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In-person Continuing Education Classes 

With the right tools, you can be more than a massage therapist.

 

You can be an integrative health care practitioner,​weaving the Eastern healing traditions with Western Massage Therapy to create deeper and more lasting benefits in your work with clients.

Schedule of 2024 In-Person Continuing Education Classes 

Oncology Massage
& Acup​ressure Therapies

In this class, you will gain the skills and confidence to work effectively with clients who are undergoing cancer treatment. This introductory course in Oncology Massage will cover myths, facts, contraindications and adaptations to massage for cancer patients. You will learn about the most common complaints of cancer patients and the research showing how massage can help with these; common side effects of chemotherapy and how to adjust massage to these conditions; and how to adapt massage techniques, pacing, frequency and positioning to maximize client comfort during massage. Additionally, this course offers you a sequence of Acupressure points you can incorporate into your massage to address the most common complaints of cancer patients. 8 CE hours NCBTMB Approved. $170

Date and Locations:

Little Oasis Wellness Spa in Bellingham, WA:

  • March 31, 2024, 9 am to 6 pm

  • August 25, 2024, 9 am to 6 pm

Therapeutic Training Center in Seattle, WA:

  • May 18, 2024, 9 am to 6 pm

  • November 10, 2024, 9am to 6 pm

Acupressure's Potent Points for Common Complaints

 

At the Therapeutic Training Center in Seattle, WA: April 27, 2024 (Yang Conditions)

April 28, 2024 (Yin Conditions)

9 am to 6 pm each day

Day 1: Yang Conditions and Day 2: Yin Conditions

can be taken together or separately, and in any order.

Acupressure is the Chinese healing art of restoring balance to Chi (lifeforce energy) to optimize health. In this introduction to Acupressure course, you will learn more than the fundamentals. You will learn potent points and Acupressure sequences for your clients' most common complaints.

    Day 1: Yang Conditions.  You will learn point locations and functions to address: shoulder and neck tension, headaches, insomnia, stress, menstrual cramps, and hot flashes.  

    Day 2: Yin Conditions. You will learn point locations and functions to address: low backache and sciatica, fatigue, weak immunity,  depressed energy, menstrual irregularity, and anxiety.

    On both days, you will learn Chinese massage techniques to activate points, and Jin Shin Acupressure, a powerful technique that is gentle on your body but works deeply on your clients. Throughout the class, you will have the opportunity to cultivate self-care by using these Acupressure sequences on yourself, as well as to practice on others. 8 CE hours for one day and 16 CE hours for both days.

$170 for one day, or $310 for both days. Save $30 when you enroll in both days!

Pregnancy Massage & Acupressure Therapies

In this class, you will gain the skills and confidence needed to work with prenatal clients. You will learn the adjustments needed to positioning, and practice healthy body mechanics as you work on clients in side-lying position and upon pregnancy cushions. Explore the contraindications to pregnancy massage, and at what point in the pregnancy they apply. Discover the most common complaints among pregnancy women, and both massage and Acupressure techniques you can use to address them. Learn Acupressure sequences to address each of these complaints, and how to integrate Acupressure into the bodywork modalities you already practice. 8 CE hours. $170 

At Therapeutic Training Center in Seattle, WA:

  • May 19, 2024, 9 am to 6 pm

  • December 8, 2024, 9 am to 6 pm

Date and location:

At Little Oasis Wellness Spa in Bellingham, WA:

October 13, 2024, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) is a gentle, rhythmic style of massage that mimics the action of the lymphatic system.  It uses a precise pressure to open the initial lymphatics and stimulate lymph vessel contraction to reduce accumulated fluid in soft tissues (edema), and to stimulate the immune system.  In this class, you will learn the anatomy of the lymphatic system, a full lymphatic massage sequence, and contraindications as well as appropriate uses for LDM in your massage practice. 10 CE hours approved by NCBTMB. $190

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

June 9 & 10, 9:00 to 2:30 each day

at Little Oasis Wellness Spa in Bellingham

Bal​ance the Nervous System with

Tools from Chinese Medicine:

Acupressure and Essential Oils

Date and Location: 

Little Oasis Wellness Spa in Bellingham, WA

June 2, 2024 (Chi Constraint) & 

July 14, 2024 (Chi Deficiency),

9 am to 6 pm each day

Therapeutic Training Center in Seattle, WA:

October 26, 2024 (Chi Constraint) &

October 27, 2024 (Chi Deficiency), 

9am to 6pm each day

Day One and Day Two can be taken together or separately,

and in any order.

 

This course is an exploration of the nervous system from the Chinese perspective. A tense nervous system is Constrained Chi, and manifests as shoulder-neck tension, headaches, insomnia, digestive tension, or menstrual tension. A weak nervous system, on the other hand, would be Deficient Chi, and shows up as fatigue, low immunity, poor concentration, depression, weak digestion or scanty periods.  This course opens the door to Aroma Acutouch Therapy, combining the potency of essential oils to Acupressure points for a more synergistic healing response.

Day 1 - Chi Constraint: you will learn specific Aroma Acutouch sequences to address the manifestations of a tense nervous system.

Day 2 - Chi Deficiency: you will learn Aroma Acutouch Therapy to address the manifestations of a weak nervous system. 

8 CE hours for one day and 16 CE hours for both days. $170 for one day or $310 for both days. Save $30 by enrolling in both days!

Yoga Mechanics at the Massage Table
Creating Longevity in the Field of Massage

Do you feel physically drained, sore or in pain after your work day? Do you struggle with repetitive stress to your joints due to your work? This unique approach to body mechanics for bodyworkers is based on the yoga's principles of mindfulness and alignment. In this class, you will have the chance to practice yoga poses, and learn how to rely on the strength inherent in yoga's alignment to power your massage work -- offering relief to your arms and hands! This class offers a mindfulness-based practice to help you avoid the repetitive stress injuries common to massage therapists. 8 CE hours. $170

June 8, 2024 at Therapeutic Training Center in Seattle

9 am to 6 pm

Cancellation Policy for In-Person Classes in Bellingham

If you cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course offered in Bellingham, you will be refunded the cost of the course minus an administrative fee of $25. If you cancel 2 weeks, or less than 2 weeks, prior to the start of the course, you can transfer your credit to another in-person or online course taught within the same year. There are no refunds given for course enrollment cancelled less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, or for courses partially completed. 

Cancellation Policy for In-Person Classes in Seattle are subject to the policies
posted on the Therapeutic Training Center website.
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