-2019 Workshop Calendar-


-February-

Zero Balancing I with David Lauterstein

Thur – Sun, February 14-17

Zero Balancing (ZB) is a hands-on bodywork system designed to align the body both energetically and structurally. Zero Balancing focuses on the whole person, while addressing specific needs – profoundly relieving pain, tension, and discomfort. Zero Balancing focuses on the musculo-skeletal system, with particular emphasis on the skeletal aspects: bones themselves, key joints, ligaments, and soft tissues that support us in the gravitational field and facilitate energy flow.

Body Mobilization Techniques (BMTs) with Marc Frazier

Sunday, February 24

Body Mobilization Techniques (BMT’s) combine explorative body mobilization and massage to restore clients’ movement range and ease. These techniques provide valuable feedback for both client and therapist. The experience provides the client with information about their own movement possibilities, tension patterns, and restrictions, in the same manner and time as it is released. BMT’s allow the therapist to assess and address tissue quality simultaneously.


-March-

Zero Balancing II with David Lauterstein

Sunday & Monday, March 3-4 & 10-11

Zero Balancing (ZB) is a hands-on bodywork system which aligns energy and structure. Simple, yet powerful, it focuses on the whole person, while superbly addressing specific needs and symptoms. Considered at the leading edge of body/mind therapies, ZB integrates Western scientific approaches to body structure with Eastern concepts of energy and healing.  Zero Balancing focuses on the balance of energy and structure within the musculo-skeletal system – particularly releasing tension and held energy from the bones, ligaments and their associated soft tissues.

Certification Training in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) with Nicola McGill

Fri, Sat, & Sun, March 8-10 and Fri, Sat, & Sun, March 15-17

When skillfully applied, this therapeutic form of soft-tissue mobilization dramatically enhances lymph formation and promotes drainage within the superficial and deep systems of the lymph vascular network. During this course, students will be instructed in anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. Basic MLD treatment sequences as well as MLD treatment sequences for mild, medically uncomplicated upper and lower extremity lymphedema will be demonstrated and practiced.

Clinical Massage for Lower Back with Bob Stein

Sunday, March 24

Back pain is an enormous healthcare issue.  It is surprising that many therapists do not have a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the back and of the techniques which may have the most beneficial effects.  In this one-day workshop, you will learn amazing and thorough ways to help people with back pain.


-April-

Core Myofascial Therapy Certification Program with George Kousaleos

Fri – Sun, April 5-7 & May 3-5

This workshop will enable you to help your clients improve their structural alignment, elevating function and performance. Core Myofascial structural integration techniques will advance a variety of functional abilities, respiration, flexibility, and reduce chronic pain.  Core Myofascial Therapists are also taught client-education strategies that support the goals of the work while increasing the client/patient’s near-somatic awareness.

Table Thai Massage with Robert Gardner

Sat, & Sun, April 27 – 28

We cover portions of the Table Thai workbook and show you how to easily incorporate this into your table sessions with ease. This allows the therapist to save their hands, work more deeply and really help clients with aches and pains. We guide you through class and create open space for questions about massage, Thai massage and how we blend this healing art into our table work. Although previous study of Thai Massage is welcomed, it is not required for this class.  First-time as well as veteran students are all welcome.


-June-

Clinical Massage for Piriformis & SI Joint Dysfunction with Bob Steine

Sunday, June 2

Many times therapists focus on the low back muscles, but often it is the ligaments that are the actually injured tissues! The muscles respond to ligamentous sprain by going into protective spasm, called self-splinting. Often therapists treat these spasming muscles, but don’t address the ligaments. It is no surprise then that low back sprain, when the ligaments aren’t addressed, may become chronic and/or recurrent! In this workshop you will learn how to work with these sacro-iliac ligaments.

Dermoneuromodulation (DNM) & Integrated Methods for Chronic Pain with Jeff Rockwell

Sat & Sun, June 22 – 23

In this 12 hour course, students will be introduced to basic principles of relevant neuroscience and gain the ability to work directly with the brain and nervous system to communicate change to the body, rather than to coerce it through force. The student will learn dermoneuromodulation techniques for neck, shoulder, low back and pelvic pain. The student will also gain skills related to down-regulating stress in the autonomic nervous system through a combination of touch and movement.  Dr. Rockwell particularly will be sharing new information on treatment and self-treatment of the all-important vagus nerve.


-July-

Cadaver Class at Texas State University with Marc Frazier

Two Dates: Sunday, July 14 or Sunday, July 21

There are TWO different dates for the same workshop (7/14/19 & 7/21/19). Because of the demand, therapists can register for one or the other, not for both workshops. Class-size for each is limited to 25 participants. To participate in this class you must be a licensed massage therapist or an advanced massage student with at least 400 hours of training, a physical therapist, Chiropractor, or MD.  To complete your registration, you MUST include your license number on the registration form.

LomiLomi ‘Hawaiian Temple Bodywork’ with Jason Bratcher

Fri – Sun, July 26 – 28

LomiLomi is an ancient bodywork modality that was created by the Kahuna Healers of Hawaii. The dance-like movements and techniques that are applied create an interconnected flow giving a feeling of being totally supported and cared for while receiving. This bodywork is becoming more popular and sought out by massage practitioners and employers for the amazing experiences both therapists and clients have when giving and receiving and because the techniques save your hands and wrists from fatigue and burnout, making an even more valuable skill to learn.


-August-

Massage for Scoliosis with Jake Lauterstein

Sunday, August 4

In this course students will learn the postural kinesiology of the muscles most likely affected by scoliosis. They will learn and practice muscle-specific palpation and receive guided demonstration on a range of applicable orthopedic techniques to provide soft-tissue pain relief and increase sensory awareness. With this unique set of tools, students will be able to diminish pain and enhance sensory awareness for their clients.

Anatomy Trains Structure and Function with Carrie Gaynor

Fri – Sun, August 23 – 25

This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis. It blends the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency and illustrates how we use the Anatomy Trains as lines of force transfer. We will address differential diagnosis to help identify motor control or soft tissue restrictions and where they may be coming from – we will show you the interdependent relationships between many of the tissues and how they interact.


-SEPTEMBER-

Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy

Thurs – Sun, Sept 5 – 8

If working with clients throughout their pregnancies, births and postpartum time is your desire, then this is THE in-depth hands-on specialty workshop that covers it all.


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