Cortiva Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider. The school strives to provide training and support that enhances the skills and experience of massage therapists.

Please note that most of our courses require that you are a licensed health care provider.

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4205
Title: Thai Massage on the Table
Subject:
Location: Tampa/St. Pete, FL
Date: April 1 & 2, 2017, 9am to 4pm
Tuition: $229.00
Instructor: Susan Farhat
Tampa/St. Pete, FL
April 1 & 2, 2017, 9am to 4pm
April 1 & 2, 2017, 9am to 4pm
4/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
Susan Farhat
Tuition:
$229.00

Course Details
April 1 & 2, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm each day
12 CE hours
$229

This extended, hands-on workshop will allow you to adapt traditional Thai techniques to be used on the massage table, explaining in-depth the uses and benefits of Table Thai. These techniques will add variety to your table based practice and can be beneficial for your clients, especially in assisting athletes improve flexibility and performance.  

Please bring massage linens and a pillow.  Wear comfortable clothing.
229.00
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Susan Farhat
Susan Farhat has been a licensed therapist since 2002. She started out working along side a Sports Medicine team and now maintains her own private clientele. She has been an Instructor at Sarasota School of Massage and Therapy since 2005. Susan owns Kinetic Sports Massage and Therapy which merges her lifelong love of massage therapy and her newer passion for Triathlon training and competition. This path has led her to work with clients who share a dedication to athletics and have experienced the undeniable benefits of massage therapy when integrated with fitness. Her passion for endurance sports has also led her to develop continuing education courses for wellness professionals.
4203
Title: Reiki I
Subject:
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9am to 6pm
Tuition: $175.00
Instructor: Eileen Dey
Seattle, WA
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9am to 6pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9am to 6pm
4/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
Eileen Dey
Tuition:
$175.00

Course Details
Sunday, April 2, 2017
9:00am to 6:00pm
8 CE hours
$175

Connect with the healing energy of Reiki (pronounced Ray-key), the ancient Japanese method of stress reduction and relaxation.  Learn how this simple yet profound technique can be used for reducing pain, relieving tensions and helping to bring balance to one's body and mind.  

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:
• Reduce stress, relieve pain and promote clarity in their lives.
• Understand the theories of how energy healing works as well as the history of  the Reiki system.
• Learn how to give and receive mini Reiki sessions
• Receive attunements (energy meditations) to enhance their ability to work with the healing energy.
• Incorporate the practice of Reiki into other systems such as massage, yoga, meditation or Pilates.

Please bring massage linens.
175.00
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Eileen Dey
Eileen Dey, M.A. is a registered counselor and Usui Reiki master teacher in private practice in Seattle.  She has been practicing and teaching the art of Reiki for over 14 years across the U.S. and is the founder/director of the only WA state certified vocational school of Reiki, The Reiki Training Program and its alumni and professional networking organization, The Reiki Fellowship.  She has been featured on Expertvillage.com as the 'Voice of Reiki' and has produced several guided meditation CD's.  She teaches classes through the University of WA and local community colleges and currently runs a training program with the Veteran's Center of Seattle.  For further details please visit: www.reikitrainingprogram.com.
3030
Title: Table Thai Herbal Poultice Massage
Subject: 25 CE Contact Hrs
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: Friday - Sunday, April 7-9, 2017 Fri: 4pm - 9pm/Sat & Sun: 8am - 7pm (both days)
Tuition: $400.00
Instructor: Robert Van Overdijk
25 CE Contact Hrs
Scottsdale, AZ
Friday - Sunday, April 7-9, 2017 Fri: 4pm - 9pm/Sat & Sun: 8am - 7pm (both days)
Friday - Sunday, April 7-9, 2017 Fri: 4pm - 9pm/Sat & Sun: 8am - 7pm (both days)
4/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Robert Van Overdijk
Tuition:
$400.00

