Arizona Continuing Education Workshops

 Policies and Fees to Workshops

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Intro to Hospital Based Massage Therapy

With Rose Adams

Saturday March 14th

Flagstaff Campus 9am – 6pm

This introductory course to hospital based massage therapy will create an awareness of the rewards and challenges of working in the healthcare environment. A study of hospital protocols, contraindications, hands-on role playing of many diverse medical situations a massage therapist could encounter while working on hospital inpatients.

Massage Therapy in the hospital environment demands unique skills and knowledge for the therapist today. Team teaching this course will be Rose Adams, MHA, BSW, LMT and Alisha Witcomb, LMT, NCTMB, with a combined experience of over 15 years working at Flagstaff Medical Center’s Massage Therapy program. Topics covered will include effective communication skills, what to expect when working in a medical environment; hospital protocols, importance of mindful awareness and compassionate touch. Different hospital based   scenarios will be  discussed. Knowledge of a diverse patient population will be examined with ample time for question and answer. Including a look at recent research supporting Hospital Based Massage Therapy.

Rose Adams‘ early massage study was with the Pacific School of Massage and Healing Arts and is currently a teacher at the ASIS Flagstaff school. For nearly 30 years, Rose’s work with massage therapy has included private practice, collaboration with community healthcare providers, and most recently providing therapeutic massage to many people with compromised health while doing hospital based massage therapy at Flagstaff Medical Center for nine years. Alisha Witcomb, LMT, NCTMB is a graduate of ASIS in 2005, and has spent 7 years doing hospital based massage therapy. Ms Witcomb currently has a private practice in Flagstaff, AZ.

8 CEU’S $195

Register online here

early registration $175 if paid in full 30 days in advance. (928) 451 4853  (866)334 3348

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IMMERSION into ETHICS for Massage

Standards of Practice Including Professional Management & Roles and Boundaries with Standard V

Saturday March 28th 2015

9am ~ 12.30pm FLAGSTAFF Campus

A day of ethics immersion for the massage therapist will speak to the many questions therapists have once in the workplace; exploring roles/boundaries, professionalism, confidentiality, business practices, and more including somatic and mindful exercises

As massage therapists, our clients come to us to receive care and comfort, many times from a place of vulnerability. How we express ourselves through our words and actions can convey sincerity and compassion, or may challenge our own abilities to remain calm and attentive. Bringing mindfulness to each situation helps to create healthy boundaries and professionalism to our practice.

As we explore ethics, so we explore ourselves. An understanding of the foundation of ethics for your massage practice will help your practice from the ground up, with the recognition that our own continued growth and transformation will help us to attain not only our potential as massage therapists, but also as human beings.  NCBTMB Required ETHICS Class

Instructor Rose Adams.  Rose’s early massage study was with the Pacific School of Massage and Healing Arts and is currently a teacher at the ASIS Flagstaff school. For nearly 30 years, Rose’s work with massage therapy has included private practice, collaboration with community healthcare providers, and most recently providing therapeutic massage to many people with compromised health while doing hospital based massage therapy at Flagstaff Medical Center for nine years. Rose uses her experience and education to act as a bridge between traditional and alternative healthcare.

CE’s 3   $ 75

Enroll online Here

For more information (928)451 4853  (866) 334 3348

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Peri Natal Massage

Conscious Touch & Ethical Practices for the Childbearing Year

With Olga Morris

Saturday April 11th 2015

Location: ASIS Sedona / Clarkdale

This Peri-Natal Massage Course is designed as an advanced practice for Licensed Massage Therapists.  It aspires to assist the therapist in safely and effectively applying massage modalities for the pregnant woman during the three trimesters of pregnancy through the post-partum period.
This is to be accomplished through the study of: the physiological and structural changes that occur during each trimester of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and post-partum; along with the implications for therapy and positioning; complications or warning signs to identify contraindications; effective history taking and documentation.
Embryology is introduced to increase awareness of the developing fetus and to explore the many effects that massage therapy, including stress reduction, has on the dyad of mother and child.  Therapists will have the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and attitudes about pregnancy and birthing, as well as their communication skills, all in support of providing a safe and therapeutic environment for their clients.
This workshop will be delivered with the utilization of an outline, participant handouts for easy future referencing, audio-visuals, and demonstration with a pregnant client.  There will be a clinic practicum with pregnant clients provided.

Instructor:  Olga Morris, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
Olga is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Massage Therapist in a local family medical center.  She integrates massage modalities in a nurturing and supportive manner and has introduced Infant Massage in a health care setting.  Olga brings over twenty years of clinical medical practice and application, as well as an enthusiasm and honor for the process of relating the structure and function of the human body to the practice of massage.

CEU’s 8    $ 175  earlybird registration available at $150 for the first 6 people

Register online here

For more information (928) 451 4853  (866) 334 3348

 

 

Techniques for Neck and INTER-ORAL Work

with Layna Cirelli

April 11th & 12th

Prescott Campus

This workshop will discuss the anatomical, kinesthetic, and psychosomatic causes of common neck and head ailments, neck pain, stiffness, headaches and migraines, whiplash, sinus problems, etc.  This workshop will also demonstrate and teach how to comfortably and effectively work inside the mouth to release tension, mis~alignments and imbalances.

We will discuss how injuries, posture, work environment, habitual patterns of body usage, and the effects of stress can cause and/or aggravate these ailments.

- students will learn the anatomical and kinesthetic muscles and tissues surrounding the neck and head.

- students will learn assessment skills for recognizing dysfunctional patterns of the neck and head such as shifts, tilts and rotations, mandible misalignment, eye imbalance, etc.

- students will explore the inner workings of the mouth, throat and jaw by discussing their anatomical and kinesthetic workings.

