choose from (2) 4 hour classes with Ruth Werner or an all day class with Doug Nelson
Massage Therapy and Pathology: Herpes and Hep and Flu, oh my! (4CEU's) with Ruth Werner
8am - 12noon (Lunch Included)
Learn about the latest research and guidelines for bodywork in the context of clients who may have contagious conditions. Updates on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis A, B, and C, tuberculosis, flu, MRSA infections and other conditions will be explored in the context of how bodywork can influence these processes. In addition, Zika and other emerging diseases will be discussed.
Massage Therapy and Pathology: Fibromyalgia and the "invisible diseases" (4CEU's) with Ruth Werner
1:30pm-5:30pm (Lunch Included)
Fibromyalgia is the second most common diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain, but its etiology remains elusive. Further, it overlaps several other conditions, leading to confusing signs and contradictory treatment options. This class covers the definition, demographics, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment options, current research, and role of massage for the following: fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, and others as time permits.
Precision Kinematics (8CEU's) with Doug Nelson
8am to 5:30pm (Lunch Included)
Clients love the integration of movement into massage sessions; these movements are both playful and yet very powerful. The effect on the nervous system is deeply relaxing, a perfect complement to both relaxation massage and highly specific soft-tissue techniques. For the client, it adds an element of movement exploration that makes the massage more interesting and enjoyable. For the therapist, Precision Kinematics can be used to transition from one massage technique to another, to integrate new range of motion possibilities after treatment, or to clarify where to direct further specific treatment.