Continuing Education Class Schedule

These classes may be taken as continuing education or as part of our 250- and 500-hour programs.  



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PHARMACOLOGY FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS (6 hrs). Fri, Feb 13 (9 am - 4 pm). The class will focus on the drug therapies that clients seeking massage therapy may be taking. Drug therapy of any kind is intended to bring about physiological changes which may make necessary to alter a massage. We will explore "red flags" and give guidelines for altering a massage when necessary. Some understanding of physiology and pathology of the body is recommended. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Emily Bay Cost: $90 Prepay: 2-Wk $85, 4-Wk $80.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY (16 hrs) Mon & Tues, 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: 100 hrs massage training. Instructor: Marty Morales. Cost: $224 Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $205.

CRANIAL SACRAL BALANCING - UNWINDING (24 hrs) Wed, Thu & Fri, Feb 18, 19, 20 (9 am - 6 pm).This class takes the gentle hands-on skills you have learned in Cranial Sacral Balancing I and applies them to work with regions of the body that hold stress and injury. This is useful, for example, in working with the kinds of musculoskeletal injuries you will encounter frequently as a massage therapist. We work in a non-forcing way with the body's natural intelligence and self-correcting mechanisms. Major topics of the workshop are: unwinding legs and feet, arms and hands, head and neck; releasing held energy from the body; understanding the potential for working with trauma. Prerequisite: Cranial Sacral Balancing 1 or Touch, Presence & Healing. Instructor: Jim Gilkeson. Cost: $330 Prepay: 2-Wk: $320, 4-Wk: $310.

MASSAGE THERAPY FUNDAMENTALS (100 hr) Weekend Class. Fri (eve) (6:15 pm - 10:00 pm), Sat & Sun (9 am - 6pm), Feb 20 (eve), 21, 22, 27 (eve), 28, Mar 1, 6 (eve), 7, 8, 13 (eve), 14, 15, 21, 22. Instructors: Keesha Standley, Tim Holt, Brad Wathen, Emily Bay. Total Cost: $1,025

ORTHO-BIONOMY© - RELEASES FOR THE UPPER EXTREMITIES (16 hrs) Mon & Tue, Feb 23 & 24 (9 am - 6 pm). Ortho-Bionomy uses Osteopathic-based gentle body positions and movements to stimulate self-correcting reflexes within the muscles and nerves. Those responses can move the client out of pain and discomfort within10-30 seconds. This method is very specific and structure oriented. In this class you will learn how to apply pain relief techniques for shoulders, scapula, elbows, wrist, clavicle and the bones of the hand. Prerequisite: None. Guest Instructor: Jim Berns Cost: $224 Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $205.

CLASSIC DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE (20 hrs) Wed & Thu, Feb 25 & 26 (9 am - 5 pm) & Fri, Feb 27 (9 am - 4 pm). This class introduces the basics of deep tissue massage therapy. The class will focus on three general areas: the neck and occipital area, the shoulder, and the hip and lumbar region. Muscular and skeletal anatomy will be taught with emphasis on the origin, insertion, and the musculotendinous attachments for each major muscle. Nerve pathways will also be taught with particular emphasis placed on impingement syndromes within each area. "Deep Tissue Massage" will teach you how to access deeper structures and begin to facilitate structural changes. We will use basic Swedish massage techniques to soften superficial tissues. The deeper techniques presented will be an eclectic mix of muscle stripping, bone cleaning, friction. Upon completion, students will be able to effectively treat such muscular problems as releasing hypertonic muscles, impingement syndromes, scar tissue reduction, muscle strains, and chronic muscular spasms. Prerequisite: 100 hrs massage training. Instructor: Tim Holt. Cost: $280 Prepay: 2-Wk $270, 4-Wk $260.


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MASSAGE FOR SENIORS (12 hrs) Mon, Mar 2 & 9 (9 am - 4pm)..This class teaches massage techniques to help improve or maintain the state of health of older persons suffering from specific age related impairments which respond to soft tissue manipulation. These include poor blood circulation, arthritis, or joint and muscle stiffness due to Parkinson's Disease, and paralysis due to stroke. Benefits and contraindications will be taught. This class may be taught in eight hour blocks. Teaching is by lecture, demonstration and supervised practice sessions. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training or with Instructor's permission. Instructor: Emily Bay Cost: $180 Prepay: 2-Wk $170, 4-Wk $160.

