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2014
Reiki II
Stretching, Exercise, Education, and Massage
MLD Certification
Self Care Yoga
Orthopedic Assessment
Deep Tissue and Depth Psychology (Neck)
Ethics - a Somatic Perspective
Stress as a Risk Factor
Active Isolated Stretching
Deep Tissue and Depth Psychology (Back)
Diversity
Karuna Reiki
Fertility Massage
Chi Nei Tsang
Ethics-Somatic Psychology
Deep Tissue and Depth Psychology (Pelvis/Legs)
Myofascial Release Massage II
Integrated Manual Lymph Drainage Massage
Treating Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Depression
Kansa Vatki Foot Massage
Indian Champissage
HIV/AIDS
Ethics and Cultural Competency
Ethics-Somatic Psychology
Chi Nei Tsang Fundamentals
Hot Stone Techniques
Spa Wraps without a Wet Room
Deep Tissue and Depth Psychology (Shoulders/Arms)
Meditative Massage
Asian Sports Massage
Deep Tissue and Depth Psychology (Chest/Abdomen)
Integrative Reflexology

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Note:  Continuing Education classes must be paid for at least 24 hours in advance.  Register 30 days in advance to receive a discounted price.

Note:  Please be sure to bring sufficient sheets and lotion or oil for the duration of the class!                                     

   
 

We are an NCBTMB-approved provider of Continuing Education classes.  In addition we are approved by the Florida Massage State Board and by the Maryland Board of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy Examiners. We have not sought ABHES approval for these CE classes.

 

Continuing Education 2014

  Reiki II
  April 19, 2014 (Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm).
  7 CEUs = $125.  Taught by Emily LaBathe. 
   
  Reiki II continues the study of channeling Reiki energy for healing and self growth.  In this class two more Reiki symbols will be taught, the mental/emotional healing symbol and the long distance symbol.  An attunement will be given along with manuals showing techniques for working with these two new symbols.  Techniques for accessing intuition, scanning, and sending long distance sessions will be taught and practiced in class.  Certificates will be given for this 7 hour CEU class.  Also available are William Rand's Reiki 1 and 2 Manual for $15 for those wanting a more in-depth study of Reiki than we can accomplish in 7 hours.
   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Stretch, Exercise, Education and Massage (S.E.E.M)
  April 26-27, 2014 (Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm).
  14 CEUs = $265 ($295 after March 25). Taught by Raju Mantina. Mr. Mantina has worked successfully with many Olympic athletes using these techniques. http://www.seemtechnique.com
   
  S.E.E.M was originally developed for sports massage, but has moved into all areas of massage therapy. By learning how to "feel the body" the therapist then applies various stretching, myofacial and deep tissue releases which will remove adhesions, repair tissue and joint dysfunctions, and will provide the client with increased range of motion, healing and decreased pain. An injury or blockage that may have taken months to heal can often be removed in less than an hour. S.E.E.M can be adapted to use on any client and will be the new way of success in medical massage therapy. This technique is transforming the massage industry!

* Please bring sufficient sheets and your favorite oil or lotion. Wear loose comfortable clothes.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   
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  Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) Certification: Vodder Technique
  April 21-26, 2014 (Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)
  45 CEUs and MLD certification = $900.Taught by Nicola McGill www.klosetraining.com
   
 

This 6-day MLD certification course is based on the techniques developed by Dr. Emil Vodder, Ph.D., MT. When skillfully applied, this therapeutic form of soft-tissue mobilization dramatically enhances lymph formation and promotes drainage within the superficial and deep systems of the lymph vascular network. During this course, students will be instructed in anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. Basic MLD treatment sequences as well as MLD treatment sequences for mild, medically uncomplicated upper and lower extremity lymphedema will be demonstrated and practiced. Each day will be divided into two sections: theoretical and hands-on application.

Participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and the relevant scientific terminology related to the lymphatic system
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the differentiation between the normal and diseased states of the lymphatic system (physiology and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the indications and contraindications related to the use of MLD
  • Competently perform the techniques of MLD for all body areas
  • Develop appropriate treatment strategies for indications such as post-surgical edema, post-traumatic edema, fibromyalgia, general detoxification and other conditions
  • Competently perform MLD on clients after breast surgery for cancer (clients at risk to develop lymphedema)
  • Competently perform MLD on clients with mild, medically uncomplicated, primary or secondary lymphedema.

