Instructional Sessions & Classes

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I am a natural teacher and intuitive in the healing arts. I have been sharing information and offering presentations, classes and workshops about healing, massage, touch, and relaxation for people and animals for over 30 years at neighborhood health centers, community health centers, social service agencies, professional organizations, and through private workshops.

Teaching Demo About Massage and Healing Touch

In this short video, I offer a demo that shows a distinction between massage and the kind of touch that we use when providing healing touch and energy work. In my massage classes and workshops, I often teach about both styles of massage and touch and help people to understand the difference. Both styles can be integrated nicely into a session.

Among a few of the local workshops I have presented and organizations I have worked with include:

Creating Touch Workshops
DSS: Department of Social Services, Massachusetts
Easton Mountain Retreat Center
Fenway Community Health Center's Living Well Series
ILA Conference: International Listening Association
MSPCC: Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
PSI-Pet Sitters International
Tender Touch Workshops
Touch Me Workshops

I also specialize in individualized massage instructional classes. A couples massage class is a fun, unique, and relaxing way to learn some basic massage techniques or enhance your skills. These can be used to build greater intimacy and connection with a partner or spouse. You will learn, practice, and also receive individualized hands-on feedback during these sessions.

Instructional Classes are offered as a 2 hour session ($220), or an extended 3 hour session ($300). Classes are available by appointment at my office in Copley Square and as a housecall in the Boston area with the option of one session or multiple sessions to further advance learning and practice.

In my workshops, I share my love of touch and massage with great enthusiasm, warmth and sensitivity. Through my experiences over the years with both groups and individuals, I have developed a highly effective teaching style that is informative yet responsive to individual needs.

Individualized workshops in massage, energy healing, and stress reduction techniques can also be designed for your group upon request.

We attended an instructional couples massage session with Arnie at the suggestion of a friend and had a wonderful experience! Arnie took the time to get to know us and what we were looking to achieve and tailored the session to meet our goals. He has a true passion for massage therapy and we both walked away feeling like we not only got a lot out of it but also had so much fun learning. We can't wait to start trying this at home!

-- Kaitlin O. & Craig D., Boston, MA

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To learn more about setting up a class or an instructional session, please call or text 617-650-2533 or send an email to

* Arnie also offers classes and instruction in animal massage. For more information about these services, please visit the Animal Massage and Healing Touch Instruction page.