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Ethics in Massage Therapy
2 Hrs
Ethical code and professional standards of conduct have important values and concepts in professional massage, also within the boundaries that define therapeutic relationships.
2 Hrs
Correspondence
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Illinois Massage Therapist CE Package
12 Hrs
This course will provide you with the maximum number of home study hours allowed.
12 Hrs
Online
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Human Trafficking in the United States: Foreign and Domestic Victims
4 Hrs
Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries, so what steps can be taken if trafficking is suspected, what are the signs to look for, and what types of intervention are used to address it.
4 Hrs
Online
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Medications & Massage Therapy Part II: Common Gastrointestinal & Pain Medications
4 Hrs
Following completion of this couse, you will be able to name common medications for pain and inflammation that may require adjusted manual techniques, name common gastrointestinal conditions in which massage may be contraindicated, and list symptoms associated with drug toxicity.
4 Hrs
Online
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Living with HIV/AIDS
3 Hrs
This course will define HIV and AIDS, their relationship and the differences between the diseases. The course will examine how HIV is transmitted, the associated risk factors, and ways to avoid transmission.
3 Hrs
Online
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Care for Special Populations
2 Hrs
Massage has some benefits for people with chronic and terminal illness, what are the differences between acute and chronic illness, and what are some special considerations for elderly clients.
2 Hrs
Online
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Treatment Planning for Clinical Massage
1 Hrs
To begin massage treatment planning gather the client information including any medications that could affect the treatment plan, and understand that it is important to document all the information.
1 Hrs
Online
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Communicable Disease HIV/AIDS
2 Hrs
This course will define HIV infection and AIDS and list ways to prevent the spread of the communicable diseases. This course will also explain proper sanitation techniques and identify the main points of OSHA's Blood-borne Pathogen Standard and its applications in massage therapy.
2 Hrs
Online
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Massage Therapy and the Stress Epidemic
1 Hrs

The purpose of this course is to discuss the positive role professional massage therapy can play in the stress epidemic in our modern culture. We will examine the negative physiological and biochemical processes that occur in the body under stress and counterpoint them with the beneficial processes that occur in the body during massage. We will also look at the cultural symptoms that contribute to our collective stress and discuss the statistics that qualify stress as a national epidemic.

1 Hrs
Online
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When Employers are Corrupt
4 Hrs
Massage employers have been known to engage in several unethical or illegal activities, what steps to take to report illegal activity and what agency do you report it to.
4 Hrs
Online
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Working with Clients with Health Problems
2 Hrs
Massage in chronic illness can offer relaxation, stress reductions and some relief of muscle ache and tension, learn the basic information about these chronic conditions that may be present in clients, what causes the condition, the symptoms and treatments.
2 Hrs
Online
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Massage Therapy for Sports Injuries
4 Hrs
This course is designed to familiarize massage therapists with the techniques most commonly used to treat sports injuries, the general terminology associated with sports injuries, the most common sports injuries, the anatomy and physiology involved, and the sports each injury is usually associated with. The course also reviews several tips for helping athletes avoid specific injuries. In several instances, learners will discover that massage therapy is contraindicated given the specifics of an athlete's condition.
4 Hrs
Online
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Introduction to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
1 Hrs
This course will discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is designed to increase your awareness about this condition. Since touch can reactivate trauma, you should be aware that the condition exists and there are particular methods of massage therapy that address the special circumstances of individuals with PTSD. The course will provide information about how to identify PTSD and list several modalities that combine bodywork and psychotherapy.
1 Hrs
Online
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Understanding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
2 Hrs
This course will discuss the major points of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the health information protected by this act. Additionally, the course will identify the requirements for privacy practices notices, the HIPAA provisions for minors and personal representatives, and the penalties for non-compliance.
2 Hrs
Online
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Pathology of Chronic Conditions for Massage Therapists
2 Hrs
Massage is used to help reduce pain and in some reduce chronic symptoms of cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome, so to help people get better therapists must understand the illness.
2 Hrs
Online
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Treating Plantar Fasciitis with Massage Therapy
1 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to identify what plantar fasciitis is and what methods we, as massage therapists, can use to treat it in our clients. We will examine the anatomy of the plantar fascia, its role in the movement of the foot and ankle, and what happens when it becomes inflamed. We will also examine massage therapy techniques that can be used to treat it when our clients present with either an acute or chronic plantar fasciitis, as well as some self-care tools they can use at home. 
1 Hrs
Online
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Saving Your Body, Saving Your Career: 5 Keys to Self-Care for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs
This course outlines basic self-care practices for massage therapists with the goal of creating a sustainable career in a profession with a high rate of practitioner burnout. It is designed for both new practitioners who are just beginning their massage therapy careers and seasoned professionals who would benefit from a refresher course on these practices.
1 Hrs
Online
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Employment Law for the Massage Therapist
4 Hrs
As a massage therapist, you may be in the position to hire new employees for your organization. Even the smallest of businesses are required to follow legal codes regarding staffing, and there are a substantial number of do's and don'ts inherent in human resource policies and the hiring process. This course will guide you through the legal rights and obligations of employers, reviewing common human resource practices and the legal guidelines of hiring and firing, with strategies for selecting good candidates who will be good employees.
4 Hrs
Online
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Modern Marketing for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs

This course provides guidance to massage therapy business owners and solo practitioners on developing an effective marketing strategy. The modern marketing tools outlined here are intended to be a starting point for defining a target market, or a “niche,” and navigating the modern tools available, such as referrals, social media and Internet marketing, to reach that market. 