REIKI I (16 hrs) Tue & Wed, Mar 3 & 4 (9 am - 6 pm). This workshop will introduce students to Reiki (pronounced "Ray-Key") and the human energy system. Reiki is a universal life energy that can be used to balance the chakras and smooth the aura. Learn about this unique energy, see how to channel and focus this energy for healing on many different levels for yourself and your clients. Receive the first level attunement allowing you to channel the Reiki energy. Explore the history and uses of Reiki in the East and West. Learn to balance the chakras using this energy. Explore the Mind-Body connections as they relate to Reiki. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Ellen Asherah Cost: $224. Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $205.

ANATOMY-BODY SYSTEMS (32 hrs) Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, Mar 10, 11, 12 & 13 (9 am - 6 pm). This course provides an overview of the structure and organization of the human body. All organ systems and their interrelationships will be explored and taught in such a way to maximize relevance to one's massage therapy practice and/or one's personal life. Learning activities include lecture/discussion, palpation, movement, homework, and group interactive games. Recommended texts: Trail Guide to the Body, by Andrew Biel. Prerequisite: None Instructor: Mark Olson Cost: $470 Prepay: 2-Wk $450, 4-Wk $425

MUSCLE RELEASE TECHNIQUES (16 hrs) Mon & Tue, Mar 16 & 17 (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. Instructor: Sharon Oshita. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage therapy training. Cost: $224 Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $210.

REIKI 2 (16 hrs) Wed & Thu, Mar 18 & 19 (9 am - 6 pm) This workshop will continue the learning from the Reiki 1 class and will include distance healing, mental and emotional healing. We'll have a deeper discussion of the human energy field and how it relates to disease. We'll take a closer look at judgments and limiting beliefs and learn how to reframe them for ourselves and our clients. We will continue our exploration of sound, vibration, intent and entrainment with an expanded Reiki toning circle. Students will be attuned to two additional symbols and mantras. Please bring set of sheets and some crayons or colored markers. Prerequisite: Reiki I. Instructor: Ellen Asherah Cost: $224 Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $205

AROMATHERAPY FOR MASSAGE (6 hrs) Fri, Mar 20 (9 am - 4 pm). . Aromatherapy uses essential oils, volatile and aromatic liquids obtained from plants, to bring about positive effects on body, mind and spirit. Combined with massage, aromatherapy is an ideal treatment. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Emily Bay Cost: $90 Prepay: 2-Wk $85, 4-Wk $80.


TRANSITIONS & FLOW (8 hrs) Mon, Mar 23 (9 am - 6 pm). Not all massages are created equal. More often than not, each massage therapist combines many different types of techniques during a massage session depending on the goal. The transition and flow each massage therapist develops creates a "style" that becomes somewhat unique to that individual. This class was developed to give students the opportunity to incorporate the different techniques and modalities learned over time and put it all together to begin to develop your signature as a massage therapist. This class will give you the opportunity to practice transitions and flow of the techniques and modalities you'd like to incorporate as part of your signature with observation and advice from an instructor. It will also be evaluating body mechanics, timing, draping, professionalism, etc. Be prepared to give and receive up to 1.5 hours of massage along with constructive feedback to/from your peers. Prerequisite: 100 hours massage training. Instructor: Sharon Oshita. Cost: $120 Prepay: 2-Wk $115, 4-Wk $110.

REIKI 3 (24 hrs) Tue, Wed & Thu, Mar 24, 25 & 26 (9 am - 6 pm) Instructor: Ellen Asherah.

