Introduction to Acupuncture

The course is designed to provide an introduction to acupuncture. Students will learn some basic concepts of Chinese Diagnosis, the elements, and theories of needling. The practical component of the course will offer the student the chance to try needling and learn some effective points. Students will be instructed to needle in class only. This course is designed as an introduction only and not a certification.

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Breast Massage & Treatment for the Pectoralis Muscles
 

‚ÄčThe benefits of breast massage reaches far beyond the breast tissue. From congestion, neck issues, thoracic dysfunctions, to nerve compression syndromes, breast massage is an area that is highly under treated in our profession.

The course is designed to teach RMT’s the benefits and applications of massage for the breast and the pectoralis muscles. You will learn how to treat your clients both draped and undraped. The class involves both theory and practical components.
The anatomy and physiology of the tissues surrounding the chest will be discussed in detail. Muscles, fascia, and joints will be put together as an integrative approach to breast massage, and the treatment of the thorax. This comprehensive approach leads to more effective treatments.
This course will allow you to feel comfortable approaching your client with benefits of breast massage Indications for treatment include congestion due to hormonal changes, posture, and impingement of the brachial plexus. Discussion includes lymphoedema and when to refer.
Note: This class includes practical exchanges.

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Cupping Massage

 

Cupping Massage brings the ancient art of cupping to the modern day practice. This modality allows for a unique approach to the fascia and body fluids. Cupping has an ability to affect deeper tissue, remove fascial restrictions, and increase range of motion, with little stress on your hands. This modality takes only one day to learn and you will walk away with a whole new technique to add to your skills.

Cupping goes far beyond simple fascial techniques, concepts such as angiogenesis, metabolism and immune response will be explored. Cupping is put into context within the global environment, with discussions and demonstrations providing understanding of the affects cupping has on the whole body. During the practical component the theory will be put into practice, along with discussion and demonstrations of the physiological changes that take place. Application will cover more than just the back; scars, fascia, joints, trigger points, muscle imbalances and even pleura techniques will be applied.
Note: Health professionals require training and certification to be covered within liability insurance. Traditional cupping (fire cupping) is restricted to Acupuncturists and TCM practitioners.

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Proprioceptive Taping
 

This course is designed to teach therapists how to tape for most conditions you will see in your practice. Taping in certain ways can help with muscle imbalances, pain, scar tissue, fibrosis and swelling.  The unique properties of the tape can support joints while allowing range of motion.  Since the tape can be left on for five days it will give you better treatment outcomes.   You will walk away from this course with a technique you can start using in your practice right away.  The ease of application allows the therapist to self treat.

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