Self Care Fair

Des Moines, WA
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Select registrant type:
General Admission - on or before August 31
Corrective Exercises for Pain-Free Living and Performance Enhancement (Morning) - by James Waslaski (149 remaining)  (details)
It is vital for all manual therapists to evaluate and treat overactive and under active muscle activity throughout the body. When certain muscle groups get tight and facilitated, and opposing muscles get weak and inhibited, it leads to musculoskeletal pain and decreased athletic performance. 

James will present a dynamic multimedia presentation that will take you inside the human body where you can see first-hand how to eliminate joint pain throughout the body, and increase athletic performance to a whole new level. Based on the stretching protocols of Aaron Mattes and strengthening exercises from NASM, therapists will learn to eliminate supination and over-pronation of the foot, rotational patterns of the knee, low back pain, cervical pain and shoulder and arm pain.

Requirements:

Please download, print, and bring this class handout with you to the class. 

CEUs:  4

Additional Classes on Sunday:

James is offering an extensive, two-part (4 CEUs per part) post-conference class titled "Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Conditions" on Sunday September 24, entirely separate from the Self Care Fair. Learn more here >

About The Instructor:

James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. Learn more at https://orthomassage-net.myshopify.com/pages/about-us
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 2


Corrective Exercises for Pain-Free Living and Performance Enhancement (Afternoon) - by James Waslaski (142 remaining)  (details)
It is vital for all manual therapists to evaluate and treat overactive and under active muscle activity throughout the body. When certain muscle groups get tight and facilitated, and opposing muscles get weak and inhibited, it leads to musculoskeletal pain and decreased athletic performance. 

James will present a dynamic multimedia presentation that will take you inside the human body where you can see first-hand how to eliminate joint pain throughout the body, and increase athletic performance to a whole new level. Based on the stretching protocols of Aaron Mattes and strengthening exercises from NASM, therapists will learn to eliminate supination and over-pronation of the foot, rotational patterns of the knee, low back pain, cervical pain and shoulder and arm pain.

Requirements:

Please download, print, and bring this class handout with you to the class. 

CEUs:  4

Additional Classes on Sunday:

James is offering an extensive, two-part (4 CEUs per part) post-conference class titled "Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Conditions" on Sunday September 24, entirely separate from the Self Care Fair. Learn more here >

About The Instructor:

James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. Learn more at https://orthomassage-net.myshopify.com/pages/about-us
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 2


Theraband Kinesiology Tape Method (Morning) - by Kyle Clemens, LMT, CKTP (114 remaining)  (details)
This class will give students a comprehensive understanding of Theraband Kinesiology Taping, beginning with its history, research, and overall theory of use, followed by specific application techniques, including indications and contraindications. Participants will practice applying tape to the lower back, knee, ankle, foot, elbow and wrist.

Requirements:

Please come to class wearing clothing that will allow your skin to be exposed. Do not have oils and/or lotions on your skin, so the tape can adhere. Please bring a pair of teflon-coated scissors. 

CEUs: 3

About the Instructor:


Kyle Clemens' journey into the health & wellness field began early: a high school sports medicine class inspired his direction for college and ultimately led to a career in Kinesiology and Massage therapy. He earned his Kinesiology degree from Washington State University, completing the Athletic Training Program. After college, Kyle attended Bellevue Massage School and gained massage licensure in 2001. 

Since then Kyle has combined his knowledge of Kinesiology and his skills in massage and athletic training in a variety of fitness centers, clinics and schools. In 2004 he began working with a local community college providing sports therapies for their athletic teams. Kyle also designed the curriculum for and taught Injury Care & Prevention when the college began a Personal Fitness Trainer Program. This became his transition into teaching: from supervising Student Clinic at a massage school, to teaching Kinesiology, Kyle’s focus is now on Continuing Education for Massage Therapists.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 7 Auditorium


Theraband Kinesiology Tape Method (Afternoon) - by Kyle Clemens, LMT, CKTP (101 remaining)  (details)
This class will give students a comprehensive understanding of Theraband Kinesiology Taping, beginning with its history, research, and overall theory of use, followed by specific application techniques, including indications and contraindications. Participants will practice applying tape to the lower back, knee, ankle, foot, elbow and wrist.

Requirements:

Please come to class wearing clothing that will allow your skin to be exposed. Do not have oils and/or lotions on your skin, so the tape can adhere. Please bring a pair of teflon-coated scissors. 

CEUs: 3

About the Instructor:

Kyle Clemens' journey into the health & wellness field began early: a high school sports medicine class inspired his direction for college and ultimately led to a career in Kinesiology and Massage therapy. He earned his Kinesiology degree from Washington State University, completing the Athletic Training Program. After college, Kyle attended Bellevue Massage School and gained massage licensure in 2001. 

Since then Kyle has combined his knowledge of Kinesiology and his skills in massage and athletic training in a variety of fitness centers, clinics and schools. In 2004 he began working with a local community college providing sports therapies for their athletic teams. Kyle also designed the curriculum for and taught Injury Care & Prevention when the college began a Personal Fitness Trainer Program. This became his transition into teaching: from supervising Student Clinic at a massage school, to teaching Kinesiology, Kyle’s focus is now on Continuing Education for Massage Therapists.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 7 Auditorium


What You Don't Know (that could make your practice so much easier) (Afternoon) - by Massage Warehouse and Performance Health (39 remaining)  (details)
Description coming soon!

CEUs:  1
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 105


What You Don't Know (that could make your practice so much easier) (Morning) - by Massage Warehouse and Performance Health (26 remaining)  (details)
Description coming soon!

CEUs:  1
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 105


Making Sense of the New WAC Rules on Charting: An Introduction to Electronic Health Records (Morning) - by Diana Thompson, LMP (21 remaining)  (details)
The WAC rules for Massage Therapy were opened for review for the first time in 10 years. The Board of Massage at the Department of Health made many changes with the intent to strengthen public safety—including draping, breast massage, and record keeping. This class will give you the most up-to-date information on the new WAC rules that went into effect in July, and what it means to your practice. Diana will provide examples of compliance using her new electronic health record: Hands Heal EHR. Learn how you can easily update your practices and policies to ensure a stress-free transition to compliance.

CEUs:  3

About the Instructor:

A licensed massage therapist for over 30 years, Diana has a private practice in Seattle where she focuses on treating acute and chronic pain disorders. She authored Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists, now in its fourth edition, and has a new book called Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches. The proud recipient of four National awards in 2013, Diana has been recognized for her leadership, volunteerism, and clinical expertise. Her awards include: Massage Therapist of the Year, One Concept; and Humanitarian of the Year, Performance Health. Her newest endeavor, Hands Heal Electronic Health Record, is an intuitive cloud-based EHR that turns bland treatment notes into expressive graphs that chart meaningful results. Learn more at http://www.handsheal.com

Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 206


The Inner You: Self-Care Through Artistic Expression (Morning) - by Anna Mroczkowski (19 remaining)  (details)
Anna will guide the class in an interactive discussion about finding balance through artistic expression, sharing methods that allow the release of pre-concepts in order to find creative perspective in both work and life. Students will create a painting incorporating all the chakra colors within the contours of a Buddha figure. All supplies are included, however you may wish to bring some sort of smock or apron to protect your clothing. This class does NOT provide any continuing education (CEU) credits.

CEUs:  0

Instructor / Artist:


Anna Mroczkowski is a nerd with many many creative passions. Painting, sewing, knitting, writing, singing, overusing parentheses, cooking (to name a few) but probably one of her biggest passions is being able to turn the creative ideas of others into things that actually happen. 

When Anna’s parents moved from West Seattle to Bonney Lake, she found sanctuary in the arts, and a gal who became her best friend and eventual co-founder of the organization Artists4Artists. Anna continues to be heavily involved in events and not-for-profit youth art programs in Seattle.

As a person who genuinely cares about doing good things, Anna loves helping others, and raising her family with love. Learn more at https://artists4artists.wordpress.com and https://www.facebook.com/Artists-For-Artists-291683284182164/
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 205


Murad Cluster Class (Afternoon) (26 remaining)  (details)
Murad’s Cluster Class is highly recommended for Estheticians, but also open to all managers and front end staff. 

This class will provide a wealth of knowledge—from new products and old favorites, to top seller information—but the biggest win will be their discussion about how to increase your attachment rate (retail sales at the time of service). And… for the first time ever, they’ve promised to share some great tips about how to maximize seasonal retail sales. Class attendees will receive full sized product out of the new product offerings. 
 
Outside of this class, be sure to stop by Murad’s educational booth, where they will offer mini services, additional product knowledge, and all sorts of great giveaways.

CEUs:  0

Learn more at https://www.murad.com
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 105


Front Desk Today (Afternoon) - by Jessica Guzikowski (24 remaining)  (details)
Now that more clinics and spas are switching over to iPads for initial customer check in, front desk staff are finding the new system a bit challenging to manage. Jessica provides everything you need to know to feel like a pro with this new system, along with enlightening, humor- and practical advice to help front desk staff at massage, chiropractic, and sports medicine clinics maximize the relationships with their customers.

CEUs:  0
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 201


Making Sense of the New WAC Rules on Charting: An Introduction to Electronic Health Records (Afternoon) - by Diana Thompson, LMP (20 remaining)  (details)
The WAC rules for Massage Therapy were opened for review for the first time in 10 years. The Board of Massage at the Department of Health made many changes with the intent to strengthen public safety—including draping, breast massage, and record keeping. This class will give you the most up-to-date information on the new WAC rules that went into effect in July, and what it means to your practice. Diana will provide examples of compliance using her new electronic health record: Hands Heal EHR. Learn how you can easily update your practices and policies to ensure a stress-free transition to compliance.

CEUs:  3

About the Instructor:

A licensed massage therapist for over 30 years, Diana has a private practice in Seattle where she focuses on treating acute and chronic pain disorders. She authored Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists, now in its fourth edition, and has a new book called Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches. The proud recipient of four National awards in 2013, Diana has been recognized for her leadership, volunteerism, and clinical expertise. Her awards include: Massage Therapist of the Year, One Concept; and Humanitarian of the Year, Performance Health. Her newest endeavor, Hands Heal Electronic Health Record, is an intuitive cloud-based EHR that turns bland treatment notes into expressive graphs that chart meaningful results. Learn more at http://www.handsheal.com

Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 206


Staying Legal in the Massage Therapy Practice (Afternoon) - by Jeffrey Yoshinaka (17 remaining)  (details)
What are the most common complaints filed with the State Department of Health about massage therapists? Jeffrey Yoshinaka will share his first-hand experience and knowledge based on years of investigating claims for Washington State—from the initial intake process, and the investigative process, to the final dispositions. He’ll also cover what’s entailed in massage practice inspections… with plenty of time left over for questions and answers at the end. 

CEUs:  1

About the Instructor:


Recently retired as the Washington State Department of Health Supervisory Investigator, Jeffrey brings a wealth of knowledge and perspective in the legal structure and requirements of the massage industry profession. After serving as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he began working for Washington State as an Investigator, then Supervisory Investigator, and finally Chief Investigator for the Department of Labor and Industries. From there he transitioned to the Department of Health, where he served as unlicensed massage liaison with local law enforcement agencies. He is well-versed in the requirements and legalities of the massage industry, and eager to share his knowledge with local massage therapists.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 203


Murad Cluster Class (Morning) (17 remaining)  (details)
Murad’s Cluster Class is highly recommended for Estheticians, but also open to all managers and front end staff. 

This class will provide a wealth of knowledge—from new products and old favorites, to top seller information—but the biggest win will be their discussion about how to increase your attachment rate (retail sales at the time of service). And… for the first time ever, they’ve promised to share some great tips about how to maximize seasonal retail sales. Class attendees will receive full sized product out of the new product offerings. 
 
Outside of this class, be sure to stop by Murad’s educational booth, where they will offer mini services, additional product knowledge, and all sorts of great giveaways.

CEUs:  0

Learn more at https://www.murad.com
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 105


How to Survive your First Two Years as a Massage Therapist - by Teri Mayo, LMT and Michael La Tour, LMT (8 remaining)  (details)
Still in school, recently graduated, or in the process of starting your first practice? Michael and Teri provide a wealth of information tailored to the newer massage therapist, including tips, strategies, and challenges of finding employment; common challenges an LMT faces in an employment setting; an overview of the steps to starting your own small business; and an in-depth comparison of employment versus self employment. 

CEUs:  1

About the Instructors:


As a massage practitioner and educator, Michael La Tour, LMP is as passionate about helping other people as he is about helping other massage therapists deal with the practical matters of employment, small business management, and communication. He has owned his own massage business, provided small-business coaching to independent therapists, taught continuing education, and spent 6 years as faculty at Cortiva Institute-Seattle. A former member of the AMTA-Washington Executive Board, Michael currently serves on the state chapter’s Governance Committee. He is currently the Clinic Manager of Mayo Therapy Associates. Learn more at http://www.michaellatourlmp.com

Teri Mayo, LMP has practiced massage since 1995, with a focus on injury rehabilitation and recovery. As the owner of Mayo Therapy Associates in Seattle, she has witnessed incredible recoveries from profound injuries and touts the value of massage for acute ailments, while also believing in the value of regular massage for self care. One of the things she loves best about her clinic is the combination of LMTs with 20 years of experience working next to therapists who’ve been licensed for just a year or two—each providing a unique perspective and support to teach other. Teri currently serves on the AMTA-WA state chapter executive board as their first Vice President. Learn more at https://www.mayotherapy.com

Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 205


Staying Legal in the Massage Therapy Practice (Morning) - by Jeffrey Yoshinaka (12 remaining)  (details)
What are the most common complaints filed with the State Department of Health about massage therapists? Jeffrey Yoshinaka will share his first-hand experience and knowledge based on years of investigating claims for Washington State—from the initial intake process, and the investigative process, to the final dispositions. He’ll also cover what’s entailed in massage practice inspections… with plenty of time left over for questions and answers at the end. 

