Alvina Ryan is a teacher, massage therapist, spa expert and passionate businesswoman with over 20 years’ experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with Honours in Athletic Therapy from Concordia University, and a healthcare management degree from the John Molson School of Business. She has also completed a Peak Potentials leadership-training program, thereby obtaining her trainer’s credentials. Alvina was the head massage therapist for the Montreal Alouettes football team for 14 years. She has also worked as a teacher and trainer for schools and companies since 1996. Her sports experience also includes numerous top performing athletes and Olympic champions with whom she has worked over the course of her career.

Alvina continues to teach massage therapy in the best schools in and around Montreal, and offers her consulting services to spas in the area. She is one of ESI’s regular speakers, and also presents conferences across Canada and the U.S. To find out more about how Alvina can help you, visit her site at www.alvinaryan.com

Hire right!

People are the life blood of your business.  It is important to hire the best people to work with you. 

How do you hire the best therapists?  Do you have a system in place to make sure that you are evaluating the same way every time?  Learn everything in the hiring process from the telephone interview to how to evaluate your therapists on a regular basis.  Learn 3 basis assumptions you should never make when hiring someone.

Bamboo massage

What is bamboo massage? What is used for?  Who can benefit from bamboo massage?  How to use bamboo massage for self care.  For a complete  demonstration of what bamboo massage is get the complete DVD on http://www.alvinaryan.com

The benefits of Indian head massage

Every massage should include the head.  It is too bad it is often neglected as part of our massage routines. Spending a few moments on the head will give the client much needed stress relief.  Learning a few key points will enhance therapeutic effects even more.

Indian head massage is a specific massage that includes the head, neck, shoulders and back.  It is traditionally done in the family as well in barber shops.  The sequence is simple to learn and just as relaxing to give as to receive.

This workshop includes a live mini-demonstration.

For more info on the complete course or home study DVD please contact Alvina Ryan at 514-990-9539 or http://www.alvinaryan.com

The benefits of Cupping massage

Cupping is technique that has been adapted into massage.  Traditional cupping involves glass cups where a flame is introduced and a suction is created.   Modern cupping that massage therapists use involves silicone cups.  These cups can be easily manipulated along the body.  There are many benefits to this style of massage.  For one, it allow for deeper manipulation of the tissues with minimal effort.    The best news:  it is not a reserved act.  So massage therapists can add it to their regular back massage.  Estheticians can incorporate it in their facials. 

You can also use it for self-care.  Learn to treat common problems yourself with the cupping method. 

For more info on the complete course or home study DVD please contact Alvina Ryan at 514-990-9539 or http://www.alvinaryan.com

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