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Upcoming workshops

Breast Massage

MTAS office classroom, Saskatoon

Breast Massage Class with Pam Fichtner, RMT/CDT Therapist

Continuing Education Credits: 14 primary.

Date: April 4th and 5th, 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

Optimal Neck Treatment

Saskatoon, SK

Optimal Neck Treatment

1800 Alexandra Ave, Saskatoon, SK

April 4, 2020
10am - 2:45 pm

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 & posterior neck muscles will be covered.

Positioning for easy access & 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, CI’s and informed consent will also be discussed. Lots of hands-on time to apply and become comfortable with the techniques.

Registration deadline: March 21, 2020

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

Credits:  MTAS – 4.5 Primary Credits  NHPC – 5 Credits

Cost: $120

Optimal Shoulder Treatment

Saskatoon, SK

Optimal Shoulder Treatment

1800 Alexandra Ave, Saskatoon, SK

April 5, 2020
10 am – 2:45 pm

This workshop is designed to be a ‘refresher’ course in treatment of the shoulder muscles, however, you may learn something new as there will be myofascial & trigger point techniques included. The entire shoulder girdle and rotator cuff will be covered.

Positioning for easy access & 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. Shoulder anatomy, draping, CI’s and informed consent will also be discussed. Lots of hands on time to apply the techniques.

Registration deadline:  March 21, 2020

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

Credits:  MTAS – 4.5 Primary Credits  NHPC – 5 Credits

Cost: $120

Understanding the Pregnant Pelvis I

WCRMT, Regina

 

18 primary credits for MTAS members

CPR/SFA recertification

MTAS office classroom, Saskatoon

Amanda Everitt, Certified Red Cross Trainer, will be instructing another CPR (AED) / Standard First Aid re-certification class.  
Open to everyone - members, colleagues, friends and family.

DATE:  Sunday, April 19th, 2020
TIME: 12:30pm - 5pm
LOCATION: MTAS office - #22 - 1738 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon
COST: $95 incl. GST 
CREDITS: 5 primary

Click here to download the registration form.

Send completed form and payment, payable to MTAS, to Jayne at the office - mtas@saskmassagetherapy.com 
 

Participants complete the online theory module on their own time and bring their certificate of completion to the classroom session.  Since it is purely skills training, the re-certification is now only 4 hours of class time, from 12:30pm – 5:00pm, which includes time for Q and A.

Residential Lomi Lomi Retreats

Oahu, Hawaii

Residential Lomi Lomi Retreats 

September 2-8 2019
Camp Mokuleia Oahu

April 19-26 2020
Windward Retreat Center Ka'awa Oahu Hawaii

35 primary + 1 business credit for MTAS members

Gain a deeper understanding of the potential for healing, growth and transformation that the Hawaiian teachings offer.  In this immersion workshop you will learn and practice the ancient art of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage supported and nurtured in a lush tropical rain forest.  Enjoy accommodations close to the beach and 40 hours of bodywork training, delicious food, field trips and relaxation on Oahu.

You Will Learn:

  • The history and philosophy surrounding this work.
  • Breath and movement exercises to activate your energy potential.
  • Basic and advanced Lomi Lomi massage techniques including a full body routine with stretching and range of motion techniques. 
  • Self-Lomi for honoring and maintaining your own body.

Most importantly you will gain powerful new tools to add to your healing practice in a safe, fun and nurturing environment with cultural activities and field trips to natural wonders.  Courses are kept small to ensure maximum individual attention to each student.

This course is only for trained massage professionals and is not suitable for someone without prior training.   This workshop covers a great deal of hands on technique and is designed as continuing education for professional massage therapists.  

It is not open to students without prior training in massage and anatomy, allowing professional therapists to get the most out of your continuing education investment. 

Price includes meals, accommodations, excursions and 40 hours of training.  Kama'aina and commuter rate does not include accommodations or meals except lunch daily. 