1 Hrs
Online
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Preventing Medical Errors
2 Hrs
There are responsibilities in regard to laws for reporting medical error, but what are the most common sources of medical error, the behaviors and situations that can make errors high risk and what steps can be taken to prevent errors from happening.
2 Hrs
Online
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Massage Therapy Issues in Insurance Reimbursement
8 Hrs
This course will distinguish between coverage associated with private health insurance, personal injury insurance, and workers compensation coverage. The course will provide the massage therapist with basic rules of documentation and record keeping as it pertains to insurance.
8 Hrs
Online
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Five Essential Practice-Building Policies
1 Hrs
This course provides guidance on fundamental business policies to those just starting out as small business owners, as well as for those who want to learn to manage their massage therapy practice more effectively and efficiently. The “Five Essential Practice-Building Policies” outlined in this course are intended to be a starting point in business education for massage therapists and are intended to provide the basic tools for the creation of a sustainable business model.
1 Hrs
Online
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Video: The Body in Motion: Muscle Function (Part 2)
3.5 Hrs
In this second part, you will be able to identify muscles of stabilization and fixation in upper and lower extremity movements, identify three planes of movement, and calculate torques in select exercise motions.
3.5 Hrs
Online
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Video: Trigger Point Therapy for Rotator Cuff, Sacroiliac and Hip Pain (Part 2)
2 Hrs
In this course you will learn a comprehensive understanding of the background basis of trigger points.  You will also learn how trigger points develop, where the common locations are, the difference between active and latent trigger points and also be able to locate and palpate individual muscles or groups of muscles that affect the rotator cuff and cause hip pain. 
2 Hrs
Online
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Introduction to Marketing for the Massage Therapist
4 Hrs
To succeed in business, massage therapists must attract and retain a growing base of satisfied clients. This course will explore the components of marketing, list the benefits of competitor analysis, and discuss promotional strategies designed to help you grow your business.
4 Hrs
Online
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Ethics for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
3 Hrs
This course emphasizes the principles and standards of ethical practice for massage therapy and bodywork, and ethical issues that impact the professional in daily practice. The course includes steps to identify potential ethical conflicts, and strategies for ethical decision-making to avoid and resolve ethical issues before they become problematic. The components of informed consent, documentation and records maintenance, establishing boundaries, and collaboration with supervisors and colleagues for integrated healthcare, are detailed based on ethical standards of best practice.
3 Hrs
Online
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Conducting a Professional Client Interview and Massage Therapy Session
2 Hrs
When conducting a session it is important to establish a rapport with your client, explain how to receive a massage, and what they may expect to feel after the massage.
2 Hrs
Online
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Video: Trigger Point Therapy for Wrist and Hand
2 Hrs
This course will explain how a trigger point forms in a muscle and what events lead to the formation and perpetuation. You will be able to describe to your client the use of trigger point charts and explain the effects of manual therapy on a trigger point.
2 Hrs
Online
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Client Communication for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs
This course focuses on the most important elements of the communication that takes place between massage therapists and massage clients. Through proper, professional communication, a massage therapist will be able to attract and maintain a clientele. 
1 Hrs
Online
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Marketing Research for the Massage Therapist
2 Hrs
To survive in business, a massage therapist must attract and retain a growing base of satisfied clients. This course will provide an overview of marketing research and how to conduct it. It examines how to create surveys, addresses the reliability and validity of surveys, and discusses how to interpret the results.
2 Hrs
Online
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Video: Trigger Point Therapy for Rotator Cuff, Sacroiliac and Hip Pain (Part 1)
2 Hrs
In this course you will learn a comprehensive understanding of the background of trigger points.  You will also learn how trigger points develop, what common locations are, the difference between active and latent trigger points and also be able to locate and palpate individual muscles or groups of muscles that affect the rotator cuff and cause hip pain.
2 Hrs
Online
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs

This course provides a comprehensive overview of carpal tunnel syndrome for massage therapists. This overview allows the reader to gain greater knowledge of anatomy, perspectives on how carpal tunnel syndrome affects individuals, as well as specific bodywork methods to alleviate classic symptoms of the condition.

