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Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage - School of Continuing Education

Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage is approved by NCBTMB as a continuing education approved provider.

To Register for Classes Please Call 703-888-9782.

Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage provides an opportunity for massage therapists to continue their education in massage therapy. Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage delivers advanced massage education so that our students increase their existing skill set and provide the highest quality massage treatments to their clients.

The educational objective of Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage is to deliver advanced continuing education to Certified Massage Therapists. Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage offers a variety of techniques to further their career in massage therapy, and the classes are held in a supportive environment where the student is top priority.

Participants can register up until the day before the workshop starts. If a participant is unable to pay in full, they can hold their spot with a non-refundable deposit. Registration can be made by phone, fax, email, or coming into the school.

To receive a full refund, participants must cancel 21 days prior to the first day of class. If participants cancel less than 21 days prior to the first day of class the deposit is non-refundable. If participants cancel after course has begun or is absent for class, no refunds will be given. If we cancel a workshop due to low enrollment, all tuition paid will be refunded in full.

The courses are held at the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage, located at 6402 Arlington Blvd. Suite 840, Falls Church, VA 22042.

2017 Continuing Education Course Schedule

CE Hours

Pricing

Essential Oils Basics & Aromatherapy
January 20th
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

(7 CE Hours) $195
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Form & Function
February 25 - 26
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00

(16 CE Hours) $300
Myofascial Release Massage, Upper Body Part I
March 3 - 5
Friday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(20 CE Hours) $395
Massage Cupping Workshop with Dr. James Mally
March 10th
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

(8 CE Hours) $165
Trigger Point Therapy and Counterstrain with Dr. James Mally
March 11th
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

(8 CE Hours) $140
Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain with Dr. James Mally
March 12th
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

(8 CE Hours) $140
Chinese Craniosacral Therapy with Visceral Manipulation (Chi Nei Tsang – Interal Organ Massage) & Medical Qigong
March 24th
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

(8 CE Hours) $140
Shiatsu – Anma - Japanese Medical Massage with Hara Visceral Manipulation & Medical Cupping
March 25 - 26
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

(18 CE Hours) $270
Reiki I
April 1st
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

(7 CE Hours) $150
Prenatal Massage
April 28- 29
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

(14 CE Hours) $300
Myofascial Release Massage, Introduction
May 12th
Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

(3 CE Hours) $60
Essential Oils Basics & Aromatherapy
May 19th
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

(7 CE Hours) $195
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Head & Neck
June 2 – 4
Friday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(19 CE Hours) $360
Reiki II
June 9th - 10th
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

(14 CE Hours) $285
Myofascial Release Massage, Upper Body Part I
June 23 - 25
Friday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(20 CE Hours) $395
Anatomy for Bodyworkers with Dr. James Mally -Upper Body
July 6 - 7
Thursday & Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
For both Upper and Lower Body the cost is $525

(16 CE Hours) $325
Anatomy for Bodyworkers with Dr. James Mally - Lower Body
July 8 - 9
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
For both Upper and Lower Body the cost is $525

(16 CE Hours) $325
Basic Thai Massage Part 1
July 21 - 23
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(24 CE Hours) $480
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Spine & Thorax
August 4 - 6
Friday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00

(19 CE Hours) $360
Indian Head, Face & Foot Massage with Ayurvedic Oils
August 18th
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

(8 CE Hours) $140
Chinese Ear, Hand & Foot Vitaflex Reflexology with Aromatherapy Essential Oils
August 19 - 20
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(18 CE Hours) $270
Reiki I
September 23rd
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

(7 CE Hours) $150
Basic Thai Massage Part 2
September 29 – October 1
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(24 CE Hours) $480
Prenatal Massage
October 6th
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

(14 CE Hours) $300
Myofascial Release Massage, Lower Body Part II
October 13 - 15
Friday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(20 CE Hours) $395
Massage Cupping Workshop with Dr. James Mally
October 20th
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

(8 CE Hours) $165
Side Lying Massage with Dr. James Mally
October 21 – 22
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(16 CE Hours) $320
Myofascial Release Massage, Introduction
October 27
Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

(3 CE Hours) $60
Reiki II
October 27th - 28th
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

(14 CE Hours) $285
Essential Oils Basics & Aromatherapy
November 3rd
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

(7 CE Hours) 195
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Lower Extremity
November 10 - 12
Friday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00

(3 CE Hours) $360
Myofascial Release Massage, Advanced Technique Part III
November 17 - 19
Friday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(20 CE Hours) $445
Reiki III
December 1st - 2nd
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

(14 CE Hours) $300
Myofascial Release Massage, Upper Body Part I
December 15 - 17
Friday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(20 CE Hours) $395

Continuing Education Course Descriptions:

Addressing Hip & Lower Back Pain:
This CE workshop is designed to address all the muscles involved in movement of the hip as well as muscles of the lumbar region. The program will consist of 1 hour of lecture to address the anatomy of the hip and lumbar regions as well basic postural assessment. The 6 remaining hours will be a bodywork session to address all 4 quadrants of the thigh, iliopsoas, quadratus lumborum, multifidus as well as the gluteals, and the deep six lateral rotators.

Addressing Neck Pain:
Course includes lecture on cervical deviations, client ergonomics and bodywork techniques to address all areas of the neck. Bodywork techniques include; myofascial deep release, METs, Swedish, trigger point, as well as deep tissue technique.

Addressing More Neck Pain with Scapular Mobilization:
This is a bodywork intensive course designed to build on techniques taught in Addressing Neck Pain to address additional neck pain issues related to scapulas that are ‘frozen’ to the posterior thorax. This class will address the fascia and muscles that stabilize and move the scapula as well as muscles that stabilize and move the glenohumeral joint. Taking Addressing Neck Pain is not a requirement to attend this class. Participants will need to bring to class: sheets, 3 hand towels and a pillow case or something suitable for chest draping.

Anatomy for Bodyworkers with Dr. James Mally:
Join us for a fun experiential anatomy class designed for massage therapists. We will learn all the major muscles of the body by making muscles out of clay and placing them in layers on a skeleton model. As we learn the muscles we will be palpating them on each other and learning different massage techniques that can be done for that muscle, including stretching, counter strain, and soft tissue release techniques. This experience will give you a deeper kinesthetic understanding of anatomy that will enhance your ability to help your clients.

The Art of Japanese Zen Facial Massage w/ Aromatherapy Oils:
This is a hands-on course where the student learns to incorporate theory with working with Qi using penetration techniques. 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. For more information about the class and instructor please visit wolfgangluckmann.com

Basic Thai Massage Part 1: In this class you will learn Basic Traditional Thai Massage techniques that are taught at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Wat Po in Bangkok, Thailand along with Thai culture and philosophy. This course will cover the front of the body from the bottom of the feet finishing with the head. Students will learn how to use their body to apply pressure using their thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows, knees and feet for acupressure and stretching. Students will learn proper body mechanics to ensure longevity in their practice and help to keep their body healthy and balanced. After completing this class, students will be able to perform a 60-90 minute Thai massage. For about the class please visit: http://www.thaimassagelearning.com/.

Basic Thai Massage Part 2: In this class you will learn the rest of the Basic Thai massage routine that is taught at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Wat Po in Bangkok, Thailand, along with continuing to learn more about Thai culture and philosophy. This course will cover the back of the body from the bottom of the feet, the back of the legs, gluts, and back. Students will continue to learn how to use their body to apply pressure using their thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows, knees and feet for acupressure and stretching. Students will continue to learn and practice proper body mechanics to ensure longevity in their practice and help to keep their body healthy and balanced. After completing the class, students will be able to perform a 90-120 minute Thai massage. For about the class please visit: http://www.thaimassagelearning.com/.

The Business of Bodywork:
You don't have to work hard but you do have to work! Earn 3 credits while learning how to attract and retain clients you love. Tame the crazy schedule, pay bills on time and regain your enthusiasm.For more information about the class and instructor please visit jodischoles.com

Chinese Hand and Foot Vitaflex Reflexology & Lymphatic Drainage with Aromatherapy Essential Oils and Medical Qi Gong Meditation:
The ancient art of VITAFLEX REFLEXOLOGY & LYMPHATIC GRAINAGE WITH AROMATHERAPY is an offshoot of TIBETAN MEDICINE and uses essential oils to align the spine, align the energy frequencies of the body and promotes self-healing. we examine the causes of lymphatic and circulatory disorders according to the Western and Eastern medicine model. Then we do a hands – on approach with WESTERN and CHINESE MANIPULATIVE SOFT –TISSUE AND ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES that detoxify the meridians, acupoints, lymph glands and strengthens the organs responsible for lymph and detoxification by stimulating qi that stimulates circulation, reduces water retention and frees stored up toxins.All essential oils used are also anti-viral, anti-inflammatory , anti-spasmodic and help support muscle, bone and nerve function. VITAFLEX REFLEXOLOGY and AROMATHERAPY can be used in all chronic , difficult myofascial and viral conditions. Both the zones and acupressure points are manipulated with the oils.For more information about the class and instructor please visit wolfgangluckmann.com

