massage academy classes : CE Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

working with ptsd as a bodyworker - 3 ce's

Saturday June 3, 2017
10am-1pm
$75
Instructor: Gloria Mathiesen, LMT
http://therapyintheborough.vpweb.com/about

This course begins with an outline of the diagnostic description, etiology, signs & symptoms, and treatment most commonly used for clients who have been diagnosed with PTSD. We will explore the use of alternative therapies and examine how stress affects our brain. Last, we will look at massage considerations during treatment and what our role is with the client’s diagnosis.

using massage & bodywork during addiction rehabilitation & recovery - 3 ce's

TBD
$75
Instructor: Gloria Mathiesen, LMT
http://therapyintheborough.vpweb.com/about

This course begins with the most recent definitions of drugs, addiction, rehabilitation, and the different views and paths to recovery and abstinence. We will also explore modern theories and techniques used and the integration of alternative therapies. We will close by looking at massage considerations during treatment and recovery and what our role is with addiction.

abdominal massage: the forgotten treatment zone - 6 ce's

TBD
$150
Instructor: Gloria Mathiesen, LMT
http://therapyintheborough.vpweb.com/about

Way too often I hear from clients that they have never had their abdomen worked on! As part of our core, this area holds layers of important muscles that affect other regions of our body. Get reacquainted with the abdominal wall in this technique course and provide a new therapeutic approach to many common complaints. This technique course covers the muscles and organs of the abdominal cavity. Benefits, contraindications, and how to introduce to your current clients will be covered. A full 15 and 30 minute routine will be demonstrated and taught. Your tuition includes the manual.

cranial-sacral part II - 6 ce's

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
9am-3pm
$150
Instructor: Gloria Mathiesen, LMT
http://therapyintheborough.vpweb.com/about

Prerequisite: Essentials of Cranial-Sacral. Class begins with a quick review of cranial anatomy then we jump into 5 new techniques to add to your current repertoire. Tuition includes the publication: Cranial- Sacral Manual II.

ethics - 4 ce's

Sunday, July 9, 2017
9am-1pm
$65
Instructor: Nancy Porambo

  • ​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
table thailevel I - 16 ce's

Sunday & Monday October 8, 2017 & 9, 2017
9am-5pm
$200
Instructor: Russell Afflerbach, LMT

Immerse yourself in the study of Table Thai Yoga Massage.

These workshops are an excellent way to revisit postures to insure your body mechanics provide you with the ability to continue working in an effortless and safe manner for years to come. Do you avoid certain postures because you are not confident or inexperience.

This workshop is designed to accommodate the needs of the participants. We will work through whatever you need to make everything in your Thai Yoga Massage toolbox available to your clients.

lomi lomi basic - 16 ce's

Tuesday & Wednesday, September 19 & 20, 2017
9am-5pm
$275
Instructor: Paula Kaprocki, LMT
www.thebody-mechanics.com

A discussion of the history of Lomi Lomi massage in the Hawaiian Islands, including kahunas and introduction of the skills taught by Aunty Margaret Machado to non-indigenous people. A discuss of the Hawaiian philosophy of Ho’oponopono will also be introduced. Discuss, demonstration, and practice of the traditional Pololei style of massage practiced by Aunty Margaret will be taught. Pololei is the use of long, broad strokes with compression using forearms and elbows. A discussion and comparison of the compression, petrissage, and effleurage strokes normally used in Swedish Massage to the Lomi techniques will be done during the class.

Lomi Lomi is traditional Hawaiian massage that has been practiced by Hawaiian kahunas for centuries. The style of Lomi that will be taught is the Pololei style taught by Aunty Margaret Machado after she broke with the tradition of keeping the work secretive and began to teach this style to anyone.

In this class the student will be introduced to the basic protocol of a Lomi Lomi massage sessions. Use of forearms and elbows will be stressed and each student will receive one on one instruction from the instructor. The Pololei style of Lomi Lomi enables the therapist to massage the entire body with a minimal amount of hand work and no thumb work. The work is performed using forearm and elbow positions and body mechanics is a large part of the body leverage used to create the pressure required for this work.

forearm fusion - 16 ce's

​Sunday & Monday, September 24 & 25, 2017
9am-5pm
$249
Instructor: James Funk, LMT
www.forearmfusion.com

Forearm Fusion was designed with the therapist in mind! Students attending this two day class will learn how to effectively use their body by applying maximum pressure with minimal effort or strain. Students will be taught body saving techniques allowing them to complete a full body massage without the use of their hands or thumbs. Forearm Fusion will save the body and make massage easy, no matter what your client is looking for. This class is an absolute must for career longevity for the massage therapist! This class includes lecture, hands- on practice, and practical application of this modality.

