Reflexology … October 29

Tuesday 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.

Canine … October 30

Wed 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.

Prenatal … October 31

Thursday 1:00 p.m. -5:00 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.

Nutrition & Exercise … January 30

Thursday 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.

Shiatsu … January 28

Tuesday 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.

Special Needs … February 1

Saturday 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.