Upcoming Events


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT
CST Basic Elements 1 "Rhythm and Dural Tube" (BE1) 
February 15-17, 2019
CMTNB Approved: 9.5 CATEGORY A CEUs
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM), Fredericton, NB
Cost: $498 USD ($200 deposit is required with registration)
*ANBMT members $50.00 discount


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT
First Aid & CPR Level C

February 21 & 22, 2019, in the Fredericton Area
Cost: $90 (taxes not included)


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT
First Aid & CPR Level C
February 27 & 28, 2019, in the Moncton Area
Cost: $90 (taxes not included)


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT
Jade Stone Massage Workshop (1 Day)
March 9, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 3.5 CATEGORY A CEUS
Collège Atlantique de Massage Thérapeutique (CAMT), Dieppe

Dieppe, NB
Cost: $300 + HST


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT
CST Basic Elements 1 "Rhythm and Dural Tube" (BE1) 
March 22-24, 2019
CMTNB Approved: 9.5 CATEGORY A CEUs
Halifax, NS
Cost: $498 USD ($200 deposit is required with registration)
*ANBMT members $50.00 discount


Kinesiology Taping for The Massage Therapist:
Kinesiology Taping for the Massage Therapist (Level 1)
Advance Your Massage Therapy Practice (Level 2)
April 13–April 14, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 6.5 CATEGORY A CEUS
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM), Fredericton, NB
Cost: $325.00 (ANBMT members only)  Non-Member: $425.00


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT
Kinesio Taping (Day 1 & Day 2) Seminars
April 27–28, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 8 CATEGORY A CEUS
ICT Northumberland College 
Halifax, NS
Cost: $599 early bird (30 days prior), $650 thereafter  


Indian Head Massage (Champissage)
May 4-5, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 9.5 CATEGORY A CEUS
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage, Dieppe, NB
Cost: $350.00 (ANBMT members only)  Non-Member: $450.00


Fascial Approaches: Head, Neck, & Jaw
May 25-26, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 7 CATEGORY A CEUS
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage, Dieppe, NB
Cost: $325.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $400.00


Reflexology Foot Certification for Post Graduate Health Professionals
June 1-June 2, 2019 and June 15-16, 2019 (4-day course)
*Both weekends mandatory for certification
CMTNB APPROVED: 17.5 Category A CEUs
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM), Fredericton, NB
Cost: $500.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $600.00


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT
CST Basic Elements 2/BE2: The Cranium
June 14-16
, 2019
CMTNB Approved: 9.5 CATEGORY A CEUs
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM), Fredericton, NB
Cost: $498 USD ($200 deposit is required with registration)
*ANBMT members $50.00 discount


Massage Therapy and Cannabis: Guidelines and Considerations for Manual Therapy Practice
June 21–22, 2019
TBD Category CEUs (CMTNB Approval Pending)
Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites
Cost: $350.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $450.00


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT
CST Basic Elements 3/BE3: The Anterior Cranium
June 21-23, 2019
CMTNB Approved: 9.5 CATEGORY A CEUs
Halifax, NS
Cost: $498 USD ($200 deposit is required with registration)
*ANBMT members $50.00 discount


Foundations of Healing Touch: Course 1
September 7-8, 2019

CMTNB APPROVED: 9 Category B CEUs
Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites

Cost: $325.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $425.00


The RMT Working with Infants and Children
October 5-October 6, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 7.5 Category A CEUs
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM), Fredericton, NB
Cost: $355.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $455.00


Understanding the Complexity of Concussion: An Education to Increase Your Confidence in this Often-Daunting Injury
October 26–27, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 8.5 Category A CEUs
Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites
Cost: $350.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $450.00


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT
CST Basic Elements 2/BE2: The Cranium
October 26-28
, 2019
CMTNB Approved: 9.5 CATEGORY A CEUs
Halifax, NS
Cost: $498 USD ($200 deposit is required with registration)
*ANBMT members $50.00 discount


Fascial Approaches: The Shoulder
November 9-10, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 7 Category A CEUs
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage, Dieppe, NB
Cost: $325.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $400.00


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED EVENT
Foundations in Acupuncture
CMTNB APPROVED: 70 CATEGORY A CEUS  (Case Studies)
52.25 Category A CEUs (In-Class Theory)
Fall 2019, Moncton NB

Location: TBD
Cost: $3500



                                                       

 

*This is not an ANBMT sponsored event

First Aid & CPR Level C
February 27 & 28, 2019, in the Moncton Area.

