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J. M.

This was a brilliant class to take!! Super professional and educational!! Even though there were many couples in the room, he was able to personalize each couples needs. He taught maneuvers that were very successful and easy to do. He definitely knows what he is doing!!

Robyn S.

This workshop is fantastic – I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about massage and/or who wants to share the gift of massage with a friend, family member, or loved one. The instruction Joe gave throughout the evening was thorough, easy-to-follow, and fun. The best part was his customized approach of teaching to his audience’s interests (instead of rattling off any kind of memorized lesson plan). I appreciated his attention and response to our requests, and his hands-on demonstration was a treat to watch (and receive!). His passion and knowledge is evident from the moment you meet him – he is truly a guru in his field.

Julie D.

My partner and I get regular massages and wanted to learn how to give each other massages in between the pro sessions. “Touch” is high on both of our love language profiles so we figured the workshop would be a perfect way to enhance our connection. Joe’s workshop provided us with a fun, engaging and highly effective forum to practice multiple techniques in an intimate classroom “lab” environment. His welcoming, warm demeanor, experienced facilitation and great insights on giving and receiving feedback from your partner all combined to create a truly unique and worthwhile learning experience. Post-workshop, we were provided with a thorough list of resources, including videos to help us remember and reinforce specific massage techniques. We feel well-supported and encouraged to keep practicing the power of touch together.

Mimi H.

Joe not only gives excellent massages, he is the perfect person to run a couples workshop. He makes the evening so fun. My husband was hesitant to go to the workshop. He thought there would be a lot of uncomfortable moments, which there were none. In fact we came away very impressed with how Joe made everyone feel comfortable and how we all learned how to give a decent massage without becoming fatigued. My husband now is willing and able to give me a massage…not as good as Joe’s but at least my hubby’s is free.

Rosanne G.

An amazingly powerful experience for us as a couple that has been together for 46 years. This 3 hour session with Joe taught us a new way to nurture and please each other in an enlightening way. He put us at ease right away and the studio was very comfortable. This workshop is a must for couples who are dedicated to continuing to build their relationship in a passionate, nurturing, healthy way.

Annette H

Invaluable experience and exceedingly enlightening. It was a great experience and expanded my awareness of touch.

Tom T

Joe was incredible! His ability to demonstrate (clearly) safe and effective methods of massage was the best I have personally ever seen. The entire experience was extraordinary and I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop to any interested couples.

Jaya J

There is no better way to learn than from someone who is not only an expert, but also passionate about what he is teaching. Joe Lavin is an excellent massage therapist, who cares deeply about what he does and about the people he works with. In addition, he is so easygoing and relaxed, there’s no need to feel intimidated or nervous with him. Our workshop was on Valentine’s night and it was just the perfect way to spend the evening. There was no pressure to chat or mingle (which was fine for me, naturally shy….) but everyone seemed friendly and nice. We had plenty of space to ourselves — Joe provides it all, from tables and sheets to lotion, hot stones, etc. My husband and I both felt that we received a great massage and I felt like I learned a lot. Thanks Joe!

Kaitlyn L

What a wonderful class! Joe really makes it a fun experience that’s comfortable for everyone…regardless of enthusiasm level. Yeah, I’m talking to all you couples where one of you is way more excited about this class than the other! haha…don’t worry, if you are at all reluctant about anything, I promise you’ll be glad you came! I really liked that he just dives right in, no lecture or discussion ahead of time, you get right to work! He emphasizes mastering a few basics, and then from there, don’t worry too much about proper technique. It’s about being comfortable, enjoying yourself, and listening to and responding to your partner. The two of us loved doing something so different from our normal routine, and taking a few hours to really focus on each other–sounds cheesy, yes, but it truly is a great way to reconnect with each other. Most of all, I was so impressed by Joe’s enthusiasm for massage therapy. He clearly loves what he does, as evidenced by the fact that he took extra time with our group, answered every question we had, brought a lot of humor to the class, and took time to demonstrate techniques on every couple. We loved it and highly recommend it!!

Sylvia S.

This class is low key and fun. The owners were very professional and managed to teach 6 couples simultaneously how to massage each other. I was not sure what to expect when we first walked in, but by the end we didn’t want to leave because we were having so much fun! We are still using the techniques we learned and would like to go to another class when they offer one.