Course Details
25 CE contact hours, NCBTMB provider # 450197-06

This course begins with a brief history of Traditional Thai Massage, a description of the cultural and religious aspects of its development, and its current practice in Thailand. Course attendees will learn the Thai Sen (meridian) lines, how Thai Massage has been modified for the table, including contraindications and precautions. Basic client massage techniques and positioning, such as the use of hot Thai herbal compresses and working acupressure points to promote the healing process (including the order of the steps in the protocol) are demonstrated and practiced by course participants. Participants will also learn how to choose a harmonious combination of herbs based on factors that will include the type of treatment, the mental effects of certain aromas, and client preferences. Thai herbal compresses can be an easy, effective add-on to a massage session, for both spa-massage therapists and those in private practice. Prerequisites: This course is open to massage therapists and body workers that wish to learn more on the topic. Please bring: Two set of sheets and massage oil. Participants must separately purchase an Herbal ball (one for $10 or two for $15), from the instructor at the start of this course.
400.00
82871954
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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
4248
Title: Lotions and Potions: integrating liniments and herbal soaks for chronic pain management and sports i
Subject:
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Monday April 10, 2017
Tuition: $105.00
Instructor: Alex Bailey
Chicago, IL
Monday April 10, 2017
Monday April 10, 2017
4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
Alex Bailey
Tuition:
$105.00

Course Details
Monday April 10, 2017 5 ce hours 10am-3pm

In this course therapists will learn the importance of utilizing topicals to help facilitate their work and speed up the healing process.

We will discuss the different medicinal properties in topicals for the different stages of healing in both western and Chinese herbs highligting some of the most popular formulas used by both massage therapists and acupuncturists. Therapists will learn the differences between balms, liniments, compresses, herbal heat/cold packs and when best to use them through case study discussion.

There will be a lab and practice applications utilizing different topicals for therapists.

What to bring: Set of sheets and note taking supplies
105.00
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Alex Bailey
Alex Bailey has been practicing manual therapy for 10 years with a focus on clinical applications in the realm of sports and orthopedics. In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, Alex has a Masters of Science in Exercise Science and a personal training certification with Sports Performance/Rehabilitation and Corrective Exercise specializations. He also holds advance certifications in Thai Massage and Zen Shiatsu, combining eastern and western modalities when applicable.

Currently, he maintains a private practice in the city and also serves as adjunct faculty at the Cortiva Institute.
4204
Title: Reiki II
Subject:
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9am tp 6pm
Tuition: $225.00
Instructor: Eileen Dey
Seattle, WA
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9am tp 6pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9am tp 6pm
4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
Eileen Dey
Tuition:
$225.00

Course Details
Sunday, April 9, 2017
9:00am to 6:00pm
8 CE hours
$225

With the foundation of Level 1 the Reiki student will be able to increase the flow of energy, address mental and emotional issues requiring healing and send the Universal life force energy to someone at a distance. You will learn the ancient Reiki symbols and experience how they work to help situations and symptoms change to more positive outcomes. (Prerequisite- Reiki 1.)

Please bring massage linens.
225.00
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Eileen Dey
Eileen Dey, M.A. is a registered counselor and Usui Reiki master teacher in private practice in Seattle.  She has been practicing and teaching the art of Reiki for over 14 years across the U.S. and is the founder/director of the only WA state certified vocational school of Reiki, The Reiki Training Program and its alumni and professional networking organization, The Reiki Fellowship.  She has been featured on Expertvillage.com as the 'Voice of Reiki' and has produced several guided meditation CD's.  She teaches classes through the University of WA and local community colleges and currently runs a training program with the Veteran's Center of Seattle.  For further details please visit: www.reikitrainingprogram.com.
4254
Title: Introduction to The L.I.F.T. Method: Ligament Influenced Fascial Technique
Subject:
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6pm to 8pm
Tuition: $50.00
Instructor: JoAnn Kovaly
Seattle, WA
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6pm to 8pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6pm to 8pm
4/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
JoAnn Kovaly
Tuition:
$50.00

Course Details
Thursday, April 13, 2017
6pm to 8pm
2 CE hours
$50

Come join us for a 2 CE NCBTMB introduction to The L.I.F.T. Method:  Ligament Influenced Fascial Technique.  LIFT fascial testing evaluation and ligament stimulation techniques offer a road map to efficient, pain free and gentle treatment.  Ligaments are sensory organs that affect joint, muscle and fascial range of motion and function.  LIFT ligament stimulation restores fascial bio-tensegrity creating easy pain free movement.  Take home techniques that you can put to work immediately in your practice.  With this class, we are offering a 15% discount for your next LIFT class experience (must register for class by October 31, 2017).

