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

 



Integrative Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Lower Body 

By: James Waslaski, LMT

Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
Date(s): Saturday & Sunday, June 01 & 02
Time(s): 8:30am – 6:30pm
CEU Credits Granted: 18 CEUs

To register call 585-241-0070

Class Size:

Maximum Class Size: 24
Minimum Class Size: 8
Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.)

Cost: $350

$50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 5/18/19

Course Description

Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Lower Body Conditions Participants will use modalities such as functional assessment, myofascial release, posturology, neuromuscular therapy, scar tissue immobilization, myoskeletal alignment, P.N.F. stretching and strengthening in a very precise order.  This unique presentation will address the clinical approach to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of the lumbar spine, hip, SI joint, pelvis and conditions in the lower extremity immediately and permanently. Lower Body Conditions addressed are; Low Back Pain, Sciatica, SI Joint Pain, Frozen Hips, Bulging Discs, Patella femoral Pain, Patella Tendinosis, Chondromalacia, IT Band Friction Syndrome, Fixated Posterior Fibular Head Pain, Abnormal Knee Rotation, Medial & Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprains, Medial and Lateral Meniscus Tears, ACL & PCL Sprains, Hamstring Strains, Popliteal Pain, Plantaris Strains, plantarfasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, posterior medial shin pain, anterior lateral shin pain, anterior lateral compartment syndrome, fallen arches, hyper-pronated feet, ankle sprains and strains, bunions, hammer toes, neuromas, and joint arthritis

Supplies you will need to bring:

  • Notebook and pens
  • Set of sheets
  • Loose fitting clothing that allows for movement

Instructor Bio

James Waslaski, LMT is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self -Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011.

James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians.

James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the
2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. James was awarded Massage Therapist of The Year in 2012 at the Canadian Massage Conference. He was also nominated and awarded by his peers and colleagues the designation of Teacher of The Year 2015 at the World Massage Festival.

Registration

Cost:

$350

Final day for Registration, balance due date:

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Cancellation Policy:

        • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
        • Students who Cancel prior to Saturday, May 18th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
        • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Saturday, May 18th, 2019 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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I-Stretch

By: Yuri Esperson, LMT

Location: Syracuse Campus – 719 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse NY, 13210
Date(s): Date(s): Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 28th – 30th, 2019
Time(s): 9am – 6pm
CEU Credits Granted: 24 CEUs

To register call 315-424-1159

Class Size:

  • Maximum Class Size: 24
  • Minimum Class Size: 8
  • Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.)

Cost: $410

($395 + $5 per/day parking)

$50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 6/14/19

Course Description

I-Stretch is a 3-day, very effective workshop, which teaches massage therapists how to perform both short (30 minute) and long (90 minute) advanced stretches and body work. This work includes elements of Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage and components that are unique to I-Stretch. Clients do not have to be undressed and the session affects the 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. It’s great for athletes as pre/post-event modality, as well as for the general public. 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.

Supplies you will need to bring:

  • Notebook and pens
  • Bottom sheet for massage table
  • Water to remain hydrated
  • Loose fitting clothing that allows for movement

Instructor Bio

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) 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) where a famous Indian runner was crossing India from North to South (2500 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 also explored and mastered various Healing Energy Arts. Yuri graduated from The Monroe Institute of Applied Science (VA) where he studied Matrix Energetics, Yuen Energetics, Demancic Bioenergy Healing and created very effective healing technique using Psycho Kinesis. Since 2007 Yuri has given small group private classes in massage techniques. Since 2011 he has taught 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 has been an Instructor of continuing education at the Swedish Institute of Health Science (NY, NY).
Yuri is the 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), and 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:

$410 

($395 + $5 per/day parking)

Final day for Registration, balance due date:

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Cancellation Policy:

        • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
        • Students who Cancel prior to Friday, June 14th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
        • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Friday, June 28th, 2019 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 315-424-1159

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NYS Massage Board Review

by Dr. Gene Desepoli

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Location: Syracuse Campus – 719 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse NY, 13210
Date(s): Date(s): Saturday July 20th, 2019
Time(s): 9am – 5pm
CEU Credits Granted: NON-CEU CLASS – Review for the licensing exam for recent graduates only

OSTM GRADUATE RATES:

Lecture and Website:  $275

Website Only:  $200

STEPS TO REGISTER FOR DR. GENE’S WEBSITE

http://massageboardreview.com/

Contact information for Dr. Gene: drgenelmt@gmail.com

(Upon graduation the school will notify Dr. Gene of your graduation from the program.  We use the email address you have on file.  If this has changed or you would like to use a different email, notify Student Services PRIOR to graduation.

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Introduction To Craniosacral Integration Therapy:

The Healing Power of Light Touch

By: Nurit Nardi, MA, LMT, RCST

Location: Syracuse Campus – 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s): Date(s): Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18
Time(s): 9:00am – 5pm
CEU Credits Granted: 14 CEUs

To register call 315-424-1159

Class Size:

  • Maximum Class Size: 24
  • Minimum Class Size: 8
  • Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.)

