Ethics  & The Therapeutic Relationship – August 11th

This class is designed to provide a review of the elements of a therapeutic relationship, and its importance in the massage profession. Ample time will be allowed to discuss ethical considerations and ethical dilemmas experienced while working in the field. Boundary crossings, dual relationships, and the use of technology are common topics raised by both practitioners and clients. Practicing massage during a pandemic has also raised some interesting questions. Please bring your questions, and candid thoughts – this class is for those of us experiencing these issues in real time and honest conversation is not only encouraged, it’s expected. Confidentiality applies to any and all information shared or discussed in class.

We will be following the Governor’s orders on COVID guidelines. Please be prepared to comply with the state’s requirements.

Instructor: Bonnie Snyder, LMT has been practicing massage for 25 years and teaching Swedish massage, ethics, and business skills since 1997. She has a private practice in Bend and is currently raising her 4th puppy as a potential service dog for Canine Companions for Independence. She is passionate about massage and teaching and her enthusiasm for both makes her classes fun!

Date:  Wednesday, August 11th from  10AM-12PM

Cost:  $49

CE Hours:  2

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Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage

Pelvis and Lower Body – 45 Hours

An In depth review of the anatomy of the pelvis, sacrum, hip, lumbar spine, and lower extremities will be addressed. Treatment protocols will be practiced for pain conditions caused by both soft tissue and skeletal issues such as hip and low back pain, clicking/snapping hip, sciatica, IT band syndrome, knee pain, bursitis, patellofemoral syndrome, chondromalacia, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, ankle sprains, mortons neuroma, hammer toes, claw toes, and bunions. Postural assessments and a myofascial perspective to bodywork, will be incorporated for the best treatment outcomes.

Instructors: Diane Flowers, BS, LMT:  Diane attended massage school at the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado while finishing her Bachelor of Science at Colorado State University. She graduated in 1996 and opened a private massage practice. After practicing for about a year, she decided to further explore her interest in the healing arts by spending five years studying at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Diane now has a thriving private massage practice in Sisters where she focuses primarily on injury treatment and rehabilitation.

Tim Monaco, LMT, NKT, CHEK HLC III, CHEK I: Tim has been a practicing licensed massage therapist since 1999. Much of his training and practice was in the San Francisco Bay area until moving to Bend in 2005. Since moving to Bend he has been in private practice and joined the faculty at Sage in 2006. Along with his focus on corrective and therapeutic massage therapy, Tim is also a corrective exercise specialist and holistic nutrition & lifestyle coach/consultant. Having expertise in multiple facets of health and wellness gives Tim a unique perspective from which to teach and practice.

Matthew Williams, KMI, LMT:  Matthew has specialized in therapeutic structural bodywork and soft-tissue injury treatment since graduating in 2000 from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle WA.  In 2005 he completed the Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) training with Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains. After this 500-hour advanced training he passed the rigorous BCSI exam to become the first Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI) in Central Oregon.

Practitioners who choose to take all four courses (Pelvis & Lower Body, Pelvis & Trunk, & Upper Body & Neck, Research/Case Study), may be eligible for federal financial aid assistance.  Please contact the director at the school for more details.  Cost for 160 Hours = $2,920.00

Practitioners who want to take just one course, can pay in full, or pay 50% now, to hold your spot in class.  The balance of the other 50% of the tuition can be paid on the first day of class. Cancellations must be made 15 days prior to the first day of class for a full refund. If later, a $50 administrative fee will be charge before the tuition is refunded.

Date:  Monday: 9AM-6PM; Tuesday & Wednesday:  8:30AM-4:30PM – May 3-12, 2021

Cost:  $850

CE Hours:  45

Payment Options

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage

Pelvis and Trunk – 45 Hours

An in depth review of anatomy of the muscles of the back and trunk. Spinal biomechanics of the ribs will be addressed and treatment protocols will be practiced for pain conditions caused by both soft tissue and skeletal issues such as sacroiliac pain, sciatica, low back, thoracic, and rib pain, scoliosis, kyphosis, breathing dysfunctions, runner’s stitch, hip pointer, abdominal work including psoas, iliacus, obliques, high hip, and thoracic rotations.  Postural assessments and a myofascial perspective to bodywork, will be incorporated for the best treatment outcomes.

Instructors: Diane Flowers, BS, LMT:  Diane attended massage school at the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado while finishing her Bachelor of Science at Colorado State University. She graduated in 1996 and opened a private massage practice. After practicing for about a year, she decided to further explore her interest in the healing arts by spending five years studying at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Diane now has a thriving private massage practice in Sisters where she focuses primarily on injury treatment and rehabilitation.

Tim Monaco, LMT, NKT, CHEK HLC III, CHEK I: Tim has been a practicing licensed massage therapist since 1999. Much of his training and practice was in the San Francisco Bay area until moving to Bend in 2005. Since moving to Bend he has been in private practice and joined the faculty at Sage in 2006. Along with his focus on corrective and therapeutic massage therapy, Tim is also a corrective exercise specialist and holistic nutrition & lifestyle coach/consultant. Having expertise in multiple facets of health and wellness gives Tim a unique perspective from which to teach and practice.

Matthew Williams, KMI, LMT:  Matthew has specialized in therapeutic structural bodywork and soft-tissue injury treatment since graduating in 2000 from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle WA.  In 2005 he completed the Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) training with Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains. After this 500-hour advanced training he passed the rigorous BCSI exam to become the first Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI) in Central Oregon.

