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Candice Chaffee is a certified master herbalist, natural health professional and has studied and practiced holistic health for 25 years. She divides her time between teaching, public speaking and natural health consulting. Chaffee has been a guest lecturer at numerous conferences as well as the Medical College of Virginia, School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University, Wesleyan University, KCC and Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

A certified/registered aromatherapist and massage therapist, SARA HOLMES is also a NCBTMB-approved provider with more than 10 years’ experience in healthcare. She is owner of Botanical Healing Arts and a contributing writer for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. Her professional memberships include the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, and Aromatics in Action. Through CE Institute of Illinois, Holmes provides continuing education in massage and aromatherapy to therapists in Illinois’ top ten spas as well as to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Certified Precision Neuromuscular Therapist DOUGLAS NELSON is celebrated in the U.S. and abroad for his clinical research in soft-tissue problems. The founder and principle instructor of Precision Neuromuscular Therapy seminars, Nelson has provided educational seminars to hundreds of groups, from physicians to laypersons. A massage therapist since 1977, he has studied with a host of great educators and worked in several clinical environments. His 16-therapist clinic in Champaign, BodyWork Associates, has been in operation since 1982, treating thousands each year. He is the author of two books: Table Lessons and The Mystery of Pain.

 

Continuing Education
for Massage Therapy

 

Parkland Business Training offers Massage Therapy Continuing Education courses in:

 

Advanced Herbalism for Health Care Professionals

Study herbal therapies and formulation of herbal blends to effectively address health needs.  Candice Chaffee will discuss the major body systems, their functions, how they interact, and the corresponding herbs used to balance their activities.  Make and take home your own herbal tincture formula along with a newfound understanding of the role herbs play in maintaining health and balance.

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Aroma Facials and Skin Care with Essential Oils

Join Sara Holmes in a discovery of aromatherapy and how it can be used for holistic beauty and skin care as part of a business practice. Licensed massage therapists will discover how to prepare and give all natural aroma facials. Use essential oils and other natural ingredients to make a skin cleanser, sugar scrub, skin toner, and prepare a specific massage oil blend for your client's facial massage.

Sat Jul 26
MSG 777 002Z
Fee: $189
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8am-5pm
Deadline: Jul 19

Neck: The Ortho-Bionomy Way

Join Ann Chan in a hands-on experience learning about the range of movement of the neck and how to release trigger points without causing pain.  Learn self care and post-techniques that will support the relaxation experience.  Participants are asked to bring one set of twin sheets to class.

Receive three hours of Massage Therapy continuing education credit.

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Headache Seminar

Understanding the physiology of headaches allow therapists to provide more meaningful and relevant treatment.  Explore the headache phenomena, including cutting-edge research and manual therapeutic options. Douglas Nelson discusses the multiple causes for headaches; headache types including Migraine, Cervicognenic, Tension, and Trigger Point; client interview/screening techniques; warning signs prompting physician referral; common referral patterns for muscles involved in headaches; and more.  Learn a variety of hands-on, beneficial techniques, and more importantly, when soft-tissue therapy is not appropriate.

Tue Apr 1
WBT 458 001Z
Fee: $55 (after Apr 1- $75)
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6-9pm
Deadline: Mar 25

 

The Science of Stress

Many physiological responses to stress are initially protective but devastating when applied in the long term.  Join Douglas Nelson and discover the fascinating ways chronic stress affects various systems of the body. Explore the effects of stress on the immune system, digestion, the heart, reproduction, and also on mental functions such as memory, learning, and depression. This course does not promote any particular method of approach to stress reduction but asserts that a deeper understanding of the physiology of stress will help you understand and manage stress more effectively.

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Professional Ethics & Boundaries for Massage & Body Work Therapists

In a profession where touch therapy is part of the healing process, it is imperative that therapists reinforce their knowledge in establishing boundaries. Sara Holmes will guide you through creating a safe and professional environment, enhancing judgement skills, improving client communication skills, establishing and protecting sexual boundaries, learning how to deal with dual relationships and developing a caring, healthy, and professional environment based on writing and implementing a business ethics mission statement.
This course is intended to satisfy the required four hours of training in Ethics for Massage Therapists every two years which also includes an additional two hours of roles and boundaries.

