Seminars

• Aromatherapy 8 CE’s
Fee: $120
NCBTMB Approved
Dates: March 1, 2014 (Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm)
Instructor Evelyn Sistrunk, LMT

Course OverviewThis course will introduce students to basic aromatherapy concepts, including the safe and practical application of common essential oils in massage therapy.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Incorporate aromatherapy into a regimen of health maintenance for self and family
  • Discuss aromatherapy, its history and development
  • Identify and safely use up to 20 essential oils, including methods of application
  • Describe the physiology of the sense of smell
  • Give an overview of the limbic, lymphatic, immune and integumentary systems, as well as absorption of essential oils
  • Discuss how essential oils interact on physical and emotional levels
  • Understand the basic chemistry of essential oils
  • Identify contraindications and safety issues
  • Create blends and formulate
  • Conduct a case study for family and self care

 

• Intro to Healthcare Setting 12 CE’s
Fee: $180
NCBTMB Approved
Dates: March 4, 10 & 11, 2014 (Tuesday, Monday, Tuesday 6:00pm-10:00pm)
Instructor Vicki Hicks, LMT

Course Overview:  This course is designed to teach students how to work in various health care settings. They will learn basic medical terminology, common abbreviations, universal precautions and how to safely and effectively administer massage therapy in hospitals and doctors offices. The student will learn to adapt massage techniques to be able to comfort and improve quality of life for their client.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of Massage Therapy in healthcare settings
  • Understand basic medical terminology and common abbreviations used in healthcare settings
  • Work with medical staff in hospitals and doctors’ offices
  • Effectively communicate with clients, physicians and other members of the healthcare team
  • Collect and record important past medical history of the client
  • Understand indications and contraindications of Massage Therapy for very ill patients
  • Use resources to research clients’ conditions
  • Chart and record data effectively for each client
  • Market and implement services in numerous healthcare settings


• ETHICS
Instructor Nancy Porambo, LMT
4 CE Fee $60.00
Saturday March 8, 2014
9am to 1pm

Ethics (one day)
Objectives:

  • Review of NCTMB ethical standards
  • Define professional operations (structure, financial)
  • Outline office policies (fees, tipping, insurance, cancellations)
  • Discuss disclosure (scope, confidentiality, client education/communication)
  • Understand professional conduct (scope, contraindications, referrals, boundaries, & documentation)
  • Explain marketing (advertising)
  • Understand social responsibility (community service)
  • Present case studies and solution

• Intro to Asian Therapies 16 CE’s
Fee: $240.00
NCBTMB approved
Dates: March Wed 12, Mon 17, Wed 19 and Mon 24, 2014
6pm to 10pm
Instructor Crystal Kelly, LMT

Course Overview: This introductory course will show the fundamental aspects of shiatsu which include the 5 Element Theory, Yin/Yang Theory, Meridians and concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain Yin Yang Theory
  • Describe the physical structure
  • Locate meridians
  • Describe the Five Element System
  • Identify the six principles of Shiatsu
  • Identify the principles, emotions, extraneous pathologies and vital substances used in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Please bring yoga matt and blankets


• Spa Therapies 16 CE’s
Fee: $240
NCBTMB Approved
Dates: March 15, 16th, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm)
Instructor Meaghan Hicks, LMT

Course Overview: This course is designed to acquaint the student with basic services offered at spas. They will have the opportunity to learn about: body wraps, clay, mud and seaweed uses, dry brushing, salt glows and hydro-therapy.  They will also learn about marketing and packaging spa therapies.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand when to use different types of spa therapies
  • Explain the benefits of spa therapies
  • Understand possible contraindications for some clients
  • Perform a variety of techniques such as exfoliating salt glows, mud and seaweed wraps, hydrotherapy, loosen cellulite, package massage and spa therapies
  • Market and sell spa services

• Trigger Point Therapy 8 hours
Fee: $120
NCBTMB Approved
Dates: April 7 and 8, 2014 (Monday and Tuesday 6:00pm-10:00pm)
Instructor Tara Kelly, LMT

Course Overview: As an introductory class, objectives will be to provide the most basic concepts and treatment of “trigger points”. Students will learn the anatomical basis of pain and dysfunction on a neuro-muscular level. Students will also learn how to evaluate and manage myofascial pain. This course will enable the student to practice a non-invasive and very effective form of neuro-muscular therapy

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify trigger points
  • Understand the anatomical basis of pain and dysfunction on a neuro-muscular level
  • Evaluate and manage myofascial pain
  • Demonstrate a non-invasive form of neuro-muscular therapy

 

• Sports Massage 8 CE’s
Fee: $120
NCBTMB Approved
Dates: April 9 & 14 (6:00 – 10:00pm)
Instructor: Steven Chorba, LMT

Course Overview:  This introductory class will acquaint the student to the most basic premises of sports massage.  This includes, but is not limited to: pre and post event care, sport specific massage, body mechanics, most common athletic injuries, conditioning massage, stretching and range of motion.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Identify basic Sports Massage techniques, proper body mechanics and usage of larger body parts Integrate Sports Massage techniques into massage routines
Identify precautions to take when working with an athlete—pre- and post-event

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