Jul
28
9:30 AM09:30

Professional Ethics for the Bodyworker- 2 CE Hours

Cost: $50

Students will explore the various situations that may arise in the therapeutic relationship between client and practitioner. Through case study, role playing, and self-examination students will develop skills to manage situations regarding boundary issues, personality conflicts, transference, counter-transference, diversity, and appropriate relationships as they relate to the massage profession

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Advanced Face Massage- 4 CE

Cost: $125

This class teaches advanced massage techniques on the face that focus on relaxation, reduce swelling from sinus, and face rejuvenation.  Face massage can release tension and stress in facial muscles and acupressure points create a relaxed peaceful state. Add these new techniques to your full body massage or as a treatment alone.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Mother and Baby- 6 CE Hours


This class will be a hands-on workshop, therapists will enhance their skills beyond general approaches for pregnancy massage.  They will learn techniques that specifically enhance pregnant and postpartum women’s comfort, health and enjoyment.  Therapist will practice propping and draping for comfort of the mother.  They will perform and receive feedback in deep tissue, passive movement, Myofascial release and other Somatic methods modified for emotional and physiological challenges of the childbearing year.

Cost: $175

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Aug
9
to Aug 11

Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Master Teacher

Please arrive between 8:00 A.M. and 8:30 A.M. if you are registering prior to the start of class.

Friday: 8:30 A.M. to 6 P.M. Sat/Sun: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Cost: $450

Instructor: Tamsone Barley, LMT, RM/T, CECP

This course includes both Advanced Reiki Training (ART) and Reiki Master Training. You will be able to initiate students into all levels of Reiki including full Reiki Master. This class is taught as the Usui/Holy Fire III style of Reiki that is a combination of the Usui system as taught by Mrs. Takata, and a special Holy Fire III style. Completion of Holy Fire III Reiki Levels 1 and 2 required to attend.


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Aug
13
9:30 AM09:30

Myofascial Release: Gluteus Medius & TFL- 6 CE Hours

Cost: $175

Piriformis Syndrome is a compression of the nerve by the piriformis muscle.  Students will learn in depth anatomy and physiology for the muscle itself, the nerves that are associated with the area around the piriformis and the bones on its attachments sites.  In addition, the function of the muscle as it relates to the hip and leg. Students will learn assessment tools, a treatment plan with useful technique, self-care goals for the client, treatment frequency and expected outcomes.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656.

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Aug
16
to Aug 18

Myofascial Release Technique I: Releases of the Spine & Thorax- 20 CE Hours with Five Level Completion

  • The Body Therapy Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Instructor: Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB

Cost: $525 per level or $2,265 for all five levels*

*Please note: There is a $100 deposit required to reserve a seat at each level. There is also a textbook requirement: Myofascial Release Therapy: A Visual Guide to Clinical Applications, Cost: $35, ISBN-13: 978-1583948453, ISBN 10: 1583948457

Fri: 6 P.M. Sat/Sun: 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Level One: 20 Contact Hours- Releases of the Spine & Thorax, Meditation, Theory of Myofascial Release, Breath Opening Releases, Spinous Processes, & Lamina Groove

This is a five part course, however each level can be taken as a stand-alone class. All levels must be completed to earn a Certification. Students will also be required to successfully complete an open-book written final, a graded practical on the instructor or assistant, and complete four practice sessions in between each level. Students will need to bring sheets, a notebook for taking noes, and an anatomy book (Trail Guide is recommended).

Myofascial Release originated from the osteopathic community in the early 1950’s. This certification, and the manual you will use, is the work of Ida Rolf but has been modified by myself and Dr. Shea for the contemporary client. This is function work using a technique that is direct, uses movement and holistic therapeutic skills, for clinical effectiveness. Students will learn theory and application, fascial anatomy, contact skills, treatment strategies, a typical myofascial release session, and indications and contraindications. If students commit to certification other commitments will be discussed.

