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General Interest/Continuing Education/Electives

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Advanced Foam Rolling

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Foam rolling is an effective way to stretch and even strengthen muscles, soften fascial adhesions and scarred areas or increase ROM. This class is comprised of five hour-long facilitated foam rolling sessions where students learn to place and manipulate foam rollers to address specific pain, hypertonicity, trigger points and other needs.
Prerequisites: Myofascial Roam Rolling
Instructor: Dixon

Foam Roller (included in class cost, pick up at OSM Bookstore prior to first class)
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Aroma Point Therapy

Course Hours: 16
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Aroma Point Therapy is an innovative, gentle hands-on method of treatment that allies the potency of essential oils with key acupoints in order to create potent changes in the body, mind and emotions. Utilizing light pressure with properly diluted essential oils on specific points can dramatically enhance your healing arts practice.
Prerequisites: NONE
Instructor: Sidlo

BRING: Notebook, pen, water, dress in layers and have linens for the practice sessions each day. BRING: Notebook, pen, water, dress in layers and have linens for the practice sessions each day. Students will not need to have these oils for class as they will be provided for our practice sessions. Proper dilution rates for each oil covered will also be discussed. We will also cover 29 acupoints and students will receive 18 APT protocols that they can implement for their massage sessions. Oil list for Aroma Point Therapy Fundamentals for Bodyworkers: Bergamot Marjoram Blue Tansy Rosemary Jasmine Roman Chamomile Atlas Cedarwood Spearmint May Chang Ravensara Silver Fir Saro Ravintsara Vetiver Lavender Nutmeg Laurel Cardamom Black Pepper Juniper Berry Cypress Palmarosa Geranium Rose Helichrysum Rose Myrrh Clary Sage Black Spruce Frankincense Fennel Sweet Basil Lavender
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Building Your Ethical Body

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This Ethics course provides a conceptual and physical foundation for working with the ethics of touch. The class is designed to strengthen the massage therapist's physical and mental resources, and provide clear strategies to build confidence and capability to deal with confusing and murky issues. It includes an overview and short practice of a variety of skill building techniques plus mindful movement exercises that strengthen practitioner boundaries and protect against harmful social/ environmental influences on massage and bodywork while connecting to one's inner wisdom.
Prerequisites: Comm/Ethics or LMT
Instructor: Dixon

Wear comfortable clothing
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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: Ward

Wear loose comfortable clothing, no jeans
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Five Elements Qigong

