Self-Massage Techniques with Keely Lubin

Published kaithleen - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:04pm

In this series of free and donation-based workshops, we will be taking an accessible and matter-of-fact approach to pain management through self-massage. We will cover some anatomy basics, the mechanisms of common musculoskeletal pain sources, and how to practically address those sources. This workshop aims to empower the community with both scientific and intuitive knowledge of the body so that we can make our bodies an ally rather than a source of frustration.

The focus of today’s class will be common causes of upper-body pain, including shoulders, chest, neck, and head.

Please bring:
-Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing
-A yoga mat, towel/blanket, and/or pillows for sitting and laying on the floor comfortably. Chairs will be available for those who cannot sit on the floor.

About the instructor: Keely Lubin is a queer and disabled licensed massage therapist. They have a thirteen-vertebrae spinal fusion that limits their mobility, and they have lived with chronic pain for over a decade. They learned to manage their pain through massage and chose to pursue massage therapy as a career in the hopes of making relief from pain accessible to those who need it most -- the marginalized, poor, and disabled.

**If you are able, please bring extra yoga mats, etc. for those who may not have items to bring**

**This class is not a replacement for a doctor’s visit. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please consult your physician. Massage may be contraindicated for certain conditions and medications. Please consult your physician or email Keely at with any questions you may have prior to the class. Shea butter will be provided during the class. If you have allergies to shea butter, please email Keely to discuss alternatives.**