This weekend, Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, 20th the Healing Arts Center will host Jason Erickson to teach Hot DNM (Dermoneuromodulation) Pillossage: Axial Body.
Bert Davich, LMT and Myofascial Release instructor at the Healing Arts Center recommends Hot DNM Pillossage, saying,
"Jason is among the most effective instructors I have had the privilege to learn from. In addition to many specific techniques included in the class, he encourages critical thinking to inform practical application in class. [...] I consider it a critical piece for therapists to deliver effective pain management and for working with geriatric patients."
In this highly interactive and 75% hands on class, you will be introduced to important pain science and dermoneuromodulation (DNM) concepts, thermal therapy and both hands-on and Pillossage™ techniques you can immediately bring into your work.
From the instructor, Jason Erickson:
"My approach to teaching emphasizes a practical understanding of both the concepts and how to use the pillows skillfully. I also provide every participant with additional resources that they can study to go far beyond what we have time to cover in class."
The graduates being inducted into The Order of Twin Hearts on Friday, October 25, 2019, are as follows:
Stress. That vague constricting feeling, the weight that drags on you. It shows up as tight shoulders, low energy, clenched jaws. You have your ways to cope with stress, from talking with a friend, helping someone out, getting a big hug, exercising, or a hot bath. What would probably make a huge difference in your wellbeing is deep breathing.
Breathing is the key to regulating the nervous system, to relieve stress, promote relaxation, and more. Transformational Breathwork is a practice of guided, conscious breath that allows the body to reset from fight-flight-freeze mode, stimulating the vagus nerve, and starting a ripple effect to help every system in the body perform optimally.
These are the ONLY years a breathwork training of this magnitude has happened in St. Louis!
And it’s happening again beginning August 8, 2019 and we have revised and expanded the training to make it the best to date!
There are only a few spots remaining in the class and it will be maxed out soon.
A great group of students is set to graduate from The Healing Arts Center on Friday, August 2nd. A Red Robe Ceremony will be held to celebrate their completion of the 50-week, 600-hour Massage Therapy Training Program. At the graduation ceremony we will honor those students who are an outstanding reflection of Healing Arts Center values. Students who are chosen for this honor are inducted into the Order of Twin Hearts, the honor society at The Healing Arts Center. Order of Twin Hearts members are distinguished by their dedication to learning, their compassion and their skill in healing touch.
Healers spend so much time giving, and Reiki Circle is a chance to receive as well. We hope you can join us for the first Reiki Circle in years, lead by Tom Tessereau. We have heard the many requests to bring it back, and we are excited to do so, starting this Sunday. Reiki Circles will be available each month thereafter, as an opportunity for the Healing Arts Center community to gather and share this healing practice with each other.
The true spirit of The Healing Arts Center is represented by members of the Order of Twin Hearts: compassion, diligence, aptitude.
Three exemplary graduates will be inducted into the Order of Twin Hearts at the Red Robe Ceremony on Friday, May 24th. At the Red Robe Ceremony, The Healing Arts Center will award certificates to students graduating from the year-long Massage Therapy Training Program.
What are the Twin Hearts?
The term "twin hearts" refers to the heart and crown chakras of the Pranic Healing system and is also the name of a special meditation for world peace created by Pranic Healing Grand Master Choa Kok Sui. Thus, it seemed appropriate to name our honors society after this intention of causing wellness for all.
By Terrie Yardley-Nohr
As I sit at my desk at work for the last time, it is a great time to reflect on what an adventure my career has been. It was over 31 years ago that I graduated from Kaleidoscope School of Massage. So much has happened since then. I have been blessed with so many mentors such as Donna Zieger (owner of Kaleidoscope), the late Diana Gordon and Cherie Sohnen-Moe. All are incredible individuals in the massage community. I guess that I looked at my career as an adventure, something new with a lot to do. The massage community was just getting started in Missouri and I was pleased to work with a team of people (Estaban Ruvulcaba, Jennifer Peters and Juliet Mee) on the legislation for the state. Being involved with the AMTA at the chapter level enabled me to meet so many wonderful therapists that were dedicated to moving our profession forward. As I moved on to the National level of the AMTA, a whole new world opened up to me. Meeting so many wonderful therapists and educators helped educate me about the massage community and provide mentorship for me in the field.
During my career, I quickly realized that I could never do any of this alone. There is always a team of people involved. From the state and national chapters of the AMTA, to the schools such as Missouri College, Anthem and The Healing Arts Center, there is always a team of people there to help. I thank each and every one that has been there helping and supporting along the way.
I am not totally fading into the sunset with retirement. I was recently offered an opportunity to write for a national magazine and there are several other projects in the works. Feel free to friend me on Facebook to see future adventures. I am looking forward to some travel time in the RV with the animals and friends. And I am still serving on the Board of the Alliance of Massage Educators (AFMTE) for several years to come. What a great group of dedicated people.
To the students that I have had the privilege of teaching, Thank you. I always learned from you and that helped to write a book and to help future students in their careers. A student recently asked me what advice I would offer to a new therapist. My advice would be to remember that every therapist makes an impression on the public about our profession. We hope that it will be a positive impression of nurturing, kindness, patience, integrity and ethical behavior. Those that came before us paved the way for a career that can be rewarding, fulfilling and wonderful. Now you can carry on and pave the way for those that will follow you. Take care of you and show the clients what a wonderful therapist you can be and above all else – stay ethical!!!
In peace - Terrie
Newest Order of Twin Hearts Nominees Announced, HAC's Highest Honor to Be Bestowed Friday, March 15th, 2019
The Order of Twin Hearts is an honor given to those who embody the true spirit of The Healing Arts Center.
At The Healing Arts Center we graduate a new class of massage therapists every 10 weeks. However, these graduates are not only massage therapists, but wellness professionals who have studied the art of healing. They have accomplished this through exercises exploring consciousness such as Transformational Breathwork and Reiki, and through the personal transformation that comes from completing the year long, 600-hour training program that includes learning about business, the ethics of massage, anatomy and physiology, pathology, assessment, basic and advanced massage techniques, myofascial release, sports massage, and practical experience in the student clinic.
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