Sex, Intimacy & Massage

Date: Sep 20, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Online bookings are not available for this class, please see registration info below.

Michael Alicia and Christine Mire Rose

3 NCBTMB/NY State CE Ethics Credits

Fee: $35

This class is taught in a forum style in which students are engaged in a discussion of common, but sometimes difficult, boundary situations involving sex and intimacy that may occur in practice. Issues include:

    • How can touch communicate different intentions?
    • What is the difference between sensual touch and sexual touch?
    • What is counter-transference?
    • What are different levels of intimacy?
    • Does changing a boundary imply a more intimate relationship?
    • Are crushes normal?
    • Is it ethical to date an ex-client?
    • Why do clients associate massage with sex?
    • Are sexual feelings during a massage normal?
    • How do we diminish provocative behavior?
    • How do we deal with our own sexual feelings?

Boundary issues are defined and explored using the collective experience of the group in order to help all participants to relate to the topics presented in
a real-life and practicable way.


Michael Alicia, LMT is the founder and director of Massage Space NYC. He has been a licensed massage therapist since 1992 with a thriving practice in Manhattan. 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 Stretching Process DVD and Workshop and the Massage Therapist’s Handbook: A Practical Guide to the Business of Massage.

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Christine Mire Rose, LMT is an experienced Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor. She is licensed in New York State and Nationally Certified by the NCBTMB with advanced training in Medical Massage techniques, Shiatsu and Reflexology. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher and member of the national Yoga Alliance. In addition to her private practice, Christine teaches massage at the prestigious Swedish Institute of Health Science in New York and is a frequent instructor at the Integral Yoga Institute. Christine’s philosophy of care is based on the simple fact that your body can’t heal unless it is truly relaxed and that it’s impossible to think clearly when your body is not comfortable. Helping you achieve this ease and clarity is the foundation of her work. For more information, visit

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