|February 20, 2018|
MASTER MASSAGE THERAPIST CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
|This 250 hour Master Massage Program is designed for Licensed Massage Therapists wishing to broaden their knowledge, advance their practice and pursue highly advanced training in:
The program begins on February 20, 2018 and enrollment is NOW OPEN!
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a time for a private tour, please contact us at 972-991-9293 x.8
The Art of Palpation
Palpation skills for massage therapists is learning to use touch to identify the various soft tissue structures of the body and the condition of those tissues. What you learn from touching is used to assess the somatic responses of the body and for making treatment decisions. Through palpation, soft tissue such as ligaments, muscles, tendons, joint capsules and other body parts can be identified.
This Advanced NeuroMuscular Therapy course includes MyoNeural System overviews, PNF/MET, NeuroMuscular Facilitation, GTO/Stretch Response Manipulation, Active/Resisted Release and Adverse Fiber Orientation Stretching. Participants of this course learn about the anatomical and physiological mechanisms behind each technique, protocols for each technique, when these techniques can be used and contraindications of which to be aware.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage techniques use very light pressure strokes delivered in specific sequences to stimulate lymphatic vessels and improve lymphatic uptake and flow based on Dr. Emil Vodder teachings. Participants will learn the palpation skills and foundational strokes required to perform manual lymph drainage. Basic knowledge of lymphatic system anatomy, physiology, and factors that regulate interstitial fluid volume for the overall health of the lymphatic system. Navigation through how to apply this technique with Oncology clients, pre/post surgical clients and more.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body system called the CranioSacral System. This manual therapy enhances the body’s natural healing processes and has proven effective in treating a wide range of physiological problems associated with pain and dysfunction. CranioSacral therapy is a specific technique that affects the dural membrane of the nervous system. The dural tissue, when stressed, can create a myriad of pain patterns throughout the body. This course will cover technique, anatomy, biomechanics and hands-on techniques that affect the CranioSacral system.
*Please note that we will be feeling very subtle rhythms in the body. Being well rested and hydrated are recommended for best results at least 24 hours prior to class.
Labor Preparation & Prenatal Massage
Massage is a gentle way to help prepare the mother-to-be with labor. As a trained massage therapist, you will have the knowledge to help prepare the mother’s body for the process of labor. This course is ideal for any massage therapist or Doula that have been working with pregnant clients and would like more in-depth information on how to help their client more. In our 12 hours together, we will navigate through the physical and emotional changes that happen during pregnancy and ways to adjust to our clients needs at each session (either with position adjustments, problem focused sessions, or supporting in their journey). We will also discuss how to incorporate pressure point massage in a safe but effective way to help prepare for labor. There will be discussion on how to support your client by giving them “homework” between sessions, as well.
Multiple studies now link gentle non-invasive massage for people affected by cancer with significant reductions in pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, and anxiety. We will navigate through the framework of an oncology massage such as pressure adjustments, site considerations on the body, and position adjustments for our clients. This class will significantly enhance any massage therapist practice.
This intensive course will focus upon in depth – the Myofascial System overview, assessment of postural dysfunctions, freehand assessments with landmarks, fascial lines, direction of strokes, sculpting and cross fiber techniques.
Hours: 24 hours
Trigger Point Therapy & Temperature Applications
Locations of trigger points and their corresponding referral areas are a major focus of this course, as well as, techniques to diminish trigger point activity. Hands-on time is a part of the course so that participants can have a better understanding of what it is like to give and receive trigger point therapy. This is an excellent course for those looking to advance their potential to help their clients.
Joint Mobilizations & Range of Motion
Joint mobilization is a manual therapy intervention, a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect. When applied to the spine, it is known as spinal mobilization.
Postnatal & Postpartum Massage
This course will contain heavy lecture on the changes a woman’s body goes through after delivery (both vaginal and c-section) and ways we can help. For example, working with scar tissue after a caesarean section, working to support postpartum abdominal pelvic floor recovery as well as looking at support for breastfeeding (including prevention of mastitis) and bonding with the baby. We will navigate through the physical and psychological changes in the postpartum stage of the mother’s journey as well as how to support her physical changes. Just to list a few, we can help with postpartum depression, relaxation and hormone regulation.
Chair massage is one of the more popular modalities in massage as it offers many benefits to both the therapist and their clients. Massage therapists can offer on-site chair massages in offices, at seminars, conventions, schools, special events, sporting events, farmer’s markets – anywhere they can set up their massage chair. It is one of the most affordable and mobile ways to help people reduce stress and relieve tension.
Reflexology is an extremely effective form of massage, relating to the ‘reflex points’ on the sole of the foot. These points correspond to the organs and systems in the body, and are linked to those organs through ‘energy channels’, ‘zones’ or ‘meridians’. When illness or imbalance occurs, the corresponding ‘energy channels’ become blocked. Reflexology Massage aims to remove these blocks, thus allowing the energy to flow freely again.
Fusion Thai Massage is a combination of yoga stretching, acupressure, exercise movement, reflexology and Shiatsu techniques.
Guasha, which means scraping, originated from prehistoric times and still practiced by some indigenous peoples, Guasha found its way into the mainstream of Chinese Traditional Medicine. The spectacular results of Guasha are achieved because of its simultaneous effects on the skin, the subcutis, the connective tissue, the lymph system, the meridians, the periost, the muscles, the blood vessels, the nerves, the brain and the immune system and through them on the various functions, systems and organs of the entire body.
Polarity Therapy is a unique wellness practice that involves touch. It was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, (1889-1981), an Osteopathic physician and Chiropractor with a passion for natural healing. Unlike massage or physical therapy, whose purpose is relaxation, or re-educating the body to align with gravity, the purpose of Polarity Therapy is personal transformation. It is realigning the body to be in harmony with the soul. This somatic therapy enables you to look at what you’re carrying in your body as a blueprint for your life. It’s said your body is a reflection of your thoughts, your beliefs, your emotions and experience. Polarity Therapy is a chance to release buried treasures – to open up the obstructions, the blockages, the pain, the difficulties and the distortions in the body. (taken from http://www.polaritytherapy.org/polarity-therapy/)