Reach out and Touch someone…

We can all use a little more touch in our lives. Sharing touch and experiencing authentic, conscious, meaningful touch can profoundly change our world.

So what is a Power of Touch workshop? Simply put, it is the sharing of the profoundness of touch, through the words and hands of Dawn Welburn. She will lead you on a multifaceted journey within yourself and into the world around you. She will then continue to guide you through a hands-on experience of authentic, conscious, meaningful Touch.

Why should you attend a Power of Touch workshop? Why not!? NOW is the perfect time to Reconnect, Rediscover and Reawaken to both yourself and your world. Touch is the most powerful and joyful means of doing that. There really is never a better time than NOW to experience the Power of Touch.

There are 3 ways in which a Power of Touch workshop can be experienced:

1. Community workshop: This is a medium sized group of friends and strangers who will become friends. Its held in local studios/workshop spaces/centers and is made up of a wide range of people from all walks of life,  to experience Touch. There will be Talk and Dawn will lead everyone in the basics of Touch and simple Head/Neck/Back massage techniques.

2. Group workshop: This is a small group of friends and/or strangers who will become friends. This can be done as a small couples group, a workshop that is part of another community group, or a group of friends or family members. Its held in local studios/centers/meeting rooms/private homes. This Talk and Hands-on instruction can be specialized, by Dawn, for the particular group, i.e. ladies pre-Holiday party, birthday party, support groups, recovery groups, etc. The possibilities are endless.

3. Private Partner workshop/instruction: This is a private workshop session composed of 2 to 3 friends/partners/family members and can be done in my Massage Therapy space or your Home. The Talk and Hands-on instruction will be customized for you and your specific focus/needs. Partners can be family, friends, same gender or opposite gender couples.

Everyone needs to experience the Power of Touch. Do you know a Couple, Group, or Center that needs a Power of Touch workshop? Lets get it scheduled!! Contact me at  or 347-522-3450 to schedule a workshop.

***Power of Touch workshops are for the experience of authentic, conscious, meaningful touch and the learning of basic massage techniques,  in a safe, trusted environment. The hands-on instruction is for therapeutic purposes. All information and instruction is for Personal use only. 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addiction, and Gay Men | Massage St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

I recently posted an article on the benefits of massage in aiding those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is an article discussing the effects of growing up as a gay man, the trauma very often faced and the resulting issues with addictions and post traumatic stress disorder.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addiction, and Gay Men | Massage St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Massage for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often misunderstood. The media highlights the returning troops afflicted with this disorder, but little is ever told of the multitude of others living with this every day. Any traumatic event can result in PTSD: natural disasters (hurricanes, tornado), combat, violent crimes (assault, rape), domestic and childhood abuse. The effects of this disorder on physical and mental health is astounding. PTSD causes your body to constantly be in the ‘fight or flight’ response, resulting in chronic pain which can ultimately lead to even more serious system-wide health issues.

Massage can make a dramatic difference in the lives of those suffering the devastating effects of PTSD. Massage and the receiving of authentic, conscious, meaningful touch can not only relax and relieve the stress of constantly contracted muscles, but bring the calming, soothing effects of touch on an emotional level.

This is a great article from the website of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine  on Massage and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Massage for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.