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August 2017

SPA WORKERS WEEK! The World is at Your Feet: Foot Reflexology One Day Adventure

August 28 @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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$190

Course Description: Foot reflexology is the perfect addition to any spa service! In a fun and informal atmosphere you will learn how to give a complete and flowing foot massage which will set the foundation for key reflexology points. We will discuss the basic information and learn why the feet are indeed a microcosm of the body. Learn how to apply this information to facilitate deep relaxation and balance for your clients. This day will incorporate both book and hands…

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SPA WORKERS WEEK! Cupping 101

August 29 @9:00 am -12:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$75

Course Description: Students will learn cupping techniques they can use in their Massage practice. Specific cupping treatments for a variety of conditions will be demonstrated and practiced.  Students will need to bring cupping sets if possible, cream or lotion, anti-bacterial wipes, two flat sheets and a pillow, and wear loose comfortable clothing.  If you do not have a cupping set you may borrow cups the day of class from the instructor or other students, or you can purchase cups in…

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SPA WORKERS WEEK! Aromatherapy and Facial Massage

August 29 @12:30 pm -4:30 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$115

Course Description: This class is directed toward massage therapists wanting to add facial massage with gentle aromatherapy to their practice. We will cover both essential oils, hydrosols,  and carrier oils that are helpful for a number of facial skin types/conditions, as well as some facial massage techniques. Essential oil safety will also be discussed. Please bring sheets for practice and let us know if you have allergies to any oils. Participants will receive a facial massage oil for practice and to…

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SPA WORKERS WEEK! Work Deeper Not Harder

August 30 @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 should…

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SPA WORKERS WEEK! Client Homework – 1 minute Stretches and Strengthening Lessons

August 31 @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: A great follow up for any session is teaching stretches and strengthening to dovetail the work we’ve just done. In this short class we’ll some basic stretches and strengthening for the most common problems we see. We’ll discuss methods for determining what protocol is best, and simple ways of sharing the information. Finally you’ll get license free handouts that you can copy and give clients at will.  Learning Outcomes and Objectives: Students will learn to identify what kind…

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September 2017

SPA WORKERS WEEK! Therapeutic Anti-Aging Face and Neck Massage (Using hot and cold stones)

September 1 @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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$90

Course Description: This comprehensive training combines the best of both worlds – anti-aging facial massage plus therapeutic massage of the neck and face. Our technique combines the use of hot and cold stones and hands using acupressure to stimulate the nerves in the face with a series of vertical and horizontal moves to relax facial muscles and connective tissue, increase blood flow and stimulate lymph drainage. We will work specifically with the muscles of the jaw, face, and neck to…

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SPA WORKERS WEEK! Hot Stone Massage for Hands, Arms, and Feet – for your clients and yourself

September 1 @1:30 pm -5:30 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$90

Course Description: Our hands and feet take a beating every day and a relaxing massage is a welcome relief. This class is designed to show you ways to address common injuries such as plantar fasciitis as well as how to pamper the extremities with soothing hot stone massage. Working the intricate musculature of the hands and feet can be challenging to our own hands, especially our thumbs, unless we work consciously and carefully. We will review the anatomy of the…

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Introduction to Lomi Lomi

September 16 @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 intended to introduce the therapist to the Hawaiian massage techniques used in Lomi Lomi as well as the practice of the mindfulness and presencing of the ancient Hawaiian kahunas. The lecture portion of the class will explore the history of Lomi Lomi and discussion of the importance of the energy and spiritual nature of the powerful and relaxing type of bodywork. The clinical practicum focus is on application of Lomi Lomi and practice of techniques…

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Lymphatic Facilitation for Head, Neck and Face

September 17 @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 head,…

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Shiatsu Elemental Intensive: Water

September 23 @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 Water Element including classical assessment using CSOE, (color, sound, odor, and emotion.)  They will explore the psychological and psycho-spiritual symptoms of a Water Elemental imbalance.  They will learn the location and treatment protocol of the Five Element points along the Bladder and Kidney channels.  We will work these channels in supine, prone and…

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Elements of Structure: Lower Body Integration

September 29 @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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$135

Course Description: The Elements of Structure series is designed to impart critical components of structural bodywork through lecture and  hands on exchange. The Lower Body Integration is the 8th class in the series and we will look at techniques for working with large fascial sleeves of the legs and hips, and how that relates to the back and core.  We will integrate movement into our sessions as well as seated work. This class can be a wonderful first step into…

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October 2017

Frozen Shoulder: A Connective Tissue Perspective

October 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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$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 frozen shoulder but will also look at biceps tendonitis and tension headaches. The student will have a complete understanding of the technique and basic protocols and be able to use connective tissue (bindegewebsmassage) after the end of the class.  …

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Medical/Functional Massage: Lower Extremities

October 15 @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: Anatomy of the knee/lower leg/ankle will be reviewed and we will learn application of orthopedic medical evaluation tests. Various massage modalities will be explored for this area.  If you have clients with leg/knee pain, add this class to your box of tools.   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 and…