- students will learn how tension, structural misalignment, and muscular imbalance can lead to painful symptoms such as TMJ, headaches, migraines, neck tension, sinus problems, and vision.

- students will learn hands-on techniques to relieve muscle pain and imbalances in the neck, head, and inner mouth.

- students will learn hands-on techniques working within the mouth to rebalance tissues causing mandible misalignment and TMJ.

- students will learn hands-on techniques working within the mouth to relieve sinus pressure and cranial pressure.

Instructor:  Layna Cirelli Certified KMI Structural Integration, Movement Education. An instructor with The Kinesis Institute for Kinesis Myofascial Structural Integration and with ASIS/True Mantra School for Massage Therapy, Layna has been a certified and licensed therapist since 1995.  She has been teaching Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and connective tissue therapy since 2002, and offers various continuing education seminars in movement education and advanced connective tissue therapy.

For more information call  toll-free (928) 451 4853 (866) 334 3348 or Enroll Online here

$380  CEU’s 16   Early registration $350 if enrolled by March 11th

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Body Sculpting ~ Connective Tissue Therapy

April 18th & 19th  9am~5pm

with Jamie & Joseph Rongo

Connective Tissue Therapy is intended to create greater ease, as the body strives for homeostasis and moves away from “dis” ease. Fascia facilitates the many layers of muscles in our bodies to slide over each other, allowing for smooth uninhibited movement. With Body Sculpting, our aim is to enhance efficiency in movement.

The objective is to see the form holistically, so that we can know that no part can be separated from the whole. The slightest shift in alignment can begin as a small, seemingly innocuous adjustment. Yet overtime, more restriction can begin. Postural compensations then become “symptoms”. We can lose our “ease” when this happens; giving us fewer “choices”. This class is 70% hands-on and students will use Body Sculpting techniques to achieve balance, coordination and tone within the body as it coaxes fascia back to a soft, pliable state. The result is greater flexibility & resilience as the body experiences less pain and susceptibility to injury.

JOSEPH and JAMIE RONGO  Joseph and Jamie studied massage therapy, structural integration & sports massage and became massage instructors in the late 80’s and early 90’s. They are co-founders, curriculum directors, and directors of teacher training for the Arizona School of Integrative Studies (now ASIS Massage Education). For the last 8 years they have been assisting community colleges with developing massage programs, and training their instructors.

Their energetic and creative style of living is reflected throughout their work in both the classroom and the business world. Together, and in partnership with all the ASIS staff, they envision massage therapy education and practice to be concrete steps toward self-empowerment and world peace. Joseph and Jamie are parents to three wonderful, individual children, and as a family they live in their hand-built home overlooking the Verde River in Clarkdale, Arizona.

CE’s 14   $250    Early Registration $200 if paid in full by March 18th

Register online HERE or call (928) 451 4853 for more info or to enroll

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Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness

Level III Craniosacral

with Heidi Wilson

Clarkdale/Sedona Campus March 27th-29th

Tucson Campus  April 24-26th

Friday 5-9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am – 6pm each day

Level III of Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,
Level III introduces treatments for low back and pelvic pain/conditions, the cultivation of the experience of witnessing “ignition” in the ventricles of the cranium, and introduction to and practice of listening to the “Inherent Treatment Plan”.

Anatomy of the pelvis will be looked at as the techniques of addressing low back and pelvic issues are demonstrated and practiced. The structures and functions of the ventricles of the brain will be studied and the concept of “ignition” will be introduced to the students before they engage in hands on experience. The concept of the “Inherent Treatment Plan” will be introduced before the students explore that concept as they give full craniosacral sessions to each other.

Massage therapists will be able to start incorporating these concepts and contacts into their massages right away. They will also come away with some suggested sequences to practice whole hour long

Instructor:  Heidi Wilson Heidi Wilson has been practicing craniosacral work since 1994.  She is certified in Visionary Craniosacral work from the Milne Institute.  She has also studied biodynamic methods from Charles Ridley, Jan Jones, Ryan Halford, Franklyn Sills and Debra Meness, D.O. www.heidiwilsonfluidhealing.com

for more information or to register 928-451 4853  or toll-free (866) 334 3348

$295  CEU’s 20      sign up for Sedona Here      sign up for Tucson Here

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Certification in Manuel Lymph Drainage

Vodder Technique ~ with the Academy of Lymphatic Studies

April 22-26th

Tucson Campus

This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction and others. During this course, the participants will learn to perform techniques that will assist patients and clients in general relaxation, health support and detoxification.

  • History of the lymphatic system and MLD
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system
  • Drainage pathways of the lymphatic system
  • Pathophysiology of the lymphatic system
  • Lymphatic insufficiencies and conditions that lead to the development of edema
  • Difference between edema and lymphedema
  • Indications and contraindications of MLD
  • Basic strokes for the entire body and their effects
  • Application of basic MLD sequences in healthy lymphatic systems
  • Application of basic MLD to post-traumatic and post-surgical edema
  • Application of basic MLD sequences to various pathologies (fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome)

This 5-day, 40-hour certification course is a careful balance between lecture topics and hands-on lessons. This course is ideally suited to serve as an introduction to the techniques and applications of the treatment known as Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), which was developed by Emil Vodder, Ph.D.

40 CE’s $995     For more information contact ACOLS (800) 863 5935

 

 

YIN TUI NA MASSAGE

with TJ Fritz

Saturday May 2nd Prescott Campus 9am-6pm

Yin Tui Na integrates classic Chinese Tui Na massage with light touch acupressure to nurture and balance the body’s Internal organ Qi (Energy), meridian Qi, and emotions.

Yin Tui Na integrates classic Chinese Tui Na massage with light touch acupressure to nurture and balance the body’s Internal organ Qi (Energy), meridian Qi, and emotions.

