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John shows how the Five Elements of Chinese medicine are actually five primal vibrations which express in and through all things, material and non-material. Because these fundamental vibrations underlie all of existence, they connect the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual levels of human experience. Thus each Element is an expression of a particular vibration and its corresponding physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual manifestations. 

 

Five Element Acupressure embraces each of these manifestations, occupying the space between bodywork, acupuncture and psychotherapy while bringing all these disciplines together as a harmonised whole. Thus it provides a logical linkage between these different levels of experience, and between phenomena that are not apparently related. This knowledge is of great value to the practitioner, both clinically and also for his or her own personal development.

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Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion



VIDEO TRAILER

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In this webinar, John Kirkwood explores the nature of Qi energy, its characteristics and behaviour, its pathways in the body, and ways in which its flow can be facilitated by acupressure treatment. He examines the overlap between acupressure as a form of energetic medicine and myofasical tissue therapies, looking at recent research into the relationship between the acupuncture meridians and the fascial network.

Finally, he suggests specific ways of integrating acupressure techniques into other modalities such as myofascial work, trigger point, deep tissue massage, sports massage and lymphatic drainage.

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Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion



VIDEO TRAILER

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According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010 low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It is the 3rd most common reason people visit their doctor. 

Whether acute or chronic, Shiatsu, a Japanese therapy based on pressure points, can be extremely effective for relieving low back pain and helping clients regain their mobility and function. As shiatsu can be adapted to be quite deep or very gentle, it is an ideal treatment, even for those in severe pain. We will discuss possible causes and treatment options for low back pain. You will learn some basic shiatsu techniques, including shiatsu points and passive stretching, that can easily be incorporated into a massage treatment to give your clients the relief they need.

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Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion



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The World Health Organization (WHO) states "Headache disorders, including migraine and tension-type headache, are among the most prevalent disorders of mankind." The WHO also informs us that headache disorders are “under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated”. This gap in the medical system provides an opportunity for natural health practitioners to use their skills and knowledge to help those suffering better manage their headaches.

 Shiatsu, a Japanese manual therapy based on pressure points, is often and successfully used to treat various types of headache, including migraine. Learn some simple shiatsu techniques that can alleviate headache pain and decrease their frequency, bringing your clients relief and improved quality of life. This webinar will give you some basics to add to your repertoire that will be easy to incorporate into your massage practice.

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Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion



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Strain-Counterstrain, also known as “positional release therapy" was created in the early 1960s by Lawrence Jones, D.O. It is an osteopathic hands-on treatment technique that alleviates muscle and connective tissue tightness by the use of very specific treatment positions held for up to 90 seconds.  This painless technique is a very effective treatment for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions such as headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, tendinitis, chronic neck pain, and post-surgical conditions.

Presenter, Alex Winch (Osteo) will discuss the theory, principles and evidence that make this gentle technique so popular with Osteopaths and is now gaining traction with other soft tissue therapists.

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Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion



VIDEO TRAILER

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Shiatsu is a Japanese manual therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine that supports and strengthens the body’s natural healing abilities. It involves sustained pressure to specific points on the body. It is used for stress management, preventive care and is an effective treatment for countless health conditions, both chronic and acute. 

Learn more about shiatsu and how it can enrich your practice. In this webinar we will discuss which presenting conditions would make shiatsu an appropriate choice, when it might be most effective and when it would be contraindicated. Learn how to seamlessly incorporate shiatsu into a massage therapy treatment to give your clients the best possible health outcomes. 

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Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion



VIDEO TRAILER

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Scoliosis has been defined as a rotational deformity of the spine. However, recent research findings suggest that in most cases the spine seems to follow the basic tension patterns in the fibrous collagenous network (fascial web) of the trunk. 

This lecture will start with an update of what is currently known about scoliosis from an evidence based perspective. For manual therapists, several likely pitfalls as well as useful myofascial strategies and helpful tests will be examined. It is hoped that participants will leave this lecture with an improved clarity about this enigmatic condition as well as an increased rate of resolution in their practice.

Robert Schleip PhD

Robert Schleip PhD, International Rolfing Instructor and International Fascial Anatomy Teacher. 
Robert has been an enthusiatic certified Rolfer since 1978. Additonally to his private Rolfing and teaching he directs the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, which is at the forefront of international fascia research (www.fasciaresearch.de). He holds on M.A. degree in psychology and a PhD in human biology; and has also been a Certified Feldenkrais Teacher since 1987.
Robert's pioneering work on active fascial contractility was awarded with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine.  A particular interst of his Rolfing practice is working with scoliosis. His teaching focuses on the neural dynamics of the myofascial net, and incorporates psychosocial values of the human potential movement.

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Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 60 mins
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

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While fasciae have been treated as the virtual ‘cinderella tissue of orthopedic research’ during recent decades,  new methodological findings and hypotheses suggest that the bodywide fascial network may play a more important role in musculoskeletal medicine than is commonly assumed. Latest findings from the international field of fascia research, as relevant for manual therapists, will be covered.

These will include:

  • The lumbar fasciae in lumbar stability and in idiopathic low back pain
  • Fascia and exercise induced delayed onset muscle soreness
  • Specific areas of increased sensory innervation in the human fascial web
  • Fibroblast response to different patterns of mechanical loading
  • Fluid shear strain as potent simulator for matrix remodelling


Robert Schleip PhD MA  has been a Rolfing Instructor plus Feldenkrais Teacher since 1992 and still maintains a private practice as a manual therapist in Munich/Germany. However, in his quest for a deeper understanding of the mechanisms involved in manual therapy, he entered the academic research world in 2004. His subsequent laboratory PhD thesis received world wide attention and was honored with the ‘Active fascial contractility’ was honored with the ‘Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine’.

Since 2006 he is director of the Fascia Research Group of Ulm University/Germany. In addition he is Research Director of the European Rolfing Association and author/editor of many publications in the field of fascia research. His enthusiasm for the hidden properties of the body wide fascial net and his own networking skills have been a driving factor for the successful setup of the 1st Fascia Research Congress (Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2007) as well as the two subsequent fascia congresses (Amsterdam 2009, Vancouver 2012).

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Cost: $30.00
Theory Presentation: 60 mins
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion