Archive for Training & Events

Here is a very long but very interesting article about stretching research.  The author has revised it since its original 2011 release and he has added footnotes, videos and humor.   Save Yourself 

The summary and conclusion of the article regarding the efficacy of stretching  is here:

SummarySaveYourselfStretch

 

So how can we get flexible?  How can we help our muscles elongate and keep our good nerve signals moving?

I propose that the answer is:

                       MAGNESIUM!

Magnesium is absolutely needed for the relaxation of a muscle fiber after the initial Calcium induced contraction.  This is for every muscle cell and fiber!  So no wonder stretching is not very conclusive as a tool for ease of pain and gain in ROM-  Everyone has a different magnesium to calcium ratio!

Start with soaking in Epsom salts… Graduate to Magnesium Bath Flakes  and Magnesium Oil  or Magnesium Lotion .  There is even a new product out there that contains magnesium and melatonin.   All are helpful to get the levels of magnesium up to be more in balance with calcium in our overly-calcium-fortified-processed- and-junk-food world.

Even those of you who are vegetarians or careful of what you eat—  the foods will not have a significant level of magnesium unless there is magnesium in the soil where the plants grew.  (There MUST  be at least some because Chlorophyll contains magnesium atoms- but we are talking about enough to balance our calcium!  And most of us are already OVERLY calcium fortified.)

Just remember Calcium contracts a muscle- Magnesium relaxes it.  We also need Potassium and Sodium for the pump that “opens the gate” for the Ca/Mg exchange.

Ask yourself  Do I get enough magnesium?

Note-  IF you purchase products from the links above, I will get a small commission from the sale-  I greatly appreciate your using these links.

WHY do I like these products?  Because I believe in QUALITY Here is a link to the certificate of analysis for the salts used in these products- no one else will go to this extreme to assure that  you have a quality product for your health.

Massage Therapists of Dallas-Get Continuing Ed credits for learning about Magnesium!

Attend a class by Dynamic Body Institute that will reveal to you how you can bring health to your clients with magnesium.  Importantly- learn WHAT they are saying on their intake forms and conversation that will tell you that you may want to encourage them to try your Transdermal Magnesium Massage!   5 Continuing Education Credits, NCBTMB approved provider- August 17, 2013

On July 15th, Rick Robinette will present his much requested class on Massage for Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorders.Tissues of the Temporomandibular Joint
Class begins promptly at 1:30  and lasts till 4:30.
Learn to work in this much ignored and greatly needed area!   Help alleviate your clients’ stress in the jaw, head, and neck area with techniques both outside and inside the mouth.
This is 3 hours of Continuing Education for Texas Licensed Massage Therapists.
You will learn to:
  • Relieve pain in the jaw, face, and ear regions
  • Ease headaches caused by TMJ disorders
  • Decrease masticatory muscle spasms and tension
  • Reduce whiplash-related jaw problems
  • Increase limited jaw joint ROM
  • Improve temporomandibular joint function

Location of the class-  Near the Galleria— 4817 Thunder Road, Dallas, TX

BRING-  Your Handouts (you will get them via email upon registration)  and neoprene gloves (available at drug stores)

Register online here-  www.BookWithTeena.com

4817 Thunder Road, Dallas, TX 75244, USA

Moms and baby caregivers-come learn how to relax those anxious toddlers and tiny ones!  Help yourself and the baby get better sleep.

On July 21st Infant Massage and Aromatherapy class will be held in North Dallas (Near the Galleria- details on flier.)

Baby getting Massage

2 Sessions-  one for Pre-crawling Infants and one for those mature Toddling Tikes.    Presented by Kelly Lott LMT and Teena Johnson LMT.

Massage for Little Ones-

Learn helpful infant or toddler massage techniques for colic relief, better quality sleep, stress reduction, and traumatic births.

  • Recognizing facial and body cues,
  • Do’s and don’ts,
  • “issues in the tissues” and
  • massaging the preemie and the fussy child.

Essential Massage Oils –

Learn helpful ways to utilize essential oils in the home and on yourself and child.  Mix a massage oil that you can take home and use with your new massage skills.

Session A – Starts at 10:30 with Pre-Crawl Massage, followed by Lunch and Essential Oils.

Session B – Starts at 11:30 with Lunch, followed by Essential Oils and Toddler Massage.

 

Bring: a pillow and your baby, or a baby doll with moveable arms and legs.

