Workshops With Dr. Mally

TESTIMONIALS

  • Anatomy Workshop

    Excellent class – helped me so much with the understanding of muscles – Dr. Mally kept it interesting – so knowledgeable

    Barbara Faulkner – Arnold, CA

  • Anatomy Workshop

    You've been the best instructor I've ever had. The way you teach makes it very easy to understand. I love the way you used the slide show (with humor by the way), and the way we use clay to put on the skeleton and then to actually find the muscle on the person. It made it stick in my mind way easier then to read it out of a book.

    Raeann Rodr – Arnold, CA

  • Anatomy Workshop

    Best class ever!!

    AJ Ames – Napa, CA

  • Anatomy Workshop

    Dr. Mally kept the information relevant and interesting. He has a great sense of humor.

    AJ Ames – Napa, CA

  • Anatomy Workshop

    He used several different types of tools to learn with. Wonderful!

    Tammy Sandberg – St. Helena, CA

  • Anatomy Workshop

    I was amazed and very impressed by this teacher. I would take any class he would teach.

    Elizabeth Forester - Novato, CA

  • Anatomy Workshop

    Everything in Dr. Mally’s classes is important! From the formal “content” to his stories of his experiences and practice. It’s all so valuable and practical.

    Patty Carpenter - Glen Allen, VA

  • Anatomy Workshop

    An absolutely amazing class. I loved it. The body is so fascinating.

    Michele Steinert – Santa Rosa, CA

  • Anatomy Workshop

    I didn’t realize how much work on the muscles would be done. I expected just palpation, it was great! Although I have been doing this work for more than 10 years, it now seems like I have a different sense of the tissue when working, I know it has improved my work, very glad to have attended the workshop.

    Brenda Burrows - Menomonee Falls, WI

    www.tranquildawn.net
  • Deep Tissue Massage Workshop

    Best massage CEU I have ever taken. After taking your course, I slowed down my stroke; I can give a deeper massage with most people because of the slower strokes. AND, my business has increased because of this change. Thank you very much.

    Laurie Lee - Washington, DC

  • Sports Massage Workshop

    Thank you! I have learned more than I expected. I really enjoyed your hands on teaching technique. Your demeanor was pleasant and candid. I look forward to seeing you again.

    Sadie L. Hillson – Boone, Iowa

    sadiehillson.amtamembers.com
  • Sports Massage Workshop

    James is an amazing instructor – fast pace = no boredom. :-)

    Cheri Zepp - Juneau, Alaska

  • Sports Massage Workshop

    1 million thankyous! This was wonderful!!

    Nikki Enfield - Alexandria, VA

    www.TheVitalBody.com
  • Sports Massage Workshop

    Great workshop, very informative. I hope to be able to allow the information to integrate into my practice quickly. Much gratitude!

    Deanna Kay – Tahoe City

  • Massage Cupping Workshop

    It gave me new ways to help my clients and the added bonus of saving my hands. It sucked so good!

    Dawn Hay - Bondurant, IA

    www.backatcha.massagetherapy.com

If you would like to have a workshop with Dr. Mally in your area please call us at Hands On Healing at 800-718-6824, or email to info@abundanthealth.com.

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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.

He is currently engaged in private practice, DVD production, and teaching advanced classes in deep tissue massagesports massage, and anatomy in massage schools around the world.

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James R. Mally, N.D. is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider # 451329-10.




Alaska

Mountainside Wellness Studio - Juneau, Alaska

Arkansas

AR Therapeutic Massage Institute & Spa - Hot Springs, Arkansas

Arizona

Sedona School of Massage Therapy - Sedona, Arizona

Australia

NSW School of Massage - Sydney, Australia

California

Advanced Bodyworkers Community - Kings Beach, CA
Fair Oaks Massage Institute - Fair Oaks, CA
Hands on Healing - Roseville, CA

Canada

Makami College - Edmonton, Alberta
Makami College - Calgary, Alberta

Iowa

AMTA - Iowa Chapter Convention - Dubuque, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, IA
Cherokee, IA
Carlson College of Massage Therapy - Anamosa, IA
Iowa Lakes Community College - Spencer, IA, Algona, IA
Iowa Massage Institute - Des Moines, IA

Minnesota

Northwestern Health Sciences University - Bloomington, MN

Ohio

C-TEC - Newark, Ohio

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy - Quakertown, PA

Virginia

Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage - Falls Church, VA
Healing Hands Educational Seminars - Roanoke, VA

 



 

Workshops by Date:

 
 
 

   

2017 Workshops

   
     
January 14 & 15 Sports Massage Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
January 17 & 18 Massage Cupping Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
January 24 & 25 Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
February 25, 26, March 4 & 5 Deep Tissue Massage Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
March 10 Massage Cupping Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
     
March 11 Trigger Point and Counterstrain Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
     
March 12 Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
     
March 19 Massage Cupping Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
March 29 Massage Cupping Iowa Massage Institute
     
March 30 Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain Iowa Massage Institute
     
April 1 & 2 Health and Wellness Symposium    Northwestern Health Sciences University
     
April 4 Massage Cupping Cherokee, Iowa
     
April 5 & 6 Side Lying Massage Cherokee, Iowa
     
April 10 Massage Cupping Carlson College - Anamosa, Iowa
     
April 11 & 12 Sports Massage Carlson College - Anamosa, Iowa
     
April 13 Massage Cupping Carlson College - Anamosa, Iowa
     
April 22, 23, 29, &30 Anatomy for Bodyworkers Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
May 20 & 21 Side Lying Massage Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
June 7 & 8 Sports Massage Iowa Massage Institute
     
June 6 Massage Cupping Iowa Massage Institute
     
June 24 & 25 Sports Massage Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
July 6 - 9 Anatomy for Bodyworkers Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
     
July 16 Massage Cupping Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
August 13 Massage Cupping Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
September 10 Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
September 15 - 18 Anatomy for Bodyworkers AR Therapeutic Massage Institute & Spa
     
September 19 Massage Cupping AR Therapeutic Massage Institute & Spa
     
September 21 Trigger Point and Counterstrain Iowa Massage Institute
     
September 23 Massage Cupping Carlson College - Anamosa, Iowa
     
September 24 Massage Cupping Carlson College - Anamosa, Iowa
     
September 25 Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain Carlson College - Anamosa, Iowa
     
