Val Guins Forearm Dance Essentials & Original Massage 2 DVD Video Set

by Val Guin
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Emphasis On Therapist Self-care.
Therapists Learn How To ‘Save Your Hands’.
Combines Efficient Body Mechanics w/ Use Of Forearm & Olecranon As Tools.
Techniques Designed To Benefit Therapists With Different Levels Of Massage Experience.
Therapist Increase Energy Levels Through ‘Spiral’ Exercise.
Learn How To Enhance The Client Experience.
Portion Of Proceeds Donated By Publisher.
Packaging Is 80% Recycled Material.

Run Time: 3+ Hours. Format: DVD - Region 0, Plays Worldwide.


Learn The Essentials Of The Forearm Dance.
If You Already Have The Forearm Dance DVD, This Will Fill In The Gaps With Regards To How To Use Your Body More Effectively When Performing Those Techniques.
You'll See Both Men And Women Working On A Wide Variety Of Body Shapes And Sizes.

Basics Include
Proper Body Mechanics
Learn To Use The Forearm As Your Only Tool.
Foundation Exercises Include
Essential Exercises For Forearm Dance
Horse Stance
Creating And Maintaining The Flow Of Chi
Create Chi Through Movement
Table Lunge
Move From Your Feet, To Your Pelvis, To Your Tool
Forearm Hook
Shift Your Weight Pushing From Your Back Leg
Conservative Draping
Secondary Folds
Secure Drape With Yin Hand
Undrape Anterior Leg
Undrape Posterior Leg
Undrape Abdomen
Drape Chest
The Moment You Lift Your Pelvis You Will Feel Your Forearm Hook.
The Importance Of Breathing
Place Tongue To Upper Palate
Breathe Into Your Lower Abdomen
Inhale To The Back Of The Throat & Draw The Energy Back
Exhale, Push Forward.
Activate Adductors.
Neutral Shoulder & Neck.
Retractions: Stick ‘em Up, With Scarf Or Band.
More, Which Will Increase Strength And Prevent Injury.
The Exercises Are Designed To Be Simple Yet Dynamic And Easily Applied To Your Own Life.
Learn Spa Suggestions And Self-care.
Client And Student Demos Include
Val Demonstrating And Explaining Her Technique On A Client
Instructing Alongside A Student
Hands-on And Verbal Guidance
In The Recap, Val Performs Her Forearm Dance I Essentials Program With Music.

Run Time: 2+ Hours. Format: DVD - Region 0, Video Plays Worldwide


Discover an invigorating, groundbreaking massage technique that combines efficient body mechanics with the use of only the Forearm and Olecranon as tools. Val Guin’s Forearm Dance is a NEW practitioner-friendly, instructional massage program that focuses on giving a full body circulatory massage combined with the depth and muscular separation found in deep tissue work. Throughout the DVD, Val demonstrates the importance of self-care for massage and bodywork practitioners, and she states, “it is absolutely essential that we enter each day, each session, each moment, with openness, compassion, empathy and freedom for our clients and ourselves.”

This instructional program offers a variety of techniques in easy-to-access DVD chapters, presented in a captivating coastal setting and accompanied by an inspiring musical score. Val designed the massage techniques in Forearm Dance to benefit therapists with varying degrees of experience in their own massage careers, regardless of their personal health status.

Practitioner benefits include saving your hands by using the forearm and olecranon (the bony prominence of the elbow) as your massage tools, supporting your health and well-being through the use of improved body mechanics, and opening your body and increasing your energy with Val’s step-by-step, ‘Spiral’ exercise.

Client benefits include customized techniques are individualized to meet client needs using the the forearm for broad superficial work and the olecranon for deep work, and continuity of strokes encourages client to de-stress, relax deeply and enjoy the healthy benefits of massage and bodywork.

