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Some of Our
Continuing Education Instructors

Tim Agnew

Tim Agnew

Jeanne Gaudette

Jeanne Gaudette

Tracy Walton

David Palmer

George Kousaleos

George Kousaleos

John Balletto

John Balletto

Cynthia Wood

Cynthia Wood

CONTINUING EDUCATION

DSM offers continuing education in order to present a holistic approach to learning. Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Polarity, and Centering Techniques for Body/Mind are available to take in combination with a program choice or separately from the core at a later date. Courses are individually priced according to length, design, and purpose. Special guest workshops, certification programs, and other continuing education options are also open to graduates and professional massage therapists.

Guest speakers from all over the world have presented on a wide variety of subjects at DSM. Curriculum, special electives, continuing education, programs, and dates are subject to change, In the event that school is closed due to weather conditions, students and workshop participants will be informed.

The Downeast School of Massage is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.


2017 Continuing Education at a Glance

To register online for most of the workshops you can follow the direct link to the DSM store found at the bottom of the workshop description. Should the workshop not be linked, you may download our printable form and mail it to the school, or simply give us a call at 207-832-5531. Email us at: downeastmassage@gmail.com with your questions. Thank you!

Contact school Anatomy (Emily Waltz) 57 hrs
Contact school Physiology (Peter West) 57 hrs
Contact school Pathology (Peter West) 40 hrs
Contact school Kinesiology (Nancy Dail) 45 hrs
Descriptions of the above science courses. For more information on these offerings, email or call the school.


February 16 Intro to Shiatsu

March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8 90-Hour Shiatsu Course - 2017

March 4-5 & 11-12 Sports Massage I & II (John Balletto), 12 CE hours each weekend

May 14-19 Practitioner in Technical Skills of Equine Sportsmassage offered by Wilson Meagher Sports Therapy and Downeast School of Massage (Jo-Ann Wilson, Nancy Dail, Travis French), 41 CE hrs

July 7-9 CORE Myofascial Therapy Seminar (George Kousaleos) 24 CE hrs

August 11-13 CORE Myofascial Therapy 2 (George Kousaleos) 24 CE hrs

October 12 Deep Massage: The Lauterstein - Focus on the Neck - Connecting Mind and Body (David Lauterstein), 6 CE hours

October 13, 14, 15 Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method (David Lauterstein), 20 CE hrs

October 28, 29 Ortho-Bionomy® Basic: Spine and Pelvis (Cynthia Wood), 14 CE Hours

October 15-20 Practitioner of Technical Skills in Equine Sportsmassage offered by Wilson Meagher Sports Therapy and Downeast School of Massage (Jo-Ann Wilson, Nancy Dail, Travis French), 41 CE hrs

Watch this space for info on more 2017 workshops, coming soon.


 

 

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Some of Our Continuing Education Instructors

Nancy Dail

Nancy Dail

Barbara Helynn Heard

Barbara Helynn Heard

David Lauterstein

David Lauterstein

Kate Leigh

Kate Leigh

Tom Myers

Tom Myers

Peter West

Peter West

Michael McGillicuddy

Michael McGillicuddy

Jo-Ann Wilson

Jo-Ann Wilson

Steve Capellini

Steve Capellini


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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy and the Seven Chakras

8 Continuing Education Hours
VIDEO COURSE

This course combines the healing power of Aromatherapy delivered with essential oils applied to the seven chakra points located on the human body. The benefits are psychological as well as physical well-being. This course includes in-depth information on the seven chakras and how they impact the human body. Additional course lessons include information on essential oils and how they correspond to each chakra. You will learn how to create essential oil blends to be used with each chakra. A client intake is included to assist the MT with gathering the necessary information to make informed choices when applying the essential oils and essential oil blends.
The aromatherapy protocol can be utilized as a stand alone treatment or as an add on to one of your other offerings. For example you can "add on" the use of essential oils with your Hot Stone Treatment.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE

Increase Revenue

Increase Revenue with Retail Product Sales

6 Continuing Education Hours
VIDEO COURSE

This course is intended to bridge the gap between massage tools and products used in the treatment room and inspiring a buying attitude.
We will show you how to use products in your treatment room that your client will want to purchase and take home. This course will explain and demonstrate product self care and partner care. After completing this course you will have knowledge and confidence necessary to choose products that you believe in and want to retail. This will lead to increasing your bottom line.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE

Reflexology

Principles of Reflexology

8 Continuing Education Hours
VIDEO COURSE

Reflexology is an ancient healing art. This reflexology course includes history, benefits, contraindications and a massage protocol that includes a reflexology point routine designed to cover all the major organs in the body. The feet and the hands are included in the treatment. The treatment concludes with a series of massage strokes to the head, neck and shoulders designed to increase the clients' overall relaxation experience.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE

Sports Massage

Sports Massage

12 Continuing Education Hours
VIDEO COURSE

This sports massage CE course will concentrate on restorative sports massage and rehabilitative sports massage. The protocol utilizes the two major sports massage strokes; compression and broadening. These strokes combined with traditional massage strokes were designed to stimulate circulation of blood and lymph fluids. Range of Motion (ROM), joint mobilization and stretching techniques are employed to enhance the benefits. This treatment protocol will assist the body's natural rehabilitative healing process that occurs between sporting events. We will cover the four types of sports massage; Pre-event, Post-event, Restorative and rehabilitative. Benefits, contraindications a supplies and equipment list will also be covered.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE

Trigger Point

Trigger Point Massage Therapy

12 Continuing Education Hours
VIDEO COURSE

This course addresses Trigger Point Release applications. You will learn how to examine and treat muscles and muscle attachments in layers beginning with the surface muscles and connective tissues and then deeper ligaments and connective tissues. Upon completion of this course you will be able to realign deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue and break down adhesion's (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments to relieve muscle tension or injury and reduced soft tissue inflammation. Course content includes a streaming video trigger point massage protocol, benefits, contraindications, equipment and supplies and marketing techniques and information.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Deep Tissue Massage

8 CE's
NCBTMB Approved 8 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This course focuses on the fascial layers, their purpose, their function and how they relate to deep tissue massage. We will demonstrate techniques that show you how to unwind tight soft tissue and break down adhesions that can block circulation, cause pain, limit movement, and create inflammation. The course includes the benefits of deep tissue massage, contraindications associated with this treatment, a full body deep tissue massage protocol, marketing descriptions, tips on how to create and reach your target market, and finally after completing this course you will have a working knowledge of fascia and how to communicate this knowledge to your clients to keep them coming back.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Deep Tissue Massage and the Thumper Mini Pro

NCBTMB Approved 8 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This course focuses on the fascial layers, their purpose, their function and how they relate to deep tissue massage. We will demonstrate Thumper acu-pressure techniques and deep tissue massage techniques that show you how to unwind tight soft tissue and break down adhesions that can block circulation, cause pain, limit movement, and create inflammation. You will learn how to regulate and control your pressure while accessing deeper layers of soft tissue manually and with the Thumper Mini Pro. The course includes the benefits of deep tissue massage, contraindications, deep tissue massage coupled with the Thumper Mini Pro protocol, marketing descriptions, tips on how to create and reach your target market, and finally after completing this course you will have a working knowledge of fascia and how to communicate this knowledge to your clients to keep them coming back. We have included a link to the Thumper Mini Pro product in the course.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Ethics Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Chapter One: Ethical Principles

2 CE hours
NCBTMB Approved for 2 continuing education hours

This three course ethics series is designed to be used with chapter one (2 CE's), chapter four (2 CE's) and chapter seven (2 CE's) in the book The Ethics of Touch. Chapter four examines the fundamentals of dual relationships and how to address them within the context of the therapeutic relationship. Chapter seven covers business ethics in relation to practicing the healing arts.This course, the first chapter orients the learner to common concepts necessary in discussing ethical behavior in the workplace.

