Upcoming Events


CPR Level C Re-certification
February 24–25, 2018
Moncton, NB


First Aid & CPR Level C
February 24–25, 2018
Moncton, NB


Craniosacral Lymphatic Drainage Integration (CL)
April 13–April 15, 2018
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage–F'ton Campus
Fredericton, NB


Save Your Hands: Injury Prevention for Massage Therapists
April 21–April 22, 2018
Eastern College Saint John
Saint John, NB


Fascial Approaches: The Pelvis
May 5–6, 2018
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage–Dieppe Campus
Dieppe, NB


Kinesiology Taping for the Massage Therpist: Level 1 & 2
May 26–27, 2018
Eastern College Saint John
Saint John, NB


Table Thai Yoga: Level 1
June 1–3, 2018
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage–Dieppe Campus
Dieppe, NB


TMJ Mastery: Principles, Applications, and Disc Displacements
July 20–22, 2018
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage–F'ton Campus
Fredericton, NB


Table Thai Yoga: Level 2
August 24–26, 2018
Eastern College Saint John
Saint John, NB


Somato-emotional Processing (SE1) or CST Level 3
"Listening to the Body"
September 7–September 9, 2018
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage–F'ton Campus
Fredericton, NB


Fascial Approaches: The Shoulder
October 13–14, 2018
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage–Dieppe Campus
Dieppe, NB


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT*
Craniosacral Therapy Basic Elements 1 "Rhythm and Dural Tube" (BE1)
March 16-18, 2018
Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc(PT), CSTA-CP
Northumberland College, Halifax, NS


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT*
Craniosacral Therapy Basic Elements 1 "Rhythm and Dural Tube" (BE1)
May 25-27, 2018
Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP
Dieppe, NB





 

 

*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT*
Craniosacral Therapy Basic Elements 1 "Rhythm and Dural Tube" (BE1)
May 25-27, 2018
Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP
Location: Moncton (Dieppe), New Brunswick, Canada
CMTNB 9.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB) and MTANS Approved for 10 Primary Units
Prerequisite: None
Registration: $498 U.S.
Learn more at: https://www.cstalliance.com/cst-curri…/be1-basic-elements-1/


 

**THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT***

Craniosacral Therapy Basic Elements 1 "Rhythm and Dural Tube" (BE1)
March 16-18, 2018
Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc(PT), CSTA-CP
Location: Northumberland College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
CMTNB 9.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB) and MTANS Approved for 10 Primary Units
Prerequisite: None
Registration: $498 U.S.
Learn more at: https://www.cstalliance.com/cst-curri…/be1-basic-elements-1/


 

Fascial Approaches: The Shoulder
Instructed by Peter Stuart, MT (Stuart Therapies and Seminars)
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Registration Deadline: 21 September 2018

Date: October 13-14, 2018 (2-days) Maximum Registrants: 16
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Unit #2, 1040 Champlain Street
Dieppe, N.B.
Fee: $300.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $400.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 7 Category "A" CEUS (CMTNB Approved)

Course Details
The shoulder joint, is the most flexible joint in the body. It is surrounded and influenced by over a dozen muscles which allow it the greatest ranges of motion possible of any joint of the body. When the integrity of this joint is affected by trauma, most of these muscles and their associated fascia will respond by creating excessive tensile forces to protect this area from any further harm. Upper trapezius and levator scapula muscles when they are stressed by physical, mental and emotional trauma as well as posture can take on a seemingly solidified texture.
Join us in exploring how to assess and treat this area using fascial techniques and exercises to bring about release to the muscles and fascia of the shoulder region.
What You Will Learn
" How to assess for shoulder imbalances
" Understanding the relationships that the muscles of the shoulder region 
have with each other and their role in the imbalance
" How to address the fascial tension of the anterior and posterior upper 
body
" Fascial treatment for specific musculature
" How to put an effective treatment plan together to treat the shoulder 
region and surrounding tissue
" Hands on techniques and practice to treat the shoulder region
" Stretches to isolate specific muscles and their coinciding fascia

What to Bring
" Sports bra/tank top (comfortable clothing)
" Sheets/Pillow
" Snacks/Lunch/Water

About the Instructor
Peter Stuart has been a massage therapist and educator since 1993, specializing in myofascial release within heart-centered therapy, treatment of chronic pain conditions, and transformation from the negative effects of trauma. He is the founder and lead instructor for Stuart Therapies & Seminars Inc.

