massage academy classes : CE Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

indian head,face and foot massage with ayruvedic oils (champa) 8 ce's

Indian Head, Face and Foot Massage with Ayurvedic Oils ( CHAMPA ) . 8 ce’s 

WHEN: JUNE 18, 2018 MONDAY 8.30 – 5.30 . 

WHERE : MASSAGE ACADEMY OF THE POCONOS, 753 PHILIPS ST., STROUDSBERG PA. 18360

COST: $ 140.. 00 / $ 50.00 DEPOSIT ONLY, LOCKS DOWN YOUR PLACE

CE HOURS: 8 CE HOURS APPROVED BY THE FLORIDA STATE MASSAGE BOARD AND ACUPUNCTURE BOARD PROV # 50 – 1674  /  N.C.B.T.M.B. PROV # 279778-00

Did you know ? “ The skin is no more separate from the brain than the surface of a lake is separate from its depths.They are two different locations in a continuous medium. To touch the surface is to stir the depths.” – Deane Juhan (JOB’S BODY )

This modality can also be used for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging for the body, mind and spirit ! Indian Head Massage has been practiced for many centuries as part of the family health care. Indian mothers would massage their children’s hair, head, neck and shoulders to stimulate  growth  and balance.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS ?

  • To eliminate Excess
  • To purify
  • To Strengthen or Rejuvenate
  • To maintain Strength

Understanding and reinforcing the individuality of the patient.

IN ADDITION

  • Ayurvedic massage goes beyond the purely aesthetic and superficial
  • Ayurvedic massage also stimulates nerve function ( e.g. Bells Palsy )
  • Improves relaxation, creating calmness and emotional well-being
  • Concentration and alertness are optimized
  • Myofascial pain, fibromyalgia and chronic internal disorders are addressed through stretches, opening up of the meridians and Ayurvedic acupressure points
  • Other benefits include : Relief from tension headaches ,eye-strain, ear problems, neck shoulder stiffness, sinusitis, scalp tension and mental fatigue.
  • Skin rejuvenation and anti-aging for the Mind-Body and Spirit

 PURPOSE OF WORKSHOP

 

  • How to incorporate massage , oils and pressure point technique in 45 minutes.
  • Explanation of the Ayurvedic understanding of the life force Prana, Ayurvedic massage and medicine
  • How to evaluate , analyze and treat the client as an individual.
  • The three different types of massage suited for each individual
  • An explanation of the functions of and locations of the marmas (pressure points ) and nadis ( meridian system )
  • The purpose of appropriate essential oils,carrier oils ,herbs and energetic qualities for each individual client.
  • How to match the personality type ( Dosha ) to the massage stroke and oils

 

THIS IS MAINLY A HANDS – ON  COURSE . BRING A HAND TOWEL.CONSULT ABOUT OILS.

REGISTER WITH THE SCHOOL OR WOLFGANG

E-MAIL ADDRESS: WOLFGANG@WOLFGANGLUCKMANN.COM. WEBADDRESS: WWW.WOLFGANGLUCKMANN.COM

TEL: 904610 9489 TEL: 904 2250798/ Mail address: 86418 Worthington Drive, Yulee, Fl. 32097  // DID YOU KNOW? WOLFGANG IS AN INITIATE INTO THE MASSAGE THERAPY HALL OF FAME

the art of japanese zen facial massage with ear-acupressure 8 ce's

THE ART OF JAPANESE ZEN FACIAL MASSAGE WITH EAR – ACUPRESSURE

WITH AROMATHERAPY ESSENTIAL OILS

WHERE: MASSAGE ACADEMY OF THE POCONOS, 753 PHILIPS ST., STROUDSBERG PA. 18360 TEL: 570 – 421 – 5014

WHEN: JUNE 17 ,2018   SUNDAY   8.30 – 5.30

COST: $ 140.00 / 

 “ Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art” – Leonardo Da Vinci

CE HOURS : 8 CE HOURS APPROVED BY THE N.C.B.T.M.B. PROV# 2797780-00 / FLORIDA BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY PROV # 50-167 /APPROVED FOR ACUPUNCTURISTS /NCCAOM

ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME TO PUT THE WOW BACK INTO YOUR THERAPY ?

Japanese Facial Massage is a unique method that  blends the aesthetic and physiological to take years off the skin and face ! The emphasis is on skin rejuvenation and anti-aging on a holistic basis for the whole person.

The focus is on:                                                   

  • Increasing the flow of oxygen AND BLOOD TO THE FACIAL AREA,NECK AND SHOULDERS
  • Toning, tightening the skin and fascia
  • Lymphatic drainage and detoxification of skin and organ systems
  • Better mental alertness, focus and relaxation for the client
  • Emotional cleansing through the application of essential oils
  • Preventive maintenance for aging and skin blemishes
  • Manipulating away wrinkles with strokes and oils
  • Skin lift and rejuvenation !!!!

Traditionally, through the use of acupressure and special manipulative massage strokes, the treatment goes beyond Swedish massage and concentrates on opening up the acupuncture meridians that energize the face,head and shoulders to achieve a balancing and grounding effect.

