Lotus Inspired

 

  • Continuing Education Courses
  • Massage and Bodywork
  • Reiki
  • Aromatherapy

Continuing Education Courses

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Energy Work:

Course Description

Reiki First Degree (Level One)
CE Hours: 15 Cost: $175
The Reiki Level one course provides an introduction to Reiki energy techniques beginning with the historical background to practice of application. The following topics will be addressed: History of Reiki, What is Reiki, Three Pillars, Reiki Principles, Attunement, Twenty-One Day Cleanse Process, How Reiki Works, How Reiki does not work, Application, Self-Treatment, Treatment of others, introduction to the chakra system. Responsibility of the practitioner, scanning and group healing. Upon completion of the course the student will be a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner.

Course Description

CE Hours: 15 Cost: $175
The Reiki Level Two course provides an introduction to the sacred Reiki symbols. Beginning with a review of Reiki I information and techniques and ending with hands on application of new techniques. The following topics will be addressed: Questions from Reiki I, The symbols and their uses, empowering goals, healing unwanted habits, blessing clearing and protecting spaces/objects/food, scanning and beaming. At the completion of this course the student will be a Reiki Level two practitioner.

Course Description

Reiki Master (Third Degree)
CE Hours: 45 Cost:$450
The Reiki Master Third Degree Course provides the student with the tools to work toward a mastership of all advanced Reiki techniques. The following topics will be addressed: Personal mastership, Life commitment to Reiki Principles, Working with client goals and motivating change, full understanding of energy related terminology and the Usui and Tibetan master symbols. The student will complete a client research project and fulfill a predetermined amount of hands on practice outside of class. Upon completion of this course the student will be a Reiki Master.

Course Description

Chakra Theory and Balancing
CE Hours: 4
The Chakra Theory and Balancing course defines Chakras and provides a detailed background of theories related to Chakras as well as practicing exercises to restore balance in the energy system. Each chakra will be discussed in detail followed by meditations and movement exercises to enhance energy.

Course Description

Intro to Shiatsu
CE Hours: 15
This course provides the student with an understanding of the beginning level of Shiatsu therapy. It covers the basic history of Shiatsu massage, Philosophy of TCM and theory of Meridians and Energy. The student will be able to provide clients with Hands on Treatment at the Relaxation Level.

Course Description

Reflexology: The Subtle Anatomy
CE Hours: 6
This course teaches the basics of Reflexology and their impact on the body’s energy systems. The points for the Chakras, the meridians, and other organ reflexes will be addressed and demonstrated. Relaxation techniques geared toward stimulating the reflexes and the body’s ability to heal itself will be discussed and practiced.

Course Description

Thai Massage: Intro and Theory
CE Hours: 4
The Intro to Thai Massage Theory and Demo class informs the student of the fundamental principles of Thai Massage Application. Theory includes the 10 Sen Sib lines or energy theory used in Thai Massage, the understanding of the elemental influence and an Introduction to the understanding of Dr. Jivaka and his impact on the Thai Massage Practice. The course will provide the student with a demonstration of some of the basic Thai Massage Techniques, basic routine and stretches. This course will prepare the student to understand what lies behind the principles of Thai Massage. Thai Massage is the “Lazy Man’s Yoga” as the therapist applies the client’s body into Yoga poses and stretches as well as working the Sen Sib lines in order to open the energy of the client and instigate the body’s ability to heal itself through the increased flow of energy.

Course Description

Intro to Thai: Supine Position
CE Hours: 8
The intro to Thai Supine position prepares the therapist for working on the front of the client’s body. The student will be able to apply the routine and points for working the Sen Lines and applying the stretches that occur with the client in supine positioning. This is a floor modality, however, modifications will be demonstrated so that it can be adapted to a table. The client remains fully clothed.

Course Description

Intro to Thai: Prone Position
CE Hours: 8
The Intro to Thai Massage Prone Position prepares the therapist for working on the back of the client’s body. Due to the intensity of the work as well as the need to master the art of application, it is helpful to break the material into the client’s positioning. The class will incorporate some of the basic understanding of the Sen Lines being worked as well as the stretches used while the client is lying prone. This is a floor modality, however, modifications will be demonstrated so that it can be adapted to a table. The client remains fully clothed

Course Description

Thai Herbal Ball Creation and Application
CE Hours: 6
Thai Herbal Ball therapy is an application of a heat compress made of cotton, that is filled with healing herbs. The student of this class will have the opportunity to make their own herbal balls, and then learn how to apply them to the body. The Thai use herbs with specific healing properties, the student will gain an understanding of the use of these herbs, why they are chosen as components of the Herbal Ball and how to supplement Thai herbs with more accessible herbs without diminishing the healing effects.