Releases of Level One:

  1. Four Functional Breath Opening Releases

  2. Lung Fissure

  3. Costovertebral & Costotransverse Joint Spaces

  4. Costochondral & Costosternal Joint Spaces

  5. Costoclavicular Ligament, Transverse Clavicular Ligament

  6. Lung Pleura, Lateral Border of the Trapezius

  7. Anterior Scalene

  8. Sternocleidomastoid

  9. Serratus Posterior Superior & Inferior

  10. Ventral Fascia over the Rectus Abdominus & Costal Arch

  11. Rectus Abdominus over the Pubic Symphysis

  12. Iliopsoas Muscle

  13. Quadratus Lumborum

  14. Surface Anatomy of the Sacrum

  15. All Sacral & Iliolumbar Ligament

  16. Seated Myofascial Release of the Trapezius, Mid Dorsal and Lumbar Fascia

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656.

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Aug
23
to Aug 25

Holy Fire III Karuna Master Teacher

  • The Body Therapy Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please arrive between 8:00 A.M. and 8:30 A.M. if you are registering prior to the start of class.

Friday: 8:30 A.M. to 6 P.M. Sat/Sun: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Cost: $450

Instructor: Tamsone Barley, LMT, RM/T, CECP

This class is the next step after Reiki Master and is both a practitioner and a master class. Those who take this class will be able to use the Karuna symbols in their Reiki sessions and teach all levels of Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki. You will also be able to teach Reiki 1&2 and ART/Master as Holy Fire classes. Completion on Karuna Master Teacher class required to attend.

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Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage for the Hip & Leg- 6 CE Hours

In this class, therapists will learn clinical massage applications for pre-event preparation and post-event treatment.  This class will address a variety of technique and protocols from the plantar surface of the foot all the way through the hips.  Modalities such as jostling, kneading, cross-fiber friction and stretching will be used to illustrate the desired results.

Cost: $175

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Sep
20
to Sep 22

Myofascial Release Technique II: Releases for Hip & Leg- 20 CE Hours with Five Level Completion

  • The Body Therapy Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Instructor: Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB

Cost: $525 per level or $2,265 for all five levels*

*Please note: There is a $100 deposit required to reserve a seat at each level. There is also a textbook requirement: Myofascial Release Therapy: A Visual Guide to Clinical Applications, Cost: $35, ISBN-13: 978-1583948453, ISBN 10: 1583948457

Fri: 6 P.M. Sat/Sun: 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Level Two: 20 Contact Hours- Meditation, Releases for the Hip & Leg

This is a five part course, however each level can be taken as a stand-alone class. All levels must be completed to earn a Certification. Students will also be required to successfully complete an open-book written final, a graded practical on the instructor or assistant, and complete four practice sessions in between each level. Students will need to bring sheets, a notebook for taking noes, and an anatomy book (Trail Guide is recommended).

Myofascial Release originated from the osteopathic community in the early 1950’s. This certification, and the manual you will use, is the work of Ida Rolf but has been modified by myself and Dr. Shea for the contemporary client. This is function work using a technique that is direct, uses movement and holistic therapeutic skills, for clinical effectiveness. Students will learn theory and application, fascial anatomy, contact skills, treatment strategies, a typical myofascial release session, and indications and contraindications. If students commit to certification other commitments will be discussed.

Releases of Level Two:

  1. Extensor Retinaculum

  2. Interosseous Membrane between the Tibia & Fibula

  3. Achilles Tendon

  4. Plantaris, Soleus, & Gastrocnemius

  5. Anterior Tibialis & Posterior Tibialis

  6. Medial Hamstring

  7. Adductor Magnus and it’s attachments on the Ramus of the Ischium

  8. Gracilis, Longus, Brevis, & Pectineus

  9. Piriformis

  10. Bicep Femoris

  11. Postural Fascia over the Crest of the Ilium & the Greater Trochanter

  12. Gluteus Medius

  13. Tensor Fascia Latae

  14. Quadriceps

  15. Pes Anserinus

  16. Hunters Canal

  17. Septum between the Quadriceps & Adductors

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656.

