C111 - Breast Care Using Lymphatic Drainage Technique
Lymphatic Drainage  to palpate lymphatic fluid and stimulate drainage in the normal, healthy breast.  Boundaries for legal and appropriate inclusion of breast massage, overview of indications and contraindications for LDM and knowledge of how to instruct clients on healthy breast care.  Female Therapists only.
Instructor: Denise Gleason LMT, CLT
Course Length: 13 Hours
Prerequisite: E305 or T103 


C201 - Neuromuscular Therapy for Head and Neck
Assessment and trigger point treatments for muscles in the head & neck area, as well as post-isometric muscle release, positional release and fascial work.
Instructor: Lynne Ferrell Pool, LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours

C203 - Neuromuscular Therapy for Shoulders and Extremities
Assessment and trigger point treatments & post isometric muscle release for levator scapulae, supraspinatus, rotator cuff muscles, as well as many others.
Instructor: Lynne Ferrell Pool, LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours

C204 - Neuromuscular Therapy for Upper Torso 
Assessment and trigger point treatments & post isometric muscle release for trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi and pectoralis, as well as many others.
Instructor: Lynne Ferrell Pool, LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours

C205 - Neuromuscular Therapy for Lower Torso 
Assessment and trigger point treatments & post isometric muscle release for quadratus lumborum, gluteals, piriformis, & illiopsoas, as well as many others.
Instructor: Lynne Ferrell Pool, LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours

C206 - Bodywork Techniques for TMJ Dysfunction 
This class will focus on the musculature of the TMJ and other soft tissue that influence the dysfunction.  You will work externally and internally within the oral cavity.
Instructor: Lynne Ferrell Pool, LMT
Course Length: 8 Hours

C210 - Massage Techniques Using Forearms and Elbows 
Building skills in effective hand-saving techniques for therapists, using forearms for long, layering strokes & elbows for point-specific work.
Instructor: Mindy Oldham, RN, LMT
Course Length: 8 Hours

C211 - Treatment Planning for Medical Conditions & Injuries
This theory & discussion class is designed to assist therapists with identifying medical conditions and injuries during intake and how to determine treatment options based on client's session and therapists training.
Instructor: Mindy Oldham, RN, LMT
Course Length: 4 Hours

C212 - Side-lying Massage 
Eight hour course focuses on effectiveness of therapeutic massage with clients in the side-lying position.  This class is directed toward clinical work with any client and does not address prenatal massage.
Instructor: Mindy Oldham, RN, LMT
Course Length: 8 Hours

C214 - Self-Care for Therapists 
This class gives therapist time to focus on their own self-care and bodywork needs and how that can improve their well-being and practice.  This class includes lecture, self-reflection, sharing and giving and receiving bodywork.
Instructor: Mindy Oldham, RN, LMT
Course Length: 8 Hours

C215 - Advanced Integrative Therapy - Level 1 
Class is designed for therapists who want to build their integration skills and customize sessions based on client needs.  Primarily a hands-on class.  Participants need to be prepared to give and receive techniques which will include draping chest area for work along ribs, abdomen, chest wall and shoulders.
Instructor: Mindy Oldham, RN, LMT
Course Length: 8 Hours

C227 - Holistic Bodywork Technique for Injury and Trauma
This class provides an overview of adaptive responses to injury and the impact of bodywork in the healing processes.  Because our bodies are programmed to survive, the body can put a container around the injury, whether consciously or unconsciously in order to function.  How do we as bodyworkers work with clients in the healing process - lecture, sharing and hands-on class.
Instructor: Mindy Oldham, RN, LMT and Michael Stahl, LMT
Course Length: 21 Hours

C308 - Basic Jin Shin Do® Bodymind™ Acupressure, Level 1
Combines gentle yet deep finger pressure on acupoints with body focusing techniques to facilitate the release of physical and emotional tensions and armoring.
Instructor: Steve Sommers, LMFT, LMT
Course Length: 45 Hours
Other Levels of JSD Offered at CI:  C316 Intermediate, C317 Advanced and C318 - Integrating Key Theories & C319 - IKT 2.  Each is a pre-requisite to the next level and vary in hours.

C315 - Five-Element Theory 
Lecture and discussion around the internal forces (human organ & body systems, emotions, & beliefs) as they interplay with external forces (seasons, times of day, & physical substances) in the flow of life within and around us.
Instructor: Steve Sommers, LMFT, LMT
Course Length: 8 Hours

C321 -Fascial Freedom Technique 
Non-lubricated bodywork techniques for freeing connective tissue in a three layered approach to release deeply-held tension and increase range of motion.
Instructors: Steve Sommers, LMFT, LMT and Suzan Sommers, LMT
Course Length: 21 Hours

C323 - Bodymind Communication Skills 
Skills for addressing the feelings, thoughts and images that emerge for a client on the table, including body-focusing, active listening, verbal & non-verbal communication skills.
Instructor: Steve Sommers, LMFT, LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours

C324 - AcuFascial Freedom - Neck Techniques
Students will review basic anatomy of connective tissue, fascial systems, and basic acupressure theory.  Students will demonstrate the ability to perform varied still and active hands-on techniques for releasing muscular and energetic tensions in the neck.
Instructor:  Steve Sommers, LMFT, LMT & Suz Sommers, LMT
Course Length:  8 hours

C402 - Reiki - 1st Degree 
History & theory of Reiki, first-level attunement and hands-on techniques for facilitating the flow of physical energy in self and others to assist the body's natural ability to move towards healing.
Instructor: Mary McDaniel, LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours

C403 - Reiki - 2nd Degree 
The second level attunement, which opens a greater energy flow and adds a component addressing emotional energy, as well as learning the keys and techniques for long-distance healing facilitation.
Instructor: Mary McDaniel, LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours
Prerequisite Reiki - 1st Degree

C406 - Chakra Principles for Touch
Introduction to the Chakra system, chakra balancing techniques, and integration of energy into bodywork.
Instructor: Mary McDaniel, LMT
Course Length: 8 Hours

C408 - Beginning Aromatherapy for Massage 
Introduction to the properties, formulation and application of a beginner's list of 10 essential oils in bodywork, and hands on experience mixing & formulating products for massage practice.
Instructor: Mary Beth Crawford , LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours

C415 - Intro to the Medicine Wheel 
Native American system for employing the 4 elements to bring balance between the human physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects, employing the elements as they manifest in the body and in nature to enhance bodywork.
Instructor: Chris Murov , LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours

C418 - Level 1 Geriatric Massage Techniques
This workshop will enable you with the fundamental knowledge to confidently and successfully work with elders.  You will learn to assess the general condition of each client, modify your standard massage techniques and develop special methods to suit any special needs.  Practical hands-on work included.
Instructor: Deb Conley, CMT - DayBreak Geriatric
Course Length: 18 Hours

C505/C511 - Tennessee Massage Law and Ethics 
A review of the laws governing massage therapists and massage establishments in the state of Tennessee.  Ethical Issues within the professional massage practice will be discussed.
Instructors: Mindy Oldham RN, LMT & Steve Sommers, LMFT, LMT
Course Length: 4 Hours (2 hours Ethics/ 2 hours Law)

C506 - Craniosacral Corrective Techniques
Focus on energetics and advanced techniques for unwinding and correction.
Instructor: Mary McDaniel, LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours
Prerequisite:  T502 or consent of instructor

C508 - Tennessee Massage Law and Business for License Renewal 
A review of the laws governing massage therapists and massage establishments in the state of Tennessee.  Business Issues within the professional massage practice will be discussed.
Instructors: Mindy Oldham RN, LMT & Steve Sommers, LMFT, LMT
Course Length: 4 Hours (2 hours Business Ethics/ 2 hours Law)

C603A - Communications and Boundaries 
This class is designed to help each therapist develop clear, effective communication while implementing boundaries that care for the client and themselves.
Instructor: Mary McDaniel, LMT
Course Length: 8 Hours

C711 - Lomi-Lomi - Temple Style Hawaiian Therapeutic Massage
Lomi Lomi means "The Dance of Massage and to break up into small pieces".  This 1500 year old technique aims at releasing all physical and emotional congestion within the body, with a full body massage.
Instructor: Wolfgang Luckmann, LMT, LAP
Course Length: 17 Hours

C712 - Chinese Hand & Foot Reflexology 
The combination of Eastern and Western techniques using Acupressure and Reflexology.  This course also employs aromatherapy essential oils.
Instructor: Wolfgang Luckmann , LMT, LAP
Course Length: 16 Hours

C713 - Japanese Facial Massage 
Unique method that focuses on a blend of the aesthetic and physiological treating the whole client. Advanced Swedish massage that concentrates on opening up the acupuncture meridians that energize the face, head & shoulders to achieve a balancing and grounding effect.
Instructor: Wolfgang Luckmann, LMT, LAP
Course Length: 8 Hours

C714 - Treating Fibromyalgia with East-West Synergistic Massage 
This therapy is a natural, gentle, non-confrontational way of healing physical and psychological ailments with a combination of: Tui-Na Chinese Medical Massage, Energy Touch, Myofascial meridian therapy, Chi Nei Tsang and Homeopathy.
Instructor: Wolfgang Luckmann, LMT, LAP
Course Length: 16 Hours

C715 - Indian Head, Face & Foot Massage with Ayurvedic Oils 
Indian Head Massage, also known as "Champi" has been practiced for many centuries as part of the family health care.  Indian mothers would massage hair, head, neck and shoulders to stimulate growth and relaxation. Primarily a hands-on class.
Instructor: Wolfgang Luckmann, LMT, LAP
Course Length: 8 Hours