LISTENING (Assessment method for determining an order of treatment) (16 hrs) Sat & Sun, Mar 28 & 29 (9 am - 6 pm). This class teaches an efficient way to determine the where, what and how in organizing a treatment, which can be integrated into any manual therapy modality. It offers a way to quickly determine the global and the local patterns of restriction in the body through a process called Listening. Then with a technique called Inhibition the therapist quickly determines the place to start the treatment. This "starting point" is where in the body, in the present moment is there compensating to maintain function. The "starting point", also known as the dominant lesion can be located anywhere in the body and to start a treatment from this place will best inform an effective treatment. We will learn how to identify tissues with either a passive or active form of listening. Palpation will be taught to help refine our sense of touch and increase knowledge of anatomy and as a crosscheck reference to our listening skills. The class will include both before and after demonstration of restriction-mobility and functional change illustrating the flow of listening, inhibition and palpation in treatment. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training. Instructor: Ben Katz Cost: $224 Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $205

SHIATSU FOR THE MASSAGE TABLE (24 hrs) Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu, Mar 30, 31 & Apr 1 & 2 (9 am - 4 pm). This class will adapt the Shiatsu sequence for the body mechanics of the massage table. We will work through clothing, but Shiatsu is easy to integrate into other forms of table massage, working through the drape. Shiatsu will deepen the therapeutic value of any bodywork treatment. In this class, you will learn a 60-minute Shiatsu treatment. What you need to bring: Sheets, face cradle cover, and a pillow, note-taking materials, comfortable loose clothing. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Tim Holt Cost: $330 Prepay: 2-Wk $320, 4-Wk $310.


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DYNAMIC DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE (20 hrs) Mon & Tue, Apr 6, 7 (9 am - 5 pm), and Wed, Apr 8 (9 am - 4 pm). Dynamic Deep Tissue Massage is a fluid interplay between direct pressure, movement and breath. These components are coupled with the intention of enlivening the body and reorganizing holding tendencies. This class is designed to give participants tools for working with deep levels of contact. Students develop sensitivity and perception as they learn to work with greater precision and effectiveness. There is a strong emphasis on body mechanics and appropriate technique as well as the dynamics of working more deeply with clients. Prerequisite: 100 hrs massage training Instructor: Brad Wathen Cost: $280 Prepay: 2-Wk $270, 4-Wk $260.

ORTHO-BIONOMY© - RELEASES FOR THE LOWER EXTREMTIES (16 hrs) Thu & Fri, Apr 9 & 10 (9 am - 6 pm) Ortho-Bionomy uses Osteopathic-based gentle body positions and movements to stimulate self-correcting reflexes within the muscles and nerves. Those responses can move the client out of pain and discomfort within10-30 seconds. This method is very specific and structure oriented. In this class you will learn how to apply pain relief techniques for knees, patella, tibia, fibula, ankle and all the bones of the feet. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Jim Berns Cost: $224 Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $205.

MASSAGE THERAPY FOR CLIENTS WITH CANCER© (24 hrs) Sat, Sun & Mon April 11, 12 & 13 (9 am - 6 pm).This class will cover the importance of touch in cancer care; massage as Complementary Medicine. Can massage cause metastasis; basic principles of how cancer arises and spreads. Is cancer really the "enemy?"; watching our projections and language around cancer. Addressing therapist's fear, confusion and resistance; coming closer to those who live with cancer - embracing our clients in ALL they carry. Understanding symptoms caused by chemotherapy, radiation and surgery; safe massage principles for clients during and after treatment. Understanding lymphedema risk; basic lymphatic system physiology and anatomy - safe massage protocols for clients who live with lymphedema risk. Basic Reflexology; addressing chemo neuropathy and supporting the body organs through cancer treatments. Introduction to medical PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Owning the therapist's role; "assessing" and "addressing" client's needs and conditions through neutral listening, proper intake and development of massage plans. Massage clinic with clients in cancer treatment or post treatment. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training. Instructor: Isabel Adkins Cost: $432, 3-Wk Pre-pay: $412 (Materials fee $25 to be paid to instructor)