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Oct
18
to Oct 20

Myofascial Release III: Releases for the Shoulder & Arm- 20 CE Hours with Five Level Completion

  • The Body Therapy Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Instructor: Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB

Cost: $525 per level or $2,265 for all five levels*

*Please note: There is a $100 deposit required to reserve a seat at each level. There is also a textbook requirement: Myofascial Release Therapy: A Visual Guide to Clinical Applications, Cost: $35, ISBN-13: 978-1583948453, ISBN 10: 1583948457

Fri: 6 P.M. Sat/Sun: 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Level Three: 20 Contact Hours- Meditation, Releases for the Shoulder & Arm

This is a five part course, however each level can be taken as a stand-alone class. All levels must be completed to earn a Certification. Students will also be required to successfully complete an open-book written final, a graded practical on the instructor or assistant, and complete four practice sessions in between each level. Students will need to bring sheets, a notebook for taking noes, and an anatomy book (Trail Guide is recommended).

Myofascial Release originated from the osteopathic community in the early 1950’s. This certification, and the manual you will use, is the work of Ida Rolf but has been modified by myself and Dr. Shea for the contemporary client. This is function work using a technique that is direct, uses movement and holistic therapeutic skills, for clinical effectiveness. Students will learn theory and application, fascial anatomy, contact skills, treatment strategies, a typical myofascial release session, and indications and contraindications. If students commit to certification other commitments will be discussed.

Releases of Level Three:

  1. Clavicle, Coracoid Process, & Sternum

  2. Subclavian Muscle

  3. Superficial Fascia of the Arm

  4. Clavipectoral & Deltoid Fascia

  5. Teres Major & Minor

  6. Rotator Cuff Muscles

  7. Pectoralis Minor

  8. Biceps and Extensor Compartment of the Forearm

  9. Extensor Retinaculum of the Wrist

  10. Flexor Compartment of the Forearm

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656.

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

Advanced Esalen® Massage: Freeing and Breath with Dean Marson- 14 CE Hours

  • The Body Therapy Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is instructed by Dean Marson.

Cost: $395 with a $100 nonrefundable deposit due by September 15

Sat/Sun: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Please join Dean for a weekend focusing on the torso with an emphasis on freeing the breath.  There is a direct relationship between held breath and holding in the body. In this class we will learn to recognize and address tension patterns in the rib cage, diaphragm and abdomen that affect breathing.  We will explore specific techniques to release the holding we discover and to integrate this work with the flowing Esalen Massage approach. This class is open to all experienced Esalen and other Massage professionals.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Nov
15
to Nov 17

Myofascial Release Technique IV: Releases for the Head, Neck & Face- 20 CE Hours with Five Level Completion

  • The Body Therapy Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Instructor: Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB

Cost: $525 per level or $2,265 for all five levels*

*Please note: There is a $100 deposit required to reserve a seat at each level. There is also a textbook requirement: Myofascial Release Therapy: A Visual Guide to Clinical Applications, Cost: $35, ISBN-13: 978-1583948453, ISBN 10: 1583948457

Fri: 6 P.M. Sat/Sun: 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Level Four: 20 Contact Hours, Meditation, Releases for the Head, Neck & Face

This is a five part course, however each level can be taken as a stand-alone class. All levels must be completed to earn a Certification. Students will also be required to successfully complete an open-book written final, a graded practical on the instructor or assistant, and complete four practice sessions in between each level. Students will need to bring sheets, a notebook for taking noes, and an anatomy book (Trail Guide is recommended).

Myofascial Release originated from the osteopathic community in the early 1950’s. This certification, and the manual you will use, is the work of Ida Rolf but has been modified by myself and Dr. Shea for the contemporary client. This is function work using a technique that is direct, uses movement and holistic therapeutic skills, for clinical effectiveness. Students will learn theory and application, fascial anatomy, contact skills, treatment strategies, a typical myofascial release session, and indications and contraindications. If students commit to certification other commitments will be discussed.

Releases of Level Four:

  1. Sternocleidomastoid

  2. Superficial Cervical Fascia

  3. Digastric

  4. Scalenes in Supine

  5. Scalenes, Trapezius, & Levator Scapula in Side Lying

  6. Treatment for Cervical Whiplash

  7. Cervical Spine/Ligamentum Nuchae

  8. Suboccipitals

  9. Temporalis Fascia

  10. Intra-Oral Techniques

  11. Atlas-Occiput Space

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656.

