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2750
Title: Professional Ethics for Bodyworkers
Subject: Ethics (includes Standard V: Roles and Boundaries)
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: Sunday, 8/3/14 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuition: $130.00
Instructor: Rachel Horcher
Ethics (includes Standard V: Roles and Boundaries)
Joliet, IL
Sunday, 8/3/14  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, 8/3/14 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Rachel Horcher
Tuition:
$130.00

Course Details
Registration Deadline: Thurs., 7/30/14 at 11pm

6 CE contact hours
Includes Standard V: Roles and Boundaries

In the rapidly expanding field of massage therapy, concerns regarding ethical behavior and practice are also on the rise. Given the intimate setting of bodywork, it is crucial to establish a safe environment and a clear understanding between client and therapist as to what is expected. Therapists must also be able to effectively communicate within the parameters of each individual's unique personality, including their own.  The intent of this workshop is to define the broad scope of ethics, empower each therapist with their own personal Code of Ethics, and explore possible ethical situations which will challenge participants to make good decisions as to how they respond.

Prerequisites:  This course is open to massage therapy students, graduates and LMTs who wish to learn more on the topic.

Please bring:  Note taking supplies.  Wear comfortable clothing.
130.00
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Rachel Horcher
Rachel is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from The Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2002. She is currently a faculty member at  Cortiva- Woodridge campus. She has been working as a massage therapist since her graduation and has specialized training in Myofascial, neuromuscular, sports ,reiki, and pregnancy massage. She is also a trained and certified High and Low Ropes Course Team Building facilitator.
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3627
Title: Lomi Lomi Traditional Hawaiian Massage..
Subject: Lomi Lomi Traditional Hawaiian Massage...
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: August 1-3, 2014 Fri 9am-4pm Sat/Sun 8-6:30pm
Tuition: $400.00
Instructor: Robert Van Overdijk
Lomi Lomi Traditional Hawaiian Massage...
Tucson, AZ
August 1-3, 2014 Fri 9am-4pm Sat/Sun 8-6:30pm
August 1-3, 2014 Fri 9am-4pm Sat/Sun 8-6:30pm
7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
Robert Van Overdijk
Tuition:
$400.00

Course Details
25 CE Contact Hours, NCBTMB Provider #450197

Registration Deadline:   Thursday  July 31, 2014
Note: Minimum registration must be met by this day to ensure class with run.

Lomi Lomi brings the essence of Hawaii to bodywork. The strokes of Lomi Lomi are intended to mirror the rhythmic waves of the ocean. Lomi Lomi utilizes many varied body parts to support self-care and proper body mechanics.
Its form is often New Age interpretative, taught and applied with other spiritual forms of healing, bridging the healing arts of Hawaii with alternative and complimentary traditions from around the world.

In this workshop you will learn the Hawaiian values and concepts of healing. When practiced with understanding, awareness and appreciation for the native culture, Lomi Lomi can restore physical integrity, inner harmony, and support divine alignment.

Students will learn: Forearm Techniques For A Full Session, Vital Body Mechanics, “Ha” Breath, Traditional Protocol To Integrate Old & New Healing Concepts, How To Facilitate A Session With Practical & Spiritual Understanding.

Prerequisites:  LMTs or Health Care worker with knowledge of anatomy.

What to bring: Instructions will be provided in a final confirmation letter once payment is processed and  number of registrants has been determined approximately one week prior to class date.
400.00
52647100
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Robert Van Overdijk
Robert van Overdijk, BS, LMT, CYT is an instructor and Master Practioner of Eastern and Western Massage Modalities. An approved provider of Continuing Education (NCBTMB # 450197), Robert is Certified in Traditional Thai Massage at the Wat Po Traditional Medical and Massage school in Bankok Thailand.
CE Instructor
3036
Title: Basic Sports Massage: Principles and Techniques Including Injury Evaluation
Subject: Sports Massage
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
Instructor: Nicole Bradford
Sports Massage
Chicago, IL
Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:00am-5:00pm
7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
Nicole Bradford
Tuition:
$150.00

Course Details
7 CE contact hours
NCBTMB Provider Number: 451248-10

Registration Deadline: Thurs., 7/31/2014 at 11:00pm

This course presents a general framework for basic sports massage protocols and injury assessment, neurological considerations, and special tests.  Course participants will gain knowledge in the following sports massage components: Pre, Intra, Post Event, Sports-specific maintenance massage considerations, cramp relief protocols, injury assessment, and special tests.  Additional considerations discussed in this course will include precautions, contraindications, intake, documentation, and hydro/cryo-therapy integration.  This course assumes course participants have an understanding of neuromuscular, circulatory, lymphatic, myofascial systems, and the physiology of healing and inflammation.