AEMTS is pleased to offer
to ANBMT Members
at a discounted rate of $90/person (Taxes Not Included)

Whether you need a full course or your skills refresher, we have negotiated a cheaper rate for you.
(Including Adult, Child and Infant CPR)

For more info, please contact AEMTS at
(506) 721-9703 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

*This is not an ANBMT sponsored event

First Aid & CPR Level C
February 21 & 22, 2019, in the Fredericton Area.

AEMTS is pleased to offer
to ANBMT Members
at a discounted rate of $90/person (Taxes Not Included)

Whether you need a full course or your skills refresher, we have negotiated a cheaper rate for you.
(Including Adult, Child and Infant CPR)

For more info, please contact AEMTS at
(506) 721-9703 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Fascial Approaches: The Shoulder
Instructed by Peter Stuart, MT (Stuart Therapies and Seminars)
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Registration Deadline: 26 October 2019

Date: November 9-10, 2019 (2-days) Maximum Registrants: 16
Time: 9:00am–5:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Unit #2, 1040 Champlain Street
Dieppe, N.B.
Fee: $325.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $400.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 7 Category A CEUS (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred Room Rate: Quality Inn Airport, 370 Boulevard Dieppe, NB. $105.00 + HST standard room. Phone 506-858-8880 and ask for the corporate rate for Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists.

Course Details
The shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in the body. It is surrounded and influenced by over a dozen muscles which allow it the greatest ranges of motion possible of any joint of the body. When the integrity of this joint is affected by trauma, most of these muscles and their associated fascia will respond by creating excessive tensile forces to protect this area from any further harm. Upper trapezius and levator scapula muscles when they are stressed by physical, mental and emotional trauma as well as posture can take on a seemingly solidified texture.
Join us in exploring how to assess and treat this area using fascial techniques and exercises to bring about release to the muscles and fascia of the shoulder region.

What You Will Learn
How to assess for shoulder imbalances 

Understanding the relationships that the muscles of the shoulder region 
have with each other and their role in the imbalance How to address the fascial tension of the anterior and posterior upper body 

Fascial treatment for specific musculature 

How to put an effective treatment plan together to treat the shoulder 
region and surrounding tissue 

Hands on techniques and practice to treat the shoulder region 

Stretches to isolate specific muscles and their coinciding fascia 


What to Bring

• Sports bra/tank top (comfortable clothing)
• Sheets/Pillow
• Snacks/Lunch/Water

About the Instructor
Peter Stuart has been a massage therapist and educator since 1993, specializing in myofascial release within heart-centered therapy, treatment of chronic pain conditions, and transformation from the negative effects of trauma. He is the founder and lead instructor for Stuart Therapies & Seminars Inc.

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Understanding the Complexity of Concussion:
An Education to Increase Your Confidence in this Often-Daunting Injury
Instructed by Conor Collins, BHSc. DipSIT, RMT, CAMA, FMT
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Registration Deadline: 12 October 2019

Date: October 26–27, 2019 (2-day course) Maximum: 30 Registrants
Time: 8:00 am–6:00 pm Saturday; 8:00 am–5:00 pm Sunday (Lunch 12:00pm–1:00pm)
Location: Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites
369 Rockland Road
Saint John, N.B. E2K 3W3
Fee: $350.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $450.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; (RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 8.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred Room Rate: Chateau Saint John, $139.99 plus taxes per night (includes breakfast and Wi-Fi). Phone: 506-644-4444 Booking Reference: ANBMT Group

Course Details
Concussions are often scary for many practitioners to deal with. They become flustered at the idea of how to assess concussions and what to do with them. In general, the healthcare system still provides patients with misguided information, often advising them to sit in a dark room and wait. This course will change that for you.

Course Objectives
Day 1 -The objective of this course is to gain a full understanding of the complexity of mild traumatic brain injury. The goal of day one is to leave confident with a path to take from the time of injury through to patient assessment and guidance. By the end of day one, the practitioner will have a thorough understanding of the recognition of red flags; how to assess, when to refer, and appropriate evidence-based advice to give.

Day 2 – It begins by providing strategies for rehabilitation and guidance on specific symptoms felt by the patient. The morning will finish with in-class case studies or a live patient (if available). The afternoon will conclude by defining the common types of headaches suffered by a post-concussion patient, and how to address them from a treatment standpoint. The afternoon of day 2 is a small part of the course that is treatment-focused. The reason for this is that a majority of success in concussion comes from proper recognition, guidance, exercise, and providing the patient with appropriate resources.

Day 1
8-9 Introductions - causes, mechanisms of injury, and the pathophysiology of concussions
9-10 Recognizing red flags and signs in your health history that are key identifiers
10-12 The importance of a thorough neurological exam: the cerebellum, cranial nerve system, central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system
12-1 Lunch
1-4 “Boxing” the patient - how to identify the most prominent systems affected whether it be the oculomotor, vestibular, autonomic systems, or a mixed concussion
4-6 Planning - what does the evidence say about sleep, rehab, exercise, rest, nutrition, and recovery

Day 2
8-9 Oculomotor rehab - how to plan, prescribe eye rehabilitation for a concussion patient, and recognize when to refer to the appropriate healthcare provider
9-10 Vestibular rehab - how to plan, prescribe vestibular rehabilitation for a concussion patient, and recognize when to refer to the appropriate healthcare provider
10-11 Mixed and autonomic concussion planning, how to prioritize which system is affected
and address it
11-12 Pulling it together: overlapping conditions and case study
12-1 Lunch
1-2 Post concussion headache: define, recognize, and how to intervene effectively
2-5 The cervical spine’s roll in concussion: discussion of the cervical spine in concussion, whiplash injury, and techniques to address muscular tone and joint hypo mobility following an injury

What to Bring

• Snacks, lunch, water
• Loose comfortable clothing / Tank top *(Tank tops preferred for Sunday)
• Portable Massage Table (1 per 2 participants)

About the Instructor
Conor Collins is in his eleventh year of manual therapy and movement education. As both a massage therapist and sports injury therapist. Conor provides a unique approach to clinical practice combining disciplines of manual therapy integrated with movement-based rehabilitation strategies. With over a decade of taping experience, Conor applies new concepts of movement-based taping with traditional athletic taping protocols. Outside of clinical practice, Conor instructs upcoming manual therapists at the college level. During his career, he has also had the pleasure of managing athletes and consulting for national level and club teams in both the NHL and NCAA. Conor shares a special clinical interest in concussion management and has spent many years treating endurance triathletes and runners.

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The RMT Working with Infants and Children
Instructed by Cindy McNeely, RMT (Trimesters)
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Registration Deadline: 20 September 2019

Date: October 5-October 6, 2019 (2-day course) Maximum: 16 Registrants
Time: 9:00 am–6:00 pm (Lunch 12:00pm–1:00pm)
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM)
440 King Street (Kings Place Mall)
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
Fee: $355.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $455.00
*Fee includes: Infant Massage booklet And Trimesters Manual (to be provided by the instructor)
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 7.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred room rate: Crowne Plaza, Fredericton, NB $146.00 + HST per night. Toll Free 1-866-444-1946
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Toll Free Direct: 1-866-444-1946; Booking reference: ANBMT Group

Course Details
This course provides the participant with a thorough knowledge-base in the provision of massage therapy and
massage therapy instruction with infants and children. Upon completion of this two-day, 18-hour training, the participant will have an overview of the realities of infant life from birth through the first year; how massage can be taught to families to augment their parenting skills, how massage can be adapted for children, including those with special needs and medical issues; the potential role of the massage therapist educating families in the need for healthy and respectful touch with children. The class will be composed of theory, practice, DVDs discussion; clinical experience, and a guest speaker, when possible.

Objectives
The overall course objectives are to give the massage therapist a competent understanding of:
The overall course objectives are to give the massage therapist a competent understanding of:
• Theory and practical techniques for providing infant massage to babies with an emphasis on teaching caregivers to work with their own infants using massage. As part of the training, we will be holding two clinical practicums, which will involve the participant working with parents and their baby or children. You will be asked to share posters about the free clinics throughout the Fredericton community.
• Developing a massage therapy practice to include working with children in a wellness and pediatric context.
• An introduction considering massage therapy for infants and children with special needs or medical issues. This includes discussion about massage therapy within the neonatal hospital setting and working within home and clinical settings.
• An overview of massage therapy research, as it pertains to working with infants and children.

