Class Descriptions

General Interest/Continuing Education/Electives

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Required and Recommended Textbooks 

 

ABC's of Chinese Medicine - Part A

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
In Part A of ABCs of Chinese medicine we will go on a journey through the vast and deep landscape of Chinese medicine. This class is open to anyone, with no prerequisites. It is part of the Shiatsu Certificate program, but is relevant to anyone with an interest in natural healing. We will explore the essential theories of this tradition, which provide a conduit from ancient healing methods rooted in the rhythms of the natural world, to contemporary practice in the modern world that we inhabit. This is a lecture class, but in each class we will practice some special Qi gong (movement/meditation) exercises to ground the theory in our own kinesthetic experience.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: King

Required text: ABCs Part A Handbook; writing materials
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Active Isolated Stretching - Fascial Lines: Lower

Course Hours: 8
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This class explores the myofascial lines described by Tom Myers in his work Anatomy Trains¨ using Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) techniques for the Lower Body. Stretching the fascial lines opens up a whole new avenue to address tissues. This approach allows you to ÒtouchÓ tissues that are not easily addressed manually. The amazing difference will be felt immediately. In this basic level class you will learn the physiology behind AIS and how to apply AIS to the fascial lines. Learn how to evaluate range of motion potential before and after stretching and how to apply the techniques to treat the lower fascial lines. Previous AIS experience is helpful but not a requirement to attend this class. This class completes one of the requirements for gaining advanced AIS level certification with AIS Northwest. NCBTMB approved through AISNW.
Prerequisites: Massage Lower or LMT
Instructor: Morton

Fitted sheet and pillow. Wear comfortable clothing.
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Active Isolated Stretching - Fascial Lines: Upper

Course Hours: 8
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This class explores the myofascial lines described by Tom Myers in his work Anatomy Trains¨ using Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) techniques for the Upper Body. Stretching the fascial lines opens up a whole new avenue to address tissues. This approach allows you to ÒtouchÓ tissues that are not easily addressed manually. The amazing difference will be felt immediately. In this basic level class you will learn the physiology behind AIS and how to apply AIS to the fascial lines. Learn how to evaluate range of motion potential before and after stretching and how to apply the techniques to treat the upper fascial lines. Previous AIS experience is helpful but not a requirement to attend this class. This class completes one of the requirements for gaining advanced AIS level certification with AIS Northwest. NCBTMB approved through AISNW.
Prerequisites: Massage Upper or LMT
Instructor: Morton

Fitted sheet and pillow. Wear comfortable clothing
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Active Isolated Stretching Introduction

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia, specific to anatomical planes of movement. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension and improves circulation. In this introductory, basic-level class you will gain an understanding of the system as a whole. The material presented in this course will cover the essential stretches needed to counteract some of the compromising effects of gravity on posture. These fundamental stretches will be covered in detail so that you can implement them in your practice immediately. NCBTMB approved through AISNW.
Prerequisites: None. AP I recommended
Instructor: Morton

Fitted sheet and pillow. Wear comfortable clothing.
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Alexander Method Introduction

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Often incorrectly thought of as a study of posture, the Alexander Method is a somatic study of how we do what we do. It leads to awareness, ease and graceful power, and is a wonderful foundational study for massage therapists. This work helps you stay with yourself while working, prevents mental, emotional and physical burnout, helps you dive into your next learning edge, and makes whatever modalities you practice more effective with less strain on yourself. In this class we will touch on the principles used in the Alexander Method, and will start exploring how you can use them in your life and work.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Harrison

Wear comfortable clothes, bring writing materials and blanket. Remember to wear comfortable clothing for this class.
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Barefoot Shiatsu Massage

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Barefoot Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese approach to bodywork utilizing the feet to press, stretch and stroke the body in what is a surprisingly comfortable and satisfying massage experience. It is also fun to do. Barefoot technique develops a strong sense of balance, body awareness and sensitivity similar to practicing Tai Ji Quan. The barefoot style was first promoted in this country by Shizuko Yamamoto, and is part of the tradition in which Jim Cleaver originally trained. This technique is especially useful when the client is larger than the practitioner. This class is open to anyone and, like Shiatsu Basics, is a good introduction to Shiatsu.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Ward

Flat sheet, pad or blanket, 2 pillow cases or hand towels. Work is done on the floor, so if you want them; bring 2 small pillows or bolster, 1 or 2 regular pillows. Please wear soft clothing, no blue jeans or metal belts, etc. Thank you. This class is contraindicated for pregnant women.
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Body Mechanics for Massage Therapists

Course Hours: 8
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
"Staying Alive for Another 25". Kitty Lawrence has been an LMT for 26 years and still loves it. This course is a synthesis of her years of study and practice. With aliveness and awareness at the core, we will focus on applying the laws of physics to our work to create a more healthful and joyful massage dance. Included will be Beth McKee's system of using the bones as levers, joints as hinges, and weight transfer. Self care exercises provided. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: Massage - Fundamentals
Instructor: Lawrence

Sheets, oil, bolster, and a large towel, wear comfortable clothing, Recommended Text: Body Mechanics and Self Care Manual, Dixon
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Building Your Ethical Body

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
There are many good ethics courses that provide guidelines and practice on how to deal with issues that may come up in a bodywork practice. This course provides a physical foundation for working with the ethics of touch. The class is designed to strengthen the massage therapistÕs resolve and confidence in her/his own ability to deal with confusing and murky issues. It is capped by a qigong form that is specifically designed to strengthen the practitionerÕs boundaries and protect against what is not nourishing in an environment while connecting to oneÕs guiding star or inner wisdom within.
Prerequisites: Comm/Ethics or LMT
Instructor: Dixon

Wear comfortable clothing
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Chiropractic Assistant Certification Class

Course Hours: 12
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This twelve hour course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a Certified Chiropractic Assistant (CCA) in the State of Oregon. The course consists of eight hours of didactic instruction and four hours of hands-on training. (6 hours of the class apply to CE requirements for OR LMT) Topics covered include chiropractic history and philosophy, tissue injury and repair, all standard physiotherapy modalities used by chiropractors including massage, selected rehabilitative protocols, state laws governing CCA's, CCA's duties and responsibilities, HIPAA compliance, and issues of communication and boundaries. Students will be provided with the certificates of completion as well as CCA Applications and they will be prepared to sit for the open-book Chiropractic Assistant Certification Examination administered by the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners. You must apply to take the Certification exam within 60 days of the training.
Prerequisites: None, AP I recommended
Instructor: Pleau

