Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
a Steiner Education Group member
Continuing Education Series 2009
2009 New Year's Greetings! We, here at CCMT, are bristling with the energies of change, growth and a
sense of hopefulness and renewal. Now a member of a collection of 17 premier massage schools, the Steiner
Education Group, CCMT invites you to celebrate with us, the life-long exploration of the limitlessness of
touch modalities and ways to bring health and peace to the body, mind and soul. Our program presents a
full spectrum of therapeutic approaches ranging from clinical massage, to advanced anatomy and
kinesiology, to ethics, working with special populations, spa treatments, allied modalities, Ayurveda and
Reflexology. Some of the best continuing education teachers in the country will join us, some who have been
with us for years and others joining us for the first time, all in the warm environment of CCMT's learning
community. Come boost your massage practice, enrich your heart and head, reconnect with old friends
and meet new ones! We look forward to supporting your continuing education experience.
Linda Derick, CE Director & Jess Porter, CE Coordinator
Orthopedic Massage Techniques
with Whitney Lowe
Train with the founder of Lowe's Orthopedic Massage system. Learn Whitney's secrets to high quality clinical work and stimulate your practice with
skills that keep your clients coming back. Today's clients often come with high expectations from their therapist as they seek massage for a host of
complaints, from sports activities to work related pain. You will learn and practice simple evaluation tests and cutting-edge techniques that contribute
to maximally effective treatments that can help you to meet clients' needs. We will focus on three key elements of Lowe's system:
You will learn these key elements of Lowe’s system:
- 5 critical components of Orthopedic Massage
- Essential assessment techniques
- Essential Orthopedic Massage techniques Orthopedic Massage Techniques I: Lower Body
Date: Friday, October 9—Sunday, October 11
October 9-11, 2009: Orthopedic Massage Techniques I (Lower Body) Time: Fri.: 6pm to 9:30pm; Sat. & Sun.: 9am to 5:30pm
Explore exciting new concepts for low back pain and lower extremity
disorders. Learn creative new ways to think, on your feet, about treatment while CE Hrs: 18
dramatically expanding your skills with innovative hands-on strategies. We will ex- Cost: $340
plore a variety of common client complaints including piriformis syndrome and Location: Newington
other lower extremity nerve impingement conditions, iliotibial band friction syn-
drome, knee injuries, shin splints and plantar fasciitis. Bring: Linens
Orthopedic Massage Techniques II (Upper Body)
(To be offered in Spring, 2010)
Clients are bringing upper extremity disorders to massage therapists with increasing frequency. Delve into assessment and treatment strategies for the
soft tissue complaints generated by neck pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, tennis elbow, whiplash, shoulder impingement and rotator cuff disorders,
carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral and medial epicondylitis and upper extremity nerve entrapment conditions.
These hands-on courses cover the how to aspects of orthopedic assessment and massage treatment. Courses may be taken in either order. Use either or
both courses as part of your certification in Orthopedic Massage with OMERI.
Whitney Lowe is the founder of the Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute (OMERI) and the author of Orthopedic Assessment for Massage Therapy and Orthopedic Massage: Theory
and Technique. His career spans 20 years, and he is a highly respected educator and clinician. He has published extensively, has been a featured author in Massage Today, Massage Magazine, Mas-
sage & Bodywork, Massage Therapy Journal and the Journal of Soft-tissue Manipulation, and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. For more
information, see www.omeri.com.
For more information or to register, visit our website at www.ccmt.edu, or contact us at
ContinuingEd@ccmt.edu, 860.667.1886, or toll free 877.282.CCMT(2268).
with Bob Pecora
Positional Release is the positioning of either the whole body or a body area in such a way as to Positional Release I: Postural Muscles
evoke a therapeutic response to help resolve musculoskeletal dysfunction. You will learn how to Date: Sunday, June 7
position the client so that muscles are off-stretch or slackened, eliciting a neuromuscular
response which releases hypertonicity, spasm, and pain. In this position, treatment to trigger
points is administered with maximal effectiveness and minimal discomfort.This technique is Positional Release II: Jones Tender Points
both user and patient friendly. Each of the following three workshops is stand alone and may be Date: Sunday, September 13
taken independently. By taking the series of all three workshops, you will have a solid under-
standing and the technical proficiency to work effectively with Positional Release techniques.
Positional Release III: Extremities
Positional Release I: Postural Muscles
Date: Sunday, November 22
The theory and principles of Positional Release work will be presented. The majority of the
workshop will be spent learning and practicing the application of Positional Release techniques
to the postural muscles. You will practice the clinical approach of assessment, treatment and Time: 9am to 5pm each day
re-assessment. CE Hrs: 7
Positional Release II: Jones Tender Points Cost: $150 per day
In this workshop the theory and principles of Positional Release work will be reviewed. You will
learn how to use PR techniques to address tender points throughout the body. The release of Location: Newington
these specific points can be effective to reduce pain and increase range of motion of the related Bring: Linens
body region. We will explore the application of PR to relieve the pain resulting from conditions
such as whiplash, low back pain, thoracic and cervical pain, as well as pain related to scoliosis,
osteoporosis and facet joint impingement.
