Classes for Massage Therapists

Intro to Phenomenal Touch Massage – One Day

This one-day (8 CE hour) course offers a taste in Phenomenal Touch Massage. It is a broad introduction that touches on ten of the 75 essential principles and five – ten of the one hundred moves PTM has to offer. It allows students to get a sense of how it is to touch their clients in a very different, fulfilling and three-dimensional manner that minimizes strain on their body and rekindles their passion for massage.

This course is not recommended for students who seek to learn the moves or principles in a detailed fashion, as one day is too brief to do PTM justice, but it will wet the appetite and make clear what the work is all about. It is a fun, rejuvenating class that inspires massage therapists of all levels to work with the body in a new way.

Cost:

Individual: This one day class costs $225 per person and requires a minimum of ten people. The Institute organizes the class, collects the tuition, supplies the room and covers the cost of travel for instructor.

Group: $1,600 for the day. This cost covers up to ten students, creating a savings of $650 for a group of ten. There is an additional charge of $160 per person above 10. In addition to the discounted fee, the person who organizes the group goes for free.

Details: In order to get this discounted price, the organizer must arrange the group of students, guarantee the Institute their daily fee, collect tuition, supply room, organize tables / supplies for the class and cover cost for instructor’s travel expenses.

 Embracing: Phenomenal Touch Massage Level One – Three Day

This three-day (24 CE hour) course is the most popular short course we offer. It embraces the fifteen most commonly used principles of Phenomenal Touch Massage and twenty five of the Level One Advanced PTM moves in order to enable the practitioner to give a phenomenal three dimensional massage. The fifteen principles included in this Level One class are: Presence, Entrance and Exit, Three-dimensionality, Gravity, Undulation, Be the Wave, Fulcrums & Leverage, Stay with the move, Drop your weight, Use Momentum, Seamless Transitions, Shorten Muscles, Speed Limits, Plant Fingers and Oppositional Resistance.

The twenty five moves included are: Neck Drool, Neck Over, Rock n’ Roll, Slide n Drool, Head Cradle, 3-D Arm Effleurage, Altarnater, Come To Me, Rag Doll, Lumbar Torque, Undertow, Belly Waves, 3-D Leg Effleurage (supine), Leg Over Sequence, Quad pump, Frog, Hip Flip, Fullback, Forearm Frenzy, Endless Elbow, Chicken Wing, Mother Father Erectors, Hip Hop, 3D Leg Effleurage (prone), Down Frog into Thigh on Thigh.

Cost:

Individual: This three day class costs $525 per person and requires a minimum of ten people. The Institute organizes the class, collects the tuition, supplies the room and covers the cost of travel for instructor.

Group: $1,600 per day. This cost covers up to ten students, creating a savings of $450 for a group of ten. There is an additional charge of $160 per person above 10. In addition to the discounted fee, the person who organizes the group goes for free.

Details: In order to get this discounted price, the organizer must arrange the group of students, guarantee the Institute their daily fee, collect tuition, supply room, organize tables / supplies for the class and cover cost for instructor’s travel expenses.

Deepening: Phenomenal Touch Massage Level Two – Three Day

This three-day (24 CE hour) course deepens therapists understanding of the Phenomenal Touch Massage principles and moves by adding an additional 15 principles and twenty five moves from the Level Two Advanced PTM program that will enable them to be able to perform a more extensive version of a phenomenal touch massage. There will also be some review of the principles and moves from Level One. The principles incorporated into this Level Two class are as follows: Go All the Way, Watch Other Hand, Broad Specific Broad, Less is More, Melt the Muscle, Go Through Not To, Use an S Curve, Follow the Leader, Watch the Direction, Use Your Skeleton, Allow Shape to Unfold, Everything Matters, Feet Mimic Hands, Use Fingertips not Pads, and Create Space.

The twenty five moves included are: Head Claw, Head Dance, Occipidrool, Sphere, Head Drool, Whipper Snapper, Waterfall, Swan, Seaweed, Diaphragm Accordion, Hammock, Rebirth, Ham It Up, Ishial Tuberockity, Quadrakus, Teres Tango, Undulater, Rhomboid Rhumba, Rhomboid Wiggle, Groovy Spine Wiggle, Mighty Multi-Fidus, Ma Pa Glut, Butt Stir, Shorten Ham Pump, Straight Leg Torque.

This class serves to help massage therapists bring a deeper level of understanding and integration of Phenomenal Touch Massage into their practice. The two levels weave together a more seamless flow of the moves and create a stronger embodiment of the work of PTM.

Cost:

Individual: This three day class costs $525 per person and requires a minimum of ten people. The Institute organizes the class, collects the tuition, supplies the room and covers the cost of travel for instructor.

Group: $1,600 per day. This cost covers up to ten students, creating a savings of $450 for a group of ten. There is an additional charge of $160 per person above 10. In addition to the discounted fee, the person who organizes the group goes for free.

Details: In order to get this discounted price, the organizer must arrange the group of students, guarantee the Institute their daily fee, collect tuition, supply room, organize tables / supplies for the class and cover cost for instructor’s travel expenses.

 Increasing: Phenomenal Touch Massage Level Three – Four Day

This four-day (32 CE hour) course immerses therapists into an even deeper understanding and envelopment of the work of Phenomenal Touch Massage. It adds fifteen more principles and twenty-five more moves from the Level Three Advanced PTM program and joins them to what has already been learned in the previous two levels. The principles covered in this class are as follows: Meet the Client, Optimal Stance, Use Client’s Skeleton, Joints Beware, Stretch Yourself, Dance Between the Hands, Live Sculpture, Use Opportunities, Revisit, Be creative, Create Symphony, Unravel, Ooze, Follow Breath, Trust.

The twenty five moves included are: Shiva, Chest Compression, Clavicle Dive, Clavicle / Diaphragm Wiggle, Subscap Pump, Lat Pump & Stretch, Hand Crunch, Hip Off, Wag the Dogs Tail, Mermaid, Up and Over, Hammock / Drool Flip, Fullback Foldover, Double Chicken Wing, Knuckle Knead, Psoas Sneak-In, Reverse Belly Wave, QL Swing, Knuckle Ride, Kneeling Fullback Foldover, Belly Back Ride, The Offering, Ham Stand, Kneeling Hood Ornament and Foot Stool.

This class brings some of the more radical Phenomenal Touch Massage moves into the massage, creating a more well-rounded full version of a phenomenal touch massage. Moves from level one and two are reviewed and woven into the transitions of each new level three move. By the end of this level, therapists have a real sense of the work.

Cost:

Individual: This four day class costs $700 per person and requires a minimum of ten people. The Institute organizes the class, collects the tuition, supplies the room and covers the cost of travel for instructor.

Group: $1,600 per day. This cost covers up to ten students, creating a savings of $600 for a group of ten. There is an additional charge of $160 per person above 10. In addition to the discounted fee, the person who organizes the group goes for free.

Details: In order to get this discounted price, the organizer must arrange the group of students, guarantee the Institute their daily fee, collect tuition, supply room, organize tables / supplies for the class and cover cost for instructor’s travel expenses.

 Convergence: Phenomenal Touch Massage Level Four – Five Day

This five-day (40 CE hour) course adds fifteen more principles and the remaining 25 moves from the complete collection of Phenomenal Touch Massage. It weaves together all three levels and creates a symphony of all of the moves including the overlapping transitions between them. It brings together all the principles and moves, reviewing and fine-tuning all that has been taught up to this point. The principles included into this Level Four class are as follows: Make everything a part of the Massage, Whole Body Awaits, Stay Focused, Listen with Fingers, Be Creative, Take a Risk, Reverence, Make Spirit Matter, Love each Cell, Honor the Emotions, Reflective Listening, Make Holy Space, Be Humble, Add Spice, and Special Touches.

The twenty five moves included are: Steeple, Infiniteye, Face Slurp, Frog, Leg Back Opposition, Calf Up Arm Down, Sinus Hold, Jaw Sequence, Jaw Pull, Ear Pull, Neck Traction, Ma Pa Foot, Foot Piano, Shoulder circle/flop, Intercostal Highway, Arm Resistance, Hip Resistance, Knee Thumb Circle, Calf Mush, Double Leg Swing, Siva’s Shoulder Dance, QL Flush, The Light Foot, Bubbling Spring & Palace o Weariness and Sheet Pull.

This final level four class adds in the more subtle and less dramatic pieces of glue that help to join together all the previous levels. It focuses on the extras that help to make a phenomenal touch massage be the best it can be.

Cost:

Individual: This five day class costs $875 per person and requires a minimum of ten people. The Institute organizes the class, collects the tuition, supplies the room and covers the cost of travel for instructor.

Group: $1,600 per day. This cost covers up to ten students, creating a savings of $750 for a group of ten. There is an additional charge of $160 per person above 10. In addition to the discounted fee, the person who organizes the group goes for free.

Details: In order to get this discounted price, the organizer must arrange the group of students, guarantee the Institute their daily fee, collect tuition, supply room, organize tables / supplies for the class and cover cost for instructor’s travel expenses.

Individual Massage Session

A good way to understand what it is that I teach is to experience an individual massage session for yourself! This is not a lesson but an important precursor to taking lessons or classes so that you can feel first hand what it is that you will be learning.

Mentoring

I offer individual mentoring sessions at my studio in Boulder, Colorado. I can either work with you individually or with a colleague or partner.

When I work with you individually, I first work on you, teaching you the particular move or principle you are wanting to learn, then you try it on me.

When I work with you and a colleague or partner, I demo the moves or principles on one of you while the other watches, then you try the moves on the other person while I watch and help you. Then we switch places and the other person receives the same attention. You will also both have the opportunity to try moves on me as well in order for me to better help you to perfect what you are trying to learn.

For more information about these classes, or to inquire about scheduling, please contact Nora.