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January 2018

Shiatsu Elemental Intensive: Earth

January 20, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$150

Course Description: This course is open to anyone with a basic understanding of the 12 meridians and their locations.  Students will learn the deeper aspects of the Earth Element including classical assessment using CSOE, color, sound, odor, and emotion.  They will explore their psychological and psycho-spiritual symptoms of Earth Elemental imbalance.  They will learn the location and treatment protocol of the Five Element points along the Stomach and Spleen channels.  We will work these channels in supine, prone and side-lying,,…

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Trigger Point Therapy (5 day course)

January 23, 2018 @5:00 pm -9:30 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$500

Course Description: *This is a 5 day course and students must attend all 5 days- 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 & 2/20/18 You may have been introduced to trigger points in massage school, however, this 5-day course is designed to take your skill to the next level of understanding and implementation of trigger point therapy. You will gain knowledge about the physiology of trigger points, types, causes, common client complaints, signs, symptoms, causative factors, treatment strategies and conditions commonly associated with trigger…

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Elements of Structure: Side Lying Techniques- Add a New Dimension to Your Session

January 26, 2018 @9:30 am -4:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$150

Course Description: The side body opens a whole new world of techniques and opportunity for bodywork. Learn the underlying principles and foundations of structural integration and how the fascial model relates to the the side body.  Students should plan on getting and receiving bodywork and practicing visual assessment techniques in front of others. Students should wear shorts and top suitable for assessment and exchange of work.     Learning Outcomes/Objectives: Students will identify side body pattern in each other 2. Students…

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Medical/Functional Massage: Upper Extremities

January 27, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$160

Course Description: Anatomy of the upper back/shoulder will be reviewed. Various massage modalities will be explored for the muscles most involved in the body area.  If you have clients with upper back/shoulder pain, and we all do, then be as effective as you can be.   Instructor Bio: Dale Perry, LMT, CLT, NCSMT Practicing since 1991, Dale practices in Albany, NY and Charlotte NC. He is Adjunct Faculty at South Piedmont CC in Monroe NC where he teaches Theraputic massage…

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Lymphatic Facilitation Massage for Detoxification

January 28, 2018 @9:00 am -6:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$200

Course Description: This class is not intended for use to treat Lymphedema. The techniques presented in this class were developed combining both European (Vodder) and Australian (Casley-Smith) to enable the practitioner to effectively apply LF at the end of the class. The lecture portion of the class will explore the anatomy and physiology of the lymph system and its relationship to the connective tissue, nervous and cardiovascular systems. The clinical practicum focus is on application of LF for Detoxification and…

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February 2018

Shiatsu Elemental Intensive: Metal

February 10, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$150

Course Description: This course is open to anyone with a basic understanding of the 12 meridians and their locations.  Students will learn the deeper aspects of the Metal Element including classical assessment using CSOE, color, sound, odor, and emotion.  They will explore their psychological and psycho-spiritual symptoms of Metal Elemental imbalance.  They will learn the location and treatment protocol of the Five Element points along the Lung and Large Intestine channels.  We will work these channels in supine, prone and…

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Medical/Functional Massage: Low Back

February 24, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$160

Course Description: Anatomy of the lower back will be reviewed and we will learn application of orthopedic medical evaluation tests for nerve involvement. Various massage modalities will be explored for this pathology.  If you have clients with low back pain, and we all do, then be as effective as you can be.   Instructor Bio: Dale Perry, LMT, CLT, NCSMT Practicing since 1991, Dale practices in Albany, NY and Charlotte NC. He is Adjunct Faculty at South Piedmont CC in…

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Headaches and Upper Thoracic: A Connective Tissue Approach

February 25, 2018 @9:00 am -6:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$200

Course Description: This class consists of lecture and clinical practicum. We will review nervous system A&P, Connective tissue mechanics and assessment/evaluation for determining appropriate application of this technique. The practicum is focused on learning the basic protocol and application for several pathologies primarily headaches but including  back pain. Students will have a complete understanding of the technique and basic protocols and be able to address headaches using connective tissue massage (bindegewebsmassage) after completion of the class.   Instructor Bio: Dale…

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March 2018

Introduction to Traditional Thai Massage (2 day course)

March 3, 2018 @8:45 am -March 4, 2018 @4:15 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$245

Course Description: In this course, you will learn how to perform a full body, 60 minute Thai massage routine that you can immediately add to your practice. You will learn to use hands, knees, legs and feet to move the client into a series of yoga-like postures. This class will cover energy lines, poses, sequences, body mechanics and techniques. NOTE: This bodywork is done on a mat on the floor. Therapists will spend several hours on the floor during the course…

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Work Deeper, Not Harder

March 16, 2018 @9:00 am -1:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$100

