Anma: Japanese Foot and Hand Massage

April 4, 2020

April 4, 2020

8:00 am To 8:00 pm

Best Western East Brunswick Inn, 764 New Jersey 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, USA




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Event Description

Anma: Japanese Foot and Hand Massage is based on Sokushindo which is the oldest tradition of foot massage and reflexology in the Orient.

Professional one day training course which utilizes a blend of acupressure and Anma massage techniques that reduce tension and offer tremendous health benefits.

Exclusive to MTMB Institute Workshops our Anma Japanese foot and hand massage course helps to reduce stress whilst stimulating the body to cleanse itself of impurities and toxins. Furthermore it sooths, refreshes and revitalizes energy levels.

The course is available to complete beginners or therapists looking to offer an additional therapy to their clients.

Learn the 45 techniques used in supine position and 18 techniques used in the prone position.

Students also learn the 18 techniques used in Japanese hand massage.

Specific aspects of the training include instruction in three of the Tabuso pressure points of the feet and three of the Tabuso pressure points of the hand.

It will be of interest to massage therapists who want to spend more time on feet and hands and reflexologists who would like to explore the Japanese connections of western reflexology.

By the end of the course the student will have a clear understanding of the principles of the Anma Traditional Japanese techniques.

Students will learn how to give a one hour foot massage in the prone posititon, a one hour foot massage in the supine position and a one hour hand massage based on the Anma techniques.


Kay Tolstrup, LMT, NCBTMB CE Provider, RN, CKTP, CDE, NCBTMBNY CE Provider

About the Instructor

I have been in the Healthcare field for over 30 years. I have owned several Family Practices, a Day Spa, a Home Health Agency, a Medical Transcription Service and have done private duty in patients homes.

As a National CE Provider I travel and teach various courses for MTMB Institute, LLC.

I own Emerald Isle Therapeutic Massage and Spa Treatments and provide services when not traveling.

In 2005 I took my boards for LMT with the intent to practice medical massage but I found the modalities covered by massage therapy so interesting and so fun that I decided to "do it all".

I specialize in Medical Massage, Amna: Traditional Japanese Massage, Anma: Japanese Foot and Hand Massage, Kinesio Taping, Oncology Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Bamboo Fussion Massage, Lypossage Treatments and Reflexology Treatments. I also enjoy doing Wraps, Facials & Scrubs.

I have had many great classes and learning experiences but have really enjoyed my training with creators and specialist for:

Myofacial Release - OMT Therapy – (based on Andrew Taylor Still , D.O. teachings)

Strain-Counterstrain - OMT Therapy – (based on Dr. Lawrence Jones, D.O. teachings)
Ron Lipman, D.O.

Muscle Energy Technique – OMT Therapy – (based on Fred Mitchell, Sr, D.O. teachings)

Lymphatic Pump Technique – OMT Therapy – (based on Earl Miller, D.O. Teaching

Spencers Techniques - OMT Therapy – (based on Charles H. Spencer, D.O teachings)

Soft Tissue Techniques – OMT Therapy
David Tolstrup, D.O.

Craniosacral therapy – OMT Therapy
John Upledger, D.O.

Lypossage Anti-Cellulite Massage (Masters level)
with creator Charles W. Wiltsie III, LMT

ANMA: The Art of Japanese Massage

The Art of Japanese Hand Massage

The Art of Japanese Foot Massage (prone position)

The Art of Japanese Foot Massage (supine position)
with Dr. Shogo Mochizuki

Bamboo-Fusion Massage
with creator Nathalie Cecilia

Registration Details

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Register by phone: 850-896-0883





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