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    • March 01, 2019
    • January 01, 2020
    • Please visit revsquared.ca for course information


    Do you struggle to create enough clients for your health care practice? Then Get Clients Now! ™ may be the solution you've been looking for.

    Licensed Get Clients Now Facilitator, Ruth van Vierzen, invites you to learn more about this results-based marketing program for professional service providers.

    What will you get from participating in Get Clients Now!™ 

    • Learn what works best for marketing your health care business.
    • Develop a customized marketing plan that you can use over and over again to grow your client base.
    • New clients for your business during and after the marketing program!

    Want to know more? Visit: https://www.revsquared.ca/getclientsnow/

    When you visit the page, it's recommended that you do 3 things:

    1. Fill in the form to get notified of upcoming workshop dates
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    • August 23, 2019
    • August 26, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • ICT Northumberland, 5th Floor, 1888 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3J 3J8

    Thai Stretch Massage: Foundations (Level One)

    Date: Aug 23rd-Aug 26th 2019 

    Where: ICT Northumberland, 5th Floor, 1888 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3J 3J8

    Website: http://www.thaistretchmassage.com/

    Investment: $600.00 includes manual and use of equipment and a %5 discount on Level 2

    Deposit: $50.00 non-refundable final payment due on or before course date

    Payable: Cash, email transfer or credit card

    • At the end of the class the equipment will be available for purchase
    • Preordering mats will result in a discount
    • To reserve your place or for more information contact: Tanja @ 514-632-7455 or email tanjaiwellnesscenter@gmail.com 

    Description

    Learn an ancient form of healing for and an effective and therapeutic technique for deep relief of muscle tension.

    Language

    This course will be taught in English but French translations/manuals can be provided upon request.

    Prerequisite

    This course is open to anyone with previous massage experience and who is in good health.

    Objective

    In this 32-hour 1st level class, students are introduced to the practice of Thai Stretch Massage.

    Based on the foundation of Thai Massage and Jap-Sen massage, Thai Stretch massage combines stretching techniques from Northern Thailand along and Southern Thailand for the perfect blend of healing and bodywork.

    Through demonstration and hands-on practice you'll learn a 90 minute flow.

    You'll be actively giving and receiving massages for the optimum first hand experience. Having successfully completed the training, you'll be confident to perform a number of beneficial maneuvers in total security.

    As well, you will learn how to modify the flow according to the client's needs. A handbook with photos and full description of techniques will be provided

    Content

    • History of Thai massage
    • The four foundations of Thai Stretch Therapy (awareness, body mechanics, movement and-massage techniques)
    • Side postures
    • Effortless and smooth transitions between postures
    • An Introduction to contraindications and safety
    • August 23, 2019
    • October 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • TBD

    Foundations in Acupuncture

    Hours: 250 (Class time of 16 days for 4 weeks with case studies and assignments)

    Investment: $ 3500.00 CAD (See Below)

    More Information: www.collegeofacupuncture.com

    Foundations in Acupuncture Highlights

    • Understanding of Qi and its effects on the body
    • Application of the laws and the five elements
    • Understanding of primary channels, and specific points
    • Treat musculoskeletal conditions and pain
    • Know and apply acupuncture assessments
    • Understand Chinese philosophy of treatment
    • Application of Moxibustion, Cupping, and Electro-Acupuncture
    • Auricular, Scalp and Hand Acupunctures in treatment protocols

    Length: 16 days in class divided into 4 sessions (9am-5pm.) and case studies.

    Course Costs:  
    $3500 CAD

    Price includes course notes and class supplies.
    10% discount for full payment 60 days prior to the start of class.
    5% discount for full time students and recent graduates.
    $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your position in the course.
    If the course is cancelled from these course dates, the deposit will be refunded.

    Installment Plan:  
    Payment is due at the start of each module. 

    A module is considered 4 days; usually Friday through Monday.
    Extended Weekend Course (four days once a month) $750 per module

    Foundations Course Objectives

    Prerequisites:  All of the professions listed under the Ontario RHPA meet the entrance criteria including: Physician, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, Chiropractor, Veterinarian, Registered Massage Therapist & Naturopath.

    Instructors:   Shenan Hartwell R.Ac, RMT & Tracie Blair B.A.,R.Ac.,R.M.T.

    Upcoming Courses

    Spring 2019, Newfoundland TBD
    Fall 2019, Moncton NB TBD

    • August 25, 2019
    • 10:00 - 13:30
    • CCMH Suite 180, 6960 Mumford Road, Box 0180, Mumford Professional Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3L 4P1

    Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization: Introduction

    • Who: Cleo Tetrault
    • What: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
    • When: August 25, 2019, 10AM – 1:30PM (3.5 Hours Primary Category A)
    • Where: CCMH
      Suite 180, 6960 Mumford Road
      PO Box 0180, Mumford Professional Centre
      Halifax, NS B3L 4P1
    • Practitioner Rate: $100 (RMT or recent graduate)
    • Student rate: $50 (must be past 2nd semester of RMT education)

    Course Description

    Learn about Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and how it can benefit your practice, save your hands, improve outcomes and prolong your career. Discussion topic includes definition, basic application, soft tissue healing principles, review of the literature and application in practice. We let you try over 100+ instruments and tools to make your treatments easier and more effective – then you can choose the best option and make an informed decision. Stop with cookie cutter techniques and start critical thinking & application – including active mobilization therapies, foam rolling, fascial cupping/lifting and functional rehab protocols. See how IASTM is an extension of your body that will give you renewed confidence in skills to use in practice.

    Click Register to purchase and for more details


    • August 31, 2019
    • 08:30 - 17:30
    • Lake Milo Aquatic Club, 700 Main Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B5A 1K7


    Date/Time: August 31, 2019 @ 08:30 (8 Hours)
    Investment: $ 290.00 plus Taxes
    Location: Lake Milo Aquatic Club, Yarmouth
    Instructor: Raegan Belliveau

    Ayurvedic massage techniques for the head, neck, shoulders, and arms in the context of a relaxation or therapeutic massage. Some stretching (RMX) is also included in an ayurvedic head massage, as well as warm towel compresses (hydro).

    • In this 8 hour course concentration will be placed on practical Indian Head Massage skills so that students get an immediate return on their investment.
    • Indian Head Massage, also called Champissage or Ayurvedic Head Massage, is a form of massage that is usually applied to the head, neck, shoulders arms and face. 
    • Energetic Marma points are located and massaged to stimulate Prana, or energy flow.
    • Treatments vary in length and can be done directly on the skin or fully clothed.
    • It is a highly portable treatment and appropriate in a lot of situations where clients for some reason cannot lay down on a massage table.
    • A beautiful instructional manual will be provided for reference and certificates of completion will be given.
    • My goal is to ensure a comfortable, warm learning environment, where students feel safe asking me questions and we grow together as colleagues.

    For more information, please reach out to Raegan Belliveau on FaceBook

    • September 07, 2019
    • September 08, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • CCMH, 180-6960 Mumford Road, Mumford Professional Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3L 4P1

    Anterior Ribcage and breast massage

    Investment: $ 450.00 including tax
    Presenter: Ailsa Keppie, BSc (Hon) Physiology, RMT and MFR practitioner
    Registration: to Register please email ailsakeppie@gmail.com

    * A professional approach to treating the breasts and anterior thoracic area.
    * This course is 12 hours over two days.

    Overview

    Treating the anterior ribcage with competency, confidence and professionalism is something that can be incorporated into treatment plans for clients when indicated. As Massage Therapists, we have the possibility to bring awareness and connection to this sensitive area of the body for many people. It is common for emotional and physical trauma, anxiety and shame to get stored in this area of the body especially, and it is necessary to become aware of and have tools for working with this as health professionals. When we are comfortable in working with the breasts and anterior ribcage, we offer clients the possibility to become connected to this area of their body also. Having the knowledge and awareness of different gender issues, surgeries, pre and post partum changes and scar work will greatly enhance the effectiveness of your treatments in general.

    This course will approach working in this area within the scope of Therapeutic massage. It is open to people of all genders, however, if you are male identified, you will need to arrange to have a practice partner with a female body, so as to make sure you have the best learning experience and respect the others in the group. I cannot guarantee a willing partner for the practice portion of the class, as participants comfort level varies on an individual level.

    About the instructor

    Ailsa works as an RMT in Nova Scotia and is in her 10th year of practice. She has taken post graduate training in myofascial release with a women’s health specialization, Somatic psychotherapy training, intimacy education and ethics and boundaries. She is currently completing a two year program in Somatic Sex Education with trauma informed training. Providing the knowledge and skills necessary for RMT’s and other health professionals to offer safe and therapeutic work for the anterior thorax and breasts is an important goal for Ailsa and an important extension of practical knowledge for Massage therapists. 

    Outcomes

    • to have concrete tools for communication, consent and negotiating boundaries with clients when creating and implementing treatment plans for these sensitive areas of the anterior trunk
    • To be aware of trauma responses and somatic stories that may arise when treating these areas of the body
    • To understand and be able to competently perform myofascial release techniques for the breasts, and anterior ribcage
    • To learn to perform myofascial scar release techniques for common scarring found in this area, including breast reductions/augmentation scarring, mastectomy scars and reconstruction, top surgery for genetic reassignment 
    • To review hydrotherapy techniques for treating the breast tissue, including treatments for mastitis, breastfeeding prep and discomfort, and post surgery treatment options
    • To review and practice Swedish massage techniques for the anterior thoracic area
    • To feel confident in offering treatment and professional advice for issues relating to the breasts and anterior thoracic area, within the scope of practice of massage therapy


    • September 18, 2019
    • 09:30
    • September 22, 2019
    • 17:30
    • George Wright House, 989 Young Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 2V9

    Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Seminar One

    Investment

    For the whole training series, seminar 1 through seminar 10 the fee is C$ 10,000.

    The fee for seminar one is C$1,000.

    Registration

    Please Contact Jennifer Wilson at 902 398 3698  or email 

    (jenniferwilsonrmt@gmail.com)

    Details

    Body Intelligence Training offers a 2 year practitioner course in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia for existing health professionals considering adding a new modality to their work as well as individuals wanting to start a career in an exciting and evolving therapy.

    PLEASE NOTE: Participants can attend the first seminar without committing to the full course. This seminar is an introduction into basic contact skills and relating to biodynamic movements and will provide an opportunity to experience the approach and appreciate the extent of the curriculum.

    For more information please visit:

    https://www.bodyintelligence.com/


    • September 19, 2019
    • September 22, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • TBA, please check website listed



    CS2: CranioSacral Therapy II

    Instructor: Michael Morgan

    Investment:

    $1,029.25 (USD)

    CEUs: Primary Category A

    More Information:

     http://shop.iahe.com/Workshops/CranioSacral-Therapy-2-CS2/CS2-09.19-22.19-MONC

    Description

    Advanced Preparation is required. Please visit the website for more details.

    The course material and hands-on sessions will focus on cranial base dysfunctions, the masticatory system-hard palate, mandible and temporomandibular joint; whole body evaluation; and the energy cyst with regional unwinding. An introduction to SomatoEmotional Release will also be presented.

    CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2) greatly expands the work learned in CS1 and completes the bio-mechanical CranioSacral Therapy training. The hands-on sessions will focus on cranial base dysfunctions, the masticatory system-hard palate, mandible and temporomandibular joint, whole body evaluation and the energy cyst with regional unwinding.

    Course Highlights

    • Cranial-base dysfunctions as assessed and treated by Dr. William Sutherland, the originator of Cranial Osteopathy. These strain patterns can produce profound full-body effects.
    • Review of the 10-Step Protocol.
    • Adverse strain patterns of the face, to include: nasal bones, zygomatic bones, maxillae, vomer, and palatines. Stressful patterns of the bony face can cause a myriad of issues related to the face, throat, intracranial membrane system, the entire body and physiological systems.
    • Arcing is an assessment technique used to locate primary strain (lesion) patterns. Advanced CS practitioners use this assessment technique most often for its accuracy and speed.
    • Regional Positional Tissue Release is used to locate body positions that are most helpful in releasing lesion patterns. It is an elegant and efficient treatment process.
    • Facilitated Segments are spinal cord areas that can cause debilitating issues. Using a process to locate these segments and then treat them is essential to a CS protocol, especially when working with clients experiencing chronic issues.
    • Fascial Glide is an assessment technique used to precisely locate fascial lesions. If more than one lesion is found then a process of determining the primary lesion will be used.
    • Discussion of adaptation of CS technique for children.
    • How to effectively integrate techniques from CS1 and CS2 into treatment sessions of any length, or in combination with other modalities.
    • Discussion of SomatoEmotional Release.


    • September 19, 2019
    • 10:00 - 18:00
    • Best Western Chocolate Lake, 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3N 1J4

    Thai HanD Reflexology & Massage

    Instructor: Sharon Brown-Horton
    Location: 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3N 1J4
    Investment: $ 195.00 plus HST Early Bird  - $ 295.00 plus HST (After August 16th)
    Time(s): September 19th, 2019 from 10AM - 6PM (7 Hours Primary Category A)
    Delivery Method: In class activities – teacher demonstration and student practice

    This is an official ‘ITM Thai Massage School” (Chiang Mai, Thailand) course. This course is recognized with the Ministry of Education of Thailand.

    Pre-Requisites: Basic knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology. No previous reflexology experience is necessary.

    Physical Address:
    Sharon (Director / Owner)
    Banyan Thai Massage
    Box 547 Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada, V0N 2E0
    Telephone: 604-773-2645
    Email: sharon@banyanthaimassage.com or sharon_brownhorton@hotmail.com

    Website: www.BanyanThaiMassage.com

    Following the curriculum as set by Teacher/Founder Chongkol Settakhorn of ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand, this 7.0 hour course introduces the student to the spirit, history and philosophy of this ancient form of Massage that incorporates the use of Reflexology for the Hand & massage that is based on Thai Medicine and ‘Sen Energy’ healing.

    Hand Reflexology is an exceptionally relaxing treatment to receive and provides the recipient with the chance to unwind fully. The wonderful thing about giving a Hand Reflexology treatment, is that the Practitioner can treat someone virtually anywhere, from an airplane, train or car to an office, shop, clinic or home. It is a safe, natural healing art that the Practitioner can use on themselves, wherever or whenever they wish. It can easily be integrated in the Practitioner’s regular massage routine.

    Hand Reflexology is empowering because, whether someone suffers from irritable bowel syndrome, sinusitis, headache, or needs relief from stress, it can help. It can be used as an alternative to Foot Reflexology; for example if someone has a foot injury, a leg and/or foot in a cast, ticklish feet, or if they don’t want their feet worked on for personal reasons. It makes a good alternative for clients suffering from infections such as Athlete’s Foot.

    In this course, students will be introduced to:

    • The Benefits of Hand Reflexology & Massage
    • 9 Situations where Hand Reflexology is preferable to working on the feet
    • Review of the Bones of the Hand
    • Review of the Aspects and Landmarks of the Hand
    • Students will learn 30 Steps of work for Hand Massage that also target the Reflex points of the Hands
    • Students will learn 15 Reflexology Points that are located on the Palmar Surface of the Left and Right Hands that are directly linked to the body’s internal organs and systems.
    • Students will learn how to use a Wooden Reflexology Stick to apply intermittent pressure over ‘Reflex Zones’ to stimulate organs and systems. By using the wooden tool, the Practitioner is spared the extra wear and tear on their thumb joints.
    • Students will learn how Reflexology is a non-invasive health technique that recognizes that parts of the body such as the hand reflect the whole body.
    • Students will be introduced to the ‘Sen Kalathari’ Energy Line of Thai Medicine: Benefits, how to locate it, how work it.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    The Student will learn a comprehensive Hand Massage sequence that will address mobilization of the wrist joint, entire hand and fingers, in addition to the massage for the hands and the forearms. It will provide them with an understanding of how many simple techniques using thumb & finger slides, thumb circles or thumb presses (or presses with a wooden massage stick) can stimulate and benefit all organs, systems and joints of the body. Reflexology is a non-invasive and safe technique. The student will also be able to do this technique on themselves.

    Upon completion of this workshop, the therapist will be able to add Thai Hand Reflexology Techniques to their regular massage practice that will benefit the recipient in many ways.




    • September 20, 2019
    • 10:00 - 18:00
    • Best Western Chocolate Lake, 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3N 1J4

    Thai Foot Reflexology & Massage

    Instructor: Sharon Brown-Horton
    Location: 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3N 1J4
    Investment: $ 195.00 plus HST Early Bird  - $ 295.00 plus HST (After August 16th)
    Time(s): September 20th, 2019 from 10AM - 6PM.
    Delivery Method: In class activities – teacher demonstration and student practice

    This is an official ‘ITM Thai Massage School” (Chiang Mai, Thailand) course. This course is recognized with the Ministry of Education of Thailand.

    Pre-Requisites: Basic knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology. No previous reflexology experience is necessary.

    Physical Address:
    Sharon (Director / Owner)
    Banyan Thai Massage
    Box 547 Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada, V0N 2E0
    Telephone: 604-773-2645
    Email: sharon@banyanthaimassage.com or sharon_brownhorton@hotmail.com

    Website: www.BanyanThaiMassage.com

    Following the curriculum as set by Teacher/Founder Chongkol Settakhorn of ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand, this 7.0 hour workshop introduces the student to the spirit, history and philosophy of this ancient form of Chinese Massage that incorporates the use of reflexology & massage. Quick and easy to set up, Thai Foot Reflexology Massage is performed on a mat, chair or massage table with the client fully clothed. Reflexology is a completely safe, non-invasive holistic modality. In Intermittent pressure over ‘Reflex Zones’ to stimulate organs and systems, including that of the skeletal system are addressed in this workshop. In Thai Foot Reflexology, a ‘Massage Stick’ is used to apply this pressure over the zones, instead of using thumb pressure, thus saving potential stress and strain of the joints for the practitioner. Reflexology is a non-invasive health technique that recognizes that parts of the body such as the feet reflect the whole body.

    Objectives of this course:

    Students will be introduced to the method of ‘Thai Foot Reflexology’:

    • Using a step-by-step hands-on approach, students will learn how to perform a 60-minute Thai Foot Reflexology Massage service that incorporates the use of a wooden tool, thumb and flat knuckle sliding techniques to stimulate 61-Reflexology points directly linked to the body’s internal organs and joints. This method is combined with 31 cream-based massage techniques using hands, palms, fingers & thumbs to relax lower leg muscles as well as the foot and to stimulate blood and lymph circulation.
    • Students will be introduced to Reflex Zones that are located on the plantar, dorsal, medial and lateral sites of the feet. As each Reflex Zone is introduced, the Organs and Systems will be discussed, as they relate to each Reflex Zone will be discussed.
    • Pathology as it relates to each Organ and System will be discussed, as to how performing a Reflexology session may benefit the recipient.
    • Students will be introduced to client screening and documentation methods.
    • Review of Anatomy of bones and muscles will be discussed with each segment of performing Reflexology and Massage on the Feet and Lower Legs.
    • Relative and Absolute Contraindications for the Reflexology Treatment will be discussed

    In this 1-Day Workshop, Students will be provided with a Re-usable Wooden Reflexology Stick, Massage Cream and Step-by-Step photo booklet, as used at the ITM School in Chiang Mai.

    The Benefits this Workshop holds for the Student:

    The Student will learn a comprehensive Massage sequence that will address mobilization of the ankle joint, massage for the feet & lower legs, as well as provide them with an understanding of how many simple techniques using thumb slides, flat knuckle slides and thumb presses (or presses with a wooden massage stick) can stimulate and benefit all organs, systems and joints of the body. Reflexology is a non-invasive and safe technique.

    Upon completion of this workshop, the therapist will be able to add Reflexology Techniques to their regular massage practice, that will benefit the recipient in many ways.


    • September 21, 2019
    • September 22, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Best Western Chocolate Lake, 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3N 1J4

    Thai Massage On the Table (two-day Course)

    Instructor: Sharon Brown-Horton
    Location: 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3N 1J4
    Investment: $ 395.00 plus HST Early Bird  - $ 495.00 plus HST (After August 16th)
    Deposit: $ 100.00 deposit by August 16th to guarantee the reduced rate. Course balance due 10 days prior  to start date
    Time(s): September 21, 2019 to September 22, 2019 from 10AM - 6PM (14 Primary Category A hours)
    Delivery Method: In class activities – teacher demonstration and student practice

    This is an official ‘ITM Thai Massage School” (Chiang Mai, Thailand) course. This course is recognized with the Ministry of Education of Thailand.

    Pre-Requisites: Basic knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology. Pre-Course Reading Assignment Required (approximately 1 Hour)

    Physical Address:
    Sharon (Director / Owner)
    Banyan Thai Massage
    Box 547 Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada, V0N 2E0
    Telephone: 604-773-2645
    Email: sharon@banyanthaimassage.com or sharon_brownhorton@hotmail.com

    Website: www.BanyanThaiMassage.com

    Thai Massage on the Table

    Course Description & Content

    • Traditional Thai Massage is a unique form of body therapy dating back over 2,500 years to ancient times. This form of massage incorporates gentle rocking, deep stretching and rhythmic compression to create a truly unique and therapeutic massage experience for the recipient.
    • In this 2-day Thai Massage on the Table course, students are introduced to the Traditional Thai Massage and Yoga-like stretch techniques in the Supine, Prone and Side-Lying positions that can be performed on the Table, without the practitioner having to get up on the table.
    • In the first segment of the program, students will review the Benefits Thai Yoga Massage and how it relates to the muscular, lymphatic, cardiovascular and nervous systems of the body.
    • Students will practice performing a thorough Health History screening on a partner. Client record keeping and follow up practice will also be discussed, in addition to covering the topics of Relative and Absolute Contraindications.
    • Concepts of locating pressure points, and understanding various manifestations of the body’s physical, psychological and spiritual balance are all introduced.
    • Upon completion of this course students will be able to perform a 60 – 120 min. Traditional Thai Massage on the Table without having to get up on the table. A total of 70 Steps are introduced and practiced that target the Feet, Legs, Hips, Shoulders, Arms, Hands, Neck, Face and Back.

    Why Thai Massage?

    • For Transformation, for Health, for Healing. The client remains fully clothed therefore making Thai Massage a service that can be done almost anywhere
    • Gentle pressure and compression are used to stimulate internal organs, relax tense muscles, and calm the nervous system
    • Passive stretching adjusts the skeletal structure, increases flexibility and restores movement
    • Often compared to a dance, it used rocking motions in which the bodies of both practitioner and client merge in continuing movement
    • Ideal for those desiring deep relaxation, release from stress, and enhanced flexibility, as well as those seeking to increase their level of health, well-being and vitality
    • Thai Massage calms the mind and its therapeutic effects are appropriate for both young and the elderly
    • Thai Massage recognizes the unity of the whole being. Treatment is comprehensive and maximizes the body’s potential
    • Thai Massage is an ancient art with origins extending over 2,500 years in history

    Learning Outcomes for the Student

    • In Thai Massage on the Table, the student will be introduced to how Traditional Thai Massage is very accessible to Practitioners from all methods of training – it may be worked into their regular Massage sessions on the Table and covers the benefits to muscular system, connective tissue, the circulatory system, the lymphatic and immune systems, the respiratory system, the nervous system and the digestive system

    • Upon completion of Thai Massage on the Table, the student will be able to effectively perform a wide variety of passive stretches on their - and include those for the gastrocnemius, soleus, gluteal muscles, hip flexors, hamstrings, quadriceps, triceps, biceps, latissimus dorsi, pectoralis, trapezius, levator scapulae, adductors, deltoids, rotators of the hips, as well as spinal rotation, extension, flexion R.O.M., ankle rotation, inversion and eversion stretches, wrist R.O.M.

