Hands On Healing Testimonials – Deep Tissue Classes

Instructor: Eloise Albrecht/Cynthia Ameson

Arms and Hands

“As the third class in this series, it definitely showed how much more there is to learn but more importantly apply the accumulated countless techniques and concepts.”
-Michael L. Los Angles, CA

“Cynthia has a good understanding of the modality and created a light, playful atmosphere. She also gave good feedback while practicing.”
-Giancarlo V., Simi Valley, CA

“Great class! I learned a lot of cool moves to do on arms and hands. You get to be more knowledgeable of different arm conditions like carpal tunnel and tennis elbow.”
– James H., La Canada CA

“Deep tissue arms and hands is a great class and learning experience. I really enjoyed learning the difference between true carpal tunnel and carpal tunnel syndrome and also learning techniques to test which one the client may have.”
-Richard R., Los Angeles, CA

“I enjoyed this class very much. It is a great professional boost to do in-depth study of a particular region of the body and learn specific techniques that are aligned to the anatomy, physiology and kinesiology of the focus region.”
-Janet K., Los Angeles, CA

“Yet another enlightening Deep Tissue class under the wise tutelage of Eloise Albrecht. Every time I take one of these classes I gain more valuable tools for my arsenal. I use many of the techniques I learn in my every day sessions. Most importantly, I have learned the principles and understanding that are the cornerstones of the art of massage. I am forever grateful for this gift of knowledge.”
– Andrew E., Sherman Oaks, CA

“Gives new meaning to the term deep tissue, look at the body and its function- completely different. Better able to help the clients reduce pain and tension.”
– Erin R., Tujunga, CA

“Very good! I learned a lot that can work on my clients with and moves I can do at home by myself.”
– Jade G., Monrovia, CA

“Eloise- beautiful, intuitive, safe, informative, career building by experiment, funny, caring, and patient. Everyone in this class is amazing.”

Chest and Abdomen

“I had no idea before starting the course how interesting and fun Deep Tissue training could be.  In the other Deep Tissue training I received at another school, I did not enjoy receiving what was mostly deep pressure plowing with broader tools like elbows and forearms. Because I didn’t enjoy receiving it, I didn’t enjoy administering it as much either.   Eloise has delivered a course with great care, sensitivity, and attention to detail. She keeps it very entertaining with her extensive background in healing.  I have learned so much already in just a couple of weeks.  I wouldn’t have believed how relaxing, freeing, effective, non-painful, and fascinating Deep Tissue could be.  It has opened a whole new world in my practice and my clients are benefiting already. I can’t wait to continue the series!”
– Christie D.

“Fun, enthusiastic, thorough and clear”.
– Ariana P.

“Instructor is very knowledgeable, yet perceptive to individual needs. Eloise makes you feel comfortable and is very supportive when you need it the most.”
– Paul K.

“Keep up the good work. The chest and arms class was a blast!”
– Elena C.

“Eloise is great!”
– Anonymous

“Terrific class and most beneficial to help me massage clients correctly and be more informed.”
– Margaret E.

“The Deep Tissue – Chest and Abdomen course was a really wonderful and unexpected surprise! Not only does this tie together the other Deep Tissue courses, but students soon realize that opening up the chest and abdomen help alleviate many common shoulder and back complaints. Under Eloise’s insightful guidance, fellow students resolved back/shoulder issues that I suffered with for years. It’s been two years since I’ve taken the class and the pain has not returned. Clearly, this is Eloise at her best and I can’t recommend it enough!!
– Al Q.

Legs and Feet – Cynthia A.

“Great class! You get to learn loads of stuff. You get to palpate many of the deeper muscles like lateral rotators. It was fun to use different techniques for side-lying. Great teacher.”
-James H., La Canada, CA

“Another great deep tissue course. Cynthia provides as usual more than we can bargain for. I got plenty of “light bulb” moments as anything below the knee is still difficult for me. Revisiting them again really helped with learning confidence working on the lower leg.”
-Michael L., Los Angeles, CA

“I enjoyed Deep Tissue: Legs & Feet very much. I learned certain leg muscles can contribute to lower back pain.-Richard R., Los Angeles, CA

“I really like this class because Eloise really taught us how to connect with the tissue and be able to sink in and wait until the tissue opens up. Also, she really taught us how and what tools we can use in different areas of the body to help us with our body mechanics.”
-Theresa L., Glendale, CA

“I loved this class. I enjoyed every class and teachers are amazing and patient.”
-Roxana T., La Crescenta, CA

“Every one of Eloise’s classes I come away with more tools to take home with me and new understanding as a therapist. I highly recommend this class series.”
-Sarah T., Glendale, CA

“I loved this class. The last time I took a Deep Tissue class with Eloise, I quickly began rebooking more clients and getting bigger tips. Her classes are stimulating and her passion for the work is a reminder of the difference that we make in the world.”
-Hannah Lee H., South Pasadena, CA

“Very informative and helpful. Always learning new things in every class session!”
-Charlene L., Temple City, CA

“This is an amazing, incredibly educational class. Along with a vastly heightened awareness of anatomy, I have learned a handful of techniques that I will definitely incorporate into my practice. Every deep tissue class I take, I feel like I evolve into a mature, knowledgeable therapist.”
– Andrew E., Sherman Oaks, CA

“The class has taught me to feel more confident with my massage skills. I learned to identify and target many different muscles.”
– Ciddy F., Glendale, CA

“Wonderful Deep Tissue class, wonderful teacher, I have grown so much under the guidance of Eloise.”
– Alysa W., Los Angeles, CA

“Deep Tissue – Legs & Feet really opened up my mind to how it is to give deep pressure without causing pain, and helped me make connection between muscles and actions.”
– Rachel L., Pasadena, CA

“I loved our Deep Tissue practical! I loved working with an educated receiver! I learned so much and was able to integrate a lot of the intellectual learning into a visceral body experience. I learned so many new tools and I learned a lot about how to use body as the true tool that induces the strokes.”
– Katherine F.