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Somato-emotional Processing (SE1) or CST Level 3
"Listening to the Body"

Instructed by Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP
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Registration Deadline: 10 August 2018

Date: September 7-September 9, 2018 (2.5-day course)
Maximum: 24 Registrants *Prerequisite: BE3 or CST Level 2/equivalent
Time: Friday 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage - Fredericton Campus
440 King Street (Kings Place Mall)
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
Fee: $450.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $600.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 9.25 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Course Details
In this three-day craniosacral therapy class, we deepen our awareness of the innate ability of the body to heal itself. We explore the notion that the body has an inner voice and can express itself-and that the awareness of this expression can be used as a therapeutic tool. The student will learn how to palpate fluctuations in the craniosacral rhythm that reflect the body's self-correcting mechanisms.

New skills offered will include direct communication with the inner wisdom through dialogue, listening and palpation of changes in the craniosacral rhythm and the tissues. Techniques to facilitate mobility of the tissues of the "Avenue of Expression" (as described by John Upledger) will be taught to assist the communication process.

Recognizing and honoring the patient's biological process and the ability of the body to express itself will be central themes of this class.

What to Bring

" CST Handbook (purchased during the SE1 course)
" Suggested reading: Lessons from the Sessions & Body of Water, Ocean of Mind by Don Ash
" Bolsters and pillows
" Lunch / water / snacks
" Wear comfortable or loose-fitting clothing (tank tops, t-shirts)

About Don Ash:
Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP, is a craniosacral therapy practitioner, author and faculty member of the CST Alliance education and training center of New Hampshire. For many years Don trained directly with Dr. John Upledger and has taught beginning through advanced level CST work to students throughout the U.S. and around the world. Don is the author of three well-known CST publications: "The CST Handbook," "Lessons from the Sessions" and "Body of Water, Ocean of Mind." He brings over 25 years of craniosacral therapy experience and over 35 years of physical therapy experience to his practice in Rochester, New Hampshire. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Huron University and a physical therapy degree from University of Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Don at www.CSTAlliance.comWholistic Body Works and receives TMJD clientele from word-of-mouth, chiropractors, dentists, speech therapists and music/vocal coaches. In his spare time cycle touring and black & white photography allow creative opportunities.

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Table Thai Yoga: Level 2
Instructed by Shai Plonski
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Registration Deadline: 3 August 2018

Date: August 24-August 26, 2018 (2.5-day course) Maximum: 18 Registrants *Prerequisite: Level 1
Time: Friday, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Eastern College Saint John
Unit#123¬-212 McAllister Drive
Saint John, NB, E2J 2S7
Fee: $300.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $400.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 10 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Course Details
Table Thai Yoga Massage can considerably expand your clientele base, while giving you the tools to take even better care of your body and promote a sustainable massage career. This course brings the incredible benefits of Thai Yoga Massage - including yoga-like stretching, profound relaxation, and energy work - to the comforts of a massage table. Performed on a traditional massage table with the recipient fully clothed, this practice attracts a broad cross-section of clients including athletes, elderly, and those who simply prefer to be massaged on a table. Therapists used to traditional table massage will reduce injuries to hands and wrists by learning to use elbows, forearms, feet and other parts of their body. Those used to Thai on a mat will augment their practice with a new, flexible form.

This course builds on the foundations learned in Table Thai Level 1 and expands students' repertoire to two hours worth of massage techniques. During this course, students will:
" Learn a new 60-minute flow while reviewing all postures and techniques taught in Table Thai 1;
" Incorporate sen lines (energy pathways) and Indian pressure points into the massage;
" Understand how to customize to accommodate people of different sizes, flexibilities, and limitations.

