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American Red Cross

CPR/AED

with Laura Parker/CPRWorks

American Red Cross certification. Can add pediatrics or first aid. 

$85 or $50 when combined with a class

CPR

Ethics

Ethics

with Laura Parker, LMT

Bored with the usual ethics class? Satisfy PA certification requirements while engaging in group discussions about practical and applicable ethic situations. 

$55/4CEs

20th

5 Techniques to Work Smarter not Harder

with Laura Parker, LMT

at Shillington location

Learn 5 techniques for more effective and longer lasting results.  Techniques include an introduction to silicon cupping, kinesio tape, joint manipulation, positional release & active isolated stretching. Upcoming dates: TBD

$215/8CEs

includes sample kit of silicon cups & kinesio tape

CPR - 9:30-11:30am

with Laura Parker, LMT

Lancaster location

Red Cross certification. Can add pediatrics or first aid. 

$85 or $50 when combined with a class

21th

Lymphatic Drainage

Ki Results: Practical Approaches with Lymphatic Drainage in Everyday Massage Treatment

with Lisa Keplinger

Introduce yourself to Lymphatic Drainage and all the beautiful ways it will improve your practice of massage with this professional class. 

This class reviews the anatomy of the Lymphatic System superficial to deep, the when, the why and the how to apply techniques to get long lasting results for your clients’ goals. This class is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of the Lymphatic System with deep dives in combining lymphatic drainage massage techniques to your massage for improved client outcomes. This class will help develop your critical thinking skills to provide clients with support, education, and lasting results.. Lymphatic Drainage can improve allergies, sinus infections, digestion, surgery recovery & general lymphatic flow. Learn how to incorporate it into your regular massage and reasons why you would want to or you can use it as a spring board to explore Lymphatic Drainage techniques.

Please note this is a 10CE class and times are 1-6pm Sat & Sun.

$325/10CEs -

21-22

Warm Bamboo

with Bradford Nicarry, LMT, CYT

at Lancaster location

Welcome to the "what's next" in the massage world: Bamboo - being both easier to prepare and significantly faster to clean after the service then hot stones. Additionally, Bamboo retains and distributes heat differently. It is 8th grade science all over: HEAT expands! The client's muscles and the therapist's hands both benefit from the warming quality of the bamboo! You can incorporate bamboo into your traditional modalities or create a separate service.  The bamboo can be safely used directly on the skin, or the client can feel the warmth through sheets and clothing. In this course we will cover contraindications, care, cleaning and maintenance. Expect to spend most of your time practicing on classmates.

$315/16CEs

21th

Ethics - 12-4pm

with Laura Parker, LMT

at Lancaster location

Bored with the usual ethics class? Satisfy PA certification requirements while engaging in group discussions about practical and applicable ethic situations. 

$55/4CEs

21-22

Japaneses Facial Massage

with Vicky Noll, LE, LMT, BCTMB

at Lancaster location

A perfect class for dual licensed massage therapists and estheticians.

In this class, you'll learn how to perform a 4-stage ancient, therapeutic facial massage.

Stage 1 (steaming) will include heat through hot towels with an introduction to facial rolling. The second stage (cleansing) utilizes a cleansing oil with first contact facial massage strokes, the third stage (moisturizing) is facial massage pre-energizing stage, and the fourth stage (energizing) is acupressure & shiatsu integrated together.

Your clients will experience increased venous circulation, relaxation & decreased tension of the face/neck/head muscles. Beneficial for headaches, sinus problems, migraines & TMJD. Includes hands-on practicum, handouts & resources. Please bring five facial towels, preferable 16 x 28, one spa headband, sheets and facial oil of choice.

$295/16CEs

11th

Forearm Fusion

with Jim Funk

Forearm Fusion was designed to teach the massage therapist how to use maximum pressure with minimal effort and strain, preventing repetitive use injuries and burnout. 
The one-day Forearm Fusion course will teach new and seasoned therapists foundations for improving body mechanics and how to use all aspects of the forearm and elbow. 
These techniques will allow the therapist to provide their client with a custom massage without using their hands or thumbs.

Upcoming dates:
Feb. 11
June 1
August 25-26 - 2 day class/16CEs
Nov. 9
Dec 15
Jan 13, 2025
More TBD

$189/8CEs

CPR - 9-11am

with Laura Parker, LMT

Shillington location

American Red Cross certification. Can add pediatrics or first aid. 

$85 or $50 when combined with a class

13th

15th

Medical Massage for Head & Neck Pathologies

with Laura Parker, LMT

at Shillington location

Learn how to help your client with the more common head & neck pathologies including migraines, whiplash, post-concussion and more.

Weaar something you can move in and bring a set of sheets.