Please bring massage linens and clothing that is easy to move in.  Jeans are not a good idea.
50.00
82871990
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JoAnn Kovaly
JoAnn Kovaly, LMP, PMA-CPT (MA60132961) changed careers in 1999 to follow her passion in helping people achieve their fitness and health goals utilizing classical Pilates.  She opened her studio, Body Shoppe Therapies, in 2000. JoAnn is a Pilates Method Alliance “Original Certified” Trainer. While teaching Pilates, she continued her education with massage and manual therapy.  The L.I.F.T. Method is an evolution of many manual therapy techniques including Neuromuscular Re-education, MAT, MLT and Myofascial Length Testing.  JoAnn loves teaching and sharing The L.I.F.T. Method approach to function and good health with clients and other practitioners.
Developer of The LIFT method
3143
Title: Massage for Migraines
Subject:
Location: King of Prussia, PA
Date: Saturday April 15, 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuition: $175.00
Instructor: Anthony Guglielmo
King of Prussia, PA
Saturday April 15, 2017,  9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday April 15, 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm
4/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Anthony Guglielmo
Tuition:
$175.00

Course Details
7 CE Contact hours

This is a lecture and hands-on class that will help participants assist patients in reducing migraine headache intensity, frequency, and reduce the need and use of pain medication through massage and life style changes that can be the cumulative cause of the migraines.
Participants will learn to assess the patients needs, provide a treatment plan, understand the anatomy of a migraine and traditional methods of treating them.
Those attending will see that massage therapists can influence positive results for their patients, helping them to return to regular routines and reclaim their lives.

Please bring: Sheet, towel, oil/lotion/creme
175.00
82872011
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Anthony Guglielmo
Anthony Guglielmo LMT – was Nationally Certified with the NCBTMB in 1995 and a NYS licensed massage therapist since 1996. As a graduate of the Swedish Institute, his practice includes working with many MD’s and Physicians handling a wide variety of medical conditions that Massage Therapy can be of great assistance. He has been a guest lecturer to medical students and Professors at Cornell University and Tufts University discussing the benefits of Massage Therapy. Anthony is also an author of medical papers and the internationally selling book “The Walrus on My Table” discussing his experiences of Massage Therapy on animals. In addition to his private practice he is a partner with Cancer Treatment Centers of America working with those dealing with and surviving cancer treatments. Anthony has been providing continuing education classes on a variety of topics to help pass on the knowledge gained over the past 21 years and nearly 40,000 treatments.
4256
Title: Prenatal Massage: From Conception through Postpartum
Subject:
Location: King of Prussia, PA
Date: Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, 2017 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuition: $350.00
Instructor: Cara Drescher
King of Prussia, PA
Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, 2017 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, 2017 9:00am-5:00pm
4/18/2017 12:00:00 AM
Cara Drescher
Tuition:
$350.00

Course Details
14 CEUs

The year of pregnancy and postpartum can be quite trying both mentally and physically. Many women experience physical ailments such as swollen feet, back pain, hip issues and more. A common concern among pregnancy women is emotional distress as well. Massage during and just after pregnancy can help reduce pain and stress by creating a calming effect as well as help to relieve pain. This course is intended to provide students with a greater knowledge of pregnancy and how it affects women in both a physical and emotional way. Students will leave this course feeling confident in working with pregnant clients and providing them safe and comfortable treatment during and just after their pregnancy.

