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8-Hour Massage Therapy Package

8 Hrs
This package contains 8 hours to meet your continuing education requirement for license renewal....
This package contains 8 hours to meet your continuing education requirement for license renewal.
8 Hrs
Online
Mandatory
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Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania

2 Hrs
Child protective laws were implemented to help reduce the recurrence of child abuse and neglect, evaluate situations to determine if the...
Child protective laws were implemented to help reduce the recurrence of child abuse and neglect, evaluate situations to determine if there is reasonable cause to suspect abuse, and report using the correct procedure.
2 Hrs
Online
Mandatory
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Ethics in Massage Therapy

4 Hrs
Ethical code and professional standards of conduct have important values and concepts in professional massage, also within the boundarie...
Ethical code and professional standards of conduct have important values and concepts in professional massage, also within the boundaries that define therapeutic relationships.
4 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 ch...
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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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 beh...
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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Recognizing Headaches

1 Hrs
Headaches can be warning signs of underlying life-threatening conditions, however most are harmless and respond to basic treatments. Mas...
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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Research Competency for Massage Therapists

1 Hrs
Research competency is an important aspect to massage therapists, some studies have scientifically verified information on massage thera...
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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Research: Clear and Simple

3 Hrs
In this course, you will be able to demonstrate professional information literacy, distinguish between qualitative and quantitative rese...
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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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, ...
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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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 tr...
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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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 un...
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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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 medica...
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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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 p...
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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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 tri...
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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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 ...
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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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 ...
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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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 an...
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 informati...
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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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 manu...
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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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...
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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Massage Therapy Issues in Insurance Reimbursement

8 Hrs
This course will distinguish between coverage associated with private health insurance, personal injury insurance, and workers compensat...
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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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 contraindication...
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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Massage Therapy for Sports Injuries

2 Hrs
This course is designed to familiarize massage therapists with the techniques most commonly used to treat sports injuries, the general t...
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.
2 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 ...
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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Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania for Initial Licensure

3 Hrs
This 3 hour course meets your requirement on child abuse recognition and reporting in Pennsylvania and is for professionals seeking lice...

This 3 hour course meets your requirement on child abuse recognition and reporting in Pennsylvania and is for professionals seeking licensure.
Child protective laws were implemented to help reduce the recurrence of child abuse and neglect, evaluate situations to determine if there is reasonable cause to suspect abuse, and report using the correct procedure.
3 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 e...
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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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 e...
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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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 requ...
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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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...
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
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Order physical book by mail: 8 hour massage PA

8 Hrs
This item is charging for the cost of mailing the physical book. You are not buying the course package. With this purchase you will no...

This item is charging for the cost of mailing the physical book. You are not buying the course package. With this purchase you will not receive ce credit. Once you have received the book, you will still need to complete the exam and pay the course fee. Please allow for 2-3 weeks for shipping.

8 Hrs
Online
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Foundations of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Part 2)

1.5 Hrs
In the second part of this series, you will continue to understand the history of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), understand superficia...
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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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 th...
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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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 com...
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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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 to...
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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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 tr...
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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Massage for Expecting Mothers (Part 1)

2.5 Hrs
Learn how to best support the pregnant client in all stages of pregnancy and labor, understand and explore the body changes within the t...
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
Online
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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 benefi...
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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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 t...
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
Classroom

Kulpsville, PA October 20-21, 2018

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Cupping Massage
Sat Oct 20 8:00 am-5:00 pm Josh Maka
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB #450215-06
16 Hours

Holiday Inn Lansdale
1750 Sumneytown Pike
Kulpsville, PA 19443 View Map
16 Hours

Kulpsville, PA October 20-21, 2018

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16 HrsHours
16 HrsHours
Sat Oct 20
8:00 am

Cupping Massage

Josh Maka

Sat Oct 20
8:00 am
$247.00
16 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!
Materials: 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 $20

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Holiday Inn Lansdale
1750 Sumneytown Pike
Kulpsville, PA 19443 View Map
Classroom

Langhorne/Bensalem, PA October 27-28, 2018

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Neuromuscular Therapy for the Back and Spine
Sat Oct 27 8:00 am-5:00 pm Deborah Moody 2 open seats
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Holiday Inn Bensalem
3327 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020 View Map
16 Hours

Langhorne/Bensalem, PA October 27-28, 2018

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16 HrsHours
16 HrsHours
Sat Oct 27
8:00 am

Neuromuscular Therapy for the Back and Spine

Deborah Moody

Sat Oct 27
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a recognized and requested form of medical massage, and a highly effective way to alleviate chronic pain, accelerate post-injury healing, and enhance athletic performance. This course teaches you how to properly perform this therapeutic trigger point therapy for long-lasting results without straining your own body.
The style of NMT taught in this course is based on the research of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons. You will explore how trigger points are formed in the muscle tissue and their wide-reaching impact on the nervous system. During the live demonstration, which is projected on-screen for easy viewing, you'll see first-hand how to identify and resolve these triggers. After extensive hands-on practice, you'll have the skills to use NMT on common lower back pain patterns, and the knowledge to apply it to other areas of the body.
You will walk away from this class a better partner for the body, knowing how to trigger its internal instincts to help it resolve itself.
Students should bring a massage table, bolster, sheets, massage lotion or oil, and a pen and paper for taking notes.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Holiday Inn Bensalem
3327 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020 View Map
Classroom

Allentown, PA November 3-4, 2018

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Sat Nov 3 8:00 am-5:00 pm Joellie Gonseth
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Comfort Suites-Allentown
3712 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18103 View Map
16 Hours

Allentown, PA November 3-4, 2018

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16 HrsHours
16 HrsHours
Sat Nov 3
8:00 am

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Joellie Gonseth

Sat Nov 3
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
The demand for Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is rapidly growing. In fact, it's the third most requested modality in the U.S., according to Massage Magazine, with widespread practice in professional sports and plastic surgery to speed recovery time, as well as anti-aging and weight-loss. Now is the time to add it to your tool belt.
In this course, your experienced instructor will show you how to perform this gentle technique, which alleviates excess fluid and boosts the natural drainage of the lymph from body tissues. She will take you on the lymph tour, providing an overview of the lymph system, and a behind-the-scenes look at how a clinic of lymphology operates, including physician referrals and billing paperwork.
You will walk away with the ability to distinguish fat from fluid, and a full-body 50-minute MLD routine that you can add to your service menu tomorrow. You will gain the knowledge to help your clients with the proper compression garments and exercises to keep their lymph systems healthy, and keep them coming back to you.
Students should bring a massage table, hand sanitizer, sheets and linens, and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Comfort Suites-Allentown
3712 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18103 View Map
Classroom

Hershey, PA November 10-11, 2018

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Active and Isolated Stretching: Upper Body
Sat Nov 10 8:00 am-5:00 pm Ben Dillard
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB #450215-06
16 Hours

Courtyard Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
515 East Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 View Map
16 Hours

Hershey, PA November 10-11, 2018

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16 HrsHours
16 HrsHours
Sat Nov 10
8:00 am

Active and Isolated Stretching: Upper Body

Ben Dillard

Sat Nov 10
8:00 am
$247.00
16 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 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Courtyard Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
515 East Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 View Map
Classroom

Pittsburgh, PA November 17-18, 2018

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Sat Nov 17 8:00 am-5:00 pm Joellie Gonseth
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB #450215-06
16 Hours

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 View Map
16 Hours

Pittsburgh, PA November 17-18, 2018

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16 HrsHours
16 HrsHours
Sat Nov 17
8:00 am

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Joellie Gonseth

Sat Nov 17
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
The demand for Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is rapidly growing. In fact, it's the third most requested modality in the U.S., according to Massage Magazine, with widespread practice in professional sports and plastic surgery to speed recovery time, as well as anti-aging and weight-loss. Now is the time to add it to your tool belt.
In this course, your experienced instructor will show you how to perform this gentle technique, which alleviates excess fluid and boosts the natural drainage of the lymph from body tissues. She will take you on the lymph tour, providing an overview of the lymph system, and a behind-the-scenes look at how a clinic of lymphology operates, including physician referrals and billing paperwork.
You will walk away with the ability to distinguish fat from fluid, and a full-body 50-minute MLD routine that you can add to your service menu tomorrow. You will gain the knowledge to help your clients with the proper compression garments and exercises to keep their lymph systems healthy, and keep them coming back to you.
Students should bring a massage table, hand sanitizer, sheets and linens, and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 View Map
Classroom

Philadelphia, PA November 17-18, 2018

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Oncology Massage & Hospice Touch Therapy
Sat Nov 17 8:00 am-5:00 pm Ben Dillard
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Four Points by Sheraton - Airport
4101 Island Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153 View Map
16 Hours

Philadelphia, PA November 17-18, 2018

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16 HrsHours
16 HrsHours
Sat Nov 17
8:00 am

