Teaching

Allow us to

turn your massage services into a successful business

and improve your client reviews on TripAdvisor!

Do you want your massage services to be a larger aspect of your business?

Do you have massage services with no reviews?

Does your massage business need an overhaul? 

Are your clients & guests telling friends about their great massage experiences?

Do you offer massage services that no one knows about? 

For hotels, spas, yoga and wellness centers and private practitioners


Monique Illona, MA, NCMBT  and Blane Allen, NCMBT  opened Hand in Hand Massage in the Boston area of the U.S. in 1991. Their award-winning business is 5-star rated on TripAdvisor and they have extensive teaching experience including workshops and classes in several massage schools and in corporate settings in the U.S. For a complete list click here.


Too often we see massage offered at a hotel as an afterthought. Too often we experience a massage at a spa that is only average or good when it can and should be outstanding!  Turn your massage services into a sought out destination rather than an afterthought!

Hire Hand in Hand to help travelers choose your establishment over your competition. 

We offer our services all over the world. Geared towards new or established businesses, (such as hotels, spas, yoga and wellness centers) that are looking to improve client satisfaction and their standing on TripAdvisor, we begin with an assessment of your current business and then offer a series of recommendations and individualized workshops in:

  1. Skills development: An array of advanced massage techniques
  2. Professional client interaction, both on the table and off
  3. English language skills focusing on client communication and massage terminology 
  4. Marketing, visibility and review strategies

Please contact us to discuss setting up a program with Monique and Blane of Hand in Hand Massage.


The following Massage and bodywork skills classes are approved in the U.S. by the NCBTMB for Continuing Education:

  • Sacred Bodywork (a 12-class certification program). For Monique’s video, Kriya’s: The Sacred Ecosystem Within, click here.
  • Positional Bodywork
  • Percussion and Asian Hand Techniques
  • Ethics for the Massage Professional on a Spiritual Path
  • Foundations of Trust
  • Dual Path Meditation

Classes and lectures based on Monique’s book, A Dual Path: Sacred Practices and Bodywork and an array of both hands-on/experiential classes and lecture format geared for either the general public or massage professionals. Click here for a list.

Feel free to contact us with questions or your own request.