Get your CEs in Paradise!
Approved for continuing education in Canada (BC, AB, SK, NL, ON) and the USA (NCBTMB)
Make this your time to come and enjoy the natural beauty and "Pura Vida" of Costa Rica!
Come and develop new skills to help your clients, take care of yourself and be the therapist you've always wanted to be!
18 CEs with the NCBTMB #451906-12 (USA)
14 PE CEs with the CMTBC #02064 (BC)
This 18 hour course is open to licensed massage and physical therapists and will give participants a new perspective and experience of myofascial release.
Format includes lecture, demonstration, interpersonal work and hands-on practice.
Emphasis will be on supporting students to deepen their palpative and technical skills, as well as understanding important treatment principles and current explanatory models for the efficacy of myofascial release.
A biopsychosocial and nervous system-mediated framework are highlighted in place of energetic conjecture and narrow tissue-based explanations - supporting the therapist to develop their inherent intuitive capabilities and build client rapport and empowerment.
Students can expect to complete the workshop with the tools to confidently integrate the work into their current practice, as well as having had the experience of myofascial release changing them personally.
All inclusive resort experience includes 4 days/5 nights accommodations, all meals, daily yoga classes, transportation to and from the airport*, and all workshop content and activities. Class times will allow for optional off-site adventures and excursions.
Join us for our 7th year in Costa Rica! This year we are very excited to be at the stunning Pura Vida Retreat & Spa January 13th-18th, 2018 for spring-like weather and pristine mountaintop vistas. Enjoy spa amenities including Watsu massage, exciting eco-adventures and gourmet locally sourced meals. Only a 90 minute drive to the coast so you can easily extend your time before or after the workshop with some surfing, swimming and beach time!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
1. How to assess myofascial restrictions and choose appropriate treatment techniques.
2. Understand the indications and contraindications for myofascial release.
3. How to work deeply without force.
4. Integrate myofascial techniques effectively into a one hour session.
5. Understand and effectively use the principles of a person-centered approach to therapy.
6. Understand and explain myofascial release to clients from the current research and pain science perspectives.
7. How to effectively address the fight/flight/freeze response with clients using hands-on techniques and sensation-based dialoguing.
WHAT THERAPISTS ARE SAYING:
"The format was great, lots of hands on time to practice and receive. It was evidence based, it felt like were reinforcing what has been discovered and not just randomly trying things - thanks! You worked well as a team."
Barb Tyers, RMT
"This course was exactly what I needed. I feel more confident as a therapist and I learned new techniques to integrate into my practice that I'm excited about. Thank you for reminding me how important it is to come to mind and body as a therapist and help the client make the connection. You two are so approachable and helpful and have so much to give as teachers."
Kuljeet Narwal, RMT
"I can feel the difference in my body from techniques learned and reinforced. Class size allowed great interaction between students and instructors and collaboration between all present. I loved the connection of teaching principles and techniques. I hope to be back in two years for second level! Thank you!"
Tina Van Steen, RMT
Here are the rates for the workshop. Rates vary according to the type of room and whether it is double or single occupancy.
- Awesome accommodations for 5 nights
- Three delicious meals per day
- Airport transfers from San Jose (SJO)
- Daily yoga classes
- All workshop content
(Optional daily excursions - waterfall, volcano, ziplining, hot springs, whitewater, cloud forest - for extra cost)
$1554 single occupancy
$1352 per person double occupancy
$1894 single occupancy
$1522 per person double occupancy
$1937 single occupancy
$1544 per person double occupancy
$2085 single occupancy
$1618 per person double occupancy
To Register for this course, please book directly through Pura Vida Spa
Phone: 1-888-767-7375 ext. 233