7/19/2017 - Practicing in New York State: What all LMT's should know

CE Hours - 2

This course will review the rules and regulations for practicing massage therapy in New York State.
This will include a review of practice guidelines, cautions and contraindications and the new mandatory continuing education guidelines.
This course will also address a variety of the most frequently asked questions and other key information from the Office of Professions.

Instructor: Dr. Mark Ersing DC, LMT
Cost: $50 if paid by July 14th, $75 after
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

7/23/2017 - Massage and Fibromyalgia

CE Hours - 7

This course will review the etiology, progression and characteristics of fibromyalgia and help participants gain a more complete understanding of sufferers of this condition.
Students will learn how to effectively communicate with clients with fibromyalgia as well as how to perform an effective pre-therapy interview.
Students will also learn how to approach goal setting and client interaction during therapy.
Students will engage in a hands-on portion of the course where they will observe and demonstrate massage techniques appropriate for the client with fibromyalgia.

Instructor: Mark Ersing, DC, LMT
Cost: $175 if paid by July 14th, $225 after
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8/13/2017 - Whiplash

CE Hours - 7

This class will cover the cause, symptoms and treatment of Whiplash Syndrome.
The mechanism of Whiplash Syndrome will also be discussed in great detail.
We will also review the anatomy of the cervical spine, including muscles, ligaments, discs and bones.
A treatment protocol for Whiplash Syndrome will be discussed.
This is a great class for anybody looking to improve their treatment skills for Whiplash Syndrome or neck pain.

Instructor: Mark Ersing, DC, LMT
Cost: $175 if paid by August 4th, $225 after
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8/23/2017 - Headaches: Assessment and Classifications

CE Hours - 3

"This course will take an in-depth look at the classification of headaches (primary, secondary, other).
The student will learn how toproperly assess a client via a thorough history and review of current symptomatology.
After taking the class, the student will be able devise a treatment plan that is most effective for treating the exact headache the client is suffering from.

Instructor: Mark Ersing, DC, LMT
Cost: $75 if paid by August 18th, $100 after
Hours: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

9/09/2017 - Thorasic Outlet Syndrome: Assessment and Treatment

CE Hours - 7

This course will examine the many presentations of TOS and the anatomical structures involved at common sites of nerve impingement in the cervical/upper thoracic area as well as further considerations involving the upper extremities.
A practical portion is included during which participants will observe and demonstrate manual techniques to address the soft tissue structures involved at each impingement site.

Instructor: Mark Ersing, DC, LMT
Cost: $175 if paid by September 1st, $225 after
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9/23/2017 - Cupping for the Modern Practitioner, Level 1

CE Hours - 8

Modern Cupping for Today's Practitioner, level 1 looks at a practical way to increase the effectiveness of your massage therapy treatment, no matter what modality you practice. Cupping is an effective way to breakdown adhesions, address trigger points and cellulite, remove toxins, move lymph fluids, all the while saving the therapist's hands.
This is a hands on class where the student will become familiar through demonstration and practice; use of soft and hard cups, multiple ways to treat a client' specific issues, use and care of the cups, bio-magnetic therapy, abdominal cupping and history of cupping. This class approaches cupping from a western prospective, prior knowledge of TCM is not required in order to take this course. You will leave class with two different sets of cups and the knowledge and confidence to use them. The class is priced at $200, additional $50 covers the purchase of 2 sets of cups ( set of 4 soft silicone cups and 1 set of 12 bio-magnetic hard plastic with pump and tubing).

Instructor: Vicki Kemner-Ramsdell LMT
Cost: $200 must be paid by September 15th
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

9/24/2017 - Cupping for the Modern Practitioner, Level 2

CE Hours - 8

Modern Cupping for Today's Practitioner, level 1 looks at a practical way to increase the effectiveness of your massage therapy treatment, no matter what modality you practice.
Cupping is an effective way to breakdown adhesions, address trigger points and cellulite, remove toxins, move lymph fluids, all the while saving the therapist's hands.
This is a hands on class where the student will become familiar through demonstration and practice; use of soft and hard cups, multiple ways to treat a client' specific issues, use and care of the cups, bio-magnetic therapy, abdominal cupping and history of cupping.
This class approaches cupping from a western prospective, prior knowledge of TCM is not required in order to take this course.
You will leave class with two different sets of cups and the knowledge and confidence to use them.
The class is priced at $200, additional $50 covers the purchase of 2 sets of cups ( set of 4 soft silicone cups and 1 set of 12 bio-magnetic hard plastic with pump and tubing).

