Current Courses

Previously Offered Courses
Two-day seminar – 16 CE credits approved by NCBTMB.      

Massage seminars require that students must already be massage therapists or Physical Therapists. Students should bring with them for massage seminars:  massage table, set of sheets, face cradle cover, large bath towel, 2 hand towels, large bed pillow.

There are no prerequisites for Reflexology – all are welcome to register.                

All manuals and certificates will be provided and equipment will be available for use at the seminar.  

 To register, please call 215-968-8409.   For more information, please contact Janet Baker, Director of Allied Health at 215-968-8324 or email

Current Courses

Acupressure for Self Care Seva Stress Release Part 1 for LMT’s and Nurses
Art of Hot Stone Massage
Basic Reflexology
Clinical Acupressure 1: Basic Applications for LMT’s and Nurses
Clinical Acupressure 2: Meridians For LMT and Nurses
Hot Stone Reflexology
Introduction to Holistic Health Series
Introduction to Thai Massage
Senior Massage  
Seva Stress Release: Part 2 for LMT and Nurses
Traditional Thai Massage, Level I, Basic, Front Position

Senior Massage (6 CE’s)                          
Learn how massage can be used as a positive tool to aid and give support to the older adult with the best massage strokes and level of pressure to provide Tender Loving Care.  The varied levels of the aging process will be explained as well as contraindications and physiological changes of the aging body. There will be full massage techniques dealing with varied conditions demonstrated along with good communication skills easy for seniors to comprehend. You will learn how massage provides positive effects of on various health issues. Carrie Wiedemann

Newtown Campus/ $199/ OHEAL 0114 WB1
Sa, 9/20, 9 am – 4 pm                                                  

The Art of Hot Stone Massage (16 CE’s)
This course is for experienced massage therapists. “Nature’s Healing Stone Therapy” seminar teaches the art of safely handling hot massage stones in a full body protocol. It incorporates many massage techniques and essential oils to create a very relaxing and therapeutic treatment. The seminar begins with the history of stone therapy, contraindications, the care and cleaning of the stones, and equipment needed for stone massage. The workshop continues with demonstrations and guided hands-on work for the students. This two-day seminar allows students to become efficient in the handling of the stones in a full body hot stone protocol and learn how the stones can enhance every massage technique with some advanced techniques. Pat Mayrhofer

Newtown Campus/$395/  OHEAL 0100 WB1
Sa, 9/27 & Su, 9/28, 9 am - 6 pm

Basic Reflexology (16 CE’s)
Learn how to perform a Basic Reflexology session taught by an expert instructor.  You will learn the Ingham method of Reflexology as well the history and benefits.  This 16-hour course offers hands-on learning. Increase your income with reflexology as a wonderful stand-alone treatment or as an add-on to a massage, facial, pedicure or manicure. You do not need to be a Massage Therapist to take this course. Students should bring: 1 set of sheets, 2 pillows, 2 hand towels.    Debbie McKayle

Newtown Campus/$350/  OHEAL 0103 WB1
Sa, 10/4 & Su, 10/5, 9 am-6pm      

Hot Stone Reflexology (8 CE’s)  
Hot stones help to create the ultimate reflexology event.   Experience how the heat and energy from the stones quickly open the reflex pathways with little or no discomfort to the client. This technique allows the practitioner to work more deeply with little or no effort, and more importantly saving the practitioner’s thumbs as well. Learn the proper handling, pressure, temperature, and care and cleaning of the massage stones.  This exciting class will transform a traditional reflexology treatment to something extraordinary.  Save your thumbs, earn more, and acquire 8 CE credits through this one-day class on this powerful reflexology protocol.  Facilitated by an expert instructor this class requires basic knowledge of reflexology. Debbie McKayle

Newtown Campus/$225/ OHEAL 0116 WB1
Sa, 11/1, 9 am – 6 pm

Clinical Acupressure 1: Basic Applications for LMT’s and Nurses (24 CE's)