Additional physiological relief is obtained for all types of headaches, TMJ DYSFUNCTIONS, sinusitis and emotional balancing

This is a hands-on course where the student learns to incorporate theory with working with Qi gates , using penetrating techniques, field awareness and intention. The practitioner goes beyond the superficial beauty of the client by bringing out the

RADIANCE OF INNER HEALTH

IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • THE CAUSES OF SKIN DISEASES AND AGING ACCORDING TO THE CHINESE MEDICAL MODEL
  • MANY SOFT-TISSUE STROKES FOR REJUVENATION AND PREVENTION OF AGING
  • THE FUNCTION OF ACUPRESSURE POINTS,THEIR LOCATION AND EVALUATION ON THE FACE,NECK AND SHOULDERS
  • SPECIAL USES OF ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE FACE, EARS AND CONSTITUTION THAT REJUVENATE SKIN,ACT AS ANALGESICS AND REVITALISE THE CIRCULATION AND LYMPHATICS
  • FACIAL SKIN-LIFT QIGONG M ASSAGE STROKES

 

For further info , contact WOLFGANG LUCKMANN TEL. 904 610 9489, 904 2250798 / E-MAIL: wolfgang@wolfgangluckmann.com / WEB: www.wolfgangluckmann.com . ALSO REGISTER AT THE SCHOOL OR WITH WOLFGANG ONLINE / HOME ADDRESS: 86418 WORTHINGTON DRIVE,YULEE, FL. 32097. CHECK OUT ALSO THE FB GROUP PAGE FOR THIS WORKSHOP !!!

DID YOU KNOW? WOLFGANG IS AN INITIATE INTO THE MASSAGE THERAPY HALL OF FAME

 

 

ethics - 4 ce's

TBD
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

Friday Saturday May 18-19, 2018 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, June 10,11 2018
9
am-6pm
$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

TBD
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

Sunday May 20, 2018 9am-3pm
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-6 ce's

TBD
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
TBD
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

July 9 & 10, 2018 9am-5pm Monday/Tuesday
$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.
Reiki I

Date:  April 14, 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm – Please arrive by 9:15 – we start promptly at 9:30am

Instructor:  Beth Whitman, Karuna Reiki® Master/Teacher

Tuition: $205 (Tuition includes the manual “Reiki, The Healing Touch” by William Lee Rand)

Continuing Nursing Education for RNs = 6.6 contact hours*

*Note:  Reiki II is typically offered the day after Reiki I but is NOT currently approved to for contact hours.

Licensed Massage Therapists = 8 NCBTMB CEs

Open to the public

Registration Deadline:  April 6, 2018

 

Description:

This entry level training is centered on the origins and ideals of Reiki. It is a blend of the styles from Dr. Usui, and Mrs. Takata including Japanese and Tibetan techniques.  On completion of the class, you will have a clear understanding of the subtle energy body and have practiced the basic techniques.

The class is a blend of theory, discussion, demonstration, and practice. Each student learns and uses Byosen scanning and the hand placement system.

A certificate and professionally published manual, “Reiki the Healing Touch” by William Rand, are included.

 

Objectives:

  • By the end of this program, the attendee will be able to:
    • Describe the definition, history, and origins of Reiki
    • Identify the location and functions of the seven primary chakras
    • Explain the concept of the aura and meridian
    • Explore how Reiki supports the mind, body, and spirit
    • Demonstrate the complete hand placement series
    • Select the treatment method as recommended by the Hayashi Healing Guide
    • Demonstrate Gassho meditation
    • Demonstrate Byosen scanning
    • Apply the hibiki technique
    • Assimilate Reiki I Attunement
    • Demonstrate the Reiji-Ho technique
    • Demonstrate the Kenyoku technique

Please bring your water bottle, snacks, lunch, journals or notepad, pens, pencils, highlighter and any comfort aids you may require for the day.

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Disclosures:

  • Criteria for Successful Completion and Awarding Contact Hours
    • Completion/submission of evaluation form
    • Attendance for a specified period of time – May not miss more than 10 minutes of activity
    • Participation in practice with Instructor feedback

Disclosure of any potential Conflict of Interest presented by Madeline F. Mattern, Nurse Planner, and Beth Whitman, Inspired Holistic Wellness, Instructor.  The planner and presenter disclose no relationship with a commercial interest organization relative to the content of this educational activity

Approval Statement

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AHNA Non-Endorsement of Modality statement:

Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute an endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

AHNA Approval #1272                      Expires on May 22, 2019

NCBTMB Approved Provider # 158              Expires May 24, 2020

Reiki II

Reiki II

Date:  April 15, 2018 (Sunday)

Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm – Please arrive by 9:15 – we start promptly at 9:30am

Instructor:  Beth Whitman, Karuna Reiki® Master/Teacher

Tuition: $205 (Tuition includes the manual “Reiki, The Healing Touch” by William Lee Rand)

Continuing Nursing Education for RNs = NOT currently approved

Licensed Massage Therapists = 8 NCBTMB CEs

Open to the public

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Reiki I or above with any instructor

Registration Deadline:  April 6, 2018

 Description: 

This mid-level training is centered on the origins and ideals of Reiki. It is a blend of the styles from Dr. Usui, and Mrs. Takata including Japanese and Tibetan techniques.  On completion of the class, you will have a clear understanding of facilitating Reiki for others and be certified as a Reiki Practitioner.

