2018 Schedule and Course Descriptions


Below are the current courses scheduled. 


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:


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

and January 14, 15-Glendale, AZ:

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.



Arizona Live Continuing Education Courses: 
2019 CE Listings

Jan 14 - Jan 15, 2019, 9a-5p: Side-Lying Massage and Stretching 14CE

Location: TR Seminars, 4231 W. Yorkshire Dr. Glendale, AZ 85308 (at Guesthouse-behind main house)

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: $230

Required Class Materials: Massage table, 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.

 

Feb 20, 2019, 9a-5p: Basics of Cupping - 7 CE Hours

Location: Blü Sol Spa, 9897 W McDowell Rd, Ste 750, Tolleson, Arizona 85353

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 multiple ways to use silicone massage cups on their clients and will practice two of those techniques (static and sliding) in class.  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.

Feb 24, 2019, 9a-6p: Kinesiology Taping-8CE


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.

Feb 25, 2019, 9a-6p: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction-7 hours

Description: Students will learn how the pelvic floor contributes to many dysfunctions in the body, not just postpartum women, and geriatrics. Students will learn how to assess dysfunction, treatment techniques, and exercises to recommend to clients, to prevent and treat weakness, pain, and dysfunction in women, seniors, and men.

Student Requirements: Massage table, one set of sheets, massage lotion, pen, and water bottle.  Class participation is mandatory.
Tuition: $150

Mar 2, 2019, 9a-6p: CPMEB-Certification in Pediatric Massage and Early Bonding-24CE

Description: This comprehensive 3 day workshop will teach you the necessary tools to empower families, while they learn to calm, connect and communicate with their child, in individual or group classes.  We will cover infant massage and early bonding techniques for the newly conceived, the healthy newborn, adaptations for children as they grow, and injuries relating to school-aged children.  We will also cover transitions for special needs including autism, Down's Syndrome, hearing and visual impairments, babies born early, medically fragile, adoption and fostering issues.  Students will be able to identify the different behavioral states and read baby's cues, as well as, the different types of cries communicated and meaning behind non-verbal body language.  Students will be able to help parents with issues like colic, constipation, teething, chest congestion and asthma.  Students will learn supportive techniques such as to swaddle, use of white noise, and an introduction to energy techniques such as, Reiki and Cranial Sacral.  You will also learn the intelligence of playing and how music and games can be added to help parents and babies learn from each other.  Current evidenced-based research and marketing are covered to help your business grow!

Student Requirements: Baby doll approximately 20” with soft body, and hard head and extremities.  Water bottle, pen, yoga mat, blanket or pillow for floor comfort.

Tuition: $450.00 

Apr 12, 2019, 9a-6p: Perinatal Certification Workshop-Worth 32CE


Description: This comprehensive, and advanced, four day workshop will teach you the tools to work with women before, during, and after pregnancy.  Students will learn a set of techniques and standards to be used during pregnancy, labor and postpartum that explores the physiological, structural and emotional well-being of both the mother and her child.  Students will be able to understand and recognize contraindications, possible complications, and risk factors of pregnancy, comfort techniques for labor, and restoring musculature and postural integrity postpartum.  Early bonding in the womb is explained, as well as, events that can change the bonding during labor, the immediate hours after birth, and attachment issues postpartum.  Students will enjoy lots of hands-on practice with pregnant mother volunteers, a mock labor among peers, and postpartum restoration.The successful completion of a written, and practical exam, will be required for certification. Prerequisites: This program is designed for continuing education for already Licensed Massage Therapists, RN, PT, OT or other medical professionals with understanding of female reproductive anatomy.  Any other bodywork students, practitioners, or Doulas seeking the theoretical understanding to safely adapt their own protocols and techniques to perinatal demands may be allowed with prior authorization.

Required Class Materials: Massage table, 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: $550.00

 

May 18, 9a-6pm: Geriatric Massage For The Robust and Frail-24CE

Course Description: 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: Massage Table, 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


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