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FOR THERAPEUTIC BODYWORKERS & HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Shiatsu Basics Saturday, July 15
Thai Massage 3 Weekends: July 22 & 23, August 5 & 6 and August 19 & 20
Moxibustion Monday, July 24
Pain in the Butt – Sciatica, Piriformis & Friends Sunday, July 30
Special Populations: Fibromyalgia and Immune System Disorders 2 Tuesdays, August 1 & 8
Massage Basics Saturday, August 12
Advanced Side Position Massage Sunday, August 13
Lomi Lomi Friday - Sunday, August 25 - 27
First Aid Saturday, September 9
Adult CPR Saturday, September 9
NEW! Five Element Qigong 13 Wednesdays, Sept 13 – Dec 6
Shiatsu Basics Saturday, September 16
Advanced Asian Bodywork Therapy 3 weekends: Sept 16 & 17, Oct 21 & 22, and Nov 18 & 19
Fall Equinox Celebration – Meditation & Qigong Friday, September 22
Craniosacral Techniques 3 weekends: Sept 23 & 24, Oct 14 & 15, Nov 11 & 12
Cupping for Massage Therapists Sunday, September 24
Spa & Resort Techniques 3 Weekends: Oct 7 & 8, Nov 4 & 5, and Dec 9 & 10
NEW! Traditional Chinese Medicine 101 (in Only Four Hours) Sunday, October 8
Massage Basics Saturday, October 14
NEW! Pain in the Neck – Text Neck, Migraines, & Whiplash…Oh My! Sunday, October 15
Introduction to Cupping Monday, October 23
Hydrotherapy 2 Mondays, Oct 23 & Nov 6
NEW! On the Spot – Essential Oils for Mood Shifting Sunday, October 29
Hot & Cold Stone Massage Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5
Auricular Therapy Monday, November 6
NEW! Bullet Journaling: Creativity, Balance, and Wellness Wednesday, November 8
Shiatsu Basics Saturday, November 11
NEW! Foam Roller Boot Camp Sunday, November 12
Moxibustion Monday, November 27
NEW! Introduction to Lymph Drainage Massage Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3
Massage Basics Saturday, December 9

CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider.


Shiatsu Basics   #506-4

Saturday, July 15 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by July 11

Tuition Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total hours: 6

All are welcome!

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing & bring one sheet and a large towel.

For those who wish to practice natural healing at home with family, friends and self, Shiatsu Basics provides an ideal introduction. Participants learn simple yet effective finger pressure techniques to relieve and prevent chronic aches & pains and everyday ailments. Basic theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Qi, Yin/Yang, and Eight Principles) are taught to facilitate understanding of how and why Shiatsu works.

Learn basic Shiatsu techniques for the neck, back and feet. Discover how simple and effective Shiatsu therapy is for relieving headaches, backaches, stiff necks, and fatigue. Experience giving and receiving Shiatsu.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

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Thai Massage   #4204

3 Weekends: Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23, August 5 & 6 and August 19 & 20 • 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Register by June 29

Tuition Fee: Summer Special: $695 ($100 discount!) • $15 late registration fee after June 29
Materials: $42.00 + tax
Total hours: 45
NCBTMB: 45 CE hours

Prerequisite: The completion of a massage or shiatsu training program, or an equivalent manual therapy program. Students currently in a training program need to have completed at least 120 hours of bodywork technique.

Please bring two twin flat sheets, one pillowcase or face cradle cover. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and wear or bring socks.

Thai Massage is part of the four-fold traditional medical system of Thailand (the others are herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and spiritual practices). Thai medicine shares features with Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, including the concepts of energy flow through pathways of the body. This style of bodywork emphasizes the mind-body connection and has been utilized in the treatment of physical, emotional and spiritual disorders.

The main techniques of Thai Massage include the application of stretching and pressure throughout the whole body to stimulate energy flow. Thai Massage is often called Thai Yoga Massage because the therapist uses his or her body to move the client into a series of stretches similar to Yoga. Thai Massage is performed on a mat and utilizes the thumbs, fingers, forearms, elbows, palms, knees, legs, and feet for stretching, massage and pressure techniques, joint mobilization and muscle compression. Thai Massage is a very active and energizing, yet deeply relaxing experience for both the practitioner and the client. Once the client has relaxed, the practitioner, with a heightened sensitivity, stretches the client to his or her comfortable limit.

A high level of significance is attributed to the abdominal region. According to Thai Medicine, all the major energy pathways of the body have their origin in the vicinity of the navel. Therefore, the abdominal massage techniques are a crucial component of the healing benefit of this training.

In this course, you will discover the main features of Thai medicine, including the concepts of energy flow through pathways of the body. The main manual applications of pressure and stretching will be presented and practiced. Students learn to perform a full body Thai Massage. Techniques for the supine, side-lying, and prone positions are included. This course also includes yoga warm-ups and meditation at the start of each class. This is a great course to choose to integrate Thai Massage techniques to expand your massage and/or shiatsu toolbox.

Instructor: Attila Pegan, NCTMB. Attila’s massage studies began in 1999 when he participated in a seminar on manual therapy in his native country of Hungary. He completed a 770 hour massage training program, and worked at the Hungarian Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy. In 2002 Attila traveled to Thailand and completed all 6 levels of the International Thai Massage School in Chiang Mai. He returned to Thailand for further study in 2005 and 2006. Attila is approved as a Continuing Education Provider by NCBTMB and maintains a busy clinical and teaching practice in Savage, Minnesota. He currently teaches Thai Massage at CenterPoint.

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Moxibustion   #689-S

Monday, July 24 • 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Register by July 13

Tuition Fee: $60 • $15 late registration fee after July 13
Materials: $8.00
Total hours: 3

Prerequisites: Graduate or current student of a Shiatsu or Asian Bodywork Therapy program including TCM.