Required Text: Physiotherapy Study Guide for Certified CAs, writing materials, set of sheets, pillow case, 2 bath towels
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Communication During Bodywork Sessions

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Ethics and communication classes typically focus on business related issues that may come up in a bodywork practice outside of the massage session. In contrast, this class provides guidelines and practice for communications during the session, in order to enhance the effects of the massage. This class explores the value of communication within a clinical setting and discusses some structured approaches to implement better ways of communicating with your clients. The majority of the class involves demonstration and practice. In class participation is essential.
Prerequisites: Massage A&A or LMT
Instructor: Dixon

Writing materials, linens, pillow. Wear comfortable clothing
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Couples Massage

Course Hours: 7
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Learn basic Swedish massage techniques in a one-day setting. At the end of this class, you will be able to give a full body massage. The class is fun, safe and packed full of massage practice. Partial disrobing is required. Participants should be in good physical health in order to give and receive massage. This makes a great gift for Valentine's Day.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Barck Garofalo

2 sheets, towel, massage oil in spill-proof bottle, pillow case, blanket Please remember to have your nails trimmed short and to wear comfortable clothing. Complete disrobing is not required (sheets will be used as drapes); if you wish, you may wear a bathing suit, shorts and a sport bra for women, or similar clothing.
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CPR

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This CPR course provides hands-on training in Adult, Child and Infant CPR. Choking and use of the AED are also covered. Content is based on the American Heart Association Guidelines. Participants will receive a 2 year CPR/AED certification card. OHSA compliant course.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Hueller

writing materials. CPR cards will be mailed to you 2 weeks after class completion.
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Craniosacral Therapy Introduction

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Craniosacral work is a gentle, powerful form of bodywork developed by an osteopathic physician. Craniosacral techniques move the cranial and sacral bones to free restrictions in the connective tissue and central nervous system. Craniosacral bodywork is especially useful for addressing pain and dysfunction in the head, spine and pelvis. The techniques can release physical and emotional trauma throughout the body and can be performed with the client clothed. This introductory course will introduce students to the history and basic concepts of Craniosacral Massage and a basic protocol of preliminary techniques that you can practice alone or integrate into a massage session.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Dixon

sheets, bolster, blanket RECOMMENDED TEXTS: Myofasical Massage and Body Mechanics and Self Care Manual, Dixon;
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Craniosacral Therapy: Level I

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Craniosacral Massage is a gentle yet powerful form of bodywork developed by osteopathic physicians. Through freeing restrictions in the movements of the cranial bones and sacrum, CSM directly influences the central nervous system and the fascia. In this class, you will learn a protocol of techniques for releasing restrictions in the sutures of the skull as well as review how to feel for the Cranial Wave.
Prerequisites: Craniosacral Intro or equivalent
Instructor: Dixon

Sheet, blanket, meditation cushion or pillow, writing materials. Wear comfortable clothes (no jeans). REQUIRED TEXT: Dixon, Myofasical Massage, 2007 RECOMMENDED TEXTS: Milne, Hugh, Heart of Listening Vol.1 and Vol.2,
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Cupping & Gua Sha - Theory and Techniques

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
In this 15 hour class we explore the simple, yet profound techniques of Cupping and Gua Sha. Cupping has become increasingly popular as an adjunct therapy to relieve pain and promote healing. Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese method of addressing muscular tension and supporting immune function. This course will include both lecture and practical application. We will cover indications for both techniques as well as contraindications. This will include a very basic introduction to Chinese Medicine theory, so that a student can understand the context of the traditional use for these adjunct therapies. This class includes a 1.5 hour supervised practicum on Sunday. At the end of this weekend workshop a student will be able to appropriately apply both Cupping and Gua Sha techniques, within their scope of practice. Tuition includes a 17pc deluxe set of plastic cups with a pump and extension tube, as well as a porcelain Gua Sha spoon.
Prerequisites: Massage Fundamentals or Shiatsu I
Instructor: King

Writing materials, linens, massage oil or lotion. Recommended to wear sleeveless open shoulder shirt/sports bra and shorts Tuition includes a 17 pc set of plastic cups, pump. and gua sha spoon. Students perform a session on the public on Sunday from 2-3:30pm. Please alert OSM if you can provide a receiver.
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Dao Yin Stretch

Course Hours: 7
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This movement discipline strengthens and enhances vitality in many dimensions by opening the joints and clearing the channels of energy. Dao-Yin Stretch will also increase mobility, strength and resilience, improving your coordination, balance and endurance. Dao-Yin helps the student develop body awareness and understand the principles of alignment for practicing Shiatsu in an efficient manner.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Zermer

Wear loose comfortable clothing, no jeans
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Digital Marketing Introduction

Course Hours: 6.5
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Grow your client base with digital marketing! This workshop will cover the basics of using social media marketing campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in order to connect with current and prospective clientele. You will also learn best SEO practices through the use of keywords and Google Adwords campaigns. Finally, we will help you learn to retain more clients by covering basic skills in email marketing and marketing strategy.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with and use of social media
Instructor: Campbell

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Ethical Boundary Setting

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This interactive workshop addresses a variety of relational situations where boundary setting is needed with clients and clarifies what is needed in various dual relationships. The goal of the class is to obtain clarity in your professional boundaries and devise ways to communicate them to avoid ethical dilemmas. We will explore confidentiality, transference, client attraction, emotional triggering, friendships, business and energetic boundaries.
Prerequisites: Comm/Ethics or LMT
Instructor: Wells

Writing materials
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Foot Reflexology Basics

Course Hours: 7.5
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Foot Reflexology is a form of massage used for both healing and relaxation. It is based on the belief that certain areas of the body, notably the feet, contain reflex connections with internal organs. This workshop will present basic working techniques, history and theory, and emphasize practical application. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Butler

lotion, witchhazel or rubbing alcohol, 2 towels PLEASE HAVE YOUR NAILS TRIMMED SHORT! It is very important in this particular class. Thank you.
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Heart Centered Ethics

