September Classes

Did you know our Home Massage series are open to EVERYONE? It seems some people think all our massage series are for licensed massage therapists only. The truth of the matter is, our home massage series are open to the general public.

Our home massage series are meant to teach family members how to give soothing and relaxing massage to each other. We have mothers who are learning how to support their pregnant daughters; husband and wives learning  techniques to alleviate aching muscles; grandparents learning gentle massage to support their grandchildren; parents learning how to lessen the effects of colic for their infants; and even friends learning new ways to nurture their relationship through loving touch. This list of classes is for you, whoever you may be, to learn massage to use at home.

It’s easy to sign up for classes, and the benefits far outweigh the cost for registration. Call 541-482-3567 to sign up today!

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An Idea for Date Night

What are you doing on Friday night for two hours? Dinner? Movie? Concert? Play?

How much do you think those options would cost you? $40? $60? $100? More?

I’m here to suggest another option that is not only fun, relaxing, financially practical, and unusual (for a typical date night) but also comes with some long term health benefits for you and your date. Learn basic massage!

Here at Family Massage Education Center, we have a two hour massage class for beginners, every Friday night from 630-830pm, for $55 per pair. We teach basic massage techniques to use at home, to improve health and happiness, and promote loving relationships with respect and trusting commmunication. We provide the massage oil, the massage table, sheets for those tables, and nurturing instruction presented in a relaxed, enjoyable, and fun environment by an experienced massage therapist who teaches massage locally and internationally.  Not only will you learn basic massage and proper body mechanics (so you don’t get tired giving a massage), but you will also get a massage in the process!

Register for a Friday date night by calling 541-482-3567, or online.


We offer more classes for the public at Family Massage Education Center, please see our offerings at:

June Classes

Call 541-482-3567 to register for our public education classes.

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Save Money. Learn Massage.

Massage is a growing specialty in the professional field, with many licensed massage therapists charging anywhere from $50 to $85 for an hour long massage. Without a referral from a primary care provider, many insurance companies fail to embrace the healing aspects of massage by limiting coverage for them, or refusing to provide coverage. Additionally, many people consider massage as a luxurious spa treatment, rather than an important part of their health regimen, so they lose out on some important health benefits because it may be viewed as cost prohibitive.  But is that really true even if insurance is not willing to cover??

Massage has numerous health benefits. According the Mayo Clinic online, some health benefits to massage are: “…effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension” “…and may be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain”

While massage therapy is gaining some recognition (too slowly in my opinion) in mainstream professional medical and dental fields, but it is still too expensive for many people to add to their financial burdens. Here, at Family Massage Education Center, we offer a solution: an investment that potentially pays dividends your entire life.

Our Couples & Singles four week long series of classes costs $225. That equates to $56.25 per class for two people to receive and give a massage, or (since the point of this article is to show you how learning basic massage skills is economically smart…) roughly $28 per session per person. That’s a lot more affordable than $50 per person! Plus, each class session is two hours, instead of one! If that wasn’t fabulous enough….Family Massage Education Center provides the massage table, sheets, and oils for class! Have you ever priced a massage table?

JoAnn Lewis, our lead instructor, guides and demonstrates basic massage skills and then gives her students a chance to practice on their partner, and vice versa. She makes learning fun and enjoyable, and is encouraging and supportive, which goes a long way in building confidence. In four weeks, students learn the following:

  • 1st week: Feet, Legs, Hands, Arms, and body mechanics in giving massage
  • 2nd week: Body front
  • 3rd week: Body back
  • 4th week: Complete routine

Registration is easy, just go to our website, or call our staff at 541-482-3567. Don’t you want to learn massage and save some money?


Upcoming Classes in April

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