ONCOLOGY MASSAGE 1 "Blending East with West"™ (22 hrs) Tue, Apr 14 (11 am - 6 pm), Wed & Thu, Apr 15 & 16 (9 am - 6 pm). Class will allow body therapists to enhance their work with cancer patients by integrating Reflexology and Acupressure skills with the Massage for People Living with Cancer© protocol in regard to pressure adjustments, sites that need to be avoided and client positioning. While looking at the body from an Eastern Medicine point of view, practitioners will learn: how to support the internal organs during disease, treatment and recovery; how to address symptoms more directly by understanding how the organs "network"; how to mitigate the side effects of treatment and symptoms of disease, such as low blood counts, nausea, fatigue, neuropathy, weakness in the limbs, and GI tract disorders; how to strengthen the immune system; the importance of Ayurvedic oils for cancer cure; the psychological aspects of living with a potentially fatal disease and how that may impact the immune system. This class also requires focused sitting. We provide floor chairs and if you need something more comfortable, please bring your own chair, pillow, etc. Prerequisite: Massage for 'People Living with Cancer' or equivalent Society for Oncology Massage approved class. Instructor: Isabel Adkins Cost $396 3-Wk Prepay $376 (Materials fee $16 to be paid to instructor).

EMOTIONAL RELEASE & BODYWORK (6 hrs) Fri, Apr 17 (9 am - 4 pm). In this class, we will explore how bodies hold and release emotions, what massage therapists can do within our scope of practice to support our clients, and how to feel comfortable in a variety of situations. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training. Instructor: Emily Bay. Cost: $90 Prepay: 2-Wk $85, 3-Wk $80.

ONCOLOGY MASSAGE CLINIC 1 (8 hrs) Sat, Apr 18 (9 am - 6 pm). This class will review class material and supervised clinic with clients. Prerequisite: MFPWC and Oncology Massage 1. Instructor: Isabel Adkins Cost: $170 3-Wk Prepay: $165.

ONCOLOGY MASSAGE CLINIC 2 (8 hrs) Sun, Apr 19 (9 am - 6 pm). Fine tuning of Acupressure skills and integration of reflexology acupressure and massage. Prerequisite: Clinic 1, Oncology Massage 2 and 30/40 supervised practice sessions. Instructor: Isabel Adkins Cost: $170 3-Wk Prepay: $165.

MASSAGE THERAPY FUNDAMENTALS (96 hr) Day Class. Mon through Fri (9 am - 6:00 pm), April 20 through May 7 (except May 1 & 4). Instructors: Keesha Standley, Tim Holt, Brad Wathen, Emily Bay. Total Cost: $1,025.

THAI TABLE MASSAGE (16 hrs) Sat & Sun, Apr 25 & 26 (9 am - 6 pm). Integrate effective stretching into your table massage with techniques from Thai Massage, Hatha Yoga, and Somatics. You will learn a series of stretches and joint mobilization techniques for each area of the body to increase client's range of motion, lengthen muscles, and free joint restrictions. This is a great addition to any massage treatment. Prerequisite: 50 hrs massage training. Instructor: Tim Holt Cost: $224 Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $210.


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FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY (32 hrs) Fri, May 1 (9 am - 5:45 pm), Mon, May 4, Fri, May 8 & Mon, May 11. (9 am - 6 pm) This class will focus on muscle and bone anatomy as it relates to movement of the human body. Freedom of musculoskeletal movement is essential for optimal health. Injury, chronic movement patterns and inactivity are just a few causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction. We will examine the primary/secondary movers of the body in activities of daily living, work and sports related movement patterns. Knowledge of insertion/origins and primary/secondary actions of muscles will aid us in the assessment of restrictions within the musculoskeletal system. Not knowing what muscles cause what movements OR where these muscles are located within the body, puts us at a disadvantage when working with clients to gain optimal movement patterns. This is primarily a lecture class. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Emily Bay Cost: $420 Prepay: 2-Wk $410, 4-Wk $399.

