Prenatal Massage - 8 CE hours
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Prenatal Massage - 8 CE hours

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Enhance your awareness of Prenatal Massage and common conditions associated with pregnancy. The therapist will review a detailed study of the female reproductive system, related hormones and common concerns with pregnancy. Study Prenatal Massage techniques and the appropriate application of massage techniques, protocols for assessment and treatment plans for the pregnant mother.

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Learn the Synergy Touch - 8 CE hours
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Learn the Synergy Touch - 8 CE hours

This class will uncover how our body works in a synergistic way, how we can use the knowledge of muscle anatomy, and chose the proper targeted spot using a synergistic dual and proper ischemic compression to treat the client in a variety of ways. We will experience how the body reacts to the stimulation of two muscle areas simultaneously.

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Foundations of Touch: Establishing Cellular and Fluid Dialog - 6 CE hours
Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Foundations of Touch: Establishing Cellular and Fluid Dialog - 6 CE hours

In this foundational class students will identify and experience how essential cellular being and cellular touch can have a profound effect on both their own and their clients’ somatic (bodymind) being. Underlying cellular being is our own cellular breathing which incorporates and unifies the entire bodymind. It provides a grounding in the present and allows our fuller being and possibility to arise.

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Our Connective Tissue: The Body’s Tapestry - 6 CE hours
Mar
24
9:30 PM21:30

Our Connective Tissue: The Body’s Tapestry - 6 CE hours

This class is based on a fluid model to engage and nurture the aspects of our fibrous connective tissues which include joint capsules, ligaments and fascia. Fluid touch underlies our dialog with the three-dimensional quality embodied in the essential sphere of the joint capsules. Ligaments provide direction of flow for movement and respond to the process of manual approximation (shortening) and rebound to rest in their natural healthful state. Connecting into the greater global network, fascia integrates the local connective tissue structures with the spirilic global web. Refining our intention and touch allows us to contact and dialog with the myriad organization of connective tissue for specific and general integration of our body-mind.

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Massage for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction - 7 CE hours
Apr
5
9:00 AM09:00

Massage for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction - 7 CE hours

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (Part of NIH): TMJ Dysfunction (TMJD) is the second most commonly occurring musculoskeletal condition resulting in pain and disability preceded only by chronic low back pain. NIH estimates that 5 to 12% of the population suffers from TMJD.

After completing this course each participant will be able to identify the major muscles involved in TM joint movement, better understand the causes of TMJ pain, and apply specific Swedish techniques to help reduce TMJ pain.

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Light Touch Techniques for Headaches & Migraines - 7 CE hours
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Light Touch Techniques for Headaches & Migraines - 7 CE hours

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We all have clients that experience headaches or migraines. Add new techniques to your toolbox with this one day class. First we will talk about the causes and symptoms of different headaches.

Then I will demonstrate cranial and acupressure techniques and you will exchange with a partner to practice and experience the work. The pressure for all of the bodywork is light to medium so you can work smarter, not harder.

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Easy Deep Tissue - More Pressure, Less Effort - 12 CE hours
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Easy Deep Tissue - More Pressure, Less Effort - 12 CE hours

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Do your hands or wrists hurt after a deep tissue massage?  Do you find yourself exhausted at the end of a long day of massage?  Do you love being a massage therapist but worry you will have to quit soon because your body just can’t handle it any more?  If you answered “YES!” to one or more of these questions then this class is for you.

When we have finished you will have a solid understanding of how to safely and productively use your body as a tool to deliver deep tissue massage; you will have practiced palpation skills with your fists, forearms and elbows and have more confidence in using these tools regularly in your work setting; and you will be able to deliver more pressure with less effort.

Therapists who have taken this course say they no longer hurt and they feel like they could practice forever.

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Thai Massage - 3 Day Intensive - 21 CE hours
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Thai Massage - 3 Day Intensive - 21 CE hours

In this three day course you will learn how to perform a traditional Thai Massage in the supine and prone position plus the key to career longevity and satisfaction.  Upon completion of this course (plus a little home practice) you will be ready to add Thai massage to your menu of services or integrate it into your table routine. Additionally you will learn the history and theory of this ancient practice and the Sen (energy) line system of healing.

