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Next Cohort Starts August 20th

Our Deep Tissue Massage class at Life Time Academy equips therapists with advanced techniques and insights to elevate their practice. Throughout the course, therapists will master the application of Deep Tissue Massage, ensuring both client and therapist safety. With our innovative “No Thumbs” approach, therapists will discover hand-saving techniques while effectively addressing various muscle groups such as tibialis anterior/posterior, arm flexors, quadriceps, hamstrings, and rhomboids. Additionally, therapists will learn fresh approaches to treating common conditions like headaches, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, shin splints, and lower back pain. Emphasis is placed on Core Body Mechanics and Ergonomics in both standing and seated positions, promoting career longevity. Furthermore, therapists will enhance their ability to interpret non-verbal cues from clients, leading to improved communication and session outcomes. This comprehensive course empowers therapists to deliver exceptional Deep Tissue Massage therapy while prioritizing client well-being and therapist health.

Now Registering for:

Monday, June 17th @ 9:00am

Life Time Irvine
18007 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 925612
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Sunday, August 11th @ 9:00am

Life Time King of Prussia
700 E Swedesford Rd 1
Wayne, PA 19087
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Monday, August 19th @ 9:00am

Life Time Buckhead
3470 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
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Monday, September 16th @ 9:00am

Life Time Franklin
5020 Carothers Parkway
Franklin, TN 37067
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Sunday, September 22nd @ 9:00am

Life Time Framingham
490 Old Connecticut Path
Framingham, MA 01701
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Course Information

Therapists will learn:

• How to apply Deep Tissue Massage which will not harm the client or the therapist

• Hand saving techniques with our “No Thumbs” Deep Tissue approach

• Techniques to address the tibialis anterior/posterior, arm flexors, quadriceps, hamstrings, rhomboids and many more

• Fresh approaches for treating many common conditions including headaches, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, lateral/medial shin splints and lower back pain

• Core Body Mechanics/Ergonomics in a standing and seated position for career longevity

• How to read non-verbal guest cues to improve communication and session outcomes

"No Thumbs" Deep Tissue Techniques

Course fee includes:

  • 1-day, on-site training
  • Lunch


  • 7 CEUs (iMassage is a NCBTMB Approved provider for continuing education that meets National & State Regulations.)


  • Each student must bring their own portable massage table


Register now! Limited spots of 20 per day.

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Your Coach: Eric Stephenson

Eric Stephenson, LMBT is President of imassage, Inc. in Chapel Hill, NC. Eric creates continuing education focused on career longevity for massage schools, spas and professional organizations specializing in Deep Tissue Massage that does not harm the therapist or the client. All workshops focus on saving your hands with his “No Thumbs!” approach & Core Body Mechanics that help prolong your career.

Eric has been teaching workshops internationally for over 20 years and has worked with the most respected names in the wellness industry including- Miraval Resorts, Mii Amo Sedona, Marriott Resorts, Montage Resorts, Wynn/Encore Las Vegas, Sandals Resorts, Gaylord Resorts, and Kamalaya Thailand. In addition, he is an immediate past member of the International Spa Association.

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