Many of my clients just want to relax-especially those who have highly stressful careers. This workshop will show how to focus on what your clients mean when they say,”I just want to relax.” We will cover relaxation techniques for ourselves and our clients as well as integrating therapeutic techniques into a calm setting.
Deeper tissue massages are actually considered deeper pressure massages. By using smooth transition strokes, precise anatomical knowledge and proper body mechanics this objective can be attained. This class focuses on ergonomics and techniques to increase pressure without injury to the therapist.
Essential Oils with Massage
In this class, therapists will learn the safety and handling of essential oils in the massage setting and for personal use. We take an ethical approach in regards to different brands and therapeutic styles. We also discuss retailing and marketing of essential oils for increased revenue.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This introductory class reviews the lymphatic system and teaches the therapist treatment options for edema and swelling. This light technique is indicated for several post surgical conditions. We will cover the basics of several different styles of MLD during this class.
This class covers how to work at sporting events and the equipment that you will need. The technique focus is on Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation or PNF Stretching. The class also focuses on common injuries and the kinesthetic aspects of athletic movement.
Hot, Cold and Salt Stone Class
The use of therapeutic heat and cold is expounded upon in this class as well as the sanitation and techniques associated with using stones. The therapist will learn about the equipment, contraindications and safety as well. Stone therapy benefits the client and the therapist and adds revenue to any massage business.
Prenatal and Perinatal Massage
Prenatal and Perinatal Massage-This class is an opportunity to learn more about pregnancy massage. We will learn about the benefits, draping, positioning, trimesters, labor support and postpartum techniques. Additional information will cover special needs clients and high-risk
Neuromuscular Stretching Techniques of the Upper Body
Paul McSweeney teaches this class to educate massage therapists about Neuromuscular Stretching Techniques of the Upper Body. This technique works especially well for pain management and palliative care. He uses his martial arts background to delve into stretch and release movements as well as positional release. This class will focus on the upper body. Paul will also help therapists with ergonomic/body mechanics for lifting clients. We suggest that students have taken a Sports Massage Class before this workshop or review upper body anatomy prior to attending.