Yin Tui Na hand techniques, five grams energetic acupressure, and soft style internal organ massage are combined into a fortifying routine that supports the bodies nutritive and constitutional Qi.  Tui Na is energetic/mechanical modality that uses brushing, grasping, pressing, circular rubbing techniques over meridians and acu-points.  Five grams acupressure is a light touch style of acupressure that utilizes the practitioners compassionate spirit to hold and balance acu-points.  The Yin Tui Na internal organ massage utilizes a soft Tui Na hand techniques help create Internal organ balance.  The use of important acu-points such as Spleen 6, Liver 3, Kidney 3, and other powerful points will be covered.

This routine is ideal for those with low energy, lack of will, chronic achiness, and poor nutritive energy.  Those who are carrying a heavy life load and are seeking support will also benefit greatly.

T.J. Fritz first began his study and practice of the Asian-based healing arts in 1997.  He has diplomas in Advanced Acupressure, Sports Acupressure, and Massage from the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California.  T. J. has been instructing massage and acupressure since 2003.  Along with his hands-on instruction T.J. has over a decade of experience teaching T’ai Chi Ch’uan and T’aiji Qigong.

This class will include a combination of movement qigong, hands-on practice, demonstration, and discussion.  Tui Na is a fun and energetic practice that includes lots of movement so be sure to loose comfortable clothing.  Plain cotton is best.

Please call 866-334-3348 for more information or to register

8 CEU’s $150 register HERE 

early bird registration available at $125 for the first 6 people to enroll

 

Instructor T.J. Fritz, LMT has been practicing and teaching Taiji Qigong and Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan for over a decade.  He has worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Acupressurist since 2000.

 

 

Acupressure for Every Body

with TJ Fritz

Sunday May 3rd 9am-6pm

Prescott Campus 

Acupressure for Every Body will teach important acupressure point locations and how to use these acupressure points for common conditions and complaints.

including: headache, back ache, fatigue, and much more.  This class will include basic history, philosophy, and foundational theory, and will focus on teaching practical, simple, and yet profound methods of acupressure for self help and to help others.  Skills shared will include proper body mechanics and breathing while performing acupressure techniques. In addition understand any contraindications for using acupressure and various acupressure points.

Points from all of the major meridians will be included.  This class is ideal for both novices and seasoned therapists alike.

Instructor T.J. Fritz, LMT has been practicing and teaching Taiji Qigong and Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan for over a decade.  He has worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Acupressurist since 2000.

CEU’s 8 $150    early registration $125 more information (928) 451 4853  sign up here

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Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,

Level IV Craniosacral

with Heidi Wilson

May 15th ~ 17th Sedona/Clk Campus

May 29th ~ 31st  Tucson Campus

Friday 5-9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am – 6pm

Level IV of Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,

Level IV will introduce the concepts and structures and experience of the diaphragms of the body, treatment of injured or stressed joints, and the practice of “tonal match” in balanced fluid tension and balanced potency tension.
The anatomy of the structures that make up what are considered the “diaphragms” of the body is explored before students enter in to a hands-on experience of these structures. The concept of “inviting space” and fluidity to the joints are demonstrated and discussed before the hands-on experience of this practice. The concept of “tonal match” will be introduced and discussed and will be explored throughout the entire workshop as students practice refinement of touch.

Massage therapists will be able to start incorporating these concepts and contacts into their massages right away. They will also come away with some suggested sequences to practice whole hour long sessions of craniosacral work.

Instructor:  Heidi Wilson Heidi Wilson has been practicing craniosacral work since 1994.  She is certified in Visionary Craniosacral work from the Milne Institute.  She has also studied biodynamic methods from Charles Ridley, Jan Jones, Ryan Halford, Franklyn Sills and Debra Meness, D.O. www.heidiwilsonfluidhealing.com

For more information or to register call (928) 451 4853  or toll-free (866) 334 3348

$295  CEU’s 20 Early registration $250 if enrolled 30 days in advance.

Register online HERE for Sedona                    Register online HERE for Tucson

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That Magic Moment

an exploration of Transformational Touch

May 9th & 10th 2015

with John Sanderson

This workshop will combine sensitive touch techniques, experiential exercises and focused discussion to aid participants in discovering effective and efficient ways to facilitate change

“Change can happen in an instant or be a process that takes a lifetime”

In either case there are often moments of sensory based awareness that shift unconscious patterns into greater mind, body, spirit harmony.

Enhance your hands on work with the timely use of words. Students will learn effective methods to enhance their hands-on techniques by engaging their clients in brief verbal feedback interchanges.

During the weekend you will be exposed to and practice :  Active Listening ~ The four brainwave states & associated feeling states ~ Give and receive accurate verbal and kinesthetic feedback ~ Learn hands on energy balancing techniques ~ Learn on going interactive assessment skills ~ AND ~ Perform upper and lower body traction ~ Learn basic Polarity Elemental Balancing ~ Learn to locate & stimulate eight key acupressure points ~ Further development of their therapeutic effectiveness and sensitivity.  

This class will introduce both active listening and sensitive touch techniques that often result in greater embodied comfort for their client.

John Sanderson holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology (MC) from Arizona State University.  He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & forty years of bodywork experience, including certification since 1984 as a Zero Balancer.  He is a graduate of the AmerAsian Institute of Oriental Studies on Maui Hawaii.  He has been the principle and founder (1988) of the Maui Academy of Healing Arts for 25 years.

Please call (928) 451 4853  or (866) 334 3348  for more information or register HERE

16 CEU’s $250

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Advanced Techniques for the PSOAS

with Wendy Hines

May 15th and 16th  2015

Location ASIS Flagstaff

Friday 5-9 pm Sat  9am – 7pm

This course offers an in depth study of the psoas including the anatomy, kinesiology, massage, structural integration, stretches and emotional health of this deep core muscle.

