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
How to avoid migraines during the holidays
The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year but in between in-law visits, long lines at the stores and the additional stress - let’s face it, the holidays can be a little less jolly at times. This can be especially true for those who suffer from migraines.
So how can you avoid migraines and their triggers especially during the holidays? Follow these 4 tips:
Plan: By creating a plan you’ll stay organized and stave of stress. Make a list of everyone you need to shop for, grocery lists, pack or cook. If you are traveling allow yourself extra time for additional traffic on the roads and more individuals at the airport.
Eat: With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it can be easy to skip meals, but don’t. Empty stomachs can trigger a migraine and no one wants that. If you are unable to stick to your normal eating schedule, we recommend packing snacks in your purse, bag or car. Avoid foods that trigger your migraines, such as processed foods, wine and ripe cheeses.
Limit exposure: We recommend limiting exposure to cigarette smoke, barbeque smoke and perfume filled rooms. Most often these are huge migraine triggers and most often can be avoided or exposure reduced greatly.
Shopping: Longer than normal checkout lines, loud stores, warm coats - you name it, shopping this time of year can give the most seasoned shopper a bad migraine. Try shopping early when the stores are less crowded or even online shopping. Either one should help ward off a tension headache.
These four tips can greatly help reduce migraines during the holiday season. If you still find yourself getting migraines, give yourself the gift of migraine free days with the Migraine Miracle Home Care Kit.
Migraines and Seasonal Changes
We celebrated the first day of fall last week, but some migraineurs may have not celebrated the changing of the season like many others.
For some, weather changes can wreak havoc on their bodies causing an imbalance in brain chemicals, which can be a migraine trigger for some. Weather related triggers can worsen a migraine caused by other triggers.
Weather related triggers can include, but are not limited to:
- Barometric pressure changes
- Dry air
- High humidity levels
- Bright sunlight
- High winds
- Stormy weather
- Extreme cold or heat
You may not be able to control the weather, but there are things you can do to help stave of a migraine during seasonal changes.
- Keep a Migraine Journal. For more tips on what a migraine journal is and how to keep one, check out my blog post for more.
- Stay ahead of the weather. Monitor coming weather changes so you can be one step ahead of your migraine triggers. For example, if you know it’s going to be a windy day tomorrow, try to plan ahead to be indoors as much as possible.
- Use your Migraine Miracle kit. If you feel a migraine coming on have your Migraine Miracle kit on hand to relieve the oncoming migraine. The Migraine Miracle® healing method for weather changes, use the Environment Blend along with the cold stone therapy, as well as pressure point massage. This method provides a renewed sense of balance and harmony along with dramatic relief from migraine headaches without the use of prescription drugs.
For more information on migraines and Kelly Lott’s Migraine Miracle® visit my website and feel free to make a comment on this blog post if you have any questions.
Warm Weather and How It Can Trigger a Migraine
The dog days of summer are upon us, well at least in most of the country. With weather topping over the 100 degree mark, many migraine sufferers may be seeing an increase of migraine days. Why is this?
How does warm weather trigger migraines?
Atmospheric changes along with changing weather patterns can easily cause havoc for a chronic migraineur. Add in high levels of humidity and the sun's glare, and you have the perfect storm to bring on a heat induced migraine.
What are the symptoms of a heat induced migraine?
As with any type of migraine, symptoms can vary from person to person.
- Throbbing, dull sensation around your temples or the back of your neck
- Extreme thirst
- Sensitivity to light
How can you prevent a migraine when it’s hot?
You may not be able to control the weather but you can lower your risk for an attack. Follow these tips to help stave off a heat induced migraine.
- Watch the weather
If you stay one step ahead of the weather and see a temperature rise on its way, adjust your humidifier or dehumidifier and air conditioning setting.
2. Increase your water intake
Staying properly hydrated is a must, not just in the summer heat. Drink liquids regularly - the more the better. Also, be sure not to consume drinks that promote dehydration, such as caffeine and alcohol.
3. Stay cool
Be extra diligent to not get overheated. If you feel yourself becoming too warm take a break. Use a damp cloth and drape it around your neck. You can also use the Migraine Miracle cold marble stones on your head or body. Keeping them in the refrigerator will be at 36 degrees, perfect for reducing the inflammation and pain. You can apply the stones to your head, neck, face, chest (at your clavicle (collarbone) is a great place for relief. Also at your wrists (pulse points), crook of your arms, behind the knees and in between your toes! All these areas are good places to help relieve pain.
Use Migraine Miracle
Should you unfortunately get a heat induced migraine, be sure you have a Migraine Miracle Home Care Kit on hand to naturally and effectively relieve your migraine.
So grateful for a wonderful invitation to be interviewed by Dr. Adam Lowenstein for his Headache 360 show. Thank you!