Arizona Continuing Education Workshops

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Become Certified to Teach Infant Massage

Cottonwood February 25-28th

Flagstaff, July 29th – August 1st

9am – 5pm each day     with Olga Morris

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 

Tucson Register online Here Prescott online Here Flagstaff online Here

Cottonwood online here 28 CEU’s $650    Additional 28 Home Study CEU’S

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Connective Tissue Techniques for Treatment of Plantar Fascittis

Sunday February 7th 2016

ASIS Sedona/Clarkdale     9am – 6pm

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.

$195 CEU’s 8    Early registration $175 if enrolled HERE by January 7th

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Unwinding the Spine

The Sacred Serpent,

with Deane Juhan

ASIS Sedona/Clarkdale

February 20th & 21st                          9.30 am – 6.30 pm each day

Trager Skills with Resistance & Release

The spine is the core and central axis of our physical being.  Both in its roles for movement and for stable support, it is the key architectural element of our bodies, around which all of the functions of our shoulders and arms, pelvic girdle and legs and neck and cranium are organized.  Deep within the bony protection of the vertebrae, the spinal cord is the neural conduit between the brain and the rest of the body, through which all somatic sensation and all motor responses are filtered.  There is no organic function that is not profoundly affected by the spine’s postural integrity or chronic contortions, and its freedom or restriction of movement.
The spine is also the most complex structure of our skeletal, muscular and connective tissue systems, held together and animated by twenty-five vertebrae, layer upon layer of  ligaments, tendon anchors, literally hundreds of muscles.  The remarkable coordination of all these elements is designed to provide both ease of mobility and continual support throughout all anatomically possible ranges of movement, all combinations of slither and solidity.
Less happily, it is also one of our most common sources of pain and restriction, and its ease of function is all too often compromised by our postural distortions, our habitually limited repertoires of movement, and the strains and injuries we encounter in our active lives.  Come and revitalize the sacred serpent of your kundalini, and enjoy an opportunity for significant developments in the breadth and vitality of the physical, energetic and conscious dimensions of your lives.

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.

$350 CEU’s 16  CLASS IF FULL New Dates for August & the Fall soon 

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Tui Na Massage, Yin Yang

with T.J. Fritz

Saturday February 27th  9:00 am – 6:00 pm

ASIS Prescott Campus

During the day T.J. will demonstrate and support a basic understanding of Yin Yang theory & will teach Tui Na hand techniques to promote balance in the Yin Yang elemental 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.

This course includes:

(1) T’ai Chi Qigong exercises along with Tui Na Self Massage,                                           (2)qQiTheory                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (3) Yin Yang Theory,                                                                                                                     (4) (4) Tui Na hand techniques to promote balance in the 5 elemental aspects of the body. 

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.  More info (928) 451 4853

CEU’s 8  $ 175 early registration $150 enroll here

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Tui Na Massage,      Five Elements

with T.J. Fritz

Prescott Sun February 28th 


9:00 am – 6:00 pm

During this day T.J. will demonstrate and support a basic understanding of FIVE ELEMENT theory & will instruct on Tui Na hand techniques to promote balance between the FIVE ELEMENT aspects of the body.

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

This course includes:

(1) T’ai Chi Qigong exercises                                          (2)sQiTheory                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (3) Five Element Theory                                                                                                           (4) Tui Na hand techniques to promote balance in the 5 elemental aspects of the body.     (5) Client assessment.

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  $ 175 early registration $150 if paid more than a month in advance

Enroll here for Prescott, or call (928) 451 4853

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CHI NEI TSANG
TAOIST ABDOMINAL MASSAGE

February 26th~28th 2016    10am-6pm each day.

Tucson Campus

Rooted in ancient Taoist practice and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chi Nei Tsang uses gentle abdominal massage techniques, breathing excercises and meditation for physical, emotional and spiritual healing, well-being, disease prevention and longevity.

A full body detoxifying routine including herbal protocols for gallstones, kidney stones and parasites. Manual technique to improve digestion, assimilation and to alleviate constipation. Dietary approach to prevent, improve and help reverse hypoglycemia and diabetes. How to deal with abdominal pain including pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome, menstual cramps, endometriosis and fibroids. How to correct chronic back problems caused by visceral imbalance.

Earth Relationship qigong, the Five Elemental Forces and Inner Smile
Meditation, the Bone Marrow Nei-Kung and the Healing Buddha Palms qigong, to increase your levels of energy, well-being and to prevent burnout. An Understanding of the Emotional aspects,Theory of Five Elements that will allow you to address the core issues more effectively. How to approach clients with a history of trauma, that will address what’s happening in the nervous system, based on the newest research (including Polyvagal Theory).

How to perform a 1-hour Chi Nei Tsang treatment on yourself and others and how to teach your clients to practice on themselves… and more. Recommended reading: Healing from Within with Chi Nei Tsang by Gilles Marin.

Aleksandra Bazinska, Ph.D., SEP, LMT, has been practicing bodywork since 1982. Throughout her career she has taught Yoga, Qigong, Breathwork, Meditation, NLP, various healing and personal growth workshops. A graduate of the Chi Nei Tsang Institute in California and teaches classes and workshops in the United States and Europe.

21 CE’s $450  .  Hold your space, online HERE or call 928 451 4853

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Adv Tech for Problem Hips

Sunday March 13th Sedona/Clarkdale Campus

with Layna Cirelli

9am – 6pm

Most neck, back and knee pain is due to imbalances found in the hip and pelvis. This workshop will:

Discuss common dysfunctional postural patterns of the hip and pelvis  that are the cause of recurring pain and dysfunction.

Develop your visual assessment skills and hands-on techniques for addressing pain and discomfort in the hip and pelvis.                                                                                        

Discuss the relationships between legs, pelvic girdle and spine which cause specific dysfunctions in these areas.

Instructor:  Layna Cirelli Certified KMI Structural Integration, Movement Education. An instructor with ASIS Massage Education, 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.

CE’s 8 $195 online here $175 if enrolled more than 30 days in advance.

for more information call 928-639-3455

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Cancer and Massage: An Introduction for Massage Therapists

with Judy Stahl

March 18-20th 2016

Friday – Sunday 9am-6pm

Tucson 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.

Hold your space, by registering online HERE

Please call 928 451 4853 for more information or to register 24 CEU’s $445

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Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,

LEVEL II CRANIOSACRAL

with Heidi Wilson

March 11-13th ASIS TUCSON

March 18-20th ASIS PRESCOTT

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 928 451 4853

$295  CEU’s 20 early registration if paid 30 days in advance $250

ENROLL ONLINE here for TUCSON and PRESCOTT

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CUPPING, GUA SHA & TOPICAL CHINESE HERBAL LINIMENTS

with Jeanette Campbell

FLAGSTAFF  April 2nd & 3rd

MESA June 3rd & 4th 2016

A comprehensive class on the powerful & stirring techniques from Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Day ONE ~ all body Cupping & Gua Sha.   Applications of topical Chinese Liniments. Emphasis on the treatment of Pain.                                           

1.Review of, Qi, meridians, point location and 5 element theory
2.  Bi-Syndrome and Body Pain.  Understanding Pathogenic influences such as the 6 evils that lead to body pain.
3. Combined cupping with Asain bodywork styles such as Acupressure, Tuina , Shiatsu or Thai Massage.
4.Body Cupping styles ;Suction cupping , Vacuum cupping and glass cupping
5. Body Gua Sha ; Hot and Cold Gua Sha
6. Liniments for use during therapy and liniments for client home use.

Day TWO ~  Facial cupping and Gua Sha . Applications of facial topical Chinese liniments. Emphasis on anti-aging and wellness.

1.  Review of Qi , facial and scalp meridians , facial point location
2. 5 Element Facial assessment.
3. The impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Wellness and Anti-aging.
4. The correction of Slack Qi on the face and head .
5. Combined Facial cupping styles and acupressure
6. Combined Facial  Gua Sha and acupressure
7. Liniments for facial treatments and client home care use.

A basic foundation or introduction to Asian Bodywork, is required to take this class.

Jeanette Campbell, Dip.OM, L.Ac, LMt,L.Ch,MSOM. Jeanette Campbell has been in health care for 22 years. Jeanette teaches and practices Western and Eastern Massage therapies daily in her Oriental Medical practice. Jeanette Campbell practices Traditional Chinese Medicine including; Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine , Tuina Acupressure, Moxabustin, Cupping, Gua Sha , and multiple Western Massage therapy disciplines.

Personalized cupping and Gua sha sets can be ordered the day of the seminar.
A $15 non-refundable materials fee ( is required ).

$275  CEU’s 14       Saturday ONLY  $ 170   CEU’s 7

early registration at $250  if paid in full 30 days in advance of the event $ 150 for Sat.

