Arizona Continuing Education Workshops

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Level I Craniosacral

Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness

with Heidi Wilson

September 5-7th Clarkdale/Sedona Campus

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 928-639-3455  or toll-free (888) 517 2747

Register for Clarkdale HERE

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

 

 

Become Certified to Teach Infant Massage

with Olga Morris

Flagstaff Sept 26-29th      Friday – Monday

Tucson December 4th – 7th   Thursday – Sunday

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 (888) 517 2747 for more information

28 CEU’s $650          

early registration available $625 if paid in full more than 30 days in advance     

Register Here for Flagstaff

Register Here for Tucson

Additional 28 Home Study CEU’s

 

 

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Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

September 21st 9am – 6pm

Prescott Campus

with Layna Cirelli

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.  The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes.  It supports the arch of your foot.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch.  Repetitive strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament.  This can lead to pain and swelling.

This one day workshop will address the causes for plantar fasciitis, and demonstrate remedies for treatment, including stretching, wrapping and hands-on techniques.

Causes and remedies will also be addressed for other common foot problems, such as:

  • Bone Spurs

  • Bunyons

  • Fallen Arches

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 or to register call  toll-free (888) 517 2747

$175 CEU’s 8  Register online HERE

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Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,

Level II Craniosacral

with Heidi Wilson

Tucson September 26-28th

Clarkdale/Sedona October 24-26th

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

Level II of Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness, introduces students to practices to treat neck tension, Temporo-mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD), sinusitis, and migraine headaches, as well as an introduction to a practice called “Fluid Limbs” that works with the potential of gently releasing patterns of tension, trauma, and inertia in the body.
The anatomy and function of the temporomandibular joint, the membrane system, and sinuses will be looked at as students are taught the techniques and contacts for treatment of issues and patterns related to these structures. The “Fluid Limbs” practice is a process of taking off the effect of gravity to an arm or leg, to invite a letting go of a dysfunctional pattern. Students will deepen into the practice of sensitizing to the tidal expressions of “Primary Respiration”.

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 call 928-639-3455  or toll-free 866-334-3348

$295  CEU’s 20

Sign up here for Sedona/Clarkdale early registration if paid 30 days in advance $250

Sign up here for Tucson

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Understand the 12 Meridians

with TJ Fritz

Saturday September 27th  9am – 6pm

Sedona/Clarkdale 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

Register online HERE

CEu’s 8  $150   early bird discount $125 for the first 6 people to enroll call (888) 517 2747

 

 

Foot Reflexology

with Susan Watson

October 4th & 5th

Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5pm

Location ASIS Sedona / Clarkdale Campus

This class is designed for the massage therapist professional who is interested in learning foot reflexology techniques. This class is 99% Hands ON and focuses on A&P on the feet in relationship to reflexology and to learn how to connect reflexology to the body systems.

Study will focus on a review of the anatomy of the feet to enhance learning of specific reflex points on the plantar/dorsal surfaces. These specific points can affect many other areas of the body, as well as assist in strengthening the immune system, alleviating symptoms such as; anxiety, nausea, and pain.

Discussion of the following
: History of Reflexology
, Precautions/contraindications (Do’s & Don’ts)
Guidelines/Zones, Anatomy of the foot, Hands-on techniques
, Holding and thumb-walking techniques,
 Finger-walking/finger-rocking techniques,
 Relaxation techniques
,       

Plus the following systems and all their reflexes.                                                                     CNS system Sense organs that reflect on the feet and demo their reflexes                  Endocrine ~ Circulatory system reflexes 
~ Digestive system ~ Urinary system ~ Respiratory Lymphatic system ~ Joints-Hip/Knee/Leg/shoulder that reflects on the feet and demo their reflexes 
~ Reproductive system Integumentary ~ Foot pathologies; 
 plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, ~ Morton’s Neuroma ~ The entire reflexology session and switch partners
~ Record keeping

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 (888) 517 2747

$350 CEU’s 14  Register online here

in addition there is a $35 materials & book fee required on the day.  

