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Continuing Education for Licensed Massage Therapists

Continuing Education Providers

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, getting 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 a multitude of reasons that a client might present with pain in the shoulder. 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

 

PNMT for the Arm & Hand, 8 NCBTMB CEs, $230 Early Bird

Many people suffer from pain and discomfort in the arm and hand muscles. Many of these people 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 9-10, 2024 Deep Lymph Flushing Massage:  
16 CE Hours    9am – 6pm     $350
Class Description: Lymphatic massage is a gentle yet profound manual technique that effectively supports the immune system and moves inflammation and edema from the tissues.
However, traditional MLD was developed before we had chemicalized foods, high-stress and sedentary lifestyles, and chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and long-term COVID-19. These con
ditions can lead to deep, long-held stores of inflammation and stagnation in the tissues of the gut and extremities. This course will teach the basic techniques of traditional manual lymph drainage and deeper flushing techniques drawn from sports massage techniques, with a particular focus on flushing around the abdominal nodes and organs. This course will not focus on oncology treatments.


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:  While energy healing techniques are now common in the massage treatment room, many therapists struggle to find the interface between a massage routine and an energy healing protocol.  This course will assist the therapist in accomplishing that blend with confidence.  Full energy protocols will be given and practiced with hands-on and off the body.  The therapist will be encouraged to develop and trust their inner listening skills and intuition in order to engage in a dialog with the client’s body and tissues.  At the end of the course, the student will perform their massage while integrating energy techniques learned or previously known with observation and feedback from the instructor.  


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 pillo
ws.
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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