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

2016

MEDICAL MASSAGE - Low Back Pain (16 hrs) Sat & Sun, Oct 29 & 30 (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: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

MEDICAL MASSAGE - NECK & THORACIC (16 hrs) Sat & Sun, Dec 17 & 18 (9 am - 6 pm). This 2-day class will explore the cervical and thoracic region of the body, including the ribs. Understanding conditions such as whiplash and thoracic outlet syndrome, along with basic spinal mechanics can effectively lead to evaluating and choosing techniques to bring some relief to our clients. We will learn and practice various techniques to add to your tool box to maximize your success! Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

2017

MEDICAL MASSAGE - CARPAL TUNNEL (8 hrs) Thurs, April 6 (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 - FROZEN SHOULDERS (8 hrs) Fri, April 7 (9 am - 6 pm). Anatomy of the knee/lower leg/ankle will be reviewed and we will learn application of orthopedic medical evaluation tests as well as technique. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115.

MEDICAL MASSAGE - HEADACHES & TMJ (8 hrs) Tues, August 1 (9 am - 6 pm). Anatomy of the forearm and carpal tunnel will be reviewed. Learn the application of orthopedic medical evaluation tests for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as well as technique. 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). Gain valuable anatomy knowledge of the shoulder and learn quick and effective fascial and movement techniques for clients with Frozen Shoulder and other conditions. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $125 Prepay: 2-Wk $120, 4-Wk $115.


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