A couple of days ago, I stumbled upon a deal that would allow my girl and I to learn how to give proper a Swedish massage, during a 21 hour course. I signed up on the deal for the both of us and on Thursday we went and talked with the man running the massage salon and offering the course. While it all seemed quite fishy to say the least, after spending about an hour talking to him, we were more or less convinced that it was legit, and my money wasn't just lost.
We picked a couple of dates we could make it and that fit his agenda and off we went. This morning we had our first class, but about 1.5h before it was about to start, my girlfriend gets a call that the teacher won't be able to make it. Once again we are doubtful when he tells us just to head over to the salon anyway, where two of his masseuses will be working and showing us how they work. We decided to do so, after reaching the understanding that if it's not what we expected - him not being there and all - we can take that session again without charge.
While today was supposed to be a "watch and learn" session, we actually got the chance to both do some massaging ourselves as the customers were rather open to us sticking around and learning the ropes.
We've got another 5 or so sessions to go, and by the end of that, we both should know rather well how to properly give a massage. It's a skill I've been wanting to pick up sooner or later and now I'm actually doing it.