Positional Release III: Extremities
In this workshop you will learn the application of Positional Release techniques to common soft tissue complaints occurring in the shoulder, elbow,
wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot, such as tendonitis, rotator cuff syndrome, sciatica, iliotibial band syndrome, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and
carpal and tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Robert Pecora, P.T.A., L.M.T., graduated from Miami Dade College in 1978 with a physical therapy assistant degree, and has worked in many different areas of physical therapy since then, including
Orthopedics, Sports Medicine clinics, acute care and nursing home facilities where he specialized in soft tissue manipulation/medical massage. He has been a massage therapist in CT since 1994. Bob has
a private practice, Medical Massage for Chronic Pain, LLC with locations in Bristol and Southington. His Medical Massage Workshop Series includes 16 workshops that he teaches in Southington,
CT, and other locations. For more information see, www.medicalmassagenow.com.
CORE Myofascial I & II
with George Kousaleos
CORE Myofascial I
CORE Myofascial Therapy is the primary certification of the CORE Institute’s
advanced structural integration program, commonly known as CORE bodywork. Date: Friday, April 24—Sunday, April 26
CORE Myofascial Therapy is a client-centered, full body treatment approach that
mobilizes the myofascial network, improving human structural and functional CORE Myofascial II
potentials. CORE’s program centers on advanced structural and myofascial
Date: Friday, May 29—Sunday, May 31
procedures, exercises, and educational strategies that increase your client’s resiliency,
flexibility, balance, and awareness.
Complete this 48 hour certification program in two 3-day weekends. Myofascial I Time: Fri. & Sat.: 9am to 6pm; Sun.: 9am to 4pm
may be taken as a single course. It is a prerequesite for Myofascial II. CE Hrs: 24 per weekend
You will learn: Cost: $425 per weekend
six myofascial techniques Location: Newington
connective tissue anatomy and physiology Bring: A set of sheets, towels and comfortable
advanced body reading techniques clothes. Manuals will be provided at the workshop.
client education strategies
complete history of structural therapies
CORE bodywork was developed by George P. Kousaleos, founder of the CORE Institute and one of the nation’s most innovative teachers of
myofascial and structural therapies. He created an approach that focuses on the intrinsic spiral found in the human body. Therapists using his
technique apply slow, deep pressure that follows Langer’s lines, the road map of deep fascia.
George Kousaleos is a licensed massage therapist and the founder and director of the CORE Institute. George has been a leader in the fields of structural integration and myofascial therapy
2 for the past 20 years. He worked extensively on the development of national certification and coordinated fund raising for massage related research, scholarships, and community outreach
projects. For more information, see www.coreinstitute.com.
Deep Tissue Techniques
with Joe Muscolino
Kinesiology & Treatment Techniques for the Low Back and Pelvis, June 6
This 8-hour workshop is an intensive workshop on the pelvis and low back. It begins with a Kinesiology & Treatment Techniques
review of the joints and muscles of the region, along with a thorough examination of the for the Low Back & Pelvis
crucial importance of the posture of the pelvis as it relates to the spine. Treatment tech- Date: Saturday, June 6
niques are then workshopped for the remainder of the day. We begin with body mechanics
Time: 9am to 6pm
for efficient deep tissue work. Comprehensive stretching of the pelvis and low back, includ-
ing CR (PNF) stretching, is performed. We then practice joint mobilization techniques for CE Hrs: 8
the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints. Cost: $160
Pathologic Conditions and Assessment of the Low Back and Pelvis, June 7 Location: Westport
This 8-hour workshop is an intensive workshop on the pelvis and low back. It begins by
reviewing the most common pathologic conditions of the low back and pelvis that massage
Pathological Conditions & Assessment
therapists and bodyworkers will encounter and treat. Conditions covered are muscle spasms
versus myofascial trigger points, strain and sprain, lumbar joint dysfunction, disc patholo- of the Low Back & Pelvis
gies, sciatica, excessive pelvic tilt, hyperlordosis, scoliosis, piriformis syndrome, and sacroil- Date: Sunday, June 7
iac joint dysfunction. The effects of lower extremity conditions upon the spine are also dis- Time: 9am to 6pm
cussed. We then workshop assessment approaches for the low back and pelvis. Assessment CE Hrs: 8
procedures covered include postural assessment, muscle palpation, orthopedic assessment
tests, and motion palpation of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints. Cost: $160
Note: The Saturday workshop creates the ideal foundation to critically understand the pathologic conditions
and assessment techniques presented in the Sunday course. Each day is a stand-alone workshop and may be
taken independently. Stretching & Deep Tissue Work
to the Back & Neck
Date: Saturday, November 7
Stretching and Deep Tissue Work to the Back and Neck, November 7
This workshop is a hands-on experience that covers two topics: (1) simple effective steps for
Time: 9am to 6pm
proper technique are presented and practiced to be able to deliver deep tissue work to the CE Hrs: 8
back and neck with minimal effort and minimal risk of injury to the therapist, and (2) effec- Cost: $160
tive back and neck stretches are then presented and practiced. This workshop is valuable for
the clinical-minded therapist who either believes that s/he is unable to do effective deep
work, and/or works long hours and wants to avoid physical burnout and injury now and
into the future. It is also valuable for therapists who are looking to incorporate stretching of Advanced Stretching Techniques
the spine into their practice. Note: This workshop effectively prepares the participant to take & Joint Mobilization of the Back & Neck
the workshop being given the following day on Advanced Stretching Techniques and Joint Mobili- Date: Sunday, November 8
zation of the Back and Neck. Taken together, these two workshops offer a thorough approach
to advanced musculoskeletal treatment techniques for the back and neck! Time: 9am to 6pm
CE Hrs: 8
Advanced Stretching Techniques and Joint Mobilization
of the Back and Neck, November 8 Cost: $160
This workshop is a hands-on experience that covers two topics: (1) advanced stretching Location: Newington
and (2) joint mobilization techniques. We begin with a brief explanation of the mechanisms
of how “Contract Relax” (also known as PNF), “Against Contract,” and “Contract Relax
Against Contract” stretching work. These techniques are then practiced with special empha- To all workshops, please bring linens. Wear loose-fitting shorts
sis upon application to the spine. The technique of joint mobilization is then demonstrated (not spandex) and a button down shirt that can be worn
and practiced, with special emphasis upon application to the neck. This workshop is valu- backwards, or a gown.
