2018 Schedule and Course Descriptions


Below are the current courses scheduled. 


Do to the retirement of The Healing Arts Connection in Phoenix, I do not have as many classes listed as usual.  Be patient.  I am negotiating over new partners, and spaces available, to have a permanent home office large enough for big classes. 


Private classes are available for one day workshops.


Please, feel free to contact me to host a class at your location, or for your staff.   I have presented for many Hotel Resort's staff, and consulted on protocol for pregnancy, sports, and geriatric massage, as well.


Please, contact me if you do not see one of my classes listed.  I am happy to set a date and build a class around you!

2018 Course Schedule:


Mar 4: Basics of Cupping: Sun., 9am- 5pm, 7 CE Hours, Cortiva Tucson, AZ

Course Description: Attendees will learn how to help their clients achieve a greater range of motion, increased blood flow to stagnant tissue, and increased lymph flow, and more by using cupping methods.  Attendees will learn how to apply silicone massage cups to clients by two different techniques (static and sliding).  Attendees will learn the benefits and safety measures of cupping, including indications, contraindications, and how to properly clean and disinfect the cups.  

Student Requirements:  One set of sheets, massage lotion, pen, and water bottle.  Class participation is mandatory.  You may get round, visible marks on your body that may last for 2-3 days.  Students with contraindications or issues with this matter should contact the instructor prior to registration.

Course Fee: $200.  Fee includes a set of silicone massage cups for you to keep and use in your practice or on yourself right away.

 April 22: Drug Affected Babies: Sun 9am–6pm, 8CE, Cortiva Tucson, AZ

Substance Exposed Newborns (SEN) Including: Opioids, meth, cocaine, marijuana, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Spectrums FAS, premature babies, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome NAS

Course Description:

Many of the substances that enter a pregnant woman’s bloodstream find their way through the placenta and into the bloodstream of the fetus.   When a pregnant woman takes a medication or drug without the supervision of her physician or obstetrician—such as over-the-counter, illicit, or “social” drugs—her baby can be born prematurely, have a low birth weight and birth defects, suffer withdrawal symptoms, and/or can struggle with learning or behavioral problems.

This seminar presents documented information about prenatal drug exposure, and provides a group of activities and discussions to educate participants about the impact of maternal drug use on the developing fetus, and how infant massage, and therapeutic touch can help. 

Students practice with a Drug-Affected Baby, a simulator baby-doll.  The doll emits the disturbing cries of a real drug-affected infant, and vibrates with tremors that replicate the “shakes” that babies suffer when they are born drug-affected and are experiencing withdrawal.


Student Requirements: Students need a doll, two preferably, one the size of a full term 8-10 moth old baby and also another doll the size of a preemie.  You may bring a mat, blanket, back jack chair, or whatever needed for comfort sitting on the floor.  Pen and water bottle.

Recruit parent/well-baby volunteer for class participation.

Tuition Investment: $175


May 19: Pregnancy – Most Common Complaints: Sat., 9am – 6pm, 8CE, Cortiva Tucson, AZ

Course Description: This intense 1 day seminar will teach you the tools to work with pregnant women using a set of techniques and standards that explores the physiological, structural, and emotional well-being of both the mother and her child. The hands-on demonstration and practice will focus on the most troublesome areas reported by pregnant women. Students will be able to understand and recognize contraindications, possible complications, and risk factors of pregnancy. We will also cover up-to-date research to help validate this work, as well as, a marketing segment to help you grow your practice! Engaging lectures, discussion, and guided practice will help you to adapt your own protocols and techniques.

Prerequisites: Designed for massage therapists, that have graduated from a 500 or more-hour program, or other health related professional with an understanding of anatomy. Any other bodywork students and practitioners seeking the theoretical understanding to safely adapt their own protocols and techniques to pregnancy's demands may be allowed with prior authorization.

Required Class Materials: 2 sets of sheets, 4-6 pillows (at least 2 king size), massage lotion, wear or bring comfortable clothing for practical portion of class. Water bottle and a pen.

Tuition investment: $175

 
June10: Kinesiology Taping for LMT’s: Sun., 9 am-6pm, 8CE, Cortiva Tucson, AZ

Course Description: This workshop teaches you how to safely apply kinesiology-tape (KT) after massage therapy, or as a separate service, to your massage clientele, to facilitate functional outcomes, enhance your practice, and improve function in your clients.  You will learn the different kinds of taping, and kinesiology taping techniques.  You will learn how to tape for common musculoskeletal issues, how to apply KT to clientele and how to apply KT for self-care, as well as, techniques for lymphatic drainage.