Course Hours: 6
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This engaging workshop is intended to provide a didactic model for appropriate use of power that is inherent in helping relationships. We will focus on Informed and Conscious Use of Power as well as Accountable and Wise Use of Power. We will explore our personal reactions to ethics, personal relationship to power, power differentials inherent in being an LMT, personal power preferences, and explore the impact of ethical mistakes we have experienced. For more information about the method and concepts, go to www.rightuseofpower.com. (NCBTMB Approved) This class meets Oregon's Massage Ethics, Boundaries and Communication Requirement
Prerequisites: Communication/Ethics or LMT
Instructor: Ireland

Writing Materials
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Hot Stone Massage

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Hot Stone Massage provides a new way for therapists to explore their massage skills by combining hot or cooled stones and targeted massage techniques. The result is a unique form of treatment that can be focused for relaxation, injury rehabilitation, deep tissue, reflexology, energy balancing and spa applications. This workshop teaches participants everything they need to know in order to deliver both a 60- and 90-minute hot stone massage session. Through detailed demonstrations, instructor led table time, plenty of hands-on and a detailed packet of written materials, diagrams and pictures, participants develop their skills quickly so that they can start generating income the day after the workshop.
Prerequisites: Massage Fundamentals or LMT
Instructor: Earl

Oil (not lotion, gel or cream), 12 white or light-colored hand towels, 1 bath towel, 1 beach towel (approx 3' x 5.5'), one fitted and one flat sheet, face cradle cover, king size pillowcase, pillow or bolster
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Insurance Billing for LMTs

Course Hours: 6
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Open your practice to a whole new market by incorporating insurance billing. Contrary to "the word on the street", the process is not as complicated, time consuming, nor as financially compromising as you might think. This class will show you how to easily and effectively make use of this lucrative market. You will learn your rights and restrictions as a medical provider; learn how to submit, keep and maintain insurance claims; and receive the forms you will need to start billing immediately. Information on insurance company contacts are also shared. After this class, you will know the basic information you need to start growing your practice.
Prerequisites: Massage Fundamentals or equivalent.
Instructor: Campbell

Writing materials. (Optional: bring a laptop if you have one.)
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Lymphatic Detox Introduction

Course Hours: 9
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Lymphatic Detox Massage maximizes the therapeutic effects of bodywork and is especially effective in reducing swelling, relieving acute and chronic pain, and detoxifying the body. Although extremely gentle and subtle the effects are potent on a physical level. In this introductory class, students become acquainted with main functions and actions of the lymphatic system, indications, contraindications and precautions. They will learn a simple protocol to drain the neck of toxins and a self-care practice to enhance detoxification and speed healing.
Prerequisites: Massage Fundamentals
Instructor: Dixon

sheets, breast drape, no lotion or oil, pillow or bolster as needed
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Lymphatic Massage for Upper Body

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Lymphatic Detox Massage maximizes the therapeutic effects of bodywork and is especially effective for reducing inflammation and swelling, relieving acute and chronic pain, and detoxifying the body. Although extremely gentle and subtle the effects are potent on a physical level. This class focuses on rejuvenating and detoxifying the Upper Body, including the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. In this class, students review the protocol for the neck presented in the Lymphatic Detox Intro and continue on with additional lymphatic massage techniques for the neck as well as lymphatic detox of the face, chest, arms and hands. A simple protocol to drain the neck and upper extremities of toxins is taught and students are reminded of self-care practices to enhance detoxification and speed healing - moving, stretching and breathing and the application of cold and heat therapy.
Prerequisites: Lymph Detox Intro or equivalent
Instructor: Dixon

sheets, breast drape, no lotion or oil, pillow or bolster as needed
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Manual Resisted Muscle Testing

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This class teaches the techniques of manual resisted muscle testing and orthopedic tests in order to guide you to the source of the pain. You will learn consistent and organized ways to screen clients and where to apply your own massage techniques in order to work more efficiently and effectively. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: Kinesiology - Upper Body or Lower Body
Instructor: Libby

2 sheets, face cradle cover, bolster; wear loose comfortable clothes Required text: Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy by Whitney Lowe Required text: Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy by Whitney Lowe
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Massage Basics

Course Hours: 10
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
In this popular 4-week class, you will learn basic massage techniques for the back, neck, shoulders, hands, feet and head. You will also learn about nurturing touch and about bodywork as a healthcare tool. This is a great class to take if you are interested in massage as a career. Instructors are experienced healthcare practitioners and licensed massage therapists with extensive additional training in a variety of bodywork styles.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Alexander-Hensley

2 sheets, towel, massage oil in spill-proof bottle, pillow case OR face cradle cover, blanket Please remember to have your nails trimmed short and to wear comfortable clothing. Complete disrobing is not required (sheets will be used as drapes); if you wish, you may wear a bathing suit, shorts and a sport bra for women, or similar clothing.
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Massage for End of Life Care

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Massage therapy offers so much to people who are nearing the end of life. For many people, the end of life can bring with it fear, anxiety, loneliness, and physical discomfort. Massage therapy can be very effective in providing relief from these issues, and sharing positive experiences with people who are often unable to do many of the things that have brought them joy throughout life. In this class we will learn how to safely and effectively provide massage therapy in end of life care, and examine the role a massage therapist can play in witnessing and sharing this experience.
Prerequisites: Massage Fundamentals
Instructor: Casey

Linens, oil/lotion. Wear comfortable clothing.
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Massage for People Living with Cancer