What to Bring

" Bolsters and pillows
" Thai reflexology sticks (available for purchase from instructor)
" Snacks, lunch (these will not be provided)

About the Instructor
Shai first discovered Thai Massage in 1999 while traveling in Thailand. Upon returning to his native Quebec, Shai was delighted to find that Kam Thye Chow, one of the original North American teachers, lived less than two blocks from his home in Montreal. From that point on, Shai worked hand-in-hand with Kam Thye, learning the practice, teaching, acting as manager of Lotus Palm, and eventually developing curriculum and helping to write many of the books currently in use, including the Teacher Training program and advanced training courses.

Shai is blessed to have taught on four different continents and at some of the largest yoga centers in the world, including as a regular at the Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. Currently he is the co-Founder of Toronto's Still Light Centre, which teaches one of the most comprehensive Thai Yoga Massage programs in North America.

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TMJ Mastery: Principles, Applications, and Disc Displacements

Instructed by John Corry, RMT
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Registration Deadline: 29 June 2018

Date: July 20-July 22, 2018 (3-day course) Maximum: 24 Registrants
Time: 8:30 am-5:00 pm lunch (11:45am-12:45pm) / Break(s): 10:00am-10:15am & 3:00pm-3:15pm
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage - Fredericton Campus
440 King Street (Kings Place Mall)
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
Fee: $400.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $550.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 10.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Course Details
TMJ Mastery is a 3-day workshop focusing on principles and applications that explore intra-oral techniques used to treat masticatory dysfunction. Included is a comprehensive visual study of the continuum of articular disc derangement, and the techniques that may restore function or alter further degeneration.

This course is intended to expand upon the TMJ/intra-oral topics covered in the original 2200-hour massage therapy curriculum. Therefore, it is a graduate course where some assumptions will be made regarding your familiarity of the anatomy, physiology and mechanical function of the head, neck and face. The workshop is not meant as a definitive, full evidence-based research project but more of a working set of ideas and principles that might bring new possibilities into a massage therapists' repertoire. We will be incorporating myofascial techniques affecting the masticatory musculature, and developing strategies to assess and restore asymmetrical condylar movement. The intra-oral techniques will also include joint mobilizations that attempt to de-compress and re-establish articular disc space.

What to Bring

" Nitrile gloves
" 1 hand towel / 1 bath towel / 1 sheet / light blanket (optional)
" Lotion (no oil, please)
" Binder / pen / 4 coloured highlighters / coloured pencils
" Snacks, lunch, water

About the Instructor
John graduated in 1989 from Sutherland-Chan School in Toronto. In 1992 he attended a mentor's workshop called "Working in the Mouth" and discovered that many present clients had TMJ Dysfunction - but thought nothing could be done. He has been an instructor in London's massage therapy school, has presented at provincial massage therapy conferences, inter-national fitness symposiums, an internet based virtual World Massage Conference and published a 3-part series of articles on TMJ dysfunction in a national massage therapy magazine. By the new millennium John's mentor had retired the TMJ subject and to meet the demand of this niche modality the workshop TMJ Mastery was created. He lives and works in London, Ontario at the clinic Wholistic Body Works and receives TMJD clientele from word-of-mouth, chiropractors, dentists, speech therapists and music/vocal coaches. In his spare time cycle touring and black & white photography allow creative opportunities.

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Table Thai Yoga: Level 1
Instructed by Shai Plonski
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Registration Deadline: 11 May 2018

Date: June 1-June 3, 2018 (2.5-day course) Maximum: 18 Registrants
Time: Friday, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Unit #2, 1040 Champlain Street
Dieppe, N.B.
Fee: $300.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $400.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 10 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Course Details
Table Thai Yoga Massage can considerably expand your clientele base, while giving you the tools to take even better care of your body and promote a sustainable massage career. This course brings the incredible benefits of Thai Yoga Massage - including yoga-like stretching, profound relaxation and energy work - to the comforts of a massage table. Performed on a traditional massage table with the recipient fully clothed, this practice attracts a broad cross-section of clients including athletes, elderly and those who simply prefer to be massaged on a table. Therapists used to traditional table massage will reduce injuries to hands and wrists by learning to use elbows, forearms, feet and other parts of their body. Those used to Thai on a mat will augment their practice with a new, flexible form.

