Know the Qi and Move the Qi: 5 Element Theory and Shiatsu-Southern Tier

11/03/18 @ 8:30 am – 11/04/18 @ 5:30 pm
Johnson City Senior Center
30 Brocton St
Johnson City, NY 13790
Cindy Allen

When: November 3-4, 2018
Time: 8:30-5:30
Where: Johnson City Senior Center, Johnson City, NY
CE’s 16

Would you like to include some basic Eastern massage into the treatments you already perform? Would you like to enhance your treatments with an improved understanding of Eastern theory? Bring an enhanced energetic balance to your work?
In this 2 day class practitioners will learn the basics of 5 Element Shiatsu and gain a working understanding of the traditional Chinese medicine concepts behind this form of bodywork. We will discuss concepts of Qi, yin and yang and review the primary twelve meridians. By the end of the two days practitioners will have learned an hour long treatment or kata that can be performed on a client as well as specific energetic points that can be blended into any type of massage session. You will also leave with basic exercises you can perform for self care or give to clients to enhance energetic balance.
Come review what you learned in school but may have left behind or just come to enhance Eastern skills you already have.

PRESENTER: Ericka Clinton

Ericka Clinton is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist. She obtained her license in 1998 after earning a Massage Therapy Diploma from the Swedish Institute. She has been a faculty member and administrator at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City since 2000. She currently serves as the Dean for the Massage Therapy Program. As a member of the faculty she has taught practical classes in both Western and Eastern modalities and supervised clinical internships and externships.

Ericka maintains a private practice as a massage therapist, and has worked as a massage therapist for NY Presbyterian Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine Program and from 2011-2013 worked at the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center run by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Ericka received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesthetic Neuroscience in 2015 from Empire State College. She and has continued studying various forms of structural and myofascial bodywork. She currently teaches a variety of continuing education courses for Massage Therapists in NY and outside the US. Her courses cover various topics such as oncology massage, Shiatsu, medical massage, anatomy and working with special populations.

She has participated in research projects related to massage therapy as a principal investigator and interviewer. Ericka has also appeared twice on the Martha Stewart Living Radio program and contributed to various articles on massage therapy.

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Early registration ends October 6, 2018, so register today!

Member Rate:
Early: $240 | Regular: $400

Non-Member Rate:
Early: $400 | Regular: $560

Payments of cash will not be accepted at the door – only checks or credit cards.

CEH’s will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit can/will be awarded.

Cancellations of more than 14 days prior to a class are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations less than 14 days are not refundable, but monies less a $100 processing fee may be applied to any future AMTA-NY Chapter event. No shows are not eligible for refund or use on future classes. Cancellations are based on post mark or email date and all cancellations must be in writing. Exceptions made only with approval of the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors. Continuing Education Credit Certificates given only upon successful completion of class. No partial credit will be issued. Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.

AMTA New York Chapter is an Approved Provider for continuing Education by the NYSED Office of the Professions State Board for Massage Therapy (#003)
and by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) (#450787-08).

We welcome all licensed massage therapists and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes, however per New York State law, you must have a New York State massage therapy license to participate in the hands-on portions. (Currently enrolled students may participate in hands-on if accompanied by their school instructor.)