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Feet: The Ortho-Bionomy Way

Discover how to release trigger points without creating pain and incorporating preferred postures to relieve tension and discomfort of the foot.  Join Ann Chan in a hands-on experience learning about exercises that will help lessen discomfort.

Receive three hours of Massage Therapy continuing education credit.

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Ankles and Knees: The Ortho-Bionomy Way

Discover how to release trigger points without creating pain and incorporating preferred postures to relieve tension and discomfort of the ankles and knees.  Through hands-on activities Ann Chan will help you discover how to increase ease of movement and decrease pain in the ankles and knees through Ortho-Bionomy.

Receive three hours of Massage Therapy continuing education credit.

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Essential Oils for Emotional Health

Discover how essential oils and aromatherapy affect the mind. Review the mind/body connection in health and wellness and discuss traditional and complementary therapies for emotional health issues. Sara Holmes will cover emotional health topics such as: anxiety, stress, excessive worry, lack of mental focus, depression, grief, anger and mental fatigue.

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Introduction to Herbalism for Health Care

Join Candice Chaffee and explore the introduction to medicinal herbs and their history of use in healing. Discover how herbs work in the human body, herbal properties and characteristics, and demonstrations of how to prepare a wide range of internal and external applications.  Participants will gain a basic understanding of how and when to use medicinal herbs to address simple health issues.

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The Wellness Garden:  Making Herbal Infusions, Tinctures, and Other Natural Body Care Products

 

Discover how to make natural products from herbs, flowers, and plants from the garden with Sara Holmes.  Massage therapists and others will explore why certain plants are chosen for their therapeutic properties and others are not.  Hands-on activities will allow for making plant-infused oils for massage, body oils, sugar/salts scrubs, and tinctures.

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Essential Oils for Chakra Balancing and Energy Work

Essential Oils have been used in the Ayurvedic and Traditional chinese Medicine Healing traditions for over 5,000 years.  Part of this tradition includes the balancing of the seven energy centers, know as the chakras, integral to these healing modalities.  Explore the history of chakra theory with Sara Holmes to give you a foundation for the purpose of chakra balancing.  You will learn the seven basic chakras, their association with the body's organs, emotional connections, and attunement.  Learn the specific essential oils associated with each chakra; and which oils are best for each.  Discover how to prepare appropriate blends for the chakras and learn how to apply these blends effectively for massage, reflexology, and other boyd therapies.

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PNMT for the Legs and Feet

Explore effective and efficient soft-tissue treatment for conditions affecting the lower extremity.  Douglas Nelson will address various presentations of knee pain, tightness in the calf, and foot conditions like plantar fasciitis.

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PNMT for the Arms and Hands

In this one-day intensive session, examine hand and arm issues including repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and other problems seen in everyday clinical practice. Arm and hand problems are extremely interesting and clearly in the soft-tissue domain, yet many therapists are not well familiar with the anatomy and possible pathologies. This is a complex area, but who better to treat it than people who use their hands as the tools for healing?  Douglas Nelson will take you to the next level of effectiveness with RSI problems. You will assess specific muscles for individual involvement and treat each appropriately.
Participants are required to bring their own massage table.

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Holistic Approach: Health and Wellness Therapies

Examine the use of complementary and alternative therapies for the massage therapist. Discover how stress and the mind and body connection are associated with the
disease process. Investigate various holistic health and wellness therapies with Sara Holmes. Receive several opportunities to receive hands-on experience and learn how to add wellness components to your current massage practice.

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The Science of Touch

Join Douglas Nelson as he explores the fascinating and developing science behind the power of touch.  Discover how touch affects the nervous system, how touch deprivation affects health, and how the power of touch is being used to maximize health and wellness.

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Aromatherapy For Bodyworkers

Sara Holmes will show massage therapists and bodyworkers how to integrate aromatherapy into their practice.  Topics include: basic aromatherapy, blending, pathways to the body, integration with bodywork, essential oils data, and working within a holistic framework. You must be a licensed massage therapist or a certified bodyworker to participate in this class. This course fulfills the State of Illinois requirement for Licensed Massage Therapists to complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years.

Thu-Sat Apr 24-26
HCS 752 001Z
Fee: $399 (incl. supplies)
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8am-5pm
Deadline: Apr 10

 

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