Airfare and ground transportation to/from Retreat Center is not included. 

Course runs from 4pm September 2 2019 with check out by 11am September 8 2019 or same times from April 19-26 2020.

You can reserve your choice of room with a $500 non-refundable deposit.

September 2-8 2019 

Private room private bath $2495
Shared room private bath $2295
International students save $300 on September 2019 retreat.

April 19-26 2020 class

Due to limited space (only 4 bedrooms) all rooms are shared dorm style with 2 shared bathrooms on the property for April 2020 class.

Shared Triple room $2295.
Shared Double room $2395.
Save $300 of listed price if you book with your deposit by October 31 2019 for April Retreat.  Prices are in US $.

If you prefer your privacy or want to bring friends or family with you there is the option to stay offsite and commute to class during the day.  Offsite students are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation and only lunch is included daily.

Offsite Commuter for those who want to provide their own accommodations.  Includes 40 hours of class, excursions and lunch only $1895.

Reserve your spot in this retreat with your non-refundable deposit on the website - CLICK HERE. 
A $500 deposit required for residential and offsite students.  

Class size is limited to 12 students total with no more than 4 commuter spots available. More may open within 3 weeks of class time.

Groups of 2 or more travelling together who want to book together can get a group rate based on number of people and availability.

Contact Carrie by e-mail at Hamoea Healing Arts hamoeahealingarts@gmail.com for more information.
For info on Windward Retreat Center click here. or Campmokuleia.com for September class.

Muscle Fascia Cupping

Calgary

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+gst, cup set $85+gst.

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.

Held: 9am-5:30 14 hour certificate.

Muscle Fascia Cupping - Regina April 18-19, 2020 (Chateau Regina), Calgary April 25-26, 2020 (Carriage House Inn)

 

Rattan Massage

Calgary

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 - Saskatoon Sep 28-29 PIMT, Calgary Oct 5-6 & May 2-3 (Carriage House Inn), Lethbridge Nov 2-3rd, Regina March 21-22, 2020 (Chateau Regina), Edmonton May 30-31, 2020 (Best Western)

CPR/SFA full course class

MTAS office classroom, Saskatoon

Amanda Everitt, Certified Red Cross Trainer, with Timeline Safety Training, is instructing a CPR (AED) / Standard First Aid full course class.
Open to everyone.


Contact: Amanda Everitt
Tel: 306-717-2451
E-mail: aboechler@hotmail.com


DATE:  Sunday May 3rd, 2020
TIME: 9am - 5pm
LOCATION: MTAS office - #22 - 1738 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon


IMPORTANT NEW DETAILS ABOUT THIS TRAINING

Every 5 years the Red Cross reviews and updates their programs.  One of the very exciting things that is now offered is a blended learning option, not only for full course participants, but also for re-certifications.

Full course participants review the online PowerPoint module (approx. 8 hours to complete) and then have one day in classroom.

Registrations must be received no later than one week prior to the class date, to allow everyone plenty of time to complete the online learning.
Amanda will set up the online class and provide everyone with a personal access code and additional instructions. 

Participants complete the online theory module on their own time and bring their certificate of completion to the classroom session.  Since it is purely skills training, the full course is now only 1 day of class time, from 9am – 5:00pm, which includes time for Q and A.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Saskatoon, SK

Mental Health First Aid class.
May 7th and 8th at MediCentres, 201 Robin Crescent, Saskatoon.

This is a 12-hour course taught by a Registered Massage Therapist who is also an Occupational Health Nurse.

Course content includes learning about anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, suicide prevention and PTSD. 
It also teaches the participant the first aid interventions needed for people experiencing issues with these medical conditions.

Course runs 08:30 til 15:30 each day.
Scent-free environment.

Cost is $250 with lunch included.

For more information please contact Donna at 306-374-9079 or email dwaselyshen@medicentres.com.

12 primary credits for MTAS members.