What to Bring
• Two 10-12 inch soft-bodied dolls or stuffed animals
• Three sheets & two medium-sized towels
• Pillow
• Yoga mat
• Lunch, snacks, water
• Each participant will be provided with the Trimester Manual and Infant Massage booklet. Trimesters will provide the booklet (it’s not easy to access).

About the Instructor
Cindy McNeely, RMT, has been in practice in Ontario since 1985. Her teaching career in massage therapy began in 1988. In 1995, Trimesters: Massage Therapy Education was formed by Cindy and her colleague Alison Hines, RMT and now practising as a registered midwife in Ontario. Their goal was to raise the standards of perinatal massage therapy throughout Canada. Cindy’s perinatal teaching has taken her to seven Canadian provinces, where she has taught as faculty for massage therapy colleges. She has also provided trainings for provincial Associations at their conferences, provided workshops within massage therapy and P.T. clinics and spas. Along with massage therapy, Cindy also provides training for RMTS as labour support and doula care for those RMTS who wish to attend births. She has worked extensively with parents, babies, and children to provide knowledge, education, and hands-on therapy for infants, children, and within pediatric situations. She created the first Canadian Level III Regional Perinatal Hospital massage therapy program, which has trained massage therapy students for over twenty-five years. The program exists within high-risk pregnancy units, labour and delivery, maternal-newborn units and the NICU setting. In 2002, Trimesters collaborated with the Atlantic College of Massage Therapy www.actm.com to create the most comprehensive college-based perinatal training available in Canada–a 125-hours program devoted entirely to massage therapy during pregnancy, birth, the postpartum timeframe, and with babies and children.

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Foundations of Healing Touch: Course 1
Instructed by Jackie Victor BSc., R.Ac., n.d. CHTP /Doctorate in Natural Medicine: Bilingual
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Registration Deadline: 23 August 2019

Date: September 7-8, 2019 (2-day) Maximum: 30 Registrants
Time: 8:30am–6:30pm Saturday; 8:30am–6:30pm Sunday (Lunch 30 min. both days with 15 min breaks in am and pm)
Location: Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites
369 Rockland Road
Saint John, N.B. E2K 3W3
Fee: $325.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $425.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; (RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 9 Category B CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred Room Rate: Chateau Saint John, $139.99 plus taxes per night (includes breakfast and Wi-Fi). Phone: 506-644-4444 Booking Reference: ANBMT Group

What is Healing Touch? Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered energy therapy. Healing Touch uses gentle, intentional touch that assists in balancing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Classified by the National Institutes of Health as a biofield therapy and nursing intervention, Healing Touch may be used to address the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA-1) diagnosis of “Imbalanced Energy Field.” Healing Touch is a collection of standardized, non-invasive techniques that clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields. Healing Touch assists in creating a coherent and balanced energy field, supporting one’s inherent ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with, is complementary to, and may be integrated with standard medical care. A wonderful self-care weekend for you!

The participants will learn about the research basis that suggests Healing Touch is beneficial in: calming anxiety and reducing symptoms of depression, decreasing pain, strengthening the immune system; enhancing recovery from surgery, complementing care for neck and spine problems; deepening spiritual connection, supporting cancer care, creating a sense of well-being, easing acute and chronic conditions; and supporting resiliency in health care providers.

Highly experiential as well as didactic, this exceptional five-course certificate program, moves from introductory to advanced practice, preparing the participant for a critical role in the unfolding field of complementary and integrative health care. The course of study focuses not only upon professional caring for and serving of others, but also upon transformational self-development and caring for oneself.

A benevolent energy therapy for health professionals and people involved in wellness.

Course Description
The theoretical concepts that underlie holistic healthcare practices are explored along with how these concepts relate to the core values, which guide the practice of Healing Touch. Healing Touch techniques used in the etheric field are acquired along with an understanding of how these techniques interface with the human biofield.

