No. You don't have to know anything about massage technique in order to participate fully in Heart Centered Touch Groups or Workshops. The focus of Heart Centered Touch is on establishing meaningful connections with other men and learning how to maintain those connections. It is more about learning about yourself and others, not about being a professional masseur.
There are all kinds of touch. Heart Centered Touch is nurturing touch. We learn how to "listen" to our partners in the group or workshop. We approach the experience with utmost sincerity and compassion. This kind of conscious touch helps make your feelings more accessible. Feeling are felt in the heart. Our spirit resides in the heart and our intention is to nourish the spirit. This is why it is called Heart Centered Touch.
Being naked with other men in order to touch each other in a loving and nurturing way is a gift. We were born naked and we are at our most open, receptive and free when we are naked. Many of us have body image issues to heal. What better way to address these body issues than being naked together in a supportive environment?
Arousal is a common experience in Heart Centered Touch. We honor the erotic, the sensual and the receptivity to our joyous sexual energies. We learn to spread this energy, which is highly creative and delightful. This is a very healing state to achieve. There is no acting out or hidden sexual vibes. It is all in the open and accepted. We learn to rejoice in our pure sensuality and take that joy into our lives as a positive force.