* Please bring sufficient sheets and your favorite oil or lotion.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   

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  Self-Care Yoga for the Massage Therapist
  May 3, 2014 (Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm)
  7 CEUs = $125 ($145 after April 2nd)  Taught by Denise Anthony.
   
  Practicing and living yoga can profoundly enhance your massage practice.  This self-care practice strengthens muscles, tendons and joints, increases flexibility, improves energy and stamina, alleviates pain, and prevents injuries.  Yoga increases breath capacity and calms the body, mind and spirit, therefore allowing the therapist to be more present and available for massage patients.  It is a wonderful way to energize yourself and your massage practice.
   
  This class is an introduction to Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga.  Patanjali is sage and the author of The Yoga Sutras and he used an eight limbed tree as a metaphor for the practice.  Most people think of yoga as a physical practice but that is only one aspect of the yoga science.  The aim of this yoga practice is to release the Self from Attachments.  First you learn to control your actions and then you can begin to steady your body and your breath.  Then you will learn to quiet the mind . . .once the mind is still you can reach meditation which leads to Samadhi or bliss.
   
  In addition to theory you will learn practical exercises, breath work, concentration and meditation techniques that you can easily do at home or at work.  The entire workshop is directed toward the physical and energetic rejuvenation of the massage therapist.

** What to bring:  Yoga mat, small pillow and small blanket (optional).

Please bring lunch as there will be a 30 minute lunch break.  There is a full kitchen available for your convenience.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Orthopedic Assessment
  May 10, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm).
  8 CEUs = $150 ($165 after April 9).  Taught by Joseph Lavine http://www.joetuina.com
   
  No matter what modality you subscribe to an practice, east or west, it must be balanced with your knowledge of orthopedics, basic anatomy and biomechanics.  Working with clients that have injuries can be challenging as the field is changing.  Knowledge is power.  Do you treat or refer out? Topics covered include the initial, ortho-neuro tests, x-rays, MRI's, CT, labs, anatomy of fracture types, bone healing, soft tissues, degenerative joint disease, sports injuries, spinal disorders.  If you seek to have a greater understanding of the orthopedic client, and whether you can work with them within your modality, this information is indispensable. 

* Please bring sufficient sheets and your favorite oil or lotion. Wear loose comfortable clothes.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Deep Tissue and Depth Psychology - The Neck
  May 10, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
  4 CEUs = $90 ($105 after April 9). Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Bottleneck, pain in the neck, break-neck pace - The neck can be a bridge or battleground between mind and body. Come and explore deep tissue massage and deep metaphor into and about the neck.

* Please bring sufficient sheets and your favorite oil or lotion.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   

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  Ethics - a Somatic Perspective, plus one hour on Diversity and Cultural Competency
  May 17, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
  4 CEUs = $110 ($125 after April 16). Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Come and explore the underlying psychological aspects that influence client/massage therapist interactions and relationships. Students will learn:
  • Basic Body Psychological theory
  • Why emotional release sometime occurs when receiving bodywork
  • Why relationship is more important than technique
  • Boundary issues and the therapeutic frame
  • Cultural competence:  valuing diversity, being culturally self-aware, understanding the dynamics of cultural interactions and adapting to diversity

This class is a combination of lecture, role playing exercises and discussion.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Stress as a Risk Factor: What Therapists and Their Clients Need to Know
  May 24, 2014 (Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm).
  6 CEUs = $99 ($109 after April 24). Taught by Greg Scelsi LMT
   
 