Please bring two twin flat sheets, one pillowcase or face cradle cover and one large towel. Wear loose, comfortable clothing

Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy using moxa made from dried mugwort. Moxibustion is the art of bringing heat to the meridians to tonify Qi and blood, promote Yang Qi and disperse Cold and Dampness. Students will receive an introduction and history of moxibustion, learn types and grades of moxa wool, techniques, precautions and contraindications, and learn the principles and indications for use of moxa based on contemporary theories and practices of Japanese practitioners. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to explain the history, indications, and contraindications of moxa, and perform basic techniques.

Instructor: Michael Casper, B.A., CI. AOBTA, Dipl. ABT. Michael earned his B.A. in English literature from Swarthmore College in 1988 and then moved to Minneapolis to work as a professional dancer and choreographer. He completed his training in Shiatsu from the Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Study in 1997. In 2007, Michael completed the Massage Therapy program at CenterPoint. Michael currently practices at Qi Nordeast Acupuncture Clinic in northeast Minneapolis. He is an AOBTA Certified Instructor and is a Diplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy, NCCAOM. Michael teaches Clinic Summary Session and is a supervisor in CenterPoint’s student clinic.

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Pain in the Butt – Sciatica, Piriformis & Friends   #732

Sunday, July 30 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuition Fee: $95 • $15 late registration fee after July 20
Total hours: 5
NCBTMB: 5 CE hours

Prerequisite: Current student or graduate of a massage therapy training program

Please bring one twin size sheet set, one pillowcase or face cradle cover, a hand towel, and a blanket or beach towel for warmth. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring massage lotion or cream (no oil).

How often have you overheard someone complain of hip pain? Chronic sciatica? Suspected bursitis? An aching IT band? Nearly everyone has had a ‘Pain in the Butt’ at some point. Many important muscles live here, and they are in need of attention!

Take this course to:

  • Learn to identify the musculature and anatomy of the hip/buttock
  • Understand common problems with these tissues
  • Learn basic strengthening, stretching and balancing techniques for the region
  • Learn to work on the gluteal area in a safe, structured way that is thorough yet honors client privacy.

Feel confident in identifying the causes of common complaints and what to do about them. Don’t let other’s butt pain be a pain in yours.

Instructor: Krisha Crabtree, B.A., BCTMB. Krisha earned her B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1993 (Honors Psychology major, Dance and English minors). She graduated from Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy (now known as CenterPoint). She has been working in massage since 1998 and is certified as a NeuroMuscular Therapist by the International Academy of NeuroMuscular Therapies. Krisha is currently an instructor in the Therapeutic Massage department and supervises student clinic at CenterPoint. Krisha is also a member of CenterPoint’s Advisory Board. She is known for her sound effects, pop culture references and occasionally dancing in class.

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Special Populations: Fibromyalgia and Immune System Disorders   #739

2 Tuesdays, August 1 & 8 • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Register by July 27

Tuition Fee: $150 • $15 late registration fee after July 27
Materials: $3.00 + tax
Total hours: 8
NCBTMB: 8 CE hours

Prerequisite: Graduate of a therapeutic bodywork training program (Western or Eastern bodywork therapy)

Please bring two twin flat sheets, one pillowcase or face cradle cover, massage cream or lotion (no oil), and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Millions of Americans live with chronic pain and the effects of immune system disorders. Between 5 – 10 million adults suffer from the effects of fibromyalgia. Approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with an HIV infection.

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when an individual presents with pain in at least 11 of the 18 “tender points” throughout the body. The pain must involve all four quadrants of the body to qualify as fibromyalgia.

This course provides an overview of fibromyalgia and the positive impacts that bodywork therapy can have on people with this diagnosis. Participants learn about the psychological and emotional effects of living with chronic pain and how these factors play into individuals everyday lives. This course will also prepare the bodywork therapist to work from a therapeutic and comfort approach with HIV/AIDS clients.

Participants discover how to adapt the treatment session to meet the unique needs of the client. Participants will be introduced to assessment and treatment from both the Eastern and Western perspectives. Additional immune system disorders will be discussed. Take this course to better understand the effects of immune system disorders, how they impact the lives of so many, and how bodywork can be a valuable component of a wellness strategy.

Instructor: Cathy Carter, B.S., M.S.W., ABMP, AFMTE. Cathy earned her B.S. in social work from Mankato State and her Masters in Clinical Social Work from the Saint Catherine’s University. Cathy is a graduate of CenterPoint’s East West Therapeutic Bodywork program and currently practices at Healing Water’s Wellness. Cathy is an instructor in the Shiatsu department and also teaches the Special Populations for CenterPoint.

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Massage Basics   #503-4

Saturday, August 12 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by August 3

Tuition Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total hours: 6

All are welcome!

Please bring one twin size sheet set, one pillowcase or face cradle cover, and a blanket or beach towel for warmth. Massage lotion will be provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Massage Basics is designed for people who are considering a career in massage and bodywork, or for those who would like to learn a simple and safe massage sequence to practice on family and friends. You will learn a variety of basic massage techniques for the head, neck, back, arms and legs emphasizing continuity, completeness and confidence. Massage is great for stress reduction, relaxation, and improved circulation. Come prepared to experience giving and receiving massage.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

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Advanced Side Position Massage   #721

Sunday, August 13 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by August 3

Tuition Fee: $115 • $15 late registration fee after August 3
Total hours: 6
NCBTMB: 6 CE hours

Prerequisite: Graduate or current student in a massage training program

Please bring two twin flat sheets, one pillowcase or face cradle cover and one large towel. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Are you a massage therapist wanting to increase your therapeutic effectiveness? Are you ready to work more efficiently and with greater ease? This course is designed for massage therapists who want to access, assess and treat primary musculature with an advanced approach. Accessing a region from the side position allows the soft tissue to be addressed from new and different angles which contributes to the overall effectiveness of a treatment.

Many clients are not comfortable lying in the traditional prone and supine positions for long periods of time. Clients experience greater comfort in the side position while you have better access to structures for greater influence and better results. This advanced work saves wear and tear on your body and sets you apart from other therapists. Working with your clients in the side position makes your sessions easier and more effective.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Position and drape your clients in side position with ease and comfort
  • Assess and access the following in side position:
    • Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL)
    • Gluteal muscles
    • Iliotibial tract (IT)
    • Peroneals/Fibularis muscles
    • Quadratus lumborum (QL)
    • Iliopsoas
    • Scalenes
    • Adductors (including adductor magnus)

Students give and receive bodywork in a comfortable atmosphere of learning and discovery that includes instruction, observation and individual feedback. The instructor, Krisha, will give a brief ‘outside the box’ lecture about each structure and demonstrate the techniques. She will give specific instruction, observation and feedback to ensure proper body mechanics, and assist in fine-tuning your palpation and treatment skills. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll realize how much easier it is!

Instructor: Krisha Crabtree, B.A., BCTMB. Krisha earned her B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1993 (Honors Psychology major, Dance and English minors). She graduated from Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy (now known as CenterPoint). She has been working in massage since 1998 and is certified as a NeuroMuscular Therapist by the International Academy of NeuroMuscular Therapies. Krisha is currently an instructor in the Therapeutic Massage department and supervises student clinic at CenterPoint. Krisha is also a member of CenterPoint’s Advisory Board. She is known for her sound effects, pop culture references and occasionally dancing in class.

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Lomi Lomi   #655

Friday - Sunday, August 25 - 27 • 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Register by August 10

Tuition Fee: $375 • $15 late registration fee after August 10
Materials: $5.00 + tax
Total hours: 24
NCBTMB: 24 CE hours

Prerequisite: Current student or graduate of a therapeutic bodywork training program (Western or Eastern bodywork therapy)

Please bring: two twin flat sheets, two wiping towels, two face cradle covers, two pillow cases and three bath towels for draping. Wear loose comfortable clothing.

Lomi Lomi, a Hawaiian massage modality, is traditionally done as a rite of passage for children coming of age by the Big Kahunas in the temples of Hawaii. This ritual bodywork is based on unconditional love and acceptance, where the person receiving is truly honored for who they are without judgment. This modality is described as long, continuous flowing strokes using the forearm to embrace the body like an ocean wave that then gently recedes.

In this class you will learn:

  • The ancient bodywork lineage of Hawaii
  • The 7 sacred principles in Lomi Lomi
  • How to apply full body strokes
  • How to use the forearm to save on wrists and fingers
  • What it is to honor your client
  • How to hold a sacred space for clients

Students who learn Lomi Lomi experience self-discovery of what it means to love, honor, and respect themselves while at the same time honoring those they work on. Participants use their forearms to embrace the body and provide pressure that saves hands and wrists. Lomi Lomi provides the therapist and the receiver with what it means to experience honor and sacredness in a healing art.

Instructor: Michele Reid, BCTMB. Michele graduated from CenterPoint’s East West Therapeutic Bodywork program in 2006 and is board certified by NCBTMB. Michele traveled to Hawaii in 2005 to learn Lomi Lomi. She has since deepened her practice and assisted as a teacher and facilitator to Tom Cochran, Sacred Lomi. Michele is a Lomi Lomi practitioner, has a private practice and has developed the Lomi Lomi course that she teaches at CenterPoint.

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First Aid   #302-F

Saturday, September 9 • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Register by August 24

Tuition Fee: $45 (not eligible for discount) • $15 late registration fee after August 24
Materials: CPR & First Aid Textbook: $20.95 + tax; First Aid only book also available for $12.95 + tax; $7 mailing fee for either textbook
Total hours: 4

Prerequisite: Must read the textbook prior to the class

This American Heart Association First Aid course covers basic emergency response to respiratory failure, bleeding, poisoning, shock, burns, broken bones, and more. The class consists of demonstration and class participation to learn the techniques. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive the American Heart Association Adult First Aid certification. The certification is valid for two years from the date of the course.

Course policies: Attendees must obtain and read the text prior to the class, and be prepared to demonstrate the skills to the instructor’s satisfaction.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty that are certified American Heart Association’s First Aid/CPR/AED trainers.

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Adult CPR   #301-F

Saturday, September 9 • 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Register by August 24

Tuition Fee: $45 (not eligible for discount) • $15 late registration fee after August 24
Materials: CPR & First Aid Textbook: $20.95 + tax + $7.00 mailing fee (to be read before class)
Total hours: 4

Prerequisite: Must read textbook prior to the class

This American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR course teaches basic life support techniques to use on adults. The class consists of demonstration and class participation to learn the techniques. In addition to learning CPR for adults and children, you will by certified to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive the American Heart Association Adult CPR certification. The certification is valid for two years from the date of the course.

Course policies: Attendees must obtain and read the text prior to the class, and be prepared to demonstrate the skills to the instructor’s satisfaction.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty that are certified American Heart Association’s First Aid/CPR/AED trainers.

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NEW! Five Element Qigong   #744

13 Wednesdays, September 13 – December 6 • 5:10 - 5:50 pm
Register by September 7

Tuition Fee: $120 (not eligible for discount) • $15 late registration fee after September 7
Total hours: 13 sessions

All are welcome!

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring or wear socks.

This class is an interactive experience into the qualities of the Five Elements and their mental and spiritual strengths. Five Element Qigong exercises are used to restore health, balance the emotions, and empower you to tap into your greatest potential. Weekly you will explore each element, it’s practices, organ system emotions, and function. The Qigong movements use breath-work to generate energy and circulate it in the meridians and organ systems to increase vitality.

Enroll in Five Element Qigong and you receive a handbook to support your personal practice with reflective exercises to learn the depth of your elemental aspects.

Health is possible at every age and these movements can be done by all skill levels and body types. Continued practice of Qigong cultivates healing and increases longevity.

