Chair Massage

3 CE Hours NCBTMB and state of WI approved

Prerequisite:  Must be a massage therapist

Have more fun than you thought possible with chair massage --while also being more effective! Play with pec and lat stretches to help the neck, pin and stretch to refresh tired forearms, and an efficient hip releaser. Learn essential assessment questions.

Cost:  $75 or $60 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Keep Your Body Happy

4 CE Hours, NCBTMB and state of WI approved for recertification

Designed and CE-approved for massage therapists; PTs, yoga teachers welcome

Play with yoga-based principles that maximize effective movement while saving your body. Integrate them into your usual massage techniques, receiving individual guidance. Learn strengtheners and stretches to keep you comfortable!

$100 or $80 (if paid two weeks prior to class) 


Muscle Whispering

4 CE Hours, NCBTMB and state of WI approved

Prerequisite: Must be a massage therapist

Because the nervous system regulates tension, a strategically lighter touch can be more effective, says the June Massage Today's feature article "WTFascia...Is there Pain in the Release?" This is exactly the premise we explore in Muscle Whispering, with detailed information and practice for calming the nervous system and the nerves that control specific muscles. 
 

$100 or $80 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Precision Deep Tissue Strategies: Hip and Leg

4 CE Hours NCBTMB and state of WI approved

Designed and CE-approved for massage therapists; PTs, yoga teachers welcome

Target the most effective muscles, tendons, fascia, and joints to relieve hip and knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and more.  Recognize and reduce hip imbalances that lead to back pain.

You'll master techniques and strategies grounded in muscular/fascial relationships and kinesiology. We'll review locations and actions of muscles so you can devise muscle-specific stretches and apply techniques to problem areas with precision.

$100 or $80 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Precision Deep Tissue Strategies: Neck and Shoulder

4 CE Hours NCBTMB and state of WI approved

Designed and CE-approved for massage therapists; PTs, yoga teachers welcome


Neck and shoulder complaints are among the most common we address as massage therapists. Since the root causes of pain and restriction go beyond the muscles that typically hurt, lasting relief requires looking beneath the surface. This course offers techniques and strategies grounded in kinesiology and muscular/fascial relationships. It includes targeted stretching and releases for tight muscles and fascia that sustain the postures contributing to dysfunction in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Updated material and combination of topics!

Cost $100 or $80 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Precision Deep Tissue Strategies: Shoulder and Arm

4 CE Hours NCBTMB and state of WI approved

Designed and CE-approved for massage therapists; PTs, yoga teachers welcome

Address the root causes of shoulder pain that can spread into the neck and back. Target shoulder, elbow, and wrist tendons to restore comfort and range of motion. Relieve tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and carpal tunnel symptoms.

You'll master techniques and strategies grounded in muscular/fascial relationships and kinesiology. We'll review locations and actions of muscles so you can devise muscle-specific stretches and apply techniques to problem areas with precision.

$100 or $80 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Precision Deep Tissue Strategies: Treating the Back

4 CE Hours NCBTMB and state of WI approved

Designed and CE-approved for massage therapists; PTs, yoga teachers welcome

Treat muscles at the source of upper, middle, and lower back problems. Release tension and restore structural balance with targeted strokes and stretches, including powerful side-lying techniques. Explore how shoulder and hip imbalances contribute to back pain.

You'll master techniques and strategies grounded in muscular/fascial relationships and kinesiology. We'll review locations and actions of muscles so you can devise muscle-specific stretches and apply techniques to problem areas with precision.

$100 or $80 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Precision Deep Tissue: Back and Hip

4 CE hours state of WI and NCBTMB approved

Designed and CE-approved for massage therapists; PTs, yoga teachers welcome


Pinpoint muscles at the source of back and hip problems. Apply pin and stretch, pin and rock, pin and move, PNF, vibration, and more. Release tension and restore structural balance by targeting the right muscles in prone, sidelying, and supine positions. Explore how hip imbalances contribute to back pain.

$100 or $80 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Precision Deep Tissue: Twister Whisperer

Releases and Stretches for Psoas, Obliques, Piriformis and More

Designed and CE-approved for massage therapists; PTs, yoga teachers welcome

Tight psoas and oblique muscles distort posture in painful ways. Release them safely and effectively using light pressure, PNF and more. Visually differentiate spinal/pelvic torsion from hip joint rotation and treat each one appropriately. Stretch and apply PNF for piriformis, glutes and adductors. Read the body to determine when each technique is appropriate and when desired results have been achieved.

$100 or $80 (if paid two weeks prior)


Releasing Tension Patterns

7 CE Hours NCBTMB and state of WI approved for recertification

Designed and CE-approved for massage therapists; PTs, yoga teachers welcome

It takes a village of muscles to disarm the tension patterns that cause recurring and chronic pain. Let postural clues and kinesiology show you how to spot patterns as we release muscle villages in the shoulder and low-back areas.

$160 or $140 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Somatic Awareness in the Session Room

exploring the language of inquiry and invitation

6 CE Hours, NCBTMB and state of WI approved 

Prerequisite: Must be a massage therapist

This course is for massage therapists and body-workers who wish to invite clients into a mindful and collaborative experience - together fostering a relaxed attentiveness. In this class you will learn to integrate awareness practices such as somatic tracking, the witness state, the gentle art of invitation and inquiry, and the sensation vocabulary. The dynamics of boundaries and containment and scope of practice. This course does not teach a specific technique; but rather is an orientation into the the body and its wisdom. Class will begin by exploring your own body and developing awareness ~ fostering your capacity to sit in stillness, listen deeply and befriend your body in new ways.
 

$140 or $120 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Stretch Based Deep Tissue

8 CE Hours NCBTMB and state of WI approved

Designed and CE-approved for massage therapists; PTs, yoga teachers welcome


Produce palpable results, even with hard-to-reach muscles. Give your hands a break as you keep your body moving. Treat the whole body using passive stretch, pin and stretch, PNF, and more. Review muscle locations and actions. Draping tips included. An abridged combination of Neck, Shoulder, Back, and Hip classes. 

$180 or $160 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Treating the Neck

4 CE Hours NCBTMB/WI recertification 

Designed and CE-approved for massage therapists; PTs, yoga teachers welcome

Does your client want a whole session on the neck? No problem! You can apply pin and stretch, targeted stretch, unwinding, PNF, trigger points and acupressure. Review muscle locations and actions. Recognize and treat causes in the jaw, shoulders, back, or hips, using optimal methods and sequencing.

$100 or $80 (if paid two weeks prior to class)