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This course will give a brief background of this ancient art, it’s history and modern-day practices. The use of its different essential oils, their general characteristics, and how to combine them both. Personal and professional use will be the focus of this hands-on presentation. Small material fee to create personal blend payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Open to anyone 18 yrs or older.
This course will focus on the special needs of the pregnant woman. Some client benefits include reduction of fatigue, stress, and swelling of feet and ankles. In addition, prenatal massage may improve circulation to mother and baby, reduce stress on the weight-bearing joints and increase relaxation. Indications and contraindications will be discussed, as well as proper massage techniques and positioning of your pregnant client. Must be familiar with Swedish massage. Open to all healthcare professionals working with pregnant women, massage therapists and massage students. Please bring a set of twin sheets, 3 pillows, small hand towel, and a throw blanket. Certificate of completion awarded for 4 contact hours.
Chair massage is the application of massage techniques while the client is seated. This can be done using a special massage chair or seated in a chair or wheelchair. The course includes a routine which can be modified for different seated positions and marketing your message to businesses. Prerequisite: LMT or students who already have basic knowledge of massage. Dress comfortably. Certificate of completion awarded.
INTRO TO REFLEXOLOGY (MAS653)
Come and learn about this ancient art of natural healing. Reflexology (zone therapy) is based on the principles and belief that there are reflexes and areas in the feet, hands, and ears that correlate to every organ and part of the body. You will learn techniques through the application of pressure to the feet using special thumb, finger and hand movements. It is believed reflexology improves circulation, reduces stress, tension, and pain, and fosters overall improved health. Open to anyone
18 years and above.
INTRO TO SHIATSU
Learn a whole body Shiatsu protocol and continue to refine this method by focusing on learning and treating meridian channels and point locations. Using traditional and Zen shiatsu principles this course establishes a strong foundation in shiatsu techniques and theory plus the development of personal and professional skills. You will learn a Hara assessment and body evaluation. Open to anyone 18 years or older. This course requires 10 documented practice sessions outside of class. Students must bring comforter or exercise mat and a small pillow. Certificate of completion awarded.
This comprehensive 40-hour course will give you the skills to give a full basic shiatsu session. Focusing on the energy flows of the 12 meridians and acupressure points (tsubos), you will learn basic Yin/Yang and 5 Elements theory, plus the use of Hara assessment. This interactive and hands-on course will focus on practice, proper body mechanics, and treating with the meridians. Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork based on the ideas of Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu stimulates the body’s vital energy, known as Ki or Qi, which can help harmonize the vitality and life force of the body and mind. Benefits include reducing stress, anxiety, back pain, and body aches to name a few. Practiced without oils and through light, comfortable clothing, it incorporates mindful pressure, along the energy channels and points, plus rotating and stretching techniques. Open to anyone 18 years and above; for sharing with friends and family or use in a massage practice. Bring a sheet, pillowcase and a small pillow.
Experience using a pendulum to connect with the energy centers in our bodies known as “Chakras.” By using essential oils, you can restore balance to these centers and tap into the vast wisdom of subtle energies and vibrations that reside within. This is a great class for all bodyworkers and those interested in essential oils and their subtle properties. The instructor will have a supply of pendulums to use or bring your favorite to class. There is a small material fee of $10.00 payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Open to anyone 18 yrs or older.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison. This course will explore “the natural laws of health” from sunshine to rest, fresh air, water and exercise and how these elements play a role in one’s health status and disease prevention. This course will also provide basic nutritional requirements of the body and how that relates to overall wellness. Open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Learn the healing techniques of hot stone massage. This class is open to anyone who has completed or is currently attending a massage therapy certificate program. Therapists will learn to use the powerful restorative properties of smooth basalt stones heated to melt adhesions in fascia and connective tissue. Wear comfortable attire. Please bring a bath towel and 2 sheets/ blanket. Open to all Certified Massage Therapists.
QI GONG (MAS689)
Join us for Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese system of postures, exercises, breathing techniques, and meditations to improve one’s qi (chi or energy field). Qi gong may be used to promote physical fitness, mental health plus enhance physiological function and overall health. In this class we will explore the basics of Qi Gong, grounding, breath, heart and spirit; plus we will practice the movements for Ba Duan Jin, or the “8 Pieces of Brocade.” Open to anyone 18 years and above.
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