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Tools for Touchâ„¢ CE Webinar September 17, 2013

September 17, 2013
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10:00am Earl Wenk  - Intro to Kinesiology Taping
Have you seen the colorful tape on athletes at the Olympics or other sports?  Wonder what it is or how to use it?  Learn the basics of applying kinesiology tape to your clients to help reinforce the work you do in your bodywork sessions.  Techniques can assist with releasing tight muscles, reduce pain for tendonitis, and reduce inflammation.
If you have a roll of kinesiology tape for the webinar, you can follow along as Earl demystifies this growing technique and you will leave confident in applying this to your clients.

11:30am Ann Catlin - Why Touch Matters in Nursing Homes Today. Ten Things You Should Know.

You have, at your fingertips, a way to nurture the human spirit of aging people. The fastest growing segment of our population is over age 85 and many need eldercare services. Nursing homes are finding that massage therapy supports today’s person-centered care practices. If you want to extend your services to nursing homes then join Ann as she shares why touch matters—to frail elders; their families; the facilities; to society; and to you. You’ll also gain a hand and arm massage protocol especially for frail elders.

1:15pm Art Riggs - Therapeutic Deep Tissue Techniques for the Supine Position

While most therapists are skilled working in the prone position, many therapists feel less confident with precise therapeutic goals and techniques for working in the supine position with creative precision.   This webinar will give specific evaluation and useful protocols for treatment in the prone position with special emphasis upon the feet, knees, abdomen, chest, and arms that you will immediately be able to implement in your practice.

2:45pm Heath & Nicole Reed - Thai Sports Massage for Low Back, Hip, & Sciatica Pain
Practice "Fearless Draping"  to confidently move and dynamically stretch your clients' bodies. Thai Sports Massage offers therapeutic techniques to help alleviate sports-related aches and pains. Likewise, moving your client on the table is equally therapeutic for more sedentary populations as you counteract the harmful impact of non-movement that results from long periods of sitting. Sometimes referred to as "Lazy Man's Yoga", Thai Sports Massage allows clients to receive yoga-like stretches without any effort, which enhances their Proprioceptive awareness and assists in prolonging the benefits of the bodywork. We will focus on addressing the common complaints of low back pain, L5-S1 Compression, Sacro-Iliac (SI) Joint discomfort, Facet injuries, and Real and Pseudo-Sciatica pain. Experience the potent power of moving your client throughout their 3-dimensional potential in this simple, easy, and fun 3-hour workshop with Heath and Nicole!

On demand - Andrea Lipomi - Ethics Schmethics The Connection between Massage Ethics & Hospitality, back by popular demand.








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• Earn 9 CE hours with NCBTMB Approved Providers
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• Interactive Q&A / Automated quizzes & CE certificates
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Tools for Touch Webinar Advantages

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• 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.
Learn from the best - We've done the legwork for you, hand-picking from the best presenters around. You can look forward to learning from professionals who not only know their stuff, they know how to communicate it  too.

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All Presenters are NCBTMB Approved Providers

Tools for Touch, a division of At Peace Media, is  Approved for Continuing Education in NY, TX, NV.

Regulations vary from state to state. Attendees should contact their state boards of massage to verify that online education will qualify for CE hours.

Featured Presenters

  • Ann Catlin

    Founder, Center for Compassionate Touch

    Ann Catlin, OTR, LMT is  recognized educator and author in the field of massage for those in later life stages. She draws upon 30 years of experience to guide healthcare professionals in reclaiming human touch in eldercare and hospice. She founded and directs the Center for Compassionate Touch LLC, an organization that offers Compassionate Touch® training internationally. She may be reached at www.compassionate-touch.org.

    Click here to read Cultivate a youthful (and wise) attitude at any age at the Tools for Touch™ blog.

  • Andrea Lipomi

    Continuing Education Provider, ConfidentMassage.com, Founder, The Young Thumbs

    A licensed and nationally certified massage therapist since 2006, Andrea Lipomi has been pampering tourists and the Who’s Who of Las Vegas for the past several years. She can be found performing five-star massage treatments in a gorgeous resort spa most days of the week, and spending quality time with her husband – also a licensed massage therapist – when she’s not up to her elbows in oil. Andrea enjoys hiking, potlucks, dark chocolate, and all things Depeche Mode. She is also a licensed esthetician, a founding member of The Young Thumbs massage blog, a CE Las Vegas partner, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider at ConfidentMassage.com.

  • Art Riggs

    Certified Advanced Rolfer, CMT

    Art Riggs is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and massage therapist who has been teaching bodywork since 1988.  A lifetime of hard physical activity and high level athletic pursuits including ultra-marathons led him to bodywork, first as a grateful recipient, and later as a student. The fulfillment he experienced in both receiving and performing bodywork led him away from his graduate studies in Exercise Physiology at the University of California, Berkeley to a full time career as a Rolfer and teacher of Deep Tissue Massage. He has conducted numerous workshops for health spas and for medical professionals, including physical therapists, and has assisted in Rolf Institute trainings. 

    For the first ten years of his practice, he specialized in myofascial release at a physical therapy clinic where an interest in the treatment of injuries was cultivated. He has worked with several Olympic athletes, professional football and basketball players, and professional dancers and musicians to treat injuries and to improve performance. However, his teaching and his practice of working with the general population to provide a better awareness of their bodies and allow more ease and comfort in their everyday lives remains the most gratifying aspect of his work.

    "Art Riggs is one of the most awesome bodywork teachers in our profession. . . he's a great teacher who shares an enormous amount of knowledge and wisdom." - Lisa Mertz, PhD, LMT, Massage Therapy Journal

    Click here to read Distinguish Yourself from the Competition at the Tools for Touch™ blog.

  • Earl Wenk

    Owner, Muscle Wisdom

    Earl Wenk has over 17 years of experience in the field of sports medicine, working as both a certified athletic trainer and massage therapist. In addition, he is also an NSCA-certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist.

    He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a degree in Movement Science from the Division of Kinesiology, where he also completed an internship program in Athletic Training. Earl has also taught courses in orthopedic massage, sports massage and human anatomy at a massage therapy school and currently provides continuing education courses in sports massage, functional anatomy and injury assessment through his business, Muscle Wisdom.

    Earl has been featured in MASSAGE Magazine, and currently writes the sports massage expert blog for the Massage Magazine online edition.  He specializes in working with athletes of all ages and skill levels -  from recreational runners to All-American collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes.

    Click here to learn more about Earl in this Tools for Touch™ blog post, Sports Massage for Everyday Athletes.