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“I am confident I can now use these techniques to benefit my clients and better address their physical needs.”  –Karen M.

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Our workshops are interactive and hands-on.
Make your CE dollars count with practical techniques you can use right away.

Relaxation and deep tissue work – in the same massage session? Yes! In this workshop, you will learn techniques that:

  • Are easy to use
  • Protect yourself from injury and fatigue
  • Provide a very deep, restful experience for your client

You’ll practice new techniques to slow things down, firm up your pressure, and improve your body mechanics. Your clients will love these deep, relaxing massage techniques.

Side lying is not just for pregnancy massage! Many of your clients will benefit – those with sinus problems, heart issues, obesity, and those who simply prefer this comfortable position.

In this hands-on workshop, you will gain amazing access to the tissues of the neck, shoulder, abdomen, hip and leg. We’ll treat our clients utilizing myofascial, trigger point and deep tissue techniques – from subtle to firm. We will also practice stretches that are easily applied with our clients’ side lying.

Afraid or unsure about draping? We’ll perfect those skills! You and your clients will feel at ease with the safe, comfortable and easy techniques you’ll practice this workshop.

So many of our daily activities require us to lean forward with our arms and hands out front: computer work, driving, gaming, and giving massage. All of this forward-shifted activity results in shortened, tight muscles in our anterior chest, shoulders and neck, and stretched, fatigued muscles in our upper back and posterior neck. By releasing and lengthening these shortened muscles, we can more effectively alleviate our clients’ back and neck discomfort and create better postural balance.

In this workshop we will practice a variety of myofascial, deep tissue and stretching techniques with our clients in supine and side-lying positions. Muscles of focus include pectoralis major and minor, intercostals, serratus anterior, subclavius, sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalenes.

Chair massage is a fast, easy and effective way to bring massage to your clients, and to build your client base! These energizing techniques are a great compliment to your table massage business.

This hands-on workshop is appropriate for massage therapists of any level of experience. You will learn and practice:

  • Effective techniques using your hands, forearms and elbows
  • Treatment of specific conditions in the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands
  • Marketing ideas to help you grow your chair massage client base
  • Improved body mechanics so you can comfortably perform chair massage for hours

Plus, Dale Wheeler will share practical advice from nearly 10 years of chair massage business. Join us for this fast paced, fun workshop!

We are sometimes hesitant to thoroughly work the muscles of the hip, but clients experience many benefits when we knowledgeably address this area of the body. These practical techniques are easy on you and your clients.

In this hands-on workshop, we will:

  • Practice proper, secure draping and maintain safe boundaries
  • Address common conditions with a variety of techniques
  • Apply sustained firm pressure techniques to bring about deep relaxation
  • Utilize fascial, deep tissue and stretching techniques with our clients in supine, prone and side-lying positions
Reinvigorate your practice and ignite your enthusiasm through seasonal services and creative add-ons. Learn techniques that provide easy-clean-up body scrubs and wraps, explore possibilities of incorporating various temperatures, textures, and scents to enhance your services and develop seasonal specials to pamper your guests and keep your practice fresh and exciting!  We will also touch on basic marketing techniques to share your new signature services. Oils, creams, and scrubs are provided and are included in your registration fee.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Identify benefits and contraindications to dry room spa services, along with modifications when contraindications are present.
  • Create your own dry room powdered scrub and a customized oil
  • Learn how to apply a hydrating body wrap
  • Explore variations to make the techniques seasonally appropriate and marketable

Many people suffer from low back pain, but did you know that recent studies indicate:

  • Almost 80% of Americans will have back problems sometime in their adult lives.
  • 54% of people who suffer from low back pain spend most of their workdays sitting.
  • Nearly 30% of Americans experienced low back pain in the last 3 months.

Build your skills to be a low back expert! Your current and future clients need your help. Knowing where and how to work will result in better client outcomes.

