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.
· History Of Chair Massage (video)
· Correct sizing of your chair for client comfort & safety
· Demonstration of proper body mechanics
· 5, 15 and 30 minute routines / demonstration and practice
· Intake and release forms for health fairs & events
· Marketing package forms
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.
In 2002 she returned to her native NC to home care her father with Alzheimer’s then provided care for her mother’s terminal cancer. In 2004 she created a specialized massage practice for a 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 & healthcare communities.
Sheila is single and lives in the Lake Norman area with her 3 rescue cats Gato, Harry & Raina.