Upcoming dates: TBD

$175/8CEs

10-11th

Japanese Facial Massage - in all 4 stages

Lancaster location

With Vicky Noll, LE, LMT, BCTMB

In this 16 CE class you will learn how perform an ancient, therapeutic facial massage beginning with stage one (the facial drainage stage) integrating facial rollers with first contact facial massage strokes. The second stage (the steaming stage) steaming with a moist towel followed with a dry one. The third stage (the moisturizing stage) is facial massage pre-energizing stage and the fourth stage (the energizing stage) is acupressure followed with acupressure shiatsu for restoring balance as you release energetic blockages.  Your clients will experience increased venous circulation of the face and neck areas, relaxation, decreased tension of the face/neck/head muscles, and it will benefit clients who experience headaches, sinus problems, migraines and TMJ disorder.

Includes hands-on practicum, handouts & resources. Please bring five facial towels, preferable 16 x 28, one spa headband, sheets and facial oil of choice.

$295/16CEs

13-14th

Ki Results: Practical Approaches with Lymphatic Drainage in Everyday Massage Treatment

with Lisa Keplinger

at Shillington location

Introduce yourself to Lymphatic Drainage and all the beautiful ways it will improve your practice of massage with this professional class. 

This class reviews the anatomy of the Lymphatic System superficial to deep, the when, the why and the how to apply techniques to get long lasting results for your clients’ goals. This class is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of the Lymphatic System with deep dives in combining lymphatic drainage massage techniques to your massage for improved client outcomes. This class will help develop your critical thinking skills to provide clients with support, education, and lasting results.. Lymphatic Drainage can improve allergies, sinus infections, digestion, surgery recovery & general lymphatic flow. Learn how to incorporate it into your regular massage and reasons why you would want to or you can use it as a spring board to explore Lymphatic Drainage techniques.

Please note this is a 10CE class and times are 1-6pm Sat & Sun.

$325/10CEs -

11th

Massage for Chronic Pain Conditions

with Laura Parker, LMT, NCBTMB

Learn to address the 4 main types of chronic pain conditions: Low back pain, migraines, joint pain and nerve pain.
It is recommended, but not required, to take Massage for Chronic Pain first.
Please wear clothes you can move in, your choice of oil or lotion and a pair of sheets.

Upcoming classes: More TBD.

$175/ 8CEs

12th

Pin & Release Techniques

with Jim Earley, LMT

In this class, we'll cover pin and release techniques for the upper & lower body. This technique works well for regular clients and athletes. Pin and release or better known as Pin and Stretch or ART (chiropractors), is a movement based muscle lengthening technique that is highly effective treating problems with: muscle and tendons, ligaments and fascia.
Pinning the muscle with sliding force increases movement of the tissue; breaks up and removes adhesions Pin and release is highly effective for overused muscles, repetitive use injuries (especially with athletes). and scar tissue. By applying focused pressure while the client performs specific motions to lengthen the tissue in these targeted areas, underlying tissue can be released. Releases can be passive or active where client participation is necessary.

$175/ 8CEs

Nurturing the Mother

with Chelsea Adams-Cook

This Nurturing the Mother protocol utilizes all the following: Calming Swedish massage strokes for deep muscle relaxation, tension relaxation and increased circulation. Gentle range of motion and stretching movements to relieve pressure through neck, shoulders, rib cage, lower back and hips and to promote greater strength, flexibility and balance.

2 days, 16CEs - When you enroll in Sunday, you are automatically enrolled in Monday.

Upcoming class: TBD

$325/ 16CEs

with Jim Earley

Range of Motion Cupping or Cupping with Release will replicate Pin & Stretch. Pin & Release or ART with cups.
Cups will be placed on various areas of the body and then put the various muscle groups through range of motion. This allows a de
eper release of stagnation & inflammation, allowing the client to experience a deeper release & relief from pain. We will be performing these techniques on various muscle groups, such as traps, rhomboids, lats, pectorals, QL, SI area, glute medius, hamstring, gastroc, soleus, tibialis anterior, quadriceps, TFL, biceps, triceps, upper traps, scalenes, SCM, wrist flexors & extensors.

The class is very participative & you will receive a cupping set with the class. However, you're encouraged to bring set from Jim's cupping 1 class.
Prerequisite: Cupping 1

$325/ 16CEs

Thai Massage with Bradford Nicarry, LMT, CYT

This fully clothed ancient massage practice is often described as "lazy man's yoga". Thai massage is performed on a soft mat on the floor. As the therapist, we are reminded the value of compressions & stretches. Using not just our hands, but also our knees, elbows, & feet: all while pursuing safe ergonomics to lengthen our careers as massage therapists. Our clients will experience a deep stretch & leave feeling refreshed & relaxed, or sometimes rejuvenated & ready for that next workout. With completion of this course, you will have the skills to develop a traditional 90 min Thai service for your spa or clients!
Students should bring sleeping bags & extra blankets. Wear clothes that allow for a full range of motion. We will NOT be needing massage oil or lotions.

$315/ 16CEs

Foundations of

Tragerwork Mindfulness

16-17

This lecture-based class will dive deep into how trauma causes chronic pain. We will discuss PTSD & DPSTD(developmental or long-term)- how it develops and what you as a massage therapist can do. We will discuss the best way to approach a session and best modalities to use.  

$55/ 4CEs

Facial Cupping will cover the watershed area to help with lymph drainage on the face, neck and clavicular area.  