In this hands-on workshop, we will:

  • Approach low back conditions with myofascial, deep tissue, and trigger point techniques
  • Position clients in supine, prone, and sidelying positions to maximize effectiveness of your techniques and improve client comfort
  • Use simple tests to identify stressed muscles and postural imbalances
  • Determine when to proceed with massage and when to refer to medical professionals
  • Sharpen up your body mechanics so YOU won’t become a low back pain sufferer!

Join us and help your clients feel better faster.

Learn how to add Thai techniques into your table routine. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to perform a 60-minute table routine blending Thai and Swedish techniques. No previous Thai massage experience necessary!

  • Add stretches that benefit your client.
  • Learn correct draping techniques for these unique postures.
  • Understand proper mechanics to protect your body.
Reenergize your practice by adding Thai massage techniques. You and your clients will love this gentle stretching work. Upon successful completion of this course, you will learn:

  • Proper techniques and postures to perform one-hour supine and prone Thai Massage
  • A variety of powerful stretches
  • Techniques to incorporate into your table massage routine

Class time includes practicing hands-on routine, body mechanics, and historical information. No previous Thai experience necessary.

In a hands-on and relaxed atmosphere, Roger Hughes leads therapists through a series of sensing exercises guided by easy movements and supporting touch. The feeling principles of lightness, softness and freedom will be cultivated first in the context of a self-care practice.

Embodying a sense of lightness and calm as you work with your client helps ensure you against repetitive massage-related injury. It also teaches your clients how they too can feel looser and freer in their body and mind. The touch of Trager reaches deeply in the tissues without the use of deep pressure.

In this workshop you will develop the skills to:

  • Soften and a restore feeling to achy muscles due to repetitive massage and compromised body mechanics
  • Maintain a touch that is soothing and deeply-felt
  • Develop a touch that educates rather than dictates
  • Integrate basic Trager® principles directly into your massage practice

Roger will guide therapists through brief demonstrations in how to give these felt qualities to your workshop partner. Therapists will have the opportunity to receive while standing, sitting and fully reclined on the table.

Workshop goals:

  • Develop and expand your self-care practice
  • Cultivate positive self-awareness
  • Embody a feeling of ease and openness at the table
  • Deepen the effectiveness as a giver (achieve more with less!)

“Trager”, “Mentastics” and the Dancing Cloud logo are registered service marks of Trager International. For additional information about the Trager Approach®, visit: www.rogertragerchicago.com

Set yourself apart by going beyond the usual quick scalp and neck rub, and become the expert in alleviating these conditions. We’ll carefully explore the anatomical structures of the head and neck, focusing on trigger point patterns and fascial lines of tension. These techniques will help you develop an intuitive touch, enabling you to “see” with your fingertips.

Additionally, we’ll review some of the causes of head and neck pain, and how to educate our clients to minimize recurrence.

Join Jennifer Barnett as she presents the basic principles of Thai healing herbs and compresses for external use. As with all Education Destinations workshops, you can incorporate these techniques right away into your regular massage routine.

In this hands-on workshop, you will:

  • Discover the benefits and healing effects of Thai herbs
  • Develop unique, personalized treatments for your clients
  • Boost your range of massage offerings and increase your revenue
  • DIY! Make your own compresses for a fraction of the cost of purchasing pre-made bundles

With these techniques, your clients will enjoy:

  • Increased circulation and energy flow
  • Decreased muscle and joint tension
  • Stimulation of the senses, melting away mental fatigue and stress
Looking for new ways to help your clients with concerns like sinus congestion, constipation, and post-injury swelling?

In this introductory level course, learn the basic principles of lymphatic drainage massage and foundational techniques. Upon completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify major organs and nodes of the lymphatic system
  • Apply techniques to safely facilitate lymphatic flow throughout the body including face and neck
  • Comfortably set draping for the sternum and abdomen
  • Understand benefits and contraindications to lymphatic drainage
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“The smaller class size was great. More one-on-one time with the instructor.”

–Amy U.

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Education Destinations instructors come to you and provide an environment that allows you to learn and practice the latest techniques.

Our staff shares its passion for massage therapy by working side-by-side with students and fellow therapists. Our courses are small, intimate and offer traditional techniques that blend easily with traditional Swedish or therapeutic massage routines.

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