The Downeast School of Massage is proud to announce a workshop open to the public. Author and kinesiologist, Timothy Agnew will be presenting a one day “Efficiency of Movement Seminar” at the Downeast School of Massage on Friday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This seminar is for the general public, and will teach participants how to safely stretch and strengthen the entire body, how to maintain current injuries and prevent new ones, how to improve body posture, and more.

“Anyone can attend, said DSM director Nancy Dail. “It does not matter if you are an athlete and need to learn stretching techniques or you have lingering discomforts from regular activity and would benefit from Tim’s teaching and special advice. Stretching is often the missing component to personal self-care and maintenance. It will definitely help you feel better before and after putting wood away for the winter!”

Agnew has been in private practice in Sarasota, Fla. for the past 18 years, teaching and treating individuals with injuries and chronic pain. He has produced a new self-stretching DVD this year entitled “Dynamic Flexibility,” which will be available at the DSM store. The full color “Dynamic Flexibility” manual is included with the course. Tim and Nancy are co-authors of a new book for health professionals and the industry of massage therapy and bodywork called “Kinesiology for Manual Therapies,” published by McGraw Hill in January 2010. Tim returns annually to teach workshops at DSM.

Anyone interested in attending can contact the Downeast School of Massage for registration at 832-5531 or mail the cost of the workshop to DSM Workshops, PO Box 24, Waldoboro, ME 04572.

The seminar will cost $135 for a full day of instruction. The school is located just two miles from Route one off of Route 220 (Washington Rd) in Waldoboro on Moose Meadow Lane. Additional workshops can be found on the DSM Web site at