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Aromatherapy Level 6: Deepening the Level of Understanding & Professionalism | Cynthia Loving | 14 CE Hours | Triad Unit | Greensboro, NC @ Loving Scents
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

In this class we will recap and blend the information from the previous classes, share essential oil research, review case studies, discuss continuing educational groups and share the celebration of commencement – the act of beginning.

 

 

 

 


2018 Fall Conference Information, Agenda, and Hotel Information

Registration Open Now!!!!

 

The 2018 Annual Fall Conference will be September 28th-29th at the Crystal Coast Civic Center

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Located at

3505 Arendell St

Morehead City, NC 28557

Classes that will be Available

Chair Massage for Career Longevity – 8 CE Hours

Ethics: Head, Hands & Heart – 3 CE Hours

Advanced Kinesiology – 4 CE Hours

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist – 4 CE Hours

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Hip, Knee and Ankle – 4 CE Hours

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Cervical Spine – 4 CE Hours

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Back & Sacral Region – 4 CE Hours

Intro to Natural Healing Remedies for the Hand, Foot, Head, Neck, and Sinus using Reflexology – 8 CE Hours

Un-Battening the Hatches: Treatment for Scar and Adhesion Conditions – 8 CE Hours

Compassionate Bodywork for Death and Dying – 8 CE Hours

Ethics of Information – 3 CE Hours

The Adventures of Captain Scapula – 4 CE Hours

Each class will have a drop down below that will give a description of the class and small bio about the presenter of the class. You will also find the Registration button there as well.

Agenda for Fall Conference

Registration Saturday morning (7:30am-8:00am)

(8:00am-5:00pm)

(8:00am-12:00pm)

(8:00am-11:00am)

(1:00pm-5:00pm)

(1:00pm-5:00pm)

Registration Sunday Morning (7:30am-8:00am)

Un-battening the Hatches: Treatment for Scar and Adhesion Conditions
Amy Tortorici 8 CE (8:00am-5:00pm)

(8:00am-5:00pm)

(8:00am-12:00pm)

(8:00am-12:00pm)

(1:00pm-4:00pm)

(1:00pm-5:00pm)

Hotel Information

HAMPTON INN & SUITES

118 Salter Path Road

Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

Phone (252) 247-5118 Fax (252)247-5705

 

GUEST ROOM RATES: Standard 2 Double Beds Studio Rooms: $129.00 per night plus taxes Room rates

CUT-OFF DATE: Cut-off date for reservation block will be August 29, 2018. Any rooms not reserved in the block will be released as available at Best Available Rate.

RESERVATION METHOD Reservations will be made via individual call-in Individual Reservations (252) 247-5118 Guests are requested to ask for American Massage Therapy Association Block

 

 

Chair Massage for Career Longevity - 8 CE Hours $144 Members, $200 Non Members

$144 Members, $200 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 4

CHAIR MASSAGE FOR CAREER LONGEVITY

David Palmer, may not have been the first to discover chair massage, but, like Columbus, he was the first to put it on the map. As a new therapist in 1995, I was lucky to have learned his method and have given thousands of chair massages to people of all ages in varied settings over the years.

Chair massage is massage for the masses. Whether you are a new or experienced therapist, this work will make you a believer in how to ‘work smarter not harder’. Included are proper body mechanics to protect your most valuable asset: your hands. Learn routines that increase your professional visibility and how to assemble an effective marketing package. Whether you want to build an exclusive chair massage practice or grow your massage client base, this workshop is essential.

About

Ms. Alexander is a 1993 graduate of The SunCoast School of Massage in Tampa, Fl. She is licensed by the state of NC (#3536), an approved provider for continuing education by the NCBTMB #200 and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Because of her expertise in seated massage she has been featured in The Charlotte Observer and on NBC-TV.

In 2002 she returned to her native NC to home care her father with Alzheimer’s then provided care for her mother’s terminal cancer. In 2004 she developed a specialized massage practice for a continuing care retirement community in Davidson, NC, for their residents in all levels of care, and continues to expand spa therapies. In 2013, Sheila was approved as a provider for continuing education to teach this profound work to the massage & healthcare community.