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Dec
13
to Dec 15

Myofascial Release Technique V: Review of Level 1-4- 20 CE Hours with Five Level Completion

Instructor: Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB

Cost: $525 per level or $2,265 for all five levels*

*Please note: There is a $100 deposit required to reserve a seat at each level. There is also a textbook requirement: Myofascial Release Therapy: A Visual Guide to Clinical Applications, Cost: $35, ISBN-13: 978-1583948453, ISBN 10: 1583948457

Fri: 6 P.M. Sat/Sun: 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Level Five: Review of Level One through Four, Meditation, Fascial Lines & Planes, More on Fascial Theory

Level Five will be a comprehensive review of al previous levels. An in-depth study of myofascial linse in the body through the eyes of Tom Meyers, Anatomy Trains & Serge Paoletti.

This is a five part course, however each level can be taken as a stand-alone class. All levels must be completed to earn a Certification. Students will also be required to successfully complete an open-book written final, a graded practical on the instructor or assistant, and complete four practice sessions in between each level. Students will need to bring sheets, a notebook for taking noes, and an anatomy book (Trail Guide is recommended).

Myofascial Release originated from the osteopathic community in the early 1950’s. This certification, and the manual you will use, is the work of Ida Rolf but has been modified by myself and Dr. Shea for the contemporary client. This is function work using a technique that is direct, uses movement and holistic therapeutic skills, for clinical effectiveness. Students will learn theory and application, fascial anatomy, contact skills, treatment strategies, a typical myofascial release session, and indications and contraindications. If students commit to certification other commitments will be discussed.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656.

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Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Level 2- 8 CE

Please arrive between 8:30 A.M. and 9 A.M. if you are registering prior to the start of class.

Cost: $160

Instructor:  Tamsone Barley, LMT, RM/T, CECP  $160

This training is a combination of the Western style as introduced by Mrs. Takata, the Japanese style, and the Holy Fire energies.  Completion of Holy Fire III Reiki Level I required to attend.

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May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Level 1- 8 CE Hours

Please arrive between 8:30 A.M. and 9 A.M. if you are registering prior to the start of class.

Cost: $160

Instructor: Tamsone Barley, LMT, RM/T, CECP  

This beginning training is one of the most thorough and comprehensive available. It is a combination of the Western style as introduced by Mrs. Takata, the Japanese style, and the Holy Fire energies.  No prior training needed.


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May
21
9:30 AM09:30

Myofascial Release: Head & Neck- 6 CE

Cost: $175

The focus of this class will be on  the Sternocleidomastoid, Scalenes and Suboccipitals muscles.  Students will learn in depth anatomy and physiology for the muscles themselves and the bones on its attachments sites.  In addition, the function of the muscles as they relate to the head and neck. Students will learn assessment tools, a treatment plan with useful technique, self-care goals for the client, treatment frequency and expected outcome.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Myofascial Release: Gluteus Medius & TFL- 6 CE Hours

Cost: $175

Piriformis Syndrome is a compression of the nerve by the piriformis muscle.  Students will learn in depth anatomy and physiology for the muscle itself, the nerves that are associated with the area around the piriformis and the bones on its attachments sites.  In addition, the function of the muscle as it relates to the hip and leg. Students will learn assessment tools, a treatment plan with useful technique, self-care goals for the client, treatment frequency and expected outcomes.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Apr
12
12:00 PM12:00

Treating Clients with Asthma- 4 CE Hours

Cost: $125

In this short course therapists will learn functional breath releases and deep tissue release work to the intercostal muscles, serratus muscles, and pectoralis major and minor. In addition breath work will be explored to encourage diaphragmatic breathing in your clients.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Apr
12
9:30 AM09:30

Professional Ethics for the Bodyworker- 2 CE Hours

Cost: $50

Students will explore the various situations that may arise in the therapeutic relationship between client and practitioner. Through case study, role playing, and self-examination students will develop skills to manage situations regarding boundary issues, personality conflicts, transference, counter-transference, diversity, and appropriate relationships as they relate to the massage profession.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Apr
5
9:30 AM09:30

Plantar Fasciitis- 6 CE Hours

Cost: $175

In my many years of practice, plantar fasciitis is the most common foot complaint that presents to me. This is an overuse problem that puts stress on the plantar fascia. It can be debilitating. This is a short course but an in-depth course on the treatment of plantar fasciitis using stretching, myofascial release, hydrotherapy, and an increased understanding of foot anatomy and the surrounding tissues. You will learn to treat acute and chronic conditions.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Mar
21
to Mar 24

