State and Nationally Certified Continuing Education Master Classes

Approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Provider Number 450461-07

North Jersey Massage Training Center

Parsippany Medical Complex

3699 US Highway 46; Parsippany, NJ  07054

 

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2017-Oct-06: ACE Massage Cupping Therapy™ - Two Day Basic Training, a two-day class, has been scheduled for Dec. 01 & 02, 2017. Lomi Lomi - Hawaiian Temple Bodywork 2, scheduled for Dec. 02, has been cancelled.

 

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Courses Sorted by Title/Subject

Title/Subject

Course

Instructor

Ayurvedic

Ayurvedic Massage Training

Nancy Smith

 

Ayurveda: Introduction to Marma Therapy and Practice

Nancy Smith

 

Calming the Mind through Ayurvedic Shirodhara

Nancy Smith

Back

The Bum Back Two Day Workshop

Larry Heisler

 

How to Effectively Treat Sciatic and Piriformis Pain: The Heisler Approach

Larry Heisler

Breast

Healthy Breast Massage Training

Cheryl Chapman

Cancer

Cancer Massage

Cheryl Chapman

Cardiac

Cardiac Patient Massage Training

Cheryl Chapman

Cupping

ACE Massage Cupping Therapy™ - Two Day Basic Training

William Burton

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue Massage: The Science of Massage Strokes 1

William Burton

 

Deep Tissue Massage: The Science of Massage Strokes 2

William Burton

 

Deep Tissue Mobilization Technique

Dr. Henry Roth

Ethics

Ethics Before, During, and After the Massage Therapy Session

Zoë Putnam

 

Ethics in Massage Therapy Practice

Zoë Putnam

 

Ethics of a Professional Massage Therapy Practice

Zoë Putnam

Facial

The Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facial: for all Health Care Providers

Larry Heisler

First Aid

American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Dr. Toni LaSala

Geriatric

Geriatric Massage Training: for the Mature and Aging Client

Cheryl Chapman

Headaches

Headaches and Medical Massage

Larry Heisler

Hot Stone

The Ultimate Hot Stone Class

Kathy McCready

Kinesiology

Kinesiology Review and Palpation

Mark Carangelo

Lomi Lomi

Lomi Lomi - Hawaiian Temple Bodywork 1

Bianca Franchi

 

Lomi Lomi - Hawaiian Temple Bodywork 2

Bianca Franchi

MLD

Manual Lymph Drainage Foundations

Elisa DiFalco

 

Manual Lymph Drainage, Advanced: MLD Lymphosize: Sports, Surgery, and Scars

Elisa DiFalco

 

Manual Lymph Drainage, Advanced: Sensory Integrated MLD for Pain Management, Palliative Care, and Hospice

Elisa DiFalco

 

Manual Lymph Drainage, Intermediate: Mommy and Me MLD

Elisa DiFalco

 

Manual Lymph Drainage: Hollywood Med-Spa Style MLD

Elisa DiFalco

 

Manual Lymph Drainage: Lymphlift of the Head, Neck, and Face

Elisa DiFalco

Mastectomy

Mastectomy Massage

Cheryl Chapman

Medical

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Arm & Shoulder

Larry Heisler

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: The Back

Larry Heisler

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Core Presentation

Larry Heisler

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Face & Core Foundation

Larry Heisler

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Foot & Hand

Larry Heisler

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Hip & Leg

Larry Heisler

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Neck

Larry Heisler

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Supervised Practice

Larry Heisler

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Top Soft Tissue Complaints Part 1

Larry Heisler

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Top Soft Tissue Complaints Part 2

Larry Heisler

Myofascial

Myofascial Table Stretching, Module A: Upper Body

Dr. Henry Roth

 

Myofascial Table-Stretching, Module B: Lower Body

Dr. Henry Roth

 

Myofascial Trigger Point Release

Dr. Toni LaSala

Positional Release

Positional Release Therapy (Strain-Counterstrain Technique)

Dr. Henry Roth

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Massage

Cheryl Chapman

Reflexology

Reflexology, The Roth Method: Manual Counter-stress Technique for Optimal Relaxation via the Hands and Feet

Dr. Henry Roth

Reiki

Traditional Usui REIKI: Weekend Training Levels 1 and 2

Alice Rich

 

Traditional Usui REIKI: Advanced

Alice Rich

 

Traditional Usui REIKI: Master Practitioner and Teacher Training

Alice Rich

Research

Research Basics for Massage Therapists

Zoë Putnam

Scapula

How to Effectively Treat Interscapular Knots in the Rhomboids: The Heisler Approach

Larry Heisler

Stretch

Stretch University: A Primer on Stretching Science for Manual Therapists

Dr. Toni LaSala

Supercharge

Supercharge Your Swedish Massage with Shiatsu

Larry Heisler

Thai Massage

Introduction to Thai Massage for Floor or Table

Rose Griscom

 

A Taste of Thai with Herbal Ball Packs

Rose Griscom

 

Table Thai

Rose Griscom

 

Thai-Yoga Massage for Two

Rose Griscom

Therapeutic Touch

Therapeutic Touch, Basic 1

Zoë Putnam

 

Therapeutic Touch, Basic 2

Zoë Putnam

 

Therapeutic Touch, Advanced

Zoë Putnam

Under the Stone

Under the Stone: Massage with the Rothstone

Dr. Henry Roth

 

 

 

 

Ayurvedic Massage Training
with Hot Towels and Hot Stones
with Nancy A. Smith, LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $200

2017 Mar. 11

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 Jun. 03

Sat

10am-6pm

 

Unique, Comprehensive, Powerful!

AYURVEDA is a traditional, holistic system of health science from India and has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Ayurvedic massage (Abhyanga) incorporates warm oils, herbs and steam/hot towels (Swedna) to help restore balance to the body. Massage stokes, oils, and herbs are selected based on each client’s need. Benefits of Ayurvedic massage include increased vitality, relaxation, and reduced stress. The Massage Therapist will learn Traditional Ayurvedic principles and how to restore balance with oils, herbs, and steam. This course will cover:

·                Ayurvedic Dosha Theory

·                Indications and contraindications

·                Benefits of Abhyanga  and Swedna

·                Discussion of Specific Ayurvedic balancing oils and herbs

·                Room setup

·                Ayurvedic massage routine and steam tent instructions

Nancy is the founder and director of Essence of Self Ayurveda Center for Massage, Yoga and Health and is a yoga instructor, a Level III REIKI Master Teacher, and a NJ licensed massage therapist. She became a Panchakarma Massage Specialist at Greens Ayurvedic Hospital in India.

 

“My experience through the years in receiving Ayurvedic massages from Nancy Smith has been healing and extremely centering. I leave refreshed, renewed, and with a deeper sense of peace and harmony within.”

Sister Roberta Feil, Pastoral AIDS Care Coordinator for Hope House

 

 

 

 

Ayurveda: Introduction to Marma Therapy and Practice

with Nancy Smith, LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $200

2017 Sept. 09

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 16

Sat

10am-6pm

 

In Ayurvedic literature the term marma is derived from the root word varman, which means vital or hidden energy point. You will be given detailed instruction on how to perform hands-on Marma Therapy by using pressure with specific essential oils applied to the skin at marma points to relieve pain, detoxify and cleanse the body, calm and balance the emotions, enhance awareness, and balance the body's energy pathways.

 

This course will cover:

·               Ayurveda and Marma Therapy instruction

·                Dosha imbalances and pain centers

·               Indications and contraindications for use

·               Room setup

·               Benefits of Marma Therapy

·               Discussion of specific Ayurvedic balancing oils

·               Marma points associated with body regions

·               Therapeutic influences


Join us for an extraordinary day of Ayurvedic Healing!

 

 

 

 

Calming the Mind through Ayurvedic Shirodhara

with Nancy A. Smith, LMT, Registered Ayurvedic Clinician

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $200

2017 Apr. 01

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 Jul. 08

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 04

Sat

10am-6pm


Open to all: beginner/entry level. No massage training necessary, for personal use and Continuing Education credits.

 

The benefits of Ayurvedic Shirodhara include overall increased vitality, reduced stress, and deep relaxation with a profound effect on the mind.

 

Special herbal oils are selected based on each individual client's needs.  The student will learn traditional Ayurvedic principles as well as how to restore calmness with a stream of herbal oil poured gently over the forehead in various patterns. Shirodhara is a deeply relaxing treatment. This procedure synchronizes brain waves and profoundly coordinates and calms the mind, body, and spirit. Shirodhara enhances blood circulation to the brain, relaxes the nervous system, improves memory, nourishes the hair and scalp, lowers metabolism and integrates brain function to create brain waves coherent to an alpha state to aid in release of stress and tension.

 

Includes introduction to Ayurvedic Theory describing the three types of fluctuating constitutions called the Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  These are present in varying degrees in everyone. Each dosha has a different personality; therefore each dosha needs a unique behavioral approach.

Detailed instruction on how to perform an Ayurvedic Shirodhara treatment, by using a stream of herbalized oils which are poured onto the forehead to be absorbed to bring calmness to fluctuating doshas of the mind, which promotes a sense of relaxation, grounding, and nourishment.

 

This course covers:

·              Ayurvedic Theory: When in balance the doshas creates health, out of balance they are the cause of “dis-ease”

·              Indications and contraindications for use

·              Room setup

·              Benefits of Shirodhara

·              Discussion of specific Ayurvedic balancing herbal oils

·              Ayurvedic Shirodhara treatment sequence

 

Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

 

Students will demonstrate proficiency in Ayurvedic Dosha theory

·                Students will identify specific doshas by questionnaire, inquiry, conversation, bodily observation.

·                Students will identify appropriate balancing oils and herbs for each dosha.

