Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Acupressure I (Tui Na) with Ronn Garcia CMT Next held on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Sep 11, 2017 - Mon Oct 30, 2017
On completion of this class, you will have a basic understanding and ability to apply acupressure therapy appropriately. You will gain insight into the philosophical and historical background of acupressure therapy, the effects and clinical applications of acupressure and contraindications and endangerment sites. You will learn general guidelines for giving acupressure including the therapeutic relationships and ethics, setting up the physical environment and elements of performance.

Required text: Moving the Energy
Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

Duration: 40 hours (clock hours)
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Swedish Massage with Aurora Mata CMT Next held on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Sep 18, 2017 - Thu Oct 12, 2017
Students learn to give a cohesive, one-hour Swedish massage, using the strokes of the Swedish repertoire. Students will also learn contraindications and indications, basic muscular anatomy, and introduction to business and ethics. The class consists of 60 hours of hands-on training plus 75 hours of mandatory clinic.
Requirements for completion: At the end of this class the student will give a final massage for a grade. To successfully complete this class, students must achieve a grade of 70% or better with the hands-on practical exam. Student must also have completed all hours for this course and fulfill his or her 75 hours internship in the Somatherapy student clinic.

Duration: 135 hours (clock hours)

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Deep Tissue I with Aurora Mata CMT Next held on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Aug 22, 2017 - Tue Sep 26, 2017
This course trains a therapist to administer more pressure for the client to provide a therapeutic massage. The class will assume a working knowledge of anatomy, but will provide a regimen for therapists to follow the basic techniques and body mechanics required to provide the client with an overall body massage that goes beyond a firm Swedish massage.
Prerequisite: Swedish Massage and Kinesiology Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.
 
Duration: 24 Clocked Hours
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Deep Tissue Massage III with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Sep 27, 2017 - Wed Nov 15, 2017
This course continues the principles of Deep Tissue I and II Stretching Flexibility and PNF by incorporating them with passive and active stretching techniques .  Students will learn advanced palpation and assess different fascial layers and apply advanced mobilization techniques.  Students should bring their Muscle Manual for reference.  32 Clocked Hours - 4 hours clinic
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Pathology with Sallie Thurman CMT Next held on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Aug 23, 2017 - Wed Oct 11, 2017

This course works with the understanding of and indications for massage and bodywork methods. Students will learn to identify and understand contraindications for massage and bodywork methods. This course includes taking a basic health history. Course includes documenting client records appropriately and accurately and understanding general pathological processes and causes. Students will learn when and to whom to refer clients with pathology. Students will also learn to adjust their massage or bodywork methods according to pathology and finally how to work with medical and other healthcare professionals.

Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

Duration: 40 hours (clock hours)

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Deep Tissue II



Deep Tissue Massage II with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Sep 22, 2017 - Sat Sep 23, 2017
This class teachers techniques to release the connective tissue involved in hyper-contracted tissues plus appropriate stretches to help the muscles return to their resting length. Contraindications, how to work with acute and chronic conditions, postures associated with biomechanical dysfunctions, muscle memory and emotional release.

Prerequisite: Swedish Massage and Kinesiology
Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

Duration: 36 hours (clock hours) 32 classroom and 4 clinic
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Hot Stone Theory with Karen Beasanski CMT Next held on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 6, 2017 - Sat Oct 7, 2017
The course introduces the use of heat therapy with hot stones. The student will learn to perform a 60 or 90 minute Hot and Cold Stone Treatment with ease and confidence. The instructor addresses indications and contraindications of heat. This course covers the safe use of stones and adherence to all guidelines mandated by our massage therapy liability insurance through Associated Body Work and Massage Professionals. The course also teaches sanitation to prevent cross-contamination between clients. Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Duration: 16 hours (clock hours) Course price includes the student's Hot Stone Kit.
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MBLEx Review with Mindy Andrasevits Next held on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Oct 10, 2017 - Tue Nov 14, 2017
MBLEx Review - Instructor led course.  Friday Saturday and the following Saturday. 24 hours.

This course is for students and graduates who need to take the MBLEx and would like an instructor guided review course. Course will review terminology, test taking skills, and guided testing to assist the students in their exam prep. Computer access for homework and assignments is preferred for outside classroom time.
 
24 hours.
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MBLEX Live Review



MBLEx Review with TBA Staff Next held on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 13, 2017 - Fri Nov 10, 2017
MBLEx Review - Instructor led course.  Friday Saturday and the following Saturday. 24 hours.

This course is for students and graduates who need to take the MBLEx and would like an instructor guided review course. Course will review terminology, test taking skills, and guided testing to assist the students in their exam prep. Computer access for homework and assignments is preferred for outside classroom time.
 
24 hours.
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Therapeutic & Practice Settings with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Oct 17, 2017 - Tue Nov 7, 2017
This class is designed to teach students about the various practice settings and career paths available to massage therapists, from spa and wellness environments to medical and clinical practices. This course also covers the evolution of integrating massage into health and wellness, professional conduct and record keeping, ethics and conduct. Students will learn postural analysis and beginning assessment techniques and chair massage. Students will learn to incorporate these techniques and the knowledge from this course into their core massage practice

Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

Duration: 20 Clocked Hours

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Deep Tissue I with Aurora Mata CMT Next held on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Oct 19, 2017 - Thu Nov 16, 2017
This course trains a therapist to administer more pressure for the client to provide a therapeutic massage. The class will assume a working knowledge of anatomy, but will provide a regimen for therapists to follow the basic techniques and body mechanics required to provide the client with an overall body massage that goes beyond a firm Swedish massage.
Prerequisite: Swedish Massage and Kinesiology Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.
 
