Why Partners in Touch?
I’ve been working in complementary and alternative medicine for many years, and one powerful healing modality I use regularly is massage. I find that teaching massage is really rewarding – just a little know-how and technique delivers a whole new experience for those learning.
I’ve been running various Massage classes since 1992, and Massage for Couples (mostly at the Centre of Adult Education, Melbourne CBD ) since 1998. These days I’m running them closer to home in venues around the Dandenong Ranges.
I find that learning about massage as a couple is a great way to improve communication and re-connection – as well as being a celebration of togetherness. The healing power of touch and concentrated time out together (no phones, no kids, no distractions) means that you get more than “a class” – you have time out for an intimate reconnection.
Connect, learn and communicate
Make a special time to reconnect and share through the power of touch. Celebrate being with each other and renew and enrich your connection in largely non-verbal conversation.
Together you will learn a skill AND build a non-verbal “vocabulary” to communicate about what your body likes and dislikes. Loving touch can rekindle intimacy.
At the end of the class you will be able to give (and receive) a satisfying massage with confidence and energy.
Learn and re-learn touch
Uncover what you already know about touch – and learn more about techniques for creating relaxation and ease.
I use a structured process developed over years of teaching to share specific techniques that you can use.
Massage is much more than stroking – it’s a craft and a learned practice with proven principles and techniques that deliver real relaxation and renewed connection.
A small amount of guided practice and a new understanding can enable you to have a whole new experience.
The techniques you will learn are drawn from many approaches including:
- relaxation massage
- therapeutic massage
- trigger point therapy
- Swedish massage
How does the workshop work?
Each couple gets a height-adjustable massage table to use for the session, along with massage oils. You bring your favourite, softest towels and sheet and two pillows/cushions to create your own private space.
You wear as much or as little as you like – each couple creates their own space within the group. I help create an ambience to facilitate intimacy within your personal comfort zone.
You stay with your partner throughout – taking the time to learn more about each other and how to nourish and cherish each other.
I take a gentle (yet powerful) approach to teaching you, carefully crafting a supportive and nurturing COVID safe environment while guiding you through specific techniques. This allows safe boundaries to be observed in a group setting.
Usually I have 6 to 8 couples in a workshop, or as social distancing allows. We spend a short time as a group discussing the process. Then the main time is spent with me demonstrating techniques which you as a couple will then practise. I will walk around and encourage you, answer individual questions or make suggestions for more effective/efficient application of the skills being taught.
Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special anniversary, a deep relationship, a birthday – or just to take some time out and have fun, this is a great way to spend a warm, comfortable afternoon.
(PS: I have all the required certificates: First Aid, WWCC, Police Check, and Indemnity Insurances for Teaching and Practice.)