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Continuing Education for Licensed Massage Therapists

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Urban River Massage Institute is offering a course taught by CEU Educator Bob McAtee. To register for the course, you can call 864-202-6601 or register online.

  • Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
    Precision Neuromuscular Therapy PNMT uses precise treatment to address the problems that walk through your clinic door—not through routines and recipes but through clinical artistry and palpation mastery. PNMT will hone your decision-making and treatment skills. What we teach is lived in the clinic every day, and we get amazing results. All PNMT instructors, led by Douglas Nelson, are busy clinicians with decades of experience. Precision Neuromuscular Therapy and the Learning Journey Upcoming Courses April 20, 2024, PNMT for the Shoulder, 8 NCBTMB CE hours $230 Early Bird ​ There are many reasons that a client might present with shoulder pain. As a massage therapist, how do you quickly and accurately review the possibilities to explore the two or three most likely reasons for a client's pain presentation? ​ Register here: PNMT for the Shoulder ​ April 21, 2024, PNMT for the Arm & Hand, 8 NCBTMB CE hours $230 Early Bird ​ Many people suffer from pain and discomfort in the arm and hand muscles. They are often frustrated with the care available to them; they need very thorough, careful, and precise treatment of the musculature. ​ Register here: PNMT for the Arm & Hand For more courses, click here: Seminar Schedule ​ For more information, click here: Welcome to PNMT ​
  • Instructor Theresa Wilkes
    BA, LMT, NBCTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider Course-specific information can be found here: ​ https://www.lighthandmuscletherapy.com/classes Register for classes here: https://forms.gle/JesuF4wE68XsNjKNA If you have any questions about registration or course location, please email us at info@urbanriver.net ​ Upcoming Courses March 23-24, 2024 Craniosacral, Level 1: 16 CE Hours 9am – 6pm $350 Class Description: Cranial Sacral Therapy is gaining in recognition and popularity with the general population. This class will give the therapist a clear understanding of the theory and benefits of this cutting-edge therapy and when to apply it. These techniques can also be easily integrated into a general wellness massage, promoting relaxation and introducing the client to cranial sacral therapy. A discussion about developing focused listening skills will encourage the therapist to take the practice beyond technique to mastery. The techniques given in this class form a complete treatment protocol. April 13-14, 2024 Energetic Bodywork: Blending Massage and Energy Work in the Treatment Room 16 CE Hours 9am – 6pm $350 Class Description: Theresa is an LMBT & Empathic Energy Healer/Teacher of 33 years with a passion for making energy work accessible & meaningful for clients & practitioners alike. She will assist you in experiencing an authentic & powerful energy flow through your body & hands to share with clients using the following skills: · Balance the chakras through all layers of the energy fields & with the internal organs · Clear a client’s energy channels with the Chelation Protocol · Release muscle tension deeply with Directed Energy Muscle Melting · Dialog with & release a client’s long held tension/trauma · Develop your Inner Knowing & Inner Sight · Hold a strong clear Energy Channel · Work empathically safely & confidently · Identify & clear negative energies from self & others · Learn how to blend all of this with your massage This class is appropriate for accomplished energy workers as well as novices. Theresa will create a safe space for new experiences and deep exploration. She is highly skilled at facilitating the development of sensitivity to subtle energy May 18, 2024 Psoas, Low Back and Hip Treatment Using Non-Force Deep Tissue Massage 8 CE Hours 9am - 6pm $175 Class Description: Does your client have chronic low back pain that your massage isn't resolving? Do you think about working on the psoas but hold back because you are nervous and lack confidence? This class is for you. The course will give you a clear picture of the anatomy of the psoas, the associated muscles in the glutes, hips, and lower back, and the palpation skills to access them confidently. With secure draping, you will learn a full deep-tissue massage routine in the prone, supine, and side-lying positions. Finish up with stretches and self-care techniques to give your clients, and you'll be ready to step up your therapeutic massage practice to the next level. ​ June 1, 2024 Muscle Melting: Non-Force Deep Tissue Massage: 8 CE Hours 9am – 6pm $175 Class Description: To many people, Deep Tissue Massage means hard, aggressive, painful techniques to force the muscle to release tension. This type of work can leave the client with increased pain and the therapist burned out with stressed hands and joints. The latest anatomy research and development of advanced techniques show us how to cooperate with the nervous system, the muscle proprioceptors, and the lymphatic system, engaging the body’s healing mechanisms to release muscle tension and pain more thoroughly, deeply, and gently. This class will teach the therapist to identify and flush inflammation out of the muscles in preparation for deep work. Slow, sinking strokes with soft hands and optimal body alignment will calm the nervous system and lower proprioceptive activity. Effective, specific, non-force, deep-tissue massage routines for the lower back, hips, upper back, and neck will be demonstrated and practiced. ​ June 2, 2024 Neck and Shoulder Treatment Using Non-Force Deep Tissue Massage 8 CE Hours 9am - 6pm $175 Class Description: Every professional bodyworker should have the expertise, sensitivity and skills to safely and efficiently address chronic neck pain as well as neck strain syndromes. Equally important is the technical ability to treat tension and injuries in the rotator cuff muscles. This course will train the therapist in non-force deep tissue techniques and trigger point release for the anterior, medial, and posterior neck muscles, as well as all four SITS muscles and the associated muscles of the upper back, arm, and chest. Lymphatic flushing techniques will be demonstrated to relieve inflammation in the tissues. Stretching and breathing exercises will be given for the client's self-care. ​
  • Instructor Robert McAtee
