Courses
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Volcanic Hot Stone Massage Course

Fluid Bodywork

Pregnancy Massage

Somatic Psychology for massage therapists

Triggerpoint Treatment

All courses are AAMT approved and will earn you PME points

Please feel free to enquire about my 'bring a friend discount'

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Volcanic Hot Stone Massage Course

AAMT Approved Provider
Earn 20 PME points

Hot Stones massage has become a standard spa treatment and can be a truly wonderful or also very disappointing experience for the client. placing hot stones for massage A good Hot Stones massage works
wholistically and is a deeply relaxing and restorative treatment, which heals not only the body but also addresses blockages in the energy system, forming an energetic grid on the body to realign the flow of chi.

Volcanic Hot Stones massage as I teach it, is a flowing full body treatment. We massage the body with and without stones, energize, balance and connect chakras, place stones in specific patterns and use deeper techniques to relax contracted muscles.

Clients regularly report that they fall into a very deep relaxation state after only a few minutes and even the students in the courses can also not relax the pull into a deep letting go.

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For you as a practitioner learning this modality has many benefits:

Offering your clients an exciting alternative treatment, which everyone seems
to be curious about!

Setting yourself apart from other therapists

Adding interesting, creative techniques and tools for you to play with

Stimulating and expanding your intuitive channels

Giving you hands and wrists a break

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Curriculum:

- Qualities of different stones and temperatures, handling equipment
- The Chakra Map of the body
- Chakra functions and disorders
- Energy flow and –blockages
- Stone placement
- Whole body routine
- Deep Tissue massage techniques with stones
- Placement patterns for common problems
- Use of aromatherapy oils in conjunction with the stones



The Hot stones sets consist of a heater with 3 different heat settings and a set of 25 handpicked and oiled Australian Basalt stones.


I am especially happy to be able to offer you Australian stones, as they are high quality volcanic stones and hold the energy of our beautiful continent.

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Please contact me with any queries you have

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Cost:
$ 320.00 , 2 days 9 am - 4 pm
(+ optional: $260.00 Hot Stones set & heater, $190 set only)

Dates:

October 4-5, 2014

Location:
Mullumbimby, NSW

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Fluid Bodywork
Weekend course

AAMT approved provider
  earn 20 PME points

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Fluid Bodywork has its roots in a technique called ‘Shifting’ and foremost in ‘Trager’ a comprehensive method developed by Dr Milton Trager. It is a rhythmic, flowing rocking technique of the whole body, which is applied simultaneously with pressure point work and short deep tissue strokes. Fluid Bodywork facilitates deep relaxation of the Bodymind and aims to break up neuromuscular holding patterns, while rocking the client into a freer and lighter feeling. This workshop is suitable for anybody with an interest in touch and healing, the professional therapist and the inexperienced beginner. Fluid Bodywork is easily integrated in any other massage routine, is fun to practice and delicious to receive.

Something to inspire you:

Just one touch can change a world. As Milton Trager said, in effect, if you want to change, you have to have a new experience. Words refer to new experience. But touch is new experience.


You will learn:fluid leg bodywork outdoors
- History, development and theory of Fluid Bodywork
- Fluid Bodywork techniques for all parts of the body
- Hook up and Recall
- Creating and varying rhythm and depth
- Targeting specific problem areas
- Practitioner’s ideal posture and inner approach
- Dealing with resistance
- Learn to incorporate playfulness and fluidity into your massage
- Effective and effortless spinal release
- Creating results with less effort

Course fee: $320.00

Dates:

November 1-2, 2014

Location:
Mullumbimby

Advanced Fluid Bodywork: October 26, $160

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Pregnancy Massage

AAMT logo10 PME points

1 day course

During pregnancy women’s bodies go through drastic changes. Massage during the second and third trimester of pregnancy is very helpful in helping women cope with both the physical and emotional changes that happen.
There are a lot of cautionary issues though to be understood to massage safely during this important time.
During this weekend you will learn about the relevant physical changes and how to accommodate them in your massage and you will be able to deliver a enjoyable, relaxing, safe and remedial pregnancy massage.
You will also learn how to perform postpartum massages.

Topics:
- Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
- Understanding of the stages of pregnancy
- How to help alleviate non pathological discomforts during pregnancy
- Contraindications to massage
- Safe and comfortable positioning of client
- Adaptation of massage strokes, areas to avoid
- Massage routine for pregnancy
- Post partum massage

Course fee: $160, 1 day 9 am - 4 pm

Dates:

October 11, 2014

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Somatic Psychology for massage therapists
body shapes, body types, psychsomatic patterns

This course explores and identifies the connections between tensions in the myofascial layer of the body with attitudes, past experiences and mental patterns that we have developed and methods of releasing them. It combines my 25 years of knowledge and experience in bodywork and psychology.

Basic understanding of Somatic psychology:

As somatic patterns develop mostly in the pre-verbal stages of our development, informed bodywork is well suited to assist people in letting go of dysfunctional old patterns and facilitate change towards more choice and freedom in the body-mind. It also means that any form of releasing bodywork, including massage and especially Deep Tissue massage can lead to an emotional release or trigger a psychological tendency. Understanding basic Somatic Psychology helps practitioners to choose appropriate modalities

Learning outcomes:

Day 1

• Understand major historical and new developments in Somatic Psychology

• Understand body armour, body-splits, startle reflex, boundedness, charge

• Recognize common holding patterns

• Explore your own patterns and learn to recognize them in clients

• Understand how psychological issues affect different body systems (lymphatic system, connective tissue, nervous system, musculoskeletal system etc.)

• Practice wholistic, psychosomatic body reading without typology

• Practice adequate communication

• Practice intuitive bodywork informed by your psychosomatic evaluation and depth for different clients, to work effectively and compassionately with the psychological aspects of the body.

Day 2

• Understand the different body types

• Experience and understand your own body type

• Practice psychosomatic body reading using body types

• Learn and practice appropriate bodywork techniques and approaches for each type

• Understand the effects of trauma on the body and cautionary issues around releasing trauma

• Understand and experience the basic structure of the energetic system

• Apply simple counselling techniques to enhance clients’ awareness, support loosening of restrictive structures and emotional release

• Recognize transference and use it to inform you

• Practice the art of “holding the space” and “giving space to release”

Course fee: $160.00 per day9 am- 4pm

Dates: Day 1-November 10, 2014

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Triggerpoint Treatment

1 day course

triggerpoint map of the back musclesThis course covers the definition, physiology and causes of triggerpoints,

theories of referred pain,manuals and maps to find relevant Triggerpoints,

the therapeutic Triggerpoint treatment protocol and self-help exercises and tools for clients to use

Course fee: $160 per day

Dates:

Location: Mullumbimby

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