Ethics: Head, Hands & Heart - 3 CE Hours $54 Members, $75 Non Members

$54 Members, $75 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 3

ETHICS: HEAD, HANDS & HEART

Massage school teaches us how to work with our hands. Since our backgrounds are so varied, how do massage therapists learn to make heartfelt decisions and intelligent choices in our everyday practices? Included are the differences between ethics and religion, acceptable standards of behavior, feelings of right vs. wrong and ethics vs. the law. We will examine how to make focused decisions through lively discussions of ethical dilemmas in the massage and healthcare environment.

About

Ms. Alexander is a 1993 graduate of The SunCoast School of Massage in Tampa, Fl. She is licensed by the state of NC (#3536), an approved provider for continuing education by the NCBTMB #200 and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Because of her expertise in seated massage she has been featured in The Charlotte Observer and on NBC-TV.

In 2002 she returned to her native NC to home care her father with Alzheimer’s then provided care for her mother’s terminal cancer. In 2004 she developed a specialized massage practice for a continuing care retirement community in Davidson, NC, for their residents in all levels of care, and continues to expand spa therapies. In 2013, Sheila was approved as a provider for continuing education to teach this profound work to the massage & healthcare community.

Advanced Kinesiology - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 3

Introduction to Advanced Kinesiology

Using movement as an assessment tool

4-CE/Live class for LMBT

 

Objective

Using basic knowledge of the musculosckeletal anatomy to aid in resolution of general body issues.

LBP, Piriformis, common knee, plantar fasciitis, neck and shoulder, elbow, carpal tunnel, head aches, general back pain.

 

This class will begin to dive deeper into the muscular AOINs and how they relate to these issues.

 

Outline

 

  1. Introduction to me and the class
    a) My credentials and knowledge
    b) Information and purpose for the class
    c) Explanation of class flow—AOIN, joint actions, muscle names and locations, etc.
  2. Head & Neck
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Head & Neck – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus on SCM, Scalenes, Trap As pertains to headaches and general neck pain
  • Shoulder & Scapula
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Shoulder & Scapula – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus Trap/Rhomboid/Delt/SITS/Tricep/Bicep As pertains to general shoulder pain
  1. Elbow/Forearm/Hand
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Elbow/Forearm/Hand – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus Extensor and Flexor as pertains to wrist and hand issues i.e. Carpal Tunnel.

 

Break @ 2-hour mark

  1. Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar/Sacral
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar/Sacral – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus Erector Group/ QL/SubOccipitals As pertains to headaches and general back and LBP
  2. Hip & Thigh
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Hip & Thigh – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus Quads/Hams/Lat Rot/Psoas Group As pertains to general LBP, hip and knee pain
  • Lower leg & Foot
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Lower leg & Foot – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus Gastroc/Soleus, Plantar Fascia, As pertains to general foot pain and plantar fasciitis
  • Bring everything together for review and general movement. Conclusion.

Visual Aids

Various slides provided from Trail Guide to the Body.  Combination of slides, lecture, notes, and body movement.

 

Class requirement

Ability to house students and allow movement.  Screen and projector.

 

Student requirement

Wear loose clothing to allow movement, pen and paper, and readiness to learn.

About

BS in Sport Management with concentration in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science
Diploma from Forsyth Technical Community College in Therapeutic Massage 2003

An anatomy geek at heart, the human body has always fascinated me.  I see the body as a true make up of pulleys and levers.  When someone approaches me, I automatically begin assessing.  Shoulders and hips uneven, antalgic gait, decreased ROM, I begin determining what muscles are involved.  2006-2017 I taught at Forsyth Technical Community College for Therapeutic Massage.  My classes were Kinesiology I, II, III.  During my tenure at Forsyth Tech, this class was born.  A way to offer a “review of sorts” to the musculoskeletal anatomy as a continuing education class.

 

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 1

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist – 4 CE Hours

During this class, attendees will be introduced to approximately 20-30 individual massage techniques for the Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist. Each technique will be accompanied by a brief explanation as to how, when, and why each is utilized in a treatment; what are the indications and contraindications for each technique; whether each technique is appropriate in a clinical based and/or wellness based session; and what are the anticipated effects of each technique.  Along with each explanation, a demonstration of each technique and hands-on practice time will be incorporated into this “Tool Box” class for the Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist. Finally, there will be a brief review of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist anatomy.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply approximately 20-30 individual techniques that can be utilized in a treatment
  2. Identify the indications for each of the individual techniques
  3. Identify what are the contraindication/endangerments for use of each technique
  4. demonstrate correctly individual techniques so students can reproduce the technique on their clients
  5. Identify when it is appropriate to apply individual techniques with the client in supine, side-lying, and prone positions
  6. State why each individual techniques would be effective

This class is divided into:

  1. short lectures in which techniques will be explained and indications/contraindications will be discussed
  2. demonstration of techniques
  3. hands-on practice
  4. over-all breakdown is 20% lecture, 10% demonstrations and 70% hands-on
  5. class is best conducted with attendees paired vs. in triads

About

Mike Hovi graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1992.  He is the Program Director and Instructor at The Soma Institute-National School of Clinical Massage and was also the Director of Massage Therapy at ADVANCED CHIROCARE PLUS from 1992-2017 when he retired from active practice.  Mike was the facilitator of a group that was instrumental in the drafting of the Massage Licensing Act for Illinois.  Mike has served as AMTA-IL, , Chapter President, 1st V P, 2nd VP, Chapter Treasurer and is currently on the AMTA-IL as a board member.   Mike also served as a member of the Illinois Massage Licensing Board prior to becoming Chapter President.

Mike has taught continuing education classes since 2000 in Sports Massage, Orthopedic Assessments and treatments of various conditions, Stretching for the Massage Therapist, and currently teaches a series of courses call “Your Massage Tool Box.”  He has been a presenter at several AMTA-IL State Conferences and at the National AMTA Convention.

In addition to Mike’s various positions, he was a member of sports massage teams that worked at both the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 and the Athens’ Summer Olympics in 2004; he has been the coordinator of the Medical Massage team for the Chicago Marathon for 27 years and counting; Taught massage classes to medical students at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) for 10 years; served as the lead therapist for the Chicago Production of RiverDance, and has been an educator of Massage Therapy since 1998.

Finally, in 2006, Mike was awarded the AMTA-IL Chapter’s Meritorious Award, and in 2015, selected as the Medical Volunteer of the Year by the Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon.

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Hip, Knee and Ankle - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 1

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Hip, Knee and Ankle – 4 CE Hours

During this class, attendees will be introduced to approximately 20-30 individual massage techniques for the Hip, Knee, and Ankle.  Each technique will be accompanied by a brief explanation as to how, when, and why each is utilized in a treatment; what are the indications and contraindications for each technique; whether each technique is appropriate in a clinical based and/or wellness based session; and what are the anticipated effects of each technique.  Along with each explanation, a demonstration of each technique and hands-on practice time will be incorporated into this “Tool Box” class for the Hip, Knee, and Ankle.   Finally, there will be a brief review of the Hip, Knee, and Ankle anatomy.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply approximately 20-30 individual techniques that can be utilized in a treatment
  2. Identify the indications for each of the individual techniques
  3. Identify what are the contraindication/endangerments for use of each technique
  4. demonstrate correctly individual techniques so students can reproduce the technique on their clients
  5. Identify when it is appropriate to apply individual techniques with the client in supine, side-lying, and prone positions
  6. State why each individual techniques would be effective

This class is divided into:

  1. short lectures in which techniques will be explained and indications/contraindications will be discussed
  2. demonstration of techniques
  3. hands-on practice
  4. over-all breakdown is 20% lecture, 10% demonstrations and 70% hands-on
  5. class is best conducted with attendees paired vs. in triads

About

Mike Hovi graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1992.  He is the Program Director and Instructor at The Soma Institute-National School of Clinical Massage and was also the Director of Massage Therapy at ADVANCED CHIROCARE PLUS from 1992-2017 when he retired from active practice.  Mike was the facilitator of a group that was instrumental in the drafting of the Massage Licensing Act for Illinois.  Mike has served as AMTA-IL, , Chapter President, 1st V P, 2nd VP, Chapter Treasurer and is currently on the AMTA-IL as a board member.   Mike also served as a member of the Illinois Massage Licensing Board prior to becoming Chapter President.