Instructor: Andrea Sullivan, Cert Instructor, Cert ABT, AOBTA, NCTMB. Andrea graduated from CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Therapy Program in 2005. She is certified in Chi Nei Tsang, having studied with the Universal Healing Tao School in Thailand with Grand Master Mantak Chia. She practices Tai Chi and Qi Gong on a regular basis, and maintains a private bodywork practice. She teaches in CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Department and Supervises in CenterPoint’s Clinic.

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Shiatsu Basics   #506-5

Saturday, September 16 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by September 12

Tuition Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total hours: 6

All are welcome!

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing & bring one sheet and a large towel.

For those who wish to practice natural healing at home with family, friends and self, Shiatsu Basics provides an ideal introduction. Participants learn simple yet effective finger pressure techniques to relieve and prevent chronic aches & pains and everyday ailments. Basic theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Qi, Yin/Yang, and Eight Principles) are taught to facilitate understanding of how and why Shiatsu works.

Learn basic Shiatsu techniques for the neck, back and feet. Discover how simple and effective Shiatsu therapy is for relieving headaches, backaches, stiff necks, and fatigue. Experience giving and receiving Shiatsu.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

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Advanced Asian Bodywork Therapy   #4300

3 weekends: Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, October 21 & 22, and November 18 & 19 • 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Register by: August 30

Tuition Fee: $795 • $15 late registration fee after August 30
Materials: $12 + tax
Total hours: 45
NCBTMB: 45 CE hours

Prerequisite: Completion of a Shiatsu or Asian Bodywork Therapy program including TCM

Please bring two twin flat sheets, one pillowcase or face cradle cover and one large towel. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Are you a practicing shiatsu therapist that is ready to refine your skills and go deeper into TCM application? Do want to increase your clinical effectiveness for clients with difficult and complex conditions? Are you so excited about shiatsu and TCM that you want more? This course is for you!

Advanced Asian Bodywork Therapy offers you, the Shiatsu and Asian bodywork therapist, additional skills and techniques to improve clinical effectiveness. You will have the opportunity to deepen your intuitive awareness while improving and refining your assessment and treatment skills. This course focuses on refining your assessment ability and giving you the tools to treat complex patterns of disharmony.

This course includes the following areas of emphasis:

  • Refining and practicing assessment methods including Hara and Navel diagnosis, 5-Element body type analysis and discernment through palpation and visual assessment techniques
  • Addressing mental and emotional conditions with assessment and treatment strategies utilizing the 5-Element Creative and Destructive cycles
  • Deepening point selection skills in treatments with the use of Transporting points, Lou points for musculo-skeletal conditions and the Spirit and Ghost points for effective results
  • Using the 8 Extraordinary Vessels to asses and treat advanced conditions and difficult patterns
  • Assessing and treating conditions of the “Fu” organs (Yang organs)
  • Deepening and expanding the utilization of the 5-Element theory in assessing and treating clients’ imbalances
  • Assessment and long-term treatment planning for Yin and Yang combined pathologies, complex conditions and western physical and mental-emotional diseases

Enroll in this course to increase your clinical effectiveness and personal well-being. Each class begins with Medical Qigong exercises that can be beneficial to clients with advanced diseases like diabetes, cancer, trauma/PTSD, irritable bowel and more. You will quickly be able to integrate the powerful tools, knowledge and techniques from this course into your practice.

Instructor: Andrea Sullivan, C.I. AOBTA, NCTMB. Andrea graduated from CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Therapy Program in 2005. She is certified in Chi Nei Tsang, Thai Yoga Massage and studied with the Universal Healing Tao Center in Thailand with Grand Master Mantak Chia. She teaches Tai Chi and Medical Qigong on a regular basis and maintains a private bodywork practice. She teaches in CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Department and is a supervisor in CenterPoint’s Student Clinic.

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Fall Equinox Celebration – Meditation & Qigong   #715

Friday, September 22 • 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Register by September 19

Tuition Fee: $15 (not eligible for discounts) • $15 late registration fee after September 19
Materials: $1.00 + tax
Total hours: 1.5

All are welcome!

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

The fall equinox is a time of harvest and a time of reflection upon our achievements. The equinox provides us the opportunity for introspection and letting go of any challenges of the previous season. Through qigong and musically guided meditation, you identify and reflect upon the wonderful gifts of the summer season and set intentions of personal growth for the upcoming fall. Participants create a personal talisman representing their gratitude and personal growth intentions for the upcoming season. Celebrate the concept that the past supports the present, which creates the future. You will leave this class feeling grounded, peaceful and inspired.

No previous qigong or meditation experience is necessary, all are welcome!

Instructor: Andrea Sullivan, Cert ABT, AOBTA, NCTMB, ABMP. Andrea graduated from CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Therapy Program in 2005. She is certified in Chi Nei Tsang, having studied with the Universal Healing Tao School in Thailand with Grand Master Mantak Chia. She practices Tai Chi and Qi Gong on a regular basis, and maintains a private bodywork practice. She teaches in CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Department and Supervises in CenterPoint’s Clinic.

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Craniosacral Techniques   #3204

3 weekends: Saturdays & Sundays, September 23 & 24, October 14 & 15, November 11 & 12 • 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Register by September 7

Tuition Fee: $795 • $15 late registration fee after September 7
Materials: $23.95 + tax
Total hours: 45
NCBTMB: 45 CE hours

Prerequisite: Current student (with at least 120 hours of bodywork training) or graduate of a therapeutic bodywork training program (Western or Eastern bodywork therapy).

Please bring two twin flat sheets and one pillowcase or face cradle cover. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Are you looking for a new skill to add to your bodywork practice? Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on method for correcting problems in the Craniosacral system in which the brain and spinal cord function. Using a light touch, practitioners work through clothing, assessing and releasing restrictions in the craniosacral and fascial systems throughout the body to improve the functioning of the whole person. Craniosacral Therapy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to dissipate the negative effects of stress, and improve the body’s internal environment. CST is increasingly used as a preventive measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of common problems.

