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Introduction to Craniosacral Massage
With Brandy Bilkovich, LMT
Massage has been a part of Brandy's life since I she 6 weeks old. Her mother and pediatrician thankfully understood the benefits massage would have on her overall health. This early experience, combined with the desire to help others inspired her to get her massage license in 1999. She would say that her massage style is geared to treatment massage, whether that is treatment to quiet the mind and body or treatment to alleviate pain and dysfunction.
She has more than 20 years of experience as a Massage Instructor and has taught all subject matters, She's also been able to write Massage Curriculum for Massage Schools around the country.
Craniosacral massage is a gentle technique that helps balance the Cranio Sacral Fluid (CSF) throughout our Central Nervous System. By tapping into the waves of CSF, the practitioner can help guide the client into a deeper state of relaxation and balance throughout the body. Brandy is excited to share some techniques you can add to your table routine immediately after taking her class.
Lacey Sawyer, LMT
Full Body Stretch Adapted to Table
Thursday, June 8th
My name is Lacey Sawyer I've been a licensed massage therapist for 14 years and I love what I do. The best way to describe me is a happy positive person, I am always smiling and cheering others on. My absolute passion I found about 3-4 yrs into my career is teaching. I love to teach and when I get in front of a class and share my knowledge a whole different side of me shows up I become energized and full of life, I think that's why students love my classes so much. The thing that brings me the most joy about what I do is that it's an exchange, the more I teach the more I learn now that is something worth getting excited about!
Dynamic Silicone Cupping
Christine M. Burgett, LMT
Thursday, July 27th 4 CE's 10-2 PM
How can you lift muscles and fascia without petrissage? What do you try when a client's muscle tension and adhesions are chronically an issue?
With the use of cupping, therapists will lift tissues instead of pushing on them. This simple tool has many benefits, including improved localized tissue circulation, tender and trigger point release, stress relief and increased fascial plasticity.
Students are invited to purchase silicone cups to bring to class and learn on. We will have cups available for demonstration and practice on site but not sets to take home. One purchase option is here on Amazon.
Learn how to add dynamic cupping to your table massage, in a variety of areas and for different reasons. This is a fantastic self care tool for LMT's forearms, shoulders and tight fascial bands.
Things to bring to class include:
Set of twin sheets with pillow case
Blanket for comfort
Wear comfortable massage clothes with a sports bra and sport shorts. A tanktop would be helpful as well.
Food and vessel for water or tea
Breath Alchemy Class
with Hajera Ahmed, LMT
Sunday, July 9th 6:30-9 PM $35
Breath work can bring about improvements in health, emotional wellbeing and appearance. Physical benefits include enhanced immune function, lowered stress and blood pressure, and improved cardiovascular health, including improved heart rate variability.
Things to bring to this class include:
Wear comfortable, warm clothing
Blanket for comfort
Building has stairs with no elevator access. Parking is free on Hewitt Ave near the North Star building. Entrance is on the left near the blue WNWSM flag.
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Transform from ordinary consciousness into the inner landscape of possibilities through the bridge of your breath. The journey happens in #Savasana [lying down] 💚bring a blanket and pillow, yoga mat, water.
Conscious Connected Breath work is a circular breath technique. This means that inhalations are immediately followed by exhalations without pause. When maintained for upwards of an hour, Conscious Connected Breath work brings on non-ordinary states of consciousness and can lead to profound experiences of healing, and deep relaxation.
The spectrum of experiences with Breath work range from Deep Relaxation, physical sensations of pain or pleasure, the release of body blockages through heat or energy movement, and the release of pent up emotions (sadness, anger, etc.) There may be realizations about dysfunctional thought patterns or new insights, and deeply spiritual or energetic experiences. You may experience expanded consciousness, overwhelming feelings of peace and joy and even mystical revelation. Your experiences may vary every time.
This guided breath work practice will be set to a music playlist that intensifies during the peak of the journey. We will finish with soothing music and regular breathing for integration. Then we will have time for verbal integration for those who feel called to share or talk about their experience.
Introduction to Ayurvedic Champi Head Massage
Nickole Thornton Gonzales, LMT
With Nickole Gonzales, LMT
Nickole Thornton Gonzales is the founder of NW Ayurveda in Seattle, Washington. She is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner for twenty-one years, Certified Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Ritual Facilitator. She travels to various Yoga, Ayurvedic, and Massage centers across the United States, Mexico, and Bahamas providing Lectures, Workshops, Retreats, Consultations, and Panchakarma.
Champi is known as Indian head massage, an alternative medicine massage that is invigorating, using a variety of techniques and pressure. Benefits of Champi Head Massage are:
Increases mobility and flexibility in neck and shoulders
helps prevent migraines, headaches and back pain
Promotes hair growth Improves blood circulation
Detoxifies the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage
Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia
Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression
Renews energy levels
Boosts memory capabilities
Nickole enjoys sharing her love of Ayurveda in a way that is applicable to everyday life. She looks forward to assisting you with Prevention, Longevity, Healthy, Body, Mind, and Digestion.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Nicola McGill, LLSA, LMT, BCTMB
Nov 3-5, 10-12 2023
46 CE Certification
Join WNWSM and Nicola McGill, LLSA, LMT, BCTMB, CLT-LANA
for this two weekend course!
Held November 4-6 and November 11-13, Nicola will
teach you the effective and gentle practice of MLD.
You can immediately use this in your practice and see
marked improvement with your clients!
Registration through Klose Training, link below.
Becky and Leah teach this class geared towards Estheticians to bring new massage techniques to your existing facial experience.
Do you clients melt when you work on their shoulders? Have they asked you for longer massage sessions during the facial?
You might be surprised how a few new strokes can set you apart from your peers! Registration is open to all skill levels.
If you are a current Esthetic student, you may qualify for a discount on this class. Please email email@example.com to find out more details.