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Advanced Chair Massage

October 20 @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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$135

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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Shiatsu Elemental Intensive: Wood

October 21 @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 Wood Element including classical assessment using CSOE, color, sound, odor, and emotion.  They will explore their psychological and psycho-spiritual symptoms of Wood Elemental imbalance.  They will learn the location and treatment protocol of the Five Element points along the Liver and Gallbladder channels.  We will work these channels in supine, prone and side-lying,,…

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Elements of Structure: Upper Body Integration

October 27 @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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$135

Course Description: The Elements of Structure series is designed to impart critical components of structural bodywork through lecture and  hands on exchange. The Upper Body Integration class is the 9th class in the series and we will look at techniques for working with large fascial sleeves of the trunk and upper appendicular, and how that relates to the back and core.  We will integrate movement into our sessions as well as seated work. This class can be a wonderful first…

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November 2017

Prolonging Your Career: Body Mechanics for Massage Therapists

November 3 @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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$135

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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An Introduction to the Chakra System for Massage Therapists

November 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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$135

  Course Description: In this class you will learn tools you can use in your massage practice both for your self-growth as well as effectiveness with your client, in releasing chronic stress, body tension and long term imbalances in their chakra energy system. You will learn the basics of the chakra system as a model for optimum health and wellbeing. You will learn how to balance your own energy without becoming over or under-charged and why balance is so important…

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Foot Reflexology: The Science, Art and Heart Level 1 (4 day class)

November 5 @8:30 am -8:00 pm
Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy, 3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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$650

4 day class, registrants are required to attend all four days: Nov. 4th, Nov. 5th, Dec. 2nd & Dec. 3rd Timing: Nov. 4th, Nov. 5th, Dec. 2nd- 8:30am-8pm;  Dec. 3rd 10am-5pm Course Description: For massage therapist, nurses, physical therapists and athletic trainers .   Learn how to give a complete 60-90 minute foot reflexology session which stimulate the points that correspond to all parts of the body. Transport others into a deep state of relaxation,  helping  the recipient achieve balance, health and healing.  Learn…

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Pin and Stretch for the Non-Athlete Client

November 17 @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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$135

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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Elements of Structure: Whole Body Integration

November 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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$135

Course Description: The Elements of Structure series is designed to impart critical components of structural bodywork through lecture and  hands on exchange. The Whole Body Integration class is the 10th class in the series and we will look at techniques for working with large fascial sleeves of the whole body and what that means to the person as a whole.  We will integrate movement into our sessions as well as seated work. This class can be a wonderful first step…

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TMJ and Face/Ear Pain

November 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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$160

Course Description: Class lecture will review anatomy of the tempromandibular joint and associated muscles and structures. Students will learn to apply NMT. Micro Fascial, Bindegebsmassage and MET/ROM for the TM joint. This is a Great class to add to your book of techniques.  Learning Outcomes/Objectives: -Student will be able to identify mm’s and structures of TM joint -Student will be able to identify possible contributing factors to TMJ pain -Student will be able to demonstrate and apply MET for TMJ…

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The Role of Massage Therapy in Healing from Abuse and Trauma

November 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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$155

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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Micro Fascial Facilitation

November 19 @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 the fascia conferences will be presented as the basis for interacting with fascia. We will look at this new information with the intent of exploring how this tissue effects the muscular and nervous systems. The mechanics of communication through this medium and the significance of the role fascia plays in disease are also a focus of this class. We will “play in fascia” and develop your palpation skills to identify areas of restriction…

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December 2017

Shiatsu Elemental Intensive: Fire

December 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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$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 Fire Element including classical assessment using CSOE, color, sound, odor, and emotion.  They will explore the psychological and psycho-spiritual symptoms of a Fire Elemental imbalance.  They will learn the location and treatment protocol of the Five Element points along the Heart and Small Intestine, Triple Heater and Pericardium channels. We will work these…

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Therapeutic Massage for Lyme Disease

December 7 @4:30 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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$100

Course Description: Part I: In this class, the students will learn about the symptoms of Lyme Disease and how to select appropriate massage techniques to help the client. We will discuss the many ways Lyme can be transmitted and means to prevent infection. Students will develop an understanding of classical and alternative treatment protocols. Part II. Students will learn and practice on each other a unique massage technique they can use with their clients who have chronic Lyme symptoms.  Learning…

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Ethics and Billing for Massage Therapists

December 9 @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: Ethics-This class qualifies for the NCBTMB ethics requirement. We review ethical relationship with clients, other healthcare providers and insurance companies. In addition we will cover simple billing and communication techniques that allow you to expand your practice to include no-fault and workers compensation claims.   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…

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Medical/Functional Massage: Headache

December 10 @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 anatomy of the head and neck will be reviewed and we will learn application of orthopedic medical evaluation tests for cervical nerve involvement. The causes of headaches will be reviewed and various massage modalities will be explored for this pathology.   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 and runs…

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