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Active Assisted Stretching Upper Body Program Neck, Shoulder, Forearm, Wrist, Hand & Fingers

This intensive, hands-on workshop teaches you a comprehensive, active stretching protocol for the upper body. Active Assisted Stretching  (AAS) energizes the body, enhances the health of the tissues, increases flexibility, protects the body from injury, enhances the healing process, re-aligns the fascia, and makes building strength more active. AAS is especially good for athletes, the elderly, and the injured, and can also benefit the neurologically impaired.  

During this workshop, you will practice every stretch until you can perform them efficiently both individually and in sequence, with the least effort.  You will also learn self-stretches to teach your clients who need to focus on stretching special structures. 

Supplies to bring: A comprehensive list of required supplies will be emailed prior to class and sent to the email used during online registration.

 

About the instructor: BEN BENJAMIN, PhD (Sports Medicine) has been practicing massage since 1963 and has been nationally recognized for his contributions to massage therapy, receiving the AMTA President’s Award in 2000 and an induction into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2010. 

Instructor: Ben Benjamin, PhD
Date/Time: April 17th, 9am - 5pm
Location: 209 W. Main St, Mesa AZ 85201
Tuition: $149.00
Payment Info: Use the link to register! https://benbenjamin.com/pdfs/Apr16-17-IOM-AASUpper-MesaAZ-BIList.pdf
Prerequisite: None
Registration Contact: Call for any questions:  (617) 576-0777
Continuing Education Credits: 7
To register for this workshop contact the email address listed in the description

Upcoming Workshops

2022:

August:

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Neck, head, face muscles 3 CEs - Mesa

    August 27th 2022, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  3CE's

September:

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Lower leg muscles 3 CEs - Mesa

    September 9th 2022, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  3CE's

  • Hot Stones - Mesa

    September 9th 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn the basics of hot stones. Students will learn how to set up, apply treatment and properly clean and sanitize stones. Students will be able to perform a full 60 minute hands-on hot stone session. 

  • Cold Stones - Mesa

    September 10th 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn how to incorporate marble cold stones in your practice! Cold stones can be used to help reduce pain and inflammation and reinvigorate the body. 

  • Hot and Cold Stone Therapy - Mesa

    September 11th 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn how to use contrast stones in your practice! Basalt and marble stones will be used in this class. 

  • Hot Stones - Tucson

    September 16th 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn the basics of hot stones. Students will learn how to set up, apply treatment and properly clean and sanitize stones. Students will be able to perform a full 60 minute hands-on hot stone session. 

  • Cold Stones - Tucson

    September 17th 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn how to incorporate marble cold stones in your practice! Cold stones can be used to help reduce pain and inflammation and reinvigorate the body. 

  • Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine and Tuina - Mesa

    September 17th 2022, 9am- 5pm

    Add deeper dimension to your massage practice by learning Chinese Medical massage techniques that will allow you to assess deeper into the body's systems and structures.  7 CE  $195

  • Hot and Cold Stone Therapy - Tucson

    September 18th 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn how to use contrast stones in your practice! Basalt and marble stones will be used in this class. 

  • Mind/Body Connection and Developmental Stages of Chinese Medicine - Mesa

    September 18th 2022, 9am - 4pm

October:

  • Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (VODDER TECHNIQUE) (MLD) - Tucson

    October 1st - October 5th 2022 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction, and others.

  • Shoulder Dysfunction and Massage - Prescott

    October 7th - October 8th 2022 , Friday 1:30PM- 5:30PM, SAT 9:00AM- 6:00 PM

    This course will focus on the rotator cuff muscle and muscle of the scapula. Basic muscle attachments and actions including functional anatomy, massage for each muscle, and stretching.

    CEs 12      Cost: $295

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Trunk muscles 3 CEs - Mesa

    October 14th 2022, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  3CE's

  • Hot Stones - Flagstaff

    October 21st 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn the basics of hot stones. Students will learn how to set up, apply treatment and properly clean and sanitize stones. Students will be able to perform a full 60 minute hands-on hot stone session. 

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Shoulder muscles 3 CEs - Mesa

    October 22nd 2022, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  3CE's

  • Cold Stones - Flagstaff

    October 22nd 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn how to incorporate marble cold stones in your practice! Cold stones can be used to help reduce pain and inflammation and reinvigorate the body. 

  • Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine and Tuina - Prescott

    October 22nd 2022, 9am- 5pm

    Add deeper dimension to your massage practice by learning Chinese Medical massage techniques that will allow you to assess deeper into the body's systems and structures.  7 CE  $195

  • Hot and Cold Stone Therapy - Flagstaff

    October 23rd 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn how to use contrast stones in your practice! Basalt and marble stones will be used in this class. 

  • Mind/Body Connection and Developmental Stages of Chinese Medicine - Prescott

    October 23rd 2022, 9am - 4pm
  • Shoulder Dysfunction and Massage - Flagstaff

    October 28th - October 29th 2022 , Friday 1:30PM- 5:30PM, SAT 9:00AM- 6:00 PM

    This course will focus on the rotator cuff muscle and muscle of the scapula. Basic muscle attachments and actions including functional anatomy, massage for each muscle, and stretching.

    CEs 12      Cost: $295

November:

  • Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine and Tuina - Tucson

    November 5th 2022, 9am- 5pm

    Add deeper dimension to your massage practice by learning Chinese Medical massage techniques that will allow you to assess deeper into the body's systems and structures.  7 CE  $195

  • Mind/Body Connection and Developmental Stages of Chinese Medicine - Tucson

    November 6th 2022, 9am - 4pm
  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Neck, head, face muscles 3 CEs - Mesa

    November 11th 2022, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients with an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  3CE's

  • Hot Stones - Prescott

    November 11th 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn the basics of hot stones. Students will learn how to set up, apply treatment and properly clean and sanitize stones. Students will be able to perform a full 60 minute hands-on hot stone session. 

  • Cold Stones - Prescott

    November 12th 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn how to incorporate marble cold stones in your practice! Cold stones can be used to help reduce pain and inflammation and reinvigorate the body. 

  • Hot and Cold Stone Therapy - Prescott

    November 13th 2022, 8am to 4pm

    Learn how to use contrast stones in your practice! Basalt and marble stones will be used in this class. 

  • Shoulder Dysfunction and Massage - Mesa

    November 18th - November 19th 2022 , Friday 1:30PM- 5:30PM, SAT 9:00AM- 6:00 PM

    This course will focus on the rotator cuff muscle and muscle of the scapula. Basic muscle attachments and actions including functional anatomy, massage for each muscle, and stretching.

    CEs 12      Cost: $295

December:

  • Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (VODDER TECHNIQUE) (MLD) - Mesa

    December 3rd - December 7th 2022 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction, and others.

  • Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine and Tuina - Flagstaff

    December 3rd 2022, 9am- 5pm

    Add deeper dimension to your massage practice by learning Chinese Medical massage techniques that will allow you to assess deeper into the body's systems and structures.  7 CE  $195

  • Mind/Body Connection and Developmental Stages of Chinese Medicine - Flagstaff

    December 4th 2022, 9am - 4pm
  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Arm muscles 3 CEs - Mesa

    December 9th 2022, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 3CEs

  • Shoulder Dysfunction and Massage - Tucson

    December 16th - December 17th 2022 , Friday 1:30PM- 5:30PM, SAT 9:00AM- 6:00 PM

    This course will focus on the rotator cuff muscle and muscle of the scapula. Basic muscle attachments and actions including functional anatomy, massage for each muscle, and stretching.

    CEs 12      Cost: $295




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