Cost: $25.00 | BUY COURSE


Ethics Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Chapter Four: Managing Dual Relationships

2 CE hours
NCBTMB Approved for 2 continuing education hours

This three course ethics series is designed to be used with chapter one (2 CE's), chapter four (2 CE's) and chapter seven (2 CE's) in the book The Ethics of Touch. The first chapter orients the learner to common concepts necessary in discussing ethical behavior in the workplace. Chapter seven covers business ethics in relation to practicing the healing arts. This course, Chapter four examines the fundamentals of dual relationships and how to address them within the context of the therapeutic relationship.

Cost: $25.00 | BUY COURSE


Ethics Cherie Sohnen- Moe
Chapter Seven: Business Ethics

2 CE hours
NCBTMB Approved 2 continuing education hours

This three course ethics series is designed to be used with chapter one (2 CE's), chapter four (2 CE's) and chapter seven (2 CE's) in the book The Ethics of Touch. The first chapter orients the learner to common concepts necessary in discussing ethical behavior in the workplace. Chapter four examines the fundamentals of dual relationships and how to address them within the context of the therapeutic relationship. This course, Chapter seven covers business ethics in relation to practicing the healing arts.

Cost: $25.00 | BUY COURSE


Marketing Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Chapter Fifteen: Marketing Fundamentals

2 CE hours
NCBTMB Approved 2 continuing education hours

This three course marketing series is designed to be used with part 6, chapter fifteen (2 CE’s), chapter sixteen (2 CE’s) and chapter seventeen (2 CE’s) in the book Business Mastery 4th Edition by Cherie Sohnen Moe. Chapter sixteen guides you through specific techniques for marketing a practice; promotion, advertising, community relations and publicity. The series concludes with chapter seventeen; a game plan to increase career longevity through client retention. This course, chapter fifteen (2 CE's), includes marketing principles such as marketing plans, cooperation and competition, positioning and target markets and trends.

Cost: $25.00 | BUY COURSE


Marketing Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Chapter Sixteen: Marketing in Action

2 CE hours
NCBTMB Approved for 2 continuing education hours

This three course marketing series is designed to be used with part 6, chapter fifteen (2 CE’s), chapter sixteen (2 CE’s) and chapter seventeen (2 CE’s) in the book Business Mastery 4th Edition by Cherie Sohnen Moe. Chapter fifteen includes marketing principles such as marketing plans, cooperation and competition, positioning and target markets and trends. The series concludes with chapter seventeen; a game plan to increase career longevity through client retention. This Course, chapter sixteen (2 CE's) guides you through specific techniques for marketing a practice; promotion, advertising, community relations and publicity.

Cost: $25.00 | BUY COURSE


Marketing Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Chapter Seventeen: Client Retention

2 CE hours
NCBTMB Approved for 2 continuing education hours

This three course marketing series is designed to be used with part 6, chapter fifteen (2 CE’s), chapter sixteen (2 CE’s) and chapter seventeen (2 CE’s) in the book Business Mastery 4th Edition by Cherie Sohnen Moe. Chapter fifteen includes marketing principles such as marketing plans, cooperation and competition, positioning and target markets and trends. Chapter sixteen guides you through specific techniques for marketing a practice; promotion, advertising, community relations and publicity. The series concludes with this course, chapter seventeen; (2CE's) a game plan to increase career longevity through client retention.

Cost: $25.00 | BUY COURSE


Hot Stone Massage Therapy

16 CE Hours
NCBTMB Approved 16 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This course was designed to instruct the massage therapist on the therapeutic healing effects of Hot Stone therapy. The deep heat penetrates the soft tissue allowing the client to relax. The course includes the benefits of Hot Stone, contraindications and the history of the Basalt stone. Proper draping and stone layouts are covered in detail. You will receive an equipment and supplies list and instructions on how to set up for your hot stone treatment. The versatile treatment protocol offers stress reduction, pain relief, reduces tension in soft tissue and can be used as a stand alone treatment or can be incorporated into an existing protocol. The course ends with a sanitation process and proper stone storage protocol to eliminate cross contamination.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Massage Balinese & Spa Ritual

