Massage Therapy Continuing Education

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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

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 Introduction to Craniosacral

By: Nurit Nardi, LMT

Location:  Syracuse Campus, 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s):    Saturday-Sunday, June 09th & 10th, 2018
Time(s):    9:00am-5:00pm
CEU Credits Granted:  14

Parking pass to nearby parking lot provided for your convenience!

To register call 315-424-1159

Class Size:

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

Course Description

Craniosacral Integration, a powerful hands-on approach that treats and supports the body’s wisdom and its innate ability to heal, is a wonderful tool to add to your existing massage practice.
It gently addresses the spine, skull, sacrum, and fascia to treat pain and trauma as well as supports the body’s self healing process.
Craniosacral Therapy has been around for a long time but lately it has become an increasingly popular therapy due to its effectiveness and safety.
This workshop provides a thorough introduction to a powerful and unique light touch therapy. Our teaching and learning methods are many and varied and include lectures, visual aids, demonstrations, guided sessions, imagery work and small group explorations.
You will learn:
  • The theoretical foundation of Craniosacral Integration
  • The lineage and development of the work
  • Engaging with all levels of the system: physical structures, rhythmic motions, energy
  • The core principle of “health”
  • Hands- on cranial and sacral holds to help your clients in deep relaxation
  • The concept of subtle hands-on palpation
  • Developing therapeutic presence as a vital skill
  • The fundamental platform- types and conditions Craniosacral can help
  • The healing power of a light touch
  • Cultivating new self awareness and self growth
  • And more…
Who is eligible to attend:
Licensed Massage Therapists.
Supplies  you will need to bring:
  • Notebook & Pens
  • Set of Sheets
  • Instruction Manual for course: $5 day of first class 
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • A parking pass will be emailed to you in advance

Instructor Bio

Nurit Nardi, MA, LMT, RCST

NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing EducationMy journey with Craniosacral therapy began in 1997 when I attended my first Craniosacral class at the Upledger’s Institute.

I realized then that this approach spoke to me like no other form of bodywork I have ever done. It was different from anything I expected and experienced until then.

After completing the basic training with the Upledger Institute, I was introduced and trained with Roger Gilchrist in the biodynamic approach (700 hours) which took me deeper into the fascinating work of the fluid body, pre -natal psychology, and the Primary Respiration. I began listening to the body in a new way, shifting tissues without any pressure. I became more and more familiar with the fluid language of the Primary Respiration.

I was also getting good results with challenging issues and realized that working that way was effective and precise clinically, emotionally and spiritually. I was fortunate to assist Roger Gilchrist in the Biodynamic basic training in New York City.

My own approach to the practice and teaching of Craniosacral therapy is, of course, a mixture of all of the various schools and teachers I worked with, plus many other years of training in other modalities including DreamWork, imagery for transformation, and Focusing.

As a teacher I choose to teach some aspects of biomechanics along with the more delicate work of the biodynamic.

For the last eighteen years I have been teaching Craniosacral classes at the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in NYC. Continued interest from students and faculty resulted in my forming continuing education classes on various topics in Craniosacral Integration.  MY classes have been taught in private institutions and massage schools in New York State.

My training and professional experiences in the last 30 years as a licensed massage therapist, a registered Biodyanamic Craniosacral therapist, a Transpersonal therapist, a Focusing advanced practitioner and an expert teacher and practitioner in transformational dream and imagery work, has deepen my work considerably and has kept me involved in many cross disciplinary ventures.

My passion is teaching. I have been a teacher at the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in NYC for 17 years, and am a certified teacher who works locally and internationally through the School of Images in NYC (www.schoolofimages.com) under the supervision of its founder Dr. Catherine Shainberg.

I have also developed many others cross disciplinary workshops in the field of immunology and health, a mind body approach to calm your stress and anxiety, and more.

I am currently in the process of developing a full program teaching Craniosacral Integration Therapy for the ones who are curious and interested in deepening their skills and knowledge in the field of Craniosacral but are not ready to invest huge amount of time and money in training.

