Upcoming Events

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The Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS) awards continuing education credits to courses that meet the submission criteria and that contain instruction that falls within the MTAS scope of practice. However, MTAS cannot attest to the quality of the courses or instructors. It is the responsibility of the course registrant to select what is of value and what is within the MTAS scope of practice to be used within his/her practice.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Introduction to Cranium, TMJ, Clavicle and Ribcage Protocol

Online

Course date:  Saturday, February 4 2023 at 12pm Central Daylight (Winnipeg) time.
MTAS 2.5 primary credits

Zoom Online Webinar - Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Introduction to Cranium, TMJ, Clavicle and Ribcage Protocol

This online workshop provides a brief overview of what NMT is and what NMT cranial, TMJ, clavicle and ribcage work entails, including a demonstration of the protocols.These concepts are covered in more detail in a longer two-day certification course on NMT cranial, TMJ, clavicle and ribcage work, which is offered in-person only. By taking this introductory online workshop, you will have a better idea of what the two-day certification course will include.

Course Presenter:  Lincoln Lau BSc, RMT
Lincoln began his career in the health care field when he graduated in 1995 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver, BC. Lincoln is also a graduate of Brandon University in Brandon, Canada, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  He completed the Structural Integration training at the Northwest Center for Structural Integration in Portland, Oregon.  He did his Neuromuscular Therapy training first at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and also at St John Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars.  He is also certified in Esalen massage, having completed the certification program at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.  Lincoln took his Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage training at the Shamanic Bodywork School in Vancouver, BC and did his Traditional Thai Massage training with Jasmine Mah at the Organic Therapy Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Lincoln is the developer of Manupractic massage.

Course Cost: $80.00  (payment can be made by etransfer to manupractic@shaw.ca.
Please make the password massage.
Also send me another email with your name (as you would like it to appear on the certificate) and make note in your email that you sent me an etransfer.

Location:  Course is via Zoom, upon registering for the class, a receipt will be emailed to you, and one week prior to the class, a Zoom invite will be emailed to you.  Please have a computer available to use the day of the class, as you will not be able to log in with a phone.

For information and to register, please contact Lincoln Lau at manupractic@shaw.ca or 204-998-6607.
Website:  www.manupractic.com

Level 1 TMJ Massage Therapies Online Course

Online

Are you a dedicated Massage Therapist treating clients with jaw pain? Do you want to learn a proven non-invasive, Whole Body Approach to TMJ Dysfunction? 

The Level 1 TMJ Massage Therapies® Online Course is a live 4-week online CPD course which blends theory, scientific research and practical elements together to teach the TMJ Massage Therapies treatment protocol - a proven, non invasive, whole body approach to TMJ Dysfunction.

This course is now approved by the Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan and MTAS members will now receive 12 primary con-ed credits upon completion of the course.

For more information about the next 4 week Level 1 TMJ Massage Therapies®️ Online Course starting in March 2023, please head to www.tmjmassagetherapies.com/training or contact Helen at training@tmjmassagetherapies.com

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Introduction to Treating the Lower Arm, Hands and Feet

Online

Course date:  Saturday, March 4 2023 at 12pm Central Daylight (Winnipeg) time.
MTAS 2 primary credits

Zoom Online Webinar - Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Introduction to Treating the Lower Arm, Hands and Feet

This online workshop provides a brief overview of what NMT is and what NMT lower arm, hand and foot work entails, including a demonstration of the protocols. These concepts are covered in more detail in a longer two-day certification course on NMT lower arm, hand and foot work, which is offered in-person only. By taking this introductory online workshop, you will have a better idea of what the two-day certification course will include.

Course Presenter:  Lincoln Lau BSc, RMT
Lincoln began his career in the health care field when he graduated in 1995 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver, BC. Lincoln is also a graduate of Brandon University in Brandon, Canada, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  He completed the Structural Integration training at the Northwest Center for Structural Integration in Portland, Oregon.  He did his Neuromuscular Therapy training first at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and also at St John Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars.  He is also certified in Esalen massage, having completed the certification program at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.  Lincoln took his Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage training at the Shamanic Bodywork School in Vancouver, BC and did his Traditional Thai Massage training with Jasmine Mah at the Organic Therapy Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Lincoln is the developer of Manupractic massage.

Course Cost: $80.00  (payment can be made by etransfer to manupractic@shaw.ca.
Please make the password massage.
Also send me another email with your name (as you would like it to appear on the certificate) and make note in your email that you sent me an etransfer.

Location:  Course is via Zoom, upon registering for the class, a receipt will be emailed to you, and one week prior to the class, a Zoom invite will be emailed to you.  Please have a computer available to use the day of the class, as you will not be able to log in with a phone.

