Val Guin’s Forearm Dance Massage - ESSENTIALS ProgramVal Guin
Learn the essentials of Forearm Dance ® from Val Guin, the creator of Forearm Dance Massage, The Original, video program.
FOREARM DANCE - ESSENTIALS
This Forearm Dance Massage - Essentials Program - gives you a personal, insider's view of the techniques and approaches that Val Guin has used to build a 25-year successful massage and bodywork practice in Santa Monica, CA. Every working massage therapist - beginner or experienced - will benefit from the tried and true exercises and instruction presented in this program, based on Val's popular 8-hour Forearm Dance 1 Essentials live training class.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
You'll learn how to give an effective, satisfying massage with the depth your clients are looking for AND how to maintain your own strength and energy in the process. Enjoy the Dance! Val's foundation exercises, basic techniques, client and student demos. You'll see both men and women working on a variety of body shapes and sizes - like real life.
Instruction includes all of the following:
- how best to use your forearm as a tool
- creating and maintaining chi
- life force and energy
- posture + movement essentials > neutral shoulder, neutral neck
- proper body mechanics > avoiding tension and tightness when you work
- the use of scarf for isometrics
- how to feel open in your body
- the table lunge
- how to move from your feet to your pelvis
- positioning your pelvis as a back-saving tool
- how to avoid common foot posture mistakes
- forearm hook
- how to shift your weight without strain
- how to activate your adductors
- how to save your back
- draping, spa suggestions and self-care
Choose by learning style or body region
MORE VIDEO FOOTAGE
- Breathing technique, meditation and a Q and A with Val Guin
- CLIENT AND STUDENT DEMOS
The Client Demo video chapter option enables you to watch Val as she demonstrates and explains her techniques working on a client. Or you can choose the Student Demo chapter to see Val "in the classroom" using a unique side-by-side technique: Val practices along side a student giving hands on and verbal guidance and feedback while they both work on their clients. Put everything together in the Recap chapter where you'll see Val performing Forearm Dance Essentials with music.
Val Guin is recognized as a leader and innovator in the massage industry, through the creation of her bestselling 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
Val Guin's Forearm Dance® Training class attendee reviews:
I loved Val and her presentation. Very professional in her delivery and very thorough!
Val is amazing, very entertaining, and informational. I wish the class was longer! This is a wonderful technique that should be implemented into massage schools. Thank you!
High energy, new perspective, great teaching. I am so glad that I joined this workshop. This will be very useful and save my body.
Excellent, excellent, excellent! I have been looking for a smarter way to work harder versus my harder way of working hard.
Thank you so much. I can’t wait to get the DVD and practice, practice, practice!! Val is a fabulous, dynamic and caring teacher.
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