·                Students will demonstrate how to mix and use the balancing oils and herbs according to each dosha.

 

Students will demonstrate the indications and contraindications for the types of treatment techniques.

·                Students will evaluate the client’s needs and problems through questionnaire, inquiry, conversation, bodily observation.

·                Students will provide feedback to the client for confirmation and ask questions for clarification.

·                Students will demonstrate the types of room set ups and their uses.

·                 Students will describe set up for Shirodhara treatment

·                Students will list equipment and supplies needed for Shirodhara treatment

 

Students demonstrate the uses and types of dosha specific patterns for Shirodhara

·                Students will properly position a client on the table, prone

·                Students will properly drape a client

·                Students will demonstrate proper body mechanics during the treatment session

·                Students will demonstrate the use of proper hand movements and use of warm oils

 

Students will observe and partially perform an Ayurvedic Shirodhara treatment

·                Students will present through demonstration, the application of Ayurvedic Shirodhara sequence.

·                Students will list client conditions that will require modifications based on physical/emotional issues in which changes in the order
or type of techniques must be amended.

 

 

 

 

The Bum Back Two Day Workshop
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

two days, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, 16 credits, $325

Not currently scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.

NOBODY TREATS LOWER BACK PAIN MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN A MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPIST!

Now there is a successful protocol you can follow to treat it!

The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study (Lancet) stated that low back pain is among the top 10 diseases and injuries that account for the highest number of years lost to ill health and disability worldwide. Low back pain is the leading cause of activity limitation and work absence throughout much of the world, imposing a high economic burden on individuals, families, communities, industry, and governments. In the United States, an estimated 149 million work days are lost every year because of low back pain, with total costs estimated to be in the US between $100 to 200 billion a year (of which two thirds is due to lost wages).

The number one complaint massage and manual therapists address is with the lower back.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a go-to protocol that works so well that whenever your clientele has back complaints they choose you as their first line of defense?

Join massage pioneer Larry Heisler in this all day, hands-on workshop that specifically addresses lower back complaints. Larry will take you through all the aspects of his revolutionary new approach exploring causes, contributing factors, contraindications and long term strategies.

“I have performed over 60,000 massage hours on thousands of world class athletes since 1975. The number one complaint I have treated in my entire career is lower back pain. It took me many years to develop and understand but I now have a very specific and wildly successful protocol that combines muscle stripping and trigger point therapy with myofascial stretches and shiatsu.
You will learn the entire process of my treatment protocol.”

"Larry is one of the premier massage therapists in New Jersey with a lifetime of clinical experience. His hands-on approach to soft tissue complaints with medical massage and specifically for lower back issues is unparalleled!”
 
Dr. Henry A. Katz, M.D., Internal Medicine

 

 

 

 

How to Effectively Treat Sciatic and Piriformis Pain:
The Heisler Approach

with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Jul. 24

Mon

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 09

Thu

10am-6pm

 

NOBODY TREATS LOWER BACK PAIN MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN A MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPIST!

Now there is a successful protocol you can follow to treat it!

The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study (Lancet) stated that low back pain is among the top 10 diseases and injuries that account for the highest number of years lost to ill health and disability worldwide. Low back pain is the leading cause of activity limitation and work absence throughout much of the world, imposing a high economic burden on individuals, families, communities, industry, and governments. In the United States, an estimated 149 million work days are lost every year because of low back pain, with total costs estimated to be in the US between $100 to 200 billion a year (of which two thirds is due to lost wages).

The number one complaint massage and manual therapists address is with the lower back.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a go-to protocol that works so well that whenever your clientele has back complaints they choose you as their first line of defense?

Join massage pioneer Larry Heisler in this all day, hands-on workshop that specifically addresses lower back complaints. Larry will take you through all the aspects of his revolutionary new approach exploring causes, contributing factors, contraindications and long term strategies.

“I have performed over 50,000 massage hours on thousands of world class athletes since 1975. The number one complaint I have treated in my entire career is lower back pain. It took me many years to develop and understand but I now have a very specific and wildly successful protocol that combines muscle stripping and trigger point therapy with myofascial stretches and shiatsu.
You will learn the entire process of my treatment protocol.”

"Larry is one of the premier massage therapists in New Jersey with a lifetime of clinical experience. His hands-on approach to soft tissue complaints with medical massage and specifically for lower back issues is unparalleled!”

 Dr. Henry A. Katz, M.D., Internal Medicine

 

 

 

Healthy Breast Massage Training
with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB

1 day, 10am-6pm, 8 credits, $200

2017 Mar. 20

Mon

10am-6pm

2017 Jun. 26

Mon

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 25

Mon

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 04

Mon

10am-6pm


Learn how to include ethical breast massage during your massage sessions.
The State of New Jersey requires eight hours of specialized training to perform it.

This workshop will fulfill the State requirement.

 

·                Remove the taboo from the practice of breast massage.

·                Become comfortable and knowledgeable about the choice of breast massage.

·                Understand the benefits of breast massage.

·                Review the anatomy and physiology of the breast

·                Demonstrate a minimum of six hands-on techniques.

·                Discuss the legal, ethical and emotional issues relating to breast massage.

·                Learn proper positioning and draping.

·                Learn how to introduce your client to the new techniques.

·                Obtain hand out materials and learn self breast massage.

·                Identify the guidelines for ethical breast massage.

 

Must be state licensed to enroll in this program. Practitioners may be required to bring a female partner to work on.

 

 “Very professional, courteous and knowledgeable.”

Ernesto Vivas, LMT

 

 

 

 

 

Cancer Massage:
with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB

2 days, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 16 credits, $325

2017 Feb. 02 & 03

Thu & Fri

10am-6pm

2017 May 08 & 09

Mon & Tue

10am-6pm

2017 Aug. 14 & 15

Mon & Tue

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 13 & 14

Mon & Tue

10am-6pm

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up for Cancer Massage and Mastectomy Massage at the same time, you get $50 off whichever of the two you take last.

Cheryl is one of the most popular cancer massage educators in the USA!

 

We are honored to present Cheryl Chapman, our former graduate and former President of the NJ Chapter of American Massage Therapy Association. This important training program fulfills insurance regulations related to cancer patients. She’ll address contraindications, anatomy and physiology, positioning, draping, massage techniques, legal issues, and documentation. This training is open to all levels of massage and bodywork practitioners, hospice and HIV/AIDS caregivers, and other health care providers – especially those interested in cancer care.

 

Cheryl is very knowledgeable and approachable. Her desire to share massage as a healing presence and as a way to reconnect with the body, grows from a place of genuine care. Her class is informative, practical and inspirational. Thank you!”

Bernadine Ileto, LMT

 

“Cheryl is a wonderful and patient teacher.”

Sara, LMT


“Cheryl is a gifted with her knowledge and teaching.”

Gail Vaichulis, LMT

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiac Patient Massage Training
with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $200

No Dates Scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.

2017 May 22

Mon

10am-6pm

2017 Jul. 28

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 27

Mon

10am-6pm

 

Join us for another North Jersey Massage Training Center Exclusive!

With heart disease at an all time high and a major cause of death in the U.S., understanding the ins and outs of this condition is of great importance to every massage therapist. A healthy recovery from heart trauma and cardiovascular surgery can include a great massage from a therapist that is well trained and sensitive to her client’s special needs. Cheryl will give you the specific training needed to understand your client’s pre and post operative condition, and she’ll explore all the aspects of performing a comforting, therapeutic, non-invasive massage for physical and emotional healing. Cardiac anatomy and physiology including coronary artery blockages, bypass surgery, valve replacement, angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, cardiac stents, pace makers, heart attack (myocardial infarction), angina, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and hypertension will be thoroughly reviewed. In addition, this comprehensive class will go over the indications and contraindications; how to handle home, hospital and rehab visits; the legal aspects, specific positioning; use of ice and heat; and how to integrate various therapies in the massage session.

 

 “Good information and fun class!”

Lisa Bengtson, LMT


“Great Class!”

Susan Sacks, LMT

 

 

 

 

ACE Massage Cupping Therapy™ – Two Day Basic Training
with William Burton, LMT, CMCE

2 days, 10:00am to 5:00pm, 14 credits, $350

2017 Dec. 01 & 02

Fri & Sat

10am-5pm


An incredible therapy that can be added into in any massage and healing modality.
This course includes history, theory, and application of ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy and demonstrations of specific techniques.  ACE Massage Cupping™ greatly enhances the benefits of massage, decreases strain on the practitioner, and, as an “add-on” service, increases revenues.

This technique is powerfully therapeutic for many conditions. ACE Massage Cupping™ is effective in relieving chronic pain at old injury sites and can address conditions such as:  fibromyalgia, diabetes, pre- and post-op edema and inflammation, chronic edema, scar tissue and adhesions, and cellulite.  This versatile technique mimics massage movements ranging from deep tissue and myofascial release to the light pumping movements of lymphatic drainage.  Used regularly, ACE Massage Cupping™ bodywork therapy is a terrific approach to promoting wellness for our clients and ourselves.

This two day workshop is fun and informative with plenty of hands-on activity and covers:

·                safety and contraindications

·                which conditions benefit from which ACE Massage Cupping™ techniques

·                integration into existing modalities

·                applications for specific conditions.

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to add to your “toolbox” one of the most valuable and versatile healing modalities available today.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to workshop duration, ACE Cupping certification is given only upon completion of the DVD course and written examination.

NJ and NCBTMB continuing education credit is given on the day of your class.

 

“We are excited to be introducing this amazing two day workshop!”

Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

 

 

 

Deep Tissue Mobilization Technique
with Dr. Henry Roth DC, NCTMB

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 May 07

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Jul. 23

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 03

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 19

Sun

10am-6pm

 

 

Body Mobilization Rocks!

