Saturday, February 13, 2016
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2 Hour Presentation on Muscle Imbalance; The Importance of Directional Massage And It's Application to Orthopedic Conditions
$49.00 (1 section available)
This is a 2 hour presentation for massage therapists who want to prepare for assessing Orthopedic and Pain Management conditions. It will refresh their understanding of agonist versus antagonist muscle groupings related to muscle imbalance. It provides an introduction of the important of directional massage to address muscle imbalance.

Advanced Chair Massage
$69.00 (1 section available)
Use your chair for what it was intended! Massage chairs offer therapists different access and leverage for working with the human body, but many therapists do not know how to take advantage of it. A small portion of this class will discuss using the chair as a business building tool, but mostly students will explore chair massage as its own unique experience for clients. Students will also spend time learning adjustments for different body styles and shapes, as well as adjustments for pregnancy massage. Proper and comfortable body mechanics for therapists will be examined and adapted to each therapist's height and center of gravity.

Applying Trigger Point Therapy: Lower Bo
$139.00 (1 section available)
Apply trigger point therapy to clients with common ailments of the lower body, such as low back spasms, sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, hip flexor and iliotibial band syndrome, leg cramps, and plantar fasciitis. Therapists learn to differentiate between trigger points and knots/adhesions, learn common trigger point locations with referral pattern and satellite trigger points, and apply skills to every day clientele.

Applying Trigger Point Therapy:upper Bod
$139.00 (1 section available)
Apply trigger point therapy to clients with common ailments of the upper body such as headaches, stiff neck, thoracic outlet syndrome, temporomandibular joint syndrome, frozen shoulder syndrome, and other muscle spasms. Therapists learn to differentiate between trigger points and knots/adhesions, learn common trigger point locations with referral pattern and satellite trigger points, and apply skills to every day clientele.

Client Assessment-When to Treat Or Refer
$139.00 (1 section available)
Finally - the missing piece! Assessment is the key to knowing what to do in a treatment. It needs to be done quickly and accurately and this is where you learn to do just that. Come prepared to learn how to perform a simple neurological evaluation, ROM testing, and utilize simple observational skills to help you determine what to do or when it is time to refer. Please wear shorts and a tee shirt. Most importantly - bring your questions!

Ethics: Massage Professionalism
$69.00 (2 sections 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.

Fine-Tuning the Framework of Fascia
$69.00 (1 section available)
This course is a very powerful addition to any bodyworker's practice. Fascia encompasses all structures within the body and plays many important roles in overall health and well-being. Becoming restricted from physical and mental stressors, the fascial system often reacts with stiffness and pain. Clients benefit greatly from myofascial work and are able to achieve lasting improvement in soft tissue as a result. Therapists are able to realize the importance of fascial tissue and its role in helping clients improve and maintain their overall health and wellness.

Introduction to Chakra Theory
$69.00 (2 sections available)
This class will serve as a basic introduction to chakra theory. Students will begin by exploring each individual chakra and its effect on the body, following a primary 7 chakra model. History and context will be briefly discussed. Students will also be exposed to competing theories and secondary chakra models. Students will then learn color theory and applications. Finally students will examine the basic mental, emotional and physical issues associated with each chakra's imbalances, and gentle approaches to rebalancing the chakras. Muscle tests and chakra tests will complete the student's experience.

Softening Melting Movements
$199.00 (1 section available)
Your days of going home wiped out can stop. Focusing on the nervous system takes a good deal of the work out of Bodywork and this seminar does this by going back to our roots. Swedish massage began as the Swedish Movement Cure. Massage was never intended to be done apart from movement and now Richard Finn shows you how to do just that! This one day seminar focuses on the application of the original Swedish Movements and applies the techniques to calming the Nervous System. After applying these principles you will see increased client relaxation, less work on your part, increased ROM, decreased pain, and immediate postural changes. Add to this, the application of Neurodynamic testing and treatment. In the second half of the course you will learn to identify restrictions in the ROM of the major nerves, treat these nerves with motion, watch ROM increase, and watch pain decrease.

Trigger Point Therapy: a Kinder Gentler
$199.00 (1 section available)
This is a foundational course that gives therapists the basic understanding and techniques to do highly effective work. Dr. Simons came to believe that Trigger Point Therapy should be performed with little to no pain. In this course you will practice muscle length testing, postural evaluation, and treating trigger points with very little effort. This approach helps the client and saves your body. It also works!

Understanding Pennsylvania's Massage Law
$69.00 (2 sections available)
This class consists of detailed information about "the Massage Law". The law passed in 2010, and officially known as "Act 118", governs all massage therapists in the state of Pennsylvania. Each section of the law will be reviewed and discussed to give the professional massage therapist a better understanding of how to work within the guidelines and insure a lawful practice. This class will earn 4 continuing education hours towards Pennsylvania license renewal.

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