Facial Fusion Massage – 4 CE Hours
The face is very often a neglected element in the scheme of a full body massage. Learn and experience a blend of facial massage techniques that are not only relaxing and rejuvenating, but beneficial for reducing the effects of stress, tension and aging that manifest in the appearance and conditions of the face.
Strokes designed to increase the circulation of blood and lymph in the face also work to remove excess fluids and waste products, making the face look more bright and vibrant. Facelift massage techniques work against gravity to tone weak muscles and strengthen the links between the skin and muscle, resulting in tighter facial contours. The stimulation of key pressure points of the face calm the spirit, relieve anxiety and benefit sinus problems, tension headaches, nosebleeds, twitching eyelids and facial paralysis. Relaxation strokes of various depths and styles further relieve tension in the face and enhance the overall experience for the client. This combination of techniques can be added in full or part to a full body massage session or can be advertised as a stand-alone service as well.
This is a hands-on workshop with demonstration and practice and is suitable for massage therapists, estheticians and advanced massage therapy students.
Special Instructions and What to Bring: Set of sheets, 4 washcloths, 2 hand towels, 2 medium size bowls (about 1.5 qts) to soak washcloths, 1 coffee cup, a thermal carafe of hot water, and a Velcro headband (optional). Dress comfortably, wear no makeup (or at the very least no foundation) and preferably no contacts. It’s best to bring a tank top to change into when receiving the treatment.
Fijian Barefoot Massage To Go – 4 CE Hours
This course is a mobile adaptation of Fijian Massage requiring minimal equipment and supplies. It focuses on the back, shoulders, and gluteals and is great for sporting events, family settings, as well as your massage office. Therapists use different parts of their feet to effectively massage clients who are lying on the floor. It does not include walking on the client’s back. All strokes can be performed while standing, sitting on a chair or sofa, or reclining on the floor. The weight of your leg gauges the pressure. No hands, arms or shoulders are ever used, making it truly a hands-saving technique that can add to your career longevity. In addition, most clients prefer the heel of the foot pressure over that of the elbow. This is a “feets-on” workshop with demonstration and practice.
Special Instructions and What to Bring: A flat sheet for the floor, 3 standard size pillows, 2 large bath towels, 1 hand towel. Please wear loose cotton clothing, but no jeans. T- shirts and lightweight sweatshirts are best and to have a collar if possible. No straps or zippers.
Ethics – Roles & Boundaries – 3 CE hours
Get a reality check of your ethics knowledge by taking a fun and challenging 25 point self-quiz designed to reveal your knowledge of ethical roles and boundaries of therapeutic relationships. Topics include boundary crossings, power differential, client expectations, client distress signals and key areas addressed by ethics. Course includes a peek into your state’s massage board laws. Enjoy an informative and relaxed class setting while you share experiences with fellow massage therapists. Helpful discussions, no role playing. This class has been consistently rated “excellent” by massage therapist participants.
Special Instructions and What to Bring: Pen, paper and clipboard for note taking.