Program Overview

January 2018

250 TOTAL HOURS

972-991-9293 ext.8

This 250 Hour Master Program is designed for licensed Massage Therapists wishing to broaden their knowledge, advance their practice and pursue highly advanced training in:

  • Medical Massage Therapies
  • Sports & Rehabilitation Massage Therapies
  • Eastern Modality Massage Therapies

The program starts this January 2018.

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Please call 972-991-9293 ext. 8 for more information or to schedule a school tour.

STAFF & INSTRUCTORS

                  

TERM 1 ~ MEDICAL MASSAGE

MMT.T100 – The Art of Palpation

Palpation skills for massage therapists is learning to use touch to identify the various soft tissue structures of the body and the condition of those tissues. What you learn from touching is used to assess the somatic responses of the body and for making treatment decisions. Through palpation, soft tissue such as ligaments, muscles, tendons, joint capsules and other body parts can be identified.

Hours: 6


MMT.T101 – NeuroMuscular Therapy

This Advanced NeuroMuscular Therapy course includes MyoNeural System overviews, PNF/MET, NeuroMuscular Facilitation, GTO/Stretch Response Manipulation, Active/Resisted Release and Adverse Fiber Orientation Stretching. Participants of this course learn about the anatomical and physiological mechanisms behind each technique, protocols for each technique, when these techniques can be used and contraindications of which to be aware.

Hours: 30


MMT.T102 – Manual Lymphatic Drainage / Oncology Massage

Manual lymphatic drainage techniques use very light pressure strokes delivered in specific sequences to stimulate lymphatic vessels and improve lymphatic uptake and flow based on Dr. Emil Vodder teachings. Participants will learn the palpation skills and foundational strokes required to perform manual lymph drainage. Basic knowledge of lymphatic system anatomy, physiology, and factors that regulate interstitial fluid volume for the overall health of the lymphatic system. Navigation through how to apply this technique with Oncology clients, pre/post surgical clients and more.

Hours: 24


MMT.T103 – CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body system called the CranioSacral System. This manual therapy enhances the body’s natural healing processes and has proven effective in treating a wide range of physiological problems associated with pain and dysfunction. CranioSacral therapy is a specific technique that affects the dural membrane of the nervous system. The dural tissue, when stressed, can create a myriad of pain patterns throughout the body. This course is an overview of the technique, which includes the anatomy, biomechanics and simple hands-on techniques that affect the CranioSacral system.
*Please note that we will be feeling very subtle rhythms in the body. Being well rested and hydrated are recommended for best results at least 24 hours prior to class.

Hours: 30


MMT.T104 – Medical Massage Applied to Special Populations

In this course we will navigate through any special populations that may be presented in your daily practice by applying what has been learned in Term 1. Examples of this special population could be Geriatric clients, post-surgical, mental disorders and pregnancy.

Hours: 6

TERM 2 ~ SPORTS & REHABILITATIVE MASSAGE

MMT.T200 – Myofascial Release

This intensive course will focus upon in depth – the Myofascial System overview, assessment of postural dysfunctions, freehand assessments with landmarks, fascial lines, direction of strokes, sculpting and cross fiber techniques.

Hours: 30 hours


MMT.T201 – Trigger Point Therapy

Locations of trigger points and their corresponding referral areas are a major focus of this course as well as techniques to diminish trigger point activity. Participants will have a deeper understanding of what it is like to give and receive trigger point therapy. This is an excellent course for those looking to advance their potential to help their clients.

Hours: 30


MMT.T202 – Joint Mobilizations and ROM

Joint mobilization is a manual therapy intervention, a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect. When applied to the spine, it is known as spinal mobilization.

Hours: 6


MMT.T203 – Chair Massage

Chair massage is one of the more popular modalities in massage as it offers many benefits to both the therapist and their clients. Massage therapists can offer on-site chair massages in offices, at seminars, conventions, schools, special events, sporting events, farmer’s markets…anywhere they can set up their massage chair. It is one of the most affordable and mobile ways to help people reduce stress and relieve tension.

Hours: 6


MMT.T204 – Sports & Rehab Massage Applied to Special Populations

In this course we will navigate through any special populations that may be presented in your daily practice by applying what has been learned in Term 2. Examples of this special population could be pregnancy/postpartum, young athletes, post-surgical/fibrosis and repetitive stress injury.

Hours: 6

TERM 3 ~ EASTERN MODALITIES

MMT.T300 – Reflexology

Reflexology is an extremely effective form of massage, relating to the ‘reflex points’ on the sole of the foot. These points correspond to the organs and systems in the body and are linked to those organs through ‘energy channels’, ‘zones’ or ‘meridians’. When illness or imbalance occurs, the corresponding ‘energy channels’ become blocked. Reflexology Massage aims to remove these blocks, thus allowing the energy to flow freely again.

Hours: 12


MMT.T301 – Thai/Shiatsu Fusion

Fusion Thai Massage is a combination of yoga stretching, acupressure, exercise movement, reflexology and Shiatsu techniques.

Hours: 18


MMT.T302 -Gua Sha

“Guasha” means “scraping”. Originating from prehistoric times and still practiced by some indigenous peoples, Guasha found its way into the mainstream of Chinese Traditional Medicine.

The therapist starts “scraping” the area with a “scraper” (a specially designed instrument of jade or horn). Very soon the skin becomes red. The amazing thing is, that on places where disorders are hidden, red spots appear IN the skin (not ON the skin) comparable to hemorrhage. Because the scraping is on the oily skin the patient will hardly feel pain – neither during nor after the treatment – the skin will not be damaged, and the red spots will fully disappear within 3 to 7 days.
The spectacular results of Guasha are achieved because of its simultaneous effects on the skin, the subcutis, the connective tissue, the lymph system, the meridians, the periosteum, the muscles, the blood vessels, the nerves, the brain and the immune system and through them on the various functions, systems and organs of the entire body.

Hours: 6


MMT.T303 – Ayurvedic Therapies

Students will acquire a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of Ayurveda. The history, philosophy and terminology will be covered as well as the 5 basic elements, Doshic Theory, Dhatus & Srotas and the concepts of Ojas, Tejas and Prana.

Hours: 16


MMT.T304 – Polarity Therapy

Polarity Therapy is a unique wellness practice that involves touch. It was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, (1889-1981), an Osteopathic physician and Chiropractor with a passion for natural healing. Unlike massage or physical therapy, whose purpose is relaxation, or re-educating the body to align with gravity, the purpose of Polarity Therapy is personal transformation. It is realigning the body to be in harmony with the soul. This somatic therapy enables you to look at what you’re carrying in your body as a blueprint for your life. It’s said your body is a reflection of your thoughts, your beliefs, your emotions and experience. Polarity Therapy is a chance to release your buried treasures… to open up the obstructions, the blockages, the pain, the difficulties, the distortions in the body. (taken from http://www.polaritytherapy.org/polarity-therapy/)

Hours: 24


MMT.T305 – Eastern Modalities Applied to Special Populations

In this course we will navigate through any special populations that may be presented in your daily practice by applying what has been learned in Term 3. Examples of this special population could be oncology patients, mental disorders, trauma victims, pregnancy and generally contraindicated clients.

Hours: 6

REGISTRATION

Registering is NOT the same as enrolling.

If you register, we will contact you to set up an appointment for a school tour and also provide you with more detailed information about the program.

Remember, classes start January 2018.

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