CE Schedule

2019 Continuing Education Schedule

“The energy at your school as I walked in the door was just what I have been searching for –
an energy full of life and vigor, eager to embrace others in learning and life.”

Veronica Hernandez, Continuing Education student

February

Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral February 23-24, 2019 (Sat, Sun)
Instructor: Scott Zamurut, RCST®
Date: February 23-24, 2019 (Sat, Sun)
Hours: 13 hours
Price: $260 Regular/$234 Early Bird (by January 22, 2019)
Time: 9am-6pm Saturday; 9am-4pm Sunday
Course Description:

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This weekend seminar presents the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy in a simple and accessible manner. A clear overview of biodynamic theory, and it’s place in the historical development of craniosacral therapy, is balanced with hands-on exercises designed to ground theory into direct experience in both student practitioner and client roles. This introductory seminar provides an easy to access opportunity for you to explore biodynamics, and whet your appetite for a fuller understanding of this potent and popular healing modality.

In The Classroom #2Instructor: Scott Zamurut, RCST®, is a bodywork practitioner and teacher in energetic healing forms that emphasize the embodiment of life energy: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy. Integral to these forms of healing are the skills of shock and trauma resolution, which are augmented in an energy-based practice. Scott also has extensive training and practitioner experience in Pre & Perinatal Education, including teacher training, in the lineage of William Emerson.

Scott began teaching Polarity Therapy in 1990, and has taught Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy since 1994. He had been teaching at SFSOM since 2012. Scott’s focus in Biodynamics has resulted in a reinvigorated perspective on the work, expressed through the evolutionary curriculum and training model he has developed over the past 20 years. In recent years Scott has added Pre & Perinatal Education to his training offerings with forthcoming courses to broaden the availability of this important work.

Along the way Scott has also been involved with professional associations, serving as a founding board member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, and as a Vice President with the American Polarity Therapy Association.

Scott Zamurut is now holding his Biodynamic Craniosacral and Pre-and Perinatal Education trainings at his own location. Please check out Scott’s website for more details.  www.scottzamurut.com

Intro to Biodynamic Craniosacral 2/23-2/24/2019
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March

Pregnancy Massage March 8-10, 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Instructor: Julianna Santillanes, LMT #8823, NCBTMB, RMTI #I-0592
Date: March 8-10, 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Hours: 21 hours
Price: $460 Regular/$416 Early Bird (by Feb 7, 2019)
Time: 9am-5pm
Course Description:

This three-day training will prepare you to give safe and effective massages for women in all stages of pregnancy. We will cover an in-depth overview of physiology and anatomy of pregnancy through each trimester. Topics include common discomforts, applications and benefits of massage, as well as contraindications and pathologies during pregnancy. Julianna will include a demo of a Prenatal Massage, focus on side-lying techniques and students will have the opportunity to massage pregnant women on the last day of the workshop! Each student will receive a resource-based pregnancy massage manual and a 21 hour CEU certificate in prenatal massage.

Instructor: Julianna Santillanes, LMT #8823, NCBTMB, RMTI #I-0592, graduated from SFSOM in 2007 and has specialized in Prenatal & Postpartum Massage since then in both hospital and birth center settings. She has over 150 hours of continuing education in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year (preconception, pregnancy, labor & postpartum), and has also been trained as a Dona Postpartum Doula and as an Infant Massage Instructor. Julianna developed and implemented a complimentary prenatal massage program at an OB/GYN clinic at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska for eight years, and she now resides in Santa Fe and where she has a Pregnancy Massage Center for women to receive the highest quality of care and support.

Juliana Santillanes is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider #650 (Expiration date: 9/17/2020).


Pregnancy Massage
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Massage and Palliative Care March 23, 24 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Emilie Brough, DOM and David Lang, LMT, RMTI-I #0197
Date: March 23, 24 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by February 22)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

This workshop serves as a prerequisite for the 150-hour Integrative Palliative Care for Massage Therapists 2019 training – Dates TBA.