Join me in an exploration of massage techniques to access and balance the deepest core muscle, Psoas.  Learn how to relieve back, hip, groin and knee pain, to correct postural imbalance, relieve reflux and breathing restrictions thru the release of the psoas.  We will study the anatomy, kinesiology, emotional considerations of psoas as well as stretching and strengthening. This course will heighten your palpation sensitivity and build confidence in using verbal cues and educating clients on the importance of psoas health. This work is a key to integrating therapeutic body

Wendy Hines B.S., LMT has been a therapeutic massage practitioner for 14 years specializing in rehabilitation and body alignment integration, myofascial work and yoga therapy, as well as health and wellness consulting.  Wendy draws from her Exercise Science and Nutrition degree, health studies and massage training as well her keen study and observation of life and the arts of listening and intuition. Over the past couple of years she has taught yoga, kinesiology and connective tissue massage. Wendy encourages a fun, mindful and open – hearted learning atmosphere.

For more information or to Register: 928-639-3455 or toll-free ~ 866-334-3348

13 CE Contact hours – $ 250  Enroll online here

if paid 30 days in advance early registration $225

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Connective Tissue Techniques

for the Ribcage

With Layna Cirelli

Sunday June 14th

ASIS Prescott Campus

9am – 6pm

Compression and/or lack of movement of the ribcage can lead to the following:

-    pressure on the body’s internal organs, creating problems with respiration, digestion, heart, liver and kidney function.

-  pain and stiffness in the back, shoulders, neck and head

-  dysfunctions in the spine such as bends, shifts and rotations

This workshop will address common dysfunctions of the ribcage through visual and functional assessment, and teach connective tissue techniques to address those dysfunctions.

We will also address how scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis, affect the spine and ribcage.

Layna Cirelli Certified KMI Structural Integration, Movement Education. An instructor with Arizona School of Integrative Studies,  Layna has been a certified and licensed therapist since 1995.  She has been teaching Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and connective tissue therapy since 2002, and offers various continuing education seminars in movement education and advanced connective tissue therapy.

for more information call 928-639-3455  or toll-free 866-334-3348

$175  CEU’s 8  Enroll online here

 


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Become Certified to Teach Infant Massage

with Olga Morris

Snowflake  May 14th-17th

Prescott  June 25-28th Thur – Sun

Four days.   9am – 5pm daily

This is a parent education program based on family strengths using nurturing touch & massage to promote the physical and emotional well-being of babies & young children.

Parent instruction occurs in small parent-baby classes, in private sessions or in community parenting programs.

Certified Education of Infant Massage Trainings (CEIM) are open to LMTs, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and is accredited through NCBTMB, CA Board of Registered Nurses and AOTA.

Olga M. Morris, FNP, LMT, brings to the training over 20 years of practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Massage Therapist. She has been a Certified Parent
Educator for Infant Massage for the past 15 years.  Olga brings her passion for teaching and sharing, with her compassion for the opportunity for personal growth available when doing this work

28 CEU’s  ~ $650   sign up online here

early registration available if enrolled & paid in full 30 days in advance $ 625

Additional 28 Home Study CEU’s available.

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PALPATORY ANATOMY

with T.J. Fritz

Saturday June 27th

9am-6pm  Sedona/Clarkdale Campus

This course will reinforce hands-on muscle anatomy by palpating and getting to know muscle and body landmark structures.

A lively day of learning the key points on muscle anatomy, not out of a book, but palpating living tissue.  A perfect refresher and a more intimate extensive understanding of the details, insertion origin.  Muscles, tendons, and boney landmarks will be safely explored to give participants a real human view of how we are put together.  Muscles that will be covered will include: pec minor, scalenes, rotator cuff muscles, levator scapular, back extensors, quadratus lumborum, gluts, piriformis, quadratus femoris, quadriceps, hamstrings, peronials and MORE

The class will also include hints on how to better access specific muscles and many kinesthetic relationships between the muscles being palpated.

Instructor T.J. Fritz, LMT has been practicing and teaching Taiji Qigong and Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan for over a decade.  He has worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Acupressurist since 2000.

CEU’s 8 $150   For more info (928) 451 4853

Register online here early registration $125 

 


TaiJi Qigong Fundamentals

with TJ Fritz

Sunday June 28th 

8.30am – 3.30 pm  Prescott Campus

Sign up for this fun workshop to learn the fundamentals of Taiji Qigong. Taiji Qigong is based on principles of Yin and Yang and of Tai Chi Chuan.

Learn how to improve your energy and apply more effective bodywork.  Qigong has been used by priests, martial artists, bodyworkers, lay persons, and physicians to maintain health and develop physical prowess for thousands of years.  “Taiji Qigong, Fundamentals” will teach fundamental theory, mechanics, and Qi awareness skills required to develop your Qi through a combination of transformational Qigong exercises and classroom discussion.

Taiji Qigong is a fun and energetic practice that includes lots of movement so be sure to wear loose comfortable clothing.

Learning Goals: 

(1) Basic Qigong Theory (2) Yin / Yang Theory (3) Proper Body / Energy Mechanics (4) Basic Taiji Qigong Postures and Movements (5) Application of therapeutic bodywork using Taiji Qigong principles.

Instructor T.J. Fritz, LMT has been practicing and teaching Taiji Qigong and Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan for over a decade.  He has worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Acupressurist since 2000.

CEU’s 6 $95   for enrichment and no CE’s $75  For more info (928) 451 4853

Register online Here

 

 

 

Rasayana ~

Ayurveda and the Art of Rejuvenation

July 10th-12th  Sedona Campus

October 9-11th Tucson Campus

Friday 5-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm

Learn the Art of Rejuvenation through specific Ayurvedic Treatments to enhance well being & peace of mind for you & your massage client.