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Qigong means "energy work". It brings together mindful movements, breath and the imagery of nature to cultivate more energy, heal the organs, expand the breath and build immunity and strength. Coming together to "gong", or cultivate, qi (energy) in a group can bring a powerful healing force to our suffering world. Beginners and experienced practitioners can both benefit from this class. Forms are easy to learn and practice can be adapted to seated or standing and particular medical conditions. Regular and consistent practice builds powerful healing and develops keen attention to what feeds your body, mind, heart and soul. We will explore: Traditional Chinese Theory underlying the five elements or forces of nature, Interrelationships between the five elements, the five yin organs and their yang counterparts and frequencies of colors, sounds and imagery, Opportunity to practice the five elements Qigong form that can be used for emotional and physical preventative health
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 Qigong means "energy work".Ê It brings together mindful movements, breath and the imagery of nature to cultivate more energy, heal the organs, expand the breath and build immunity and strength.Ê Coming together to "gong", or cultivate, qi (energy) in a group can bring a powerful healing force to our suffering world.Ê Beginners and experienced practitioners can both benefit from this class.Ê Forms are easy to learn and practice can be adapted to seated or standing and particular medical conditions. Regular and consistent practice builds powerful healing and develops keen attention to what feeds your body, mind, heart and soul.Ê Build community by learning and practicing Qigong with other massage therapists. This class presents a five elements Qigong form that can be used especially to heal the emotions and move stuck and stagnant energy to speed healing. The 5 elements (or 5 changes) are rooted in Daoist philosophy and aim to explain natural developments in the natural world. Almost every phenomenon can be understood as an expression of the five elements: the phases of life, the compass directions, the different types of food, the parts of the human body, emotions, colors, etc. When the five elements and energies are balanced inside Ð physically, mentally and emotionally Ð we feel happy, healthy and whole. This class is designed to strengthen the massage therapistÕs ability to use mindful and focused movement to reinforce breathing, awareness, relaxation, and issues in body, mind, emotions, and spirit. These kinesthetic tools directly affect quality of life, time needed to heal and sense of safety and ease for therapist and indirectly for clients. We will explore: ¥ Traditional Chinese Theory underlying the five elements or forces of nature ¥ Interrelationships between the five elements, the five yin organs and their yang counterparts and frequencies of colors, sounds and imagery ¥ Opportunity to practice the five elements Qigong form that can be used for emotional and physical preventative health Class Hours: class meets for a total of 3 hours Competency-based Objectives: The LMT who successfully completes this course will be able to: Describe verbally 1. Definition of five elements Qigong 2. Interrelationships between the five elements, the five yin organs and their yang counterparts 3. How to use the five elements practice to achieve enhanced ease in breathing, increased range of motion and soft tissue release 4. Benefits of Qigong for therapists and their clients Demonstrate practically (in-class participation) 1. Basic understanding of Steps that make up the five elements Qigong form for emotional and physical health Course Evaluation: To determine that students have competence in these skills there will be the following evaluation. (in-class participation) To pass the class and receive CEUÕs, a student must attend 90% of class and get a minimum of 90% of total available points. Required Materials ¥ Supplied by the instructor Recommended Materials: ¥ Bodylessons, by Marian Wolfe Dixon, available at www.amazon.com or from the instructor ¥ Qigong, by Kenneth Cohen, available at www.amazon.com Instructor: Marian Wolfe Dixon, MA (Psychology and Health Education), LMT (#3902) , NCTMB approved Continuing Education Provider (#769), www.marianwolfedixon.com Competencies/ Class Schedule (to be adapted as needed): Students will be introduced to processes designed to support integrity in life and bodywork practice. Emphasis is on practicing the five elements Qigong form to support the therapistÕs connection with nature and their own emotional health. A major portion of class time will be spent in demo and practice to enhance kinesthetic comprehension and build the studentÕs sensitivity and awareness. In-class participation is essential! Keep your videos on so instructor can better see you to give individualized feedback Introduction, syllabus, students, instructor, studentÕs past experience with Qigong Structured Practice ¥ Warm up and Preparation ¥ Lung Forms ¥ Liver Forms ¥ Kidney Forms ¥ Heart Forms ¥ Closing and Settling In-Depth review of Form - to energize, catalyze and direct shifts in the body. The Chinese characters for five elements are a combination of the numeral wu (five) and xing, which means to go, to walk, to travel, to circulate. The five elementsÒ are not static, they describe patterns of action. The five Chinese elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) are distinguished from the four elements of the classical theory of elements of ancient Greek (fire, water, earth, air).
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Massage for People Living with Cancer - HOME STUDY

Course Hours: 6
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
The Home Study portion supports the live class webinar segment. It includes reading, viewing lectures, and testing. 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. The Home Study portion is a pre-requisiteÊto the live webinar class. Approved by Chiropractic Board.
Prerequisites: Massage - Fundamentals / Must take concurrently with Massage for People with Cancer - 561-20
Instructor: MacDonald

see FAQ Laptop or iPad Either a real practice body starting week 3 or a Body Buddy (directions to be given closer to the time about how to create this) Massage table Linens 4 pillows If you are using a real practice body, you will need massage oil or lotion rather than a cream 3-ring binder for handoutsNOTE: All materials must be brought for class on Friday. 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.
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Massage for People Living with Cancer - Live Webinar

Course Hours: 24
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Description (Live Webinar): Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be safely administered to cancer patients, regardless of the severity of their condition. The live webinar portion of the class will include demonstration videos of the hands-on techniques and give learners a chance to do hands-on practice under the supervision of the instructor. The culminating activity will be to give a relaxation massage to a simulated cancer client. Approved by Chiropractic Board.
Prerequisites: LMT, or A&P 3, Pathology 2, Massage Upper/Lower, A&A, Clinic
Instructor: MacDonald

see FAQ HOME STUDY class is a part of these certification hours, and are done outside of class. CLASS DATES: SA 7/31 SU 8/1 SA 8/7 SU 8/8 SA 8/14 SU 8/15 SA 8/21 SU 8/22 Laptop or iPad Either a real practice body starting week 3 or a Body Buddy (directions to be given closer to the time about how to create this) Massage table Linens 4 pillows If you are using a real practice body, you will need massage oil or lotion rather than a cream 3-ring binder for handoutsNOTE: All materials must be brought for class on Friday. 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.
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Myofascial Foam Rolling

