Massage Therapy CEU’s

Principles of Ethics and Care in Massage

Sunday August 10th 2014 – 1:30-5:30PM
Registration: $80

Establishing and working within safe appropriate boundaries is crucial for therapists of all types. For massage and bodywork however, the clarity around boundaries is even more necessary since touch, the primary vehicle for therapy, is so powerful and intimate. In this workshop we will explore both client and therapist needs for healthy boundaries and find ways to manage the power differential inherent in our therapeutic relationships. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own code of ethics, and learn from interactions with other professionals in the field. Concepts covered will also include: dual relationship, transference and countertransference, scope of practice, and standards of professional conduct for PA licensed massage therapists.

This workshop provides 4 contact hours for continuing education (CEU’s) for licensed massage therapists.

    “Timothy is very caring and really seems to respect his students. I think he is a great example of how we could all extend respect and caring to each other.”
    August ’13 Student – Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy

    “I believe Timothy did a great job at explaining the therapist client relationship. . . and made me feel more comfortable about working with clients.”
    November ’13 Student – Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy

Going Deeper, Working Gentler with Myofascial Touch: Extremities Module

Monday August 11th, 2014 – 9:00AM-4:30PM
Registration: $120, (lunch included)

The fascial system of the human body is a vast web of connective tissue that supports every organ and tissue. It holds the individual together and gives us our unique shape. Research is showing that “myofascial pain syndrome” underlies many of today’s clients’ common complaints of pain, discomfort and disease. This three-module introduction to myofascial therapy offers massage therapists another modality for their therapeutic toolkit, the effects of which are deep and long lasting. Paradoxically, this work is physically less demanding on the massage therapist despite its substantial effects on the client. Join us and learn to work more deeply with your clients by working more gently from within yourself. The modules (Head & Neck, Extremities, and Trunk & Core) may be taken individually and/or in any order.

This workshop provides 6 contact hours for continuing education (CEU’s) for licensed massage therapists.

Suggested Reading (optional)
The Endless Web: Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality (by R. Louis Schultz)

    “Myofascial release is the massage therapy where the body teaches the therapist. Timothy is the teacher that leads his students to teach themselves.”
    – Don W.

    “Timothy has allowed me to use myofascial release as a way to become a better massage therapist. I have been able to be more explorative and let my hands listen to what my client’s body is telling me.”
    – Lisa K.

Compassionate Response to Trauma: A workshop for holistic therapists

Tuesday, August 12th 2014 – 9:00AM-4:30PM
Registration: $120 (lunch included)

In our ever quickening age, potential exposure to trauma increases almost daily. From repetitive impact of walking on paved surfaces to mental and emotional stressors; from abusive situations to internal self-neglect, trauma in human life becomes more and more commonplace. While the human body’s natural reaction to trauma is a normal and healthy effort to return to homeostasis, these physiological and psychological responses can become stymied in unhelpful patterns. Massage therapists and other holistic practitioners regularly encounter survivors of a variety of traumatic events who are reacting and living from within these patterns. This workshop offers understanding to demystify trauma and tools for providing a professional response to trauma. Together we will learn the indicators of those living with traumatic history and work with gentleness and simplicity to create a safe space within which to work and grow.

This workshop provides 6 contact hours for continuing education (CEU’s) for licensed massage therapists.

To register, please contact the Total Health Center: 570-647-1500.

Timothy Kocher-Hillmer, LMT, BFRP

Honesdale, PA

A practicing massage therapist and an educator at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy since 2001, Timothy encourages massage therapists and students to pay exquisite attention to the energetics of personal intention and body mechanics. He is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (#188) and delights in the dynamics of the classroom.