Everyone benefits from this work of balancing and regulating the cerebral spinal fluid, and especially those with:

  • Headaches (migraine and tension)
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Learning disabilities and attention deficiencies
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Emotional imbalance
  • Stress and tension-related problems
  • Neurological disorders (Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, etc.)
  • Temporo-mandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), and other connective-tissue disorders

This course explores the anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system, and students learn hands-on cranial and fascial release techniques to manage and reduce pain, various illnesses, and dysfunction. Craniosacral techniques are easily incorporated into massage and shiatsu bodywork sessions. Experience how these techniques offer astonishing results with minimal effort.

Instructor: Theresa May, APP, NCTMB, has been practicing and teaching massage and bodywork techniques since 2001. She attended the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona where she became a teacher and administrator. Her areas of expertise include aromatherapy, reflexology, spa techniques, lymphatic drainage massage, prenatal massage, craniosacral, and therapeutic modalities. Using all of these techniques, she has created protocols for working with Parkinson’s disease, stroke and cancer patients, and for those at the end of life. She teaches Foot & Hand Reflexology and Craniosacral Techniques at CenterPoint.

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Cupping for Massage Therapists   #735

Sunday, September 24 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register by September 14

Tuition Fee: $95 • $15 late registration fee after September 14
Materials: $43.00 + tax
Total hours: 5
NCBTMB: 5 CE hours

Prerequisites: Current student or graduate of a therapeutic bodywork training program (Western or Eastern bodywork therapy)

Please bring two twin flat sheets, two pillows, two hand towels, a blanket and massage lotion or cream (no oil). Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Tired of pouring all of your energy into one stubborn muscle? Get things moving faster and with less effort using cupping. Cupping therapy is an ancient technique in which local suction is created on the skin, mobilizing blood flow to promote healing. By creating suction and negative pressure, cupping is used to increase blood flow. This results in loosening adhesions, softening connective tissue and decreasing tension in stubborn trigger points.

Take this course to learn “dry” cupping techniques. You will discover how and when to best integrate cupping into a massage session. Students receive a 17 piece cupping set and will practice cupping on one another during the class with instructor guidance and feedback. This course is perfect for practitioners looking to differentiate themselves by offering a unique service to their clients.

Instructor: Courtney Kupfer, BA, BCTMB, earned a B.A. in Theatre/Dance from Luther College in 2006. Through her study of movement, Courtney became fascinated with the human body, which led her to pursue massage and shiatsu training at CenterPoint. She has been working in the bodywork field since 2009 and teaches the Communications & Ethics course. Courtney is also CenterPoint’s Student Services Manager.

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Spa & Resort Techniques   #3208

3 Weekends: Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8, November 4 & 5, and December 9 & 10 • 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Register by September 21

Tuition Fee: $795 • $15 late registration fee after September 21
Materials: $392.00 (includes sales tax)
Total hours: 45
NCBTMB: 45 CE hours

Prerequisites: Current student (with at least 120 hours of bodywork training) or graduate of a therapeutic bodywork training program (Western or Eastern bodywork therapy).

Please bring one twin size sheet set, one pillowcase or face cradle cover, a hand towel, and a blanket or beach towel for warmth. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring massage lotion or cream (no oil). Please be prepared to practice the techniques outside of class.

Spas have become the largest employers of massage therapists in the U.S. Spa techniques combine natural healing traditions with relaxation & restoration for the spa massage client. Spa training prepares the massage or shiatsu therapist to find employment in spa establishments, resorts, hotels, salons, and cruise ships. Bodywork therapists also incorporate spa techniques into private practice without the need for extensive equipment or special “wet room” facilities. The foundation of CenterPoint’s Spa & Resort course is therapeutic. Spa techniques are taught from the healing perspective in addition to comfort and relaxation. These ancient practices have therapeutic benefits for todays massage clients.

In this course students discover historical background for spa and resort massage, and a vast array of spa techniques including wraps, clay application, hydrotherapy, heated stone massage, and much more. Essential Oils and Aromatherapy are introduced and integrated into many of the Spa treatments. Students learn and practice:

  • Safe use of hot and cold stones to bring balance and grounding to clients
  • The art, science, and application of Aromatherapy Exfoliation techniques using salt, sugar and manual brushing
  • Body wraps with various mediums including clay, mud, seaweed, herbs
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Marketing ideas

Spa & Resort Techniques is an excellent way to expand your sessions with clients. You can combine many of the spa techniques with your massage or shiatsu sessions to create just the right treatment. Select this Elective to learn many tools to offer a wide range of services to your clients, both in private practice and in established businesses.

Instructor: Megan Hurley, AAS, AMTA. Megan is a 2002 graduate of CenterPoint’s Therapeutic Massage program. She also earned an AAS in veterinary science from Argosy University in 2007. Since completing her massage training, Megan has worked in a number of different health care settings, including multiple spas, a bodywork collective, and an integrated physical therapy clinic. She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for all spa techniques, especially hot stone massage, which she believes to be partially responsible for her longevity as a massage therapist!

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NEW! Traditional Chinese Medicine 101 (in Only Four Hours)   #748

Sunday, October 8 • 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Register by October 2

Tuition Fee: $75 • $15 late registration fee after October 2
Total hours: 4

All are welcome!

Have you ever wondered how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) works? TCM includes a complete science of the physiology of the body and the relationship between the organs and the musculature of the body. The theory of TCM includes the principles of the Five Elements in nature and Qi as the vital force. The qualities of the primary organs of the body share the same qualities and function as the Five Elements. This course will demystify how shiatsu practitioners assess your symptoms. Attend this basic workshop to experience the science of TCM and the wisdom and effectiveness of Shiatsu Anma therapy.

Instructor: Andrea Sullivan, C.I. AOBTA, NCTMB. Andrea graduated from CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Therapy Program in 2005. She is certified in Chi Nei Tsang, Thai Yoga Massage and studied with the Universal Healing Tao Center in Thailand with Grand Master Mantak Chia. She teaches Tai Chi and Medical Qigong on a regular basis and maintains a private bodywork practice. She teaches in CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Department and is a supervisor in CenterPoint’s Student Clinic.

