Crystal Healing

Crystal healing is an age old art tracing its practices to the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Greece. The properties of minerals were used to bring balance and harmony. Explore the fundamentals of crystal healing, including choosing, cleansing, charging, and laying on of stones; chakra balancing, aura energizing, crystal grids and gem elixirs. Learn which stones resonate with each body part and how to use them safely for healing, particularly in the context of a bodywork session or creating a treatment room. Crystal Healing can be used alone, or in conjunction with other healing modalities. Learn to use the power of stones to heal your own body, your clients and create a sacred, protective space around your home and workspace.
 

Cupping Massage

Cupping massage is a modified version of cupping therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine. Through the use of suction and negative pressure, cupping massage releases rigid soft tissues, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.
 

Deepening your Client's Positive Massage

Some of the techniques you use send your client to a state of deep relaxation or joy. There are certain treatments or methods, which we use in specific body areas for our clients that they often comment on as making their massage experience.
 

Diets, nutrition and health

Low-fat or Atkins? South Beach or The Zone? Sadly, the American public is very confused when it comes to the right way to eat and healthily fuel the human body. In this course, several different approaches to weight loss and their effects on health will be examined. The basics of a moderate and healthy diet will also be explored. Students will learn and apply tools which allow them to evaluate and critique diets or styles of eating. They will leave the course able to explain to their clients the principles of various diets, their advantages and disadvantages, and the elements of a truly healthy diet.
 

Elder Massage

Elder massage will cover the basic techniques, indications and contraindications for massaging the elderly (65+) common problems among people in this age group and how it can improve their lives and health. in this course you will learn how to massage the elderly safely, including but not limited to circular massage, safe joint movement, arthritis care. and experience first hand what it is like to work with someone 65 years or older
 

Enneagram

We have six components to make up our lives. Beliefs and attitudes that are handed down to us from our parents, society, teachers, and what we unconsciously believe about ourselves. These beliefs and attitudes create thoughts and emotions we store in our unconscious mind. These thoughts and emotions create our choices and decisions which created the kind of income, job, health, and relationships that exist in our lives. How can we make a better life for ourselves if we are unaware of our unconscious programming? The Enneagram maps out our personality drives of human nature and tells us our programming. This mini-workshop will give you insight and ideas on how to change any stress-filled area in your life, feel more in control, stop negative patterns, and consciously create a better life for yourself now!
 

Esoteric Massage Techniques - Using Nature's Gifts

In this hands-on class we will explore working with tools other than our hands, to enhance the experience and healing. Integrating aromatherapy and interdisciplinary healing principles and practicies along with natural materials found in the environment, we will play and expereience taking your massage work to a new level.
 

Ethics and Professionalism for the Health Care Practitioner

This course was developed to help expand the knowledge and skills of all health care professionals with regards to the subject of professional ethics. The information in this course has been derived from various professional sources. It is the responsibility of the practitioner to determine which principals and theories are appropriate with regards to his or her personal boundaries and their scope of practice. This online course is available to Licensed Massage Therapists, nurses, physical therapists, health care practioners, etc. and the general public. The course meets 6 hour Ethics requirement as set forth by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork(NCBTMB), for the purpose of National Recertification. This Certificate of Completion may also be used for State License Renewal(when and where applicable- check your state requirements).
 

Facial Massage with Eye Exercises

Course Length: 5 hours
Prerequisite: Swedish Massage

Learn facial massage to increase relaxation of the eyes. Improve overall vision with eye exercises. Discover how it works!
 

Feng Shui, Fundamentals of

Feng Shui is the Chinese Art of Placement. It is the art and science of enhancing the energy in our living spaces and work environments with the intent of creating positive changes in our lives. Feng Shui is based on the knowledge that chi, or energy, flows through everything and is ever-changing. Our environment acts as a mirror of our inner state and impacts us deeply on a conscious and subconscious level.
This workshop is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of feng shui and to provide practical business applications for Massage Therapists and other healers.
The workshop will focus on applying the bagua (symbolic map), to business and office space so that students may learn how to apply the principles to their own businesses.
This workshop will be taught from an Essential Feng Shui™ perspective. Essential Feng Shui,™ developed by Terah Kathryn Collins (Western School of Feng Shui), is a very straightforward and practical approach to feng shui. It applies the eastern philosophies very well to our western way of life.
By the end of this workshop, students will better understand how our space mirrors our inner-self and also how to set up their office space for success!
 

