Massage Cupping with Dr. James Mally

Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice.
Adding movement makes it even more effective.
Kinetic Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client’s skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.
Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues.

Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:

• Relieve chronic muscle tension
• Release adhesions
• Prepare clients for deeper work

The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don’t require heat or combustion. Best of all, they’re easy on your hands!

Workshop topics include:

• History of cupping
• Cautions and contraindications
• Unique ways cups can be used with movement

You’ll leave the workshop with extensive notes, a set of four silicone cups, and a variety of ways to incorporate cupping with
your next massage client.

Needs for class – linens,  your massage table, and massage oil or gel.  Lotions do not work well with the cups.

Please wear comfortable shorts and sports top or bra for women.

To register : Price for class $175.00  includes $25.00 silicone massage cupping set.

Sports Massage with Dr. James Mally

 

It doesn’t matter if your clients are athletes or not, everyone can benefit from sports massage techniques.

You can apply what you learn to any muscle in the body, by combining knowledge of the techniques with a good understanding of anatomy. In this workshop, we will:

• Compare and contrast various modalities used in sports massage
• Discuss the indications and cautions for each technique
• Show evaluation and treatment options for many common conditions
• Explain how sports massage techniques may be applied to the entire body.

COMMON CONDITIONS
• Hamstring strain
• Rotator cuff tear
• Tennis elbow
• Golfer’s elbow
• Iliotibial band friction syndrome
• “Shin splints”
• Achilles tendinitis
• And more!

MODALITIES
• PNF Stretching
• Facilitated Stretching
• Reciprocal Inhibition
• Multidirectional Friction
• Soft Tissue Release
• Trigger Point and Counterstrain
• Resistance Release

Needs for class – linens, table, massage oil or gel and sports attire.  Wear shorts and sports bra (for women) to facilitate faster draping.

To Register: Price for class $370.00  which includes $20 for Dr. Mally’s  Sports Massage workbook  (https://abundanthealth.com/sports-massage/Sports-Massage-Workbook). 

Dr. James Mally is a massage teacher, educational content producer, and creator of MassageLibray.com He has been doing massage professionally since 1976 and teaching massage since 1979.  His initial training was a 1000 hour massage program at Lindsey Hopkins School in Miami.  He later attended Bastyr University in Seattle where he graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor in 1984.

In 1990 he founded Healing Arts Institute, a California state-approved massage therapy school. He owned and directed the school until 2011, and graduated over 3000 massage therapists during that time.

He produced his first massage video, Deep Tissue Massage, in 1996. The video employed a 3-D computer skeleton and is believed to be the first massage video to use 3-D computer graphics. He went on to produce other videos (now DVDs) and workbooks on Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Side Lying Massage, and Massage Cupping. These DVDs and workbooks are being used in massage schools worldwide. His Side Lying Massage DVD has been translated into Japanese and is very popular in Japan.

100 hour Certification Class

Do you need to renew your license?  Black Brook School offers a long list of CE classes for massage therapists.

You may choose a class from 6 to 100 hour CE classes depending upon your needs and desire for knowledge.  Browse the descriptions below and learn more about what we have to offer.

 Certification as a Stephenson's Method Practitioner is awarded after the entire 100  hour Intensive has been  taken and the student can perform a series of treatments correctly.  To  receive certification as an instructor  the student must take the class twice,  take a practical exam and be approved by an approved instructor.  In the United States at present the Black Brook School is the only massage school in the country teaching this modality.

Module 1 - Head, neck, sinuses, arms and shoulders.
History, Ethics, Principals and equipment. Technique applications will include : High Blood Pressure, general lymphatic drainage, sinus and ear congestion, face pain, neuralgia, Bell's Palsy and cosmetic face lift, sore throat, laryngitis, eye treatments for Graves disease, dry eyes, Instruction for Pigeon toes, headaches, migraines, epilepsy, Parkinson's, pain in the arms, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, pain in the hands, Dupuytren's contracture, wrist pain, swollen fingers.

