The Money Stroke

Michael Alicia, LMT

Early Bird Price (Register by Oct. 5th): $200
Regular Price (After Oct. 5th): $225
Special Price for 2 (Register with a Friend): $380
8 CEs NCBTMB/NY Certified

Date: Oct 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bookings are closed for this event.

The “money stroke” is the delicious stroke that our clients remember us by; the stroke that makes a massage feel good, is effective and separates the average massage from the remarkable one. This master class is a collection of strokes using range-of-motion as a unifying theme. A review of muscle anatomy before class, particularly action, origin, and insertion, would be helpful. Specific muscles to review are: Gastrocnemius, Soleus, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Latissimus Dorsi, Teres Major and Minor, Infraspinatus, Levator Scapula, Pectoralis Major, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Quadratus Lumborum, Psoas Major, Iliacus, Flexor Carpi Radialis, Palmaris Longus, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris, Flexor Digitorum Superficialis, Flexor Digitorum Profundus, Pronator Teres, Supinator, Brachialis, Biceps Brachii, Triceps Brachii, Infraspinatus, Rhomboid Major and Minor, Upper Trapezius.

Students should come prepared with sheet, towel, face cradle cover, and cream or oil.


Michael Alicia, LMT is the Founder and Director of CATA, NYC. He has been a licensed massage therapist since 1992 with a thriving practice in Manhattan.  Referrals come from long-time satisfied clients, New York’s Broadway and Ballet communities, as well as doctors and chiropractors who prescribe massage for acute injury, chronic pain, stress reduction and performance enhancement. His therapeutic sessions are crafted with an eye toward resolving chronic problems using a variety of techniques, including various forms of massage like Swedish, deep tissue, medical massage, shiatsu and Thai massage, while also including rehabilitative exercises in the form of stretching and strengthening exercises.

Michael has been a teacher of Swedish massage, shiatsu and Thai massage at the venerable Swedish Institute since 1994. He is also a visiting faculty member at the Therapeutic Massage Training Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina.

He is the author of The Massage Therapist’s Handbook and The Stretching Process DVD and Workshop.

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