Student Requirements:  One sharp pair of scissors, pen, and water bottle.  Class participation is mandatory.  Students with contraindications or issues with this matter should contact the instructor prior to registration.

Course Fee: $200.  Fee includes a roll of kinesiology tape for you to keep and use in your practice or on yourself right away.


July 6-8: Geriatric Massage-Robust and Frail: Fri-Sun., 9am-6pm, all days, 24CE
Cortiva Tucson, AZ


Course Description: This 3 Day (24CE) workshop will cover the benefits, guidelines, and techniques for elderly clients that are both for the robust, and the frail. 

This workshop covers physical and mental pathologies of aging, (such as, skin changes, foot care, edema, heart and lung issues, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, digestive conditions, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Dementia, and many more) as well as, the social-emotional challenges the aging community face during the later changes of lifestyle, home and companionship. 

Students will learn contraindications, and all the safety measures to have a safe office environment.  Students will learn the proper forms for health and medical history, working with other healthcare providers, and tips for proper documentation.

Students will learn many techniques for both in their massage office setting, but also, learn how to do massage techniques in a variety of positions and locations (client’s homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, hospice care, in wheelchairs, and on beds, for those seniors unable to make it into a massage office, or cannot transfer onto a massage table.

Students will learn proper body mechanics, to avoid injury massaging in different positions.  Students will learn to recognize the signs of caregiver burnout, and the stages of grief and dying.  Student will learn coping skills, and stress reeducation techniques, which include touch, massage, breathing and relaxation.

Students will learn active listening skills and ethics of geriatric care, and the need for compassionate communication and comforting touch throughout a lifetime.

Occasionally, a field observation may be available.

Required Class Materials: 2 sets of sheets, 4-6 pillows (at least 2 king size), massage lotion, wear or bring comfortable clothing for practical portion of class. Pillow or mat for kneeling comfort. Water bottle and a pen.

Tuition investment: $425

 
July 22: PNF Modalities: Sun., 9am-6pm, 8CE, Cortiva Tucson, AZ

Course Description: This PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) one day seminar will teach you some safe and easy to use tools, for when problem areas arise that can’t be solved with massage alone. You’ll be able to help your clients prevent soreness and injuries, while improving performance and blood flow.  Students will learn how to combine PNF techniques with their current knowledge of friction, to release fibrotic tissue.  Students will learn when to stretch and when to strengthen. Students will also learn the difference between PNF and some other types of facilitated stretching such as, Active Isolated Stretching, Muscle Energy Technique, and Reciprocal Inhibition.

Prerequisites: Designed for massage therapists, that have graduated from a 500 or more-hour program, or other health related professional with an understanding of anatomy. Any other bodywork students and practitioners seeking the theoretical understanding to safely adapt their own protocols and techniques to client demands may be allowed with prior authorization.

Required Class Materials: Students need to bring a set of sheets, a hand-towel, face-cradle cover, and wear or bring comfortable clothing for practical portion of class. Water bottle and pen.

Tuition investment: $175

 
August 19th: Teach What You Know! Worth 7CE

How to Become A Continuing Education Provider: Glendale, AZ, Sun., 9am-5pm, 


Course Description: Have you mastered a particular modality or subject? Do you have the desire to become an NCBTMB Approved CE Provider, but unsure about how to even start? Prepare now by gathering the missing pieces, learn to write curriculum and teach what you know! 

Student Requirements: Computer laptop, ipad/tablet, smart phone or other device to access internet browsing. Pen, drawing or sketch pad, notebook paper, and water bottle.
Tuition Investment: $150



September 29-30: Pediatric Massage for Challenging Behaviors:

Cortiva Tucson, AZ, Sat-Sun., 9am-6pm both days, 16CE, Including:

• Medical massage for Autism Spectrum Disorders ASD

• Medical massage for Sensory Processing Disorders SPD

• Medical massage for Anxiety/Depression

• Medical massage for Attention Deficit and Hyper Activity Disorders ADHD


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Attendees will learn about children who have strange behaviors, and why they are unable to respond appropriately to ordinary experiences.  During this workshop attendees will learn about four different areas of dysfunction, and how to work with both children and their parents, as well as, being part of their integrative health plan through massage therapy.  Liability, positioning and draping, communication skills, specific massage techniques and protocol will be covered for children with ASD, SPD, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression.  Attendees will learn to teach these techniques to parents, caregivers, and teachers.

