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Craniosacral Therapy 1

Edmonton, AB

Upledger.com

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy 1: Assessment of Central Nervous System and Fascia for Full Body Treatment Protocol

Dates/Location:

Edmonton, AB - September 24-27, 2020

Teacher: Michael Morgan, LMT, CST-D
Times: Registration and continental breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Day 1 Class: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Last Day: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. All times are approximate.

Normal Price: $834.75 (USD)
Early Registration Price: $624.75 (USD)
For registering 60 days in advance, you save $210 (USD)!

*24 primary credits for MTAS members*

WIN A FREE CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY 1 WORKSHOP! Register online at: Upledger.com/win

This course will introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the CranioSacral System through our practical hands-on "learning by discovery" method. You will learn advanced palpatory skills, fascial and soft tissue release techniques, and a concise 10-step protocol for evaluation and treatment of the entire body via the CranioSacral System. To supplement class instruction you will receive a fully-illustrated, comprehensive study guide.

Contact: Upledger Institute International – Upledger.com
Email: upledger@upledger.com
Phone:  800-233-5880

FACILITATED STRETCHING PART 1/UPPER BODY

Calgary, AB

FACILITATED STRETCHING PART 1/UPPER BODY
(With self-stretching and strengthening for upper body major muscles and muscle groups)

Date:
August 15 & 16 /2020; CALGARY
Sept 26 & 27 /2020; CALGARY
Nov 14 & 15/ 2020; CALGARY
Jan 16 & 17 /2021; CALGARY

Facilitator: Academy of Massage and Wellness

14 hours course

Price: $395

PNF is based on neurophysiological mechanisms of muscle contraction and stretch reflexes. This is the reason PNF is more effective than simple passive stretching.

Learn Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation stretching and use it as your self-care and even better, recommend it for your clients for postural conditions, after injury, during recovery after MVA or just give it to clients who need relaxation. Massage treatment effects last longer if PNF stretching is incorporated in treatment and also if perfect self-stretching and strengthening exercises are provided to the client. Improve muscle elasticity and flexibility and prepare clients for work or workout without pain and stiffness.

Massage therapy is not only “massaging” the body, these days we have to be innovative and open for remedies that are proven to help and are under massage therapy scope of practice. Also, performing PNF stretching makes your job easier and saves your hands.

Does it happen to you that you want to recommend some stretching or strengthening exercises but you can’t recall specific one for specific muscles? This is a course where we will review muscles origin, insertion and action. We will also be learning/reviewing proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, self-stretching and strengthening exercises for almost all upper body muscles.

Be one of the most knowledgeable and advanced educated massage therapists, always be the first choice for your clients!

MTAS 14 Primary Credits, NHPC 10 Credits, MTAA 8 Primary Credits, CMMOTA 11 Credits. 

To register:
http://academyofmassageandwellness.ca/2020/07/08/duplicated-facilitated-stretching-part-1-upper-body/

Email: academyofmassagepd@gmail.com
Call/text 1-587-897-8708

CANCELLED Power of Assessment - L-spine, Hip and SI joint

Ramada Hotel, Saskatoon

THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATIONS

Power of Assessment - L-spine, Hip and SI joint

Assessment and orthopedic testing seminar designed by massage therapists for massage therapists!
We want to help you grow in your confidence when addressing orthopedic conditions.

What will we cover and discuss with this seminar?

Review of Anatomy:

  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
  • Neurovascular

Discussion and Review of Seminar Specific:

  • Red Flags
  • Conditions & Syndromes
  • Differentials and Considerations

Cover a FULL ASSESSMENT Breakdown including:

  • Questions
  • Generic & location specific
  • Observation/Palpation
  • Gait Analysis - Different types and their presentation
  • Range of Motion Testing - Active, Passive, Resisted and Assisted
  • Specific Muscles Testing
  • Special & Orthopedic Testing
  • Neurological testing included (Dermatome & Myotome)

16 primary credits: MTAS

Seminar information

Date & Time: September 26 & 27 (Saturday and Sunday). 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Ramada Saskatoon - Saskatchewan Room, Idylwyld Drive North. Saskatoon, SK S7L 0Z6

Cost: $375.00 GST included
E-transfers to Everest.massaget@gmail.com - transfers are automatic - please notify me when you've submitted payment with the verification/confirmation number and time sent.

