Blue Sky School of Professional Massage
2670 South Ashland Ave. #101
Green Bay, WI 53024
October 11, 2020
Pregnancy Massage 8 hours/CEU's
Learn how to help a pregnant woman have a safe and happy pregnancy with massage!
°Contraindications and precautions
Anatomical changes in the pregnant woman
Massaging safely and confidently with pregnant clientele
How to assist pregnant clients safely on and off the massage table
Massaging in Semi-Recline and Side-lying positions
Causes and treatment for: sciatic pain, round ligament pain, low back and pelvis, natural labor induction, rib constriction and calf cramps.
Demonstration and hands on practice
Workshop includes handouts, pregnancy massage release form and certificates of attendance
Labor and Post-Partum Massage 6 hours/CEU's
Learn the benefits, contraindications and practice effective massage techniques for women “after” the baby has come; such as tightening and toning of rectus abdominis, quadratus lumborum, and deep sacrum release.
Learn how to be a “Birth Assistant” through massage. Benefits of labor support massage, helpful hints, do’s and don’ts, and birth massage supplies will be discussed. Hands on practice of positioning and massage for the hospital bed, birth ball, and chair.
By The Numbers: Estrogen, Hormones and How They Can Trigger Migraines
Did you know that menstrual migraine attacks occur up to 2 days before and 3 days after your period begins? It’s usually more severe, but more easily treated with hormone balancing essential oils than other types of migraines.· Approximately 70% of all women who get migraines can predict the onset of a headache around their cycle.
More than half of these women also have migraines at other times of the month.
In the same woman, attacks of menstrual migraine may differ from their other attacks in duration, severity, symptoms, and response to treatment. Estrogen alone is not the culprit. Hormonal fluctuations, and especially estrogen withdrawal, are thought to trigger the attack.
The whole menstrual cycle, not just your period, is associated with biological changes in your body, both physical and psychological. Sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone, and the physical and chemical processes that go towards producing them, all have a widespread effect on your body.
Some women are more sensitive to the fluctuations within the menstrual cycle. Studies suggest that migraines can be triggered by a drop in estrogen levels such as those which naturally occur in the time just before your period. Factors such as the release of prostaglandin (a naturally occurring fatty acid that acts in a similar way to a hormone) may also be implicated at this time.
Estrogen is often referred to as the growing hormone because of its role in the body.
Estrogen is responsible for growing and maturing the uterine lining. It matures the egg prior to ovulation. Estrogen is produced mostly by the ovaries but also in smaller amounts by the adrenal glands and in fat tissue. It is most abundant in the first half of the menstrual cycle.
If you are prone to menstrual migraines, you may experience them worsening the years before menopause (perimenopause). This manifests itself with intense hormonal fluctuations. Luckily the prevalence and intensity of migraine decrease exponentially during menopause, when menstruation ceases, and hormones cease functioning. Some 67% of sufferers experience a significant decrease during this time. Symptom improvement is dramatic for women who go through natural menopause versus surgical menopause.
If you experience menstrual migraines, the Migraine Miracle Home Care Kit with Hormone Balance essential oils can be the answer to your prayers. Kick migraines to the curb and regain your life!
April 24-26, 2020
Oceans Massage and Spa
Lubbock, TX. 79424
21 hours/9-5 each day
Learn the safe, effective techniques that women need for a happy, healthy pregnancy!
In this workshop, students will learn:
- Contraindications and precautions
- Anatomical changes in the pregnant woman
- Massaging safely and confidently with pregnant clientele
- Basic and advanced techniques for all the pre-natal stages
- How to assist pregnant clients safely on and off the massage table
- Massaging in Semi-Recline and Side-lying positions
- Causes and treatment for: sciatic pain, round ligament pain, low back and pelvis, rib constriction, calf cramps and much more.
- Demonstration and hands on practice
- Completion of total number of required hours and passing of both written and practical exams results in award of certification.
AMTA-KY Spring Conference 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton/UK Coldstream
1801 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
March 13, 14, 15. Same class repeated three times.
Kelly Lott created this innovative treatment designed specifically for massage therapists, and spa practitioners who want to offer their clients an alternative and dramatic relief treatment for all kinds of headaches.
Migraine Miracle® is a synergizing treatment using targeted headache release points, specifically chosen aromatherapy and specially designed cold stones to reduce inflammation, thereby diminishing migraine headache pain.