This course is designed to give students a more advanced understanding of the specific anatomical and physiological effects of the stress response on the human body.  The material moves beyond what students learn about the General Adaptation Syndrome in massage school courses.  We will look at specific neuroendocrine substances and structures related to the stress response and will explore their effects on the cardiovascular system, immune system and on cancer. The course will also cover effective stress coping mechanisms and how massage plays a role in stress intervention.  Past and current research will be presented to further support the importance of understanding the effects of stress on homeostasis.   Finally the course will focus on how to clearly communicate this information to clients so they will be better educated on health issues.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Active Isolated Stretching
  June 6 - 8, 2014 (Friday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)  taught by James Graffenberg  (studied w/Aaron Mattes)
  24 Continuing Education hours = $495 ($545 after May 5).  Price includes AIS: The Mattes Method manual, extensive handouts and a yoga strap or a rope (a $50 value).
  Day One: Shoulder, neck, and elbow/radial-ulnar/wrist/hand/finger/thumb protocols

Registration 8:30-9 am
Class begins at 9 am with introductions and a limited lecture
Shoulder protocol demonstrated and practiced
BREAKS and LUNCH will be taken at appropriate times throughout the day.
Neck flexibility demonstrated and practiced
Continue neck protocol
Elbow/radial-ulnar/wrist/hand/finger/thumb protocol demonstrated and practiced
Questions and review beginning at 5:30 pm
Class ends at 6pm

   
  Day Two: Low back, knee, and hip protocols

Class begins at 9 am with a limited lecture
Low Back/Knee/Hip protocol demonstrated and practiced
BREAKS and LUNCH will be taken at appropriate times throughout the day
Questions and review beginning at 5:30 pm
Class ends at 6pm

   
  Day Three: Upper back (thoracic) and ankle/foot protocols

Class begins at 9am with limited lecture
Thoracic (upper back) protocol demonstrated and practiced
BREAKS and LUNCH will be taken at appropriate times
Ankle/foot protocol will be demonstrated and practiced after lunch
Questions and review beginning at 5:30 pm
Evaluations
Class ends at 6pm

* Please bring sufficient sheets and your favorite oil or lotion. Wear loose comfortable clothes.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   
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  Deep Tissue and Depth Psychology - The Back
  June 14, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
  4 CEUs = $90 ($105 after May 13). Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Get off my back, back me up, monkey on my back - Our backs can be hardened "turtle shells" of protection or twisted to accommodate our lives. Come and explore deep tissue massage for upper and lower back and the deep metaphors of our psyches.
   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   
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  Diversity and Cultural Competency
  June 14, 2014 (Saturday 2:00 - 4:00 pm).
  2 CEUs = $45 ($55 after May 13).  Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Diversity and cultural competence involves adaptation to diversity, understanding the dynamics of cultural interactions, being culturally self-aware, and valuing diversity.  This is having the ability to successfully relate with clients or students who come from cultures other than our own.  We massage therapists and bodyworkers need personal and interpersonal awareness and sensitivity to develop cultural knowledge and a set of skills that underlie effective cross-cultural thinking.

This class is a combination of lecture, role playing exercises and discussion.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Karuna Reiki® One and Two
  June 19, 2014 (Thursday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm)
  8 CEUs = $160. Taught by Emily LaBathe.
   
  This 8 hour double class introduces 8 more symbols with individual healing energies.  William Rand says "Karuna Reiki ® evolved out of Usui and Tibetan Reiki from a desire and knowingness that there is always something great waiting to be uncovered."  This specialized energy healing can be taken after completing Reiki III-A and opens one to work more closely with all enlightened beings.  William Rand's manual will be used.  This is a full class with an attunement for the first 4 symbols in Karuna 1 in the morning and an attunement for the first 4 symbols in Karuna 2 in the afternoon, plus time to practice.  There are local restaurants if you do not want to bring a lunch.

**Reiki III-A is a prerequisite for this class.  

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Fertility Massage
  June 20-22, 2014 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  16 CEUs = $450 ($495 after May 19).  Taught by Claire Marie Miller.  http://www.nurturingthemother.com     Note: take Nurturing the Mother® and Fertility Massage together for a total of $850 ($50 savings).
   
 

Now a stand alone on-site certification training, this course is an extension of the fertility massage protocol taught within the primary Nurturing the Mother® massage training. Following years of demonstration models who conceived shortly after receiving a fertility massage during the workshop, this course expanded into a multi-faceted approach to a very emotional and personal journey. This course provides training in all aspects of the conception process, including how massage can enhance the success rates of pregnancy. You will learn to assist the client in reclaiming her reproductive body and her sacred sexuality on the journey to motherhood.

