2023 SCHEDULE OF LIVE CLASSES
CANCELLATION POLICY: FOR CLASSES IN RUTHERFORDTON, YOU MUST CANCEL AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE THE CLASS OR NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN. CLASSES AT AMTA OR THE WORLD MASSAGE FESTIVAL ARE SUBJECT TO THE POLICIES OF THE HOST.
EventBrite charges us $14 to process these registrations, which we absorb the cost of. If you cancel attendance after purchasing your ticket, we will deduct the $14 from the refund as they still charge us for it.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage with Christine Courtney and Ethics with Laura Allen
July 14-16, 2023 in Rutherfordton, NC
Class description: 21 CE Hours of Lymphatic Drainage Massage, 3 CE Hours of Ethics for 24 total hours.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a very soft and gently form of massage. It uses a VERY light pressure combined with soft pumping action working in the direction of the lymph nodes only. It is designed to stimulate the body’s lymphatic system which helps the body to eliminate waste and toxins. It also improves circulation, metabolism and boosts to the immune system. This course is written by Christine Courtney and is based on her unique method of “following the impediment to flow”.
Course content includes:
• Anatomy of the Lymphatic System
• Basic anatomy of the circulatory system
• Some pathology of the Lymphatic system, including causes of oedema
• Indications for use
• Lymphatic Drainage Massage of the face and body
• Self drainage of the face and head
Christine is the owner of Obus Academy, a massage & bodywork school and clinic in Leixlip, Ireland, and teaches all over the world. Her courses here have always been very well received.
Free 3 Hour Ethics course with Laura Allen, author of Nina McIntosh’s The Educated Heart.
World Massage Festival at Harrah’s, Cherokee NC
July 16-20, 2023
You must register at www.worldmassagefestival.com
The Educated Heart: Ethics, Roles & Boundaries for Massage Therapists
Tues, July 18, 8:00am-11:00am
This very interactive class is based on Nina McIntosh’s The Educated Heart (which I have authored the last two editions of since her passing in 2010). Many times, ethics classes focus on the boundaries of the client-but we need to think about our own boundaries as well! We’ll view short videos depicting common dilemmas that massage therapists are faced with concerning their own boundaries, and attendees will take turns giving different reactions-sounding judgmental, personalizing issues, or handling things in a calm and professional manner. It’s great practice for when pesky situations arise, and great fun as well.
Intake Protocols & SOAP Charting for Medical Massage Weds, July 19, 8:00am-11:00am
If you want physician referrals and the opportunity to bill insurance, your SOAP notes have to take it up a notch. Review how to create professional SOAP notes that will meet the expectations of referring physicians, other healthcare providers, and insurance companies (for those who are billing insurance or providing them to the client for reimbursement). The learner will demonstrate the ability to provide correct supporting documentation and will also be able to recognize content that is unacceptable for professional SOAP charting.
Using Research to Market Your Massage Therapy Practice
Weds, July 19, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Do you know the difference in valid research and website hype? Learn basic concepts of research literacy and applying that to benefit your practice. Many people are intimidated by the word “research.” For some, it conjures up memories of how they hated writing research papers in school, maybe missing a deadline or getting a bad grade. This course explains things in plain English and will assist any massage therapist in having a better grasp of the principles behind scientific research. Research in the field of massage can only add to professional credibility and enhance our standing among other healthcare professionals. Wouldn’t it be nice to see massage therapists on staff in every hospital? Yes, it would!
So, You Want to be a Teacher
Thurs, July 20, 8:00am-12:00pm
This is an introductory class for those who desire to teach massage, as an instructor in entry-level massage school, as an online educator, a CE provider, or as a community educator. It takes more than 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.