Workshop Electives provide an opportunity for students to explore a variety of bodywork modalities that are complementary to massage and that may be incorporated into a massage session. Each workshop provides a basic introduction of the specific modality. Students will receive 16 CE credit hours and a certificate of completion. Our CE courses are accepted by the State of Michigan for re-licensure requirements. Workshops are offered twice within the 10 month program. The certificate you will receive is for completion of the workshop and does not certify you as a practitioner.
Workshops are offered in a variety of topics that are complementary to massage. Workshops may be taken as Electives in the Therapeutic Massage Program, and may also be taken for Continuing Education (CE). CE is available for any Massage Therapist, not just Lakewood Graduates.
A component of the Therapeutic Massage Program
Currently enrolled students choose 6 elective workshops (96 contact hours) as part of their program. These six workshops are included in your tuition. This provides an opportunity for students to add to their skill set in areas of their individual interest. Students may take more than six workshops if they choose. Check with the office for information on whether they would be covered by financial aid, or to make other financial arrangements.
Workshops are also offered to graduates and members of the public for continuing education. Some of the workshops have prerequisites. Lakewood School is an approved provider of CE by the State of Michigan. This means CE form Lakewood qualifies for re-licensure CE as required by the state of Michigan. Some of our workshop instructors are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and the school is approved by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Students will learn the history of aromatherapy, the categories and chemical components of essential oils, methods of extraction, safety information and considerations, methods of application, dilutions and concentrations, use of oils with special populations, babies and pets, the therapeutic benefits of specific oils, and their use in Massage Therapy. Students will receive an essential oil kit containing six different oils, a carrier oil, empty bottles for blending, labels, and reference charts. Students will also sample a variety of essential oils.
Also known as Craniosacral Therapy, CST is a gentle hands-on technique that uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of the fluids in and around the central nervous system. Relieving tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity. Students will learn to monitor craino-sacral rhythms, perform transverse plane releases, and design a session for clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-mLstQUKQ0
In simple terms, fascial therapy stretches the fascia and can be used anywhere there are fascial restrictions. The goal of this work is to reduce restrictions, so that the tissues and joints are able to move better and there are fewer structural dysfunctions and imbalances. Students will learn specific releases, diaphragm holds, cross arm technique, lumbosacral decompression, and dural tube mobilization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L-fk8696TE
Students will be introduced to the modification of massage strokes utilizing heated stones. This form of treatment reduces stress to the therapist while adding the benefit of heat to the client. The therapeutic application and use of cold rocks will also be included. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5cC_onpR2A
Students will learn to assess and treat dysfunction and/or pain in the neck and face, arms, wrists and hands. Treatments for issues such as; limited range of motion, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, and rotator cuff pathologies will also be taught. Specific treatments will include cross fiber friction, skin rolling, muscle stripping, pin and stretch, positional release, and fascial mobilization. https://www.robkellymassage.com
Students will learn to assess and treat dysfunction and/or pain in the mid and low-back, along with the hip, knee, and ankle regions. Treatments for specific conditions such as; limited range of motion, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, psoas dysfunction, and sacroiliac dysfunction will be taught, along with specific techniques of; muscle firing patterns, fascial mobilization, muscle stripping, pin and stretch, and trigger point approaches. https://www.robkellymassage.com
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands). Reflexology is generally relaxing and may help alleviate stress. The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body. Students will learn specific points, different flows to energize and/or relax the body. This workshop includes the giving and receiving of a full reflexology session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8mWlgKMJZ0
Speciality Workshops are offered with an additional cost.
*workshops are offered twice within the 10 month program
It is a prerequisite of all Level II Workshops, that Level I be completed first.
For Myofascial I, students must have completed 300 hours of Therapeutic Massage training.
For Orthopedic Upper and Orthopedic Lower, students must have completed 150 hours of Therapeutic Massage training.
Students are asked to bring a set of clean twin sheets to each workshop and keep the tables covered when using them as desks.
Other important items to bring are listed in the workshop descriptions.
Class sizes are limited, please register early.
Workshops that are two days are awarded 16 CE’s, 1 Day workshops are awarded 8 CE’s.
1102 6th Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
Mon-Tue 9:00 – 3:00
Thu 9:00 – 3:00
Workshops are offered in a variety of topics that are complementary to massage.
Lakewood School is an approved provider of CE by the State of Michigan.
See class and course descriptions of what our students study.