    • The student will be introduced to the ancient energy meridians of the body, called ‘Sen’ lines. Acupressure techniques include the use of palms and thumbs - this is applied along the Sen lines to stimulate the internal energy of the flow in the body. This technique may be easily applied in a regular massage session with a client.

    • The student will be introduced to the concept of working basic acupressure points on the feet and hands that in turn, stimulate the Reflex Zones of the internal organs in addition to some of the joints of the body, such as those of the spine. This technique assists in returning a healthy balance to organ function.

    • The student will be introduced to methods of massage that uses forearms, palm pressure and elbows, thus giving them the opportunity to take work away from using thumb pressure – a joint of the body that many RMTs complain about being overworked.


    • September 24, 2019
    • September 26, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Best Western Chocolate Lake, 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3N 1J4

    Thai Yoga Massage Level 1: Foundation Skills

    Instructor: Sharon Brown-Horton
    Location: 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3N 1J4
    Investment: $ 495.00 plus HST Early Bird  - $ 595.00 plus HST (After August 16th)
    Deposit: $ 100.00 deposit by August 16th to guarantee the reduced rate. Course balance due 10 days prior  to start date
    Time(s): September 24, 2019 to September 26, 2019 from 10AM - 6PM (21 Primary Category A hours)
    Delivery Method: In class activities – teacher demonstration and student practice

    This is an official ‘ITM Thai Massage School” (Chiang Mai, Thailand) course. This course is recognized with the Ministry of Education of Thailand.

    Physical Address:
    Sharon (Director / Owner)
    Banyan Thai Massage
    Box 547 Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada, V0N 2E0
    Telephone: 604-773-2645
    Email: sharon@banyanthaimassage.com or sharon_brownhorton@hotmail.com

    Website: www.BanyanThaiMassage.com

    Course Description & Content

    • Thai Yoga Massage is a unique form of body therapy dating back over 2,500 years to ancient times.
    • This form of massage incorporates gentle rocking, deep stretching and rhythmic compression to create a truly unique and therapeutic massage experience for the recipient. 
    • In the first segment of the program, students learn the History, Rules, Methods, Benefits, Directions and Abbreviations of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage. 
    • Thai Massage & Yogic Stretch Positions will focus on the Supine and Seated Positions for the recipient and make up a total of 63-Sequences for the whole body, including Feet, Legs, Hips, Shoulders, Arms, Hands, Neck, Back, Scalp and Face. 
    • Students will learn how to perform Assisted Yogic Inversion Stretches on a client such as “Plow” “Shoulder Stand”, “Happy Baby” and “Frog”. 
    • The concept of initiating internal “energy” movement with the use of Acupressure on the ‘Sen’ Meridians through the body will be introduced and focus on 3-major lines of the body. These lines help to alleviate back and joint pain, reduce headache and create a sense of balance in the body & mind. These Meridians are the same as those found in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Additional emphasis in this massage is placed on abdominal massage to stimulate digestion function, as well as initiating Sen Energy Flow. 
    • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform a complete 60-90 min. whole body Thai Yoga Massage on a client. 

    Why Thai Massage?

    • For Transformation, for Health, for Healing. The client remains fully clothed therefore making Thai Massage a service that can be done almost anywhere
    • Gentle pressure and compression are used to stimulate internal organs, relax tense muscles, and calm the nervous system
    • Passive stretching adjusts the skeletal structure, increases flexibility and restores movement
    • Often compared to a dance, it used rocking motions in which the bodies of both practitioner and client merge in continuing movement
    • Ideal for those desiring deep relaxation, release from stress, and enhanced flexibility, as well as those seeking to increase their level of health, well-being and vitality
    • Thai Massage calms the mind and its therapeutic effects are appropriate for both young and the elderly
    • Thai Massage recognizes the unity of the whole being. Treatment is comprehensive and maximizes the body’s potential
    • Thai Massage is an ancient art with origins extending over 2,500 years in history


    • September 29, 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Dragonfly Release, The Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0J 2E0

     

    Business planning for the HEALTHCARE entrepreneur

    Telephone: 902 471 5059           
    Email: jeff@dragonflyrelease.com
    WebSite: http://www.dragonflyrelease.com

    Date: As Indicated. Please reach out for more dates!
    Location: Mahone Bay Centre (or Alternative - Let Us Know!)

    CEU’s: MTWPAM Secondary CEUs (5)

    Investment: $350 + HST (See Deposit Notes Below)

    This course of instruction is offered through Dragonfly Release.

    Having listened to the concerns of students and new RMTs over the past several years, we have spent considerable time pulling together, what we feel, is a focused product enabling attendees to prepare for entrepreneurship.

    Delivering a mix of interactive and lecture-based material, this course is aimed at both existing RMT’s with experience in the field of massage therapy, but also new graduates yet to gain that experience! Consequently, attendees will be able to tailor their outcomes to their own specific needs and goals.

