The Stretching Process

Monday, July 31st & Friday, August 4th

Michael Alicia, LMT

Early Bird Price (Register by June 30th): $350
Regular Price (after June 30th): $395
Special Price for 2: $700

16 CEs (NCBTMB/NY Certified)

Date: Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bookings are closed for this event.


The Stretching Process is a two-day class exploring the benefits of full-body passive stretching techniques on the first day and active stretching techniques on the second day. This class starts by exploring the anatomy of stretching so students better understand how to stretch and which stretches to use with their clients for the best results. However, most of the class time is spent navigating students through actual, hands-on stretching techniques that they can use in their practice.

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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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