Module 2- Working with the spine, pelvis, kidneys, pain between the shoulders, sciatica, knee and feet.
Myofacial and lymphatic massage for the back. The Creative Healing application for Sciatica is one I turn to again and again. Some weeks I've used this on as many as 5 clients.
The treatment for sciatica also includes: Nourishing and cleansing the kidneys, whiplash, the swollen column, the quarter turns for helping specific Dermatomes.
Relief for Sciatic pain in the legs, weak legs, swollen ankles, sprained ankle, restless leg syndrome, and pain in the feet. For the middle part of the back: The flu spot, Pain between the shoulders, working around the scapula.

Module 3 - The digestive organs, lungs, diaphragm, and heart
Abdominal Massage for the digestive organs, heart and diaphragm.
The general treatment, abdominal massage based upon the 4 principals, Abdominal toning, Gall Bladder, Liver, and Pancreas.
The abdominal reflex areas for the shoulder pain. The heart and diaphragm applications for stress, anxiety, depression, shortness of breath
Relieving stress around the area of heart is great for both men and women.

Module 4 - The female treatments, plus male and children
The Female treatments, PMS, fallen bladder, tipped uterus, infertility, menopause, night sweats
Male issues including stress, fertility, prostatitis. Issues for children and infants. Colic, breathing, adenoids, ears and more.

Module 5 is for 100 hour students only

 Clinical practice and exams as well as specific work for the elderly​

Beyond Basics Head Neck and Sinus’s 6 hour class

Beyond Basics Head and Neck – 6 hours
CE classes need to give you information you can use with your clients immediately and be presented in a fun and engaging way.

This class includes:

Introduction
History
Basic concepts and principals
Using a bench and olive oil
General treatment
Headaches and migraines
Sinus, stuffy ears without inflammation
TMJ, Pain in the face, Face lift

Needs for class – hand towel, linens, table, oil​

Beyond Basics Shoulders and Arms 6 hour class

Beyond Basics Shoulders and Arms – 6 Hour  CE classes
This Stephenson’s class combined with Swedish massage addresses the following issues that concern many massage therapists and clients
1. Pain in the arm
2. Unable to raise arm above head
3. Checking for carpal tunnel syndrome.
The Filter beds in the wrist
Ganglions, Throwing the arm away pain, Restless arms

1. Tennis elbow
2. Golfer’s elbow
This is also useful for Rotator cuff injury, Wrist and Hand issues,  Dupuytren’s contracture
Arthritis,  Jammed finger, Painful thumbs
Discussion for specific issues of arms and hands for massage therapists

You will need a hand towel, bath towel, your linens and your table

Register and pay for this class

Therapeutic Foot Spa – 6 hour class – Arkansas Department of Health approval only

Therapeutic FootSpa is a great add on for your clients and is also a fun way to get your CE’s.

The class is in two parts

Part one is the spa which includes brown sugar scrub and peppermint foot wrap and reflexology relaxation techniques.

Part 2 is Exercises for the feet and Creative Healing applications for working with bunions, sprains, sciatic pain in the feet swollen ankles, plantar fasciitis and pain in the heel.

You will need to bring: 3 hand towels, two bath towels, 2 wash cloths and a basic for hot water.  You will also need your linens and your massage table.

 

Therapeutic Stretch – 6 hour class – Arkansas Department of Health approved only

I love this class and it is broken up into two parts
Part 1 is for the therapist. Let’s learn those holding patterns you have as a therapist or other activities you do on a regular basis and find stretches that will target those problem areas for you.

Part 2 is for your clients. Using soft tissue release and other active and passive stretches I will show you ways to stretch the client while on the table.Needs for class: day 1 soft clothes you can stretch in, a blanket or yoga mat for the floor, Day 2 you will need your table and linens.

and no we won’t be throwing each other into the air, but its a cool idea!

