Tuulia Massage Experience

Tuulia Massage Experience

The objective of the campaign is to complete the course 'Técnico Auxiliar de Fisioterapia e Massagem Desportiva Aplicada', at Escola de Massagem e Motricidade Aplicada (EMMA), L...

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The objective of the campaign is to complete the course 'Técnico Auxiliar de Fisioterapia e Massagem Desportiva Aplicada', at Escola de Massagem e Motricidade Aplicada (EMMA), Lisbon. The course runs from September 2019 until July 2020.

The objective of the campaign is to complete the course 'Técnico Auxiliar de Fisioterapia e Massagem Desportiva Aplicada', at Escola de Massagem e Motricidade Aplicada (EMMA), Lisbon (https://www.emma.pt/taf.html). The course runs from September 2019 until July 2020. During the course, I would offer massages and treatments, and movement classes to the crowdfunding
supporters. I have studied dance and choreography, and my working field spans from care work to arts and to customer service. Dance and anatomy studies and experience have given me a base for providing physical treatments. By realising my long-term dream of being able to work as a masseuse I can also offer something new to my students and coworkers in different fields. The campaign could also help to establish possible client relationships.

The course has already started and consists of 6 hours per week (2x3hrs), plus an internship of 120 hours, at a sports club, gym, or a clinic. The course fee 1870€ is payable in monthly instalments, and this campaign aims to fund a part of the course. The rest will be funded by me.

The awards consist of massages of different lengths or virtual massage workshops (based on the choice of the supporter, subject to mutual agreement), and personalised dance/movement sessions (also possible virtually). The realisation (time, place) of the rewards will be communicated personally with each supporter. I have already provided treatments, and those people are the best
ones to back me up and recommend me to other possible clients. My "pitch" is to offer to give a 15-minute massage, as this type of work cannot be only conveyed with words but it needs a personal experience.

The campaign will run until the beginning of December 2019.

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About the author

Tiia Tuulia (1989, Pori/Finland) started to dance (Finnish) folk dances around the age of 6, since then expanded into contact improvisation, contemporary dance, and yoga, and developed an interest in dance/movement therapy. She went through a spinal surgery during adolescence, and continuously learns from its repercussions, not only in relation to dance but physical rehabilitation.
Her personal experiences as a patient in physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture, and massage have sparked the desire to learn more of these techniques to help others, also as a continuation to her artistic practice.

Tiia Tuulia took a course in ‘Dance and Somatics‘ at Eastern Finland's Sports Institute in 2010-2011, and she graduated with a Choreography BA(Hons) degree from Falmouth University (UK) in 2015. Additionally, she completed the ‘Intensive Course in Interpretation and Choreographic Creation‘ (FAICC) in Porto, Portugal, in 2016, and obtained a Dance of Life® teacher certificate in
2017. She started Movin‘ with Tiia in 2018 in Lisbon, running Dance of Life® and contemporary dance classes for adults. The next aim is to train in different massage and manipulation techniques!

At the moment, her main occupation is in the operations of a multinational technology company, and having colleagues from various backgrounds and cultures has taught her a lot about people and communication, which is very important also when working with others on a physical level. She is aware of the psychological impact and importance of touch, and also wishes to transmit this to her
clients. Dance and anatomy studies have given her a base for providing physical treatments, and now is the time to deepen her knowledge. 

Budget and due dates

Start of the course: 12th September 2019
End of the course: 30th July 2019

The course includes an internship of 120 hours, at a sports club, gym, or a clinic. Cost: 1870€, plus inscription 100€, paid in monthly instalments. The crowdfunding campaign is towards the course fee.

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    – 45 min massage or virtual massage workshop – 45 min personalised dance/movement session (can also be virtual)

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    – 90 min massage or virtual massage workshop – 60 min personalised dance/movement session (can also be virtual)

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Mon, 06/07/2020 - 06:52

Wed, 22/04/2020 - 19:57

Tuulia Massage Experience hasn't forgotten you!

Dear backers, I don’t have many words in this current situation which might have left (or will leave) many of us in a confused and emotional state. The fact that physical co...