We understand that COVID is an issue and we'll implement as many precautions such as:

Please be prepared to wear a mask
Have hand sanitizer available at the seminar
Bring your own pen and tools (reflex hammer, goniometer etc)

If this course interests you or you have questions, please e-mail Caleb Fenton: Everest.massaget@gmail.com

Please include the following information:

Full Name (that you want on the certificate of completion)
Business name
Education
Email address (to send receipt)
Phone number
Can your bring a table? (we would need 15)
Are you willing to wear a mask?
Bring hand sanitizer

We will also provide hand sanitizer/masks and instruments for those unable.
 

The Instructor: Caleb Fenton RMT, CSMTA (cc)

Caleb Fenton graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy (PIMT) with the 2200 hour diploma program with Honors in June of 2009 and became a member of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba. In 2016 Caleb received his Sports Massage Certification (candidate) through the Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association, which has lead him to the role of assisting and treating young and experienced athletes in football, volleyball, hockey, baseball, soccer and rugby.

Has had an opportunity treating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2016, the Southeast Thistles Rugby Club in 2016-2017, the Eastman Raiders Football Team (Peewee) 2018, the Steinbach Pistons hockey team in 2018-2019 and the Hanover Fusion U17 Women's soccer team in 2020.

As an instructor, Caleb has taught and mentored many RMT's on assessment and anatomy and physiology in his community and surrounding region, using evidence based and clinical studies as information to aid his practice and those he mentors.

Awards:
2018 - Heather Whittaker Memorial Award
2019 - Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba Merit Award
2019 & 2020 - Nominated for Steinbach Chamber of Commerce Future Leader Award

**Note that this is not an MTAS event.  Questions should be directed to Caleb Fenton at the address noted above.**

FACILITATED STRETCHING PART 2/LOWER BODY

Calgary, AB

FACILITATED STRETCHING PART 2/LOWER BODY
(With self-stretching and strengthening for lower body major muscles and muscle groups)

Dates:
August 22 & 23 /2020; CALGARY
Oct 3 & 4/ 2020; CALGARY
Nov 21 & 22/ 2020; CALGARY
Jan 23 & 24/2021; CALGARY

Facilitator: Academy of Massage and Wellness

14 hours course

Price: $395

PNF is based on neurophysiological mechanisms of muscle contraction and stretch reflexes. This is the reason PNF is more effective than simple passive stretching.

Learn Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation stretching and use it as your self-care and even better, recommend it for your clients for postural conditions, after injury, during recovery after MVA or just give it to clients who need relaxation. Massage treatment effects last longer if PNF stretching is incorporated in treatment and also if perfect self-stretching and strengthening exercises are provided to the client. Improve muscle elasticity and flexibility and prepare clients for work or workout without pain and stiffness.

Massage therapy is not only “massaging” the body, these days we have to be innovative and open for remedies that are proven to help and are under massage therapy scope of practice. Also, performing PNF stretching makes your job easier and saves your hands.

Does it happen to you that you want to recommend some stretching or strengthening exercises but you can’t recall specific one for specific muscles? This is a course where we will review muscles origin, insertion and action. We will also be learning/reviewing proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, self-stretching and strengthening exercises for almost all lower body muscles.

Be one of the most knowledgeable and advanced educated massage therapists, always be the first choice for your clients!

MTAS 14 Primary Credits, NHPC 10 Credits, MTAA 8 Primary Credits, CMMOTA 11 Credits. 