Course Hours: 7.5
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Foam rolling is an effective way to stretch and even strengthen muscles, soften fascial adhesions and scarred areas or increase ROM. This class is comprised of five hour-long facilitated foam rolling sessions where students learn to place and manipulate foam rollers to address specific pain, hypertonicity, trigger points and other needs.
Prerequisites: NONE
Instructor: Dixon

Foam Roller (included in class cost, pick up at OSM Bookstore prior to first class) The class is designed to strengthen the massage therapistÕs ability to use mindful and focused movement to reinforce breathing, awareness, relaxation, and issues in body, mind, emotions, and spirit. These kinesthetic tools directly affect quality of life, time needed to heal and sense of safety and ease for therapist and indirectly for clients. We will explore: ¥ Research that suggests that myofascial bodywork has a role to play in clinical outcomes ¥ How foam rolling creates the two way ÒstretchÓ on fascia that characterizes myofascial massage ¥ Clinical approaches to implementing foam rolling with clients ¥ Opportunity to practice an all-purpose foam rolling protocol that can be used for self-care and to optimize outcomes with clients Class Hours: class meets for a total of 10 hours - 1 hour per week Competency-based Objectives: The LMT who successfully completes this course will be able to: Describe verbally 1. Definition of Myofascial Massage 2. Definition of Foam Rolling 3. How Myofascial Bodywork differs from Foam Rolling 4. How to find enhanced ease in breathing, increased range of motion and soft tissue release 5. Benefits of foam rolling for therapists and their clients Demonstrate practically (in-class participation) 1. Basic understanding of Steps that make up an all-purpose foam rolling for self-care and improved client outcomes Course Evaluation: To determine that students have competence in these skills there will be the following evaluation. (in-class participation) To pass the class and receive CEUÕs, a student must attend 90% of class and get a minimum of 90% of total available points. Required Materials ¥ Supplied by the instructor Recommended Materials: ¥ Bodylessons, by Marian Wolfe Dixon, available at www.amazon.com or from the instructor Instructor: Marian Wolfe Dixon, MA (Psychology and Health Education), LMT (#3902) , NCTMB approved Continuing Education Provider (#769), www.marianwolfedixon.com Competencies/ Class Schedule (to be adapted as needed): Students will be introduced to processes designed to support integrity in the body and for bodywork practice. Emphasis on practicing foam rolling to support the studentÕs strength, stamina and ROM. A major portion of class time will be spent in demo and practice to enhance kinesthetic comprehension and build body sensitivity and awareness. In-class participation is essential! Keep your videos on so instructor can better see you to give individualized feedback. Introduction, syllabus, students, instructor, studentÕs past experience with Myofascial Massage or Foam Rolling Structured Practice (not all steps may be included in every class and order may be shifted in individual classes) ¥ Warm up and Preparation Ð Rest and Assess ¥ Upper Back Protocol Ð shoulder girdle, shoulder joint ¥ Upper Extremity Protocol ¥ Inner Thighs, It band, back of thighs, Hips, Calves, Knees ¥ SI release, pelvic release ¥ Rebalancing ¥ Strengthening the Core ¥ Neck Release, TMJ release ¥ Closing Ð Rest and Re Assess Integration of Knowledge Ð where to go next?
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Neuromuscular Therapy 3

Course Hours: 24
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a systematic approach of assessment and treatment to the interface between the neurological, myofascial and musculoskeletal systems of the body. NMT3 will review major concepts of Trigger Point Therapy and build upon a new understanding of fascia in postural assessment and correction. NMT3 will focus on Lower body, from the hips down. This is the third of three courses. Each term will build upon knowledge and understanding presented in previous classes, but that may be taken independantly. The series of NMT courses will total 80 hours, a fourth, 8 hour review course will make up the remaining hours. Those who attend all terms will be eligible to sit for a certification exam at the conclusion of all classes.
Prerequisites: A&P 1 and 2, Pathology, Kinesiology Upper and Lower, OR LMT
Instructor: Lloyd

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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: Barton

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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On-Site Chair Massage II

Course Hours: 7
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
This workshop provides a review of the 15-minute chair massage routine and business review presented in On-Site Chair Massage I. A second 15 minute routine will be presented utilizing stretch and compress techniques focused on the "stress diamond", arms and hands and lower body. An opportunity to apply all these skills with the public will be provided. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: On-Site I
Instructor: Barton

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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Pain and Research

