$25 per person
Pelvic Floor, Core, and More!
Ladies, have you heard of the pelvic floor and you’re not really sure what that means?
Do you pee a little when you sneeze, cough, jump, or run?? Do you have pain or pressure in your pelvis? Did you just have a baby and you’re noticing abdominal doming from a Diastasis
Recti? Or maybe you are experiencing painful intercourse?
If you answered “YES” to any of
these questions, then this Workshop is for you!
Come learn what the pelvic floor is, how it functions, and why you should care! Many of the symptoms in the questions listed above are likely the result of a pelvic floor dysfunction and
many of these can be helped with pelvic floor physical therapy!
Dr. Tiffany with GOAL Physical
Therapy and Wellness will be presenting the Pelvic Floor, Core, and More Workshop.
Here is a list of a few things to look forward to learning at the Workshop:
1) What the pelvic floor is, what it looks like, where it’s located
2) How the pelvic floor functions
3) Learn proper contraction and relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles
4) Learn how to coordinate your breath, core and pelvic floor muscles to reduce urinary
leakage, pelvic pressure, and pain
5) Learn when Kegels should and should NOT be performed--Hint, hint--Kegels aren’t
always what your body needs
6) And so much more!
Intro to Mindfulness with
Emilee Morales at Open Arms Wellness Center
2/11 $25 per person
Join Emilee, at Open Arms Wellness Center to settle in and get cozy in our Yoga Loft for this Mindfulness workshop, gather around with complimentary hot tea and explore the provided Mindfulness Worksheets & study materials. This workshop is intended to introduce the basics of Mindfulness & Mindfulness Meditation in an easy to comprehend, beginner friendly and impactful expression.
Exploring what Mindfulness is, how to incorporate it in our daily lives, the increasingly ongoing list of benefits as well as how just a few simple but life changing practices can be used to improve our quality of lives. This workshop is perfect for all who strive for creating a more fulfilled, intentional way of living.
Whether that be mindful parents searching for greater ways to raise mindful children, students looking for ways to improve test scores and relieve stress, or the average working person looking to stress-relieve and release the effects of a heavy work load.
Even those who may simply be intrigued by the idea of mindful living, and incorporating Mindfulness into their regimen. Whatever the reason of interest may be, the simple of act of being more Mindful is equipped to benefit whomever is practicing it.
We will be concluding the workshop with a Guided Mindfulness meditation, story telling/open expression and the opportunity to connect with our community and sharing space with likeminded beings seeking a more mindful way of living.
Continuing Education for the Massage Professional
Fertility Massage Certification 24 ceu
This Fertility Massage course is a certification that grew out of the original Nurturing the Mother® pregnancy massage training. When many of the demos in the training reported joyously conceiving after receiving the protocol in class, Claire knew this must be expanded and shared to help clients who are experiencing fertility challenges.
This is a unique and highly effective massage protocol, that includes fertility awareness, cleansing therapies and visualizations that Claire Marie Miller developed through her own experience of consciously conceiving her daughter, Jessica Hope, in 1984. This fertility massage is now being used by many of Claire’s certified therapists with great success.
Benefits of Fertility Massage:
Cleansing the digestive system
Balancing the cranial-sacral alignment
Balancing hormones through Integrative Reflexology® techniques that stimulate the reproductive areas and endocrine glands
Breaking up pelvic adhesions and congestion
Increased circulation through the pelvis
Deep relaxation and stress reduction
Knowledge of ovulation timing
"This class not only prepared me to help couples who are trying to conceive but taught me techniques I can use for all of my clients. Excellent class."
Regular $499 MUST BE PAID 30 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS
NOV. 2ND - 4TH
NOV. 30TH - DEC 2ND
Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy
and Postpartum Massage 24CE
NEVER TURN A PREGNANT CLIENT AWAY AGAIN!
Gain the skills to work with your client's changing body.
Be part of the magic and mystery of pregnancy - honoring and supporting the mother-baby bond.
Feel confident giving a safe, therapeutic and firm massage through ALL stages of pregnancy and postpartum.