Duration: 24 Clocked Hours
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Sports Massage I with Gary Nolan HHP Next held on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Oct 19, 2017 - Thu Dec 14, 2017
Sports Massage I includes pre and post event, therapeutic trigger point therapy, stretches, theory, including increasing range of motion, enhancement of athletic performance, and prevention of injury. The focus will be on conditioning-maintenance massage and will be studied in a sequence of techniques. The techniques studied: Circulatory Strokes, Trigger Points, Deep Tissue, Muscle Energy Techniques, Transverse Friction, Cryotherapy, Stretches and Movement.

Required text: Muscle Manual
Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology and Swedish Massage
Duration: 40 hours (clock hours)
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Aromatherapy with Lori Torquati CMT Next held on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Oct 19, 2017 - Thu Nov 9, 2017
Prerequisite: Swedish Massage or must take Swedish Massage concurrently.

Aromatherapy is a controlled use of essential oils that is introduce to the face and body with a caring gentle touch which induces a deep relaxation. Furthermore, it reduces the effects of stress and restores the mind, body and spiritual well-being. Aromatherapy has been used by people for thousands of years to bring about personal and environmental changes. Student will learn basic principles of hydrotherapy and aromatherapy, indications and contraindications.

Required materials for class: Student must bring unscented massage oil, 2 sheets and breast drape. Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

Duration: 16 Clocked Hours

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Medical Injury & Rehabilitation I with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 20, 2017 - Tue Oct 24, 2017
This course deals with basic injuries, and the pathology behind them and hands-on skills to address each injury and bring the client back to an active life efficiently and safely.  Student's learn the physiology of stroke and how/when to apply them based on client situations.  Topics include the inflammation process, sprains, strains, tendonities, shin splints, frozen shoulder  to name a few. Class is useful for all types of therapists not just those interested in a clinical career.   32 Clocked Hours
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Anatomy & Physiology I with Nicky Barber DC Next held on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Oct 25, 2017 - Wed Dec 13, 2017
 This is a complete A&P course for Massage therapists and is designed to help therapists pass the MBLEx licensing exam. 
 

Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course exams and hours. Pass/Fail.  40 Hours

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Health & Hygiene with Diane Charron CMT HHP Next held on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 27, 2017 - Fri Nov 3, 2017
Health and Hygiene is a required course which covers the most common ways disease is spread, proper precautions to be adhered to, including proper handling of massage equipment. Students will receive handouts and homework assignments.

Requirements for completion: Final written exam is required and a 70% passing grade and attendance of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

Duration: 14 Clocked hours

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Stretching, Flexibility & PNF



Stretching Flexibility & PNF with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Nov 10, 2017 - Thu Nov 16, 2017
Stretching is an integral part of keeping the body healthy and mobile. This course teaches students to stretch a variety of active people. The principles and techniques of stretching, flexibility and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) will be taught. Deep Tissue II, Swedish Massage and Kinesiology Prerequisites. 32 hours.
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Lomi Lomi with Ronn Garcia CMT Next held on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Nov 13, 2017 - Mon Dec 4, 2017
Inspired by the Sacred Lomi Lomi, this treatment teaches the Lomi Lomi technique that encompasses a dance using forearms, palms and elbows in a very flowing, nurturing and honoring way. Multiple areas of the body are massaged at once causing the mind to relax. The technique has a therapeutic effect to the client.

Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

Duration: 16 hours (clock hours)
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Medical Injury & Rehabilitation II with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Nov 21, 2017 - Tue Dec 12, 2017
Inflammation and Tissue Healing
 
This Medical course teaches inflammation and tissue healing related conditions: inflammation process, scar tissue massage, tendinitis, medial and lateral epicondylitis, ITB, runner's/jumpers knee, rotator cuff/Supraspinatus tendinitis, "shin splints and TMJ.
 
32 Clocked hours.
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Business & Ethics with Margaret Hines MBA, CMT Next held on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Nov 21, 2017 - Tue Dec 19, 2017
This course teaches the strategies and tactics of planning and implementing a massage therapy practice and/or business. The ethics portion teaches the students the importance and professional code of behavior that protects the client and the therapist. A broad base of ethical principles is covered including the therapeutic relationship, marketing and general business conduct.

Buisness Mastery by Cherie M. Sohnen-Moe.

Requirements for completion: Final written exam is required with a 70% passing grade and attendance of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

Duration: 20 Clocked Hours

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Reflexology with Aurora Mata CMT Next held on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Nov 30, 2017 - Thu Dec 21, 2017
A natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and referral areas within zones that correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. The student will learn corresponding pressure points located in the feet, hands and ears. The student will be able to incorporate the techniques either as a separate modality or as an adjunct to most massage therapy treatments.

Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail

Duration: 20 hours (clock hours)
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Special Populations with Diane Charron CMT HHP Next held on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Dec 8, 2017 - Fri Dec 15, 2017
Prenatal/Geriatrics/HIV/Cancer/Trauma

Each student will be guided so at the end of the training they will be able to perform assessments and create treatment plans integrating the Shiatsu, massage skills, and knowledge. By the end of the course all students will have the competency of designing and performing beneficial treatment sessions based on assessment through application, from an integrated approach.

Duration: 16 Clocked Hours

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