To register:
http://academyofmassageandwellness.ca/2020/07/08/facilitated-stretching-part-2-upper-body/

Email: academyofmassagepd@gmail.com
Call/text 1-587-897-8708

Somatic Exercise Teacher Training - Level 1

The Veranda, Saskatoon

Somatic Exercise Teacher Training - Level 1

Dates, Times & Venue

Saturday & Sunday  October 3 & 4, 2020
9:30 am -5:30 pm
The Veranda - 2120 St George Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0K7

Price: Regular price: $425.00
12% discount for MTAS or CMMOTA members ($374.00 MTAS member price)
Use code MTAS

Why should you take this Somatics course?

Adding Somatic education to your repertoire will enhance your career and life in many ways. Learn easy, safe & gentle self care exercises, and learn to teach them to others.  It is a safe & gentle way to reverse chronic pain, reset the resting level of muscles & regain brain level control of muscles & movement. It is the only method of pain relief and motor sensory training that targets the condition of  SENSORY MOTOR AMNESIA (SMA).

13 Primary credits MTAS.

What you accomplish and acquire from taking this course?

*learn a new modality that compliments all other types of bodywork
*learn how to recognize SMA & how to treat it
*learn how & when stretching can be bad
*learn how to help increase flexibility & mobility
*begin a new & exciting journey with Hanna Somatic Education®
*learn how to teach Somatic Exercises and how these exercises
*benefit  everyone from dancers and athletes to those in chronic pain
*learn self care exercises that will ensure longevity in your chosen practice

Instructor
Nikki is a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator (CHSE) she graduated from the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training in Novato California, and is a member of the Association for Hanna Somatic Educators (AHSE). Nikki has been teaching dance for over 25 years, and is a body development, coordination & movement specialist. She holds certification through the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA), and is a Certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. Nikki discovered Hanna Somatic Education after suffering a hip injury in 2013. Mastering the techniques of Hanna Somatics has helped her to live with her condition and restore freedom of movement in her body.

Contact: nikki@serenitysomatics.com
Text or Call - 780-542-8550

Register: https://form.jotform.com/200548403221240

More Info: http://serenitysomatics.com/sett-l1-saskatoon-sk.html

Maderotherapy

Calgary, AB

MADEROTHERAPY

Dates:
August 29 & 30/2020; CALGARY
Sept 12 & 13/2020; SASKATOON
Oct 17 & 18/2020; CALGARY
Nov 28 & 29/2020; CALGARY

Facilitator: Academy of Massage and Wellness

14 hours course

Price: $540 / 4 wooden tools included in the course price (value $95)

MADEROTHERAPY-WHAT IS THAT?
Maderotherapy is a massage technique very popular in Europe. This technique was developed in Columbia for body treatment of different conditions, but cellulite as well. This technique uses approximately 10 anatomically made wooden tools which makes Maderotherapy 100% natural. Maderotherapy balances body energy, releases stress, brings muscle relief and joint pain.

With wooden massage rolling pins it is possible to treat fascial restrictions, muscle soreness and stiffness by warming up the muscles and softening tissue. This massage technique increases circulation, breaks up and prevents formation of myofascial adhesions. Additionally, rolling of affected body parts with natural wooden rollers stretches and improves rehydration of fascia and other connective tissues. All of this will increase mobility, range of motion and flexibility. 

It was shown that Maderotherapy is an effective technique for body shaping and contouring, so important effect of this treatment is breaking and reshaping cellulite which is a product of unhealthy fascia.

If Maderotherapy is applied superficially in a fast pace, it becomes the perfect treatment for cellulite. But same tools could be used in a slower manner over contractures and short muscles to treat hypertonicity, to increase elasticity of muscles and fascia and to increase mobility of joints crossed by treated muscles. Maderotherapy of any body part is finished by Manual Lymphatic Drainage to flush out toxins and improve blood and lymph flow. (Overview of Lymphatic System is going to be covered during the course) This is why Maderotherapy is recommended for detoxification of the body for clients going through withdrawal from alcohol, cigarettes and drugs.