This workshop introduces the practitioner to the Roth method of deep tissue application with the addition of in-joint massage movement therapy classified as body mobilization.

The therapist learns how to apply deeper pressures on concentrated regions of tension while at the same time performing body mobilization motions which encourage a shotgun method freeing up chronic shortening of soft tissue and thereby bringing the body back to its original unrestricted and pain free state. Come and learn these powerful methods to add to your tool belt of available manual therapies. A good therapist has at all times several soft tissue methods available to address the concerns of their client.

 

Come and learn Dr. Roth's use of

·                Elbow gliding

·                Lumbo-sacral counterpressure release

·                Dry Petrissage

·                Friction trigger point work in the interscapular zone

·                Pulling friction of the septum of the calf

·                Frog position plucking of the IT Band

·                Muscle rolling

·                Deep transverse friction

·                Traction Release for the extremities

·                Rhythmic compression technique

 

“Great teacher! Learned a lot.”

Natanya Nagi, LMT

“Excellent! Great new techniques to offer my clients.”

Anonymous CE Evaluation, LMT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Tissue Massage:
The Science of Massage Strokes

Parts 1 & 2
along with anatomical features, landmarks and addressing common soft tissue pathologies.
with William Burton, Jr., LMT, CMCE

Two classes, one day each.

Each day is: 10am-6pm, 8 credits, $175

Part 1

2017 May 15

Mon

10am-6pm

Part 2

2017 May 16

Tue

10am-6pm

Part 1

2017 Sept. 23

Sat

10am-6pm

Part 2

2017 Sept. 24

Sun

10am-6pm

 

 

If you are still doing the massage routine you learned by rote from the massage school you went to,
you are not a massage therapist yet.


Practitioner YES, Therapist NO.


And if you think deep tissue massage is that same Swedish massage you learned in school, just done deeper,
once again…you are not a massage therapist yet and that’s not deep tissue massage.
True Deep Tissue Massage is about understanding the proper usage of a sophisticated arsenal of strokes utilized at the appropriate time with a specific intention.

LET’S FACE IT…
This is what people want.
This is where the money is.


A real deep tissue massage.

 

And we have a man from Philadelphia that can help you make deep tissue part of your vocabulary.

Join us as
William Burton, Jr. teaches you how it’s done:

·                Define the seven massage strokes used in a typical Massage session.

·                Discuss the characteristics of our Massage strokes.

·                Define our “tools” used in a typical massage session.

·                Review body mechanics and how to save our hands and backs.

·                Discuss some of the do’s and don’ts of a deep tissue session.

·                Discuss contraindications of a deep tissue massage session.

·                Discuss the effects of our strokes on the systems of the body.

·                Review and discussion of the Burton “3-4 technique.”

·                Emphasize body mechanics.

·                Discuss and practice working functionally more than structurally.

·                Emphasize comprehensive care.

·                Review deep tissue approaches for common specific soft tissue complaints.

·                Review and supervise hands-on work.

 

 

 

 

 

Ethics for Massage Therapy
with Zoë Putnam, M.A., LMT

Students have Three Choices of Ethics Classes.
Either three hour program fulfills your every-two-years New Jersey State Requirement.
The full day program gives you 7 continuing education hours.
The choice is yours.

All therapists understand that ethics rules are for the purpose of honoring our professional client-therapist interactions. Join us as our graduate massage therapy Counselor/Massage Therapist, Zoë Elva Putnam takes you through the ins and outs of professional ethics for massage therapy. Our courses satisfy the requirements for Ethics for the State of New Jersey, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork's and your professional organizations, AMTA or ABMP.

 

General Ethics of a Professional Practice:

3 hours, 3.5 credits, $90

2017 Mar. 02

Thu

10am-1pm

2017 Sept. 07

Thu

10am-1pm

 

Covers the broader ethical aspects of having a professional massage therapy practice. Includes: our role within the healthcare community, personal scope of practice, assessment versus diagnosis, cleanliness, ethical conflicts, dual relationships, advertising, and more.

 

Ethics Before, During, and After the Massage Therapy Session:

3 hours, 3.5 credits, $90

2017 Jun. 27

Tue

10am-1pm

2017 Nov. 02

Thu

10am-1pm

 

Addresses ethics from the client’s first phone call, through the session, and beyond. It includes: the intake form, informed consent, contraindications, respecting the client and yourself, client emotions, power differential, how to handle sexual energy, confidentiality, session notes, and more.


 

 

 

 

 

The Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facial:
for all Health Care Providers
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Mar. 24

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Jun. 09

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Oct. 30

Mon

10am-6pm


Making someone look significantly younger is really good for your business!

 

The Deep Massage Therapy Facial is not the typical facial received at a salon by a cosmetologist or an esthetician, rather it is one uniquely designed for us, the massage therapist. 
It is our belief that combining deep tissue massage with organic skin care products is a great idea! It seems like every time I have gotten a facial or a hot stone treatment, afterwards, I would walk out so relaxed that I could hardly talk but that would just make me more aware of how tight and stiff my body was. If I could just get someone to address the aches and pains along with taking my brain away… well, you get the idea. What’s even more exciting is that as you dramatically increase circulation to shoulders, neck and face, using our specially designed deep tissue techniques, you make your client look significantly younger. Add some wonderful foot and hand massage and an aroma rich hot towel facial hydrotherapy and voila; 
“TOTAL NIRVANA!” 
We will teach you all the components of a great facial massage including the creation of and a` la carte menu of services for your office practice – from the equipment and supplies needed, to the actual application of products with the strokes and techniques utilized.   As massage therapists, we do not do extractions, we do not analyze or diagnose skin problems and we do not treat or prescribe products. We stay completely within the scope of our practice and frankly, it’s the best thing that can happen to someone’s face because the results speak for themselves. Deep tissue massage combined with organic skin care is the fountain of youth and we will show you how to master it. Join us for this all day, hands-on presentation with its creator, our very own, Larry Heisler.
Dramatically increase your earning potential and offer your clients these valuable additional services.

 

”I love coming to this school.”
Lois Bass, LMT

 

 

 

American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

with Dr. Toni LaSala, PhD, LMT

1 day, $135

NJ, NY, PA, and NCBTMB all require First Aid but do not award CE credits or hours for it.

2017 Jul. 14

Fri

11am-5pm

2017 Sept. 10

Sun

10am-4pm

2017 Nov. 10

Fri

10am-4pm

 

A must for every massage therapist and body worker, and a must for NJ and other certifications.

Dr. Toni LaSala, PhD, LMT is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at William Paterson University. Join her as she teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive. This course incorporates the latest science and integrates First Aid, CPR and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).  You will learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as:

·       Burns

·       Cuts

·       Scrapes

·       Sudden illnesses

·       Head injuries

·       Neck injuries

·       Back injuries

·       Heat related emergencies

·       Cold related emergencies

·       Breathing emergencies

·       Cardiac emergencies

 

You will be able to help victims of any age. The pediatric curriculum covers infants and children up to 12 years of age. The adult curriculum covers those of about 12 years and older. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

 

 

 

 

Geriatric Massage Training:
for the Mature and Aging Client

with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $200.00

2017 Apr. 10

Mon

10am-6pm

2017 Jul. 27

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Oct. 16

Mon

10am-6pm

 

An incredible new clientele is waiting for you!

With increasing life expectancy, the growing aged population provides a viable client source for massage therapy. Not usually taught as part of the massage school curriculum, geriatric massage requires the study of specific techniques to provide safe and effective treatment and holds an unlimited potential to dramatically increase your clientele by reaching out to an ever growing population that is well educated, needs quality massage therapy, and can afford it. Learn aspects of aging, client assessment, cautions and contraindications, and how to establish a geriatric practice with practical hands-on approaches.

 

“This class was recommended to me from another person. This course was outstanding! Well worth the 4.5 hours drive to see Cheryl present this priceless information. Thank you so much!
Tracy Cousins, LMT

 

“Great Class!”
Janet Salerno, LMT

 

 

 

 

 

Headaches and Medical Massage
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

one day, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, 8 credits, $175

2017 May 03

Wed

10am-6pm

2017 Jul. 13

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Oct. 11

Wed

10am-6pm

 

Specializing in headaches can be a very good business decision, and an even better hands-on choice!


Over 45 million Americans (about one in six) suffer chronic headaches each year.  Headaches therefore have a big economic impact -- when you have a throbbing pain in your head, it's hard to work.  The cost of these headaches in absenteeism and medical expenses is estimated as high as $50 billion per year.  Annually, people seeking treatment for headache pain account for 8 million consultations with physicians.  There are multiple causes of headaches and while most of these causes are not in the domain of massage therapy, tension and structural causes which account for many, are.  Join us for a comprehensive look at headaches and a surefire treatment plan for headache sufferers regardless of the cause.  We have created a sophisticated massage therapy protocol for headache relief combining medical massage techniques like trigger point therapy, connective and deep tissue bodywork with traditional shiatsu for the neck,
shoulders and upper back.

 

“Great class, I can’t wait for the next one! Opened my eyes to so many new techniques, especially practitioner saving techniques!!”

