Director of Massage Education, iMassage Inc.
Five Fast Tracks to Stellar Body MechanicsSunday 11:30 a.m. Room 302
This self-care workshop is for Estheticians, Stylists, Nail Techs and Massage Therapists seeking to escape the cumulative negative effects of repetitive stress and strain. At the end of a long day within a spa, a practitioner should have enough energy to do the things they love in their free time. Using too much energy in your practice can make this difficult. Learn to transform the way you work with clients through optimal body mechanics and ergonomics. Beyond mere stances and posture, you will learn five keys to optimizing the use of your resources while avoiding injury and burnout- conserving your energy for a balanced life.
The Case for Creating a Drama Free SpaSunday 2:30 p.m. Room 302
Does your spa suffer from dangerous drama levels? Snarky employees. Perpetual tardiness. Chilly relations. Simmering negativity. Drama: It is not just something plaguing Donald Trump or the Kardashians- it is rubbing off on us all. Professionally and personally, it is spiking up stress levels, corroding relationships, and chewing away at precious resources of time, money, and sanity. Bring on the Good News!!! In this engaging, head-scratching, why-didn’t-I-see-it-coming presentation, Eric Stephenson is out to prove that within all our modern-day stressing about stress, we have gotten things completely mixed up: drama is not just some side-effect of stress, it is the root cause. His assertion is: “Drama is the business disease of the 21st century”- where drama creates stress, and stress drains your organization of precious time and money. Learn to pinpoint the source of your spas drama and Eric’s “Drama-Free Communication Model” to put an end to problems that “just will not go away.”
Five Fast Tracks to Stellar Body MechanicsMonday 11:30 a.m. Room 302
The Case for Creating a “Drama-Free” SpaMonday 2:30 p.m. Room 302
Eric creates continuing education focused on career longevity for massage schools, spas and professional organizations nationwide. He is a former lead instructor of the Body Therapy Institute in Silk Hope, NC and The Lexington Healing Arts Academy in Lexington, KY. He has completed The Spirit of Learning®, a 90-hour spa educator-training program.
His presentations have included the American Massage Therapy National Convention, The International Spa Association Conference, The World Massage Conference and AMTA state conventions. Eric is a contributor to Massage Magazine, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques and Pulse. This road warrior spends 35 weeks a year presenting to audiences nationwide. In his spare time, he works on becoming the fifth member of Van Halen.