Anatomy for Bodyworkers

  Internationally Acclaimed

Dr. James Mally N.D., CMT

Have fun making muscles out of clay! Join us for a fun experiential anatomy class designed for massage therapists. We ​will learn all the major muscles of the body by making muscles our of clay and placing them in layers on a skeleton model.

As we learn the muscles, we will be palpating them on each other and learning different massage techniques that can be done for that muscle, including stretching, counterstrain, and soft tissue release techniques.

This experience will give you a deeper kinesthetic understanding of anatomy that will enhance your ability to help your clients.

Chronic Flexion 


                                              Jody McComas

This course will teach assessment and treatment protocols; self-care and lifestyle changes to combat Flexion Syndrome (FS). It will teach how to minimize painful limiting results of FS through Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Joint Articulation and Postural Balancing. Suggested Solutions and Self Care Plans for further prevention will be covered to reinforce our clients treatment. 

Sports Massage

​With Internationally Acclaimed

Dr. James Mally N.D., CMT

The techniques you will learn in this Sports Massage workshop can help all of your clients, whether they are athletes or not. Most of the workshop is hands on, so you will learn many techniques that you can add to your toolbox. We start with theory, explaining the physiological principles that are the basis for the techniques. These principles include reciprocal inhibition, post-isometric relaxation, and strain-counterstrain. We then go to hands on work, where you will learn specific techniques for muscle cramps, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation PNF stretching and facilitated stretching, soft tissue release techniques, and also a painless way of releasing trigger points using strain counterstrain techniques. We will cover injury evaluation and treatment, and show treatment strategies for sprains and strains and for many common sports injuries. Pre-event and post-event massage will also be covered. Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.

       Seated Massage

​         Danny Klinger CMT

                    (No prerequisite)
Learn a 15-minute routine that helps clients feel refreshed, relaxed and ready to return to work. It relieves stress and tight muscles in the neck and back. It reduces the potential for repetitive motion injuries in the arms and hands. Seated massage is one of the fastest growing areas of bodywork nationwide. With increased awareness of the need for stress management in the workplace, and the need to decrease repetitive motion injuries, it promises to grow even more. Seated massage is also an excellent means of building your table massage practice, whether you are just beginning or want to increase your clientele. During the twelve hour class, emphasis is placed on proper body mechanics and energy conservation for the therapist. Emphasis is also placed on marketing this technique. Danny Klinger combines his professional experience as a Swedish Massage Instructor, working in a spa and managing his own seated massage practice to bring you a highly informative and effective class so that you will be fully prepared to begin your profession as a Seated Massage Therapist! This twelve hour workshop covers the following: History of seated massage Complete a 3,5,10 and 15-minute seated massage routine How to market seated massage Specialized techniques for specific problem areas Proper use, care and set up of various massage chairs Other useful information Marketing strategies At the end of class you will be able to safely and effectively perform on-site seated massage.  

Injury Management

Andy Casl

This training introduces various types of injuries to specific muscles and groups. Upon completion of this course, practitioners will demonstrate rehabilitative massage techniques in treating these injuries and corresponding muscles. This 28 hour course includes Trapezius, QL, Rotator Cuff, Cervicals, Wrist Flexors/Extensors, Glutes, Hamstrings, Quadriceps/Knee, Lower Leg/Foot

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is pre-natal massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother’s needs.  Students will learn how to use pillows to support a side-lying massage that can be done on regular massage tables. We will cover effective draping, aromatherapies and good products to use.  Students will learn techniques to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. This is specifically designed for pregnant women to promote mother and baby’s well-being.  Students will also learn indications and contraindications for safety.

Healthy Balance Ayurvedic Workshop

​Bret Mason AHP, CMT

Our certified instructor teaches & provides time tested materials & resources to help enhance, purify and improve your overall sense of health and well being. We take you through the steps and techniques of healing the Ayurvedic way which has developed over thousands of years and are rooted in the wisdom of natural health, wellness and healing.

This 12-hour four workshop course will teach you:

​Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles, including history, the elements, the doshas, etc.

Dinacharya the Ayurvedic daily routine. Self Hot Oil Abhyanga, including Self Hot Oil Abhyanga it's application, yin yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation.                                        ​Fall Ayurveda Cleanse teaches ayurvedic techniques used to cleanse and detoxify our bodies.