October 7 & 8 Side Lying Massage Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
October 17 Massage Cupping Healing Hands Educational Seminars
     
October 18 Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain Healing Hands Educational Seminars
     
October 20 Massage Cupping Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
     
October 21 & 22 Side Lying Massage Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
     
October 26 - 29 Anatomy for Bodyworkers Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy
     
November 1 Massage Cupping Iowa Massage Institute
     
November 2 Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain Iowa Massage Institute
     
November 4 Trigger Point & Counterstrain Iowa Lakes Community College - Algona, Iowa
     
November 5 Massage Cupping Iowa Lakes Community College - Spencer, Iowa
     
November 7 Massage Cupping AR Therapeutic Massage Institute & Spa
     
November 9 Massage Cupping Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy
     
November 11 Massage Cupping Fair Oaks Massage Institute
     
November 12 Trigger Point and Counterstrain Fair Oaks Massage Institute
 
 
 

Alaska

Mountainside Wellness Center, Juneau, Alaska

Register for these workshops through the California Institute of Massage and Spa Services  
(707) 939-9431

 

No workshops with Dr. Mally are currently scheduled at this location.

 


Arkansas

AR Therapeutic Massage Institute & Spa
853 Third St.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
501-623-3888
www.artmis.net

 

Anatomy for BodyworkersSkeleton with Muscles attachments represented with PlayDough

September 15 - 18, 2017
Friday through Monday  9 am - 6 pm

32 hours ($500 plus $20 materials)

Improve your massage skills by developing a sense of the muscle layers in your client's body. Join us for a fun experiential anatomy class designed for the massage therapist. Have fun making muscles out of clay and layering them on a skeleton model.

We will start with the deepest muscles and work our way to the surface, taking the time to palpate the muscles on each other and to explore stretches and bodywork techniques for each muscle. This is a wonderful kinesthetic way of learning that will give you a three-dimensional sense of the muscles and improve your palpation and massage skills.

For the upper body, we will focus on muscles of the back, neck, face, shoulders, arm, forearm and hand. We will look at thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome, and ways of working on the muscles and structures that can cause nerve impingement.

For the lower body, we will focus on muscles of the abdominal wall, hip, thigh, calf, and foot. We will look at sciatic pain, psoas tightness, IT band tightness, plantar fasciitis, and other problems of the lower extremity, exploring ways of working with these problems with an understanding of the relevant anatomy.

 

Download a flyer for printing and posting:

www.massagelibrary.com/pdf/Anatomy Flyer AR 091817.pdf

 

 

Massage Cupping

Therapy that Really Sucks

November 7, 2017 
Tuesday 9 am - 6 pm
8 hours ($160 plus $25 materials fee)

$25 materials fee is for a set of four silicone cups
You do not need to pay the materials fee if you bring your own set of silicone cups

Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice. Adding movement makes it even more effective. 

Massage Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client's skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:

• Relieve chronic muscle tension
• Release adhesions 
• Prepare clients for deeper work

The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don't require heat or combustion. Best of all, they're easy on your hands!

Workshop topics include:

• History of cupping 
• Cautions and contraindications 
• Unique ways cups can be used with movement

You'll leave the workshop with a set of four silicone cups and a variety of ways to incorporate them with your next massage client.

Download a flyer for printing and posting:

www.massagelibrary.com/pdf/Cupping Flyer AR 110717.pdf

 


 

 Arizona

Sedona School of Massage Therapy
2945 Southwest Dr.
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-284-3693
www.sedonaschool.com

 

No workshops with Dr. Mally are currently scheduled at this location.

 



Australia

NSW School of Massage
 Level 1

225 Clarence St.
Sydney, NSW 2000
02-9112-4555
www.schoolofmassage.com.au
  

No workshops with Dr. Mally are currently scheduled at this location.

 


California

 

Advanced Bodyworkers Community

8571 North Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA 
916-412-1670
www.advancedbodyworkerscommunity.com  Skeleton with Muscles attachments represented with PlayDough

 

Anatomy for Bodyworkers

September 27 & 28, October 4 & 5, 2016
Tuesdays and Wednesdays  9 am - 6 pm

September 27 & 28 - Upper Body 
Tuesday & Wednesday  9 am - 6 pm
16 hours ($300 plus $20 materials, $50 non-refundable registration)

October 4 & 5 - Lower Body 
Tuesday & Wednesday  9 am - 6 pm
16 hours ($300 plus $20 materials, $50 non-refundable registration)

Attend both classes and save
32 hours ($500 plus $20 materials, $50 non-refundable registration)

Improve your massage skills by developing a sense of the muscle layers in your client's body. Join us for a fun experiential anatomy class designed for the massage therapist. Have fun making muscles out of clay and layering them on a skeleton model.

We will start with the deepest muscles and work our way to the surface, taking time to palpate the muscles on each other, and to explore stretches and bodywork techniques for each muscle. This is a wonderful kinesthetic way of learning that will give you a three dimensional sense of the muscles and improve your palpation and massage skills.

For the upper body we will focus on muscles of the back, neck, face, shoulders, arm, forearm and hand. We will look at thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome, and ways of working on the muscles and structures that can cause nerve impingement.

For the lower body we will focus on muscles of the abdominal wall, hip, thigh, calf and foot. We will look at sciatic pain, psoas tightness, IT band tightness, plantar fasciitis, and other problems of the lower extremity, exploring ways of working with these problems with an understanding of the relevant anatomy.

You can register for this class by calling 916-412-1670 or visiting 
http://www.advancedbodyworkerscommunity.com/anatomy-for-bodyworkers.html 

 

 

 

Massage Cupping

October 3, 2016  
Mondday 6 - 10 pm
4 hours ($60 plus $20 nonrefundable registration fee)
$27 materials fee for a set of four silicone cups 

Are you looking for something new to add to you massage tool box? Something that not only feels good, but can also be an effective therapeutic treatment? Consider adding cupping to your practice. The new flexible silicone massage cups make cupping much easier to do.