Details on the flier here:  Infant_Massage_workshop_flyerTJ

Register at www.BookWithTeena.com   $100 for Massage, Aromatherapy, Lunch, household peace, Mom/Baby Bonding, and new friends!

Texas Approved CEU Provider

Taking a break from Teaching of the CARE program-

Teena is moving through the process established by the State of Texas to garner the registrations and approvals needed in order to provide the Raindrop Training that we love while at the same time meeting ALL the stipulations of the law.

At this point, she has approval to teach NON- technique classes and the Hands-on will be coming shortly.

Thanks for being patient.

 

 

This includes the

  • Chemistry of Essential oils- a look at the molecules and the power of essential oils as well as learning about the workings of the elements shown on the Periodic Chart.  This class (or class series) will look at the concepts of toxicities, substitutions among elements, and understanding the cellular receptor sites to give the student a greater appreciation of the chemical reactions that provide our functioning bodies.
  • Historic Perspective of oils-  this will be a supercharged version of the Bible Oils with deeper historic content as well as a geographic and economic view of the oils and civilization.
  • I am in a collaborative effort with a friend whose background in neurology and passion for music will combine with my background and passion to yield a class on the neurological impact of music in massage.   The student will learn the aspects of music that actually aid relaxation and emotional balance and how such music can help you maximize the benefits of your massage leading to increased client satisfaction.
  • More will come!

CARE Training in Dallas

Just posted:  2 opportunities for you to take the CARE classes!

Chemistry – On JANUARY 22,

the 6 hours of essential oil chemistry class designed by Dr. David Stewart, this session taught by Teena Johnson. This is 6 hours of continuing education accepted by NCBTMB and IACET for a variety of health professionals including massage, nurses, occupational therapists, and more. Check with your professional organization. Whether you are a health professional or not- this class will open your eyes, heart and sinuses to the smells and subtleties of essential oils. You will learn the importance of how the plants are grown, distilled and more. Passing oils during the class will help you appreciate your sense of smell as you will discover how sensitive your sense of smell really is. More Information click here: Chemistry Class Details

Register for the 6 hours of Chemistry here First 4 who register get a free Chemistry of Essential Oils Text book!

25 Hour CARE Intensive in February-  4 through 6th

This is the full 25 hour CARE program taught in a 3 day session.

We will cover-

  • Chemistry of Essential Oils  6 hours-  2 sessions.
  • Healing Oils of the Bible 2 hours
  • VitaFlex Techniques from Tibet 4 hours
  • Raindrop Technique-  8 hours total in sessions 1 and 2
  • Emotional Release with Essential Oils 5  hours

Specifics of class schedule here:  February 4th Intensive

Register using the mail in form on the past page of the pdf files above or online  here:

Management of Extremities Injuries  –

Hands on Class with Dan  McClure

Massage and Chiropractic students or Practitioners-

You will not want to miss this training event.  November 20 and 21 you will have the opportunity to learn some of the   most simple elegant adjustments and soft tissue work for injuries of the feet, toes, ankles knees and hips.

Keep your clients moving liek an athlese once you master these cutting edge techniques.


Click for brochure in PDF Form

The classes currently scheduled for Reno, NV are for NOVEMBER 7-9.

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Come to Reno to enjoy the Autumn and fulfil your continuing education requirements over Sunday- Tuesday.

You can fulfill 25 hours of NCBTMB approved Continuing Education and learn skills in Raindrop Technique and Vita Flex to enhance your practice!

This will be a 3-day NCBTMB and IACET (25 CE hr / 2.5 CEU) authorized training in Raindrop, Vitaflex, Chemistry, Emotional Release and Healing Oils of the Bible which provides practical applied aromatherapy skills for the healing professionals who choose to integrate essential oils into their practices as well as for the non-professionals who are empowering themselves to increase the health and well being of themselves, family, and friends. Participating in a CARE Seminar can lead to a Certified Practitioner status and Certification as a CARE Instructor.

Participants completing the training will:
~ Understand the Fundamentals of Aromatherapy
~ Understand Science and Chemistry of Essential Oils
~ Learn to Apply Useful Skills in Vitaflex
~ Learn to do Raindrop Technique
~ Learn how to become a Certified Raindrop Practitioner and Licensed Spiritual Healer to practice Raindrop.
~ Learn how essential oils may be used to enhance emotional clearing process.
~ Both GIVE and RECIEVE a Raindrop Session
~ Learn to use these techniques to keep yourself and family healthy!

