This course is designed to provide massage therapists with a fundamental review of the physiological effects of thermotherapy, a history of hot stone massage, and overview of indications and contraindications, with emphasis on safety. Discussions and hands-on practice of hot stone set-up, technique protocol, and clean-up will provide a mastery of this modality that has had a rise in popularity and become a staple in the massage industry. We will also discuss general guidelines on purchasing or collecting your own hot stone set, as well as marketing/pricing of hot stone service. You will give and receive a full body hot stone massage while in class.
Please dress comfortably and bring linens, massage oil or gel (no lotion or cream), pens/pencils, and a notebook.
May 29-30 (Saturday & Sun) 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thai Massage (with adaptations for American therapist) - 18 Hour CE
Learn about culture and history, direct pressure techniques, postures, the sen sib lines, contraindications, and the all important Thai stretches. Wendy Finn is a Registered Nurse with 25 years experience as a massage therapist, 10 years as CEO of I.M. Spa Inc., and trained in Thailand as a Thai Massage Therapist.
This 18 hour Spa & Business Training Bundle is comprised of three individual classes. Take one, two or all three classes. Each class is $125. When you take all 3 classes (18 hours) you will get access to online learning materials including videos. The classes are as follows:
Intro to the Masso-Facial - 6 Hours - $125
offered Sunday from 8 AM - 2 PM
Improve your massage techniques and add something new to pamper your clients. Training includes review of skin anatomy, function and contraindications. Demonstration and hands-on practice of facial massage techniques to relieve stress and tension, treat sinus congestion and neck stiffness. Treatment improves facial skin and muscle function and increases lymphatic flow. Discussion about working within the scope of practice, choosing products and incorporating Facial Massage into a massage session or offering as a stand alone service. Bring linens, lubricant, large towel, and 6 hand towels. Product samples provided.
Body Wrap Basics - 6 Hours - $125
offered Monday from 8 AM - 2 PM
This CE teaches you a fast, easy, and inexpensive body wrap that is fun for you and discreet for the client. Body Wrap indications and contraindications will be discussed, as well as a brief anatomy of skin, choosing products, and thermotherapy. Class will define working within the scope of practice and troubleshooting your sessions. You will get and give a basic wrap. Come experience a fun and relaxing day that takes the mystery out of wrapping. Bring linens, a blanket, eye pillow, 6 hand towels, and 2 large towels. Tables, bolsters, and stools provided. Products, plastic, mylar, and towel warmers also provided.
Business Building for the Massage Therapist - 6 Hours - $125
offered Sunday from 3 PM - 6 PM & Monday from 3 PM to 6 PM
So many massage therapists struggle with business. Learn strategies to define your unique success, attract and grow more clientele, and brainstorm on networking, marketing, and advertising ideas. Other topics include trouble-shooting, setting boundaries and communicating effectively. Class is interactive lecture, dress comfortably.
July 24-25 (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
This block includes two classes, Introduction to Reflexology (6 hours), and Egyptian Method Encyclopedia of Reflexology: A Working Professional's Text (12 Hours), for a total of 18 hours.
Introduction to Reflexology is just that, introduction to reflexology. This class includes an informational book and lots of hands on training.
Egyptian Method Encyclopedia of Reflexology: A Working Professional's Text gives the students an understanding of how the systems and the reflexes work. Some of the approximately 150 disorders and their reflex areas will be addressed. Students will learn the appropriate application and will experience the result of their actions when applying reflexology.
Class size will be smaller, so register early to hold your spot!
This CE class provides instruction and hands-on practice of practical Orthopedic Techniques. They are designed to relieve pain and malfunction problems commonly seen in massage sessions, that involves multi-modality techniques and can provide rapid relief for your clients. The techniques presented are targeted at specific points of concern, that may also be used in whole body applications.
Please bring a set of linens (face cover too), 2 hand towels, and massage lubricant.
In this foundation course, students will learn mat work and become competent using their legs, feet, knees and heels with clients, be introduced to Sen lines, anatomy, postural assessment, and energetic concerns.
90% of the class is mat based and on the 3rd day is table work where you will learn how to use the same sequence on the familiar massage table. This gives the therapist a firm foundation to transition clients between the table and mat with ease. The $500.00 fee for class includes your printed copy of the workbook and digital copies of the videos that go along with class.
Please bring 3 blankets or a comforter if you do not have a Thai massage mat.
This class is specifically designed to help licensed massage therapists learn how to use Thai massage on the massage table with ease. We go over easy to incorporate options from the Table Thai workbook and show you how to work effectively and use less hand strain while helping clients with back pain.
2 days of Table Thai massage. The $400.00 fee for class includes the printed copy of your workbook and digital downloads of your Table Thai videos.
Please bring a set of sheets.
September 19-20 (Sunday and Monday) 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
This 18 hour Introduction to Ayurveda Bundle is comprised of three individual classes. Take one, two or all three classes. Each class is $125. When you take all 3 classes (18 hours) you will get access to online learning materials including videos. The classes are as follows:
Introduction to Ayurveda: Abhyanga - 6 Hours - $125 (Traditional Indian Oil Massage for Face and Scalp)
offered Sunday from 8AM - 2PM
Step into a different world and discover the ancient healing modalities of Ayurveda from India. We will learn a brief history of Ayurveda and some of it's practices and philosophies. Client evaluation, treatment indications and contraindications will be discussed. We will also cover scope of practice, marketing and incorporating this service into your clientele. New facial massage technique based on Ayurveda will be demonstrated and practiced. Choosing the correct oils, essential oils, technique, depth, and tempo will be discussed. Class will include power point, lecture, hand outs, demonstration and guided hands on practice. All students will give and receive an Abhyanga treatment.
*Bring massage linens, 2 bath towels (medium or large sized), 2 hand towels, your favorite massage lubricant and an unused trash bag. Essential oils, massage tables and class materials provided.
Introduction to Ayurveda: Shirodhara - 6 Hours - $125 (Pouring Oil on the Third Eye)
This ancient treatment is the utmost in relaxation and luxury. A simple and streamlined approach for you to use in your massage room will be demonstrated. Class includes power point and hand outs with discussion of Ayurvedic principles and history, client evaluation and treatment, indications and contraindications, trouble-shooting problems and marketing this service. Preparatory Massage and Shirodhara will be demonstrated and each student will give and receive a service.
*Bring massage linens, 2 large bath towels, a medium bath towel, hair clip, wash cloth, and 2 unused trash bags. Massage tables, Shirodhara equipment, essential oils and class materials provided. We will use water in place of the oil for this class.
This fun and informative class builds on the concepts of Abhyanga and Shirodhara to create a fantastic customized facial massage and masking treatment for the client. Ayurvedic modalities and history will be presented as well as client evaluation, indications, contraindications and customizing the session. Scope of practice, marketing and problem solving will be discussed. We will be creating masks from natural ingredients and learning a new facial massage technique specific to the client. Class includes power point, lecture, hand outs, demonstration and guided practice. Each student will evaluate his/her client, create a custom mask (with necessary supervision), and perform the Doshic Facial Massage. Each student will also receive a Doshic Facial Massage Treatment. Essential oils, mask ingredients, massage tables and class materials provided.
*Bring massage linens, 2 bath towels, 6 hand towels and an unused trash bag.