Join us at Yoga Now in Chicago's River North this Feb. Participants will be guided through executing effective massage techniques on a floor mat with a strong focus on cultivating quiet receptivity and clear communication. Givers will practice therapeutic techniques while maintaining safe body mechanics. Working from the premise that we cannot facilitate for others what we do not yet understand ourselves, students are guided through co-creating a space in which both giver and recipient benefit from the treatment. Students will be able to describe the rich ethnogeographical and philosophical influences upon Thai massage as we know it, place it into the wider context of “universals” that apply to bodywork overall and as practiced here in the West. We begin with cultivating awareness of our own strengths and areas for growth, and practice hands-on techniques to design therapeutic treatments for common soft-tissue conditions found in busy Western bodies. Register here.
At NECCA- New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT. After enjoying Necca's amazing training space, give those muscles some much-needed TLC! Locate and palpate the muscles responsible for all those amazing rope moves, then soften them, preventing repetitive strain injuries through self- and partnered massage and corrective strengthening / lengthening.
Participants will each give and receive a 30-minute mini-treatment, addressing sore, overused muscles, led follow-the-leader style by Johanna. You'll leave with new know-how to prevent injuries and keep your art-making tool running smoothly. Register here!