Location is the Peppermill Resort and Casino in Reno Nevada! Room Discounts have been arranged for a limited number of rooms– 2 days prior to the training and 2 days after the traiing- So you can make a nice vacation out of it while obtaining your continuing education credits, expanding your knowledge of essential oils and increasing your service offerings for your clients!  USE Group Code CRAIN10 when you reserve your room to get the great room rates! Call 866-821-9996 for hotel reservations.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the November 7-9 CARE classes —– do it before October 20 to save $190 off tuition!

for a PDF File with Complete details, click here: Reno CARE INTENSIVE Nov 7-9

Attend the 25 hour CARE Intensive October 17-19.  It is the tail end of beach season-  Come to Rehoboth  for the weekend and stay for this great series of classes to expand  your knowlege of essential oils.

This will be a 3-day NCBTMB and IACET (25 CE hr / 2.5 CEU) authorized training in Raindrop, Vitaflex, Chemistry, Emotional Release and Healing Oils of the Bible which provides practical applied aromatherapy skills for the healing professionals who choose to integrate essential oils into their practices as well as for the non-professionals who are empowering themselves to increase the health and well being of themselves, family, and friends. Participating in a CARE Seminar can lead to a Certified Practitioner status and Certification as a CARE Instructor.

Participants completing the training will:
~ Understand the Fundamentals of Aromatherapy
~ Understand Science and Chemistry of Essential Oils
~ Learn to Apply Useful Skills in Vitaflex
~ Learn to do Raindrop Technique
~ Learn how to become a Certified Raindrop Practitioner and Licensed Spiritual Healer to practice Raindrop.
~ Learn how essential oils may be used to enhance emotional clearing process.
~ Both GIVE and RECIEVE a Raindrop Session
~ Learn to use these techniques to keep yourself and family healthy!

Location is the Common Scents Health Research & Wellness Center in the Lighhouse Plaza Shopping Center – 19323 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd. Unit 3 Rehoboth Beach DE 19971.  Phone for Appointment or directions is 302-260-9811

Common Scents is the place to go on the Eastern Shore for spa treatments using therapeutic quality essential oils.

View Map to Common Scents

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  —– before October 2 to save $190 off tuition!

for a  PDF File with Complete details, click here:   Rehoboth DE CARE INTENSIVE Oct 17-19 

That’s right-  the full 25 hours of CARE Training in an Intensive the weekend of August 27-19 in North Dallas- near the Galleria!

  • Healing Oils of the Bible (2 hours)
  • Chemistry of Essential Oils (6 hours total)
  • VitaFlex Hand Techniques (4 hours)
  • Raindrop Technique (8 hours total)
  • Emotional Release using Essential Oils  (5  hours)

These classes are approved for continuing education purposes by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and by International Association for Continuing Education and Training… that means that nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and others may take these courses for professional continuing education.  They are also appropriate for those who just want to learn more about essential oils for the health of their families.

PDF with Details Here  You may also register for individual classes… Chemistry and Emotional Release are offered at this session.   Check the PDF For times and register for individual classes by mail or online.

Certified Raindrop Practitioner Candidates- 

 if you are ready for the Return Demo- arrange with Bruce Dietler for that  as he will be available in Dallas for several days around that last weekend of August.   Remember you must have completed Requirements 1-10 to do the return demonstration.


You have been waiting for this one-  the Chemistry of Essential Oils!
This 6 hour set of training is spread over 2 evenings for your convenience and work schedules.      

Register for both Chem I and II, use coupon Code “Dallas”  to get 20% off tuition.

May 3 Registration starts at 5:00 and classes begin at 5:30 with an explanation of the programs offered by the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education.  Chemistry will begin officially at 6:00 and adjourn approximately 9:00 PM.

On May 5, the second session of Chemistry begins at 6:30 and class adjourns approximately 9:30 PM.

Come, learn what makes the oils work and gain a new appreciation for the periodic table, our own molecules and the wonder of the creative process that made the oils so beneficial to us and our health!

Snacks will be provided in case you don’t have a chance to have a bite to eat before class-  traffic in Dallas can be challenging.  The classes will be held at 4817 Thunder Road, in North Dallas-  Near the Galleria.  You will receieve a map and schedule soon after registering.

These classes (And the other CARE classes are appropriate for both the layman, and the health practitioner who want to expand the health options for practice, self and family as well as for our pets. Here are some of best clippers for cocker spaniel.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.  February 1, 2010 The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded CARE, Inc., the prestigious Authorized Provider status.  In addition, CARE is also recognized by the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB), the Spiritual Healing Licensing Board (SHLB), and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).