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Reiki First Degree - 10 CE hours
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Reiki First Degree - 10 CE hours

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The Reiki First Degree course provides an introduction to the natural Healing Art of Reiki. The student will learn the origins and philosophy of Reiki. The course will identify basic techniques of Reiki treatment for self and client. The student will learn to apply techniques for self, family and friends. Guidelines for the professional practice of Reiki for all ages and stages of health will be identified and discussed. The course will identify the chakra system and its relation to basic anatomy and health. 

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Our Skeletal System: The Body’s Container - 6 CE hours
May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Our Skeletal System: The Body’s Container - 6 CE hours

The bones of our skeletal system provide leverage while serving as the container and support for our internal organs. In this course, the embodied presence of our skeletal tissue offers us opportunity to distinguish and transmit qualities of the three layers of bones. As bodyworkers, when we embody these three layers ourselves, we can provide support for our clients through clarity of form in the periosteum, strength and resilience in the compact bone, and focused vitality in the marrow.

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Our Muscular System: The Body’s System of Action - 6 CE hours
May
19
9:30 AM09:30

Our Muscular System: The Body’s System of Action - 6 CE hours

Our skeletal muscle tissue is a dynamic three-dimensional tensile system which provides the means for balanced movement of our skeletal system. Our muscular system expresses our vitality and power, engages in relationship to gravity and resistance, and allows us to pursue our curiosity. As well as having the ability to express our intentions, muscle tissue contains proprioceptors which allow for sense reception. By manually supporting the proprioceptors, a renewed internal state is calibrated to provide more easeful and effective response. This class addresses the aspects of sense and action of muscle tissue using modalities of touch and movement re-education.

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Reflexology - Introduction 10 CE hours
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Reflexology - Introduction 10 CE hours

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This course introduces the theory and application of Reflexology, Meridians, and Zone Therapy. You will study the art of Reflexology and Zone Therapy through the hands and feet. As a practitioner you will explore a non-invasive way of cultivating and circulating energy through touch healing.

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Color Element Massage - 16 CE hours
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Color Element Massage - 16 CE hours

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African massage assists the therapist to develop their intuitive gifts and assists them to create a unique experience during each massage. During class students will enjoy visualizations of each Element and experience and learn techniques to embody each the Elements and how the body / mind connection can assist in creating a mindful massage.

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Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Spine - 16 CE hours
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Spine - 16 CE hours

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This course will introduce participants to basic orthopedic assessments and tests of the spine and the treatment plans using manual techniques. This two day course provides each participant with hands-on, practical clinical training in integrative evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the spine.

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Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Upper Extremities - 16 CE hours
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Upper Extremities - 16 CE hours

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This course will introduce participants to basic orthopedic assessments and tests of the upper Extremities and the treatment plans using manual techniques. This two day course provides each participant with hands-on, practical clinical training in integrative evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the Upper Extremities.

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Aromatherapy - Introduction 10 CE hours
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Aromatherapy - Introduction 10 CE hours

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Study the fundamentals, theory and application of Aromatherapy as a form of stress management. Learn to neutralize stress through the use of essential oils. Learn how to create oils for self and family. Study the application of essential oils to the healing process.

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Our Internal Organs: The Body’s Contents and Vitality - 6 CE hours
Sep
8
9:30 AM09:30

Our Internal Organs: The Body’s Contents and Vitality - 6 CE hours

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Our internal organs are contained by our skeletal structure and provide us with the vital functions of life as well as our sense of self, volume and authenticity. Physiologically they perform the basic bodily functions of breathing, circulation and digestion. Spatially they offer us three-dimensional presence in posture and movement. Organs are the seat of emotions, feelings and inner reactions.

Through an embodied approach, we can utilize unique ways to facilitate access and provide balance to organs individually and as a whole system. Knowledge of their location, shape and tone informs us to adjust the weight, pressure and rhythm of our touch. In an easeful way, we find balance and connection within ourselves and our clients.