    Not only does this course review your options, it also tackles stock requirements, accountancy, billing, name registration and marketing together with forward planning tools, which will aid YOU in your preparation for entrepreneurship.

    The course provides not only the usual high standard of literature expected from a Dragonfly course, but additional BONUS MATERIAL which, we feel, will provide the new entrepreneur with a head start in their new business venture.

    A non-refundable deposit of $201.25 is required to secure your place on this course.

    Please contact Dragonfly Release to have your invoice issued to you for payment.

    • November 23, 2019
    • November 24, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • CCMH Halifax, 6960 Mumford Road, Suite 180, Mumford Professional Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3L 4P1

     

    JADE STONE MASSAGE TRAINING WORKSHOP

    Telephone:    902 471 5059
    Email:       jeff@dragonflyrelease.com
    WebSite: http://www.dragonflyrelease.com

    This popular one day course of instruction is being offered as follows:

    Primary CEU’s:    MTWPAM (5), MTANS (4)
    Dates:         23rd and 24th November 2019 (Two separate days) 
    Location:  Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy, Halifax

    Investment:  $300 plus HST (Required Deposit Notes Below)

    This is more than just another hot stone massage course!!!!

    The one day course will show you the techniques required to deliver a full body treatment, using both hot and cold stones, for therapeutic effect.

    The course will also demonstrate how to best market/sell the treatment to potential clients, recognize contraindications and indications for treatments, how it can assist in the treatment of various therapeutic condition scenarios and the benefits of having such a hydrotherapy modality ready to hand.

    Course content delivers one full day of practical training including Preparation for Treatment, Protocols, Contraindications and a Handbook detailing a step by step guide of specific treatment areas, together with your certificate and full receipt.

    All training materials, including stone heaters, set of 20 Jade stones etc will be provided, except linens & lotion which must be provided by you.  Details of the linen pack required will be provided upon registration.   

    Please note a non-refundable/transferable deposit of $172.50 is required to secure your place on this popular and well attended course, which is limited to a maximum of six attendees

    If interested in arranging a separate course date or location, please contact Jeff Phillips, RMT, Foot Reflexologist, Jade Stone Therapist and Reiki Master/Teacher, of Dragonfly Release.

    • December 14, 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • CCMH Halifax, 6960 Mumford Road, Suite 180, Mumford Professional Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3L 4P1

     

    Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) for Massage Therapists and Healthcare Workers

    Telephone: 902 471 5059 
    Email:       jeff@dragonflyrelease.com
    WebSite: http://www.dragonflyrelease.com

    This one-day course of instruction is offered through Dragonfly Release.

    Date:  December 14th 2019 (Or contact Dragonfly Release for Special Group Bookings!)

    Location: Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy, Halifax

    Investment: $90.00 (inc HST) for current CCMH Students, $100 (+ HST) others
    Primary CEU: MTWPAM (5), MTANS (3.5)

    Are you safe in your workplace?

    This course (endorsed by the NSWCB), provides knowledge and skills needed to clearly understand your responsibilities to each other, the public and your employers regarding OHS in a Massage Therapy based or clinical environment.  The goal is to ensure that both the therapist and their patients (the public) are similarly protected.  

    SO, HOW SAFE ARE YOU?  Come and find out....

    Course Objectives:

    • To demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to Occupational Health & Safety within a Massage Therapy environment
    • To understand your rights, as a Practitioner, within the workplace
    • To understand WHMIS as related to a Massage Therapy environment
    • To recognise and acknowledge your responsibilities as an individual regarding Health & Safety in the workplace
    • To acknowledge and understand the CMTO guidelines on Infection Control within a Massage Therapy clinical environment

    Practical demonstrations will be conducted, together with a handy manual outlining a number of techniques and methods, which is yours to keep!!

    Please note a full non-refundable/transferrable payment is required to secure your place on this course, payable by etransfer to the above email address.