able for the clinical-minded therapist who is looking to incorporate advanced treatment
techniques into his/her practice. Note: While not required as a prerequisite, this workshop
follows from the Stretching and Deep Tissue Work to the Back and Neck Workshop offered the day
before. Taken together, these two workshops offer a thorough approach to advanced musculoskeletal treatment techniques for the back and neck.
Note: Taken together these two workshops offer a thorough approach to advanced musculo-skeletal treatment techniques for the back and neck. Each day is a stand-alone work-
shop and may be taken independently.
Joe Muscolino, D.C., is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and has been an instructor of musculoskeletal and visceral anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology courses for the past 21 years. Dr.
Muscolino also runs numerous advanced study workshops, including deep tissue, stretching, and joint mobilization workshops, as well as Anatomy in Clay™ workshops, cadaver labs, and in-services for
instructors of massage therapy; he is an NCBTMB approved provider. Dr. Muscolino also serves as a subject matter expert and is on the Continuing Education and Exam Committees for NCBTMB,
is a member of the Editorial Review Operational Committee (EROC) for the Massage Therapy Journal, and was a member of the CCMT Faculty Leadership Team. Dr Muscolino is the author of
Kinesiology, the Skeletal System and Muscle Function, The Muscular System Manual, the Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, 2 nd edition, The Musculoskeletal Anatomy Coloring Book,
The Musculoskeletal Anatomy Flashcards, and Flashcards for Bones, Joints, and Actions of the Human Body published by Mosby of Elsevier, and used within massage and bodywork
curricula throughout the country. Further, he has a regular column entitled Body Mechanics in the Massage Therapy Journal (mtj). For more information, see www.learnmuscles.com.
“The Spirit of Anatomy” Kinesiology Courses
with George Russell
“I call my approach to investigating body structure ‘The Spirit of Anatomy.’ Knowledge of anatomy
is important to me only when it makes my work more engaging -- when it helps me help a client or Date: Sunday, March 22
myself. Approaching the body experientially, and tying concepts to sensations, stretches and treat- Sunday, June 28
ments, helps us take anatomy by the tail and set it in the direction we need it to go. Energetic and Sunday, October 4
spiritual aspects of anatomy and cross-cultural approaches such as the chakra system enrich our way
of seeing the self and using our bag of tricks for approaching health and its opposite. For me, this is Time: 9am to 5pm each day
the true spirit of anatomy, and my reason for teaching it.” - George Russell CE Hrs: 7 per day
The Core & Ribcage, March 22 Cost: $140 per day
The core has never been a more popular buzzword. What is it, and how can we work Location: Newington
with it, in our own movement, and to help our clients. The relation of the core to the Bring: Linens
breathing apparatus will also be discussed.
The Ankle and Knee, June 28
The ankle and knee are multi-use, complex joints that absorb a lot of the stresses of the body and provide its foundation. We'll learn some
anatomy, discuss syndromes, and work on improving our own bodies in our work, as well as the bodies of our clients who present with leg
Beyond Rubbing the Hurt, October 4
From patient complaint to bodywork strategies, it's great to rub shoulders when they hurt. But we can help more if we can learn to look under
the surface of client complaint to the syndromes that give rise to patient's difficulty and create pain. We'll discuss compensation strategies in
general and specific, referral pain, postural pain and dysfunction, and other situations where the problem and the pain are found in different
places. Postural analysis, interpreting client language, and ways to talk to clients about their issues will all be presented and workshopped.
George Russell, D.C., M.A., is a bodyworker, chiropractor, and movement specialist. He is a former professional dancer, and a long-time student of Yoga, Pilates and the Alexander technique. En-
ergy medicine, guided imagery, the 12 steps, and psychotherapy all inform his approach to care. Dr. Russell holds a summa cum laude doctorate from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiroprac-
tic and has taught at CCMT in Westport, the Swedish Institute, Kripalu Center, New York University, The New School, Wesleyan University, Vassar College, Rutgers University and de Facto
Dance Company. For more information, see www.georgerusselldc.com.
Human Cadaver Workshop April 4
with Brett Carr November 21
The Cadaver Workshop is a unique and valuable opportunity to see and palpate anatomical Time: 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm
structures. Additionally, often there are pathologies such as arteriosclerosis, polycystic kidneys CE Hrs: 3
and meniscus tears that can be seen. Students may participate as much or as little as they like.
Brett M. Carr, DC, MS, is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (UBCC), and holds a Location: University of Bridgeport
Masters of Science in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. He also teaches Neuroscience and Anatomy at UBCC, College of Chiropractic
4 while maintaining a rehabilitation and nutrition based private practice in Fairfield, CT. Dr. Carr teaches Neurology,
Active Isolated Stretching
with Marjorie Brook Date: Friday, September 11—Sunday, September 13
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm each day
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) gives you the ability to aid your clients and CE Hrs: 24
yourself in leading a healthier more flexible life. AIS can be applied in many areas Cost: $450
of healthcare and sports, and practiced by a wide range of professionals including Location: Westport
Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Personal Trainers and Bring: Linens
athletes. The seminar is 20% lectures, 80% hands-on work, including detailed
approaches to each muscle surrounding a joint. Also covered are various
indications and contraindications related to diseases, injuries, joint replacements, osteoporosis and aging factors. Specifically, Carpal tunnel,
thoracic outlet syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, back problems, neuropathy, and various other sports medicine considerations are
Marjorie Brook is a Nationally Certified, New York Licensed Massage Therapist since 1997. As an Active Isolated Stretching Practitioner and a Certified Personal Trainer, she has trained under
and assisted Aaron Mattes across the United States & Canada. Marjorie’s private practice caters to both healthy and special needs adults and children. She currently teaches Active Isolated Stretching
classes throughout the country. For more information, see www.brookseminars.com.
Date: Monday, March 30
Location: Mercy Center
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm Professional Ethics
Cost: $150 (includes lunch) with Marion Visel
CE Hrs: 6
Date: Sunday, October 4 In this workshop we will explore our professional roles and boundaries using the teaching
methods of lecture, journaling, dyad and group discussion and especially your questions. The ques-
Location: Westport tions participants bring will help us all to better understand expectations of professional con-
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm duct established by NCBTMB’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. This opportunity to
CE Hrs: 6 learn from and share with your colleagues will help you re-think and possibly redefine your pro-
Cost: $100 fessional and commercial practice. (This 6 hour workshop meets NCBTMB’s requirement that
2 of the 6 hour CE Ethics requirement focus on Standards of Practice, Standard V.)
Marion Visel is a CCMT graduate in practice for 18 years, and has worked in private practice, physical therapy, hospital and retreat
center environments. She Chaired NCBTMB’s Ethics Committee and co-authored the NCB Standards of Practice. Marion also holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Graduate Theological Un-
ion and is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister.
Ethics at Our Edges
with Carol Bufithis Date: Sunday, June 7
The therapeutic relationship between the massage therapist and their client is intimate and Date: Sunday, November 22
unique. We often work with people in non-ordinary states of consciousness when boundary is- Location: Newington
sues of separateness and connectedness become very important. Whether we are a new graduate
or a seasoned practitioner, we are frequently confronted with a range of ethical dilemmas that Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
arise within the context of the therapeutic relationship. This workshop will use the National Cer- CE Hrs: 6
tification Board’s Ethical Standards and Practice Guidelines as a filter through which we will ex-
plore ethical issues and define ethical wellness. Emphasis will be on identifying the ways that we Cost: $100
can support one another and the resources we have individually for cultivating and maintaining
Carol Bufithis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southern Connecticut State University in 1973. She has been teaching all of her adult life in various settings including:
public schools, hospitals and workshops throughout the state. She has been a faculty member at CCMT since 1985 and teaches Discovery Workshops and Personal Potential/Professional
Potential. Carol has owned the Therapeutic Massage Center in Middlefield CT since 1983 where she continues to maintain a private practice. 5
Caring for Clients With Cancer:
Simple Steps to Safe, Effective Practice
with Tracy Walton
Date: Friday, November 13—Sunday, November 15
Time: 9am to 6pm
This intensive course combines the art and science of touch to create safe, effective
massage sessions for clients with cancer, in cancer treatment and with cancer histo- CE Hrs: 24
ries. In a lively, supportive learning environment, we carefully debunk the long- Cost: $365
held contraindication to massage, then discuss current research findings about the Location: Newington
benefits of touch for people with cancer. You will learn essential cancer intake Bring: Linens
questions, proper follow-up on the client’s answers, and proven strategies to deter-
mine when and how to involve a client’s physician in decision-making. We de-
scribe concrete massage adjustments for surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, bone metastasis and vital organ involvement. A balanced approach to
learning blends lecture, spirited discussion, and hands-on work with volunteer clients with cancer. Music, art and poetry by people who have had
cancer help expand our understanding of the journey. Massage therapists from varied backgrounds and massage settings leave with tools that
continue to support them in their work: sample client intake forms, physician information and permission materials, and numerous articles on
Tracy Walton has worked in private massage therapy practice since 1990, seeing clients with complex health issues including countless people in cancer treatment. A seasoned teacher, Tracy has served as
the Academic Dean and Instructor in Physiology and Pathology at the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She consults to hospitals and massage schools, develops curriculum,
writes and teaches nationally on the indications and contraindications to massage therapy. Back home, she works with Harvard Medical School’s Osher Institute, researching the role of massage therapy
at end of life in patients with metastatic cancer. Tracy holds a Master’s degree in Biology, with concentrations in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology. In 2003 the AMTA Council of Schools named her
the Teacher of the Year. For more information, see www.tracywalton.com.