Nurturing the Mother® has certified 1000s of massage therapists in pregnancy and postpartum massage since 1990. This method utilizes a comfortable, secure side-lying position to avoid undue pressure on a growing abdomen and the lower back. Mothers are completely supported by pillows, keeping hip, knee and ankle on the same level to avoid pulling on the sacroiliac joint and to maximize blood and lymph circulation. Side-lying is the safest for mother and baby, and educates the client about the ideal sleeping position.
This is Claire Marie Miller's premier certification course in pregnancy and postpartum massage. This course also includes labor massage and support techniques as well as a demonstration of newborn/infant massage. Most workshop sites will have a pregnant volunteer to enhance your learning. In this course, you will learn:
*Anatomy and physiology for pregnancy and birth
*Pregnancy massage demonstration and practice
*Cautions and contraindications for pregnancy massage
*Guidelines for pregnancy massage for each trimester
*Massage for high risk pregnancies
*Massage for labor and newborn/infant massage
*Postpartum massage using the principles of mother roasting, a
practice of keeping the new mother warm to encourage recovery
*Awareness of the birth journey through videos
*How to teach a Nurturing the Pregnant Couple class including *Prenatal Yoga for Couples
*A simple Shiatsu session that you teach the pregnant mom to give
*Rituals as a tool for empowerment for the mom and family,
including the Blessingway Birth Ceremony, Birth Beads, and Lotus
*How to market your skills, along with access for “ready to use”
brochures and a listing on Claire Marie Miler Seminars
*Resources for you and your clients surrounding pregnancy, birth
and family, including books, websites and informational groups
Must be Paid in Full 30 Days Prior to Seminar
Lymphatic Massage for Detoxification
Learn a technique that will provide your clients with powerful detoxification! This protocol combines a basic lymphatic massage with skin brushing, castor oil packs on the abdomen and additional detoxifying foot reflexology, which enhances a potent cleanse to the body.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
A complete, full-body lymphatic massage
Anatomy of the lymphatic system
Castor oil pack applications to support cleansing of the lymph nodes in the small intestine
Deep, colon-cleansing massage techniques
Indications and contraindications for lymphatic massage
30 Days Prior to Seminar if paid early $350
SEPT. 27TH - 28TH
Available Upon Request
Wise Woman Menopause 16 ceu
The Nurturing the Mother® Wise Woman Menopause Massage class is a delightful, fun and informative workshop to learn techniques and protocol for therapeutic massage in support of the powerful life changes a woman experiences in her peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopausal stages. During this time in a woman’s life she can take charge of her body again, after decades of giving to her family and career. Women’s healthcare, especially for the aging female, is largely under-researched and unable to provide effective techniques for women to cope with their changing bodies. This course will support the massage therapist in educating the client, along with addressing her areas of concern that may have largely been overlooked by most healthcare practitioners.
The symptoms addressed are:
Loss of sleep
This unique protocol utilizes aromatherapy blends specifically designed by Cynthia Loving, master clinical aroma-therapist, in collaboration with Claire.
The session also includes:
Gentle belly massage with castor oil packs to improve digestion
Hair and scalp rejuvenation massage
Facial massage to hydrate the tissue and reduce wrinkles
Psoas focus to work the kidney and bladder meridians for the winter element
Reflexology points for organ and hormonal stimulation
Deep effleurage of the posterior body to complete the session with a soothing and relaxing effect
"Amazing class that has given me more tools for my toolbox!! The women of my practice will benefit greatly from me taking this class."
$350 when paid 30 days prior to event, $375after.
Integrative Reflexology® Certification 24CE
Reflexology is as old as walking barefoot—our bare feet pumiced by rocks, roots and leaves, stimulated by the texture of the Earth, and serving as a connection between our nervous system and the magnetic energy flowing through the Earth. Stimulating the feet for healing purposes is known to have been part of the ancient health care modalities used by our ancestors all over the world. Many ancient cultures directly connected the health of the body to the health of the feet.
