Nutrition & Exercise … September 14th, 2020

Mondays 1:00-5:00 (30 Hours)

A large part of being a massage therapist is having an understanding of what constitutes a healthy and comfortable body. Working on the muscles through manipulation, trigger points, and reflexology gives the therapist many signals of stress-related and nutritionally based conditions. This course provides basic understanding of nutrition and health in a wellness model as students learn nutrition basics and the correlation between stress and health. Students also learn the relationship between lifestyle and wellness. Specific remedies within the scope of practice for massage therapists to create general well-being for our clients are also covered. (Open to the public)

Reflexology … September 15th, 2020

Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (40 Hours)

Reflexology has been used for centuries as a tool to help heal the body as a whole. Students are taught an introduction to this ancient healing technique. Reflexology has been used to increase body functions with reflex point stimulation on the hands and feet. Students learn proper body mechanics, zone therapy, and full session reflexology procedures.

**To receive certification, one must complete 30 internship hours in Reflex.

Special Needs … September 19th, 2020

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (40 Hours)

The purpose of this course is to address a non-typical client who could benefit from Massage Therapy. The student will explore different massage techniques, transferring techniques, intake and contraindicates to help those extraordinary people such as disabled children, the elderly, the handicapped, and the injured.

Shiatsu … December 1st, 2020

Tuesdays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (40 Hours)

Shiatsu massage is the art of gentle manipulation using hands, fingers, and foot pressure to these various points, or tsubos, which influence the chi flow throughout the body and create balance and harmony to the entire system. This course provides the student with an introduction to the Asian healing theory. Emphasis is on the practical application of shiatsu. Incorporation of the history of shiatsu, and specific point and meridian patterns, as well as floor and table applications, make this a wonderful introduction to this ancient healing art.

Prenatal … December 5th, 2020

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (36 Hours)

This course shows students how to do safe, supportive massage to relieve the physical discomforts of pregnancy, assist in a meaningful way during labor and delivery, and help in the recovery process following birth. Students learn contraindications to prenatal massage and positioning concerns during trimesters. Students also learn the benefits and applied techniques of infant massage.

Medical Massage … December 7th, 2020

Mondays 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (40 Hours)

This course covers therapeutic bodywork delivered in a medical setting, under the direction of a doctor or other health care provider. Medical Massage provides advanced training in massage techniques, pathology, contraindications, medical communication, documentation, insurance billing, professional ethics, and legal issues.

Canine Massage … March 3rd, 2021

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (40 Hours)

This course will focus on the benefits of massage to overall canine health. Students will explore techniques to develop a clear, introductory understanding of canine muscle function. This course will also focus on the main massage techniques used to bring about canine relaxation, increased oxygen, pain relief, and joint flexibility. Additionally, students will be introduced to common canine diseases, post-massage considerations, and common muscle imbalances and abnormalities.

Herbology … March 5th, 2021

Fridays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (40 Hours)

Students learn how to reference legitimate sources of information in preparation for being a knowledgeable resource for their clients. Class activities include selection and care of plants and preparation of tinctures. (Open to the public)

Lymphatic Drainage … March 6th, 2021

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (40 Hours)

Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle, rhythmic form of massage which mimics the lymphatic system. Students will learn how to use massage to open the initial lymphatics and stimulate lymph vessel contractions to reduce edema. Students will review their knowledge of the lymphatic system as they are taught the theories and basic techniques of Lymphatic Drainage Massage.

Equine Massage … May 2021 (TBD)

(25 Hours)

The perfect class for horse enthusiasts! In this course, students will learn Equine massage techniques, including the study of equine skeletal and muscular structure, along with pain signs, and a light review of pathology. The purpose of equine massage is to manipulate and improve the circulation of the animal’s muscles to perfect their health and performance. Some of this class will take place outside of campus.

Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy … May 2021 (TBD)

(40 Hours)

This course examines in detail the cause and effect of neuromuscular injuries. Relevant concepts will include postural positions, nerve interruption locations, deep-tissue myofascial release, advanced injury assessment, and palpating techniques.