It can be a local school, a person in your community who has courses on a small level or a well known group.
I'll try to get them in a nice order as we compile links. Possibly by state or by type of course.
Thanks for helping!
Institute for Therapeutic Massage, Inc. - New Jersey
(Courses are variously offered at our Pompton Lakes and Red Bank locations.)
Academy of Massage Therapy - Englewood, NJ
Clinical Flexibility and Therapeutic Exercise (CFTE) seminars - Multiple Locations
STRUCTURAL ENERGETIC THERAPY®, INC.
St. John Neuromuscular Therapy
International Association of Structural Integrators
From David Kent Seminars
-- http://www.davidkent.com/dldksm.shtml (dates & locations)
Cheryl Chapman - Multiple Locations
Director of Professional Massage Therapy Associates, specializing in massage for cancer, mastectomy, breast surgeries, hospice, pre/post natal, infant and baby instruction, geriatrics and relaxation massage.
http://www.structuralenergetictherapy.c ... kshops.htm
-=-=-The Muscle Release TechniqueSM is derived from a technique developed in Europe. Michael has had profoundly successful results in utilizing this technique with chronic and acute soft tissue injuries. Now he can take these chronic pain sufferers to a pain free condition in a short period of time. He uses this technique to treat people with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinitis, Sciatica Syndrome, Knee Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Hammer Toes, and Fibromyalgia, just to mention a few.
Stuart Taws - Canada, but possibly other locations
British Sports Therapy - Soft Tissue Release
Soft Tissue Release Technique (also known as British Sports Therapy), created by Stuart Taws, is a unique injury treatment technique provides relief from pain in as little as one treatment.
British Sports Therapy is a specific compression while stretching. This coordinated movement is administered in a systematic manner resulting in a profound opening effect on all micro trauma and scar tissue. Muscle memory is engaged and relief from pain starts immediately.
Structural Relief Therapy
Structural Relief Therapy is an advanced massage technique that stops involuntary muscle contraction, restores joint function (ROM), instantly changes posture, and dramatically decreases pain in the first treatment. This technique is a melding of PRT, SCS, Muscle Energy, & fascia release into an efficient protocol developed over my 27 years of massage experience.
Nature Care College - Australia
Robert King Seminars - Multiple Locations
Bob King --...Bob King's ...I also took his CE course on "Unlocking the Thoracic Cage"... which I found most helpful.
Continuing Education - CE Providers
(Note: as of 2005,
-- in Texas)"Continuing education credit will not be given for the following:
(4) independent study"
European Institute for Massage Therapy- Houston, Texas
Myopractic® Workshops - Multiple Locatiaons
HealthMasters - Houston, Texas
Patti Heimlich, RMT, CLA, CD, ICCE - Pregnancy Massage & Doula Care - Houston, Texas
Lauterstein-Conway Massage School (TLC) - Austin, Texas
Gritman Essential Oils - Friendswood, Texas
Technique Seminars/Massage Today
Fijian Massage and other CEU's
Heartworks Lomi Lomi
WEEKEND MASSAGE COURSES IN EUROPE (IRELAND)
http://www.coursejunction.com/course_de ... m/id/12978
This course is offered by this group:
-=-=-Celtic Kahuna is an Irish-based company specialising in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. It is owned and run by Patricia Bowler with the able assistance of Keith Tapp.
From: Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy ( http://www.ccmt.com/ )
Ancient Art of Lomi-Lomi (Hawaiian Massage)
From: METTE SØRENSEN'S
Institute of Bodywork & Personal Development
HEARTWORKS LOMI LOMI
http://www.mettesinstitute.com.au/cours ... tworks.htm
From: Touch of Aloha
(scroll down for "Upcoming Courses")
From:Hawaiian Therapies - The Touch of Hawaii
Seems to be based in Florida
The mission of IMTS is to present a high-quality educational program that provides a greater understanding of the human form utilizing a practical theoretical framework and solid treatment methods. It is our goal to develop and support student skills, ideas, and questions related to the proper treatment of musculoskeletal pain.
Each course will lead you through a working understanding of the biomechanics of the area being studied and teach you to spot the dysfunctional patterns that lead to commonly seen syndromes. We want you to leave with solid skills that you can immediately put into practice, as well as the relevant questions that will drive you to look deeper at the work that you are currently doing.
Understand how a functional approach will assist you in restoring better movement stability and health in your patients/clients. Our courses build on the knowledge of functional anatomy and the use of quick and logical assessment tools. Develop safe and effective manual therapy treatment programs using a variety of techniques supported by the latest clinical research.
“A biomechanical assessment requires analysis of function, mobility and stability of the involved joints and their functional links.”
1. An understanding of the three planes of motion (Sagittal, Frontal, Transverse) and how this relates to joint and soft tissue function.
2. An understanding of how forces are transmitted from the ground up (Ground Reaction Force), from the top down (gravity) and the momentum created when a body moves through space.
3. Understand how the order of absorption of forces (bone, ligament, fascia, muscle) impacts function and contributes to pain and dysfunction in the region.
4. A basic understanding of the biomechanics of gait and the relationship that exists between the spine, pelvis, legs and arms.
5. Understand quick and effective treatments for soft tissue dysfunction and their associated structures.
(The following is an opening page for all of their CEU and diploma couses you can take. In the upper right hand corner there is a button "Next Description" that will take you through each of the classes being offered.)
http://www.californiainstitute.net/cert ... m-ther.htm
And here is a "list" page:
California Instutute of the Healing Arts & Sciences
1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150
Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Phone: (916) 484-1700
Fax: (916) 221-4060
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Seminars - http://www.breathing.com/calendar/seminars.htm
Group/School Trainings - http://www.breathing.com/calendar/trainings.htm
- 25 CEU contact hours for Massage Therapists
- 25 CEU hours from the American Naturopathic Certification Board
We reserve the right to make changes at any time, any place or any part of procedures and guidelines of our company’s business
Individual Tuitions (not including private trainings with mike) - $399.00 - Effective May 2004
Lodging, transportation and meals are at your own expense.
We often jointly rent a chalet that cost approximately $40.00 per night.
Group tuition is when a certified instructor travels to your facility and teaches your staff or you create an "Out-of-town" workshop. We pride ourselves on small intimate workshops, giving the opportunity to only 8 students per class to insure the best possible one-on-one training to gain proficiency.
Trainees who see a scheduled workshop within reasonable distance to their state are encouraged to participate for it is unlikely that we will be in your area again within the year.
Tuition and Refund Policy
This class is accredited for 25 National credit hours and most states have reciprocity with national credits.
To ensure long term modality quality controls all students will be required to sign a non-disclosure, confidentiality agreement involving proprietary techniques, sequencing and other relevant information.
Due to the fact that we do not deal in a high volume, over crowded learning type environment, no part of your tuition or deposit can be refunded should you cancel out of your workshop within 30 days. Only in the event of injury with proper documentation will tuition be rolled over to a workshop at a later date. This special consideration to roll your tuition into another workshop is allowed one time only.
We will refund all monies for any cancelled seminar due to our responsibility, though we intend NOT to cancel any seminars, regardless of the class size.
You may also want to bring extra cash, checks or a credit card to purchase additional items and we highly recommend you to have a two hour private post training session with Mike at $100.0 per hour.
Please note on your check the date and location of workshop you wish to register. After we receive your deposit – we will send another local info sheet with directions and lodging choices. We often jointly rent a chalet at approximately $40.00 per night per person when we have the opportunity.
When buying airfare, for those traveling from out of town, please DO, if it saves you money, purchase non-changeable, non-refundable tickets. We WILL hold the class, regardless of its size.
Discounts: ABMP Members: 15%.
Repeating classes: Space available basis. 75%
I am so convinced of the effectiveness of this training, that for the Level One Class I am personally willing to guarantee your satisfaction. If after the first day you don't agree it is worth your time and money, you will be allowed to leave with a FULL refund.
Send for our School Introductory Video
Sponsor a training in your locale!
It was mentioned in another section on this board that:
If you reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, you might consider attending one of the workshops on massage for people with fibromyalgia that is offered at the McKinnon Institute.
melb wrote: http://www.indianchampissage.com/
Narendra Mehta probably can be attributed with bringing it to the west. He and his wife teach it all over the place, in the US, they do classes with IDI www.dermalinstitute.com
It's a REALLY firm massage - I've had treatments with Kundan Mehta, Narendra's wife, and wow, it is firm. I've done the training and know I get nowhere near how firm the 2 of them are - the forearm strength is incredible. As they teach it, it's a sitting massage, some with the therapist standing behind the head. It's invigorating, yet still quite relaxing.
Kundan also teaches Indian Facial Rejuvenation which is done with the client on a table. It's also very similar to Melanie Sach's Marmamassage, which I think is now called Ayurvedic Face Rejuvenation. Details can be found in the book Ayurvedic Beauty Care by Melanie Sachs It's a much lighter, incredibly relaxing treatment.
If you're after a treatment with the client lying down, I'd recommend Melanie Sachs' courses.