Integrative Reflexology® is a four-theory approach to reflexology. Structural Alignment Theory, Zone Theory, Meridian Theory and Psychoneuroimmunology Theory each serve as a different lens for understanding how reflexology works and how we can view the body in a holistic way, honoring its complexity. This approach creates space for the body’s innate wisdom to provide the healing offered through an Integrative Reflexology® session. The Integrative Reflexology® method was developed by Claire Marie Miller specifically for massage therapists and has evolved to be a modality that is accessible to everyone.
"Reflexology finally makes sense!"
"Easiest chart to follow"
"Gentle on the hands"
"Implemented into my massage practice immediately"
"Most requested add-on"
Better sleep • Less pain • Calmer digestion • Decreased anxiety
Integrative Reflexology® is a foot and hand reflexology training that is designed to be a modality of massage and bodywork therapies. The Integrative Reflexology® method is a whole-hand technique that is easier for the therapists to give and more enjoyable for the client to receive.
In this foundational certification course you will learn the basic techniques of foot and hand reflexology through the 4-Theory Approach. The four theories include Structural Alignment Theory, Zone Theory, Meridian Theory and Psychoneuroimmunology Theory.
Benefits of an Integrative Reflexology® session:
A deeply relaxing and therapeutic response.
Increased digestive response and constipation relief.
Sinus drainage, perhaps while still in the session.
Decreased bronchi and lung congestion.
Uterine reflex stimulation can help to bring on overdue babies or late menses.
Uterine reflex stimulation will also relieve some of the symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome).
Reduced muscular tension in the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, sciatic area and spine.
Reduced swelling in the feet and lower limbs.
Increased lymphatic, nerve and blood circulation.
Kidney stones have been reported to pass with the stimulation of the kidney reflexes.
Many clients report they are as relaxed as if they had a full body massage.
This certification is not only for the LMT but aestheticians and other professionals looking to add to their menu of services.
Non-refundable deposit of $100 to reserve your space in the class
Questions email Ashley firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC. 14TH - 16TH
Traditional Ayurvedic Massage 16 ceu
Ayurveda, also known as the "Science of Life," has a rich history as a healing practice and its popularity is growing in the US as a wonderful natural treatment for longevity and health.
This fun and engaging class is designed as an introduction to Ayurvedic philosophies and massage techniques, and includes protocols for client-based therapies.
• Learn the protocol and techniques used in Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)
• Understand the importance of natural oils and essential oils used in Ayurvedic Massage Therapy Treatments
$425 30 days prior to seminar
INTALLMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL CLASSES. PLEASE EMAIL ASHLEY.HIRZEL@GMAIL.COM TO SET IT UP.
August 5th, 6th & 7th - Classic 1
August 12th, 13th & 14th -
Classic Thai Massage
1 & 2 - 40 CEUs
The 'Classic' Traditional Thai Massage -
'Basic Routine' 1 & 2
NCTMB CE Certificate - 1 or 2 Weekends, 20-40 Hours
We will cover the 'Basic' principles, ethics, bodywork and theory of the Thai Healing Art of interactive massage, energy meridian work, and yoga treatment. This is the 'Classic Routine' or Massage formalized by Ajahn Sintorn Chaichakan the founder of The Traditional Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang, Mai Thailand; As recorded and published by C. Pierce Salguero & D. Roylance, in The Encyclopedia of Thai Massage.
This will be taught with Westernized safety precautions for the client and practitioner by S. Cheiky.
Discuss the Basic Principles & Ethics of Thai Massage
Become familiar with the History of Thai Culture and Spirituality
Learn of the 10 major Sen Lines- Energy Meridian Work
Massage Techniques including: Thumbing, Palming, Forearms, Elbows, Knees & Feet
Learn a sequence with over 120 moves and over 60 Individual Stretches & Yoga Assists
Learn Proper Body Mechanics
Learn Basic Anatomy
Learn Breathing and Meditation techniques
All with ample practice time!
*Weekend I is no longer required to take Weekend II.
20 Hour CE Certificate is awarded after completion of each weekend.
*A 40 Hour CE certificate is awarded to those who desire to perform and complete a full Classic Thai Massage Course or Routine.