Prerequisites: This course is open to LMTs and graduates and students of massage therapy who wish to learn more on the topic.

Please bring: set of sheets, unscented oil/cream, note taking supplies, and wear comfortable shoes and supportive footwear.
150.00
52647184
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Nicole Bradford
I have six years of professional experience in a variety of settings including several spas, a chiropractic office, a personal training office, on-site chair massage, and on-site sports massage.  I have worked at the Chicago Marathon, the walk and bike for MS, and for the Northwestern University football team.  I have continuing education credits from the ABMP teacher training seminar, passive stretching, professional ethics, and several classes from the University of Illinois – Chicago in chemistry and biological sciences.  I have taught at Cortiva Institute of Massage for over three years, and am currently on the curriculum committee for these schools to review and refine the current curriculum.
3588
Title: CST Level II
Subject: Cranisocaral Level Two
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: 08/02/2014-08/03/2014 8:30am-5:30pm daily
Tuition: $395.00
Instructor:
Cranisocaral Level Two
Tucson, AZ
08/02/2014-08/03/2014 8:30am-5:30pm daily
08/02/2014-08/03/2014 8:30am-5:30pm daily
8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Tuition:
$395.00

Course Details
NCBTMB Approved Provider #451430-10
16 CEs, 2 days, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Prereq: Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy with this instructor, or by another & with this instructor’s permission.

CST II finishes the journey begun in CST I. A thorough review of the structures & techniques taught in the first level is followed by instruction in the anatomy of the bones of the face & hard palate and the techniques needed to release them. Special attention is focused on the Speno-basilar junction & remedying possible dysfunction at this, the “keystone of the cranium.”

Completion of this level provides the “missing links” to unlocking the cranium & face. A must for anyone who deals with the consequences of trauma to the face or head. An easy to follow protocol is provided, which, coupled with ample “hands-on” practice time, assures confidence in utilizing these techniques the day after class.
Manuals are provided on USB drive unless otherwise arranged with the instructor.

Please bring: Will be outlined in your registration confirmation letter once payment is processed.
395.00
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3048
Title: Empowering Anatomy Refresher
Subject: 12 CE Contact Hours
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: Saturday - Sunday, August 02-03, 2014 Sat: 9am - 6pm / Sun: 9am - 1pm
Tuition: $220.00
Instructor: Angie Reiter
12 CE Contact Hours
Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday - Sunday, August 02-03, 2014 Sat: 9am - 6pm / Sun: 9am - 1pm
Saturday - Sunday, August 02-03, 2014 Sat: 9am - 6pm / Sun: 9am - 1pm
8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Angie Reiter
Tuition:
$220.00

Course Details
12 CE contact hours  NCBTMB Provider # 451248-10

This refresher course is designed for a practitioner already familiar with the names and general locations of the muscles and bones of the body that wants to gain greater anatomical specificity while palpating muscles.  Course participants will receive a lecture on key terminology and principals of palpation.  The muscles that will be addressed include the majority of the superficial muscles and some of the deep muscles of the axial and appendicular body.  

Course participants will receive tableside assistance while drawing the muscles on each other (with non-toxic water color crayons) and performing resistive range of motion exercises for each muscle covered in the course.  It is strongly suggested that students review general locations of muscles and specific locations of bony landmarks prior to class.  A list of bony landmarks is available upon request.

Prerequisites:  This course is open to all LMTs and health care practitioners who wish to learn more on the topic.  Participants should be already familiar with the names and general locations of the muscles and bones.