Student Requirements:  Two sets of sheets, a heavy blanket, massage lotion, pen, and water bottle. 

Course Investment: $350, includes a Knukkles Massage Tool

 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to…

•             Identify the different anatomy/physiology of children Vs adults
•             Name features of brain malfunctions common in Autism and other SPDs.
•             Identify and describe the human senses, and how they can positively affect children’s                  emotional and physical development
•             Define sensory processing, sensory integration, and sensory disorders
•             Describe how pediatric massage can affect children with special needs
•             List the benefits of pediatric to children in the four different categories of behaviors
•             List the benefits of pediatric massage to parents
•             Describe a massage therapist’s roll in integrative healthcare
•             Identify and explore specific techniques to support children with sensory processing                      dysfunction
•             Identify the different characteristics of the four topic of behaviors
•             Communicate sensitively with parents
•             Recite history, research in each four categories of pediatric massage
•             Perform specific massage techniques and protocol suited for SPDs
•             Teach a basic pediatric massage routine to assist parents and caregivers
•             Identify helpful and harmful essential oils for each category of pediatric massage
•             Create a marketing plan for this specific target market

 
October 21: Pregnancy Most Common Complaints: Sun., 9am-6pm, 8CE
Cortiva Tucson, AZ


Course Description: This intense 1-day seminar will teach you the tools to work with pregnant women using a set of techniques and standards that explores the physiological, structural, and emotional well-being of both the mother and her child. The hands-on demonstration and practice will focus on the most troublesome areas reported by pregnant women. Students will be able to understand and recognize contraindications, possible complications, and risk factors of pregnancy. We will also cover up-to-date research to help validate this work, as well as, a marketing segment to help you grow your practice! Engaging lectures, discussion, and guided practice will help you to adapt your own protocols and techniques.

Prerequisites: Designed for massage therapists, that have graduated from a 500 or more-hour program, or other health related professional with an understanding of anatomy. Any other bodywork students and practitioners seeking the theoretical understanding to safely adapt their own protocols and techniques to pregnancy's demands may be allowed with prior authorization.

Required Class Materials: 2 sets of sheets, 4-6 pillows (at least 2 king size), massage lotion, wear or bring comfortable clothing for practical portion of class. Water bottle and a pen.

Tuition investment: $175

 
November 10-11: Side-Lying Massage and Stretching:

Cortiva Tucson, AZ, Sat-Sun., 9am-5pm both days, 14CE

Course Description: This workshop will teach you how to safely and effectively work with clients in a side-lying position.  Students will learn how to comfortably position clients so that both the client and the therapist don’t risk injury; especially those with low back, hip or shoulder pain.  Students will learn how to easily drape their clients.  Students will learn the benefits of side-lying massage, as well as, the contraindications, and current research.

Students learn many advanced massage techniques for the low back, hips, neck and shoulder, including PNF stretches, and other passive and active movements aimed at helping dysfunctional joints and soft tissue. Students will learn to facilitate normalization of nerve function and myofascial organization in painful areas with trigger point, structural integration, Swedish and cross-fiber treatment protocols.

Side-Lying Massage teaches students more ways to work with a wide variety of clients, from maternity clients, to clients facing health problems, to athletes.  Students will also be able to explore, with more access into the multidimensional layers with movements and stretching, getting into muscles like they have never been able to do before in prone or supine.

Tuition Investment: $325

Required Class Materials: 2 sets of sheets, 4-6 pillows (at least 2 king size), massage lotion, wear or bring comfortable clothing for practical portion of class. Water bottle and a pen.




PAST WORKSHOPS:


2017 CE WORKSHOPS

January 15, Side Lying Sports Massage & Stretching: Upper Body-8CE, Tucson, AZ
February 19, Geriatric Massage-8CE, Tucson, AZ
Feb 27-28 & March 1-2- Mon-Thu, Perinatal Massage Certification- 32/16CE, Phoenix, AZ
March 8, Geriatric Couples Massage, Part 1- Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room, Sun City West, AZ
March 12, Side-Lying Sports Massage & Stretching: Low Body, Tucson, AZ
March 13, Geriatric Couples Massage, Part 2- Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room, Sun City West, AZ
April 30, 8am-5pm Infant Massage for NICU/Medically Fragile, Tucson, AZ
​May 10-12, Certification in Pediatric Massage and Early Bonding-Native Health-Prevention/Promotion Community Health Care Workers/Nurses-Central Phoenix, AZ-to register for this event email Tammy at earlybonding@gmail.com or call 602-697-6463