Students will learn the anatomy of both male and female reproductive systems and will understand the process to be able to support a couple using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).  The student will know how to refer and network with other important healthcare practitioners and be able to market this ground-breaking technique successfully in their community.

The Fertility Massage Specialist Certification 24 CE seminar includes lecture, massage demonstration, and hands-on practicals.  Other fertility media is referenced, including the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler and The Miracle of Life DVD from Nova and Lennart Nilsson.

Claire has been in healthcare since 1972, massage therapy since 1979, and is one of the original NCBTMB providers.  Claire's Nurturing the Mother® program has been a certification since 1990.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
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  Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Detox Massage
  June 28-29, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
  16 CEUs = $325. Taught by Mary Ellen Derwis-Balaz, LMT, Chi Nei Tsang Teacher, Hypnotherapist, and Universal Healing Tao Full Instructor.  www.beinthetao.com
   
  You will learn basic CNT techniques to release and clear blockages, assist toxin removal, balance excessive heat and negative emotions, and effectively communicate these concepts to your client.

This method of healing works with five major systems of the body and the acupuncture meridians.

This introductory class includes:

  • An overview of Taoist 5 element theory and its practical application in western practice
  • Anatomy of proper breath and its importance in overall health
  • Medical Chi Kung practice for practitioner and client to support the healing process
  • Specific touch techniques to elicit proper breath and client awareness
  • Exploration and review of contents of the abdominal cavity and its relationship to meridian system
  • Learn basic navel detox techniques
  • Palpate and explore the Large Intestine reviewing eastern and western anatomy
  • Connect the Large Intestine and Naval Detox techniquese into a treatment

Plenty of hands on practice!

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Ethics - a Somatic Perspective, plus one hour on Diversity and Cultural Competency
  June 28, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
  4 CEUs = $110 ($125 after May 27). Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Come and explore the underlying psychological aspects that influence client/massage therapist interactions and relationships. Students will learn:
  • Basic Body Psychological theory
  • Why emotional release sometime occurs when receiving bodywork
  • Why relationship is more important than technique
  • Boundary issues and the therapeutic frame
  • Cultural competence:  valuing diversity, being culturally self-aware, understanding the dynamics of cultural interactions and adapting to diversity

This class is a combination of lecture, role playing exercises and discussion.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Deep Tissue and Depth Psychology - The Pelvis and Legs
  July 19, 2013 (Saturday 9:00 am  - 1:00 pm).
  4 CEUs = $90 ($105 after June 18). Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Don't have a leg to stand on, stand your ground, cold feet - Our lower bodies tell our story of grounding and how we are in reality. Come and explore deep tissue massage for the lower body, grounding exercises, and body/mind psychology.
   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   
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  Myofascial Release Massage II: Lower Body
  July 25 - 27, 2014 (Friday 6:00 - 10:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am. -6:00 pm)
  20 CEUs = $380 ($395 after June 25).  Taught by Tracey  Morris, LMT, CMRM, CIMRM. (Pre-requisite: The Myofascial Release Massage I)
   
       If you ask most people where they store stress and tension, they will tell you the neck and shoulders. While this is true, they are unaware that their feet, legs, and pelvis are also chronically tense. Myofascial constrictions in the lower body are just as enervating as they are elsewhere in the body and they distort the way people stand, walk, and move. This workshop will build on and expand the knowledge you gained in the Myofascial Release Massage: Part I, Upper Body. It also integrated what you learned in that course so that you will be able to offer your clients a
complete head to toe Myofascial Release Massage. By the end of the workshop you will have felt the difference the Myofascial Release Massage makes to the lower body alone and to the entire body. You will feel more relaxed, more grounded, more graceful, and probably taller. The course will include a review of all strokes taught in the Upper Body class.

     The Myofascial Release Massage seminars include a fully illustrated manual.

     The Myofascial Release Massage seminars are considered eligible for 20
continuing education hours by the NCBTMB, AMTA, ABMP, IMF, AMMA, and NATABOK

     Please bring sheets and a towel and wear clothing that exposes as much of
the leg as possible. Women should wear a bra or bikini top.