Course Hours: 24
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be safely administered to cancer patients, regardless of the severity of their condition. The purpose of this class is to present information that will soothe bodyworkers' fears about working with clients who have been diagnosed with cancer or are recovering from it. Sunday's culminating activity will be to give a relaxation massage to someone with cancer or recovering from it. Approved by Chiropractic Board.
Prerequisites: Massage - Fundamentals
Instructor: MacDonald

see FAQ NOTE: All materials must be brought for class on Friday. FAQs - What materials will be needed? - 3-ring binder - Journaling materials - Unscented lotion or oil (no containers that require dipping) - 2 sets of clean linen (please, no heavily-scented detergents) - 1 clean beach towel or blanket for client warmth (Day 3 only) - 1 bath towel and 2 hand towels - 2 clean pillows - clean, bag (lg garbage bag, okay) - Alcohol-based hand cleaner (such as Purell) Please arrive at least 20 minutes early on the first day to if you need to complete any final registration tasks. Class will begin on time each day. Lunch Lunch each day is one hour long and will be approximately mid-way through the day. It is sometimes more relaxing to bring a brown bag lunch than to eat out, especially on day 3, which is usually Sunday. However, there are food establishments nearby. Please bring snacks if needed to maintain blood sugar level. (Quiet snacks for consumption in the classroom are much appreciated!) Required Reading Because each minute of time available to us in class is precious, some advanced reading is required from Medicine Hands: Massage for People Living with Cancer, 3rd Ed. (2014. Prior familiarity with some of the subject matter will allow class time to be spent in deeper discussion of the material. The following sections should be read before attending class: REQUIRED CHAPTERS: 4,5,7 AND 8 of Medicine Hands 3rd Ed. (2014) Special Needs Participants with hearing or visual impairments or other physical handicaps may wish to contact the instructor at least 2 weeks prior to the start of class to to identify themselves and to arrange for special learning needs. In this way, a learning plan can be created in order to enhance the participants learning. The same is true for those with learning disabilities. Arrangements can be made ahead of time for these participants to receive the handouts. Additionally, the instructor consistently reinforces the key concepts of the training and presents the material at a slow pace. This helps all students, especially those with learning disabilities. Clinic experience Ð Day 3/Dress and Grooming The culminating experience of the weekend will be to massage someone who has been in treatment or may presently be in treatment for cancer. Please bring clothes that are suitable for working with members of the public. Therapists often wear a scrub top or polo shirt with a massage insignia on the chest pocket. Of course, short shorts and necklines that reveal cleavage are not appropriate. Scent-free zone Many people are sensitive to the scents used in shampoos, perfumes and detergent. Please be mindful of this when preparing to come to class.
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Mind Body Connection

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Massage can enhance the bodymind connection to bring core beliefs to conscious awareness. This session gives an overview and some experience with ways to create this connection including appropriate communication and boundaries to establish a safe environment. This class meets Oregon's Massage Ethics, Boundaries and Communication Requirement
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Ireland

Writing Materials
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Myofascial Massage - Direct Method

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
In this course, students will learn the direct approach to the art and practice of Myofascial Massage. For each region of the body, students will learn a systematic way of applying sustained and focused pressure to achieve connective tissue release. Adaptations for specific complaints will be discussed. Communication and body mechanics are important components of the direct method and will also be practiced in class as part of the work. This class also provides a cognitive framework to allow students to understand the skills they are learning from a physiological perspective, so they can better understand their goals and describe them to massage patients. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: Myofascial Massage Intro or instr permission
Instructor: Dixon

sheets, lotion (not oil), 2 pillows Required text: Myofascial Massage (2007, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins) by Marian Wolfe Dixon
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Myofascial Massage Introduction

Course Hours: 12
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Myofascial Massage (MFM) aims to achieve muscle, organ and nerve relaxation via the release of the connective tissue. MFM is comprised of two separate and unique bodywork approaches known as Direct and Indirect. This class provides an overview to both approaches and a sampling of a variety of direct and indirect techniques (including demonstration and practice time with jostling, rocking, skin rolling, compression, and myofascial stretching). Massage therapists who practice myofascial massage report improved body mechanics, awareness, an increased sense of joy about bodywork and rave reviews from clients. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: Massage Fundamentals
Instructor: Dixon

sheets, massage cream (not oil or lotion), 2 pillows, blanket, REQUIRED TEXT: Dixon, Myofasical Massage, 2007. Read ch 3. 6 & 8 before class. Recommended Text: Body Mechanics and Self Care Manual, Dixon
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Myofascial Sculpting©:: Cupping Massage

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This 15-hour training is an introduction to the theory and practice of Myofascial Sculpting which teaches you how to work with the fascia in the body using tools such as silicone cups to loosen the fascia and sculpt the body. This class includes the history, application, and theory behind this therapeutic approach to enhance the function of all body systems and will include 4 hours of ethics, communication and boundaries. Each body system will be reviewed in terms of how it is affected with Myofascial Sculpting. Tuition includes a set of silicone cups and pump.
Prerequisites: Massage-Fundamentals
Instructor: Holman

Writing materials, sheets, oil (lotion won't work), face cradle cover, bolster. Tuition includes a set of 4 self-suctioning, silicone cups, which will be handed out in-class.
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Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
A knowledge of trigger points and their referral patterns can add a therapeutic focus and organization to your massage skills. In this hands-on class, we will explore the nature and location of trigger points, the referral patterns they manifest, how to reduce them, along with the pain and dysfunction they may cause.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology - Upper or Lower Body
Instructor: Libby

2 sheets, face cradle cover, bolster, Recommended text: Myofascial Pain & Dysfunction by Travell & Simons
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Neuromuscular Therapy - Leg, Ankle & Foot

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a highly effective and specific form of deep tissue massage. It is applicable to the treatment of acute or chronic injuries, postural strain syndromes, mental and emotional stress, and performance optimization for athletes, dancers, martial artists, etc. NMT -Leg, Ankle & Foot will familiarize students with NMT treatment protocols for these areas in the lower extremity. Course content includes relevant anatomy and kinesiology reviews, indications and contraindications for NMT, and evaluation strategies to guide treatment and assist in determining when physician referral is appropriate. NMT: Introduction is prerequisite for this class.
Prerequisites: NMT Intro, Massage and Kines-Lower Body or equivalents
Instructor: Pleau

Sheets, towel/pillow case for draping, face cradle cover, small hand towel or washcloth; lotion , creme or gel (not oil), a kinesiology text. Wear comfortable clothing. Optional: T-bar set if you have your own.
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Neuromuscular Therapy Introduction

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a highly effective and specific form of therapeutic massage for the treatment of acute and chronic injuries, postural syndromes, athletic performance optimization, and much more. NMT uses wooden tools called T-Bars for gentle yet very thorough assessment and treatment of muscle bellies, tendons, and attachment sites. In this 3-hour introductory course you will learn the history of NMT as well as the underlying neurological and physiological concepts involved in Neuromuscular Therapy and the body's response to treatment. Participants will become familiar with the six different T-Bars and their appropriate use. This is a great chance to learn how to use T-Bars and what it feels like to receive T-Bar work. Upon completion, you will have the necessary background and preparation for the 4-part NMT training through Oregon School of Massage.
Prerequisites: AP I, Kines-Upper or Lower or equivalent
Instructor: Pleau

