equally valuable in medical and wellness focused settings.
I invite you to view the information on my website, and then feel free to reach out. I look forward to sharing massage with you.
(Barbara) Helynn Heard, LMT