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Seven Springs Massage Conference 2018

Massage Continuing Education Conference 2018

Three days of massage continuing education that will fulfill all of your requirements for PA Licensure renewal.
(except CPR and Child Abuse Recognition)

Choose from a variety of massage continuing education courses with nationally recognized instructors. Get your licensing renewal requirements finished in three days. Classes begin Sunday at 9:00 AM and include the following choices. Please arrive by 8:00 AM on your first days of classes to complete the registration process so the workshops may start on time.

To simplify the registration process please download, complete and submit the registration form with FULL PAYMENT for the conference.

Full registration, including all massage continuing education classes:
Before 7/20 – $395 ♦ 7/21-8/24 – $425 ♦ 8/25-9/28 – $450 ♦ 9/29-10/19 – $475
After 10/20 or if space is available the On-Site Registration will be $525.

Per day registration fee:
Before 7/20 – $135 ♦ 7/21 – 8/24 – $150 ♦ 8/25 – 9/28 – $165 ♦ 9/29-10/19 – $180
After 10/20 or if space is available the On-Site Registration will be $200

Full Payment Required With Registration.

Offering the following massage continuing education workshops:
(Scroll down for descriptions and presenter biographies)

Featuring:

Workshop with William Burton of A.C.E. Massage Cupping

  • A.C.E. Massage Cupping™ Level 1 Workshop (Sun/Mon/Tues)

Workshops with Patrick Ingrassia of Nayada Institiute

  • Bodysaver – “No Thumbs” Deep Tissue Massage (Sun/Mon)

  • Introduction to Thai for the Table (Tues)

Workshops with Timothy Kocher-Hillmer

  • The Circle of Life: Traditional Wisdom and the Client-Therapist Relationship (Sun)

  • Reiki Refresh: Discovering the Roots of Reiki (Mon)

  • Compassionate Response to Trauma: A workshop for holistic therapists (Tues)

Workshops with James Waslaski

  • Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Compression Patterns of the Upper Body (Sun)

  • Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Compression Patterns of the Lower Body (Mon)

  • Elite Sports Therapy Class (Tues)

Workshop with Kenn Howard

  • Ethics for the Massage Professional (Sun/Mon Evenings)

Host Hotel and Conference Center

Seven Springs Mountain Resort
800-452-2223

777 Waterwheel Dr, Seven Springs, PA 15622
Room Rate: $129 + tx (single/double)

Sunday Workshops

A.C.E. Massage Cupping™ Level 1 Workshop
          This workshop is a three day workshop. You must attend all three days for credit.
with William Burton

Sunday 10/28/2018 through Tuesday 10/30/2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Hours: 21 NCBTMB and PA Renewal approved

Massage Cupping Therapy is an incredible therapy that can be added into any massage/healing modality. This 21 hours course includes education in theory and application of massage cupping, along with demonstration of both basic and advanced techniques and treatments. Massage cupping greatly enhances the benefits of massage, decreases the strain on the practitioner and can increase revenue through “add on” services.

This ancient technique has been adapted for bodywork and is powerfully therapeutic for many conditions. Massage Cupping is effective in relieving chronic pain at old injury sites and also addresses the soft tissue manifestations of conditions such as: Fibromyalgia, diabetes, pre- and post- operative edema and inflammation, and cellulite. This versatile technique mimics massage movements ranging from deep tissue and myofascial release to the light pumping movements of lymphatic drainage. Used regularly, Massage Cupping is a terrific approach to promoting wellness for our clients.

This three day workshop is fun and informative, with plenty of hands-on activity. don’t miss this opportunity to add Massage Cupping, one of the most valuable and versitile healing modalities available today, to your “toolbox.”

Bodysaver – “No Thumbs” Deep Tissue Massage
           This workshop is a two day workshop. You must attend both days for credit.
with Patrick Lee Ingrassia, LMT

Sunday 10/28/2018 through Monday 10/29/2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Hours: 14 NCBTMB, New York & PA Renewal approved
There is an additional $30 workbook fee to be paid to instructor first day of class.

The Nayada Institute is offering our revolutionary BodySaver Massage course at our conference! The BodySaver Method™ is a unique modality that protects you from strain, fatigue, and injury while allowing you to offer longer, more effective sessions. Better still, it can be combined with any other modality to take your practice to the next level. Are you ready to offer your best massage, all day, every day? Want to perform therapeutic massage at ANY pressure without EVER having to use your thumbs? Register for the BodySaver Massage course today!