Angie Pyatt, LMT

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ultimate Hot Stone Class
with Kathy McCready, LMT
2 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 16 credits, $375.00

2017 Jun. 10 & 11

Sat & Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Oct. 21 & 22

Sat & Sun

10am-6pm

ADDING HOT STONES CAN GIVE YOUR MASSAGE PRACTICE A REAL BOOST!
It’s not just the increased revenue, which is nice; it’s also about how well the ability to use heated stones to sculpt muscle and provide exceptional deep tissue work fits into a great massage therapy session. Unfortunately, many facilities here in New Jersey have been cautious about offering Hot Stone Massage lately, and with good reason: many burns and injuries have been reported. As the longest-running massage school in NJ we are very experienced at maintaining awareness of what is happening in our industry. To counter the bad press and a recent rash of insurance mandates we are excited to offer a small, personalized Hot Stone training that will more than fulfill the recent educational requirements added by professional massage organizations. Our instructor, Kathy McCready, has unparalleled experience and training. After studying with Mary Nelson, who in 1993 reinvented hot stone massage and brought it out of obscurity and into popularity, Kathy became lead Hot Stone therapist for the illustrious FIVE Diamond Scottsdale Princess Hotel in Arizona. There she developed their signature approach to Hot Stone therapy where it was applied by many therapists performing multiple sessions per day. She has taught our entire staff here at New Jersey Massage, and the education was exceptional. From a brief history of hot stone usage and a comprehensive review of protocols needed to set up a great practice, to the specific routines you will employ and the specialized therapeutic techniques you will learn, Kathy will help you develop and successfully administer a hot stone practice.
We’ve got your hot stone education covered!

 

 

 

 

 

Kinesiology Review and Palpation
with Mark Carangelo, LMT

one day, 10:0am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175
No Dates Scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.


Mandatory Class for Orthopedic Massage and Assessment

Knowing gross anatomy is key to a successful practice along with precise palpation skills. This workshop will review all major muscles of the body with demonstrations and practice time dedicated to palpation and function. This workshop is accompanied with a comprehensive manual with clear digital images and utilizes many visual aids to assist in the learning outcomes. If you have been out of school for a while and want to brush up on your palpation skills, this fun interactive workshop will empower you to precise palpation and reviewing of your gross anatomy.

 

 

Lomi Lomi – Hawaiian Temple Bodywork
Parts 1 and 2

with Bianca Franchi, LMT, NCTMB

Two classes, one day each.

Each day is: 10:00am to 5:00pm, 7 credits, $175.00

 

Lomi Lomi 1

2017 Apr. 03

Mon

10am-5pm

2017 Jul. 18

Tue

10am-5pm

2017 Oct. 07

Sat

10am-5pm

 

Lomi Lomi 2

2017 Mar. 04

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 Jun. 12

Mon

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 05

Tue

10am-6pm

 

Join us for the day to explore this sacred form of Hawaiian bodywork.
Originally, Lomi Lomi was developed by the Hawaiian Shaman “Kahuna” to align the body, mind and spirit. It’s is filled with beautiful, long, sweeping strokes similar to a Hula dance, and you might have heard that Lomi can really save your hands. Well…it does. Participants during this hands-on workshop will explore the principles for conscious touch and learn some of the great energetic healing techniques performed in an actual Lomi Lomi session. You will have plenty of time to learn it and practice on each other.


“Bianca was wonderful, fun and very informative. Passionate about her work. Loved it!”
Leslie Dondarski, LMT

 

 

 

Manual Lymph Drainage: Foundations

with Elisa DiFalco, M.S., O.T., L.M.T

2 days, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 16 credits, $325.00

2017 Oct. 17 & 18

Tue & Wed

10am-6pm

2017 Aug. 01 & 02

Tue & Wed

10am-6pm

 

A comprehensive “must have” MLD Vodder-style course for all healthcare professionals.

 

Learn about the lymphatic system in an interactive format. You will explore the history of MLD, its founding fathers and introduction to the United States in the 1980’s by Surgeon Robert Lerner, M.D. for cancer patients.

 

Master practitioner Elisa DiFalco worked for Dr. Lerner and was Clinic Director of his LTS Clinic in Ft. Lauderdale.  She will take you on a tour on of the A&P of the lymphatic system in a fun, interactive format and introduce you to the indications, contraindications, pathology and assessments necessary when working with lymphatic medical conditions.  The tour continues with a hands-on lab teaching you to perform a basic full body MLD sequence you can employ immediately to your existing clients and patients.  Conclude with general guidelines to compression garments and lymphosize exercises from Germany’s Clinics of Lymphology for optimum self care of the client and outcome preservation.

 

This 2-day course has been rated a “10” by the AMTA, FSMTA, leading hospitals and Occupational Therapy Associations.
Find out why MLD has become one of the most requested modalities for pediatrics, sports, plastic surgery, face lifts and 40 + conditions.
The marketplace need for MLD is expanding for those who are trained in the latest and most requested techniques for medical, sports, & spa.

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all MLD classes, including how to earn a physician-approved, bachelor’s level, Vodder-style MLD certification!

 

Manual Lymph Drainage:
Hollywood Med-Spa Style MLD (1-day)
with Elisa DiFalco, M.S., O.T., L.M.T

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Feb. 10

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Mar. 06

Mon

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 26

Tue

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 05

Tue

10am-6pm

 

Manual Lymph Drainage has climbed to the 4th most requested modality in the United States

 

Manual Lymph Drainage was developed, refined and researched by Dr. Vodder near the turn of the century in Europe. Since then, MLD was made available in European Clinics of Lymphology to treat medical conditions and offered at elite spas for wellness and cosmetic beauty. As America’s “Boomers” are opting for these services, they still prefer the most natural modalities to compliment their procedure, and surgeons respond with great respect to the pre and post operative benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage. Whether for general immune system enhancement, natural healthy skin glow, weight reduction or to minimize swelling, bruising and pain, MLD has found its way on the menu of services of Med-Spa’s everywhere.
It also does an amazing job reducing scars before they even form.

 

In this course we will cover the use of MLD in the Spa, Med-Spa industry beginning with an introduction to the foundation and history of the work and its historical spread through the United States. You’ll discover lymphatic A&P in a new and exciting way that brings meaning to the words: detoxification, weight loss and more.
Then you will learn a full body MLD that combines the art & science of manual lymph drainage celebrated in the elite spas of Europe.
You’ll also enjoy before & after photos taken at surgery sites by your instructor who has worked for several of America’s leading surgeons.

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all MLD classes, including how to earn a physician-approved, bachelor’s level, Vodder-style MLD certification!

 

 

 

 

Manual Lymph Drainage:
 Lymphlift of the Head, Neck & Face (1-day)
with Elisa DiFalco, M.S., O.T., L.M.T
1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Feb. 11

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 Mar. 07

Tue

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 27

Wed

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 06

Wed

10am-6pm

 

Manual Lymph Drainage was developed, refined and researched by Dr. Vodder near the turn of the century in Europe. His original work began with the Head, Neck & Face for the sinusitis conditions and was later expanded as a full body protocol. Since then, MLD was made available in European Clinics of Lymphology to treat medical conditions and offered at the elite spas of Europe for anti-aging and wellness. Whether you desire to work in the medical industry or spa and med-spa, Lymphlift of the Head, Neck & Face will be a welcome addition to the menu.

 

Won’t you join us as MLD master practitioner Elisa DiFalco M.S., O.T., L.M.T,  comprehensively discusses the anatomy and physiology of the lymph system of the face and the benefits of MLD for the treatment of conditions, wellness, anti-aging, as well as for cosmetic procedures and surgeries. The hands on portion of the lab will be exciting as it will give you the 15 minute “add on” protocol when combining MLD into a massage or facial routine as well as the 50 minute Lymphlift which is utilized when treating conditions such as: acne, rosacea, under eye swelling & bruising, cosmetic surgery, sinusitis, headaches, bell’s palsy and more.

Lymphlift of the Head, Neck and Face is the second most requested protocol in both the medical and spa setting and serves as a great compliment to the skill of all licensed practitioners in the industry.

 

“As the massage therapy profession matures and we finally move our education into the four year university system, this will be one of the programs that will be mandatory for you to get your Bachelor of Science degree in massage therapy.” Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all MLD classes, including how to earn a physician-approved, bachelor’s level, Vodder-style MLD certification!

 

 

 

Manual Lymph Drainage, Intermediate:

Mommy and Me MLD
with Elisa DiFalco, MS, OT, LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $225.00

2017 Mar. 08

Wed

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 28

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 07

Thu

10am-6pm

 

This course explores the lymphodynamics of pregnancy. Learn how and why MLD offers edema mgt. for mom while addressing mother’s stress, stretch marks, and discomforts related to pregnancy.  Learn how MLD sheds excess fluid weight post-delivery in record time, promotes healing, and even minimizes scars from C-sections. Then learn why physicians have recommend MLD’s conservative approach for common childhood illnesses, conditions and autoimmune issues in Europe for a century. Learn how to document the journey of healing with clinical documentation from Elisa’s Learner Lymphatic Treatment Services Clinic.

This protocol is also used on clients who are unable to lie in the prone position due to obesity, certain joint replacements, or other reasons.

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all MLD classes, including how to earn a physician-approved, bachelor’s level, Vodder-style MLD certification!

 

 

Manual Lymph Drainage, Advanced:

MLD Lymphosize: Sports, Surgery & Scars
with Elisa DiFalco, MS, OT, LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $225.00

2017 Mar. 09

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 29

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 16

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 08

Fri

10am-6pm

 

European athletes know that peak performance and optimum recovery from sports injuries are among the benefits of MLD. In this course, practitioners are introduced to the deep lymphatic system and the precise skills required to work with professional sports teams. That includes not only MLD delivery, but also excellent documentation, knowledge of standardized measuring protocols for clinical documentation, and more. This course also covers post-recovery lymphosize.

Assessment & MLD Standardized measuring form documentation from Learner Lymphatic Treatment Services clinic included.

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all MLD classes, including how to earn a physician-approved, bachelor’s level, Vodder-style MLD certification!

