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Facial Massage

February 13, 2010 by Ariana Vincent, CEO of the Ariana Institute

BENEFITS OF FACIAL MASSAGE:

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL

Ariana Institute offer online and onsite Facial and Scalp Massage Courses for Massage Therapists.

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

  • Relaxes the face, neck, and shoulders
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Diminishes tension headaches
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Assists in reducing nerve entrapment and sinus congestion
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps the skin to absorb nourishing oils and creams easily
  • Accelerates the flow of fluid in the lymph ducts, where toxins are collected and eliminated
  • Reduces the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles
  • Releases tension related to TMJ dysfunction.
  • Protects, nourishes, hydrates, detoxifies, and tones the skin

MENTAL BENEFITS

  • Reduces mental stress. Stress is one of the major causes of premature skin aging (excess cortisol harms collagen and elastin production)
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking
  • Assists in mental relaxation
  • Redirects the focus of attention from stress and worry to relaxation, rejuvenation, and refreshment
  • Creates a mental core for overall happiness

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS

  • Calms emotional activity and contributes to a feeling of relaxation
  • Creates a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Restores energy by stimulating blood flow
  • Satisfies the need for caring and nurturing touch
  • Increases awareness of the mind-body connection
  • Helps the receiver feel nurtured


For additional information regarding online overview of facial massage classes, visit www.arianainstitute.com/ce-online/

For additional information regarding onsite, hands-on facial massage classes, visit www.arianainstitute.com/conted10.htm

Ariana Vincent directs the Ariana Institute in Austin, Texas, which offers continuing professional development for massage therapists. Ariana is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy Instructor who has practiced massage therapy and bodywork for thirty years. Her highest aspiration, personally and professionally, is to facilitate the integration of mind, body and spirit, and to ultimately allow a state of balance to effortlessly and peacefully become an integral part of everyday life.

Couples Massage

February 06, 2010 by Ariana Vincent, CEO of the Ariana Institute

DESCRIPTION OF A COUPLES MASSAGE WORKSHOP

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Couples Massage

 

Couples Massage is taught as an online overview CE class as well as an on-site, hands-on CE class through Ariana. Visit www.arianainstitute.com for details.

In a warm and supportive atmosphere, participants will learn techniques for revitalizing and renewing themselves as individuals and as a couple.  Proper draping techniques will be utilized.  Participants are required to be draped with a soft sheet or towel at all times. Easy to follow step–by–step instructions will be provided in a comprehensive course notebook that is included in your tuition.  In this experiential class, working in pairs, there will be opportunities to give a couple’s massage session as you are guided with individualized tableside assistance.

The massage exchange experienced during this Couples Massage workshop is a wonderful way for couples to support one another through loving, receptive touch.

In all cases, your modesty will be respected.  Proper draping techniques will be utilized during the couples massage lesson.  Participants are required to be draped with a soft sheet or towel at all times. As each respective section of the body is massaged, it is uncovered and then recovered as the lesson progresses. The pelvic areas and the breasts will remain covered at all times during the lesson and, while most people prefer to remove all clothing, you can elect to wear undergarments as you deem fit.

Couples can be any two people – friends, relatives, life partners, or any two people with a desire to participate in one of the most enjoyable ways to relax and rejuvenate.  All the participants need is a willingness to let go and enjoy some quiet time with someone they care about.

For information about online couples massage overview classes at Ariana Institute, visit www.arianainstitute.com/ce-online/.

For information about onsite couples massage classes at Ariana Institute, visit www.arianainstitute.com/conted10.htm.

Ariana Vincent directs the Ariana Institute in Austin, Texas, which offers continuing professional development for massage therapists. Ariana is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy Instructor who has practiced massage therapy and bodywork for thirty years. Her highest aspiration, personally and professionally, is to facilitate the integration of mind, body and spirit, and to ultimately allow a state of balance to effortlessly and peacefully become an integral part of everyday life.