At graduation on March 16, HAC will honor four outstanding students by inducting them into the school's honor society.
The nominations are in, and four students are recognized for embodying the ideals of the Healing Arts Center.
On March 16th, 2018 the Healing Arts Center will host the Red Robe Ceremony and present graduation certificates to students who have recently completed the school's Massage Therapy Training Program (MTTP).
The inductees for Winter, 2018 are:
The Order of Twin Hearts (OTH) takes its name from the Meditation on Twin Hearts for World Peace originally taught by Pranic Healing Grand Master Choa Kok Sui. Master Choa was one of the most important teachers of HAC Headmaster, Tom Tessereau. Tom was a member of Master Choa's inner circle of disciples and it is the teaching on Twin Hearts that has become the foundation of the spirit of The Healing Arts Center. The Twin Hearts meditation links the crown and heart chakras (the Twin Hearts) to draw down divine energy into a human being to empower compassion and healing on a global level.
Three Weekends A Year, Three Related Topics, One Comprehensive Skill Set
The Healing Arts Center is launching a new series of workshops designed to provide advanced level training in a format that supports the working therapist. The idea behind Pro Tracks is to broaden the therapeutic reach of massage therapists to expand client wellness services so as to reach a larger client base or improve employability at a higher wage rate.
The Healing Arts Center takes the view that massage therapists are underused in the arena of wellness and promoting health in our culture. HAC does not teach pamper massage, but rather focuses its knowledge, experience and skill toward developing the massage therapist as a "first responder" in the quest for health and wellness. For this reason our primary massage therapy training program is directed on pure healing modalities that alleviate stress and anxiety, treats acute and chronic pain at its source and provides the myriad of other benefits that therapeutic massage is known to provide. In fact, "therapy" is the whole point of this healing art.
For Most HAC Students, The Journey Begins and Ends In the Ocean of Reiki Room
Five years ago, The Healing Arts Center relocated from its former location on Big Bend Boulevard in Maplewood to its current location on Manchester Avenue in Warson Woods. At one time the old location had been a house and had a very homey feel to it, but the property owner sold critical parking space to the City of Maplewood and the building could no longer be used as a school. The new location is centrally located and, while not in the most picturesque building ever seen, has two very important features - it is very quiet and there is plenty of parking.
In preparing the space for the school a great deal of purification work had to be done. Flaming salt bowls were lit. Reiki blessings and Pranic Healing purifications were made. The space had last been used by Missouri College before that school moved to the Hanley Road location that closed last year. Now it was time for The Healing Arts Center to make the space its own.
HAC Is Ready To Welcome Its Family Back On January 8 With A Vision Of Wellness For All In The New Year
2017 is in the past (whew) and it is time to hit the reset button to launch 2018. The Winter Session starts on January 8th which means that our "healers in progress" will be returning and approximately twenty-five new students will be joining this very special community. The administrative team has been in the office all this week preparing to make 2018 the best year at HAC ever.
This Week: The Hamstrings and Quadriceps Femoris, The Group of Three and the Group of Four
Dr. Dan Rovin, DC
is a senior faculty member at The Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, Missouri and at Southwest Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois. He teaches anatomy and physiology in the massage therapy program at HAC. He has helped train more licensed massage therapists in the region than probably anyone. "Dr. Dan" , as his students call him, is known for breaking down the hard science of anatomy and physiology into easy to understand, often humorous presentations to make this essential science memorable.
The English-speaking world calls them the "hamstrings". I refer to them as Biceps Femoris and the Semi Sisters. They work against the muscle group most commonly known as the quadriceps. I teach them as Rectus Femoris and the Vastus Brothers. Together they are the seven muscles that are most responsible for the movements of the knee. More importantly (since we stand, walk, run, and jump), they are the seven muscles most responsible for fixating the knee and preventing falling due to knee instability. Let’s break them down.
HAC's Highest Honor Goes to Five Special Massage therapy Training Program Graduates
On December 15, 2017, The Healing Arts Center will hold its second biggest graduation in history. HAC is expected to graduate sixteen massage therapy training program (MTTP) students and twenty-three Advanced Energy Medicine Master Track students. The faculty has selected five of the MTTP students to be inducted into the Order of Twin Hearts, HAC's elite honor society. The Order takes its name from the Meditation on Twin Hearts for World Peace originally taught by Pranic Healing Grand Master Choa Kok Sui.
Order of Twin Hearts inductees are nominated by the faculty. Each faculty member is only given two votes. Inductees must receive nominations from at least two faculty members. Every inductee must have at least 90% original attendance for every class and clinic that they take throughout their education. While the selection criteria is undefined, the faculty nominate students who best represent "the spirit of The Healing Arts Center" meaning that they exhibit compassionate practice of massage therapy and devotion to using their skills for healing.
"It takes your breath away to see The Order of Twin Hearts grow each level session with addition of amazing people. They are the best of the best and we are very proud of them", said HAC president, Dave Kenyon. "OTH members completely get what we are doing here and while their sense of service requires them to go last during the graduation ceremony, they will all step out front to lead this profession."
Congratulations to our newest Order members and to all our graduates. We are very proud of you and take great solace in knowing that you will be stepping into the world to relieve suffering and promote well being.
Every Ten Weeks The Headmaster of The Healing Arts Center Offers a Full-length Massage Training Class To Those Considering Massage Therapy Education. The Next Massage Essentials is November 18, 2017 From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Massage Essentials is a free workshop for those people considering massage therapy education so that they can "test-drive" the Healing Arts Center's highly unique Massage Therapy Training Program. HAC is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive massage therapy training program in the region. The school is known for blending top-shelf training in massage technique with holistic healing modalities such as Reiki, Pranic Healing and Transformational Breathwork. This multifaceted approach gives its graduates a much larger tool kit with which to create a successful professional career. Every HAC graduate is taught an entire term of Myofascial Release, an advanced massage technique, that can treat a wide spectrum of health issues from sports injuries to relieving the pain of mastectomy scars.
This Week: ILIOPSOAS – THE GROUP OF TWO
Last month I introduced the sartorius muscle as the “group of one”. It was the first of six, really seven, groups of thigh muscles that I have, or will be blogging about. In keeping with counting order allow me to discuss the “group of two”, iliopsoas. Unlike the intentionally misnamed “group of one”, which is a singular muscle and should not be considered a group, “the group of two” is comprised of two distinct muscles. They are iliacus and psoas major.
This Week: The Sartorius Muscle
Over the next several months we are going to explore the twenty-five muscles of the thigh. Each month we will break down and explore a group of muscles responsible for hip and knee movement. If you have been following Danatomy blogs through the HAC website, or Facebook, you might remember that the very first blog was over the "Deep Six" muscles of the buttock. In the classroom I refer to them as the "group of six". I also discuss the "group of five", the "group of four", the "group of three", the "group of two", and the intentionally incorrectly termed "group of one". As such allow me to introduce you to sartorius - "the group of one".
HAC's Anatomy & Physiology Instructor, Dr. Dan Rovin, Takes Us On A Tour of Cell-Louie
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