 

 

 

Manual Lymph Drainage, Advanced:

Sensory Integrated MLD for Pain Management and Palliative Care (Hospice)
with Elisa DiFalco, MS, OT, LMT
1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $225.00

2017 Mar. 10

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 30

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 17

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 09

Sat

10am-6pm

 

Hands-on & Written Exam For Certification Administered

 

Utilize research from the foremost leaders in color, sound, and aroma therapies: Deborah Sharpe, Ph.d and Mitchell Gaynor, M.D., to understand why they recommend that MLD be performed in a spa-like setting, especially when working in pain management, palliative care, and hospice. Learn the budget friendly, sensory integrated approaches used in Florida’s largest hospice center & Learner Lymphatic Treatment (LTS) Clinic. Representatives of insurance companies and the Department of Health who visited the LTS clinic praised the material in this course and used it as a model for other Lymphatic Clinics. Now, you too can customize every session—and your office—for a complete package Dr. Vodder would be proud of.

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all MLD classes, including how to earn a physician-approved, bachelor’s level, Vodder-style MLD certification!

 

 

 

 

Mastectomy Massage
with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB

2 days, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 16 credits, $325.00

PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up for Mastectomy massage and Cancer massage at the same time, you get $50 off whichever of the two you take last.

2017 Mar. 13 & 14

Mon & Tue

10am-6pm

2017 Jun. 05 & 06

Mon & Tue

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 18 & 19

Mon & Tue

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 11 & 12

Mon & Tue

10am-6pm

 

Cheryl is one of the most popular cancer massage educators in the USA!

Whether breast surgery is life-saving or cosmetic, massage therapy is beneficial to the client and enhances the healing process.  Cheryl will cover:

·                An understanding of the physiological, social and emotional aspects of breast cancer and breast surgeries.

·                Review of the anatomy, physiology and lymphatic system of the breast.

·                Learn to recognize lymphedema and work safely with the condition.

·                Gain knowledge of the various breast surgeries: augmentation, explanation, reduction and implants.

·                Learn appropriate and effective massage techniques and hands on practice.

·                Positioning, body mechanics and draping for chair, side-lying and table.

·                Skills needed to teach clients self care techniques, including massage, R.O.M., exercise and stretching.

·                Survey of broad range of resources available to client and therapist.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a beginner’s class. You may take this class if you like but it is strongly recommended that you have taken a Cancer Training Program as a pre-requisite. If you take this class Cheryl will assume that you understand all the cancer massage basics including chemotherapy side effects.
Be forewarned, she will not be going over basics.

 

Great class! Learned so much.”
Katherine Meechan, LMT

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series:
Core Presentation

with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 1:00pm to 6:00pm, 6 credits, $160.00

2017 Feb. 01

Wed

1pm-6pm

2017 Jun. 24

Sat

1pm-6pm

2017 Sept. 06

Wed

1pm-6pm

2017 Dec. 01

Fri

1pm-6pm

 

This class will dramatically change the way you view and approach bodywork! For the better…

 

It’s very rare that massage therapists talk about the internal organ structure, the acupuncture lines and their relationship to the musculature unless you are studying acupuncture or taking a course like shiatsu. But the truth is in both eastern Oriental Medicine and western Applied Kinesiology, it is taught that the acupuncture energetic system, a.k.a. the meridian lines, directly influence the strength and integrity of the muscles. So if the Gall Bladder is overworked because last night we partied an ate way too much fat as in a large ice cream sundae or consumed way too much alcohol, anywhere that gall bladder meridian runs in your body, those muscles will be compromised and susceptible to injury. Did you ever wake up with a stiff neck and you said I must have slept wrong or caught a draft? Well since the neck is related to the gall bladder, there might have been another possibility, too much pizza and beer. In addition, the gall bladder meridian runs down into the rhomboids, as in those interscapular knots we see so often, and it runs right down the hips into the IT Band.
DO YOU SEE WHAT WE’RE GETTING AT? 
If you know what foods and lifestyle habits control the meridians and what muscles are directly associated, you’ll know something so profound that it will dramatically influence how you approach your massage therapy from this day on! And that’s exactly what this class is going to teach. This presentation will change your entire perspective on how you approach bodywork.

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all Ultimate Medical Massage Series classes, including how to earn our Medical Massage certification!

 

“This is a must class for not only massage therapists but for all wellness practitioners. It is fresh, inspired, and original clinical information.”
Margaret Alviggi, R.N., BSN, past recipient, Governor’s Award, New Jersey Nurse of the Year

 

“This was an amazing class!”
Anonymous CE Evaluator, LMT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series:
The Arm and Shoulder
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Apr. 29

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 Jul. 05

Wed

10am-6pm

2017 Oct. 05

Thu

10am-6pm


Massage techniques that will significantly change the way you work!

 

Join us as we focus specifically on the shoulder, the arm and its complaints by utilizing deep tissue and trigger point therapies, myofascial stretches, the most powerful shiatsu pain points and Larry’s outstanding “Stretch and strip” manual therapies approach. From frozen shoulder and rotator cuff work, to involvements in the deltoid, upper arms, flexors, extensors, elbow, wrist and hand. When it comes to the arm and shoulder, this workshop transforms basic massage practitioners into sophisticated medical massage therapists.

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all Ultimate Medical Massage Series classes, including how to earn our Medical Massage certification!


“I always neglect the arm. The techniques taught in this class were amazing!”  Sandra Yocovelli, LMT

“Larry always delivers amazing classes that get to the point in a knowledgeable and charming way- Fun in Learning!”

Joyce Lantzman, LMT

 

“Great class, can’t wait for the next one! Opened my eyes to so many new techniques, especially practitioner saving techniques!!”

Angie Pyatt, LMT

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: The Back
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Apr. 05

Wed

10am-6pm

2017 Jun. 14

Wed

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 01

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 13

Wed

10am-6pm

 

Amazing Back Work that will make all the difference in the world!

 

To give a great massage, one that has your clients buzzing and returning again and again, is what it’s all about.  Approaching the back, its hardness, its armoring, and its painful anomalies must be Massage 101 for us.  If you do not successfully address their “aching back” you will lose your clients to someone who will!  Join us as Larry creates an all day, hands-on, medical massage learning lab.  Our focus will be “back central”, combining deep tissue and trigger point therapies, Osteopathic massage techniques, shiatsu and Larry’s very special muscular approach entitled, “stretch and strip”. This class will teach you how to save your hands while you give the most sophisticated massage of your life and it will dramatically raise your skills and your bottom line!

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all Ultimate Medical Massage Series classes, including how to earn our Medical Massage certification!


“In the Orient the title master is used respectfully for someone who has performed 25,000 treatments. At nearly 50,000, spanning 37 years, Larry has surely established his expertise.  He shares an amazing range of insight and his techniques are quite extraordinary.” 
Sifu Chuck Loeffler, B.A., B.S., LMT, Tai Chi/Chi Kung Master (in memoriam)

 

“Truly enjoyed this class. Learned so much!!”
Gail Rippili, LMT

“ Very good, professional.”
Lidia Cicerello, LMT

 

"Larry is awesome! I highly recommend the medical classes to any massage therapist specializing in pain management."

Jaclyn Seitz, LMT   

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series:
Face & Core Foundation
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Feb. 16

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 May 11

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Oct. 20

Fri

10am-6pm

 

Amazingly effective rare massage approaches from the Orient!

This remarkable class addresses both the core of your client and their face, scalp and head. Core work or internal organ work is called Ampuku in Japan, Tui Na in China or Chi Nei Tsang in Korea. It uses the energy and martial arts principles of Qi-Gong/Chi-Kung as it comprises gentle, non- invasive visceral massage with energetic breath techniques and specific, very powerful abdominal acupressure BO points. Traditional Ampuku often results in a profound sense of well being, deep, deep relaxation and/or a cleansing, detoxifying stimulation. In Taoist circles it is used to simultaneously heal the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual and is revered for its immune boosting qualities.

Our face, scalp and head work includes our ever popular Acupressure Face Lift, assuring that your clientele will look younger and feel fresher after your session with them,
once again significantly
adding to your repertoire, effectiveness and of course your “Bottom Line.”

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all Ultimate Medical Massage Series classes, including how to earn our Medical Massage certification!


“I have never seen these great techniques taught anywhere and they have significantly improved the quality of what I offer my clients. I am continually amazed at the level of excellence Larry and his school offers. Thank you!”
 
Theresa Menagh., R.N., LMT

 

"I've taken many wonderful classes here. This is a great school for
continuing education with an elite group of master teachers and
 one of the best free health newsletters I've ever read!

 Kathy McCready, LMT, former Prima Ballerina, NJ Ballet

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series:
Foot & Hand
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Feb. 24

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 May 19

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Aug. 02

Wed

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 20

Mon

10am-6pm

 

The secret to a great massage is sometimes found in the humblest of places!

Foot and hand work is something most massage therapists are weak in. For whatever reason most schools gloss over this very important part to your massage. At our school we teach that good foot and hand work can be the difference between a satisfied client and one that will go elsewhere. This class will help you hone your foot and hand work, giving you a new, fresh approach that will have your clients returning again and again for more. Our deep tissue approach includes the neuromuscular trigger point work that will help eradicate pain and tension as in addressing plantar fasciitis or arthritic hand complaints and combine the most powerful shiatsu points on the legs and arms, feet and hands. The acupuncture/acupressure points in Japan are known as tsubos.  The specific tsubos called the Go, Gen, Sei points are one the secrets to an extraordinary session in Japanese shiatsu or Chinese Tui Na. This is not a reflexology class that requires a completely different serious course of study. The combination of trigger points and shiatsu makes it some of the most powerful foot and hand massage work you’ll ever experience. 

You will dig this class and so will your hands and feet!

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all Ultimate Medical Massage Series classes, including how to earn our Medical Massage certification!