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
One in five people suffer with pain every year. One in ten people experience chronic pain every year. The annual costs of treating pain are greater than the costs of treating cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. 43% of Americans receiving massage reported they did so for health conditions such as pain management, injury rehabilitation, migraine control, or overall wellness. 88% of consumers agree that massage can be effective in reducing pain.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Dixon

Supplied by Instructor
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Pain and Stress

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
One in five people suffer with pain every year. One in ten people experience chronic pain every year. The annual costs of treating pain are greater than the costs of treating cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. 43% of Americans receiving massage reported they did so for health conditions such as pain management, injury rehabilitation, migraine control, or overall wellness. 88% of consumers agree that massage can be effective in reducing pain.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Dixon

Supplied by Instructor
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Preventing Eye Strain and Upper Body Tension

Course Hours: 2
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Identify responses on physical and emotional levels related to strains from use of computers, phones, desk-work, etc and ways to consider countering the stacked tensions created by our work patterns. Treatments will include standard and hydrotherapy methods of care.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Sinclair

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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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Qigong Sampler

Course Hours: 7.5
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This five-week class is designed to strengthen the massage therapist's ability to use mindful and focused movement to reinforce breathing, awareness, relaxation, and issues in body, mind, emotions, and spirit. These kinesthetic tools directly affect quality of life, time needed to heal and sense of safety and ease for therapist and indirectly for clients. We will explore: Research that suggests that qigong has a role to play in clinical outcomes, Clinical approaches to implementing Qigong, Opportunity to practice several Qigong forms that can be used for self-care and preventative health
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 Qigong means "energy work".Ê It brings together mindful movements, breath and the imagery of nature to cultivate more energy, heal the organs, expand the breath and build immunity and strength.Ê Coming together to "gong", or cultivate, qi (energy) in a group can bring a powerful healing force to our suffering world.Ê Beginners and experienced practitioners can both benefit from this class.Ê Forms are easy to learn and practice can be adapted to seated or standing and particular medical conditions. Regular and consistent practice builds powerful healing and develops keen attention to what feeds your body, mind, heart and soul.Ê Build community by learning and practicing Qigong with other massage therapists. This class presents a five elements Qigong form that can be used especially to heal the emotions and move stuck and stagnant energy to speed healing. The 5 elements (or 5 changes) are rooted in Daoist philosophy and aim to explain natural developments in the natural world. Almost every phenomenon can be understood as an expression of the five elements: the phases of life, the compass directions, the different types of food, the parts of the human body, emotions, colors, etc. When the five elements and energies are balanced inside Ð physically, mentally and emotionally Ð we feel happy, healthy and whole. This class is designed to strengthen the massage therapistÕs ability to use mindful and focused movement to reinforce breathing, awareness, relaxation, and issues in body, mind, emotions, and spirit. These kinesthetic tools directly affect quality of life, time needed to heal and sense of safety and ease for therapist and indirectly for clients. We will explore: ¥ Traditional Chinese Theory underlying the five elements or forces of nature ¥ Interrelationships between the five elements, the five yin organs and their yang counterparts and frequencies of colors, sounds and imagery ¥ Opportunity to practice the five elements Qigong form that can be used for emotional and physical preventative health Class Hours: class meets for a total of 3 hours Competency-based Objectives: The LMT who successfully completes this course will be able to: Describe verbally 1. Definition of five elements Qigong 2. Interrelationships between the five elements, the five yin organs and their yang counterparts 3. How to use the five elements practice to achieve enhanced ease in breathing, increased range of motion and soft tissue release 4. Benefits of Qigong for therapists and their clients Demonstrate practically (in-class participation) 1. Basic understanding of Steps that make up the five elements Qigong form for emotional and physical health Course Evaluation: To determine that students have competence in these skills there will be the following evaluation. (in-class participation) To pass the class and receive CEUÕs, a student must attend 90% of class and get a minimum of 90% of total available points. Required Materials ¥ Supplied by the instructor Recommended Materials: ¥ Bodylessons, by Marian Wolfe Dixon, available at www.amazon.com or from the instructor ¥ Qigong, by Kenneth Cohen, available at www.amazon.com Instructor: Marian Wolfe Dixon, MA (Psychology and Health Education), LMT (#3902) , NCTMB approved Continuing Education Provider (#769), www.marianwolfedixon.com Competencies/ Class Schedule (to be adapted as needed): Students will be introduced to processes designed to support integrity in life and bodywork practice. Emphasis is on practicing the five elements Qigong form to support the therapistÕs connection with nature and their own emotional health. A major portion of class time will be spent in demo and practice to enhance kinesthetic comprehension and build the studentÕs sensitivity and awareness. In-class participation is essential! Keep your videos on so instructor can better see you to give individualized feedback Introduction, syllabus, students, instructor, studentÕs past experience with Qigong Structured Practice ¥ Warm up and Preparation ¥ Lung Forms ¥ Liver Forms ¥ Kidney Forms ¥ Heart Forms ¥ Closing and Settling In-Depth review of Form - to energize, catalyze and direct shifts in the body. The Chinese characters for five elements are a combination of the numeral wu (five) and xing, which means to go, to walk, to travel, to circulate. The five elementsÒ are not static, they describe patterns of action. The five Chinese elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) are distinguished from the four elements of the classical theory of elements of ancient Greek (fire, water, earth, air).
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Rehabilitation After Injury