Oncology Massage & Hospice Touch Therapy

Ben Dillard

Sat Nov 17
8:00 am
$247.00
16 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. Bringing your own lunch is optional.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Four Points by Sheraton - Airport
4101 Island Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153 View Map
Classroom

Coatsville, PA December 1-2, 2018

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Corporate Chair & Bodywork and Yoga Self Care for the Massage Therapist
Sat Dec 1 8:00 am-5:00 pm Gilda Smith
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB #450215-06
16 Hours

Location to be Announced
16 Hours

Coatsville, PA December 1-2, 2018

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16 HrsHours
16 HrsHours
Sat Dec 1
8:00 am

Corporate Chair & Bodywork and Yoga Self Care for the Massage Therapist

Gilda Smith

Sat Dec 1
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
Jobs can wreak havoc on people's bodies. As massage therapists, we know this all too well. This course explores therapies to give the body a much-needed break, while making you more marketable and proficient in your massage work.
The class starts with yoga and self-care techniques, teaching stretches and exercises that improve stamina, focus the mind, and help prevent injury from overuse. Students can use these exercises and knowledge for their own benefit, and also share them with clients to build relationships.
You will also learn how to use the chair massage as a tool to market yourself and build a client base. After an in-depth anatomy review by your instructor, your work will have more precision and purpose, allowing you to deliver chair massages with results in as little as 10 minutes. She will explain other valuable marketing tactics as well, like identifying your niche client and making the best use of email lists.
After this class, you will, as the instructor says, walk away feeling like you have eyes on your fingertips. You will gain a better understanding of the kinesiology of the body, so your massage work can be more precise and effective, leading to more clients.
Students should bring a portable massage chair and a yoga mat, and wear comfortable clothing.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Location to be Announced
Classroom

Allentown, PA December 1-2, 2018

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Muscle Testing & Treatment for Cervical and Spinal Weakness
Sat Dec 1 8:00 am-5:00 pm J.Nicholas Tortoriello
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Comfort Suites-Allentown
3712 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18103 View Map
16 Hours

Allentown, PA December 1-2, 2018

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16 HrsHours
16 HrsHours
Sat Dec 1
8:00 am

Muscle Testing & Treatment for Cervical and Spinal Weakness

J.Nicholas Tortoriello

Sat Dec 1
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
Chronic pain is a pain in the neck (pun intended), causing frustration for both the client and the massage therapist trying to resolve it. Massage and stretching, while beneficial, typically offer temporary relief. Muscle testing, on the other hand, can provide instant, lasting results.
In this class, you will learn how to identify and treat muscle weakness in the neck and back to improve strength, range of motion and daily function. This technique addresses the source of the pain by finding the muscle that's not doing its job and correcting it.
Your instructor will open your eyes to the science behind the muscular system. He'll not only teach you a real, effective, long-term solution to muscle pain, he'll also explain how to market it to bring in more clients.
Students only need to bring a table.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Comfort Suites-Allentown
3712 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18103 View Map
Classroom

King of Prussia, PA December 8-9, 2018

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Massage for Expecting Mothers
Sat Dec 8 8:00 am-5:00 pm Danielle Almendinger
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Best Western Plus The Inn at King of Prussia
127 South Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406 View Map
16 Hours

King of Prussia, PA December 8-9, 2018

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16 HrsHours
Sat Dec 8
8:00 am

Massage for Expecting Mothers

Danielle Almendinger

Sat Dec 8
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
There is no better time for a woman to get a massage than when she's pregnant. In this course, you will learn how to support expectant mothers through massage as they change both physically and emotionally.
When massaging a pregnant client, it's important to be able to assess her condition and adapt the massage accordingly. Some areas could be off limits, while some may require a tender touch. This course will give you the knowledge, hands-on skills and confidence to safely and effectively alleviate her stressed joints and muscles.
You will explore the amazing changes that the body experiences throughout a pregnancy, discover the best position for her at each trimester, and learn how massage can help loosen and prepare the body for a smooth labor and delivery. The instructor also ensures that you leave the class knowing how to market your new knowledge and skills.
Students should bring a massage table, a set of sheets, 3-4 pillows, a breast drape and lotion.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Best Western Plus The Inn at King of Prussia
127 South Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406 View Map
Classroom

Lancaster, PA December 8-9, 2018

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Therapeutic Reflexology - The Reflexes of the Hand
Sat Dec 8 8:00 am-5:00 pm Rick Vrenios
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Days Inn Lancaster
1492 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601 View Map
16 Hours