“Teacher excellent, he’s a master of his art. This was an excellent course!” Anonymous C.E. evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series:
Hip & Leg
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Apr. 21

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Jun. 29

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 11

Mon

10am-6pm

 

Larry will teach you how to strip down the fascia and take the incessant pull off of your client’s joints.
This is a serious pain management for the hips and legs!

 

An extraordinary massage is one where every part of the treatment stands out by itself as distinctively great. Our hip and leg work includes our unique Eastern and Western synergy giving the practitioner advanced skills for whatever situation that arises, from piriformis syndrome and sciatic pain to psoas, groin, quad, ham, knee, and right down to the Achilles and foot. You’ll be using your hands, forearms and elbows in new and unique ways with deep tissue trigger point work, sports massage, muscle sculpting and stripping, myofascial and meridian stretches, traction, and powerful shiatsu points. Come see why these techniques are routinely used by some of the most successful massage therapists internationally and truly begin to enjoy parts of your massage you might never have enjoyed doing before.

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all Ultimate Medical Massage Series classes, including how to earn our Medical Massage certification!

 

As always, your classes are fun and filled with great material!”
 Celeste Cappadonna, L.M.T

“ Really wonderful techniques and fun.”
Anonymous CE Evaluator, LMT

"Larry is awesome! I highly recommend the medical classes to any massage therapist specializing in pain management." Jaclyn Seitz, LMT   

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series:
The Neck
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Apr. 13

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Jun. 20

Tue

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 21

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 15

Fri

10am-6pm

 

The best neck work you will ever do!

Dramatically increase your client’s satisfaction by maximizing the results of your therapeutic massage. We will comprehensively address the neck and shoulder areas with some of the most effective and exciting advanced massage therapy techniques you have ever tried.  Again, expect to spend the day in a hands-on learning laboratory honing your skills under Larry’s masterful supervision.  You will learn Osteopathic neck massage and specifically how to clear the trigger points from the neck region while simultaneously engaging this intricate area with a sophisticated combination of stretching, traction, shiatsu and cross fiber friction work.  Larry will address the sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscles, thoracic outlet syndrome, the posterior cervical region and much, much more.

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all Ultimate Medical Massage Series classes, including how to earn our Medical Massage certification!

 

Larry's Ultimate Neck class is amazing.  After using the techniques I learned, one of my clients said it was the best neck work he ever had. 
It has revolutionized the way I approach the neck!"

Jeff Mills, LMT

 

“The best neck work I’ve done and received. I love the class. Larry is knowledgeable and engaging. His classes are so informative and a pleasure to be part of. I highly recommend this class!

Leslie Dondarski, LMT

 

“Loved the whole experience. Thank you, Larry!

Susan Altier, LMT

“Wow, loved the class! Very informative and fun. I always love classes here!”
Maria Dvorak, LMT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series
Top Soft Tissue Complaints Part 1
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

Prerequisite: Any three “Ultimate Medical” classes, not counting Practicals.

Scheduled based on availability of students who meet the requirement.

If interested, ask Larry Heisler at the start of your third or later Medical Massage Series class.
Learning How to Address the Major Soft Tissue Complaints 

 

Soft tissue complaints need to be addressed by soft tissue approaches. This is what makes the type of work we do invaluable! It gives us our niche.  

As a medical massage therapist you are a soft tissue complaint specialist, and
NOBODY TREATS SOFT TISSUE BETTER THAN US!


Larry will start by performing a complete medical massage session, demonstrating the techniques taught throughout the Ultimate Series. In addition, he will specifically address the complaints brought to us everyday in our practices and how to clinically assess and develop a treatment protocol using the advanced techniques we have learned. We will then continue by spending the remainder of the day in supervised practice, honing and developing the skills we have been immersed in.  If how you get to Carnegie Hall is practice, then we're going to tune up your hands for a great healing massage symphony.

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all Ultimate Medical Massage Series classes, including how to earn our Medical Massage certification!


"This class has given me much more than excellent new techniques. It has also encouraged me to change my lifestyle to a healthier way of being."
Pat Warman, LMT

 

"Larry is awesome! I highly recommend the medical classes to any massage therapist specializing in pain management."

Jaclyn Seitz, LMT   

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Medical Massage Series
Top Soft Tissue Complaints Part 2
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

Prerequisite: Top Soft Tissue Complaints Part 1

Scheduling based on availability of students who take Part 1.

 

When learning so many new and exciting advanced techniques, the hardest thing to do is to find the practice time to incorporate them on a daily basis. This class will continue going over how to approach the top twenty soft tissue conditions with supervised practice time. So join us and spend an entire day reviewing, practicing and honing your skills in preparation for your practical certification examination.

After you’ve taken our entire program and have had enough time to easily incorporate our techniques into your massage repertoire, you are ready to take your practical medical massage certification examination.  At that point you will schedule a one on one hour and a half massage with Larry and if you show high competency and pass, you will receive the coveted New Jersey Massage Medical Massage Certification.

 

Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all Ultimate Medical Massage Series classes, including how to earn our Medical Massage certification!


“Great class, can’t wait for the next one! Opened my eyes to so many new techniques, especially practitioner-saving techniques!!” Angie Pyatt, CMT

 

 

 

 

 Ultimate Medical Massage Series:
Supervised Practice

with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

Prerequisite: Any Ultimate Medical Massage Series Class

Scheduled by request.

 

THIS CLASS WAS CREATED SO YOU CAN PRACTICE MEDICAL MASSAGE UNDER SUPERVISION

When learning so many new and exciting advanced techniques, the hardest thing to do is to find the practice time to incorporate them on a daily basis. This class will continue going over how to approach the techniques in our medical massage series and for the more advanced students, the top twenty soft tissue conditions with supervised practice time. So join us and spend an entire day reviewing, practicing and honing your skills in preparation for your practical certification examination.

After you’ve taken our entire program and have had enough time to easily incorporate our techniques into your massage repertoire, you are ready to take your practical medical massage certification examination.  At that point you will schedule a one on one hour and a half massage with Larry and if you show high competency and pass, you will receive the coveted New Jersey Massage Medical Massage Certification.


Also be sure to click here to see information that pertains to all Ultimate Medical Massage Series classes, including how to earn our Medical Massage certification!

 

"I've taken many wonderful classes here. This is a great school for
continuing education with an elite group of master teachers and
 one of the best free health newsletters I've ever read!"

 Kathy McCready, LMT, former Prima Ballerina, NJ Ballet

 

 

 

 

 

Myofascial Trigger Point Release
with Dr. Toni LaSala, Ph.D
1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Dec. 14

Thu

10am-6pm

 

Learn associated terminologies

Define Myofascial Trigger Point Pain & Dysfunction

Assessment and Treatment

Head and Face

Neck

Upper Body

Lower Body

 

Myofascial Release:

Patterns of Fascial Dysfunction

Principles of Myofascial Release

Supine Techniques

Side Lying Techniques

Prone Techniques

 

Click here for information about the instructor.

 

 

 

Orthopedic Massage: Assessment and Correction
with Mark Carangelo, LMT, NKT
1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $125.00

Not currently scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.

 

Do you know what the Fabers test is for?

Have you ever performed the cervical artery test?
Do you provide an acute orthopedic exam for your clients?
Probably not, right?
Well our profession is changing rapidly and the future of massage therapy has arrived and is being taught at the
North Jersey Massage Training Center!

Join our resident massage professor and Vice Chairman of the NJ State Massage Licensing Board, Mark Carangelo as he teaches you proper orthopedic assessments and corrections.

Orthopedic assessments (passive, active, resistive and special tests), motor control testing, along with myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching and joint mobilizations facilitate an overall body balance resulting in structural integration, pain free movement and enhanced overall performance. As therapists we need to assess movement patterns and take corrective action for our clientele’s long term health.

THIS ONE DAY WORKSHOP WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT MASSAGE THERAPY

 

 

 

Positional Release Therapy (Strain-Counterstrain Technique)
with Dr. Henry Roth, DC, NCTMB

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Apr. 23

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 May 21

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 17

Sun

10am-6pm

 

Something Fresh and New for you to Add to your Repertoire!

This gentle, manual biomechanical mobilization technique places the client’s body in a comfortable position for 90 seconds which in turn allows the body to reset the problem muscle to normal, thereby setting the stage for the condition to resolve and heal itself.
This therapeutic approach is based on the idea that each person and each pain is “one of a kind.” Since the way people store pain is unique, effective treatment must take that uniqueness into account. This course has not been available for massage therapists in any of the continuing education programs available today. Now you have a chance to learn this very simple yet powerful technique that you can teach your clients for their self care.

 

“This is a first! Dr. Henry is the amazing therapist who taught us all how to table stretch our clients. Now he is continuing by teaching us the next cutting edge modality to add to our arsenal of effective massage therapy skills.”
Larry Heisler, M.A. LMT 

 

                  “Dr. Roth is a wonderful, knowledgeable man to train with.”                                                       
Anonymous CE Evaluation, LMT

 

 

 

 

Pregnancy Massage
with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB

2 days, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 16 credits, $325.00

2017 Apr. 24 & 25

Mon & Tue

10am-6pm

2017 Jul. 10 & 11

Mon & Tue

10am-6pm

2017 Oct. 02 & 03

Mon & Tue

10am-6pm

 

Massage therapy should be part of every pregnancy!

Join Cheryl Chapman (past NJ AMTA President) for this dynamic two day hands-on Prenatal and Postpartum Massage Program.  Prenatal and postpartum massage is therapeutic bodywork focusing on the special needs of the expectant mother. 

This presentation will teach you the ins and outs of working with your pregnant client through every phase of the childbirth experience.  From common complaints like morning sickness, fatigue and mood swings, to back, neck and shoulder pain, contraindications and special points. 