Mike has taught continuing education classes since 2000 in Sports Massage, Orthopedic Assessments and treatments of various conditions, Stretching for the Massage Therapist, and currently teaches a series of courses call “Your Massage Tool Box.”  He has been a presenter at several AMTA-IL State Conferences and at the National AMTA Convention.

In addition to Mike’s various positions, he was a member of sports massage teams that worked at both the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 and the Athens’ Summer Olympics in 2004; he has been the coordinator of the Medical Massage team for the Chicago Marathon for 27 years and counting; Taught massage classes to medical students at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) for 10 years; served as the lead therapist for the Chicago Production of RiverDance, and has been an educator of Massage Therapy since 1998.

Finally, in 2006, Mike was awarded the AMTA-IL Chapter’s Meritorious Award, and in 2015, selected as the Medical Volunteer of the Year by the Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon.

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Cervical Spine - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 1

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Cervical Spine

During this class, attendees will be introduced to approximately 40 individual massage techniques for the cervical spine.  Each technique will be accompanied by a brief explanation as to how, when, and why each is utilized in a cervical treatment; what are the indications and contraindications for each technique; whether each technique is appropriate in a clinical based and/or wellness based session; and what are the anticipated effects of each technique.  Along with each explanation, a demonstration of each technique and hands-on practice time will be incorporated into this “Tool Box” class for the cervical spine.   Finally, there will be a brief review of the cervical anatomy.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. identify approximately 20-30 individual techniques that can be utilized in a cervical treatment
  2. state the indications for each of the individual techniques
  3. state what are the contraindication/endangerments for use of each technique
  4. demonstrate correctly individual cervical techniques
  5. state when it is appropriate to apply individual cervical techniques with the client in supine, side-lying, and prone positions
  6. state why individual techniques would be effective

This class is divided into:

  1. short lectures in which techniques will be explained and indications/contraindications will be discussed
  2. demonstration of techniques
  3. hands-on practice
  4. over-all breakdown is 20% lecture, 10% demonstrations and 70% hands-on
  5. class is best conducted with attendees paired vs. in triads

About

Mike Hovi graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1992.  He is the Program Director and Instructor at The Soma Institute-National School of Clinical Massage and was also the Director of Massage Therapy at ADVANCED CHIROCARE PLUS from 1992-2017 when he retired from active practice.  Mike was the facilitator of a group that was instrumental in the drafting of the Massage Licensing Act for Illinois.  Mike has served as AMTA-IL, , Chapter President, 1st V P, 2nd VP, Chapter Treasurer and is currently on the AMTA-IL as a board member.   Mike also served as a member of the Illinois Massage Licensing Board prior to becoming Chapter President.

Mike has taught continuing education classes since 2000 in Sports Massage, Orthopedic Assessments and treatments of various conditions, Stretching for the Massage Therapist, and currently teaches a series of courses call “Your Massage Tool Box.”  He has been a presenter at several AMTA-IL State Conferences and at the National AMTA Convention.

In addition to Mike’s various positions, he was a member of sports massage teams that worked at both the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 and the Athens’ Summer Olympics in 2004; he has been the coordinator of the Medical Massage team for the Chicago Marathon for 27 years and counting; Taught massage classes to medical students at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) for 10 years; served as the lead therapist for the Chicago Production of RiverDance, and has been an educator of Massage Therapy since 1998.

Finally, in 2006, Mike was awarded the AMTA-IL Chapter’s Meritorious Award, and in 2015, selected as the Medical Volunteer of the Year by the Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon.

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Back & Sacral Region - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 1

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Back & Sacral Region

During this class, attendees will be introduced to approximately 20-30 individual massage techniques for the Back and Sacral Region.  Each technique will be accompanied by a brief explanation as to how, when, and why each is utilized in a back treatment, with an emphasis on LOW BACK PAIN; what are the indications and contraindications for each technique; whether each technique is appropriate in a clinical based and/or wellness based session; and what are the anticipated effects of each technique.  Along with each explanation, a demonstration of each technique and hands-on practice time will be incorporated into this “Tool Box” class for the back and sacral regions.   Finally, there will be a brief review of the low back and sacral anatomy.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply approximately 20-30 individual techniques that can be utilized in a back treatment
  2. Identify the indications for each of the individual techniques
  3. Identify what are the contraindication/endangerments for use of each technique
  4. demonstrate correctly individual techniques so students can reproduce the technique on their clients
  5. Identify when it is appropriate to apply individual techniques with the client in supine, side-lying, and prone positions
  6. State why each individual techniques would be effective