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Massage Basics   #503-5

Saturday, October 14 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by October 5

Tuition Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total hours: 6

All are welcome!

Please wear loose clothing. Bring two twin sized sheets, a face towel, and a large blanket or towel for warmth. Massage lotion will be provided.

Massage Basics is designed for people who are considering a career in massage and bodywork, or for those who would like to learn a simple and safe massage sequence to practice on family and friends. You will learn a variety of basic massage techniques for the head, neck, back, arms and legs emphasizing continuity, completeness and confidence. Massage is great for stress reduction, relaxation, and improved circulation. Come prepared to experience giving and receiving massage.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

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NEW! Pain in the Neck – Text Neck, Migraines, & Whiplash…Oh My!   #740

Sunday, October 15 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by October 5

Tuition Fee: $115 • $15 late registration fee after October 5
Total hours: 6
NCBTMB: 6 CE hours

Prerequisite: Current student or graduate of a massage training program

Please bring one twin size sheet set, one pillowcase or face cradle cover, a hand towel, and a blanket or beach towel for warmth. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring massage lotion or cream (no oil).

Neck pain is a common client complaint and it is on the increase as we spend more time looking down at our cell phones. As bodyworkers, we are often called upon to alleviate headaches, fix poor posture, rehabilitate muscles after auto accidents or injury, and soothe away work stress.

Take this course to:

  • Be able to identify the musculature and anatomy of the neck
  • Understand common problems with the local tissues
  • Learn basic stretching and self-care techniques for the region
  • Learn to work on the neck in a safe and structured way in prone, supine, and side positions
  • Identify elusive trigger point patterns that will change the way you approach a session
  • Practice basic stretching and self-care techniques for the region

Feel confident in identifying the causes of common complaints and what to do about them. Don’t let others’ neck pain be a pain in yours.

Instructor: Krisha Crabtree, B.A., BCTMB. Krisha earned her B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1993 (Honors Psychology major, Dance and English minors). She graduated from Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy (now known as CenterPoint). She has been working in massage since 1998 and is certified as a NeuroMuscular Therapist by the International Academy of NeuroMuscular Therapies. Krisha is currently an instructor in the Therapeutic Massage department and supervises student clinic at CenterPoint. Krisha is also a member of CenterPoint’s Advisory Board. She is known for her sound effects, pop culture references and occasionally dancing in class.

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Introduction to Cupping   #717

Monday, October 23 • 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Register by October 12

Tuition Fee: $60 • $15 late registration fee after October 12
Materials: $5.00 lab fee
Total hours: 3
NCBTMB: 3 CE hours

Prerequisites: Graduate or current student of a Shiatsu or Asian Bodywork Therapy program including TCM.

Please bring two twin flat sheets, one pillowcase or face cradle cover and one large towel. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Cupping therapy is an ancient technique in which a local suction is created on the skin mobilizing blood flow to promote healing. The function of cupping is to move Qi and Blood in the meridians. At the end of this class, students will be able to explain the history, indications, and contraindications of cupping, and perform basic cupping techniques. Cupping can be used for a variety of things including breaking up stagnation, treating Wind Invasion, and reducing muscle pain. This course is perfect for practitioners looking to differentiate themselves by offering a unique service to their clients.

Instructor: Michael Casper, B.A., CI. AOBTA, Dipl. ABT. Michael earned his B.A. in English literature from Swarthmore College in 1988 and then moved to Minneapolis to work as a professional dancer and choreographer. He completed his training in Shiatsu from the Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Study in 1997. In 2007, Michael completed the Massage Therapy program at CenterPoint. Michael currently practices at Qi Nordeast Acupuncture Clinic in northeast Minneapolis. He is an AOBTA Certified Instructor and is a Diplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy, NCCAOM. Michael teaches Clinic Summary Session and is a supervisor in CenterPoint’s student clinic.

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Hydrotherapy   #716

2 Mondays, October 23 & November 6 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Register by October 12

Tuition Fee: $115 • $15 late registration fee after October 12
Materials: $20.00 lab fee
Total hours: 6
NCBTMB: 6 CE hours

Prerequisite: Current student or graduate of a massage training program

Please bring two twin flat sheets, two bath sized towels, four face towels and a swimsuit for use in the steam therapy unit.

The average adult human is made up of 65% water so it is only natural that water possess healing properties. Hydrotherapy is the use of water in its various forms to treat a variety of conditions and to help to cultivate wellness. This course focuses on the history of hydrotherapy, the three forms of hydrotherapy and their uses in treatment protocols. Participants learn about the benefits of dry brushing, salt and sugar scrubs, hydrocollator packs and cryocups. Students also have the opportunity to experience the steam pod. In this course you learn to use traditional hydrotherapy techniques to enhance a bodywork session without the use of expensive or complicated equipment. Enroll in this course to discover these simple and therapeutic techniques that can easily be integrated into your bodywork practice.

Instructor: Rose Ostenson, NCTMB, AMTA, is a graduate of CenterPoint’s Therapeutic Massage Program. She practices massage at Spirit of the Lake Yoga and Wellness Center. She has volunteered to be a massage therapist for athletes at the Twin Cities Marathon and the MS150 Bike Ride. She has experience with hospital based massage therapy and with owning and operating her own massage practice. Rose is a member of AMTA, an instructor in the Therapeutic Massage department and a supervisor in CenterPoint’s Student Clinic. She loves spreading her passion for massage and bodywork through teaching.

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NEW! On the Spot – Essential Oils for Mood Shifting   #741

Sunday, October 29 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Register by October 19

Tuition Fee: $119 • $15 late registration fee after October 19
Materials: $13.22 (materials and lab fee)
Total hours: 6
NCBTMB: 6 CE hours

All are welcome!

