Continuing Education Class Schedule
These classes may be taken as continuing education or as part of our 250- and 500-hour programs.
**CLICK HERE FOR CLASS SCHEDULE THROUGH DECEMBER 2014**
MARCH 2014 CLASSES (ALL CLASSES HELD AT 424 F ST. #B DAVIS, 95616)Click here to return to top of page
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR BODYWORKERS (50 hrs) (32 in class hrs – 18 lab hrs). Mon, Tues, Wed & Thu, Mar 3, 4, 5 & 6 (9 am – 6 pm). This class is an in depth study of the organ systems of the body and their specific functions. The class will help you learn to “see” into the body and be more effective as a therapeutic practitioner. This class is taught system by system and covers the chemical and structural process of the body and the physiological effects of your massage strokes. Your understanding of the functioning of the human body will be enhanced and it is an important class for message therapists looking to take the National Certification Exam. This is a lecture class. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Angel Stork Cost: $475 Prepay: 2-Wk $450, 4-Wk $425.
MEDICAL MASSAGE – LOW BACK PAIN (8 hrs) Mon, Mar 10 (9 am – 6 pm). In this class we will learn how to evaluate the sacrum and low back for issues and how to apply the results using joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques. Anatomy of the lower back will be required. A brief introduction to nerve involvement/palpation will be included. Be as effective as possible for clients with low back pain. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training. Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $120 Prepay: 2-Wk $115, 4-Wk $110
MEDICAL MASSAGE – SPRAINED ANKLE & KNEE (8 hrs) Tue, Mar 11 (9 am – 6 pm)Some anatomy of the knee/lower leg/ankle will be required. We will learn tissue testing and palpation assessments for the areas involved and soft tissue techniques that help in the majority of issues involving the knee, lower leg, and ankles. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training. Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $120 Prepay: 2-Wk $115, 4-Wk $110
MEDICAL MASSAGE – THORACIC OUTLET & RIBS (8 hrs) Wed, Mar 12 (9 am – 6 pm).Learn how to work on all the areas around the shoulder girdle that can be related to Thoracic Outlet. Learn mobilization techniques for the ribs and how to improve your client’s range of motion through several Myofascial techniques. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $120 Prepay: 2-Wk $115, 4-Wk $110
MEDICAL MASSAGE – WHIPLASH AND NECK WORK (8 hrs) Thu, Mar 13 (9 am – 6 pm). This class explores the mechanics of the cervical spine, the anatomy of the neck/upper back and how massage can effectively address the consequences of “whiplash.” You will learn palpation assessment tests and the application and integration of several modalities for this condition, including spinal mechanics, and myofascial bodywork. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $120 Prepay: 2-Wk $115, 4-Wk $110
MEDICAL MASSAGE- HEADACHES & TMJ (8 hrs) Fri, Mar 14 (9 am – 6 pm). The jaw has a close relationship to headaches. In this class you will learn how to work the muscles of the jaw and head to help alleviate tension headaches. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training Instructor: Marty Morales Cost: $120 Prepay: 2-Wk $115, 4-Wk $110.
AROMATHERAPY FOR MASSAGE (6 hrs) Mon, Mar 17 (9 am – 4 pm). Aromatherapy uses essential oils, volatile and aromatic liquids obtained from plants, to bring about positive effects on body, mind and spirit. Combined with massage, aromatherapy is an ideal treatment. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Emily Bay Cost: $90 Prepay: 2-Wk $85, 4-Wk $80.
LISTENING TOUCH (12 hrs) Tue & Wed, Mar 18 & 19 (9 am – 4 pm). This work will add a whole new dimension to whatever bodywork you do. It will give you practical experience in using your awareness as a tool for healing. You will learn how to use gentle, direct touch with hands that listen, and how to bring your clients attention to each place in the body holding tension, allowing release. You will learn how to employ an approach of presence, acceptance and trust, expanding the effectiveness of your work and enhancing the ease you do it. Class time will be spent cultivating awareness in your own body as you work, as well as adaptations you can make to your massage that will support deeper release for your clients. This is not a technique class. This approach of mindfulness will benefit whether you are new to the field or have years working in the field. Prerequisite: 100 hrs massage training. Guest Instructor: Sarah Simmons Cost: $180 Prepay: 2-Wk $170, 4-Wk $160.
PHARMACOLOGY FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS (6 hrs). Fri, Mar 21 (9 am – 4 pm). The class will focus on the drug therapies that clients seeking massage therapy may be taking. Drug therapy of any kind is intended to bring about physiological changes which may make necessary to alter a massage. We will explore “red flags” and give guidelines for altering a massage when necessary. Some understanding of physiology and pathology of the body is recommended. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Emily Bay Cost: $90 Prepay: 2-Wk $85, 4-Wk $80.
MASSAGE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH CANCER© (24 hrs) Sat, Sun & Mon, Mar 22, 23 & 24 (9 am – 6 pm)) (NCBTMB approved for CEU hours) Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition, and at any stage in the cancer experience. Topics covered include: understanding metastasis - why is massage not contraindicated; adaptations that must be made for clients who have undergone or are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery; massage protocol for patients at risk for lymphedema; exploration and processing of participants’ personal experience and relationship to cancer; intake procedures; and most importantly, opening the heart to those with serious illness. This class was originated by Gayle MacDonald. This class is a critical thinking class and it requires focused, comfortable sitting. We provide floor chairs and if you need something more comfortable, please bring your own chair, pillow, etc. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training. Instructor: Isabel Adkins Cost: $432, 3-Wk Prepay $412 (plus materials fee $25 to be paid to instructor)
ONCOLOGY MASSAGE 1: Blending East with West TM (22 hrs) Tue, Mar 25 (11 am – 6 pm) & Wed & Thu, Mar 26, 27 (9 am – 6pm). Class will allow body therapists to enhance their work with cancer patients by integrating Reflexology and Acupressure skills with the Massage for People Living with Cancer© protocol in regard to pressure adjustments, sites that need to be avoided and client positioning. While looking at the body from an Eastern Medicine point of view, practitioners will learn: how to support the internal organs during disease, treatment and recovery; how to address symptoms more directly by understanding how the organs “network”; how to mitigate the side effects of treatment and symptoms of disease, such as low blood counts, nausea, fatigue, neuropathy, weakness in the limbs, and GI tract disorders; how to strengthen the immune system; the importance of Ayurvedic oils for cancer cure; the psychological aspects of living with a potentially fatal disease and how that may impact the immune system. Materials fee $16 to be paid to instructor. This class requires focused, comfortable sitting. We provide floor chairs and if you need something more comfortable, please bring your own chair, pillow, etc. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training plus "Massage for People Living with Cancer" or equivalent Society for Oncology Massage approved class, OR with instructor's permission. Instructor: Isabel Adkins. Cost: $396, 3-Wk Prepay $376 (plus materials fee $16 to be paid to instructor)
ACUPRESSURE CHAIR MASSAGE (7 hrs) Fri, Mar 28 (9 am – 5 pm).Heighten the effectiveness of chair massage by learning to include meridian pathways and acu-points and to mobilize the client. Use of variety of stances and hand techniques facilitates both the safety and vitality of the practitioner while enhancing the experience of the client. Prerequisite: none. Instructor: Kathleen Davis. Cost: $99 Prepay: 2-Wk $95, 4-Wk $90
ONCOLOGY MASSAGE CLINIC (32 hrs) Sat, Sun, Mon & Tue, Mar 29, 30, 31 & April 1 (9 am – 6 pm) In this class students will be able to work on cancer patients under supervision, practicing the knowledge and skills acquired in Oncology 1 or 2. Each day will end with a group discussion of cases worked with. Prerequisite: Oncology Massage 1. Instructor: Isabel Adkins and Kathy Nelson Cost: $576, 3-Wk Prepay: $556