Sheets, towel/pillow case for draping, face cradle cover, small hand towel or washcloth, lotion (not oil), a kinesiology text. Wear comfortable clothing. Optional: T-bar set if you have your own.
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On-Site Chair Massage I

Course Hours: 7
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This workshop covers five different aspects of on-site massage: chair design and function, demonstration and application of a 15-minute stretch and compress massage routine for the upper back, neck and shoulders, correct use of body mechanics and leverage, a complete and practical plan for marketing your business to successfully secure clients, and professionalism. On-site chairs will be provided. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: Massage - Fundamentals
Instructor: Conary

Cloth face cradle cover. optional: an On-Site chair if you have one (please call and let us know if you do) Onsite Chair massage classes do not require linens, oils, or lotions. If you are ill, feeling ill, or have an injury that would impair your ability to participate, please contact the instructor prior to attending this class.
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Polarity Therapy - I

Course Hours: 16
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This class introduces concepts of energy medicine through Polarity Therapy. Learn about the chakra system and how it corresponds to our physical, psychological and emotional bodies. Discuss how to explain "energy work" in Western terminology. Learn about the elements and how they correspond to our physical bodies and impact our health and well-being. The Polarity general session can be used as a whole session to balance the entire body, or it can easily be integrated into any health care practice. Enhance your massage, Reiki or healthcare practice with these effective and powerful techniques. Polarity I and II are part of the 155 hour Associate Polarity Practitioner program.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Finn

Water bottle, a set of sheets, pillow, blanket, bolster, comfortable cotton clothes
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Pregnancy: Bodywork for the New Mother

Course Hours: 8
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
A fun, inspiring, class that addresses the concerns of the new mother who experiences numerous physiological changes and strains, from nursing neck, new mother's back & hip aches, breast issues and postpartum depression. Techniques to support lactation, pelvic realignment, cesarean section recovery, diastasis recti assessment, and scar tissue reduction will be taught, along with abdominal massage, breast massage, sacral unwinding, and techniques for hip rebalancing. Cautions, contraindications, risks and importance of nurturing touch for mother and infant will be discussed. Bodywork modalities include acupressure, myofascial release, Swedish massage, and Mayan techniques to "close the bones". When possible, we will have mother/baby volunteers to receive the "closing of the bones". This class is part of the Maternity Massage Certificate Program.
Prerequisites: Massage - Up or Low, A&P I; Preg Mass recomm.
Instructor: Rhyne

see paragraph below: 1. Linens: 1 set massage table sheets. 1 breast drape: small bath towel or large pillow case works 1 other bath towel 2. Unscented oil or lotion in non-spillable bottle. (NO SCENTS!) Sesame oil (not roasted!) is useful if you have that. 3. Bolsters: Leg bolster plus 2 other standard pillows. IF you have the BODY SUPPORT SYSTEM body cushion and bolster you can bring that. 4. Pen/pencil/or computer for notes. 5. Full Apron with pocket for oil/lotion bottle, if desired. 6. Wear loose stretchy attire; we will be doing stretches and exercises in class. 7. Long scarf/shawl/sarong 8. If you have LeslieÕs text: Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy, please read chapters 11-13 before class. 9. An item to put on a Mother Altar... something that represents mother/mothering/ ancestors to you. OPTIONAL: ¥ Lunch if needed. ¥ Learn the names of your maternal grandmothers as far back as you can. ¥ Find out something about your birthÑhow was labor for your mother? Any medications? Any complications? Who was present at the birth?
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Pregnancy: Massage & Acupressure for Birth

Course Hours: 4.5
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This class covers basic massage techniques, acupressure points, relaxation and positioning, as well as multi-cultural touch techniques to help ease the pain of labor and possibly assist in a faster, less complicated delivery. After a quick review of labor and birth physiology, the class offers abundant hands-on practice with acupressure, belly rub, ways of calming anxiety, easing back pain, increasing contractions, use of rebozo, and much more! You may bring a pregnant volunteer to class to practice techniques with. The practical segment will be followed by a video that discusses and demonstrates the use of nurturing touch during 4 births. Be prepared to work in various positions and labor-like situations! Loose or stretchy clothing is recommended. This class is open to LMT's, birth professionals, and birth companions, and is part of OSM's Maternity Massage Certification. This class is part of the Maternity Massage Certificate Program.
Prerequisites: Open to Doulas, Birth professionals, Pregnant couples, massage students and therapists
Instructor: Stager

optional: you may bring a pregnant woman w/ whom you'll be working 1. Unscented oil or lotion in non-spillable bottle. (NO SCENTS!) 2. Pillows Galore (3-4 pillows) 3. Pen/pencil for notes. 4. Wear Loose Clothing for moving about on floor, in room. 5. Shawl/Scarf/Rebozo long cloth or sarong if possible OPTIONAL: 6. If you have and want to use a physio/birth ball, feel free to bring it. 7. Special tools you have used or like to use during a birth. 8. Pad or knee pads if needed, for work on floor 9. Apron if desired to protect clothing from lotion/oil. 10. Snack if desired. If you have the Text: Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy by Leslie Stager, or if you are enrolled in the Maternity Massage Certification program - Please read Chapters 8 -10 before the start of class.
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Pregnancy: Massage Fundamentals

Course Hours: 8
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Pregnancy Massage is in demand. Avoid losing clients due to a lack confidence or skill! Every therapist should know positioning options and bodywork adaptations to allow you to safely address your pregnant clientÕs needs. Pregnancy Massage Fundamentals presents guidelines and techniques to improve your body mechanics while enhancing mothers' comfort. Class includes lecture, discussion, positioning and technique practice and if time allows, a birth video may be shown. This class is the first day of MotherTouchª Prenatal Bodywork Certification and students may continue on in this training the same weekend with instructor approval. This class is part of the Maternity Massage Certificate Program.
Prerequisites: Massage Fundamentals
Instructor: Stager