Cupping is easy on your hands, and helps to release adhesions and prepare your clients for deeper work. Cupping is especially powerful when combined with movement such as soft tissue release techniques.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, whereas cupping gives a lift to the tissues. Using lotion or gel, you can slide the cups, lifting the skin and superficial fascia up from the underlying tissues.

In this workshop we will look at the history of cupping, cover cautions and contraindications, and explore the various ways that cups can be used to help your clients and to enhance your practice.

 

 

Sports Massage

November 14 - 16, 2016

Monday 6 - 10 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday  9 am - 6 pm

20 hours ($350 + $20 materials +$50 non-refundable registration fee) 

November 14, 2016 - Monday 6 - 10 pm - Free Introductory Class - Sports Massage Principles and Techniques 

The techniques you will learn in this sports massage workshop can help all of your clients, whether they are athletes or not.
 
We start with some theory, explaining the physiological principles that are the basis for the techniques -- including reciprocal inhibition, post-isometric relaxation, and strain counterstrain. 
 
Most of the workshop is hands on. You will learn many techniques that you can add to your toolbox.
 
We will 
  • compare and contrast various modalities used in sports massage, including PNF Stretching, Facilitated Stretching, Reciprocal Inhibition, Multidirectional Friction, Soft Tissue Release, and a painless way of releasing Trigger Points using Strain Counterstrain techniques. 
  • discuss the indications and cautions for each technique and show how knowledge of the principles of the techniques, combined with a good knowledge of anatomy, will allow us to apply the techniques on any muscle in the body. 
  • cover injury evaluation and treatment
  • show treatment strategies for sprains and strains and for many common conditions including hamstring strain, rotator cuff tear, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, iliotibial band friction syndrome, “shin splints”, and achilles tendinitis. 
Pre-event and post-event massage will also be covered. 
 
Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.

 


 

Fair Oaks Massage Institute

9833 Fair Oaks Blvd, Suite C-1
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
916-965-4063

www.fairoaksmassageinstitute.org

 

 

Massage Cupping

Therapy that Really Sucks

November 11, 2017
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm

8 hours ($120 plus $27 materials fee)

$27 materials fee is for a set of four silicone cups
You do not need to pay the materials fee if you bring your own set of silicone cups

Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice. Adding movement makes it even more effective. 

Massage Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client's skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:

• Relieve chronic muscle tension
• Release adhesions
• Prepare clients for deeper work

The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don't require heat or combustion. Best of all, they're easy on your hands!

Workshop topics include:

• History of cupping
• Cautions and contraindications
• Unique ways cups can be used with movement

You'll leave the workshop with a set of four silicone cups and a variety of ways to incorporate them with your next massage client.

Call (916) 965-4063 to register. Space is limited!

Download a flyer for printing and posting:

www.massagelibrary.com/pdf/Cupping Flyer FOMI 081317.pdf

 

 

Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain

September 10, 2017

Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
8 hours ($120 + $10 materials)

When a client presents with shoulder pain, you need to know how to properly assess the cause of the pain and to formulate effective treatment strategies.

The workshop covers some of the most common causes of shoulder pain, including:

  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Impingement and bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Slipped bicipital tendon
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Expand your toolbox of assessment and treatment strategies through a series of demonstrations and practice of these techniques:

  • Joint capsule release
  • Soft tissue release
  • Multidirectional friction and eccentric contraction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Strain-counterstrain
  • Reciprocal inhibition

Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.

Call (916) 965-4063 to register. Space is limited!

 

 

 

Anatomy for Bodyworkers
Skeleton with Muscles attachments represented with PlayDough

April 22, 23, 29, & 30, 2017
Saturdays and Sundays  9 am - 6 pm 

April 22 & 23 - Upper Body 
Saturday & Sunday  9 am - 6 pm

16 hours ($300 plus $20 materials)

April 29 & 30 - Lower Body 
Saturday & Sunday  9 am - 6 pm
16 hours ($300 plus $20 materials)

Attend both classes and save
32 hours ($500 plus $20 materials)

Improve your massage skills by developing a sense of the muscle layers in your clients body. Join us for a fun experiential anatomy class designed for the massage therapist. Have fun making muscles out of clay and layering them on a skeleton model.

We will start with the deepest muscles and work our way to the surface, taking time to palpate the muscles on each other, and to explore stretches and bodywork techniques for each muscle. This is a wonderful kinesthetic way of learning that will give you a three dimensional sense of the muscles and improve your palpation and massage skills.

For the upper body we will focus on muscles of the back, neck, face, shoulders, arm, forearm and hand. We will look at thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome, and ways of working on the muscles and structures that can cause nerve impingement.

For the lower body we will focus on muscles of the abdominal wall, hip, thigh, calf and foot. We will look at sciatic pain, psoas tightness, IT band tightness, plantar fasciitis, and other problems of the lower extremity, exploring ways of working with these problems with an understanding of the relevant anatomy.

Call (916) 965-4063 to register. Space is limited!

 

 

Sports Massage

June 24 & 25, 2017
Saturday & Sunday  9 am - 6 pm
16 hours ($350 + $20 materials)
 

It doesn’t matter if your clients are athletes or not, everyone can benefit from sports massage techniques.

You can apply what you learn to any muscle in the body, by combining knowledge of the techniques with a good understanding of anatomy. In this workshop, we will:

  • Compare and contrast various modalities used in sports massage
  • Discuss the indications and cautions for each technique
  • Show evaluation and treatment options for many common conditions
  • Explain how sports massage techniques may be applied to the entire body

MODALITIES

• PNF Stretching

• Facilitated Stretching

• Reciprocal Inhibition

• Multidirectional Friction

• Soft Tissue Release

• Trigger Point and Counterstrain 

• Resistance Release

COMMON CONDITIONS

• Hamstring strain

• Rotator cuff tear

• Tennis elbow

• Golfer's elbow

• Iliotibial band friction syndrome

• “Shin splints”

• Achilles tendinitis

• And more!

Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.

Call (916) 965-4063 to register. Space is limited!

 

Deep Tissue Massage

Feb. 25, 26, March 4, & 5, 2017
Sat. & Sun.  9 am - 6 pm 
32 hours ($400 + 20 materials)

This comprehensive class covers many techniques for working deeper and more effectively with clients while using proper body mechanics to ease the strain on your own body. You will learn specialized techniques to treat sciatic pain, low back pain, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, slipped bicipital tendon, headaches, menstrual cramps, psoas tightness, leg length imbalances, etc. There also will be instruction in body reading, PNF stretching, and stretches and joint articulation.
 

