The TouchPro Seminars are continuing education seminars. That means that only professional bodyworkers may attend. We also allow students currently enrolled in a recognized professional massage curriculum to enroll, if they are far enough along in their training to benefit from our program (generally 150 hours or more of training).
Here are some examples of who qualifies as a bodywork professional:
- In states or provinces that regulate the massage profession, all regulated practitioners.
- In states or provinces that do not regulate the massage profession, all practitioners who have completed a professional table massage training program and are working legally in their municipality.
- Chiropractors, nurses, and other health care professionals, even though they may be able to legally do massage, are not admitted to the class unless they have had professional bodywork training and professional bodywork is an ongoing part of their practice.
- In the absence of any other bodywork training, practitioners of Therapeutic Touch, Aromatherapy, or Reiki practitioners would not be qualified.
- Likewise Reflexologists who only work on the hands or feet, without other full-body professional training, do not qualify.
We do recognize formal apprenticeship programs as legitimate training if their graduates can practice professional massage legally.
- Some of the acupressure points that we work on can produce involuntary uterine contractions. Thus, we also exclude bodyworkers who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
We also ask if applicants have any physical, emotional, or learning disabilities so that we can pre-arrange appropriate accommodations, if necessary.
The following medical conditions need to be under control before taking this class: high or low blood pressure, diabetes, or seizure disorders.
- Problems with thumbs, knees, wrists, or repetitive strain injuries can be exacerbated doing the TouchPro work. These conditions need to be pre-screened.
- Visually impaired practitioners will need a special assistant during the Technique Seminar. Contact us to make arrangements.
Because the pace of the Seminar is quite intense, slow learners, dyslexic learners, or emotionally anxious students may have difficulty in keeping up with the Technique class. We recommend that students with learning disabilities contact us for the class handouts so that they can preview the class material for at least two weeks prior to the start of the class.
If you are not sure about whether you qualify, check out our FAQ page on the subject. If you are still not sure, contact us directly and we will be happy to help assess your readiness for this program. In all cases regarding screening, we reserve the right to make the final decision as to whether an applicant meets our minimum standards.