Who is the Grand Massage Poobah?
Eric Brown is a pioneer in the world of massage. With 30 years of experience in the field, Eric has taught over 1,000 therapists in comprehensive college programs in Canada and thousands more in workshops and conference appearances.
He was a pioneer in the field of chair massage in Canada and was the first doing seated massage in the corporate market. Clients have included some of Canada’s top companies including IBM, Kelloggs, Dell, Levi Stauss, CIBC, BMO, Nortel, Toronto General Hospital, Nortel, WSIB, Workplace Health and Safety Board to name just a few.
Thousands of people have benefited from learning to do his unique style of effective easy to perform chair massage techniques. Eric has recently released three chair massage DVDs and will soon launch two textbooks: The Relax to the Max Guide to Chair Massage Techniques and Chair Massage Marketing 101.
A pioneer in online education, Eric launched BodyworkBiz.com in 2000 – a business and marketing resource for massage professionals. Tens of thousands of therapists and bodyworkers from around the world are regular readers of his free monthly Marketing Tips Newsletter.
He continued his development of online resources on the web with the creation of Massage Therapy Radio as a tool to connect massage professionals with some of the most prominent thought leaders in the industry.
This was followed by the groundbreaking World Massage Conference in 2008 – the largest event in the history of massage with about 15,000 registrants from around the globe last year. This live streaming online conference, which is now a yearly event introduced massage therapists to an entirely new way of learning and interacting online.
He has been featured in newspapers, regional and national television and radio and writes for massage publications around the world. He is a strong proponent for the popularization of massage and his greatest dream is to see touch become a positive social value.
Although he has largely retired from the profession and most of his massage businesses have been sold or discontinued, he keeps his toes in massage and continues to provide resources to massage professionals through various outlets.