The class is a blend of theory, discussion, demonstration, and practice. Each student learns and practices sessions using hand placements and symbols.

A certificate and professionally published manual, “Reiki the Healing Touch” by William Rand, are included.

Objectives:

  • By the end of this program, the attendee will be able to:
    • Identify and speak the names of the 3 Reiki II symbols
    • Draw and write the names of the 3 Reiki II symbols
    • Understand how to use the 3 Reiki II symbols during a session
    • Know how to use Reiki to heal unwanted habits
    • Understand and practice offering distant healing sessions
    • Assimilate Reiki II Attunement

Please bring your water bottle, snacks, lunch, journals or notepad, pens, pencils, highlighter and any comfort aids you may require for the day.

Disclosures:

Criteria for Successful Completion and Awarding Continuing Education Credits

  • Completion/submission of evaluation form
  • Attendance for a specified period of time – May not miss more than 10 minutes of activity
  • Participation in practice with Instructor feedback

NCBTMB Approved Provider # 158              Expires May 24, 2020

End of Reiki II

General Information

Cancellation Policy

See Massage Academy of the Poconos’ policies

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Discount

Register for both Reiki I and II on April 14 and 15, 2018, at Massage Academy of the Poconos and save $60.  Please mention this when registering.  Individual classes are $205 for each day.  Register for both and pay just $350.

Questions?

Interested but have some questions or want more details?  Want to know more about Beth?

Schedule a time to chat on the phone with Beth.  Select the 15 Minute Free Phone Consultation option at this link (https://calendly.com/inspiredholisticwellness) and pick a time that is best for you.

Or send an email to beth@InspiredHolisticWellness.com

Usui/Tibetan Advanced Reiki Training (ART)-Crystals, Grids and Moving Meditation

Usui/Tibetan Advanced Reiki Training (ART) – Crystals, Grids and Moving Meditation

Date:  June 23, 2018 (Saturday)

Time:  9;30 am to 5:30pm

Tuition:  $325

Perquisite:  Reiki II Certification or higher (proof of completion required)

Required material:  Bring your manuals and notes from your previous classes, ART Manual is provided

NCBTMB CEs:  8 Total

What will we do?

Experience an even further deepening of the Universal Life Energy.  Learn about using energy grids and crystals to offer continuous healing.  Practice offering aura clearing as well manifesting your goals with Reiki meditation.  The attunement will further intensify and clarify your alignment with the Reiki energy.  The practicum day will allow plenty of time to practice and build your confidence.

What to expect?  Beth will facilitate two full days of possibilities to expand your skills, opportunity for you to allow your heart to open and your spirit to awaken.  This is a chance to look deeper inward and be present in the moment.  Learn the how to use energy grids, crystals, meditation and movement that will further amplify this amazing healing art for yourself and your clients.  The environment offers a chance to be comfortable while you honestly deepen your relationship with the universal life energy called Reiki.  Dress is casual.

Who should attend? Do you know that the most common inspiration for attending any Reiki class is for personal development? Many that go on to Reiki Master Teacher level have embraced this healing art for their personal well-being and practice self-care daily.

This training is perfect for those that want to take their skills to the next level:

  • Reiki II (or higher) Practitioners
  • Massage Therapists that have taken Reiki II (or higher)
  • ART and Reiki Masters that may be a little out of practice
  • Recent Reiki II Class attendees that are looking to deepen their personal practice

 

 

Welcoming those wanting to further enhance their Reiki or massage practice.  Whether you are an experienced practitioner that would like to hone your skills or you are looking for even greater care for yourself, I would love to support you as you explore.

Classes are offered in small groups and are a blend of theory, instruction, and interactive experience.

Over the course the day we will cover:

  • Healing with Reiki Crystals
  • Aura Clearing
  • Usui Master Symbol
  • Moving Meditation
  • Reiki Meditation
  • Healing with Energy Grids
  • Manifesting Goals with Reiki
  • Advanced Reiki Attunement
  • Full day of practicing

Practice time includes working with healing crystals, learning to clear auras, practicing a moving mediation as well as exploring the use of energy grids for healing and manifesting goals.

LMTs and the public are encouraged to attend the same classes.

Registration Details

 

  • NCBTMB CEs are offered for Licensed Massage Therapists
  • Includes manual from International Center for Reiki Training
  • All classes are a blend of theory, instruction and interactive learning
  • Register with the Massage Academy of the Poconos
  • Please feel free to schedule a 15 Minute Consultation with Beth to make sure she is the right Reiki Master Teacher for you.
  • If you require special considerations or accommodations, please call. We will do our best to make your experience meaningful.

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