The Circle of Life: Traditional Wisdom and the Client-Therapist Relationship
with Timothy Kocher-Hillmer, LMT, BCTMB, BFRP
Sunday 10/28/2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Hours: 7 NCBTMB & PA Renewal approved

“We are all connected.” Learn what this framework can bring to a therapeutic setting. What “connects” you in your work with clients? How do you remain clear and focused while in a therapeutic setting?

Learning from the images of the “the Circles of Life” and their potential symbols and meanings, therapists are given tools to ground their intentions and actions in a clinical setting. Many traditions of healing, belief and philosophy teach a fundamental principle of unity. Whether in the treatment room or in daily life, by slowing down and observing symbols of wisdom that present themselves, therapists can learn to tap into their own inner “knowing”.

This workshop explores the powerful gifts of intention and intuition from a grounded point of view. For therapists and individuals the capacity for balanced awareness throughout the day can grow and deepen naturally with some simple tools. As part of this workshop, therapists are reminded of the importance of self awareness and of clarity in therapeutic relationships.

Join us to examine the levels of Mind, Intuition, Emotion and Body. Discover your own connection with the Circle of Life and create concrete ways to remember and embody this connection.

No massage table needed, but bring a yoga mat, a blanket and a pillow. We’ll be moving and expressing, so wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Participants are also asked to bring a journal.

Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Compression Patterns of the Upper Body
with James Waslaski
Sunday 10/28/2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Hours: 7 NCBTMB, Florida & PA Renewal approved

State of the art anatomy and nerve graphics will allow manual therapists to look inside the human body. Starting with the brain and spinal cord, therapists will release OA & C1-C2 fixations, cervical kyphosis (military neck), spinal stenosis patterns, stuck facet joints, and treat sprains and strains throughout the upper body. Nerve tests include: Spurling Test: spinal nerve compression; Eden’s Test: costo-clavicular syndrome; Adson’s Test: scalene and first rib involvement ; Wright Abduction Test: pectoralis minor involvement; Tests to identify Cubital Tunnel and Guyon’s Canal (ulnal tunnel) conditions; Test for Bicipital Aponeurosis tendinosis: median nerve scarring; Pronator Teres Test: median nerve entrapment; and Tests for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome including the Tinnel’s Test, Phalen’s Test, and Tethered Median Nerve tests. Complicated shoulder capsular adhesions will also be addressed, and home care retraining will include spinal decompression, nerve glides and nerve tensioning exercises.

Monday Workshops

A.C.E. Massage Cupping™ Level 1 Workshop (Continued)

Bodysaver – “No Thumbs” Deep Tissue Massage (Continued)

Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Compression Patterns of the Lower Body
with James Waslaski

Monday 10/29/2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Hours: 7 NCBTMB, Florida & PA Renewal approved

State of the art anatomy and nerve graphics will allow manual therapists to look inside the human body. The Weber-Barstow Maneuver, and Supine to Sits Test will evaluate for functional versus anatomical leg length discrepancies. Pelvic stabilization will address sacral torsion patterns, iliosacral upslips, joint capsular patterns, femoral nerve compression, and normal muscle firing patterns. Therapists will level the sacral base, and treat the Sacrotuberous ligament for sciatic nerve pain. The Straight Leg Test and Braggard’s Test will identify L5/ SI bulges or herniated discs. The Slump Test will identify hamstring strains or adductor strains that scar down the Sciatic Nerve. Tibial Torsions and Fixated Fibular Head Conditions will be corrected to release the Tibial and Fibular Nerve Entrapments. Manual therapists will also evaluate and treat Tarasal Tunnel and Morton’s Neuroma. Home care retraining will include nerve glides and nerve tensioning exercises. Techniques to release advanced stage hip capsule problems will be highlighted in this presentation.

Reiki Refresh: Discovering the Roots of Reiki
with Timothy Kocher-Hillmer, LMT, BCTMB, BFRP

Monday 10/29/2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Hours: 7 NCBTMB & PA Renewal approved

Do you ever wonder what Reiki really is? Or what practicing Reiki can teach you? What does the history of Reiki teach us today? Whether you’ve never officially studied Reiki or if you have been practicing for years, come explore the Roots of Reiki!

