Massage Therapy CEU’s

Going Deeper, Working Gentler with Myofascial Touch:
Head & Neck Module

Saturday, April 12, 2014
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 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.

Principles of Ethics and Care in Massage

Sunday, April 13, 2014
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 6 contact hours for continuing education (CEU’s) for massage therapists.

Suggested Reading (optional)
Ethics of Caring: Honoring the Web of Life in Our Professional Healing Relationships (by Kylea Taylor)

    “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

Each course can be taken separately for $120 each or register for both for $225 and save $15.
$240 for the total package of 12 CEU’s. Lunch is included. Classes are 9:30AM-12:30PM and 1:30-4:30PM both days, Saturday and Sunday. Registration is through the Total Health Center.

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For more information

Contact Kim Emmet at the Total Health Center.

Kim Emmet:
570-253-5551 x3100

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.