After completing the course you will be able to:
" Give a 60-minute flowing Thai yoga massage on a standard size massage table;
" Apply Thai foot reflexology techniques without using your thumbs; and
" Use principles of proper body alignment to massage on and around the table in a way that is deeply efficient and effective

What to Bring

" Bolsters and pillows
" Thai reflexology sticks (available for purchase from instructor)
" Lunch/Snacks/Water

About the Instructor
Shai first discovered Thai Massage in 1999 while traveling in Thailand. Upon returning to his native Quebec, Shai was delighted to find that Kam Thye Chow, one of the original North American teachers, lived less than two blocks from his home in Montreal. From that point on, Shai worked hand-in-hand with Kam Thye, learning the practice, teaching, acting as manager of Lotus Palm, and eventually developing curriculum and helping to write many of the books currently in use, including the Teacher Training program and advanced training courses.

Shai is blessed to have taught on four different continents and at some of the largest yoga centers in the world, including as a regular at the Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. Currently he is the co-Founder of Toronto's Still Light Centre, which teaches one of the most comprehensive Thai Yoga Massage programs in North America.

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Kinesiology Taping for The Massage Therapist:
Kinesiology Taping for the Massage Therapist (Level 1)
Advance Your Massage Therapy Practice (Level 2)
Instructed by Conor Collins, BHSc. DipSIT, RMT, CAMA, FMT
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Registration Deadline: 4 May 2018

Date: May 26-May 27, 2018 (2-day course) Maximum: 18 Registrants
Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm lunch (12:30pm-1:30pm) / Break(s): 10:00am-10:15am & 3:00pm-3:15pm
Location: Eastern College Saint John
Unit#123¬-212 McAllister Drive
Saint John, NB, E2J 2S7
Fee: $325.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $425.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 6.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Course Details
Kinesiology Taping for the Massage Therapist (Level 1)
This course looks at the current thought processes surrounding the use of kinesiology tape in a massage therapy practice. It is a blend of theory and practical application and is designed to give the massage therapist a better understanding of how to integrate taping into a clinical practice. Throughout the course topics discussed will include taping applications as they pertain to the management of pain, swelling, biofeedback, fatigue, strength and power. Through knowledge gained during the course the attendee will learn effective strategies for managing dysfunctions in movement and fascial stiffness.

Objectives
The overall course objectives are to give the massage therapist a competent understanding of:
-The current thought processes surrounding the use of kinesiology tape in a massage therapy practice
-A review of regional anatomy for the body regions discussed and/or taped
-A review of the current physiology, pathology and thought processes around pain, injury and disease
-The current evidence and research about the use of kinesiology tape in a massage therapy practice as it pertains to pain, swelling, fatigue, strength and power
-Commonly used taping applications to help manage patient presentations including: 
pain, swelling, scarring, biofeedback, movement and fascial stiffness
Advance Your Massage Therapy Practice: The Clinical Use of Tape and Manual Therapy in a Massage Therapy Practice (Level 2)
This course looks at the current thought processes and evidence around manual therapy and injury. It is a blend of evidence, taping and manual therapy and is designed to give the massage therapist a better understanding of their own clinical practice. This course has been created to improve therapist outcomes in the most challenging and difficult patient presentations.

