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Have you ever been drawn to a crystal, stone or gems?

In this class you will learn about crystals, stones, gems, their purpose and how to effectively apply them to your everyday life and/or within a bodywork treatment such as Reiki, Massage or Facials.

Crystal healing is an alternative medical technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments and protect against disease. Proponents of this technique believe that crystals act as conduits for healing — allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body as negative, disease-causing energy flows out.

We will be exploring the most popular crystals used during this time to over come stress, anxiety and other ailments. Each student will be able to bring home a crystal of their own after exploring in this 1 day class.

Investment $50


OCTOBER 15, 2021

So, what is sound therapy?
Sound therapy covers a range of treatments, from music therapy to sound baths, according to Nada Milosavljevic, M.D., founder of the Integrative Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Like massage therapy, which delivers healing through touch, it’s a form of sensory it’s a form of sensory therapy, and it has been used by various cultural groups for centuries. The most prominent form practiced in the U.S. is music therapy, but the use of individual sounds and frequencies has been growing. Essentially, sound and music are noninvasive, simple, and cost-effective therapeutic tools.

Various flavors of sound healing differ much like other forms of therapy. Sound baths are one of the most common; according to Sara Auster, sound therapist and author of Sound Bath: Meditate, Heal and Connect Through Listening, sound baths use instruments like bowls to initiate "a deeply immersive, full-body listening experience." There's music therapy, which uses therapist-guided sounds to enhance memory and alleviate stress. Binaural beats, yet another form, involves playing two separate tones in each ear, which are perceived as a single, almost euphoric tone by the brain. Other forms of sound therapy work much in the same way—sound eases, energizes, and empowers us.

In this 3 Hour Intro to Sound you will dive deeper in understanding Sound Waves and Vibration and the effects it has on the body.

You will be introduced to many instruments such as Tibetan Bowls, Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks and Gongs to name a few.

The class will conclude with a 1 Hour Sound Bath performed by Instructor Ashley Hirzel.

Investment $65 per student 

Backbend into Fall Workshop - October 16th 1pm - 3pm
Come join the Lotus Lady, as we flow into some back-bendy business! Using the breathe as our guide, we will flow deeper into our backbend. Starting by practicing breathe-work and essential stretches to prepare the nervous system— Emilee will guide you into how to use the breathe to create space within the shoulders, spine and open up the heart to a nice backbend. The benefits of a good heart-opener are essentially endless, but some of the most valuable perks are developing better posture, digestion, improvement of mobility, over-all body strength, and help relieve tension, tightness and pain in the body.

$25 per student

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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 - $795 before 11/19
After 11/19 - $825
Contact Ashley for Payment Options

NCBTMB Applied 30 Hrs CEU

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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

Uterus positioning

Fertility reflexology

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 $475 or paid 30 days prior to seminar date $450 


Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage 24CE
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
her partner
*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

Deposit $100 - Early Registration more than 30 days prior to seminar date $425, after $450
Must be Paid in Full 30 Days Prior to Seminar

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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.

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 $325 after, $350


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:

Hot flashes

Mood swings

Loss of sleep

Breast health

Cardiovascular health

Thyroid dysfunction

Bladder control

Memory loss

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."

$325 when paid 30 days prior to event, $350 after. 


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.

Therapists say:
"Reflexology finally makes sense!"
"Easiest chart to follow"
"Gentle on the hands"
"Implemented into my massage practice immediately"
"Most requested add-on"

Clients Report:
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.
Endocrine stimulation
Organ stimulation
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
Early Bird Pricing 30 days prior to seminar $425 after $450

Questions email Ashley