Massage Therapist Program Classes

 

CRANIAL SACRAL THEORY - WORKSHOP

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Crania-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

Duration: 16 hours (clock hours)  Note: This program is available to our curious public.

 

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ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

 

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PATHOLOGY

 

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SPORTS MASSAGE I

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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: Performance Massage by R. King

 

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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DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE II

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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 32  classroom hours 4 hours clinic

 

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THAI MASSAGE I

12Thai 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 hours (clock hours)

 

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ABHYANGA

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The student will learn certain basic concepts of Ayurveda, including the three main Doshas and which oils are most appropriate to use. The student will learn contraindications along with the ritualistic sequence of strokes to be used in a single massage or in synchronization with another therapist, since the Abhyanga is often performed as a double massage.

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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LOMI LOMI

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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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ACUPRESSURE I

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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: The Handbook of Chinese Medicine (link found on website under Books and Supplies)

 

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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REFLEXOLOGY

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 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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HOT STONE THEORY

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The course introduces the use of heat therapy with hot stones. The student will learn to perform a 60 or 90 minute Hot 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. Pass/Fail.

 

Duration: 16 hours (clock hours)

 

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MASSAGE BASICS - INTRO SESSION

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This workshop provides an overview of therapeutic massage techniques and is a great way for people to learn a bit more about a career in bodywork, or just learn something new. The workshop will touch on simple easily used techniques to help relieve stress, aches and pains and relaxation. Massage has been proven to be effective in reducing stress relieving lower back pain and providing relaxation.

 

Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring two twin sheets, a face towel and a pillow case, you may want to bring a blanket for extra warmth. Massage lotion will be provided

 

Register early – class fills up and space is limited.

 

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