Students are recommended to wear a short sleeve, dark colored clothing as they are working with all parts of their arm and shoulder with oil.

incorporating stretching into your massage - 8 ce's

Friday, October 13, 2017
9am-5pm
$150
Instructor: Paula Kaprocki, LM
www.thebody-mechanics.com

This class will address the use of stretches in a standard Sports Massage and how to use them in a standard Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage session. A review of muscle, fascia, and joint terminology will be addressed including but not limited to tendons, ligaments, periosteum, fascia, muscle, joints, cartilage, and bursa. Passive stretches will be introduced as part of the standard massage. This will be part lecture and part hands-on with an opportunity for questions, demonstrations, and work with partners.

Contraindications will be discussed including but not limited to acute injury, chronic conditions, infection, inflammation, acute cardias, liver or kidney diseases, pain medications, recreational medications, and blood thinners. Additionally, specific client groups will be addressed such as athletes, weekend warriors, occasional athlete, and age-specific athletes.

  • Students are asked to bring standard table linens and oil/cream.
cold stone massage for headaches and migraines - 6 ce's

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9am-3pm
$135
Instructor: Paula Kaprocki, LMT
www.thebody-mechanics.com

This new one day class will introduce the student to the use of cold stones for clients with headache and/or migraine issues.

This class will include a discussion of the types of Headaches and Migraines. The causes and symptoms of migraines specifically will be discussed. Students will learn how massage with cold stones can help clients with headaches and migraines specifically. Common migraine features will be discussed along with the common triggers.

In the class the students will be instructed in a cold stone protocol for headaches and migraines. Contraindications for the specific protocol will be discussed including current client medications for their specific type of migraine. During the class students will see a demonstration of the protocol prior to their actual hands-on experience. Possible aromatherapy options will also be discussed.

  • Students will be given some tools and options they can use to market this technique to their clients.
  • You are required to bring your own stones for this class. Cold stones will be available for purchase the day of the class.
working the hip rotators

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10am-4pm
$140
Instructor: Bradford Nicarny, LMT

Help alleviate your clients lower back problems with some new techniques to get at that problematic piriformis muscle. This external hip rotator is hard to address. Learn to find and treat it while respecting your clients boundaries. We will also work the Internal hip rotators. So many jobs require long hour sitting, the ilio-psoas can get taught as well. Again, another often neglected area in massage.

Drawing from Thai, traditional massage, martial arts and yoga, we will learn techniques that can add variety to your bodywork sessions. We will cover the appropriate draping.

Whether you have athletically inclined patrons looking to reach their peak performance, or clients that are ill-at ease disrobing; this course has something for you!

table thai level II - 16 ce's

rerequisite: Table Thai Level 1 or equivalent
Sunday & Monday November 5 & 6, 2017
9am-5pm
$200
Instructor: Russell Afflerbach, LMT

Immerse yourself in the study of Table Thai Yoga Massage.

These workshops are an excellent way to revisit postures to insure your body mechanics provide you with the ability to continue working in an effortless and safe manner for years to come. Do you avoid certain postures because you are not confident or inexperience.

This workshop is designed to accommodate the needs of the participants. We will work through whatever you need to make everything in your Thai Yoga Massage toolbox available to your clients.

warm bamboo massage - 16 ce's

Monday & Tuesday, November 12 & 13, 2017
9am-5pm
$295
Instructor: Bradford Nicarry, LMT

Welcome to the “what’s next” in the massage world: Bamboo- being both easier to prepare and significantly faster to clean after the service than hot stones. Additionally, Bamboo retains and distributes heat differently. It’s 8th grade science all over: HEAT expands!! The clients muscles, the therapists hands– both benefit from the warming quality of the Bamboo! You can incorporate Bamboo into your traditional modalities or create a separate service. The Bamboo can be safely used directly on the skin, or the client can feel the warmth through sheets and clothing. In this 16CE course we will cover: contraindications, care, cleaning, and maintenance. Expect to spend most of the time practicing on classmates.

chakra energy balancing- chakra I - 8 ce's

Friday, November 17, 2017
9am-5pm
$150
Instructor: Paula Kaprocki, LMT
www.thebody-mechanics.com

This class will include a discussion of the history of the Chakras and their Sanskrit origins as well as the connection to the glands of the Endocrine System and interaction with the Central Nervous System. Students will be introduced to the emotions, colors, and imbalances within each of the 7 main Chakras of the body.

In the class the students will be introduced to the ways to ‘read’ the Chakras in the body and how to incorporate this into a standard Swedish Massage session. The understanding of the Chakras and energy in general in the body will allow the therapists to have a better understanding of what emotions may be causing physical pain to manifest in the body.

  • Students will also be taught and practice an Energy Chelation Protocol.

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