Self Care is a Divine Responsibility!
Learn a few basic massage techniques that you can easily use in your own home for family and friends. No special skills or equipment are needed, just your own power of touch. You will have plenty of time to practice and experiment with techniques, simple movement, and essential oils.
We will use our sanctuary space to explore simple ways to use safe, appropriate touch that has been proven to lead to:
- Greater trust between individuals
- Stronger team dynamics
- Greater learning engagement
- Decreased disease and stronger immune system
- Decreased violence
Your human touch also has the power to lower blood pressure and reduce the production of stress hormones. Soothing touch increases oxytocin levels, which are responsible for producing a calming effect. In situations where intense pain is involved, comforting human touch can reduce the intensity, acting as a numbing agent.
Massage sessions seemed to make adolescents with ADHD feel happier, and their fidgeting was noted to be considerably lower. Human touch also appears to have a positive effect on children with behavioral disorders. Massage has been found to be effective for children suffering from diabetes, asthma, and skin or arthritic problems.
This class is perfect for singles, couples, family members age 8 and up. FREE and open to all Heritage members and friends. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow. Childcare is available upon request.
Led by Tracy Jo Small, LMT, CYT.