Receive a $50 discount each for groups of three or more therapists who register at the same time. 

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Integrated Manual Lymph Drainage Massage with Acupressure and Essential Oils
  August 8, 2014 (Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm).
  8 CEUs = $140 ($165 after July 7). Taught by Wolfgang Luckmann www.wolfgangluckmann.com
   
  We will examine the causes of lymphatic and circulatory disorders according to the Western and Eastern medicine models.  We will do hands on Western and Chinese manipulate soft-tissue and acupressure techniques which will *detoxify the meridians, acupoints and lymph glands *strengthen the organs responsible for lymph and detoxification by stimulating qi, thereby stimulating circulation, reducing water retention and eliminating stored up toxins.

The course focuses on:  *theory of lymphatic flow; *increasing the flow of oxygen and blood to the facial area, neck, trunk and limbs; *toning, tightening and detoxification of skin and organ systems; *better mental alertness, focus and relaxation for the client; *emotional and lymphatic cleansing through the use of essential oils; and *preventive maintenance.

You will learn according to the Holistic Chinese Model:  *inflammation of soft tissue due to toxicity and injury *edema caused by surgery understanding the function of organs in Chinese medicine *location of the most important meridian channel points on the face, head and body in getting rid of edema and toxicity *treatment protocols for the whole body, accessing the surface lymphatics and deeper channels *treatment techniques for specific disorders *treating obesity and related edema *self-treatment for the patient.

*Come dressed as if for Swedish massage - sports halter top, or bathing suit bring a set of sheets.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
 
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  Treating Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Depression with a Fusion of East-West Synergistic Massage and Homeopathy
  August 9-10, 2014 (Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm).
  18 CEUs = $260 ($285 after August 8). Taught by Wolfgang Luckmann www.wolfgangluckmann.com
   
  This therapy is a natural, gentle non-confrontational way of healing many common and not so common physical and psychological ailments typical of all clients suffering from chronic myofascial pain and other diseases with the combined use of:
  1. Energy touch
  2. Myofascial meridian massage therapy
  3. Chi Nei Tsang (internal organ massage)
  4. Stretches
  5. Gliding, stripping strokes
  6. Acupressure
  7. Homeopathy

In addition, you can reinforce your treatments by teaching your clients TAOIST exercises for healing the organs (internal organ massage), nervous system and increasing circulation and lymphatic flow. You will learn the assessment and determination of connective tissue meridians most affected by chronic musculoskeletal and other organ related diseases, pain and depression.

What to bring: oil, bathing suit, sports bra, etc. for ladies, loose clothing, shorts for men and woman.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   
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Kansa Vatki Foot Massage
  August 15, 2014 (Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

 

7 CEUs = $195 ($235 after July 14). Taught by Susan Walsh.  http://www.msusanwalsh.com/
   
 

Kansa Vatki (KV) Foot Massage™ is a beautiful and relaxing healthcare modality which balances the body, mind and spirit.

 

This unique treatment, steeped in centuries of ceremony, involves the use of ghee or coconut oil.  The massage is deeply revitalizing for tired feet and legs.  As the feet contain key energy and nerve endings relating to internal organs, a Kansa Vatki™ treatment also helps to rebalance tri-dosha (Vata, Pitta and Kapha).

 

The heart of the treatment involves vigorously rubbing the soles of the feet with a three-metal bowl to draw heat and toxins out of the body, thereby inducing tremendous relaxation.  Some of the many benefits include relaxation, improved blood and lymph circulation, restored levels of Prana, sound sleep, and relief of eye strain.

 

The Kansa Vatki Foot Massage™ is a perfect complement to reflexology and other body work.

 

The aim of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive grounding in the practical application of the Kansa Vatki Foot Massage™.  Upon successful completion of this one-day training, students will be able to use the technique as a principle or subsidiary part of their practice.  This course is approved by the NCBTMB for 7 CE hours.

 

Students are asked to wear loose-fitting clothes or shorts.   

*Please bring a two large towels and one small hand towel.