Essential oils provide gifts from nature to help balance and soothe our mental and emotional bodies. This experiential “play shop” will connect you with your inner wisdom and show you how to open the door to the healing messages from the plant kingdom and help bring more well-being and balance in your daily life.

In this course, you will:

  • Find your power oils for mental and emotional well being
  • Tap into your inner wisdom and experience what each oil can offer you
  • Learn on-the-spot methods to ground, balance or lift your mental and emotional state using essential oils
  • Deepen your connection to the plant world and the energies, information, and gifts they offer
  • Have a great time while exploring the world of essential oils!

Take this course to explore how to use your intuitive guidance for listening to the oils and learn to select essential oils from an intuitive yet educated viewpoint. Step up your self-care game through the soothing power of essential oils.

Instructor: Jodi Baglien, NCTMB, Director of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. Jodi is a CenterPoint graduate who blends her expertise as a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Shiatsu Therapist, Healthcare Consultant, Educator and business owner, with her passion for spiritual awareness and well being. Jodi creates and implements aromatherapy training and presentations for Senior Care facilities, VA hospitals, and numerous Holistic Health practices and holistic conferences. Jodi is currently the Director of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and Owner of “jodi baglien well being + wisdom studio”.

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Hot & Cold Stone Massage   #720

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5 • 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Register by October 19

Tuition Fee: $275 • $15 late registration fee after October 19
Materials: $71.00 + tax
Total hours: 15
NCBTMB: 15 CE hours

 Prerequisites: Current student or graduate of a therapeutic bodywork training program (Western or Eastern bodywork therapy)

Please bring one twin size sheet set, one pillowcase or face cradle cover, and a blanket or beach towel for warmth. Massage oil will be provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Hot and cold stones can be used introduce the earth element to treatment. Hot and cold stones are increasingly used as a defining feature in facials, body applications, manicures, and pedicures. They are used for relaxation, injury rehabilitation, energy balancing, deep tissue work and reflexology. Hot and cold stones can be combined with a variety of massage techniques to customize a treatment

In this course you will learn the basics of stone massage, general treatment considerations including contraindications, type of stones and their uses, equipment needs and setup, techniques for using stones and a basic protocol to use in your practice. Student will have the opportunity to practice using stone massage and receive feedback on their technique.

This class is perfect for anyone looking to work in or currently working in the spa and resort industry or a private practice practitioner looking add a new service to their menu.

Instructor: Megan Hurley, AAS, AMTA. Megan is a 2002 graduate of CenterPoint’s Therapeutic Massage program. She also earned an AAS in veterinary science from Argosy University in 2007. Since completing her massage training, Megan has worked in a number of different health care settings, including multiple spas, a bodywork collective, and an integrated physical therapy clinic. She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for all spa techniques, especially hot stone massage, which she believes to be partially responsible for her longevity as a massage therapist!

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Auricular Therapy   #690

Monday, November 6 • 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Register by October 26

Tuition Fee: $60 • $15 late registration fee after October 26
Materials: $14.50 + tax
Total hours: 3
NCBTMB: 3 CE hours

Prerequisites: Graduate of a Shiatsu or Asian Bodywork Therapy program including TCM

Please bring two twin size flat sheets, one pillowcase or face cradle cover and a blanket or large towel for warmth. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring or wear socks.

Auricular therapy is a health care modality in which the external surface of the ear, or the auricle, is a microcosmic representation of the body macrocosm. When an area of the ear is stimulated, relives the pathological condition in the associated region the body. The ear has well mapped somatic representations similar to the foot zones in reflexology. auricular therapy is useful for treating concerns in any of the major systems and is especially helpful for pain and addiction cessation. In this introductory level course students will learn to place ear beads, or seeds, on the specific location on the ear based on the desired pattern outcome. Auricular therapy is an excellent tool to add to your practitioner toolkit, allowing treatment to continue long beyond the session.

Instructor: Michael Casper, B.A., CI. AOBTA, Dipl. ABT. Michael earned his B.A. in English literature from Swarthmore College in 1988 and then moved to Minneapolis to work as a professional dancer and choreographer. He completed his training in Shiatsu from the Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Study in 1997. In 2007, Michael completed the Massage Therapy program at CenterPoint. Michael currently practices at Qi Nordeast Acupuncture Clinic in northeast Minneapolis. He is an AOBTA Certified Instructor and is a Diplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy, NCCAOM. Michael teaches Clinic Summary Session and is a supervisor in CenterPoint’s student clinic.

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NEW! Bullet Journaling: Creativity, Balance, and Wellness   #745

Wednesday, November 8 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Register by October 26

Tuition Fee: $60 • $15 late registration fee after October 26
Total hours: 3

All are welcome!

Please bring a journal, multi-colored pens, and a straightedge (or ruler).

Are you feeling out of balance, scattered, disorganized, and in need of focus? Does life seem too complicated? There is a creative and dynamic solution for you: Bullet Journaling! Bullet Journaling blends practical planning, creative journaling, and intentional goal setting in a unique and enjoyable process. Bullet Journaling offers tools to help you focus on the areas you wish to improve while keeping you organized and on task. In this course, you will learn the basics of the Bullet Journal system. Inspiring examples with potential uses will be presented. You will be guided to set up the basics of your own journal. Discover how Bullet Journaling contributes to improved health and wellness, work and home balance, and mental health management. Experience Bullet Journaling to balance your life.

Instructor: Olivia James, B.A., is a Marketing and Communications Specialist at the Autism Society of Minnesota, where she spreads information and awareness about autism and mental health. She blogs about mental health at We Got So Far to Go. As a compulsive list maker, Olivia has been Bullet Journaling for nearly 2 years, and found the system a perfect match for a busy lifestyle.

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Shiatsu Basics   #506-6

Saturday, November 11 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by November 7

Tuition Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total hours: 6

All are welcome!

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing & bring one sheet and a large towel.