Lancaster, PA December 8-9, 2018

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16 HrsHours
Sat Dec 8
8:00 am

Therapeutic Reflexology - The Reflexes of the Hand

Rick Vrenios

Sat Dec 8
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
Reflexology is a perfect supplemental offering for your clients, and a great alternative therapy to break up the heavy physical demands that massage places on your body throughout the day. So much more than a luxury hand massage, it's been proven to have a positive impact on the entire body.
In this course, you will learn a system of reflexology that was co-developed by your instructor, Rick Vrenios, and blends subtle energy therapy with hands-on touch therapies. He will explain the science behind this intriguing and in-demand modality, and break down the mechanics into 18 easy-to-remember segments of the hand and their corresponding body areas or processes. By the end of the class, you will know how to perform an hour-long reflexology session, customize the treatment to address certain conditions, and even use it on your own hands for self-care.
The advanced reflexology skills taught in this course are sought-after in many spas and clinics, and students can add it to their menu of services the very next day.
Students should bring a pen and paper for taking notes. A massage table or portable reflexology recliner is optional but strongly recommended.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Days Inn Lancaster
1492 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601 View Map
Classroom

Langhorne, PA December 15-16, 2018

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Corporate Chair & Bodywork and Yoga Self Care for the Massage Therapist
Sat Dec 15 8:00 am-5:00 pm Gilda Smith
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB #450215-06
16 Hours

Sheraton Bucks Co.
400 Oxford Vly Rd
Langhorne, PA 19047 View Map
16 Hours

Langhorne, PA December 15-16, 2018

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Sat Dec 15
8:00 am

Corporate Chair & Bodywork and Yoga Self Care for the Massage Therapist

Gilda Smith

Sat Dec 15
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
Jobs can wreak havoc on people's bodies. As massage therapists, we know this all too well. This course explores therapies to give the body a much-needed break, while making you more marketable and proficient in your massage work.
The class starts with yoga and self-care techniques, teaching stretches and exercises that improve stamina, focus the mind, and help prevent injury from overuse. Students can use these exercises and knowledge for their own benefit, and also share them with clients to build relationships.
You will also learn how to use the chair massage as a tool to market yourself and build a client base. After an in-depth anatomy review by your instructor, your work will have more precision and purpose, allowing you to deliver chair massages with results in as little as 10 minutes. She will explain other valuable marketing tactics as well, like identifying your niche client and making the best use of email lists.
After this class, you will, as the instructor says, walk away feeling like you have eyes on your fingertips. You will gain a better understanding of the kinesiology of the body, so your massage work can be more precise and effective, leading to more clients.
Students should bring a portable massage chair and a yoga mat, and wear comfortable clothing.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Sheraton Bucks Co.
400 Oxford Vly Rd
Langhorne, PA 19047 View Map
Classroom

Pittsburgh (South), PA December 15-16, 2018

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Massage Techniques and Trigger Points to Relieve Headaches and Back Pain
Sat Dec 15 8:00 am-5:00 pm James Menz
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South
164 Fort Couch Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15241 View Map
16 Hours

Pittsburgh (South), PA December 15-16, 2018

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16 HrsHours
Sat Dec 15
8:00 am

Massage Techniques and Trigger Points to Relieve Headaches and Back Pain

James Menz

Sat Dec 15
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
Nearly 40 million Americans endure at least 1 migraine or similar headache episode per year, with a staggering 9 million suffering 15 or 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 met with outstanding success.  These inexpensive, noninvasive techniques can be applied almost anywhere, require no special equipment, and allow for wonderful relief and healing for 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. 
This workshop also 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 therapists with a comprehensive approach to assisting clients which will include powerful hands- on techniques as well as key stretching and strengthening exercises.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South
164 Fort Couch Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15241 View Map
Classroom

Allentown, PA January 5-6, 2019

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Cupping Massage
Sat Jan 5 8:00 am-5:00 pm Josh Maka
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB #450215-06
16 Hours

Location to be Announced
16 Hours

Allentown, PA January 5-6, 2019

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16 HrsHours
Sat Jan 5
8:00 am

Cupping Massage

Josh Maka

Sat Jan 5
8:00 am
$247.00
16 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!
Materials: 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 $20

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Location to be Announced
Classroom

Reading, PA January 8-9, 2019

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Neuromuscular Therapy for the Back and Spine
Tue Jan 8 8:00 am-5:00 pm Rick Vrenios
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Location to be Announced
16 Hours