Massage During Pregnancy
with Elaine Stillerman
Date: Friday, June 26—Sunday, June 28
Date: Friday, September 25—Sunday, September 27
Time: Friday& Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Sunday, 8:30am to 3pm
CE Hrs: 21
Bring: Two towels, two sets of linens, two pillows,
unscented oil or lotion and a notebook to class
each day. Purchase and read Prenatal Massage: A
Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum
Bodywwork (Elaine Stillerman, Mosby, 2008).
During the “MotherMassage” workshop, you will learn the physiology of pregnancy and postpartum, as well as the skills and tech-
niques necessary to massage your pregnant clients competently from their first trimester, through labor and postpartum recovery.
Hands-on work will include full-body massage in side-lying position, labor support massage and postpartum care. Appropriate
draping and client positioning, as well as proper practitioner body mechanics will be discussed. Special attention will be paid to
high risk pregnancies and the most common discomforts of pregnancy such as lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciat-
ica. The contraindications of prenatal massage are discussed in detail.
Elaine Stillerman is the author of MotherMassage, and the Encyclopedia of Bodywork. A New York state licensed massage therapist since 1978, she has been working with pregnant
women since 1980. This professional course is taught at many schools across the country. In 2005, Elaine completed her latest book, Prenatal Massage: A Textbook of Pregnancy,
Labor and Postpartum Bodywork. This book will be published in 2006-2007. In addition, Elaine is a writer and consultant for the PBS TV Show "Real Moms, Real Stories, Real
Savvy." For more information, see www.mothermassage.net.
Raindrop Therapy™ &
Vita Flex Techniques
with Richard Harris Date: Sunday, May 3
Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Raindrop Technique™ is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body by
utilizing the antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action of several key CE Hrs: 7
essential oils. Vita Flex Technique is a specialized form of hand and foot massage Cost: $165 (includes $25 materials fee)
that is exceptionally effective in delivering the benefits of essential oils throughout Location: Newington
the body. Essential oils are applied to contact points, and energy is released through Bring: Massage table linens & two bath towels.
electrical impulses created by contact between the fingertips and reflex points. By
integrating Vita Flex and simple massage techniques, the power of essential oils
brings the body into structural and electrical alignment. During this hands-on work-
shop you will become familiar with the therapeutic benefits of the nine essential oils used in the Raindrop Technique™ and gain an understand-
ing of the practical applications of therapeutic grade essential oils and how to integrate them into your massage practice.
You will have the opportunity to practice Raindrop Technique™ on one another and will be supplied with your own essential oil kit. As heat
packs are applied during the session, students are also asked to bring two bath towels and table linens to the workshop.
Richard Harris graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 1995. He is founder and owner of A Growing Practice, LLC, specializing in craniosacral and myofascial release tech-
niques along with energy work and chakra balancing. Richard has over thirty years of horticulture experience that ultimately led him to integrate the healing properties of plants into his massage and
bodywork sessions. Richard has integrated aromatherapy into his private practice for over ten years. Richard teaches MT2, Energetic Foundations, Clinic, and Discovery Workshops. He also serves on
the faculty at the New England School of Feng Shui, where he teaches classes on feng shui garden design.
Bones of the Earth™:
Date: Saturday, March 28—Sunday, March 29
Saturday, October 24—Sunday, October 25 Hot Stone Massage
Time: 9am to 5pm with Chris Sherwood
CE Hrs: 14
Massaging with heated stones- The Bones of the Earth™- invites the
practitioner into a state of listening, and moving to a deeper rhythm; an-
Location: Newington cient guidance from within Self and from within the Earth. Join us, with
Bring: Massage table linens, two towels, a crock pot Chris Sherwood, to explore this place of possibility, creation, and the
and a slotted spoon. Optional: any additional stones soothing potentiality of heated stones. Massage with heated stones can
that you would like to utilize during the workshop. help muscle tissue to absorb heat quickly, to soothe the nervous system,
and release pain and tension from stubborn areas of the body. It is pow-
erful medicine for the body, mind, and soul. Each participant will be
gifted a set of stones of your choosing.
Chris Sherwood, a 1991 graduate of the Scherer Institute in Santa Fe, has resided in Taos, New Mexico since 1995. Since then she has devoted herself to practicing and teaching mas-
sage therapy full-time. She teaches iMassage Technique, Professional Development and Process Skills, and Homeopathy at the Scherer Institute. Chris began working with heated stones
in her massage practice in 1993 and has been teaching the work since 1996.