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Our Fluid System: The Body's Dynamic Matrix - 6 CE hours
Sep
9
9:30 AM09:30

Our Fluid System: The Body's Dynamic Matrix - 6 CE hours

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Our body has a cellular and interstitial fluid foundation. These fluids traverse membranes to transform into blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), synovial fluid and lymph. Each fluid expresses and is receptive to different qualities of somatic presence and touch.

We will explore and discern the qualities of grounded, weighted bloodful touch (including arterial, venous and capillary-isoring qualities) and the rarified, spacious cerebrospinal fluid rhythm. The balance of fluid presence, touch and movement lies between these two. Along with knowing your client’s affinities, developing your range of fluid connection will aid you, the massage therapist & bodyworker to communicate and facilitate transformation in your client.

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Getting Specific: Hip & Shoulder Girdles - 14 CE hours
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Getting Specific: Hip & Shoulder Girdles - 14 CE hours

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Do you have clients with chronic neck and upper back pain or with sciatica and chronic low back pain?  Wonder why they don’t get relief from working the areas that hurt?  This course will allow you to alleviate and sometimes eliminate these issues for your clients.
Each morning will learn ways to ask the client to actively engage muscles to improve your palpation skills and help you isolate specific muscles in each area, making your work more efficient and effective. Afternoons will include a demonstration of techniques for the hip or shoulder girdle, and then an exchange to practice and receive the work. Emphasis will be on discovering the source of the problem and treating that, rather than just addressing symptoms.
As with all my Deep Tissue courses, we will focus on techniques that help you give more pressure with less effort.

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Ethics: Buttons & Boundaries - 3 CE hours
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Ethics: Buttons & Boundaries - 3 CE hours

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We will focus the first half of class on proposed changes to the NC Rules and Regulations.
This course includes a review of ethical standards applied to the massage profession, as well as the opportunity to discuss ethical scenarios, including dual relationships, with other therapists.
You can take this course for credit up to 4 times in a 2 year period, and receive CE’s each time (up to 12 CE).
Each class is unique due to mix of students and topics discussed.

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Restorative Hot Stone Therapy with Deep Tissue - 16 CE hours
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Restorative Hot Stone Therapy with Deep Tissue - 16 CE hours

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This Hot Stone Training is designed to educate licensed body workers in the procedure of using stones effectively with massage therapy. This class is unique with its emphasis on using the heated stones to administer therapeutic deep tissue work while profoundly nourishing the nervous system. This technique can be easily incorporated into one's own practice with benefit to both therapist and clients. The topics covered will provide you with a detailed introduction to the use of Stones in your massage practice.

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Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Lower Extremities - 16 CE hours
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Lower Extremities - 16 CE hours

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This course will introduce participants to basic orthopedic assessments and tests of the upper Extremities and the treatment plans using manual techniques. This two day course provides each participant with hands-on, practical clinical training in integrative evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the Upper Extremities.

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Epi-Fascial Release Techniques - 20 CE hours
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Epi-Fascial Release Techniques - 20 CE hours

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This course is a deep dive into the world of fascia and how to access the intelligence of the fascia facilitating the release of active muscle spasm with little to no pressure.
We explore the anatomy of fascia, learn how to apply unique ERT movements as a specific treatment and how to incorporate ERT techniques into your established routine. ​

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Advanced Deep Tissue Massage - Techniques for Sports Massage - 7 CE hours
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Deep Tissue Massage - Techniques for Sports Massage - 7 CE hours

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This course will enhance a massage and bodywork professional’s awareness of Deep Tissue Massage for Sports Massage applications and clients involved in physical training activities.  The course will review and develop a detailed study of the skeletomuscular system and common athletic conditions and injuries. The concept of Sports Massage and the application of Deep Tissue Massage techniques for pain relief, recovery and rehabilitation will be presented.