1 Hrs
Online
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Video: Massage for Expecting Mothers (Part 2)
2 Hrs
In this second part, you will understand the common conditions that may require cautions during a massage session, understand the benefits of massage to a pregnant woman, and demonstrate the different massage techiques that are effective for releasing tension in the pregnant body.
2 Hrs
Online
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Research Competency for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs
Research competency is an important aspect to massage therapists, some studies have scientifically verified information on massage therapy, and this knowledge helps the therapist provide truthful answers to clients on how massage works.
1 Hrs
Online
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Video: Foundations of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Part 1)
1.5 Hrs
Understand the history of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), discuss the primary reasons for lymphatic edemas, and understand contraindications of MLD.
1.5 Hrs
Online
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Video: Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches
2 Hrs
In this course you will learn a comprehensive understanding of the background basics of trigger points.  You will also learn how trigger points develop, where the common locations are for trigger points, the difference between active and latent trigger points and be able to locate and palpate individual muscles or groups of muscles that affect headaches.
2 Hrs
Online
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Video: Foundations of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Part 2)
1.5 Hrs
This is a video course.  In the second part of this series, you will continue to understand the history of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), understand superficial lymphatic structures & their functions, be able to demonstrate 3 assessment techniques, and perform 5 basic Lymphosize exercises.
1.5 Hrs
Online
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Research: Clear and Simple
3 Hrs
In this course, you will be able to demonstrate professional information literacy, distinguish between qualitative and quantitative research, and list key components of the scientific method.
3 Hrs
Online
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Medications & Massage Therapy Part I: Introduction to Pharmacology
4 Hrs
Massage can be a highly effective treatment for many conditions however you can do harm if done incorrectly, also be aware of any medications including non-prescription and herbal supplements, as these can influence or be influenced by the massage.
4 Hrs
Online
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Video: The Body in Motion: Muscle Function (Part 1)
3.5 Hrs
In this first part, you will review major anatomy, identify bones of axial vs. appendicular regions and define muscle attachment sites, as well as define major terms of muscle funtion: agonist, antagonist, stabilizer, and fixators.
3.5 Hrs
Online
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Orthopedic Tests for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs
For injured clients seeking relief from their pain and movement dysfunctions, a quality massage therapist should seek short- and long-term solutions. This requires knowing what tissues are at fault and how. While this may seem simple and obvious (for example, pain in the neck is due to some neck muscle dysfunction) precisely pinpointing the causes of pain and dysfunction can be more complex. While it may not always be possible to know exactly what tissues are primarily at fault, there are many tests for soft tissue and joint injuries that therapists can conduct prior to (or even during) the massage treatment. Commonly referred to as “orthopedic tests,” these are assessments that test for skeletomuscular injuries and help sort out whether an injury is functional (muscular) or structural (skeletal) in nature.
1 Hrs
Online
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Recognizing Headaches
1 Hrs
Headaches can be warning signs of underlying life-threatening conditions, however most are harmless and respond to basic treatments. Massage therapy has grown in acceptance as a viable treatment option, and more physicians have been suggesting it.
1 Hrs
Online
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Massage & Sciatica: An In-Depth Study
0.5 Hrs
Sciatica is an umbrella term for several conditions affecting the lower back which affects more that three million people in the United States each year. Educating massage therapist about how to identify the common causes, differences between sciatica, piriformis syndrome and sacroiliac joint dysfunction and develop treatment protocols for sciatica.
0.5 Hrs
Online
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Cultural Competency for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs
The need for cultural competency training as an ethical precept has been articulated at many levels: through federal and state legislatures, public health administrations, the medical profession, and other professional health education organizations. This course will discuss how race and culture impact health, identify patterns of disparities, and emphasize the importance of diversity factors that influence effective cross-cultural communication in clinical encounters.
1 Hrs
Online
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Video: Massage for Expecting Mothers (Part 1)
2.5 Hrs
This course is a video course. 
Learn how to best support the pregnant client in all stages of pregnancy and labor, understand and explore the body changes within the three trimesters of pregnancy, and learn of the effects that different hormones have on the body during pregnancy.
2.5 Hrs
Webinar
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Hands-on Help for Headaches - Elite Livestream