This workshop teaches how to use acupressure to balance and energize the whole body and specific parts, as well as address symptoms. In addition, you will also receive a clinical handbook and study guide with more than 70 specific acupressure formulas for specific body parts and conditions. Appropriate for clinical applications. This workshop is ideal for professionals with hands-on experience. Non-experienced practitioners should consider taking an introductory course such as the SEVA/Stress Release workshop or seek approval from the instructor. Missy Oleaga, LMT

24 CEUs:
Massage Therapists (NCBTMB)
Acupuncturists (NCCAOM)
Asian Bodywork Therapists (NCCAOM)
Nurses (AHNA) 

Newtown Campus/$595/ OHEAL 0110 WB1
Thur-Sun, 9/25 – 9/28, 9 am-3:30 pm

Clinical Acupressure 2: Meridians  for LMT and Nurses (32 CE’s)
This workshop is an intensive overview of the energetic meridian system used in Chinese Medicine, with a special focus on how to recognize, locate, and accesses these meridians in clinical practice. The purpose of this program is to provide an understanding of the Chinese meridian system, the energetic flow in the body and the chakras so that health care professionals, including nurses, can expand their health and healing repertoire for their patients/clients, their friends and family, and themselves; to see the body as more than a collection of physical symptoms and parts. The Western model of illness is expanded to include a holistic vision of the individual and the different paths to healing. Missy Olega, LMT

Newtown Campus/$725/ OHEAL 0115 WB1
5 days, Wed-Sun, 10/22 – 10/26, 9 am -3:30 pm

Introduction to Thai Massage (14 Hrs)
This weekend workshop is designed to introduce the beginner with some of the foundations of Thai massage.  Key points will be reviewed on benefits, contraindications, body awareness and self-care.  You will be taught a mini 60 minute routine that includes:  techniques for feet, legs, hara, upper body, head and face. The training will move at a steady pace.  Be ready to work and be worked on.  Please be mentally and physically prepared, take notes and follow along in the handouts.  There will be time for discussion, questions and practice.   Barbara Panno LMT, RTT

Newtown Campus/$275/ OHEAL 0113 WB1

Sa & Su, 9/20 - 9/21, 9 am-5 pm

Acupressure for Self Care Seva Stress Release Part 1 for LMT’s and Nurses  (3 Hrs)       
This three hour class teaches an acupressure protocol (The Seva Stress Release) that can be used for self-care, addressing a wide range of needs, including general relaxation and well-being or extreme shock and stress. This workshop does not require previous bodywork experience. Anyone can learn this simple but effective way to help themselves. This dynamic and interactive workshop allows the participant to fully experience the Seva Stress release through demonstration and hands-on practice. Workshop participants learn a unique touch method, various effective acupoints and how to use this protocol for self-care. In this workshop participants learn about the healing and transforming power of acupressure, practice techniques to use for self-care, learn Chak-ra Tai Chi, and take home skills they can use for the rest of their life. Missy Olega, LMT

Newtown Campus/$65 / OHEAL 0118 WB1

Mon, 10/6, 9 am- 12 pm

Seva Stress Release: Part 2  For LMT and Nurses (3 Hrs)
Prerequisite: Seva Stress Release: Part One

This is part two of our introductory training. Our special form of acupressure touch is reviewed, and students learn to give acupressure to others. The Seva Stress Release is demonstrated and practiced in two new ways: seated in chairs and lying comfortably on massage tables. After taking modules one and two, students have enough information and skill to practice easily on themselves, as well as with family and friends. These two modules (or a complete 6 hour Seva Stress Release workshop) comprise the pre-requisite for taking any of the remaining Acupressure for Anyone workshops.   Missy Olega, LMT

Newtown Campus/$65 /OHEAL 0119 WB1

Mon, 10/6, 12:30pm - 3:30 pm

Traditional Thai Massage,
  Level 1, Basic, Front Position (28 CE’s)
This course is designed to provide you with the fundamental tools to perform the Front Position of a traditional northern style Thai Massage.  You will learn how to give a full-body treatment with the client mostly supine.  You will be shown how to perform individual movements in a flowing, rhythmic routine, addressing most major muscle groups and joints in the body.   We will develop and strengthen balance, focus, and good body mechanics.  In this work, both the giver and the receiver benefit from the session. This course is open to anyone interested in learning this “Ancient Healing Way.” Barbara Panno, LMT, RTT

