Live Course Catalog
Advanced Thai Legs
A great deal of attention is dedicated to the legs in Thai massage. Legs keep us grounded and support our movement in the world. Legs are also a reflection of the upper body. Restoring balance to the legs, generally creates balance in the rest of the body. Take your treatment to the next level by learning: Attributes of the Sen Sib, Types of energy blocks, Basic principles of body mechanics and quality of touch, Advanced techniques for the legs and feet. This 8 hour course covers the legs in all positions (Supine, Prone, and Side-lying).
Advanced Thai Upper Body
Home to the 7 main chakras and all ten of the sen lines (Sen Sib), work done on the upper body can have a profound effect on your clients. Take your treatment to the next level by learning: Attributes of the Sen Sib, Types of energy blocks, Basic principles of body mechanics and quality of touch, Advanced techniques for the upper body. This 8 hour course covers the upper body in all positions (Supine, Seated, Prone, and Side-lying).
Assessing and Treating Forward Head Posture
Forward Head Posture (FHP) is one of the most common postures that massage therapists encounter due to societal and occupational influences. Common pain complaints often include migraine or headache pain, neck pain, upper- and mid-back pain, and can mimic carpal tunnel pain. Help your clients affected by Forward Head Posture by learning: key muscles involved in FHP, clinical complaints and assessment of Forward Head Posture, guidelines and hands-on practice for the treatment incorporating neuromuscular techniques.
Injury Specific Lymphatic Drainage
Sprains and strains are common injuries for our athletic and active clients. Performing lymphatic drainage techniques performed as soon as possible after injury aid the body in beginning the healing process and getting our clients back to their activities more quickly. Kinesiotape application extends injury treatment beyond the massage session. Come learn basic lymphatic drainage techniques for treating injuries and using kinesiotape application to aid the healing process. Designed for massage therapists with an active or sports-related client population, this workshop covers: Basic components of the lymph system and flow of lymph in the body; Introduction to lymphatic drainage techniques for treating injuries; Using kinesiotape in connection with lymphatic drainage to reduce inflammation.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) are an effective massage technique that allow the therapist to restore muscle tone and joint range of motion (ROM) effectively and efficiently. Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) are a form of soft tissue manipulative methods in which the client’s muscles are actively used upon request, from a precisely controlled position in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed counterforce. After learning what Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) are and the factors in accurately applying MET to your clients, you will have the opportunity to perform MET on the major muscles or muscle groups of the extremities and trunk.
Assessing and Treating TMJ Dysfunction
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction affects approximately 25% of the population. Massage is an often overlooked, yet extremely effective, treatment for TMJ Dysfunction. Help your clients with TMJ Dysfunction by learning: biomechanics involved in TMJ Dysfunction, clinical complaints and assessment of TMJ Dysfunction, and guidelines and hands-on practice for the treatment of TMJ Dysfunction incorporating neuromuscular and intra-oral techniques.
Assessing and Treating Pelvic Tilt
The pelvis is the center of gravity. Misalignment, also referred to as pelvic tilt, can cause significant pain and dysfunction for our clients. Anterior pelvic tilt changes the degree of lumbar lordosis leading to back pain and disc degeneration. Lateral pelvic tilt changes the degree of hip abduction leading to hip and back pain. Help your clients affected by pelvic tilt by learning: common complaints associated with pelvic tilt, anatomy involved in pelvic tilt, and guidelines and hands-on practice for treatment incorporating neuromuscular techniques.
enriching quality of touch and body mechanics
Aching back? Quick to fatigue when working? Worried about carpal tunnel syndrome? Poor body mechanics lead to therapist injury and burn out. Learn the keys to good body mechanics and how body mechanics translate to quality of touch as the foundation for a long and successful massage career. This course covers: Why Quality of Touch, body mechanics and self-care are vital to your career; Key components of good body mechanics; Importance of kinesthetic awareness during massage; Components of a self-care plan. Great course for new therapists and as a refresher for experienced practitioners!
Sciatica is estimated to affect up to 43% of the population, typically developing between ages of 30 and 50. The pain from sciatica is an excruciating, shooting pain that makes standing or sitting nearly impossible. Help your clients with sciatica by learning: common causes and underlying pathologies of sciatica, anatomy involved in sciatica, and guidelines and hands-on practice for treatment incorporating neuromuscular techniques.
Having a solid treatment planning methodology increases the quality of your massage sessions. Learn the SOAP methodology to enhance your treatment planning, methods for gathering subjective and objective data including common assessments, and an introduction to common shorthand for completing SOAP treatment notes.