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Mon, 09/12/2019 - 10:36

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

Sat, 07/12/2019 - 00:19

The importance of touch

(Suomeksi alempana) Dear ’Tuulia Massage Experience’ Backers, I hope that this email finds you well and can deliver my gratitude to you all for believing in me. Each cont...

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02/12/2019

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 15:26

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 18:15

Upwards and onwards together

Hello everyone, I want to thank you so much for backing the campaign and believing in me. There are a few more days left, and the goal is to finish with a successful campaign...

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Mon, 25/11/2019 - 18:39

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Tue, 05/11/2019 - 18:37

Be good to yourself

Thank you, new contributors! Remember that you're the most important person to take care of you - and when you care for yourself, you can care for others. When it's time for...

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Thu, 24/10/2019 - 18:08

Ongoing learning

Hi! Many thanks to Tuulia Massage Experience contributors; Simon, Jonathan, Ania, and three anonymous ones. I'm very touched by your support, and you're on my mind. The first ex...

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Mon, 21/10/2019 - 23:02

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Campaign launched

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  • Tiia Veneranta

    Tuulia Massage Experience hasn't forgotten you!

    Dear backers,

    I don’t have many words in this current situation which might have left (or will leave) many of us in a confused and emotional state. The fact that physical contact and interaction is being restricted by our lawmakers and authorities is a nightmarish scenario, and we are living it right now. I will not accept this as a new normal.

    When it comes to the progress of my studies and this campaign, I have successfully passed all the exams so far, and aim to continue to do so :) The lessons are being carried online, however we are obviously missing the practical side of the studies, and I wish from the bottom of my heart that we will be able to resume as soon as possible.

    Regarding the rewards; the face-to-face treatments and movement sessions will be scheduled as soon as there are means to carry them out. However, I am happy to provide extra online tutorials with massage and movement. They are not in purpose of replacing or even trying to imitate a personal treatment, but to provide something that might aid in coping in these circumstances. If you are interested in this option, please let me know! Otherwise, I will contact each one of you personally when these restrictions are over and we are able to make plans again, according to the original plan.

    Hugs,
    Tiia
    tiiaveneranta@outlook.com

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  • Tiia Veneranta

    The importance of touch

    (Suomeksi alempana)

    Dear ’Tuulia Massage Experience’ Backers,

    I hope that this email finds you well and can deliver my gratitude to you all for believing in me. Each contribution counted and really touched me with happiness. The last bit was reached with an additional support from my mum who will be enjoying a plenty of massages!

    The next step regarding the campaign is to get ready for the rewards; I will be in contact with everyone personally to shape the best possible experiences. When it comes to logistics, I will get a portable massage table, and the only additional ”equipment” we will need is space, particularly with those who will also have a movement class. Backers in Lisbon will most likely get their rewards first, in the first half of 2020. The UK, the NL, Finland, Denmark, and Germany should be on my route the coming year, but when it comes to Panama, I think that the personalised video tutorial is the most feasible option ;) This campaign definitely reached people from near and afar! I am very excited to develop my skills also as an artist/teacher for the classes.

    I am deeply grateful that I have the chance to study this field that has already interested me for a long time. The more I have gone into it and learned new, the more fascinated I am. I am also more convinced that touch is fundamental to our wellbeing. Only yourself is needed to deliver this fastest ”medicine” to another person. So, I have a suggestion, as a part of ’Tuulia Massage Experience’; Why not to start 2020 with more touch, when possible? Pay attention to how touch affects you, and others around you. Become more aware of the quality of touch. This article is worth a read: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3gzba/the-life-of-the-skin-hungry-ca.... The core message of the article is that touch is not just correlated with being human — it is being human (Terry Kupers).

    In terms of book keeping, the raised amount of 1100€ includes a fee for PPL platform and payment providers, therefore final gained amount is 998,52€. This will go towards the course fee. Statements of transfers are available upon request. I will also keep updating the 'tuuliamassage' Instagram account.

    I wish you all a pleasant end of 2019, and plenty of adventures for 2020.
    Keep in touch!

    Hugs&love,
    Tiia Tuulia
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    ’Tuulia Massage Experiencen’ tukijat,

    haluan välittää kiitollisuuteni siitä, että uskoitte minuun. Jokainen tukisumma oli merkityksellinen ja koskettava. Loppukiri toteutui äidin avulla, ja hänelle onkin tiedossa useampi hieronta!