C801- Thai Massage 3-Day Intensive
Save your hands and expand your practice! Learn a full body Thai Massage in the supine and prone positions.  Also, learn how you can incorporate many of these techniques into your table massage.  Class includes step-by-step manual and DVD.
Instructor: Living Sabai:  Jill Burynski or Marijean Rue
Course Length: 21 Hours

C802- Traditional Thai Foot Massage
Learn the simple yet powerful Thai method of foot reflexology.  No thumb walking! You will leave this course with a whole new service to add to your menu as well as a 30-minute or 15-minute add-on service.  Class includes step-by-step manual and a rosewood reflexology tool to keep.
Instructor: Living Sabai: Jill Burynski or Marijean Rue
Course Length: 7 Hours

C804- Thai Massage Weekend Immersion
Save your hands and expand your practice! Learn a full body Thai Massage in the sidelying and seated positions.  Great for pregnant women and seniors.  Class includes a step-by-step manual and DVD
Instructor: Living Sabai: Jill Burynski or Marijean Rue
Course Length: 16 Hours


C805 - Thai Massage for the Table 

Amaze your clients with Thai Massage.  Learn how to incorporate Thai Massage into your table sessions.  This class is great for those interested in practicing Thai but cannot or don't want to practice in the traditional floor style or for those that want an introduction to Thai Massage. 

Instructor:  Living Sabai: Jill Burynski or Marijean Rue

Course Length:  7 Hours

C830- PreNatal Massage Certification
Advanced Prenatal Massage course that contains common contraindications and safe positioning PLUS the most common structural changes experienced during pregnancy and perform specific massage techniques that address the client.
Instructor: Sandy Ventura Gordon, LMT
Course Length: 22 Hours

C831- Massage Birth Assistant/Doula Certification
This program was the first in the Massage Industry and was created to provide Massage Therapists with a high quality program enabling them to have necessary skills to attend births with confidence and professionalism.
Instructor: Sandy Ventura Gordon, LMT
Course Length: 22 Hours

C870- Integrating Movement Education & Massage
Learn how to integrate somatic movement education concepts into your massage or bodywork practice to promote ease and efficiency of movement in your client, and increase your own longevity in your practice.  Come prepared to move as this course includes lecture, discussion, movement, assessment and hands-on skills.
Instructor: Kaylee Cahoon, LMT, BCSI, CPI
Course Length: 13 Hours

C880- Unlocking the Breath: A Polarity Approach to Structual Bodywork
Prerequisite: None
This class introduces both energetic and structural techniques for releasing the respiratory muscles.  Bodyworkers will learn an elegant integration of polarity therapy and myofascial work with a focus on relaxing and opening the thoracic cavity, enhancing respiration and energizing the heart chakra.
Instructor: Randall Gibson
Course Length: 14 Hours

C881 - The Meridian Connection
Prerequisite:  None
Meridians are traditionally described as channels for energy called Chi.  In this class we will work with a complete circuit of 12 meridians and two very important "extra meridians" called the Central Meridian and Governing Meridian.
Instructor: Randall Gibson
Course Length: 7 Hours

C890 - Somatic Experiential Therapy - Module 1
Prerequisite:  None
This modality uses an inter-relational model of somatic awareness and experiential techniques. It is highly effective in working with chemical and process addictions, trauma, and attachment disorders, with an emphasis on emotional regulation.  This 4-module training is designed to give therapists the tools to transform the nervous system around issues of trauma.
Instructor: Experiential Healing Center & Steve Sommers
Course Length: 21 Hours


Electives Available as CEU Courses

T502 - Craniosacral Therapy 
A course of training in which the student refines the skill of palpation while learning the ten-step protocol of craniosacral approach, myofascial release, advanced unwinding, and somato-emotional release. Craniosacral therapy is a subtle-intent approach to releasing and balancing physical, emotional, and somatic imbalance within the body. Course practicum required for this class.
Instructors: Mary McDaniel, LMT and  Terry Scruggs , LMT
Course Length: 42 Hours

E305 - Lymphatic Drainage Technique
This class will teach a full-body lymphatic sequence with particular emphasis on developing the practitioner's skill in feeling excess fluid.  Lymphatic massage is in demand for working wth breast cancer survivors who have had lymph nodes removed as part of their treatment and is also sought by individuals who retain excess fluid. Course practicum required for this class.
Instructor: Denise Gleason, LMT, CLT
Course Length: 42 Hours

C102 - Seated Chair Massage 
Techniques for on-site or corporate chair massage, including a 5, 10, & 15-minute routine plus marketing your massage practice with chair massage.
Instructor: Amanda Hooten, LMT
Course Length: 13 Hours

C103 - Lymphatic Drainage for Head and Neck
Manual Lymphatic Drainage for release of cranial and sinus congestion, as well as benefitting the entire lymphatic system.  
Instructor: Denise Gleason , LMT, CLT
Course Length: 13 Hours



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