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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.

Pre and Postnatal Massage Certification

Calgary, AB

Pre and Postnatal Massage Certification

We are excited to have Marina Locke RMT, RYT(500), CST, Doula, coming from New Zealand, share her vast knowledge of Pre & Postnatal Massage skills with the Alberta Massage community. The 3-day certification program will give you all the skills required to work safely and confidently with pregnant and post-pregnancy women.

Expect to become proficient in how to care for women during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Through this program, you will become certified as an SFH Pre and Postnatal Therapist and expand into a new clientele. 

Day 1 and 2 Prenatal Massage
This is a two-day course that has been designed to address a wide range of physical and emotional issues that arise during pregnancy. 
It will teach you: 

  • Different perinatal massage techniques were developed using 20 years of experience
  • Isolated stretching techniques
  • How to safely conduct your treatment knowing about possible contraindications, complications, and postural changes

Day 3 Postnatal Massage 
This one-day course goes over the physical and emotional issues that can arise with postpartum rehabilitation.
You will learn about: 

  • Techniques that support and promote the healing and strengthening of regions affected by pregnancy
  • Care to the shoulder, neck, and back will be covered, with postpartum massage techniques
  • Contraindications will be covered so you can safely practice
  • Become certified and proficient in providing new mothers with highly specific and individual postnatal massage care

Other reasons to take these courses:

  • Provide additional services to your current clientele
  • Expand above and beyond what is covered in school, giving you the tools you need to get established as a pre and postnatal therapist
  • Meet and train with other sharp MTs who are looking to advance in this area and share their knowledge
  • Become Certified in Pre & Postnatal Massage

Credits MTAS = 21 primary

DATES:
Calgary Dates: July 4, 5 and 6
Edmonton Dates: July 8, 9 and 10

Pricing:
Students and graduate discount: Early admission is $559.20  (Regular $749)
Early admission discount: $699 (Regular $749) care for you and your clients.

 

Orthopedic Massage Bundle

Calgary, AB

SFH Orthopedic Massage Bundle A
Complete 4 of the 9 courses in one weekend towards SFH OM certification.
Chest and Anterior Shoulder, Rotator Cuff, Anterior Neck & Posterior Neck

Tue – Wed Jul 5–6 8:30am – 5:30pm
16 primary credits (4/module)

Calgary
CAD599.00  CAD549.00 until Jun 6, 2022

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CPR/SFA training

Regina, SK

Regina & Area First Aid CPR Training

First Aid CPR AED Training Full Course $150.00 GST incl.
First Aid CPR AED Recertification Course $90.00 GST incl.

Exclusive for MTAS members - use code MTAS to secure the above special pricing.

www.beatingheartsfirstaid.com to book into scheduled class.
yourfirstaid@sasktel.net to book a group of 4 or more.

Blended training (theory online on your time) 3-4 hours in class skills portion.
COVID safety protocols in place, small classes, individual equipment, and masking.

We work hard to keep you Safe to Work!

Pre and Postnatal Massage Certification

Edmonton, AB

Pre and Postnatal Massage Certification

We are excited to have Marina Locke RMT, RYT(500), CST, Doula, coming from New Zealand, share her vast knowledge of Pre & Postnatal Massage skills with the Alberta Massage community. The 3-day certification program will give you all the skills required to work safely and confidently with pregnant and post-pregnancy women.

Expect to become proficient in how to care for women during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Through this program, you will become certified as an SFH Pre and Postnatal Therapist and expand into a new clientele. 

Day 1 and 2 Prenatal Massage
This is a two-day course that has been designed to address a wide range of physical and emotional issues that arise during pregnancy. 
It will teach you: 

  • Different perinatal massage techniques were developed using 20 years of experience
  • Isolated stretching techniques
  • How to safely conduct your treatment knowing about possible contraindications, complications, and postural changes

Day 3 Postnatal Massage 
This one-day course goes over the physical and emotional issues that can arise with postpartum rehabilitation.
You will learn about: 

  • Techniques that support and promote the healing and strengthening of regions affected by pregnancy
  • Care to the shoulder, neck, and back will be covered, with postpartum massage techniques
  • Contraindications will be covered so you can safely practice
  • Become certified and proficient in providing new mothers with highly specific and individual postnatal massage care

Other reasons to take these courses:

  • Provide additional services to your current clientele
  • Expand above and beyond what is covered in school, giving you the tools you need to get established as a pre and postnatal therapist
  • Meet and train with other sharp MTs who are looking to advance in this area and share their knowledge
  • Become Certified in Pre & Postnatal Massage

