Massage Therapy Continuing Education

Continuing Education
Advance your skills & your career through a wide variety of hands-on Continuing Education classes

 

The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage is committed to providing its graduates and the massage community with a broad menu of continuing education classes*.

It is our philosophy that continuing education should be one of the cornerstones of the OSTM program. Our goal is to host an array of guest presenters who are knowledgeable and accomplished in their respective fields. Please join us for our impressive continuing education programs.

For any questions or additional information, please contact the campus offering the course: The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage Syracuse: 315-424-1159  or Rochester: 585-241-0070

*Please note: In the event of a cancellation by the school and/or CE Instructor, participants will be reimbursed for their entire purchase of the continuing education class.

UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES  




Natural FaceLift Massage

 

By: Yuriy Esperson, LMT

Location:  Syracuse Campus, 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s):    Monday through Thursday, August 21st through August 24th 2017
Time(s):    9:00am – 5:00pm
CEU Credits Granted:  28

To register call 315-424-1159

Class Size:

  • Maximum Class Size: 32
  • Minimum Class Size: 8
  • Prerequisites Courses: None

Course Description

Featured in Massage Magazine (April 2015, page 52-53)

Based on and certified by the London Center for Indian Champissage International TM (LCICI) and then significantly advanced by Yuri Esperson, this class will focus on gentle and precise massage of the small muscles in the face.  While using no oils or creams, students will learn that holding the muscle for a prolonged period of time allows the facial muscles to strengthen and tighten. Specially designed massage strokes combined with acupressure gently moves out the old lymph, improves blood circulation, and brings fresh lymph into the facial area to provide a fresh, glowing look that lasts for days. Eighty percent of this 4-day workshop will be spent practicing these techniques.

Upon completion of the class, students will be able to perform a full one-hour facial treatment.

Students wishing to take an additional certification exam may do so after an additional 30 hours of practice. The certification exam is separate from the course, and which may be arranged directly with the instructor if desired. It consists of one hour theoretical and one hour practical parts, and is not included in the class time or tuition. Students who will successfully pass the exam  will be awarded by Certificate of Achievement (4 CE’s).

Learn more at www.faceliftmassage.com

Who is eligible to attend:

Licensed Massage Therapists, Estheticians, Nurses, Doctors

Supplies  you will need to bring:

  • Full set of massage table sheets (except face cradle cover)
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Pencil, pen, a notebook to class each day
  • Camera (cellphone camera is OK),
  • handhold mirror,
  • drinking water

Instructor Bio

Yuriy Esperson, LMT

Since youth, Yuri has been interested in the potential of the human body and mind. After earning a Master’s Degree in electro-technology at the St. Petersburg University (Russia) where he taught classes in his major and lead diploma projects for graduating students. At the same time, he dedicated himself to running. He spent time running across deserts and mountains for national teams, and went on to claim first place at the US National 24 hour race. He got interested in massage as a natural healing art with a lot of potential; potential which he went on to explore and master. He received training in all of the mainstream modalities, and went on to be voted the “Best of the Best” massage therapist in the Hamptons three years in a row. Yuri won Directors Choice Award during volunteering in Medical tent for Grand to Grand Ultra 2014-2016 self-supported 7 day running race. He was also invited as a pacer, coach and sports massage therapist to India during K2K run (October 2012)  famous Indian runner was crossing India from North to South (2500 miles) and TGIR (The Great India Run, July-August 2016) race from Delhi to Mumbai (980 miles)  Yuri is the author of the Natural Facelift Massage article published in Massage Magazine (April, 2015). He was featured in magazine articles, and had an array of celebrity clients, while continuing his education and looking for cutting edge techniques. In 2005, he traveled to the London Center for Indian Champissage to become one of the first people in the US certified in the practice of face lift massage. He then went back to get his teaching license in order to share the practice. From 2004 till 2008 Yuri is also explore and master various Healing Energy Arts. Graduated from The Monroe Institute of Applied Science (VA) he studied Matrix Energetics, Yuen Energetics, Demancic Bioenergy Healing and created very effective healing technic using Psycho Kinesis. Since 2007 Yuri is giving small group private classes in massage technics. Since 2011 he is teaching in London Center of Champissage International (UK) Natural Face Lift massage, Kansa Vatki Foot massage and other unique types of massages. Since January 2012 Yuri is an Instructor of continuing education at Swedish Institute of Health Science (NY, NY). Creator of Natural Face Lift Self-Care Massage and I-Stretch (Integrated Stretch), Q-Stretch (Quick Stretch), Kansa Vatki Padabhyanga Indian Foot Massage (Ayurvedic), Shiro-Abhyanga Indian Head Massage (Ayurvedic), Bodywork for Face (Face Exercise workshop), Bioenergy Healing Tools Yuri focuses heavily on practical results and he is committed to every student being able to apply the methods learned with the best possible results.

Registration

Cost:  

  • $645
  • $150 deposit (Non-refundable registration fee) due at time of registration

Final day for Registration:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay a $150 non-refundable registration fee
  • Students who Cancel before August 11th forfeit the registration fee.
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel after August 11th, 2017 forfeit the registration fee and full tuition for the course.
  • In the event the class is cancelled by OSTM, all monies paid are refunded to those registered

To register call 315-424-1159




Q-stretch

 

By: Yuriy Esperson, LMT

Location:  Syracuse Campus, 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s):    Friday, August 25th 2017
Time(s):    9:00am – 6:00pm
CEU Credits Granted:  8

To register call 315-424-1159

Class Size:

  • Maximum Class Size: 32
  • Minimum Class Size: 8
  • Prerequisites Courses: None

Course Description

Q-Stretch is a 1 day, very effective yet simple workshop, which teaches massage therapists, fitness and yoga instructors and personal trainers how to perform short 5-20 minute advanced stretches and body work. It is a short version of I-Stretch (Integrated Stretch). This work includes elements of Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage and components that are unique to Q-Stretch. Client doesn’t have to be undressed and session affecting whole body.

One of the unique aspects of the techniques is the “Tourniquet Effect,” which significantly increases blood flow through affected areas.  Benefits include reduced stiffness of joints, increased muscle strength and improved mobility.

Q-Stretch can be used by anyone as a daily routine in spas, gyms, corporate settings or anywhere else the space allows. It’s great for athletes as pre/post and during event modality, as well as for regular people. These sessions can be done on the table but will work anyplace where you can use a massage chair and may garner attention from people nearby. This can be a great method to add to your practice and grow your business.

This technique was tested in many sports events to serve runners: K2K run 2012 across the India, in Himalayan Mountains, during 3100 mile race in Queens, NY, Grand to Grand ultra 2014 race in Grand Canyons (Director’s choice Award).

Who is eligible to attend:

Licensed Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Personal Trainers, Fitness/Yoga Instructors

Supplies  you will need to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Pencil, pen, a notebook to class each day
  • drinking water

Instructor Bio

Yuriy Esperson, LMT

Since youth, Yuri has been interested in the potential of the human body and mind. After earning a Master’s Degree in electro-technology at the St. Petersburg University (Russia) where he taught classes in his major and lead diploma projects for graduating students. At the same time, he dedicated himself to running. He spent time running across deserts and mountains for national teams, and went on to claim first place at the US National 24 hour race. He got interested in massage as a natural healing art with a lot of potential; potential which he went on to explore and master. He received training in all of the mainstream modalities, and went on to be voted the “Best of the Best” massage therapist in the Hamptons three years in a row. Yuri won Directors Choice Award during volunteering in Medical tent for Grand to Grand Ultra 2014-2016 self-supported 7 day running race. He was also invited as a pacer, coach and sports massage therapist to India during K2K run (October 2012)  famous Indian runner was crossing India from North to South (2500 miles) and TGIR (The Great India Run, July-August 2016) race from Delhi to Mumbai (980 miles)  Yuri is the author of the Natural Facelift Massage article published in Massage Magazine (April, 2015). He was featured in magazine articles, and had an array of celebrity clients, while continuing his education and looking for cutting edge techniques. In 2005, he traveled to the London Center for Indian Champissage to become one of the first people in the US certified in the practice of face lift massage. He then went back to get his teaching license in order to share the practice. From 2004 till 2008 Yuri is also explore and master various Healing Energy Arts. Graduated from The Monroe Institute of Applied Science (VA) he studied Matrix Energetics, Yuen Energetics, Demancic Bioenergy Healing and created very effective healing technic using Psycho Kinesis. Since 2007 Yuri is giving small group private classes in massage technics. Since 2011 he is teaching in London Center of Champissage International (UK) Natural Face Lift massage, Kansa Vatki Foot massage and other unique types of massages. Since January 2012 Yuri is an Instructor of continuing education at Swedish Institute of Health Science (NY, NY). Creator of Natural Face Lift Self-Care Massage and I-Stretch (Integrated Stretch), Q-Stretch (Quick Stretch), Kansa Vatki Padabhyanga Indian Foot Massage (Ayurvedic), Shiro-Abhyanga Indian Head Massage (Ayurvedic), Bodywork for Face (Face Exercise workshop), Bioenergy Healing Tools Yuri focuses heavily on practical results and he is committed to every student being able to apply the methods learned with the best possible results.