Reading, PA January 8-9, 2019

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16 HrsHours
Tue Jan 8
8:00 am

Neuromuscular Therapy for the Back and Spine

Rick Vrenios

Tue Jan 8
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a recognized and requested form of medical massage, and a highly effective way to alleviate chronic pain, accelerate post-injury healing, and enhance athletic performance. This course teaches you how to properly perform this therapeutic trigger point therapy for long-lasting results without straining your own body.
The style of NMT taught in this course is based on the research of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons. You will explore how trigger points are formed in the muscle tissue and their wide-reaching impact on the nervous system. During the live demonstration, which is projected on-screen for easy viewing, you'll see first-hand how to identify and resolve these triggers. After extensive hands-on practice, you'll have the skills to use NMT on common lower back pain patterns, and the knowledge to apply it to other areas of the body.
You will walk away from this class a better partner for the body, knowing how to trigger its internal instincts to help it resolve itself.
Students should bring a massage table, bolster, sheets, massage lotion or oil, and a pen and paper for taking notes.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Location to be Announced
Classroom

Philadelphia, PA January 10-11, 2019

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Swedish Massage and Clinical Pain Relief
Thu Jan 10 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Location to be Announced
16 Hours

Philadelphia, PA January 10-11, 2019

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16 HrsHours
Thu Jan 10
8:00 am

Swedish Massage and Clinical Pain Relief

Thu Jan 10
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
Take your massage training to the next level with a class that integrates Swedish massage techniques and clinical pain relief. The first half of the class covers proper body mechanics, advanced strokes of Swedish massage, and stretching techniques and their contraindications. From there the class dives into the medical aspects of massage including: stance and posture evaluations, palpation, and the clinical concepts of pain relief. Additionally, your instructor will provide you with an in depth analysis of the clinical concepts of pain relief and will cover trigger point therapy and deactivation, neuromuscular therapy techniques, and integration concepts to develop a treatment plan.
Please bring to class: Massage table, sheets, towels, massage lubricant, and hand sanitizer.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Location to be Announced
Classroom

Pittsburgh (Downtown), PA January 10-11, 2019

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Sports Massage
Thu Jan 10 8:00 am-5:00 pm James Menz
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Location to be Announced
16 Hours

Pittsburgh (Downtown), PA January 10-11, 2019

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16 HrsHours
Thu Jan 10
8:00 am

Sports Massage

James Menz

Thu Jan 10
8:00 am
$247.00
16 Hrs
Sports massage is a rapidly growing field, as more and more athletes and trainers are discovering the benefits it provides to their bodies' maintenance, performance and recovery. This course will introduce you to this exciting field, which combines athletic training and classic massage therapy.
Whether you're a sports fan or not, you're sure to find this class fun and informative. Your highly-rated instructor uses analogy, humor and engaging teaching methods to help students learn – and remember – the body's anatomy, physiology and movement. You will explore the demands unique to sports and training, including common injuries for specific sports, and practice techniques that assist athletes before, during and after competition.
If you're interested in taking your career on a new path, or simply seek a better understanding of how the body moves and works, you won't want to miss this class.
Students should bring a massage table, notebook and pen, floor mat or towel, coffee or water if desired, and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

Registration will begin at 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Location to be Announced
Classroom

Scranton, PA January 15-16, 2019

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Neuromuscular Therapy for Shoulder Girdle & Thoracic Spine
Tue Jan 15 8:00 am-5:00 pm Deborah Moody
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Location to be Announced
16 Hours

Scranton, PA January 15-16, 2019

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16 HrsHours
Tue Jan 15
8:00 am

Neuromuscular Therapy for Shoulder Girdle & Thoracic Spine

Deborah Moody

Tue Jan 15
8:00 am
$247.00
16 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 limited range of motion of the shoulder joint, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries and occupational postural issues.
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 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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Location to be Announced
Classroom

Kulpsville, PA January 22-23, 2019

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Active and Isolated Stretching: Upper Body
Tue Jan 22 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sponsor Code: NCBTMB Provider #450215-06
16 Hours

Location to be Announced
16 Hours

Kulpsville, PA January 22-23, 2019

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16 HrsHours
Tue Jan 22
8:00 am

Active and Isolated Stretching: Upper Body

Tue Jan 22
8:00 am
$247.00
16 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 7:45am each day. Class on each day starts at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch (on your own) and two scheduled breaks.

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