Essentials of Using the ForearmVal Guin
The Forearm is a fabulous tool when used correctly and an uncomfortable tool when used incorrectly!
Let your body work for you – not against you.. Working too hard causes imbalance and causes the tissue to push back and contract. In this presentation you will learn about table height, body mechanics and movement. Val will demonstrate exercises for strength, endurance and increased awareness during every massage. Bonus: you’ll be able to apply these concepts to ANY tool in your practice. Gain more control, stamina and energy - use your Forearm!
Val Guin is recognized as a leader and innovator in the massage industry, through the creation of her best-selling DVD series, Val Guin's Forearm Dance™ Massage, Original and Essentials. She has been an instructor and a therapeutic body worker for almost three decades, focusing her private practice of 8 to 10 people a day on creating better posture and structural function, which creates more mobility and less pain within her students and clients. A popular seminar presenter nationwide, Guin also conducts educational seminars locally at her studio in Santa Monica. Val is a frequent presenter at AMTA conferences and she is an approved provider for the NCBTMB for continuing education hours.
"Val Guin is well-known and respected in the massage profession for her dedication to pain relief, for both massage therapists and clients. Her Forearm Dance Technique is a proven method of addressing client tightness and pain, while at the same time it alleviates the stress that a massage therapist's body can experience from doing multiple sessions in a day. Val's contribution to the massage profession is an important one."
—Karen Menehan, Editor in Chief, MASSAGE Magazine