May 15-17, Mon-Wed-Geriatric Massage-24CE, Phoenix, AZ
May 28, 8am-5pm Pregnancy Massage, Tucson, AZ
June 1-4. Thu-Sun, NHPC Conference Presenter, Edmonton, AB, CA
June 12-13 M-T- Prenatal Massage-16 CE, Phoenix, AZ
June 14, Wed- Postnatal Massage-8CE, Phoenix, AZ
June 15, Thu Labor Massage-Comfort Techniques- 4 CE, Phoenix, AZ
June 18, 8am-5pm Labor Massage, Tucson, AZ

June 22-25th, 2017 Perinatal Massage, NWTC-Green Bay, WI-32CE- Link to Register on Facebook Page or Call.
July 23, 8am-5pm Postpartum Massage, Tucson, AZ 
July 24-26, Mon-Wed-Infant Massage Instructor Certification-24CE, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 21-22, M-T- Prenatal Massage-16 CE, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 23, W-Postnatal Massage-8CE, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 24, Thu-Labor Massage-Comfort Techniques- 4 CE, Phoenix, AZ
August 27, 9am-5pm Side Lying Sports Massage & Stretching: Upper Body, Tucson, AZ
​Sept. 15-17, 2017 Certification in Infant/Pediatric Massage, NWTC-GREENBAY-25CE- Link to Register on Facebook Page or Call.

September 24, 8am-4pm Geriatric Massage=8CE, Tucson, AZ
Oct 2-4, Mon-Wed- Geriatric Massage-24CE, Phoenix, AZ
October 15, 9am-5pm Side-Lying Sports Massage & Stretching: Low Body, Tucson, AZ
November 12, 8am-5pm Infant Massage for NICU/Medically Fragile, Tucson, AZ


Most Phoenix seminars can be registered online, or contact my sponsor: Healing Arts Connection Continuing Education Center, Marsha Craven, President & Mary Ellen Brown, Partner
www.AlternativeHealingConnection.com 
  info@How2Heal.com ~ (623) 215-7988 ~ www.How2Heal.com   
1715 W Northern Ave., Ste. 100; Phoenix AZ 85021


Most Tucson seminars can be registered with my sponsor: Melissa Laborin. Career Services & CE
Cortiva Institue- Tucson, 6390 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson,AZ 85710. t 520.407.5140 f 520.407.5159, e melissa.laborin@cortiva.edu cortiva.com


For more information, prices, and course descriptions, call: 602-697-6463, or email: tammy@trseminars.com



2016 CE WORKSHOPS

January 24: PNF-8CE, Tucson, AZ
February: 1-4, Perinatal Massage Certification-32CE, Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 29-Mar. 2: Certification in Infant/Pediatric Massage and Early Bonding-25CE, Phoenix, AZ
March 4-5: NICU/Medically Fragile Infant Massage Instructor Certification-15CE, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 28-30: Geriatric Massage for the Frail and Robust-24CE, Phoenix, AZ 
April 4-5: Side-Lying Massage-14CE, Phoenix, AZ 
April 16-17: Side-Lying Massage-14CE, Tucson, AZ
April 23-25: Certification in Infant/Pediatric Massage and Early Bonding-25CE, Green Bay, WI
May 10-12: Certification in Infant/Pediatric Massage and Early Bonding-25CE, Show Low, AZ
June 6-9: Perinatal Massage Certification-32CE, Phoenix, AZ
July 11-13: Certification in Infant/Pediatric Massage and Early Bonding-25CE, Phoenix, AZ
August 1-3: Geritric Massage for the Frail and Robust-24CE, Phoenix, AZ
August 12-14: Certification in Infant/Pediatric Massage and Early Bonding-25CE,Tucson, AZ
Sept. 2-3: NICU/Medically Fragile Infant Massage Instructor Certification-15CE, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
Sept. 6-7: Side-Lying Massage-14CE, Phoenix, AZ
October 3-6: Perinatal Massage Certification-32CE, Phoenix, AZ
November 4-6: Geritric Massage for the Frail and Robust-24CE, Tucson, AZ
December 5-7: Certification in Infant/Pediatric Massage and Early Bonding-25CE, Phoenix, AZ

Some courses can be registered online at The Healing Arts Connection see: http://www.alternativehealingconnection.com/geriatric.htm


For more information, prices, and course descriptions, call: 602-697-6463, or email: tammy@trseminars.com