Presented by TouchPro UK
David Palmer will be presenting an evening on The Future of Professional Touch and teaching two seminars at TouchPro UK in London.
One of the true pioneers in the massage profession, David Palmer is best known in the massage textbooks for developed the first massage chair in 1986. Since then, tens of thousands of massage practitioners worldwide have been trained in his approach to chair massage through TouchPro International. David is a recipient of the American Massage Therapy Association’s President’s Award and was an early inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. David is also well known for his writings and presentations analyzing the state of the massage industry and his advocacy for touch literacy and meaningful work.
Presentation: The Future of Professional Touch
Date & Time: June 12, 2015 – 7 to 9pm
In the past 10 years there has been a revolution in the scientific understanding of the crucial role touch plays in developing and maintaining health and well-being. Researchers are uncovering the biochemical mechanisms that explain why skillful touch makes us feel better and are bringing science to what was once viewed as a purely subjective experience. This presentation starts by reconnecting us to the subjective art of touch, then details the objective benefits in our brains and bodies and concludes with some practical suggestions as to how to translate that information into an approach that will communicate clearly and effectively to the marketplace. Join David as he discusses how to turn the science of touch into both a healthy practice and a robust profession.
The Advanced Techiniques and Foot Kata classes are only open to TouchPro-trained chair massage practitioners.
Course Title: Advanced Techniques
Date & Time: June 14, 2015 – 10 to 5pm
In Advanced Techniques David introduces various extra techniques and acupressure point locations to extend the upper-body massage to a 30-minute sequence. He will also present modifications to the Kata for special circumstances. Finally, David will demonstrate a condensed 5-minute chair sequence that is truly awesome!
Course Title: Foot Kata
Date & Time: June 15, 2015 – 10 to 5pm
The Foot Kata class offers an acupressure sequence that actually starts at the knees and goes all the way to the toes. David describes how to position the customer comfortably backward in a massage chair and introduces a simple hygiene protocol along with many new techniques and acupressure point locations.
For more information, costs and to register, please contact TouchPro UK.