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 (8 hrs), Medical Massage - Thoracic Outlet and Ribs (8 hrs), Medical Massage -Whiplash and Neck Work(8 hrs), Medical Massage - Frozen Shoulder (8 hrs), Medical Massage - Sciatica and IT Band (8 hrs), Medical Massage - Sprained Ankle and Knee Issues (8 hrs), Medical Massage - Carpal Tunnel (8 hrs), Medical Massage - Headaches & TMJ (8 hrs), Muscle Release Techniques (16 hrs), Trigger Point Therapy (16 hrs) 

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UPCOMING CLASSES


FEBRUARY 2016

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY (16 hrs) Tue & Wed, Feb 16 & 17 (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: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

MUSCLE RELEASE TECHNIQUES (16 hrs) Mon & Tues, Feb 22 & 23 (9 am – 6 pm). Muscle Release Therapy is a simple yet highly effective and flexible modality for a massage therapist to possess and implement. Muscle Release uses resistance and relaxation and the clients own active involvement in order to lengthen tissue and treat muscle tissue dysfunction. Muscle Release uses light pressure, allowing for less strain on the part of the massage therapist. This class was previously titled Muscle Energy Techniques. This is an invaluable class for the structural/medical bodyworker.Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshata. Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

MARCH 2016

MEDICAL MASSAGE – FROZEN SHOULDER (8 hrs) Mon, Mar 21 (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- CARPAL TUNNEL (8 hrs) Tue, Mar 22 (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 – LOW BACK PAIN (8 hrs) Wed, Mar 23 (9 am – 6 pm).In this class we will learn how to evaluate the sacrum and low back for issues and how to apply the results using joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques. Anatomy of the lower back will be required. A brief introduction to nerve involvement/palpation will be included. Be as effective as possible for clients with low back pain. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115

MEDICAL MASSAGE – WHIPLASH AND NECK WORK (8 hrs) Thu, Mar 24 (9 am – 6 pm)This class explores the mechanics of the cervical spine, the anatomy of the neck/upper back and how massage can effectively address the consequences of whiplash. You will learn palpation assessment tests and the application and integration of several modalities for this condition, including spinal mechanics, and myo-fascial bodywork. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115.

MEDICAL MASSAGE – SCIATICA AND IT BAND (8 hrs) Fri, Mar 25 (9 am – 6 pm)Anatomy of hip/thigh will be required. Learn how to work the muscles that could be causing sciatica. An introduction into nerve work will be included in order to find the Sciatic nerve and free it up from possible restriction. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115.

SEPTEMBER 2016

MEDICAL MASSAGE- HEADACHES & TMJ (8 hrs) Mon, Sep 5 (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) Tue, Sep 6 (9 am – 6 pm).Some 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: $130 Prepay: 2-Wk $125, 4- Wk $120.

MEDICAL MASSAGE – THORACIC OUTLET & RIBS (8 hrs) Wed, Sep 7 (9 am – 6 pm).Learn how to work on all the areas around the shoulder girdle that can be related to Thoracic Outlet. Learn mobilization techniques for the ribs and how to improve your client’s range of motion through several myo-fascial techniques. Prerequisite: massage therapy fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4- Wk $115

 


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