Continuing Education classes:

Elements of Wellness is an approved provider by the NCBTMB 

This is EOW’s 2019 CE Calendar.  For more information or to sign-up for a class please contact Elements of Wellness at 314-432-1778 or info@eowmassage.com. EOW offers smaller class sizes to make sure each participant gets the individual attention they expect when working with Elements of Wellness so please register early.  Please note some dates have not been set yet so please check back for updated information or sign-up for our e-letter list by contacting info@eowmassage.com. 

Elements of Wellness also offers one-on-one training and mentorship for massage and bodyworkers looking for a more specified area of study.  We have helped practitioners with achieving license in MO from another state, getting their business running, increasing business success, over coming an injury or recovering from burn-out, working with a specific population, specific conditions, and modalities. Please contact us for more information.

Reflexology – Jessica Appel                                                       14 CE hours

Sat. Sept. 21st, 2019 (9 – 5) Sun. Sept. 22nd, 2019 (9 – 5) $270.00 ($240.00 if paid 2 weeks before class date)

This class will teach techniques, a basic routine, and how to offer this modality as a stand-alone service or add it to another session.

Special Population: Hospice Work                                              3 CE hours

Mon Sept. 30th, 2019 (6:00 – 9:00) $50.00

This class will discuss the differences in working with this special population. Students will learn some technique that is specific to this population and how our intention changes with our work. Working with hospice clients can be very emotional and this class will discuss strategies for maintaining emotional health for both the LMT and the client. 

MFR: Relief from Headache/Neck/TMJ – Lucinda Anjali              8 CE hours

Fri. Oct. 18th, 2019 (9 – 6) $170.00 ($150.00 if paid in full two weeks prior to class)

This class focuses on Myofacial Release techniques. Students will learn about the anatomy of the face, head, & neck and techniques to offer relief for common complaints in these areas. This class will focus on relieving headaches, TMJ disfunction, and common neck tension. 

Myofacial Release (MFR) – Lucinda Sohn Anjali                   8 or 16 CE hours

Sat Oct. 19th, 2019 (9 – 6) Core Release $170.00

Sun Oct. 20th, 2019 (9 – 6) Extremities $170.00 ($290.00 if both classes are taken and paid 2 weeks prior)

Tap into the center to find the cause of symptoms of pain and decreased function.

Day 1: MFR techniques working with the Torso. This class will address back, abdominal and scar release techniques that can address disorders such as lumbar disfunction, digestive difficulties, IBS, and more.

Day 2: MFR techniques working the limbs. This class will focus on the shoulder and hip as links to the myofascial system. 

Pure-Wave Massager by Pado – Jessica Appel                         4  CE hours

Thursday Oct. 24th, 2019 (5:30 – 9:30) $180.00 (includes massaging tool)

Pado 1

You may have seen or heard about the Pure-wave percussion massager by Pado. We have been working with this massager in our MTE programs and with our clients for years and would like to share the experience with you.  We will be using the CM7 model for this class and the massager is included with the price of the class.

 The powerful percussion head penetrates deep into the soft tissue to relieve pain and speed recovery.  The cordless design and adjustable power dial allows for optimal control over the unit depending on what area of the body we are working.  The CM7 model has a micro-vibration end that is great for face and scalp work. For more information please visit www.padousa.com

 We have found that by incorporating this tool into our work we are able to work quicker, apply deeper pressure with less discomfort, and be more effective for our clients while we give our hands a break.  This class will explore all 7 attachments, how and where they work best, and how to use this tool for great self-care. 

Special Population: Pre-natal Massage – Jessica Appel         16 CE hours

Sat Nov. 2nd, 2019 (9 – 6) Sun Nov. 3rd, 2019 (9 – 6) $290.00 ($270.00 if paid 2 weeks before class date)

Learn to work with pregnant clients throughout all stages of pregnancy. This class will include positioning for prenatal clients throughout pregnancy, modalities and techniques that will benefit pregnant clients, and cautions. Students will learn a full body 1 hour massage routine for Pre-natal clients. 

Hot Stone Massage                                                                        8 CE hours

Sat Nov. 9th, 2019 (9 – 6) $170.00 ($150.00 if paid 2 weeks before class date)

This extremely relaxing and renewing treatment is perfect for the colder weather months. Includes techniques to combine therapeutic and energetic aspects of working with various stones and layouts.

 

Stretch out! – Jessica Appel                                                         8 CE hours

 (9-6) $170.00 (NEW date TBA)

This class will teach participants about stretching your clients. We will review stretches for the shoulder/arms, hip/low back, and head/neck. A 30-minute stretch routine will also be outlined and can be added to a massage session as an up-sell to a 90-minute session for clients.

 

Classes that are held off-site from EOW that we highly recommend:

Thai Massage Fundamentals – Jill Duncan                                        17 CE hours

Thai Bodywork Training

 

Classes completed for this past year:

Clinical Trigger Point Therapy – Lucinda Sohn Anjali                     16 CE hours

Sat. March 23, 2019 (9 – 6) & Sun. March 24, 2019  (9 – 6) $270.00 ($250.00 if paid 2 weeks before class date)

This class teaches the what’s, how’s, and why’s of trigger points and how to work them safely. We will have anatomy review of muscles, location of common trigger points, and hands on practice time.