Course Objectives
The participant will be able to:
1. Explore qualities and self-care needs of a Healing Touch practitioner.
2. Discuss the facets of Healing Touch and correlate techniques that support physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual healing.
3. Demonstrate Healing Presence: the ability to remain grounded, present, and heart-centered.
4. Describe personal perceptions of subtle energy/heart-centeredness.
5. Apply the Healing Touch framework to a variety of energy interventions.
6. Evaluate the seven energy centers (chakras) and related energy layers that surround the body.
7. Describe rationale with use of specific Healing Touch techniques.
8. Discuss the Healing Beyond Border’s code of ethics, standards of practice, and scope of practice.

What to Bring
• Snacks, lunch, water
• Loose comfortable clothing; bring a sweater, as body temperature can fluctuate with energy treatments
• Portable Massage Table (1 per 2 participants)

About the Instructor
Jackie Victor, BSc., R.Ac., n.d. CHTP /I Doctorate in Natural Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Naturotherapist. Healing Beyond Borders certified Healing Touch Instructor, fluently bilingual. With a strong desire to help others, Jackie began her full-time practice in 2011, treating patients as young as 2 weeks-old to patients that are 90 years-young. Her passion is to help others discover the healing benefits of integrating natural and traditional medicine and finding the balance of optimal health. Jackie’s many other studies include: Craniosacral therapy, NLP, Timeline Therapy, and Zero Balancing Therapy. Jackie is the President of the Maritime Association of Registered Acupuncturists (MARA).
For more in-depth information regarding the entire curriculum, research, etc. please visit: www.healingbeyondborders.org

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Massage Therapy and Cannabis: Guidelines and Considerations for Manual Therapy Practice
Instructed by Randy Persad, Dip. Pharm, RMT, MEd
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Registration Deadline: 1 May 2019

Date: June 21–22, 2019 (2-day course) Maximum: 30 Registrants
Time: 8:30 am–4:30 pm Friday; 8:30 am–4:30 pm Saturday (Lunch 12:15pm–1:00pm)
Location: Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites
369 Rockland Road
Saint John, N.B. E2K 3W3
Fee: $350.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $450.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; (RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
TBD Category CEUs (CMTNB Approval Pending)

Preferred Room Rate: Chateau Saint John, $139.99 plus taxes per night (includes breakfast and Wi-Fi). Phone: 506-644-4444 Booking Reference: ANBMT Group

Purpose
Cannabis was nationally legalized on October 17, 2018. Massage therapists and other manual therapy practitioners are most likely to encounter patients who are using medically prescribed cannabis for a host of medical complaints ranging from cancer, anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal, neurological, and other systemic conditions. It is now widely known in the scientific community that when cannabis is introduced into the body either via the respiratory or oral route , the phytochemicals in the plant interacts with the endocannabinoid system producing various physiological responses. Manual therapy practitioners must be able to employ a high level of critical thinking and clinical decision-making to ensure the use of manual therapy, hydrotherapy and other modalities are applied in a safe and effective manner when treating individuals who are taking medical or recreational cannabis, and or any other medications regardless if they are prescribed or not.

Course description and objectives
This two-day information-based workshop is designed to provide health care practitioners (manual therapists) with:
• an awareness and general understanding of the Canadian legislation of cannabis

• the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the endocannabinoid system
• the general pharmacology and administration of cannabis
• considerations for case history-taking, treatment applications, contraindications to treatment, and self-care rehabilitation activities

Workshop objectives
Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
a. demonstrate general knowledge of cannabis history

b. demonstrate general knowledge of the Canadian Cannabis Act
c. explain the role of the endocannabinoid system in health and disease
d. explain the general similarities and differences between the various strains of cannabis plants
e. list the common types of cannabis preparations
f. list the common methods of administration for cannabis products
g. explain the general pharmacology, indications, and adverse effects of the exogenous cannabinoids
h. identify how cannabis-drug interactions can occur when cannabis use is combined with allopathic medications
i. adopt consideration for case history-taking, safe and effective treatment applications (indications and contraindications to treatment), and self-care rehabilitation activities when treating or working with individuals who are using cannabis preparations
j. appreciate the accessibility and widespread use of cannabis in society

Activities
Workshop activities include:
reviewing clinical research papers related to this topic
group discussions and presentations
eflective exercises, question and answer sessions
completion of pre and post self-assessment exercises

What to bring
• notepad, pens, pencils
• computer and other smart devices; required for internet research, etc.
• Water, lunch, snacks

About the Instructor
Randal Persad, registered massage practitioner, ex-pharmacist, health care educator (MEd) and author has over 30 years of experience in health education and clinical practice. He has a background in Pharmacy (1986), completed his massage therapy training in 1991, and has being involved in massage therapy education for the last 25 years. As a practitioner and lifelong learner, he continues his education in many areas, including higher education in manual therapy, anatomy & physiology, the physiologic effects of Cannabis, and the science and physiology of breathing and relaxation practices. To this end, he has studied Yoga Nidra, Science of Breath, Biofeedback, Mindfulness & Happiness Skills. He embraces eastern Vedic practices of yoga, breath awareness and deep relaxation to maintain his health and spiritual balance. He lives in Burnaby, BC.

