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February 2017
$175

Advanced Craniosacral Techniques

February 25 @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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Course Description: Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that is used to facilitate the body’s self-correcting mechanisms, promote wellness, and restore function. This workshop will build on the skills acquired in the Introduction to Craniosacral Techniques course, and provide instruction in more advanced craniosacral work, including intra-oral techniques. These techniques are beneficial in treating a variety of conditions, including TMJ dysfunction, tension and migraine headaches, and chronic sinus and ear infections. This is a hands-on course, so students should bring…

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$135

Prolonging Your Career: Body Mechanics For Massage Therapist

February 26 @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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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 hands, how to create counter pressure, uphill force and to increase pressure without increasing effort.…

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March 2017
$135

The Role of Massage Therapy in Healing from Abuse and Trauma

March 4 @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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Course Description: This didactic course includes experiential learning and exploration of topics around working with survivors of abuse and trauma in a therapeutic setting. The facilitator has a background in Public Health and Education and will review the Prevalence and Significance of this epidemic and the implications for your practice. The workshop will cover the science of how Abuse and Trauma affects your client’s health and tools and strategies to use while supporting your clients on their healing journey. You…

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$100

Polarity Energy Balancing: A Focus on the Elements in Their Triad Relationship in the Body and Breath

March 11 @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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Course Description: This class teaches how to balance the Elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air in their Triad relationship of Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic ( that is, their neutral, positive and negative ) aspects. This class also teaches a breathing technique to balance those same Elements. This class is for those with some experience working with Energy but not necessarily with Polarity. The Therapist will learn the physical areas of the body that are related to the more subtle energy patterns…

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$135

Advanced Chair Massage

March 12 @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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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 spent focusing on proper body mechanics for the Chair Massage worker. This class is a…

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$225.00

*CERTIFICATION COURSE* Introduction to Myofascial Release Techniques and Principles

March 14 @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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*This Course is part of a Certification series, but may also be taken on its own* Course Description: The intent of this course is to introduce beginner level concepts and principles that define Myofascial Release as a technique as well as a tool for wellness. The participants will learn about the importance of the fascial system and its role in whole body health. This “hands-on” workshop will allow the participants an opportunity to develop beginner level tools for the evaluation…

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$135

Elements of Structure: Chest and Core Integration

March 17 @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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Course Description: The core, chest and by extension the upper appendicular represent perhaps the deepest layer of the body. In this class we’ll learn arm chest and trunk openers as well as direct work on the iliacus and psoas. Learn to spot clues visually that support your working therapeutic model, and learn practical hands on work. Students should brings sheets for an exchange and wear comfortable clothes. Learning Outcomes/Objectives: -Students will identify anatomy of the core -Students will visually evaluate other students…

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$160

Spa Facelift Massage

March 18 @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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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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$200

Pelvic Floor Pain, Visceral and Menstrual Dysfunction; The Connective Tissue Approach

March 19 @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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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 including PMS, menstrual dysfunction, Pelvic floor pain and Low back pain. The student will have a complete understanding of the technique and basic protocols and be able to use connective tissue massage (bindegewebsmassage) after the end of the…

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$79

Self-Care for Bodyworkers: Treating Hand, Wrist and Forearm Pain

March 23 @5:30 pm -8:30 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Course Description: Therapists, whether you are currently experiencing discomfort or seeking to prevent it, come receive well deserved, bodywork on your own forearms, wrists and hands. Expand your awareness of the forearm as we review and use a variety of  ergonomically safe soft tissue techniques to the forearm, hand and wrist with a focus on restoring balance. The techniques will be applied to ourselves and a partner. Please wear clothing allowing comfortable access to the forearms and bring a hand…

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$150

Cupping Intensive

March 25 @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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  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. …

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$135

Pin & Stretch For The Non-Athlete Client

March 26 @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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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 pin & stretch are and then how to identify attachment sites and muscle belly of…

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April 2017
$150

Shiatsu Elemental Intensive: Metal

April 2 @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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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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$335.00

*CERTIFICATION COURSE* Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy 2 Day Class

April 18 @9:00 am -May 16 @4:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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*This Course is part of a Certification series, but may also be taken on its own* *Registrants must attend both days of this 2 day class: 4/18/17 & 5/16/17 Course Description: CST is a gentle, hands-on technique which is used to facilitate the body’s self-correcting mechanisms, promote wellness, and restore function.  It is a powerful technique used to restore cranialsacral rhythm rate and quality, and to release fascial restrictions in the dura and cranium. This workshop will introduce the principles and…

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$135

Elements of Structure: Heels to Head; Structural Stability Through the Back Line

April 21 @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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Course Description: The posterior chain of muscles connects the heels and feet to the top of the head. This region is critical to structural stability and we’ll explore techniques for working on the areas and supporting the weak areas. Students interested in a deeper understanding of structure and resolving many common areas of complaint in client work will find this class useful and illuminating. Lecture, followed by demonstration and student exchange. Students should bring a clean set of sheets and…

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August 2017
$335.00

*CERTIFICATION COURSE* Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy Integration for the Pelvis and Low Back 2 Day Course

August 29 @9:00 am -August 30 @4:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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*This Course is part of a Certification series, but may also be taken on its own* *Registrants must attend both days of this 2 day class: 8/29/17 & 8/30/17 Course Description: The intent of this course is to learn strategies to evaluate the pelvis and low back and integrate MFR and CST techniques into a successful treatment plan. This “hands-on” workshop will provide an opportunity to develop palpation and manual evaluation tools as well as develop treatment tools to effectively manage…

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October 2017
$150

*CERTIFICATION COURSE* Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release Techniques Integration and Certification Test-Out

October 10 @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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*This Course is part of a Certification series, and only open to those seeking the Certification *10% discount does not apply to this course   Course Description: The intent of this course is to learn strategies to evaluate the pelvis and low back and integrate MFR and CST techniques into a successful treatment plan. This “hands-on” workshop will provide an opportunity to develop palpation and manual evaluation tools as well as develop treatment tools to effectively manage pelvic and low…

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3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205
Administrative Office: (518) 489-4026
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