Deep Tissue (Difficult Muscles) – Jessica Appel                            8 CE hours

Sunday March 31, 2019 (9-5) $160.00

This class will focus on locating, working, and stretching difficult mm’s through out the body. Some of the muscles we will work with: Scalenes, Psoas, Adductors… There will be a review of the anatomy and the movement of these muscles.

Intro to Energy Play – Lucinda Anjali                                            4 CE hours

Sat April 6, 2019 (9:00 – 1:00) $90.00

Get a better understanding of what energy play is and how powerful it can be. This class is the beginning of the Reiki class but can be taken independently.

Hands-on Usui Reiki 1&2 – Lucinda Anjali                                   12 CE hours

Sat April 6, 2019 (9:00 – 5:00) & Sun April 7, 2019 (10:00 – 3:00) $ 250.00

Reiki is an energy healing method involving placing the hands on or just above the body in order to align chakras and bring healing energy to areas of need. The practitioner is trained to access and serve as a channel for life energy, using a passive touch that clients experience as a warmth or presence.  Treatment strengthens the harmonic flow of energy within the body, returning the body to a state of balance.  Reiki can be used to heal both yourself and others.  Usui Reiki is the Reiki of Unconditional Love.   Two attunements, all Reiki hand positions, Reiki 2 symbols, and handbook are included.

Intro to Asian Theory – Sara Newberry                                            8 CE hours

Sun. April 14, 2019 (9-6) $150.00 ($130.00 if paid two weeks in advance)

Get a better understanding of Asian Theory and how you can apply these theories to your massage and bodywork practice. This class will introduce Asian bodywork modalities and specific tools based on Shiatsu, Ashiatsu, and Thai bodywork. Sara Newberry is the owner and instructor at Sole Shine Barefoot Massage in the Maplewood area of St. Louis.

Muscle Balancing and Joint Stabilization – John Joseph Ray                        12 CE hours

Sat Jan. 21, 2017 & Sun Jan. 22, 2017 (9:00 – 4:00) $295.00 ($227.00 early registration) 

Register for the class here: 

http://rolmt.net/product/muscle-balancing-stlouis-jan21-22/ . Or call us at 800-584-1562

This class gives you tools to help You And Your Clients to balance the muscles, tendons, and fascia around joints. Muscle Balancing provides more stability, less chance of injury, and quicker recovery times when there is an injury. You will learn and practice techniques to quickly find and then strengthen weak muscles, tendons, and fascia. These techniques can help you increase vitality, improve physical and athletic performance, and resolve pain. They can also increase the effectiveness of your massages with less work.

 

Beyond Technique – Gail Cloud                                                                         8 CE hours

Sun. Sept. 10th (9 – 6) $150.00 ($135.00 if paid 2 weeks before class date)

This course provides you with a system of silent understanding that shows you what clients are saying at a much deeper level through body and language cues.

 

Deep Tissue Massage – Jessica Appel                                        8 – 40 CE hours

Classes taken individually are $160.00, 2 – 4 classes $150.00 each, all 5 classes $650.00

Sun Jan. 28th (9-5) Deep Tissue: Focusing on the Shoulder and Arm

Sun Feb. 11th (9-5) Deep Tissue: Focusing on the Neck and Torso

Sun March 4th (9-5) Deep Tissue: Focusing on the Low Back and Hips

Sun March 18th (9-5) Deep Tissue: Focusing on the Lower Extremities

Sun March 25th (9-5) Deep Tissue: Targeting hard to work muscles

Intro to Asian Bodywork and Theory – Sara Newberry                      9 CE hours

Fri. March 23rd (5:30 – 8:30) and Sat March 24th (10-5) $160.00

Get a better understanding of Asian Theory and how you can apply these theories to your massage and bodywork practice. This class will introduce Asian bodywork modalities and specific tools based on Shiatsu, Ashiatsu, and Thai bodywork. Sara Newberry is the owner and instructor at Sole Shine Barefoot Massage in the Maplewood area of St. Louis.

 

Special Population: Geriatric Massage – Jessica Appel                 16 CE hours

Thur. June, 21 (1:00 – 9:00) & Fri. June, 22 (9 – 5) $250.00 ($220.00 if paid for two weeks prior)

Building comfort and techniques when working with this special population. This class will explore how massage can differ when working with the aging and special needs clients. This class will discuss their unique cautions and needs to give them the best and safest treatments. This class will teach positioning, bolstering, and safe body mechanics as well as how to involve family’s and other health care providers. A soft relaxing massage routine will be completed during this class.

** This class includes the Hospice class listed below and the times will be as follows: On Thursday 1:00 – 5:00, break for 1 hour, class 6:00 – 9:00, Friday class is 9:00 – 5:00 with a 1 hour break.

 

Stretch out! – Jessica Appel                                                                8 CE hours

Sunday June 24th (9-6) $160.00

This class will teach participants about stretching your clients. We will review stretches for the shoulder/arms, hip/low back, and head/neck. A 30-minute stretch routine will also be outlined and can be added to a massage session as an up-sell to a 90-minute session for clients.

 

Lymphatic Facilitation – Jessica Appel                                               12 CE hours

Fri. Aug, 24 (5:30 – 9:30) & Sat. Aug, 25 (9 – 6) $250.00 ($230.00 if paid two weeks prior)

Learn an introduction into the gentle technique of Lymph Drainage Massage. This technique is a great tool for encouraging lymph and blood flow, reducing swelling/edema, and promoting healthy skin.

 

Direct-Indirect Technique for Upper Back, Low Back and Hips – John Joseph Ray    12 CE hours

Sat. Sept. 22nd (9-4) & Sun. Sept. 23 (9-4) 

This course combines Direct-Indirect Techniques (DIT) for Upper Back, Low Back and Hips into one powerful training. DIT allows you to loosen hypertonic muscles and tight fascial adhesions at a much deeper level without hurting yourself or your client. You will learn how to help clients with low back problems, piriformis syndrome, sciatica, upper back soreness, kyphosis, scoliosis, hip pain, and much more. These techniques have been used successfully by hundreds of therapists on thousands of clients for a wide variety of conditions. Register for the class here: 

https://rayoflightmassagetraining.com/product/dit-upper-lower-back-stlouis/

Or call us at 800-584-1562. This class provides 12 CE hours, and it’s approved by the NCBTMB for Missouri therapists (and most other states). The early registration price is $227.00. After that, it’s $295.00. Register early and save $68. See the website for more information.

 

Therapeutic Cupping Massage – Liz Gonzalez                             8 CE hours

Sun. Oct. 21, 2018 (9-6) 

Cost: $350.00 with cupping set ($300.00 if registered and paid in full three weeks prior to class date), $250.00 for class without a cup set to take home (students will have cups to practice with in class).

This is a level 1 Therapeutic Cupping class. This class will have lecture and hands-on time. Students will learn about cupping history, benefits, health and safety, different methods of cupping, and about the different types of cups. 

Cupping is an incredible modality  that among many other benefits – increases circulation, relaxes soft tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors. Myofascia Release, Lymphatic Drainage and Detoxification are only 3 of the therapeutic outcomes produced during a Cupping Treatment. Another valuable asset regarding Cupping is that it feels great. Clients are surprised at how relaxed, warm and light they feel – hours… sometimes even days afterwards.

The added bonus is the reduced wear and tear to the practitioner thus extending the longevity of the therapists’ career exponentially. This fact alone merits attention from every Bodyworker.

MFR: Getting Comfortable with the Neck – Lucinda Anjali              6 CE hours

Sat. Oct. 27 (9 – 4) $150.00 ($135.00 if paid in full two weeks prior to class)

This class focuses on Myofacial Release techniques. Students will learn about the anatomy of the neck and techniques to offer relief for common complaints in this area. Students will learn techniques to work all sides of the neck and different ways to address neck pain/disfunction. 

** Both Getting Comfortable with the Neck and Relief from Headaches/Neck/TMJ classes can be taken for a discounted rate of $250.00.

Introduction to Cranial Sacral Therapy – Corirose Anjali             12 CE hours

Fri Nov. 30 (5:30 – 9:30) & Sat Dec. 1 (9 – 6) $260.00 ($240.00 if paid in full 2 weeks prior to class.)

An introduction to this light touch therapy that brings therapeutic work to the nervous system level for deep relaxation and release of stress and trauma.

 

MFR Abdominal Massage  – Lucinda Sohn Anjali                       3 CE hours

Sat Jan. 19, 2019 (9:00 – 12:00)  $65.00 

The abdomen is the center of our physical, mental and emotional universe.  Stress and tension held in this area manifests as a variety of disorders, some of which can become debilitating if not addressed.  Join us as we explore and practice a variety of tools to work the abdominal area. Benefits of abdominal work are far reaching in terms of general health:  Improve digestive function and address common digestive issues such as constipation and bloating.  Support the abdominal organs and increase immune function.  Relieve abdominal and menstrual pain.  Tone and strengthen abdominal musculature.  This work encourages relaxation and relieves physical and emotional stress and tension.

MFR Scar Release – Lucinda Sohn Anjali                                3 CE hours

Sat Jan. 19, 2019 (1:00 – 4:00) $65.00

The body’s formation of scar tissue is an amazing demonstration of self-preservation.  However the resulting fibrous mass sets the stage for problems down the road.  Scar tissue lacks blood and lymph flow prohibiting adequate circulation as well as potentially causing nerve impingement, pain, numbness, decreased range of motion and flexibility, postural misalignments, muscle atrophy, tissue hypoxia and vulnerability to further injury.  Many medical professionals believe that scar tissue is the root of a majority of physical imbalances.  By addressing scar tissue early in its development, bodyworkers can help minimize any of the secondary scar tissue problems.  Scar release will be beneficial any time following initial epithelial tissue repair, even up to many years later. 

 

 

Have a class/modality you’re interested in but don’t see listed?  Let us know and we will try to get that offered at EOW!!!

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