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Have you ever wanted to do massage at home with your partner but didn't know where to start? Do you try doing massage but get tired quickly? Are you wondering how to please your partner, who keeps asking for "harder," without hurting yourself?

Late breaking news: As of 1/22/12 the class for 2/11/12 is full and there is room for one couple on 2/18/12. This class will be offered again during the summer session.

Three more days left til Christmas! You can purchase gift certificates for massage online and print them out instantly or have them sent by email to the recipient. You can send one late on Christmas Eve and have it waiting in their inbox on Christmas morning. You can wait til the very last minute and print it out on Christmas Day!

Holiday gift giving could hardly be easier! You can now purchase gift certificates for massage quickly and easily using your credit card at any time of the day or night. You can choose to print out your gift certificate yourself or you can email it to the recipient. It's quick, it's easy, and can be done at your convenience without leaving home.

We're excited to announce the availability of online scheduling for massage appointments! No more phone tag, you can schedule an appointment at any time of the day or night.

Now through the end of December we're offering a 20% discount for online purchases of gift certificate orders of $70 or more. You can buy massage gift certificates at any time of the day or night with your credit card. You can print them out instantly for personal delivery or you can have them emailed directly to the recipient.

I've been learning a lot about the role of the brain and the central nervous system in our experience of pain. One of the people who studies this and writes about it is Lorimer Moseley, co-author of Explain Pain. His TED Talk explains, in 15 minutes, some important discoveries in pain research.

If I could teach only one stroke to other massage therapists, it would be Russian circular heel of the hand friction.

This is part II of a two-part video giving a brief demonstration of continuous flat effleurage and vibration on the back. Part I showed the effleurage; Part II demonstrates continuous vibration on the back.

This is the second in a series of brief videos introducing the principles and practice of Russian Medical and Sports Massage.

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