Newtown Campus/$475/ OHEAL 0120 WB1
2 Sa & 2 Su, 10/18 -10/26, 9 am-5 pm                                                    

Aromatherapy (16 CE’s)  
Learn a multilayered approach to health.  Gain a deeper understanding of Aromatherapy and how to utilize essential oils at home and/or professionally.  Become proficient in the use of 21 essential oils.  Make an aromatic cream blend, room spray, sinus inhaler, massage oil, bath salts, hand sanitizer and more. Discover how essential oils are used to maintain health, treat acute and chronic pain and reduce stress.   Ann Lohr

Newtown Campus/$350 /OHEAL 0117 WB1
Sa, & Su, 11/15 & 11/16, 9 am – 6 pm

Introduction to Holistic Health Series (3 Hrs/Course; 18 Hrs/Series)
Whether you are a healthcare provider or a consumer you can learn more about a range of holistic therapies through this series of classes. You can take the whole series and receive a certificate of attendance or sign up for individual classes. These introductory classes provide you with a broad understanding of these therapies and to stay current with emerging trends. The ability to understand the many types of therapies available is essential to providing safe, effective care in any setting. This series is relevant for nurses, nurse’s aides, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, physical therapy aides, respiratory therapists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, dieticians, educators, personal care assistants, chiropractors, physical fitness professionals, as well as consumers wishing to learn more. Dr. Leena Guptha, D.O., M.B.A.

Newtown Campus/$59 per course

Week 1: Tai Chi & Feng Shui
OHEAL 1000/Mon, 9/15, 1-4 pm

Week 2: Ayurveda, Aromatherapy & Reflexology
OHEAL 1001/Mon, 9/29, 1-4 pm

Week 3: Nutrition, Herbalism & Detoxification Therapy
OHEAL 1002/Mon, 10/13, 1-4 pm

Week 4: Chakra System, Shiatsu & Cranio-Sacral Therapy
OHEAL 1003/Mon, 10/27, 1-4 pm

Week 5: Self-Care, Stress Management & Guided Imagery
OHEAL 1004/Mon, 11/10

Week 6: Natural Health Philosophy, Hydrotherapy & Manual Therapy
OHEAL 1005/Mon, 12/8, 1-4 pm 


View Previously Offered Courses

Executive Stress Relief (4 CEs) Offer your clients a whole new experience with the Executive Stress Relief treatment. It is a chance for them to experience a deep relaxation with incredible therapeutic results.  Prerequisite: Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist

Hot Stone Pedicure & Manicures (8 hrs)  Nature’s Stones, Inc. presents an innovative, full-body treatment in this hot stone pedicure & mani­cure session, including the use of warm stones about your neck in our patented Nexauna®, a stone warm­ing the center of your being on your belly, stones on your hands in specially designed mitts, and your feet resting on top of warm stones in the pedicure basin. Students should bring 6 Hand Towels and 2 Large Towels. 8 CE’s.  Prerequisite: Cosmetologist or Nail Technician

Massage & Clients with Cancer (8 CE hrs) This course will introduce therapist to the "new thoughts" of dealing with clients who have cancer. A basic overview discussing cancer, its contraindica-tions and approaching individuals who are still in treatment phase. Participants will be introduced to common medical terms, common side effects from treatment, lymphedema, levels of pressure and self-care.  Prerequisites: Massage Therapist, Nurse or Physical Therapist /  Supplies: Massage Table & set of sheets.

Massage for Kids (3 hrs):  This class teaches children that there is a good touch.  Parents can learn how to massage their children to help them sleep better, relax more, and comfort their tight and growing muscles. 

 To register, please call 215-968-8409.     For program questions, please call 215-968-8025

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