Past Events

August 01, 2019 Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Jennifer Wilson (Halifax, NS)
July 14, 2019 Advanced MFR and Gua Sha: Ailsa Keppie (Halifax, NS)
July 13, 2019 Gua Sha Level 1/2: Ailsa Keppie (Halifax, NS)
June 02, 2019 2019 MTWPAM Annual General Meeting - Halifax, NS
June 02, 2019 Reiki Shoden (Level One): Dragonfly Release - Mahone Bay, NS
May 25, 2019 Jade Stone Training Workshop: Dragonfly Release (Halifax, NS)
May 19, 2019 Discussion: Regulation of Massage Therapy - Halifax, NS
May 05, 2019 Open House: ICT Northumberland College
May 02, 2019 CS1: CranioSacral Therapy I - LuviaJane Swanson (Halifax, NS)
April 28, 2019 Reiki Okuden (Level Two): Dragonfly Release - Mahone Bay, NS
April 27, 2019 Kinesio Taping in Canada (Halifax, NS)
April 12, 2019 Foundations in Acupuncture: Hartwell & Blair (Newfoundland)
April 07, 2019 Business Planning for the RMT Entrepreneur: Dragonfly Release (Mahone Bay, NS)
March 21, 2019 Thai Stretch Massage - Level One (Halifax, NS)
March 04, 2019 Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy: Terri-Lee Timmins (ICT College, Halifax)
March 02, 2019 The Ethics of Touch: Ailsa Keppie (Halifax, NS)
February 24, 2019 Reiki Shoden (Level One): Dragonfly Release - Mahone Bay, NS
February 23, 2019 OHS Training Workshop: Dragonfly Release (Halifax, NS)
January 26, 2019 The Ethics of Touch: Ailsa Keppie (Halifax, NS)
January 20, 2019 The Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS) for Manual Therapists: Dave Maybee (Halifax, NS)
January 19, 2019 Introduction to German Auricular Medicine: Dave Maybee (Halifax, NS)
January 19, 2019 Grounding Workshop: Dragonfly Release - Halifax, NS
January 14, 2019 Introduction to Suikodo: Monica Perry (ICT College, Halifax)
December 19, 2018 Doula Support & Birth Education: Trena Gallant (Multiple Locations)
December 15, 2018 OHS Training Workshop: Dragonfly Release (Halifax, NS)
December 08, 2018 Jade Stone Training Workshop: Dragonfly Release (Halifax, NS)
December 02, 2018 SMART Gua Sha Healing Techniques: Brad Surette (Windsor, NS)
November 25, 2018 Business Planning for the RMT Entrepreneur: Dragonfly Release (Mahone Bay, NS)
November 24, 2018 Fascial Approaches: The Shoulder (Halifax)
November 18, 2018 Reiki Shoden (Level 1): Dragonfly Release - Mahone Bay, NS
November 03, 2018 Neurological Inhibition of Pelvic and Sacral Complex: Workshop (Halifax, NS)
November 03, 2018 Fascial Approaches: Head, Neck, Jaw (Halifax)
November 01, 2018 The Complete Gua Sha Program Level 1: Clive Witham (Online)
October 30, 2018 Introduction to Sports Massage: Dave Green (ICT College, Halifax)
October 27, 2018 Kinesio Taping in Canada (Moncton/Dieppe)
October 14, 2018 Reiki Okuden (Level 2): Dragonfly Release - Mahone Bay, NS
October 10, 2018 Manual Lymphatic Drainage For Your Everyday Clinical Practice
October 06, 2018 Manual Lymphatic Drainage For Your Everyday Clinical Practice
September 28, 2018 Indian Head Massage: Workshop (Halifax)
September 27, 2018 Reflexology: Hand Workshop (Halifax)
September 26, 2018 Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Seminar 1 (Relational Touch)
September 21, 2018 Reflexology: Diploma Course (Halifax)
September 10, 2018 Grounding Workshop: Dragonfly Release - Mahone Bay, NS
August 18, 2018 Cupping Revolution: Workshop (Halifax, NS)
August 16, 2018 Basics of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
July 31, 2018 Indian Head Massage: Workshop (St. John's)
July 31, 2018 Chronic Pain Simplified: Module One (Chapters 1-3) - Online/Distance
July 30, 2018 Reflexology: Hand Workshop (St. John's)
July 29, 2018 Jade Stone Massage Workshop: DragonFly Release Holistic Centre (Halifax)
July 24, 2018 Reflexology: Diploma Course (St. John's)
July 23, 2018 First Aid: Health Care Provider "C" and " BVM" (Priority First Aid)
July 23, 2018 First Aid: Standard "C/AED/Advanced" Update/Refresher (Priority First Aid)
July 23, 2018 First Aid: Emergency First Aid "B" Refresher (Priority First Aid)
July 14, 2018 RAPID: UPPER BODY - Halifax
June 14, 2018 Indian Head Massage: Workshop (Moncton)
June 13, 2018 Reflexology: Hand Workshop (Moncton)
June 10, 2018 Business Planning for the New RMT/Entrepreneur
June 08, 2018 Acupressure and Meridian Theory: Workshop (Moncton)
June 07, 2018 Reflexology: Diploma Course (Moncton)
June 03, 2018 2018 Annual General Meeting (Halifax)
June 02, 2018 Basics of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
May 28, 2018 First Aid: Health Care Provider "C" and " BVM" (Priority First Aid)
May 28, 2018 First Aid: Standard "C/AED/Advanced" Update/Refresher (Priority First Aid)
May 28, 2018 First Aid: Emergency First Aid "B" Refresher (Priority First Aid)
May 21, 2018 Master Class: Deep Tissue Workshop (London, UK)
March 16, 2018 2018: Foundations in Acupuncture
February 24, 2018 Fascial Approaches: The Pelvis (Halifax)
April 02, 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting (Halifax)

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