CEUs:  1

About the Instructor:


Recently retired as the Washington State Department of Health Supervisory Investigator, Jeffrey brings a wealth of knowledge and perspective in the legal structure and requirements of the massage industry profession. After serving as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he began working for Washington State as an Investigator, then Supervisory Investigator, and finally Chief Investigator for the Department of Labor and Industries. From there he transitioned to the Department of Health, where he served as unlicensed massage liaison with local law enforcement agencies. He is well-versed in the requirements and legalities of the massage industry, and eager to share his knowledge with local massage therapists.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 203


Front Desk Today (Morning) - by Jessica Guzikowski (9 remaining)  (details)
Now that more clinics and spas are switching over to iPads for initial customer check in, front desk staff are finding the new system a bit challenging to manage. Jessica provides everything you need to know to feel like a pro with this new system, along with enlightening, humor- and practical advice to help front desk staff at massage, chiropractic, and sports medicine clinics maximize the relationships with their customers.

CEUs:  0
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 201


Ashiatsu Bars-Free Seated Massage / Deepfeet Bar Therapy┬« - Afternoon (11 remaining)  (details)
This three hour introduction class to barefoot massage will allow you to “dip your toes in the water” and get a taste of Ashiatsu without having to install the overhead parallel bars. 

This class is ideal for any therapist seeking a new tool and methods for deep tissue techniques. You will learn a full 60-minute barefoot protocol that combines the seated prone, supine, as well as side-lying barefoot techniques. This course will not only include warm up strokes such as effleurage, petrissage, and compression, but will include deeper techniques such as cross fiber friction, positional release and trigger point therapy. 

We cover contraindications specific to deep tissue and Ashiatsu methods as well as how to communicate effectively with your clients during the treatment. 

We train our students to work “smart not hard” and find that the seated introduction course is a great class to start the thinking differently in the way you perform deep tissue massage techniques.

Watch a video about Nancy's class: https://vimeo.com/227787294/98c8679f38
Learn more on their website: www.deepfeet.com

Class Requirements:

Students must bring their own massage table and linens.

CEUs:  3

NOTE:

Self Care Students will receive $50 off any future DeepFeet Courses!

About the Instructor:

Nancy Delong, LMT
Certified DeepFeet Instructor

After seven years of running a full time massage therapy practice focusing mostly on deep tissue massage, Nancy was exhausted, burnt out, and in physical pain from repetitive stress injuries. Learning Ashiatsu for DeepFeet Bar Therapy literally changed her life and her career. 

In 2010, she was trained by DeepFeet Bar Therapy founder Ruthie Hardee, and after only a couple of months of Ashiatsu practice, felt her spine realign and the pain alleviated in her back, shoulders, and wrists. 

Nancy has been spreading Ruthie’s legacy of helping therapists extend their careers ever since, through the Ashiatsu for DeepFeet Bar Therapy’s philosophy of “work smart, not hard.”

In the past few years, Ashiatsu has become so popular that Nancy is no longer able to fulfill existing demand. She feels everyone deserves to know this technique—not only will it totally change your practice and your body, it can be a lucrative, rewarding career path. 

Says Nancy, “if I can help save or enhance just one therapist's career, then I have succeeded as an instructor.”

Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 203


The Inner You: Self-Care Through Artistic Expression (Afternoon) - by Anna Mroczkowski (4 remaining)  (details)
Anna will guide the class in an interactive discussion about finding balance through artistic expression, sharing methods that allow the release of pre-concepts in order to find creative perspective in both work and life. Students will create a painting incorporating all the chakra colors within the contours of a Buddha figure. All supplies are included, however you may wish to bring some sort of smock or apron to protect your clothing. This class does NOT provide any continuing education (CEU) credits.

CEUs:  0

About the Instructor / Artist:


Anna Mroczkowski is a nerd with many many creative passions. Painting, sewing, knitting, writing, singing, overusing parentheses, cooking (to name a few) but probably one of her biggest passions is being able to turn the creative ideas of others into things that actually happen. 

When Anna’s parents moved from West Seattle to Bonney Lake, she found sanctuary in the arts, and a gal who became her best friend and eventual co-founder of the organization Artists4Artists. Anna continues to be heavily involved in events and not-for-profit youth art programs in Seattle.

As a person who genuinely cares about doing good things, Anna loves helping others, and raising her family with love. Learn more at https://artists4artists.wordpress.com and https://www.facebook.com/Artists-For-Artists-291683284182164/
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 205


CPR / First Aid (Morning) - by Brian Kane (10 remaining)  (details)
Washington state requires that bodyworkers maintain currency in both CPR and First Aid. This class does not provide any CE credits, however you will receive your required certification upon completion of the class.

