If love is the lock, then touch is the key

It is the wordless way in which we connect, soothe, support and say, I love you.

Would you like to learn how to help your partner to relax and unwind with a massage after a heavy day?

Learn how to open your relationship to more of this loving and supportive dialogue by using the power of massage to melt away the stress of a hard day, reduce specific muscle aches, or just connect.

In this beginners class you will learn how to first create a relaxing and comforting space with music, scent and light. You will then learn the basic techniques for giving massage and some of the most common problem muscles to target.

If you have been reluctant to give your loved one a neck rub because you feel clunky or think you are doing it wrong, then after this workshop you will have the confidence to share this life-time skill with them. And most of all, you will learn the joy of knowing how good you can make your partner feel.

Spaces are limited to eight people (i.e. four couples) to enable one-on-one attention during the class.

Plus, you'll also get free samples of two different water dispersible professional massage oils from Melrose Health, as well as candles, music, and herbal tea from Tulsi to start you off.

What to expect

You are not expected to take off any clothes — you can use the skills you will learn with or without clothing, so you can adapt what you learn as you please. So, while singlets and tank tops are probably the best idea on the day, a tee shirt is just fine, too.

The idea is for you to take away skills you can use to give someone a massage at home, using what you have at hand.

Class Venue

For directions to the exact location of the MindBody Studio at the University of Melbourne, click here for the Google Map:

About James

I have been an accredited massage therapist since 2007 having qualified at the NZ College of Massage. I currently practice in Ascot Vale at Feel Better Massage. My industry accreditation is with the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (member # 027422), and I hold a current first aid certificate.

Joining me is my partner and 'stunt body' Claire, who will help provide demonstrations for the class. 

As well as providing therapeutic massage services and public classes like this, I provide volunteer massage to PeterMac Cancer Center and the Anxiety Recovery Center of Victoria on a rotational weekly basis.

Finally, I write a blog called The Feel Better Message — come visit!

For further information or phone 0415 740 244.

See you soon!

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What you will learn
  • Gain confidence in giving your partner a stress-relieving massage
  • Target specific common problem muscles to relax the neck, shoulders, head, hands and feet
  • Communicate clearly as both the massage giver and receiver
What you will get
  • Scented candles
  • CD of relaxing piano music
  • Delicious herbal teas to share with your partner
  • Professional massage oil from Melrose Health
  • Access to discounted private tutoring sessions with James

What to bring
  • A partner! You'll need someone with whom to exchange your new skills.
  • One large bath sheet / towel per person.
  • One common bed pillow per person.
What to wear

Loose, light, comfortable clothing. Sports bra, singlet or tank top is best, but a tee shirt is just fine.


Feel Better Massage

Vendor since 2013

Feel Better Massage is the massage therapy practice of James Maddock.

Besides providing high quality remedial, relaxation and sports massage in Ascot Vale, I provide volunteer massage to PeterMac Cancer Center and the Anxiety Recovery Center of Victoria. I have given public presentations on massage for anxiety, and I co-lead an informal massage exchange group through Facebook.

I run workshops for absolute beginners. I teach basic massage skills such as how to communicate what you like and don't like, how to become more confident when giving a massage, and how to improvise with your environment, wherever you are, so you can give a truly relaxing or effective back rub, shoulder rub, head, hand or foot massage.

I look forward ot seeing you at my workshops!

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refunds in full will only be supplied if more than 24 hours notice is given. Failure to show up to the class or workshop without at least 24 hours notice will forfeit your payment.

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Terms & Conditions

Any workshop or class run by Feel Better Massage via WeTeachme will not qualify you to operate a massage practice in return for payment. You will not be eligible to apply for private health insurance provider accreditation, nor membership to a professional massage therapist association.

Feel Better Massage provides workshops and classes in "good faith", and expects that you will use the skills you learn to provide a beneficial massage. By attending a class or workshop you agree that Feel Better Massage and James Maddock will not be held responsible nor liable for any injury, illness, pain, or discomfort, physical or emotional, which you may cause to any recipient.

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