To register call (928) 451 4853 on online here for FLAGSTAFF and MESA

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Connective Tissue Techniques for the Lower Body,

April 17th 2016  9am-6pm

with Layna Cirelli

Flagstaff Campus

Do your clients complain of feet, knee or hip pain?  Do they complain of low back or neck pain?

The majority of pain in the upper body is due to imbalances or lack of support from the legs and/or pelvic girdle.

This workshop will develop your assessment skills for recognizing common postural imbalances of the lower body; and hands on techniques for  addressing those imbalances, including:

  • restoring the arches of the feet
  • rebalancing the body’s weight distribution over the feet and legs
  • rebalancing the musculature surrounding and supporting the knees & hips
  • stabilizing the pelvic girdle

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.

$195 CEU’s 8   Enroll online here or call/text (928) 451 4853

Early registration $175 if paid in full by March 17th


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TaiJi Qigong Massage

with TJ Fritz

MESA Friday April 22nd

9 am – 6 pm

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

Learn the fundamentals of Taijji Qigong a basic form of Taiji Qigong and how to apply Taiji Qigong methods on the massage table.  Class will include classic Yin/Yang and Taiji Qigong principles.  These classic principles are applied to the basic Taiji Qigong exercises and then incorporated at the table with Taiji Qigong massage techniques that include pressing, grasping and circular rubbing.   Class is 50% self-help and 50% application of techniques.  Taiji Qigong embodies the unity of mind, body and energy – Qi.

Priests, martial artists, therapeutic bodyworkers, and physicians around the world have applied themselves to learning the internal working of Taiji Qigong mechanics and Qi awareness skills. This class will hone the body-energy work skills of novice and seasoned therapists alike!

Come join us! 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 Qigong Postures and Movements (5) Application of Taiji Qigong Massage.

Instructor 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, acupressure, and anatomy 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 $175   For more info (928) 451 4853  Enroll online HERE

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TUI NA Massage ~ YIN

with TJ Fritz

MESA Saturday April 23rd

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 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 Internal organ massage utilizes soft Tui Na hand techniques help create internal organ balance.  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.

(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, LMT & Acupressurist 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, acupressure and anatomy 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.

Please call 928 451 4853 for more information or to register ENROLL online here

8 CEU’s $175 early bird registration available at $150 for the first 6 people to enroll

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Tui Na Massage, Yin Yang

with T.J. Fritz

Sunday April 24th  9:00 am – 6:00 pm

ASIS Mesa, Arizona

During the weekend T.J. will demonstrate and support a basic understanding of Yin Yang theory & will give Tui Na hand techniques to promote balance in the Yin Yang elemental 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.

This course includes:

(1) T’ai Chi Qigong exercises along with Tui Na Self Massage,                                           (2)QiTheory                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (3) Yin Yang Theory,                                                                                                                 (4) Tui Na hand techniques to promote balance in the 5 elemental aspects of the body. 

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  $ 175  $150 for the first eight to enroll.  Register HERE or call (928) 451 4853

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Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness

Level III Craniosacral

with Heidi Wilson

April 22-24th ASIS Tucson

May 13-15th  ASIS Flagstaff

Friday 5-9pm Sat & Sun 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

$295  CEU’s Early Registration $250 Enroll online here for Tucson or Flagstaff


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Understand the 12 Meridians

with TJ Fritz

Saturday May 21st  9am – 6pm

Mesa, Arizona

“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 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 Berkley, California.  T.J. has been instructing massage, acupressure, and anatomy 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  $175   early bird discount $150 for first 6 people Register HERE or (928)451 4853

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Acupressure for Every Body

with TJ Fritz

Sunday May 22nd 9am-6pm

Mesa

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 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 Berkley, California.  T.J. has been instructing massage, acupressure, and anatomy 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 $175  early registration HERE $150 more information (928) 451 4853


 

Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,

Level IV Craniosacral

with Heidi Wilson

ASIS Tucson May 27-29th

ASIS  Flagstaff June 10th-12th

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 928 451 4853 or online Tucson or Flagstaff

$295  CEU’s 20   early registration & paid more than 30 days in advance

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Intro to Hospital Based Massage Therapy

With Rose Adams & Alisha Witcomb

Saturday June 11th

Mesa 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  early registration $175 if paid in full 30 days in advance.

For more info or to Register by Phone (928) 451 4853 or register online Here

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Research Literacy for Massage Therapy Practitioners

Sunday June 12th   9am – 12.30pm

Mesa 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 928 451 4853 for more information or to register online HERE

3 CEU’s $75

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IMMERSION into ETHICS for Massage Therapists

Sunday June 12th 2016

1-4.30 pm Mesa 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.

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  Register by phone (928) 451 4853 or ONLINE

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PALPATORY ANATOMY

with T.J. Fritz

Saturday June 18th

9am-6pm Tucson Campus

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

Join us for a lively day of learning the key points on muscle anatomy, not out of a book, but palpating living tissue.  This is a perfect refresher and a more intimate and extensive understanding of the details of the soft tissue of the body.  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, peroneals 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, 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, acupressure, and anatomy 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 $175 early registration $150 more info (928) 451 4853 Enroll Online HERE

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Postural Analysis

with Layna Cirelli

June 18th & 19th 

ASIS Prescott

Do you often ask yourself these questions:

Why do my clients keep coming back with the same problems?                                             How and why does posture and function lead to chronic pain?                                              How can I work more effectively with clients’ chronic pain?

If so, this 2-day workshop will provide you with the answers. 

–  Learn visual and functional assessment skills for identifying and understanding common Postural dysfunctions that lead to chronic pain and stiffness.                                                       –  Learn how postural dysfunction creates pain and stiffness in areas far removed from the cause of the pain.  For example, most problems with the shoulder and neck stem from lack of support in the legs.                                                                                                                        –  Learn that the muscles located at the midline of the body are the muscles that hold posture.   We will learn how to effectively engage these tissues which hold the postural  dysfunctions in place.

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 928 451 4853

$375 CEU’s 16 early registration available at $350 if you enroll more than 30 days ahead

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Tui Na Massage,      Five Elements

with T.J. Fritz

Sunday June 19th Tucson Campus

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

During this day T.J. will demonstrate and support a basic understanding of FIVE ELEMENT theory & will instruct on Tui Na hand techniques to promote balance between the FIVE ELEMENT aspects of the body.

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

This course includes:

(1) T’ai Chi Qigong exercises   (2)sQiTheory                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (3) Five Element Theory  (4) Tui Na hand techniques to promote balance in the 5 elemental aspects of the body.     (5) Client assessment.

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  $ 175 early registration $150 if paid more than a month in advance

Enroll here for Tucson, or call (928) 451 4853

 

Rasayana ~

Ayurveda and the Art of Rejuvenation

July 29th-31st 2016 MESA

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  Enroll Online Here or call (928) 451 4853

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Lymphatic Drainage:

Inner Cleansing for Health & Beauty

August 6/7th Mesa 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

CEU’s 16   $325 Register online here, for more info call (928) 451 4853

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Level I Craniosacral

Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness

ASIS Flagstaff August 5th-7th

ASIS Tucson September 2nd-4th

ASIS Mesa October 7-9th

with Heidi Wilson

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

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 which 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 their hands to the energetics of each of the major bones of the cranium, and practice cultivating the inner stillness and presence 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

$295  CEU’s 20  online here for Tucson or call 928-451 4853  here for Flagstaff  or Mesa

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Connective Tissue Techniques for Treatment of Plantar Fascittis

Saturday August 13th 2016

ASIS Tucson

9am – 6pm

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 by phone call or text (928) 451 4853

$195 CEU’s 8  Online here  Early registration $175 if enrolled by July 13th

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Connective Tissue Techniques for the Knee

with Layna Cirelli

Sunday August 14th  9am ~ 6pm

Tucson Campus

Many problems within and around the knee joint are caused by compression within the joint, a misalignment between the femur and tibia, and/or an imbalance in the tissues surrounding the knees.

This one day workshop will address the causes and remedies for common knee problems, as well as demonstrating connective tissue techniques to effectively treat such dysfunctions as:

  • Compression within the knee joint
  • Lateral or Medial Rotation of the knee
  • ‘X’ or ‘O’ pattern knees
  • Misalignment of the femur and tibia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus and Ligament tears

Layna Cirelli Certified KMI Structural Integration, Movement Education.   An instructor with The Kinesis Institute for Kinesis Myofascial Structural Integration and with ASIS Massage Education, 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.

CEU’s 8  $195 for more information or to register by phone call (928) 451 4853

Register online HERE


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Body Sculpting ~ Connective Tissue Therapy

September 24 & 25th 2016   9am-6pm

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   $300    Early Registration $250  Enroll online here or call (928) 451 4853


 



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.