*A replacement certificate can be awarded to those wanting to combine the two weekends, performing 1 complete Classic Routine with supervision.
Classic Thai Massage I, ~ Weekend I – 20 CEUs
Acupressure, Sen Lines, Basic Leg Sequence
The home base of Traditional Thai Massage in which to create your art and practice, a beautiful yet challenging introduction to the 'Basics'.
Building a structural foundation on which to build a solid Thai massage practice. Including Introduction to the Thai system of healing with concentration of hands on massage techniques, acupressure and thumbing the major Sen Lines of the legs and arms with beginning assisted yoga postures for the lower and upper body.
Great place for anyone to start, especially the beginner.
Classic Thai Massage II~ Weekend II - 20 CEUs
Full Body Assisted & Finishing Sequences
Naturally growing and continuing from the first weekend's foundation, introducing larger assisted yoga stretches, with back massage, shoulder mobilization, neck & head series as options, Thai culture and ample practice time.
Good start for the yogi with an understanding of personal practice and interest in physical assisting and beginning hands on techniques.
Total investment for 40 hours/two weekends
Thai Massage "Classic Routine" Basic Course $1110
Each weekend $555.
Early Bird pricing usually available 2 weeks in advance - 30 days in advance
Introduction to Craniosacral
October 1 @ 9:00 am -
October 2 @ 4:00 pm
This is an opportunity to sample the Upledger Institute’s CranioSacral Therapy course studied by more than 125,000 healthcare practitioners worldwide. The twelve-hour introduction to craniosacral therapy is a mix of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice designed to teach you the benefits of CST along with basic techniques you can use in practice and for your own health.
Please know that this is much more than an introduction to a particular technique. In this class, you will develop and/or refine your light-touch palpation skills by learning how to palpate and evaluate the craniosacral rhythm, a subtle physiological movement affecting the entire body. You will also learn how to locate subtle restrictions in the connective tissue system and correct those restrictions using gentle myofascial techniques. The concepts and skills from this class can transform your practice and your life.
Explore the anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system and its relationship to illness, pain and dysfunction
Gain an excellent preparation for Upledger’s CS1 class
Develop and refine light-touch palpation skills
Learn and practice palpating the “listening stations”, key body locations where the craniosacral motion can best be evaluated
Learn and practice tissue release techniques for the pelvic and respiratory diaphragms and thoracic inlet
Learn about and practice: mobilizing the sacrum; the dural tube rock and dural tube glide; using intention and stillpoint induction
Be able to deduct $125 from the regular cost of CS1 when you decide to go on (You must register within 30 days for any CS1 class, or make a deposit, in order to apply)
Oct. 19th - 22nd
Join Open Arms Wellness Center in welcoming Edward Miano, LMT and Instructor from Boston, MA in this enchanting 4 day experience of Lomi Lomi Massage.
A 4 day immersive experience into Lomi Lomi Massage.
This hands-on course is designed to introduce participants to the massage technique known as Temple Style Lomi Lomi.
You will learn the Hawaiian Wisdom which is the foundation and lies at the heart of this traditional work. Working from the heart and channeling the wisdom of those who have done this work before us, to generate profound levels of healing and awakening of the body mind and spirit.
You will learn a way of thinking designed to gently shift your awareness and deepen your sensitivities. You will learn a grace and fluidity and how to bring the lightness of movement to your work and to the receiver on the table.
In Temple Style Lomi Lomi your whole being is accepted and honored in its natural unity. By aligning with divine, unconditional love and acceptance (aloha) whose source is within, the Lomi Lomi practitioner creates a sacred space of nurturing love, peace, and safety in which the recipient is invited to completely trust, let go and receive, or become one with what is, in this moment (Ho‘oponopono – the practice of coming into alignment with truth).
Investment - $895 before
After - $1095
Contact Ashley for Payment Options
NCBTMB Applied 30 Hrs CEU
Oct. 19th - 22nd
Lomi Lomi Massage II
Lomi Lomi Massage Basis II
A 3 day (or 4 when combined with Lomi 1) immersive experience into the deeper aspects of Lomi Lomi Massage, building on your prior work.