NCBTMB Approved 8 Continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

From the ancient traditions of Indonesia, the island of Bali holds a history rich with healing & massage therapy. JAMU Balinese Massage, also known as Indonesian From the ancient traditions of Indonesia, the island of Bali holds a history rich with healing & massage therapy. JAMU Balinese Massage, also known as Indonesian Massage or “pijat,” celebrates the historical influences of the island nation of Indonesia. JAMU is a meditative massage modality. The techniques of Balinese Massage are influenced by Chinese (Tui-Na & Acupressure), Hindu Dharma (documented in Bali), Ayurvedic and European (use of oil, and long strokes after dry strokes) systems of healing, and as a modality is a very unique massage experience. This Balinese Massage and Spa Ritual course is documented and taught by Kim Collier, LMT, Esth, HHP, and founder of JAMU Spa Rituals

Special DSM Price: $160.00 | BUY COURSE


Nayada Body Saver Massage

14 CE's
NCBTMB Approved 14 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

The Body-Saver method of Massage is one of the "least efforts with maximum results." Drawing from influences including Thai Massage, Shiatsu, Active Isolated Stretching, Yoga, and principles of mechanics & ergonomics, the goal of this method is to expand the creativity, effectiveness, and satisfaction of massage therapists. The result is a reduced risk of injury and a longer, more lucrative career. Register now for a special Introductory price of $149.00! Regular price $175.00.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Prenatal Massage

12 CE Hours
NCBTMB Approved 12 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This NCBTMB Approved 12 hour continuing education course was designed to instruct the massage therapist in massage. The course includes benefits, contraindications and an informed consent release form for the pregnant client. You will be guided through proper use of the prenatal massage wedge in the supine and the side lying positions. The prenatal massage protocol allows the massage therapist the freedom to choose which client body positions should be used to insure the optimal prenatal massage experience for your client. The protocol can be utilized with all women in all stages of their pregnancy including post partum massage. This will allow the massage the freedom to capture the entire prenatal and post natal massage market.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Salt Scrubs and Mud Wraps Blue Moon Body Treatments

16 CE's
NCBTMB Approved for 16 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This is a dry room technique. Spa services are the fastest growing segment of the massage industry. The objective of this spa class is to equip the therapist with the necessary knowledge and hands on instruction, so that they may incorporate this spa treatment into their existing practice and menu of services. A warm towel is placed on a specific body part, and folded back exposing the skin. The skin is exfoliated. The exfoliation process moves around the body beginning with the client face down. The client is turned over and the exfoliation process moves around the front of the body. Warm mud is applied to the body. The body is wrapped in a plastic sheet, thermal blanket, blanket and sheet. The client rests for 15 minutes. The mud is removed with warm towels and the client is then re-hydrated.

Special DSM Price: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Steve Capellini Spa Body Wraps

3 CE Hours
NCBTMB Approved for 3 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This is a dry room technique. Revitalize your clients with this relaxing body wrap using mud, clay and seaweed. This course will identify the benefits and contraindications of this treatment and walk you step by step throught the treatment protocol. This is a dry room treatment.

Cost: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Steve Capellini Spa Business Class

2 CE Hours
NCBTMB Approved for 2 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This course will walk you through all you need to know to be successful in the spa industry. From setting up your space, including layout and desighn to choosing product, menu development, marketing, retailing and job opportunities.

Cost: $50.00 | BUY COURSE


Steve Capellini Spa Exfoliation Treatment

3 CE Hours
NCBTMB Approved 3 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This is a dry room technique. The Spa Exfoliation Treatment is a wonderful addition to any menu of services. This treatment utilizes salt, sugar or a body buff to gently exfoliate the skin. You will learn how to identify the benefits and contraindications.

Cost: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Steve Capellini Spa Foot Treatment

3 CE Hours
NCBTMB Approved for 3 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This is a dry room technique. This treatment can stand on its own or easily be combined with other services to create a spa package. The treatment protocol includes an exfoliation, mud wrap, reflexology routine and a rehydration massage.

