Aromatherapy I (16 hours)
This class is designed to introduce participants to Essential Oils and “True” Aromatherapy. We explore the profiles of 18-20 Essential Oils, discuss a variety of application methods, and create custom blends for a specific therapeutic benefit. Each student will receive a starter kit of oils that is theirs to keep. There is a lab fee of $35.00 payable directly to the instructor on the day of class.
Orthopedic Massage – Upper Extremity (16 hours)
This class includes numerous ways to evaluate and treat dysfunction and/or pain in the neck and face, arms, wrists and hands. We will cover assessment of the joints and numerous treatments for several patterns of pain and restriction. Specific treatments will include cross fiber fraction, skin rolling, muscle stripping, pin and stretch, positional release and fascial mobilization. Also covered are self-help techniques for use with yourself or giving to clients to follow up and continue working on their own.
Intro to Cranial Sacral (16 hours)
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST), also known as Craniosacral Therapy, is a light touch modality based on the principles of cranial osteopathy. The focus of the work is to support and enhance the body’s immune function and healing ability. Participants will learn to monitor craniosacral rhythms, perform transverse plane releases, and design a CST session for health enhancement.
Hot Stone Massage (16 hours)
This class introduces modification of massage strokes utilizing heated stones. This reduces stress to the therapist while adding the benefit of heat to the client. The result is a relaxing & rejuvenating session for the client. The use of cold rocks and their therapeutic application will also be included.
Fascial Therapy (16 hours)
This course explores the theory and mechanism for connective tissue restriction within the body. Participants learn about the different kinds of fascia. Specific releases designed to decrease fascial restriction, restore motion, and eradicate pain will be demonstrated and practiced including fascial diaphragm holds, cross arm technique and lumbo-sacral decompression, and dural tube mobilization. Please bring lab clothes.