Thu Apr 301:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
2 Hrs
Nearly 40 million Americans endure at least 1 migraine or similar headache episodes per year with a staggering 9 million suffering 15 ore more headaches per month.  Conventional medical approaches and pain medicines carry high costs, risk of side effects and are only partially effective.Fortunately, there are safe, effective techniques available to massage therapists which have been met with outstanding success.  These inexpensive, noninvasive techniques can be applied almost anywhere, require no special equipment and allow for wonderful relief and healing of our clients.  The hands-on approach to relieving headaches often brings immediate, lasting relief to the client.  The specific skills required are well within the reach of Licensed Massage Professionals and can be mastered in a short time.
2 Hours
Webinar
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Exercise for the Massage Therapist - Elite Livestream
Thu May 141:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
2 Hrs
This course begins by explaining the guiding principles of exercise: How the body adapts to exercise, making choices and exercise modes, components of fitness, frequencies and intensities, and safeguards for injury prevention.  The course examines fundamental exercise protcols and explores the research-based selection of exercise variables to achieve desired outcomes while accommodating the specific needs and limitations of each client.  Students will discover the rationale for exercise application in general fitness, competition and post rehabilitation.  Participants will see the relationships of common and sports movements and the muscles exposed to the stresses of activity.  They will gain insight into effects of exercise and become better prepared to address the specific concerns and challenges faced by each of their clients.  
2 Hours
Webinar
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Nutrition: Macro-nutrients and Weight Management - Elite Livestream
Thu May 281:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
2 Hrs
This course clearly explains the nature and function of nutrients within the human body.  The categories of nutrients will be defined and the vital functions of energy, structure and metabolic regulation will be revealed.  We will explore each class of nutrient, examine how the structure and role of each nutrient are related.  This clear and enlightening class will add meaning to ubiquitous but nebulous terms such as saturated fats, complex carbohydrates, compete proteins and good vs bad cholesterols.  In doing so, the class forms a succinct didactic on the importance of an adequate and balanced diet.  Participants will gain insights to the effects of diet and nutrition and enhanced knowledge of how they can tailor their massage services to best fill clients' needs.  
2 Hours
Webinar
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Korrective Kinesiology: The Lower Extremity - Elite Livestream
Thu Jun 41:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
2 Hrs
Advance Kinesiology of the Lower Extremity presents an in-depth examination of the bony structures, connective tissues, and muscular components of the human hips and legs. The class instills clear, reliable principles of human movement and applies the governing axioms to every movement of each joint. Movements are discussed and demonstrated, including identification of agonist/antagonist/synergist contribution, planes of movement, and relation to movements in sports, rehab and daily life. The course features a comprehensive inspection of connective tissues, including their respective functional contributions and common injuries. Students will explore the often Injured ACL and other vulnerable structures of the knee. Demonstrations of assessment and discovery of multi-planar movement pathologies will enhance students’ skill at addressing muscle imbalances in the lower extremity. Attendees will have opportunity to strengthen and assess their progress through a set of labeling, matching activities and a self-graded quiz. The class will build and improve students’ cognizance of the optimum and impaired function of the human lower extremity and impart applicable skills for movement restoration and maximum performance.
2 Hours
Webinar
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Heart Appreciation - Elite Livestream
Thu Jun 181:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
1 Hrs
The clearest, most user-friendly explanation of the cardiovascular system ever developed, this step-by-step exploration of the cardiovascular system welcomes beginner and experienced learners alike, then builds on the foundation and provides practical applications for anyone wanting to better understand the human heart. This comprehensive guide features concise lessons on terminology, and it includes insightful resources to support the professional's knowledge of the fundamental sciences which drive cardiovascular function.  Along the way, Professor Menz adds fun factoids about the heart's association with love and St. Valentine's Day which help keep the presentation fun, informative and light hearted.  
Includes bonus study materials and printouts to further strengthen your knowledge. 
1 Hours
Webinar
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Kin-EZ-Ology - Elite Livestream
Thu Jul 91:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
1 Hrs
This class takes every learner through a comprehensive, yet amazingly clear tour of human movement. The course unlocks key principles which can easily be applied to every muscle and joint action. Lessons are supported by study materials specifically designed to strengthen the learner's understanding of how humans create movement.  New learners and experienced professionals alike will enjoy this concise tutorial and gain powerful insight into the fun and fascinating world of Kin-EZ-Ology
Includes bonus study materials and printouts to further strengthen your knowledge. 
1 Hours
Classroom

