Thumbs Free Massage of the Back, Neck, and Shoulders with Kay Rynerson

  • 07/27/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thumbs Free Massage of the Back, Neck, and Shoulders

with Kay Rynerson, LMT, RTT (MA00003963)
on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
at The Metta Center – Bellingham

4 CE Credits

Thumbs hurt?? Don’t worry, in this workshop you won’t need them. Seriously, you never, ever need to use them in your work.

As tools, thumbs are just too small for the jobs to which we traditionally assign them. Taught by Kay Rynerson, LMT, RTT (Registered Thai Therapist), this hands-on class will give you the techniques you need to work on a client’s back, neck, and shoulders—all without your thumbs.

Drawn from many different traditions, this work is largely indebted to Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, which employs your forearm. You will also use your fists, fingers, and elbows. You can work light, you can work deep, you can work in between, but in any case, you can have a long and lucrative career without ever injuring your thumbs. 

Learn more about Kay Rynerson here.

Please bring the following to class:  

  • Portable massage table (1 per 2 students).
  • Set of sheets.
  • Face cradle cover.
  • Blanket.
  • Massage emollient.
  • Paper and pen for note taking.
  • Please wear clothes you can move easily in, including clean socks (the venue is a shoe free space).  

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Venue Website:

1602 Carolina Street, Suite D12, Bellingham, Washington, 98229, United States

This class is being held at The Metta Center in Bellingham, Washington.  Please do not call this facility with inquiries about classes, scheduling, or general questions. All inquiries must be submitted via our contact form

Cancellation Policies:


All classes have a 72 hour (3 day) cancellation policy. If you are unable to make it to this class due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, contact us and we will give you a 100% credit of your class fee. If you cancel with less than 72 hours notice, you will receive a credit for 50% of your class fee. . .


Please be on the watch for an email from us 72 hours (3 days) before class. If your class has not met the minimum number of registrations, we reserve the right to cancel class, notify you by email, and issue a full refund. If your class is still scheduled, we will email you a reminder message with the class date, time, and location.

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