Registration

Cost:  

  • $195
  • $50 deposit (Non-refundable registration fee) due at time of registration

Final day for Registration:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
  • Students who Cancel before August 11th forfeit the registration fee.
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel after August 11th, 2017 forfeit the registration fee and full tuition for the course.
  • In the event the class is cancelled by OSTM, all monies paid are refunded to those registered

To register call 315-424-1159



End of Life Care

The Role of Integrative Therapies at the End of Life with Karin Cole

 

Karin Cole, LMT

Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
Date: Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm
CEU Credits Granted: 8

To register call 585-241-0070

Class Size:

  • Maximum Class Size: 24
  • Minimum Class Size: 8
  • Prerequisites Courses: This class is open to all body work professionals

Course Description

Death and dying is one of the most difficult subjects for people to reconcile. Those of us in practitioner roles, regardless of our professional focus, will have moments when we experience the death of patients, clients, and even people in our own famies. In a combination of lecture, discussion, and break-out sessions we will explore how to talk honestly about dying and examin challenges people who get bad news experience.
We will look at how incorporating integrative medicine practices such as massage therapy, mindfulness, aromatherapy, acupuncture, music, yoga, spiritual care, et al, can make a significant difference in a persons journey toward death.
We will probe what it means to have discussions with dying people, what it is that they want, and, and what to say or not say to them. We will also explore what to do with our own grief and other feelings that arise when we face the mortality of others and even ourselves.

Learning Objective

– Students begin to learn and discuss what it means to die. The physiological qualities to death but also the psychosocial and existential aspects of the dying process.
– Students will learn how to use meditation as the introduction of having a personal experience with an integrative medicine technique that can be used in practice.
– Palliative care physician talks about the meaning of life and death and the witnessing of the different ways people do it. Students deepen their understanding of the emotional and spiritual aspects of dying and dying well. Begin to introduce the concepts of differentiating between consciousness around the dying process and the ability to create best case scenarios when facing the end of life.
– Students learn what integrative medicine is and how it can be used during serious illness toward the end of life.
– Students begin to explore the meaning of the present moment and the concept of mindfulness
– Students will be introduced to various integrated therapies to offer clients who are near the end of life. Some of examples of therapies that will be introduced are Massage therapy, Reiki therapy, Mindfulness, Music therapy, art therapy, legacy project, breathing, meditation, yoga, aromatherapy and Therapeutic Touch.
– Students will experience powerful video testimonials from local family and patients dealing with the end of life. Follow them through several weeks and illustrates communication, emotion, and struggle. Students get a firsthand look at a real situation all the way through death.
– Students learn about the conversations that many people who are dying want to have. They learn words and concepts to use that are helpful and to avoid ones that are not. They learn the meaning of ‘being with’ rather than ‘doing’ or ‘fixing’ a situation.
– Students begin to explore the role of spirituality at the end of life. They explore differences in belief systems and how different people individually view this.
– -Students learn the differences between compassion and empathy and the importance of both. We discuss compassion fatigue and ways to care for oneself and practice self-compassion in the wake of this difficult work.
– Students learn what the new laws are saying about people’s right to die when terminally ill. Discussion and exploration on this topic.

Who is eligible to attend:

Licensed Massage Therapists.

Instructor Bio

Karin Cole, LMT

Karin Cole is a New York State licensed massage therapist and a certified life coach. She is the Massage Therapy and Bereavement Coordinator for the Palliative Care Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. She is the founder of Monarch Integrative Care, an integrative medicine home visit program for people with serious illness. She is certificated in oncology massage, geriatric massage, and complete congestive therapy for lymphedema.
Karin is the co-founder of the Integrative Oncology Committee at the Wilmot Cancer Center, which is committed to bringing education and services of integrative medical therapies to the community and healthcare providers. She also serves as the clinical supervisor for the massage therapy program.
Karin maintains a private practice, serves on the Advisory Board for the Finger Lakes Community College Massage Program, and also facilitates a consciousness group for medical professionals on death and dying. She is also trained in Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, and has studied western Shamanism for several years

Registration

Cost:

      • $169

Final day for Registration, balance due date:

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Cancellation Policy:

      • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
      • Students who No-Show or Cancel forfeit the registration fee.
      • Students who Cancel after Saturday, September 16th, 2017 forfeit the full tuition for the course.
      • In the event the class is cancelled by OSTM, all monies paid are refunded to those registered

To register call 585-241-0070


MotherMassage ®:

Massage during Pregnancy

By: Elaine Stillerman, LMT

Location:  Syracuse Campus, 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s):    Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 27th, 28th AND 29th 2017
Time(s):    Friday = 9:00am – 6:00pm
                   Saturday  = 9:00am – 6:00pm
                   Sunday = 8:30am – 3:00pm
NYS/NCBTMB/Florida Board of Massage Therapy CEU Credits Granted:  24
(10 CEU’s from MTANS – Canada)

To register call 315-424-1159

Class Size:

  • Maximum Class Size: 30
  • Minimum Class Size: 12
  • Prerequisites Courses: None

Course Description

Throughout history, in tribal and traditional societies, massage was an integral part of a woman’s pregnancy, labor and postpartum experience. Typically, the women of the community gathered together to support her and her baby with herbal medicines, rituals, massage, physical and emotional support.

In this country, massage therapists and bodyworkers have an opportunity to encourage pregnant women to incorporate massage therapy into their prenatal, labor and postpartum care. Massage therapy offers the gravid woman a safe, nurturing and relaxing way to relieve the common discomforts she may be experiencing.

During the MotherMassage ®: Massage during Pregnancy professional certification workshop, you can learn the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor and postpartum, as well as the skills and bodywork techniques necessary to massage your clients competently from their first trimester through labor and postpartum recovery. Hands-on work includes full body prenatal massage in five different positions: side-lying without turning the client; side-lying turning to the opposite side; side-lying to supine; sitting and using the bodyCushion System ™, labor support massage and postpartum massage therapy. Appropriate draping and practitioner body mechanics are discussed. Hand-saving massage techniques and tools (tspheres®) are explored. Special attention is paid to treating the most common discomforts of pregnancy. The contraindications and precautions of prenatal massage are discussed in detail.

A variety of bodywork systems, such as Swedish massage, acupressure, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, myofascial release, reflexology, proprioception, etc. are used. Herbal remedies and nutritional supplementation are discussed along with marketing and promotional strategies to help increase your specialized practice.

This three-day course will be held from 9:00am to 6:00pm Friday and Saturday; and  8:30 am – 3:00pm on Sunday. Times are subject to change to accommodate travel plans and facilities. 24 CEs are granted from  FL and NY Boards of Massage, and NCBTMB. 10 from MTANS (Canada). This course is open to licensed massage therapists and bodyworkers, childbirth educators, nurse-midwives, lay-midwives, doulas, physical therapists, obstetricians and labor support coaches. All non-massage professionals must have basic massage skills as a prerequisite to this course.

A student manual is distributed electronically for students to print out and bring to class. Professional certification is awarded after completing the course, passing a take-home exam with at least 80% and validated proof that you have massaged two different pregnant women (Letters of Receipt of Service are included.)

You must pay in full at the time of registration. The cost of the class is US $425.00 for early registration and $500.00 for late registration – within 2 weeks of the class. If you are taking this class a second time, $25.00 per day will be discounted. A copy of your certificate is required for this discount.

Who is eligible to attend:

Licensed Massage Therapists, physical therapists, obstetricians, childbirth educators, labor coaches, doulas, labor nurses, and midwives. All non-massage professionals must have basic massage therapy skills. All LMTs and other licensed professionals must provide their license number at the time of registration. Others must provide documentation of their profession (doulas, childbirth educators, labor coaches).

Supplies  you will need to bring:

  • Purchase the textbook Prenatal massage: a textbook of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum bodywork (Stillerman, Mosby, 2008) before the first day of class. OSTM will carry the book. It is also available on-line at elsevierhealth.com or www.amazon.com.
  • Two large and two small towels
  • Four sheets
  • Two standard size pillows
  • One small pillow
  • Unscented lubrication
  • A notebook to class each day.

If you are able to provide a pregnant volunteer for Saturday morning’s practicum, please advise OSTM at least a week prior to the class.

Instructor Bio

Elaine Stillerman, LMT

The developer and instructor of MotherMassage ® is Elaine Stillerman, LMT. Licensed in New York since 1978, Stillerman began her pioneering work with pregnant women in 1980. She has been teaching the professional certification course “MotherMassage ®” at prestigious massage schools, spas and resorts across the country since 1990. She has written four books, MotherMassage: A Handbook For Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy (Dell, 1992) and The Encyclopedia of Bodywork (Facts On File, 1996), Prenatal Massage: A Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum Bodywork (Mosby, 2008), and Modalities for Massage and Bodywork (Mosby, 2ed 2015). She has written numerous articles for magazines and journals and her work has been featured in dozens of national magazines. She has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio programs.