Rasayana is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘That which makes new again, restoring a youthful state of physical and mental health, as well as expanding happiness and contentment.’  In this workshop you will learn Rasayana therapies and practices that are grounding, rejuvenating and nourishing, helping you and your client to alleviate anxiety and stress, balance and tone the body, calm the mind and nurture the spirit.  In addition to learning foundations:

Students will learn to recognize their clients elemental constitution (Prakriti) and imbalances (Vrikriti) and how and when to apply appropriate Ayurvedic treatments.  They will also learn preliminary and follow up protocol, benefits and precautions for each treatment.

Students will learn the art of Shirodhara ~ a profound and luxurious treatment where specific herbalized oils are poured in a steady rhythmic stream across the forehead to invoke a deeply meditative and relaxing state.

Students will learn Udhvartan ~ a full body exfoliation done with a freshly made paste of powdered herbs (choornam), mixed with either Rose Water, Oil or Dry, depending on  the Dosha.

Students will learn Svedana ~ an herbalized steam therapy used to open circulation through the channels, allowing toxins to be mobilized and eliminated.

Kelly Grey ERYT-500, CYI, NCTMB, Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Practitioner. For over 25 years Kelly has practiced and taught Yoga and Ayurveda throughout the US, the UK and in India, in local studios, ashrams, colleges and rehab centers.  She has advanced training in Yoga and Master Teacher certification in Ayurveda, including intensive training in Ayurvedic Massage and Treatments from Kerala, India.  She currently is an instructor at ASIS Schools in Arizona and maintains a private practice in Prescott AZ.

CEU’s 20  $295   early registration available at $245

Click here for Sedona   if you enroll NOW   and here for Tucson

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Tui Na Massage, Yin Yang

with T.J. Fritz

Saturday July 11th

Tucson Campus

9am – 6pm

During the weekend T.J. will teach and support a basic understanding of Yin Yang theory & Tui Na Massage techniques. Yin Yang theory is the foundation of Tui Na. The techniques being taught will promote balance in the Yin/Yang aspects of the body.

Tui Na Massage,Yin Yang Theory offers a comprehensive skill set that can be practiced exclusively or may be integrated into your existing practice.

(1) T’ai Chi Qigong exercises and Tui Na Self Massage,                                                         (2)QiTheory                                                                                                                                   (3) Yin/Yang Theory,                                                                                                                 (4) Tui Na hand techniques.                                                                                                   The class will include a dynamic combination of movement, hands-on practice, demonstration, and discussion.  Tui Na is a fun and energetic practice that includes lots of movement so be sure to wear loose comfortable clothing.  Plain cotton is best.

T.J. Fritz first began his study and practice of the Asian-based healing arts in 1997.  He has diplomas in Advanced Acupressure, Sports Acupressure, and Massage from the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California.  T. J. has been instructing massage and acupressure since 2003.  Along with his hands-on instruction T.J. has over a decade of experience teaching T’ai Chi Ch’uan and T’aiji Qigong.

CEU’s 8  $ 150   for Tucson enroll HERE

For more information or to Register: (928) 451 4853 or toll-free ~ 866-334-3348

 

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Nurturing the Mother® Fertility Massage

July 24th-26th Flagstaff Campus

October 2nd-4th Sedona/Clarkdale Campus

8.30am-5.30pm Friday ~ Sunday

with Kimberly Schultz

This course provides training in all aspects of the emotional and personal conception process, including how massage can enhance the success rate of pregnancy.

In this class you will learn:

  •    A combination of cranial sacral alignment holds
  •    The benefits of Castor oil packs
  •    How to make and use a Castor oil pack
  •     Deep pelvic work to release congestion                                                              ·
  •     Reflexology to enhance fertility and cleansing
  •    Anatomy of the reproductive systems as it pertains to conception
  •    The causes of fertility challenges
  •    A comprehensive understanding of ovulation charting methods
  •    An overview of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and how to assist clients receiving ART
  •  How to market your skills
  •  Networking referrals to assist your client with additional natural healthcare support

Certification Requirements:  Completion of two Fertility Massage sessions in class.  Attending the three day class with prompt attendance & Completion of an in-class written exam

Kimberly Schultz is an Arizona and Wisconsin licensed and nationally certified Massage Therapist, a member of National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).  She is certified in Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy Massage, Integrative Reflexology® and Fertility Massage with Claire Marie Miller Seminars Inc.

Pre-requisites : Licensed Massage Therapist

CEU’s 24   $495   Early registration $450 if paid more than 30 days in advance.

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Treatment of the Pelvic Girdle

with Deane Juhan

Trager Skills with Resistance & Release

ASIS Clarkdale/Sedona                                 

August 8-9th 2015

9.30 am – 6.30 pm each day

The pelvis is the largest and densest bony structure in our bodies.  It anchors more muscles than any other part of the skeleton, and from the pelvis these muscles reach from below the knees to the top of the thorax.  It is truly the central core of our skeletal and muscular organization, designed to respond equally to tremendous forces of leverage passing through its structure and to exceedingly subtle adjustments in our postures and movements.  The central sacrum–the “sacred bone”–forms both the bridge between our two legs below and the foundation of the spinal column above.  The strength and suppleness of the muscles that anchor and move the pelvis reverberate powerfully throughout the rest of our bodies.
The pelvis is also of profound energetic importance to our organisms, our minds and our spirits.  It is the physical locus of our two lower chakras:   A sturdy and resilient pelvis is the foundation for a sturdy and resilient life.
Resistance-Release Work has been the most significant development in my practice and teaching since my Esalen years and my association with Dr. Milton Trager.  It is based upon Dr. Trager’s sensibilities and intentions, but it is a further extension of his work.
The Trager Approach, like many modalities, has traditionally focused upon relaxation, lengthening, softening and so on, manipulating the tissues of a passive, receptive client.  The Trager process of relaxation is very powerful and effective, but in recent years I have recognized that relaxation is only one half of the work of resolving pain and restrictions and restoring freedom of movement.  The other half–transferring the relaxed state to more functional patterns of movement–requires active participation of the client to re-coordinate old habits and to establish new patterns.