Please bring:  Bring 1 set of sheets, unscented oil/cream, and note taking supplies.  Wear comfortable clothing and supportive footwear.
220.00
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Angie Reiter
Angela Reiter is a graduate from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, and has practiced professionally since 1994, as well as instructed for Cortiva Institute in Chicago. Before relocating to Arizona she owned a spa and a private practice offering clinical massage therapy to those suffering from chronic discomfort or pain. She is proficient in myofascial Release, trigger point therapy, sports massage and pregnancy massage as well as a blend of many other modalities. Angela is certified with the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Her teaching style is innovative and inspiring while creating a safe and healthy environment for acquiring knowledge and comprehension.
LMT
3068
Title: PNF (Proprioceptor Nerve Facilitation)
Subject: After 7/03/2014 tuition will be $125
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: Sunday, August 03, 2014 ; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition: $99.00
Instructor: Tammy Roecker
After 7/03/2014 tuition will be $125
Scottsdale, AZ
Sunday, August 03, 2014 ; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 03, 2014 ; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Tammy Roecker
Tuition:
$99.00

Course Details
8 CE Contact Hours, NCBTMB Provider # 451668-11

This PNF (Proprioceptor Nerve Facilitation) one day seminar will teach you some safe and easy to use tools, for when problem areas arise that can’t be solved with massage alone. You’ll be able to help your clients prevent soreness and injuries, while improving performance and blood flow.  Students will learn how to combine PNF techniques with their current knowledge of friction, to release fibrotic tissue.  Students will learn when to stretch and when to strengthen. Students will also learn the difference between PNF and some other types of facilitated stretching such as, Active Isolated Stretching, Muscle Energy Technique, and Reciprocal Inhibition.  

Prerequisites: Designed for massage therapists, that have graduated from a 500 or more hour program, or other health related professional with an understanding of anatomy. Any other bodywork students and practitioners seeking the theoretical understanding to safely adapt their own protocols and techniques to pregnancy's demands may be allowed with prior authorization.

Required Class Materials: Students need to bring a set of sheets and wear or bring comfortable clothing for practical portion of class.


99.00
52647128
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Tammy Roecker
Tammy Roecker has been an Arizona State Licensed Massage Therapist, Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and active member of the American Massage Therapy Association for over 20 years with additional certifications in Pre/Peri-Natal Massage, as well as being a Certified Personal Trainer through AFAA with extra training in Perinatal Fitness.  She is also Certified as a Birth Doula, and Childbirth Educator through Nurturing Hearts Birth Services of AZ.  She has a history as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Trainer for 10 years before forming her own organization. Although she works with all ages and types of people, and has a wide range of continuing education in everything from Rolfing to Reiki, her favorite work is Perinatal Massage and helping families bond.  She strives to inform and empower women and their families, so that through nurturing touch and compassionate dialogue, these families will have an environment to maximize that infant’s potential and encourage family bonding that will last a lifetime, as well as, creating a more peaceful society.
CE Instructor
3044
Title: Basic Sports Massage: Principles and Techniques including Injury Evaluation
Subject: 7 CE Contact Hours
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 9am - 4pm
Tuition: $140.00
Instructor: Patrick Davis
7 CE Contact Hours
Scottsdale, AZ
Sunday, August 3, 2014  9am - 4pm
Sunday, August 3, 2014 9am - 4pm
8/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Patrick Davis
Tuition:
$140.00

Course Details
7 CE contact hours, NCBTMB Provider # 451248-10

This course presents a general framework for basic sports massage protocols and injury assessment, neurological considerations, and special tests.  Course participants will gain knowledge in the following sports massage components: Pre, Intra, Post Event, Sports-specific maintenance massage considerations, cramp relief protocols, injury assessment, and special tests.  Additional considerations discussed in this course will include precautions, contraindications, intake, documentation, and hydro/cryo-therapy integration.  This course assumes course participants have a solid understanding of neuromuscular, circulatory, lymphatic, myofascial systems, and the physiology of healing and inflammation.

Prerequisites: This course is open to LMTs and students of massage therapy who wish to learn more on the topic.

Please bring: Bring a set of linens, lotion or cream, something to write with, comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.
140.00
52647050
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Patrick Davis
Patrick Davis holds a degree in clinical massage therapy and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over ten years. Patrick has taught for 8 years and has served as a Clinic Supervisor, Departmental Chair and Clinic Director. His focus is on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuromuscular_therapy" target="_blank">Neuromuscular Therapy</a>, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. His private practice includes a history of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and amateur and professional sporting teams.
LMT
3284
Title: Deep Tissue Refresher
Subject:
Location: King of Prussia, PA
Date: August 2nd, 2014 Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition: $150.00
Instructor: Theresa Tobin Macy
King of Prussia, PA
August 2nd, 2014  Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
August 2nd, 2014 Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Theresa Tobin Macy
Tuition:
$150.00

Course Details
7 CE contact hours

This course is designed to focus on the skillful application of myofascial and soft tissue techniques that will allow deeper access to the fascia and muscular layers of the body. This comprehensive combination and layering of techniques will create long term results and generate a greater sense of relief from chronic muscular tension. Chronic muscular tension patterns can reduce blood flow and restrict the removal of metabolic wastes, resulting in pain and loss of function. Typical superficial and passive massage techniques often do not provide the desired relief; this can be frustrating for the client as well as the therapist and it can actually cause more reflexive muscular tension. The practitioner will learn treatment strategies that are direct, purposeful, and easy to apply with the intended purpose of releasing these muscular tension patterns. The practicing therapist will learn how to use:  tissue recognition, myofascial release, cross-fiber friction, passive movement, neurological inhibition, breath and positioning to enhance the overall effectiveness of each technique. The ultimate goal is reaching the desired treatment outcome, securing longevity and feeling a sense of personal satisfaction from bodywork that is ‘practitioner friendly’ and effortless to apply.

Prerequisites:  This course is open to massage therapists who with to learn more on the topic.

Please bring:  1 set of sheets, face cradle cover, pillow w/pillowcase, hand towel, unscented lotion/cream, and note taking supplies.
150.00
52647079
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Theresa Tobin Macy
Theresa is a graduate of the Professional Massage Therapy Program at Cortiva.  Upon graduating, Theresa complemented her 20 years of experience in dental healthcare practice management with a clinical certification in Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy. Together she and her business partner formed Advanced Corrective Therapies, a multi-therapist corrective spa in New Jersey.  She is an instructor of the massage therapy and musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology courses.  Theresa is also an instructor of a post-graduate class at the Pfrimmer Institute and serves as the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy.
PDMT
2934
Title: Professional Ethics
Subject:
Location: King of Prussia, PA
Date: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition: $130.00
Instructor: Theresa Tobin Macy
King of Prussia, PA
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
Theresa Tobin Macy
Tuition:
$130.00

Course Details
6 CE hours

In the rapidly expanding field of massage therapy, concerns regarding ethical behavior and practice are also on the rise.  Given the intimate setting of bodywork, it is crucial to establish a safe environment and a clear understanding between client and therapist as to what is expected. Therapists must also be able to effectively communicate within the parameters of each individual's unique personality, including their own.

The intent of this workshop is to define the broad scope of ethics, empower each therapist with their own personal Code of Ethics, and explore possible ethical situations which will challenge participants to make good decisions as to how they respond.

Prerequisites:  This course is open to massage therapists and students of massage therapy who wish to learn more on the topic.

Please bring:  Note taking supplies.
130.00
52647082
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Theresa Tobin Macy
Theresa is a graduate of the Professional Massage Therapy Program at Cortiva.  Upon graduating, Theresa complemented her 20 years of experience in dental healthcare practice management with a clinical certification in Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy. Together she and her business partner formed Advanced Corrective Therapies, a multi-therapist corrective spa in New Jersey.  She is an instructor of the massage therapy and musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology courses.  Theresa is also an instructor of a post-graduate class at the Pfrimmer Institute and serves as the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy.
PDMT
3105
Title: Qigong/Tai Chi - Beginner
Subject:
Location: Wall Township, NJ
Date: Wednesdays, Aug 6 to Sept 10, 2014 3pm to 5pm
Tuition: $225.00
Instructor: John Mercurio
Wall Township, NJ
Wednesdays, Aug 6 to Sept 10, 2014  3pm to 5pm
Wednesdays, Aug 6 to Sept 10, 2014 3pm to 5pm
8/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
John Mercurio
Tuition:
$225.00

Course Details
12 Contact CE hours
This 6-week class combines gentle movements, deep breathing and focused intention, this integral style of Qigong/Tai chi's great appeal is that everyone can benefit regardless of age or level of fitness.  This class will focus on developing a practice that maintains optimum health and well-being.  Regular practice can help reduce stress, improve balance, increase stamina, and enhance the immune system.  Training includes Beginner Integral Qigong/Tai Chi student manual, history and benfits of Qigong/Tai Chi, guidelines for practice, four warm-ups, eight movements, self applied massage, and guided meditation.  Participants will learn how to perform Integral Qigong/Tai Chi safely and effectively.  