Call (916) 965-4063 to register. Space is limited!

 

 

Side Lying Massage

October 7 & 8, 2017
Sat. & Sun.  9 am - 6 pm 
16 hours  ($300 + 20 materials)

Some clients may not be able to lie on their back or stomach, so it is important to be able to massage them in a position in which they are comfortable. Many clients are more comfortable lying on their side. They enjoy the stretches and feeling of elongation that they experience with this work. Your client's body is not a pancake to be flipped over in the middle of a massage, but rather is a three-dimensional structure, to be worked with from different perspectives.

Side lying work can integrate well into a relaxation massage. You can start with a client lying prone, then on one side, then on the other side, and then finish with them supine. Clients that I have done this with have enjoyed it and have asked for the sidelying work in future sessions. 

Some areas such as the shoulders, low back and hips can be accessed best when the client is lying on their side. Learn effective techniques for these areas as well as a flowing full body massage that can be done in the side lying position.  Proper draping and use of bolsters will be shown. 

Workshop participants will get a workbook to help with learning and to remember and review the techniques afterward. 
 
Call (916) 965-4063 to register. Space is limited!

 

Trigger Point Therapy and Counterstrain

November 12, 2017
Sunday  9 am – 6 pm
8 hours ($120 = $10 materials)

Trigger point therapy is a very effective treatment for chronic pain.  Traditional trigger point therapy can be painful, however, when it is combined with counterstrain techniques it can be relatively painless.

In this class you will learn:

  • different types of trigger points
  • how to find trigger points
  • common referred pain patterns,
  • how to release trigger points without causing pain.

The work will incorporate strain/counterstrain techniques, using positioning to help reduce the pain-spasm cycle for effective trigger point release. The work I show is derived from the practice of Orthobionomy, but with variations on the techniques to make it easier for the therapist by using better body mechanics. 

Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Please bring shorts and a sports bra for women.

 


Hands On Healing


112 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 847-9304
www.abundanthealth.com

Small low cost workshops are held at my office at 112 Douglas Blvd. in Roseville. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

Please note that classes held here are not through an approved California school, and will not count for hours with the California Massage Therapy Council.

 

Massage Cupping

 
April 1, 2016 
Friday  6 - 10 pm
4 hours ($50 + $27 materials fee)
$27 materials fee for a set of four silicone cups

Are you looking for something new to add to you massage tool box? Something that not only feels good, but can also be an effective therapeutic treatment? Consider adding cupping to your practice. The new flexible silicone massage cups make cupping much easier to do.

Cupping is easy on your hands, and helps to release adhesions and prepare your clients for deeper work. Cupping is especially powerful when combined with movement such as soft tissue release techniques.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, whereas cupping gives a lift to the tissues. Using lotion or gel, you can slide the cups, lifting the skin and superficial fascia up from the underlying tissues.

In this workshop we will look at the history of cupping, cover cautions and contraindications, and explore the various ways that cups can be used to help your clients and to enhance your practice.

Please bring your own table and sheets.

Please call 916-847-9304 to register, or you can register on-line here:

https://abundanthealth.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=66

 

Shoulder Clinic

March 25, 2016 or
April 1, 2016

Friday  1 - 5 pm
4 hours ($40)

Join us at Hands On Healing for a study group about shoulder problems. After a brief review of the anatomy of the shoulder girdle we will look at assessment and treatment for common shoulder problems including rounded shoulders, frozen shoulder, impingement and bursitis, rotator cuff tears, bicipital tendon issues, and common patterns of referred pain from trigger points and their treatment. Demonstrations will be done on participants with shoulder issues, and participants will work with each other.

The cost for this four hour clinic is just $40 per person and attendance is limited to 12 people. Please let us know if you can bring a table. The clinic will be facilitated by Dr. James Mally and Mike Sweet.

Mike Sweet has been doing massage professionally since 2007 and is trained in Orthopedic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, and many other modalities.

Please bring your own table and sheets.

No certificate will be given, and hours do not count toward certification in California. 

Please call 916-847-9304 to register, or you can register on-line here:

https://abundanthealth.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=66

 

 

Trigger Point and Counterstrain

April 29, 2016
Friday 6 – 10 pm
($50)

Since returning to a more active private practice I have been impressed again by the effectiveness of trigger point therapy to relieve a variety of conditions. Traditional trigger point therapy can be painful. However I have found a way of treating trigger points in a painless way.

In this class you will learn:

different types of trigger points

how to find trigger points

common referred pain patterns,

how to release trigger points without causing pain.

The work will incorporate strain/counterstrain techniques, using positioning to help reduce the pain spasm cycle for effective trigger point release. The work I show is derived from the practice of Orthobionomy, but with variations on the techniques to make it easier for the therapist by use of better body mechanics.

Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Class size is limited to 12 students. Please bring a table if possible, twin size sheets, and shorts and a sports bra for women.

This class is not through an approved massage school. The hours will not count for credit with the California Massage Therapy Council. All you will get is better ways to help your clients.

Please call 916-847-9304 to register, or you can register on-line here:

https://abundanthealth.com/All-Workshops/Local-Workshops-Roseville-CA

 

 

Soft Tissue Release

May 6, 2016
Friday 6 – 10 pm
($50)

 

Soft Tissue Release is one of my favorite techniques for releasing muscle tension. What I teach is based on the work of Stuart Taws, with many variations on his techniques. The principles of Soft Tissue Release are easy to understand. Once you learn it, you can apply it anywhere in the body. I will share tips and tricks with body mechanics and positioning to make it more effective and easier to practice.

Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Class size is limited to 12 students. Please bring a table if possible, twin size sheets, and shorts and a sports bra for women.

This class is not through an approved massage school. The hours will not count for credit with the California Massage Therapy Council. All you will get is better ways to help your clients.