Objectives
The overall course objectives are to give the massage therapist a competent understanding of:
-A review of the current anatomy, assessment, treatment, physiology, pathology and thought processes surrounding peripheral nerve injury
-A review of the current anatomy, assessment, treatment, physiology, pathology and thought processes surrounding tendon injuries
-Commonly used management strategies when assessing & treating tone, spasm, and acute pain
-Practical experience in assessing, palpating, taping and applying commonly used techniques as they pertain to the above mentioned topics
What to Bring

" Snacks, lunch, water
" Tank top/shorts
" Tape will be provided (Nitto Tape)

About the Instructor
Conor is in his eleventh year of manual therapy and movement education. As both a massage therapist and sports injury therapist, Conor provides a unique approach to clinical practice combining disciplines of manual therapy integrated with movement based rehabilitation strategies.
With over a decade of taping experience, Conor applies new concepts of movement-based taping with traditional athletic taping protocols. Outside of clinical practice, Conor instructs upcoming manual therapists at the college level.
During his career, he has also had the pleasure of managing athletes and consulting for national level and club teams in both the NHL and NCAA. Conor shares a special clinical interest in concussion management and has spent many years treating endurance triathletes and runners.

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Fascial Approaches: The Pelvis
Instructed by Peter Stuart, MT (Stuart Therapies and Seminars)
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Registration Deadline: 13 April 2018

Date: May 5-6, 2018 (2-days) Maximum Registrants: 16
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Unit #2, 1040 Champlain Street
Dieppe, N.B.
Fee: $300.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $400.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 7 Category "A" CEUS (CMTNB Approved)

Course Details
The pelvis is the foundation of the body. It is subject to many shifts and changes over time (like the foundation of your house) which can have a profound effect on other body regions. Structurally, if the pelvic foundation becomes unreliable, stability is compromised in more than one area.
Symptoms arise as the fascia of the body (acting like guy wires of support) tries to compensate for this misalignment. Once this process of compensation starts happening, the muscles and fascia will try to 'right the ship' by means of tightening down and starting to put abnormal strains and stresses into the system.
Effectively treating these structures is essential for restructuring and stabilizing a healthy body. I have yet to see a patient that does not require treatment to align the pelvis back to its neutral position. Once achieved, the body will ease its tension in all other areas, and start relieving symptoms.
What You Will Learn
" How to assess for pelvic imbalances
" To understand the relationship between muscle imbalances around the 
pelvis and their role in creating symptoms
" How to put an appropriate treatment plan together to treat pelvic 
imbalances
" Hands-on practice & assistance treating pelvic imbalances

" Stretches to isolate specific muscles and their coinciding fascia

What to Bring
" Sports bra/tank top (comfortable clothing)

" Sheets/Pillow

" Snacks/Lunch/Water

About the Instructor
Peter Stuart has been a massage therapist and educator since 1993, specializing in myofascial release within heart-centered therapy, treatment of chronic pain conditions, and transformation from the negative effects of trauma. He is the founder and lead instructor for Stuart Therapies & Seminars Inc.

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Save Your Hands: Injury Prevention for Massage Therapists

Instructed by Becky SanGregorio, LMT, ACIPI
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Registration Deadline: 30 March 2018

Date: April 21-April 22, 2018 (2-day course) Maximum: 18 Registrants
Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm lunch (11:45am-12:45pm) / Break(s): 10:00am-10:15am & 3:00pm-3:15pm
Location: Eastern College Saint John
Unit#123¬-212 McAllister Drive
Saint John, NB, E2J 2S7
Fee: $400.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $500.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 7 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Course Details
Injury is common among manual therapists, but it can be prevented. You will learn hands-on, practical techniques and tips to reduce fatigue and discomfort, prevent musculoskeletal injury, and extend your career. Attendees learn to reduce the physical demands of their work on their own bodies while still providing a thorough hands-on treatment to their clients. These innovative workshops are available for professionals and students. Combining lecture and discussion with fun, innovative activities and plenty of hands-on practice, the workshops are taught in an informal style that encourages active participation. Attendees come away from the workshop with an excellent overview of ergonomics and injury prevention principles, and a self-care action plan including changes they will make to their practice based on what they have learned.

*Each participant will receive a copy of our 300+ page Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition textbook, retail $62CAD.

