Beyond Massage Aspen


0511
2014

Reach Higher! Expect More!

0205
2014

Erica Boulangée, L.Ac LMT

Completed her Masters in Science in Oriental Medicine from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture, She is an NCBTMB approved provider of continuing education for bodyworkers and has been studying and practicing massage and nature-based medicine since 1996. Her studies have taken her to the Far East and throughout America and range from Native American, Chinese and Thai medicine, western science, therapeutic massage, acupuncture and herbalism. She has co-taught hundreds of students with Paul Pitchford, the author of Healing with Whole Foods, while living in-residence at Heartwood Institute.

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0128
2017

Thai on the Table

Instructor: Erica Boulangee

 
December 2-3, 2017

Thai Massage is a beautiful fusion of yoga-like stretching, rhythmic massage, compression and acupressure points traditionally performed on cotton mats on the floor. This course brings its fluid-like work adapted for the massage table. Using the table instead of the mat increases the versatility of this unique therapy.  Students return home with a wide selection of Thai-on-the-Table techniques, which can be incorporated into an existing bodywork practice, or offered as an alternate modality.

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0803
2014

Have you seen my New Office!

Come and experience a session in my dream office. Here I am delivering my finest work ever!

0206
2014

John Schmidt, PT

John Schmidt received a BS from Penn State in Health and Physical Education and a Master’s degree from Hahnemann University in Physical Therapy. Since then he has specialized in orthopedic and sports related injuries and post-surgical joint rehabilitation for over 30 years. During his career he has worked with professional sports teams and private practice clients, and is currently developing a student athletic training program for his local high school. He has been an instructor at Heartwood Massage School in CA for over 10 years and teaches intensive workshops in Evaluation and Treatment of Orthopedic and Sports Related Injuries, a program which he developed.

0202
2014

Natalie Gentry, CMT

Natalie Gentry is a Healing Facilitator specializing in Massage Therapy, Transformational Breath®, movement, and nutritional supplementation.

Natalie became interested in breath work when she began to notice that many of her clients were not breathing well while in session with her. She tried to coach them on how to breathe more fully with little success. However, in 2009, a friend (a massage therapist as well) who had been struggling with helping her own clients to breathe more fully, introduced Natalie to Transformational Breath®. Natalie attended a class and that class changed the trajectory of Natalie’s practice and life. She became successful in helping her clients to breathe more fully and often utilizes Transformational Breath to deepen her clients’ massage experiences. Natalie also became more conscious of her own breath patterns and has utilized the breath work to help support her in becoming stronger physically, mentally, emotionally and Spiritually. It has even helped her to improve her relationships with friends and loved ones. Her personal breath practice is an integral part of her life.
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0202
2014

Thai Massage Workshop

Instructor: Erica Boulangee

April 12-16 2017
40 CEU’s from the NCBTMB
9am-5pm daily

This course draws upon the deep roots of Asian medicine from Thailand to Japan, China and India. Integrating these regions philosophy will shed light to the medicinal approach to this work while learning to perform a Thai Massage. Encouraging Qi to flow harmoniously in the body is the bridge that unites them all. Unique to this course are in depth conversations on each of the 12 main organ philosophies from an eastern perspective. More than just a physical organ we can begin to understand balance and imbalance of each system based on subtle palpations and observations which we will cover in this workshop. This course will send you away with well beyond a basic Thai massage, you will have time to contemplate, rejuvenate and participate in mindful movement/ breathing and meditation.
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0201
2014

Clinical Treatment of the Neck

Instructor: Erica Boulangee

24 CEU’s from the NCBTMB

Are you Ready to really make a difference with your clients? Do you want to know what to work, how to find it, and how to work it effectively and comfortably? Do you want to boost your anatomy and palpation skills? In these course you will receive focused, specific, hands-on instruction in locating and treating the complex structures of the jaw, and entire neck. The neck and TMJ work as a unit, and problems in one area usually affects the other. Almost all chronic neck problems involve the TMJ, and TMJ dysfunction involves muscles of the neck.

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0201
2014

Evaluation & Treatment of Orthopedic & Sports Injuries

Instructor: John Schmidt P.T.

May 28th-June 1st 2014

40 CEU’s from NCBTMB

This comprehensive and in depth course offers students a logical and condensed approach to assessing and treating orthopedic and sports injuries for each area of the body. The assessments are concise to allow therapists ample treatment time. Basic body injury response patterns are covered along with specific injury assessment and treatment. Lab practice focuses on the application of Cyriax transverse massage, joint mobilization, contract-relax release work to affectively treat the underlying structure involved. The work is very structure-specific . You won’t just learn which tendon or ligament you are on, but which part of it you expect the scar tissue to form. An evening clinic provides participants with an opportunity to invite friends, family or clients for an evaluation and advice on treatment. Previous students found this to be invaluable in tying all the information together in a practical way they can integrate immediately in their practice. A 130 page manual is included with the course.
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0131
2014

Maya Abdominal Therapy

Instructor: Cindy Aspromonte, RN, CNP

Self-Care Workshop
(a prerequisite to practitioner training)

June 6-8th 2014

16 CEU’S from the NCBTMB
18 CEU’s from NCCAOM for Acupuncturists
17 CEU’s from Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Maya Uterine and Abdominal Massage is an ancient treatment that has been practiced for centuries in Latin America by traditional healers and midwives.  It is a gentle, external self-care massage technique used to gently guide the uterus and supporting organs into optimal placement in the pelvis, supporting reproductive health, digestive health, general well-being,  and the body’s innate capacity to heal.  In this Self-Care Workshop you will learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system and how the vital flow of blood, lymph and chi can be compromised by a displaced or prolapsed uterus.  This class is very comprehensive and we will cover causes, symptoms and contraindications as well as the simple daily self-care technique.  We will also include an introduction to herbal therapies and other important traditional healing techniques.

This 3 day class prepares the student to perform The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy on him/herself only.  Additionally, this class is a prerequisite to enrollment in the Professional Training for licensed healthcare practitioners.
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