Craniosacral Therapy: The 10 Step Process - A Neuroanatomy Approach

This course is taught by Michael J. Shea, PhD. 
Part One - 26 continuing education hours
March 21 to 24, 2019
Thur.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm

This is a two-part course.
Both sessions must be attended in sequence.
Part Two meets July 18 to 21, 2019.
A certificate from the Pinto-Shea Cranial Institute will be awarded upon completion.
The course fee is $750 for both parts. ($700 with a registration 30 day or more in advance.)

This training is a revision of traditional courses on the bones and membranes of the cranium. Students will learn a revised 10 step protocol used most frequently in worldwide research that proves the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy. Students will learn the current 10 step protocol that is most effective with their clients.

Course Objective
1. Techniques and neuroanatomy of the cranial base – sphenoid, occiput and temporal
    bone; the cranial vault – frontal and parietal bones.
2. Anatomy and techniques for the transverse diaphragms:
     A. Pelvic diaphragm
     B. Respiratory diaphragm
     C. Thoracic diaphragm
     D. The atlantooccipital joint space: releasing the suboccipital triangle.
3. Neurophysiology of the autonomic nervous system. Skills for building neurological
    safety in the therapeutic relationship for optimal healing.
4. Techniques and anatomy of the dural membrane system from the cranium to the
    sacrum.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

Massaging Patients with Cancer

This course is instructed by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 8CE hours with a fee of $225.

This class will teach massage students how to appropriately work with clients living with or surviving cancer. Comfort-oriented massage touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. This seminar will train massage therapists in the basics of oncology massage. Therapists who focus on hospice and hospital work will also find this seminar to be valuable for their special needs patients.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Dec
21
9:00 AM09:00

Piriformis, Gluteus Medius and Tensor Fasciae Latae - Myofascial Release

This course is instructed by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB & Tammy Bivin, LMT, BCTMB
It is 6CE hours with a fee of $200.

Piriformis Syndrome is a compression of the nerve by the piriformis muscle.  Students will learn in depth anatomy and physiology for the muscle itself, the nerves that are associated with the area around the piriformis and the bones on its attachments sites.  In addition, the function of the muscle as it relates to the hip and leg.  Students will learn assessment tools, a treatment plan with useful technique, self-care goals for the client, treatment frequency and expected outcome.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

Professional Ethics and Research Literacy for the Bodyworker

This course is taught by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 6CE hours with a fee of $150.

Professional Ethics of Touch:
Students will explore the various situations that may arise in the therapeutic relationship between client and practitioner. Through case study, role playing, and self-examination students will develop skills to manage situations regarding boundary issues, personality conflicts, transference, counter-transference, diversity, and appropriate relationships as they relate to the massage profession.

Research Literacy for the Massage Therapist:
Research is important and is the backbone of all healthcare professions.  This three hour CE class will give a basic overview of information about what research is, how to read and understand a research article, and the types of research and how they are categorized.  The therapist will learn how to keep up to date with the latest research via competent internet search engines and peer-review journals.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Dec
6
to Dec 9

Craniosacral Therapy: The 10 Step Process - A Neuroanatomy Approach

This course is taught by Michael J. Shea, PhD. 
Part Two- 26 continuing education hours
December 6 to 9, 2018
Thur.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm

This is a two-part course.
Participants must have completed Part One in July 2018.
A certificate from the Pinto-Shea Cranial Institute will be awarded upon completion.
The course fee is $750 for both parts. ($700 with a registration 30 day or more in advance.)

This training is a revision of traditional courses on the bones and membranes of the cranium. Students will learn a revised 10 step protocol used most frequently in worldwide research that proves the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy. Students will learn the current 10 step protocol that is most effective with their clients.

