Concordia Wellness


In collaboration with Pausibility, Concordia Wellness offers a series of workshops for couples (not just romantic partners but also intergenerational, sibling-sibling, and friend-friend).

Being There: Sharing Caring Touch

Spend a relaxing time together exploring touch as a way of giving and receiving caring support. Touch and meaningful relationships are fundamental human needs. In this series we will explore how to deepen and expand meaningful relationships through presence and touch. You will learn that effective touch is not a set of perfect techniques, but a process of listening to each other to discover the contact and pacing that are most appropriate for each person.

Next workshop: The Back

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Pausibility Studio, 6106-B NE 42nd Ave.
  • $200 per couple, or $180 if registered by March 14, 2018

Register via the Contact page. Provide your name, the name of your partner, your email address, and phone number. Payment is due in advance and you may pay via PayPal or check.

This class will cover:

  • Providing touch that benefits your partner, and asking for the touch that best suits you
  • Techniques for the back, both seated and lying flat
  • Bringing fascination and curiosity to your touch
  • How to avoid injuries and overuse

Your instructors:

Kim Magraw, LMT, is an instructor at East West College of the Healing Arts and has led numerous classes in Portland and beyond. You can read more of his bio in the About page.

Kathryn Hansman-Spice, LMT (FL #13877): A Practitioner and Instructor in the TRAGER Approach for 30 years, she has developed numerous community outreach programs to bring caring touch and stress management to special populations and support groups. She and her husband, Byron Spice, a retired pension specialist and massage therapist, have developed and taught numerous workshops for couples.