CHINESE CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY WITH VISCERAL MANIPULATION (CHI NEI TSANG – INTERNAL ORGAN MASSAGE) AND MEDICAL QIGONG:
Chinese Craniosacral Therapy is a NON-CONFRONTATIONAL, SAFE AND INDIRECT APPROACH to the body’s physical and psychological imbalances. We use a subtle blend of Chinese Acupressure meridian therapy and psychophysiologic craniosacral therapy. Together we get a self-regulated and self -regulating system of energy medicine. The body is guided and taught to harness its own bio-electric immune system or “ Inner Intelligence”. By working on the mind and para - and sympathetic nervous systems first, we turn inflammation and blockages around and lay the groundwork for further myofascial release as well. In Chinese Craniosacral Therapy the body is a HOLOGRAPH ! We learn how to treat problems on the left or right side with the contralateral side first. The issues on the top or bottom of the body with the opposite side. Organ-related issues that are inflammatory with internal organ massage , because all chronic diseases in T.C.M. start in the Digestive system. You will not simply be taught a protocol but how to treat specific dysfunctions! For more information about the class and instructor please visit wolfgangluckmann.com

Cupping with Dr. James Mally:
Are you looking for something new to add to you massage tool box? Something that not only feels good, but can also be an effective therapeutic treatment? Consider adding cupping to your practice. The new flexible silicone massage cups make cupping much easier to do. Cupping is easy on your hands, and helps to release adhesions and prepare your clients for deeper work. Cupping is especially powerful when combined with movement such as soft tissue release techniques. Most massage work involves compressing tissues, whereas cupping gives a lift to the tissues. Using lotion or gel, you can slide the cups, lifting the skin and superficial fascia up from the underlying tissues. In this workshop we will look at the history of cupping, cover cautions and contraindications, and explore the various ways that cups can be used to help your clients and to enhance your practice.

Deep Tissue Massage with Dr. James Mally:
Expand your practice with easy to learn and effective ways of working deeper with your clients. This comprehensive class covers many techniques for working deeper and more effectively with clients while showing essential body mechanics to ease the strain on your own body. Students often remark that deep tissue massage is actually easier to do than Swedish massage, as it gives their hands a rest. In this class you will learn specialized techniques to treat headaches, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, slipped bicipital tendon, carpal tunnel, dowager's hump, sciatic pain, low back pain, menstrual cramps, psoas tightness, leg length imbalances, plantar fasciitis, etc. You will learn easy to use assessment tools you can use while working with clients. For more information about the class and instructor please visit drjamesmally.com

Deep Tissue Technique: Upper Body:
This hands-on workshop is designed to teach fundamentals of working “deep”, while encouraging the parasympathetic state of your client. The morning session will include how to approach the body, use of your tools, body mechanics and appropriate techniques. The afternoon session will address common upper body pathologies of the head, neck, back and shoulder girdle. You will need to bring a set of sheets and wear comfortable clothing.

Ergonomic Massage:
Ergonomic massage is to help the therapist become more aware with work related issues. Course Includes postural analysis, critical thinking and bodywork application techniques.

Essential Oils Basics & Aromatherapy:
In this class students will be introduced to essential oils. They will learn the history of essential oil use, what they really are and the way our bodies use them. Students will learn to integrate essential oils into existing practices in order to enhance the clients’ therapeutic outcome. Students will have the opportunity to sample different oils and will be creating a blend to take back to their practices. Supplies will be provided.

Essentials of Sports Massage I Upper Body:
This class addresses upper extremity injury treatment and prevention of several conditions: Rotator cuff injuries (identifying and treating), Frozen Shoulder (working safely with condition to return to functional range of motion), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (reducing pain and avoiding surgery), Rhomboid (mid and upper back pain-addressing pain patterns in swimmers, tennis and golfers), Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow (eliminating pain in medial and lateral Epicondylitis and improving swing), Working with Scar Tissue, Sciatica and SI Joint Dysfunction as well as recommended exercises, strengthening and flexibility specifically for the athletes involved in upper body sports such as tennis, swimming and golf. We recommend you wear loose comfortable clothing. Please bring sheets, and oil/cream. Lunch break is (1hr) on your own, or with classmates. Look forward to seeing you there!The Instructor, Jodi says “Please also plan to bring your massage table to Saturday’s class which includes a huge advantage: the practical experience of working a race. Transportation provided if needed. Register early to reserve your space to benefit from one of the only Sports Massage classes where you acquire both classroom instruction and the hands on experience of applying the techniques learned.” For more information about the class and instructor please visit jodischoles.com

Essentials of Sports Massage II Lower Body:
In this 14 CE Hour continuing education class we will cover Working with Scar Tissue, Sciatica and SI Joint Dysfunction as well as recommended exercises, strengthening and flexibility specifically for the athletes involved in lower body sports such as running, swimming and soccer. We recommend you wear loose comfortable clothing. Please bring sheets, and oil/cream. Lunch break is (1hr) on your own, or with classmates. Look forward to seeing you there! The Instructor, Jodi says “Please also plan to bring your massage table to Saturday’s class which includes a huge advantage: the practical experience of working a race. Transportation provided if needed. Register early to reserve your space to benefit from one of the only Sports Massage classes where you acquire both classroom instruction and the hands on experience of applying the techniques learned.” For more information about the class and instructor please visit jodischoles.com

Experiential Ethics: Boundaries, Communication and Self Care:
This course is designed to meet the NCBTMB's 6 hour ethics requirement, including the 2 hour requirement in Standard V--Roles and Boundaries.Through lectures reinforced with hands-on practicals, discussion/feedback sessions, and directed writing exercises, participants will gain insight to and first-hand knowledge of key concepts central to massage and bodywork ethics including types of boundaries, boundary setting, transference, counter-transference, professional relationships, dual relationships, professionalism, and styles of communication. Participants will further examine how these ethical issues manifest in their individual practices, thereby straining the therapeutic environment. Also, participants will consider and practice implementing strategies to resolve possible ethical quandaries as they may arise in the participant's practice.

Hot Stone Therapy:
Smooth basalt stones are placed on the body to warm and relax muscles. Students will learn the uses and benefits of hot stones in conjunction with therapeutic massage. Supplies, equipment, temperature range and cleaning of the stones will be thoroughly explained and demonstrated to perform a safe therapeutic treatment.

Indian Head Massage Workshop for the Massage Therapist and Esthetician and Cosmetologist:
Indian head massage goes beyond the purely aesthetic and superficial, it stimulates nerve function and emotional well being. This is mainly a hands-on course. We will practice the three principal strokes and techniques (Sattva, Raja, Tamas), which include a form of acupressure while applying oils to get a great revitalizing and relaxing treatment. For more information about the class and instructor please visit wolfgangluckmann.com

Integrated Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage With Acupressure & Essential Oils:
First we examine the causes of lymphatic and circulatory disorders according to the Western and Eastern medicine model. Then we do a hands – on approach with WESTERN and CHINESE MANIPULATIVE SOFT –TISSUE AND ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES that detoxify the meridians, acupoints, lymph glands and strengthens the organs responsible for lymph and detoxification by stimulating qi that stimulates circulation, reduces water retention and frees stored up toxins. For more information about the class and instructor please visit wolfgangluckmann.com

Introduction to Postural Assessment:
Many times we will treat our client’s pain issues without addressing the hidden cause. The secret to our client’s relief is located somewhere in their posture, gate and movement. Its there, we just need to find it. This class will plant the seeds to effectively assess our clients and their physical posture from a static, kinetic and supine view.