Working with pregnancy is an exceptional experience that should be included in the services you offer, but undertaken only by massage practitioners with this type of extra training and insight.

*THIS CLASS FULFILLS INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS TO WORK WITH
Pregnancy Massage.

 

Great! Cheryl was a joy and extremely knowledgeable and helpful.”
Beth Ann Britt, LMT

 

“Love Cheryl! What an amazing teacher, woman, and mentor.”
Jen Weisenberg, LMT

“I am honored to be in Cheryl’s class! Anyone who is lucky enough to learn from her is truly receiving a great gift.”
Anonymous CE Evaluator, LMT

 

 

 

 

 

Reflexology: The Roth Method:
Manual Counter-Stress Technique for Optimal Relaxation
via the Hands and Feet
with Dr. Henry Roth, DC, NCTMB

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Mar. 26

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Jun. 04

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Aug. 20

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Oct. 29

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 03

Sun

10am-6pm

 

There’s nothing quite as good as a great foot massage and this is an approach you have never seen!

Join us for a day of great foot and hand work. After a lifetime of performing exceptional hands on manual therapy, both as a massage therapist and chiropractor, Dr. Henry Roth has become an extraordinarily popular and sort after teacher as well. The Reflexology presented by Dr. Roth is like no other. Students from his early teachings would hire him for their own personal sessions. Dr. Henry’s style of work is both intense and manually beautiful and it is his initial relaxation techniques that set him apart from other practitioners.
Please bring two pillows and a special foot lotion you might enjoy.


This class is intended for both those who have not taken reflexology before and current reflexologists looking to upgrade their manual approach.

 

 

Traditional Usui REIKI: Weekend Training Levels 1 + 2
with Alice Rich, MPA, BA

2 days, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 16 credits, $350.00

2017 Feb. 18 & 19

Sat & Sun

10am-6pm

2017 May 06 & 07

Sat & Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Aug. 12 & 13

Sat & Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 11 & 12

Sat & Sun

10am-6pm

 

The secret of friendship is extending a hand and being a friend; the secret of receiving love is to give love, and the secret to healing yourself is to do healing work with and on others.

Vibrant health is everybody’s birthright, and once the knowledge is awakened, everybody has the ability to heal. REIKI is a safe, gentle, non-intrusive energy healing technique which uses spiritual energy to treat physical and emotional imbalances without using pressure, manipulation, or massage. It is much more than a physical therapy, however.
It is a beautiful system of balancing the whole mind-body.
As a REIKI Master, armed with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Alice Rich is a wonderful teacher that has devoted her entire life in service to others. Join us for this extraordinary weekend of healing that combines REIKI levels one and two. They consist of lecture, discussion, and practice including giving and receiving a complete REIKI treatment using all the special hand positions as well as self-treatment and distance healing. 
If you have ever thought of doing healing work, or if you are already in the health care industry and want to add another healing component to what you’re doing already, REIKI will be dynamite for you.

THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

 

 

 

Traditional Usui REIKI: Advanced
with Alice Rich, MPA, BA

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $275

2017 Feb. 04

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 May 20

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 Aug. 26

Sat

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 25

Sat

10am-6pm

 

Prerequisite: Reiki Level II, either by taking the previous class we offer, or providing a certificate of completion from another instructor.

 

This one-day intensive Advanced Reiki Training (ART) class consists of lecture, discussion, and practice including giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment with all hand positions, self-treatment, distant healing, and Reiki meditations. The material covered includes:

 

·             Reiki Level I and Reiki Level II Review
(Please see class material in Reiki Level I and Reiki Level II Classes)

·             The Usui Master Symbol which increase the effectiveness of the Reiki II symbols and can be used for healing

·             Advanced Reiki techniques to achieve goals and solve problems

·             The Usui Master attunement (Reiki III)

·             The Microcosmic Orbit Meditation

·             Reiki Master Meditation

·             Reiki Aura Clearing that allows you to remove negative psychic energy from yourself and others and send it to the light

·             Charging objects such as crystals with Reiki

·             Constructing and Activating a Reiki Crystal Grid for continuous distant healing

·             Practice Treatments

 

Class fee includes manual, literature, and certificate. The Advanced Reiki Training certificate from your instructor is in addition to the certificate North Jersey Massage Training Center provides for all of our Continuing Education classes.

 

 

 

Traditional Usui REIKI: Master Practitioner and Teacher Training
with Alice Rich, MPA, BA

2 days, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 16 credits, $600

2017 May 27 & 28

Sat & Sun

10am-6pm

 

Prerequisite: Advanced Reiki Training (ART), either by taking our previous class in this series, or by providing a certificate of completion from another instructor for ART or Reiki 3a.

This is a two day intensive class consisting of lecture, discussion, and practice including giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment with all hand positions, self-treatment, distant healing, Reiki meditations, the ability to teach Reiki to others, and to pass attunements. The material covered includes:

·               Review of Reiki Levels I, II, and III
(Please see class material in Reiki Level I, Reiki Level II, and Advanced Reiki Training (ART) Classes)

·               The Tibetan Symbols utilized for attunements of all Reiki levels     

·               The ability to teach Reiki to others and to pass attunements

·               What it means to be a Reiki Master

·               Performing healing attunements

·               Passing Attunements for Reiki Levels I, II, III, and Master/Teacher

·               The use of the Antahkarana Symbol

·               Instruction and practice on giving all Attunements

 

Class fee includes manual, literature, and certificate. The Reiki Master/Teacher certificate from your instructor is in addition to the certificate North Jersey Massage Training Center provides for all of our Continuing Education classes.

 

 

 

Research Basics for Massage Therapists
with Zoë Putnam, M.A., LMT

3 hours, 3.5 credits, $90.00

Not currently scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.

 

As of January 1st, 2013, NCBTMB requires that its board certified massage therapists take three hours of research every two years. This class fulfills that requirement.

Click here for details.

 

It is incumbent upon massage therapists, as professionals, to be aware of published research in the field of massage therapy, to know how to interpret and evaluate the studies, and to incorporate the appropriate findings into their own practices.

 

Course Difficulty Level:  Basic

 

Course Description:  This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of research and its interpretation.

 

Learning Outcomes and Objectives

The participant will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the following:

•  The various components of a typical research paper.

•  Definitions of technical terms commonly found in published research.

•  How to read and interpret a study.

•  Some of the benefits and limitations of research.

•  How to conduct a search using online search engines.

 

              Participants will receive handouts at the beginning of the course as well as a syllabus explaining what will be taught.

Participants will be evaluated on an on-going basis through class discussions, open questions, and feedback.

Teaching strategies include lecture, discussion, and demonstration.

 

 

 

 

How to Effectively Treat Interscapular Knots in the Rhomboids: The Heisler Approach
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
one day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Sept. 15

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 18

Mon

10am-6pm

 

 

NOBODY TREATS SHOULDER KNOT PAIN MORE EFFECTIVELY THAT A MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPIST!

Now there is a successful protocol you can follow to treat it!

In my experience, the knots found at the medial borders of the scapula are among the top five most frequently mentioned soft tissue complaints. It could be on either side of your client’s body, and by referring all over it mimics many other complaints in the shoulders, neck, lats, etc. I work on this specific condition on a daily basis and it drives my clients crazy. It’s that chronic low grade pain, day in and day out for months and sometimes years that wears them down. The only modality I have ever seen effective against trigger points in the rhomboids is medical massage. It’s what unseparates us from all the other modalities.
Soft tissue complaints require a soft tissue solution and we are soft tissue experts!

During any given year, a handful of my clients will check themselves into the local emergency room thinking that they might be experiencing a serious cardio issue. They can’t take a deep breath without pain or lift their arm up, and they invariably start thinking it’s something big. After a thorough medical examination, they are routinely told that they have a pinched nerve or a trigger point firing in their scapular region and are prescribed either an anti-inflammatory, a pain killer, or sent for physical or massage therapy.

Join massage pioneer Larry Heisler in this all day, hands-on workshop that specifically addresses interscapular trigger points. Larry will take you through all the aspects of his dramatically effective approach exploring causes, contributing factors, contraindications and long term strategies.

This class will help you address your client’s interscapular pain,
and the protocol you are going to learn will give you the experience and insight you need!
You will have the clinical tools to address this soft tissue complaint effectively and it will be great for your business!

 

 

 

Stretch University: A Primer on Stretching Science for Manual Therapists

Includes Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Muscle Energy Technique, Active Isolated Stretching, and Myofascial Release

with Tony LaSala, Ph.D

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Jun. 02

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Sept. 08

Fri

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 10

Sun

10am-6pm

 

Flexibility is an important adjunct to regain or maintain optimal health.  Prevention of postural problems and injuries to joints should be a priority.  Stretching your clients has many benefits.  In addition to adjustments, you will be able to help your clients regain postural control of specific muscles that might be creating chronic musculoskeletal disorders, spasms or strains. Healthier muscles result in increased range of motion, improved circulation, greater postural control and optimal performance.

You will learn about the principles and clinical aspects of flexibility, the factors limiting flexibility, as well as techniques to enhance flexibility throughout the body.

You will learn the most effective stretches to eliminate pain, alleviate muscle soreness, improve balance, and prevent common injuries.

 

Click here for information about the instructor.

 

 

 

 

Supercharge your Swedish Massage
with Shiatsu
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Mar. 16

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Jun. 01

Thu

10am-6pm

2017 Oct. 26

Thu

10am-6pm

 

Adding Shiatsu to your massage will supercharge your work!

Shiatsu is a deeply powerful and complete form of bodywork, respected worldwide and based on thousands of years of empirical data. What’s more profound is that the meridian system and its specific acu-points have a deep influence on our musculature, the internal organ conditions and the immune and nervous systems. Join us for this one day workshop, where Larry will teach you how to add the most powerful shiatsu lines and points to supercharge your Swedish massage.

 

“The first 8,000 massage treatments I performed in my career were Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu sessions. I had studied for years with the Macrobiotic and Japanese Masters Michio Kushi and Sensei Masahiro Oki and was amazed at their breadth of wisdom, power and effectiveness. There wasn’t any type of overhead bar or other props in the early 1970’s and you did not walk on your client’s body. Instead it was a very sophisticated form of bodywork using many parts of your own body to treat your client while concentrating on the energy lines called meridians and specific acupuncture points called tsubos.”
Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

 

 

 

 

 

Myofascial Table Stretching

Module A: Upper Body and Module B: Lower Body
with Dr. Henry Roth, DC, NCBTMB

Each Module is: 1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

 

Upper Body:

2017 Oct. 01

Sun

10am-6pm

 

Lower Body:

2017 Oct. 15

Sun

10am-6pm

 

FROM MYOFASCIAL TO PNF!

 “You don’t lose suppleness because you get old and out of shape or injured, you get old and out of shape, or injured because you’ve lost suppleness.”
Dr. Henry Roth

 

Your Clientele Will Love our Sophisticated Table Stretching Program!

One of the secrets of a great massage session is running your clients body through a comprehensive range of motion.
For starters they love the additional work and it will help reverse their aging process and promote youthful and flexible joints. Not a week goes by that I don’t get complimented on my stretching protocols and frankly Dr. Henry really knows his stuff.
Experience both days, Module A and Module B with Olympic Massage Therapist, Dr. Henry Roth, as he guides you through the theory of muscle contraction. Learn how to lengthen the muscle, eliminate spasms and maintain proper anatomical form. Discover the dynamics of stretch for your clients and especially for yourself. Achieve the supple, calm and flexible muscles you have always desired. Make your body a better place to live. MANUAL INCLUDED.
PERSONAL TRAINERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS GREAT CLASS TOO!

 

 

 

Introduction to Thai Massage for Floor or Table

with Rose Griscom, RTT

1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

Not currently scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.

 

Thai Massage is an in demand technique which clients love! It increases flexibility, reduces muscle pain, relieves joint restrictions, softens fascia, and promotes deep relaxation and rest. This class will show you how to include thai massage in any table or floor session, using passive range of motion and compression. We'll cover basic techniques, philosophy, benefits, and applications, with the client lying prone, side-lying, or supine, working on the feet, legs, abdomen, ribcage, back, and shoulders. You'll leave with a 45min comprehensive thai massage routine to start practicing right away. Your instructor is one of the most experienced thai massage instructors in the country. She was trained in Thailand and has been teaching since 1994.

 

Thank you so much for all your attention to detail. Your patience and professionalism really inspired us to stay grounded and connected to the task.

- Shane, Canyon Ranch Spa, Tucson, AZ

 

The class and your approach were just what I needed.  I felt rejuvenated in my massage practice and refreshed in spirit.

- Suzanne, Raleigh, NC

 

 

 

 

A Taste of Thai with Herbal Ball Packs

with Rose Griscom, RTT

2 days, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 16 credits, $325.00

2017 Oct. 27 & 28

Fri & Sat

10am-6pm

 

This is a fun, popular class, so reserve your spot early. Spend one day learning about the traditional medicinal herbs used in thai herbal compresses, then the next day learning basic thai massage techniques, for floor or table, as you apply the compresses. Smell, see, touch, mash, and cut up fresh and dried herbs as you hear about their specific medicinal benefits and ways to include this “medicine you eat” into your personal and professional practice.  Class includes a comprehensive textbook and one herbal pack you make in class to use, take home, and use again. The herbal packs are wonderful during a traditional thai massage or as an added bonus with any massage, being placed on specific parts of the body that need special attention. We'll use a powerful combination of over 20 herbs and flowers directly from Thailand with local herbs added as the seasons allow. Some of the herbs and flowers include lemongrass, eucalyptus, ginger, turmeric, camphor, lavender, and lime.

 

Appreciated Rose’s gracious and humble spirit. Sensitive to everyone’s energy yet firm to keep it moving.

- Tracey, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

TABLE THAI

with Rose Griscom, RTT

2 days, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 16 credits, $300.00

Not currently scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

A new version of Table Thai: combine thai massage compressions & stretches with swedish massage, on a massage table, with the client properly draped, working supine and prone.

 

Thai-Yoga massage is a playful mix of passive yoga stretches, compression-style massage, and loving-kindness meditation, adapted here from the traditional floor mat to a standard massage tablet.

This powerful and ancient practice releases muscle and joint tension, relaxes the mind, reduces physical discomfort, and allows you to use your body effectively while providing deep stretches and relaxing techniques that your clients will LOVE.


This is NOT doing thai on the table just as if you were on the floor—though you could incorporate it that way if you want to. And it is NOT doing your swedish massage with thai massage 'strokes'. This training is a beautiful and practical combination protocol of some swedish followed by some thai, then some swedish followed by some thai, as we progress around the body. Very useful, effective, and easy to do.

 

Students are expected to already know some basic swedish massage, as that is not specifically taught in class. Rather, the thai massage table techniques are taught and you are shown how to integrate your existing swedish techniques during the Table Thai session.

 

·                Offer something new to your clients.

·                Incorporate thai massage into your table practice.

·                Refresh your thai training.

·                Adapt thai to a massage table. 

·                Learn an hour routine which treats feet, legs, hips, abdomen, chest, neck, and back. 

·                All the basics are covered with lots of hands-on time.

 

 

WHAT TO BRING:

·                We have massage tables at this location.

·                Sheets: table, drape, and face cradle.

·                We will at times work OVER CLOTHING, so please bring or wear loose, comfortable, modest clothing that allows freedom of movement such as lightweight sweat pants, yoga pants, pajama-style pants, t-shirt, cotton shirt, or lightweight sweater, with minimum buttons or zippers.

·                We will also work UNCLOTHED and DRAPED, so be prepared to change.

·                Bring water and a snack for break time, or food is within driving distance for lunch time.

 

 

 

Thai-Yoga Massage for Two

with Rose Griscom, RTT

1 day, 1:00pm to 6:00pm, 5 credits

Not currently scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.


Class fee is $150 for two (any two people who register and pay together) or $90 per person.

 

For couples, friends, partners, yoga buddies, and massage therapists

Enjoy an afternoon to connect, massage, relax, and rejuvenate together.

NO massage or yoga experience needed, but either is welcome!

Thai-Yoga Massage is like partner yoga coupled with therapeutic massage

This class is a fun way to learn some thai stretching techniques that can easily be done on friends, family, or clients.

 

 

 

Therapeutic Touch

with Zoë Putnam, M.A., LMT

 

Basic I

2 days (1 week apart), 10:00am to 5:00pm, 14 credits, $295.00

Not currently scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.

 

Therapeutic Touch (TT) is one of the most remarkably powerful energy healing techniques.  Using your hands (generally), you first "scan" the receiver's energy field a few inches above the body; "assess" it for areas not in balance; then, where needed, restore "balance".  TT addresses imbalances in the physical, emotional, and spiritual realms.  In this class you will learn and practice these main components of a TT session.

 

 

Basic II   Prerequisite: Basic I

2 days, 10:00am to 5:00pm, 14 credits, $295.00

Not currently scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.

 

Basic II is a continuation of Basic I.  It imparts a deeper mastery of the healing techniques previously learned and introduces additional treatment/balancing strategies.  This class also includes supervised oversight of in-class TT sessions done by participants.  The student will be given tips on how to incorporate TT into your current practice.

 

 

Advanced   Prerequisite: Basic II

2 days, 10:00am to 5:00pm, 14 credits, $325.00

Not currently scheduled. Let us know if you’re interested.

 

This class builds on the knowledge and experience gained in Basics I and II.  We investigate the roles of consciousness, compassion, and the insights generated by TT, as well as the personal growth that accompanies the regular practice of energy healing.  In class, students will conduct healing sessions at the advanced level of expertise supervised by the instructor.

 

 

 

Under the Stone:
Massage with the Rothstone

Dr. Henry Roth, DC, NCBTMB
1 day, 10:00am to 6:00pm, 8 credits, $175.00

2017 Aug. 06

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Nov. 05

Sun

10am-6pm

2017 Dec. 17

Sun

10am-6pm

 

 

For specialized deep tissue hot stone bodywork

Hot stone therapy has become one of the most requested spa treatments around the world. In Under the Stone Dr. Henry Roth teaches you how to use his patented, hand-carved Rothstone, made from a variety of stones including black agate, a healing and protective gemstone, and travertine and serpentine, also gemstones, each with their own healing properties.

Unlike any other stone on the market, the Rothstone adapts perfectly with airtight conformity to all of the hard and soft tissue of the human anatomy. In addition, it has better heat retention than basalt stones, so it takes YOU, the hot stone therapist, to the next level by allowing you to perform a great deep-tissue massage with deeper penetration. Most importantly, it will extend your career longevity by avoiding overuse of the thumb, hands, and wrist.

This workshop will prove to be a wonderful addition to your current use of hot stone therapy or as a customized hot stone therapy added to your menu of services.

I attended the Rothstone massage class in the fall of 2016 at North Jersey Massage Training Center with Dr. Henry Roth. As soon as Dr. Roth began demonstrating how to glide the heated stone around the curves of the back and neck, I knew I was going to use this technique in my practice. I have had very positive response from all my clients. The stones are effective in the release of muscular stress in a completely different way than using my fingers, thumbs and elbows. In fact the Rothstone has saved my thumbs after 28 years doing massage and reflexology!” - Craig Garretson Landau, LMT, Reflexologist