This treatment can help lessen the severity of a migraine and with regular scheduled cold stone treatments; it has been reported time and again to help alleviate the onset of future migraines.
Workshop includes lecture on symptoms of migraines and hands on practice to perform the 30 minute treatment. The most common types of headaches will also be discussed and how to recognize the triggers. Tuition includes how-to handouts, sample aromatherapies and two spa foot towels.
Migraine Miracle Pro kit which includes marble stones, specialized full size aromatherapy, instructional DVD and stone bag will be available for purchase at a student discount rate.
6 hours CEU’S
Do not wear base makeup, essential oils or perfume/cologne
1 set of sheets
2 bath towels
1 hand towel
1 9x9 square metal bake pan or metal bowl
Texas Chapter State Convention 2020
Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX. 76051
Facial Toning April 2 & 3
14 hours CEUS.
Students will learn how to perform a one hour and a 30 minute hydrotherapy face toning massage treatment. The first full day is devoted to slowly learning, practicing and receiving a sequential series of 23 different massage strokes that affect the facial muscles, along with tightening and toning of the neck and upper chest. Warm moist towels for the face, as well as massage of hands and feet are an added bonus.
Students will experience a totally stress-free, fun and relaxing workshop while sitting down the entire time!
The second day students will practice the massage strokes and full treatment with a more vigorous and faster pace, to feel and see the results desired.
This treatment has also helped bells palsy, stroke victims and facial nerve damage.
As part of tuition, students will receive extensive how-to handouts, 12 facial towels, and face massage supplies to use in class. This treatment has changed the entire practice of many tired hands and stressed out massage therapists!
Cold Stone for Migraines April 4
8 Hours CEUS
60 million people a year (1 in 6) suffer from headaches and an increasing number want a more natural yet powerful way to get relief. The heart of the Migraine Miracle® is the holistic fusion of custom designed cold marble stones that contour along key headache sites comfortably to decrease the pressure of dilated blood vessels, specially blended essential oils with combinations developed specifically to counteract the top four headache causes and headache point release techniques.
This treatment is a harmonious therapeutic approach for all kinds of headache pain. Workshop includes a lecture on symptoms, how to recognize triggers of migraines, demonstration and hands on practice to twice perform the 30 minute treatment. Tuition includes how-to handouts, aromatherapy samples and two spa foot towels.
Registration info to follow
So grateful for a wonderful invitation to be interviewed by Dr. Adam Lowenstein for his Headache 360 show. Thank you!
Migraines - What type do you have?
When most people hear the word migraine, they think of a severe, very painful headache. What they may not know is that there are many different types of migraines, all having different symptoms. So how do you know which one you suffer from?
Let’s breakdown a few of the most common types of migraines.
Migraine without Aura
Migraine without aura is the most common type of migraine, and often is associated with a woman's menstrual cycle. Typically, people with this type of migraine have more frequent attacks and migraine attacks are more disabling than those who have migraine with aura. The symptoms range from pulsing or throbbing pain on one side of the head, pain that is worsened by physical activity, along with nausea and vomiting.
Cluster headaches are one of the most severe types of pain that a human can experience. With cluster headaches, you may feel a burning pain around and above your eyes, at your temples, and even moving toward the back of your head. You’ll often also get red or swollen eyes, among other symptoms. Because they occur in such a large area and may provoke other symptoms, cluster headaches can be the most irritating type headache experienced and most suffered by men.
If you have ever had a migraine that felt more like a stroke, it could possibly be a Hemiplegic Migraine. Those who experience this type of migraine develop weakness on one side of the body, often with visual aura symptoms and a “pins and needles” sensation on one side of the body. It can last for as little as a few hours to several days. Similar to typical aura without headache, Hemiplegic Migraine doesn’t always include the severe head pain.
There are over 9 common migraines, these three being the most common experienced. Whether you suffer from Cluster Headaches, a Hemiplegic Migraine or the most common, Migraine without Aura - Migraine Miracle is here to help!
Migraine Miracle uses Cold Stone Therapy and Aromatherapy to reduce, if not eliminate Migraines all-together. The inhalation of essential oils stimulates the brain’s limbic system. As a result, the brain releases chemicals, causing you to feel better. Performing specific pressure point massage in conjunction with aromatherapy may result in relaxation and have a calming effect.
For more information on Migraine Micale and why it works visit our website.