Also covered will be cupping for sinus congestion & allergies as well as TMJ/ grinding the teeth & issues such as vertigo & dizziness. 

We will also cover rejuvenation cupping or facelifting for increased circulation in the face to help with blood circulation, collagen production & smoothing wrinkles in the skin.

$205/8CEs

With Laura Parker, LMT, NCBTMB

Learn the basics along with how to address the most common upper body sports injuries. Learn why sports injuries are different than other types of injuries and how you can apply this knowledge to help your client. Some of the injuries addressed with be post-concussion injury, whiplash, and shoulder injuries.  

$175/8CEs

22nd

Trauma-Based

Chronic Pain

with Laura Parker, LMT

at Lancaster

Gain a deeper understanding of PTSD and DPTSD; how trauma presents and affects your clients and how it develops into chronic pain. Learn practical and applicable information to benefit your client.

This class is strictly lecture

$55/4CEs

with Fernando Rojas, LMT, PhD

 

Potentiate your therapeutic competence with skills that stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity. 
Learn to introduce new neural information and activate positive neuromuscular changes in your clients, all while supporting your own self-care. Learn the theory and techniques to complement your massage treatments by: - reducing or eliminating the potential of massage therapist burnout and/or related injuries; preparing the client’s body for deep work with less strain; and developing, transmitting & sharing mindfulness in action. 
These skills are designed to give the therapist added skills to use as self-care and for their therapeutic sessions.

$180/ 8CEs

Medical Massage for

Low Back Pain

with Laura Parker, LMT

Shillington location

Low back pain is the most prevalent of chronic pain conditions.

Learn the various causes, special considerations, & best practices to help your client with this condition.

Please wear comfortable clothes as well as bring a set of sheets & massage cream.

More classes TBA

$175/8CEs

23rd

21th

Ethics - 12-4pm

with Laura Parker, LMT

at Lancaster location

Bored with the usual ethics class? Satisfy PA certification requirements while engaging in group discussions about practical and applicable ethic situations. 

$55/4CEs

Cupping Foundations

with Jim Earley, LMT

Lancaster location

 You will learn the benefits and contraindications of Cupping and the different types of Cupping: Static and Sliding.  You will learn how to incorporate Cupping into your massage practice and how to use Cupping for athletes both pre and post athletic event.  You will also learn post cupping guidelines to review with your clients.

Each therapist receives a 12 piece cupping set.

$205/8CEs

21-22

Warm Bamboo

with Bradford Nicarry, LMT, CYT

at Lancaster location

Welcome to the "what's next" in the massage world: Bamboo - being both easier to prepare and significantly faster to clean after the service then hot stones. Additionally, Bamboo retains and distributes heat differently. It is 8th grade science all over: HEAT expands! The client's muscles and the therapist's hands both benefit from the warming quality of the bamboo! You can incorporate bamboo into your traditional modalities or create a separate service.  The bamboo can be safely used directly on the skin, or the client can feel the warmth through sheets and clothing. In this course we will cover contraindications, care, cleaning and maintenance. Expect to spend most of your time practicing on classmates.

$315/16CEs

3rd

Facial & Abdominal Cupping

with Jim Earley

Lancaster location

Cupping & release techniques (pin & release with cups). Facial Cupping will cover the watershed area to help with lymph drainage on the face, neck & clavicular area. Also covered will be cupping for sinus issues as well as for TMJ/ grinding teeth. Will also cover rejuvenation cupping or facelifting for increased circulation in the face to help with blood circulation, collagen production and smoothing wrinkles in the skin.
Abdominal Cupping will explore abdominal cupping to help with such issues as : acid reflux, IBS, constipation, c-section scarring, irregular and painful periods. The class will include facial & abdominal silicone cupping set.

 

No prerequisite necessary. Come join us for an educational, hands-on class!

Upcoming class: Oct. 5tH

$205/8CEs

26-27th

24th

Modern Cupping

with Bradford Nicarry, LMT, CYT

Includes a 12 piece set of plastic massage cups

Cupping can be traced back to ancient Egypt, Greece and China!

That cupping has been employed for thousands of years speaks to it's efficacy. There is a litany of information (some of it conflicting) and a wealth of terms. This course breaks down the salient information and offers plenty of hands on time. Our intent is to bring this work to every type of massage "palette".

We will be using and exploring PLASTIC & SILICON cups, as each medium avails different strengths.

 

Upcoming classes: Dec 3

$205/ 8CEs

1st

Forearm Fusion

with Jim Funk

Shillington location

Designed to teach the massage therapist how to use maximum pressure with minimal effort and strain, preventing repetitive use injuries & burnout. 
The one-day Forearm Fusion course will teach new and seasoned therapists foundations for improving body mechanics and how to use all aspects of the forearm and elbow. 
These techniques will allow the therapist to provide their client with a custom massage without using their hands or thumbs.

Upcoming dates:
August 25-26 - 2 day class/16CEs
Nov. 9
Dec 15
Jan 13, 2025

$189/8CEs

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