Practitioners who choose to take all four courses (Pelvis & Lower Body, Pelvis & Trunk, & Upper Body & Neck, Research/Case Study), may be eligible for federal financial aid assistance.  Please contact the director at the school for more details.  Cost for 160 Hours = $2,920.00

Practitioners who want to take just one course, can pay in full, or pay 50% now, to hold your spot in class.  The balance of the other 50% of the tuition can be paid on the first day of class. Cancellations must be made 15 days prior to the first day of class for a full refund. If later, a $50 administrative fee will be charge before the tuition is refunded.

Date:  Monday: 9AM-6PM; Tuesday & Wednesday:  8:30AM-4:30PM – May 17-26, 2021

Cost:  $850

CE Hours:  45

Payment Options

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage

Upper Body & Neck – 45 Hours

In depth review of anatomy of the cervical spine, review of thoracic spine and upper body muscles will be addressed.  Treatment protocols will be practiced for whiplash, migraines, TMJ as well as thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, sub-acromial bursitis, bicipital tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel, thumb pain and miscellaneous hand problems. Postural assessments and a myofascial perspective to bodywork, will be incorporated for the best treatment outcomes.

Instructors: Diane Flowers, BS, LMT:  Diane attended massage school at the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado while finishing her Bachelor of Science at Colorado State University. She graduated in 1996 and opened a private massage practice. After practicing for about a year, she decided to further explore her interest in the healing arts by spending five years studying at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Diane now has a thriving private massage practice in Sisters where she focuses primarily on injury treatment and rehabilitation.

Tim Monaco, LMT, NKT, CHEK HLC III, CHEK I: Tim has been a practicing licensed massage therapist since 1999. Much of his training and practice was in the San Francisco Bay area until moving to Bend in 2005. Since moving to Bend he has been in private practice and joined the faculty at Sage in 2006. Along with his focus on corrective and therapeutic massage therapy, Tim is also a corrective exercise specialist and holistic nutrition & lifestyle coach/consultant. Having expertise in multiple facets of health and wellness gives Tim a unique perspective from which to teach and practice.

Matthew Williams, KMI, LMT:  Matthew has specialized in therapeutic structural bodywork and soft-tissue injury treatment since graduating in 2000 from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle WA.  In 2005 he completed the Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) training with Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains. After this 500-hour advanced training he passed the rigorous BCSI exam to become the first Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI) in Central Oregon.

Practitioners who choose to take all four courses (Pelvis & Lower Body, Pelvis & Trunk, & Upper Body & Neck, Research/Case Study), may be eligible for federal financial aid assistance.  Please contact the director at the school for more details.  Cost for 160 Hours = $2,920.00

Practitioners who want to take just one course, can pay in full, or pay 50% now, to hold your spot in class.  The balance of the other 50% of the tuition can be paid on the first day of class. Cancellations must be made 15 days prior to the first day of class for a full refund. If later, a $50 administrative fee will be charge before the tuition is refunded.

Date:  Monday: 9AM-6PM; Tuesday & Wednesday:  8:30AM-4:30PM – June 1-14, 2021

Cost:  $850

CE Hours:  45

Payment Options

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage

Research/Case Study – 25 Hours

The key to professionalism in any field is to prove the validity of the work. Sage School of Massage & Esthetics supports scientific research, education, and community service in furthering the profession of massage therapy. Case studies provide an opportunity for students to develop research, critical thinking, and communication skills and to contribute to future research and clinical practice.

Instructors: Diane Flowers, BS, LMT:  Diane attended massage school at the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado while finishing her Bachelor of Science at Colorado State University. She graduated in 1996 and opened a private massage practice. After practicing for about a year, she decided to further explore her interest in the healing arts by spending five years studying at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Diane now has a thriving private massage practice in Sisters where she focuses primarily on injury treatment and rehabilitation.

Tim Monaco, LMT, NKT, CHEK HLC III, CHEK I: Tim has been a practicing licensed massage therapist since 1999. Much of his training and practice was in the San Francisco Bay area until moving to Bend in 2005. Since moving to Bend he has been in private practice and joined the faculty at Sage in 2006. Along with his focus on corrective and therapeutic massage therapy, Tim is also a corrective exercise specialist and holistic nutrition & lifestyle coach/consultant. Having expertise in multiple facets of health and wellness gives Tim a unique perspective from which to teach and practice.

Matthew Williams, KMI, LMT:  Matthew has specialized in therapeutic structural bodywork and soft-tissue injury treatment since graduating in 2000 from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle WA.  In 2005 he completed the Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) training with Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains. After this 500-hour advanced training he passed the rigorous BCSI exam to become the first Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI) in Central Oregon.

Practitioners who choose to take all four courses (Pelvis & Lower Body, Pelvis & Trunk, & Upper Body & Neck, Research/Case Study), may be eligible for federal financial aid assistance.  Please contact the director at the school for more details.  Cost for 160 Hours = $2,920.00

Practitioners who want to take just one course, can pay in full, or pay 50% now, to hold your spot in class.  The balance of the other 50% of the tuition can be paid on the first day of class. Cancellations must be made 15 days prior to the first day of class for a full refund. If later, a $50 administrative fee will be charge before the tuition is refunded.

Date:  Tuesday: June 15, 22, & 29 – 8:30AM-4:30PM

Cost:  $456

CE Hours:  25

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