Please call 916-847-9304 to register, or you can register on-line here:

https://abundanthealth.com/All-Workshops/Local-Workshops-Roseville-CA

 

 


 

Canada

MaKami College

www.makamicollege.com

Edmonton Office
Capilano Mall
Room 205A 5004 98 Avenue
Edmonton AB T6A 0A1
CANADA
Phone: 780.468.3454 

 
 
Calgary Office
9618 Horton Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
Phone: 403.474.0772
 
 

No workshops with Dr. Mally are currently scheduled at these locations.

 

 
 

Iowa

 

Iowa Chapter AMTA - Convention

September 10 & 11, 2016
Saturday & Sunday - 12 CE hours

Dubuque Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark
350 Bell St, Dubuque, IA 52001
www.amtaiowa.com

 

Sports Massage Techniques With Dr. James Mally

The techniques you will learn in this workshop can help all of your clients, whether they are athletes or not.

We will start with some theory, explaining the physiological principles that are the basis for the techniques -- including reciprocal inhibition, post-isometric relaxation, and strain counterstrain.

Most of the workshop is hands on. You will learn many techniques that you can add to your toolbox.

In this workshop we will:

  • compare and contrast various modalities used in sports massage, including PNF Stretching, Facilitated Stretching, Reciprocal Inhibition, Multidirectional Friction, Soft Tissue Release, and a painless way of releasing Trigger Points using Strain Counterstrain techniques.

  • discuss the indications and cautions for each technique and show how knowledge of the principles of the techniques, combined with a good knowledge of anatomy, will allow us to apply the techniques on any muscle in the body.

  • cover injury evaluation and treatment

  • show treatment strategies for sprains and strains and for many common conditions including hamstring strain, rotator cuff tear, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, iliotibial band friction syndrome, “shin splints”, and achilles tendinitis. 

For information or to register please go to www.amtaiowa.com

 


 

Iowa Massage Institute

3017 Indianola Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-280-7611
www.iowamassageclinics.com 
 
 
 
 
Trigger Point and Counterstrain
September 21, 2017
Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
8 hours ($120 + $10 materials)
 

Trigger point therapy is a very effective treatment for chronic pain.  Traditional trigger point therapy can be painful, however, when it is combined with counterstrain techniques it can be relatively painless.

In this class you will learn:

  • different types of trigger points
  • how to find trigger points
  • common referred pain patterns,
  • how to release trigger points without causing pain.

The work will incorporate strain/counterstrain techniques, using positioning to help reduce the pain-spasm cycle for effective trigger point release. The work I show is derived from the practice of Orthobionomy, but with variations on the techniques to make it easier for the therapist by using better body mechanics. 

Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Please bring shorts and a sports top for women.

Please call 916-847-9304 to register, or you can register on-line here:

https://abundanthealth.com/All-Workshops/Iowa-Workshops?product_id=92

 

Massage Cupping

November 1, 2017
Wednesday  9 am - 6 pm
8 hours ($120 plus $25 materials fee)

$25 materials fee is for a set of four silicone cups
You do not need to pay the materials fee if you bring your own set of silicone cups

Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice. Adding movement makes it even more effective. 

Massage Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client's skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:

• Relieve chronic muscle tension
• Release adhesions 
• Prepare clients for deeper work

The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don't require heat or combustion. Best of all, they're easy on your hands!

Workshop topics include:

• History of cupping 
• Cautions and contraindications 
• Unique ways cups can be used with movement

You'll leave the workshop with a set of four silicone cups and a variety of ways to incorporate them with your next massage client.

If you have taken this workshop before, you can take it again for 50% off, on a space available basis.
 
Please call 916-847-9304 to register, or you can register on-line here:

https://abundanthealth.com/All-Workshops/Iowa-Workshops?product_id=84

 

 

Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain

November 2, 2017
Thursday  9 am - 6 pm
8 hours ($120 + $10 materials)

When a client presents with shoulder pain, you need to know how to properly assess the cause of the pain and to formulate effective treatment strategies.

The workshop covers some of the most common causes of shoulder pain, including:

  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Impingement and bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Slipped bicipital tendon
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Expand your toolbox of assessment and treatment strategies through a series of demonstrations and practice of these techniques:

  • Joint capsule release
  • Soft tissue release
  • Multidirectional friction and eccentric contraction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Strain-counterstrain
  • Reciprocal inhibition

Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.

Please call 916-847-9304 to register, or you can register on-line here:

https://abundanthealth.com/All-Workshops/Iowa-Workshops?product_id=78

 
 
 
 
 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

1224 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids IA 52401

 

Massage Cupping

September 13, 2016
Tuesday  Noon - 6 pm

6 hours ($90 plus $25 materials fee)

$25 materials fee is for a set of four silicone cups
You do not need to pay the materials fee if you bring your own set of silicone cups

Are you looking for something new to add to you massage tool box? Something that not only feels good, but can also be an effective therapeutic treatment? Consider adding cupping to your practice. The new flexible silicone massage cups make cupping much easier to do than with the traditional glass cups.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, whereas cupping gives a lift to the tissues. Using lotion or gel, you can slide the cups, lifting the skin and superficial fascia up from the underlying tissues.

Cupping is very easy on your hands, and it helps to release adhesions and prepare your clients for deeper work. Deep tissue massage is easier to do and is more effective after the superficial fascia has been released by cupping.

Cupping is especially powerful when combined with movement such as soft tissue release techniques. Lifting the superficial fascia off of muscles while they stretch or contract is a very powerful way of releasing muscle tension. Cups can also be used to increase circulation in areas with trigger points after they are released. 

In this workshop we will look at the history of cupping, cover cautions and contraindications, and explore the various ways that cups can be used to help your clients and to enhance your practice.

For the workshop please bring; a massage table if possible, sheets, oil or lotion, and shorts and a sports bra for women.

If you have taken this workshop before, you can take it again for 50% off, on a space available basis.
Please call 916-847-9304 to register, or you can register on-line here:
 
https://abundanthealth.com/All-Workshops/Iowa-Workshops?product_id=83
 
 
  

Cherokee, Iowa 

Cherokee Community Center

530 W Bluff St.
Cherokee, IA 51012
 

Massage Cupping Workshop

April 4, 2017
Tuesday  9 am - 6 pm 
8 hours ($120 + $25 materials fee)

$25 materials fee is for a set of four silicone cups
You do not need to pay the materials fee if you bring your own set of silicone cups

Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice. Adding movement makes it even more effective.

