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Reflexology

Reflexology applied to the feet and hands, relieves stress and tension, reduces pain, helps to balance all systems
of the body and encourages a greater state of well being.

Become a Certified Reflexologist! New Certification Program. Learn Reflexology from one of the premier
Reflexologists in Trinidad. Professor Gopaul is a Certified Reflexologist/Licensed Massage Therapist. She
supervises a one hundred hour certification program designed to expand your skills, enhance your practice and
increase your income. You will attend two intensive, specialized and personalized seminars and practice in a
supervised student clinic. Upon completion of this program, you will receive a credential as a Reflexologist,
certified in REFLEXOLOGY WORKS. The five seminars to be offered are these:

Reflexology 1 - The Body Segments

Through lecture and discussion, you will learn techniques to help clients find relief for commonly encountered
conditions which affect specific segments of the body. In addition to lecture and discussion, there will be
extensive work upon the feet in this seminar.

Reflexology 2 - The Body Systems

We will consider the impact of Reflexology upon the endocrine, nervous, digestive and other systems of the
body and learn how to apply this gentle, safe, effective and natural treatment approach. Through extensive
hands-on foot-work, you will learn how to easily incorporate these approaches to your current style of body
work.

Reflexology 3 - Hand Reflexology

An additional benefit of this seminar is that you can easily teach clients how they may work their own hands for
symptom relief as is needed.

Reflexology 4 - Advanced

Certification is conferred after taking all seminars, participating in the internship and passing a written and a
practical exam.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of Essential Oils for inhalation and manual application.

This 12 hour course is interactive and experientially oriented. We will combine the science of essential oils and
the intuition of smell to more fully understand the power of scent in the application of aromatherapy.
This course will cover:
• Aroma- What aromatic molecules are
• Smell, Olfaction and the Limbic brain
• Plants- Standing Ancestors
• Distillation Techniques
• Essential Oils
• Hydrosols
• Scent Journeys
• Safety and Contraindications
• Therapeutic use of single oils
• Blending
• Hands on Application- What, Where, How
• Creating your personal blend

NOTE: This class will be a blend of demonstration, hands on experience and lecture.

Top Ten Trigger Points

Trigger Points can present themselves as referred patterns of sensation such as a sharp pain, dull ache, tingling,
pins and needles, hot or cold, as well as can create symptoms such as nausea, ear ache, equilibrium disturbance,
or blurred vision. These small, hyperirritable sites in the muscle tissue sometimes refer pain to other locations as
in headaches or sciatica.

Top Ten Trigger Points for Orthopedic Conditions

This class can be combined with 21 Deep Tissue Techniques.

This course works with common orthopedic conditions (frozen shoulder, back strains, plantar fasciitis and
more) to observe agonist/antagonist muscle relationships, focusing on the cause rather than the effect of
pain. By learning to work with trigger points of facilitated (shortened) musculature, the opposing inhibited
(lengthened) musculature can be released, alleviating the presenting location of pain. Learn palpation and
communication skills to work "with" a client's trigger points rather than "on" them.

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage is a gentle, often rhythmic type of bodywork developed in Europe and is growing in

popularity in the United States. Several forms of lymphatic massage are used to enhance immune function, treat
edema (fluid retention) and lymphedema and for esthetic applications.

This course will cover:

Pain relief
Deep relaxation
Requested for Detoxification
Applied in many conditions, from acne to wrinkle reduction
Speeds recovery and improves outcomes after elective surgery
Used by athletes to speed recovery
So gentle and non-invasive that it is often applied and used in post-surgical situation or when many
other forms of massage would be contraindicated

Herbal Hot Stones

This lovely Hot Stone Class is unlike any you have ever taken before. This class goes back to basics and teaches
you how to use Mother Earth's pharmaceuticals in gentle healing ways.
We use some exotic South American Stones and a powerful array of herbs and clays. Herbal poultices have
been used by Native Americans and continue to be popular today. We will bring them back to life in an elegant
manner as we soothe and relieve our clients' aches and pains. Learn to use the heat of the stones as a medicinal
treatment not merely a spa experience.

Herbal Hot Stones

These conditions will find powerful relief from this treatment:

Fibromyalgia
Muscular aches and pains
Stiffness and pain of Arthritis, Bursitis and Tendonitis
Reduces inflammation from muscular spasms and chronic hypertonicity
Detoxifies and removes impurities from trigger points and adhesions
And numerous others

Geriatric Massage - Level I

Geriatric Massage can play a powerful role in the physical and emotional well-being of people in their sixties,seventies, eighties, and beyond.

Geriatric Massage- Level I

Geriatric Massage I will offer the Massage Therapist fundamental knowledge that will allow him/her to
confidently and successfully work with older clients. Massage can play a powerful role in the improvement and
maintenance of the physical and emotional well-being of people in their sixties, seventies, eighties and beyond.
Older people vary greatly from each other even though they may be of the same age. The therapist must be able
to assess the general condition of each individual client and adjust his/her work accordingly.
This course will cover:
• Physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of aging
• Client assessment, cautions, and contraindications
• Modification of standard massage techniques and development of special methods to suit each client’s
special needs
• Practical hands-on work with older people
• How to establish a geriatric massage practice

Advanced Geriatric Massage - Level II

Geriatric Massage can play a powerful role in the physical and emotional well-being of people in their sixties,
seventies, eighties, and beyond.

Advanced Geriatric Massage- Level II

This course will cover:
• In-depth information on the most common age-related health problems and how to work specifically
with each, as well as cautions and contraindications
• Medical terminology and symptoms of the most prevailing age-related health problems
• How to select approaches to the diverse afflictions of old age
• Choosing the proper techniques to work under the direction of a prescribing physician
• How to work with clients who have varying degrees of age-related health and mobility problems
• Working in an assisted living facility or nursing home
• Positioning of clients in hospital beds, standard beds, wheelchairs, geriatric chairs and standard massage
tables
• Wheelchair and bed bound patients with emphasis on body mechanics.
• Handling clients with various types of paralysis e.g. Flaccid or spastic, and upper or lower extremities
• Working with the incontinent
• Pathologies, and treatments for Diabetic, Stroke and Parkinson’s patients, as well as the causes of these
conditions
NOTE: You will be visiting a local Nursing Home or Assisted Living residence for hands-on experience with
residents.
Prerequisite: Must have taken Geriatric Massage Level I class.

Musculoskeletal Injury Taping

Why Musculoskeletal Injury Taping?

Corrects Muscle Function – Musculoskeletal Tex Tape is effective for reconditioning abnormal muscle tension
and strengthening weakened muscle.

Improves circulation of Blood/Lymph- Musculoskeletal Tex Tape will eliminate the tissue fluid and
bleeding beneath the skin by moving the muscle.
Suppresses pains- Neurological suppression of pain occurs by applying the tape to the affected area.
Reposition the Subluxation Joint- The dislocated joint bone, due to abnormal muscle tension, can be
corrected by taping which will recover the function of fascia and muscle.