Credits MTAS = 21 primary

DATES:
Calgary Dates: July 4, 5 and 6
Edmonton Dates: July 8, 9 and 10

Pricing:
Students and graduate discount: Early admission is $559.20  (Regular $749)
Early admission discount: $699 (Regular $749) care for you and your clients.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Introduction to Pelvic Protocol

Online

Course date:  Saturday, July 9 2022 at 12pm Central Daylight (Winnipeg) time.
MTAS 2 primary credits

Zoom Online Webinar - Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Introduction to Pelvic Protocol

This online workshop provides a brief overview of what NMT is and what NMT pelvic work entails, including a demonstration of the protocol. These concepts are covered in more detail in a longer two-day certification course on NMT pelvic 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

Dynamic Cupping

Calgary, AB

Certification Program – SFH Dynamic Cupping
Join the cupping course that does not mark. Includes cupping kit—a retail value of $100.00.

Tue – Wed Jul 12–13 9am – 5pm

13.5 primary credits

Calgary
CAD549.00   CAD495.00  until Jun 13, 2022

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Orthopedic Massage Bundle

Calgary, AB

SFH Orthopedic Massage Bundle B

Complete 4 of the 9 courses in one weekend towards SFH OM certification.
Hip and Thigh, Leg and Foot, Lumbar/SI, & Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

16 primary credits (4/module)

Thu – Fri Jul 14–15 8:30am – 5:30pm

Calgary
CAD599.00  CAD549.00 until Jun 15, 2022

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CPR/SFA training

Regina, SK

Regina & Area First Aid CPR Training

First Aid CPR AED Training Full Course $150.00 GST incl.
First Aid CPR AED Recertification Course $90.00 GST incl.

Exclusive for MTAS members - use code MTAS to secure the above special pricing.

www.beatingheartsfirstaid.com to book into scheduled class.
yourfirstaid@sasktel.net to book a group of 4 or more.

Blended training (theory online on your time) 3-4 hours in class skills portion.
COVID safety protocols in place, small classes, individual equipment, and masking.

We work hard to keep you Safe to Work!

Dynamic Cupping

Edmonton, AB

Certification Program – SFH Dynamic Cupping

Join the cupping course that does not mark. Includes cupping kit—a retail value of $100.00.

13.5 primary credits

Mon – Tue Jul 25–26 9am – 5pm
Edmonton

CAD549.00  CAD495.00 until Jun 26, 2022

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Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1)

Online

Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1): Assessment of Structural Relationships between Viscera, and their Fascial or Ligamentous Attachments to the Musculoskeletal System

24 primary credits for MTAS members for full course
6 primary credits for virtual component only, then 18 upon completion on in-person class

In VM1, you will study organ-specific fascial mobilization to assist functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction.

The Barral Institute is making it easy and convenient for you with hybrid classes!  Don’t miss out on the chance to learn Visceral Manipulation or to repeat VM1 to refresh your knowledge with classes that offer a virtual component and an in-person, hands-on class.

Call 866-522-7725, ext. 2 or 561-622-4334, ext. 2

Start with the virtual program: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1-VC)

Virtual Component:

The virtual component will present lecture, anatomy and layered lab palpation and prepare you for the 3-day in-person portion. This includes pre-recorded virtual components spread over 2 days, as well as a concluding interactive Question and Answer session with a live instructor.  Learn from the comfort of your own space with a Barral Institute instructor. Register now for one of these virtual component classes!

July 30-31, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Daily, Eastern Time (Virtual)

Prerequisite: Professional healthcare practitioner, student in healthcare program or graduate awaiting licensure/accreditation with experience in sensitive, light-touch palpation.
Then, take the 3-day hands-on class at a later date.

Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1-L); In-Person, Lab Content:

This is the companion in-person program to the Visceral Manipulation 1: Abdomen; Virtual Component (VM1-VC) program. Attending the combination of VM1-VC and then VM1-L is the equivalent of the in-person, 4-day Visceral Manipulation 1: Abdomen (VM1) program.  You will be introduced to the models and concepts of functional biomechanics as viewed from Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation approach.  This method of evaluation and treatment is based on the concept that each of our internal organs rotates on a physiological axis. Focus is on the abdominal cavity and includes the organs, their membranes, ligaments, innervation and their spatial functional interrelation.


January 14-16, 2022 - Vancouver, BC
March 4-6, 2022 - Ottawa, ON
September 23-25, 2022 - Edmonton, AB
November 25-27, 2022 - Toronto, ON
December 9-11, 2022 - Vancouver, BC

Prerequisite: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1; Virtual Component (VM1-VC).