Video Course: Intelligent Deep-Tissue Massage: No Pain, All Gain

Eric Stephenson

Performing deeper work can often leave us exhausted and in pain, rather than invigorated and ready to do the things we love to do in our free time. In this course, you’ll discover an effective approach for performing deeper intent work without harming the client or yourself. You’ll learn to bring the four intelligences—mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual/creative—into your massage approach. We’ll explore the therapeutic relationship and the research behind its importance, as well as important findings about the science of pain. You’ll get valuable takeaways, whether you are new to the profession or have been practicing for years.

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Eric Stephenson
Eric Stephenson is chief wellness officer for Elements Massage, one of the largest providers of massage therapy in the United States. Stephenson creates continuing education focused on career longevity for massage schools, spas, and professional organizations, and specializes in teaching deep-tissue massage that doesn't harm the therapist or the client. All of his workshops focus on saving your hands with his "No Thumbs!" approach and core body mechanics that help prolong your career. Over the course of his career, Stephenson has worked with some of the most respected names in the wellness industry throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and the Caribbean. He currently sits on the board of directors for the International Spa Association. Learn more at
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