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Tui Na: Basics of Musculoskeletal Treatments - 8 CE hours
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Tui Na: Basics of Musculoskeletal Treatments - 8 CE hours

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This course will cover basic methods and theory of Tui Na Chinese medical manual therapies. The course will be mainly hands on and upon completing this class, the participant will develop Tui Na skills and be able to implement these skills in their practice. Participants will be both practicing and receiving Tui Na medical manual therapies during this course.

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Aromatherapy - Introduction 10 CE hours
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Aromatherapy - Introduction 10 CE hours

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Study the fundamentals, theory and application of Aromatherapy as a form of stress management. Learn to neutralize stress through the use of essential oils. Learn how to create oils for self and family. Study the application of essential oils to the healing process.

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Getting Specific: Hip & Shoulder Girdles - 14 CE
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Getting Specific: Hip & Shoulder Girdles - 14 CE

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you have clients with chronic neck and upper back pain or with sciatica and chronic low back pain?  Wonder why they don’t get relief from working the areas that hurt?  This course will allow you to alleviate and sometimes eliminate these issues for your clients.
Each morning will learn ways to ask the client to actively engage muscles to improve your palpation skills and help you isolate specific muscles in each area, making your work more efficient and effective. Afternoons will include a demonstration of techniques for the hip or shoulder girdle, and then an exchange to practice and receive the work. Emphasis will be on discovering the source of the problem and treating that, rather than just addressing symptoms.
As with all my Deep Tissue courses, we will focus on techniques that help you give more pressure with less effort.

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Ethics: Buttons & Boundaries - 3 CE
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Ethics: Buttons & Boundaries - 3 CE

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  • Google Calendar ICS

We will focus the first half of class on proposed changes to the NC Rules and Regulations.
This course includes a review of ethical standards applied to the massage profession, as well as the opportunity to discuss ethical scenarios, including dual relationships, with other therapists.
You can take this course for credit up to 4 times in a 2 year period, and receive CE’s each time (up to 12 CE).
Each class is unique due to mix of students and topics discussed.

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Thai Massage - 3 Day Intensive - 21 CE
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Thai Massage - 3 Day Intensive - 21 CE

In this three day course you will learn how to perform a traditional Thai Massage in the supine and prone position plus the key to career longevity and satisfaction.  Upon completion of this course (plus a little home practice) you will be ready to add Thai massage to your menu of services or integrate it into your table routine. Additionally you will learn the history and theory of this ancient practice and the Sen (energy) line system of healing.

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Prenatal Massage - 8 CE Hours
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Prenatal Massage - 8 CE Hours

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Prenatal Massage - 8 CE Hours

Enhance your awareness of Prenatal Massage and common conditions associated with pregnancy. The therapist will review a detailed study of the female reproductive system, related hormones and common concerns with pregnancy. Study Prenatal Massage techniques and the appropriate application of massage techniques, protocols for assessment and treatment plans for the pregnant mother.

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Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Lower Extremities - 16 CE
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Lower Extremities - 16 CE

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This course will introduce participants to basic orthopedic assessments and tests of the upper Extremities and the treatment plans using manual techniques. This two day course provides each participant with hands-on, practical clinical training in integrative evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the Upper Extremities.

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Restorative Hot Stone Therapy with Deep Tissue - 16 CE
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Restorative Hot Stone Therapy with Deep Tissue - 16 CE

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Restorative Hot Stone Therapy with Deep Tissue - 16 CE Hours (Tuition $325) -- This Hot Stone Training is designed to educate licensed body workers in the procedure of using stones effectively with massage therapy. This class is unique with its emphasis on using the heated stones to administer therapeutic deep tissue work while profoundly nourishing the nervous system. This technique can be easily incorporated into one's own practice with benefit to both therapist and clients. The topics covered will provide you with a detailed introduction to the use of Stones in your massage practice.

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Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Upper Extremities - 16 CE
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Upper Extremities - 16 CE

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This course will introduce participants to basic orthopedic assessments and tests of the upper Extremities and the treatment plans using manual techniques. This two day course provides each participant with hands-on, practical clinical training in integrative evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the Upper Extremities.

