Case Studies and Testimonials
"Raziya, thank you so much for the course on Saturday. Steve and I enjoyed it immensely. Steve would never have contemplated doing any kind of hands on course so I took a chance on buying the gift voucher. He absolutely loved it.
I felt the day was arranged perfectly. Firstly, the introduction, giving us a little information on the history and benefits of massage followed by a very clear step by step demonstration on a small section of the massage routine. Then being able to experience and perform those movements on each other before moving on.
The handbooks are extremely informative without being blinded with science. The instruction for each movement is very clear for us to refer to when need be.
We both felt very comfortable and relaxed from the moment we arrived. I do hope many more couples will benefit from your expertise and ease of teaching.
Sally and Steve
"With some trepidation, Liz & I arrived at Raziya’s 'Massage for Couples' workshop, unsure of what to expect. Raziya quickly put us all at our ease, and after telling us quite a lot about the benefits of massage and its background, she asked for a volunteer, and one of us readily agreed!
It was a fascinating experience, looking on while she demonstrated the various techniques, and then as couples we got to practice on each other while she went from one couple to the other, correcting and encouraging. When you've been the 'model' it's easy to comment on what your partner is doing, so he or she can get it right - the difference is considerable.
Throughout the day she ‘used’ each of us to demonstrate the massage techniques on various parts of the body - for the nervous, modesty was preserved throughout, and none of us felt any embarrassment. All in all, the day was a wonderfully relaxing experience in itself - we discovered that it’s almost as nice to give a massage as it is to receive it.
In the two weeks or so since then, we’ve only had a couple of opportunities to put any of it into practice – in the words of John Lennon "Life is what happens while you're making other plans" but a forthcoming holiday should put that right! Life continues to keep getting in the way, but we have been managing lots of massages, to great effect!"
Chris & Liz Barry
"Although we don't have any training in massage, and our limited knowledge is purely based on massages we have received, we have always massaged each other to try to relieve aches and pains. Despite some success, I found my hands were not strong enough to really help my husband. We had talked about attending massage classes for a while and both preferred the idea of attending one together. At the Swindon Mela we meet Raziya and discussed the various classes she offered. We mentioned that we preferred the idea of learning together and she drew our attention to the 'Couples Massage' classes that she runs.
When we arrived, Raziya immediately made us feel relaxed and comfortable. Any apprehensions that we had were instantly eliminated while we were given an interesting introduction to the history and benefits of massage. We then moved to the practical demonstrations and learning, with Raziya first demonstrating followed by us repeating under her supportive supervision. This was extremely valuable as it was possible to refer to the handbook and also get instant feedback as to whether the massage felt correct after Raziya’s previous demonstration. This was all done in a professional, friendly, and considerate atmosphere so there was never any embarrassment.
We both thoroughly enjoyed the day and more importantly feel we have learnt how to massage in a professional, safe and beneficial way. We have the handbook and our own notes to refer to and have already noticed improvements in our techniques. Importantly I have discovered that with the correct techniques I am strong enough to make a difference. We would not hesitate to recommend Raziya to anyone, and will return ourselves for more advanced lessons once we have become more experienced with the comprehensive techniques we already have learned."
Shirley and Darren
"Thank you for a great day and teaching us a fantastic life skill we can enjoy together for years to come"
"Raziya's knowledge and passion for the topic was particularly excellent - I would highly recommend this workshop to anybody!"
"This was a fantastic workshop - exactly what we hoped for and exceed our expectations!"
"Raziya, thank you so much for the course on Saturday. Steve and I enjoyed it immensely. I do hope many more couples will benefit from your expertise and ease of teaching."
"All in all, the day was a wonderfully relaxing experience in itself – we discovered that it’s almost as nice to give a massage as it is to receive it."
"We had high expectations and they were exceeded. The effort Raziya made to ensure we got it right was excellent. We've learned some really useful techniques and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable day. We have been extremely satisfied with Raziya's Massage for Couples workshop and we will definately be back to learn more advance techniques"
"We've had a fantastic day - exceeding all expectations. This excellent workshop was relaxed, welcoming with patient and supportive teaching......."
"A very enjoyable day that exceeded my expectations, I have learnt some really useful techniques ......."
"Really enjoyed the whole day - I had high expectations and these were exceeded...."
The Importance of Touch in Relationships
"Touch is an important method of communicating your feelings to your partner. It shows that you care, want to be involved and supportive. Touching someone lightly with your fingertips will communicate a personal language to the person touched. You will enjoy it as much as your partner and be aware of their absence when you're apart."
The Workshop - What is it all about?
Massage for Couples is a one day workshop based on simple, effective and easy-to-learn Swedish and Remedial massage techniques. It is designed to help you and your partner share the nurturing, relaxing, therapeutic benefits of massage with each other.
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