This work is a powerful addition to any bodyworker’s previous training and practice.

Deane Juhan may be best known as the author of Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork an essential text on the means, methods, uses, and deeply personal applications of what has come to be known as “bodywork”  First trained in Esalen massage, he developed a private practice and led workshops in massage as well as seminars in anatomy and physiology for bodyworkers. In 1976 he met Dr. Milton Trager, founder of the Trager Institute for Psychophysical Integration, and has been a practitioner and instructor of the TRAGERWork approach ever since. He is on the faculty of the Northern California Trager Institute and has developed a series of workshops in dynamic anatomy and in Trager? Bodywork for bodyworkers and therapists of all kinds, which he conducts all over the United States, in Canada and in Europe.
 http://www.jobsbody.com

This class is always popular and limited space will be available, so we suggest you register early.    Register online HERE

$350 CEU’s 16         Earlybird registration available for the first 8 people, at $300

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Level I Craniosacral

Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness

with Heidi Wilson

August 21-23rd Tucson

Sept 25-26th Sedona/Clarkdale

Friday 5-9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am – 6pm

Level I of Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,

Level I  introducing Craniosacral work with a biodynamic
perspective. The sacred practice of touch, deeply listening with our hearts and hands from a place of compassionate stillness. This course will be a look at the history of craniosacral work, with the exploration and manipulation of cranial bone movement, and evolved into the gentle and subtle yet powerful healing     energy work that we can experience and learn today as craniosacral therapy and biodynamic craniosacral work.

The course introduces students to the structural elements of the craniosacral mechanism: the bones, central nervous system, membranes, tissues, and cerebrospinal fluid. It also explains the elements of the fluid dynamics of the craniosacral system from the “biodynamic” perspective: the potency, the fluid motion and stillness as expressed by the tidal movement of the “Breath of Life” within the body. Students will  practice sensitizing theirhands to the energetics of each of the major bones of the cranium, and practice cultivating the inner stillness andpresence that is needed to listen to the tidal expressions of this healing wisdom within the human being.

Massage therapists will be able to start incorporating these concepts and contacts into their massages right away. They will also come away with some suggested sequences to practice whole hour long sessions of craniosacral work.

Instructor:  Heidi Wilson Heidi Wilson has been practicing craniosacral work since 1994.  She is certified in Visionary Craniosacral work from the Milne Institute.  She has also studied biodynamic methods from Charles Ridley, Jan Jones, Ryan Halford, Franklyn Sills and Debra Meness, D.O. www.heidiwilsonfluidhealing.com

for more information or to register 928 451 4853  or toll-free (866) 334 3348

Register for Clarkdale HERE                          Register for Tucson HERE

$295  CEU’s 20  early registration $250 if you register more than 30 days in advance

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Understand the 12 Meridians

with TJ Fritz

Saturday September 12th  9am – 6pm

Prescott Campus

“Understanding the 12 Meridians” will teach the location, organization, and theory of the 12 Organ meridians along with many acu-point locations.

This course will give students a comprehensive view of the 12 organ meridians.  It will include charting, graphing, qigong exercises, and discussion of the 12 meridians.  The course will cover the 12 meridians in association with the meridian locations, yin / yang, the body clock, the five elements, the organs, the six hand / foot divisions, the six heaven / earth meridian partners, and how to utilize these associations during hands on application. This course will also include the location of beginning points, entry points, source points, exit points, and end points for each of the 12 organ meridians.  This course will be especially valuable for anyone who wants to know more about Tui Na, Shiatsu Asian bodywork practices.    

Learning Goals:   1. Understand the location of each of the 12 meridians.

2. Understand the 12 meridians in relationship to yin / yang theory, the body clock, the five elements, the organs.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the beginning points, entry points, source points, exit points, and end points for each of the 12 organ meridians.

4. Understand how to use basic meridian theory to balance the 12 meridians.

Instructor T.J. Fritz, LMT has been practicing and teaching Taiji Qigong and Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan for over a decade.  He has worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Acupressurist since 2000

CEu’s 8  $150   early bird discount $125 for the first 6 people

to enroll call (888) 517 2747 or online HERE

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Lymphatic Drainage:

Inner Cleansing for Health & Beauty

October 17-18th Sedona Campus

with Judy Stahl

9am – 6pm each day

This workshop will teach the therapist how to provide an effective lymphatic drainage treatment.

Lymph is the exquisite fluid that cleanses and fortifies as it permeates the human body. The lymphatic system is delicate yet powerful. Applying manual therapy techniques to this system can be a potent treatment for guiding and encouraging the body back to health from a challenged condition, as well as improving the quality of health in a healthy body. The demand for skilled lymphatic drainage therapists is growing rapidly in the United States and throughout the world in both the healthcare and spa environment.

This class will provide you with a solid foundation for addressing the lymphatic system effectively. We will start with the basics, an introduction/review of the lymphatic system, its function(s) in the body, the role of manual therapy in treatment of the lymph system as well as contraindications to its use. A variety of learning strategies will be employed to help you to learn how to sense the lymphatic system within yourself and others. By the completion of class, you will have the tools and the confidence to provide an effective full body lymphatic treatment.