Fibromyalgia/Myofacial Pain Syndrome

This workshop is designed to help the participants understand and work with the fibromyalgia/myofacial pain syndrome patient. This syndrome affects approximately five million people, eighty to eighty-five percent of whom are women. You will learn to: identify the eighteen diagnostic FMS tender points; distinguish between FMS and MTS; identify flare-ups and their possible causes; trigger-point release techniques that are tolerable to the patient; address the needs of the patient that is pregnant; massage techniques that will help to relieve the physical and emotional pain of the patient and ways to support the patient in managing self-care with the use of pain management exercise, meditation and other available resources.
 

Forearm Relief

Attention L.M.T.'s that have been overusing their forearms and been giving them little care: this class will show how to stretch tight muscles and give sore attachment sites less stress.
 

Geriatric Massage, Introduction to

Blends knowledge of personal experience with intuitive, hands-on experience. Gives the student more confidence when working with the elderly. Diagnostics and contraindications are discussed. Some aromatherapy tips included.
 

Grigorian Method®—Beyond the Basics (Method developed by Dr. Grigore, Shiatsu Master)

The student will venture beyond basic joint movements; learn more advanced joint movement and range of motion with stretching techniques to add to his/her treatment; experience how to evaluate the body’s skeletal system and the organs’ function in order to treat inflammatory conditions and internal disorders.
 

Grigorian Organic Spa Reflexology®—Beyond the Basics

This advanced course is designed to go beyond the basics of the Grigorian Organic Spa Reflexology® session that the student has previously studied. A treatment using pressure on the reflex points of the feet, hands, face, and ears is demonstrated as the student continues to learn this unique method developed by Dr. Grigore through lecture and hands-on practice. This exclusive treatment combines the application of raw, organic fruits, vegetables, and other natural products directly to the skin in a relaxing and comfortable spa setting.
 

Healing Meditations

The power of intention, affirmation, and guided journey is a powerful technique to not only help heal the body of all imbalances, but to learn the root of such imbalances on the mental, motional and spiritual levels. Learn how to easily relax and get into a meditative state. Explore journeying into your body to discover parts in need of healing. Understand your body’s own language and messages. Create healing meditation images and experiences to transform the situation. Learn to guide yourself and others through powerful healing meditation, alone, or as part of a more traditional body work session.
 

Healing with Flower Essences

Learn about the fascinating realm of flower essences and healing through the natural properties of flowers, plants and trees. Flower essences are remedies designed to heal on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels, working well in conjunction with body work and other forms of therapies. Hear the modern history of flower essences, starting with the pioneering work of Dr. Bach. Explore case studies from a flower essence consultant. Experiment and sample essences for yourself. Discuss how flower essences work and how to choose essences for your own healing, through deduction and intuitive methods and used in conjunction with other healing modalities. Understand the language of the plant world, and how the plant’s own shape and form, called its signature, can give your clues to its healing properties. Become a part of this exciting frontier in healing.
 

Heart is a Healer

How does your heart heal? The human heart is a miraculous organ. Rollin McCraty, PhD, states that "The heart generates the body's most powerful and most extensive rhythmic electromagnetic field. Compared to the electromagnetic field produced by the brain, the electrical component of the heart's field is about 60 times greater in amplitude, and permeates every cell of the body. The magnetic component [of the heart field] is approximately 5,000 times stronger than the brain's magnetic field...". The healing implication of this information is enormous. We will explore this phenomenon and its potential for health, healing and love, through our relationship to ourselves and in the clienthealer relationship. You will learn heart and heart chakra anatomy and physiology along with heart healing protocols. Since you have been drawn to the healing arts chances are your heart is what drew you here. Come explore your own healing power, your own beautiful heart. your presence with clients. Gain deeper insights into their cellular holding patterns. Learn how to clearly, intuitively "read" your clients for profound deep healing. In this experiential workshop, you will gain visceral -hands on- understanding of intuitive hearing, knowing, seeing, and feeling. True guidance, false guidance, and what keeps you from connecting to your guidance will be explored. You will leave with tools to continue to open your centers of intuition. This workshop will help you understand which of the four methods of intuition you already use naturally and practical methods to enhance your natural abilities.
 

Herbal Massage

Discusses the use of herbs, massage and skin care. Learn how using herbal infused oils and creams influence and enhance body functions and/or skin conditions. We will also learn how to create massage oils and creams.
 