Amy D

I had bought the couples massage workshop through a deal site many years ago. Life got busy and I didn’t use it before it expired. I contacted Joe about my expired deal and he didn’t hesitate to allow me to use it even though it was a year past its date. I was impressed. I have had many pro massages but my husband has never had one. He was feeling a bit shy about the whole thing and not knowing what to expect. We were both put at ease by Joe and his wife’s teaching style. They have a sense of humor and are down to earth so you never feel silly for “not getting it” right away when you are learning a technique. They emphasize massage that uses your own body weight to massage your partner, using the least amount of effort on your part. This was very key for me as my hands/ fingers are weak and tire easily but they taught many ways to massage with almost never having to use your fingers! Yay! We both had fun, it made a great unique date night, and I highly recommend! Great customer service, great teaching style, great environment with nice comfortable massage studio.

Doug H.

In a word: WOW! My partner is an avid runner and he keeps his body in awesome condition and he really loves regular massage therapy to soothe his muscles and ease his aches and pains. I really want to help, but I get bored and tired of it very quickly. I decided to see what I could find to help teach me/us some technique that makes it more interesting for me and actually help him. After doing some online research, I found Joe and his reviews made me realize that I had found exactly what I was looking for. I couldn’t have been more correct! We showed up and he made us feel right at home and as if we’d known him forever. Joe is very charismatic and warm and he really enjoys his work…he’s funny to top it off! He showed us both how to really enjoy ourselves and never to miss an opportunity for “free touch”. I highly recommend one of Joe’s workshops to anyone (two-some, couple or whatever) who would like to learn the essentials of great massage technique and the general closeness that it brings two people, not to mention the sensuality. One more added bonus…I was getting some great yoga-type stretches and became totally engaged in the massage, even though I was the one giving it. It’s a total Win-Win!

Zaakera S.

Awesome workshop. Joe was fantastic at moving with the flow of the group and the different requests/needs for certain problem spots that individuals had. It was comfortable, relaxed and fun. I was also pleasantly surprised at how I WASN’T worn out by giving the massage per Joe’s promise. Finally, it was the first time my partner had given a massage that didn’t kill me or make me want to jump out of my skin (no bone rubbing bone action) Kudos for the great and gentle teaching style.

Priscilla D.

Okay! It has been about 3 months since we had the workshop and we have moved across the country and I kinda wish my now fiancee and I could get a refresher course and learn some more moves. We bought a massage table off of craigslist and a huge container of massage oil so we are taking Joe and Wendy’s advice and practicing and experimenting with different techniques as well as practicing the ones they taught us.

Patty S.

Fantastic workshop! I got this as a Christmas gift for my husband and we both loved it. They did a nice job of demonstrating techniques and giving individual attention if you needed it or had questions. Three hours sounds like a long time but it goes very fast. I definitely recommend this.

Chris S.

Joe was great! My husband and I hadn’t done anything together for a long time, so this was a great way to reconnect and spend time.

Kevin P.

Fantastic workshop. My wife and I used to get super tired massaging each other and Joe gave us a ton of information on proper techniques that result in a great massage for your partner without wearing yourself out in the process. I would highly recommend to anyone–great bang for your buck!

Priscilla D.

My boyfriend got me this groupon for the PTCMW and I was actually a bit skeptical because I am pretty modest and kinda uncomfortable with my body. I think you all will know the ending to this story because I’ve rated it 5 stars… and if I could rate it higher I would. Joe and Wendy were competent, confident and you can tell that they are passionate about what they do. They genuinely enjoy teaching couples how to give a very relaxing massage that they can duplicate for the rest of their lives. I mean I just gave my boyfriend a fantastic massage for an hour an a half and I was not tired in the slightest. Before it’d be five – ten minutes and I was worn out! And then… I received a better massage from him for an hour and a half! This isn’t just a one time thing that you enjoy and relax and then it’s over…. it’s really new skills that we will both use to bring us closer together and de-stress. It gave us the language to talk and communicate about what we like and prefer in massages as well.

In a nutshell…. absolutely fantastic.

Rene A.

These workshops are excellent. We really did learn a lot and enjoyed the session that day. The workshops are very well put together and Joe really knows his stuff. I must say we were a bit skeptical about doing a couples workshop, but it really turned out very well thanks to Joe and his team.

