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The Meridian Connection

Description Our focus will be on applying acupuncture concepts to massage therapy assessment and treatment. We will learn some points but emphasis is on the meridian pathway itself. We will trace fourteen meridians and study the associated muscles, organs, emotions, and pathologies. If you keep hearing about meridians and wish you understood them better, this is a rare opportunity to…

The Kinesiology Connection

Description: Have you experienced the power of kinesiology muscle testing? Learn how to test for a variety of dysfunctions and to correct them quickly and efficiently using techniques available to everyone. Topics will include tests for dehydration and hypotonicity as well as a simple and effective technique for addressing emotional stress. Self-help exercises for coordination and balance will also be…

Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy

This is an opportunity to sample the Upledger Institute’s Craniosacral Therapy course studied by more than 90,000 healthcare practitioners worldwide. The sixteen-hour introduction to craniosacral therapy is a mix of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice designed to teach you the benefits of CST along with basic techniques you can use in practice and for your own health. Please know that…

Training Your Touch: Palpation and Manual Assessment

Description: Take this opportunity to build a real foundation for success in massage therapy. This two-day class blends lecture, discussion and guided exercises with plenty of hands-on practice in order to develop and refine your sense of touch. On the first day, working with inanimate objects, living tissues and subtle pulses, we will experiment with strategies from world-renowned doctors and…

Integrative Massage Therapy

Description: Integrative Massage Therapy is a one-day, intensive introduction to holistic massage practice. The integrative massage session can draw from neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and many other modalities. This class will help you successfully blend techniques and treatment methods by focusing on basic concepts and mechanisms underlying each approach. In this seminar, we will study key principles from Chinese medicine,…

Muscle Testing for Massage Therapists: Touch For Health Kinesiology 1

Description: In this Touch For Health Kinesiology class, you will study 14 muscles and become familiar with their structure, function and associated acupuncture meridians. You will learn how to accurately test each of these muscles using a refined manual resistive testing method. When a problem or weakness is discovered, you will practice using neurolymphatic and neurovascular reflexes, origin/insertion technique and…

Polarity Reflexology

Description: This class offers integrative, hands-on applications of Polarity therapy for bodyworkers. Participants will learn about energetic anatomy and zone therapy as they blend foot and hand reflexology with the Ayurvedic concept of five elements. This blending can enhance understanding of both polarity and reflexology. It will be an experiential study of the body’s elegant, energetic organization and how it…

Randall W. Gibson is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. (Provider #325713-00)