Empowering estheticians worldwide to embrace the power of their touch

offering in-person and online face massage training

Hi, I’m Gaynor. I've been in the esthetics industry for quite some time now, over 30 years in fact. One of the most valuable skills that helped me succeed was developing a professional and caring touch. Investing in the dexterity of our hands and the sensitivity of our touch stays with us where ever we may practice.

My initial training was in my hometown of Birmingham, England and I've continued to learn and practice numerous styles of massage techniques over the years some even taught by top industry experts themselves. As an eager student it was a natural transition for me to progress into role of an educator to share my skills and knowledge.

I moved to California in 2001 and taught nationally and internationally for various companies creating class curriculum, training modules as well as treatment protocols to support estheticians for their success.

Now my path has brought me to a place where I combine my passions of working with my hands, teaching and sharing various massage techniques to fellow estheticians helping refine their hands-on skills to enhance their client’s experience.

In person classes are taught in California and online classes anywhere in the world!

All classes are inspired, created and taught by me, Gaynor Farmer-Katics LE, CIBTAC dip.

Why train with me?
There are several benefits to learning new techniques with me.

For your business
  • Expands and adds variety to your service menu for increased client satisfaction. It is a fact, satisfied clients return to you.
  • Increased client satisfaction = increased re-bookings = increased revenue.
  • Offer a wider choice of massage techniques for a truly customized facial.
For you
  • It encourages your hands to become more dexterous leading to a more refined touch.
  • Fuels your passion and feeds your soul's desire to help clients feel better.
  • Deepens your mindfulness, stillness and awareness to benefit YOU as well as your client.
For you clients
  • By broadening your repertoire of massage skills, you are more equipped to have a positive effect on different skin conditions you treat on a daily basis, rather than one technique you originally learned at beauty school.
  • Stress leads to inflammation and inflammation is an underlying cause of many skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, premature ageing and pigmentation. Reduce their stress and improve their skin.
Soothing & Smoothing Upper Body Massage Course - Created for estheticians looking for a sequence covering the neck, upper back and décolleté to add the their European face massage sequence, to include it as a treatment enrichment (add-on) or create a specific treatment protocol for this area. The combination of techniques provides age management as well as relaxation benefits.

Revitalizing Eye Massage Course - Learn this focused massage sequence specifically for the eye area to incorporate into your esthetic services. Addresses signs of aging by lifting, smoothing and soothing the tissues encouraging a healthy, revitalizing appearance. This self paced course can be viewed in several hours and gives you 90 days to learn and master your new skill.

Stress Reducing Scalp Massage Course - Learn how to effectively release stored tension in the scalp area with this stress reducing technique. This self paced course can be viewed in several hours and gives you 90 days to learn and master your new skill. Easy to learn, yet highly effective sequence, to quickly calm your clients providing a deeply relaxing break from today's hectic world.

Facial Acupressure Course - Gain the confidence, peace of mind and skill to massage ANY skin condition with this revitalizing, re-energizing & relaxing facial massage technique. This self paced course can be completed in half a day and gives you 90 days to practice and refine your new skill.

Simply click on this link below to view entire collection of courses and downloadable videos.

Online Courses


Allow me to guide you through any of my massage techniques in an ideal learning environment in calm and serene surroundings. With a maximium of 4 students per class you can rest assured you'll receive my undivided attention and leave confident and comfortable with your new skill.

Where are In Person classes held?

Currently, all In Person classes are held in Walnut Creek, CA

When are classes held?

For Fall 2022 I have created a set class schedule. Please see schedule below.

How do I book an In Person class?

You can read each class description below then simply email me gaynor@enhanced-touch.com which technique you would love to learn and you'll be sent a link to enroll. I look forward to teaching you and enhancing YOUR touch!

Cost of Career Investment?

Prices vary from technique to technique and are listed below. Simply click on the orange button 'LEARN MORE'.

Facial Acupressure

Learn Facial Acupressure and you’ll have a re-energizing face massage technique ideal for ALL skin conditions that’s easy on your hands. This additional skill set will allow you to increase revenue by using as add-on service and expand treatment options. Deeply relaxing for your client, enhancing results, helping you build your business with repeat customers.

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage of the Face & Neck

Learn Lymphatic Drainage Massage and you’ll have a detoxifying face massage technique to use on skin conditions such as acne and rosacea with congestion in the dermis. Increase your revenue by using as an add-on or simply enrich your existing treatments. Assist your clients in achieving their skincare goals, by enhancing results, helping you shape your business with returning customers.

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European Aromatherapy Face Massage

Master European Aromatherapy Face Massage and you’ll have a holistic technique to help balance body, mind and spirit by combining the fragrant power of essential oils selected for each skin. Create a new facial with your fresh skill being the focus of the service and generate more revenue.

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Revitalizing Eye Massage

Learn Revitalizing Eye Massage and you’ll have a targeted skill to manipulate the intricate muscles around the eyes. A perfect add-on to any age management facial, relaxation facial lash or brow service to boost business sales. Easy on your hands, inducing a feeling of serenity, this focused sequence will have clients requesting it every time.

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Stress Reducing Scalp Massage

Learn Scalp Reducing Scalp Massage and you’ll have a stress busting technique to use on every client. Employ this add-on massage sequence at start, middle or end of a facial to boost service sales and increase client satisfaction and re-booking rates.

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Soothing & Smoothing Upper Body Massage

Learn Soothing & Smoothing Upper Body Massage and you’ll have a solid technique to address muscle tension in the shoulders with age management of décolleté. Discover how this versatile skill set can be used in multiple ways to increase revenue and lead to greater client satisfaction.

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Soothing & Smoothing Hand & Arm Massage

Learn Soothing & Smoothing Hand & Arm Massage and you’ll have the perfect skill to comfort and soothe every client from shoulders to fingertips. Incorporate this skill into your signature facial or offer it for free to promote specific esthetic services to increase your service sales.

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Monday 17               Soothing & Smoothing Upper Body Massage.     POSTPONED until 2023


Monday 7                               Facial Acupressure                                            10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday 21                         Revitalizing Eye Massage                                 POSTPONED until 2023 

To enroll in any of the above classes please email gaynor@enhanced-touch.com stating which technique you'd love to learn and you'll be sent the link to enroll.

**If you don't see my email, please check spam/junk folder if it doesn't appear in your inbox.** 

There are only 4 spaces per class and operates on a first come first served basis. Please note, your space is secured once you have enrolled.

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  •  7/18/2022 12:30 PM

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Encouraging estheticians to create a seasonal add-on protocol to add to their facial treatments and increase revenue.

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  •  3/14/2022 12:12 AM

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  •  2/14/2022 12:14 AM

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  •  1/17/2022 12:15 AM

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  •  12/13/2021 12:05 AM

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  •  11/15/2021 12:05 AM

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There are several benefits to learning new techniques.
  • By broadening your repertoire of skills equips you to have a positive effect on a variety of skin conditions more effectively.
  • It encourages your hands to become more proficient leading to a more refined touch.
  • Fuels your passion and feeds your soul's desire to help clients feel better.
  • Deepens your mindfulness, stillness and awareness to benefit YOU as well as your client.
  • Expands and adds variety to your service menu for increased client satisfaction. It is fact, satisfied clients do return to you.
All of my massage techniques offer great flexibility as to when and where they may be incorporated into any service. Regardless of your specialty here are a few suggestions of how and why they add value to your service.
  • Lash or brow artist - Revitalizing Eye Massage prior to your lash work helps to relax fluttery eyelids.
  • Age Management - Your clients would benefit from all of my techniques, especially Facial Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage Massage.
  • Express facial services - Add Soothing and Smoothing Upper Body and Arm Massage during the masque stage of the treatment.
  • Chemical peels - Stress Reducing Scalp Massage avoids manipulating facial areas while still offering relaxation and pleasure.
  • Holistic approaches to skincare and traditional facials allow you to offer any and all of my techniques at various stages of your treatment.
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage or Facial Acupressure will add to the efficacy of your acne or rosacea services. 
  • Help reduce stress and encourage deep relaxation with Anti-Stress Face Massage.
Students are welcome to attend any of my massage classes. It is highly recommended that you have at least 300 hours before signing up for Lymphatic Drainage Massage or Facial Acupressure.
Whether you attend an "in person" class or one online, I recommend the following;
  • Rest well the night before so you are more alert and receptive to absorb new information.
  • Practice, practice, practice! As soon as you get home or the next day have someone lined up who you can practice on. Repetition is the key to learning.
  • Even if you do not have someone you can practice on, repeating the sequence with your hands in mid air, you've heard of "air guitar" this is "air massage". It will still help the cognitive brain learn the routine.
Each class is purposely kept small and intimate assuring individual attention can be given to each learner. The maximum in some classes is 8 and other classes is 12.
One day classes minimize the time away from your home, practice or school for your convenience. I always encourage immediate practice following class to reinforce what you learned in class.
My lesson plans are well organized and consolidated ensuring maximum learning takes place.
Facial Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage Massage have a prerequisite of a webinar and assessment to complete prior to attending the practical class. This allows to solely focus on the techniques themselves.
Alternatively, if you prefer to learn over a longer period of time why not consider enrolling in an online course?
I recommend you wear comfortable clothing, what you would normally wear when you treat your clients. Flat comfortable shoes also help with you posture and alignment as some techniques require standing.

You could bring a pencil (pens are provided) and all of the learning guides are issued in class. The only other thing is a smile and an open, willing attitude to learn something new. 
As the focus of each class is for you to learn and practice new techniques theory is kept to a minimum. In order to fully understand where you hands, fingers or thumbs should be placed, a brief overview of anatomy is included in most of the classes.
Regular emails include latest class dates and helpful hints and tips for creating the most sensory facial experience.
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