Participant will also receive a certificate of completion.

Class will meet once per week for 6 weeks.
225.00
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John Mercurio
John Mercurio – Owner of Advanced Wellness Consultants LLC, has been providing stress management services for the past 20 years for individuals and groups in the private, corporate and healthcare fields.  John is a Reiki Master Instructor, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hypnocounselor (NJ), Licensed Massage Therapist, Workshop Leader and Certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor.  John has dedicated his professional life to enlightening and empowering individuals simply to make better choices in their lives in regards to their health and well being. John integrates a wide array of modalities along with passion, commitment and integrity to provide his clients the tools necessary to reduce stress and live their lives to the fullest potential.
 
 
 
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Professional Ethics for Bodyworkers

6 CE contact hours / NCBTMB approved
Subject: Sports Therapy

In the rapidly expanding field of massage therapy, concerns regarding ethical behavior and practice are also on the rise. Given the intimate setting of bodywork, it is crucial to establish a safe environment and a clear understanding between client and therapist as to what is expected. Therapists must also be able to effectively communicate within the parameters of each individual's unique personality, including their own.

The intent of this workshop is to define the broad scope of ethics, empower each therapist with their own personal Code of Ethics, and explore possible ethical situations which will challenge participants to make good decisions as to how they respond.

Prerequisites:
Class is open to all message therapy students and LMTs.

Please Bring:
Writing utensil, paper.

Instructor:
Marelda Rodrigues has been practicing massage for 10 years and is licensed in New York and Illinois. Her specialized training includes Neuromuscular Therapy, Pregnancy and Infant Massage, Amma (Asian) Massage, Thai Massage, Spa Therapies and Bamboossage. She built her experience working in spas, at events, with chiropractors and through private practice. She also has a background in adult education and curriculum design and delivery. Marelda is an adjunct faculty member at Cortiva Institute — Chicago. Also, in addition to her massage practice located in downtown Evanston, she is designing wellness programs and workshops geared towards de-stressing on the go and teaching clients about investing in wellness early for lifelong gains.

Location
Chicago Loop

Date & Time
2 day course
Friday, June 11, 2010
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday, June 12, 2010
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor
Kristen Hovious

Tuition
$130

Professional Ethics for Bodyworkers

6 CE contact hours / NCBTMB approved
Subject: Sports Therapy

In the rapidly expanding field of massage therapy, concerns regarding ethical behavior and practice are also on the rise. Given the intimate setting of bodywork, it is crucial to establish a safe environment and a clear understanding between client and therapist as to what is expected. Therapists must also be able to effectively communicate within the parameters of each individual's unique personality, including their own.

The intent of this workshop is to define the broad scope of ethics, empower each therapist with their own personal Code of Ethics, and explore possible ethical situations which will challenge participants to make good decisions as to how they respond.

Prerequisites:
Class is open to all message therapy students and LMTs.

Please Bring:
Writing utensil, paper.

Instructor:
Marelda Rodrigues has been practicing massage for 10 years and is licensed in New York and Illinois. Her specialized training includes Neuromuscular Therapy, Pregnancy and Infant Massage, Amma (Asian) Massage, Thai Massage, Spa Therapies and Bamboossage. She built her experience working in spas, at events, with chiropractors and through private practice. She also has a background in adult education and curriculum design and delivery. Marelda is an adjunct faculty member at Cortiva Institute — Chicago. Also, in addition to her massage practice located in downtown Evanston, she is designing wellness programs and workshops geared towards de-stressing on the go and teaching clients about investing in wellness early for lifelong gains.

Location
Chicago Loop

Date & Time
2 day course
Friday, June 11, 2010
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday, June 12, 2010
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor
Kristen Hovious

Tuition
$130

Professional Ethics for Bodyworkers

6 CE contact hours / NCBTMB approved
Subject: Sports Therapy

In the rapidly expanding field of massage therapy, concerns regarding ethical behavior and practice are also on the rise. Given the intimate setting of bodywork, it is crucial to establish a safe environment and a clear understanding between client and therapist as to what is expected. Therapists must also be able to effectively communicate within the parameters of each individual's unique personality, including their own.

