Tools for Touch CE Class Bundle October 21, 2014October 21, 2014
Lisa Gillispie - 6 Important Stretches Your Clients Are (Most Likely) Doing Wrong
Are your clients wasting their time spent stretching? In this webinar, Restorative Exercise Specialist™ Lisa Gillispie will guide you through 6 stretches that your clients all too often do incorrectly. You’ll see examples of common stretching “cheats” that interfere with effective stretching e.g., when is a hamstring stretch not a hamstring stretch? You’ll learn specific objective guidelines for each stretch and we’ll also discuss what the benefits of stretching really are.
Val Guin - The Enthusiastic Massage Therapist: 7 Steps to Giving your Best Massage
Join Val as she shares techniques to connect in a more productive way with your client - while reducing injury and minimizing burn out.
Allissa Haines - Advanced Email Marketing
You’ve got a decent list of past, current clients, and potential clients. Maybe you have a “Sign up for my Newsletter” subscription box on your website. Perhaps you even manage to send out a monthly email to your list. What’s next? This will address better techniques for getting your emails read, and more importantly, getting clients to book (and more often) as a result of effective email marketing. We’ll look at segmenting lists, A/B testing, analytics and the keys to creating compelling content that truly serves your audience and promotes your business.
Jeff Mahadeen - Shoulder Impingement from Pathology to Treatment
This workshop is going to focus on shoulder impingement from the anatomy of the shoulder complex, to the soft tissue dysfunction, and onto treatment utilizing myofascial mobilizations and trigger point therapy.
Anatomy shoulder complex
Kinesiology of the shoulder complex
The Dysfunction – tissue trauma and discussion of common muscular and postural imbalances
Treatment Protocols – Employing myofascial mobilization and trigger point treatment
Heath and Nicole Reed - 9 Thai Yoga Massage Moves you can add to Your Massage Practice Now!
Discover and incorporate Thai Yoga Massage techniques that easily integrate into any bodywork session. These 9 moves release resistance by encouraging greater range of motion, awareness, and length. See yourself stretching with massage to refresh your practice and have your clients asking for more!
Tools for Touch, your source for online continuing education.
Earn 9 CEs for $99
All presentations will be available for unlimited viewing as of October 21st. Register today! You'll receive access information including your username and password the morning of the 21st. Watch on demand as many times as you wish. CE quizzes are administered online and you receive your certificated immediately. All presenters are NCBTMB approved providers.
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"And yes, all presentations were fabulous. I have been using some of the techniques with great success. I've been in the business for enough years now that it's hard to find seminars that I find applicable to the type of work I prefer to do & this was a nice balance of "styles" to add to the mix so it doesn't feel like you just turn on auto pilot & give the same massage all the time! I will look for other trainings done by you to fulfill my future CEU requirements." - Jean C
"So far, I am truly enjoying the presentation. So much valuable information. Currently, I am watching Val Guin – Neck and Shoulder Release via Micro-Systems. AWESOME!" - Rhonda F
"I really enjoyed the series of lectures that you organized; I thought the instructors were highly qualified, I liked the variety of topics presented and the fee for the tuition was perfect. I see that there are 2 upcoming webinars planned but I would like to see even more opportunities. I was impressed by the one that you had just organized. I live in Juneau, Alaska and Anchorage is the only place in this large state where continuing education is offered. For Massage Therapists elsewhere, it means having to defray for a flight, hotel, and meals on top of the tuition fees. I would gladly put the word out to promote your webinars. I intend to take the ones you will organized. Thank you for this great opportunity! "- Danielle Beckstrom, Second Vice-President AMTA - Alaska Chapter
"This is a wonderful way to obtain CEU’s. I enjoyed the 2 sessions I was able to sit in on yesterday and look forward to viewing the others. Please keep me on your email list so that I may utilize this relaxed yet highly effective learning experience in the future." - Marcy R, NCTMB
Total CEs = 9
All presenters NCBTMB Approved Providers
Tools for Touch is an approved CE provider in NYS.
Lisa GillispieOwner, Gillispie Partners in Wellness, Certifed CranioSacral Therapist, Restorative Exercise Specialist™
Lisa Gillispie has a private practice in Columbus, OH integrating whole body alignment, Restorative Exercise™ and craniosacral therapy. In 1995 she fell in love with CST and decided to devote herself to specializing in this technique. In addition to completing Advanced CranioSacral with the Upledger Institute and becoming a Certified CranioSacral Therapist, she taught craniosacral therapy for Sacred Spaces Seminars (now The Neurovascular Institute) and now mentors other therapists around the world online and in-person. Lisa has also worked at The Upledger Institute as a visiting therapist in their intensive treatment program. As part of her continuing studies, Lisa became a Restorative Exercise Specialist earlier this year. She loves helping her clients understand how their alignment and movement habits impact their body and, most importantly, how they can help themselves when they’re off the table.
