Balancing the base of support: Hybrid Health’s flagship 16-hour workshop reviews current evidence, and best practice, on caring for the most common complaints found in the massage therapy setting. The content explores the therapeutic relationship, client self care and adherence, and a variety of modality and technique for all areas of the body. Learn more
Massage therapy and the treatment of pain: Pain relief is the top reason people are seeking out massage these days. It is essential to have a foundational understanding of physiology of pain, common mechanisms of pain, and strategies for achieving the best outcomes. This class is primarily lecture and discussion based. Learn More
Clinical evaluation of the body: We only get so much time with the clients we serve. Ensuring we are getting all necessary information to provide the best interventions is essential. This class teaches students various forms of evaluation to both identify any red flags requiring a referral, as well provide the most successful interventions and provide the highest quality care. This class is a mix of lecture, small groups and hands on. Learn more
Empowered Communication: Evidence based ethical interaction. This workshop (2 or 4 hours) explores ethical communication through the lens of placebo and nocebo, and will encourage you to reevaluate the way you market and discuss information with your clients. The content is evidence based and in line with current research best practices. The material explores the placebo effect, fear avoidance behavior and the role of self efficacy. Learn more
From Pain to Performance: Facilitating return to activity. Helping clients of pain and getting back to activity can be very challenging. This 2 hour workshop reviews the variables that accompany working with a client struggling with pain and injury. Students will learn an evidence informed approach to help clients resolve their issues and get back to full function. Learn more (coming soon)
Introduction to Shoulder Dysfunction: This 4 hour workshop reviews the muscular anatomy related to common shoulder complaints. Massage therapy techniques for releasing the shoulder girdle will be explored to create balance in the scapulohumeral region. This workshop is primarily hands on.
Introduction to Low-Back Pain: This 4 hour workshop reviews the muscular anatomy related to common low back complaints. Massage therapy techniques for releasing the hip and low back with be explored to create balance in the lumbopelvic region. This workshop is primarily hands on.
Introduction to Foot and Ankle Dysfunction: This 4 hour workshop reviews the muscular anatomy related to common foot and ankle complaints. Massage therapy techniques for releasing the lower leg will be explored to create balance within the ankle stabilizers. This workshop is primarily hands on.
Introduction to Sports Massage: This six-hour class explores the different aspects of sports massage and how to successfully integrate them into your practice. Content is based off current research into exercise physiology and explores appropriate technique for pre, inter and post event massage therapy.
Scapulothoracic Balancing: Working with the shoulder can be a difficult process for any care provider. Understanding the relationship between the scapulothoracic and glenohumeral joints is essential for resolving complicated shoulder issues. This workshop explores this relationship and discusses manual therapy strategies for assisting in restoring balance and movement.