MTAS 4.5 Primary Credits, NHPC 10 Credits, CRMTA 10 Primary Credits, CMMOTA 11 Credits

To register:
http://academyofmassageandwellness.ca/2020/02/07/kurs-1/

Email: academyofmassagepd@gmail.com
Call/text 1-587-897-8708

 

Rattan Massage

Calgary, AB

Rattan Massage - Learn to work with heated bamboo and solid rattan combining it with therapeutic massage. Do kneading, rolling, pivoting, leverage myofascial release, and deep tissue work with these effective tools to save your hands. Asian style using all shapes and sizes, and Thai style using less pieces and more massage. Target regional areas or use in full body massage treatment. Instructor is certified in Bamboo Massage & Injury Prevention.

See website: www.cuppingandtools.webs.com 
Contact to Register: jonibrestler@hotmail.com 1-403-891-4822 $100 registration deposit required, MC, VISA etransfer. Cost:$420+gst, 14 hour certificate.
12 ceu's RMTA, 10 ccps with NHPC & 14 ceu's MTAS.

For RMT's no extra insurance required to practice it.
Held 9am-5:30pm.
Bamboo kit $150+gst 

Rattan Massage - Calgary Oct 17-18, Saskatoon (instructor Shalyn Christianson) and Edmonton Oct 24-25,

Breast Massage

MTAS office classroom, Saskatoon

Breast Massage Class with Pam Fichtner, RMT/CDT Therapist

Continuing Education Credits: 14 primary.

Date: October 17th and 18th, 2020
Time: 9:00 to 5:00 each day
Location: MTAS office classroom, #22 - 1738 Quebec Avenue


A practical focus for massage therapists who want a hands-on focus to breast health, either learning new techniques or updating their previous skills.

The 14 hours will include a review of anatomy and physiology, including the lymphatic system, indications and contraindications, healthy and unhealthy breast differences, the therapeutic relationship - boundaries and ethics of safe touch, benign breast conditions, and surgeries such as lumpectomies, mastectomies, reductions, and biopsies.

We will focus on treatment skills for a  few protocols of basic breast massage and for post-surgery options, including hands-on protocol, home care exercises, hydrotherapy and a variety of other breast health tips. We'll do a breast meditation and visualization, along with talking about the energetics of the breasts. Also, there will be videos and DVDs on breast health for us to watch.

You will receive electronic files filled with an assortment of breast health information that I have found helpful in my practice and a breast health oil that I use with my clients.

Cost: $390 plus GST. 
All payment types accepted: cash, cheque, Mastercard, Visa and debit.

To register: contact Pam Fichtner at sephira@sasktel.net or 306-230-7407.

Recommended book: Breast Massage by Debra Curties and can be purchased from me at our Saskatoon Massage Therapy Supply store.

Pam Fichtner, RMT of Sephira Healing at Broadway Health Collective
201- 611 9th Street East Saskatoon Sask               

www.sephirahealing.ca
www.facebook.com/broadwayhealthcollective
www.broadwayhealthcollective.janeapp.com

Birth and Postpartum Doula Training

online

Birth Ways International Doula Training
https://birthwaysinternational.ca/

Online/live-streamed.
6 primary credits.
Courses offered 4 times/year.

Upcoming classes:
October 23/24, 2020
November 27/29, 2020

Massage therapists make great doulas!

Many massage therapists choose to deepen their offerings, expand their career options, and gain credits through Birth Ways Internationaldoula trainings. In one weekend you can be ready to offer doula services or apply this knowledge to your massage practice. Our course qualifies for 6 MTAS credits.

“I recently completed my Labour and Birth Doula training and loved every minute of the training and the time with all of the people in the group. The content of learning and the atmosphere of teaching were both amazing.” - Kim S., RM

BWI is Angie Evans And Karen Herriot, master doulas who have attended over 600 births, and have trained doulas and birth support workers since 2013. We have been offering online workshops since 2015 and are proud to part of the MTAS family.

Birth Ways International offers birth and postpartum training sessions about 4 times a year. These are live-streamed to the safety and convenience of your home.  Learn more about our doula trainings and register using the links below. Consider either the deposit to hold your spot or take advantage of the early bird discount!

