Continuing Education

2020-21 CE Class Schedule

 

January 2020

1/26/20| Ethics of Massage and Bodywork | 4 CE credits

 4 hour ethics class that will fulfill your Massage Therapy CEU requirements for Washington and Oregon. This will be an open forum discussion about the hot button topics of massage therapy and bodywork. Cost of the course is $100 payable by Paypal (click the link below) Venmo @pnw massage Academy or contact us at 360-869-3005 to arrange payment by credit card, check or cash. Feel free to bring snacks or lunch with you and note taking materials.

Time:  11am to 3pm

Instructor: Suzanne Reynolds LMT

Cost: $100

February 2020

2/3/2020 | Holistic Chamber of Commerce Meeting | 6pm to 8pm

We will be hosting the meeting of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. 

For more information please contact or go to:  https://holisticchamberofcommerce.com

2/8/2020| CPR and First Aid Training - 2 Year Certification

This is a 4 hour course covering 1st aid and CPR for massage therapist and other adult layperson that require a 2 year certification. It includes your Red Cross card.    Saturday February 8th.

Time: 10am to 2pm

Cost: $80    

Instructor: Suzanne Reynolds

2/21/2020 | Introduction to Active Isolated Stretching | 4 CE credits

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotactic reflex, which causes a contraction in the tissues being stretched. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension, changes neurology and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is to avoid triggering the myotactic reflex. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump, decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed. Using pain-free movements, the tissues are retrained and balance is restored to the joint.

 

In this introductory class you will identify the physiology behind AIS and apply essential upper and lower body techniques for counteracting the compromising effects of gravity on posture. Course content is geared towards massage and physical therapists as well as other healthcare and fitness professionals.

 

Instructor: Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT

CE Contact Hours: 4 hours (WA, NCBTMB)

Tuition:  $100 two weeks prior to class; $125 thereafter. Tuition includes electronic manual and a stretching strap for new students.

Bonus Discount: If you attend this class and then register for a full 14-hour AIS seminar within two years time, you will be eligible for $50 discount.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Pacific NW Massage Academy

Day/Time: Friday, 4:00pm – 8:15pm (15-min break)

Registration/Location: Pacific NW Massage Academy, Vancouver, WA, (360) 869-3005

2/22/2020 | Active Isolated Stretching for Upper and Lower Extremities| 5-10 CE credits

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotactic reflex, which causes a contraction in the tissues being stretched. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension, changes neurology and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is to avoid triggering the myotactic reflex. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump, decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed. Using pain-free movements, the tissues are retrained and balance is restored to the joint.

 

In these basic level classes you will identify the physiology behind AIS and how it can be applied to promote recovery from injury and support the natural healing process in the body. You will use ROM and palpation to evaluate quality of movement and muscles before and after treatment. Determine through assessment when it is safe to perform stretching and which stretches to apply. Course content is geared towards massage and physical therapists as well as other healthcare and fitness professionals.

Lower Extremities (5 CEs): The material presented covers plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, neuromas, hammered toes and bunions among other disorders of the lower extremities.

Upper Extremities (5 CEs): The material presented covers carpal tunnel, trigger finger, arthritis, and tennis/golfer elbow among other disorders of the upper extremities.

Each class completes one of the requirements for gaining basic AIS level certification with AIS Northwest.

Instructor: Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS

CE Contact Hours: 5 - 10 hours (WA, NCBTMB)

Tuition per Class:  $125 two weeks prior to class, $150 thereafter. ($50 non-refundable deposit); tuition includes electronic manual and a stretching strap for new students.

Student Discount: Current students are eligible for a $25 discount per class (upon approval).

Special Discount: Take both classes for a $25 discount.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Pacific NW Massage Academy

Day/Times: Saturday, Lower Extremities - 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM (half hour break)

Saturday, Upper Extremities – 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM (half hour break)

Registration/Location: Pacific NW Massage Academy, Vancouver, WA, (360) 869-3005

March 2020

3/2/2020 | Holistic Chamber of Commerce Meeting | 6pm to 8pm

We will be hosting the meeting of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. 

For more information please contact or go to:  https://holisticchamberofcommerce.com

3/14/2020 | CPR and First Aid Training - 2 Year Certification

This is a 4 hour course covering 1st aid and CPR for massage therapist and other adult layperson that require a 2 year certification. It includes your Red Cross card.    Saturday March 14th.

Time: 10am to 2pm

Cost: $80    

Instructor: Suzanne Reynolds

3/28/2020 | Cupping Therapy to Enhance the Healing Experience | 8 CE credits

In this cupping class we will be learning how to use both suction  and silicone cups in conjunction with massage therapy to help enhance the massage experience. We will discuss the benefits, when best to use it and also cover the contraindications of cupping. This will be followed by demonstrations of the techniques and then  table time to practice the techniques. This is an 8 CEU hands on bodywork class. The cost of the class is $225. Early bird sign up $200 until 3/1. There will be a lunch break. Make sure to bring a set of sheets and lotion or oil.

Time: 10am to 6pm

Cost:  Earlybird rate $200;  after March 1st $225

Instructor:  Travis Ramberg, LMT

April 2020

4/6/2020 | Holistic Chamber of Commerce Meeting | 6pm to 8pm

We will be hosting the meeting of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. 

For more information please contact or go to:  https://holisticchamberofcommerce.com

4/11/2020 | CPR and First Aid Training - 2 Year Certification

This is a 4 hour course covering 1st aid and CPR for massage therapist and other adult layperson that require a 2 year certification. It includes your Red Cross card.    Saturday April 11th.

Time: 10am to 2pm

Cost: $80    

Instructor: Suzanne Reynolds

4/25/2020 | |Deep Tissue Techniques for the Hip | 8 CE credits

In this course you will learn deep tissue techniques to enhance and increase mobility, while decreasing discomfort and pain of the muscles surrounding the hip and hip joint.  With in-class practice, you will gain confidence in accessing and sculpting the superficial and deep muscles of the hip, such as the gluteal muscles, deep lateral rotators, hamstrings, iliotibial tract, quadratus lumborum, psoas major/iliacus, and others.  We will touch upon issues of the hip, as well as the body-mind connection related to this area.
These techniques are gentle enough to work with those who have hip implants, osteoarthritis, chronic pain in and around the joint, as well as those clients who suffer from low back pain and discomfort . 
There will be a brief lecture, demonstration, and plenty of hands-on practice time.

Class runs from 9am to 6pm with a 1 hour lunch (there is a fridge and microwave available for use).  You will need to bring linens and extra pillow cases or towels for draping, Lubricant (lotion or cream preferred), note taking supplies, and comfortable clothes

Time: 9am to 6pm

Cost: Earlybird rate $175; after April 11th $200    

Instructor: Suzanne Reynolds, LMT

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