The intent of this workshop is to define the broad scope of ethics, empower each therapist with their own personal Code of Ethics, and explore possible ethical situations which will challenge participants to make good decisions as to how they respond.

Prerequisites:
Class is open to all message therapy students and LMTs.

Please Bring:
Writing utensil, paper.

Instructor:
Marelda Rodrigues has been practicing massage for 10 years and is licensed in New York and Illinois. Her specialized training includes Neuromuscular Therapy, Pregnancy and Infant Massage, Amma (Asian) Massage, Thai Massage, Spa Therapies and Bamboossage. She built her experience working in spas, at events, with chiropractors and through private practice. She also has a background in adult education and curriculum design and delivery. Marelda is an adjunct faculty member at Cortiva Institute — Chicago. Also, in addition to her massage practice located in downtown Evanston, she is designing wellness programs and workshops geared towards de-stressing on the go and teaching clients about investing in wellness early for lifelong gains.

Location
Chicago Loop

Date & Time
2 day course
Friday, June 11, 2010
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday, June 12, 2010
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor
Kristen Hovious

Tuition
$130

Professional Ethics for Bodyworkers

6 CE contact hours / NCBTMB approved
Subject: Sports Therapy

In the rapidly expanding field of massage therapy, concerns regarding ethical behavior and practice are also on the rise. Given the intimate setting of bodywork, it is crucial to establish a safe environment and a clear understanding between client and therapist as to what is expected. Therapists must also be able to effectively communicate within the parameters of each individual's unique personality, including their own.

The intent of this workshop is to define the broad scope of ethics, empower each therapist with their own personal Code of Ethics, and explore possible ethical situations which will challenge participants to make good decisions as to how they respond.

Prerequisites:
Class is open to all message therapy students and LMTs.

Please Bring:
Writing utensil, paper.

Instructor:
Marelda Rodrigues has been practicing massage for 10 years and is licensed in New York and Illinois. Her specialized training includes Neuromuscular Therapy, Pregnancy and Infant Massage, Amma (Asian) Massage, Thai Massage, Spa Therapies and Bamboossage. She built her experience working in spas, at events, with chiropractors and through private practice. She also has a background in adult education and curriculum design and delivery. Marelda is an adjunct faculty member at Cortiva Institute — Chicago. Also, in addition to her massage practice located in downtown Evanston, she is designing wellness programs and workshops geared towards de-stressing on the go and teaching clients about investing in wellness early for lifelong gains.

Location
Chicago Loop

Date & Time
2 day course
Friday, June 11, 2010
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday, June 12, 2010
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor
Kristen Hovious

Tuition
$130

Professional Ethics for Bodyworkers

6 CE contact hours / NCBTMB approved
Subject: Sports Therapy

In the rapidly expanding field of massage therapy, concerns regarding ethical behavior and practice are also on the rise. Given the intimate setting of bodywork, it is crucial to establish a safe environment and a clear understanding between client and therapist as to what is expected. Therapists must also be able to effectively communicate within the parameters of each individual's unique personality, including their own.

The intent of this workshop is to define the broad scope of ethics, empower each therapist with their own personal Code of Ethics, and explore possible ethical situations which will challenge participants to make good decisions as to how they respond.

Prerequisites:
Class is open to all message therapy students and LMTs.

Please Bring:
Writing utensil, paper.

Instructor:
Marelda Rodrigues has been practicing massage for 10 years and is licensed in New York and Illinois. Her specialized training includes Neuromuscular Therapy, Pregnancy and Infant Massage, Amma (Asian) Massage, Thai Massage, Spa Therapies and Bamboossage. She built her experience working in spas, at events, with chiropractors and through private practice. She also has a background in adult education and curriculum design and delivery. Marelda is an adjunct faculty member at Cortiva Institute — Chicago. Also, in addition to her massage practice located in downtown Evanston, she is designing wellness programs and workshops geared towards de-stressing on the go and teaching clients about investing in wellness early for lifelong gains.

Location
Chicago Loop

Date & Time
2 day course
Friday, June 11, 2010
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday, June 12, 2010
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor
Kristen Hovious

Tuition
$130