Michelle R.

My husband and I did this workshop together a couple of weeks ago. We both loved it! Joe uses the Lomi style of massage which is so much better for both of us when we’re getting or giving massages than anything we ever thought to try. The class instruction was easy to follow and Joe worked the room to make sure we were all getting the techniques. He also gave us some specific tips on how my husband could help me when I have migraines and how I can help with his tired construction worker hands.

I have recommended the class to friends and family already and my husband and I have agreed that we want to go back in about a year for a refresher course. I think the experience of taking the class was a very good one and I feel like we will constantly be able to benefit from what we learned by using the skills at home. The class was definitely worth the time and money.

Adham H.

My wife and I attended this workshop, and we both loved it. It was incredibly helpful in learning new ways to give extended massages without tiring yourself out. Overall it was quite relaxing, and the instructors are happy to answer questions and teach certain techniques if there are key areas of the body you wish to concentrate on. Would recommend for other couples to try out.

Julie G.

This massage workshop was a gift for my husband and myself and I was very excited to go. First off, I did not have to wait very long because the workshops occur fairly often. The workshop was very thorough, comfortable, and modest. You end up getting and giving a nice long massage to and from your partner at the same time you both are learning many new and different techniques.

There are only six couples in each workshop and two instructors so either Joe or his wife are always close by to help if you have and questions or if there is an easier way to do something. I was not sure what to expect but they definitely exceeded any expectations that I did have.This was not the first massage workshop I have been to, but I will definitely not go anywhere else again. Oh yea and after you take the workshop once you can take it again at a discounted rate.

Joan P.

This was the best “Date Night” that my husband and I have enjoyed in years! We both enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, gained confidence in our massage skills, received individual instruction for “problem areas”, and recieved a great massage too! We intend to take advantage of his other classes and even buy a massage table. This class is a fantastic gift idea for Valentine’s Day or Anniversary! Joe and his staff are professional and the nicest folks you will ever meet. You will be friends by the end of class. This is a GREAT investment in every way! Do it!

Justin B.

This was an amazing experience, would definitely recommend and plan on attending again. An amazingly intimate experience anyone in a serious relationship should partake in! Sign me up!

Ginger N.

Last weekend my husband and i attended the couples massage workshop. It was great. The instruction was paced to each person, the techniques were clearly explained. With Joe and his Mom teaching there was plenty of assistance for questions and demonstration. There was no issue with privacy or feeling uncomfortable with a few other couples in the workshop. The room was spacious enough and laid out to afford an amount of privacy and they taught draping for modesty. The on line videos in the alumni section of the web page will be a helpful reminder as we continue to practice. It’s a great service that Joe is teaching relaxation one couple at a time!

Kelly R.

My husband and I attended the Couples Massage Workshop and both walked away feeling more relaxed, more connected, and more educated on how to take care of each others bodies. Joe Lavin did an amazing job instructing – very clear, easy to understand, and open to as many questions as we could come up with. I would highly recommend this class – we had a wonderful time and learned skills that we will both benefit from for a long time!

Heather G

Attending this workshop was one of the best decisions I have ever made for my relationship. My husband and I both LOVED it. The instructor was incredibly nice and even funny. He made no mention that he would at times repeat himself and stayed long after the scheduled times to accommodate all of the questions we had as newcomers. I would refer this place to ANYONE.

Teresa B

My husband and I did a couple’s massage workshop today and it was wonderful! We were in small group with five other couples. There were two wonderful instructors so all of us received lots of hands on as we practiced our new techniques. There was a lot of wonderful techniques and basic skills taught so that I felt we could go home and practice what we had learned in class. I would highly recommend this class. It is a great way to connect with your partner and learn more about how your partner likes their massage. What a great valentines gift to give your special someone!!

Lisa S

My husband and I went to a Thai stretching workshop for couples this week-end. Previously, we had participated in a general couples massage class taught by Joe Lavin. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I am impressed with the wealth of knowledge offered to us during the workshop and shared by email after the event. I believe Joe and Wendy really love their work and their clients benefit greatly!

Tina P

This was a really interesting class. You get hands on technique help from the instructors, one a massage therapist and the other a physical therapist, between the two of them the instruction is wonderful. At the end all I could say was I wish there was 1 more hour cause I felt like there was so much more to learn and build on.

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