Registration

Cost: 

  • $325 (if registered by May 26)
  • $360 (if registered after May 26)
  • $5 – Instructional Manual Required – 1st day of class

Final day for Registration:

Saturday, June 01, 2018

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
  • Students who Cancel before June 01st, 2018 forfeit the registration fee.
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel after June 01st, 2018 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

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Therapeutic use of Essential Oils

 with Gail Valente, LMT

 

By: Gail Valente, LMT

 

Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
Date: Saturday, June 30th, 2018
Time: 8:30am – 5pm
CEU Credits Granted: 8 CEU’s

Registration Deadline: Saturday, June 23, 2018 by 5:00 pm

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, June 23, 2018 by 5:00 pm

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, June 23, 2018 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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NYS Massage Board Review Class

By Dr. Gene Desepoli

Location: Syracuse Campus, 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date: Saturday, July 07th, 2018
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
CEU Credits Granted: Not Applicable – Review for NYS Board Exam Only

Cost for OSTM Graduates:

Registration and payment to made directly to Dr. Gene:

To register email or call

Dr. Gene directly:

 drgenelmt@gmail.com  

or

516-317-9874

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Advanced Craniosacral Integration Class II:
Advanced Palpation,  Listening, and Perception

By: Nurit Nardi, MA, LMT, RCST

Location:  Syracuse Campus, 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s):    Saturday-Sunday, July 14th – 15th, 2018
Time(s):    9:00am-5:00pm
CEU Credits Granted:  14

Registration Deadline: Saturday, July 07, 2018

Parking pass to nearby parking lot provided for your convenience!

To register call 315-424-1159

Class Size:

  • Maximum Class Size: 32
  • Minimum Class Size: 8
  • Prerequisites Courses: Introduction to Craniosacral Massage or Proof of equivalent prior CE (applicants with alternate craniosacral training should email the instructor for review of pre-requisite at nnconnect@hotmail.com)

Course Description

Craniosacral Integration II offers specialty training for body workers, massage therapists and anyone working with the body in the healing arts. Yoga and Chi Kong enthusiasts also reap rewards from this training.

Fundamental to Craniosacral Integration is the combination of the practitioners’ therapeutic presence, nonjudgmental listening skills, noninvasive intentions, deep knowledge of anatomy and the art of palpation. Of these, palpation skills are paramount – over and above even your mechanical skills.

In our two-day class, in an atmosphere of acceptance and support, we will:

  • Explore and trust in the sensitivity of your hands as you contact the fluid body.
  • Cultivate your ability to “be still” – that is, energetically grounded and calm in a clear field of healing that allows you to connect as never before to your clients.
  • Develop a safe and emphatic listening field.
  • Become more comfortable with the challenges of the subtle palpation skills that Craniosacral Integration requires.
  • Introduce you to the primary sensory language of the body.
  • Witness the shift in tonality of the nervous system as it gently settles.
  • Help clients attain a state of very deep relaxation in a very short time.

Our teaching and learning methods are many and varied and include lectures, visual aids, demonstrations, guided sessions, imagery work and small group explorations.

While earning 14 continuing education credits, you will be adopting as your natural state a supportive, therapeutic presence that allows you to work effectively with clients without draining your own well.

Who is eligible to attend:

Massage Therapists who have completed Nurit’s Introduction to Craniosacral Massage or can provide proof of equivalent prior CE approved by Ms. Nardi.  Email Ms. Nardi at nnconnect@hotmail.com regarding your prior cranio coursework to be considered.

Supplies  you will need to bring:

  • Notebook & Pens
  • Set of Sheets
  • Instruction Manual for course: $5 day of class 
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • A parking pass will be emailed to you in advance

Instructor Bio

Nurit Nardi, MA, LMT, RCST

NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing EducationMy journey with Craniosacral therapy began in 1997 when I attended my first Craniosacral class at the Upledger’s Institute.

I realized then that this approach spoke to me like no other form of bodywork I have ever done. It was different from anything I expected and experienced until then.

After completing the basic training with the Upledger Institute, I was introduced and trained with Roger Gilchrist in the biodynamic approach (700 hours) which took me deeper into the fascinating work of the fluid body, pre -natal psychology, and the Primary Respiration. I began listening to the body in a new way, shifting tissues without any pressure. I became more and more familiar with the fluid language of the Primary Respiration.

I was also getting good results with challenging issues and realized that working that way was effective and precise clinically, emotionally and spiritually. I was fortunate to assist Roger Gilchrist in the Biodynamic basic training in New York City.

My own approach to the practice and teaching of Craniosacral therapy is, of course, a mixture of all of the various schools and teachers I worked with, plus many other years of training in other modalities including DreamWork, imagery for transformation, and Focusing.