Herbal Medicine How Plants Heal

This course will review herbal and nutritional treatments for various musculoskeletal conditions including fibromyalgia, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, back & neck pain, osteoporosis, and TMJ. Pharmacology, energetics, toxicities, and drug interactions will be discussed for every herb & nutritional supplement and case studies will be presented.
 

Hypnotic Techniques for Bodyworkers

Length of course: 16 hours
Prerequisite: none
Cost:$200.00
Deposit of $50 due by July 18th, 2009.
16 Cont. ED. Hrs. will be granted.
Students are to bring a notebook and sheets.

Hypnosis. What is it? How can it be incorporated into your practice? Learn hypnosis and hypnotic techniques that will enable you to combine the tactile (massage and other hands-on modalities), with the verbal-/non-verbal (hypnosis), altered state for the ultimate benefit of the client, improve rapport, reduce stress and pain, and insure treatment success.


 

 

Infant Massage

Come to learn the sacred art of massaging babies. In this 4½ hour course you will discover how to increase the sensitivity of your touch. Components of working with parents, as well as increased awareness of infants’ needs, will be taught.
 

Internal Organ Massage

This course will use diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. You will learn to identify problems, clear stagnation, bring renewed vitality to the abdominal organs, and their processes by putting them in normal position. You will also learn preventive self-massage. Please note that this course is not offered for currently enrolled students. Due to travel considerations, reservations for this course will have a deadline of one month prior to start date
 

Intuition for Bodyworkers

Length of course: 16 hours
Prerequisite: none
Cost:$125.00
Deposit of $50 due by August 8th, 2009.
16 Cont. ED. Hrs. will be granted.
Students are to bring a notebook, pen and yoga mat or something to lie on.

Enhance your presence with clients. Gain deeper insights into their cellular holding patterns. Learn how to clearly, intuitively “read” your clients for profound deep healing. In this experiential workshop, you will gain visceral -hands on- understanding of intuitive hearing, knowing, seeing, and feeling. True guidance, false guidance, and what keeps you from connecting to your guidance will be explored. You will leave with tools to continue to open your centers of intuition. This workshop will help you understand which of the four methods of intuition you already use naturally and practical methods to enhance your natural abilities.

 

Iridology

Iridology is the study of the iris, or colored part of the eye. Students will learn about the overall appearance of the eye, plus its specific fiber arrangement, pigment details, and more. With these tools, the therapist may analyze, and monitor the health condition of their client. This course will provide any health care practitioner including massage therapists, Reiki therapists, etc. with the basic knowledge of how to use Iridology within scope of their practice.
 

Japanese Seated Massage I

Length of course: 16 hours
Prerequisite: none
Cost:$225.00
Deposit of $50 due by April 4th, 2009.
16 Cont. ED. Hrs. will be granted.
Students are to bring loose clothing with no belts, face cradle covers, and smooth-soled shoes.

Learn the Ancient Art of Japanese massage based on AMMA technique, as it applies to the seated position. During this course, you will learn a 15-minute Kata treatment session with unusual Eastern tapotement that will reinvigorate your client both physically and mentally. Seated Massage is an excellent technique to introduce first-time clients or to simply promote your own business.

 

Japanese Seated Massage II

Learn the Ancient Art of Japanese massage as it applies to the seated position. The student will review Japanese Massage I and learn an additional ten-minute Kata based on Amma Technique. Seated Massage is an excellent technique to introduce first-time clients or to simply promote your own business.
 

LaStone Therapy®

LaStone Therapy® is a multi-faceted technique designed to benefit client and therapist at once. Basalt and marble stones are the medium, and hot and cold temperature are the massage. The stones and thermal variation do all the heavy work for you and you are able to work more efficiently for longer periods of time.
 

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This massage focuses on strengthening the body’s immune system. The course will teach the dynamics of the lymphatic system and how stimulating lymphatic drainage will aid in reducing congestion from colds, allergies, arthritis, edema and other immune-system disorders. Included are indications and contraindications.
 

Lymphatic Massage

This hands-on workshop presents a unique approach to lymphatic massage. This technique is effective in dealing with congestive and inflammatory disorders including allergic symptoms, arthritis, colds, colitis, edema, sinusitis, benign lymphadenopathy, and psoriasis. Participants will learn the full-hour technique, how to tailor the technique to specific conditions, and setting up treatment plans for ongoing care. Anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system will be reviewed. Positional releases for the lymphatic system will also be introduced.
 
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