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Massage at Monroe

Continuing Education

Healing Plantar Fasciitis
​March 17 2019 - $160 ​​

This class is a revolutionary new approach to understanding and treating Plantar Fasciitis, utilizing 3 decades of clinical experinece and training. Clients with Plantar Fasciitis who seek traditional treatments can spend between $200 - $3000 dollars in doctor's visits, orthotics, physical therapy, and medications in the first year alone. How would you like to help them be pain free in 4-8 weeks?  This great class is almost 50% detailed hands-on treatment time. It's a simple, extremely effective protocol you can use right away to help your clients get their lives back, and increase your bottom line, with minimal effort! This knowledge should be in everyone's toolbox!
Class starts at 8am sharp, Lunch is on your own at 1pm for 1:15 min. we're done at 5:15p.
Please bring your table, sheets, a bolster, and whatever cream you prefer. I advise that you wear or bring shorts, we will be working right up to the knee. This class is fairly technical, brushing up on your anatomy is a good idea. Class minimum 6, maximum, 16.

Reciprocal Inhibition for the Lower Body
March 16 2019 $160

This covers quick, easy, and effective strategies for the most common causes of low back pain, This is a detailed course covering both direct and indirect anatomical structures that affect the function of the lumbar region. I strongly advise reviewing you anatomy before class. Participants will gain a better understanding of lumbar structures, how they work together, and how dysfunction in particular area creates symptoms. Trigger point formation, and how that limits both muscle and fascial function is also covered. Neuromuscular Re-education of malfunctioning systems is included to reset and optimize muscle memory and function.
Carmen can tell you if you need to bring your table, based on how many sign up for the class. Please bring sheets, a bolster (4-6"), a small pillow for your head, and your lotion. We will be working from roughly T12 down to the knee, so for ladies I recommend a top with a shelf bra built in (or a sport bra) and shorts that are loose or stretchy enough to slide to your hips. The same sort of stretchy shorts & t-shirt for men. This class is fairly technical, brushing up on your anatomy is a good idea. Class maximum, 16.

Hot & cold stone and bamboo
(14 CE)

April 13,14 2019 - $299   CLOSED

This massage course is designed to educate on the benefits of hot and cold application through placement, temperature, massage techniques and alternating hot and cold application.  Techniques learned will promote increased blood circulation, muscle pain and tension reduction, muscle cramp and spasm reduction, headache alleviation, metabolic and muscle tone increase and much more. This course is a compliment to many other forms of massage therapy such as Western massage, aromatherapy and reflexology treatments.

Reciprocal Inhibition for the Upper Body

March 15 2019 - $160 ​​

This covers easy effective strategies for the most common causes of neck and shoulder pain. We'll cover antagonistic muscle systems, trigger points that cause proprioceptive issues, and get into Vladimir Janda's Upper Crossed Syndrome, which is necessary for effective treatment of Forward Head Position. Also covered is basic palpation and assessment of frozen shoulder and rotator cuff damage. If you are taking this class, I will assume that you already have foundational trigger point knowledge, and that you know your upper body anatomy. Reciprocal Inhibition for pain relief and neuro-muscular re-education is used extensively. I advise reviewing the relevant anatomy before class.

Kinesio taping fundamentals & advance (KT1 & KT2)
(16 CE)

Monroe - May 17,18 2019 - $549

KT1 Fundamental Concepts, Screening/Muscle Test, & Muscle Applications (To be taken in conjunction with KT2)
The KT1 course is designed to introduce practitioners to the Kinesio Taping® Method. Over the course of this 8 hour class, the instructor will discuss the fundamental concepts of the Kinesio® Taping Method and the unique properties and use of Kinesio® Tex Tape. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to practice screening and muscle testing created for the enhancement of your KT skills and muscle applications for both the upper and lower body. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio® Taping Method to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles, and decrease pain and swelling. In addition to instruction provided by a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI), the attendee will receive 2 full-color Kinesio Taping® Workbooks (KT1 Workbook 1) to augment their training. Each attendee also receives 60 day membership to the Kinesio Taping® Association which includes access to a reference data base.
KT2 Advanced Concepts & Corrective Techniques (Pre-requisite, completion of KTA approved KT1 course)

The KT2 course builds on material learned in KT1. During this 8 hour class, the instructor will introduce the six Correc-tive Techniques (Mechanical, Functional, Space, Fascia, Ligament/Tendon, and Lymphatic) and discuss their applica-tion in a variety of clinical conditions. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to practice applying these techniques to a variety of upper and lower body conditions. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the KT Method to orthopedic & neurological conditions. Attendees will receive Workbook 2 (KT Cor-rectional Techniques and Clinical Applications) to augment their training.  