Birth Doula training dates:   October 23-25, 2020
6pm – 8pm (Friday night), 9am – 5pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Register here for Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula dates:   Nov 27-29th, 2020
6pm – 8pm (Friday night), 9am – 5pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Register here for postpartum doula

Fee:  $550
With an early bird fee of $495 if you pay before Oct 2, 2020.

Special offer: a $200 deposit holds your spot and gives you immediate access to all the pre-workshop materials and access to the Zoom call and info-videos we send out beforehand.

The days will be packed with info and will have lots of breaks to recharge/We get great feedback about our creative teaching styles.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at angie@birthwaysinternational.ca

You can also follow us on Facebook as we post lots of other courses, information and fun videos that can be helpful in your career. so you can get to know us better!

Testimonials from past Birth Ways International students:

“If you are thinking about taking the online birth doula course... do it! I recently did and it was fabulous. I didn’t want it to end! I was able to do it at home! The instructors were super understanding and supportive of me having to jump off the video part when helping my son. I highly recommend this course! It truly felt like we were all together and even though online, it was very intimate.” - Brittany

“I just completed the birth doula training online, after completing the in-person postpartum doula training a while back. The online training had the same vibe and the instructors Karen and Angie did an awesome job with explaining the information as usual. I'm so glad I was able to take this from the comfort of home, especially after moving out of province. I absolutely recommend this training!” - Hillary

“I highly recommend this training from these ladies! Karen Herriot, Angie Evans !! I took it to prepare for my own labour + postpartum and found the content and experience to be incredible. I’m certain they are the most experienced and sought after Doulas in Regina/Sask. Check them out!!” - Megan K

Facilitators:
BWI is Angie Evans And Karen Herriot, master doulas who have attended over 600 births, and have trained doulas and birth support workers since 2013. We have been offering online workshops since 2015 and are proud to part of the MTAS family.

THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME/Assessment, Treatment, Therapeutic Exercises

Calgary, AB

THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME/Assessment, Treatment, Therapeutic Exercises

Dates:
Oct 24 & 25/2020; CALGARY
Dec 5 & 6/ 2020; CALGARY

Facilitator: Academy of Massage and Wellness

14 hours course

Price: $375

 

Working as massage therapists, we have the chance to meet many clients complaining of pain, numbness and tingling in their arms and hands. Some of them complain about their arm which would “fall asleep” during the night or even during the day when the arm is in a specific position. We do assessments to try to find out what problem they may have. And sometimes tests show negative findings but if you still treat them as thoracic outlet syndrome, clients feel a lot better. This means that they have some form of thoracic outlet syndrome.

The life style of people today revolves around technology use; even jobs are a lot more connected to computer use than they were 20 years ago. Hunching over computers, tablets, and cellphones is more and more present, with elevated shoulders which are protracted and anteriorly rotated with short and hypertonec pectoral muscles, Scalenes, Sternocleidomastoid, and Suboccipitals. People experience pain in their arms and hands which could be misdiagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome. Pins and needles sensation in their fingers, tingling, numbness, feeling of heaviness and fullness in the arm and fingers is becoming a part of their life.

So if you want to help the majority of your clients, you have to know how to assess this condition. After this, you should know how to massage Scalenes, how to do pincer grasp for SCM, joint play for clavicle, manual lymphatic drainage for arms and after all to recommend perfect home care exercises to be able to treat their symptoms.

All of this is going to be covered during the course and a lot more. Our duty is to help our clients the best that we can. Don’t miss a chance to be one of the best in your profession. 

MTAA 15 Primary Credits, NHPC 10, CRMTA 14, CMMTOA 11,5

MTAS 14 Primary Credits

To register:

http://academyofmassageandwellness.ca/2020/06/10/thoracic-outlet-syndrome-assessment-treatment-therapeutic-exercises/

Email: academyofmassagepd@gmail.com
Call/text 1-587-897-8708