An anatomy nerd, occasional knitter and personal growth junkie, Lisa gets great joy sharing her love of the body with her 4 year old daughter, who has been known to inform people that they should stop tucking their pelvis.
Val GuinCreator, Forearm Dance™ Massage
Val Guin is recognized as a leader and innovator in the massage industry, through the creation of her best-selling DVD series, Val Guin's Forearm Dance™ Massage, Original and Essentials. She has been an instructor and a therapeutic body worker for almost three decades, focusing her private practice of 8 to 10 people a day on creating better posture and structural function, which creates more mobility and less pain within her students and clients. A popular seminar presenter nationwide, Guin also conducts educational seminars locally at her studio in Santa Monica. Val is a frequent presenter at AMTA conferences and she is an approved provider for the NCBTMB for continuing education hours.
"Val Guin is well-known and respected in the massage profession for her dedication to pain relief, for both massage therapists and clients. Her Forearm Dance Technique is a proven method of addressing client tightness and pain, while at the same time it alleviates the stress that a massage therapist's body can experience from doing multiple sessions in a day. Val's contribution to the massage profession is an important one."
—Karen Menehan, Editor in Chief, MASSAGE Magazine
Allissa HainesMassage Therapist, Educator and Marketing Consultant
Allissa Haines is a massage therapist with a full practice in Massachusetts. Her clients include desk jockeys, high school athletes, weekend warriors, and kids on the autistim spectrum. She is a member of both the ABMP and AMTA.
Allissa’s blog for massage therapists discussing marketing, business skills and all-around awesomeness in the field of massage can be found at writingabluestreak.com. She’s also a contributor at The Massage Learning Network, a private marketing consultant, and a future ukulele recording artist.
Jeff MahadeenStructural Integrator and Owner, Muscular Wellness Institute and Treatment Center
Since 1998, Jeff Mahadeen has been teaching hands-on massage techniques including Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Assessment and related sciences in schools throughout the USA. Jeff has also written school curriculum with topics ranging from Anatomy and Physiology to comprehensive therapeutic hands-on techniques. He is a Structural Integrator and the Owner of the Muscular Wellness Institute Educational and Treatment Center in New Hampshire which offers over 250 CE hours in advanced therapeutic modalities.
Jeff has worked for the following schools: The Somerset School of Massage Therapy (presently Cortiva Institute), Academy of Massage Therapy, Hesser College and the Swedish Institute. At each school, Jeff has taken a leadership role with curriculum writing and course development.
Recognized as one of the nation's leading educators, Jeff has been asked to sit on a Job Task Analysis and Exam Committee for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards for the creation of a new federal massage licensing exam known as the MBLEx. The MBLEx is now known as one of the gold standards for massage examination. Jeff has also worked with the ABMP in practice exam development and was asked to sit on the NCBTMB's Advanced Certification Commitee.
Heath & Nicole Reed
Heath Reed has studied at the feet of some of the greatest masters of healing, yoga, meditation, and Qi Gong in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. Since 2000, Heath has team-taught bodywork and movement therapy with his wife, and inspiration, Nicole Errico, at local and national seminars and conferences, and has been published in leading massage publications. Their multidisciplinary seminars are technique-rich within the context that emphasizes "Presence is more important than technique."
In addition to teaching bodywork, Heath teaches weekly yoga and Qi Gong classes and contributed to the creation of Healing Emphasis Yoga (HEY) and Five-Element Yoga Therapy. In all his classes, Heath blends traditional methods for the modern healer, with simple practices that build, restore, and transmit "vital life force" to foster wellness for therapists and their clients.
Nicole Errico-Reed distills essential healing practices from her studies with masters across the globe and then teaches techniques that "Feel Good to Give and Feel Good to Receive." Together with her husband, Heath, she has pioneered multiple integrative courses, like Table Thai Yoga Massage, Medical Massage, Hands Free Therapies, and many others. Nicole and Heath have been referred to as a "cosmic couple", team-teaching across the country offering seminars influenced by their studies in Asia, Europe, the Pacific and North America. Through her uniquely modern application of ancient practices, Nicole helps therapists activate presence to augment the benefits in their bodywork.
Nicole's training extends beyond bodywork through her work as a Doula and Yoga instructor. Her intention is to provide a mindful approach to the body that emphasizes the healing power of movement therapies to create a pain-free body. You can catch them both in action in their Table Thai Yoga Massage DVD, Smiling Organ Meditation Audio CD and in their book Table Thai Yoga Massage (in press).