As a teacher I choose to teach some aspects of biomechanics along with the more delicate work of the biodynamic.

For the last eighteen years I have been teaching Craniosacral classes at the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in NYC. Continued interest from students and faculty resulted in my forming continuing education classes on various topics in Craniosacral Integration.  MY classes have been taught in private institutions and massage schools in New York State.

My training and professional experiences in the last 30 years as a licensed massage therapist, a registered Biodyanamic Craniosacral therapist, a Transpersonal therapist, a Focusing advanced practitioner and an expert teacher and practitioner in transformational dream and imagery work, has deepen my work considerably and has kept me involved in many cross disciplinary ventures.

My passion is teaching. I have been a teacher at the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in NYC for 17 years, and am a certified teacher who works locally and internationally through the School of Images in NYC (www.schoolofimages.com) under the supervision of its founder Dr. Catherine Shainberg.

I have also developed many others cross disciplinary workshops in the field of immunology and health, a mind body approach to calm your stress and anxiety, and more.

I am currently in the process of developing a full program teaching Craniosacral Integration Therapy for the ones who are curious and interested in deepening their skills and knowledge in the field of Craniosacral but are not ready to invest huge amount of time and money in training.

Registration

Cost: 

  • $325 (if registered by June 30)
  • $360 (if registered after June 30)
  • $5 – Instructional Manual Required

Final day for Registration:

Saturday, July  07, 2018

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
  • Students who Cancel before July 07th, 2018 forfeit the registration fee.
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel after July 07th, 2018 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

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Natural FaceLift Massage

 

By: Yuri Esperson, LMT

Location:  Syracuse Campus, 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s):   Monday-Thursday, July 16th – 19th , 2018
Time(s):    9:00am-5:00pm
CEU Credits Granted: 28 CEU’s

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018

Parking pass to nearby parking lot provided for your convenience!

 

Course Description

 
Yuri’s Natural FaceLift Massage was 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).

Who is eligible to attend:

Licensed Massage Therapists, Estheticians, Nurses, Doctors
 

Class Size: 

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

 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),
    • handheld mirror
    • drinking water

Instructor Bio

Yuriy Esperson, LMTNCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing Education

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: 

  • $665 

Final day for Registration:

Friday, July  13, 2018

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay a $150 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Students who Cancel before July 13th, 2018 forfeit the registration fee.
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel after July 13th, 2018 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

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Q-Stretch

By: Yuri Esperson, LMT

Location:  Syracuse Campus, 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s):    Friday, July 20th , 2018
Time(s):    9:00am-5:00pm
CEU Credits Granted: 8 CEU’s

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018

Parking pass to nearby parking lot provided for your convenience!

 

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
 

Class Size: 

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

Supplies  you will need to bring:

    • Comfortable clothing
    • Pencil, pen, a notebook to class each day
    • Drinking water
    • Bottom Sheet for massage table

Instructor Bio

Yuriy Esperson, LMTNCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing Education

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: 

  • $200 

Final day for Registration:

Friday, July  13, 2018

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Students who Cancel before July 13th, 2018 forfeit the registration fee.
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel after July 13th, 2018 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

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Level 1: Introduction to Cupping Therapy

By: Vicki Kemner-Ramsdell, LMT

Location:  Syracuse Campus, 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s):    Saturday, September 29th, 2018 – Sunday, September 30th, 2018 (will be offered it Saturday class fills)
Time(s):    8:30 am – 5:00 pm
CEU Credits Granted:  8

Parking pass to nearby parking lot provided for your convenience!

Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 by 4:00pm

Class Size:

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

Course Description

Level 1 – Introduction to Cupping Therapy: 

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 (a second class will be offered on Sunday, September 30th based on interest)
8 CEU’s, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm *including 30 minute lunch break 

This introductory 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.

 

Who is eligible to attend:

Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, or Physical Therapists.

Supplies  you will need to bring:

  • Notebook & Writing Utensil
  • Set of Sheets
  • Medium of your choice 
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes

Instructor Bio

Vicki Kemner-Ramsdell, LMT

Vicki Ramsdell

NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing EducationVicki 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 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.
Provider Numbers: NCBTMB #451454-10 and Florida CE Broker #50-13226, New York approved provider for CE credits

Registration

 

Cost: 

  • $205 Level 1: Introduction to Cupping Therapy
  • Minimum deposit of $50 is required to reserve your spot in the class. remaining balance of $155 is due by the registration deadline.
  • **Students will not need to purchase cups to participate in the class but the instructor will have a variety of cups for sale after class.

Final day for Registration:

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 by 4:00 pm

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
  • Students who Cancel before September 22nd, 2018 forfeit the registration fee.
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel on or after September 22nd, 2018 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

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Geriatric Massage

By: Karin Cole, LMT

Location:  Rochester Campus, 302 N. Goodman St., Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14607
Date(s):    Saturday, August 18th , 2018 

Time(s):    8:30am-5:00pm *includes 30 minute lunch break

Registration Deadline: Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 5:00pm

*$50 registration fee due at time of sign-up; remaining balance due by registration deadline

8 CEU’s – $195

Class Size:

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

Course Description:

 

With the geriatric population growing and massage therapy becoming more desired as an adjunct to quality of life, this class will explore the fundamentals of geriatric massage.

We will discuss and learn about the physical and psychological aspects of aging and how we, as therapists, can support, enhance, and heal individuals during this phase of life.

We will also talk about common illnesses, medications, modifications, and massage techniques that are specialized for the aging person. We will have an opportunity to practice techniques and discuss implementing geriatrics into a massage practice.

Instructor Bio

Karin Cole, LMT

Karin Cole, LMT

NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing EducationKarin 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: 

  • $195 – worth 8 CE Credits
  • Minimum deposit of $50 is required to reserve your spot in the class. remaining balance is due by the registration deadline. (8/4/18)

Final day for Registration:

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 by 5:00 pm

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
  • Students who Cancel before August 4, 2018 forfeit the registration fee.
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel on or after August 4, 2018 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 585-241-0070

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

By: Karin Cole, LMT

Location:  Rochester Campus, 302 N. Goodman St., Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14607
Date(s):    Saturday, September 8th, 2018 

Time(s):    8:30am-5:00pm *includes 30 minute lunch break

Registration Deadline: Saturday, August 25th, 2018 by5:00pm

*$50 registration fee due at time of sign-up; remaining balance due by registration deadline

8 CEU’s – $195

Class Size:

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

Course Description:

*COMING SOON*

 

Instructor Bio

Karin Cole, LMT

Karin Cole, LMT

NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing EducationKarin 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: 

  • $195 – worth 8 CE Credits
  • Minimum deposit of $50 is required to reserve your spot in the class. remaining balance is due by the registration deadline. (8/25/18)

Final day for Registration:

Saturday, August 25th, 2018 by 5:00 pm

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
  • Students who Cancel before August 25, 2018 forfeit the registration fee.
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel on or after August 25, 2018 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 585-241-0070

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Thai Massage

By: Vicki Kemner-Ramsdell, LMT

Location:  Rochester Campus, 302 N. Goodman St., Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14607
Date(s):    Saturday, October 20th , 2018 & Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Time(s):    8:30am-5:00pm *includes 30 minute lunch break each day

Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 6th, 2018

16 CEU’s – $325

Class Size:

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

Course Description:

Day 1- Saturday, October 20th, 2018 
Learn to perform a full-body, 90 minute session focusing on effortlessness, flow, key stances, effectiveness and safety precautions. History and philosophy of Thai Massage covered. Fundamental methods for avoiding contraindications and integrating “Metta” into your body work taught. This course is the building block for learning more advanced techniques; you will be excited to learn more.

Day 2- Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Students will learn to perform a 2.5 hour session with advanced postures while applying basic concepts of the Thai energy line system. Focus on customizing for different body types, evaluating client’s needs, integrating alternative postures and effortless flow in your work. Students will also learn how to perform Thai Massage on a Massage Table to offer the benefits of Thai Massage in a more familiar

 

Instructor Bio

Vicki Kemner-Ramsdell, LMT

Vicki Ramsdell

NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing EducationVicki 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 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.
Provider Numbers: NCBTMB #451454-10 and Florida CE Broker #50-13226, New York approved provider for CE credits

Registration

 

Cost: 

  • $325 – worth 16 CE Credits
  • Minimum deposit of $50 is required to reserve your spot in the class. remaining balance of $275 is due by the registration deadline. (10/6/18)

Final day for Registration:

Saturday, October 6, 2018 by 5:00 pm

Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
  • Students who Cancel before October 6, 2018 forfeit the registration fee.
  • Students who No-Show or Cancel on or after October 6, 2018 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 585-241-0070

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