“I learned a lot of good information that I have already used in the private practice. I have deeper knowledge and understanding of my fascination continues.”
– Joyce B.

“Sherry and Eloise are very experienced teachers and I learned a lot from both of them. Their ease and comfort in their sessions is inspiring.”
– Jennifer L.

“Ever wonder what it is like to practice deep tissue massage? I sure did, and now I am confident that my knowledge and skills can be put to work when I work somewhere professionally. The teachers do fantastic job teaching you how to locate and manipulate a specific muscle.”
– Ray A.

“This was an amazing class and I learned a lot about the legs.  Everyone who does Swedish massage should know a little about deep tissue.  It’s so amazing!”
– Ania B.

“I enjoyed the course tremendously and it has contributed to my skills and understanding of how to provide a better and more healing massage.”
– Irene B.

Neck and Back

“This class was good. I learned a lot of new techniques for back and neck massage. Cynthia is a great teacher and knows her stuff. I look forward to taking the next Deep Tissue with Cynthia.”
-Richard R., Los Angeles, CA

“Great class! Learned a lot of new techniques and got to work on some new, deeper and harder to get to muscles.”
-James H., La Canada, CA

“Super fun class. More techniques than I can remember and receiving was always a treat. With all the extra articles, anecdotes and tips this course should be called advanced MT & Kinesiology.”
-Michael L., Los Angeles, CA

“I truly enjoy your classes; it is fun and she makes it easier to retain deep tissue massage. Thank you very much Eloise.”
– Margaret E.

“The Deep Tissue class has a great structure; clear techniques and muscles. Very detailed.
– Anonymous

“I gained such a wealth of knowledge and experience in Eloise’s class. It was not about deep tissue by the numbers, it was about learning and knowing how to explore, search, identify the “trouble spots” in the area we were working on and relieving/releasing these adhesions and bands and knots. I now feel very confident doing deep tissue work.”
– Anonymous

“Love this Neck and Back. I’m seeing a huge difference in my practice. Eloise has shown me techniques that have truly helped me to start out as a therapist and all my clients have noticed.”
– Christie D.
“Taking Deep Tissue Legs and Feet really reminds me to go slower, listen to the body, breathe, not have an agenda and most of all go where the body leads.”
– Mary Frances S.

“I feel a lot more knowledgeable and confident about working on the neck.  Very valuable information.”
– Irene B.

“I enjoyed this class very much, I liked doing back work before, but this class showed me much more stuff I could do on the back.”
-Bethany L., Alhambra, CA

“I really love how the class was combined with the kinesiology so that the knowledge and techniques could be integrated into my body, very useful.  Great teaching, fun, interesting, exciting.  I also appreciate the help with body mechanics so that I can protect my own body while I work.”
-Patricia K., Saugus, CA

“Being able to take the concepts of going with the rate of the tissue and having that point where you consecutively execute it is phenomenal.  Very impressed with the knowledge level of the instructors and the experiences the shared with the class.”
-Christopher S., Valencia, CA

“One of the most valuable advanced electives I have ever taken to feel more confident about the quality of my work in my everyday massage. Awesome techniques for a deeper connection with the tissue!”
Libby V., Granada Hills, CA

“I enjoyed the freeness in the techniques and the simple slowness but great productivity.  I liked the attention to body mechanics as well as the focus of proper communication between therapist and client.”
-Sarah B., Santa Clarita, CA

“Learned a lot of patient moves.  I came here to learn quick, fancy moves, but learned to be patient, to drop my weight in for a deeper pressure instead of pushing down.  Very helpful for further massage learning.”
-Theresa G., Los Angeles, CA


Abdomen and Pelvic

“We have the best teachers at Hands on Healing Institute. I feel so blessed to be in Eloise’s Class.”
– Margaret E.

“This experience was wonderful. The Deep Tissue course was top notch. I have learned more than my regular CMT year of school. The teachers are very knowledgeable and fun to learn from.”
– Anonymous

“Doing the whole four Deep Tissue courses was really the way to go. It all came together and I can’t imagine missing a section because they were all so crucial. I want more!”
– Christie D.

“Enjoyed the class thoroughly, especially having Eloise as the instructor. It was marvelous having her show us the “correct” way, the better way to do a move to get the maximum benefit out of it. It was a smart thing to do to have us work on her – that way we were able to get her input and have firmly in place the techniques of deep tissue.”
– Anonymous

“This class is part of ongoing self-discovery. Now that my own psoas and hips are open, I feel more grounded, open and able to give Deep Tissue work in this area.”
– Mary Frances S.


We hope these testimonials have inspired you to study or continue your studies at Hands On Healing! Check our Online Calendar for the latest class schedule.

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