    LMT, NBCTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider Course-specific information can be found here: https://stretchman.com/workshop-schedule/ Register for classes here: https://forms.gle/xapTrvTyNBwzgJJD9 If you have any questions about registration or course location, please email us at info@urbanriver.net ​ Discount for early registration and registering for both classes! $350 includes registration for the whole weekend. ​ April 27, 2024 Facilitated Stretching for Massage Therapists: 8 CE Hours 9am – 6pm $200 Class Description: Massage therapists often feel they don't have the training or expertise to correctly perform stretches and avoid incorporating them into their sessions. They also may avoid including stretches for their clients because they seem too strenuous. Facilitated stretching is a safe, simple, yet dramatically effective stretching technique that can be used with a variety of clients to regain or improve flexibility. This method of stretching is easy on the therapist, engages the client in the process, and is easy to incorporate into a massage session. Therapist will need to provide linens, dress for stretching and exercise. Recommended text: Facilitated Stretching, 4th Edition Robert E. McAtee and Jeff Charland Human Kinetics Publishers ​ April 28, 2024 Addressing Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment Syndromes 8 CE Hours 9am-6pm $200 Class Description: Assessing and treating nerve entrapment conditions can be intimidating for massage therapists. This intensive seminar provides training in understanding and assessing possible nerve entrapment conditions and having the confidence to safely decide when massage interventions are appropriate, and when the client needs to be referred to another practitioner. This course extensively reviews the major nerve pathways of the upper extremity, including the most common nerve entrapment sites for the brachial plexus, the median, ulnar and radial nerve, reviews basic neural assessment testing such as Adson's test for scalene and first rib involvement, Eden's test for costoclavicular syndrome, Wright's test for pectoralis minor syndrome, ulnar tunnel tests, and median nerve tests for pronator teres syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. Nerve glide assessments are used to enhance assessment of the median, ulnar and radial nerve. Therapists will need linens, lubricants, bolsters/pillows and should wear a loose fitting top. Women should also dress in items that allow simple exposure of the shoulder girdle (wear or bring a tank top, strapped top or undergarment that allows view of the chest wall and axilla).​ ​ Robert McAtee CEU's scheduled at Urban River: (Taking both classes results in a discounted rate of $350) Facilitated Stretching for Massage Therapists April 27th $200 8 CE Seminar 30% Lecture, 70% Supervised Hands-on Practice Need massage tables, linens, and bolsters or pillows. Students dress for stretching and exercise This seminar is based on my book, “Facilitated Stretching” and is designed to teach practitioners to incorporate the stretching protocols into table, floor, or chair sessions to achieve greater overall client outcomes. General Course Description: Massage therapists often feel they don’t have the training or expertise to correctly perform stretches and avoid incorporating them into their sessions. They may also avoid including stretches for their clients because they seem too strenuous. Facilitated Stretching is a safe, simple, yet dramatically effective stretching technique that can be used with a wide variety of clients to regain or improve flexibility. This method of stretching is easy on the therapist, engages the client in the process, and easy to incorporate into a massage session.Therapist will need to provide linens for this class. Facilitated stretching, combined with soft tissue work, will enable the practitioner to obtain greater overall success in client treatment sessions. Additionally, a program of self-stretching using these techniques can be invaluable for clients in their home stretching programs. Recommended Text: Facilitated Stretching, 4th edition Robert E. McAtee and Jeff Charland Human Kinetics Publishers ​ Addressing Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment Syndromes April 28th $200 8 CE Seminar 30% Lecture, 70% Supervised Hands-on Practice Participants should bring linens, lubricants, and bolsters/pillows. Students: Wear a loose-fitting top and for women, please be able to expose the shoulder girdle (i.e. wear/bring a tank top, bikini top or have a bra that easily shows the chest wall and axilla) for the practical portion of the class. Course Description: Assessing and treating nerve entrapment conditions can be intimidating for massage therapists. This intensive seminar provides training in understanding and assessing possible nerve entrapment conditions and having the confidence to safely decide when massage interventions are appropriate, and when the client needs to be referred to another practitioner. This course extensively reviews the major nerve pathways of the upper extremity, including the most common nerve entrapment sites for the brachial plexus, and the median, ulnar and radial nerve; reviews basic neural assessment tests, including Adson’s test for scalene and first rib involvement, Eden’s test for costoclavicular syndrome, Wright’s test for pectoralis minor syndrome, ulnar tunnel tests, and median nerve tests for pronator teres syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. Nerve glide assessments are used to enhance assessment of the median, ulnar, and radial nerve. ​ This seminar includes demonstration and extensive supervised practice in the application of effective soft-tissue interventions, including pin and stretch, transverse friction, and facilitated stretching, to help alleviate these conditions. At the end of this seminar, therapists will have the knowledge and practical experience necessary to identify, assess, and treat the most common entrapment syndromes of the upper extremity, leading to better treatment outcomes, happier clients, and a more profitable practice.Therapists will need to provide lubricant and linens for this course. ​
  • Living Metta
    Living Metta Heath and Nicole were first introduced to the word “metta” or loving kindness in their travels to Thailand. At Living Metta, we embrace the idea that loving kindness is an essential part of the human experience and to a life well-lived. As a continuing education company, we offer tools and resources to guide your experiences in giving and receiving loving kindness. We believe that a loving kindness lifestyle is the gateway to helping us connect better with ourselves and the world around us. ​ Email for more info to Info@urbanriver.net

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