About Your Instructor
Nitasha Canine has been doing massage and bodywork full time since 1998. She was one of the first to recognize the benefits of massage therapy and foresee the current health and wellness boom. For over fourteen years she developed her intuitive faculties and applied this healing modality to her work with patients suffering from chronic muscle pain, stress, cancer, strokes and many more ailments. She frequently works with athletes, white and blue collar workers, and the elderly. She has helped thousands of people live more healthy and balanced lives through stress reduction and wellness.
In her massage classes, Nitasha teaches the general public (many of them current clients), how to give the gift of healing to their loved ones. Through a simple, yet effective teaching style, she allows students to discover their own “inner healer.” She believes that with practice and a general understanding of the human anatomy and spirit, students can unfold into massage practitioners and help their family and friends enjoy a life with less pain and stress.
All classes include theory, demonstration and hands on participation.
Current Massage Classes
Intro to Couples Massage Exchange
Makes a great anniversary or Valentine’s gift
Cost: $150 per couple
Non-refundable deposit $75 couple
Learn the skills to give your partner a great massage and enhance trust and intimacy in this unique massage class designed to give couples a gift that can keep on giving. Students must bring a notepad, water, pen and a yoga mat. Wear comfortable clothing. Massage Tables are provided for students to use during class at one table per couple.
Class Length: 3 hours with demonstrations, supervised hands-on exchanges and a booklet with photos and a description of each move that students can take with them.
A massage with Nitasha is suggested before taking a class.
Basic Swedish Massage
Prerequisite: at least one massage with Nitasha Canine
Cost: $150 per couple
$75 non- refundable deposit
This class gives a foundation in Swedish massage to provide relaxation and stress relief to partners and friends. In addition to a superficial overview of anatomy and physiology, students learn how to apply basic Swedish massage techniques to superficial muscles for relaxation.
Upon completion students should be able to identify landmarks of the body where massage should not be applied as well as contraindications to Swedish massage. This class is a prerequisite for deep tissue massage or advanced courses offered here. To ensure personalized attention, each class is limited to six students. Class is approximately three hours. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Includes hands on and demonstrations. Massage tables are provided for students. Pen, water, and yoga mats also suggested.
Deep Tissue Massage and Bodywork for Partners
Prerequisite: A prior class and approval from Nitasha
Cost: $200 per couple
$100 non -refundable deposit
This course will introduce deep tissue massage and bodywork techniques and their application as well as contraindications to deep work. The course will include explanation of deep muscle anatomy, how to access the deep muscle layers without injuring the tissues as well as a protocol for giving a deep tissue massage. Students will learn how to use Swedish massage as an adjunct to deep tissue massage and apply both techniques simultaneously. Space is limited to six people to ensure personalized attention. This class is 3 hours. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Includes hands on and demonstrations. Massage tables are included for students to use. Also, bring water, pen with notepad and yoga mat.
Advanced Massage and Bodywork
Prerequisite: Deep Tissue Massage and Bodywork for Partners
Cost: $200 per couple
$100 non- refundable deposit
This course will build on topics and protocols learned in prior classes to develop intuitive faculties and will show students how to apply knowledge of anatomy and massage techniques to specific areas of the body affected by stress and pain. Students will be able to identify painful trigger point areas and apply massage techniques to reduce pain, inflammation, and improve range of motion in shoulders, neck and back. Students will be able to give an advanced massage treatment to their partner and build on skills learned in prior classes. Space is limited to six people to ensure personalized attention. This class is 3 hours. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Includes hands on and demonstrations. Massage tables are provided. Also bring water, pen with notepad and yoga mat.