WHAT TO BRING: FUNDAMENTALS Of PREGNANCY MASSAGE 9-6 PM 1. LINENS: 1 twin Fitted or flat sheet for bottom - 1 double (full) flat sheet for top. (NOT TWIN or Single Massage size Top SHEETS) - Clean pillow cases for all pillows. (No pillows without pillow cases.) - 2 breast drapes: bath towels or large pillowcases can work for that. - 1 small size towels (like dish towels). Or use tiny pillow or foam wedge NOTE: IF You would like to work with a pregnant woman during class BRING EXTRA LINENS for her! You MIGHT have a chance to work with pregnant volunteer, though not Guaranteed. If you know someone who might want to volunteer, Please get in touch ASAP 2. UNSCENTED OIL OR LOTION in non-spillable bottle. (NO SCENTS!) 3. BOLSTERS: Best to have a bunch of bolster options to use for optimal positioning! Option I: I recommend the BODY SUPPORT SYSTEM body cushion and bolster. If you have it, bring it along with 2 flat queen size pillows for leg support, 1 pillow for the arm, and 1 thin neck/head pillow or towel. TOTAL: Bring 4 pillows of varying sizes AND body cushion. IF you have been wanting a body cushion, I CAN GET YOU A GOOD DISCOUNT! Please contact me directly. (mothertouchclasses@gmail.com) Option II: Pillows Galore! Bring 3 flat (NOT puffy) queen size pillows for leg, 1 standard or smaller pillow for arm, 1 neck/head support. Memory foam works pretty well. Bulky fluffy pillows are difficult to work with. 1 tiny pillow or foam wedge for under belly. TOTAL: 5-6 pillows. Option III: Obtain firm foam rectangular bolster for the leg close to these dimensions: 12-15Ó tall, 24Ó long, 12 inches wide. Bring that along with 1-2 flat queen size extra leg pillows, 1 standard or square pillow for under arm, 1 small pillow for head and dish towel or thin tiny wedge or pillow for under belly. TOTAL: 3-5 pillows and bolster. 4. Wear LOOSE CLOTHING for comfort. 5. Pen/Pencil/or computer for notes. 6. SPECIAL ITEM for Pregnancy Altar that represents ancestor/birth/pregnancy/mothers OPTIONAL: ¥ Recommended READING: Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy by Leslie Stager. Read chapters 1-5 before class. You can purchase just those chapters as pdf from Leslie for $20. Email her asap to order that ahead. ¥ Lunch if you would like to watch a Birth Film during lunch break. ¥ Apron for oil/lotion and to protect your clothing with close contact in sidelying massage.
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Pregnancy: MotherTouchª Prenatal Bodywork Certification

Course Hours: 32
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Pregnancy is a unique 9-month experience accompanied by physical adaptations of posture, pelvic floor, low back and breasts and leading to a variety of musculo-skeletal complaints. In the MotherTouchª Prenatal Bodywork Training, you'll gain respect for in this potent rite of passage, while learning advanced manual therapy techniques to address common pregnancy concerns including sacro-iliac joint pain, leg cramps, uterine ligament spasms, and headaches. Gain confidence with draping and positioning, recognize the difference between pregnancy massage myths and real precautions, and offer effective deep tissue, Swedish, acupressure, myofascial, and other bodywork techniques that address clientÕs shifting needs from conception to birth. This class includes a 1.5 hour supervised pregnancy massage clinic where students must demonstrate proficiency. This class is part of the Maternity Massage Certificate Program.
Prerequisites: Massage Up & Low or equiv (> 200 hours training)
Instructor: Stager

See full list below - Req'd Text: Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy by Leslie Stager - Read Chapters 1 - 5 before the start of class. MotherTouchª PRENATAL BODYWORK CERTIFICATION: WHAT TO BRING 1.LINENS: 2 twin Fitted or flat sheets for bottom (Two sets: one for you and one for client) - 2 twin bed or full flat sheets for top. (NOT Massage-sizeÑwe need bigger size than that) - 2 sets clean pillow cases for all pillows. (No pillows without pillow coverings) - 2 breast drapes: thin bath towels or queen/king pillowcases work fine. - 2 small size towels (like dish towels) Or tiny pillow or foam wedge for under neck, or behind back. 2. Unscented OIL or LOTION in non-spillable bottle. (NO SCENTS!) 3. BOLSTER OPTIONS (Bring one of these options): Option I: I recommend the BODY SUPPORT SYSTEM body cushion and bolster. If you have it, bring it along with 2 flat queen size pillows for more leg support, 1 small pillow for arm, and 1 thin neck/head pillow or towel. TOTAL: Bring 4 pillows of varying sizes AND body cushion. If you want to buy this system ahead of class or During class, you can get up to a 25% discount by contacting the school or Leslie. Option II: Pillows Galore! Bring 3 flat (vs puffy) rectangular queen size pillows for leg, 1 standard or smaller pillow for arm, 1 neck/head support. Memory foam works pretty well. Bulky fluffy pillows are difficult to work with. 1 tiny pillow or foam wedge for under belly. TOTAL: 5-6 pillows. Option III: Obtain firm foam rectangular bolster for the leg close to these dimensions: 12-15Ó tall, 24Ó long, 12 inches wide. Bring that along with 1-2 flat queen size extra leg pillows, 1 standard or square pillow for under arm, 1 small pillow for head and dish towel or thin tiny wedge or pillow for under belly. TOTAL: 3-5 pillows and bolster. . 4. REQUIRED TEXT: Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy by Leslie Stager. Read chapters 1-5 before class. Pen/Pencil/or computer for notes. 5. Wear Loose Clothing; we will be doing stretches and exercises in class. 6. A special item that makes you think of birth/pregnancy/mothering/ancestors to add to a Pregnancy Altar. OPTIONAL: ¥ Full Apron with pocket for oil/lotion bottle, if desired to prevent oil on clothing. ¥ Lunch if needed, especially on pregnancy clinic Day III. Snacks as desired. ¥ Robe for client if you wish. BEFORE CLASS: ¥ Learn about your birthÑhow was labor for your mother? Any medications? Any complications? Who was present at the birth? ¥ Please try to learn the names of your maternal grandmothers as far back as you can. FIND A PREGNANT VOLUNTEER: Currently we need some volunteers: If you are local please contact Leslie for a flyer for volunteers with detailed info and times. Contact Leslie if you already have a pregnant client to bring. Friday: We need pregnant women in 2nd or 3rd trimester for demonstration of belly rub, positioning, and health intake. Please contact me if you have someone who can come. Sunday: Free 1.5 hr pregnancy massage clinic: She must have low risk pregnancy and be at least 23 weeks pregnant. Monday: We need pregnant volunteers who are at least 38 weeks at the time of class for Birth Preparation acupressure and bodywork
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Qigong