    Seuraava etappi kampanjan suhteen on palkkioiden valmisteleminen, ja olen jokaiseen tukijaan henkilökohtaisesti yhteydessä parhaimman mahdollisen kokemuksen toteuttamiseksi. Kannettavan hierontapöydän lisäksi muu tarvittava ”lisäväline” on liikkumiseen soveltuva tila etenkin heille, joille on myös tiedossa tanssitunti. Tukijat Lissabonissa saavat todennäköisesti palkkionsa ensimmäisinä, ensi vuoden alkupuoliskolla. Iso-Britannia, Hollanti, Suomi, Tanska ja Saksa osunevat myös reitille ensi vuoden aikana, mutta Panaman suhteen mennään varmaan videoversioilla ;) Kampanja todellakin saavutti tukijoita läheltä ja kaukaa! Innolla kehitän taitojani myös taiteilijana/opettajana yksityistunteja varten.

    Olen syvästi kiitollinen siitä, että minulla on mahdollisuus opiskella tätä alaa, joka on kiinnostanut jo pitkään. Mitä enemmän syvennyn asiaan, sitä kiehtovampaa se on. Olen myös yhä vakuuttuneempi siitä, että kosketus on ehdoton edellytys hyvinvoinnillemme. Tämän ”lääkkeen” antamiseen ei tarvita muuta kuin sinä itse. Siksi haluaisinkin ehdottaa ’Tuulia Massage Experiencen’ osana: Miksi et aloittaisi vuotta 2020 enemmällä kosketuksella, kun mahdollista? Huomioi, miten kosketus vaikuttaa sinuun ja muihin. Tule tietoisemmaksi kosketuksen laadusta. Tämä artikkeli on lukemisen arvoinen: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3gzba/the-life-of-the-skin-hungry-ca.... Artikkelin ydinviesti on, että kosketus ei ole kytköksissä ihmisenä olemiseen vaan se on ihmisenä olemista (Terry Kuppers).

    Kirjanpidosta: kampanjasumma 1100€ sisältää palkkiot sekä PPL-sivustolle että maksuntarjoajille, joten saamani summa on 998,52€, joka kohdistuu opintomaksuun. Voin antaa maksutositteet pyynnöstä. Jatkan myös 'tuuliamassage'-Instagram-tilin päivittämistä.

    Oikein mukavaa loppuvuotta 2019, ja paljon seikkailuja vuodelle 2020.
    Pysytään yhteydessä!

    Halauksin ja rakkaudella
    Tiia Tuulia

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  • Tiia Veneranta

    Upwards and onwards together

    Hello everyone,

    I want to thank you so much for backing the campaign and believing in me. There are a few more days left, and the goal is to finish with a successful campaign :) some of you I don't even know, and it has been remarkable to be supported by strangers.

    The first exam will be on Thursday - it's been years since I've studied for an exam like this (and now it happens to be in Portuguese), let's see how it will go...! But I've learned a lot, and I'm really looking forward to give you the rewards you all deserve. I'll keep in touch with you about the practicalities if/when the campaign has been completed. The demographics of the backers span from Finland to Panama, so it will be another adventure to meet you all, or prepare tutorial videos for you.

    Take care of yourselves, and spread the word!

    Hugs,
    Tiia Tuulia

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  • Tiia Veneranta

    Be good to yourself

    Thank you, new contributors! Remember that you're the most important person to take care of you - and when you care for yourself, you can care for others.

    When it's time for the rewards, let's communicate so that everyone will get the most suitable experience for themselves <3

    Be in touch,
    Tiia Tuulia

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  • Tiia Veneranta

    Ongoing learning

    Hi! Many thanks to Tuulia Massage Experience contributors; Simon, Jonathan, Ania, and three anonymous ones. I'm very touched by your support, and you're on my mind. The first exam is in about 3 weeks time which feels a bit overwhelming at the moment, but challenges are to be faced fiercely ;) please do share the campaign to your contacts, and if any questions arise, I'm available.

    Love,
    Tiia Tuulia

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