Hands On Learning
The main focus in the program is as much experiential learning as possible. Massage and bodywork is a hands-on career, so it makes sense to have the highest level of hands on learning experience of actually applying techniques and assessments. In the practical sections you will watch a demonstration, have all questions answered and/or demonstrated to you. Then you will apply what you learned by teaming up with another student. One student will be the “body” and the other the “therapist”. Again the instructor will answer questions and make adjustments in application for each student/therapist.
Then you will switch roles and the technique will be repeated; along with an opportunity for additional questions, answers and adjustments. In this style you will learn in a variety of manners: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. It is important to not only learn how to apply pressures and techniques but to also feel what it is like to receive them. As the instructor makes adjustments to the therapist’s techniques when you’re the “body”, you will feel the differences in the application before and after an adjustment is made.