INTEGRATIVE LYMPHATIC MASSAGE + POST-OP APPROACHES (20 hrs) Fri (eve), May 1 (6:15 pm - 10 pm) and Sat & Sun, May 2 & 3 (9 am - 6 pm). In this class you will learn how to palpate and effectively stimulate the lymphatic system with a light touch. The techniques shown will help you to individualize your clients? sessions to address areas of edema and scar tissue as well as give support to detoxification and decongestion goals. Lymphatic massage is especially useful when applied to general respiratory conditions, abdominal discomforts, sprains and post-operative recovery. This class includes foundation al theory, hands-on practice of lymphatic techniques, the opportunity to integrate the techniques into your signature massage and a discussion of how to apply your new skills in specific postoperative situations, including cosmetic surgery. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of Massage. Instructor: Lucy Rush Cost: $280 Prepay: 2-Wk $270, 4-Wk $260.

INTEGRATIVE STRETCHING FOR MASSAGE (12 hrs) Sat & Sun, May 9 & 10 (9 am - 4 pm). This class will teach a very thorough series of passive stretches for each major joint and muscle group in the body. Passive stretching makes your massage much more three dimensional! It helps to return the target muscles back to a healthy relaxed tonus after applying whatever massage therapy you practice. This class will focus on how to assess normal range of motion, how to identify the end range of the passive stretch, and how to apply stretches with perfect body mechanic for all size clients and therapist combinations. The stretches taught are from sports, physical therapy, Asian bodywork, and applied yoga. Clients love to be stretched. These techniques will make your massage more engaging and expand your toolbox. Prerequisite: 100 hrs massage therapy training. Instructor: Tim Holt Cost: $180. Prepay: 2-Wk $170, 4-Wk $160.

CORE INTEGRATION I (32 hrs) Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, May 12, 13, 14 & 15 (9 am - 6 pm) (Previously called Myofascial BodyworkStructural Integration at MTI). In this class the bodyworker will learn how to perform effective body readings and assessments (in walking/movement) and how to work with myo-fascial tissue. You will also learn how to see your work as a series of sessions rather than one off events. This workshop is required before taking Core Integration II and certification as a Morales Method™ Core Integration Therapist. Prerequisite: 100 hrs massage therapy training. Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $560. Prepay: 3-Wk $530. Additional fee required if you are taking this class as part of a program or class packet of hours.

FIVE-ELEMENT ACUPRESSURE-Assessment and Application (30 hrs) Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon, May 15, 16, 17 & 18 (9 am - 5:30 pm). Refine your assessment skills and expand your understanding of acupressure meridians and their ability to bring vitality, joy and health. The Five Element approach to acupressure allows you to create powerful sessions through which you can help your clients to harmonize imbalances in their health and energy. As you learn the associations of each element and how the elements interrelate, you will begin to see patterns that can help your clients understand how their choices are influencing their meridian flow and their sense of well-being. In class we will look at how color, smell, posture, voice and attitude reflect the balance of a person's elements. We will learn 12 points that help with assessment of the meridian balance and palpate meridian pathways to sense which textures reflect the elements in stress. $11 text required (please pay instructor). Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Kathleen Davis. Cost: $430 Prepay: 2-Wk $410, 4-Wk $399.

HOT STONE MASSAGE (20 hrs) Tue & Wed, May 19 & 20 (10 am - 6 pm), and Thu, May 21 (10 am - 5 pm). Stone Massage is becoming increasingly popular in spas and resorts, as well as in private practice. It provides the deep therapeutic benefits of heat therapy. It is an excellent modality for work with injury recovery as well as offering deeper stress-relieving benefits. Stone Massage provides a rest for the therapist's hands while delivering the full benefits of deeper massage to the client with minimal discomfort. This class will cover methods of heating, using and caring for your stones. Contraindications, benefits will be taught. Take your relaxation massage to a new level; utilize the therapeutic benefits of heat and save your hands. Please bring a large bath towel, 2 handtowels & a set of twin size sheets. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training. Instructor: Lea Wildflower Cost: $280 Prepay: 2-Wk $270, 4-Wk $260.

PREGNANCY MASSAGE (24 hrs) Fri, Sat & Sun, May 22, 23 & 24 (9 am - 6 pm). This class will prepare you for working with pregnant and postpartum women. You will learn safe, comfortable prenatal positioning, for all stages of pregnancy, technique contraindications and general Swedish modifications for expectant women. You will understand the physiological and anatomical process of pregnancy and postpartum and learn a wide variety of techniques to enhance pregnant and postpartum women's comfort, health and enjoyment. Please bring at least 3 firm pillows (including one King if possible) to class. Textbook recommended: Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy by Carol Osborne-Sheets. Prerequisite: 100 hrs massage training Instructor: Staff Cost: $330 Prepay: 2-Wk $320, 4-Wk $310.