Cost: $360

($350 + $5 per/day parking)

$50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 8/3/19

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.
Craniosacral Integration is an advanced form of bodywork that enables manual therapists to work deeply in the body while utilizing minimal pressure.
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.
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…
Are You?
• A bodywork therapist who is curious about Craniosacral Therapy? You’ve heard great things about the results that people have experienced but you’re not ready to invest huge amounts of money or time in training until you know more about it.
• Someone you love receives Craniosacral Therapy treatment, and the results have been amazing. You wish you knew more about it so that you could use some of the techniques to help your loved one at home between treatments.
• A wellness or a healthcare practitioner who has taken a CST seminar, but it was ages ago, and you feel like you forgot most of what you learned. You don’t want to go back to take the class over, but you would love a refresher course.
• A licensed massage therapist who needs continuing education credits to renew your license

Supplies you will need to bring:

  • Sheets
  • Anatomy Book (if desired for reference – not mandatory)
  • Water to keep hydrated
  • Notebook and pens
  • Light comfortable clothing

Instructor Bio

Nurit Nardi, MA, LMT, RCST has been a body centered trauma therapist with a huge tool box of healing skills for 33 years. She specializes in Craniosacral and somatic therapies and is licensed in NY State.
After twenty years of teaching at the Swedish Institute for massage therapy, Nurit has pioneered the integration of this gentle manual therapy and strives to teach high quality, small group classes that are appropriate for body workers, yoga teacher, mental health practitioners and other health professionals.

Nurit’s training and professional experiences in the last 33 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 deepened her work considerably and has kept her involved in many cross disciplinary ventures. She is a certified teacher who works locally and internationally through the School of Images in NYC.

Students and graduates of other CST courses are invited to attend.
Nurit is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider.

 

Registration

Cost:

$360

($350 + $5 per/day parking)

Final day for Registration, balance due date:

Saturday, August 03rd, 2019

Cancellation Policy:

        • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
        • Students who Cancel prior to Saturday, August 03rd, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
        • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Saturday, August 03rd, 2019 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 315-424-1159

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Massage for People Living with Cancer

By: Mary Aguilera-Titus, BA, LMT, BCTMB

Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
Date(s): Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th, 2019
Time(s): Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
CEU Credits Granted: 24 CEUs

To register call 585-241-0070

Class Size:

      • Maximum Class Size: 24
      • Minimum Class Size: 8
      • Prerequisites Courses: The course is open to licensed, certified or professional massage therapists; bodyworkers certified in other non-invasive, gentle modalities; or other therapists by permission of the instructor.

Course Description

Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. The purpose of this class is to train touch therapists in the basics of massage in cancer care. All therapists will benefit from the course whether they are private practitioners, work in a spa, chiropractic, or wellness setting, or hope to work in a hospital or hospice.
Curriculum includes significant time devoted to hands-on practice as well as:
● Understanding the process of opening the heart to those with serious illnesses
● Metastasis
● Adjustments that must be made for clients who are:
■ Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation or who have a history of either
■ At risk for lymphedema
● How to perform intake with an oncology client
● The opportunity to provide a supervised massage to someone who has undergone cancer treatment

Supplies you will need to bring:

Because each minute of time available to us in class is precious, some advanced reading is required from Medicine Hands: Massage for People Living with Cancer, 3rd Ed. (2014, Findhorn Press).

Please read Chapters 4, 5, 7 and 8. The best price is on Amazon. Prior familiarity with some of the subject matter will allow class time to be spent in deeper discussion of the material.

Materials

  • 3-ring binder OR folder to hold handouts
  • Clip board
  • Kleenex
  • Rings must be removed during hands-on practice. Bring a chain or pouch to store them in during this time.
  • Unscented MASSAGE oil (no containers that require dipping or no commercial or massage cream)
  • 1 set of twin sheets (Days 1 & 2)
  • 2 hand towels and 2 bath towels
  • 2 clean pillows and pillow case

FOR SUNDAY CLINIC SESSION- DAY 3

      • Clean set of twin sheets
      • Clean towels
      • 1 blanket for client warmth
      • Pillows and clean pillow cases
      • Please, no heavily-scented detergents
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    Instructor Bio

    Mary Aguilera-Titus, BA, LMT, BCTMB has been in practice since 2002. She comes from a close-knit family of seven, and when two of her sisters passed away in the summer of 2006 from breast cancer, the experience left an indelible mark and formed much of her approach and desire to support those living with cancer. Knowing that skilled touch can be a powerful support to people impacted by a diagnosis of cancer, Mary has focused much of her work in the field of oncology massage.
    Mary is part of the interdisciplinary team of the Palliative Care Service at Suburban Hospital, providing inpatient massage therapy; and is also part of the Integrative Medicine Service at Sibley Memorial Hospital, providing outpatient massage therapy.; both hospitals are affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is also an instructor with Oncology Massage Education Associates, offering education to other massage therapists. Mary is a charter member of the Society for Oncology Massage and serves as chair of the Education Committee.