Since the introduction of Reiki to the US in 1938, many explanations have been given regarding the origins and applications of this hands-on healing modality. Pieces of historical fact as well as some “legends” have been passed along to students throughout the years as part of Reiki trainings. This has often caused confusion for both students and clients about intent and expected outcome of a treatment. The last decades have brought various research to light uncovering facts which clarify the mystery of this simple hands-on approach to health and wellness.

This workshop is designed for today’s Reiki students and practitioners. offering specific details of the history and philosophy regarding application of treatment. Through guided imagery, lecture, hands-on exercises and group participation, students will be reminded of the tools the Reiki system offers for a clearly grounded practice to using Reiki in a therapeutic setting. Bring a massage table, a blanket and a pillow.

Tuesday Workshops

A.C.E. Massage Cupping™ Level 1 Workshop (Continued)

Introduction to Thai for the Table
with Patrick Lee Ingrassia, LMT

Tuesday 10/30/2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Hours: 7 NCBTMB, New York & PA Renewal approved
There is an additional $30 workbook fee to be paid to instructor at the beginning of class.

Thai Massage for the Table creates a partnership between you, your client, and the movements of this flowing modality. This one day introduction to our 32 hour Thai Massage for the Table course offers a unique fusion of Eastern techniques presented in a format that is friendly to the Western practitioner. Thousands of years of Asian tradition meet modern ergonomics and body mechanics to give you techniques that are creative, versatile, and powerful. With Thai Massage for the Table, you’ll learn a modality that’s safe, effective, fun to perform, and in demand!

Elite Sports Therapy Class
with James Waslaski

Tuesday 10/30/2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Hours: 7 NCBTMB, Florida & PA Renewal approved

Clinical Sports Massage and Corrective Stretching and Strengthening Exercises for Performance Enhancement
This unique course takes you far beyond the traditional event sports massage training. We will be looking at on site sporting event work, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, and performance enhancement techniques. Olympic and professional athletes realize the benefits of elite sports therapy to fit their specific needs. How do you customize your techniques to compliment the work of the athletic trainer, sport medicine physician, physiotherapist, or chiropractor? Are you familiar with the biomechanics of the various different athletes? What about proper muscle firing orders for optimal performance? You will know which techniques can have a negative effect on performance, if applied too close to competition. You will look at protocols to enhance transitions in endurance events like triathlons. You will analyze movements of multiple sports, and eliminate overactive and underactive muscle activity to prevent sports injuries and enhance performance potential. This incredible course looks at Elite Sports Therapies that will set your work apart from the average sports massage therapist, and could pave the way to working at international sporting events, or securing a career with your favorite professional sports team.

Compassionate Response to Trauma: A workshop for holistic therapists
with Timothy Kocher-Hillmer, LMT, BCTMB, BFRP

Tuesday 10/30/2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Hours: 7 NCBTMB & PA Renewal approved

Every human being lives with the effects of trauma at some level. Therapists and clients alike can benefit from understanding how stress and trauma effect health and wellness in daily life. While the human body’s natural reaction to trauma is a normal and healthy effort to return to homeostasis, these physiological and psychological responses can become stuck in unhelpful patterns.

Massage therapists may encounter survivors of a variety of traumatic events who are reacting and living from within these patterns. This workshop offers understanding to demystify trauma and tools for providing a professional response to trauma. Together we will learn the indicators of those living with traumatic history and work with gentleness and simplicity to create a safe space within which to work and grow.

No massage table needed, but bring a yoga mat, a blanket and a pillow. We’ll be moving and expressing, so wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. This is an intermediate level class and the topic can evoke a variety of individual responses. Participants are also asked to bring a journal and a personal item symbolizing strength and security.

 

Ethics for the Massage Professional
with Kenn Howard
Free bonus included with full 3 day
conference registration ONLY.
Time: 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM OR 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
(First 30 registrations will be in the 5:45 PM section. After 30 registrations, you will be placed in the 8 PM section.)
Hours: 4 NCBTMB & PA Renewal approved

Sunday and Monday Evenings
(YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT)

Enjoy this exploration and discovery of ethics for massage therapists with Kenn Howard, author of the column “A Question of Ethics” in the Massage and Bodywork magazine. Kenn’s experience and style will help make your day of discussing professional boundaries, dual relationships, appropriate and inappropriate behavior and how to deal with it an enjoyable experience.