Course Description

Thai Foot Reflexology
CE Hours: 8
Thai Foot Reflexology, although based on the concepts of the Chinese art, has many differences from the reflexology protocols learned in the West. This class will inform the student on Thai methods of warming up the feet, the use of wooden Reflex sticks to stimulate points, as well as leg massage applying techniques that stimulate the Sen Sib lines from Thai Massage theory.

Course Description

Lomi Lomi: Temple Bodywork Introduction
CE Hours: 4
Lomi Lomi is the Hawaiian term which simply means to weave or massage. This course is an introduction to the philosophical principles of Huna and how they are the foundation of the Hawaiian Temple Healing Practice of Lomi Lomi. The course will provide the student with an understanding of the principles as well as how the practitioner connects with the client, connects with their own heart center, and will demonstrate how the Shamanic dance of “Flying” is integrated into the massage movements.

Course Description

Lomi Lomi Temple Bodywork Part I
CE Hours: 6
Lomi lomi is performed in the prone and supine position. This modality predominately uses the forearm to apply massage techniques. Lomi Lomi Part I will prepare the therapist to safely and effectively apply this Hawaiian Temple bodywork to the back of the client’s body. Part II will prepare the therapist to apply this massage to the front of the client’s body. Lomi Lomi is more than manipulation of tissue; it is a spiritual journey in finding oneself and inner peace. The therapist will learn about the sacred journey that both they and their client’s will embark by participating in this unified sacred style of bodywork.

Course Description

Lomi Lomi Temple Bodywork Part II
CE Hours: 6
Lomi lomi is performed in the prone and supine position. This modality predominately uses the forearm to apply massage techniques. Lomi Lomi Part I will prepare the therapist to safely and effectively apply this Hawaiian Temple bodywork to the back of the client’s body. Part II will prepare the therapist to apply this massage to the front of the client’s body. Lomi Lomi is more than manipulation of tissue; it is a spiritual journey in finding oneself and inner peace. The therapist will learn about the sacred journey that both they and their client’s will embark by participating in this unified sacred style of bodywork.

Health Care Massage:

Course Description

Pregnancy Massage
CE Hours: 25
The Pregnancy Massage course provides the student with the knowledge necessary to safely work with pregnant clients. The following topics will be addressed: Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy, Myths of Pregnancy Massage and Common Discomforts of Pregnancy, Contraindications for Pregnancy Massage, Safe and Effective Massage Techniques, Client Comfort, Therapist Adaptability. Upon completion of this course the student will be a competent Pregnancy Massage Therapist.

Course Description

Myofascial Release Techniques
CE Hours: 15
This course is an introduction into the body’s complex and fascinating fascia system, and the massage techniques that instigate release of fascial restrictions. Some topics that will be addressed are the body’s tensegrity system, diagonal patterns, and hands on demonstration and practice of fascia release techniques. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to provide massages with advanced methods of relieving chronic tension and pain. Myofascial has been proven to be one of the most effective treatments for client’s suffering from chronic pain related to fibromyalgia, sciatica, tension headaches, and more.S

Course Description

HIV/AIDS Awareness
CE Hours: 8
Research is a passion of the instructors at Lotus Inspired because of the many lives this disease has touched. This course will help you gain factual knowledge and an understanding of maintaining safety for therapists and clients alike. Guest speakers will be presenting from reputable organizations that specialize in this topic. The AIDS Awareness class is a way for therapists to stay up to date on the latest research and statistics happening in the HIV and AIDS medical community.

Course Description

PNF: Stretching
CE Hours: 16
The sports class is a practical application course that addresses a variety of needs of both professional athletes and general clients with a fitness focused lifestyle. The course addresses sport- specific movements, major muscle groups, common injuries, treatment protocols, and multiple types of stretching.

Course Description

PNF: Stretching
CE Hours: 6
PNF stands for Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. This is a form of assisted stretching that the therapist uses to rehabilitate clients suffering with injuries. It is also a very helpful form of stretching used for healthy individuals to get optimum performance and length out of their muscles. This course teaches the massage therapist the anatomy and physiology of the Neuromuscular System, and how nerves and muscles are impacted by this form of stretching. The therapist will learn to apply PNF Stretching to all the major muscle groups of the arms, shoulders, back, and legs.

Course Description

Intro to Myofascial Release Techniques
CE Hours: 8
This course is an introduction into the body’s complex and fascinating fascia system, and the massage techniques that instigate release of fascial restrictions. Some topics that will be addressed are the body’s tensegrity system, diagonal patterns, and hands on demonstration and practice of fascia release techniques.

Course Description

Intro to Neuromuscular Therapy
CE Hours: 8
This course is an introduction into Neuromuscular Therapy. The class will address the history of Neuromuscular, basic theories, Palpation skills and exercises, symptoms of trigger point activity, causes of trigger points, Principles of Neuromuscular Therapy. It will cover some muscle anatomy as it applies to the treatment of pain.

