Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/21/2023 - 10/22/2023
All Day

Location
DoubleTree by Hilton - 42 Century Drive, Bristol, CT 06010


Registration is open

Introduction to Oncology Massage

8-hour hands-on workshop

Date: Saturday – October 21, 2023
8:00am – 5:00pm (one hour lunch break)

NCBTMB CE Credits: 8

Cost: $128

Presenter: Jennifer DiSilvio

Course Description:
In this class, we will dispel the myths related to massage and cancer, discuss indications and contraindications, and develop safe and effective treatment plans. We will talk about the risks involved when working on cancer patients, such as metastasis, DVT, and lymphedema, and determine when it is safe to treat and when you should refer out. What to ask in your intake forms, how and when to get physician approval, and tips and tricks when it comes to pressure and positioning will also be covered in the class. We will also discuss some common side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, and how to utilize massage to help alleviate or reduce symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, nausea, anxiety, and depression associated with cancer treatment. At the end of this class, you will have a basic understanding of working with cancer patients, which will help you to determine if further training is something you wish to pursue.

Supplies Needed:  massage table, sheets, 4 hand towels, one bath towel, lotion

Certificates will be provided at the end of the course. Please note that you need to be present for the entire class. Arriving 10 minutes later (including after the break) or leaving early automatically disqualifies you from receiving a certificate. No partial credit can be given.

A limited hotel menu will be available to pre order lunch at the hotel before class starts.

About Jennifer DiSilvio
Jennifer DiSilvio is a hospice and oncology massage therapist with over a decade of experience working with oncology patients. She is currently a member of the Integrative Medicine Team at Yale New Haven Hospital’s Cancer Center and is an NCBTMB-approved instructor. She has written for Massage Magazine on multiple subjects, including an article on Massage and chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. She is currently pursuing a master’s in clinical social work.

 

Sensory Approach to Manual Therapy

16-hour hands-on workshop

Date: Saturday & Sunday – October 21-22, 2023
8:00am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch break)

NCBTMB CE Credits: 16

Cost:    $256

Presenter: Troy Lavigne, LMT/CKTI

Course Description:

This course is designed to help manual therapists gain a greater understanding into the most up-to-date research around fascia, pain, touch stimulus and how these concepts interact with the brain. We delve into the idea of neuroplasticity and how it is that manual therapists can take advantage of this connection to help reeducate the body’s movement & pain patterns. We explore the relationship that these systems have with both hyper & hypotonicity as well as how neuroplasticity can be integrated into treatment for all ages. 

Supplies Needed: massage table, pen, flexible clothing

Certificates will be provided at the end of the course. Please note that you need to be present for the entire class. Arriving 10 minutes later (including after the break) or leaving early automatically disqualifies you from receiving a certificate. No partial credit can be given.

A limited hotel menu will be available to pre order lunch at the hotel before class starts. 

About Troy Lavigne
Troy Lavigne graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and holds specialized  certifications in Orthopedic/Sports and Pediatric massage. He is currently the Director of  Education for the Colorado AMTA and is a published author for Advanced Healing Journal as well as a published researcher. 

Troy opened his massage clinic in Boulder CO in 2005. He was the head massage therapist for the Colorado Rapids U-23 Team and the Oskar Blues Professional Indoor Arena Team. For six seasons Troy was the Head  oigneur for the Trek Factory Racing Olympic Mountain Bike team. He also spent a season with the Cannondale Factory Racing team before giving up life on the road to spend time with his family. During that time he also worked with the US, Canadian, Australian, British and Spanish Cycling Associations.

In 2016 Troy switched his treatment focus from Olympic Athletes to the pediatric population and in 2017 provided massage care for children with disabilities in the slums of India with the LiddleKidz Foundation. 

In 2011 Troy began to design his own continuing education course called the Sensory Approach to Manual Therapy, which he spent 8 years designing and updating. In 2012 Troy became a Certified KinesioTaping Instructor and has been teaching KinesioTaping Courses ever since. In 2015 Troy became a Certified HawkGrips Instructor as well. He has taught at hospitals, universities and colleges all over the world, including the Johns Hopkins Campus in FL, the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and Children’s Hospital of Denver. 

For more information on SAM: SAM- Learning With Troy

 

Muscle Fiber Methodology Passive Stretching

6-hour hands-on workshop

Date: Sunday – October 22, 2023
9:00am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch break)

NCBTMB CE Credits: 6

Cost:   $96.00

Presenter: Andrew Frankson

Course Description:

The mission is to provide a practiced group of muscle fiber manipulating methods and passive stretches that creates a wellness-oriented personal care for everyone including massage therapists, busy professionals, athletes, gamers and people with various physical pathologies. The muscle fiber manipulating methods and passive stretches targets individual muscles, helps to correct, promotes healing and relaxes all the muscles in the body without pain. The manipulating methods and passive stretches help to promote the body’s ability to manage physical stress as well as enhancing the massage therapist and client’s coping mechanisms to better regulate any potential or realized negative impact. 

Supplies Needed: massage table, stool

Certificates will be provided at the end of the course. Please note that you need to be present for the entire class. Arriving 10 minutes later (including after the break) or leaving early automatically disqualifies you from receiving a certificate. No partial credit can be given.

A limited hotel menu will be available to pre order lunch at the hotel before class starts. 

About Andrew Frankson
Andrew M. Frankson is the creator and copyright claimant of Muscle Fiber Methodology. This methodology utilizes a combination of muscle fiber manipulating methods, passive stretches and client-specific exercises, which allows each client to reach hers or his optimal performance. As a 2007/2009 graduate of the Massage Therapy and Clinical Massage Therapy Programs, from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (now Cortiva Institute), Mr. Frankson is licensed to practice massage in the states of Connecticut and New York. Mr. Frankson is a NCBTMB Board Approved Continuing Education Provider and an AMTA member. 

In 2007, Mr. Frankson recognized the need for a new approach to muscle manipulation and functional training to treat muscular problems. By focusing on the manipulation of the muscle fibers to achieve overall wellness, he designed and developed the systematic and effective methods of Muscle Fiber Methodology. 

Muscle Fiber Methodology is effective to treat stress related muscular problems, rehabilitation of muscle imbalances and most importantly, prevention of muscle imbalances and stress related muscular problems. His mission is to provide muscle fiber manipulating methods that creates a wellness-oriented personal care for everyone. With his experience in the field of massage therapy (since 1994), personal training and working closely with clients with a wide range of muscle imbalance, Mr. Frankson intends to pass on his knowledge by teaching continuing education. 

For more information on Muscle Fiber Methodology: https://musclefibermethodology.com/