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Massage Workshop: Lymphatic Drainage - Detoxifying the body

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Price: $20.00 /per person

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Holistic Touch is happy to be holding a new series of events that focus on specific areas of Health and Holistic Wellness. As part of the Delta Holistics network (, Holistic Touch is committed to creating events that give you an opportunity to learn and grow toward better balance in your life.

Massage Workshop

This 3-hour workshop will show you how to do self-lymphatic massage as well as how to work on a partner. The lymphatic system is responsible for immune system regulation. When the lymphatic system slows down or becomes blocked, fluids begin to build up, causing the whole body to feel tired, heavy, and make us susceptible to becoming sick.

Lymphatic massage is good for those who frequently suffer from chronic illnesses, a faulty immune system, depression, stress, and low energy. It has been shown to improve metabolism, promote the removal of toxins and waste, produce energy, and to help with respiratory problems. The treatment boosts the immune system making it easier to fight of disease and creates general feelings of vitality.

At the event you will be given the opportunity, if you desire, to try your hands at giving a massage. You will also be given the opportunity to volunteer to receive a massage. If you just want to watch, that is okay, too. But everybody who wants to receive or give a massage will have that opportunity. We'll have the massage table set-up for demonstrations and practice.

Contraindications: Do not sign up for this workshop if you have any of the following conditions -
*Acute infection or fever
*Serious circulatory problems such as thrombosis or venous obstruction
*Major cardiac problems such as angina or recent heart attack
*Acute Anuresis - absence of urination
*Malignant ailments or any form of active cancer

Thanks to Amy Jackson for providing expert Massage Instruction!
Amy is certified through IDEA Health & Fitness Association to teach group exercise classes. She started bodywork as a personal fitness trainer with college studies in psychology, anatomy, physiology, and biology. She is a state licensed massage therapist with 500+ hours training from Just For Your Health Massage School & Clinic. Her specialty includes Thai Yoga massage, essential oils applications, Hot Stone therapy, and deep tissue work with a focus on sports massage and rehabilitation.

The event is from 7:30pm - 10:30pm

7:30 - 8:00 Welcome, Mingle, Holistic PotLuck
8:00 - 8:30 Demonstration of Massage techniques
8:30 - 9:45 Connect with Partner and Practice Massage
9:45 - 10:00 Grounding Meditation and/or Pranayama
10:00 -10:30 Cool-down, Final Questions, Mingle, PotLuck

Please bring the following -

* Yoga Mat, Favorite Pillow or Cushion to rest on, Personal Towel or Blanket
* Bring some yummy, holistic item to share in the potluck!

Massage Partner

During this event, you will be working with a Massage Partner. You can bring your friend to partner up with or sign up solo and find another solo partner at the event. Finding a partner is your responsibility but is not typically a problem. During the event, you can change partners if you wish.

RSVP and Cost

To cover the cost of hosting this event (including venue, Holistic munchies, expert CMT guidance, etc.) We're asking for a donation of $20. I prefer that you use PayPal to send me the money when you RSVP because it gives us a better confidence in the head-count and allows better planning. However, we will accept cash at the door. In that case, please indicate in your RSVP that you will be paying at the door.

Please be understanding and respectful of the efforts we're making, and help us out by making your intentions known. For all of you who have unfailingly already been doing this all-along: Many, many thanks!

(aka Dr. Paul)