Supplies:
Paper, Pen or Pencil, Set of massage sheets, Massage Cream/Oil/Lotion/Gel (student's preference), 2 large pillows with pillowcases (twin, queen or king size is fine), body pillow if available (with pillowcase), 2-5 throw pillows.  Manual will be provided.
350.00
82872032
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Cara Drescher
Cara B. Drescher is a Pennsylvania Licensed & Board Certified Massage Therapist and Nationally Certified Continuing Education Provider with 15 years of experience.  She graduated from the National Massage Therapy Institute in Philadelphia, PA in early 2002. In addition to her work as a massage therapist and educator, Cara is also a Pennsylvania licensed Esthetician & Makeup Artist with 14 years of experience in skin care.
4191
Title: Table Thai/Herbal Poultice Massage 2017 Spring
Subject: Table Thai/Herbal Poultice Massage 2017 Spring
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: 04/21-23/2017 Fri 4-9pm Sat/Sun 8-6:30pm
Tuition: $400.00
Instructor: Robert Van Overdijk
Table Thai/Herbal Poultice Massage 2017 Spring
Tucson, AZ
04/21-23/2017  Fri 4-9pm Sat/Sun 8-6:30pm
04/21-23/2017 Fri 4-9pm Sat/Sun 8-6:30pm
4/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
Robert Van Overdijk
Tuition:
$400.00

Course Details
25 CE contact hours, NCBTMB provider # 450197-06

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday April 19, 2017
Note: Minimum registration must be met by this date to ensure class will run.

This course begins with a brief history of Traditional Thai Massage, a description of the cultural and religious aspects of its development, and its current practice in Thailand. Course attendees will learn the Thai Sen (meridian) lines, how Thai Massage has been modified for the table, including contraindications and precautions. Basic client massage techniques and positioning, such as the use of hot Thai herbal compresses and working acupressure points to promote the healing process (including the order of the steps in the protocol) are demonstrated and practiced by course participants.  

Participants will also learn how to choose a harmonious combination of herbs based on factors that will include the type of treatment, the mental effects of certain aromas, and client preferences. Thai herbal compresses can be an easy, effective add-on to a massage session, for both spa-massage therapists and those in private practice.

Prerequisites:  This course is open to massage therapists and body workers that wish to learn more on the topic.

Please bring:  Two set of sheets and massage oil.  Participants must separately purchase an Herbal ball (one for $10 or two for $15), from the instructor at the start of this course.

400.00
82871957
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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
4180
Title: Infant/Pediatric Massage for NICU/Medically Fragile Babies-8CE
Subject: Infant/Pediatric Massage for NICU/Medically Fragile Babies-8CE
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: 04/23/2017 8am-5pm
Tuition: $175.00
Instructor: Tammy Roecker
Infant/Pediatric Massage for NICU/Medically Fragile Babies-8CE
Tucson, AZ
04/23/2017 8am-5pm
04/23/2017 8am-5pm
4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Tammy Roecker
Tuition:
$175.00

Course Details
Infant/Pediatric Massage for NICU/Medically Fragile Babies-8CE

Course Description:  This is an advanced course for licensed massage therapists, or other health care professionals who have not previously been trained in the NICU or Medically Fragile babies.  Students will learn:
• Specific contraindications and medical concerns of the premature or ill newborn
• The benefits of infant massage and early bonding
• Evidenced-based research
• To help NICU parents with observing, communicating, and bonding with their infants through nurturing touch  
• To work with other hospital staff, parents of the NICU, NICU protocol, and specific adaptations for babies born early, or with medical conditions.
• To identify the different behavioral states and Cues
• Transitions for special needs, including Autism, Down’s syndrome, hearing and visual impairments
• To help parents transition home and teach them additional infant massage techniques

Learning Objectives:
• Students will be able recite the benefits, and current research of infant/pediatric massage
• Students will be able to list applicable infant behavioral states and cues in the NICU
• Students will be able to list the contraindications, safety measures and guidelines of infant/pediatric massage
• Students will be able to perform touch therapy for medically fragile
• Students will be able to teach parents and caregivers how to safely touch their babies
• Students will be able to understand how pregnancy, labor and the immediate hours following birth affect bonding and attachment, and how infant massage can be a necessary tool
• Students will be able to apply adaptations and transitions for infants premature/NICU/critical care
• Students will understand the emotional states of parents of NICU babies
Required Class Materials: Students need to bring a doll about the size of a premature baby with a soft body and hard hands and feet, a towel, blanket and water bottle.  If possible, identify a parent/baby (3-9mo) to volunteer from 1:30-2:30pm for the parenting class the students will be teaching. Paper and pen.
175.00
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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.
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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