 

Honoring the Belly – 12 hour class

Honoring The Belly 12 hours   NCBTMB or ADoH approved fro two days of CE classes

Creative Healing application for the digestive system
What is the Digestive tune-up?
Discussion of how abdominal massage may help low back pain

How this is used during pregnancy
Thoughts on diabetes, fibromyalgia, depression,  celiac disease, gluten intolerance,

  • yeast overgrowth  and other digestive issues
    Abdominal toning
    Gallbladder
    Liver
    Pancreas

Needs for class – linens, table, breast drape for women, hand towel,
Demonstration with Lots of hands on experience as always!

This is part of Module 3 offered in October, 2017

Register and pay for this class

Stephenson’s Method for Hips, Back and Sciatica – 12 hour class

Therapists who work with back pain on a frequent basis will find these CE classes invaluable.

The Creative Healing application for Hips, Back and Sciatica is one that I have use for years for people with acute or chronic Lorsosis and sciatica.
The class also includes information and techniques for

  • pain in hips, legs, knees and feet
  • discomfort in the Kidney region
  • Twisted hip
  • How to use the low back and sciatic treatment in prenatal clients
  • Applications of the sciatic treatment in the elderly with chronic pain issues.

There is ample demonstration and hands on training
Needs for class – linens, table, hand towel,  large bath towel

 

Honoring the Breath – 12 hour class

Creative Healing applications for the Lungs and HeartMr. Stephenson’s ideas on breathing and how the lungs work.
Mr. Stephenson’s thoughts about tight clothing and chilling the lungs
Brief refresher on the anatomy of breathing
Relax the shoulders – free the breath
Relaxing and engaging the diaphragm

Educated breathing and how to re-educate your client.
Issues of the mid-back
Understanding the way ribs move
Demonstrations of the quarter turns along the spine

needs for class – linens, table, breast drape for women, hand towel, oil.

Creative Healing for Women – 18 hour class

Part 1- Common issues for women at any stage of life
Head, Neck and Sinus issues
The face lift technique
Low back and sciatica

Part 2
Lecture and Demonstration for pre and postnatal clients
PMS, Menstrual pain

Next class is our resort class in Wisconsin September 16 & 17, 2017

Register and pay for this class
Menopause
Prenatal clients, Protocol for each trimester, Support after pregnancy,

Mr. Stephenson’s thoughts about weight loss and gain

This application of Creative Healing is also excellent for clearing the organs during pre and post menopause.

Gentle Birth Method Short Course – 24 hour class

 

We will explore the philosophy and the foundation of Dr. Gowri Motha ObGyn program. including her thoughts about why she has spent the last 25 years developing Gentle Birth Method. We will touch briefly on diet and nutrition, herbs, and the use of Ayurvedic medicine, reflexology, visualizations and Bowen technique. The bulk of the class will be the applications of Stephenson’s Creative Healing used for the second and third trimesters.

The class includes all of the Creative Healing treatments Dr. Motha uses in her Gentle Birth Method Programme in London, England with prenatal clients from all over the world. The applications you will learn will do the following:

  • Reduce nausea and vomiting
    Optimize digestion and pancreatic function
    Increase energy levels
    Reduce breathlessness
    Reduce anxiety and stress
    Eliminate back and neck pain
    Eliminate sciatica
    Stimulate the lymphatic system in all key areas of the body, especially the pelvis

If you like to work with prenatal clients who are committed to having a natural birth this is a wonderful class.
 

Enertropic Therapy – Upper Body Basics 6 hour class

 

Enertropic Therapy means and energy movement in response to a stimulus.

I have been using this neuromuscular work since 1997 for acute and chronic pain.

Using finger pressure to access a unique pattern of locus points on the body gives you a wonderful way to release pain held in the tissue with less work.

You will need your table and linens

 

Enertropic Therapy – Lower Body Extended Hands On – 6 hour class

Enertropic Therapy means and energy movement in response to a stimulus.

You must have taken the Upper Body Basics class before attending this one.

Sciatic pain, referred pain and pain in legs and feet will be addressed.

This class will include all 4 patterns and how to link them up by using paired points.

I will also show you how to work as tandem therapists on the same client as well as how to do Enertropic Therapy for self care.

You will need your table and linens