Workshops

April 22 -"Successful Side-Lying Massage"   FREE Hands-On Sponsored by Massage Envy of LI - 


April 27 - Easy & Effective Deep Tissue Techniques Finger Lake School of Massage - Mt. Kisco - Continuing Education Department


June 7,8,9 Science of Flexibility -- Syosset Long Island


Workshop Descriptions


Successful side-Lying Massage - April 22 Monday - Syosset

 

Gain confidence and comfortability doing. Massage in a Side-Lying position. This is an easy and extremely effective approach for everyone.

You are enjoying your massage practice with all its gratifying rewards and then suddenly, a client walks in the door that cannot lie prone or supine. What do you do? Working in a side-lying position was barely taught at school.

How about the lady who is seven months pregnant with a very stiff back? Or your repeat client that is now recovering from shoulder surgery? Or an elderly man who has had hip replacement? Or a lady recovering from cancer with breast reconstruction who cannot lie prone yet?

As a healthcare professional, it is imperative that you don't miss a beat and suggest a “side-lying position”. Continue to be the expert re-establishing your clients’ confidence in you.

There are many components to a successful session. Laying on your side is very comfortable, and clients really do enjoy it. In this position, your hands-on massage technique offers a different technical approach and many new angles to explore. There is also the importance of draping for privacy and comfort. Spinal alignment along with the position of the hips is also considered.

Join me in this workshop and walk away feeling confident and effective working in this position. Side-lying massage challenges you to step out of the prone/supine box. Participating in this workshop will give you a new sense of freedom and capability. It is also incredibly easy! Have confidence in your new skills.

Massage Envy is proud to invite Kerrie Flynn, LMT to be their instructor of Continuing Education Workshops.  A Massage Therapist since 1991, Kerrie shares her extensive experience of 20+ years as a college professor and instructor of all massage techniques.


Easy & Effective Deep Tissue Techniques

April 27 - Saturday -Mt. Kisco

This is one day interactive workshop to learn Deep Tissue Techniques that are easy and effective and will not injure yourself or the client.

Many clients love a strong deep massage, and we want to provide it for them. But how many sessions can you do a day without burn-out or injury to yourself or the client? Deep Tissue Massage is not a Swedish Massage. Take this full day course to learn simple techniques to improve your "Deep Tissue" skills. Learn techniques tips like: importance of location application, length of compression time, soft tissue depth perception, understand the difference between positive and negative pressure and the significant benefits, improve proper body mechanics, correct use of table height and working with different types of bodies. Upon completion of course you will be able to utilize this technique immediately and your clients will feel the difference and so will you!


Science of Flexibility - June 7,8 & 9

Syosset - Independent Workshop

Stretching Sessions, Flexibility Programs and Yoga Studios are everywhere.

The new fitness fad is STRETCHING!

Massage Therapists have always known that stretching is an essential part of our therapeutic approach when working with a client's soft tissue pain and/or stiffness.

I believe it is of the utmost importance that therapists have a solid understanding of the "Science of Flexibility".

• Do you have confidence in your approach with “stretching out” your clients?

• When do you use a Passive Stretch versus an Active Stretch?

• What is the difference between Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue?

• Can you identify the difference between Active Isolated Stretching versus Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation?

• Could you offer a stretching session for a 1/2 hour?

• Do you wish to integrate stretching into your massage session and just don't know how? Draping? In Clothing? On Table? Off Table?

• What is the most effective stretching technique to execute when a soft tissue spasm or injury comes onto your table?

Join this workshop and explore all these topics and get some answers.


Kerrie Flynn is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved  Provider and is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York LMTs continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal.