2011 Continuing Education Catalog
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To Register Complete the registration form enclosed and remit with payment or register online at www.bcmt.org. The Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) accepts personal checks, money orders, and credit cards. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Tuition Refund/Repayment Policy Continuing Education Certificate Programs and Courses If a student elects not to enter the program/course, withdraws, or is dismissed from the school at any time prior to completion, the Tuition Refund Policy is as follows: Withdrawal from the course at least seven (7) days prior to start of class: full refund. Withdrawal from the course within seven (7) days prior to start of class: full refund minus a 25% cancellation fee. Withdrawal after start of course: no refund. BCMT Alumni Association Discounts BCMT graduates have the opportunity to enroll in the BCMT Alumni Association for an annual fee of $40. One benefit of membership is a tuition discount on continuing education courses. For more information about the BCMT Alumni Association please visit www.bcmt.org.
AOS Degree in Massage Therapy Program
Career Track Programs: Spa Elements Certificate Program The Art of Zen Certificate Program Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum Massage Certificate Program Orthopedic and Sports Massage Certificate Program Canine Massage Certificate Program Additional Continuing Education Courses Course Calendar
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AOS Degree in Massage Therapy Program Our Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree in Massage Therapy Program is open to all certified massage therapists. BCMT is proud to have been one of the first massage colleges in the nation to offer an accredited degree program in massage therapy. With instruction by our most experienced and accomplished educators, students learn to master advanced techniques that are immediately applicable and beneficial to their clients. Our achievable format: • 6-month, part-time program starting 4 times per year (winter, spring, summer, fall) • Core classes meeting 3 nights per week (Mon – Wed, 6:00 – 9:00 pm) • Weekend electives (Fri – Sun) Core Classes In the AOS program, students will deepen their knowledge of a variety of bodywork modalities, and have the opportunity to choose an area of specialization through electives. Topics explored in the core curriculum include: • Clinical Massage Students are introduced to treatment methods specifically geared toward clients with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, post-surgical considerations, and other specific conditions. • Self-Care: Concepts and Strategies Borrowing form both Eastern and Western traditions and disciplines, students develop awareness around the importance of self-care as well as habits and patterns that impede optimal health and well-being. • Advanced Integrative Therapeutic Massage Working with the integrative style of bodywork, students delve into topics and techniques related to the work of Wilhelm Reich, process work, and trauma therapeutics. • Trauma and the Body Students learn massage techniques that can help restore a sense of balance in the nervous system as well as foster reconnection for survivors who often experience intense physical reactions, memories, and a sense of disconnectedness from their body. • Advanced Practitioner Skills: Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy Students learn the fundamental skills that serve as the foundation of craniosacral therapy, including an introduction to the core anatomical and physiological relationships of the craniosacral system.
Accreditations & Approvals Boulder College of Massage Therapy is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider. All continuing education hours can be applied to relicensure. The Boulder College of Massage Therapy is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution. BCMT is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board. Boulder College of Massage Therapy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The continuing education programs included in this catalog are not part of the institution’s accredited status.
Spa Elements Certificate Program
Enhance your skills with popular spa body treatments This program offers education in popular spa body treatments and spa equipment. The comprehensive knowledge and skills gained through experiential hands-on exchange, lecture, and testing prepare the massage therapist and other professionals seeking employment in the growing spa industry. The self-employed massage therapist will be able to use these methods in their private practice, offering diversity to clients and greatly increasing income potential. This program is also open to licensed estheticians and other healthcare providers who are interested in adding spa services to their practice. Estheticians and cosmetologists must have a minimum of 500 hours professional training. Each course will review treatment protocols, therapeutic benefits, indications, contraindications, and care for appropriate equipment. Upon completion, graduates will understand the techniques and their relationships to the systems of the body, enabling them to create individualized custom spa treatments. Program Information • Module 1 is optional for BCMT graduates who have completed the hydrotherapy course. • Any module may be taken without enrolling in the complete certificate program. • Continuing Education Hours will be earned for each module. • The program must be completed within three years.
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Payment Options • Course fee (prepaid): $1420 • Module 1: $280 ($250 AAM) • Module 2: $420 ($380 AAM) • Modules 3 - 4 taken individually: $450 ($410 AAM) • Review rate – 50% of regular class tuition; space available basis
Module 1: Hydrotherapy 15 CONTACT HOURS Date: January 29 - 30/April 2 - 3/July 16 - 17/October 15 -16 (Sat-Sun) Register by: January 14/March 18/July 1/September 30 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This course explores therapeutic principals of the water element. Learn various thermotherapy treatments including: ice massage, beginning hot and cold stone massage, hot and cold body wraps, contrast therapy, reflexive therapy, and salt scrubs. An introduction to balneology will include operating the Vichy shower and hydrotherapy tub. Prerequisite: Graduate of an approved 500-hour massage, esthetician or cosmetology school. Optional for BCMT graduates who have completed the hydrotherapy class. Course Fee: $260 ($235 AAM)
Module 2: Stone Massage 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: February 11 - 13/August 12 - 14 (Fri-Sun) Register by: January 28/July 29 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Explore the earth element through the therapeutic application of stones. Learn advanced techniques in thermotherapy utilizing hot and cold basalt stones, as well as basic gem stone healing. Treatments include: chakra balancing; integrative stone placement and massage, cold stone face massage, and full body hot and cold stone massage. Prerequisite: Module 1 Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
Module 3: Aromatherapy and Herbal Applications 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: April 15 - 17 (Fri-Sun) Register by: April 2 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Fire and wood elements will be explored through the therapeutic uses of essential oils and herbs. Class discussion includes: an indepth materia medica; guidelines for application and blending, safety precautions, dilution, and effects upon the different systems of the body. Treatments include: an herbal poultice; body polish; skin brushing; hot herbal wraps; reflexive spinal, hand, and foot treatments; and lymphatic aromatherapy massage. Prerequisite: BCMT graduate or Integrative student, graduate of an approved 500-hour massage, esthetician or cosmetology school. Course Fee: $450 ($410 AAM) includes a $30 fee for materials
Module 4: Body Masques 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: May 20 - 22 (Fri-Sun) Register by: May 16 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sea and earth elements are explored through the study of thalassotherapy, algotherapy, and pelotherapy. Students will have the opportunity to experience hydrotherapy tubs and Vichy showers. Treatments include: - full body seaweed wrap - clay wrap - mud wrap - two exfoliations Prerequisite: Module 1 Course Fee: $450 ($410 AAM) includes a $30 fee for materials
Spa Elements Instructor Bios Sara Cunningham, RMT, NCTMB Sara is a graduate of the Universal Center of Healing Arts in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been practicing massage therapy since 2000, working in spas since 2002 as a lead therapist helping to create spa treatments and develop protocols. She has a deep connection with stones and had been working with them before she became a massage therapist. Gina Michelle, RMT Gina is a 2000 graduate of BCMT. Her professional experience ranges from private practice to working in various spa settings as well as with chiropractors. In 2003, she began organizing and conducting weekend workshops for Hawaiian Temple Lomi Lomi. She has also taught several subjects for Denver School of Massage Therapy including Swedish massage and Pathology. Ginaâ€™s commitment to teaching involves integrity, respect, and the challenge to facilitate professional growth to students. Her current practice focuses on Hawaiian Temple Lomi Lomi, prenatal, and integrative massage. She trains for triathlons and Middle Eastern dance to de-stress, stay fit and further understand flow and movement. Gina enjoys life with her partner, Brian, and her children Oscar and Sofia.
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The Art of Zen Certificate Program
Add inspiration and versatility to your practice The study of Zen Shiatsu will add inspiration and versatility to your professional practice and heighten your marketability. It is a style of bodywork that expands perceptual boundaries and develops sensitivity to the energetic expression of the world around us.
Program Information • Continuing Education Hours may be earned for each module. • The certificate program must be completed within three years. • Modules 1 - 2 are optional for BCMT students and graduates, but are an excellent review opportunity. • Modules 3 - 6 may be taken in any order after the prerequisites of Modules 1 and 2 have been met. • All hands-on work is done on the table.
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Payment Options • Course fee (prepaid): $1520 • Modules 1 - 2 taken individually: $420 ($380 AAM) • Modules 3 - 6 taken individually: $210 ($190 AAM) • Review rate – 50% of regular class tuition; space available basis
Module 1: Foundational Techniques and Theory: Prone Position 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: October 21 - 23 (Fri-Sun) Register by: October 7 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Module 1 is the first of two modules designed to give the student a basic foundation in the fundamentals of Zen Shiatsu. The student learns to work with the meridians accessible in prone position, applying palming and thumbing techniques. Change occurs rapidly when the back of the body is treated, making it the perfect place to begin to feel the effects of Shiatsu. In addition, learning efficient alignment and proper body mechanics will magnify the student’s ability to feel change occurring in the client. Through a lecture format, the course will lay the theoretical and philosophical groundwork for such concepts as: the seven rules of shiatsu, functions of ki, meridian anatomy and physiology, and how the concept of Zen Shiatsu applies to both the giver and the receiver. Prerequisite: BCMT graduate or graduate of an approved 500-hour massage school. Exceptions will be determined on an individual basis. Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
Module 2: Foundational Techniques and Theory: Supine Position 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: November 18 - 20 (Fri-Sun) Register by: November 4 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. This course, in combination with Module 1, is the perfect review for anyone having studied Zen Shiatsu and an excellent beginning for those wishing to incorporate shiatsu into their bodywork practice. By deepening an understanding of alignment and correct body mechanics, the student will begin to feel the movement of energy within himself or herself, as well as within the client. The student will learn foundational techniques with the client in supine position. Through a lecture format, the course will include: five rules of joint movement, meridian anatomy and physiology; a comparison of Asian and Western medicines, and five-element correspondences. Prerequisite: Module 1 Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
Module 3: Masunaga’s Meridian Extensions in the Leg 12 CONTACT HOURS Date: January 15 - 16 (Sat-Sun) Register by: January 1 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This course introduces the extended meridian system based on the lifework of Shizuto Masunaga. Review of the 6 traditional meridians in the legs will lay the groundwork for learning the additional 6 meridian extensions. Knowing all 12 meridians in the lower extremity is the first goal toward giving a complete session. The application of Kyo/ Jitsu theory to these meridians allows the student to begin working on a more complex level. The student can now focus on influencing and restoring the proper flow of energy in the body. The course includes: review of the 6 traditional meridians in the legs, anatomy of the 6 extended meridians in the leg, and application of Kyo/Jitsu theory. Prerequisite: Modules 1-2; or completion of 90 hours of approved Shiatsu training. Course Fee: $210 ($190 AAM)
Module 4: Masunaga’s Meridian Extensions in the Arm 12 CONTACT HOURS Date: February 26 - 27 Register by: February 11 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This course begins with a review of the 6 traditional meridians in the arms. Feeling secure with these meridian locations will make learning Masunaga’s 6 meridian extensions that much easier. Masunaga reinstated the extended meridian system because he felt the body needed to be touched along the entire course of the meridian with the sensitivity of the hands. Applying Kyo/Jitsu theory to all the meridians in the upper extremity will help students become aware of, and influence the quantity and quality of, energy in the body. The course includes: review of the 6 traditional meridians in the arms, anatomy of the 6 extended meridians in the arm, and application of Kyo/ Jitsu theory. Prerequisite: Modules 1-2; or completion of 90 hours of approved Shiatsu training. Course Fee: $210 ($190 AAM)
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Module 5: Hara Assessment – The Expression From Within 12 CONTACT HOURS Date: April 9 - 10 (Sat-Sun) Register by: March 25 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This course marks the pivotal contribution Master Masunaga made to the practice of shiatsu. Through hara assessment and the application of Kyo/Jitsu theory, the student will learn to recognize the specific meridians that need to be worked in a session. Meridian physiology will be expanded so that the student can interpret what the hara assessment is expressing about the client’s physical, emotional, and mental health. It is an exciting moment when students realize they have sophisticated tools to assist their clients through life changes and health challenges. The course includes: location and palpation of hara assessment areas, application of Kyo/Jitsu theory to hara assessment, Masunaga’s Kyo/Jitsu test related to hara assessment, creation of the composite – extrapolating the essence of the hara assessment and application of the hara assessment to a full-body session. Prerequisite: Modules 1-2; or completion of 90 hours of approved Shiatsu training. Course Fee: $210 ($190 AAM)
Module 6: Exploring the Body in Side Position 12 CONTACT HOURS Date: May 14 - 15 (Sat-Sun) Register by: April 29 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This course will teach the student to give a full-body session in side position. Detailed work on the head, neck, and shoulders allows the student to address many common ailments such as neck and shoulder injuries, headaches, migraines, TMJ, and sinus congestion. Learning techniques for the back, buttocks, and legs will prepare the student to work with clients who cannot lie in prone or supine positions. This is very useful when working with pregnancy, people recovering from surgeries, and lower back and neck injuries. Kyo/Jitsu theory will be applied to this work so that the student can continually monitor and influence the efficient distribution of energy, needed for optimum health, in the body. The course includes: side-lying techniques for head, neck, shoulders, and torso; side-lying techniques for back, buttocks, and legs; anatomy of GB meridian in the torso; adaptation of BL and KI meridians in the back; adaptation of HC and SI meridians in the buttocks; adaptation of GB and LV meridians in the legs; and application of Kyo/Jitsu theory. Prerequisite: Modules 1-2; or completion of 90 hours of approved Shiatsu training. Course Fee: $210 ($190 AAM)
Art ofofZen Art ZenInstructor Instructor Bios Bios Christa Forsythe, BA, RMT CMT Christa attended Washington University as a dance and pre-med major then transferred to Naropa University and received a combined degree in Eastern/Western Psychology and Movement Studies. She originally came to bodywork as a professional modern dancer, dancing in companies in San Francisco and Hawaii. She attended The Massage Institute in San Francisco and, while in Hawaii, had the good fortune to study with Auntie Margaret Machado, a master of Lomi-Lomi massage, folk medicine and herbal remedies. Ten years later, she came to Boulder to study at BCMT and graduated in 1986. She has been a practicing bodyworker for over 25 years and specializes in both Integrative Therapeutic Massage and a synthesis of Zen and Quantum Shiatsu. As a teacher, professional dancer, and student of meditation, Christa brings insight, compassion and the wisdom of experience to her her work. work.She Shehas currently a private teaches practice ZenatShiatsu the Heart in Fire the 1000-Hour Healing Center. CMT Program and in the Art of Zen Certificate Program, and maintains her private practice at the Heart Fire Healing Center. Beck Stephens, BA, RMT, CI, AOBTA Beck began Beck Stephens, practicing BA, LMT, bodywork CI, AOBTA in 1982. She studied Zen Shiatsu privately and attended the Swedish Institute in New York Beckand City, began became practicing an LMTbodywork in the state in 1982. of NewShe York. studied Beck studied Zen Shiatsu with privately Pauline Sasaki and attended and Nelitathe Po’Okui Swedish Anderson Institute Cook in New and built York City,work her and became on two systems an LMT inofthe energy statemedicine: of New York. Shiatsu Beck studied and Mana with O’Hana, Paulinethe Sasaki healing andart Nelita formPo’Okui basedAnderson in traditional CookHawaiian and built her work on Medicine. In 1997, two systems she co-founded of energyDigital medicine: PressShiatsu Publishing and and Mana produced O’Hana,two theanatomical healing artcharts form based of the in Loving traditional Anatomy Hawaiian Series Medicine. to help instructors In 1997, she andco-founded practitionersDigital teachPress aboutPublishing the human andbody. produced In 2003, twoshe anatomical began studies charts with of theDr.Loving Gregory Anatomy Antyuhin, Seriesa to help instructors medical intuitive from andRussia practitioners who hasteach practiced aboutmedicine the human as abody. psychiatric In 2003, doctor she and began shamanic studieshealer. with Dr.Beck’s Gregory passion Antyuhin, and lifea medical work is tointuitive help people from Russia find their whoway hastopracticed a positive medicine outlookasand a psychiatric a sense of doctor wellbeing andand shamanic passionhealer. and for Beck’s life topassion be lived andwith life work gratitude, love, is to help people consciousness find their andway kindness. to a positive She hasoutlook a private andpractice a senseinofBoulder wellbeing withand thepassion Heart Fire andHealing for life Center. to be lived with love, gratitude, consciousness and kindness. Beck is a Zen Shiatsu instructor and teaches in the Art of Zen Certificate Program. She has a private practice in Boulder with the Heart Fire Healing Center. AAM (Alumni Association Member)
Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum Massage Certificate Program
Develop and deepen skills to connect with and nurture new life This program offers the most comprehensive training available in the theory and hands-on practice of touch therapies for childbearing women, and sets the highest standard for training massage therapists and other perinatal health care professionals. Massage therapists and other professionals will develop and deepen their skills to connect with the innate wisdom that all women have to create and nurture a new life. Other perinatal healthcare professionals such as doulas, midwives, physical therapists, labor & delivery nurses and physicians are welcome to enroll in Modules 1-4 without enrolling in the complete certification program.
Program Highlights • Clinical experiences with pregnant and postpartum women and expectant couples. • Observation of birth videos. • A site visit to Longmont United Hospital’s BirthPlace. Program Information • Students are encouraged to take modules sequentially. • Individual modules may be taken without enrolling in the complete certificate program. • Module 3 may be taken independently. • Continuing Education Hours will be earned for each module. • The program must be completed within three years.
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Payment Options • Course fee (prepaid): $1600 Includes: complimentary package of two Positex pregnancy wedges • Modules 1 - 2 taken individually: $280 ($250 AAM) Modules 3 - 5 taken individually: $420 ($380 AAM)
• Review rate – 50% of regular class tuition; space available basis
Module 1: Massage for Healthy Pregnancies 15 CONTACT HOURS Date: January 15 - 16/April 9 - 10/July 9 - 10/October 8 - 9 (Sat - Sun) Register by: January 1/March 25/June 24/September 23 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This introductory course focuses on the art of prenatal massage therapy and gives therapists the basic knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively with healthy pregnant women and explores the structural, physiological, and psychological changes of pregnancy, as well as how these relate to prenatal massage therapy. The course is balanced with hands-on practice of safe prenatal client positioning, draping, and prenatal massage techniques and also details prenatal massage therapy contraindications, a prenatal health history intake, and some of the signs and symptoms of complications to a healthy pregnancy. The course finale is a practice session with healthy pregnant women. Prerequisite: BCMT graduate or Integrative student, graduate of an approved 500-hour massage school, or perinatal healthcare professional. Course Fee: $260 ($235 AAM)
Module 2: Massage for New Mothers 15 CONTACT HOURS Date: January 29 - 30/April 30 - May 1/July 30 - 31/October 22 - 23 (Sat - Sun) Register by: January 14/April 15/July 15/October 7 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This introductory module focuses on the time from delivery through the next two years – the postpartum period. The course explores the birthing process briefly and how this, and the new joys and challenges of childcare, affect a woman’s structure, musculature, physiology, and emotions. Hands-on techniques focus on immediate postpartum concerns including: positioning a postpartum woman safely and comfortably, after both vaginal and Cesarean births, and reawakening the core musculature of the abdomen, back, and pelvis that restore postural integrity. It will include musculofascial treatment to Cesarean birth scar tissue. Prerequisite: Module 1 Course Fee: $260 ($235 AAM)
Module 3: Creative Support for Laboring Women 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: August 19 -21 (Fri-Sun) Register by: August 5 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Using massage therapy for pain management has become a popular and effective choice for laboring women, and many therapists are being asked to attend births for their nurturing support. This module explores using intuitive touch and specific techniques and positions that can relieve pain and support the progress of labor. Students will deepen these intuitive skills through experiential exercises and by watching and analyzing the videos of many different types of births, practicing these support techniques with classmates, and teaching an expectant couple these techniques in a practice session. A visit to an area hospital birthing center is included in this weekend. Prerequisite: BCMT graduate or Integrative student, graduate of an approved 500-hour massage school, or perinatal healthcare professional. Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
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Module 4: Advanced Techniques 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: September 30 - October 2 (Fri-Sun) Register by: September 16 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. This course is for students who have completed the introductory classes and are looking to broaden their skills. The first part of the class will focus on understanding the needs of clients experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. Students will learn to gather the information necessary to determine what (if any) modifications need to be made to a prenatal massage in order to safely support these challenges. Hands-on time will focus on specific pregnancy complaints and massage for women on bed rest. The second part of the course students will deepen their understanding of the challenges facing new parents and how to support postpartum depression. They will explore how to support postpartum clientâ€™s physical issues through case study analysis and hands-on techniques. Prerequisite: Modules 1 and 2 Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
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Module 5: Testing, Review, and Research 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: November 11 - 13 (Fri-Sun) Class date is subject to change at discretion of instructor. Register by: October 28 Time: 8:30 a.m. â€“ 6:00 p.m. In addition to this module, 21 hours of self-directed homework, practical sessions, and outside class requirements complete the certificate program. Prerequisite: Modules 1-4 and graduate of an approved 500-hour massage school Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
Prenatal, Labor and Postpartum Instructor Bios Shelly Barnard, RMT Shelly graduated from Kenyon College in 1991 with a BA in English Literature and minors in both psychology and vocal music. She graduated from BCMT in 1998, and then earned additional certification in prenatal, labor and postpartum massage from Carole Osborne-Sheets in 2002. Shelly has a part-time private practice and works for Longmont United Hospital, where she provides massage at the Health Center of Integrated Therapies, teaches ‘Massage for the Expectant Mother’ community classes, and is part of the BirthPlace Massage Therapy team. She is constantly learning more about the life cycle as both a labor support person and a volunteer massage therapist for HospiceCare. Shelly has been a member of the AMTA since 1998. Laurie Boyer, BA, RMT, NCTMB, ICCE, CD Laurie attended Humboldt State University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1984. In 2004, she graduated with honors from BCMT. Laurie has a part-time private practice as well as providing therapy for patients, employees and community members at Exempla’s Health and Healing Center. Laurie has shared her passion and support for birth with families since 1987. She is certified as a childbirth educator with The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) and as a labor doula with Doulas of North America (DONA). As an educator, she teaches childbirth and parenting classes for Boulder Community Hospital and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. As a doula, she has attended over 350 births at various locations in Boulder and Denver county. Stacey Bronson Gilbert BFA, RMT Stacey received a BFA in Dance from the University of Colorado in 1989. Upon graduating she moved to Seattle where she had a professional dance company for several years. In 1994, she graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle. She is a Certified Instructor in Infant Massage and received additional certification in prenatal, labor and postpartum massage. Since then she has found that supporting women through the miraculous journey of motherhood to be inspirational. Stacey works for Longmont United Hospital at the Health Center of Integrated Therapies, at The Birthplace and teaches infant massage in the community classes. Kala Spangler, BA, RMT Kala received her BA in Religion from the University of the South in 1988. She is a Certified Instructor in Infant Massage (CIIM) and holds a certificate for Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT). She has also had extensive training in Massage for Medically Fragile Infants. Kala has been a massage therapist since 1997 and specializes in massage for the growing family. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, she worked in the private and nonprofit sectors. AAM (Alumni Association Member)
Orthopedic and Sports Massage Certificate Program
Fast-paced, kinesthetic learning This program sets the professional standard for training therapists in this rapidly growing field of the massage therapy profession including the full spectrum of athletic performance. It is unparalleled in its offering of hands-on practice and fast-paced kinesthetic learning combined with a solid foundation in anatomy and pathophysiology. BCMT’s unique interdisciplinary team approach includes building nerve, muscle, and vascular structures utilizing the Anatomy in Clay® System. Students learn to recognize signs and symptoms, underlying pathophysiology , and to create an effective massage therapy plan, resulting in relief of pain and dysfunction.
Program Information • The Core Techniques module is a required prerequisite for anyone who has not graduated from BCMT or who graduated from BCMT prior to 1994. It is optional for anyone who has graduated from BCMT after 1994. • Once the Core Techniques module has been completed, each module is a complete, free-standing course and may be taken in any order. • The program must be completed within three years. • Continuing Education Hours will be earned for each module.
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Payment Options • Course fee (prepaid): $2150 (includes complimentary rental of Maniken® skeletal model) • Modules 1-5 taken individually: $420 ($380 AAM) • Module 6: $280 ($250 AAM) • Review rate – 50% of regular class tuition; space available basis
Module 1: Core Techniques and Foundations of Orthopedic and Sports Massage 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: January 14 - 16/July 8 - 10 (Fri-Sun) Register by: January 1/June 24 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This advanced technique module teaches core techniques in the Normalization of Soft Tissue theory and application, including: trigger point therapy, myofascial release techniques, and cross-fiber friction massage. The module includes the most current information in the pathophysiology of soft tissue dysfunction, and encompasses assessment and documentation skills which meet the treatment needs of the client and the requirements of third party payers. Prerequisite: BCMT graduate or Integrative student, or graduate of an approved 500-hour massage school. Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
Module 2: Management of Inflammation – The Acute Phase Through Rehabilitation 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: February 4 - 6/August 6 - 8 (Fri-Sun) Register by: January 21/July 22 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This module deepens the understanding of the inflammatory repair processes related to trauma and microtrauma of the soft tissues. This knowledge is the basis for the development of appropriate intervention protocols for optimizing the healing process and returning the client to full functional capacity. This course will feature: lymphatic drainage, passive positional release, and progressive stretching. Progressive stretching techniques such as post-isometric relaxation and muscle energy stretching techniques assisted by the therapist are demonstrated, in addition to client education in self-stretching. Prerequisite: Module 1 Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
Module 3: Neurovascular Compression Syndromes of the Upper and Lower Extremities 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: March 4 - 6/September 9 - 11 (Fri-Sun) Register by: February 18/August 26 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This module will focus on conditions commonly known as neurovascular compression syndromes (NVCS). Conditions include: carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, forms of sciatica and “pseudo-sciatica,” anterior compartment syndrome, and piriformis syndrome. These NVCS represent a major portion of the debilitating soft tissue conditions. A thorough understanding of anatomy, pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment principles is critical to the therapist working with other practitioners in this field. This module includes building the nerve, muscle, and vascular structures utilizing the Anatomy in Clay® System. Students learn to recognize the neurological symptoms, underlying pathophysiology, and to create an effective massage therapy management plan resulting in relief of pain, paresthesias, and dysfunction. Prerequisite: Module 1 Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
Module 4: Sports Injuries and Dysfunctions of the Cervical Spine and Upper Extremity– Including Frozen Shoulder, Headache and TMJ Dysfunction 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: April 11 - 13/October 7 - 9 (Fri-Sun) Register by: March 18/September 23 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This module will focus on acute and chronic performancelimiting conditions of the upper musculoskeletal system. An effective orthopedic massage therapist must be able to decipher the specific soft tissue components involved in neck and upper extremity dysfunction. A thorough understanding of anatomy will be explored through three-dimensional building using the Anatomy in Clay® System. Functional assessment protocols and treatment plans will be learned for the following conditions: frozen shoulder, torticollis, TMJ dysfunction, shoulder dislocation/dysfunction, shoulder separation, headaches, whiplash, and rotator cuff injuries. Prerequisite: Module 1 Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
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Module 5: Sports Injuries and Dysfunction of the Lower Extremity and Lumbar Spine 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: April 29 - May 1/November 4 - 6 (Fri-Sun) Register by: April 15/October 21 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This module will study the anatomy, kinesiology, signs, symptoms, and massage techniques applicable to disorders of the lower extremity and lumbar spine. Most sports, recreational, and occupational activities require optimal function of the lower extremities, pelvis, and lumbar spine. Massage therapists can help optimize the function of this complex kinetic chain. The foot, lower leg, thigh, and pelvis function as a single unit in activities as simple as standing and as complex as ballet. Stresses placed on the lower extremity cause many overuse and traumatic injuries. Students learn massage management of conditions including: plantar fasciitis, low back pain syndromes, iliotibial band dysfunction, shin splints, and achilles tendonitis. Prerequisite: Module 1 Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
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Module 6: Review, Testing, and Certification 16 CONTACT HOURS Date: June 3 - 4/December 2 - 3 (Fri-Sat) Register by: May 20/November 18 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. After completion of all modules and all required assignments, students are eligible for the written and practical certification examination. Upon satisfactory completion, the candidate will be awarded the Orthopedic and Sports Massage Certificate. The class includes: review of all modules, written examination, practical hands-on evaluation, Anatomy in Clay速 System testing, and comprehensive case study presentation. Prerequisites: All previous modules Course Fee: $280 ($250 AAM)
Orthopedic and Sports Instructor Bios Nathan Butryn, RMT Nate attended the University of Albany in New York studying kinesiology and athletic training. He graduated from BCMT in 1998 and completed the Orthopedic and Sports Massage Certificate in 2000. In his private practice, Nate specializes in orthopedic and sports massage, treating chronic pain, whiplash, postural dysfunction, and other injuries. He works with athletes and has worked with multiple Olympic athletes, professional runners, triathletes and football players. Elaine Calenda, AOS, RMT, NCTMB Elaine graduated from the Swedish Institute in 1979 and gained clinical work experience at the Center of Osteopathic Sports Medicine in NYC. Elaine was an instructor at the Swedish Institute for six years and has taught at BCMT since 1992. She has participated in curriculum development in BCMT’s Massage Therapy Certificate and AOS Degree program. She has also contributed to several BCMT-led research projects including: “The Effects of Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” and “Chronic Tension Headache.” Elaine writes for massage and CAM publications and participates in a number of committees dedicated to the advancement of the profession. She is a contributing author to the textbook Teaching Massage. Nate Cuddihy-Garner, BA, RMT, NASM-CPT Nate earned a BA in History/Liberal Arts at the College of Wooster, his CMT from the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Movement Science through the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Additionally, he is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a certified 2nd degree black belt/instructor with the Kajukenbo Association of America. In his private practice, Nate specializes in identifying and addressing muscle imbalance patterns that can cause pain, hinder performance and lead to injury. In addition, common soft tissue injuries are addressed with an emphasis on decreasing recovery time and maximizing restoration of optimal function. Michelle Howard, AOS, RMT, NCTMB Michelle is a nationally certified massage therapist with over ten years experience helping people understand and befriend their bodies. She is an associate faculty member in the Human Science department where she teaches Kinesthetic Anatomy using the Anatomy in Clay® System. Michelle has mentored with Dr. Kenneth R. Morgareidge and Mr. Jon Zahourek. Additionally, Michelle is a nationally certified massage therapist with over ten years experience helping people understand and befriend their bodies. AAM (Alumni Association Member)
Canine Massage Certificate Program
You’ ll have them begging for more! This program responds to the diverse needs of athletic, working, geriatric, injured, and rehabilitating dogs. Each module offers wonderful opportunities to work on dogs with a variety of personalities, body types, and health problems. Complementary and alternative therapies that encourage the dog’s own healing process are becoming increasingly desired and well received. This program is designed for: • graduates of a 500-hour massage program • veterinarians or certified veterinary technicians upon completion of Beginning Canine Massage • BCMT NST and Integrative students • students who have successfully completed BCMT’s Canine Massage Preparatory course
Canine Benefits Can Include • Maintaining muscle tone and joint flexibility. • Increased blood and lymph circulation. • Flushing toxins from muscles and joints. • Relieving discomfort from arthritis, lameness, and hip dysplasia. • Preventing injuries. • Recovery from skeletal and muscular surgery or injury. Program Information • Continuing Education Hours may be earned for each module taken. • The program must be completed within 6 months of the completion of module 3.
Payment Options • Course fee (prepaid): $1475 • Module 1: $510($470 AAM) Module 2: $420 ($380 AAM) Module 3: $430 ($390AAM) Module 4: $265 ($240 AAM) • Review rate – 50% of regular class tuition; space available basis
Module 1: Fundamentals of Canine Anatomy and Physiology 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: June 16 - 18 (Thurs - Sat) Register by: June 2 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This in-depth class on canine anatomy and physiology teaches the student how to palpate bony landmarks and the major muscles of the canine body. It focuses on the origins and insertions of muscles as well as their actions in movement. The student will spend two afternoons building the deep muscles of the canine on a precise, specially made canine skeletal model, Canikenâ„˘. This 7-hour classroom exercise will provide the student with a three-dimensional view of canine structure and movement. The student will also learn to identify and assess canine behavior and communication, namely, pack psychology, submission and dominance. Two quizzes will be administered during this module. Prerequisite: BCMT graduate or NST student, graduate of an approved 500-hour massage school, veterinarian or certified vet tech. Course Fee: $510 ($470 AAM) (Includes lab fees)
Module 2: Pathologies and Clinical Application of Canine Massage 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: June 20 - 22 (Mon - Wed) Register by: June 6 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Gait and locomotion comparisons among different breeds and their conformations will be introduced in this module. Observation of gait in the walk and the trot will help the student assess muscle imbalances and abnormalities. The student will study common canine diseases such as hip and elbow dysplasia, orthopedic diseases and cancer, as well as medications and their side effects. Massage techniques used to relax tight muscles and specific techniques of massage application for many pathologies will be studied. The student will learn how to prepare a case history, SOAP notes of a massage session, case management and communication with the canineâ€™s companion and animal professionals. This module includes hands-on practice and a canine clinic. Three quizzes will be administered. Prerequisite: Module 1 Course Fee: $420 ($380 AAM)
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Module 3: Expanding Canine Massage Knowledge Through Acupressure and Sports Massage 24 CONTACT HOURS Date: June 24 - 26 (Fri - Sun) Register by: June 10 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This class introduces the student to acupressure techniques and the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine. The human/animal bond, grief counseling and hospice massage will be discussed. Due to the large number of clients a canine massage practitioner will see, coping and communication skills will become an essential part of the work. The student will learn how to perform pre-, inter-, and post-event sports massage as it relates to the breed-specific activities of agility, racing, herding, hunting and show-ring canines. Business and marketing strategies and insurance options will also be covered. This module includes hands-on practice and a canine clinic. A written final exam covering all material covered in Modules 1 and 2 will be administered in the morning of the first day of Module 3. A hands-on practicum will take place on the last day of class. Prerequisite: Modules 1 - 2 Course Fee: $430 ($390 AAM) (Includes fee for the Introduction to Acupressure for Small Animals packet)
Module 4: Canine Massage Supervised Practicum 24 CONTACT HOURS A practicum with supervision completes the certificate program. A practicum will be set up which will familiarize the student with being out in the field of canine massage therapy. Internships will be chosen from a number of possibilities such as: • case studies • working at a humane society • veterinarian office, or hospital • working with competition or working dogs This course will be done on the student’s own schedule and choice of location, and does not involve classroom time at BCMT. Documentation on all internships will be sent to the instructor for review and approval. The student will be awarded the Canine Massage Certificate upon successful completion of this practicum. Prerequisite: Modules 1 - 3 Course Fee: $265 ($240 AAM)
Canine Instructor Bios Barbara Maciejewski, RMT, CCMT Barbara is a graduate of BCMT and completed the Canine Massage Certificate Program. Barbara’s love of dogs and her passion to improve their quality of life were the driving forces that led her to specialize in canine massage. The same benefits of improved health and well-being achieved through massage for humans can be a reality for canines as well. Her human and canine private practice, Balancing Touch, incorporates many of the techniques from the modalities of Swedish and deeptissue massage, neuromuscular treatment, t-touch, reflexology, acupressure and polarity therapy. Each session is designed to address the specific needs of her human or canine client. In addition to her private practice, Barbara is a supervisor for the animal program’s internships and a certified instructor of the Red Cross’s First Aid for Small Animals. Caroline Adamson Adrian, MSPT, CCRP Caroline (Carrie) received her BS in Biology in 1994 from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and gained animal experience working in veterinary hospitals since 1990. She received her MS in Physical Therapy degree from North Georgia College in 1999. Caroline has participated in a number of continuing education seminars on animal rehabilitation, both as a participant and lecturer since 1998. She has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of veterinary rehabilitation. She is a contributor to the book Canine Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy as well as Veterinary Clinics of North America. She presently serves as Vice President for the Animal Special Interest Group within the American Physical Therapy Association. Caroline currently directs the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver. Her department serves as one of the few nationally approved clinical practicum sites for the first formal animal rehabilitation training program offered in the country. AAM (Alumni Association Member)
Additional Continuing Education Courses
Something for Everyone These courses, designed for massage therapists, bodyworkers, healthcare professionals, and lay people, will keep you current with trends, satisfy your curiosity, and engage you in new areas of exploration. Nationally recognized instructors join our faculty to teach these progressive and popular courses.
Introduction to Massage Therapy Date: January 15-16/April 16-17/July 16-17/Oct 1-2 (SatSun) Register by: January 7, April 8, July 8, September 24 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Instructor: BCMT Faculty During the weekend, students will learn to give a fullbody massage using the five basic Swedish techniques. The workshop will include demonstrations and massage exchanges between fellow students. Students will be shown a safe, comfortable way to undress in class where each student’s modesty is respected. They will learn proper body mechanics while giving massage, and given a packet that contains information about physiological effects, cautions, and a short history of Swedish massage. Prerequisite: None. Course Fee: $135 ($200 per couple); 50% discount for Career Night participants
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Comfort Touch®: Massage for the Elderly and the Ill 15 CONTACT HOURS Date: February 26 - 27/October 1 - 2 (Sat-Sun) Register by: February 11/September 16 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Instructor: Mary Kathleen Rose, RMT Comfort Touch® is a nurturing style of acupressure that gives special consideration to the physical and emotional needs of the elderly and/or ill client. Its primary intention is to provide comfort through techniques that promote deep relaxation and relief from pain. Participants acquire skills in applying the principles and techniques of Comfort Touch® in a wide variety of settings and circumstances, including hospices, home-care and long-term care facilities. Emphasis is placed on efficient body patterning and self care for the caregiver. Students will also learn the basics of the Care Note method of narrative charting for use in medical settings. Prerequisite: BCMT graduate or student of a 500-hour massage program or health professional such as RN, PT or CNA. Course Fee: $260 ($235 AAM)
Structural Bodywork: The Viscera 16 CONTACT HOURS Date: January 22 - 23/August 6 - 7 (Sat-Sun) Register by: January 15/July 9 Time: 8:30 a.m. â€“ 5:30 p.m. Instructor: Natalie Morgan, BS, RMT This course introduces a holistic, multi-system approach to improving overall alignment and function of the body. Students learn manual skills to locate, assess, and release restrictions of organs in the abdominal cavity. Students will also cultivate the sensitive and responsive quality of touch needed to work with the viscera and learn the theory of visceral manipulation. Additionally, students will explore the relationship of the organs and its effect on neuromuscular dysfunction and overall structure. The course is built on a strong foundation of anatomy, developing hands-on listening skills, and experiential exercises to increase oneâ€™s internal sense of the organs. Therapists will deepen their effectiveness and understanding of the body by including working with the viscera in their sessions. Prerequisite: BCMT graduate or completion of NST, certified/licensed bodyworker, and/or movement therapist with experience in light touch. Course fee: $280 ($252 AAM)
Beginning Canine Massage 7 CONTACT HOURS Date: February 5/September 10 (Sat) Register by: January 21/August 26 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Barbara Maciejewski, RMT Want to learn to massage your favorite canines? This course is for those with no previous massage experience and is geared toward the canine owner. Basic Swedish massage strokes, brief anatomy, and a behavior overview to help maintain the health and well being of the canine are taught. Dogs will be provided for hands-on experience, and there will be a field trip to a local dog day care/hotel. Prerequisite: None Course Fee: $95 ($85 AAM)
Foot Reflexology 7 CONTACT HOURS Date: February 12/July 23 (Sat) Register by: January 28/July 8 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Dee Dee Roberts, BA, RMT This course will introduce the theory of zone therapy and the locations of the reflex points that correspond to organs, glands, and other body parts. Students will observe demonstrations of basic therapeutic techniques and practice them with classmates. At the end of the course, students will have an awareness of how reflexology can help health problems and will feel comfortable in offering foot reflexology to friends and family. Prerequisite: None Course Fee: $95 ($85 AAM)
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Chi Kung Healing 15 CONTACT HOURS Date: March 5 - 6 (Sat-Sun) Register by: February 18 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Instructor: Sherry Bauer, BS, RMT Chi Kung (Chi=Energy, Kung=Cultivation) is an ancient healing practice dating back over 5000 year. It is based on the Chinese Medicine principal that our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being is directly linked to how our energy or chi flows within our energy body. In this class, you will learn both self-healing practices and meditations as well as external chi healing which is treatment by you as a practitioner on another person. You will also develop an understanding of the energy anatomy of the human being from the Chinese perspective. This class is designed for either the lay-person or seasoned practitioner who would like to add this ancient form of healing to their practice. Prerequisite: None Course Fee: $260 ($235 AAM) The Psychology and Ethics of Touch 6 CONTACT HOURS Date: March 5/October 15 (Sat) Register by: February 18/September 30 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Melanie Russell, RMT From birth to death, touch or its absence, sets the course for our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. This course will explore the role of touch and massage in this process. Subjects covered include: burnout, transference and counter-transference, attachment issues of clients who are touch deficient (and those who aren’t), maintaining personal and professional boundaries, and the role of intimacy in the therapeutic process. This course meets the NCBTMB minimum standard ethics requirement for recertification. Prerequisite: BCMT graduate or Integrative student, or graduate of an approved 500-hour massage school Course Fee: $90 ($80 AAM) Canine Massage: A Preparatory Course for the Non-Professional 32 CONTACT HOURS Date: March 25 - 29, 2011 (Fri-Tues) Register by: March 11 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Barbara Maciejewski This module will prepare the non-professional for the more in-depth learning of the Canine Certificate program by focusing on the anatomy and physiology of the canine body as well as the canine skeletal and muscular structures. Canine behavior and communication within the species and with humans will also be explored, through classroom instruction in basic massage strokes and techniques, through hands on
work with one another, and finally, through hands on work with a canine “client”. This course consists of 30 in-class hours and at least two hours of outside study. Completion of this intensive 5 day course with a passing grade of 80% or higher is a prerequisite for acceptance into the Canine Certificate Program which must be taken within one year. Prerequisite: A background in massage therapy or work experience in the animal world is helpful but not required. Course fee: $560 ($505 AAM) Lomi Lomi 16 CONTACT HOURS Date: August 13 - 14 (Sat-Sun) Register by: July 29 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Instructor: Gina Michelle, RMT In this class the student will learn a fluid, temple-style Lomi Lomi that traditionally, people would seek to support their rites of passage in life. This is an introductory class for a style of massage that can take years to learn. Focus will be on the traditional “flying” movement essential for moving around the table as the therapist, techniques to work on the prone side of the body, and the 7 Shamanic Principles as interpreted by Serge Kahili King and how it relates to bodywork. You will also learn helpful stretching techniques to support yourself as the therapist in this practice, and guided meditation to further your experience in learning an ancient art of journeying into your being. This class is for anyone who would like to integrate Lomi Lomi into their massage sessions or who feel called to this sacred form of bodywork. Prerequisite: Graduate of an approved 500-hour massage school. Course Fee: $280 ($252 AAM) Reiki Level 1 & 2 16 CONTACT HOURS Dates: August 27 - 28 (Sat – Sun) Register by: August 12 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Instructor: Dona Hittinger, RMT, Reiki Master Teacher Reiki is the art and science of energy healing. It is a natural method of healing that channels energy through a practitioner to restore health and the natural healing energy of the individual client. Reiki practitioners learn to utilize the life force energy rather than their own energy to bring healing to the whole person and themselves. In this class, students will learn and practice a full body protocol to integrate Reiki into any session or utilize as a stand-alone modality. Class material will cover the history and concept of Reiki as well as the use of Reiki symbols. Students will also learn self-care techniques and distance healing through Reiki. Prerequisite: None Course Fee: $280 ($252 AAM)
Healing Touch: Levels 1-3 The Healing Touch program offers a multi-level education program in energy based therapy that progresses from Level 1 to advanced practice and is complementary to healthcare. The program encompasses increasing levels of practice and methods. It is taught by combining instructive and experiential learning. Your newly acquired skills can be shared immediately with others. The Healing Touch program curriculum offers learning on many different levels which benefit the whole person. The practicing of Healing Touch is much more than simply learning the various techniques taught in the program. At a deeper level it fosters the professional development and awareness of skilled practitioners, the importance of self-care and being open to the energetic world in which we all live.
Healing Touch: Level 1 16 CONTACT HOURS Date: January 22 - 23/September 10 - 11 (Sat-Sun) Register by: January 7/August 6 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Instructor: Cynthia Hutchison, DNSC, RN, MSN Level 1 is a personal adventure into one’s heart and soul. This class invites students to explore who they are, what they believe, and what they can actually do with their hands and heart to facilitate a healing response. Students will about the human energy system, and twelve methods that can be used to facilitate body-mind-spirit healing. Students will also learn effective, gentle, non-invasive heart-centered methods for clearing and balancing the human energy system, pain relief, first aid, emotional balance, mental clarity, spiritual attunement, working with the dying, supportive care for surgery, chemotherapy/radiation, and working with life transitions and clearing up energetic congestions. Prerequisite: None Course Fee: $333 ($300 AAM, $308 HTPA/AHNA)
Healing Touch: Level 3 16 CONTACT HOURS Date: April 16 - 17/November 19 - 20 (Sat-Sun) Register by: April 21/November 4 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Instructor: Cynthia Hutchison, DNSC, RN, MSN Level 3 focuses on learning about the three dimensions of the human energy system and on one’s development as a healer. This includes acquiring Higher Sense Perception (HSP), a deepening of the Healing Touch sequence, working with spiritual guidance, self-development/self-care and advanced practitioner preparation for doing energy therapy. Utilizing these concepts and methods students will be more empowered to work with clients at a deeper level of mindbody-spirit movement toward healing. Prerequisite: Level 1 - 2 Course Fee: $333 ($300 AAM, $308 HTPA/AHNA)
Healing Touch: Level 2 16 CONTACT HOURS Date: February 26 - 27/October 15 - 16 (Sat-Sun) Register by: February 11/September 30 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Instructor: Cynthia Hutchison, DNSC, RN, MSN Level 2 gives students the opportunity to take the methods learned in Level 1 and put them together into a cohesive, sequential ten-step Healing Touch session. It will move students to the next level of understanding how to sense energy and deepen their work. Students will learn how to conduct an energetic intake interview and the basics of documenting Healing Touch treatments. Additional methods are also learned to enhance treatment sessions including back/neck techniques, spiral meditation and mind clearing. Prerequisite: Level 1 Course Fee: $333 ($300 AAM, $308 HTPA/AHNA)
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Continuing Education Instructor Bios Sherry Bauer, BS, RMT Sherry received her BS in Education from Miami University in 1991 and completed the diploma program at BCMT in 1995. For the last 11 years she has studied and practiced eastern healing arts in the form of Zen Shiatsu, Quantum Shiatsu and Chi Kung Healing. Sherry has been training at the Chi Kung School at the Body Energy Center since 1996 and has completed three Medical Chi Kung Trainings in China. Since 2000, she has taught vibrational medicine and Chi Kung, and worked with western medical clinics incorporating Chi Kung. She has a private practice in Boulder. Louis Carlino, MA, RYT Louis holds an MA degree in Somatic Counseling Psychotherapy from Naropa University, and is a certified yoga instructor with 1000 hours of training and 10 years of teaching experience. For 5 years he lived and served at Satchidananda AshramYogavilleÂŽ where he led yoga teacher trainings as a main trainer. He also has led numerous workshops on the relationship between yoga and psychological well-being. Louis currently is a practicing psychotherapist integrating the ancient wisdom of yoga within a contemporary psychotherapeutic setting. He is passionate about increasing well-being and making optimal life-style choices in his own life. He has kept up a steady yoga and meditation practice for over 30 years, and loves sharing his experience with others. Dona Hittinger, RMT, Reiki Master Teacher Dona graduated from the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins in 2000. During her studies in massage therapy she discovered a passion for energy work and began her Reiki training completing Reiki Levels I & II before graduation. She practiced Reiki specializing in children with learning disabilities and chronically ill clients for several years before obtaining her Master/ Teacher Level in 2005. Since then she has shared the power of Reiki training and attuning with students of all levels. She also received her Advanced Level and Master Level through the IRC (International Reiki Training Center) in 2008 and continues to heal and prosper through Reiki in her private practice and her daily life. Cynthia Hutchison, DNSc, RN, MSN, HTCP, HTCI Cynthia began studying holistic health care and energy therapies over 20 years ago. She became the Director of the Healing Touch Program: Worldwide Leaders in Energy Medicine in 2005. She is a doctorally-prepared nurse from the Catholic University of America (1987), and is knowledgeable in the mainstream health sciences, holistic health care, and spiritual studies. With a masterâ€™s degree as a clinical specialist in mental health nursing, she has maintained a private practice in Healing Touch since 1992. Cynthia teaches all levels of the HT curriculum, including Advanced Practice and instructor training. She teaches nationally and internationally and has taught at BCMT since 1998.
Doug Jones, RCST, APP, RMT Doug is certified in craniosacral therapy, massage therapy, polarity therapy, and corrective tissue biomechanics. He maintains a private practice specializing in clinical cranial therapy, energy development and management skills. Marcia Klump, MA, RCST, CSTA/NA Marcia attended the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and graduated with a MA in Transpersonal Studies/Psychology. She went on to study craniosacral therapy and is a registered craniosacral therapist. Marcia is also a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and works with a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma. Barbara Maciejewski, CMT , CCMT Barbara is a graduate of BCMT and completed the Canine Massage Certificate Program. Barbara’s love of dogs and her passion to improve their quality of life were the driving forces that led her to specialize in canine massage. The same benefits of improved health and well-being achieved through massage for humans can be a reality for canines as well. Her human and canine private practice, Balancing Touch, incorporates many of the techniques from the modalities of Swedish and deeptissue massage, neuromuscular treatment, t-touch, reflexology, acupressure and polarity therapy. Each session is designed to address the specific needs of her human or canine client. In addition to her private practice, Barbara is a supervisor for the animal program’s internships and a certified instructor of the Red Cross’s First Aid for Small Animals. She coordinates and teaches the Animal Massage elective and courses in the Canine Certificate Program. Barbara teaches Beginning Canine Massage and Canine Massage: A Preparatory Course for the Non-Professional. Natalie W Morgan, BS, RMT In 1993, earned a BS in Marketing from the University of Alabama. In 2000, she graduated with honors from BCMT. She has a private practice in Boulder, and teaches courses internationally. she is committed to continuing education and teaching from a holistic view of the body. Natalie studies multiple modalities with her current focus being visceral and nerve manipulation. Her yoga and Pilates practice along with Ultimate Frisbee playing deepens her understanding of the body. She believes passionately in helping people awaken and enliven their connection with their body through education. Dee Dee Roberts, BA, RMT Dee Dee graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Secondary Education. In 1985, she graduated from BCMT and became certified in Reflexology from the International Institute of Reflexology. Dee Dee has additional training in psychological kinesiology, Healing Touch, Yuen Energetics and has been a member of the AMTA since 1985. She loves getting her feet rubbed and loves to teach others how to effectively give a foot reflexology session. After 20 years of experience with her private practice, she began training in energetic healing, Healing Touch, Psychological Kinesiology and Chinese Energetics. Currently she offers reflexology at Longmont United Hospital, as well as maintains a private practice in Boulder of reflexology, massage and energetic healing. Dee Dee teaches Foot Reflexology and Natural Energy Flows. Mary Kathleen Rose, BA, RMT Mary Kathleen graduated from BCMT in 1985 and has a BA in Integrative Healing with a minor in Art from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She supervises the massage program at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, and developed Comfort Touch®. She is a nationally known consultant for massage research and training in medical settings, including work with people with spinal cord injuries, cancer, diabetes and hospice/palliative care. She is the author of the textbook Comfort Touch: Massage for the Elderly and the Ill (LWW, 2010), and producer of the internationally recognized video of the same title. With many published magazine articles to her credit, she is also a contributing author for the textbook Teaching Massage. Currently, she teaches Comfort Touch®. Melanie Russell, RMT Melanie attended the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh as a psychology major and art minor. She is a CMT with additional certification in Geriatric Massage and DaySpring. Melanie also has training in: Chakra Work Training for Bodyworkers, Trauma Training for Bodyworkers, Children and Spirituality, Arnold Mindell Dreamwork for Bodyworkers, Jungian dreamwork, Life Design Program for Women in Prison, Spiritual Reality and Spiritual Ritual, Body Energetics for Bodywork professionals, and Body/Mind/Spirit Reichian. Her professional/bodywork experience is based on self-selected health choices clients make to find healing, balance, growth or relaxation within a body/mind/spirit framework. When a client is aware of body-related information (a dream, pain, energy, emotion) that invites them to move toward health and wholeness, then supportive bodywork can complete the movement. Melanie cherishes the opportunity to be a part of that process. Melanie teaches Integrative Therapeutic Massage, Client Communication Skills, Professional Ethics, and Psychosocial Aspects of Touch.
JANUARY Orthopedic and Sports: Core Techniques January 14-16 Art of Zen: Meridian Extensions in the Leg January 15-16 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Massage for Healthy Pregnancies January 15-16 Introduction to Massage Therapy January 15-16 Structural Bodywork: The Viscera January 22-23 Healing Touch: Level 1 January 22-23 Spa Elements: Hydrotherapy January 29-30 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Massage for New Mothers January 29-30 FEBRUARY Orthopedic and Sports: Management of Inflammation February 4-6 Beginning Canine Massage February 5 Spa Elements: Stone Massage February 11-13 Foot Reflexology February 12 Comfort Touch® February 26-27 Healing Touch: Level 2 February 26-27 Art of Zen: Masunaga’s Meridian Extensions in Arm February 26-27 MARCH Orthopedic and Sports: Neurovascular Compression Syndromes March 4-6 The Psychology and Ethics of Touch March 5 Chi Kung Healing March 5-6 Canine Massage: A Preparatory Course for the Non-Professional March 25-29 APRIL Orthopedic and Sports: Sports Injuries & Dysfunctions – Cervical Spine and Upper Extremity April 1-3 Spa Elements: Hydrotherapy April 2-3 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Massage for Healthy Pregnancies April 9-10 Art of Zen: Hara Assessment April 9-10 Spa Elements: Aromatherapy and Herbal Applications April 15-17 Healing Touch: Level 3 April 16-17 Introduction to Massage Therapy April 16-17 Orthopedic and Sports: Sports Injuries and Dysfunctions – Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity April 29-May 1 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Massage for New Mothers April 30-May 1 MAY Art of Zen: Exploring the Side Position May 14-15 Spa Elements: Body Masques May 20-22 JUNE Orthopedic and Sports: Review, Testing & Certification June 3-4 Canine Massage: Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology June 16-18 Canine Massage: Pathologies & Clinical Application June 20-22 Canine Massage: Expanding Knowledge Through Acupressure June 24-26 JULY Orthopedic and Sports: Core Techniques July 8-10 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Massage for Healthy Pregnancies July 9-10 Spa Elements: Hydrotherapy July 16-17 Introduction to Massage Therapy July 16-17 Foot Reflexology July 23 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Massage for New Mothers July 30-31 AUGUST Orthopedic and Sports: Management of Inflammation August 5-7 Structural Bodywork: The Viscera August 6-7 Spa Elements: Stone Massage August 12-14 Lomi Lomi August 13-14 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Creative Support for Laboring Women August 19-21 Reiki : Level 1 - 2 August 27-28 SEPTEMBER Orthopedic and Sports: Neurovascular Compression Syndromes September 9-11 Beginning Canine Massage September 10 Healing Touch: Level 1 September 10-11 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Advanced Techniques September 30-Oct. 2 OCTOBER Comfort Touch® October 1-2 Introduction to Massage Therapy October 1-2 Orthopedic and Sports: Sports Injuries & Dysfunctions – Cervical Spine and Upper Extremity October 7-9 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Massage for Healthy Pregnancies October 8-9 The Psychology and Ethics of Touch October 15 Spa Elements: Hydrotherapy October 15-16 Healing Touch: Level 2 October 22-23 Art of Zen: Foundational Techniques & Theory – Prone Position October 21-23 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Massage for New Mothers October 22-23 Spa Elements: Aromatherapy October 28-30 NOVEMBER Orthopedic and Sports: Sports Injuries & Dysfunctions – Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity November 4-6 Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum: Testing, Review and Research November 11-13 Art of Zen: Foundational Techniques & Theory – Supine Position November 18-20 Healing Touch: Level 3 November 19-20 DECEMBER Orthopedic and Sports: Review, Testing and Certification December 2-3
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