Chicago, IL July 19, 2020

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Trigger Point for Head, Neck and Face
Sun Jul 19 8:00 am-9:00 pm Kimberlee Rostello
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
12 Hours

Holiday Inn & Suites
506 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607 View Map
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Jul 19
8:00 am

Trigger Point for Head, Neck and Face

Kimberlee Rostello

Sun Jul 19
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
This class will cover major muscles of the head, neck and face. We will review of muscle physiology, including origins, insertions and actions of those muscles. Headaches, TMJ and other common issues will be addressed by learning common trigger points and their referral pain patterns. Common actions, and common stressors that can activate trigger points will be presented. We will also cover ways to correct the actions that are causing the trigger points as well as some stretching, and minor strengthening exercises for each muscle.
This class will cover major muscles of the head, neck and face. We will review of muscle physiology, including origins, insertions and actions of those muscles. Headaches, TMJ and other common issues will be addressed by learning common trigger points and their referral pain patterns. Common actions, and common stressors that can activate trigger points will be presented. We will also cover ways to correct the actions that are causing the trigger points as well as some stretching, and minor strengthening exercises for each muscle.

Please bring a table, and sheets. Water. Massage cream or lotion is preferable over oil. Please bring something to prop open the mouth. What ever you are comfortable with. It should be something durable and spit proof. Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

Holiday Inn & Suites
506 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607 View Map

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Korrective Kinesiology: The Upper Extremity - Elite Livestream
Thu Jul 231:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
2 Hrs
Advance Kinesiology of the Upper Extremity takes the learner through a clear, yet comprehensive tour of the gross and fine mechanisms of movement. The class starts with a cogent review of the mechanics and structures governing motions of the shoulder, elbow and forearm. The fundamental laws of kinetics are systemically applied to each aspect of the upper extremity. Students will see and apply foundational rules of human movement and build their ability to predict and assign the appropriate agonists, antagonists and synergists to each movement. The course features a thorough view of the supporting tissues and their essential contribution to shoulder and arm function. The class brings a series of supporting information based on the names of the structures, rationale for terms and designations, and offers the learner a set of resources to build genuine comprehension of the intricate design of the human upper appendage. Class learning goals are supported by a set of student activities including visual presentation, hand-outs for labeling/matching, and self-graded quiz. Newly credentialed and experienced professionals will all increase their mastery of the human shoulder/arm and leave with new skills which they can immediately apply in service to their clients.
2 Hours
Classroom

Northbrook, IL July 25,2020

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Massage Relief for TMJ & Cranio-facial MPD Syndrome (myofascial pain-dysfunction)
Sat Jul 25 8:00 am-9:00 pm Ben Dillard
12 Hours

Crowne Plaza Chicago - Northbrook
2875 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062 View Map
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sat Jul 25
8:00 am

Massage Relief for TMJ & Cranio-facial MPD Syndrome (myofascial pain-dysfunction)

Ben Dillard

Sat Jul 25
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
Clinical massage therapy approach for resolving pain and dysfunction from trigger points specifically affecting the cranio-facial and TMJ areas.  Symptoms of Myofascial Pain-Dysfunction Syndrome (see: The Trigger Point Manual, Vol. 1, The Upper Extremities, Travell & Simmons) are present in the lives of tens of millions.  Fourteen percent (14%) of the world's population suffer from migraines (1 in 7); over ten percent (10% ) suffer from chronic cervical pain; and over 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ. 
In this course you will establish clinical definitions for Trigger Points, establish appropriate clinical massage therapy protocols and treatments including intra-oral massage for TMJ. You will review anatomical information for muscles involved, and review MPDS symptoms and pain referral patterns for both primary and associated TP's. 

Each participant should bring their own box of nitrile gloves for use during lab exchanges.  Latex gloves are discouraged because of common allergic reactions that some participants may have. Students should also bring their massage table, sheets, lotion and wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. 

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

Crowne Plaza Chicago - Northbrook
2875 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062 View Map

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Oak Park, IL August 2, 2020

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Therapeutic Reflexology - The Reflexes of the Foot
Sun Aug 2 8:00 am-9:00 pm Rick Vrenios
12 Hours

Location to Be Announced
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Aug 2
8:00 am

Therapeutic Reflexology - The Reflexes of the Foot

Rick Vrenios

Sun Aug 2
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs

Reflexology is an in-demand therapeutic modality that has been in use for more than 5000 years and is a perfect supplemental therapy for Massage Therapists.  Much more than a “foot massage”, Reflexology utilizes specific techniques to stimulate the body’s natural reflex zones in the foot, which in turn, helps facilitate a return to balance of organs through the meridian system.  Therefore, with Reflexology, you will be able to provide a “whole body” therapy.

In this course, you will learn to apply the concepts of Zone Therapy and Reflexology to safely provide a complete and therapeutic Foot Reflexology session.  You will understand the mechanics and influences of stress, and you will understand how Reflexology can interrupt the damaging process of the stress cycle and calm the body-mind complex.


Students should bring a massage table, sheets, lotion, and wear comfortable clothing.

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

Location to Be Announced
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Korrective Kinesiology: The Low Back & LPHC - Elite Livestream
Thu Aug 61:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
2 Hrs
This workshop identifies some of the major causes of back pain, which affects over 80% of American adults at some time.  Attendees will enhance their understanding of crucial structures related to the spine.  They will gain a deeper knowledge of some of the major pathologies which impede spinal health and the leading causes of these imbalances.  The class arms the massage therapist with a comprehensive approach to assisting clients which will include powerful hands-on techniques as well as key stretching and muscle activation techniques.
2 Hours
Classroom

Schaumburg, IL August 16, 2020

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Myofascial Release
Sun Aug 16 8:00 am-9:00 pm Rick Vrenios
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
12 Hours

Fairfield Inn & Suites
700 National Parkway
Schaumburg,, IL 60173 View Map
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Aug 16
8:00 am

Myofascial Release

Rick Vrenios

Sun Aug 16
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
Do you want to produce long-term results for your client without straining your body? This course is for you. Myofascial release is a form of deep tissue therapy that, when performed correctly, can relieve chronic pain, accelerate post-injury healing and enhance athletic performance.
Your instructor will share his knowledge and experience from over 25 years of practicing and teaching myofascial release. You will be amazed as you explore the fascia system, and learn how it works within the body's anatomy and physiology. After a live demonstration, you will practice both the myofascial release direct and indirect methods to skillfully assist your client's body release restrictions in the muscle and connective tissue. You will also learn when each of these approaches can be the best therapeutic solution for your client's situation and goals.
This course offers the insights and skills to take your practice to the next level, no matter what level you're at now, enabling you to achieve better and longer-lasting results for your clients without sacrificing your body to achieve them.