  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Indian Champissage
  August 16-18, 2014  (Saturday, Sunday & Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
  21 CEUs = $395 ($435 after July 15). Taught by Susan Walsh http://www.msusanwalsh.com/
   
  Indian Champissage™ is a simple, safe and highly beneficial therapy that has been popular on the Indian subcontinent for over a thousand years.  The head, neck, shoulders and upper back-areas where tension is more likely to accumulate- are gently, firmly and rhythmically massaged until the pressure simply begins to melt away.  This unique therapy combines physical and subtle massage with energy balancing to produce feelings of perfect peace and tranquility.  There is no need to undress and no oils are used.

Indian Champissage™ may provide relief from aches and pains, numerous stress-related symptoms and insomnia.  It soothes, comforts and rebalances your energy flow.  It gives a deep sense of peace and calm.  Champissage™ is a wonderful alternative to traditional seated chair massage.

The aim of the basic course is to provide a comprehensive grounding in the theoretical basis and practical application of Indian Champissage™.  Students will be able to use the technique as a principle or subsidiary of their professional practice.

The basic course is structured over three days, and it is approved by the NCBTMB for 21 CE hours.

Students are asked to bring or wear a cotton round-necked T-shirt for class.  Shoulder-length or longer hair should be tied back.  Facial jewelry, earrings and necklaces should be removed for class.

* Please bring sufficient sheets and your favorite oil or lotion. Wear loose comfortable clothes.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

   
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  HIV/AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases - The More You Know
  August 23, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm).
  3 CEUs = $85 ($95 after July 23). Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Necessary information for the massage therapist; we will discuss communicable diseases focusing on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis and its variations. Discussion will include up-to-date facts, history, and the massage therapists' responsibility as a public health educator.
   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   
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  Ethics for the Rest of Us (3 hours) and Cultural Competency and Massage Therapy (1 hour)
  August 23, 2014 (Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
  4 CEUs = $110 ($125 after July 22). Taught by Tanisia Smith.
   
  Ethics -- Let's face it - we all have something more than a basic understanding of what ethical requirements are.  You sign up for these courses because you have to, not because you want to. . . .and you fall asleep in the back row, with the hard plastic chair jabbing you someplace really uncomfortable. 

This class is different In our time together, we will share a combination of lecture and round-table discussions about:  *What concepts and concerns are included under the ethics umbrella, *The heart of ethical considerations, *How to protect your clients and yourself and *Tricky situations.

Cultural Competency and Massage Therapy -- Come be part of the discussion as we explore:  *What does it mean to be culturally competent?  *How does cultural competence interface with massage therapy?  *What is the role of massage therapy in health, healing and wellness?  *What is the role of massage therapist as a health care practitioner, as seen across the cultural spectrum?  *Identify layer of patient/consumer behavior towards health care providers.  *Identify health care provider perspectives in interfacing with clients from various cultures and subcultures.  *How does our education prepare us to address health care concerns across various cultures?  How did it fail us?  *How can we provide the best, most informed care possible?

Bring your questions.  Bring your answers. Put on your talking shoes - this will be a lively discussion!

* Please bring sufficient sheets and your favorite oil or lotion. Wear loose comfortable clothes.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   
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  Ethics - a Somatic Perspective, plus one hour on Diversity and Cultural Competency
  September 6, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
  4 CEUs = $110 ($125 after May 27). Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Come and explore the underlying psychological aspects that influence client/massage therapist interactions and relationships. This class is a combination of lecture, role playing exercises and discussion.

Students will learn:

  • Basic Body Psychological theory
  • Why emotional release sometime occurs when receiving bodywork
  • Why relationship is more important than technique
  • Boundary issues and the therapeutic frame
  • Cultural competence:  valuing diversity, being culturally self-aware, understanding the dynamics of cultural interactions and adapting to diversity
   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Chi Nei Tsang Fundamentals
  September 9 - October 4, 2014 (6 Days 9:00am - 6:00pm).
  48 CEUs = $950. Taught by Mary Ellen Derwis-Balaz, LMT, Chi Nei Tsang Teacher, Hypnotherapist, and Universal Healing Tao Full Instructor.  www.beinthetao.com
   
  CNT can help with:
  • Digestive issues. Constipation. Bloating. Weight problems
  • Headaches. Insomnia. Fatigue and much more
  • Review anatomy of proper breath, its importance in overall health.  Learn specific touch techniques to elicit client awareness
  • Learn proper Medical Chi Kung practice for practitioner and client to support the healing process
  • Learn basic navel detox techniques
  • Palpate, explore, and learn specific soft tissue manipulations of organs in abdominal cavity (large intestine, liver, gall bladder, stomach, small intestine bladder, and kidneys) reviewing eastern and western anatomy
  • Connect the Large Intestine and Navel Detox techniques into a treatment
  • Listen to the spine
  • Plenty of hands on practice!