Massage Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client's skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:

• Relieve chronic muscle tension

• Release adhesions

• Prepare clients for deeper work

The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don't require heat or combustion. Best of all, they're easy on your hands!

Workshop topics include:

• History of cupping

• Cautions and contraindications

• Unique ways cups can be used with movement

You'll leave the workshop with a set of four silicone cups and a variety of ways to incorporate them with your next massage client.

Please bring a massage table, linens, and oil or lotion. 

Please call 916-847-9304 to register, or you can register on-line here:

https://abundanthealth.com/All-Workshops/Iowa-Workshops?product_id=85

 

 

Side Lying Massage

April 5 & 6, 2017
Wed & Thurs.  9 am - 6 pm 
16 hours  ($300 + $20 materials)

Some clients may not be able to lie on their back or stomach, so it is important to be able to massage them in a position in which they are comfortable. Many clients are more comfortable lying on their side. They enjoy the stretches and feeling of elongation that they experience with this work. Your client's body is not a pancake to be flipped over in the middle of a massage, but rather is a three-dimensional structure, to be worked with from different perspectives.

Side lying work can integrate well into a relaxation massage. You can start with a client lying prone, then on one side, then on the other side, and then finish with them supine. Clients that I have done this with have enjoyed it and have asked for the sidelying work in future sessions. 

Some areas such as the shoulders, low back and hips can be accessed best when the client is lying on their side. Learn effective techniques for these areas as well as a flowing full body massage that can be done in the side lying position.  Proper draping and use of bolsters will be shown. 

Workshop participants will get a workbook to help with learning and to remember and review the techniques afterward. 
 
Please bring a massage table, linens, and oil or lotion. 
 
Please call 916-847-9304 to register, or you can register on-line here:

https://abundanthealth.com/All-Workshops/Iowa-Workshops?product_id=86

 


Carlson College of Massage Therapy

11809 County Rd X-28  
Anamosa, IA 52205
 

Massage Cupping Workshop

September 23 or 24, 2017
Saturday or Sunday  9 am - 6 pm 
8 hours ($120 + $25 materials fee)

$25 materials fee is for a set of four silicone cups
You do not need to pay the materials fee if you bring your own set of silicone cups

Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice. Adding movement makes it even more effective.

Massage Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client's skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:

• Relieve chronic muscle tension

• Release adhesions

• Prepare clients for deeper work

The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don't require heat or combustion. Best of all, they're easy on your hands!

Workshop topics include:

• History of cupping

• Cautions and contraindications

• Unique ways cups can be used with movement

You'll leave the workshop with a set of four silicone cups and a variety of ways to incorporate them with your next massage client.

Download a flyer for printing and posting:

www.massagelibrary.com/pdf/Cupping Flyer Carlson College 092317.pdf

 

 

Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain

September 25, 2017
Monday  9 am - 6 pm
8 hours ($120)

When a client presents with shoulder pain, you need to know how to properly assess the cause of the pain and to formulate effective treatment strategies.

The workshop covers some of the most common causes of shoulder pain, including:

  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Impingement and bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Slipped bicipital tendon
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Expand your toolbox of assessment and treatment strategies through a series of demonstrations and practice of these techniques:

  • Joint capsule release
  • Soft tissue release
  • Multidirectional friction and eccentric contraction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Strain-counterstrain
  • Reciprocal inhibition

Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.

Download a flyer for printing and posting:

www.massagelibrary.com/pdf/Shoulder Pain Carlson College 092517.pdf

 

 

Sports Massage

April 11 & 12, 2017
Tues. & Wed.  9 am - 6 pm
16 hours ($275 + $20 materials)
 
The techniques you will learn in this sports massage workshop can help all of your clients, whether they are athletes or not.
 
We start with some theory, explaining the physiological principles that are the basis for the techniques -- including reciprocal inhibition, post-isometric relaxation, and strain counterstrain. 
 
Most of the workshop is hands on. You will learn many techniques that you can add to your toolbox.
 
We will 
  • compare and contrast various modalities used in sports massage, including PNF Stretching, Facilitated Stretching, Reciprocal Inhibition, Multidirectional Friction, Soft Tissue Release, and a painless way of releasing Trigger Points using Strain Counterstrain techniques. 
  • discuss the indications and cautions for each technique and show how knowledge of the principles of the techniques, combined with a good knowledge of anatomy, will allow us to apply the techniques on any muscle in the body. 
  • cover injury evaluation and treatment
  • show treatment strategies for sprains and strains and for many common conditions including hamstring strain, rotator cuff tear, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, iliotibial band friction syndrome, “shin splints”, and achilles tendinitis. 
Pre-event and post-event massage will also be covered. 
 
Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.
 
 

 
 

Iowa Lakes Community College

Spencer, Iowa
Algona, Iowa
712-362-7231 or 800-252-5664
 
Click here for more information or to register.
 
 
Trigger Point and Counterstrain
November 4, 2017
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
Algona, Iowa
 

Trigger point therapy is a very effective treatment for chronic pain.  Traditional trigger point therapy can be painful, however, when it is combined with counterstrain techniques it can be relatively painless.

In this class you will learn:

  • different types of trigger points
  • how to find trigger points
  • common referred pain patterns,
  • how to release trigger points without causing pain.

The work will incorporate strain/counterstrain techniques, using positioning to help reduce the pain-spasm cycle for effective trigger point release. The work I show is derived from the practice of Orthobionomy, but with variations on the techniques to make it easier for the therapist by using better body mechanics. 

Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Please bring shorts and a sports top for women.

Click here for more information or to register.

 
 
 
Massage Cupping
November 5, 2017
Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Spencer, Iowa
 

Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice. Adding movement makes it even more effective. 

Massage Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client's skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:

• Relieve chronic muscle tension
• Release adhesions 
• Prepare clients for deeper work

The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don't require heat or combustion. Best of all, they're easy on your hands!

Workshop topics include:

• History of cupping 
• Cautions and contraindications 
• Unique ways cups can be used with movement

You'll leave the workshop with a set of four silicone cups and a variety of ways to incorporate them with your next massage client.

Click here for more information or to register. 
 