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Easy Deep Tissue - More Pressure, Less Effort - 12 CE
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Easy Deep Tissue - More Pressure, Less Effort - 12 CE

Do your hands or wrists hurt after a deep tissue massage?  Do you find yourself exhausted at the end of a long day of massage?  Do you love being a massage therapist but worry you will have to quit soon because your body just can’t handle it any more?  If you answered “YES!” to one or more of these questions then this class is for you.
When we have finished you will have a solid understanding of how to safely and productively use your body as a tool to deliver deep tissue massage; you will have practiced palpation skills with your fists, forearms and elbows and have more confidence in using these tools regularly in your work setting; and you will be able to deliver more pressure with less effort.
Therapists who have taken this course say they no longer hurt and they feel like they could practice forever.

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Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Spine - 16CE
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Basic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment with Manual Techniques for the Spine - 16CE

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This course will introduce participants to basic orthopedic assessments and tests of the spine and the treatment plans using manual techniques. This two day course provides each participant with hands-on, practical clinical training in integrative evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the spine.This course will introduce participants to basic orthopedic assessments and tests of the spine and the treatment plans using manual techniques. This two day course provides each participant with hands-on, practical clinical training in integrative evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the spine.

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Light Touch Techniques for Headaches & Migraines - 7 CE
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Light Touch Techniques for Headaches & Migraines - 7 CE

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  • Google Calendar ICS

We all have clients that experience headaches or migraines. Add new techniques to your toolbox with this one day class. First we will talk about the causes and symptoms of different headaches.
Then I will demonstrate cranial and acupressure techniques and you will exchange with a partner to practice and experience the work. The pressure for all of the bodywork is light to medium so you can work smarter, not harder.

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Easy Deep Tissue - More Pressure, Less Effort - 12 CE
May
5
to May 6

Easy Deep Tissue - More Pressure, Less Effort - 12 CE

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Therapists who have taken this course say they no longer hurt and they feel like they could practice forever.

“I used more pressure in the 2 days with Melissa in her Easy Deep Tissue class than I have in the past 2 years. The best part is that I didn’t feel any pain anywhere in my body afterwards. I feel so empowered after taking Melissa’s class!”  – Kelly S., LMBT

“I took Melissa’s easy deep tissue class a few weeks back.  I was already a strong deep tissue therapist, but I always like learning new ways to use my body more efficiently.  I learned several new techniques that felt great to my body as a therapist.  I asked a few of my regulars what their thoughts were and they loved the new techniques!  The neck work was, “the best you’ve done on me!” said one client.  I will definitely use these new tools I’ve learned in my continued practice.”  – Josh R., LMBT

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Light Touch Techniques for Headaches & Migraines - 7 CE
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Light Touch Techniques for Headaches & Migraines - 7 CE

“Melissa and her space are very welcoming and she is a very knowledgeable, talented and experienced massage therapist. As an instructor she exceeded my expectations.  She is professional, on-time, sticks to the syllabus- yet always willing to explain further or repeat something for her students to see again, very approachable, funny and made learning the material fun.  The course content in Melissa’s classes is undoubtedly helpful in furthering my massage career, easy to read and understand, and efficiently laid out.”  – Emily, LMBT

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Thai Massage - 3 Day Intensive - 21 CE
Apr
13
to Apr 15

Thai Massage - 3 Day Intensive - 21 CE

In this three day course you will learn how to perform a traditional Thai Massage in the supine and prone position plus the key to career longevity and satisfaction.  Upon completion of this course (plus a little home practice) you will be ready to add Thai massage to your menu of services or integrate it into your table routine. Additionally you will learn the history and theory of this ancient practice and the Sen (energy) line system of healing.

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Getting Specific: Hip & Shoulder Girdles - 14 CE
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Getting Specific: Hip & Shoulder Girdles - 14 CE

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“I recently took Melissa’s ‘Getting Specific- Hip and Shoulder Girdle’ course. The course was engaging, relevant, and full of great strategies I incorporated in my practice right away. Especially enjoyed learning ways to give my body a break while doing this work! I highly recommend Melissa’s courses. This will not be my last!”  – Lorrie Z., LMBT

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