'During my massage career of over two decades, I had to develop an effective way to sustain my clientele, teaching schedule, and my own health.' – Val Guin

'On this beautiful DVD filmed by the ocean, she shows you how to use the concepts of yang action, yin support, elongation and self-awareness with a little Hawaiian hula so you put less strain on your body and work more deeply. She offers a class in “forearm dance,” showing step by step how to work both broadly and with specificity, how to “hook and release” a muscle using forearm and olecranon as your tools. She shows two complete sessions, one with explanation and one with music. And she leads a practice she calls “the spiral,” incorporating the horse pose, the lunge and “hula hands,” that raises chi and makes the “forearm dance” as invigorating for the practitioner as it is healing for the client. Guin is a spirited and inspiring teacher. She generously offers a portion of the proceeds to charity.' Lisa Mertz, PhD, LMT, MTJ Magazine, Summer 2007


Learn the Essentials of the Forearm Dance from the creator of the successful Forearm Dance Massage Series, Val Guin. Based on the popularity of her seminar, Forearm Dance I Essentials, Val produced this DVD so that you can learn her foundation techniques, and continue to use these skills in her 2nd video, The Forearm Dance. If you already have that DVD, this will continue to fill in the gaps with regards to how to use your body more effectively when performing those techniques. Give an effective, satisfying massage with the depth your clients are looking for, all through the use of the Forearm as your tool. Val's mission: Create A Stronger Practice, Create A Stronger Life! Enjoy The Dance!

In this DVD, you'll see both men and women working on a wide variety of body shapes and sizes. She teaches Foundation Exercises, which includes: Neutral Shoulder, Neutral Neck, Retractions, The Use of scarf for isometrics, Adductor Activations, and many more, all which will increase strength and prevent injury. The exercises are designed to be simple yet dynamic and easily applied to your own life. The Basics include: Proper body mechanics, stance, strokes and techniques giving the practitioner a foundation to use the Forearm as your only tool. Learn draping, spa suggestions and self-care. Client and Student Demos include: Val demonstrating and explaining her technique on a client, and also instructing alongside a student, offering hands-on and verbal guidance. In the recap, Val performs her Forearm Dance I Essentials program with music.

“Are you just beginning in your career or have you been working for decades? Whether you’re building a new practice or trying to break bad habits, you can use my Forearm Dance® Massage techniques to strengthen your foundation. Do you think posture is secondary? To me it’s essential, it’s primary. Good posture and body mechanics along with the appropriate use of tools helps us last and stay energized - both in the massage business and in life. The more you integrate Forearm Dance into your work, the younger you’ll feel. Whether you’re a practitioner in your 20’s or your 60’s you can still do Forearm Dance! - Val

About Val Guin

Val Guin is an internationally-known, certified massage therapist who has been doing bodywork for over 25 years. She is a founding member of the Santa Monica Center of Healing Arts where she maintains a private practice. Val is the Executive Director of the IPSB (Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing), California College of Massage and Bodywork in California, which features the IPSB Massage Technique.

Learning is exciting with Val, a gifted teacher who is frequently invited to present seminars and instruction at AMTA and other massage training events. The intuitive nature of her massage technique is reflected in the visual style of the FOREARM DANCE DVD, which enhances the quality of the learning experience.

After suffering severe injuries in her back and arm after being hit by a drunk driver, Val created Forearm Dance as a self-healing and practitioner-friendly form of massage. Val’s objective? Help you to save your hands and strength, keep your clients coming back for more and extend your massage career by using your forearm and olecranon (elbow) as a tool.

Val Guin’s Forearm Dance was written and produced by Ohana Productions Inc., founded by Val Guin and her daughter Natiya Guin. Ohana is the Hawaiian word for ‘family’, meaning “parents, their children and those they cherish”. The mission of Ohana Productions is to create instructional video programs to help people cope with and find freedom from stress and pain. Val, Natiya and team “Ohana” are also setting a new standard of responsibility in instructional massage programming and production. In order to reduce waste and promote recycling of manufactured goods the duo developed an 80% recycled packaging.

A portion of the proceeds from purchases of Forearm Dance are donated to the non-profit, charitable organization, Share Our Strength.

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