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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 Janet.Baker@bucks.edu

Current Courses


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, contra-indications, 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/ Sat, 3/22 & Su, 3/23, 9am - 6pm


Acupressure For Anyone – Your Health is in Your Hands (24 CE's)

Acupressure for Anyone puts the extraordinary healing gifts of acupressure into the hands of ordinary people. It is designed to teach individuals of any age, profession or educational background to take charge of their own health using acupressure. Acupressure for Anyone provides simple methods that a person can apply on their own to enhance health, body awareness, and well-being. Acupressure formulas are given for common health issues such as headache, insomnia, colds & flu, digestion, etc. as well as powerful balancing formulas for managing stress and calming the mind and spirit. Missy Oleaga, LMT

Prerequisites: None

Supplies: Bring Sheets, wear comfortable clothes

Newtown Campus/$480/RHEAL 0087 WB1/ Thu-Sun, 3/27 – 3/30, 9am – 3:30 pm


Introduction to Thai Massage (16 hrs)

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 receiver benefit from this session. This course is open to anyone interested in learning this "Ancient Healing Way". Barbara Panno LMT, RTT

Please bring to class; a flat queen size sheet, mat, such as a yoga mat, 2 bed pillows in pillow cases. Dress comfortable, layering is best. Clean feet and nails trimmed and filed. Eat lightly before, during, and after class. Do not wear lotions or oils on your skin. No jewelry, heavy belts or jeans. Most important bring a soft mind and an open heart.

Newtown Campus/$275/ OHEAL 0113 WB1/ Sat/Sun, 4/5 – 4/6,
9am – 5pm 


Clinical Acupressure 1: Basic Applications (24 CE's)

This workshop teaches how to use acupressure to balance and energize the whole body and specific parts. Demonstration and practice show the application of formulas for all parts of the body, such as the head, neck, back, face, chest, abdomen, pelvis, legs and feet, arms and hands, and many symptoms, such as blood pressure, constipation, digestive problems, headaches, etc. You will learn to locate and access more than 35 potent acupressure points. 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, 4/10 – 4/13
9am - 3:30pm


Couples Massage (3 hrs)

Have your special date night at home. Learn how to massage your partner to reduce stress and muscle discomfort. Weekend warriors and people who perform repetitive tasks will especially enjoy this class. Some basic massage techniques will be taught as well as when not to use massage. Couples only; bring a partner, friend, or spouse. Pat Mayrhofer

Newtown Campus / $80 per couple/ RHEAL 0080 WB1/Thurs, 4/24, 6pm - 9pm


Cool Life Face Rejuvenation (8 CE's)

Learn a new and unique treatment for the face, designed to soften lines and creases, as well as tighten facial muscles.

Prerequisite: Massage Therapist, Esthetician or Cosmetologist. Megan Goldbacker

Newtown Campus/$225/ OHEAL 0106 WB1/ Sun, 4/27, 9am- 6pm


Advanced Reflexology I (8 CE's)

Learn how to recognize and treat problem areas through reflex pathways to help relieve the client’s discomfort. Debbie McKayle

Prerequisite: Basic Reflexology

Newtown Campus/ $225/ OHEAL 0105 WB1/ Sat, 5/3/14, 9am - 6pm


The Art of Advanced Therapeutic Stone Massage (16 CE's)

Advanced Stone Therapy is for the serious professional. Basic knowledge of hot stone massage is a prerequisite for this seminar. Release techniques for the Low Back area are taught which includes the Periformis, QL, and Psoas. Shoulder area releases for the subscapularis, supraspinatus, and infraspinatus are demonstrated, as well as problems areas in the neck and extremities, like Carpal Tunnel and Plantar Fascitis. Students learn the therapeutic treatments with both hot and cold stones. Review is presented on the contra-indications, care and cleaning of the stones and equipment, and important facts like temperature and handling of the stones. Power up your stone massage, be informed, be inspired, and be effective. Take your practice to next level and realized your greatest stone potential.  Pat Mayrhofer

Newtown Campus/$395/ OHEAL 0102 WB1/ Sat & Sun, 6/7 & 6/8/14, 9am - 6pm                                


To register, please call 215-968-8409.    

 

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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