Presenters

Presenter: William Burton – Born and raised in the City of “Brotherly Love” William, an army veteran, attended Community College of Philadelphia and New Jersey’s Rowan University graduating with a Jazz performance degree. Attended and graduated the 500 hours massage therapy program in 2002 at the National Massage Therapy Institute as a Certified Massage Therapist. Currently a Licensed Massage Therapist in the Commonwealth of PA, William is a member of the following associations: Advanced Continuing Education (ACE), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), Philadelphia Wellness Assoc. (PWA), as well as the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE), Certifications in Reflexology and Aromatherapy were earned while attending NMTI. Thai Massage certification in 2003 at the Acupressure Institute in Berkley California as well as completing the Biotone Spa Techniques under Steve Cappelini.

Presenter: Kenn Howard, MT, NMT, is a graduate of PghSMT Massage Therapy Training and Advanced Massage Therapy Training and is trained in a number of other massage techniques. He is certified in TouchPro© Chair Massage and has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Presenter: Patrick Lee Ingrassia, LMT, is a world-renowned massage therapist, teacher, and innovator, as well as the founder of the Nayada Institute of Massage. Patrick graduated from the Florida School of Massage, and went on to earn his Thai Massage Teacher Certification from the Institute of Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand, after studying extensively with Master Chongkol Setthakorn. He has been teaching massage in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico for over 15 years.
Patrick invented the BodySaver Method, a unique modality that allows massage therapists to extend their careers and protect their bodies while delivering effective massage at any pressure. He also invented the hot stone Accu roller and developed the stick and Stone Massage modality. He is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, Kripalu Certified Bodyworker, Certified Personal Trainer, and Yoga teacher. Emphasizing experiential training, Patrick teaches creative, practical methods that students can put to use immediately to enhance their massage careers.

Presenter: Timothy Kocher-Hillmer, LMT, BCTMB, BFRP is a licensed Massage Therapist, Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and instructor of massage. Timothy has been creating and facilitating rituals, events and classes for seekers of mental, emotional and spiritual healing since the late 80s. With life-long experience in music and liturgy, he studied voice and musical composition in college and earned his BS in Commerce from DePaul University. Timothy also studied privately with Rudy Ballentine, MD, author of “Radical Healing” and Don Campbell, author of “The Mozart Effect.”

Timothy is a student of meditation, Hatha Yoga and its sister science Ayurveda. He graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and was recruited to teach with the faculty there. In private practice since 2000, Timothy is certified in Rebirthing and is trained as a Reiki Master/Teacher. His work with clients focuses on myofascial pain syndrome relief, trauma recovery and emotional balancing. As a massage educator Timothy delights in the dynamics of the classroom, using experiential exercises and breathing techniques to cultivate awareness. He hopes to inspire practice of personal intention and body mechanics, encouraging therapists and students to be more present in the here and now.

Presenter: James Waslaski is an Author and International lecturer who teaches manual therapy at approximately 40 seminars in the US and throughout the world on an annual basis. After graduating from college, he was a paramedic who also taught in hospitals and college for almost 20 years. He is a massage school graduate and a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. James is also an NCBTMB Board approved educational provider. James has developed 9 Integrated Manual Therapy and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored a manual in Client Self Care. His textbook: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. He presents at state, national and international chiropractic, osteopathic, athletic training and massage conventions. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. James was awarded Massage Therapist of The Year in 2012 at the Canadian Massage Conference. He was also nominated and awarded by his peers and colleagues the designation of Teacher of The Year in 2015 at the World Massage Festival.

To register for this conference download, complete and mail/FAX the registration form with payment or call 800-860-1114 and place your payment on a charge card.

Mail registration form with payment to:
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
3600 Laketon Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

FAX completed registration form to:
412.241.4933

We will send you a confirmation in the mail. If you are traveling by plane, please confirm the workshop with the school before buying your ticket. Occasionally we do have to cancel workshops due to low enrollment. If a workshop is cancelled for any reason our liability is limited to a return of the deposit paid.