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Massage therapists are often consulted when our clients have serious injuries, either traumatic or repetitive strain ones, and we sometimes have these injuries ourselves. We can greatly help them with informed bodywork but there are many other elements that complement massage to improve complete healing of injuries.
Prerequisites: LMT or Student with Massage Upper/Lower, Kinesiology Upper/Lower
Instructor: Sinclair

Supplies need for Friday class: - 4 hand towels -4 washcloths -massage oil -ice cubes, or ice frozen in a paper cup -2 bowls that hold about one quart each -(these will be used to do hot and cold) -massage tools -a dishtub or large bowl , big enough to immerse hands
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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." Their symbolism speaks directly to the heart and soul, meeting the student precisely where they are in their own life journey. Phyllis Furumoto is honored 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

2 sheets LOCATION: Portland. Classes are held at 9500 SW Barbur Blvd, Ste 100 in the Kristin Square building (near Capitol Hwy and about 2 blocks north of the TriMet Transit Center; enter from the back of the building) *
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Rooted Body: Introduction to Nourishing Touch for Pregnancy and Birth

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Massage has much deeper impacts on a pregnant woman than just musculo-skeletal relaxation. Touch, the Mother of all Senses, is the first fetal sense to develop in the womb. Touch influences our early brain development, our future immunity, our hormonal balance, stress responses, and social skills. It is a vital nutrient for all mammals. It can also help ease a birth, decrease postnatal depression risks, and encourage mother and child to root into the experience of 'Embodiment'! If you've considered pursuing advanced studies in pre- and postnatal maternity massage, or just want to see what you are missing, Join us for this Online class.
Prerequisites: NONE
Instructor: Stager

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Tai Chi for Better Balance

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
The class is designed to strengthen the massage therapistÕs ability to use mindful and focused movement to reinforce breathing, awareness, and relaxation in body, mind, emotions, and spirit. These kinesthetic tools directly affect quality of life, time needed to heal and sense of safety and ease for therapist and indirectly for clients.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Dixon

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The Cardiovascular System - Massage and Pathologies of Circulation

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Refresh and build on your knowledge of the cardiovascular system in a dynamic course that will involve massage practice. We will examine symptoms of, angina, congestive heart failure and hypertension, and look closely at edema from different etiologies as well. There also will be a review of medications your patients may be taking and recommendations on how to utilize this information in a massage session. This course will help bolster your confidence when deciding how much pressure to use, how to attune yourself to symptoms of shortness of breath, how to deal with edema, and how to promote relaxation from stress or recent illness. It will also show how massage can be a tool for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. You will leave the course with greater knowledge of the circulatory system, and it will broaden the scope of your potential clientele.
Prerequisites: AP III & Path 2 or LMT
Instructor: Pullella

Sheets, Massage oil/lotion & Bolster
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The Reembody Method: Module 1

Course Hours: 12.5
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
How a body behaves when it is threatened is different than how it behaves when it is secure, and those behavioral patterns are predictable. Side dominance is a key signature to assessing neurological pattern development, providing a pathway to developing efficient, effective protocols including touch and verbal technique.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology Lower or LMT
Instructor: Moore

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The Reembody Method: Module 2

Course Hours: 12.5
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
How a body behaves when it is threatened is different than how it behaves when it is secure, and those behavioral patterns are predictable. Side dominance is a key signature to assessing neurological pattern development, providing a pathway to developing efficient, effective protocols including touch and verbal technique.
Prerequisites: Mod 1 (Part 1) ReEmbody Method and LMT, or Kinesiology Lower
Instructor: Moore

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