****This is the only class with an additional $35 fee for the certification card.****

CEUs:  0

About The Instructor:


Brian Kane is a 28 year veteran in the fire service, currently working for the Renton Regional Fire Authority, where he is assigned to C-shift at station 17 in Fairwood. He enjoys teaching classes on first aid/CPR, CERT, and firefighter burn injury prevention. He is active as an advisor for the Fire Explorer program, and volunteers with the Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 202
$35.00


CPR / First Aid (Afternoon) - by Brian Kane (9 remaining)  (details)
Washington state requires that bodyworkers maintain currency in both CPR and First Aid. This class does not provide any CE credits, however you will receive your required certification upon completion of the class.

****This is the only class with an additional $35 fee for the certification card.****

CEUs:  0

About The Instructor:


Brian Kane is a 28 year veteran in the fire service, currently working for the Renton Regional Fire Authority, where he is assigned to C-shift at station 17 in Fairwood. He enjoys teaching classes on first aid/CPR, CERT, and firefighter burn injury prevention. He is active as an advisor for the Fire Explorer program, and volunteers with the Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 202
$35.00


Retiring Therapist Shares a Lifetime of Physical Self Care Techniques (Morning) - by Karen Kowal, RN, LMT, NCTMB (3 remaining)  (details)
This class will address multiple levels of common therapist physical complaints due to over-use, from the basics for your own self-care, into specific issues shared by class members—using several Mother Earth Pillows® products. As a practicing RN for 30 years and a massage therapist since 1994, Karen’s goal is to help her fellow therapists manage over-use and pain in an easy, swift and effective manner. Class Pillows will be available at 50% off retail pricing. 

Note: Karen is offering an extended four hour version of this class on Sunday, entirely separate from the Self Care Fair. Learn more on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/401805173549697/

CEUs:  2

About the Instructor:


After thirty years in diverse nursing fields, massage caught Karen Kowal’s attention in 1994. Dealing with chronic pain inspired her to develop the first Mother Earth Pillowsas well as additional product designs and therapy techniques, including Pillossage. As a member of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, she has been involved in a number of research and clinical trials on the use of Mother Earth Pillows in the medical field for pain, post-op care, chronic geriatric pain, Alzheimers and hospice, and specialized care for those living with Autism, Fibromyalgia, and Cancer. In 2010, Karen received Nurse of the Year Recognition from the Trinity College of Nursing in Rock Island, Illinois; in 2014, she was inducted into the World Massage Hall of Fame. As a speaker at National and International conferences, Karen continues to extoll the importance of complementary approaches versus pharmaceuticals-only.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Student Union Bldg. 8 - Mt. Skokomish Room


Ashiatsu Bars-Free Seated Massage / Deepfeet Bar Therapy┬« - Morning (3 remaining)  (details)
This three hour introduction class to barefoot massage will allow you to “dip your toes in the water” and get a taste of Ashiatsu without having to install the overhead parallel bars. 

This class is ideal for any therapist seeking a new tool and methods for deep tissue techniques. You will learn a full 60-minute barefoot protocol that combines the seated prone, supine, as well as side-lying barefoot techniques. This course will not only include warm up strokes such as effleurage, petrissage, and compression, but will include deeper techniques such as cross fiber friction, positional release and trigger point therapy. 

We cover contraindications specific to deep tissue and Ashiatsu methods as well as how to communicate effectively with your clients during the treatment. 

We train our students to work “smart not hard” and find that the seated introduction course is a great class to start the thinking differently in the way you perform deep tissue massage techniques.

Watch a video about Nancy's class: https://vimeo.com/227787294/98c8679f38
Learn more on their website: www.deepfeet.com

Class Requirements:

Students must bring their own massage table and linens.

CEUs:  3

NOTE:

Self Care Students will receive $50 off any future DeepFeet Courses!

About the Instructor:

Nancy Delong, LMT
Certified DeepFeet Instructor

After seven years of running a full time massage therapy practice focusing mostly on deep tissue massage, Nancy was exhausted, burnt out, and in physical pain from repetitive stress injuries. Learning Ashiatsu for DeepFeet Bar Therapy literally changed her life and her career. 

In 2010, she was trained by DeepFeet Bar Therapy founder Ruthie Hardee, and after only a couple of months of Ashiatsu practice, felt her spine realign and the pain alleviated in her back, shoulders, and wrists. 

Nancy has been spreading Ruthie’s legacy of helping therapists extend their careers ever since, through the Ashiatsu for DeepFeet Bar Therapy’s philosophy of “work smart, not hard.”