Instructor: Vicki Kemner-Ramsdell LMT
Cost: $200 must be paid by September 15th
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

10/6/2017 - Active Isolated Stretching

CE Hours - 8

Learn Neck, Shoulder, Elbow, Radial-Ulnar, Wrist, Hand, Finger, Thumb protocols for eliminating or reducing chronic pain and restoring range of motion faster than any technique you have ever seen!
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), developed by Aaron L. Mattes, MS., R.K.T., L.M.T., of Sarasota, Florida, is a gentle method of stretching specific (isolated) muscles while requiring the active participation of the person being stretched. Each stretch begins by defining the current range of motion (stretch point). The target muscle is then stretched beyond that range with a gentle assist continuing for only two seconds. The muscle is then returned to its original resting position. Typically, eight to ten repetitions are required. Results are noticeable and often radical. AIS is widely used by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals.
The fee does NOT include AIS manual, rope or yoga strap. The manual “Aaron Mattes’ Active Isolated Stretching, Nov 1, 2012” (ISBN: 0965639649) is required and available through Amazon or the instructor with advanced notice. Also you are required to bring a yoga strap. If you wish these items may be purchased from the instructor. Please notify instructor in advance if you would like them to be available to you by calling 301-466-9728 or emailing jamesgraffenberg@stretchingtheworld.com

Instructor: James Graffenberg, LMT, CPT
Cost: $200 per day or $500 for all three, must be paid by 09/15/17
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

10/7/2017 - Active Isolated Stretching

CE Hours - 8

Learn The Mattes Method and The Graffenberg Method-Ankle/Foot and Thoracic protocols for eliminating or reducing chronic pain and restoring range of motion faster than any technique you have ever seen!
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), developed by Aaron L. Mattes, MS., R.K.T., L.M.T., of Sarasota, Florida, is a gentle method of stretching specific (isolated) muscles while requiring the active participation of the person being stretched. Each stretch begins by defining the current range of motion (stretch point). The target muscle is then stretched beyond that range with a gentle assist continuing for only two seconds. The muscle is then returned to its original resting position. Typically, eight to ten repetitions are required. Results are noticeable and often radical. AIS is widely used by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals.
The fee does NOT include AIS manual, rope or yoga strap. The manual “Aaron Mattes’ Active Isolated Stretching, Nov 1, 2012” (ISBN: 0965639649) is required and available through Amazon or the instructor with advanced notice. Also you are required to bring a yoga strap. If you wish these items may be purchased from the instructor. Please notify instructor in advance if you would like them to be available to you by calling 301-466-9728 or emailing jamesgraffenberg@stretchingtheworld.com

Instructor: James Graffenberg, LMT, CPT
Cost: $200 per day or $500 for all three, must be paid by 09/15/17
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

10/8/2017 - Active Isolated Stretching

CE Hours - 8

Learn The Mattes Method and The Graffenberg Method-Low Back and Knee protocols for eliminating or reducing chronic pain and restoring range of motion faster than any technique you have ever seen!
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), developed by Aaron L. Mattes, MS., R.K.T., L.M.T., of Sarasota, Florida, is a gentle method of stretching specific (isolated) muscles while requiring the active participation of the person being stretched. Each stretch begins by defining the current range of motion (stretch point). The target muscle is then stretched beyond that range with a gentle assist continuing for only two seconds. The muscle is then returned to its original resting position. Typically, eight to ten repetitions are required. Results are noticeable and often radical. AIS is widely used by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals.
The fee does NOT include AIS manual, rope or yoga strap. The manual “Aaron Mattes’ Active Isolated Stretching, Nov 1, 2012” (ISBN: 0965639649) is required and available through Amazon or the instructor with advanced notice. Also you are required to bring a yoga strap. If you wish these items may be purchased from the instructor. Please notify instructor in advance if you would like them to be available to you by calling 301-466-9728 or emailing jamesgraffenberg@stretchingtheworld.com

Instructor: James Graffenberg, LMT, CPT
Cost: $200 per day or $500 for all three, must be paid by 09/15/17
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

10/29/2017 - Scoliosis

CE Hours - 7

This class will teach the student about Scoliosis. The student will learn how to properly assess a client and determine if massage therapy is a viable treatment option.
The student will have an improved understanding of the differences between structural and non-structural scoliosis.
The student will learn how to treat scoliosis via massage therapy, stretching, strengthening and balance exercises.

Instructor: Mark Ersing, DC, LMT
Cost: $175 if paid by October 20th, $225 after
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

11/12/2017 - Advanced Medical Massage: Conditions of the Lumbar Spine

CE Hours - 7

This course will improve participants' knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint and explore the most common conditions that present for each of these regions.
This course will also include a hands-on portion that will include advanced palpation and assessment skills.

Instructor: Mark Ersing, DC, LMT
Cost: $175 if paid by November 6th, $225 after
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

12/10/2017 - The Shoulder Complex: Anatomy and Assessment

CE Hours - 7

This course will improve participants’ knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the glenohumeral joint, including advanced palpation skills.
This course will also explore treatment strategies for those conditions that present most commonly in practice.

Instructor: Mark Ersing, DC, LMT
Cost: $175 if paid by December 4th, $225 after
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM