Continuing Education Programs - Medical Massage Series
Two Day Ultimate Medical/Deep Tissue Massage Series: Day 1: Headaches and Medical Massage + Day 2: Reflexology
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
2 days, 9:30am to 6:00pm, 16 credits, $350.00
Option to take One Day Only, 8 credits, $200
for all dates visit the Listing of Courses by Subject
Day 1: Headaches and Medical Massage
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.
Day 2: Reflexology: The New Jersey Massage Method
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/medical massage 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. Join us for a day of great foot and hand work!
Teacher excellent, he’s a master of his art. This was an excellent course! — Anonymous C.E. evaluation
Excellent, every time I come, I learn something new!!! — Luciano Diaz, LMT
Great class…will add great new techniques to my massage. — Melissa Stein, LMT