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Tools for Touch™ CE Webinar June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013
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Schedule (All times Eastern)

10:00 am - Teresa Matthews - Sports Massage Techniques for Peak Performance

Do you have weekend warrior athletes as clients? Join Teresa as she demonstrates how to help clients deal with muscle aches, joint and tissue pain. Learn how to help them achieve their best performance. A stand-out athlete herself, Teresa competes in Tae Kwon Do on a national level.

11:30am - Val GuinHands, Thumbs, Forearm? Choose the Right Tool for the Job: Learn Basic Body Mechanics of Forearm Dance Massage

Correct body mechanics + proper tool usage = the foundation for a healthy, happy career. Choose the right tool for the job! It’s the reason people will keep coming back to you! It’s all about sensation and results. To accomplish this you have to work smart. Learn how and when to use your forearm vs. smaller tools such as joined finger, joined fingers/thumbs, olecranon, etc.

1:15pm - Rhonda Funes - New Reflexology Skills for Massage Therapists

New Reflexology Skills for Massage Therapists presents methods used in reflexology that can be adapted into a massage with competency and confidence. Specific postures, leveraging and reflexing techniques will be demonstrated. Learn how a few extra minutes spent detailing feet, hands and ears rounds out a good massage to one that is superb and memorable.

2:45pm - James Waslaski - Integrated Manual Therapy & Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Shoulder and Hip Conditions

The manual therapy industry has evolved to a place where specializing in just one modality is no longer sufficient to treat complicated pain conditions and sports injuries. Join published author & International Lecturer, James Waslaski to look at a total wellness system that is being taught throughout the world.You will learn to blend assessment and clinical reasoning skills, with multiple massage modalities and manual therapy disciplines to get results for complicated pain conditions that you never imagined possible. Also learn corrective stretching and strengthening exercises that will keep your clients living pain free, and your athletes performing at optimal levels. The highlight of this webinar will teach all manual therapist to release complicated frozen shoulder and frozen hip conditions.  

4:15pm - Jeff Mahadeen -Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment

Do you have patients with numbness and cooling of the hands? The problem of thoracic outlet syndrome can be a complicated pathology and therapists who have advanced treatment and assessment skills will have the most success. Jeff will cover the anatomy and physiology of the cervical and thoracic in order to better understand the pathology of this syndrome. The webinar will also include an in-depth soft tissue mobilization treatment of all possible contributing soft tissue. 

5:45pm - Allissa Haines - Email Marketing for Massage Therapists

Email is a fast, affordable, and convenient method for contacting your clients, sharing your business’s message and encouraging return visit to your business. The scary part is getting started and doing it right. This class will get you started with using email to enhance relationships with current and potential clients and best practices for keeping it ethical.


NEW - Large video panel live AND in recordings

NEW - Watch live event on iPhone, iPad or Android

• Online Massage CE education anywhere, anytime
• Earn 9 CE hours with NCBTMB Approved Providers
• Massage Distance learning has never been more exciting: watch LIVE hands-on demos
• Can't watch live webinar broadcast? View presentations ON DEMAND for 90 days
• Interactive Q&A / Automated quizzes & CE certificates
• $99 includes live event, all recordings, quizzes and CE certificates - no upcharges

Tools for Touch Webinar Advantages

Online Massage CEUs - Premium online massage education that you access from the comfort of your home or office
Distance Learning with live demos - Grow your business and stay energized as a practicing massage therapist or bodywork professional.
Learn at your own pace - Our webinars are live. You can ask presenters questions during the event! Or, come back and watch presentations on your own time, whenever you want: ALL presentations recorded.
Learn from the best - We've done the legwork for you, hand-picking from among the best presenters around. You can look forward to learning from professionals who not only know their stuff, they know how to communicate it so that you can know it too.