This hands-on course is designed to enhance and refine for participants the techniques learned in the previous class as well as introduce more advanced strokes.
With more focus on the Quality of Touch, this course re emphasizes the basics and is more individualized to the needs of each student as they progress on their Lomi Journey. Some new techniques are introduced including new work on the head and neck.
After learning, comes unlearning, where students are encouraged to "let go" and some improvisational techniques are introduced.
Because every Lomi journey is different, each time you approach a table, different possibilities arise based on that moment in time and place.
This course reinforces and embellishes everything learned in Basis I. Upon completion, you will have a much deeper understanding of the profound effects of Kahuna Bodywork.
Those who have experienced it know the real meaning of Ke Ala Hoku, “the journey that carries you home.” It will take you into the bliss essence of your own Being – your own true nature beyond the layers of your conditioned identities, it is in a word, 'mind-blowing'. The only way to truly know Hawaiian Temple Bodywork – is to experience it.
For the first 2 days, we start at 9:30 am and end at 6:00 pm, although there are times when it goes longer according to the needs of the class. Generally on Day 3, we end earlier, at approximately 5:00 pm. You are asked to arrive at 9:15 am so that we may all be ready.
Time: Days 1-2 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Day 3 9:30 am - 5:00 pm,
Investment - $795 before
After - $825
Contact Ashley for Payment Options
NCBTMB Applied 30 Hrs CEU
Oct. 17TH & 18TH
Full Chest & Breast Massage
***MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ONLY - FEMALE ONLY CLASS***
A two day course (originally developed by Barbara Helynn Heard, LMT) on incorporating full chest & breast massage into your work.
In this class students will learn massage of the ribcage, chest and breasts to support healthy breathing and general stress relief within full body wellness massage. Students also learn how this massage can benefit clients living with breast augmentation, breast reduction, mastectomy, fibrocystic breast tissue, and other non-cancerous breast conditions.
The chest and breast massage taught in this class is intended to be easily integrated into a holistic, full body session to relieve tension, stress and pain, and to increase our clients’ ease of movement in both the upper and lower body. This work consistently helps clients feel and connect with their whole body in a wonderful way that many have not previously experienced.
Emphasis is placed on making our touch safe, pleasant, sexually neutral, and effective for both female and male clients. In many of the techniques taught, pressure is directed to the muscles and ribs located deep to the mammary glands which are within breast tissue. Students will learn massage techniques which are done with the chest draped and other techniques which are done bare chested/breasted for both men and women.
More than half the class is devoted to hands on massage practice. The balance of the time is spent participating in discussion of the issues specific to breast massage listed below.
This course meets Washington State training requirements for specialized training in breast massage (WAC 246-830-555).
Course training includes:
indications & contraindications
therapeutic treatment techniques
appropriate therapist-client or patient boundaries
client/ patient safety related to breast massage
breast anatomy and physiology
SPECIAL CLASSROOM POLICIES FOR THIS CLASS
By registering, Attendees agree to the following policies:
Attendee must be a licensed massage therapist in any US State with an official massage licensing board, or a healthcare professional with breast massage in their scope of practice. If a massage therapist practices in a state without massage licensing, permission from the instructor is required.
Attendee must be present for all class hours, including all lecture and technique demonstrations.
Attendee understands that full chest and breast areas on both women and men* will be treated within this class, and that the full chest and breast will be undraped for much of the treatment.
Attendee understands that the nipples and areolas will be touched during some of the treatment sequences as a general part of the breast. Specific nipple/areola treatment is not included in this course.
Attendee agrees to both give and receive all techniques with fellow students, both male and female*. Friends or work associates taking the course together understand all students are expected to rotate "trades" with other students during practice times rather than only work with the same student(s) throughout the course.
Attendee agrees to adhere to professional standards and ethics both during the course, as well as when working with the public in a clinical/office setting.
In order to receive their Course Completion Certificate, all registering students agree to the these policies for this course. Any student who does not adhere to the course rules will be immediately asked to leave the course and will receive neither course credit nor tuition refund.
$395 16 CEUs