Medical Massage Therapy

For Pain Management and Injury Rehabilitation
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Medical Massage is outcome-based, offering specific treatment protocols targeting specific problems. It involves massage therapy methods that may be specific to pathologies presented. Medical Massage methods aim to bring about a therapeutic change beyond the relaxation and stress reduction benefits.

These classes prepare students to work with clients who suffer from specific pain and dysfunction resulting from disorders such as chronic low back pain, migraine headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica pain, thoracic outlet and other specific medical conditions. Students will learn to apply various bodywork modalities to specific functional and structural pathologies of the body.

We offer a complete series of medical massage classes, which can be taken as part of the 250 hr or 500 hr Massage Therapist Programs or as continuing education classes.

Instructor: Marty Morales and Sharon Oshita

Classes that make up the Medical Massage training are: Medical Massage (64 hrs), Medical Massage - Low Back Pain (16 hrs), Medical Massage - Neck & Thoracic(16 hrs), Medical Massage - Frozen Shoulder (8 hrs), Medical Massage - Sprained Ankle and Knee Issues (8 hrs), Medical Massage - Carpal Tunnel (8 hrs), Medical Massage - Headaches & TMJ (8 hrs), Facilitated Stretching (16 hrs), Trigger Point Therapy (16 hrs) 

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UPCOMING CLASSES

2017

MEDICAL MASSAGE - HEADACHES & TMJ (8 hrs) Tues, August 1 (9 am - 6 pm). Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115.

MEDICAL MASSAGE - SPRAINED ANKLE & KNEE (8 hrs) Wed August 2 (9 am - 6 pm). Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115.

MEDICAL MASSAGE-LOW BACK (16 hrs) Thurs & Fri, August 3 & 4 (9 am - 6 pm). This 2-day class will cover sacroiliac joint dysfunction and common complaints our clients arrive with concerning low back pain, including sciatica. You will learn basic mechanics of the pelvis and the sacroiliac joint, along with understanding what sciatica is and the various ways it may be presenting itself. You will also learn quick and effective ways to evaluate and correct imbalances that may be contributing to low back pain, including a few muscle energy techniques. We will also consider the surrounding soft tissue and muscles, including the IT Band, and practice different positions/approaches to get an effective result in helping to relieve low back pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunction in our clients. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

MEDICAL MASSAGE-NECK & THORACIC (16 hrs) Thurs & Fri, August 24 & 25(9 am - 6 pm) Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

CORE INTEGRATION 1 (40 hrs) Sats & Suns, Sept 23, 24, 30 & Oct 1, plust Friday Sept 29th (9 am - 6 pm). Coming Soon. Prerequisite: Massage Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: TBA

2018

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY (16 hrs) Mon & Tues, Jan 29 & 30 (9 am 6 pm). Trigger points are areas of contracted muscle tissue that can be tender to the touch and are often involved in chronic pain. This class is designed for the massage therapist who desires to take their skills to another level of precision. You will learn to assess, identify and assist the client in releasing long-held patterns in the body. Increase your effectiveness by working smart, not harder. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Marty Morales. Cost: $224 Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $205.

MEDICAL MASSAGE- LOW BACK (16 hrs) Mon & Tues, Feb 12 & 13 (9 am 6 pm). This 2-day class will cover sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which is a common culprit in back pain! You will learn basic mechanics of the pelvis and the sacroiliac joint, along with understanding the various ways it may be presenting itself to your clients. You will also learn quick and effective ways to evaluate and correct imbalances that may be contributing to low back pain, including a few muscle energy techniques. We will also consider the surrounding soft tissue and muscles, and do hands-on practice to get an effective result in helping to relieve low back pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunction in our clients. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

MEDICAL MASSAGE- Whiplash & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (16 hrs) Tues & Wed, March 27 & 28 (9 am 6 pm). On Day 1 of this workshop, Whiplash will be discussed, reviewing anatomy, etiology, and other conditions that may arise in conjunction with this injury. We will also discuss the basic spinal mechanics of the cervical spine and possible vertebral rotation and how we might help to relieve these issues. We will learn and practice various techniques to add to your tool box to maximize your success! On Day 2, we will focus on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), review anatomy, possible etiology, special tests, and techniques to give our clients; showing signs & symptoms of TOS, some relief! Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor. Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

MEDICAL MASSAGE- CARPAL TUNNEL (8 hrs) Sat, April 7 (9 am - 6 pm). Anatomy of the forearm and carpal tunnel will be required. Learn about the pathology of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and how to use the various modalities (including nerve work) in order to bring relief to your clients who suffer with carpal tunnel syndrome. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115.

MEDICAL MASSAGE - FROZEN SHOULDER (8 hrs) Sun, April 8 (9 am - 6 pm). Anatomy of the upper back/shoulder will be required. Several modalities including MET and Deep Tissue will be covered to help your client gain more pain free range of motion. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115.

MEDICAL MASSAGE - HEADACHES & TMJ (8 hrs) Sat, May 19 (9 am - 6 pm). The jaw has a close relationship to headaches. In this class you will learn how to work the muscles of the jaw and head to help alleviate tension headaches. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115.

MEDICAL MASSAGE- SPRAINED ANKLE & KNEE (8 hrs) Sun, May 20 (9 am - 6 pm). Anatomy of the knee/lower leg/ankle will be required. We will learn tissue testing and palpation assessments for the areas involved and soft tissue techniques that help in the majority of issues involving the knee, lower leg and ankles.. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115.

FACILITATED STRETCHING (16 hrs) Mon & Tues, Oct 22 & 23 (9 am - 6 pm). This class will discuss the basic neurological responses we are attempting to initiate to help muscles release that which may be contributing to a variety of symptoms. It will focus on Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR) and Reciprocal Inhibition, (RI), two of the most commonly used approaches to getting muscles to relax and re-set to a more optimal length. The beginning of the class will be lecture to understand the principles being used and the remainder of time will be used to review muscle anatomy and practice the techniques mentioned. This class will enable you to use these techniques immediately on almost any muscle/muscle group in the body! Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

MEDICAL MASSAGE- LOW BACK (16 hrs) Sat & Sun, Nov 10 & 11 (9 am - 6 pm). This 2-day class will cover sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which is a common culprit in back pain! You will learn basic mechanics of the pelvis and the sacroiliac joint, along with understanding the various ways it may be presenting itself to your clients. You will also learn quick and effective ways to evaluate and correct imbalances that may be contributing to low back pain, including a few muscle energy techniques. We will also consider the surrounding soft tissue and muscles, and do hands-on practice to get an effective result in helping to relieve low back pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunction in our clients. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

MEDICAL MASSAGE- Whiplash & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (16 hrs) Sat & Sun, Nov 17 & 18 (9 am - 6 pm). On Day 1 of this workshop, Whiplash will be discussed, reviewing anatomy, etiology, and other conditions that may arise in conjunction with this injury. We will also discuss the basic spinal mechanics of the cervical spine and possible vertebral rotation and how we might help to relieve these issues. We will learn and practice various techniques to add to your tool box to maximize your success! On Day 2, we will focus on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), review anatomy, possible etiology, special tests, and techniques to give our clients; showing signs & symptoms of TOS, some relief! Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor. Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.


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