Students should bring a massage table, bolster, sheets, massage lotion or oil, and a pen and paper for taking notes.

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
700 National Parkway
Schaumburg,, IL 60173 View Map

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Burr Ridge, IL August 22, 2020

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Active and Isolated Stretching: Upper Body
Sat Aug 22 8:00 am-9:00 pm Ben Dillard
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB #450215-06
12 Hours

Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 View Map
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sat Aug 22
8:00 am

Active and Isolated Stretching: Upper Body

Ben Dillard

Sat Aug 22
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
Review of the basic principles of AIS theory. Presentation and lab practice of individual AIS techniques to specific muscles of the upper body. This course is presented with a clinical emphasis that encompasses treating the general population, athletes, and children, as well as those with special needs, pain management, brain & spinal trauma, postural asymmetry, et al.
Course outline and objectives includes the following:
Review of the basic principles of AIS theory.
Presentation and lab practice of individual AIS techniques to specific muscles of the upper body.

Students are asked to bring portable massage table if possible and an 8' length of rope (for self stretching practice).

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 View Map

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Elgin, IL September 13, 2020

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Trigger Point for Low Back, Hips and Legs
Sun Sep 13 8:00 am-9:00 pm Kimberlee Rostello
12 Hours

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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Sep 13
8:00 am

Trigger Point for Low Back, Hips and Legs

Kimberlee Rostello

Sun Sep 13
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
This class will cover major muscles of low back, hip and leg.  We will review muscle physiology, including origins, insertions and actions of those muscles.  Low back, hip and leg pain will be addressed by learning common trigger points and their referral pain patterns.  Common actions and common stressors that can activate trigger points will be presented.  We will also cover ways to correct the actions that are causing the trigger points as well as some stretching, and minor strengthening exercises for each muscle.

Please bring a table, sheets and water.  Massage cream or lotion is preferable over oil.  Wear comfortable clothing as we will do a lot of hands on work.

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Orland Park, IL September 13, 2020

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Clinical Applications for Common Soft Tissue Dysfunction of the Upper Extremities
Sun Sep 13 8:00 am-9:00 pm Josh Grant
12 Hours

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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Sep 13
8:00 am

Clinical Applications for Common Soft Tissue Dysfunction of the Upper Extremities

Josh Grant

Sun Sep 13
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
From Intake and Assessment to Maintenance.  This course will cover the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder, Lateral Epicondylitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and others.  We'll be taking an in depth look at the individual pathologies, appropriate orthopedic and muscle testing procedures, therapy protocols, maintenance plans and differential assessments for each of these.

Students should bring a massage table, sheets, lotion and wear comfortable clothing. 

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Naperville, IL September 20, 2020

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Cupping Massage
Sun Sep 20 8:00 am-9:00 pm Josh Maka
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
12 Hours

Location to Be Announced
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Sep 20
8:00 am

Cupping Massage

Josh Maka

Sun Sep 20
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
Cupping is a highly beneficial therapy that is gaining popularity for its incredible results in massage and detox. This course teaches gliding cupping as a unique massage and detox treatment that is comfortable and enjoyable for both the client and the therapist. Used alone or as a supplemental treatment, cupping allows therapists to effectively relieve pain and stress and rejuvenate the body without straining their hands and wrists. You will be amazed at what these cups can do.
Note: Absolutely NO Cups requiring the use of FIRE!

Please bring to class: Handpump Cups, Massage Medium, Sheets & Massage Table

Cups will be for sale at class:
Handpump cupping sets: 24 piece $35
Silicon Suction Cups: 4 piece $25

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Northbrook, IL September 26, 2020

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Oncology Massage & Hospice Touch Therapy
Sat Sep 26 8:00 am-9:00 pm Ben Dillard
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
12 Hours

Location to Be Announced
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sat Sep 26
8:00 am

Oncology Massage & Hospice Touch Therapy

Ben Dillard

Sat Sep 26
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
It is an amazing gift to bring peace and enjoyment to a person undergoing cancer treatment or in hospice care. As a massage therapist, you have this power; you just need the skills and knowledge taught in this course. For example, you will learn exactly how cancer affects patients, and how massage can benefit them during this time. You will also practice appropriate massage techniques and their applications, and learn the communication skills and professional boundaries required to build a trusted client relationship.
Your instructor brings a lighter heart to a heavy topic with his humor and entertaining teaching style, while drawing from his vast experience over 30 years of working with hospice patients, and a lifetime of experience dealing with the many effects of cancer. You can expect to think, laugh, share, and grow personally and professionally, all while expanding your skill set to serve a deserving population.

Students should bring a massage table and bolster, and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. 

