This class is taught by:


Robert Edelburg DC

Dr. Robert Edelburg started on the healer's journey in the 80's with training in Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy and Massage Therapy. He returned to school and graduated with his doctorate in Chiropractic in 2000 from Western States Chiropractic College. After graduation, Dr. Edelburg moved to Palm Springs where he established the Edelburg Chiropractic and Wellness Center. He practices in a multidisciplinary setting and is very excited about teaching at the Somatherapy Institute and the amazing people coming to participate.

Kathleen Shyptycki CMT HHP

Kathleen has been a massage therapist since 1989. She is a graduate of the Desert Resorts School of Somatherapy. She has extensive experience in all aspects of massage and body work and is currently working as a therapist in her own business. She has achieved a Master Level in Reiki and  and Certified Ayervedic Practitioner. She has extensive teaching and practitioner experience in a variety of bodywork and holistic modalities.

Courses: Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, Spa Services, Deep Tissue Massage I, Lymph Drainage Massage, Pre-Natal Massage, Sports Massage I, Deep Tissue Massage II, Thai Massage I, Abhyanga Massage, Acupressure, Chair Massage, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, Hot Stone Theory, Polarity, Mind-Body Level I Chakra Systems

Alex Sima Dipl.ST, LN, DTCM

Alex is a Shiatsu Therapist, Naturopath, Herbalist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Canada), having studied extensively in the UK, Asia, Canada and Los Angeles. He has nearly 20 years of clinical experience, including equine and canine acupuncture. He has taught at several Massage and Naturopathic colleges in Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles and has recently moved to Palm Springs. Alex spends his time doing botanical medical and clinical research, herbal formulation and product development with medical schools across North America and Europe.
5:30pm - 10:30pm
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.

Required Text: The Trail Guide to the Body: Textbook and Student Handbook by Andrew Biel 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)