  • Registration

    Cost:

            • $425 before 8/2/19

            • $475 starting 8/3/19

    Final day for Registration, balance due date:

    Friday, August 9th, 2019

    Cancellation Policy:

            • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
            • Students who Cancel prior to Friday, August 9th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
            • Students who No-Show or Cancel after
            • Friday, August 9th, 2019 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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Traditional Thai Level 1 

  • By: Vicki Ramsdell, LMT

  • Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
    Date(s): Saturday, September 07th, 2019
    Time(s): 8:30am –5:00pm
    CEU Credits Granted: 8 CEUs

    To register call 585-241-0070

    Class Size:

    Maximum Class Size: 24
    Minimum Class Size: 8
    Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.)

    Cost: $195

  • ($375 for Level 1 AND Level 2)

  • $50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 8/24/19

    Course Description

    Thai is a unique form of bodywork that can be adapted to any body, not matter age or physical limitations. Level one is a hands on class that will introduce you to a brief history of Thai, a glimpse of their energy system, how to use your body effectively and safely while giving a treatment. The feet, single legs and arms sequences will be presented & practiced, providing a solid foundation to build your Thai practice upon.

    Supplies you will need to bring:

    • Light cover for when receiving sen work as your body tends to cool down
    • Water to remain hydrated
    • Mats provided – if extra cushioning required, you may bring your own mat or thick blanket to lay on top
    • Loose fitting clothing that allows for movement
    • Pair of shorts for the first day of class
    • Photographs of postures are permitted – bring a camera if you wish to take posture photos

  • Instructor Bio

    Vicki began the study of eastern forms of health and wellness back in the late 60’s, an interest & passion that has followed her through life. She studied Thai massage and was certified by Asokananda of Thailand (1990) his student Kam They Chow in Montreal in 2005.

    In 2009 she completed an 800-hour advanced Certification of Thai Medical Massage and Herbal Medicine with Pierce Salguero and became a certified teacher of Traditional Thai Medical Message (TTMM), following in the Shivagakomarpaj lineage.

    Vicki has worked as an adjunct professor of Traditional Thai Medical Massage at the three Missouri massage schools and currently teaches CE classes at the New York Institute of Massage in Buffalo, NY and Onondaga Massage School in Rochester NY teaching Thai Massage and Cupping. In 2010 Vicki started the Academy of Thai Massage, Energy Work & Cupping. Vicki speaks internationally on Thai Massage, Thai Medicine and Therapeutic Cupping and is a sought-after speaker.

    Vicki is a leading expert on the treatment of neuro-muscular diseases using Traditional Thai Massage and Cupping. Vicki’s love of Thai Medicine and her natural understanding of the body and spirit make 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.

    Registration

    Cost:

    $195

    ($375 for Level 1 AND Level 2)

  • Final day for Registration, balance due date:

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019

    Cancellation Policy:

          • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
          • Students who Cancel prior to Saturday, August 24th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
          • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Saturday, August 24th, 2019 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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Traditional Thai Level 2 

By: Vicki Ramsdell, LMT

    • Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
      Date(s): Sunday, September 08th, 2019
      Time(s): 8:30am –5:00pm
      CEU Credits Granted: 8 CEUs

      To register call 585-241-0070

      Class Size:

      Maximum Class Size: 24
      Minimum Class Size: 8
      Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.). Traditional Thai Massage – Level 1.

      Cost: $195

    • ($375 for Level 1 AND Level 2)

    • $50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 8/24/19

      Course Description

      The heart of a Thai massage is the unblocking, stimulating or sedating of the energy lines within the body. In level 2 the lines will be shown and practiced, the correlation to disease and imbalances with be discussed. The following sets of postures will be demonstrated and practiced: side-line,  standing & seated. At end of Level 1 & 2 you will have enough information to deliver a 90+ minute treatment.

      Supplies you will need to bring:

      • Light cover for when receiving sen work as your body tends to cool down
      • Water to remain hydrated
      • Mats provided – if extra cushioning required, you may bring your own mat or thick blanket to lay on top
      • Loose fitting clothing that allows for movement
      • Pair of shorts for the first day of class
      • Photographs of postures are permitted – bring a camera if you wish to take posture photos

    • Instructor Bio

      Vicki began the study of eastern forms of health and wellness back in the late 60’s, an interest & passion that has followed her through life. She studied Thai massage and was certified by Asokananda of Thailand (1990) his student Kam They Chow in Montreal in 2005.

      In 2009 she completed an 800-hour advanced Certification of Thai Medical Massage and Herbal Medicine with Pierce Salguero and became a certified teacher of Traditional Thai Medical Message (TTMM), following in the Shivagakomarpaj lineage.

      Vicki has worked as an adjunct professor of Traditional Thai Medical Massage at the three Missouri massage schools and currently teaches CE classes at the New York Institute of Massage in Buffalo, NY and Onondaga Massage School in Rochester NY teaching Thai Massage and Cupping. In 2010 Vicki started the Academy of Thai Massage, Energy Work & Cupping. Vicki speaks internationally on Thai Massage, Thai Medicine and Therapeutic Cupping and is a sought-after speaker.