What to Bring

" Linens
" Lotion/Oil
" Snacks, lunch, water

About the Instructor
Becky SanGregorio, LMT, ACIPI, has been a massage therapist for 20+ years. She opened her first core educational facility in 2003 and noticed the high rate of injury and burnout among bodyworkers in the fast-growing massage therapy profession. She trained as a certified injury prevention instructor in 2010 and immediately began implementing the injury prevention techniques for new student therapists as a part of their core training at her Academy. Becky provides consultations to private facilities and schools, as well as personally conducting the CIPI program at Save Your Hands. She received thorough training from both Lauriann Greene and Rick Goggins (authors of the 2nd Edition Save Your Hands textbook) and continues to uphold the mission that her mentors started many decades ago. Becky is a member of both the ABMP and the AMTA, an allied member with Alliance for Massage Therapy Education and a supporter of the Massage Therapy Foundation.

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Craniosacral Lymphatic Drainage Integration (CLI)

Instructed by Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP
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Registration Deadline: 16 March 2018

Date: April 13-April 15, 2018 (2.5-day course)
Maximum: 24 Registrants *Prerequisite: BE2 or CST Level 1/equivalent
Time: Friday 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage - Fredericton Campus
440 King Street (Kings Place Mall)
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
Fee: $450.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $600.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 7.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Course Details

"The lymphatics are closely and universally connected with the spinal cord and all other nerves, long or short, universal or separate and all drink from the waters of the brain."
-- A.T. Still

This new class from Don Ash "Craniosacral-Lymphatic Integration (CLI) (TM) is a three-day class for craniosacral therapy practitioners with a desire to enhance their practice with the knowledge and skills to integrate basic lymphatic manual technique into their CST treatment and practice.
In light of new and evolving research being published and appearing on sites such as www.CerebrospinalFluidResearch.com -- it is important that we explore and learn basic techniques in lymphatic drainage in order to enhance CSF re-absorption and make the Craniosacral System more efficient and our CST treatment more effective and complete. Note that the above-referenced website is "Fluids and Barriers of the CNS" an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all CNS fluids and barrier systems in health and disease. It is affiliated with the International Brain Barriers Society (IBBS) and the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders (ISHCSF).
Topics explored:
" Review of Lymphatic anatomy
" Review of Craniosacral structural anatomy
" Exploring the research suggesting the presence of lymphatic influence in the absorption of CSF in the brain, spine and body
" Basic CST and Lymphatic manual technique integration
" Clinical applications, conditions and precautions
" Extensive hands-on learning and supervised practice

The attending student will:
" Learn Lymphatic anatomy, location, structure and function
" Learn how to integrate lymphatic facilitation in a CST session
" Be able to recognize the symbiotic relationship between CST and CSF production and MLT and CSF re-absorption
" Be able to apply basic lymphatic techniques as part of a CST session as needed based on knowledge of clinical applications, contraindications and patient populations.
What to Bring

" Bolsters and pillows
" Lunch / water / snacks
" Wear comfortable or loose-fitting clothing (tank tops, t-shirts)

Suggested Reading:
" "Modalities for Massage and Bodywork, 2nd Edition" 2015 Elsevier: Chapter 7 "Manual Lymphatic Drainage" by Robert Harris and Chapter 4 "Craniosacral Therapy" by Don Ash and Sharon Desjarlais available at Amazon
" "Silent Waves" 2004 IHH Publishing by Bruno Chikly available at Amazon
" "Atlas of Human Anatomy" 1989, CIBA-GEIGY by Frank H. Netter available at Amazon

About Don Ash:
Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP, is a craniosacral therapy practitioner, author and faculty member of the CST Alliance education and training center of New Hampshire. For many years Don trained directly with Dr. John Upledger and has taught beginning through advanced level CST work to students throughout the U.S. and around the world. Don is the author of three well-known CST publications: "The CST Handbook," "Lessons from the Sessions" and "Body of Water, Ocean of Mind." He brings over 25 years of craniosacral therapy experience and over 35 years of physical therapy experience to his practice in Rochester, New Hampshire. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Huron University and a physical therapy degree from University of Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Don at www.CSTAlliance.comWholistic Body Works and receives TMJD clientele from word-of-mouth, chiropractors, dentists, speech therapists and music/vocal coaches. In his spare time cycle touring and black & white photography allow creative opportunities.

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