In 2013, Elaine was the inaugural recipient of AFMTE’s “Educator of the Year” Award and was inducted into the World Massage Festival’s “Massage Hall of Fame”.

To learn more about Elaine Stillerman, LMT you can visit her website: http://www.mothermassage.net/

 

Registration

Cost:  

  • $425 (if registered by October 06)
  • $500 (if registered after October 06)
  • $350 for participants taking the course a second time (must provide certificate when registering to receive discount – call for fax number/email address)

Final day for Registration:

Friday, October 20, 2017

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay in full when registering
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel after October 19th forfeit tuition in full.
  • Students who cancel on or before October 05th will forfeit $300 of tuition paid.
  • In the event the class is cancelled by OSTM, all monies paid are refunded to those registered

To register call 315-424-1159




Cupping Therapy: 

 Introduction to Cupping with Vicki Kemner-Ramsdell LMT

 

By: Vicki Kemner-Ramsdell

Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
Date(s):   Saturday, October 28th 2017
Time(s):   9am-5pm
CEU Credits Granted: 8

To register call 585-241-0070

Class Size:

  • Maximum Class Size: 24
  • Minimum Class Size: 8
  • Prerequisites Courses: None

Course Description

This class is geared to massage therapists, chiropractors & physical therapists. It has been proven that five minutes of cupping equals thirty minutes of deep tissue massage and provides a way to save the wear and tear on therapist’s hands. Cupping has become a popular method for bodywork professionals to incorporate into their practice. Introduction to Cupping is the first step in blending Cupping Therapy into your practice. This class views Cupping from a western perspective, no prior knowledge of Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) required. This course will cover the history, therapeutic benefits, contraindication, and guidelines or using cupping. As well as the self-care benefits of utilizing cupping and the basic Cupping moves. Students will become familiar with both Silicone & Kangzhu Cups for specific treatments. Students will also become familiar with techniques for the back, shoulders, quads, IT bands, hamstrings & the lower legs. Students will learn the Cupping techniques for specific conditions and the techniques for Plantar Fasciitis with ionic trigger point cups and dynamic Cupping.

This will be an 80% hands on class where a blend of basic techniques and advanced use of cups with be demonstrated and practice.

Supplies  you will need to bring:

    • Notebook & Writing utensil
    • Set of Sheets
    • Medium of their choice
    • Comfortable clothing and shoes
    • *Students will not need to purchase cups to participate in class but the instructor will have a variety of cups available for sale after the class.

Who is eligible to attend:

Licensed Massage Therapists.

Instructor Bio

Vicki studied Thai massage and was certified by Kam Thye Chow in Montreal and his teacher Asokananda of Thailand. She completed advanced Certification of Thai Medical Massage and Herbal Medicine with Pierce Salguero. In August 2009, she became a certified teacher of Traditional Thai Medical Message (TTMM), following in the Shivagakomarpaj lineage.
Vicki is an adjunct professor of Traditional Thai Medical Massage at the Professional Massage Training Center in Springfield, MO and Missouri College in St. Louis. She is the adjunct teacher of TTMM at A Gathering Place in Maryland Heights and for the LMT Success Group. Vicki speaks internationally on Thai Massage and Thai Medicine and is a sought after speaker.
Vicki is recognized as a leading expert on the treatment of neuro-muscular diseases using Traditional Thai Massage. Her clientele range from those who suffer from life altering diseases such as MS, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Auto-Immune, Arthritis and those who see her on a preventative basis. The Gateway Chapter of the MS Society has recently recognized Thai Massage as an effective treatment of MS. Vicki speaks regularly for the MS society on Thai Medical Massage and it’s therapeutic benefits for MS patients.
Vicki’s love of Thai Medicine and her natural understanding of the body and spirit makes her a perfect teacher to hand down this sacred art form. All of her classes are stimulating and packed with knowledge that only a therapist with thousands of hours of experience would have. She is a licensed massage and body worker, former EMT/Paramedic, Certified Yoga Instructor and has taught meditation at Missouri Heights and for the LMT Success Group. Vicki speaks internationally on Thai Massage and Thai Medicine and is a sought after speaker.
Vicki is recognized as a leading expert on the treatment of neuro-muscular diseases using Traditional Thai Massage. Her clientele range from those who suffer from life altering diseases such as MS, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Auto-Immune, Arthritis and those who see her on a preventative basis. The Gateway Chapter of the MS Society has recently recognized Thai Massage as an effective treatment of MS. Vicki speaks regularly for the MS society on Thai Medical Massage and it’s therapeutic benefits for MS patients.
Vicki’s love of Thai Medicine and her natural understanding of the body and spirit makes her a perfect teacher to hand down this sacred art form. All of her classes are stimulating and packed with knowledge that only a therapist with thousands of hours of experience would have. She is a licensed massage and body worker, former EMT/Paramedic, Certified Yoga Instructor and has taught meditation at Missouri colleges. Vicki’s greatest teacher was a blind Thai who taught her the art of integrating hands and spirit with the client to heal and comfort. 

Registration

Cost:  

      • $200

Final day for Registration, balance due date:

October 14th,2017

Cancellation Policy:

      • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
      • Students who No-Show or Cancel forfeit the registration fee.
      • Students who Cancel after October 14th, 2017 forfeit the full tuition for the course.
      • In the event the class is cancelled by OSTM, all monies paid are refunded to those registered

To register call 585-241-0070





Essential Oils

Therapeutic use of Essential Oils with Gail Valente

 

By: Gail Valente, LMT

Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm
CEU Credits Granted: 8

To register call 585-241-0070

Class Size:

  • Maximum Class Size: 24
  • Minimum Class Size: 8

Course Description

Learn how adding essential oils to your massage work can facilitate pain relief, and ease common client issues of headache, anxiety, and sleeplessness. This one day class will give you tools to safely and effectively supplement your work with the addition of essential oils. You’ll learn how 10 essential oils offer support therapeutically and emotionally giving a new dimension to your work. Your concise take home manual will let you replicate your own creations. You’ll leave class with your own creation of a massage oil blend and aroma stick inhalers.

Learning Objective

-Students begin to understand how essential oils can support their clients, ease their work and allow for greater healing.
-Students learn detail of 5 essential oils they can use in their practice, understand emotional and therapeutic differences in oils.
-Students learn how, where essential oils are grown, harvested, and distilled.
-Students will learn how to formulate a recipe for the symptom relief they need and make inhaler to treat specific symptoms.
-Students will learn the 5 basic essential oils to assist with pain and inflammation.
-Students understand how essential oils can alleviate pain and create another vehicle for client relief and healing.
-Students see the emotional component and olfactory benefits of these 5 essential oils and how they support the physical body with therapeutic benefits.
-Safe use of essential oils is as important as knowing which oils to select for a particular condition.
-Students will understand where to get accurate and safe information to ensure they are providing the best protocol for their client’s needs.
-Students will learn and embrace the benefits and wide-reaching response to essential oils they can discover and find value in including essential oils into their practice and daily lives with safety and integrity.
-Students will learn what oils will support their clients and what pertinent and important questions to ask to provide the safest, most effective blend.
-Students understand that essential oils have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties and can be used for this purpose very effectively without the use of hard chemical agents.
-Students will create inhalers, creams, oils, and hand sanitizer using essential oils to utilize in their practice as a body work professional.

Supplies you will need to bring:

    • pen
    • paper
    • wear comfortable clothes

Who is eligible to attend:

Licensed Massage Therapists.

Instructor Bio

Gail Valente, LMT

Gail Valente is a 2001 graduate of Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Shortly after graduation she focused her practice in Medical Massage, Myofascial Release to ease client pain issues. After Opening Retreat House Massage & Wellness Center in 2005 she began studying how foot reflexology could benefit clients. Her first introduction to teaching cam while supporting Kripalu’s Foot Reflexology Instructor, Eileen Donovan in the classroom. They went on to teach together for five years. In 2010, Gail began her study of essential oils at Aromahead Institute. She has taught Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils at the Swedish Institute in New York City since 2011 as well as OSTM Rochester and Syracuse Campuses. Gail began teaching Law and Ethics, Professionalism and Communication, and Business at OSTM Rochester Campus in 2013 and is currently the Clinic Director.

Registration

Cost:

      • $179

Final day for Registration, balance due date:

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Cancellation Policy:

      • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
      • Students who No-Show or Cancel forfeit the registration fee.
      • Students who Cancel after Saturday, October 28th, 2017 forfeit the full tuition for the course.
      • In the event the class is cancelled by OSTM, all monies paid are refunded to those registered

To register call 585-241-0070


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