Judy Stahl is an internationally recognized expert in massage therapy. She has been a professional massage therapist since 1987 and has worked in hands on patient care settings since 1978. Judy has taught massage, yoga, and other holistic health classes since 1989. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on the body mind connection. Judy is Past National President of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Past Chair of the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy.  She has worked with people with cancer, including children, since 1979. As a breast cancer survivor who had an axillary dissection (lymph nodes removed) herself, Judy has intimate experience with a compromised lymphatic system and how to help fellow therapists get an accurate ‘feel’ for lymphatic flow.

for more information call 928-639-3455  or toll-free 866-334-3348

CEU’s 16   $325   Register online HERE

Early registration available for the first 8 participants at $275.



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REFLEXOLOGY for the HANDS

with Susan Watson

Oct 31st & Nov 1st. 

Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 9am – 4pm

Clarkdale/Sedona Campus

Reflexology for the Hands is a valuable addition to a massage therapist professional skills.  A nurturing and safe way of interacting and supporting Elders, Children and all your clients. 

How we have a handle on life, get a grip and control, all can be bottled up bound in the fingers and palms.

This detailed class will teach you a full relaxing Reflexology session.  From playful softening and loosing techniques for the wrists and hands, to the details and locations and methods of working all the reflex points that correspond with the organs, glands and parts of the body.

Working on all these Reflex points helps to stimulate and improve circulation, relieve and relax tension, support and nourish the nervous system and support bringing balance to the system.

Instructor Susan Watson, owner of Healthy Soles School of Reflexology in Rockford, IL. Susan has authored a Reflexology certification textbook called, “Practical Reflexology, Interpretations and Techniques”, published by McGraw-Hill. This textbook is a recommend read to help pass the Reflexology Board exam, through the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB). She also authored “Master the Healing Art of Foot Reflexology”, a CE workbook. Susan is nationally board certified in foot and hand Reflexology, and is an ACARET accredited educator.

For more information or to register call  toll-free 866-334-3348   Enroll online here

$350 CEU’s 14    Early Registration is available at $300 if enrolled by September 1st

 

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TRANSPERSONAL SOMATIC THERAPY

PHASE I Personal Growth & Professional Training Skills

with Paul Linn

November 6-8th 

ASIS Sedona/Clarkdale Campus

Friday 5-8pm  Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm

These workshops are designed for all types of therapists and health care providers who share the common interest in deepening presence, compassion and skills in their work with themselves and with others. The learning format is highly experiential, drawing upon a wide variety of personal and group processes, specific use of touch therapies combined with meditative awareness and body centered therapy. These trainings provide a safe and effective style of work that support healing on all levels: relationship to the past, release from unhealthy patterns and habits, exploring higher levels of wellness and creativity and deeper access to essential Being.  For more details on the training click  Continue reading

Phase I    The opening phase of the bodymind therapist training helps participants develop an experiential understanding of the context of therapy as a psychological, relational, spiritual continuum. Time will be devoted to revealing how this context is a body based reality. This provides the opportunity to learn initial methodology for entering and working from felt sense body centered immediacy. The therapeutic relationship is the foundation for caring and being of service to others and within this first phase we will explore the art of listening and understanding as a means of contact and facilitation of transformation. A general overview of the issues and conditions that bring about the need for therapy will help participants place the TsomT approach in a pragmatic synergy with other teachings and techniques they may be utilizing.

Instructor: Paul Linn MA, LMHC, LMT has been teaching massage therapies, awareness practices and psychospiritual approaches to growth for 31 years throughout the U.S. mainland and the Hawaiian Islands. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Gainesville, Florida and leads intensive insight meditation retreats.
The evolving synthesis of touch, psychology and meditation that his work offers sets the stage for a delightful inquiry in healing, openness and new possibilities of freedom.   TSTMethods are easily integrated into professional practice.

to visit Paul’s website tsomt.com

Please call 866-334-3348 for more information or to register HERE

16 CEU’s $325    early registration available at $280

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Research Literacy for Massage Therapy Practitioners

Saturday November 7th 9am – 12.30pm

Flagstaff Campus

With Rose Adams

Research literacy for massage students and practitioners offers tools and hands on practice to embrace & incorporate the latest research findings, while educating clients, coworkers, and your community.

As more research becomes available in the massage therapy profession, it is exciting and important to make use of this knowledge. Students gain knowledge in research terminology, how to ask a research question, followed by hands on practice of doing literature searches to provide answers, and more importantly, how to integrate these finding into your practice.

Presentation of topics will include, ethics of research, evidence based practice, understanding the structure of a research article, and how to rank its levels of evidence. Ms Adams will present research which she and colleagues conducted at Flagstaff Medical Center entitled “The Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain Management in the Acute Care Setting”, and was later published, as well as an overview of other important research findings which help to advance our profession.

Rose’s early massage study was with the Pacific School of Massage and Healing Arts and is currently a teacher at the ASIS Flagstaff school. For nearly 30 years, Rose’s work with massage therapy has included private practice, collaboration with community healthcare providers, and most recently providing therapeutic massage to many people with compromised health while doing hospital based massage therapy at Flagstaff Medical Center for nine years. While working at the hospital, Ms Adams, along with her colleagues conducted research on the use of massage therapy and pain management, being published in 2010.

Please call 866-334-3348 for more information or to register

3 CEU’s $75     enroll online here


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TRANSPERSONAL SOMATIC THERAPY

PHASE II Personal Growth & Professional Training Skills

with Paul Linn

Phase II   NOVEMBER 13th – 15th

ASIS CLARKDALE/SEDONA CAMPUS

Friday 5-8pm  Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm

These workshops are designed for all types of therapists and health care providers who share the common interest in deepening presence, compassion and skills in their work with themselves and with others. The learning format is highly experiential, drawing upon a wide variety of personal and group processes, specific use of touch therapies combined with meditative awareness and body centered therapy. These trainings provide a safe and effective style of work that support healing on all levels: relationship to the past, release from unhealthy patterns and habits, exploring higher levels of wellness and creativity and deeper access to essential Being.  For more details on the training click  Continue reading

Phase II   –  Awareness in therapy, meditation and inquiry – while a central theme throughout the whole bodymind training program, will be given special care and attention in phase 2. Specific methods and practices will be taught for awakening empathic attunement and compassion, while discovering how the emotional body is layered and a key to aliveness.  Phase 2 will address Self image / concept work as a door into freedom beyond separation. This aspect of the work will begin to open insights into not only what the Transpersonal Being is, but more importantly how to begin to abide as this Being in all moments of activity and rest. This phase of the training sets the stage for the ongoing work in subsequent phases that integrates the body, psychological and relational experiences into a non – dual comprehensive perspective.

