Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Advanced Chair Massage
$69.00 (1 section available)
In this Advanced Chair Massage course, attendees will learn stretch techniques to release the pectoral muscles, compression techniques borrowed from Shiatsu and sports massages manipulations suited for athletes. Students will also learn advanced techniques to work on the body in alternate positions including upright and backwards as well as chair pressure point therapy. In this class designed for the professional massage therapist, students will earn 4 continuing education hours towards their Pennsylvania licensing requirements.

Advanced Sports Massage I
$139.00 (1 section available)
In this course the licensed massage therapist will learn sports massage skills that go beyond the concepts of pre and post-event massage and develop a 60-minute protocol for athletes. Learn deep muscle therapy strokes and develop them into a routine to enhance athletic performance and investigate the role of stretching as an adjunct to massage aspects of this modality. Students will learn to perform a full body massage designed for an athlete, whether amateur or professional.

Demystifying Upper Back & Neck Problems
$139.00 (1 section available)
One of the most common situations that the licensed massage therapist confronts in their practice would be the client's parascapular discomfort. Often, these problems do not respond well to allopathic medicine, but will easily respond to correctly applied massage, deep muscle therapy, and myofascial lengthening. In this 8-hour class, students will learn how to identify and resolve some of their clients' difficulties, including headaches, stiff neck, frozen shoulder, and parascapular pain.

Energy of Reflexology
$199.00 (1 section available)
Can you imagine how much more effective you can be with your reflexology sessions by adding the power of energy? Enhance your understanding of energy concepts relating to the body's chakras, meridians, and potent acupoints on the feet, hands and ears. You'll learn how to work them effectively to bring about greater change in your clients' health. We'll explore the effects of chakra and meridian work through discussion and hands-on sessions. Prerequisites: 12 hours of reflexology class time or self-study. Students should bring a set of sheets, bolster if available and massage lotion to class.

Ethics: Massage Professionalism
$69.00 (1 section available)
The way in which you conduct your massage practice can shape the experience of your clients far more than the selection of hands-on techniques used in a session. Students will reflect on their own professionalism and learn how to create a safe and consistent therapeutic environment. This workshop will cover a variety of topics including transference, confidentiality, consent and boundaries of your practice; the prevailing laws, rules and codes of ethics for the practice of massage and bodywork therapy; discussion of ethical dilemmas; communication with your clients and fellow practitioners; and the dynamics of the client/therapist relationship. This workshop will fulfill the ethics requirement for renewal of the Pennsylvania state massage license. In this class designed for the professional massage therapist, students will earn 4 continuing education hours towards their Pennsylvania licensing requirements.

Lumbar Pain Advanced Therapy & Treatment
$139.00 (1 section available)
This eight-hour course for licensed massage therapists focuses on advanced massage applications for alleviating lumbar myofascial pain. Through hands-on training, students will learn to incorporate a proper balance of neuromuscular, myofascial, Swedish and stretching techniques into their massage routines. Topics include muscle actions, postural analysis, range of motion and palpation techniques. Communicating with clients and providing preventive care education will also be covered. Students should bring a set of sheets and massage lotion to class.

Massage for Ages & Stages
$139.00 (1 section available)
This course is designed for the massage therapist interested in bringing therapeutic touch to a broad range of people with specific needs - from tiny infants to frail elders and many others for whom conventional massage may cause discomfort or even tissue injury. Building upon basic massage skills and knowledge, this course will enhance your confidence and ability to practice therapeutically in a variety of settings, including hospice, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and even your clients' homes. Participants will learn techniques that are safe, appropriate and effective for children with special needs such as autism, teens who may be experiencing anxiety or depression, adults living in stressful situations and those who live with post traumatic stress symptoms. By opening your awareness and understanding to the physical and emotional needs of those suffering from chronic illness and/or injury, you may significantly increase the treatment options available to you in a variety of treatment settings while providing nurturing touch to those who need it most.

Passive Stretching Techniques
$139.00 (1 section available)
Designed for licensed massage therapists, this class explores and incorporates passive stretches that can be used on their own or in conjunction with other modalities. Students will learn stretches to increase range of motion, decrease pain, restore somatic balance and increase flexibility as a way to decrease RUI's. To facilitate understanding of why particular stretches are used for particular muscles, there will be an in depth review of palpation anatomy.

Reflexology: Finding Your "sole"yPurpose
$209.00 (1 section available)
Reflexology is the ancient art and science of using pressure points on the feet, called "reflexes", to facilitate healing and revitalization of the entire body. It helps to adjust the body's energy flow in order to keep the organs in a constant state of balance. This focused form of acupressure and massage aids circulation, body detoxification and glandular, muscular and nerve functioning. While acting as a powerful therapeutic technique, reflexology also helps to calm the emotions and assist the body to release tension and stress. In this fun, yet educational two-day workshop you will learn the physical and energy anatomy of the feet and how to enhance the health of yourself and others through a combination of finger and thumb pressure, and relaxation techniques.

Reiki 3 - Master Teacher Training
$99.00 (1 section available)
Reiki is awakening the divine perfection already within you. In Reiki 1 & 2 classes, you were attuned to the divine energy of source. You were empowered to tap into this energy to facilitate healing of yourself and others. The Reiki Master Teacher level is for those interested in aximizing balance, potential and personal truth in their lives and all lives "touched" by them. The training is appropriate for those seeking personal growth as well as for those wanting to teach Reiki. You will receive attunements to the Master symbols, and teachings on doing healing attunements, passing attunements on to others and on related healing methods. Students should bring a set of sheets and bolster, if available. Prerequisite: Reiki levelS 1 and 2.

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