For those who wish to practice natural healing at home with family, friends and self, Shiatsu Basics provides an ideal introduction. Participants learn simple yet effective finger pressure techniques to relieve and prevent chronic aches & pains and everyday ailments. Basic theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Qi, Yin/Yang, and Eight Principles) are taught to facilitate understanding of how and why Shiatsu works.

Learn basic Shiatsu techniques for the neck, back and feet. Discover how simple and effective Shiatsu therapy is for relieving headaches, backaches, stiff necks, and fatigue. Experience giving and receiving Shiatsu.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

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NEW! Foam Roller Boot Camp   #743

Sunday, November 12 • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Register by November 2

Tuition Fee: $75 • $15 late registration fee after November 2
Materials: $19.50 + tax
Total hours: 4

All are welcome!

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring or wear socks.

Have you ever played with foam rollers? Foam rolling is a inexpensive and effective way to ease away muscle tension, promote mobility, loosen muscle tissue, and decrease recovery time after work outs. Foam rollers are used for self-mysofacial release, a technique that helps to loosen fascial tissue, a thin layer of connective tissue surrounding muscles.

In this class, you experience and learn:

  • foam roller techniques to target specific muscle groups
  • how to use your foam roller as a tool for stretching
  • techniques for mobility and strengthening
  • the importance of rest and recovery through foam rolling

This is a great experiential class for those new to foam rolling and those with experience. Take Foam Roller Boot Camp to take your self-care to the next level.

Instructor: Nicole Kilgo, B.S., D.C., received her Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism from St. Cloud State University in 2007 and then her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2010. She has continued training in sports injuries, pre/post natal care, soft tissue injuries, rehabilitative exercise, kinesiology taping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, CPR and First Aid. Today, Dr. Nicole operates her own chiropractic office, Whole Life Chiropractic, in Minneapolis. She lives a passionate life revolving around being healthy. She is excited to share her passion of chiropractic, health and wellness to help everyone truly Live their Whole Life.

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Moxibustion   #689-F

Monday, November 27 • 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Register by November 16

Tuition Fee: $60 • $15 late registration fee after November 16
Materials: $8.00 lab fee
Total hours: 3

Prerequisites: Graduate or current student of a Shiatsu or Asian Bodywork Therapy program including TCM.

Please bring two twin flat sheets, one pillowcase or face cradle cover and a blanket or large towel for warmth. Wear loose, comfortable clothing including socks.

Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy using moxa made from dried mugwort. Moxibustion is the art of bringing heat to the meridians to tonify Qi and blood, promote Yang Qi and disperse Cold and Dampness. Students will receive an introduction and history of moxibustion, learn types and grades of moxa wool, techniques, precautions and contraindications, and learn the principles and indications for use of moxa based on contemporary theories and practices of Japanese practitioners. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to explain the history, indications, and contraindications of moxa, and perform basic techniques.

Instructor: Michael Casper, B.A., CI. AOBTA, Dipl. ABT. Michael earned his B.A. in English literature from Swarthmore College in 1988 and then moved to Minneapolis to work as a professional dancer and choreographer. He completed his training in Shiatsu from the Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Study in 1997. In 2007, Michael completed the Massage Therapy program at CenterPoint. Michael currently practices at Qi Nordeast Acupuncture Clinic in northeast Minneapolis. He is an AOBTA Certified Instructor and is a Diplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy, NCCAOM. Michael teaches Clinic Summary Session and is a supervisor in CenterPoint’s student clinic.

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NEW! Introduction to Lymph Drainage Massage   #742

Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by November 9

Tuition Fee: $230 • $15 late registration fee after November 9
Materials: $58.95 + tax
Total hours: 12
NCBTMB: Currently, this workshop does not qualify for NCBTMB CE hours

Prerequisite: Current student or graduate of a therapeutic bodywork training program (Western or Eastern bodywork therapy). This course is also open to estheticians and allied health care professionals.

Please bring one twin size sheet set, one pillowcase or face cradle cover, a hand towel, and a blanket or beach towel for warmth. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring massage lotion or cream (no oil).

Lymph Drainage Massage (LDM) is perhaps the most researched and scientifi­cally validated form of massage in the world. This introductory course, based on the Vodder Method, will add a powerful, pain relieving tool to your therapeutic toolbox that not many bodyworkers have. By learning the simple and gentle basics of LDM, you will aid in the pain relief of soft tissue injury, surgeries, or inactivity experienced by your clients.*

Take this course to learn LDM techniques for:

  • upper body, lower body, face, and neck
  • pain and swelling reduction following injury
  • pre and post-surgical application to reduce swelling and pain, and to ex­pediate the healing process
  • reducing edema/swelling from overuse or from inactivity such as bedrid­den and wheelchair bound clients
  • bolstering the immune system during cold and flu season
  • general health and well-being

Take this course to to learn the basics of Lymph Drainage Massage and discover how these simple, yet powerful techniques can help your clients and boost your business.

*This introductory course does not prepare the therapist to work with lymphedema patients or patients with a compromised lymph system from cancer surgery.

Instructor: Carolyn Hauck. Carolyn Hauck is a massage and shiatsu therapist with over 1300 hours of training from CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Bodywork School. Beside her successful human practice at her private studio in Plymouth, Carolyn is trained in Equine Sports Massage and travels throughout Minnesota to work with equine clients.

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Massage Basics   #503-6

Saturday, December 9 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by November 30

Tuition Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total hours: 6

All are welcome!

Please wear loose clothing. Bring two twin sized sheets, a face towel, and a large blanket or towel for warmth. Massage lotion will be provided.

Massage Basics is designed for people who are considering a career in massage and bodywork, or for those who would like to learn a simple and safe massage sequence to practice on family and friends. You will learn a variety of basic massage techniques for the head, neck, back, arms and legs emphasizing continuity, completeness and confidence. Massage is great for stress reduction, relaxation, and improved circulation. Come prepared to experience giving and receiving massage.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

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