Christine believes that infant and baby massage increases family bonding and that touch is our strongest sense of communication. Bringing up children in an atmosphere of positive tactility can start immediately with newborns in the delivery room, nursing infants, and active toddlers.
Her techniques are founded on more than forty years of experience teaching families with children of special needs and varied abilities. Her youngest student was 3 years old and learned to massage her baby brother and her oldest student was 90 years young, massaging her great, great, grandson!
Christine Sutherland hopes to put massage skills in the hands of everybody who wants to learn to be hands-on with their friends and loved ones who are dying. Her passion to promote palliative massage is contagious and empowering to all end-of-life medical professionals for pain management and peaceful parting.
Christine teaches effective, safe massage techniques for the chronically ill, disabled, terminally ill, and those with spinal cord injuries. She’s worked in the wheelchair world for several decades and teaches wheelchair massage to families and medical professionals globally, with a special focus on rehabilitation and enhanced wheelchair sports performance.
During the pandemic, Christine has started teaching online through Zoom and fell in love with being able to reach anyone, anywhere in the world. Giving an opportunity for education to people who may not have access otherwise is very important to her and she’s excited to offer more Zoom classes in the near future! Her motto for this decade is “Learn to teach, and teach to learn”. This applies to people of all ages and backgrounds, from two-year-old Jupiter to ninety-year-old Frank!