Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Sports Massage I with Gary Nolan HHP Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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Myofascial Release (Extended Hold) with Gary Nolan HHP Next held on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon May 1, 2017 - Mon Jun 26, 2017
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy. In this class you will be taught how to release the connective tissue that surrounds, invests, and protects all the visceral and somatic structures of the increase circulation and lymphatic drainage.

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

Duration: 32 hours (clock hours)

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Lomi Lomi with Ronn Garcia CMT Next held on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Jun 5, 2017 - Mon Jun 26, 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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Therapeutic & Practice Settings with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jun 6, 2017 - Tue Jun 27, 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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Anatomy & Physiology I with Nicky Barber DC Next held on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed May 17, 2017 - Wed Jul 5, 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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Kinesiology



Kinesiology with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Jul 12, 2017 - Wed Aug 16, 2017
Kinesiology is the science of human movement. It is a health profession that focuses on physical activity. The student learns to apply science-based medical principles to the analysis, preservation and enhancement of human movement in therapeutic massage technique. Basic understanding of the anatomy of the human body is taught. Students will learn to identify the origin, insertion and actions of 120 muscles studied, as well as how to locate them by palpation.

Textbook and Workbook are required: Requirements for completion: Class quizzes and a palpation examination must be passed in addition to completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

Duration: 48 hours (clock hours)

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Make-up Day (Kinesiology) with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday August 15th from 9am to 6pm
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Health & Hygiene with Diane Charron CMT HHP Next held on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jul 21, 2017 - Fri Jul 28, 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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Swedish Massage

Our Swedish Massage Course is our program cornerstone. 135 hours including 75 hours of clinic internship.

Swedish Massage with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jul 6, 2017 - Fri Jul 14, 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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Swedish Massage with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jul 27, 2017 - Fri Aug 4, 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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Thai Massage I with Ronn Garcia CMT Next held on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Jul 31, 2017 - Mon Aug 28, 2017
Thai Massage is one of the ancient healing arts of traditional Thai medicine. In this class, students will learn the complex sequence soft tissue pressing, stretching, twisting and joint manipulation on a massage table. This is a combination of yoga stretching, calmness and meditation, acupressure and reflexology. It stimulates the muscle, joints, bones, nerves, ligament and lymphatic system. Students will receive illustrated handouts.

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

Duration: 40 Clocked hours
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Business & Ethics with Margaret Hines MBA, CMT Next held on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Aug 8, 2017 - Tue Sep 12, 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 Lori Torquati CMT Next held on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Aug 10, 2017 - Thu Aug 31, 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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Polarity



Polarity with Diane Charron CMT HHP Next held on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Aug 18, 2017 - Sun Aug 27, 2017
Polarity is the study of the body's energetic needs and theory.  This class teaches the full session of Sattvic Therapy that relaxes, calms and rejuvenates the nervous system, thus allowing the body/mind to enter deep states of natural healing. Course also serves as an introduction to the Polarity Back treatment using ankle points to relax and energetically realign the lower back, releasing tension and pain along the spine.   Exploration of concepts includes the 3 Principles, five-element theory, and energetic anatomy.   
Duration: 32 clock hours. 
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Polarity with Diane Charron CMT HHP Next held on Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 19, 2017 - Sun Aug 27, 2017
Polarity is the study of the body's energetic needs and theory.  This class teaches the full session of Sattvic Therapy that relaxes, calms and rejuvenates the nervous system, thus allowing the body/mind to enter deep states of natural healing. Course also serves as an introduction to the Polarity Back treatment using ankle points to relax and energetically realign the lower back, releasing tension and pain along the spine.   Exploration of concepts includes the 3 Principles, five-element theory, and energetic anatomy.   
Duration: 32 clock hours. 
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Deep Tissue I with Aurora Mata CMT Next held on Tue, Aug 22, 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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Pathology with Sallie Thurman CMT Next held on Wed, Aug 23, 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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Cranial Sacral I



Cranial Sacral Theory I - (Workshop) with Diane Charron CMT HHP Next held on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Sep 8, 2017 - Sun Sep 10, 2017

Cranial-sacral therapy emphasizes the effect of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid on the movement of the cranium and spine. During the treatment, bones and tissues return to their original positions. These movements can be analyzed by sensitive fingers held on each side of the head, on the sacrum, or limbs. Students will learn to recognize normal and abnormal movement and will learn a sequence of movements designed to normalize cranial-sacral movement, as well as indications and contraindications.

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

20 hours (clock hours) 

Note: This program is available to our curious public.

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Cranial Sacral Theory I - (Workshop) with Diane Charron CMT HHP Next held on Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 9, 2017 - Sun Sep 10, 2017

Cranial-sacral therapy emphasizes the effect of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid on the movement of the cranium and spine. During the treatment, bones and tissues return to their original positions. These movements can be analyzed by sensitive fingers held on each side of the head, on the sacrum, or limbs. Students will learn to recognize normal and abnormal movement and will learn a sequence of movements designed to normalize cranial-sacral movement, as well as indications and contraindications.

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

20 hours (clock hours) 

Note: This program is available to our curious public.

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Acupressure I (Tui Na) with Ronn Garcia CMT Next held on Mon, Sep 11, 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 John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Mon, Sep 18, 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 II



Deep Tissue Massage II with John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT Next held on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Sep 19, 2017 - Wed Sep 20, 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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