Chair Massage For Career Longevity

October 27, 2019

October 27, 2019

9:00 am To 6:00 pm

11316 Smith Road, Cornelius, NC, USA




Event Description

David Palmer, may not have been the first to discover chair massage, but, like Columbus, he was the first to put it on the map. As a new therapist in 1994, I was lucky to have learned David Palmer’s method and have given tens of thousands of chair massages to people of all ages in varied settings over the years. Because of this tool, I’m convinced this skill set is why I’m still a working therapist today.

Chair massage is massage for the masses. Whether you are a new or experienced therapist, this work will make you a believer in how to ‘work smarter not harder’. Included are proper body mechanics to protect your most valuable asset: your hands. Learn 5, 15 and 30 minute routines, ways to increase your professional visibility and how to assemble an effective marketing package. Whether you want to build an exclusive chair massage practice or grow your massage client base, this workshop is essential.



Sheila Alexander

400 Avinger Ln. Davidson, NC 28036


About the Instructor

Ms. Alexander is a 1993 graduate of The SunCoast School of Massage in Tampa, Fl. She is licensed by the state of NC (#3536), an approved provider for continuing education by the NCBTMB #200, a contributor for Massage Magazine and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Because of her expertise in seated massage she has been featured in The Charlotte Observer and on NBC-TV.

Sheila’s background includes a love for people and a passion for service. As a rehabilitation therapist for emotionally disturbed youth, she found touch & humor as tools for healing. In 2002 she returned to her native NC to home care her father with Alzheimer’s disease then provided care for her mother’s terminal cancer. In 2004 she created a specialized massage practice for a CCRC (continuing care retirement community), in Davidson, NC, for their residents in all levels of care and continues to expand spa therapies. In 2012, Sheila was approved as a provider for continuing education to teach this profound work to the massage and healthcare communities.

Sheila is single and lives in the Lake Norman area with her 3 rescue cats Gato, Harry & Raina.

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Chair Massage

Chair massage and other seated massage modalities can form the core of your practice or expand the your income opportunities. Because the client stays clothed and the chairs are portable, you can set up for business almost anywhere. Through continuing education, you can brush up on the basics, learn advanced techniques and perfecting your marketing skills to get the most out of your sessions.

Most chair massage CE courses focus on technique, including adapting modalities like shiatsu and Thai massage for chair sessions, and mastering body mechanics to reduce hand and back strain. Medical massage specialists can learn to adapt chair massage for rehabilitative sessions. If you are looking for new ways to expand your business, look for courses that discuss event and corporate massage.