Traditional Thailand Massage Date: Friday, April 24—Sunday, April 26
with Rick Haesche Date: Friday, October 16—Sunday, October 18
Originating in India, this form of bodywork is over 3000 years old and Time: Friday, 6pm to 9pm
may best be described as a combination of shiatsu, yoga, and moving Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 5pm
meditation. Performed fully clothed on a mat on the floor, Thai Massage CE Hrs: 16
incorporates slow, rhythmic rocking motions, assisted yoga postures,
deep sustained compressions, and thumb, palm, elbow and foot presses Cost: $265
along the “Sen” lines of the body with the intent to release Bring: Linens. Please wear loose fitting clothing.
tension and instill a deep sense of relaxation, well-being and renewed
energy. In this hands-on intensive workshop, we will discuss the history,
philosophy, and theory of Northern Style Thai Massage, and explore the techniques, routine, and body mechanics for the front, back and sitting
positions. You will be introduced to a 90 minute full body routine. This is a full weekend of stretching the body and mind to new dimensions.
Rick Haesche is a Nationally Certified, Connecticut State Licensed Massage Therapist. He was introduced to Thai Massage at CCMT in 1994. After attending a Thai Massage demonstration at
IPSB in San Diego, CA, he began formal study with Maxine Shapiro in Newton, MA. In 1997 he traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand to study, practice and receive Traditional Thai Massage. In
2006 Rick took advanced studies with Pierce Salguero of the Tao Mountain Thai Massage School. Currently he has a private practice in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and teaches at massage schools, yoga
studios, and spas throughout New England, New York and New Jersey. For more information, see www.bodymindthai.com.
with Will Parks
Date: Saturday, September 19 &
Sunday, September 20 In this two-day course you will learn simple, effective techniques for integrating acupressure with
Time: 10am to 5pm each day therapeutic massage. This balancing and grounding treatment provides comfort, pain relief and en-
CE Hrs: 12 ergetic renewal.
The first day includes an introduction or review of the meridians, concepts of chi and yin/yang and
Location: Newington body mechanics and client positioning for the application of acupressure within a massage therapy
Bring: Linens session. The second day of the workshop teaches the incorporation of over 30 acupoints into a full-
body massage routine. You will learn to evaluate and balance areas of deficient and/or excess
Will Parks graduated from both the Massage and Shiatsu Therapist Programs at CCMT and has maintained a private practice in therapeutic massage and shiatsu since 1981 in the Hartford area.
He continued his advanced shiatsu training with Kaz Kamiya in Toronto. Will also completed the Zen Bodywork advanced training with Dub Leigh. He is a former President of the CT Chapter of the
AMTA. Will currently teaches Acupressure and MT2 at CCMT. For more information, see www.willparks-integratingacupressure.com.
Introduction to Cranio-Sacral Therapy Date: Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26
with Anna Wiedeler Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm
CE Hrs: 14
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on, non-invasive method of evaluating and improving Cost: $275
the function of the CranioSacral system. CranioSacral Therapy enhances the client’s own Location: Groton
self-corrective healing processes and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associ- Bring: Linens
ated with pain and dysfunction. You will learn effective tools that exponentially elevate pal-
pation and treatment skills that can either stand on their own or be included in a massage
session. This introductory course is part of the Upledger curriculum and provides the basis for subsequent CranioSacral coursework. A certifi-
cate from the Upledger Institute will be provided in addition to the one provided by CCMT.
Anna Wiedeler is a physical therapist with certifications in CranioSacral Therapy and Zero-Balancing. She owns and operates “Inner Directions,” a practice for holistic physical therapy and
8 counseling in Windsor, CT. For more information, see www.I-align.com.
The Ancient Art of Lomi-Lomi
The Ancient Art of Lomi-Lomi
with Madeline L. Dusky Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18
9am to 5pm each day
The Ancient Art of Lomi Lomi 14 CE Hrs:
The objective of this workshop is to introduce the participants to the spiritual healing art $250
of Hawaiian Massage, and to awaken the intuitive nature of each of those who have been
called to the laying on of hands. This awakening takes place as you experience the connec- Location: Groton
tion and integration of the body mind and spirit as described in the ways and philosophies Bring: Linens
of the Kahuna Healers. Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi will benefit all of those you touch from the
premature infant, to the medically frail client and to those patients preparing for their Lomi Lomi II: Listening with Your Heart
soul’s journey. This Lomi Lomi class opens the therapist to the healing gifts and needs of Date: Sunday, September 13
their own spirit so they might be an open channel to others. This course will prepare you
Time: 9am to 6pm
to provide your patients/clients with a full Lomi-Lomi treatment.
CE Hrs: 8
Lomi-Lomi II: Listening with Your Heart Cost: $175
Listening With Your Heart is an intensive class for those therapists who have been intro-
duced into the ways of the Kahuna Healers through LomiLomi to delve further into the
healing secrets of these traditional spiritual healers. This work creates a sacred, safe space Bring: Linens
for healing to begin using Intuition, Bone Washing, Po’o (cranial head massage),
Ho'oponopono and the Aloha breath to create spaces within the body for opening and
healing. Madeline will be sharing the secrets of the Hawaiian Kahuna Healer Harry Uhane Jim who has graciously encouraged us to
pass these secrets on for personal and planetary growth and healing.