Course Description

Neuromuscular Beyond the Basics
CE Hours: 15
The Beyond the Basics Neuromuscular class addresses the Theories of Neuromuscular therapy and emphasizes muscular anatomy, location of Trigger Points, and the Trigger point’s pain dysfunctions. This method of massage is used to assess, treat, and prevent soft tissue injuries and manage chronic pain.

Course Description

Intro to Pregnancy Massage
CE Hours: 8
The Pregnancy Massage course provides the student with the knowledge necessary to safely work with pregnant clients. The following topics will be addressed: Myths of Pregnancy Massage, Common Discomforts of Pregnancy, Contraindications for Pregnancy Massage, Safe and Effective Massage Techniques. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to provide a safe and effective Massage for Pregnant Clients.

Spa Techniques:

Course Description

Thermo Therapy: Hot Stone and Hot Oil
CE Hours: 16
This Thermo-Therapy course will provide the student with the tools to safely and effectively give a hot stone and a hot oil massage. Thermotherapy (heat therapy) has been used by many cultures for centuries. Heat increases relaxation, immunity, and local blood flow. It decreases tension in the muscles and softens the superficial fascia. The following topics will be addressed: History of Hot Stone Massage, Types of Stones and their Uses, Risks of Offering Hot Stone Massage, How to appropriately clean your hot stones, Benefits of Hot Oil Massage and Benefits of Hot Oil Massage and Application of Hot Oil.

Course Description

Aromatherapy: Healing Blends
CE Hours: 6
Aromatherapy: Healing Blends covers the History of Aromatherapy, Essential Oil vs. Fragrance Oil, Storing and Caring for your oils, Carrier Oils, and the Essential Oils for common illness and discomfort. The participants will also make their own massage oil, sugar/salt scrub, or spritzer

Self Care Courses:

Course Description

Meditation – Self Care
CE Hours: 6
The Meditation course provides the student with the necessary tools to further advance their self care practice. This course is designed to educate the student on the many different methods of meditation and how to achieve success in a meditation practice. The following topics will be addressed: What is meditation, meditation styles and types, how to overcome blocks in meditation, developing a meditation practice, and how to guide someone through a meditation and practice.

Course Description

Body Mechanics – Self Care
CE Hours: 6
The Body Mechanics course provides the student with methods of maintaining strength and stamina in their business practices. The following topics will be addressed: The Basics of Body Mechanics, Common Errors in Practice, Common injuries in practice, How to Adapt to different environments and still maintain healthy posture, Different Philosophies and Studies and Changes in Body Mechanics, Studies and Changes in Body Mechanics.

Marketing/Chair Massage:

Course Description

Chair Massage – Advanced Techniques and Marketing
CE Hours: 15
This course covers a variety of chair massage topics. There are many opportunities where therapists can use chair massage in different markets. This course will cover the strategies to promote oneself to those markets and best accommodate the clients’ needs. The instructors will address equipment considerations, customizing massage techniques to individual needs, taking chair massage from routine to treatment, and how to build opportunities from chair massage events etc.

Course Description

Marketing
CE Hours: 15
The Marketing course provides the student with tools to learn practical methods to manage a successful business with integrity. It also addresses techniques to analyze the business in order to increase profits. Topics include but are not limited to planning, prioritizing, start up, self management, marketing, creating promotional material, client retention, referrals, and other considerations.

Ethics:

Course Description

Ethics: Diversity in the Workplace
CE Hours: 6
This course provides tools for the massage therapist to understand, respect, and value diversity in their work environment. It demonstrates how opening one’s mind to other points of view can be critical for a successful career.

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Ethics: Professionalism
CE Hours: 6
This course addresses difficult ethical issues that massage therapists are often confronted with in the workplace. It includes, discussions, scenarios, activities, and exercises as a tool to guide the massage therapist through professional dilemmas.

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Ethics: Communication
CE Hours: 4
This course addresses difficult ethical issues that massage therapists are often confronted with in the workplace. It includes discussions, scenarios, activities, and exercises as a tool to guide the massage therapist through establishing therapeutic communication skills.

Course Description
Ethics: Boundaries
CE Hours: 4
This course addresses difficult ethical issues that massage therapists are often confronted with. It includes discussions, scenarios, activities and exercises as a tool to guide the massage therapist through establishing boundaries that will strengthen the therapeutic relationships between clients and therapists.

We offer classes in a variety of modalities to address different aspects of massage therapy. It is our goal to provide education to individual massage therapists at the specified locations as well as customize our classes for onsite training at spas, businesses, and wellness centers. We work around the needs of the business. Please email us with any scheduling requests or inquiries.