10/26/2018 - Integrating Reflexology Into Client & Patient Care
Workshop Description: Imagine being able to support the entire body in its return to balance by working solely with the feet or hands. Reflexology is an ancient and time-honored therapeutic technique which does just that. Specific areas of the feet and hands ‘reflex’ distant aspects of the body, sending a signal to return to equilibrium and bringing about relaxation, healing and balance. Pain is eased, nerves are calmed, circulation is returned to a free-flowing norm and the entire body is harmonized. It enables us to gain and maintain good health in a natural way, revitalizing and rejuvenating ourselves.
Healthcare Professionals: envision being able to quickly and effectively create relaxation for your clients and patients. Begin any treatment with reflexology and prime the entire body for whatever comes next whether that is a full body massage, a manicure, pedicure, or simply putting a client or patient at ease. LMTs: If reflexology was a part of your educational path in becoming a massage therapist, this is a great refresher course!
This introductory training will offer an overview of reflexology basics including history, benefits, cautions/contraindications, foot maps indicating reflex points, a demonstration of the elements of a basic reflexology session, supervised, hands-on practice giving and receiving reflexology techniques which can be put into practice with clients and patients, or used as self-care.
Participants also receive an introductory manual including all of the above-mentioned information.
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Cortiva Institute - Newington Campus
75 Kitts Lane
Newington, Connecticut 06111
CE Credits: 4
Instructor: Hallie Sawyers
Instructor Bio: Hallie Sawyers is licensed in massage therapy in Connecticut and New York since 1996, Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, an approved continuing education provider for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and has been offering continuing education classes since 2000. She has been studying and teaching reflexology since 2008.
She is also Nationally Certified in Holistic Aromatherapy since 2002 and has been studying advanced clinical aromatherapy since 2005. Hallie is an Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Master Instructor of Integrated Energy Therapy and a certified labyrinth facilitator. She currently teaches at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and has spent 13 years as an instructor for Finger Lakes School of Massage in both Ithaca and Mt. Kisco, NY.
Hallie is founder of Soul Song, offering training in a wide spectrum of complementary care alternatives. A well known and respected educator with extensive training in energy work and body-centered therapies, her mission highlights creating transformation on personal and professional levels through quality education in alternative approaches to prevention and wellness.
For more information, to schedule an appointment, lecture or class, visit Hallie’s web site at www.soulsong.abmp.com.
What to Bring: Massage linens