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Aurora, IL October 4, 2020

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Neuromuscular Therapy for Cranium and Cervical Spine
Sun Oct 4 8:00 am-9:00 pm Deborah Moody
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
12 Hours

Location to Be Announced
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Oct 4
8:00 am

Neuromuscular Therapy for Cranium and Cervical Spine

Deborah Moody

Sun Oct 4
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
Successfully eliminating your client's pain is a great feeling for you and your client! It can also lead to more clients through word-of-mouth. This course gives you the tools to expand your knowledge and client base using Neuromuscular Therapy. 
In this course, you will learn how to adequately address the most common pain issues and postural distortions, which often result from soft tissue injury, repetitive overuse and poor posture. Students are taught Neuromuscular theories and techniques to treat muscles, as well as pain patterns and symptoms associated with headaches, limited cervical range of motion, forward head posture, thoracic outlet symptoms and whiplash injuries. 
With individualized instruction, the course is beneficial for students of any level. You can expect to leave the class with the ability to recognize, assess and effectively treat various pain patterns and other complaints that ail your clients.

Students should bring a massage table, linens, a pen or pencil, a light jacket or sweater, and either a sports bra and running shorts or a bathing suit.

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Chicago, IL October 5, 2020

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OS: Craniosacral Therapy
Mon Oct 5 8:00 am-9:00 pm Rick Vrenios
12 Hours

Holiday Inn & Suites
506 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607 View Map
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Mon Oct 5
8:00 am

OS: Craniosacral Therapy

Rick Vrenios

Mon Oct 5
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs

Craniosacral is a subtle, yet highly effective form of bodywork that is a powerful supplement to the skills of the Massage Therapist.  Reduction in chronic pain, stress, skeletal misalignment and neurological distress are the focus for this gentle therapy.  You will learn cranial anatomy and a 14-Step Method utilizing specific holds and techniques that effectively initiate a natural correction and return to balance in the body.



Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

Holiday Inn & Suites
506 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607 View Map

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Champaign, IL October 11, 2020

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Trigger Point for the Shoulder, Hip, Upper and Lower Extremities
Sun Oct 11 8:00 am-9:00 pm James Menz
12 Hours

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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Oct 11
8:00 am

Trigger Point for the Shoulder, Hip, Upper and Lower Extremities

James Menz

Sun Oct 11
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Peoria, IL October 18, 2020

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Trigger Point Therapy for the Abdominal's, Pecs and Glutes
Sun Oct 18 8:00 am-9:00 pm Spring Saldana
Sponsor Code: 50-4007
12 Hours

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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Oct 18
8:00 am

Trigger Point Therapy for the Abdominal's, Pecs and Glutes

Spring Saldana

Sun Oct 18
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
This course will review the muscle anatomy of the chest, abdomen and glutes with demonstration of trigger point therapy release to treat symptoms such as slumped shoulders, back pain and hip pain. You will also gain more understanding of how trigger points are created, how they cause pain and restrict range of motion.  You will also identify trigger points inside a muscle through assessment palpation.

Please bring a massage table, lotion and female therapists should also wear a sports bra or bring a hand towel.  

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Springfield, IL October 24, 2020

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Active and Isolated Stretching: Lower Body
Sat Oct 24 8:00 am-9:00 pm Ben Dillard
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB #450215-06
12 Hours

Location to Be Announced
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sat Oct 24
8:00 am

Active and Isolated Stretching: Lower Body

Ben Dillard

Sat Oct 24
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs

Review of the basic principles of AIS theory.  Presentation and lab practice of individual AIS techniques to specific muscles of the lower body. This course is presented with a clinical emphasis that encompasses treating the general population, athletes, and children, as well as those with special needs, pain management, brain & spinal trauma, postural asymmetry, et al.

Course outline and objectives includes the following:
Review of the basic principles of AIS theory.
Presentation and lab practice of individual AIS techniques to specific muscles of the upper body.

Students are asked to bring portable massage table if possible and an 8' length of rope (for self stretching practice).

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Rockford, IL November 8, 2020

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Trigger Point for Rotator Cuffs & Sacroiliac & Hip Pain
Sun Nov 8 8:00 am-9:00 pm Mark Bigelow
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
12 Hours

Location to Be Announced
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Nov 8
8:00 am

Trigger Point for Rotator Cuffs & Sacroiliac & Hip Pain

Mark Bigelow

Sun Nov 8
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Rockford, IL December 5, 2020

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OS: Craniosacral Therapy
Sat Dec 5 8:00 am-9:00 pm Rick Vrenios
12 Hours

Location to Be Announced
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sat Dec 5
8:00 am

OS: Craniosacral Therapy

Rick Vrenios

Sat Dec 5
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs

Craniosacral is a subtle, yet highly effective form of bodywork that is a powerful supplement to the skills of the Massage Therapist.  Reduction in chronic pain, stress, skeletal misalignment and neurological distress are the focus for this gentle therapy.  You will learn cranial anatomy and a 14-Step Method utilizing specific holds and techniques that effectively initiate a natural correction and return to balance in the body.



Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Waukegan, IL December 5, 2020

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Neuromuscular Therapy for Cranium and Cervical Spine
Sat Dec 5 8:00 am-9:00 pm Deborah Moody
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
12 Hours

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
611 Lakehurst Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085 View Map
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sat Dec 5
8:00 am

Neuromuscular Therapy for Cranium and Cervical Spine

Deborah Moody

Sat Dec 5
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
Successfully eliminating your client's pain is a great feeling for you and your client! It can also lead to more clients through word-of-mouth. This course gives you the tools to expand your knowledge and client base using Neuromuscular Therapy. 
In this course, you will learn how to adequately address the most common pain issues and postural distortions, which often result from soft tissue injury, repetitive overuse and poor posture. Students are taught Neuromuscular theories and techniques to treat muscles, as well as pain patterns and symptoms associated with headaches, limited cervical range of motion, forward head posture, thoracic outlet symptoms and whiplash injuries. 
With individualized instruction, the course is beneficial for students of any level. You can expect to leave the class with the ability to recognize, assess and effectively treat various pain patterns and other complaints that ail your clients.

Students should bring a massage table, linens, a pen or pencil, a light jacket or sweater, and either a sports bra and running shorts or a bathing suit.

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
611 Lakehurst Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085 View Map

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Collinsville, IL December 6, 2020

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AIS: Lower Quad: AIS, Posture, Therapeutic Breath, Fundamental Range of Motion
Sun Dec 6 8:00 am-9:00 pm Helen Cassidy
Sponsor Code: 50-4007
12 Hours

Doubletree by Hilton - Collinsville
1000 Eastport Plaza Dr.
Collinsville, IL 62234 View Map
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sun Dec 6
8:00 am

AIS: Lower Quad: AIS, Posture, Therapeutic Breath, Fundamental Range of Motion

Helen Cassidy

Sun Dec 6
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
The intention of this course is to bring western research to Eastern practices for improving efficacy of use in clinical settings, to help others experience a model of healing and physiological pathway to stabilization for themselves and their patients/clients.  

Students should bring a massage table and sheets, a pillow case, hand towel, yoga mat, 2 large bath towels (for being supine on the floor) or yoga blankets, a yoga strap or a 7-8 foot rope for stretching and 2 yoga blocks. 

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

Doubletree by Hilton - Collinsville
1000 Eastport Plaza Dr.
Collinsville, IL 62234 View Map

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Springfield, IL December 12, 2020

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Healing Massage for PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Trauma
Sat Dec 12 8:00 am-9:00 pm Dawn McCartney
12 Hours

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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Sat Dec 12
8:00 am

Healing Massage for PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Trauma

Dawn McCartney

Sat Dec 12
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
In the world we live in, as therapists, we must do our part in bringing awareness to the reality that 8 out of 10 individuals are living with some sort of Mental Health issues and anxiety & depression are only two (2) of the most common and can impact not only our own lives as healers, but can have major impact on the clientele that that you will have on your table and by providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment to those trying to cope with mental health issues, often times alone we can start eliminating the stigma attached in our society and giving your clients that compassionate touch we can make a deeper connection with them - giving hem a sense of hope!
We already know that massage therapy research has an extensive list of benefits in reducing the symptoms of generalized anxiety and depression but in this course we will dive a little deeper into specific techniques we can use within our scope of practice and how it can aid as a complimentary therapy to a client's mental health therapy program.

Students will need to bring a massage table, lotion/cream, linens/blanket, notebook and pen.

Disclaimer:  this course is NOT intended to be a substitution to any other health care provider's/physician's advice on a professional evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment program and a client should never disregard or delay in seeking in a professional opinion. 

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Peoria, IL December 28, 2020

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Trigger Point for Head, Neck and Face
Mon Dec 28 8:00 am-9:00 pm Kimberlee Rostello
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
12 Hours

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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Mon Dec 28
8:00 am

Trigger Point for Head, Neck and Face

Kimberlee Rostello

Mon Dec 28
8:00 am
$247.00
12 Hrs
This class will cover major muscles of the head, neck and face. We will review of muscle physiology, including origins, insertions and actions of those muscles. Headaches, TMJ and other common issues will be addressed by learning common trigger points and their referral pain patterns. Common actions, and common stressors that can activate trigger points will be presented. We will also cover ways to correct the actions that are causing the trigger points as well as some stretching, and minor strengthening exercises for each muscle.
This class will cover major muscles of the head, neck and face. We will review of muscle physiology, including origins, insertions and actions of those muscles. Headaches, TMJ and other common issues will be addressed by learning common trigger points and their referral pain patterns. Common actions, and common stressors that can activate trigger points will be presented. We will also cover ways to correct the actions that are causing the trigger points as well as some stretching, and minor strengthening exercises for each muscle.

Please bring a table, and sheets. Water. Massage cream or lotion is preferable over oil. Please bring something to prop open the mouth. What ever you are comfortable with. It should be something durable and spit proof. Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner and breaks throughout the day.

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Illinois Massage Therapy Package