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Reflexology Foot Certification for Post Graduate Health Professionals
Instructed by Carla Miller, RMT
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Registration Deadline: 17 May 2019

Date: June 1-June 2, 2019 and June 15-16, 2019 (4-day course) Maximum: 14 Registrants
*Both weekends mandatory for certification
Time: 8:30 am–5:00 pm (Lunch 11:45am–12:45pm)
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM)
440 King Street (Kings Place Mall)
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
Fee: $500.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $600.00
*Exam Fee: $100.00 paid directly to the course instructor
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 17.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred room rate: Crowne Plaza, Fredericton, NB, $146.00 + HST per night. Toll Free 1-866-444-1946
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Toll Free Direct: 1-866-444-1946; Booking reference: ANBMT Group

Course Details
This 4-day course is designed for the actively practising RMT. The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to add reflexology as a modality to your already existing RMT practice. As active RMTs, you are already pre-loaded with extensive training in anatomy, physiology, and pathology. This course is designed to streamline the certification process and build on your pre-existing knowledge.

100 Hours for Certification

Part One 40 HOURS (35 hours in-class, 5 Hours homework and written assessment)
Covers the theoretical principles of reflexology and the techniques and skills to practice reflexology.
Classes will be held over a series of 8-hour days with a one-hour lunch. The class will consist of both theory and practical hands-on techniques.
Course Outline
Unit 1: Introduction to Reflexology
Unit 2: History of Reflexology
Unit 3: Zones
Unit 4: Health History / Clinical Interview
Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology of the Body Systems; Foot Reflexology Map
Unit 6: Assessing the Foot
Unit 7: Working the Foot
Unit 8: Charting the Session
Unit 9: Self-Care
Unit 10: Reflexology and Massage
Unit 11: Reflexology Business Management
Unit 12: Case Studies (work with practice clients outside of class)

Each class session includes a balance of hands-on, auditory, and visual learning opportunities.

Part Two 60 HOURS (60 case studies and charting)

The Reflexology student gains experience by performing and documenting 60 case studies. The student will arrange for their own case studies, approximately 10–15 recipients are required. Students have no less than 3 months to complete the case study portion of the certification.
The teacher is available by e-mail and telephone for consultation at any time during the practical case studies period.

Certification

The 2-hour written exam is scheduled privately with the instructor at the student’s pace. Exam Fee: $100.00 paid directly to the course instructor. This is a one-hour practical spot exam upon completion of the 60 case studies. It is scheduled by the student with the instructor for a one-on-one exam. The written and practical exams may be scheduled to be completed at the same time.

Total Certification time: 100 Hours


Course Standards

The Nova Scotia Association of Reflexology (NSARP) approves the curriculum taught by Carla Miller, RMT.
Under NSARP regulations, a successful student must complete a 300-hour certification course to become a member. Due to the post-graduate status of the students attending this course, the students are only required to complete 100 hours of certification.

What to Bring

• Paper/pen
• Comfortable clothing (be prepared for hands-on & class lecture)
• Lunch/Snacks/Water

About the Instructor
Carla Miller, RMT, is the owner and operator of Sole to Soul Massage Therapy Clinic in Minto, New Brunswick since 2007. She began working as a reflexology therapist after completing her certification at the Wholistic Therapy School in Palgrave, Ontario in 1997. In addition to reflexology, she is also a registered massage therapist with the CMTNB and the ANBMT. She is currently completing her certification as a cranial sacral therapist. Carla has been teaching foot reflexology for the Nova Scotia Association of Reflexology since 2008. You can learn more about Carla by visiting www.s2smassage.com.