Therapeutic Aromatherapy

Kathleen E. Bailey, CMT

Therapeutic Grade Essential oils bring harmony into our lives through their chemistry, frequency, and intention. They have been revered for centuries for their restorative properties to body, mind and spirit.  Now more than ever before there is a conscious choice being made to explore means other than drugs to restore and maintain optimal health. Aromatherapy is becoming mainstream and is much more than just ‘smelling good’.  Containing the true essence of the plants they are derived from, essential oils are highly concentrated and far more potent than dried herbs.  They can be used in many different ways: The English model advocates massage. The French model includes both ingestion and undiluted topical application. The German model focuses on inhalation.

In this workshop, experience a combination of all three models to help yourself, your clients and loved ones (including children and pets) improve their health and wellness.  You will make products to take home and more importantly, you will see how essential oils can help us live longer, healthier, and happier lives.


Making Sense of Traumatic  Stress

Cherry Jones


Provide an environment of SAFETY and COMFORT and HOLDING for the client.  The parasympathetic nervous system which allows relaxation needs as much support as possible to achieve relaxation. INVITE relaxation do not force change. Relaxation and relief of pain for the client may occur over a period of time not all in one session. Educate the client about the body REACTING to trauma and the natural RESPONSE ability of the nervous system to relearn how to relax.  Educate about first and secondary pain and tension in the muscles. Be a patient witness and a grounded presence.

       Table Shiatsu

Cherry Jones MFT, MFT, CIMI

Shiatsu is one of the most portable forms of  bodywork!  The techniques taught can be adapted  to working with a client on a table, floor and sitting in a chair. Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork designed to promote health by influencing and improving the state of  ‘Ki’ or ‘life energy’ in the body. This table Shiatsu class will focus on learning some basic theoretical knowledge of the body through the eyes and hands of a Shiatsu practitioner.  As well as learning new ways to address sore or painful muscles and joints and release stress in the body, we will learn about the many points and meridians on the front and back of the body.  The practitioner will learn how the application of gentle relaxed, rhythmical pressure along the meridians and on specific points allows the body to become energized or relaxed to bring the client’s body into balance.  The application of Shiatsu can also be a relaxing or energizing experience for the practitioner!

Deep Tissue

Upper  & Lower Body

Nick Hughes

Escalen and Harbin School of Massage

This dynamic, two day intensive workshop, focuses on learning deep tissue massage. We will study the anatomy of the upper and lower body and practice a variety of techniques designed to release tension at a deep muscular level. 

Raindrop Therapy

​Kathleen E. Bailey, CMT


  Raindrop Therapy Enhance your practice! Enhance your life! Aromatherapy is more than just beautiful fragrances, as you will learn in this workshop. There is a science, chemistry and ancient history associated with essential oils and their properties for healing the body, mind and spirit. Raindrop Therapy emphasizes healing through the use of gentle massage and a synergistic combination of nine pure therapeutic grade essential oils and oil blends. It is simple to learn and can be applied to friends and loved ones or in your health care practice (massage, physical therapy, health spas, salons, chiropractic, naturopathic, medical or nurse practitioner). You will learn a specific application of essential oils and massage techniques by both giving and receiving a treatment. Please bring a set of twin sheets and a light blanket.

Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for the Upper Body 

Author & International Lecturer

James Waslaski

Based on revolutionary clinical research, participants will learn new techniques that will forever change the way they approach myofascial, trigger point, and tendon pain. These innovative structurally oriented routines, offer pain-free multi-modality methods for achieving immediate results from the following clinical conditions:  Rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingement, bursitis, pectoralis minor strains, bicipital tendinosis, rhomboid pain, thoracic outlet, cervical sprains and strains, whiplash, atlas / axis & C1/C2 mobilization, facet joint dysfunctions, migraine headaches, bulging discs, medial and lateral epicondyle pain, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, and joint arthritis. Ground-breaking Frozen Shoulder and Hip Capsule Adhesion techniques will highlight this dynamic interactive workshop. This incredible multimedia presentation, consisting of assessments, treatments, and client self care for chronic pain and sports injuries, will facilitate permanent results; even in the most complicated clinical conditions.

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