This class is divided into:

  1. short lectures in which techniques will be explained and indications/contraindications will be discussed
  2. demonstration of techniques
  3. hands-on practice
  4. over-all breakdown is 20% lecture, 10% demonstrations and 70% hands-on
  5. class is best conducted with attendees paired vs. in triads

About

Mike Hovi graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1992.  He is the Program Director and Instructor at The Soma Institute-National School of Clinical Massage and was also the Director of Massage Therapy at ADVANCED CHIROCARE PLUS from 1992-2017 when he retired from active practice.  Mike was the facilitator of a group that was instrumental in the drafting of the Massage Licensing Act for Illinois.  Mike has served as AMTA-IL, , Chapter President, 1st V P, 2nd VP, Chapter Treasurer and is currently on the AMTA-IL as a board member.   Mike also served as a member of the Illinois Massage Licensing Board prior to becoming Chapter President.

Mike has taught continuing education classes since 2000 in Sports Massage, Orthopedic Assessments and treatments of various conditions, Stretching for the Massage Therapist, and currently teaches a series of courses call “Your Massage Tool Box.”  He has been a presenter at several AMTA-IL State Conferences and at the National AMTA Convention.

In addition to Mike’s various positions, he was a member of sports massage teams that worked at both the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 and the Athens’ Summer Olympics in 2004; he has been the coordinator of the Medical Massage team for the Chicago Marathon for 27 years and counting; Taught massage classes to medical students at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) for 10 years; served as the lead therapist for the Chicago Production of RiverDance, and has been an educator of Massage Therapy since 1998.

Finally, in 2006, Mike was awarded the AMTA-IL Chapter’s Meritorious Award, and in 2015, selected as the Medical Volunteer of the Year by the Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon.

Intro to Natural Healing Remedies using Hand and Foot Reflexology - 2 CE Hours & Natural Healing Remedies for the Head, Neck and Sinus using Reflexology - 6 CE Hours $144 Members, $200 Non Members

$144 Members, $200 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 2

Natural Healing Remedies for the Head, Neck and Sinus using Reflexology: Students will learn HOW to effectively give pressure to the reflexology points in a specific mapped sequence for the bony and soft structures including: diaphragm, lung, trachea, ear, nose, eye, sinuses, jaw, teeth, pituitary and pineal glands, brain, cervical vertebrae, thyroid and other reflexology points of the human body. Students will apply knowledge and use techniques learned from the Introductory course on giving and receiving a safe Reflexology session. Students will watch a live demo in class followed by giving and receiving a supervised Reflexology trade with a class partner. Students will document supervised trade and have an open forum for questions and personal feedback from partner and class instructor.

Intro to Natural Healing Remedies using Hand and Foot Reflexology :Students will learn the History of Reflexology, theories on how Reflexology works, Reflexology maps, the benefits and contraindications of Reflexology, success stories using Reflexology, self- help and relaxation tools in Reflexology, preparing for a safe Reflexology session, techniques in Reflexology and how to discriminate a reflexology point from other structures as well as HOW much pressure is needed to treat Reflexology points in the human body. (This class is offered in a 2hr special shortened version for AMTA conference)

About

Patti Columbe, LMBT #2714, is a licensed massage therapist in North Carolina. She is an approved provider for continuing education with the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy NCBTMB #910. She began as a massage therapist in 2001 after graduating from Body Therapy Institute. Patti has been a full time and adjunct professor in the diploma programs at Miller Motte College and Pitt Community College. She opened up Healing Courses by Patti in 2015 and currently teaches over 24CEs to massage therapists, healers and spa workers all over the state of NC. She currently has a private Reflexology & Massage practice in Winterville, NC and works alongside her service dog, Otto. You can find her at www.patticolumbe.com .

Un-Battening the Hatches: Treatment for Scar and Adhesion Conditions - 8 CE Hours $144 Members, $200 Non Members

$144 Members, $200 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 2

Un-Battening the Hatches: Treatment for Scar and Adhesion Conditions

This 8 hour continuing education course will guide the massage therapist in  proper application of scar mobilization and myofascial techniques for the treatment of dysfunction caused by scarring from surgery or other injury, adhesions due to chronic inflammatory conditions and related fascial restriction.  Class participants will learn about indications, cautions, and contraindications for applying such techniques.  Topics will include: draping, positioning, equipment, technique, and follow-up care.  Related anatomy, physiology and pathology will be discussed.

About

Amy Tortorici has been a massage therapist for 12 years and before moving to NC in 2014, was a massage therapy and kinesiology instructor, as well as a physical therapist assistant for nine years in IL.  She has also presented CE classes on fascial mobilization and post-traumatic chronic pain.

Compassionate Bodywork for Death and Dying - 8 CE Hours $144 Members, $200 Non Members

$144 Members, $200 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 4

Compassionate Bodywork for Death and Dying

This one-day course offers an opportunity to move into a deeper life as a healer by exploring the concepts, and learning the hands-on-healing techniques of serving the dying patient.  There is a renewed movement in the awakening of natural death and the call to helping people make their final transition with ease, deep meaning and less fear. 

This is an interactive course that includes a blend of large group discussion, case studies, experiential awareness exercises, skill development and hands on practice. Time is dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space to explore this sensitive process.

Participants will…..

* Learn the standard procedures, precautions and guidelines for hands-on-healing in different settings.

* Explore and acquire new ways to create and deepen our mindful communication skills for the end of life client.

* Discuss and practice different massage and energy techniques to use at different stages with the dying client.

* Experience the importance of strengthening ones own personal practice with mindfulness and sacred music.  

About

Cathy Brooksie Edwards has been a NC Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist and musical artist for over 20 years. Over the past three years, she has committed her studies to working with clients who have been diagnosed with chronic or terminal illness. She is a graduate of Doorway Into Light –  International Death Doula Training, is co-director of a Green Conservation Burial Site and coordinates a heart2heart hands-on-healing and music program.  Her integrative intuitive style and up close experience with death brings a richness to her workshop that you will not want to miss.  For more information, email Brooksie at listeningtoyoursoul@gmail.com or call 919-548-4963

Ethics of Information - 3 CE Hours $54 Members, $75 Non Members

$54 Members, $75 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 3

Ethics of Information

In this course Therapist will explore the different types of information that they pass on to their clients. Therapist will learn what information is correct, incorrect, incomplete or undecided, helping therapist grasp the dangers of misinformation. Therapist will question long held and often incorrect beliefs and learn how to frame information using correct context, comprehension and articulation. Having proper awareness and understanding will help therapist remain professional and ethical while teaching their clients and the general population the correct application and benefits of Massage. Bring your Smart phones!

About

Dustin’s 14 years in the Spa and Massage industry led him to create Continuing Education based on career longevity and effective bodywork. Dustin’s classes are laid back, fun and entertaining. Dustin and his work have been featured in T.V., Radio, Magazines and in Online media. If you can’t seem to find Dustin he is probably in the woods building forts with his kids.

The Adventures of Captain Scapula - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 3

The Adventures of Captain Scapula

In this class we adventure into the inner workings of the shoulder girdle with a focus on the Scapula. Captain Scapula has been trapped! In this episode, we will find out if Captain Scapula can escape and gain back its freedom! This class will explore Deep Tissue Techniques that will apply to the structure and function of the Scapula within the shoulder girdle. With these skills therapist will be able to fully comprehend the role that each muscle and bone plays in proper shoulder behavior. Therapist will comprehend the Scapulothoracic joint and how proper alignment allows the scapula to become free and mobile.

About

Dustin’s 14 years in the Spa and Massage industry led him to create Continuing Education based on career longevity and effective bodywork. Dustin’s classes are laid back, fun and entertaining. Dustin and his work have been featured in T.V., Radio, Magazines and in Online media. If you can’t seem to find Dustin he is probably in the woods building forts with his kids.

Spring 2018 Spring Conference

We would like to Thank Hand & Stone for sponsoring our Spring 2018 Conference!