  Course Description: Learn simple, easy to use techniques that will allow to work much deeper without the effort. We all know clients that want the deepest work we can provide but that can be hard on your body, and exhausting. Working deeper does not have to mean working harder. Learn to use angles and direction to get deep work done and revisit using elbows, arms, legs and different tools with your hands to get into deeper tissue layers. Students…

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Fascia Scar Tissue and Sports

March 17, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$160

Course Description: The latest fascial research from 2007, 2009, and 2012 fascia conferences will be presented, as well as several other fascia workshops, for the basis of interacting with fascia. We will view this new information to explore how this tissue effects the muscular and nervous systems.  The mechanics of force transmission and the significance of the role fascia plays in injury repair and sports are also a focus of this class.  We will “play in fascia” and increase your…

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Medical/Functional Massage: Whiplash

March 18, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$160

Course Description: This class explores the mechanics of whiplash, the anatomy of the neck/upper back and how massage can effectively address the signs and symptoms of “whiplash.” You will learn orthopedic tests for nerve involvement, ROM testing for specific muscles, and application and integration of several modalities in the treatment of this condition.   Instructor Bio: Dale Perry, LMT, CLT, NCSMT Practicing since 1991, Dale practices in Albany, NY and Charlotte NC. He is Adjunct Faculty at South Piedmont CC…

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Advanced Chair Massage- CANCELLED

March 23, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$150

**UNFORTUNATLY THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED, PLEASE LOOK FOR IT AGAIN IN THE SUMMER 2018** Course Description: This course will focus on advanced techniques for the office worker with particular attention to problems associated with repetitive computer work such as carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome. This course will consist of part lecture and bodywork where you will learn a variety of techniques to work on Pecs, scalenes, subclavius, SCM and others. Some time in class will also be…

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April 2018

Prolonging Your Career: Body Mechanics for Massage Therapists- CANCELLED

April 13, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$150

**UNFORTUNATELY THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED, PLEASE LOOK FOR IT AGAIN IN THE SUMMER 2018** Course Description: This class will teach massage therapist the importance of proper body mechanics to prevent repetitive use injuries. Therapist will learn how to recognize the signs of body fatigue and how it relates to repetitive use injuries. How table height, breathing, speed of movement and position at the table can decrease chances of massage related injury. Therapist will also learn alterative tools to the…

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Lymphatic Facilitation Massage for Lower Extremities

April 21, 2018 @9:00 am -6:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$200

Course Description: This class is not intended for use to treat Lymphedema. The techniques presented in this class were developed combining both European (Vodder) and Australian (Casley-Smith) to enable the practitioner to effectively apply LF at the end of the class. The lecture portion of the class will explore the anatomy and physiology of the lymph system and its relationship to the connective tissue, nervous and cardiovascular systems.The clinical practicum focus is on application of LF for the lower extremities…

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Cupping Intensive

April 21, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$150

Course Description: This class is open to all licensed practitioners hoping to bring cupping techniques into their practice or wishing to increase their knowledge on an already existing cupping practice. We will work with fire cupping as well as pump cupping using both moving and stationary techniques.  We will explore cupping both from a western and Classical Five Element perspective.  Students will leave with specific treatments for a variety of imbalances such as asthma, sciatic pain, and shoulder problems.  We…

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Spa Facelift Massage

April 22, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$160

Course Description: If you’re interested in adding a new exciting service, stand alone or adjunct; to expand your practice and increase your income then this class is for you. The lecture portion of the class will explore the anatomy and physiology of the Integumentary, lymphatic, connective tissue and nervous systems. We will integrate this information in the application of techniques for improvement of skin and muscle tone as well as detoxification of the face. The clinical practicum focus is on…

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Pin and Stretch for the Non-Athlete Client- CANCELLED

April 27, 2018 @9:00 am -5:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$150

**UNFORTUNATELY THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED, PLEASE LOOK FOR IT AGAIN IN THE SUMMER 2018** Course Description: This class will teach bodyworkers a more complete approach to the technique of Pin and Stretch such as how to incorporate muscle energy techniques with Pin & Stretch. Specific muscles that will be addressed are levator, scalenes, SCM, splenius capitis and cervicis, subscapularis, pec major and minor, QL and iliopsoas and more if time permits. Therapist first learn what the physiological effect of…

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The World is at Your Feet: Foot Reflexology One Day Adventure

April 29, 2018 @10:00 am -7:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$200

Course Description: You are invited to spend a fun filled day exploring the magic of the feet. This course will cover  the basics needed to help yourself and the people in your life. It is simply amazing to see how the feet are a microcosm of the body! We will cover the history, mapping of the points, benefits, etc and of course correct technique to access the reflexology points.  Also taught is a wonderfully flowing  foot massage which will deeply…

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Albany, NY 12205
Administrative Office: (518) 489-4026
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