SOUND HEALING (8 hrs) Tue, May 26 (9 am - 6 pm). Integrating Sound Healing into a massage session is a deep, beautiful and powerful way to increase relaxation, spiritual renewal and healing potential. This experiential class explores hands-on, practical sound healing techniques to use during a massage session. Through sound healing you can easily facilitate a parasympathetic shift in your client, relieving pain and stress, calming, releasing and balancing emotional energy. Using sound and vibration gently yet deeply penetrate soft tissue as well as the body's organs, glands and cells, encouraging harmony and balance on a cellular level. This class emphasizes using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls during the massage session. Also included are qigong sound healing techniques, chanting and toning, and an introduction to using other sound healing instruments including didgeridoos, tuning forks, chimes and sound tables. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Ellen Asherah Cost: $120 Prepay: 2-Wk $115, 4-Wk $110.

ASIAN FOOT TREATMENTS (8 hrs) Wed, May 27 (9 am - 6 pm). This class takes some of the best Asian spa foot care treatments and creates a signature treatment that will be deeply therapeutic and relaxing for your clients. This class will feature a soak for the feet to relax and clean, a light lotion massage sequence, followed by more deeply therapeutic massage applied with an Asian Reflexology tool. The legs and back may be included depending on whether you apply the treatment on the bodywork floor mat or a reflexology chair. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Tim Holt Cost: $120. Prepay: 2-Wk $115, 4-Wk $110.

CUPPING & MOXIBUSTION (14 hrs). Thu & Fri, May 28 & 29 (9 am - 5 pm). These two techniques are great to add to your toolkit. Cupping works to clear deep tension easily and quickly. Moxibustion is an effective way to build qi, allowing you to offer a truly nurturing session. Both are timehonored practices of traditional Chinese medicine. We will utilize lecture, demonstration, discussion, and practicum. You will learn to apply cups in a variety of techniques, remove them safely, and clean them. We will discuss appropriate uses of cups and contraindications for their use. Students will also learn about yang meridian pathways, as well as benefits and contraindications, safety procedures, and several techniques of moxibustion. Prerequisite: None Instructor: Kathleen Davis Cost: $199 Prepay: 2-Wk $189, 4-Wk $179.

SPORTS MASSAGE-Principles of Sport Massage (16 hrs) Sat & Sun, May 30 & 31 (9 am - 6 pm). In this class we will discuss the various considerations when working with active/athletic individuals and the different phases of their activities, such as pre-event, inter/intra- event, postevent, and recovery. The timing of the massage session will determine the intent of the massage session. Are you trying to "warm-up" the body/muscles, excite the CNS, get the athlete psychologically "up" for competition? Are you trying to maintain a particular physical/mental state? Are you trying to determine what might be needed to improve performance for the next competition/event? Or perhaps you're just assisting in the recovery of an athlete after a competition/event? What techniques might you use to attain these goals? These are the types of questions we'll be addressing. Understanding what you're trying to accomplish will allow you to explore the various approaches/techniques and reasoning behind the decisions to maximize an individual's level of activity and competitive nature. Prerequisite: 100 hours of massage therapy training. Prerequisite: 100 hrs massage therapy training. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $224. Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $205.


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ORTHO-BIONOMY© - SUBTLE PHYSICAL AND ENERGETIC RELEASES (16 hrs) Mon & Tue, June 1 & 2 (9 am - 6 pm) Ortho-Bionomy uses Osteopathic-based gentle body positions and movements to stimulate self-correcting reflexes within the muscles and nerves. Those responses can move the client out of pain and discomfort within10-30 seconds. This method is very specific and structure oriented. This class provides you with the sensitivity, awareness and palpation skills to engage the client's physical and energetic body. You will learn to feel and follow the client's inner movements to help them unwind their patterns. You will learn specific techniques to bring balance to your client's body: physically and energetically and you will learn to work distally from a point to release the body more fully. Barely move their body, yet release contractions deeply, easily, and with little effort. Prerequisite: One Ortho-Bionomy class. Instructor: Jim Berns Cost: $245 Prepay: 2-Wk $235, 4-Wk $225.

