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Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy Self-Care Training

Kirsten Kern, PhD, LMTI

Fri, 6 October 2017, 9:30am-6:00pm
Sat, 7 October 2017, 9:30am-6:00pm
Sun, 8 October 2017, 9:30am-1:00pm
17.5 CE Hours
Tuition: $425; $400 if registered by August 31, 2017. (At checkout you will need to enter code: EarlyBird1006KK). Fee includes Self-Care manual and a private 30-minute educational session with an Arvigo® practitioner. Snacks and teas provided. Gluten free snacks will be available.

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Dr. Kern has taught ATMAT Self-Care Workshops and Hands on Health the Maya Way since 2006.

The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and Spiritual Healing are inspired by traditional Maya healing techniques. The techniques were wwweloped by Dr. Rosita Arvigo based on her apprenticeship with the Maya healer Don Elijio Panti and her own education, training, and research as a naprathic physician. The techniques work to restore the body to its natural balance by correcting the position of organs that have shifted and restrict the flow of blood, lymph, nerve & chi energy.

This 3 day class prepares the student to perform The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy on him/herself only. Additionally, this class is a prerequisite to enrollment in the Professional Training for licensed healthcare practitioners. Self-Care Training covers anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs, addresses causes and symptoms of mal-positioned organs and demonstrates self-care techniques. Self-Care also addresses herbal, nutritional, spiritual and emotional support for the massage techniques to ensure comprehensive understanding of the modality and how it contributes to wellness.

Prerequisites: Anyone may register for this class. No prior training or licensing is required.

This continuing education course is approved by NCBTMB for 17.5 CE hours of massage therapy, by NCAAOM for 16 acupuncture PDA points, and by MEAC for 17 CE hours for midwives.


Clinical Massage Therapy (CMT): Posture Analysis

Classes Schedules to Be Announced in 2017!

Posture analysis is a bodywork assessment method used to assess posture by determining the three dimensional location of bony landmarks. Bony landmarks that are correctly aligned, enable neutral posture and free range of motion, facilitate aligned weight loading, promote healthy metabolism and body processes, and promote horizontal binocular vision. Misaligned bony landmarks caused by functional soft tissue shortening often result in dysfunctional postures, pain, and limited range of motion. In addition, chronic dysfunctional postures are often are the precursors to more serious musculo-skeletal pathologies.

Posture analysis is an important ancillary to Clinical Massage Therapy because its results direct the therapist to the muscles, or muscle groups, responsible for client pain, limited range of motion and soft tissue dysfunction. The course curriculum covers the theory of posture analysis, the location of key bony landmarks, assessment methods, charting methods, the tools used for assessment, and the interpretation of analysis results. Common posture distortions such as upper crossed syndrome, lower crossed syndrome, anterior pelvic rotation, and functional scoliosis will be discussed.

The posture analysis course is taught at an advanced level with a high degree of instructor-student interaction.

Clinical Massage Therapy (CMT)

Class Schedules to Be Announced in 2017!

Clinical Massage Therapy (CMT) is a form of bodywork that employs the manual manipulation of soft tissue to resolve specific chronic and acute issues of physical pain or dysfunction brought on by persistently shortened soft tissue. In this advanced continuing education course, students learn to assess, palpate, and release trigger points and myofascia in order to relieve client pain.

Our CMT continuing education courses are based upon the scientific and clinical work of Dr. Janet Travell and Dr. David Simons. The CMT curriculum was wwweloped by the directors of THAI, both of whom have PhDs and come from a background of teaching at the university level. The directors have over 38 years combined bodywork and teaching experience.

CMT employs both the creativity of a body worker and her or his desire to be a truly effective massage therapist. The palpation, assessment, soft tissue release skills taught in our CMT continuing education classes enable therapists to break away from performing a routine massage in which every client gets the same therapy regardless of bodywork needs.

Topics include body work theory, muscle anatomy and physiology, muscle pathology, palpation and assessment techniques, activation and perpetuation factors of dysfunctional conditions, release techniques, treatment protocols, and corrective exercises and stretches. These subjects are expertly woven into our hands-on classes to facilitate dynamic learning. The THAI CMT course is taught at an advanced level with a high degree of instructor-student interaction.