In the past few years, Ashiatsu has become so popular that Nancy is no longer able to fulfill existing demand. She feels everyone deserves to know this technique—not only will it totally change your practice and your body, it can be a lucrative, rewarding career path. 

Says Nancy, “if I can help save or enhance just one therapist's career, then I have succeeded as an instructor.”

Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 203


Keys to Session Communication and Being Fully Present - by Ariel Hubbard, LMP, RMT, NCTMB (0 remaining)  (details)
One of the most important aspects of the massage business is communication, but this is often affected by negative emotional and mental states. In this class you will learn quick, efficient and effective keys to managing negative states so that you can be fully present for your clients.

CEUs: 3

About the Instructor:

As an educator, author, school administrator and public speaker, Ariel has founded and run the California Academy for the Healing Arts 2001-2014. She also invented her own energywork modality, HighSelf Resonance Therapy, and has educated over 2,500 people in the holistic healing arts, Reiki, Reflexology, Aromatherapy yoga, meditation, and T'ai Chi. Ariel has written or co-authored four books, numerous articles, course material for Massage Magazine, and over 65 courses at the California Academy for the Healing Arts and Hubbard Education Group. Learn more at http://arielhubbard.com
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 202


Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Technique (Morning) by Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT (0 remaining)  (details)
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is the use of gentle, rhythmic movements to safely stretch muscles and fascia. AIS prepares you and your clients for any activity – from everyday tasks including client sessions, to the rigors of athletics. Prevent injuries and promote faster recovery with a set of dynamic stretching protocols. 

What sets AIS apart is the length of time involved with each stretch: a 2-second rule with active muscle engagement. Active muscle contractions create a safe and optimal environment for flexibility gains and healing. Repetition remodels tissue and creates a “pumping” action, which increases circulation to the targeted tissues. 

This class will teach you how to stretch your low back, hips, knees, calves, ankles and feet, while evaluating your range and movement potential to distinguish what each stretch should feel like. You can then apply this knowledge to build a home stretching program for your clients or your own self-care. 

Requirements:

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to stretch, and bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on during class.

CEUs:  4

About the Instructor:


Joshua Morton, LMP, MAISS, MMLT is a 1994 graduate of Seattle Massage School. In 2002 he began working with Aaron Mattes, the developer of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), accumulating over 2400 hours of intensive training under Aaron’s supervision. For the past ten years, Joshua has been an international educator, and has authored two books, including a guide to assisted stretching and a guide to self stretching. His years of teaching, hands-on experience and devotion to AIS place him among the nation’s top AIS therapists and teachers.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 104


Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Technique (Afternoon) by Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT (0 remaining)  (details)
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is the use of gentle, rhythmic movements to safely stretch muscles and fascia. AIS prepares you and your clients for any activity – from everyday tasks including client sessions, to the rigors of athletics. Prevent injuries and promote faster recovery with a set of dynamic stretching protocols. 

What sets AIS apart is the length of time involved with each stretch: a 2-second rule with active muscle engagement. Active muscle contractions create a safe and optimal environment for flexibility gains and healing. Repetition remodels tissue and creates a “pumping” action, which increases circulation to the targeted tissues. 

This class will teach you how to stretch your low back, hips, knees, calves, ankles and feet, while evaluating your range and movement potential to distinguish what each stretch should feel like. You can then apply this knowledge to build a home stretching program for your clients or your own self-care. 

Requirements:

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to stretch, and bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on during class.

CEUs:  4

About the Instructor:


Joshua Morton, LMP, MAISS, MMLT is a 1994 graduate of Seattle Massage School. In 2002 he began working with Aaron Mattes, the developer of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), accumulating over 2400 hours of intensive training under Aaron’s supervision. For the past ten years, Joshua has been an international educator, and has authored two books, including a guide to assisted stretching and a guide to self stretching. His years of teaching, hands-on experience and devotion to AIS place him among the nation’s top AIS therapists and teachers.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 104


Aromatherapy for Emotional Self-Care (Morning) - by Dana Pellegrini, LMP, Reiki Master (0 remaining)  (details)
This class will provide each participant the opportunity to experience first-hand the powerful support tool that essential oils can provide for both the therapist and client. Many are familiar with the physical benefits of aromatherapy - from first aid to cleaning products and so much more. Less are familiar with the spiritual, mental and emotional benefits that essential oils provide. You will walk away from this class with a new appreciation for the vibrational support offered by aromatherapy that makes your life and job as a therapist easier and more joyful.

