August 6-9, World Massage Festival, Las Vegas
When I’m not teaching, please visit me in the Soothing Touch booth, where I’ll be doing book signings. Don’t forget to send in your entry for the $1000 Champ Allen Memorial Scholarship, to be used for CE in the area of massage for medically frail populations, which will be given away at the Festival. Details for entry are on the WMF website.
Using Research to Market Your Massage Therapy Practice Tuesday August 7, 8am-11am 3 CE Contact Hours
Many therapists are intimidated by the word “research.” For some, that conjures up visions of past nightmares writing term papers in high school and college, trying to learn elementary statistics, looking for references that are appropriate and current enough. There’s no need to be intimidated! You’ll learn what constitutes valid research vs. media hype, what kind of claims to avoid making, where to locate good research, and how to share it. Strategies for sharing research with physicians and other health care providers in order to gain referrals, and how to share research with clients in order to bring in more business will be discussed in this class. If you’re interested as being known as a respected member of the mainstream health care team, this is a great class to get you started. The handouts will include numerous sources to help you locate current and relevant research.
So, You Want to be a Massage Teacher? Tuesday August 7, 4 pm-8pm 4 CE Contact Hours
This class is an introductory class for those who are thinking about becoming a massage instructor, either in an entry-level massage school or as a CE provider. At the conclusion of this class, you’ll know how to:
- Use a taxonomy to create a list of learning objectives
- Create a class that matches your objectives
- Utilize strategies for effective teaching and classroom management
It takes more than just being a good massage therapist to be a good instructor. You’ll get all kinds of tips for creating a teaching experience that will benefit both you and your students.
September 7-9, Dublin (Leixlip), Ireland
Advanced Massage Techniques 24 CE Contact Hours
Held at the Obus School of Healing Therapies, 15 miles from Dublin. Take a tax-deductible trip to the most beautiful place on earth! Learn a variety of useful techniques for assessment and getting people out of pain from TMJ Dysfunction, and treating neck pain, back pain, and pain in the extremities. This class includes an intense review of anatomy and physiology, including the actions of muscles…if you don’t understand the actions of muscles, anytime someone says “It hurts when I ____,” you’re blindly hoping to hit the right muscle during your work. Learn how to work without straining your hands, as well as useful techniques for getting referrals from physicians. Registration link coming soon.