Required reading:  "Healing from Within" by Giles Marin and "Chi Nei Tsang" by Mantak Chia.  Basic understanding of western and eastern anatomy required.

There will be a brief review at the end of the course and you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills.

A certificate of achievement will be presented upon completion, stating receipt of 48 CEUs from NCBTMB.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

   
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  Hot Stone Techniques
  September 20, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm).
  8 CEUs = $190 ($225 after August 19). Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Do you want to explore Hot Stone Massage? Do you want to practice and add new technique to your repertoire? This class is for the inexperienced as well as the experienced massage therapist. Totally hands on - no lecture. Morning session will be techniques for prone position and afternoon session will be techniques for supine position.

* Please bring sufficient sheets and your favorite oil or lotion. Wear loose comfortable clothes.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
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  Spa Wraps without a Wet Room
  September 26, 2014 (Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
  8 CEUs = $150 ($175 after August 25). Taught by Janet Blevins.  http://www.sagedragonflyworkshops.com/pages/about.htm
   
  Have you ever wanted to give your hands a break and do spa treatments but you didn't have a shower in your practice? No problem. Participants will learn easy set up and cleanup of several types of wraps. Herbal and mud wraps, sugar and salt scrubs along with dry body brushing. Not only will you perform these treatments in class but you will get to receive them as well.

Please bring 3 sets of sheets, 3 hand towels and prepare to have a blissful spa day.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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  Deep Tissue and Depth Psychology - The Shoulders and Arms
  September 27, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
  4 CEUs = $90 ($105 after August 12). Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Reach out, shoulder the burden, cold shoulder - Our upper limbs tell our story of reaching for what we want and how we pursue our dreams. Come and explore deep tissue massage for the shoulders and arms as well as stretching exercises and psychological issues of the upper body.
   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   
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  Meditative Massage
  September 27, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
  8 CEUs = $150 ($175 after August 25). Taught by Janet Blevins.  http://www.sagedragonflyworkshops.com/pages/about.htm
   
  Great technique for type-A personalities to distress. An ultra relaxation massage for all clients. You will learn how to apply in office, home or hospital settings. This technique is also wonderful for oncology, fibromyalgia, hospice and diabetic clients.
   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
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  Asian Sports Massage: Techniques for the Weekend Warrior and the Professional Athlete
  September 28, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
  8 CEUs = $150 ($175 after August 25). Taught by Janet Blevins. http://www.sagedragonflyworkshops.com/pages/about.htm
   
  Learn a wide range of techniques focusing on acupressure, tunia, cupping, gusha, and stretches to assist active individuals.  This course will focus on pre and post event massage and specific areas of stress concerning athletes.
   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
   

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  Deep Tissue and Depth Psychology - The Chest and Abdomen
  October 4, 2014 (Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
  4 CEUs = $90 ($105 after September 3). Taught by Catherine Whitt.
   
  Gut reaction, chest of drawers, can't stomach it - Our vulnerable anteriors' not protected by bone. Come and explore deep tissue massage to our vital front half and the deep psychological issues we find here.
   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 
   
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  Integrative Reflexology
  October 17-19, 2014 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  24 CEUs = $400 ($450 after September 16).  Taught by Claire Marie Miller.  www.clairemariemiller.com
   
  About the Instructor:  Claire Marie Miller has created an evolutionary approach to the ancient art of reflexology.  This unique application is easy and fun to do without injury from over use of the thumbs.  Claire is an innovator in the field of reflexology, creating Muscle Reflexology with the Meridian System; Lymphatic Reflex Detoxification; and the fun and therapeutic Hot Rockin' Reflexology and Sweet Feet Aromatherapy.     
   