Minnesota

Northwestern Health Sciences University

2501 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431
952-888-4777
www.nwhealth.edu

 

April 1 & 2, 2017

Health and Wellness Symposium 

http://www.nwhealth.edu/health-wellness-symposium/massage-therapy-track/agenda/

 

Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain

When a client presents with shoulder pain, you need to know how to properly assess the cause of the pain and to formulate effective treatment strategies.

The workshop covers some of the most common causes of shoulder pain, including:

  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Impingement and bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Slipped bicipital tendon
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Expand your toolbox of assessment and treatment strategies through a series of demonstrations and practice of these techniques:

  • Joint capsule release
  • Soft tissue release
  • Multidirectional friction and eccentric contraction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Strain-counterstrain
  • Reciprocal inhibition

Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.

 


Ohio 

C-TEC

150 Price Road
Newark, OH 43055
740-364-2280
http://www.c-tec.edu/AE/index.php/licensed-massage-therapy

 

Sports Massage

May 9 - 11, 2016
Monday 6 - 10 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday  9 am - 6 pm
20 hours  $370  ($300 + $50 registration + $20 materials)
20 CEUs
 
$100 discount to C-TEC massage therapy students and graduates
Checks should be made out to 'Hands On Healing"
$50 registration fee paid before Apr. 22 will hold your spot in the class
 
 
The Monday evening class is free and open to the public.

The techniques you will learn in this sports massage workshop can help all of your clients, whether they are athletes or not.
 
We start with some theory, explaining the physiological principles that are the basis for the techniques -- including reciprocal inhibition, post-isometric relaxation, and strain counterstrain. 
 
Most of the workshop is hands on. You will learn many techniques that you can add to your toolbox.
 
We will 
  • compare and contrast various modalities used in sports massage, including PNF Stretching, Facilitated Stretching, Reciprocal Inhibition, Multidirectional Friction, Soft Tissue Release, and a painless way of releasing Trigger Points using Strain Counterstrain techniques. 
  • discuss the indications and cautions for each technique and show how knowledge of the principles of the techniques, combined with a good knowledge of anatomy, will allow us to apply the techniques on any muscle in the body. 
  • cover injury evaluation and treatment
  • show treatment strategies for sprains and strains and for many common conditions including hamstring strain, rotator cuff tear, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, iliotibial band friction syndrome, “shin splints”, and achilles tendinitis. 
Pre-event and post-event massage will also be covered. 
 
Please bring your own table, and wear athletic attire for this workshop.
 
Please call 740-364-2280 to register, or you can register on-line here:
 
https://abundanthealth.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=66
 
 
 

Massage Cupping

May 12, 2016 
Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
6 hours ($90 plus $25 materials fee)

Checks should be made out to 'Hands On Healing"
$25 materials fee is for a set of four silicone cups

Are you looking for something new to add to you massage tool box? Something that not only feels good, but can also be an effective therapeutic treatment? Consider adding cupping to your practice. The new flexible silicone massage cups make cupping much easier to do.

Cupping is easy on your hands, and helps to release adhesions and prepare your clients for deeper work. Cupping is especially powerful when combined with movement such as soft tissue release techniques.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, whereas cupping gives a lift to the tissues. Using lotion or gel, you can slide the cups, lifting the skin and superficial fascia up from the underlying tissues.

In this workshop we will look at the history of cupping, cover cautions and contraindications, and explore the various ways that cups can be used to help your clients and to enhance your practice.

Please call 740-364-2280 to register, or you can register on-line here:
 
 
 
 

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy

93 S. West End Blvd., Suite 103
Quakertown, PA 18951
215-538-5339
 
www.pamassage.com
 
 

Massage Cupping

November 9, 2017    
Thursday 9 am - 6 pm pm
8 hours ($120 plus $25 materials fee)
$25 materials fee for a set of four silicone cups 

Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice. Adding movement makes it even more effective.

Massage Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client's skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:

• Relieve chronic muscle tension

• Release adhesions

• Prepare clients for deeper work

The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don't require heat or combustion. Best of all, they're easy on your hands!

Workshop topics include:

• History of cupping

• Cautions and contraindications

• Unique ways cups can be used with movement

You'll leave the workshop with a set of four silicone cups and a variety of ways to incorporate them with your next massage client.

 

Please call 215-538-5339 or visit www.pamassage.com to register.

 

Anatomy for Bodyworkers
Skeleton with Muscles attachments represented with PlayDough

October 26 - 29, 2017
Thursday through Sunday  9 am - 6 pm 

Oct. 26 & 27 - Upper Body 
Thursday and Friday  9 am - 6 pm

16 hours ($300 plus $25 materials)

Oct. 28 & 29 - Lower Body 
Saturday & Sunday  9 am - 6 pm
16 hours ($300 plus $25 materials)

Attend both classes and save
32 hours ($500 plus $25 materials)

Improve your massage skills by developing a sense of the muscle layers in your clients body. Join us for a fun experiential anatomy class designed for the massage therapist. Have fun making muscles out of clay and layering them on a skeleton model.

We will start with the deepest muscles and work our way to the surface, taking time to palpate the muscles on each other, and to explore stretches and bodywork techniques for each muscle. This is a wonderful kinesthetic way of learning that will give you a three dimensional sense of the muscles and improve your palpation and massage skills.

For the upper body we will focus on muscles of the back, neck, face, shoulders, arm, forearm and hand. We will look at thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome, and ways of working on the muscles and structures that can cause nerve impingement.

For the lower body we will focus on muscles of the abdominal wall, hip, thigh, calf and foot. We will look at sciatic pain, psoas tightness, IT band tightness, plantar fasciitis, and other problems of the lower extremity, exploring ways of working with these problems with an understanding of the relevant anatomy.

 
 

 

Virginia

Healing Hands Educational Seminars

Crystal Stoots
Roanoke, VA
540-797-2274

 
 

Massage Cupping Workshop

October 17, 2017

Tuesday  9 am - 6 pm 
8 hours ($140 + $25 materials fee)

$25 materials fee is for a set of four silicone cups
You do not need to pay the materials fee if you bring your own set of silicone cups

Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice. Adding movement makes it even more effective.

Massage Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client's skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:

• Relieve chronic muscle tension
• Release adhesions
• Prepare clients for deeper work

The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don't require heat or combustion. Best of all, they're easy on your hands!