For information and to register, please contact Lincoln Lau at manupractic@shaw.ca or 204-998-6607.
Website:  www.manupractic.com

Muscle Fascia Cupping

Regina, SK

**NEW CLASS FORMAT:  4 hours online theory, + 10 hours hands-on practical class**

Muscle Fascia Cupping - Using moving vacuum cups to stretch tissue and restructure fascia in this 2 day certificate class. Many long standing issues are fascia based not muscle related! valve cups with gun is used to address fascia, following fascia lines and planes full body prone and supine. A must have for therapists! saves your hands while getting effective release. Silicone cups are used regionally. Learned properly to monitor tissue reactions and responses, there should be no marking! 

12 ceu's RMTA, 15 ccps NHPC, 14 ceu's MTAS.
Cost: $420, cup set $85+gst.

Jan 27th and March 5th class in Regina 8am-6pm with 4 hours theory done prior to class. 
No GST on any of my classes now! 

See www.cuppingandtools.webs.com 
Contact: jonibrestler@hotmail.com 
1-403-891-4822
$100 deposit required, MC Visa etransfer accepted.

Instructor is certified in Injury Prevention, Myofascial Cupping & Advanced Cupping.

14 hour certificate.

Craniosacral Therapy 1

Calgary, AB

Upledger Institute International

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

24 primary credits for MTAS members

Dates/Locations:

Calgary, AB • March 9-12, 2023
Teacher: Natalie Bledstein, OTR/L, 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.

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.

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

 

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

Part 1: Optimizing Hip and Knee Function: Fresh Ideas for the Management of Osteoarthritis and Lower

Saskatoon, SK

MTAS and Active Initiatives Workshops - Spring 2023

Register here.

Friday March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day with a 1-hour lunch break (food and beverages not included)
Ramada Hotel, 806 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, SK.  S7L 0Z6

  • 7 primary credits per day.
  • Maximum class size 75.
  • Early-bird deadline for registration is March 10.  Rates increase by $75 after this date. 
  • Wear comfortable clothing in which you can exercise. 
  • Bring a yoga mat or suitable substitute.  (Massage tables not required.)  The workshop is 1/2 theory and 1/2 exercise prescription.

NOTE: workshop fees on registration page are subject to GST.

Early-bird prices incl. GST:
MTAS member rate per day: $310; for both days $580.
MTAS student member rate per day: $186; for both days $348.00
Non-member rate per day: $360; for both days $630.

**Prices increase by $75 per day after March 10**

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

Friday: Part 1: Optimizing Hip and Knee Function: Fresh Ideas for the Management of Osteoarthritis and Lower Extremity Replacements

Feeling uncertain about how to treat clients with hip or knee replacements or advancing osteoarthritis? In this interactive workshop, learn the latest total joint surgical procedures.  Learn total joint surgical procedures and the most effective prehab/posthab exercises. Correct common muscle imbalances and improve gait in your clients with osteoarthritis or hip/knee replacements. Learn the "wrap your glut" stability exercise!

Saturday: Optimizing Shoulder Function: Teach Your Clients How to Maximize Stability and Mobility!
Teach your clients how to maximize stability and mobility.  This dynamic workshop covers shoulder anatomy, function, and the critical role of the scapula.  Learn the most effective exercises for everything from shoulder injuries (impingement, rotator cuff tear, bursitis, adhesive subluxations, dislocations and more) and how to prevent them, to taking your athletes to the next level!  Become the expert on the most mobile joint in the human body!

 ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Tera Mezynski, B(Sc) Kinesiology, M(Sc) Physical Therapy
Tera has worked in a health industry for over fifteen years in settings that include hospital, private practice, and exercise rehabilitation.Tera has extensive training in lower extremity arthroplasty and has helped to develop surgical pathways.  Neuromuscular exercise, muscle patterning and exercise prescription are some of her areas of expertise and passion.  Tera's presentation style and knowledge will engage you during the session whether in person or virtual.  Her enthusiasm is contagious.

Kerry Carlson, B(Sc) Physiology, B(Sc) Physical Therapy
Kerry has 25 years of experience in all areas of physical therapy including injury rehabilitation and health promotion. Kerry has a love of research and professional development for herself and those around her.  She is an unbelievable presenter who shares her knowledge of research in such a way that you can't help but be drawn in and enthused.  Join Kerry and you will leave a feeling energized and ready to implement what you have learned.

HOTEL:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramada Hotel for the nights of March 30 to April 2 at the special rate of $119.00 per night plus taxes and fees. 
Call: 306-665-6500 for reservations and ask for the MTAS group block code 2303MASSAG.  A credit card is required to hold the reservation.
Cut-off date for reservations at the workshop rate is February 28th, 2023.   
Check in 3pm; check out 11am.

