Massage Therapy Continuing Education

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Massage Therapy Continuing Education classes are offered in conjunction with the COCC Massage Therapy Certificate Program. These in-depth, high quality classes will not only satisfy your continuing education requirements for your Massage License but will also allow you to add depth and value to your practice and bring new skills to your clients. Required textbooks can be purchased via the COCC Bookstore or online.

To register, click on class title or call (541) 383-7270.

Intro to Bowenwork: Wellness in YOUR Hands
Bowenwork is a gentle, hands-on technique that addresses the entire body by restoring balance in the autonomic nervous system, allowing the body to heal itself. It is safe for every age and condition, and can be done through clothing. Bowenwork is extremely effective in helping with a variety of acute and chronic ailments including back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia and other conditions such as acid reflux and gastrointestinal complaints that often do not respond to more conventional approaches. Learn a safe way to promote wellness in yourself and others with this introductory class. Class includes a 70 page illustrated manual. 
Laura Magpali       10:00am-2:30 Su             18250
3/8                         Bend HCC 160                Cost $129    

Spa Treatments for Massage Therapists
This course will focus on treatments commonly used in spa facilities, their benefits, applications and techniques. Spa treatments will be practiced in class. Spa visits may be incorporated into this course. Contraindications, hygiene, sanitation, and spa etiquette topics will be covered. Prior education and an understanding of basic massage techniques required (70 contact hours, CEUs included). Check COCC Bookstore for any required texts. Mandatory uniform of black top and bottom.
Karen Karnes       9:00am-1:20  MW           27816
3/30 to 6/10          Bend HCC 170               Cost $299

Thai Foot Reflexology
Thai Reflexology and foot massage techniques as practiced in Thailand were closely held secrets kept alive and passed down through generations by the Buddhist monks. Thai foot reflexology is a marriage between the ancient healing arts of Reflexology, Chinese Tuina, Japanese Shiatsu and Indian Ayurvedic Yoga. Using a teak foot massage tool, students will learn how to work on the feet, lower leg and knees, freeing up blocked energy within the body's many sen lines (Thai-based meridians) to produce a deep feeling of balance, relaxation and well-being. Prior education and an understanding of basic massage techniques required (25 contact hours, CEUs included). Check COCC Bookstore for any required texts. 
Jessica Layton      noon-5:05 M                       27813
3/30 to 4/27          Bend HCC 160                  Cost $129

Zen Shiatsu II
Zen Shiatsu history, basic theory and techniques used in this massage modality will be introduced. This class will offer hands-on experience while working with a clothed client in the style of Shizuto Masunaga. Recommended preparation, one year massage certificate, LMT or other related health care professional. (60 contact hours, CEUs included). Check COCC Bookstore for any required text.
Kellie Chambers    9:00am-11:30 TuTh          27814
3/31 to 6/11           Bend HCC 160                 Cost $259

Aromatherapy Level 2
Advanced exploration of the essential oils examined in Aromatherapy I and how to utilize them in a massage therapy session. Prior aromatherapy education and an understanding of basic massage techniques required. (20 contact hours, CEUs included). Instructor is Elyse Williams. Check COCC Bookstore for any required text.
Elyse Williams       Bend HCC 170                   27811
4/2 to 6/12            12;15pm-1:55 F                Cost $119

Thai Massage II
Explore the deeper roots of Thai bodywork and the Sen. Advanced techniques and stretches will be practiced in a Thai bodywork routine using traditional Thai equipment. Students should have the ability to kneel and move around on their knees. This class is open to licensed massage therapists who have taken Thai Massage 1 or have had other Thai Massage classes as approved by instructor. (30 contact hours, CEUs included). Check COCC Bookstore for any required texts.
Jessica Layton       Bend HCC 170                  27812
4/3 to 6/10             12:35pm-2:50 W               Cost $199

Introduction to Abdominal Massage
For LMT's who want to gain confidence including abdominal massage in their bodywork and offer clients additional benefits from massage. You will learn internal organ anatomy, function, and differentiation. Explore how to approach the most vulnerable part of the body with assurance and sensitivity. You'll leave class having learned a 10 minute sequence with oil that can be incorporated into any full-body massage. Abdominal massage offers many benefits including improvement of digestion and elimination, promotion of detox and cleansing, assistance in toning the belly, and support for healing chronic health issues like low-back pain, headaches, and structural misalignments. Lunch break from 1 pm-2.
Mali Jarvis           10:00am-5:00 Su               27678
4/26                     Bend HCC 170                  Cost $125 

Japanese Facial Massage
Create beauty that is more than just skin deep. Vibrant skin can be achieved by improving blood flow, moving lymph and flushing toxins while supplying facial tissue with much needed oxygen and nutrients. The smooth heated stones are used specifically to massage and stimulate muscles beneath the skin helping to reduce wrinkles and create radiant skin. Learn deeply relaxing and rejuvenating techniques to improve facial tone and appearance. Prior education and an understanding of basic massage techniques required (25 contact hours, CEUs included). Check COCC Bookstore for any required texts.
Jessica Layton       Bend HCC 160                 27815
5/4 to 6/1               noon-5:05 M                     Cost $129 

Bowenwork® Certification Course Module 1
Bowenwork provides a powerful healing tool with which to expand evolving practices and helping others. Bowenwork is practiced throughout the world in traditional and non-traditional healthcare settings, sports facilities, corporate offices, senior centers, and anywhere health and wellness are valued. Basic Bowenwork certification training consists of 7 modules of the international teaching system of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia, of which Laura Magpali is a registered instructor and certified master practitioner. Each module consists of a 2-day class (16 CEU's OBMT & NCTMB). An average of a month must pass between modules, as practice is essential to learning the work as you progress through the modules. In Module 1, learn procedures to address low back issues, upper body concerns, neck pain, and conditions including stress, anxiety, & headaches. Course includes theory, demonstration, supervised hands-on practice, question time, and review. You will also learn assessment techniques and exercises to help resolve a majority of conditions. Detailed manual with photographs and anatomy drawings, additional anatomy illustrations, numerous hand-outs and masters are provided. Bring a check for $75 for the American Bowen Academy annual registration fee to class. 
Laura Magpali        Bend HCC 170           27660
5/16                       8:45am-6:00 Sa  
5/17                       9:00am-6:00 Su         Cost $395   
          


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