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A non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community about natural health

MASSAGE THERAPY: THERAPEUTIC BODYWORK PRACTITIONER PROGRAM

Classes 1 through 6 include:

  • Beginning Body Work
  • Basic Stroke and Body Mechanics
  • Anatomy – Body Systems – Ethics
  • PNF (Muscle Energy)
  • Practical Assessment

The foundation of this program, the first six classes include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Basic Swedish Style Massage—long, connecting strokes and techniques designed to relax and reduce stress.
  • Anatomy/Physiology—the base from which we expand into the therapeutic application of massage. Learn the location, position, and function of the bones, major organs, muscles, and nerves in the body.
  • Ethics and Professionalism, Equipment, Hygiene, Safety.
  • Muscle Isolation—positioning the client, palpating landmarks.
  • Neuro-Lymphatic & Neuro-Vascular—exploring pathways that supply and affect muscles and surrounding organs and systems.
  • Neuro-muscular—contracting and releasing mechanisms accessed; helps provide longer lasting results.
  • Fascia Alignment—relaxing and moving connective tissue, which is primary to foundational balancing of the body as a whole.
  • Manual Lymphatic Drain—technique that encourages and directs lymphatic flow.
  • In-class Practical Experience—actual supervised assessment and practice.

Classes 7 through 14 include:

  • Flower Remedies & Essential Oils
  • CranioSacral Body Work
  • Reflexology
  • Advanced Oils
  • Nutrition
  • Meridian Work & Light Healing Touch
  • Bringing It All Together

These classes provide instruction in more specialized techniques, blending them into a highly effective method of addressing imbalances in the body and enabling the therapist to facilitate healthy change. These techniques include:

  • Continued practice in all Body Mechanics previously covered in classes 1 through 6.
  • Meridian Balancing—effective method of working with and within the energy pathways of the body.
  • Cranio Sacral Bodywork—gentle pressure along spine, cranial, and sacral areas.
  • Essential Oils & Emotional Balancing—subtle, highly effective, life-changing techniques.
  • Reflexology—access reflex points on feet and hands to unblock, stimulate, and align energy pathways of the body.
  • Nutrition & Bio-Chemistry—information about food, vitamins and minerals that affect structural and overall health.
  • Additional therapies on injury techniques, hot rock, myofascia, and more will also be covered.

Class 15 is the Final Exam

Testing includes written and oral examination, research presentation, hands-on performance, demonstration of bone and muscle anatomy and oral interviews.