      Vicki is a leading expert on the treatment of neuro-muscular diseases using Traditional Thai Massage and Cupping. Vicki’s love of Thai Medicine and her natural understanding of the body and spirit make 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.

      Registration

      Cost:

      $195

      ($375 for Level 1 AND Level 2)

    • Final day for Registration, balance due date:

      Saturday, August 24th, 2019

      Cancellation Policy:

            • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
            • Students who Cancel prior to Saturday, August 24th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
            • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Saturday, August 24th, 2019 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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Sports Massage

By: Ken Smarra, LMT

  • Location: Syracuse Campus – 719 E. Genesee St, 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210
    Date(s): Saturday, September 21st, 2019
    Time(s): TBD
    CEU Credits Granted: 8 CEUs

    To register call 315-424-1159

    Class Size:

    Maximum Class Size: 24
    Minimum Class Size: 8
    Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.)

    MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

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Integrative Craniosacral, Level 2:

Tune Into the Body’s Core Rhythms Using your Listening Touch

By: Nurit Nardi, LMT

 

Location: Syracuse Campus – 719 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s)Saturday & Sunday, September 28th & 29th, 2019
Time(s): 9:00am – 6:00pm
CEU Credits Granted: 16 CEUs

To register call 315-424-1159

Class Size:

Maximum Class Size: 24

Minimum Class Size: 8

Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.).
Attendees must have completed a previous Craniosacral CE course (our level 1 in Aug or any other – you will be asked to email proof of prior Cranio CE at registration)

Cost: $360

($350 + $5 per/day parking)

$50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 09/14/19

Course Description

Integrative Craniosacral is a whole body, gentle touch therapy that could be utilized by body workers, massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, mental health professionals and anyone who is working in the healing arts with the body. Yoga and Chi Kong enthusiasts also reap rewards from this training.

The osteopathic manual therapy skills taught in this class form the foundation for any further skills in working with the Craniosacral system. Even though these are not beginners’ and some are taught at the more advanced levels in other courses, I have chosen to teach them first.

In this class you will be guided to use your palpation, perceptions and presence to get into resonance and rapport with the fluidic nature of the body and the forces underlying health and healing.

A step-by-step of meditative and embodied explorations that emphasize each element of biodynamic session will be taught and practiced.

You will learn to approach the client with boundaries, honor their innate healing process, and create a relationship based on presence, nonjudgmental 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 employ palpation skills
  • Use your awareness of subtle energies as an assessment tool
  • Perfect several osteopathic manual therapy assessment techniques
  • Use the Craniosacral motions as an assessment and treatment tool
  • Work energetically from a neutral place
  • Construct and maintain a healthy energetic boundary
  • Still point techniques to facilitate and reset the nervous system
  • 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 empathic listening field
  • Become more comfortable with the challenges of the subtle palpation skills that Craniosacral Integration requires
  • Introduce you to felt sense awareness, 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, meditations, imagery work and small group explorations.

While earning 16 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.

Is This You?

  • You are a manual therapist and/or a wellness professional that in the past has taken a Craniosacral introduction class, and are drawn into deepening your understanding of this discipline.
  • You have attended a beginner’s class (with me or someone else), and find yourself liking the fundamentals of the work while still struggling with perceiving the subtleties of the fluids and tissues motions (or what Upledger calls the rhythm).

Supplies you will need to bring:

  • Sheets
  • Anatomy Book (if deisred for reference, not required)
  • Notebook and pens
  • Comfortable clothing (women please wear a bra/bikini top under your clothing for the hands on portion of class)

Instructor Bio

The class teacher, Nurit Nardi, has been a body centered trauma therapist with a huge tool box for 33 years. She specializes in Craniosacral and somatic therapies and is licensed in NY State.

After twenty years of teaching at the Swedish Institute for massage therapy, Nurit has pioneered the integration of this gentle manual therapy and strives to teach high quality, small group classes that are appropriate for body workers, yoga teacher, mental health practitioners and other health professionals.

Students and graduates of other CST courses are invited to attend.

Nurit is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider.

Registration

Cost:

$395

($350 + $5 per/day parking)

Final day for Registration, balance due date:

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Cancellation Policy:

          • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
          • Students who Cancel prior to Saturday, September 14th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
          • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Saturday, September 14th, 2019 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 315-424-1159

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Working with Text Neck:

  • A Digital Age Epidemic 

    By: Jessica Crow, LMT

  • Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
    Date(s): Saturday, October 05th, 2019
    Time(s): COMING SOON
    CEU Credits Granted: 6.5 CEUs

    To register call 585-241-0070

    Class Size:

    Maximum Class Size: 24
    Minimum Class Size: 8
    Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.).

    Cost: $175

  • 50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 9/21/19

    Course Description

    Text neck is being deemed a new worldwide epidemic that will only continue to grow as people spend more and more time working and playing on hand-held devices. What do you know about it? How does it differ from other conditions like thoracic outlet syndrome, etc? How can you best guide your clients in prevention and recovery?

    The average person texts and scrolls on their smartphone for at least 5 hours a day, and the time spent attached to our devices is only increasing as the range of mobile devices expands. Holding I-watches, tablets, e-readers and personal gaming consoles in front of us while tilting the head down to view them transforms our normal, neutral posture into a contorted posture that over-taxes neck muscles and over time, damages the spine.

    As we know by studies of other forward-head posture conditions, the weight of the head increases greatly with every inch it’s held in a forward or tilted posture- experts say it may increase double-fold for every inch. Combine that with fine, repetitive movement of the thumbs and grasping of the device itself and you have a recipe for disaster.

    Millennials in particular, who have grown up in a hand-held digital device culture, will soon make up an enormous percentage of clientele that suffer from muscle pain and fatigue, nerve pain and paresthesia, and poor posture that creates long-term dysfunction and possible debilitating spinal abnormalities like herniated disks and loss on the natural cervical curve.

    As a massage therapist you can educate your clients on the possibility of this imbalance, teach them beneficial ergonomics, stretches and exercises that can correct and relieve pain, instill the long-term benefits of adopting a practice of being mindful of body position during mobile technology usage, and create the most effective massage treatment special to their postural needs.

    Supplies you will need to bring:

    • Sheets
    • Lubricant of your choice
    • Notebook and pens
    • Loose fitting clothing that allows for movement
    • Class workbook (to be provided approximately one week before class)

  • Instructor Bio

    Jessica Crow is a licensed massage therapist and registered yoga and meditation instructor based in NYC. She uses her 20 years of experience working in the healing arts as well as her personal & professional studies in science and philosophy to construct unique healing protocols that focus on shaping and redefining the whole being.

    She has instructed public and private classes and helped train both yoga teachers and massage therapists in NYC and around the world. She teaches continuing education courses for LMTs and other health care providers and she is a speaker for corporate and industry events on the topics of mindfulness and meditation and sits on the board of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan.

    She’s also created a meditation and goal-shaping technique called MINDSCAPING® that fuses together powerful healing exercises from the ancient science of yoga and meditation, modern-day Western medicine and evidence-based psychology and neuroscience.

    Jessica holds a degree in Human Biology with a focus in behavioral neuroscience from the State University of New York (2010) and is a graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC (2006) and The Americana School of Thai Massage in Los Angeles (2004). In her spare time she loves to travel, dance, sing, and is a budding voiceover artist.

    Registration

    Cost:

    $175

    Final day for Registration, balance due date:

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019

    Cancellation Policy:

          • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
          • Students who Cancel prior to Saturday, September 21st, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
          • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Saturday, September 21st, 2019 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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    Massage for Professional Musicians 

    By: Jessica Crow, LMT

 

  • Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
    Date(s): Sunday, October 06th, 2019
    Time(s): COMING SOON
    CEU Credits Granted: 6 CEUs

    To register call 585-241-0070

    Class Size:

    Maximum Class Size: 24
    Minimum Class Size: 8
    Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.).

    Cost: $175

  • 50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 9/21/19

    Course Description

    In this course we’ll learn about lifestyle, postural, and overuse injury considerations specific to 6 main categories of professional musicians: vocals, piano and keyboard, drums and percussion, guitar, strings, and horns.

    Musicians rarely think of themselves as athletes, when in fact professional musicians use their bodies in ultra specific, repetitive ways during intensive live performances, long recording sessions, and/or grueling tour schedules. Yet unlike professional athletes who have teams of people who direct both preventative and injury care, professional musicians aren’t usually taught how to care for their bodies and minds while honing or expressing their craft, but they’re nonetheless subject to the permeating stigma of the music industry that equates injury with less talent or poor musicianship.

    Most injuries in the music world result from a combination of overuse, poor body awareness, and lack of self-care. Massage therapists are soft tissue and body alignment experts- so we can absolutely help alleviate pain and facilitate healing in muscles, tendons and joints. But we can also help to educate our musician clients about finding a healthy posture for their particular instrument, teach them stretches and exercises specific to their function, and even encourage them to adopt a higher degree of self-care in their professional lives to prevent downtime and extend their careers (including regular massage, meditation, exercise, relaxation techniques, and more).

    Understanding each musician’s particular challenges will help you to formulate the best treatment plan and take-home recommendations for this special set of clients. Expertise in this area can position you to work with touring artists, in recording studios, with city orchestras and Broadway type shows, worldwide music festivals and more.

    (For each section we discuss what to look for in terms of posture, injury and overuse, what to add to make the treatment most effective, and how to advise in complementary aftercare/self-care)

    Supplies you will need to bring:

    • Sheets
    • Lubricant of your choice
    • Notebook and pens
    • Loose fitting clothing that allows for movement
    • Class workbook (to be provided approximately one week before class)

  • Instructor Bio

    Jessica Crow is a licensed massage therapist and registered yoga and meditation instructor based in NYC. She uses her 20 years of experience working in the healing arts as well as her personal & professional studies in science and philosophy to construct unique healing protocols that focus on shaping and redefining the whole being.