CEUs:  1

About the Instructor:


Taught by Dana Pellegrini, a practicing Massage Therapist, a Reiki Master and Vibrational Medicine Practitioner, and an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr in Physical Medicine. She was the former Director of Bellevue Massage School, participated in the co-creation of Find Touch, and created the summer massage intensive at Bastyr University.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Student Union Bldg. 8 - Mezzanine on 2nd floor


Aromatherapy for Emotional Self-Care (Afternoon) - by Dana Pellegrini, LMP, Reiki Master (0 remaining)  (details)
This class will provide each participant the opportunity to experience first-hand the powerful support tool that essential oils can provide for both the therapist and client. Many are familiar with the physical benefits of aromatherapy - from first aid to cleaning products and so much more. Less are familiar with the spiritual, mental and emotional benefits that essential oils provide. You will walk away from this class with a new appreciation for the vibrational support offered by aromatherapy that makes your life and job as a therapist easier and more joyful.

CEUs:  1

About the Instructor:


Taught by Dana Pellegrini, a practicing Massage Therapist, a Reiki Master and Vibrational Medicine Practitioner, and an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr in Physical Medicine. She was the former Director of Bellevue Massage School, participated in the co-creation of Find Touch, and created the summer massage intensive at Bastyr University.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Student Union Bldg. 8 - Mezzanine on 2nd floor


Cold Stone Migraine Therapy (Morning) - by Kelly Lott, LMT, MTI, CIMI (0 remaining)  (details)
This innovative class is designed specifically for massage therapists, spa practitioners and physical therapists who want to offer their clients an alternative, natural and holistic relief treatment for all kinds of headaches. 

60 million people a year (1 in 6) suffer from headaches and an increasing number want a more natural yet powerful way to get relief. The heart of the Migraine Miracle® is the holistic fusion of custom designed cold marble stones that contour along key headache sites comfortably to decrease the pressure of dilated blood vessels, specially blended essential oils with combinations developed specifically to counteract the top four headache causes and headache point release techniques. 

This treatment is a harmonious therapeutic approach for all kinds of headache pain. Workshop includes a lecture on symptoms, how to recognize triggers of migraines, demonstration and hands on practice to perform the 30 minute treatment. Tuition includes how-to handouts, aromatherapy samples and two spa foot towels. 

The optional complete headache kit that includes 12 marble stones, 4 full size specialized aromatherapy blends, instructional DVD, stone carry bag and tent card will be available for purchase at a student-discounted rate.

Student Requirements:
Please do not wear perfume, perfumed body lotion, cologne, essential oils, or base makeup, and bring:
 
- massage table
- bolster
- 1 set of sheets
- 2 bath towels
- 1 hand towel
- 2 dark color washcloths
- 1 square 9x9 metal baking pan

CEUs:  4

About the Instructor:


This class is taught by Kelly Lott, a Certified Licensed Massage Therapist and doula, who created Migraine Miracle® after extensive research, time, effort and her mom’s divine guidance.  Learn more at http://www.migrainemiracle.com

Note:  Kelly is offering an extensive 6 CEU Cold Stone Migraine Therapy workshop on Sunday (unrelated to the Self Care Fair); learn more here >
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 103


Cold Stone Migraine Therapy (Afternoon) - Kelly Lott, LMT, MTI, CIMI (0 remaining)  (details)
This innovative class is designed specifically for massage therapists, spa practitioners and physical therapists who want to offer their clients an alternative, natural and holistic relief treatment for all kinds of headaches. 

60 million people a year (1 in 6) suffer from headaches and an increasing number want a more natural yet powerful way to get relief. The heart of the Migraine Miracle® is the holistic fusion of custom designed cold marble stones that contour along key headache sites comfortably to decrease the pressure of dilated blood vessels, specially blended essential oils with combinations developed specifically to counteract the top four headache causes and headache point release techniques. 

This treatment is a harmonious therapeutic approach for all kinds of headache pain. Workshop includes a lecture on symptoms, how to recognize triggers of migraines, demonstration and hands on practice to perform the 30 minute treatment. Tuition includes how-to handouts, aromatherapy samples and two spa foot towels. 

The optional complete headache kit that includes 12 marble stones, 4 full size specialized aromatherapy blends, instructional DVD, stone carry bag and tent card will be available for purchase at a student-discounted rate.

Student Requirements:
Please do not wear perfume, perfumed body lotion, cologne, essential oils, or base makeup, and bring:
 
- massage table
- bolster
- 1 set of sheets
- 2 bath towels
- 1 hand towel
- 2 dark color washcloths
- 1 square 9x9 metal baking pan

CEUs:  4

About the Instructor:


This class is taught by Kelly Lott, a Certified Licensed Massage Therapist and doula, who created Migraine Miracle® after extensive research, time, effort and her mom’s divine guidance.  Learn more at http://www.migrainemiracle.com

Note:  Kelly is offering an extensive 6 CEU Cold Stone Migraine Therapy workshop on Sunday (unrelated to the Self Care Fair); learn more here >
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 103


Retiring Therapist Shares a Lifetime of Physical Self Care Techniques (Afternoon) - by Karen Kowal, RN, LMT, NCTMB (0 remaining)  (details)
This class will address multiple levels of common therapist physical complaints due to over-use, from the basics for your own self-care, into specific issues shared by class members—using several Mother Earth Pillows® products. As a practicing RN for 30 years and a massage therapist since 1994, Karen’s goal is to help her fellow therapists manage over-use and pain in an easy, swift and effective manner. Class Pillows will be available at 50% off retail pricing. 