Madeline L. Dusky earned her B.S. degree in Alternative Health from the University of New Hamp-
shire. She has been a licensed massage therapist in Ohio since 1988. Madeline has continued her educa-
tion in stress/pain reduction at the University Of Massachusetts Medical Center with Jon Kabat-Zinn
and is certified by Dr. Herbert Benson in the clinical training program at the Mind/Body Medical Insti-
tute in Boston, Mass. Madeline founded a Fibromyalgia Support Group at the Monadnock Community
Hospital, in New Hampshire. The insights and needs of her clients and group members contributed a
great deal of the information that is presented in her Fibromyalgia seminar. Madeline’s studies with
spiritual/ traditional healers in Central America, Mexico and Hawaii have contributed to and enlivened
the Lomi-Lomi course that she has been teaching for over 10 years.
Fibromyalgia-Myofascial Pain Syndrome
with Madeline L. Dusky
Date: Saturday, September 12
This workshop is designed to help you understand and work with those clients who have been diag- Time: 9am to 5pm
nosed with Fibromyalgia/Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Post Traumatic Fibromyalgia. FMS affects CE Hrs: 7
approximately 5 million people nationwide, 80-85% of whom are women. You will learn to identify Cost: $150
the 18 FMS tender points, differentiate between Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome, and un-
derstand the powerful effect neurotransmitters have on those with Fibromyalgia. You will be intro-
duced to massage techniques and positions that are tolerable to most patients. You will learn methods Bring: Linens
to help those patients with self-care management such as exercise, meditation and self massage. Many
of the self help exercises can be incorporated into your own lifestyle.
See Madeline’s bio under “Lomi Lomi.”
with Lorraine Gengo & Dr. Amala Guha, PhD, MPH, MA
A Classic Ayurvedic Facial:
Principles & Treatment
Restore the natural beauty and facial glow through Ayurvedic techniques of Date: Friday, March 13—Sunday, March 15
touch, transdermal pressure point (marma) massage and herbal oils. On Location: Newington
days one and two of this course, you will learn (1) the basic principles of Time: Friday & Saturday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Ayurveda of how body, mind and spirit are connected to bring internal and Sunday, 9am to 5pm
external harmony, (2) various facial pressure points and their role in facial CE Hrs: 19
rejuvenation, and (3) selection of herbal oils for various skin types. On day Cost: $300
three, massage techniques and simple recipes for cleansers, toners and nour- Bring: Linens.
ishing elixirs will be introduced to use in a 60-minute treatment protocol
that will leave your clients glowing.
The Role of Ayurvedic Marma Points
in Massage Therapy
Date: Saturday, June 13—Sunday, June 14
This course will provide an overview of marma points (tissue/pressure
Location: Newington points), an understanding of neuro-immune system in context of skin and
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 5:30pm how various techniques of massage influences the system effectively using
CE Hrs: 15 marma points in providing relaxation, balance and energy. The first day will
Cost: $250 be theory and the second day you will learn and practice the ayurvedic
Bring: Linens. treatment of marma points.
Lorraine Gengo, LMT, is a nationally certified Clinical Massage Therapist licensed in both New York and Connecticut. Lorraine operates The Magdalene, a
massage therapy practice in Norwalk, Conn., specializing in Ayurvedic massage and dosha assessments. She received her certification in Ayurvedic Massage from
the University of Pune, India, in 2006. Lorraine is also a certified Prana Yoga teacher and a Usui Reiki II practitioner. A former journalist, Lorraine holds a
Bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston College. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, the International Society of Ayurveda
and Health, and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
Dr. Amala Guha, Ph.D., MPH, MA is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of Complementary & Alternative Supportive Care
(CASC), at the University of Conecticut School of Medicine where she teaches Ayurveda and conducts workshops nationally and internationally. She collaborates
with Ayurvedic Medical Schools in India including Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and The National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. Dr. Guha is the
founding president of the International Society for Ayurveda and Health (ISAH), a not-for-profit academic society, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal
"Elements: Ayurveda, Health & Nutrition."
Ayurvedic Certification Program:
Dr. Guha offers a 200-hour program (75 classroom hours & a 125-hour clinical practicum in Jaipur, India) that will begin in March 28, 2009.
For information regarding this program contact Dr. Guha directly at 860.561.4857 or at email@example.com. For further information go to
FROM THE NORTH
Follow I-91 approximately 1 to 2 miles south from Hartford, past
the I-84 interchange, and get off at Exit 28 for Routes 5 and 15
(Newington-Berlin Turnpike). Follow Routes 5 and 15
approximately 4 to 5 miles to Newington. Look for a McDonald’s
restaurant on your right at the intersection of Routes 5 and 15
with Route 287 (East Robbins Avenue). Turn right and go west on
Route 287 for one-tenth mile. Turn left (south) on Kitts Lane, and
go two-tenths mile to No. 75, on the right side of the street.