    She has instructed public and private classes and helped train both yoga teachers and massage therapists in NYC and around the world. She teaches continuing education courses for LMTs and other health care providers and she is a speaker for corporate and industry events on the topics of mindfulness and meditation and sits on the board of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan.

    She’s also created a meditation and goal-shaping technique called MINDSCAPING® that fuses together powerful healing exercises from the ancient science of yoga and meditation, modern-day Western medicine and evidence-based psychology and neuroscience.

    Jessica holds a degree in Human Biology with a focus in behavioral neuroscience from the State University of New York (2010) and is a graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC (2006) and The Americana School of Thai Massage in Los Angeles (2004). In her spare time she loves to travel, dance, sing, and is a budding voiceover artist.

    Registration

    Cost:

    $175

    Final day for Registration, balance due date:

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019

    Cancellation Policy:

          • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
          • Students who Cancel prior to Saturday, September 21st, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
          • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Saturday, September 21st, 2019 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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Introduction to Rosen Method Bodywork

By: Anais Saligian, MA, LMT

 

Location: Syracuse Campus – 719 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s)Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Time(s): 9:00am – 5:00pm
CEU Credits Granted: 7 CEUs

To register call 315-424-1159

Class Size:

Maximum Class Size: 24

Minimum Class Size: 8

Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.).

Cost: $134

($129+ $5 per/day parking)

$50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 10/05/19

Course Description

This course will introduce attendees to the principles, objectives and three key elements of Rosen Method Bodywork. We will discuss how certain kinds of touch, coupled with words that come from and speak to the body, can bring into awareness the unconscious reasons for muscle tension and restricted breathing patterns (which correspond to behavioral patterns). The benefit to massage therapists is to gain awareness of how to invite and allow clients to relax rather than using force to make them relax.

The course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion, experiential exercises (dyads and guided reflections), demonstration, practicum and sharing.

Supplies you will need to bring:

  • Sheets
  • Notebook and pens
  • Comfortable clothing

Instructor Bio

Anais Salibian has been in private practice in massage and bodywork since 1981. Since the beginning, she was interested in addressing how the body unconsciously creates tension patterns that cause physical and emotional distress. After a long search for a way that addresses what is behind the body’s holding patterns, she found that Rosen Method Bodywork does indeed bring healing to multiple aspects of a person in an integrated way.

She became a Rosen Method Bodywork practitioner in 1996, and a certified Introductory Teacher four years later. She became a Senior Teacher in 2013, and is currently Co-Director of Training at the Rosen Method Open Center and Director of Training in the Danish School for Rosen Method Education. She travels internationally to lead trainings and workshops, specializing in the treatment of trauma.

Registration

Cost:

$134

($129+ $5 per/day parking)

Final day for Registration, balance due date:

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Cancellation Policy:

          • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
          • Students who Cancel prior to Saturday, October 05th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
          • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Saturday, October 05th, 2019 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 315-424-1159

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Understanding CBD usage in Business and Bodywork

By: Vicki Ramsdell, LMT

 

    • Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
      Date(s): Friday, October 25th, 2019
      Time(s): 6:00pm – 9:00pm
      CEU Credits Granted: Non-CEU credit class – 100% lecture based

      To register call 585-241-0070

      Class Size:

      Maximum Class Size: 24
      Minimum Class Size: 8
      Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.).

      Cost: $25

    • $10 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 10/11/19

      Course Description

      CBD bodywork and massage are becoming more popular. Any bodywork or massage using CBD offers an unconventional way to get relief from muscle soreness, chronic pain, tension and stress. The benefits of both massage therapy and CBD individually provide great relief to the body. When CBD is incorporated into massage therapy the results can be more intense. CBD will bind and act on the CB2 receptors which can be found near the skin. This will activate the endocannabinoid system to deliver relief. Viki Ramsdell has been using CBD products and even produces her own line of oils, balms, saves, lotions, and creams. This 3 hour class will provide an evidence based understanding of usage of CBD in bodywork and massage.

      Students can expect to learn:

      Legalities of CBD Usage including NY State regulations for CBD usage, The Industrial Hemp Act of 12/13/17, and The Open Controlled Substance Act of 10/27/70and the Agriculture Act of 2014.

      Learn the difference between: Hemp v.s. Marihuana (aka, marijuana), What to say about hemp that is legal and above board with legal issues and what to look for in a quality products

      Review & Learn from Lab studies on the benefits and side effects of CBD usage

      Learn: What is the difference between:  Whole plant CBD,  Isoterp CBD, and Isolated CBD as well as what products to avoiding.

      Identify:  the products that make up Hemp CBD Rich Terpenes, Secondary Cannabinoids, Fatty Acids, Legal THC content less than .3% mandated and the shelf Life of product.