Course Objective
1. Techniques and neuroanatomy of the face, mouth and temporomandibular joint space -
    ethmoid bone, vomer, maxilla and mandible bones.
2. Neuroanatomy and physiology of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves. The polyvagal system
    and the social engagement system in the therapeutic relationship.
3. Neurophysiology of the cerebrospinal fluid and the blood brain barrier in craniosacral
    therapy.
4. Techniques and anatomy for the fasciae of the neck, hyoid bone and cricoid cartilage.
5. Techniques and anatomy for the atlantooccipital joint space: releasing the jugular
    foramen.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Nov
9
to Nov 11

Mother and Baby: Advanced Pregnancy

This course is instructed by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 18CE hours with a fee of $450.
Friday 6-10pm, Sat & Sun 9-5pm

Hands-on comprehensive workshop, therapists will enhance their skills beyond general approaches for pregnancy massage.  They will learn advanced techniques that specifically enhance pregnant and postpartum women’s comfort, health and enjoyment.  Practice and receive feedback in deep tissue, passive movement, Neuromuscular, Myofascial release and other Somatic methods modified for emotional and physiological challenges of the childbearing year.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Professional Ethics and Research Literacy for the Bodyworker

This course is taught by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 6CE hours with a fee of $150.

Professional Ethics of Touch:
Students will explore the various situations that may arise in the therapeutic relationship between client and practitioner. Through case study, role playing, and self-examination students will develop skills to manage situations regarding boundary issues, personality conflicts, transference, counter-transference, diversity, and appropriate relationships as they relate to the massage profession.

Research Literacy for the Massage Therapist:
Research is important and is the backbone of all healthcare professions.  This three hour CE class will give a basic overview of information about what research is, how to read and understand a research article, and the types of research and how they are categorized.  The therapist will learn how to keep up to date with the latest research via competent internet search engines and peer-review journals.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

Freeing and Integrating the Shoulder

This course is instructed by Dean Marson
It is 14CE hours with a fee of $395. 
Sat & Sun 9-5pm

Addressing the shoulders in a quality, systematic way is key to giving a great massage. Tension and dysfunction in the shoulders may cause or sustain poor posture patterns as well as causing stress in the neck and torso.

In this class we will explore specific techniques to assess the shoulder girdle and to release the patterns of tension. We also will remember the intimate relationship of the shoulders and neck as we address these areas of upper body tension with passive movement, specific detail work and the gentle, integrative Esalen Massage approach.

This class is open to all experienced Esalen and other Massage professionals.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Sep
7
to Sep 9

Advanced Stretching - Neck and Shoulders

This course is instructed by Tammy Bivin, LMT.
It is 32 CE hours.
September 7 to 9, 2018
Friday 6-10pm, Sat & Sun 9-6pm
with additional checkout dates on September 21 & 22, 2018.

In this seminar we will discuss the principles and benefits of stretching as well as the dangers of improper stretching. Students will learn from a hands-on approach the effects that stretching has on muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints as well as knowledge for treating clients and self-care for the therapist.

This class is taught through Southwestern Illinois College. Registration through SWIC - 1.5 credit hours. Questions? Contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Aug
14
9:00 AM09:00

Plantar Fasciitis

This course is instructed by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 6 CE hours with a fee of $200.

This is a short but in-depth course on the treatment of plantar fasciitis using stretching, myofascial release, hydrotherapy, and an increased understanding of foot anatomy and the surrounding tissues. Students will learn to treat acute and chronic conditions that are often debilitating to those suffering from this pain. Bring anatomy textbook and sheets.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Aug
7
9:30 AM09:30

Frozen Shoulder

This course is instructed by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 6CE hours with a fee of $200.

Using Myofascial Release techniques, students will learn an in-depth treatment plan for frozen shoulder. Clients who present with frozen shoulder complain of a painful shoulder with significant restriction and loss of range of motion. Theories of frozen shoulder will be discussed as well as the causes and stages of frozen shoulder.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Jul
26
to Jul 29

Craniosacral Therapy: The 10 Step Process - A Neuroanatomy Approach

This course is taught by Michael J. Shea, PhD. 
Part One - 26 continuing education hours
July 26 to 29, 2018
Thur.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm

This is a two-part course.
Both sessions must be attended in sequence.
Part Two meets December 6 to 9, 2018.
A certificate from the Pinto-Shea Cranial Institute will be awarded upon completion.
The course fee is $750 for both parts. ($700 with a registration 30 day or more in advance.)