Palliative care is a new specialty in Western medicine that supports a patient’s quality of life at every stage of illness. And we know that conscious, compassionate touch cultivates presence and peace in a culture that still pushes vulnerability and mortality away. Massage therapists’ passion for client-centered care and whole-hearted presence uniquely position them to provide integrative palliative care. This includes symptom management, addressing pain on many levels, and reverence for the whole person. It is time now in a changing and challenged health care industry for massage therapists to learn to collaborate in a new model of medicine.

In this introductory weekend you will learn skills through self-examination, dialogue with Western palliative professionals, and hands-on techniques. This 2-day course is designed to orient you to work, with loving expertise, in an institutionalized medical setting.

Instructors: Emilie Brough, DOM and David Lang, LMT, RMTI-I #0197 have together over 40 years of experience in both private practice and in-patient and out-patient adult and pediatric palliative care and oncology, as well as meditation and mindful movement practices. They are employed by UNM Health Science Center and UNM’s Center for Life, as well as maintaining private practices in the integrative medicine community.

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Massage and Palliative Care 3/23-3/24
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May

Neuromuscular Therapy: Postural Analysis & Myofascial Release May 25-26, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA
Date: May 25-26, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $340 Regular; $306 Early Bird (by April 24)
Time: 8am-5pm
Course Description:

“Postural Analysis allows the therapist to easily chart the probable SOURCE of the pain, instead of just chasing the symptoms.”

Have you found that you’ve been “chasing pain” with clients, but not really finding the original problem?  The human body is made up of soft tissue netting called fascia that can pull in many directions at one time.  Analyzing all three anatomical planes allows the therapist not only to efficiently treat the Quasimodo but also treat the Adonis who stands perfectly straight, but is riddled with pain. After several sessions of charting with partners, each participant will have the opportunity to analyze one on one, with follow-through involving hands-on techniques. This course makes the therapeutic techniques learned in other classes really make sense — to you AND your clients!

In myofascial release work, you will learn hands-on techniques that will benefit both you and your client the first time you use them. Fascia is the support netting of the human body.  Its fibers run in many directions (like postage tape) and the pull of fascia from the problem area in your leg could be felt as pain in your shoulder.  These techniques will open the fascial restrictions to allow the therapist to more easily work on the affected muscles. Releasing the fascial restrictions first allows the muscular release to be easier (on you and the client) and provides a longer lasting release of whichever massage techniques are applied.

“Fascia is the forgotten soft tissue in the bodywork world and is the easiest to treat!”

Participant Requirements:
1. Bring (or wear) a fitness tank top and athletic shorts for draping during participant practice sessions.
2. All other class materials provided.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA was a well-loved Anatomy/Kinesiology instructor at SFSOM before pursuing a degree to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has had over 250 hours of training in Neuromuscular Therapy and was certified (C.N.M.T.) by the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy of Charleston, South Carolina in 1999.  She has been teaching Neuromuscular Therapy classes since 2000, and here in New Mexico, since 2011. Her classes are infused with the enthusiasm she brings to all of her teaching but especially to her therapeutic field of study – Neuromuscular Therapy!


NMT: Postural Analysis & Myofascial Release 5/25-5/26/2019
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June

Neuromuscular Therapy: Intro and Simple Deviations June 15-16 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA
Date: June 15-16 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $340 Regular; $306 Early Bird (by May 14)
Time: 8am-5pm
Course Description:

The first day of this weekend will introduce Neuromuscular Therapy, including postural analysis, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy. The second day of this weekend will introduce the simplest of the postural distortions, the transverse deviations.  Using cadaver videos and worksheets, we will review the musculature and medical conditions possible with these distortions. Afternoons focus on hands-on treatment protocols with lots of practice time.

Participant Requirements:
1. Bring (or wear) a fitness tank top and athletic shorts for draping during participant practice sessions.
2.  All other class materials provided.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA was a well-loved Anatomy/Kinesiology instructor at SFSOM before pursuing a degree to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has had over 250 hours of training in Neuromuscular Therapy and was certified (C.N.M.T.) by the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy of Charleston, South Carolina in 1999.  She has been teaching Neuromuscular Therapy classes since 2000, and here in New Mexico, since 2011. Her classes are infused with the enthusiasm she brings to all of her teaching but especially to her therapeutic field of study – Neuromuscular Therapy!


Neuromuscular Therapy: Intro and Simple Deviations 6/15-6/16/19
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July

Neuromuscular Therapy: Pelvic Rotations July 6-July 7, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA
Date: July 6-July 7, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $340 Regular; $306 Early Bird (by June 5)
Time: 8am - 5pm
Course Description:

Saturday will introduce the concept of pelvic rotation and tilt, starting with the posterior tilt/rotation.  The morning will include a review of the musculature and medical conditions possible with this distortion.  The afternoon will cover the treatment protocol, with lots of practice time.  Sunday will address the anterior pelvic tilt/rotation, using the same teaching techniques.

Participant Requirements:
1. Bring (or wear) a fitness tank top and athletic shorts for draping during participant practice sessions.
2.  All other class materials provided.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA is a well-loved Anatomy/Kinesiology instructor at SFSOM. She has had over 250 hours of training in Neuromuscular Therapy and was certified (C.N.M.T.) by the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy of Charleston, South Carolina in 1999.  She has been teaching Neuromuscular Therapy classes since 2000, and here in New Mexico, since 2011. Her classes are infused with the enthusiasm she brings to all of her teaching but especially to her therapeutic field of study – Neuromuscular Therapy!


Neuromuscular Therapy: Pelvic Rotations 7/6-7/7/19
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Neuromuscular Therapy: Scoliosis July 27-28, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA
Date: July 27-28, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $340 Regular; $306 Early Bird (by June 26)
Time: 8am-5pm
Course Description:

This accelerated workshop will introduce the concept of “C curve” scoliosis (the lateral curvature of the spine), causing a long leg/short leg or high/low shoulder distortion. The course will include a review of the musculature and medical conditions possible with this distortion, including the more complex condition of “S curve” scoliosis. Participants will be given treatment protocols, with lots of practice time.

Participant Requirements:
1. Bring (or wear) a fitness tank top and athletic shorts for draping during participant practice sessions.
2.  All other class materials provided.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA is a well-loved Anatomy/Kinesiology instructor at SFSOM. She has had over 250 hours of training in Neuromuscular Therapy and was certified (C.N.M.T.) by the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy of Charleston, South Carolina in 1999.  She has been teaching Neuromuscular Therapy classes since 2000, and here in New Mexico, since 2011. Her classes are infused with the enthusiasm she brings to all of her teaching but especially to her therapeutic field of study – Neuromuscular Therapy!


Neuromuscular Therapy: Scoliosis 7/27-7/28/2019
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August

Neuromuscular Therapy: Forward Head Posture and TMJ August 17-18, 2019 (Sat - Sun).
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA
Date: August 17-18, 2019 (Sat - Sun).
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $340 Regular; $306 Early Bird (by July 16)
Time: 8am-5pm
Course Description:

This weekend focuses on advanced techniques to treat the extremely sensitive areas of the neck and mouth. We will start with a quick review of Neuromuscular Therapy. Saturday will introduce the concept of “Forward Head Posture” with the many medical conditions associated with this distortion. The morning will include a review of the musculature and medical conditions possible with this distortion. The afternoon will cover the treatment protocol, with lots of practice time. Sunday will introduce TMJ dysfunction and teach the treatment protocol, using the same teaching techniques. This day will also have time for participants to bring in all information available with their “trouble clients”, which the class will use to develop a treatment protocol for that therapist to take home and use in their own practice immediately.

