Workshops Provide Massage Therapists Training to Expand Service Offerings
SAN DIEGO–BIOTONE announces its 2009 Continuing Education Workshops to provide massage therapists with hands-on training in Spa Body Treatments, Clinical Sports Techniques and Posture and Pain Management to expand their service offering. Each two-day class is worth 16 National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) Continuing Education Contact Hours. BIOTONE is offering the workshops at the Company Training Center at its headquarters in San Diego and at the tng worldwide headquarters in Farmington Hills, Mich. The Courses Spa Body Treatments, taught by Kelli Lene, spa and education consultant in the massage and spa industry since 1994, provides hands-on training on dry room body treatments featured in many leading day spas and resorts. Over the two-day course, students will learn how to incorporate these spa services into their practice to provide customizing treatments for each client. Lene also will focus on how to market these new services to clients and prospects. In the Clinical Sports Massage Techniques Workshop, Pete Pfannerstill, owner of UltraSports Massage Therapy, will provide the necessary training for massage therapists to add intense therapeutic and sports injury techniques to their service menu. Sports Massage is also highly effective for chronic pain, muscle spasms, and general injury. Under the guidance of instructor Angela Dubis, a certified Massage Therapist through the NCBTMB as well as a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), participants in the two-part course on Posture and Pain Management will discuss posture, the mechanisms affecting posture and compensations that occur as a result of muscle weakness/hypertonicity, emotional stress, injury and repetitive stress. Dubis also will discuss the role connective tissue plays in posture and typical postural compensations and symptoms associated with them. Upon course completion students will be able to design a treatment plan based on assessment findings. Pricing and Schedule Each BIOTONE Workshop costs $339.00. The complete schedule of Workshops and online registration are available. Phone registration also is available by calling BIOTONE at 1-800-445-6457. About BIOTONE BIOTONE, headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is the leading manufacturer of superior quality professional massage oils, cremes, lotions and gels as well as spa body, face and foot treatment products. Founded in 1980, BIOTONE is a family-run, woman-owned business. The company sells its products in the U.S. and Internationally. More information can be found at www.biotone.com or by calling 1-800-445-6457.