This training is a revision of traditional courses on the bones and membranes of the cranium. Students will learn a revised 10 step protocol used most frequently in worldwide research that proves the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy. Students will learn the current 10 step protocol that is most effective with their clients.

Course Objective
1. Techniques and neuroanatomy of the cranial base – sphenoid, occiput and temporal
    bone; the cranial vault – frontal and parietal bones.
2. Anatomy and techniques for the transverse diaphragms:
     A. Pelvic diaphragm
     B. Respiratory diaphragm
     C. Thoracic diaphragm
     D. The atlantooccipital joint space: releasing the suboccipital triangle.
3. Neurophysiology of the autonomic nervous system. Skills for building neurological
    safety in the therapeutic relationship for optimal healing.
4. Techniques and anatomy of the dural membrane system from the cranium to the
    sacrum.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Jun
25
9:30 AM09:30

Cervical Whiplash

This course is instructed by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 6CE hours with a fee of $200.

In this advanced deep tissue short course students will gain an understanding of this injury to the head and neck.  All structures of the neck, upper thoracic, and head will be addressed.  Students will be able to understand and describe the symptoms of whiplash in acute, early and late subacute, and chronic conditions.  Treatment goals and general treatment procedures will be taught.  Students will gain the knowledge and confidence to treat or to refer out. Bring anatomy textbook and sheets.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Jun
11
9:30 AM09:30

Advanced Face Massage

This course is instructed by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 4 CE hours for a fee of $130.

This class teaches advanced massage techniques on the face that focus on lymphatic drainage, reduce swelling from sinus, relaxation, and face rejuvenation.  Face massage can release tension and stress in facial muscles and acupressure points create a relaxed peaceful state.  Add these new techniques to your full body massage or as a treatment alone. Students will leave knowing multiple techniques for a complete 30-minute facial massage.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Jun
8
to Jun 10

Introduction to NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT)

This course is instructed by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 32 CE hours, and is enrolled and taught through Southwestern Illinois College.
Class dates are June 8, 9 10; with additional check out days on June 23 & 24.
Friday 6-10pm, Sat & Sun 9-6pm

Students will discover the history, the “roots and branches” of NeuroMuscular
Therapy and the work of Judith DeLany. In this introduction class students will
learn NMT’s foundational platform, applications of NeuroMuscular techniques,
the methodology for assessing, treating, and preventing soft tissue injuries and
chronic pain. Students will gain precise palpation skills, proper use of tools and
elbows in preparation for the application of this work.

To register for NMT contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Professional Ethics and Research Literacy for the Bodyworker

This course is taught by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 6CE hours with a fee of $150.

Professional Ethics of Touch:
Students will explore the various situations that may arise in the therapeutic relationship between client and practitioner. Through case study, role playing, and self-examination students will develop skills to manage situations regarding boundary issues, personality conflicts, transference, counter-transference, diversity, and appropriate relationships as they relate to the massage profession.

Research Literacy for the Massage Therapist:
Research is important and is the backbone of all healthcare professions.  This three hour CE class will give a basic overview of information about what research is, how to read and understand a research article, and the types of research and how they are categorized.  The therapist will learn how to keep up to date with the latest research via competent internet search engines and peer-review journals.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Plantar Fasciitis

This course is instructed by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 6 CE hours with a fee of $200.

This is a short but in-depth course on the treatment of plantar fasciitis using stretching, myofascial release, hydrotherapy, and an increased understanding of foot anatomy and the surrounding tissues. Students will learn to treat acute and chronic conditions that are often debilitating to those suffering from this pain. Bring anatomy textbook and sheets.

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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Apr
20
to Apr 22

Introduction to NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT)

This course is instructed by Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB.
It is 32 CE hours, and is enrolled and taught through Southwestern Illinois College.
Class dates are April 20, 21, 22; with additional check out days on May 11 & 12.

Students will discover the history, the “roots and branches” of NeuroMuscular
Therapy and the work of Judith DeLany. In this introduction class students will
learn NMT’s foundational platform, applications of NeuroMuscular techniques,
the methodology for assessing, treating, and preventing soft tissue injuries and
chronic pain. Students will gain precise palpation skills, proper use of tools and
elbows in preparation for the application of this work.

To register NMT contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656

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