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All Presenters are NCBTMB Approved Providers

• Earn 9 CE Hours from the convenience of home or office

• Automated  quizzes and certificates - anytime, anyplace

• Receive scores immediately -- no upcharges for certificates!

• Successful quiz-takers receive CE certificate immediately online via emailed PDF

• Regulations vary from state to state. Attendees should contact their state boards of massage to verify that online presentations will qualify for CE hours in his or her respective states.

Tools for Touch, a division of At Peace Media, is NYS Approved for Continuing Education.


Featured Presenters

  • Allissa Haines

    Massage 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.

  • James Waslaski

    LMT, CPT Author & International Lecturer, 2008 Massage Hall of Fame Inductee

    James Waslaski worked 20 years as a paramedic, and in a trauma center, while teaching emergency medical courses. James served as Professional Relations Chair for Florida and received the 1998 FSMTA outstanding state service award. He also served as AMTA Sports Massage Education Council Chair from 1993-1997 receiving the AMTA National Officer Award. James was the 1999 recipient of the FSMTA International Achievement Award.

    As author and international lecturer he has pioneered deep pain free orthopedic massage, pain management, sports injury, and sports enhancement treatments. His unique structural and multidisciplinary bodywork approach has been taught in over a dozen countries.

    James has worked with collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes, including the 1996 Olympic Games and the New York Yankees. He has published articles, books, manuals, and a series of DVDs on sports injuries, chronic pain, and complicated orthopedic conditions. James has also produced a motivational audio series, highlighting success strategies of leaders in the wellness industry to help guide massage therapists to their true spiritual blueprint for success. James has been working with a major publishing company to publish Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management with hopes to bridge the gap between all health care providers throughout the world.

  • Jeff Mahadeen

    Structural 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.

  • Rhonda Funes

    Rhonda Funes, Professional Reflexology Educator

    A graduate of American Academy of Reflexology in 1988, Rhonda Funes was one of the first to study Integrated Reflexology.  As a Charter Member of the newly formed Reflexology Association of California, she was responsible for defining “Reflexology” and the scope of practice for reflexologists in the State of California.
    A State Certified Instructor of Reflexology since 1994, Rhonda has held teaching positions at the following institutions: American Academy of Reflexology, The California Shiatsu School of Massage, The Massage School of Santa Monica, Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and IPSB. Ms. Funes served as President of the Reflexology Association of California from 2010-2012.
    Certified by The American Reflexology Certification Board, Rhonda serves as private practitioner and tutor and works in close association with chiropractors, acupuncturists, podiatrists and holistic medical practitioners.  Rhonda Funes Professional Reflexology welcomes clients of all ages with a wide array of conditions to her lovely office just blocks from the ocean and beautiful Palisades Park in downtown Santa Monica.

    Click here to learn more about her DVD instructional programs, Reflexology, Vol. 1: The Feet and Reflexology, Vol. 2: Hands and EarsClick here to read How I Left Corporate America for Reflexology by Rhonda Funes at the Tools for Touch™ blog.

  • Teresa Matthews

    Owner, Health, Wellness and Fitness

    Teresa Matthews holds a B.S. in Health Sciences, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer, nationally recognized CE provider and a world champion athlete.  Ms. Matthews specializes in deep tissue and sports massage and rehabilitative massage and bodywork through extensive knowledge of kinesiology, strength training and stretching.  In 2009, she was awarded Sports Massage Therapist of the year by the Florida State Massage Therapy Association and in 2010 Florida Chiropractic Association recognized her as their Massage Therapist of the Year. After owning and operating a Massage and Personal Training School for 18 years, Teresa now delivers this specialized combination of bodywork to her clients at Health, Wellness & Fitness Professionals in Jacksonville, FL. 


  • Val Guin

    Creator, 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

    Click here to Discover everyday joy: 10 self-care practices by Val Guin at the Tools for Touch™ blog. Take advantage of SPECIAL OFFERS on Val's popular Forearm Dance™ Massage DVD programs.