Introduction to Chair Massage

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Six Holistic Wellness Certificate hours

Participants will learn to give massage with the client fully clothed in a sitting position. No oil is used. The workshop will focus primarily on the high-tension areas of the neck, shoulders, arms and upper back, including massage strokes as well as acupressure points. Participants will learn “hands-on” techniques and will practice on each other. Anatomy of the shoulder and back will be discussed as well as licensing and insurance issues. Professional massage chairs are not provided; if you have one, please bring it. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. A $5 fee for materials is payable at the workshop.

Program fee $65
1 meeting
Saturday, Oct 18
10 am – 4:30 pm
Community Center 103 4813.101

Presenter: Gretchen Thomas – Is a Nationally Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist and Acupressure Practitioner who has been teaching bodywork for many years.


Holistic Wellness Certificate Program

Holistic health and wellness is a state of well-being which brings about an optimal level of physical, mental, and spiritual functioning. Because of the nature of some programs, more emphasis may be placed on one of the main components of holistic health and wellness. However, each holistic workshop is designed to encompass mind, body, and spirit. The hours may be applied towards satisfying some of the training requirements for a massage technician license, if desired. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of 25 hours or more of instruction. The certificate program must be completed within a three-year period. Programs are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met. If a participant is not interested in the Wellness Certificate, these programs may be taken on an individual basis. Attendance at all meetings is required to obtain instruction hours towards the Wellness Certificate. Each program’s hours may be applied only once towards the certificate.

Golden West College Community Education and Activities is an approved school recognized by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). It is also recognized by the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), school ID number 246975.


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