 


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Somatic Archaeology™ with Ruby Gibson

October 4 & 5th 2014

ASIS Tucson Campus

What were your grandparent’s and great-grandparent’s experiences? How do their life events and traditional stories affect you?  Can your lineage affect your present day physical and emotional health.  Can you change what you inherit? And if so, how?

Learn about the growing field of generational healing, and how to treat and resolve somatic patterns that are a result of epigenetic, cultural and familial inheritance. Somatic Archaeology provides new insight into chronic pain, repetitive injury, stress biasing and disease through the eyes and experience of bodyworker, social scientist, and developer of Somatic Archaeology, Dr. Ruby Gibson.

Now is the time to discover the epigenetic and experiential skills of Somatic
Archaeology™ —excavate body memory, assimilate stress, and minimize unhealthy
patterns passed onto future generations.

Somatic Archaeology™ combines somatic attunement, breathwork, aromatherapy, neurophysiology, nature meditation, medicine wheel principles, and stress management models formulated from kincentric principles to create profound shifts in your hormonal, physical and emotional well being. Develop skills to help your clients heal inherited patterns! Excavate Your Life Story                                                                                                    Explore Cause and Effect: The impact of historical trauma on society, family, culture & future generations. Origins of suffering, stress syndromes, chronic pain, disease patterns, repetitive
experiences and injury.  Understand the neurobiological mechanisms of storing/integrating/excavating somatic memory.   Apply the alchemy of the ancient medicine wheel as a diagnostic tool and healing model. Mindfulness skills for trauma first aide, somatic tracking, instinctual resourcing, empowered healing.
Discover how biogeneaological conflicts can lead to present day physiological problems.
Unearth joy, creativity, passion, dreams and authenticity for a full life
Instructor:

Dr. Ruby Gibson, ThD, LMT, is an international educator, author and Certified Somatic Therapist in private practice for 30 years. She specializes in transgenerational healing and recovery, and enjoys working with adults and adolescents in cross-cultural settings. Ruby is the developer of Somatic Archaeology© and Generational Brainspotting™ The author of My Body, My Earth, The Practice of Somatic Archaeology. Visit Ruby’s website http://www.rubygibson.com/

Please call (888) 517 2747 for more information or to register

16 CEU’s $295

Register online Here

early registration available at $ 275 if paid in full 30 days in advance

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Cancer and Massage: An Introduction for Massage Therapists

with Judy Stahl

October 11th – 13th  Sedona 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, 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

Please call (888) 517 2747 for more information or to register

24 CEU’s $575

early registration available at $ 525 for the first 12 participants

Register online HERE for Sedona/Clarkdale

 


Research Literacy for Massage Therapy Practitioners

Saturday October 18th   9am – 12.30pm

Flagstaff Campus

A REQUIRED CLASS FOR NCBTMB RENEWAL

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”, published in 2010, as well as an overview of other important research findings which help to advance our profession.

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. 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 (888) 517 2747 for more information or to register

3 CEU’s $75   Enroll Online

Early Registration $55 if paid 30 days in advance of event.

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Advanced Techniques  for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Saturday October 25th

with Wendy Hines

Flagstaff Campus 9am – 6pm

Learn techniques to treat TMJD and associated chronic pain that results from tension in the jaw, including headaches, neck pain, eye strain, ear pain and grinding of the teeth.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is a condition often seen in massage clients. You will learn anatomy and the primary muscles to treat to align the mandible and release the TMJ as well as accessory musculature and cranial/facial bone release. You will learn to assess tension in the TMJ and surrounding musculature and techniques to release this tension and relieve headaches, jaw clicking and locking, ear pain, neck pain and grinding of the teeth.

Wendy Hines B.S., LMT has been a therapeutic massage practitioner for 16 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.

Please call (888) 517 2747 for more information or to register

8 CEU’s $175   early registration available at $160  if paid in full 30 days in advance

Enroll online today Here

 

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KOREAN HAND THERAPY

For Structural Pain

with Susan Watson

November 8th  9am – 5pm

Location ASIS Clarkdale

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.     

Early registration available as $ 150 if you enroll in full more than 30 days prior to event.

Register online HERE

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Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness

Level III Craniosacral

with Heidi Wilson

November 14th-16th  ASIS Tucson Campus

November 21-23rd ASIS Sedona/Verde Valley

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 928-639-3455  or toll-free (888) 517 2747

$295  CEU’s 20

sign up for Sedona Here

sign up for Tucson Here

early registration $250 if paid 30 days in advance of event.




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Transpersonal Somatic Therapy

Personal Growth & Professional Training Skills

with Paul Linn

November 14th – 16th 

Clarkdale/Sedona Campus

Friday 5-9pm  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 (888) 517 2747 for more information or to register

16 CEU’s $295   sign up online here

early registration available at $ 250 if paid in full 30 days in advance

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YIN TUI NA MASSAGE

with TJ Fritz

November 15  Tucson 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 (888) 517 2747 for more information or to register

8 CEU’s $150    Register online here

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

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TAIJI QIGONG FUNDAMENTALS

with TJ Fritz,

Tucson Campus

Sunday November 16th 9am – 4pm

“Taiji Qigong, Fundamentals” will teach transformational still, moving, and partner Qigong exercises that emphasize sensing, developing, and balancing ones own vital energy

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.

Learning Goals:

(1) Basic Qigong Theory

(2) Yin / Yang Theory

(3) Proper Body / Energy Mechanics

(4) Basic Qigong Postures and Movements

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.

CE’s 6   $ 75    Call (888) 517 2747 to enroll

Register online here

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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.   (888) 517 2747

 

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Chi Nei Tsang I~ Taoist Abdominal Massage

with Caryn Boyd Diel

February 28th ~ March 2nd   Sedona / Clarkdale Campus

Fundamentals : The Metabolic Level

Chi Nei Tsang is a holistic approach to massage therapy within a Traditional Chinese Medicine paradigm. You will learn basic hands-on techniques to restore health and vitality to the internal organs. This course will cover: the basic traditional principles of Chi Nei Tsang, beginning anatomy of the internal organs, Taoist meditations and breathing exercises, qigong to increase the flow of chi through the body, and a complete detoxifying routine. This course will give you a firm foundation in this ancient healing tradition.
Chi Nei Tsang works mainly on the abdomen, training the organs to work more efficiently. It addresses all the vital systems of the body; digestive, respiratory, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, integumentary and muscular.   Sessions include awareness in breathing, nutrition, visualization, and self-manipulation; promoting the ethic of self-responsibility and breaking the cycle of dependency in a practical manner.   The techniques detoxifies and relives the body of excess stagnation. It improves elimination and stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory system. It strengthens the immune system and resistance to diseases.
Chi Nei Tsang allows the process of emotional life to unfold and clarify. All of our non processed emotional life is stored in our digestive system waiting to be addressed. Poor emotional digestion is one of the main reasons for ill health.
 

During the weekend you will learn :   A full body detoxifying routine including treatment for gallstones, kidney stones and parasites
-       Manual techniques to improve digestion and alleviate constipation
-       How to deal with abdominal pain including irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual         cramps, endometriosis, and fibroids
-       Opening the diaphragm for better breathing
-       Introduction to the 5 elements theory and acupuncture meridian system
-       Qigong and meditations to boost your energy level and harmonize the organs
-       Opening the microcosmic orbit,                 And much more…………

Benefits reported from clients and students at this level include:  better digestion and assimilation of life events, regulation of elimination, relief from abdominal pain, relief from chronic headaches, spinal adjustment, better rest and sleep, greater sense of freedom    Caryn Boyd Diel, the founder of White Cloud Institute, has a full time healing practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She incorporates a lifetime of study in the areas of counseling, bodywork and hands on healing. Her training has taken her around the world. Caryn has a Masters degree in Education and Counseling from the University of California. She graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in New York, studied Medical Qigong at the Xi Yuan Hospital in Bejing, China and at the International Institute of Medical Qigong with Sifu J.A. Johnson. She is a Full Instructor with the Universal Healing Tao and has studied with Master Mantak Chia in Thailand.

for more information call 928-639-3455  or toll-free (888) 517 2747

$375  CEU’s 24  early registration available $350   Register online here

 

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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) 639 3455 (888) 517 2747

 

 

Introduction to Postural Reeducation

With Wendy Hines

Flagstaff Campus

NEW DATES TBA

Friday 5-8pm Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 9am-4pm

postural analysis, alignment correction, manual therapy

Learn to assess optimal alignment, and create movement with ease in the body.
Join me in an exploration of techniques to learn to assess optimal alignment and easeful movement. You will learn speicific bony landmarks and guides for assessing posture, respectful body reading techniques, alignment correction exercises and techniques to treat what you see. This course will blend yoga therapy, connective tissue, and biomechanics techniques to assess and treat.  There will be a focus on learning to see the body in the different planes, and training your eye to pick up subtle nuances that may be affecting the body ‘s optimal easeful alignment.  You will learn techniques to shift a clients awareness of their posture and teach clients how postural dysfunction affects chronic pain cycles and how working towards an optimal alignment relieves many conditions.  “Awareness precedes change”
Wendy Hines B.S., LMT has been a therapeutic massage practitioner for 16 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 call 928-639-3455  or toll-free (888) 517 2747

$350  CEU’s 16   Early bird discount save $30  

Enroll online here

 

 

Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,

Level IV Craniosacral

with Heidi Wilson

Dates TBA

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 (888) 517 2747

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

$50 non-refundable deposit

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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 (888) 517 2747 for more information

16 CEU’s $250

 

Client Self Care Education

NEW SPRING DATES TBA

Flagstaff Campus

with Wendy Hines

Join Wendy Hines to learn stretches, sport specific stretches, hydrotherapy suggestions, nutrition and emotional support to offer clients as self care to continue their journey to their optimal health.

Client Self Care Education is an important tool in therapeutic and rehabilitation massage care.  Teaching clients how to manage their conditions and improve their health between massage sessions elevates client well being as well as client retention. In this workshop you will learn stretching techniques and how to teach them for the general population as well as for specific sports, we will discuss the use of hydrotherapy, basic nutrition support and emotional support post massage, as well as stress reduction techniques.

Wendy Hines B.S., LMT has been a therapeutic massage practitioner for 16 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.

8 CE Hours $175  early registration $160

Register online here or call (888) 517 2747

Flower Essence and Chakra Healing Certification Program

offered by Rhonda Pallas-Downey

author of The Healing Power of Flowers & Voices of Flowers

Part One,      April  23, 24, 25 & 26th  2015

Part Two,      Nov 6,7,8 & 9th   2014

This comprehensive 200 hour Certification Flower Essence course is uniquely designed to offer the student an integration of home study correspondence and an Correspondence Course 125 experiential program, with 200 CEU’s for massage therapist.    This course includes the history, integration, and basic therapeutic practices of herbs, homeopathy, flower essences, and the Human Energy System.  Offering hands on experience in nature, personal development, and making essences.  48 featured plants/flowers will be studied and the practical use of each plant as a herb, homeopathic remedy, and as a flower essence will be taught giving emphasis to the “whole plant” concept.

This course also features an in depth historical perspective of the chakras.  Students will earn about the relationshop betyween the chakras and color in healing with plants and flower essences.  This will enhance the student’s perspective of the human energy systems and will demonstrate how to work with the chakras in healing modalities.

The experiential program includes 50 hours of hands on experience in the classroom or in nature.  20 hours in the field, 5 hours in the lab.    In natures settings, students will learn a step by step procedure in how to make a flower essence, hot to gaqther and collect plant data, identification of the plant’s Doctrine of Signatures, how to journey with a plant, and how to prepare and use flower essences.

There are 4-day sessions for the Experiential portion of the program offered in the Verde Valley of Arizona.

For 2014 class dates please contact us. 1 (888) 517 2747

 



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.