ACUPRESSURE DREAMING (6 hrs) Thu, June 4 (9 am - 4 pm). ) Learn how to facilitate sleep for deep restoration. Patterns for helping with insomnia, restless dreaming and nightmares. Instructor: Kathleen Davis Cost: $99 Prepay: 2-Wk $95, 4-Wk $90.

ACUPRESSURE FOR PMS RELIEF (6 hrs) Fri, June 5 (9 am - 4 pm). Learn the meridians and points for releasing menstrual pain and regulating mood swings. Menstrual pain isn't normal just common- come learn how to free your clients from PMS. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Kathleen Davis Cost: $99 Prepay: 2-Wk $95, 4-Wk $90

GENTLE SCAR TISSUE MOBILIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR THE POST-MASECTOMY & RADIOTHERAPY CLIENT (21 hrs) Sat, Sun & Mon, Jun 6, 7, 8 (9 am - 5 pm). Many breast cancer survivors experience pain, lymphedema, and shoulder dysfunction. This course focuses on the basic understanding of the effects of surgery and radiation on the tissues and how scar tissue mobilization can restore healthy functioning to the fascial/musculo-skeletal system. Additional techniques will include the modality of Corrective Massage™ to address both the treated area and compensatory areas of soft tissue. Understanding the function of the lymphatic system is equally important, so there will be a thorough discussion of the lymphatic anatomy and instruction of basic drainage techniques for the torso will be taught. All techniques are of a gentle nature to be respectful of the potential traumas held within the treated tissues, the compromised nature of the lymphatic system and the residual effects of radiation therapy as well as surgery. This course will include lecture, hands on, and supervised sessions with clients. NOTE: Students registered into a program or class hour package will need to pay a supplementary fee for this class. Prerequisite: 100 hours of massage training. Guest Instructor: Jamie Elswick Cost: $425 Prepay: $400 if paid in full by April 15, 2015.

SWEDISH HOT STONE MASSAGE (8 hrs) Tue, Jun 9 (9 am - 6 pm). Using hot stones in a full body Swedish massage takes clients to a deeply relaxed state and induces a profound level of stress release that is greater than massage alone. Using Hot Stones provides relief for the therapist's hand, decreasing the possibility of injury. In this class, we will apply Swedish massage techniques with hot stones to give a deeply relaxing, soothing full body treatment. Therapist can use this method as a standalone one hour treatment or to warm up muscles for deeper work. Equipment, set up, safety, and proper body mechanics will be covered. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training. Instructor: Lea Wildflower. Cost: $120 Prepay: 2-Wk $115, 4-Wk $110.

TOUCH, PRESENCE & HEALING (16 hrs) Wed & Thu, Jun 10 & 11 (9 am - 6 pm). This class teaches you to work at the cusp of structure and energy. You will learn to use the physical body as a handle for physical, emotional, and psycho-spiritual processes. This is a non-modality bound approach to energetic bodywork. We will cover the development of bodyworker to healer and the recurring psycho-spiritual themes in energetic work and their application in energy-active bodywork. This is one the possible prerequisite classes for CSB - Unwinding. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Jim Gilkeson Cost: $245 Prepay: 2-Wk $235, 4-Wk $225.

SPORTS MASSAGE-Injuries and Sports Massage (24 hrs) Fri, Sat & Sun, Jun 12, 13 & 14 (9 am - 6 pm).. In this class we will discuss common injuries and conditions found with the active/athletic population and how we might approach them as massage therapists. It will include, but not be exclusive to the discussion of an overview of anatomical structures of the area, (muscles, bones, joints), mechanism of injury, stages of healing tissue, the proper use of ice vs. heat, and observation and assessment of body movement. We will also discuss the pathology of specific injuries to help you to "DO NO HARM" as a massage therapist and understand what is indicated and contraindicated for a particular stage of injury for that person. Understanding of anatomy and physiology is helpful. Prerequisite: 100 hrs massage therapy training. Instructor: Sharon Oshita. Cost: $360 Prepay: 2-Wk $350, 4-Wk $340.

NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY - CRANIAL DECOMPRESSION & TMJ (20 hrs) Mon, Jun 15 (9 am - 6 pm) and (7 pm - 10 pm), Tues, Jun 16 (8 am - 6 pm). Learn effective techniques to normalize the soft-tissue components of structural imbalances in the cranium. Analyze cranial distortions that cause structural changes down the entire body. Look at scoliosis as an adaptation process designed by the body to maintain structural balance. Learn to unravel TMJ problems. Learn to identify + palpate all muscles affected by TMJ. This class examines soft-tissue causes of scoliotic patterns, how torsion and structural imbalances in the cranium, jaw, shoulders, pelvis and feet contribute to these patterns. Prerequisite: recommended 40 hrs of neuromuscular classes and with instructor's permission. Instructor: Venice Sullivan Cost: $299 Prepay: 2-Wk $290, 4-Wk $280.

MANIKEN ™ ANATOMY (32 hrs) Wed & Thu, Jun 17 & 18, and Tue & Wed, Jun 23 & 24 (9 am - 6 pm). This anatomy course will investigate the muscular and skeletal structures of the body. The course is divided into four all-day sections. Each day covers a portion of the body as follows: (1) neck and trunk; (2) scapula, shoulder, and upper extremity; (3) pelvis and low back; (4) hip and lower extremity. This class will be taught using the Maniken™ system of learning by building clay muscles onto a skeleton. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Emily Bay Cost: $420 Prepay: 2-Wk $410, 4-Wk $399.

ACUPRESSURE-TUI NA (30 hrs) Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, June 19, 20, 21 & 22 (9 am - 5:30 pm). Learn the ancient art of Chinese meridian massage. This is an active style that includes moving muscles, joints, and bones. Excellent for adding to your sports massage and increasingly popular in spas. Tui Na is an adaptable style, appropriate for a full range of clients. You will learn the pathways of Chi and a variety of hand movements (sho fa) with which to work the meridians. Additionally, we will work through a full session pattern allowing ample time to get comfortable with the techniques. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Kathleen Davis. Cost: $450 Prepay: 2-Wk $442, 4-Wk $435.

REFLEXOLOGY (Feet, Hands and Ears) (30 hrs) Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun, Jun 25, 26, 27 & 28 (9 am -5:30 pm). Reflexology uses specific touch techniques on the feet which serve as miniature maps of the whole body, allowing the corresponding organs, glands, and body parts to be affected. Reflexology has been known to improve circulation, ease pain, and increase relaxation. A complete foot reflexology sequence will be taught. Specific techniques and routines, history, terminology, assessment, benefits, and contraindications will be addressed. Reflexology complements all modalities and you will learn how to integrate this work into your practice. Hand and ear reflexology will be addressed in this very practical class - you will learn thorough sequences for the feet, hands and ears. This class is packed with solid information you can take home and use immediately. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Robin Varga Cost: $450 Prepay: 2-Wk $442, 4-Wk $435.

CHAIR MASSAGE (7 hrs) Mon, Jun 29 (9 am - 5 pm). Seated Massage is a wonderful addition to your massage expertise and resume!.Learn the bio-mechanics of working on a massage chair or any other seated instrument to maximize client relaxation and minimize the stress on your body. Instruction includes demonstration and practice of ten and fifteen minute sequences and how to market yourself as a chair massage professional. Enjoy the benefits of being able to give an effective and truly "portable" massage to your friends, family, clients and prospective employers. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Lucy Rush Cost: $110 Prepay: 2-Wk $105, 4- Wk $99.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR MASSAGE EXAM (32 hrs) Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, Jun 30, Jul 1, 2 & 3 (9 am - 6 pm). Description coming soon. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Larry Munn Cost: $420 Prepay: 2-Wk $410, 4-Wk $399.

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