  Become a Certified Integrative Reflexologist by completing this workshop designed for massage therapists by a massage therapist.  Other professionals who may attend this workshop include healthcare practitioners, aestheticians, and nail technicians. 

What You Will Learn:  * Foot reflexology landmarks and techniques * Hand and ear reflexology techniques * 4-theory approach to reflexology (structural alignment, zones, Asian meridians, and proprioceptors) * Cautions and contraindications for reflexology * Structural alignment exercises * Anatomy of the lower leg and foot * Elements of spa reflexology * Marketing reflexology * Working with special populations 

***Please bring a set of sheets, 2-3 pillows, and 2-3 towels.

   
  Please call (410) 243-4688 to register by phone, or use the Pay Now button to register online through PayPal (please note: you do not need a PayPal account or log in to pay using this option).  Please read the Refund / Cancellation Policy at the bottom of this page before registering.
 

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Cancellations / Refunds / Attendee Notification

 

  * CEU classes must be paid in advance so that the instructor can prepare for the correct number of registrants and so that we can prepare the appropriate size room for the class.
   

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If you withdraw from a class up to 30 days prior to the start of the class, you are entitled to receive a full refund of tuition (to be paid within 2 weeks of cancellation), or the tuition may be credited toward another class of your choosing.  All refunds will be made by check.
   

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After the 30-day period up to the start of class, no refund will be given, but the tuition may be applied toward another class of your choosing.
   

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After the class begins, there will be no credit or refund of tuition.
   

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If a class is canceled or rescheduled for any reason, you will be notified by telephone and will be given the option to attend a future class or to receive a full refund.
   
 * If you are purchasing airfare or making hotel reservations, please bear in mind that a class could be cancelled or postponed.

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Lodging

 

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The Broadview - 105 West 39th Street at University Parkway Baltimore 21210.  $95 night plus tax.  (Including tax, it is $100.70 per night.  Includes cable TV, gated parking lot for $3/day, full kitchen.)  Call 410-243-1216 for more information.

   
* The Inn at the Colonnade by Hilton - 4 West University Pkwy Baltimore 21210, approx. $126-149/night (varies depending on the date)Special rate for CEU Participants!  10% OFF through March!  $109 per night

Call 410-235-5400 for more information.

   
*  Private Rooms/Bed and Breakfast  
   www.airbnb.com
   

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Baltimore Hostel - $31.88 per night per person http://www.hiusa.org/baltimore
   Approximately 2.8 miles from the school; easy bus ride.  Call 410-576-8880.
   
   

 

Location of Classes

 

 

 

 

Classes will be held at 1 E University Pkwy, Suite 106, Baltimore, MD 21218 (University One).  As you face the building, go in the door to the right of the main entrance marked "University One, Professional Entrance, Holistic Massage Training Institute."  Enter 1 2 1 8 * on the keypad.  Go down the hallway to the 4th door on your right.

Directions from 95:
Take Downtown exit. Stay left toward Inner Harbor. Take right onto Conway St.
Take left onto Charles St. Go approximately 4 miles. Take right onto University Parkway. University One is the first building on your right.

Directions from 83:
Take 83 South into the city. Take Cold Spring Lane East. Take right onto Roland Ave. When the road forks, continue left onto University Parkway. Cross Charles St. University One is the first building on your right.

Suggested parking: Traveling northwest towards southeast, go past University One condominium building (it will be on your right hand side) and take next left onto St. Paul St., towards a park. There are no restrictions or meters here at all.  In addition, the north side of University Parkway between Charles and St. Paul Streets is all free parking, across the street from our entrance.  Our side of the block has four Pay as you Park meters.

Meals: There are several restaurants and markets in the area, and there is a kitchen at the school.

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  To register for any class:  Please register online or give us a call at (410) 243-4688.  You may also send your name, address, phone number, email address, credit card information (V/MC/AE) or check (made out to Holistic Massage Training Institute).  If you are registering by mail, please remember to indicate which class you wish to take.  Mail to:
   
  Holistic Massage Training Institute
  1 E. University Parkway, #110
  Baltimore, MD 21218

 

 

 

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