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The purpose of this group is to network and communicate about chair massage.

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Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2018

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Online NCBTMB Approved Chair Massage CE Course

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Comment by Barbara Jean Turner on May 21, 2012 at 9:24pm

Anyone with a proposal letter to send to Human Services for offering corporate/on-site chair massage? I already have an office I do once per week and a reference letter. Thinking I might like doing another  :)



Comment by M Susan Walsh on May 18, 2011 at 11:54am

I am offering two unique workshops in Ft. Myers FL over the Memorial Day weekend. The first, Indian Champissage™ (Head Massage) is a 3-day course for 21 CE hours. The second, Kansa Vatki Foot Massage™, is a 1-day course for 7 CE hours.  Both courses are NCBTMB approved (450489-07) and FL approved (50-10661).


What:     Indian Champissage™ (Head Massage)

When:    May 27-29 (Fri/Sat/Sun) 9:00 - 5:00 each day

Where:  La Quinta Inn/Ft. Myers Central


Indian Champissage has been popular in India for over a thousand years.  The head, neck, shoulders and upper back - areas where tension is more likely to accumulate - are gently, firmly and rhythmically massaged until the pressure simply melts away.  This unique therapy combines physical and subtle massage with energy balancing to produce feelings of perfect peace.  It is a wonderful alternative to seated chair massage.


What:     Kansa Vatki Foot Massage

When:    May 30 (Mon) 9:00 - 5:00

Where:  La Quinta Inn/Ft. Myers Central


Kansa Vatki Foot Massage is a beautiful and relaxing healthcare modality which balances the body, mind and spirit.  This unique treatment, steeped in centuries of Ayurvedic ceremony, incorporates ghee (clarified butter).  The heart of the treatment involves vigorously rubbing the soles of the feet with a

3-metal bowl to draw heat and toxins out of the body thereby inducing tremendous relaxation.  The Kansa Vatki Foot Massage is deeply revitalizing for tired feet and legs, and it makes a perfect addition to reflexology.


For more information or to register, please visit You may download a registration form at  or call me at (703) 425-3331.


Class size is limited.


Upcoming classes:           Charleston WV  June 3-6

                                       Kansas City MO  June 24-27

                                       Lake Oswego OR  July 2-5

                                       Minneapolis MN  July 8-11






Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on December 26, 2010 at 7:38pm
I would like to extend an invitation to list in my holistic wellness
directory. The basic listing is free. The premium listing is $20/year
which allows you more exposure, links,  and submission of articles.
Looking forward to networking with you. The link is
I have a separate directory for massage therapists and also for energy workers.
Comment by Paul Lewis, RMT, NCBTMB,MFHT on July 31, 2010 at 10:24am
Hey Choice, you may already be using this next techniques called 'shoulder rocking" if you have time have a look at under continuing ed there is a link called videos. Half way through the 2nd video on the page (its only 1min 45sec long) I demonstrate it. I find this great for assessing the clients upper traps and shoulder area not to mention easy on the therapist and you can get into the upper traps, supraspinatus and levator scapulae. be well...
Comment by Choice Kinchen on July 31, 2010 at 8:28am
Thanks Paul...I do something similar but I am going to try your specific techniques. It feels very natural and feels like it puts less stress on the therapist.
Comment by Paul Lewis, RMT, NCBTMB,MFHT on July 31, 2010 at 2:28am
Hey Choice, Everyone has varying tastes and preferences in the type of chair they use and will choose based what works for them. In 1987 when I took my very first introduction massage course, I was told the same in regard to techniques and how people will use techniques that will help them to achieve the task at hand. In essence, there could be more than one way to build a house. Palm Point Kneading is a technique where the bottom hand, digit one (the thumb) specifically is used as a place holder at the point/area you wish to treat. This hand is relaxed. This point is covered by the other palm applying the pressure. I find this techniques very effective and useful for example when getting into the lamina groove to knead the tissue or for myofascial techniques along the spine. Other examples of places I find it useful are: for cross fibre work at the convexity for people with scoliosis, treating patients with GBS, Trigger point work, muscle stripping along the Teres Major or minor, along the Supraspinatus, or along the superior border of the posterior gluteal line to name a few places. For myself I find it useful technique whether treating the client on the table or chair.
Comment by Choice Kinchen on July 29, 2010 at 8:22pm
The Earthlite Avila II can also be used for preg treatments and has a face rest that can be adjusted at all angles. I think it has more adjustments overall for the entire body than any other chair.

Explain palm point kneading. I use very few elbows and wonder if this is what I've been doing for 10 years.
Comment by Paul Lewis, RMT, NCBTMB,MFHT on July 29, 2010 at 1:57pm
Hello Everyone, has anyone tried using "palm point kneading" technique when treating? I tried it and use it because with very little effort I can give almost the same amount of pressure as though it was an elbow, but with more control and less pressure on my hands.
I have tested out many chairs and my choice is the Oakworks chair, because I can use it for pregnancy treatments, TMJ, it has the face rest that is adjustable at c1 and c7 and I am able to adjust the angle and height of the shoulders allowing me to elongate or shorten the muscles as i work.
Comment by Boris Prilutsky on July 27, 2010 at 3:12pm
Dear colleagues,

I am happy to invite you to join my group:” Medical and Sports Massage” including FREE Medical and Sports massage lessons. Not alot of practitioners in the US are familiar with Russian Medical and Sports massage as it was proposed by a Russian physician professor of medicine Anatoly Sherback . I'm happy to offer you information about this methodology as well as some additional information about me. I hope that our friendship will be pleasant and mutual beneficial. I believe in sharing knowledge. In such a case you will be able to learn from me as well as I can learn from you . If after reading information about medical and sports massage, or viewing lessons you will have any question I'm encouraging you to make comments or initiate discussion topic . In such a case my replies will be available for many to read, as well as your replies. Looking forward for great relationship.

Best wishes.
Boris Prilutsky
Comment by Penne Phifer on July 27, 2010 at 11:42am
Hey everyone,

I'm glad to be part of this group, I haven't done alot of Chair Massages yet, less than a 100. But my little chair has paid for itself so I'm happy. I've started doing chair massages at our local motor inn. It's really rewarding to help those weary travelers feel a little less weary. Penne Phifer

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