Upcoming Events

Indian Head Massage Workshop
June 14, 2018
The Coastal Inn, Dieppe
Dieppe, NB

Therapeutic Applications in K-Taping
June 16, 2018
Charlo, NB (location TBA)

Cupping Massage
June 24, 2018 (1 day)
College of Acupuncture and Therapeutics
Moncton Lions Community Centre, 473 St. George Street
Moncton, NB

NISA (Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment)
July 6-9 2018
Moncton, NB

Somato-emotional Processing (SE1) or CST Level 3
"Listening to the Body"
September 7–September 9, 2018
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage–F'ton Campus
Fredericton, NB



Therapeutic Applications in K-Taping

CEUs: 4, category A (CMTNB approved)

Charlo, NB (location TBA)
June 16, 2018
Max 10 students and
Cost at $245

Down payment of $75 e-transfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Payment due 2 weeks before the course to confirm.
PDF of course material will be sent 2 weeks before the course start date

Instructed by Thera Breau, PT
This is an 8-hour hands on course to introduce K-tapping as an effective modality to support treatment of soft tissues by a massage therapist. K-tape is an elastic, therapeutic tape designed to mimic the qualities of human skin making it a gentle, comfortable treatment for clients of any age and wide range of conditions. The tape is applied in specific techniques to achieve specific treatment goals. K-tape can be used in any stage of rehabilitation, from acute injuries to supporting rehabilitative exercises. K-tape is also used as an injury prevention tool, as in sports application (pre/post). This course includes assessment and clinical thinking skills such as using reference material to build a plan on your assessment findings.
Course Outline:
1. History of K-taping and subsequent elastic tape use expansion in therapeutic realms. K-tape vs L-tape and different uses of both types of taping.
2. Characteristics of k-tape/elastic taping
3. Assessment: Contraindications including: red flags, precautions, and indications
4. Consent to treat
5. Assessment: Techniques and applications
6. Case study (group hands on practice)
7. Assessment: SOAP documentation
8. Anatomy of muscles and taping techniques
9. Taping trunk muscles: cervical and lumbar regions
10. Case studies for the upper limb with taping
11. Case studies for the lower limb with taping
12. Self-group evaluation

About the instructor:
Thera Breau is a graduate from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, with a degree in physiotherapy. She worked in Kingston in the field of home care for a short time before relocating to the Peace Country of Northern Alberta in 2003. Thera worked in a rural hospital as the sole physiotherapist for 10 years. During this time, she received training in neuroanatomical acupuncture and became certified with the AFCI in 2008. During Thera’s time in Alberta she participated in the Mulligan courses, the NOI courses, certified in treatments of pelvic conditions from the Royal Alec Hospital and completed levels 1 and 2 in the Kinseo taping courses. Thera moved back to New Brunswick in 2015 and worked at CBI Health Centre in Dieppe, where she saw outpatient orthopedic clients of all ages and conditions, including MVA clients and Work Safe clients. While in Dieppe she did two extensive courses with Baram Jam (APTEI) regarding the thoraco-lumbar and cervico-thoracic areas. In April 2017, Thera moved to Dalhousie, NB to work at Vitalite Health network. She is now in private practice in the same area. She uses k-tape regularly in her practice in different applications from muscular supportive tapings, positional joint tapings, bruises, and as well neural unloading taping. Thera’s expertise with K-taping is a fundamental asset to all her clients and developing this course for massage therapists will benefit both RMT’s and clients as well.


NISA (Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment)

  • has been taught to RMTs for over 30 years
  • is a very detailed, specific fascia technique to get to the root of your client’s problem
  • is much easier on the therapist than most fascial techniques
  • helps strengthen the mind/body connection and release the client’s stuck emotions
  • is a proven technique that helps rid your clients of long-term pain and dysfunction.  Clients will feel more freedom of movement and calmness of mind.
  • teaches RMTs to look at the body in a new way, to see the person as a whole

NISA is a deep tissue technique that works directly on the fascia of the body.  It provides long lasting changes to chronic postural habits, and most clients feel increased range of motion and less restriction after one or two treatments.

NISA is a softer, more gentle derivative of Rolfing, and can be performed in individual treatments or in a specific series of twelve weekly sessions with a direct focus of improving the person’s posture.

The NISA process releases fascial adhesions; it stretches, frees, & clears the tissue.  The softened layers of fascia, having regained their flexibility and elasticity, permit improved structural alignment and body mechanics.

The NISA Basic Course (28 hours)

The four day basic training is an intensive, practical, hands-on workshop, and the techniques can easily be incorporated into your massage practice.

Basic Course Dates:

Moncton, NB

July 6-9, 2018 – 9:30am to 5:30pm each day

Location: TBD                                                                             

Register and pay by June 8, 2018 = $650 (incl. tax)

Register and pay after June 8, 2018 = $700 (incl. tax)

14 CEUs category A (CMTNB approved)

Payable by PayPal, Interac Email Money Transfer, or cheque.

Instructor: Linda Simpson, B.Sc., RMT

19 Thorne St., Cambridge, ON, N1R 1S3

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Footsteps Reflexology School Is offering the following courses/workshops at The Coastal Inn, Dieppe, NB.

Indian Head Massage Workshop

3.5 Cat A CEU (CMTNB approved)

June 14, 2018

Hours 9am – 5pm

$290 plus HST

This is a 1 day workshop for massage therapists, reflexology therapists, estiticians and other healthcare

workers who wish to add to their current practice. Course content will include:

Theory – History of Indian Head Massage, the uses of Indian Head Massage today, benefits and effects of

treatment, contraindications and contra-actions, chakras, review of anatomy & physiology of areas worked on

Practical – Therapist and client preparation, client intake form and consultation, massage movements and

their effects, oils for scalp massage, applying the massage, learning a 30 min routine.

Workshop provider: Janet Williams, Director of Footsteps Reflexology School

For further information, please contact Janet Williams – www.footstepsreflexologyschool.com


Footsteps Reflexology School Is offering the following courses/workshops at The Coastal Inn, Dieppe, NB.

Acupressure and Meridian Theory Workshop

14 Cat A ceus  (CMTNB approved)            

June 8-11, 2018         

Hours 9 – 5                 

$750 plus HST

This is a 4 day workshop for Reflexology therapists, massage therapists and other healthcare providers who wish to enhance their skills and gain useful knowledge of Acupressure. Course content will include:

  • Comprehension of Qi
  • Introduction to Qi circuit 
  • Inbalances of Qi 
  • Introduction to 12 Meridian Channel Theory 
  • Review of anatomy of feet and hands
  • Application of Yuan Source points
  • Application and diagnostic benefits of Yuan Source points for specific pathological conditions
  • Contraindications of Acupressure specific for medical conditions

There will be 32 hrs of guided study, 28 hrs of research and home study and 40 hrs of case studies

Workshop Provider: Angela Leavey, R.Ac.

For further information, please contact Janet Williams – www.footstepsreflexologyschool.com


Cupping Massage

Summer, Moncton, NB
College of Acupuncture and Therapeutics
Sunday, June 24th, 2018
CMTNB 3.25 Category "A" CEUs

Length: 1 day,

Cost: $225 - The tuition includes a cupping set for you to take home. ($50 non-refundable deposit)

Prerequisite: health care professionals and manual therapists

Moncton Lions Community Centre
473 St. George Street
Moncton, NB

Cupping Massage brings the ancient art of cupping to the modern-day practice. This modality allows for a unique approach to the fascia and body fluids. Cupping has an ability to affect deeper tissue, remove fascial restrictions, and increase range of motion, with little stress on your hands. This modality takes only one day to learn and you will walk away with a whole new technique to add to your skills.

Cupping goes far beyond simple fascial techniques, concepts such as angiogenesis, metabolism and immune response will be explored. Cupping is put into context within the global environment, with discussions and demonstrations providing understanding of the affects cupping has on the whole body. During the practical component the theory will be put into practice, along with discussion and demonstrations of the physiological changes that take place. Application will cover more than just the back; scars, fascia, joints, trigger points, muscle imbalances and even pleura techniques will be applied.

Note: Health professionals require training and certification to be covered within liability insurance. Traditional cupping (fire cupping) is restricted to Acupuncturists and TCM practitioners.

TO REGISTER: www.collegeofacupuncture.com

Somato-emotional Processing (SE1) or CST Level 3
"Listening to the Body"

Instructed by Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP
Registration Deadline: 10 August 2018

Date: September 7-September 9, 2018 (2.5-day course)
Maximum: 24 Registrants *Prerequisite: BE3 or CST Level 2/equivalent
Time: Friday 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage - Fredericton Campus
440 King Street (Kings Place Mall)
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
Fee: $450.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $600.00
CEUs: 9.25 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Course Details
In this three-day craniosacral therapy class, we deepen our awareness of the innate ability of the body to heal itself. We explore the notion that the body has an inner voice and can express itself-and that the awareness of this expression can be used as a therapeutic tool. The student will learn how to palpate fluctuations in the craniosacral rhythm that reflect the body's self-correcting mechanisms.

New skills offered will include direct communication with the inner wisdom through dialogue, listening and palpation of changes in the craniosacral rhythm and the tissues. Techniques to facilitate mobility of the tissues of the "Avenue of Expression" (as described by John Upledger) will be taught to assist the communication process.

Recognizing and honoring the patient's biological process and the ability of the body to express itself will be central themes of this class.

What to Bring

" CST Handbook (purchased during the SE1 course)
" Suggested reading: Lessons from the Sessions & Body of Water, Ocean of Mind by Don Ash
" Bolsters and pillows
" Lunch / water / snacks
" Wear comfortable or loose-fitting clothing (tank tops, t-shirts)

About Don Ash:
Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP, is a craniosacral therapy practitioner, author and faculty member of the CST Alliance education and training center of New Hampshire. For many years Don trained directly with Dr. John Upledger and has taught beginning through advanced level CST work to students throughout the U.S. and around the world. Don is the author of three well-known CST publications: "The CST Handbook," "Lessons from the Sessions" and "Body of Water, Ocean of Mind." He brings over 25 years of craniosacral therapy experience and over 35 years of physical therapy experience to his practice in Rochester, New Hampshire. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Huron University and a physical therapy degree from University of Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Don at www.CSTAlliance.comWholistic Body Works and receives TMJD clientele from word-of-mouth, chiropractors, dentists, speech therapists and music/vocal coaches. In his spare time cycle touring and black & white photography allow creative opportunities.

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