      Review:  the general health benefits of CBD and the treatment aspects of CBD products to assist with Anxiety & Stress, Chronic Pain, Migraines, Insomnia, Muscle Soreness, and others.

      Identify: Dosing & Consistency for CBD usage as well as Routes of delivery (Oral, Sublingual, Inhalation/Vape Pen, and Topical use.

      Discuss & Review:  Several Case Studies on CBD usages and the therapeutic benefits, appropriate methods to incorporate CBD, and potential  side-effects

       

      Supplies you will need to bring:

      • Notebook and pens
      • Loose fitting clothing that allows for movement

    • 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 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:

      $25

      Final day for Registration, balance due date:

      Friday, October 11th, 2019

      Cancellation Policy:

            • Participants must pay a $10 non-refundable registration fee
            • Students who Cancel prior to Friday, October 11th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
            • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Friday, October 11th, 2019 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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Advanced Cupping for the Modern Practitioner:

Low Back and Lower Extremeties

By: Vicki Ramsdell, LMT

 

Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
Date(s): Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Time(s): 8:30am-5:00pm
CEU Credits Granted: 8 CEUs

To register call 585-241-0070

Class Size:

      • Maximum Class Size: 24
      • Minimum Class Size: 8
      • Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.)., An introductory Cupping Course (will be asked to email proof of prior cupping course at time of registration)

Cost: $200

$50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 10/12/19

Course Description

The Advanced Cupping Class looks at providing relief from injury using Cupping under a TCM points, Thai Stretches and a Trigger Point umbrella. This unique class shows a practitioner various ways to achieve measurable results for your clients.

The class is 85% hands-on lab exchange where each practitioner provides and receives each of the treatments under close supervision of the instructor. At the end of class student will have a comfortable knowledge of the Advanced Cupping methods.

In this intensive 8-hour class your instructor will guide you through multiple protocols to effectively deal with dozens of issues most common among your patients and clients. Each protocol will be demonstrated by the instructor followed up by hands on. Treatments for:

Ankle injuries

Knee Injuries-Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis

Hamstring Injuries

Semitendinosus & Semimembranosus

Quadriceps Femoris Pain

Hip & Groin Pain

Buttock Pain

Vastus Lateralis

Gluteus Max, trigger points

Hip & Buttock

Lower Back

You’ll walk away from this workshop, not only with a deeper understanding of how to provide relief, recovery and healing in these problems, but also richer intuitive skills to translate the theory and application to numerous other issues that will broaden your practice in ways that will amaze you and you’ll feel prepared to do it.

Supplies you will need to bring:

      • TWO sets of sheets and a face covers
      • Bath towel
      • TWO hand towels
      • pillow with pillow case
      • Water to remain hydrated
      • Notebook and pens
      • Loose fitting clothing that allows for movement
      • Tables, Cups, Lubrication, Cleaning Supplies & Class Mannual will be provided
      • All of the cups used in class are new and will be available for purchase after class
  • Instructor Bio

    Vicki began the study of eastern forms of health and wellness back in the late 60’s, an interest & passion that has followed her through life. She studied Thai massage and was certified by Asokananda of Thailand (1990) his student Kam They Chow in Montreal in 2005.

    In 2009 she completed an 800-hour advanced Certification of Thai Medical Massage and Herbal Medicine with Pierce Salguero and became a certified teacher of Traditional Thai Medical Message (TTMM), following in the Shivagakomarpaj lineage.

    Vicki has worked as an adjunct professor of Traditional Thai Medical Massage at the three Missouri massage schools and currently teaches CE classes at the New York Institute of Massage in Buffalo, NY and Onondaga Massage School in Rochester NY teaching Thai Massage and Cupping. In 2010 Vicki started the Academy of Thai Massage, Energy Work & Cupping. Vicki speaks internationally on Thai Massage, Thai Medicine and Therapeutic Cupping and is a sought-after speaker.

    Vicki is a leading expert on the treatment of neuro-muscular diseases using Traditional Thai Massage and Cupping. Vicki’s love of Thai Medicine and her natural understanding of the body and spirit make 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.

    Registration

    Cost:

    $200

    Final day for Registration, balance due date:

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019

    Cancellation Policy:

            • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
            • Students who Cancel prior to Saturday, October 12th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
            • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Saturday, October 12th, 2019 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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Massage to Support Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum:

By: Kim Corpus, LMT

 

Location: Rochester Campus – 302 N. Goodman Street Suite 200, Rochester NY, 14607
Date(s): Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Time(s): 9:30am-6:00pm
CEU Credits Granted: 8 CEUs

To register call 585-241-0070

Class Size:

      • Maximum Class Size: 24
      • Minimum Class Size: 8
      • Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.).

Cost: $200

$50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 10/26/19

Course Description

During this fun, hands on class, you will learn how to provide massage during a special time in a woman’s life! We will explore the physiology of the birth process and look at muscle involvement and strain. We will learn how to safely adapt massage during labor and delivery and for the months following delivery as the woman’s body is changing and healing.  We will look at best practices and contraindications to massage during each of these times. We will cover how to be apart of and work within a birth team if necessary. We will learn how to provide massage in various positions. Research on the benefits of massage and labor will b shared during this class.