The Continuing Education that is offered by Paul Linn is part of the BodyMind certification training

Instructor: Paul Linn MA, LMHC, LMT has been teaching massage therapies, awareness practices and psychospiritual approaches to growth for 31 years throughout the U.S. mainland and the Hawaiian Islands. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Gainesville, Florida and leads intensive insight meditation retreats.
The evolving synthesis of touch, psychology and meditation that his work offers sets the stage for a delightful inquiry in healing, openness and new possibilities of freedom.   TSTMethods are easily integrated into professional practice.

to visit Paul’s website tsomt.com

Please call 866-334-3348 for more information or to register HERE

16 CEU’s $325

early registration available at $ 280 if paid in full 30 days in advance


 

 

KOREAN HAND THERAPY

For Structural Pain

with Susan Watson

November 7th  9am – 5pm

Location ASIS PRESCOTT Campus

Korean Hand Therapy: begins with discussing the origins and history of the techniques.

We will learn the KHT Reflexology Map of the body and hand.  Learn the techniques of how to use Korean Hand Therapy Correspondence system of the meridians & acupressure points to relieve pain ~ to treat neck pain ~headaches ~ low back pain & arm/leg pain. During the day you will be instructed on the individual protocols. Plus learning how to use a comprehnesive Integrative medical approach to evaluate & manage musculoskeletal pain.
Students will learn musculoskeletal anatomy and how it corresponds to the hand for structural pain. Practice of points and pressure will be emphasized.

Instructor Susan Watson, Board Certified Reflexologist, received her certification with the Intenational Institute of Reflexology & American Reflexology Certification Board. Susan is an accredited educator through ACARET, and has authored two book; “Master the Healing Art of Foot Reflexology” & “Practical Reflexology” a certification textbook published by McGraw-Hill.   She is currently finalizing two new books one on Hand Reflexology & one on Pet Reflexology.  Ms. Watson is instructor and owner of her school Healthy Soles School of Reflexology an accredited 300 hour certification and continuing education school, based in Rockford

For more information or to register call (928) 451 4853   or toll-free (888) 517 2747

$175  CEU’s 7  in addition there is a $35 materials & book fee required on the day.     

Register online HERE

Become Certified to Teach Infant Massage

with Olga Morris

Tucson December 10th – 13th  2015

9am – 5pm each day

This is a parent education program based on family strengths using nurturing touch & massage to promote the physical and emotional well-being of babies & young children.   Parent instruction occurs in small parent-baby classes,in private sessions or in community parenting programs.

Certified Education of Infant Massage Trainings (CEIM) are open to LMTs, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & is accredited through NCBTMB, CA Board of Registered Nurses
and AOTA.

Instructor:  Olga M. Morris, FNP, brings to the training over 20 years of practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Massage Therapist. She has been a Certified Parent Educator for Infant Massage for the past 15 years.  Olga brings her passion for teaching and sharing, with her compassion for the opportunity for personal growth available when doing this work.

Please call (928) 451 4853 for more information

28 CEU’s $650    Additional 28 Home Study CEU’S

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Description:

Cancer and Massage: An Introduction for Massage Therapists

with Judy Stahl

March 18-20th 2016

Saturday thru Monday 9am-6pm each day

Sedona/Clarkdale Campus

This class will provide massage therapists with a substantial foundation in understanding how to approach treating a client with cancer with professionalism, competence, and compassion.

Working with people with cancer is not for everyone. It requires a therapist who is willing to develop a special kind of maturity, sensitivity, strength, humility, and the ability to both grow and let go. For therapists beginning this journey, this class will give you clarity and valuable preparation. For therapists already working with people with cancer, this class may renew your commitment, validate you, and facilitate integration of the profound inner changes that occur when working in this arena.

Among many things, we will consider and examine:

  • what cancer is
  • how it affects the body
  • current health care treatments for cancer
  • therapist considerations for working with clients with cancer
  • biopsychosocial and spiritual effects of a cancer diagnosis
  • possible biopsychosocial and spiritual effects of working with people with cancer on the therapist
  • the research
  • the nuts and bolts, the practical and logistical, of incorporating this population into your clinical practice

Judy Stahl, M.A., LMT, brings a wealth of experience to her teaching on cancer and massage. She has worked with people with all stages of cancer since 1978, including five years working with pediatric cancer patients at the highly respected University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Judy is also a breast cancer survivor with first-hand experience of surgery which included removal of lymph nodes, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy. Judy is a massage therapy industry leader. She is Past National President of the American Massage Therapy Association. She is the former Chair of the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy. Judy has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on the body mind connection. She is a keen student of research. Judy has been a professional massage therapist since 1987 and a massage teacher since 1989. Her students love her breadth of knowledge, her passionate presentation, and her sense of humor. Judy loved receiving massage during her cancer treatment.

9am – 6pm each day

Hold your space, by registering online HERE

Please call 866-334-3348 for more information or to register

24 CEU’s $575


 

 



ASIS Massage Education is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) & the National  Association of Nurse Massage Therapists. ( NANMT ) as a continuing education Approved Provider.