By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer
Most people like to receive a good back rub but they hate giving them. I hear complaints from, “giving back rubs hurts my hands, giving back rubs hurts hurts my back,” to “I don’t want to hurt her/him.” I also hear, from the back rub recipients, that their partners don’t use enough pressure, or use too much pressure or don’t massage them long enough.
I’ve been an instructor at the Wellness Massage Training Institute since 2000 and I’ve taught many laypeople to give better massages without hurting themselves. Now in February, Whole Foods Lincoln Park is graciously allowing me to pass on some of my massage wisdom to a few lucky students in a short form couples massage class. Class details:
Free Couples Massage Class with
Working Well Massage
Thursday, February 11th
Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
1550 N. Kingsbury
Join Sue Shekut from Working Well Massage as she teaches you simple techniques for you and your partner to relax body and mind. To register, please stop by the Whole Foods Lincoln Park customer service desk or call 312 587 0648 and ask to register for the class. Class size is limited to 14 (or 7 couples) so sign up early!
A couple can be two friends or a mother and daughter or father and son as well. The techniques I teach will cover good body mechanics, the best way to perform simple compressions and gliding strokes. I will also have samples of some the best creams and lotions from Whole Body at the class.
Note: Yes, I am engaging in a little shameless self promotion. But since the class is free, I don’t feel bad about it. I love to share my knowledge with others and help others learn how to take better care of themselves and their loved ones. If I can teach 7 couples how to give each other great mini-massages, I will be very happy.