Cost: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Steve Capellini Spa Herbal Wraps

3 CE Hours
NCBTMB Approved 3 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This is dry room technique. Prepare, setup and perform a this detoxifying herbal body wrap that your clients will love. This course will show you how to heat the wrap and wrap the client. A review of benefits and contraindications is included.

Cost: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Steve Capellini Spa Scalp Treatment

3 CE Hours
NCBTMB Approved 3 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This is a dry room technique. You will Learn a deeply nourishing and moisturizing scalp treatment that is offered at most luxury spas. This treatment can be done in your treatment room. The protocol includes the application of mud to the hair and a warm oil scalp massage.

Cost: $70.00 | BUY COURSE


Steve Capellini ThaiSpa Face

4 CE hours
NCBTMB Approved 4 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This is a dry room technique. Experience and create your own signature ThaiSpa service. The Thai Herbal Ball is a compress filled with a mixture of 12 healing herbs. This is quickly becoming the most popular new treatment in spas around the world. The Traditional Thai protocol is a 3 step procedure which includes pressure points along the sen sib lines or meridians, application of the herbal ball along those same lines and a finishing massage using Thai-inspired aromatherapy oils of jasmine and lemongrass.
Additional Materials: Follow the link below, purchase the SMALL Thai Balls for practicing this treatment. (steamer is optional)
Cut and paste link into your internet browser: http://www.sa-wan.com/products_herbal_balls_all.htm

Cost: $75.00 | BUY COURSE


Steve Capellini ThaiSpa Foot

4 CE hours
NCBTMB Approved for 4 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This is a dry room technique. Experience and create your own signature ThaiSpa service. The Thai Herbal Ball is a compress filled with a mixture of 12 healing herbs. This is quickly becoming the most popular new treatment in spas around the world. The Traditional Thai protocol is a 3 step procedure which includes pressure points along the sen sib lines or meridians, application of the herbal ball along those same lines and a finishing massage using Thai-inspired aromatherapy oils of jasmine and lemongrass.
Additional Materials: Follow the link below, purchase the SMALL Thai Balls for practicing this treatment. (steamer is optional) Cut and paste link into your internet browser: http://www.sa-wan.com/products_herbal_balls_all.htm

Cost: $75.00 | BUY COURSE


Steve Capellini ThaiSpa Full Body Treatment

8 CE hours
NCBTMB Approved 8 continuing education hours
VIDEO COURSE

This is a dry room technique. Experience and create your own signature ThaiSpa service. The Thai Herbal Ball is a compress filled with a mixture of 12 healing herbs. This is quickly becoming the most popular new treatment in spas around the world. The Traditional Thai protocol is a 3 step procedure which includes pressure points along the sen sib lines or meridians, application of the herbal ball along those same lines and a finishing massage using Thai-inspired aromatherapy oils of jasmine and lemongrass.
Additional Materials: Follow the link below, purchase the LARGE Thai Balls for practicing this treatment. (steamer is optional)
Cut and paste link into your internet browser: http://www.sa-wan.com/products_herbal_balls_all.htm

Cost: $150.00 | BUY COURSE


Thermal Palms Massage

10 CE Hours
VIDEO COURSE

This NCBTMB Approved 10 hour continuing education course introduces the massage therapist to Thermal Palms, a unique handheld heat modality that can be easily incorporated into your massage practice. Doing Thermal Palms massage is much like doing hot stone massage. However, they are easier to use than hot stones and have some significant advantages which you'll find out about in this continuing education course. The course includes the benefits to the massage therapist and the benefits to the client, contraindications and the history of Thermal palms. You will receive an equipment and supplies list and instructions on how to set up and safely heat the Thermal Palms. Upon completion of the treatment protocol instruction included in this course the massage therapist will be able to perform three different Thermal Palm massages. The soft, pliable Thermal Palm molds to the contours of the body while the deep penetrating heat offers stress reduction, pain relief and reduces tension in the soft tissue.

COURSE FEE: $90.00 | BUY COURSE