Lomi Lomi- Hawaiian Therapeutic Massage:
A Hawaiian therapeutic massage technique known as the "dance of massage" because of its long flowing style and continuous beat. The basis for Lomi Lomi is an integration of mind, body and soul in a ritual of transformation and inspiration. For more information about the class and instructor please visit wolfgangluckmann.com

Massage Cupping Workshop with Dr. James Mally:
Are you looking for something new to add to you massage tool box? Something that not only feels good, but can also be an effective therapeutic treatment? Consider adding cupping to your practice. The new flexible silicone massage cups make cupping much easier to do. Cupping is easy on your hands, and helps to release adhesions and prepare your clients for deeper work. Cupping is especially powerful when combined with movement such as soft tissue release techniques. Most massage work involves compressing tissues, whereas cupping gives a lift to the tissues. Using lotion or gel, you can slide the cups, lifting the skin and superficial fascia up from the underlying tissues. In this workshop we will look at the history of cupping, cover cautions and contraindications, and explore the various ways that cups can be used to help your clients and to enhance your practice. For more information about the class and instructor please visit drjamesmally.com

Massage & Medication: what does it mean to the therapist?
Massage therapy is enjoying greater acceptance by allopathic medicine. As a result, massage therapists nationwide are encountering an increase of clients using prescription medications. How do certain medications affect massage? What are the effects of massage on a medication’s action in the body? What does this mean to our clients and the massage therapist? This class will address classes of medications, their effects on the body and indication for massage. The therapist will gain additional knowledge of pathology and prescription meds to help educate and empower their clients.

Muscle Anatomy Review:
A comprehensive review of muscle anatomy, physiology and kinesiology; designed for the therapist who has been working for a while and wants a refresher. Course will incorporate static assessment and kinesiology as it relates to postural issues and pain pathways in the body. It is recommended that the therapist bring a muscle anatomy textbook but not necessary.

MUSCLES: 101 THE BASICS: STEP-BY-STEP:
THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO EVERYONE. In an interactive day of fundamentals, you will be introduced to the building blocks of learning muscles. Your instructor will walk you through this process in a straightforward, down-to-earth way that utilizes visual, auditory and kinestethic methods. Prepare to have fun, work hard, laugh a lot and unlock the key to understanding muscles.

Myofascial Release Massage, Introduction:
In this Introduction to the Myofascial Release Massage you will learn myofascial release techniques which will ease and even end chronic and acute pain, mobilize joints, and restore range and ease of motion. These highly effective strokes, 14 in all, will cover the hands and forearms, neck and shoulders, and feet and lower legs. Most of this three hour class will be hands-on. Your work will be reviewed by the instructor or teaching assistant so that you can use what you learn immediately on your next client. The Myofascial Release Massage is a derivative of Rolfing and Hellerwork (a gentler version of Rolfing), two of the most effective forms of myofascial release. Participants receive a fully illustrated manual; indications and contra-indications will also be discussed. All Myofascial Release Massage Seminar courses are NCBTMB, AMTA, ABMP, and BOC approved. Although this course is not required in order to take the Parts I and II, Upper Body and Lower Body courses, it will give you a good idea (inexpensively) if this form of manual therapy is for you. The slogan for the Myofascial Release Massage is "Easy to Learn. Immediate Results." Find out why in this introductory course. For more information about the three-part class and instructor please visit howardrontal.com.

Myofascial Release Massage Upper Body Part I:
In this workshop you will learn to identify, manipulate, and release myofascial tissue that holds chronic, painful, and exhausting stress and tension. For more information about the three-part class and instructor please visit howardrontal.com

Myofascial Release Massage Lower Body Part II:
This workshop will build on and expand the knowledge you gained in the Myofascial Release Massage, Upper Body course. In this workshop you will learn to identify, manipulate, and release myofascial tissue that holds chronic, painful, and exhausting stress and tension in the lower body. For more information about the three-part class and instructor please visit howardrontal.com

Myofascial Release Massage Advanced Technique Part III:
This workshop will build on and expand the knowledge you gained in the Myofascial Release Massage, Upper Body & Lower Body course. This course includes basic strategies for evaluation and treatment, in other words going beyond recipe approaches to knowing how to translate what you see in the client's body and what they feel to an effective course of treatment. For more information about the three-part class and instructor please visit howardrontal.com.

Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Head and Neck:
Neck pain accounts for a great percentage of visits to massage therapy offices. Headaches alone account for over 80 million visits to the doctor's office per year and the number of new whiplash cases is over one million per year. While the need is great, only highly targeted treatments are likely to produce immediate relief. To treat the neck well, you must know the corresponding musculature and functional relationships thoroughly. More complex than probably any other area, vertebral mechanics also play a major role in understanding muscle function. Please bring a loose fitting t-shirt or a sports bra. For more information about the class please visit www.nmtmidwest.com

Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Lower Extremity:
In many ways, the lower body is the unsung hero of the muscular system. It has an enormous responsibility in providing both support and locomotion. To effectively treat the lower body, the therapist must understand the relationships and complexities of the musculature. With a balance of hands-on practice time and pertinent lecture, we will address conditions such as piriformis syndrome, various kinds of knee pain, hamstring strains, plantar fascitis, and other common lower extremity pain patterns. We will also explore the role of leg and hip muscles in gait, low back pain, and structural symmetry. The class is filled with practical applications to conditions that are commonly seen in everyday practice. The class is structured upon precise manual techniques for incredibly thorough treatment interspersed with clinical applications to help the therapist know what muscles to treat and why to treat them. Please bring a loose fitting t-shirt or a sports bra. For more information about the class please visit www.nmtmidwest.com

Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Upper Extremity:
The PNMT Upper Extremity Seminar is one of the most popular seminars in the PNMT core series. It is an in-depth look at shoulder issues and problems of the hand and arm, an important area for those of us whose hands are our instruments! Please bring a loose fitting t-shirt or a sports bra. For more information about the class please visit www.nmtmidwest.com

Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Spine and Thorax:
In the PNMT Spine and Thorax seminar, you will learn how to efficiently evaluate and treat people with various types of back pain involving the lumbar and thoracic area. In order to accomplish this, you will learn to clearly identify the anatomical landmarks necessary for great palpation, identify and address the correct soft tissue structures that affect the stated pain pattern, and review how these soft tissue restrictions are tied to movement and everyday complaints. Please bring a loose fitting t-shirt or a sports bra. For more information about the class please visit www.nmtmidwest.com

Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Form & Function:
Form and Function is very different than the other PNMT seminars and quite different than other seminars offered by other institutions. While most other seminars focus on how to treat specific muscles or conditions, this seminar is dedicated to clinical reasoning ; the decisions the therapist makes and why they make them. It is a seminar on the 'why' of treatment decisions, not the 'how to treat'. For more information about the class please visit www.nmtmidwest.com

Prenatal Massage:
In this class students will see several protocols for performing prenatal massage safely. Techniques for effectively treating the most common muscular problems experienced during pregnancy will be shown and practiced. Indications and contraindications will be explained. Students who attend should bring sheets, extra pillowcases, and several pillows to be used during the bodywork portion of the class.

Reiki I:
The Usui Method: Reiki is a hands on, energetic, healing modality. The word Reiki is defined as Universal Energy (Rei= Universal, Ki=Energy). Reiki utilizes an initiation or attunement process given to the student by a Reiki Master to align and open the chakras to Universal healing energy. Through the attunement process each of the seven chakras are "tuned up", charged and cleared. The beauty of Reiki is its simplicity. Massage Therapists will be able to utilize Reiki energy to enhance his/her practice immediately after Reiki I training. Individuals who are not bodyworkers are also invited to take Reiki in order to utilize this healing energy for themselves and others. Three levels of training are offered:Reiki I teaches the history and philosophy of Reiki as well as hand placements for healing oneself and others. Students will receive four attunements.

Reiki II:
This course is a continuation of Reiki I where attunements are provided to the student,and concentrates on long distance healing and the Reiki healing symbols which creates a link between the student and the Reiki source. Students will receive two attunements.

Reiki III:
This course is a continuation of Reiki II and is a teacher/master level. This courseprepares the student to teach Reiki. Students will receive one attunement.

Side Lying Massage with Dr. James Mally:
Some clients may not be able to lie on their back or stomach, so it is important to be able to massage them in a position in which they are comfortable. Many clients are more comfortable lying on their side. They enjoy the stretches and feeling of elongation that they experience with this work. Your client's body is not a pancake to be flipped over in the middle of a massage, but rather is a three dimensional structure, to be worked with from different perspectives.Side lying work can integrate well into a relaxation massage. You can start with a client lying prone, then on one side, then on the other side, and then finish with them supine. Clients that I have done this with have enjoyed it and have asked for the sidelying work in future sessions. For more information about the class and instructor please visit drjamesmally.com

Spa Day for Massage Therapists:
Looking for a fun and relaxing way to earn continuing education hours? Learn simple and cost-effective ways to transform any massage room into a spa capable of providing hot and cold towel treatments; clay body treatments; green tea and/or mango masks; salt glows; herbal wraps; and sports wraps. Not only will you finish the class refreshed, but we will also discuss how therapists can translate these techniques into at-home remedies for their own self care. Participants Should Bring: 1 set of table linens, 1 blanket and 2 bath towels. Please wear clothing which can be removed with ease.