Kinesio taping clinical concepts (KT3)
(8 CE)


 Monroe - May 19, 2019 - $249

The KT3 course combines KT1 & KT2 coursework with extra lab time for attendees to practice their skills on a variety of clinical applications. KT3 can be designed to allow the CKTI to cater towards specific practitioner protocols, clinical applications, and practitioner population and address specific professions (pediatrics, hand therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, etc.) or clinical conditions (stroke, scoliosis, lymphedema, etc.). KT3 can also be set up as a general orthopedic course and may incorporate any or all of the following: unusual tapings, variations on standard tapings, problem solving, and “live patients”. Upon completion of this course and prerequisite KT1 & KT2 seminar, attendees will be eligible to request and take the exam to become a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). Note: Students can request to take the exam but will not be eligible to receive a CKTP certificate until they graduate.

101 Things to do on the chair
(14 CE)
​July 20,21 2019 - $299

101 Things to Do On the Chair is a course designed to instruct students in how chair massage, in contrast to regular table massage, is used as an effective form of therapy. Students will be taught to use their massage chairs to their fullest potential for their client’s comfort, for their personal safety in body mechanics and to improve their massage practice. Massage techniques learned in this course will relieve stress, increase range of motion and reduce pain for clients. This is a 14 credit hour course contains a strong hands-on component to be sure students are confident and safe with performing these techniques independently.

Massage tools for healthy returns


Want to rise above ordinary therapists? Care to learn a new set of tools that will have your clients immediately re-booking and sending others to you? This class will teach you a series of muscle tests and assessment tools to show and enhance the value of your work. All you need is some knowledge of the muscular system. . which will be reviewed for you. . .and a gentle touch, the class will teach you the rest.

Learning Objectives.
- Learn the difference between a diagnosis and an assessment
- Learn the science and art of manual muscle testing and how it can be used to help any client
- Learn at least 5 assessment tools that any massage therapist can do to gain confidence in their work
- Learn at least 5 standard muscle tests that can be can be done before and after massage to show positive changes occurred
- Learn a way to decrease therapist burn out by increasing their ability to know that their work was helpful

Depth of incite ,ethics
(3 CE)

Depth of Incite ,Ethics
It is a common practice within the massage therapy profession to use extremely deep pressure during massage sessions. While many clients seek out this form of massage, there are just as many cases of clients being hurt from this kind of therapy.
There are many different philosophies and studies on what massage depth does in the body. There are also many theories on what appropriate massage pressure is.
Quite consistently, the core problem in situations where clients are hurt by massage is the belief that the more painful the pressure the more effective the session. Another reason for injury occurrence in massage is due to lack of sensitivity to a client’s needs. Lack of sensitivity is often directly linked to abuse of the power differential role in the therapeutic relationship.
This 3hr class analyzes the problem of too much pressure in the massage industry. It discusses how clients are being misled to think that painful massage is the only effective massage. Students will revisit the dynamics of the power differential and how if used the wrong way can be harmful to their clients. Students will discuss the history of this problem and how it affects their business. Group exercise will focus on coming up with practical solutions to address these problems in everyday massage practice. 

Become a certified medical massage practitioner in one weekend . FAST PACED & COMPACT
Professional level & masters level combined

  • Insurance billing & injury physiology
  • Neuromuscular therapy , day of neck & day of back
  • Neuromuscular treatment upper & lower extremity

Spinal raindrop therapy

June 8,9 2019 - $299

Rejuvenate the mind. Balance the body.
Young Living’s proprietary Raindrop Technique® combines unique, targeted massage and energy approaches with pure, authentic essential oils for a deeply harmonizing, rejuvenating, and relaxing experience. The technique, developed by Young Living Founder and CEO D. Gary Young, draws from his experience with Native American wellness traditions and provides a revolutionary means of nurturing harmony—physically, mentally, and emotionally.