Workshop topics include:

• History of cupping
• Cautions and contraindications
• Unique ways cups can be used with movement

You'll leave the workshop with a set of four silicone cups and a variety of ways to incorporate them with your next massage client. 

For more information and to register, please visit:

http://www.crystalshealinghands.com/Educational-Seminars.html

 

 

Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain

October 18, 2017
Wednesday  9 am - 6 pm
8 hours ($140)

When a client presents with shoulder pain, you need to know how to properly assess the cause of the pain and to formulate effective treatment strategies.

The workshop covers some of the most common causes of shoulder pain, including:

  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Impingement and bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Slipped bicipital tendon
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Expand your toolbox of assessment and treatment strategies through a series of demonstrations and practice of these techniques:

  • Joint capsule release
  • Soft tissue release
  • Multidirectional friction and eccentric contraction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Strain-counterstrain
  • Reciprocal inhibition 

Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Please bring shorts and a sports bra for women.

 

For more information and to register, please visit:

http://www.crystalshealinghands.com/Educational-Seminars.html

 

 

Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage

6402 Arlington Blvd. Suite 840
Falls Church VA 22042

703-533-3113

 
 
 

Anatomy for Bodyworkers
Skeleton with Muscles attachments represented with PlayDough

July 6 - 9, 2017
Thursday through Sunday  9 am - 6 pm 

July 6 & 7 - Upper Body 
Thursday & Friday  9 am - 6 pm
16 hours ($300 plus $25 materials)

July 8 & 9 - Lower Body 
Saturday & Sunday  9 am - 6 pm
16 hours ($300 plus $25 materials)

Attend both classes and save
32 hours ($500 plus $25 materials)

Improve your massage skills by developing a sense of the muscle layers in your clients body. Join us for a fun experiential anatomy class designed for the massage therapist. Have fun making muscles out of clay and layering them on a skeleton model.

We will start with the deepest muscles and work our way to the surface, taking time to palpate the muscles on each other, and to explore stretches and bodywork techniques for each muscle. This is a wonderful kinesthetic way of learning that will give you a three dimensional sense of the muscles and improve your palpation and massage skills.

For the upper body we will focus on muscles of the back, neck, face, shoulders, arm, forearm and hand. We will look at thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome, and ways of working on the muscles and structures that can cause nerve impingement.

For the lower body we will focus on muscles of the abdominal wall, hip, thigh, calf and foot. We will look at sciatic pain, psoas tightness, IT band tightness, plantar fasciitis, and other problems of the lower extremity, exploring ways of working with these problems with an understanding of the relevant anatomy.

 
 
 
 
 

Massage Cupping Workshop

October 20, 2017

Friday  9 am - 6 pm
8 hours ($140 + $25 materials fee)

$25 materials fee is for a set of four silicone cups
You do not need to pay the materials fee if you bring your own set of silicone cups

Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice. Adding movement makes it even more effective.

Massage Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client's skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.

Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:

• Relieve chronic muscle tension
• Release adhesions
• Prepare clients for deeper work

The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don't require heat or combustion. Best of all, they're easy on your hands!

Workshop topics include:

• History of cupping
• Cautions and contraindications
• Unique ways cups can be used with movement

You'll leave the workshop with a set of four silicone cups and a variety of ways to incorporate them with your next massage client.


Call 703-888-9782 for more information or to register.

 

Trigger Point Therapy and Counterstrain

March 11, 2017
Saturday  9 am – 6 pm
8 hours ($140)

Trigger point therapy is a very effective treatment for chronic pain.  Traditional trigger point therapy can be painful, however, when it is combined with counterstrain techniques it can be relatively painless.

In this class you will learn:

  • different types of trigger points
  • how to find trigger points
  • common referred pain patterns,
  • how to release trigger points without causing pain.

The work will incorporate strain/counterstrain techniques, using positioning to help reduce the pain-spasm cycle for effective trigger point release. The work I show is derived from the practice of Orthobionomy, but with variations on the techniques to make it easier for the therapist by using better body mechanics. 

Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Please bring shorts and a sports bra for women.

Call 703-888-9782 for more information or to register.
 
 
 

Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain

March 12, 2017
Sunday  9 am - 6 pm
8 hours ($140)

When a client presents with shoulder pain, you need to know how to properly assess the cause of the pain and to formulate effective treatment strategies.

The workshop covers some of the most common causes of shoulder pain, including:

  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Impingement and bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Slipped bicipital tendon
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Expand your toolbox of assessment and treatment strategies through a series of demonstrations and practice of these techniques:

  • Joint capsule release
  • Soft tissue release
  • Multidirectional friction and eccentric contraction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Strain-counterstrain
  • Reciprocal inhibition 

Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Please bring shorts and a sports bra for women.

Call 703-888-9782 for more information or to register.

 

Side Lying Massage

October 21 & 22, 2017
Sat. & Sun.  9 am - 6 pm 
16 hours  ($300 + 20 materials)

Some clients may not be able to lie on their back or stomach, so it is important to be able to massage them in a position in which they are comfortable. Many clients are more comfortable lying on their side. They enjoy the stretches and feeling of elongation that they experience with this work. Your client's body is not a pancake to be flipped over in the middle of a massage, but rather is a three-dimensional structure, to be worked with from different perspectives.

Side lying work can integrate well into a relaxation massage. You can start with a client lying prone, then on one side, then on the other side, and then finish with them supine. Clients that I have done this with have enjoyed it and have asked for the sidelying work in future sessions. 

Some areas such as the shoulders, low back and hips can be accessed best when the client is lying on their side. Learn effective techniques for these areas as well as a flowing full body massage that can be done in the side lying position.  Proper draping and use of bolsters will be shown. 

Workshop participants will get a workbook to help with learning and to remember and review the techniques afterward. 

 

 

 

  

 

2 Ratings

Member Comments:

  • Robert P commented Tuesday 26th of August 2014 at 8:19:48AM

    How about a workshop in Houston,TX
    robert

  • James M replied Tuesday 26th of August 2014 at 9:44:25PM

    I would like to come to Houston. Please email me at jmally@massagelibrary.com so we can discuss this. Thanks.