Sports Massage Techniques with Dr. James Mally:
Techniques learned in sports massage can be applied to any client. Your body does not know the difference between an extensor tendinitis caused by an improper backhand in tennis, or by too much work on the computer. Learn techniques to help all your clients in this information packed workshop. Sports massage is designed to improve athletic performance, or aid in the recovery or rehabilitation of an athlete after an injury or event. Many different modalities are used, and an understanding of the physiological basis is important in knowing which modalities to use in a given situation. In this workshop we will compare and contrast various modalities used in sports massage, including PNF Stretching, Reciprocal Inhibition, Cross Fiber, Strain Counterstrain, Trigger Point Therapy, and the Soft Tissue Release technique as taught by Stuart Taws. We will look at the principles and rationales for each technique, noting the differences and how some techniques use opposing principles. We will discuss the indications and cautions for each technique and show how knowledge of the principles of the techniques, combined with a good knowledge of anatomy, will allow us to apply the techniques on any muscle in the body. Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.For more information about the three-part class and instructor please visit drjamesmally.com

Sports Therapy - Upper Body
This class focuses on more than just the pre-event, post-event and maintenance. Whether a "weekend warrior" or a professional athlete, clients require more than an instant fix and a post-treatment program that too often is forgotten or abandoned. Taking a more straightforward approach, you will learn simple yet extremely effective techniques specifically tailored to comprehensively assess and treat primary injuries that affect athletes, from the recreational to the professional. This class will cover the most common upper body injuries in sports: Biceps Tendonitis, Shoulder Impingement, Tennis Elbow and Low Back Pain (Hip Flexors / Iliopsoas). Students will learn the benefits of utilizing deep tissue, neuromuscular and myofascial techniques to relieve pain from and injury and help restore mobility to their clients. This course is intended for students who want to branch out into the world of Sports Massage and have the necessary tools in order to work with professional athletes. The Instructor, Tatiana Tchamouroff shares 20+ years of experiences working with professional athletes in MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA.

Treating Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Depression with the East-West Synergistic Massage :
The Focus shall be on: 1. TREAT INFLAMMATORY MYOFASCIAL PAIN 2. RE-ENERGIZE YOUR CLIENT’S BODY AND RID YOUR OWN BODY OF FATIGUE 3. DE-STRESS AND DE-TOXIFY THE BODY FROM EXCESSIVE FEARS AND ANXIETIES 4. TREAT AND PREVENT MYOFASCIAL / MUSCULAR TENSION AND PAIN 5. How to apply VISCERAL MASSAGE therapy for organ dysfunction. For more information about the class and instructor please visit wolfgangluckmann.com

Yoga for Self Preservation :
This course teaches the foundations necessary for building a personal yoga practice specifically for massage therapists. To provide the best care for your clients/patients, it is critical to maintain your own body to be open and receptive to each person coming into your practice. The physical demands of a busy practice can wreak havoc on one’s body, and without the knowledge and means to counteract those physical demands, your career is destined to be a short one. A fundamental yoga/stretching practice is an indispensable tool for keeping your body injury free and increasing your career longevity. The “Yoga for Self Preservation” course uses the instructor’s personal career experience as a Massage Therapist and as a Yoga Teacher, as well as incorporating your individual needs, possibilities and limitations, to initiate the foundation of a healthy yoga practice for self-care. The course provides visual references, verbal cues, personal analogies, and a combination of group and individual instruction. This is a hands-on course, so come prepared to sweat a little. You will leave with an on-the-job stretch routine and a 30-40 min. home yoga practice incorporating breath/body links, fluid vinyasas, and restorative poses.

Tui Na- Chinese Medical Massage & Visceral Manipulation:
A variety of Chinese hand techniques are provided that are deep and vigorous in nature, however not painful to perform. Tui Na treats conditions that would require physical therapy, osteopathy, chiropractic or sports therapy. For more information about the class and instructor please visit www.wolfgangluckmann.com

 

 

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