Promoting Health with Massage: A Seasonal Approach is a course designed to freshen your thinking about combining styles of massage with adjunct therapies for optimal effectiveness in keeping your clients healthy. Your instructor will combine western massage techniques with techniques rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The course will offer review of acupressure meridians, anatomical structures associated with the meridians, hands on work with fellow students both days of the workshop, and use of adjunct therapies as is appropriate for the season you are studying such as warm stones, cryotherapies, and use of essential oils. The classes are well paced, good natured and lively and will be accessible to the beginner and the seasoned professional. These courses stand alone from each other. You can take them in any order and there are no prerequisites.
SUMMER: PROMOTING HEALTH WITH MASSAGE: A SEASONAL APPROACH. In this course we will explore techniques to help the Heart, Small Intestines, and other organs associated with the season of summer according to TCM. We will utilize cooling therapies to counteract summer’s heat and the element of fire.
To reserve your seat, call 540-239-1346
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Beth Kelsey is a LMT and BCMT from Blacksburg VA. She holds a BA from Virginia
Tech, and graduated Summa cum laude from the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga in Blacksburg VA. Beth has maintained a lively and varied private practice in her home town for 14 years and going. She instructs at a massage program in Roanoke part time, and travels around the mid-Atlantic and South teaching continuing education courses on the weekends. Beth’s courses are inclusive, supportive, good-natured, and packed with information. She loves massage therapy and she loves teaching.
These certification classes are unique in that Carmen Thompson offers perspectives on the varying treatment techniques and hand techniques taught by the different schools of thought in MLD. Ms Thomspon has studied and attended classes in the French Chikly techniques, as well as the Vodder and Földi methods.
The 5 day certification course is offered in sections and there is ample time between modules to practice techniques, to study and to come to the next module prepared with applicable questions.
Students will also study manual lymphatic drainage applications for many other indications other than just lymphedema. We study lymphatic organ drainage and full body MLD to stimulate the immune system and to bring relief to many suffering with auto-immune conditions such as lupus, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
This course work is recognized as a MLD/CDP training program by both the National Lymphedema Network and the LANA organization.
90 NCBTMB Approved CEs (45 home study)
Anatomy for Bodyworkers with Dr. James Mally -Upper Body
July 6 – 7
Thursday & Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dr. James Mally is trained as a Naturopathic Doctor, and has been doing massage professionally in many different settings since 1975. He is a graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, and the Lindsey Hopkins School, a 1000 hour massage training program.
Dr. Mally is able to integrate his thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the practice of massage. He has been teaching massage certification programs since 1979, and was the owner and director of Healing Arts Institute in Citrus Heights, California for 21 years.
Anatomy for Bodyworkers with Dr. James Mally -Lower Body
July 8 – 9
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
For both Upper and Lower Body classes the cost is $525