Keelie wrote a little while back about some last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas and hinted at her gift for me. She bought a Melt Massage e-course and learned some basic massage techniques. After the kids were down for the night, she set up a little massage pallet and invited me over.
Learning the techniques
The e-course comes in the form of several short videos. Each video covers a basic technique and builds on the previous videos.
Keelie went over some of the videos in advance. However, she didn’t really have time to memorize it all and become an immediate expert. As a result, she decided to pull up the videos as she was giving the massage.
First, I could listen to Denis read the phone book for an hour every day. He not only has a great accent but he also just has this soothing voice. He has a calm confidence that’s perfect for the subject matter he’s teaching.
The bite-sized videos focus on just one or two things each. This is perfect for beginners like us. At the end of each video, you feel like you’ve really learned something and can start doing it right away. As you can imagine, a second viewing can be helpful. Having the short videos helps you hop back to catch that one thing you want to see again.
Denis not only presents the material well in tone and format, he just has good content! He immediately corrected some widely-held misunderstandings about massage. He emphasizes the right approaches. He also teaches hand techniques so you don’t wear out right away.
Feeling the techniques
Yeah, yeah, yeah – learning. Great, lovely. But what did it feel like?
I’ll admit, my feedback on the videos is only partial. This is because I spent a good portion of our session as a useless lump on the blanket in the floor. Just about as soon as Keelie began on my neck, I knew it was a good purchase.
At the beginning, I was watching the videos along with her and giving her feedback, “up a bit, squeeze like this, there ya go.” After a few minutes, all my feedback turned into “uhng, mmhmmm, yahhhhhh.”
It didn’t take her long to get the main concepts down pat, and it just kept getting better after that. She started getting the hang of transitioning from one technique to another and improving each individual technique.
I’d say the Melt Massage e-course was a hit for us! It’s geared as an intimate massage course and delivers in every way. It’s user-friendly. It’s perfect for beginners. And it’s effective. Best of all, it turns out to be a gift for both of you! Now that Keelie has access, I get to learn the techniques to use for her as well.
If you’re looking for a good gift for your spouse, I highly recommend this course. It’s versatile enough that it would be great for birthdays, anniversary, Mother’s or Father’s Day, or even Christmas.
Austin and Keelie have been sharing life together for nearly two decades. In that time they've gone from high school sweethearts to a family of five.
Austin loves making Keelie and the boys laugh whenever he can. Occasionally he writes things.