Supplies you will need to bring:

      • TWO sets of sheets and a face covers
      • Lubricants
      • TWO to THREE pillows with pillow cases OR a body pillow with a cover on it
      • Blanket
      • Water to remain hydrated
      • Notebook and pens
      • Loose fitting clothing that allows for movement. Note: some of the work maybe done on the floor
  • Instructor Bio

    Kim graduated from Onondaga School of Massage in 2006.

    She currently works with all ages in private practice and in clinical settings in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse, NY.

    She holds multiple certifications in Pediatric/Adolescent massage, Pregnancy, Special Health Concerns, Medical Massage, Oncology/Hospice, and Infant Massage.

    She has written articles for Massage Therapy Journal and is a contributing author in the textbook, Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 6e (6th Edition).

    Kim has supported and worked with veterans, and those living with perinatal mood disorders with Crouse Hospital. She currently supports staff by collaborating on massage education, in clinics, and helps provide massage with programs affiliated with Crouse hospital.

    She has taught continuing education classes for AMTA-NY.

    Kim also currently sits on Society for Oncology Massage Board.

    During her life Kim has provided respite to support parents who are struggling with children and teens living with mental health concerns or diagnosis.

    Registration

    Cost:

    $200

    Final day for Registration, balance due date:

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019

    Cancellation Policy:

            • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
            • Students who Cancel prior to Saturday, October 26th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
            • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Saturday, October 26th, 2019 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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Myofascial Release for the Upper Body

By: Chris Morakis, LMT

 

Location: Syracuse Campus – 719 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Date(s): Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 22nd , 23rd & 24th
Time(s): 9:00am – 6:00pm
CEU Credits Granted: 20 CEUs

To register call 315-424-1159

Class Size:

Maximum Class Size: 24

Minimum Class Size: 8

Prerequisites Courses: Must be a NYS Licensed Bodywork Professional (Chiropractor, PT, LMT, etc.)

Cost: $395

$50 deposit due at time of registration – Registration deadline: 11/08/19

Course Description

We know that the body holds tension and repressed emotion. Many of us, however, do not know what specific tissues are responsible for this occurrence.
In this workshop you will learn to identify, manipulate, and release myofascial tissue that holds chronic, painful, and exhausting stress and tension.
By the end of the workshop you will know how to release this unwanted stress in the chest, neck, shoulders, hands, back and waist; in other words, over the whole upper body.

In addition, you will gain an understanding of the relationship between posture and emotional attitudes and how constricted myofascial tissue leads to creating and reinforcing emotional negativity.
The strokes will be taught in sequence so that once learned you will be able to give a Myofascial Release Massage for the upper body.
Imagine how you will feel at the end of the workshop! Your hands will become supple and strong, your neck and shoulders will relax, your chest will be more open, you will naturally breathe more deeply with less effort, and your back and waist will be more flexible.

Imagine how your clients will feel after you have mastered these techniques.
This workshop, taken with the Myofascial Release Massage, Part 2: Lower Body, will enable you to offer a complete head-to-toe Myofascial Release Massage as well as work on specific problem areas. The hand, neck, and shoulder work is suitable for on-site application as well as clinical practice. We will discuss the conditions and occupations that will benefit most from this work. Contra-indications will also be noted.

Supplies you will need to bring:

  • Sheets
  • Towel
  • Lubricant (oil, etc)
  • Notebook and pens
  • Comfortable clothing (women please wear a bra/bikini top under your clothing for the hands on portion of class)

Instructor Bio

Chris was the first person to become certified in the Myofascial Release Massage. He took the Upper and Lower Body courses while a student at the Ohio College of Massotherapy from which he graduated in 1994 and immediately after completing these seminars was asked to serve Howard Rontal as a teaching assistant. He has assisted Howard over 40 times.

Chris is licensed by the State of Ohio as an LMT. In addition to his private massage practice Chris is responsible for massage therapy, rehabilitation and exercise at a Chiropractic Clinic in Ohio.

He was the massage therapist for the 2000 Hewlett Packard Women’s Bicycle Challenge in Boise, Idaho as well as for the LPGA in Warren, Ohio from 1998 through 2000. Chris is certified as a fitness trainer by the International Sports Sciences Association, and is an instructor of T’ai Chi and Chi Cong. From 2000-2003 Chris was also an instructor at the Ohio College of Massotherapy.

In addition, Chris, with his wife, own The Focal Point in Poland Ohio, where they are redefining preventative health care. Chris has worked for the Pro-Am PGA in Pittsburgh PA as a massage therapist. He is dedicated to educating students to the healing art of Myofascial Release Massage!

Registration

Cost:

$395

Final day for Registration, balance due date:

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Cancellation Policy:

          • Participants must pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee
          • Students who Cancel prior to Friday, November 8th, 2019 forfeit the registration fee.
          • Students who No-Show or Cancel after Friday, November 8th, 2019 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 315-424-1159

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