Note: Karen is offering an extended four hour version of this class on Sunday, entirely separate from the Self Care Fair. Learn more on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/401805173549697/

CEUs:  2

About the Instructor:


After thirty years in diverse nursing fields, massage caught Karen Kowal’s attention in 1994. Dealing with chronic pain inspired her to develop the first Mother Earth Pillowsas well as additional product designs and therapy techniques, including Pillossage. As a member of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, she has been involved in a number of research and clinical trials on the use of Mother Earth Pillows in the medical field for pain, post-op care, chronic geriatric pain, Alzheimers and hospice, and specialized care for those living with Autism, Fibromyalgia, and Cancer. In 2010, Karen received Nurse of the Year Recognition from the Trinity College of Nursing in Rock Island, Illinois; in 2014, she was inducted into the World Massage Hall of Fame. As a speaker at National and International conferences, Karen continues to extoll the importance of complementary approaches versus pharmaceuticals-only.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Student Union Bldg. 8 - Mt. Skokomish Room


Releasing the Neck and Shoulders with Anterior Neck Focus (Morning) - by Stacy Paul, LMP (0 remaining)  (details)
In today's world, society spends a majority of their time looking down. Over time, our anterior neck muscles shorten, while elongating the posterior neck muscles, leading to a myraid of issues. This class is designed to dispel the fear of anterior neck massage and give you the tools that will promote substantial progress in your clients' wellness journey.

Requirements:

Please bring your own massage table and linens.

CEUs:  2

About the Instructor:


This class is taught by Stacy Paul, LMP, who holds certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Craino-sacral, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Treatment, Sports and Deep Tissue massage. After two years of working towards a Meteorology degree at Metro State College in Denver, she decided to enroll in the Massage School at Heritage College in Denver, after watching how effective massage was in her mother’s recovery from an accident. Initially Stacy assumed she would become a Massage Therapist and then figure out what to do with the rest her life. Sixteen years later, she “can’t imagine doing anything else” and loves the many opportunities that massage has given her.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 206


Releasing the Neck and Shoulders with Anterior Neck Focus (Afternoon) - by Stacy Paul, LMP (0 remaining)  (details)
In today's world, society spends a majority of their time looking down. Over time, our anterior neck muscles shorten, while elongating the posterior neck muscles, leading to a myraid of issues. This class is designed to dispel the fear of anterior neck massage and give you the tools that will promote substantial progress in your clients' wellness journey.

Requirements:

Please bring your own massage table and linens.

CEUs:  2

About the Instructor:


This class is taught by Stacy Paul, LMP, who holds certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Craino-sacral, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Treatment, Sports and Deep Tissue massage. After two years of working towards a Meteorology degree at Metro State College in Denver, she decided to enroll in the Massage School at Heritage College in Denver, after watching how effective massage was in her mother’s recovery from an accident. Initially Stacy assumed she would become a Massage Therapist and then figure out what to do with the rest her life. Sixteen years later, she “can’t imagine doing anything else” and loves the many opportunities that massage has given her.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 21 - Room 206


Thumbs-Free Massage - by Kay Rynerson, LMP (0 remaining)  (details)
Love doing massage but your thumbs are wearing out? This hands-on class will teach you a myriad of other tools at your disposal, including a 90-minute routine for the client on the massage table that you can do with your thumbs completely at rest.

Using a combination of modalities from the instructor’s 23 years of experience doing bodywork, including techniques adapted from ancient Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Thai massage, sports massage and more, you will learn to give a thorough treatment with many possibilities. You can keep it light, or go as deep as the client can take it, using knuckles, forearms, elbows and even knees.

Requirements:

Please bring your own massage table and linens.

CEUs:  3

About the Instructor:

This class is taught by Kay Rynerson LMP, who has been practicing massage since 1988, is certified in Thai Massage, and has developed the Thai Massage Workbook and DVD. Kay is a passionate instructor who integrates Swedish, deep tissue and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi techniques into both her approaches and classes. Learn more on her websites at http://www.learn-thaimassage.com and http://www.crowswing.com/the_therapist_kay.php
Add to calendarSaturday, September 23, 2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Building 22 - Room 201


 
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