Turn right into the driveway, and go halfway down the left side of
the building. Enter through the doorway towards the end of the
building that says “Hands-On Supply.” When you enter please look
for the CCMT Directory located on the left as soon as you enter the
door. Signs will be posted directing you where to go.
FROM THE EAST (I-84)
Follow I-84 west to Exit 57, which is a left exit, and it will take you over the Charter Oak Bridge. Stay in the left lane and follow
the signs to Routes 5 and 15 (Berlin Turnpike). See above description for remainder of directions to CCMT.
FROM THE SOUTH
Follow I-91 north to Exit 17 for Route 15 (Berlin Turnpike) at Meriden. Exit onto Route 15, and stay to the left as you follow the
Berlin Turnpike-Route 15 north into Newington. Go approximately 11 miles, then turn left at McDonald’s restaurant on the left
side of the street onto Route 287 (East Robbins Avenue). See above description for remainder of directions to CCMT.
FROM THE WEST
Follow I-84 east to Exit 35 (left-hand exit) onto Route 72 east toward New Britain. Go approximately 2.5 miles. Take left exit for
Route 9 north. Go 2 miles and get off at Exit 29 (Newington 175). Turn right onto Cedar Street (still following Route 175).
Go 1.2 miles to Willard Avenue (Route 173) and turn right. Go nine-tenths mile to stoplight and turn left onto Robbins Avenue
(Route 287). Go 1 mile and turn right (south) onto Kitts Lane. See above description for remainder of directions to CCMT.
75 Kitts Lane, Newington, CT 06111 860-667-1886 877-282-2268
FROM THE NORTH OR FROM THE SOUTH (1-95)
Follow 1-95 to Exit 17. Go to the end of the exit ramp, and turn left onto Saugatuck Avenue (which will later merge with and
become Riverside Avenue). Go 1 mile and turn left at a Sunoco gas station onto Sylvan Road South. Turn right into the driveway
for the Westport Office Building (#25 Sylvan Road South). Drive back to the rear of the building. Park anywhere. Enter through
the middle doorway, Suite “K”, with the CCMT sign on it.
FROM THE NORTH OR FROM THE SOUTH (MERRITT PARKWAY)
Follow the Merritt Parkway, Route 15, to Exit 41, Route 33 Westport-Wilton. At the end of the exit ramp, look at the street signs
and take Route 33 South toward Westport. Go approximately 2.5 miles and turn right at a Sunoco gas station on Sylvan Road
South. Turn right into the driveway for the Westport Office Building (#25 Sylvan Road South). Drive back to the rear of the
building. Park anywhere. Enter through the middle doorway, Suite “K”, with the CCMT sign on it.
25 Sylvan Road South, Westport, CT 06880 203-221-7325 877-292-2268
FROM THE NORTH OR FROM THE SOUTH (I-95)
Follow I-95 to Exit 88 and go south on Route 117 (just over a mile to the stoplight at Route 1). Turn right and go west on Route 1
(Poquonnock Road) about 3/4 mile to the CCMT parking area on the right side of the street, approximately 1/10 mile before
1154 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT 06340 860-446-2299 877-295-2268
THE CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR MASSAGE THERAPY PRSRT STD
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1154 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT 06340 (Branch Campus) PERMIT NO. 1048
860-667-1886 or 877-282-CCMT (2268)
NCBTMB CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER
CCMT is approved by the National Certification
Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
(NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education provider.
Reflexology Certification Program Dates:
Reflexology Certification Program March 7 & 8
with C. Anya Hricko April 18 & 19
May 16 & 17
This 80-hour certification program includes five two-day seminars, plus 20 hours June 13 & 14
of required documented practice sessions. All are Saturday and Sunday classes July 11 & 12
and run from 10:00am -5:00pm each day.
This program of study provides a solid foundation for the professional practice of Reflexology and is designed to support you in the mastery of
Reflexology techniques and theory, anatomy, body systems, business practices and client education while assuring proper body mechanics and
Meeting once per month, with required documented practice sessions in between, allows ample time for practice, integration and the develop-
ment of professional competence. You will have the opportunity to learn from an advanced practitioner and master teacher with over 25 years
of clinical experience and 20 years of teaching experience. Anya blends the art, science and soul of Reflexology along with her eclectic back-
ground offering both the traditional approaches to Reflexology, as well as, special techniques that she has discovered and developed through her
many years of professional experience.
This certification program puts you on the cutting edge of the healing arts with tools to help empower yourself and others in creating deep states
of relaxation and balance.
C. Anya Hricko is a Body Centered Therapist and Somatic Movement Therapist currently earning her PhD in Somatic Psychology. She is the founder/director of Soma Wisdom Institute for Body/
Mind Healing and Creative Arts. Anya is passionate about assisting others in discovering how connecting with their body wisdom can bring more ease, creativity and well being into their lives and work.
Her professional practice is a synthesis of over 30 years of training and experience in body/mind integration with extensive experience in somatic approaches. To learn more please visit: www.
Tuition is $1475.00. This program plus an optional extension including several private tutorials, completion of a project and 30 documented
practice sessions prepares you to sit for the American Reflexology Certification Board exam and subsequent certification. For an additional $200
this can be coordinated individually with Anya, the program instructor.