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Fascial Approaches: Head, Neck, & Jaw
Instructed by Peter Stuart, MT (Stuart Therapies and Seminars)
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Registration Deadline: 11 May 2019

Date: May 25-26, 2019 (2-days) Maximum Registrants: 16
Time: 9:00am–5:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic (ACTM)
Unit #2, 1040 Champlain Street
Dieppe, N.B.
Fee: $325.00 (ANBMT members-only) Non-Member: $400.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 7 category A CEUS (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred Room Rate: Quality Inn Airport, 370 Boulevard Dieppe, NB. $105.00 + HST standard room.
Phone 506-858-8880 and ask for the corporate rate for the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists.

Course Details
It is absolutely incredible how our bodies are constantly trying to correct our alignment. In doing so, we end up with so many muscle imbalances leading to increased tension and poor posture. When the fascia and musculature of our upper body and neck region become tight from postural strains or injuries, it can create pain and tension in our anterior, lateral or posterior neck regions, as well as pain and dysfunction at our temporomandibular joints.
Please join me in exploring how to assess and treat this area using fascial techniques and exercises to bring about decreased tension, pain, and dysfunction while restoring alignment.


What You Will Learn
• How to assess for head, neck, and jaw imbalances.
• The relationships that the muscles of the upper body and pelvis region have with each other; their role in imbalances of the head, neck, and jaw.
• How to address the fascial tension of the anterior and posterior upper body; as well as, the head, neck, and jaw.
• How to put an effective treatment plan together to treat the head, neck, jaw region, and surrounding tissue.
• Hands-on techniques and practice to treat the head, neck, and jaw region.
• Stretches to isolate specific muscles and their matching fascia.

What to Bring
• Sports bra/tank top (comfortable clothing)
• Sheets/Pillow
• Snacks/Lunch/Water

About the Instructor
Peter Stuart has been a massage therapist and educator since 1993, specializing in myofascial release within heart-centered therapy; treatment of chronic pain conditions, and transformation from the negative effects of trauma. He is the founder and lead instructor for Stuart Therapies & Seminars Inc.

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Indian Head Massage (Champissage)
Instructed by Debbie Boehlen
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Registration Deadline: 20 April 2019

Date: May 4-5, 2019 (2-day course) Maximum: 14 Registrants
Time: Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (30-minute lunch break)
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Unit #2, 1040 Champlain Street
Dieppe, N.B.
Fee: $350.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $450.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 9.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred Room Rate: Quality Inn Airport, 370 Boulevard Dieppe, NB. $105.00 + HST standard room.
Phone 506-858-8880 and ask for the corporate rate for Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists.

Course Details
The art of Indian Head Massage originated in Ayurveda, an ancient Indian-system of medicine that has been practised for thousands of years. Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage, is a form of relaxation massage that focuses on the upper back, upper arms, shoulders, neck, head, face, and ears; as these areas affect the head area. It is very relaxing and has a balancing effect on the recipient, as it helps them to release stress and tension, creating a sense of peace and well-being. Indian Head Massage can be done anywhere, at any time. It is easily available, because this form of massage is done over the clothing in a seated position.

This certification course includes theoretical and practical instruction. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course. You will learn how to perform a relaxing 30-minute Indian Head Massage session while your client is seated in a simple portable chair.

*There is a home study segment, that you will be required to complete before the course. Materials will be sent to you a week prior to class time.
Full certification is also available.


*A small folding chair is needed for this course–as the massage treatment is done while your client is sitting.


Some possible benefits of Indian Head Massage:
Improved blood circulation increasing oxygen supply to the brain
Calms, revitalizes, and uplifts the spirit
Create a more balanced state-of-being, and balancing of the chakras
Relaxes taut and uncomfortable muscles; eases stiffness, breaks down knots and nodules in muscle tissues
Stimulates blood circulation and drains away accumulated toxins
Increased joint mobility
Improved lymphatic drainage, which helps in the removal of waste products and toxins helping the immune system
Encourages deeper breathing and deep relaxation; very enjoyable and triggers the release of "feel good" chemicals called endorphins, creating an almost euphoric sensation of contentment and happiness
Helps to dissipate mental tiredness, stress, and depression, resulting in greater mental alertness and concentration and clearer thinking
General Relaxation
Can also help relieve the following conditions: Eyestrain, tension headaches, migraines, earaches, Tinnitus (ringing in the ear), jaw ache, sinusitis congestion, insomnia, disturbed sleep