PARKING: ample free parking is available in the hotel lot and surrounding streets.

Optimizing Shoulder Function: Teach Your Clients How to Maximize Stability and Mobility!

Saskatoon, SK

MTAS and Active Initiatives Workshops - Spring 2023

Register here.

Friday March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day with a 1-hour lunch break (food and beverages not included)
Ramada Hotel, 806 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, SK.  S7L 0Z6

7 primary credits per day.
Maximum class size 75.
Early-bird deadline for registration is March 10.  Rates increase by $75 after this date. 
Wear comfortable clothing in which you can exercise. 
Bring a yoga mat or suitable substitute.  (Massage tables not required.)  The workshop is 1/2 theory and 1/2 exercise prescription.

NOTE: workshop fees on registration page are subject to GST.

Early-bird prices incl. GST:
MTAS member rate per day: $310; for both days $580.
MTAS student member rate per day: $186; for both days $348.00
Non-member rate per day: $360; for both days $630.

**Prices increase by $75 per day after March 10**

___________________________________________________________________

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

Friday: Part 1: Optimizing Hip and Knee Function: Fresh Ideas for the Management of Osteoarthritis and Lower Extremity Replacements

Feeling uncertain about how to treat clients with hip or knee replacements or advancing osteoarthritis? In this interactive workshop, learn the latest total joint surgical procedures.  Learn total joint surgical procedures and the most effective prehab/posthab exercises. Correct common muscle imbalances and improve gait in your clients with osteoarthritis or hip/knee replacements. Learn the "wrap your glut" stability exercise!

Saturday: Optimizing Shoulder Function: Teach Your Clients How to Maximize Stability and Mobility!
Teach your clients how to maximize stability and mobility.  This dynamic workshop covers shoulder anatomy, function, and the critical role of the scapula.  Learn the most effective exercises for everything from shoulder injuries (impingement, rotator cuff tear, bursitis, adhesive subluxations, dislocations and more) and how to prevent them, to taking your athletes to the next level!  Become the expert on the most mobile joint in the human body!

 ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Tera Mezynski, B(Sc) Kinesiology, M(Sc) Physical Therapy
Tera has worked in a health industry for over fifteen years in settings that include hospital, private practice, and exercise rehabilitation.Tera has extensive training in lower extremity arthroplasty and has helped to develop surgical pathways.  Neuromuscular exercise, muscle patterning and exercise prescription are some of her areas of expertise and passion.  Tera's presentation style and knowledge will engage you during the session whether in person or virtual.  Her enthusiasm is contagious.

Kerry Carlson, B(Sc) Physiology, B(Sc) Physical Therapy
Kerry has 25 years of experience in all areas of physical therapy including injury rehabilitation and health promotion. Kerry has a love of research and professional development for herself and those around her.  She is an unbelievable presenter who shares her knowledge of research in such a way that you can't help but be drawn in and enthused.  Join Kerry and you will leave a feeling energized and ready to implement what you have learned.

HOTEL:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramada Hotel for the nights of March 30 to April 2 at the special rate of $119.00 per night plus taxes and fees. 
Call: 306-665-6500 for reservations and ask for the MTAS group block code 2303MASSAG.  A credit card is required to hold the reservation.
Cut-off date for reservations at the workshop rate is February 28th, 2023.   
Check in 3pm; check out 11am.

PARKING: ample free parking is available in the hotel lot and surrounding streets.

MTAS Annual General Meeting

Saskatoon, SK

All details TBD

Optimal Neck Treatment

Saskatoon, SK

Optimal Neck Treatment
Saskatoon, SK
April 15, 2023

This workshop is designed to be a ‘refresher’ course in treatment of the neck muscles, however, you may learn something new if this wasn’t taught in your school.  Both anterior and posterior neck muscles will be covered.

Positioning for easy access and optimal treatment, therapist bio-mechanics, and choosing the most suitable technique for effective treatment will be demonstrated in this half day (4.5 hrs) workshop. Neck anatomy, draping, CIs and informed consent will also be discussed. Lots of hands-on time to apply and become comfortable with the techniques.

Registration deadline: March 31, 2023.

To register, please contact Joyce at 306.934.5574 or email  joycesaddie@gmail.com

Credits:  MTAS – 4.5 Primary Credits; NHPC – 5 Credits;  CMMOTA - 4.5 Credits.

Cost: $140.00

Craniosacral Therapy 1

Saskatoon, SK

Upledger Institute International

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

24 primary credits for MTAS members

Dates/Locations:

Saskatoon, SK • April 28-May 1, 2023
Teacher: Nina Chernick BA/KIN, RMT, 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.

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.

Normal Price: $882.45 (USD)
Early Registration Price: $660.45 (USD)
For registering 60 days in advance, you save $222 (USD)!

 

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