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Qigong means "ENERGY WORK". A moving meditation enriched with breath and imagery, this practice expands the breath, heals the organs and connects students with Nature and their inner Selves. Beginners and Experienced qigong practitioners will benefit from this self care class. Students will learn a series that they can practice on their own to recuperate and rejuvenate from the physical, mental and emotional stresses of bodywork. Movements are easy to follow and individualized for people living with acute or chronic illness or injury.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Dixon

Wear comfortable clothes, including layers, wear comfortable shoes if you need them for support, bring yoga mat (if you wish, not required) and pillow to sit on
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Recordkeeping/Tax Reporting

Course Hours: 12
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This class will cover bookkeeping and recordkeeping for self-employed therapists and technicians. Included will be specific requirements for income tax reporting and information on new regulations. Participants will learn how to account for the usual deductions (e.g., auto and educational expenses) and other "highly audited" but fully allowable deductions. Time will be devoted to both technical concepts and practical application. New tax law changes will be covered. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Bowman

writing materials
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Reflexology for Women's Health

Course Hours: 7
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This reflexology class will address the specific needs of women. Students learn techniques to decrease the discomforts of PMS and menopause and address women's health concerns including breast cancer, endometriosis, and labor. You will walk out of class with fabulous ways to help your clients and new ways to work with the hands, feet, and even a bit of ear reflexology. These techniques can be easily incorporated to your normal sessions. No prior reflexology experience necessary, but it is helpful if you are aware of reflexology in a general sense as we will spend no time discussion origins or methodology.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Goetz

lotion, blanket, large pillow, bottom sheet, 2 towels, water bottle
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Reflexology Variations

Course Hours: 7.5
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
The class is designed to give students a basic introduction to three variations on foot reflexology. the first segment of the class covers a basic comparison between hand and foot reflexology as well as a simple routine to be applied to hands. The second segment covers an introduction to ear reflexology and a simple routine to be applied to the 5 master points. The final segment covers an introduction to the theory of Universal Reflexology as developed by Chris Stormer of South Africa. It is based on the concept that emotional energy is stored in the body and can be the source of imbalance and illness. Students are introduced to the Language of the Feet and given the opportunity to interpret each others' feet based on this emotional model built around the chakra centers.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Butler

lotion, witchhazel or rubbing alcohol, 2 towels PLEASE HAVE YOUR NAILS TRIMMED SHORT! It is very important in this particular class. Thank you.
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Reiki 2nd Degree at Breitenbush

Course Hours: 18
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
The Second Degree Reiki Class is for those who want to dedicate themselves more deeply to the transformative and healing power of the Reiki energy. Through the use of the Reiki symbols there is an enhancement of the energy flow. These symbols form the central teaching piece in this class and we will practice extensively which each of them. In addition, the ability to do "distance treatments" is taught. Frank, who has been a Reiki Master since 1989, teaches this class in the tradition of Reiki Shiki Ryoho with Phyllis Lei Furumoto as the current Lineage Bearer. If you can bring some pictures to the class from your youth and of some people that have been or are important to you. Reiki practitioners of any lineage are welcome to this class but there needs to be a minimum time elapse of 6 months between Reiki 1 and Reiki 2. There is no maximum time elapse.
Prerequisites: Reiki 1st degree (at least 6 months prior to II)
Instructor: Coppieters

2 sheets. If available please bring one or more pictures of yourself when you were young (from baby to teenager) and of one or two people who are dear to you. Additional retreat information is included. October 25, 2017 is the deadline to cancel registration to receive a refund.
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Reiki Healing

Course Hours: 18
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Reiki is a form of natural healing that takes place through gentle, sacred touch and addresses the energy of both the practitioner and the client. It restores health and harmony to the physical body, releases emotional blockages and activates a closer connection to spirit. It is also a wonderful and easy form of self-healing. Reiki works with the vibration of love and compassion. Its recent origins have been traced back to Japan in the late 1800's and the inspired work of Dr. Mikao Usui. The opening to this simple and mysterious universal life energy happens through a series of initiations which activate the deeper energy bodies in subtle and delicate ways. Students will also practice the form through various hand positions. Frank honors the oral tradition presenting material through "teaching stories." TheirÊsymbolism speaks directly to the heart and soul, meeting the student precisely where they are in their own life journey. Phyllis Furumoto isÊhonored as the Lineage Bearer. This is a First Degree Reiki class, designed to allow enough time for the awakening of self and client-awareness. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Coppieters

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Shamanism Today

Course Hours: 18
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Become a warrior with heart! Explore self-empowerment, the shamanic journey, totem animals, earth and sky energy and ecstatic dance. This class consists of a series of guided exercises to open up and be comfortable with shamanic reality. The focus will be how to apply the gathered energy for healing sessions on one another. You are invited to bring your own instruments (drums, rattles, Tibetan bowls, etc.), crystals, flower essences, etc. Workshop is open to beginners.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Coppieters

invited to bring own instruments, crystals, flower essences, etc
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Shiatsu I - Short Form (Back)

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
The Shiatsu program presents the theory, principles and techniques of Asian massage. In Shiatsu I, students learn a "kata", or choreographed set of techniques for the back of the body. In addition, students are introduced to the energetic anatomy upon which Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Shiatsu is based. Names, locations, and functions of the primary channels are discussed, as well as the five-element theory. Students also learn a self-massage sequence called Dao Yin. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: AP I (may be concurrent) or LMT
Instructor: Ward

Required Texts: Shiatsu I Handbook, Cleaver and Healing Massage Techniques -- 5th Ed., Tappan . Bring to each class(inc 1st): sheets, blankets, standard-size pillow, pillowcases(2).
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Shiatsu II - Short Form (Front)

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
In Shiatsu II, students learn the kata for the front of the body, review channel locations and TCM theory. Finally, the students practice the whole "short form" kata with a focus on developing quality of touch. Students continue to do the Dao Yin self-massage exercise.(NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: Shiatsu I
Instructor: Zermer

blanket, sheets, bolsters Remember to wear comfortable clothing and have your nails trimmed short.
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Shiatsu III - Long Form (Back)

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This segment of the Shiatsu training adds to the short form by teaching students more techniques and stretching routines for all the major joints and muscle groups on the back of the body. The stretches are particularly useful for stimulating the flow of qi along the channels and through joint areas. Students will practice the Dao Yin self care stretch sequence learned in the Dao Yin stretch class. (NCBTMB approved)
Prerequisites: Shiatsu II and Shiatsu SF Clinic
Instructor: Ward

sheets, blankets, bolsters, comfortable clothing, trim nails short.
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Shiatsu III - Long Form Posterior Lower Body

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This segment of the Shiatsu training adds to the short form by teaching students more techniques and stretching routines for all the major joints and muscle groups on the back of the lower body. The stretches are particularly useful for stimulating the flow of qi along the channels and through joint areas. Students will practice the Dao Yin self care stretch sequence learned in the Dao Yin stretch class. (NCBTMB approved)
Prerequisites: Shiatsu II and Shiatsu SF Clinic
Instructor: Zermer

sheets, blankets, bolsters, comfortable clothing, trim nails short.
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Shiatsu III - Long Form Posterior Upper Body

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This segment of the Shiatsu training adds to the short form by teaching students more techniques and stretching routines for all the major joints and muscle groups on the back of the upper body. The stretches are particularly useful for stimulating the flow of qi along the channels and through joint areas. Students will practice the Dao Yin self care stretch sequence learned in the Dao Yin stretch class. (NCBTMB approved)
Prerequisites: Shiatsu II and Shiatsu SF Clinic
Instructor: Zermer

sheets, blankets, bolsters, comfortable clothing, trim nails short.
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Shiatsu IV - Long Form (Front)

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
In this course the students will learn techniques and stretching routines for all the major joints and muscle groups on the front of the body. The course will include time for self care with the Dao-Yin stretch kata.
Prerequisites: SF Clinic
Instructor: Ward

sheets, blankets, bolsters, required text: Long Form Handbook - Cleaver
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Shiatsu Short Form - Tutorial

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:

Prerequisites: Concurrent with Short Form Clinic
Instructor: Ward

Shiatsu Tutorial Registration Process: Around week 6, Eastern Focus students will be arranging for their Tutorials with the Shiatsu instructor. They will have a Shiatsu Tutorial Form for us to fill out, which they then take to their instructor so they can verify payment. A class registration form needs to be filled out as well, and turned inn to the Registrar. As with other classes, PIF's and payment plan students will not pay at registration time. Quarterly payment students need to pay for this class at the time of registration.
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Shiatsu Short Form Clinic

Course Hours: 45
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
The clinic provides students with the opportunity to practice the Shiatsu kata on the public in a supervised setting. Nineteen full-body Shiatsu massages are performed on clients over the ten-week course. This training reinforces the Shiatsu kata and develops confidence, strength and efficiency. In addition, students practice listening skills and boundary setting, and learn to modify the kata to meet individual needs and time constraints. Clinic is encouraged to be taken the term following Shiatsu II. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: Shiatsu II, Comm/Ethics; Path I (concurrent)
Instructor: Ward

blanket, sheets, bolsters Please note: You will have clients the first day of class.
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Tapping into the Body Wisdom

Course Hours: 6
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
We will be exploring how to elicit the wisdom of the body as a way of guiding the massage. We will develop a trust for body wisdom through exercises designed from the principles of Mindfulness, Unity, Organicity, Mind Body Wholism and Non-violence. This is a class designed to deepen the bodywork experience for the client. Students learn to establish clear boundaries of scope of practice and to recognize and communicate the body-mind connection. Although not required, it would be helpful to attend the Mind Body Connection introduction.
Prerequisites: Massage Fundamentals or equivalent
Instructor: Ireland

Writing Materials, set of sheets, face cradle cover
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Thai Massage - Level I

Course Hours: 16
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This Level I Southern-style course is extracted from the full Southern-style Kata, and provides the student with a holistic session lasting 40 to 50 minutes. This short form uses all five body positions and focuses primarily on compressions and passive Yoga stretches. The emphasis of this class is on good body mechanics; you will learn to move the client effortlessly and "heal yourself while helping those you touch." This tradition is practiced fully clothed, so please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a pillow and blanket to class. This course is NCBTMB approved, and is certified by the Thai Healing Alliance International.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Weitzer

sheets, pillow, blanket, water bottle, writing materials Remember to wear loose, comfortable clothing (no blue jeans, jewelry or belts with a lot of metal) and to have your nails trimmed short. Friday evening is a free introductory session, as well as part of the class, so bring a friend! Your attendance is required Friday evening in order to receive credit for this class.
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Vision Issues & Chronic Upper Body Tension

Course Hours: 13
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Vision issues are very common in clients and in bodyworkers as well. These issues are frequently related to chronic face and upper body tension-- which bodywork alone relieves for only a short time. In this course, bodyworkers will learn to identify compensatory reactions of our body, both to vision issues and to wearing eye glasses. They will learn how to help clients understand this connection and how to tailor an entire massage session to this tension, using specific hydrotherapy and massage techniques for the face, neck, and upper body. And finally, they will learn about referring the client to appropriate health professionals, including optometrists, natural vision improvement teachers, and Feldenkrais practitioners. Take your clients to the next level!
Prerequisites: LMT
Instructor: Sinclair

Eye pillow, table linens, 6 face towels, 4 pillowcases, massage oil
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How to Register

To register for classes, please call the Portland campus at: 800-844-3420. Payment is due at time of registration and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Check or Cash.

Community Education classes are open to the public - all are welcome to register.

Attendance Policy

To receive credit for a class you must be present at least 90% of class hours. If you're unable to attend a class, call the office so the instructor and Registrar can be notified.

Special Accommodations

Please notify the school when you register if you require special accommodations due to a disability. Doing so will give us time to prepare the necessary materials and notify your instructor.

Cancellation Policy

We require 24 hours notice if you're unable to attend a class. At any point after we take your registration, a $25 schedule change fee will be charged for cancelling or switching classes. If you stop attending, give less than 24 hours notice or no-show for a course, you will receive no credit for that course and no refund will be given.