What to Bring
-Comfortable loose-fitting clothing, plain t-shirt-A small folding chair, one for every two students
-Pen or pencil; notepad
-Lunch, snacks, water
*Please note that Indian Head Massage oil will be available for purchase (optional). 120ml bottle $25.00

About Debbie Boehlen
Debbie Boehlen has been a holistic practitioner since 2001 and completed her original Indian Head Massage (Champissage) training in 2002 through the London Centre of Indian Champissage International (LCICI) and became a certified practitioner. In 2003, she completed her instructor training through the same school and started teaching at that time. In 2008, she developed the IHM course now being taught. Debbie travels throughout Canada to offer training in Indian Head Massage, Rejuvenating Face Massage, Ayurvedic Foot Massage, Usui Reiki, Animal Reiki, and Axiatonal Alignment.

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Kinesiology Taping for The Massage Therapist:
Kinesiology Taping for the Massage Therapist (Level 1)
Advance Your Massage Therapy Practice (Level 2)
Instructed by Conor Collins, BHSc. DipSIT, RMT, CAMA, FMT
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Date: April 13–April 14, 2019 (2-day course) Maximum: 24 Registrants
Time: 9:00 am–5:00 pm (Lunch 12:00pm–1:00pm)
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM)
440 King Street (Kings Place Mall)
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
Fee: $325.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $425.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 6.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred room rate: Crowne Plaza, Fredericton, NB $144.00 + HST per night. Toll Free 1-866-444-1946
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Toll Free Direct: 1-866-444-1946; Booking reference: ANBMT Group

Course Details
Kinesiology Taping for the Massage Therapist (Level 1)
This course looks at the current thought processes surrounding the use of kinesiology tape in massage therapy practice. It is a blend of theory and practical application and is designed to give the massage therapist a better understanding of how to integrate taping into a clinical practice. Throughout the course topics discussed will include: taping applications as they pertain to the management of pain; swelling, biofeedback, fatigue; strength and power. Through knowledge gained during the course, the attendee will learn effective strategies for managing dysfunctions in movement and fascial stiffness.

Objectives
The overall course objectives are to give the massage therapist a competent understanding of:
-The current thought processes surrounding the use of kinesiology tape in a massage therapy practice 

-A review of regional anatomy for the body regions discussed and/or taped 

-A review of the current physiology, pathology, and thought processes around pain, injury, and disease 

-The current evidence and research about the use of kinesiology tape in massage therapy practice as it pertains to: pain, swelling, fatigue, strength and power 

-Commonly used taping applications to help manage patient presentations including: pain, swelling, scarring; biofeedback, movement, and fascial stiffness


Advance Your Massage Therapy Practice: The Clinical Use of Tape and Manual Therapy in a Massage Therapy Practice (Level 2)
This course looks at the current thought processes and evidence around manual therapy and injury. It is a blend of evidence, taping, and manual therapy. It is designed to give the massage therapist a better understanding of their own clinical practice. This course has been created to improve therapist outcomes in the most challenging and difficult patient presentations.

Objectives
The overall course objectives are to give the massage therapist a competent understanding of:
-A review of the current anatomy, assessment, treatment; physiology, pathology, and thought processes surrounding peripheral nerve injury 

-A review of the current anatomy, assessment, treatment; physiology, pathology, and thought processes surrounding tendon injuries 

-Commonly used management strategies when assessing and treating tone, spasm, and acute pain
-Practical experience in assessing, palpating, taping; and applying commonly used techniques as they pertain to the above-mentioned topics 


What to Bring
• Snacks, lunch, water
• Tank top/shorts
• Tape will be provided (Nitto Tape)

About the Instructor
Conor Collins is in his eleventh year of manual therapy and movement education. He is a massage therapist and sports injury therapist. Conor provides a unique approach to clinical practice combining disciplines of manual therapy integrated with movement-based rehabilitation strategies. With over a decade of taping experience, Conor applies new concepts of movement-based taping with traditional athletic taping protocols. Outside of clinical practice, Conor instructs upcoming manual therapists at the college level. During his career, he has also had the pleasure of managing athletes and consulting for national level and club teams in both the NHL and NCAA. Conor shares a special clinical interest in concussion management and he has spent many years treating endurance triathletes and runners.

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