Participant Requirements:
1. Bring (or wear) a fitness tank top and athletic shorts for draping during participant practice sessions.
2.  All other class materials provided.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA is a well-loved Anatomy/Kinesiology instructor at SFSOM. She has had over 250 hours of training in Neuromuscular Therapy and was certified (C.N.M.T.) by the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy of Charleston, South Carolina in 1999.  She has been teaching Neuromuscular Therapy classes since 2000, and here in New Mexico, since 2011. Her classes are infused with the enthusiasm she brings to all of her teaching but especially to her therapeutic field of study – Neuromuscular Therapy!


Neuromuscular Therapy: Forward Head & TMJ 8/17-8/18/2019
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September

Massage for People Living with Cancer September 27 - 29 (Fri-Sun)
Instructor: Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT
Date: September 27 - 29 (Fri-Sun)
Hours: 24 hours
Price: $490 Regular; $440 Early Bird (by August 26)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. The purpose of this class is to train touch therapists in the basics of oncology massage. The experience derived from this training will create newfound confidence in bodyworkers about working with clients, particularly private practice clients, who have cancer or are recovering from it. Therapists who focus on hospice and hospital work will also find this course to be valuable for their special needs patients. 

The curriculum includes information on:

    • opening the heart to those with serious illness
    • metastasis
    • adjustments that must be made for clients who:
      • are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation or who have a history of it
      • have had surgical or medical procedures
      • are at risk for lymphedema
    • how to perform intake with clients who have a history of cancer treatment

Significant time is devoted to hands-on practice including providing a supervised relaxation massage to someone with cancer or a history of cancer.

Enrollment Requirement: The course is open to licensed, certified, or professional massage therapists; massage students enrolled in a professional training program who have completed Swedish Massage I or the equivalent; bodyworkers certified in other non-invasive, gentle modalities; or other therapists by permission of the instructor.

Advance Reading: Because each minute of time available to us in class is precious, some advance reading is required from Medicine Hands: Massage for People with Cancer, (3rd Ed.) – (2014, Findhorn Press). Be sure you have the 3rd Edition. The following sections should be read before attending class:  

Required reading:

  •  Chapter 4: The Side Effects of Cancer Treatment: Why The Need for a Less Demanding Approach
  •  Chapter 5: Pressure, Site and Position: An Organizational Framework

Recommended reading:

  •  Chapter 6: Gathering Information: An Essential Part of the Massage Session
  •  Chapter 7: First Do No Harm: Adjusting for the Common Side Effects of Cancer Treatments
  •  Chapter 8: The New Normal: The Role of Massage During Recovery.

Gayle MacDonaldInstructor: Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT, is the author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer, (3rd Ed.) (2014, Findhorn Press) and Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client (2005, Lippincott Williams and Wilkin). Gayle first began working with and massaging oncology patients at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Since 1994 she has taught and supervised massage therapists on the oncology medical/surgical in-patient units, in the chemo infusion clinics, radiation oncology, apheresis and the bone marrow transplant unit. It has been her incredible good fortune to share and exchange knowledge with therapists around the United States, Scotland, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, and Holland. Gayle is a founding member of the Society for Oncology Massage and the Iris Cancer Partnership in Scotland, as well as being the creator of the Oncology Massage Healing Summit and Oncology Massage Education Associates. The creation of and involvement with communities is one of the things that makes her heart sing. The other deep desire is the support of therapists and teachers in finding their work in the world.

This 3-day workshop is a course of Oncology Massage Education Associates. Oncology Massage Education Associates is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider #153811-00 (Expiration date: 8-17-2020).


Massage for People with Cancer 9/27-9/29
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Phone: 505-982-8398 | e-mail: info@sfsom.com

Cancellation by the School If we have to cancel the class for any reason, students are immediately notified via email and/or phone. A full refund is given within 5 business days of the cancellation decision.

Cancellation by the Student If a student has to cancel 14 days or more before the start of the course, a refund of all money, except a $75 processing fee, is given within 10 business days of the cancellation. If a student cancels less than 14 days before the course, no refund is given. The Santa Fe School of Massage is not responsible for any travel or lodging costs incurred due to any cancellation.

Duplicate Certificates Duplicate certificates for any CE class will be charged a $10 fee.