Enhancing Your Skills

You are on your way to learning how to make an even bigger difference for your clients and your practice!

Hands On Continuing Education

Passion in all we do.

Start A New Path

The classes we offer will bring new tools to your work and give you even more ways to help the clients you serve.

Change Your Life

Learn how to work deeply and effectively while maintaining your body mechanics and prolonging your massage career.

Bring Out Your Best

Set yourself apart from the crowd by offering profoundly different skills in the ancient art of massage

Below is a list of the current Continuing Education classes that we have to offer.  If you are interested in any or all of them, please email Massage@DragonTracks.net and let us know what you would like to come to.  We have Targeted Deep Tissue™–Upper Body Basics scheduled in November of 2022.  Please register Here to reserve your spot for that.  We have not yet published a schedule for 2023 and would like to know where the interest is so we can teach what YOU would like to learn. Please let us know.

 (1)       Go Deep with Ease: work smarter, not harder

Deep work is one of the most often requested techniques in massage.  Many therapists spend enormous effort and cause physical strain and injuries to themselves trying to provide the most benefit to their clients. Save you thumbs, your wrists, your back, your body!  This course is particularly helpful because it addresses not only the needs of clients but also extends the length and quality of the therapist’s career, providing a new take on body work that aids in the prevention of injuries. Go Deep With Ease:  Work Smarter, Not Harder is designed to help all therapists provide any level of depth required/desired for the most therapeutic, beneficial and satisfying results to clients.  It is NOT limited to any modality.

 

(2)        Targeted Deep Tissue™–Upper Body Basics

This class is designed to show you how to get amazing results in a short period of time.  TDT uses basic principles with specific movements and methods to work some of the most prevalent and chronic problems that massage clients present with.  We will concentrate on the upper body (neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and upper back) and the targeted deep tissue techniques that will make a world of difference to your clients. This work is perfect for clients with limited range of motion, adhesions, old surgeries, and previous injuries.

 

(3)        Targeted Deep Tissue™–Lower Body Basics

This class focuses on treating common problems and injuries on the lower body.  We will concentrate on the lower back, pelvis, abdomen, legs, knees, and feet.  Low back pain is one of the most prevalent complaints in our culture.  Problems with the legs and feet affect everything above it, causing a multitude of problems in the hips, back and even the neck.  Knee pain can be chronic and sometimes debilitating, and often stems from lack of mobility and muscles not working together as they were originally designed to do. This class gives you new tools and techniques to address these issues.

 

(4)        Targeted Deep Tissue™–High Performance 1 – Upper Body

Note: The High-Performance series have a prerequisite of the first 2 deep tissue courses

This advanced course will focus primarily on head, neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, and rotator cuff.  These are the most common problem areas for many clients.  We present some very advanced and specific techniques to use on these areas.  This gives us not only a problem-solving technique, but a high-performance massage as well.  These methods can make a difference for competitive golfers, horseback riders, swimmers, martial artists and many more athletes.  By enhancing speed, breathing, reach and dexterity a therapist can make marked and measurable change for these clients.

 

(5)        Targeted Deep Tissue™– High Performance 2 – Lower Body

This advanced course will focus primarily on low back and hip flexors and extensors, rotators, legs, knees and feet.  These are specific techniques that can help with many of the chronic problems for your clients in general.  These methods can also make a major difference for competitive sports.  For example – if you treat a runner, you may be able to extend their stride by 1-3 inches!  Many great tools to use for cyclists, tennis players and other athletes as well.

 

(6)        Stone Workers 1 – An introduction to using Stones as Tools

The intention of this class is to introduce the art of hot stone therapy, stone care and how to utilize them as massage tools.   Our techniques are designed to help you as a therapist acquire skills and incorporate the use of hot stones into your practice.  The use of stones for therapeutic body work is an ancient practice. Moist heat penetrates deeply into muscle tissue eliminates toxicity, encourages blood flow and nutrients, and eases away tension and stress. Discover how to use these magnificent tools to benefit both you and the massage experience of your client.

 

(7)        Stone Workers 2 – Advanced Techniques for a whole-body experience

This class is designed to help you as a therapist to acquire and focus your skills with using stones as tools.  We will address common areas of tension and congestion associated with client pain and discomfort.  Learn advanced ways to alleviate some chronic issues in a profound and deeper way.

 

(8)        Stone Workers 3 – Body Balancing with Hot Stones and Essential Oils

Learn how to use the grounding qualities of hot stones and specially formulated essential oils to facilitate energy flow throughout these centers and induce a revitalizing and relaxing effect with your clients.  Participants will receive information regarding the function and significance of the chakras, a gift of essential oils, and the technique to balance the chakras.

 

(9)       The Ethics and Power of Deep tissue

This is a course specifically designed with massage practitioners who use deep body work techniques for their clients.  How do we elicit feedback?  How do we tell the difference between “good” hurt and bad?  How do we communicate with our clients?  Where do we meet the line in our scope of practice?  How can documentation be a useful tool for us and our clients? This is a practical ethics course for any therapist. We explore the use of power, intention, and responsibility in our work as a massage therapist.

 

(10)     The Ethics and Business of Massage – Building a Personal Practice

These are the current Continuing Education classes that we have to offer.  If you are interested in any or all of them, please email Massage@DragonTracks.net and let us know what you would like to come to.  We have Targeted Deep Tissue™–Upper Body Basics scheduled in November of 2022.  Please register on our website: www.DragonTracks.net to reserve your spot for that.  We have not yet published a schedule for 2023 and would like to know where the interest is so we can teach what YOU would like to learn. Please let us know.

There are many places where a therapist can join a spa or center and have clients come and go each day.  If you are looking for a fulfilling and prosperous Business – then this course is for you.  Learn how setup your practice in a way that works for you.  Get some basic guidance on the standards of good practice.  Learn about filings, permits and other regulations, as well as what to charge, expenses you can use, marketing strategies and getting repeat clients as the backbone of your business.  Taught by two therapists who have successfully built and run private massage practices for a combined total of 38 years!

 

(11)     Lymphatic work for Injuries and Pain Relief

There are few hands-on techniques to use with acute injuries or chronic pain.  This course teaches a basic, easy to do and profoundly effective way to help clients in need. Lymphatic techniques have been able to reduce swelling and pain, decrease healing time for injuries or surgeries and reduce the pain for many terminal clients as well.  It is a wonderful tool for a therapist to have when “regular” work is contraindicated or ineffective.

 

(12)     Wellness Experience for Therapists

Replenish, Renew & Restore with a number of experiences filled with tools, Tips and practices that will offer ways to care for your mind. Body & Spirit. Light & nourishing refreshments will be served.

 

(13)     Catching The Cranial Sacral Wave: Cranial Sacral Therapy Basics

Learn the techniques of feeling the natural rhythm of the body in this experiential study. Discover the many benefits that this subtle modality will have on you and your clients. Sensitivity to the flow of the Cranial Sacral fluid, basking in the stillness where healing takes place and following the flow of energy will be introduced and experienced. 

 

Massage Class Cancellation Policy:

  • Professional Development Classes require payment in full to reserve a spot upon registration.
  • If you need to cancel more than 1 week in advance, you will receive a full refund, minus a $5 processing fee.
  • If you cancel less than a week, but more than 24 hours in advance, you will receive a refund of 1/2 the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours, or do not attend, you will not receive a refund.

.