Learn together, grow together, heal together. Learn the art of professional healing massage alongside local Nicaraguans and get a chance to practice your Spanish!
To support the creation of new economic opportunities for local Nicaraguans, we are offering a two-part professional massage training for Ometepe residents. Graduates of the course will be given skills that will allow them to offer massages at InanItah and local area hotels.
The course facilitator, Valerie Cherrin, has been a practicing massage therapist since 1997 and a massage instructor since 2003. Her passion for bodywork is equaled only by her passion for travel, and she has traveled far and wide, incorporating techniques from teachers in Thailand, China, India, Australia, Hawaii, and Europe. She recently completed her yoga teacher training at Nosara Institute in Costa Rica. To learn more about Valerie, visit her website: www.bodywisdommassage.org.
The course will be taught in English and translated into Spanish.
Learn how to give a fabulous full body Swedish massage.
We will be using oils and learning on tables, but these techniques can be easily transferred to working on a mat or on the floor. We will also train you in self-care as a massage practitioner and some deep listening skills to attune to your client’s needs. At the end of this week, it is our goal that you will be confident in offering a relaxing, therapeutic massage.